Digital amplifier guarantees long-term stability in warehouse monitoring

HBM has developed a digital amplifier VKIA405 that securely and permanently protects warehouse storage areas from overloading.

The amplifier guarantees long-term stability of a storage system because it enables monitoring of loads during operations and prevents any possibility of overloading in the storage area. Up to four analog load cells can be connected to the new amplifier

Storage lifts and automatic warehouses require special considerations for measurement technology which aims to minimize maintenance downtime. Maintenance interrupts continuous operations such as the removal and storage of goods leading to high costs.

It is important that long-term stability is a main criterion in the selection of measurement and weighing technology for these applications.

The VKIA enables digital measured value processing with long-term stable supply voltage for the analog load cells. In addition, a HBM-tested off-center load compensation network is integrated in the VKIA405 which simplifies installation because no additional wiring connection boxes for the load cells are needed.

The VKIA405 is fitted with a serial RS485 interface. This ensures effective integration with the control and data processing system of a warehouse.

A typical use of the VKIA405 is to integrate the amplifier and corresponding load cells at the charging station so they are part of the material flow. The VKIA405 is also highly suitable for simple weighing and monitoring tasks beyond legal-for-trade requirements.

Further information at www.hbm.com/weighing technology.

About HBM:
HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

December 2009

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