Patented Mount tackles tension.
An innovative new type of loading assembly for
weighing suspended loads has been developed
to allow simple, fast installation and removal of
the load cell without any specialist tools or equipment.
Developed by Thames Side Sensors, the TensionMount
loading assembly has a patented design which enables the
weight to be shifted between the load cell and the mount,
allowing easy maintenance.
The TensionMount loading assembly can be installed in the
load path prior to fitment of the load cell, reducing the possibility
of damage during mechanical installation or commissioning.
The simple removal of one bolt frees a side lever.
Turning the lever through 180 degrees allows the load cell to
be installed by hand, and reversing the process transfers the
load to the load cell. Installation and removal can be carried
out regardless of whether the mount is under load or not,
resulting in significant downtime savings.
TensionMount is supplied as a complete assembly with its
own load cell in capacities from 500kg to 2,000kg. To ensure
durability in wash down areas and other harsh environments,
the TensionMount loading assembly is cast in stainless
steel with an OIML approved fully-welded, stainless steel load
cell sealed to IP68. The construction of the mount also provides
a safety restraint in the event of a mechanical failure to the load
cell, eliminating the need for a separate support strap.
The TensionMount loading assembly is targeted at applications
in industries where high standards of hygiene and resistance to
corrosive agents are of paramount importance. The design
principles of this latest addition to Thames Side Sensorss
range of specialist loading assemblies have been developed
directly from the widely acclaimed LeverMount loading assembly.
It has proven to be highly successful, with hundreds of units in
service worldwide since its launch in July 2001.