shopping event highlights need for accuracy and reliability in
for highly accurate and dependable weighing technology throughout
the food industry will be the focus of HBM's event, "Shopping
at the Supermarket", which is being held on Thursday, 26th
June, at the Williams Conference Centre.
Every aspect of food production - from determining the amount
of grain in silos through to ensuring the exact quantity of wine
in a bottle - demands effective weighing solutions. HBM has a
comprehensive range of products to meet every requirement whether
the demand is for continuous operation in hostile and potentially
explosive atmospheres through to very rapid packaging solutions.
The event will focus on a number of different applications using
HBM products along with discussions on selecting and implementing
the most suitable weighing technology. The main presentations
will look at the key principles of weighing technology and, in
addition, HBM will have a number of different products available.
There will also be demonstrations such as displays highlighting
filling and dosing equipment.
Suitable products for heavier applications include HBM's HLCB2
load cells that have maximum capacities from 220 kg to 4.4 tonnes
and are supplied with hermetic encapsulation in addition to their
very high precision. Typical applications for HLCB2 load cells
- available with either IP68 or IP69K degree of protection -
are in food and pharmaceutical sectors such as in silo or container
scales. Both of these areas require very high accuracy and, for
hygienic reasons, the ability to withstand daily cleaning with
high-pressure steam cleaners.
HBM's WE2111 weighing indicator features modern Ethernet and
USB interfaces to increase peak measurement accuracy and speed
for users of industrial and truck scales as well as complying
with all current legislation. The WE2111 meets all current guidelines,
including the latest WELMEC requirements, directive 2009/23/EC
and features a legal-for-trade data memory offering users additional
security as it enables the legal traceability of scale values
ensuring high-quality documentation.
The importance of weighing accuracy in packaging is an important
consideration. Applications can range from static - where not-legal-for-trade
requirements apply - to dynamic uses that require different weighing
technology solutions. Response speed may be critical in ensuring
production lines operate at maximum efficiency. Equally, the
hygiene constraints of the food and drink sectors demand additional
The load cell is a common device used for weighing and HBM manufactures
a wide range of these, each with different characteristics that
impact on their suitability for various applications. HBM's FIT®
digital load cells, for example, are used primarily in applications
such as checkweighers, multi-station combination weighers, sorting
plants, dynamic postal scales, and filling plants where speed
and accuracy are critical.
Consumer concerns over hygiene has led to special constraints
being applied to load cells used in the production of food, drinks
and pharmaceuticals. To meet these demands HBM provides the PW27
platform load cell. This is the only load cell available in the
world that conforms to the European Hygienic Engineering &
Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines for equipment used in these applications.
This IP69-certified, aseptic load cell is hermetically sealed
and designed to ensure effective cleaning of all surfaces while
remaining insensitive to the harsh abrasive cleaning requirements
of these industries. The PW27 can be easily integrated in multi-head
combination weighers, weigh fillers and other filling, dosing
and packaging systems used in the manufacture of food, beverages
The correct choice of load cell is critical to the operational
performance of a packaging line and this information can be combined
with other data to optimise production capabilities. These demanding
specifications have been met in the PMX data acquisition and
HBM's PMX processes signals internally and supports industrial
Ethernet technology to transfer these in real-time to an automation
system. The PMX integrates seamlessly into modern processing
plants when combined with the correct weighing technology solution
HBM is setting new standards in terms of accuracy and functionality
with its integrated weighing technology solutions with the "Shopping
at the Supermarket" event being an ideal opportunity for
end users to experience the latest trends.
The Williams Conference Centre is located on Station Road, Grove,
Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ. Individuals wishing to register for the
event or wanting more information can click here for details.
(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.
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.
Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market
leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range
comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual
to physical testing. The company has production facilities in
Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries
information please contact:
HBM UK Ltd.
Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
20 8515 6000
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6002