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VPG Transducers Launches New Silo Weighing System

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S Series system provides highly-accurate and repeatable measurements for both weight and temperature

The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE:VPG), global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension and weight sensors, today announced the introduction of its S Series Silo Weighing System. The S Series offers a cost effective solution to accurately measure the weight of a silo while providing the option for temperature measurement. Users can utilize these measurements (weight and temperature) to calculate an accurate fluid density, fluid mass, or actual volumetric level.

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The VPG Transducers S Series Silo Weighing System: Display controllers for panel mounting (ST1 and ST3) and remote monitoring (S-Box); Model 178 load cell for weight measurement; PT100 sensor for temperature measurement. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The VPG Transducers S Series Silo Weighing System: Display controllers for panel mounting (ST1 and ST3) and remote monitoring (S-Box); Model 178 load cell for weight measurement; PT100 sensor for temperature measurement. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The new S Series offers three models of weight and temperature display controllers for panel mounting (ST1 and ST3) and remote monitoring (S-Box) applications. With this system, users have accurate visibility of both silo temperature and weight, which are often used to calculate the storage level of the silo, thereby preventing over-filled or empty storage drums, water tanks, and other vessels.

The S Series system supports weight and temperature readings across a broad range of industrial processes in the agriculture, water treatment, cement, and food & beverage industries. Weight is measured using VPG Transducers' model 178 load cells, which are at the heart of the entire system, while temperature is measured using PT100 sensors (standard option) installed within the silo (supports up to two temperature measurements per silo).

Under the S-Box Silo Weighing System for remote monitoring, the setup allows many different measurements to be displayed on desktop browsers or portable devices. Using its embedded web server, the user friendly, multi-language (English, French, German, and Spanish) website interface is easy to use and allows the user to consult measurements from any computer connected on the same network. The S-Box comes standard with a powerful 32-bit x86 microprocessor and supports up to 24 silo weight measurements, 48 temperature measurements, as well as up to 4 relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing) and Ethernet IP connections.

The ST3 Silo Weighing System, appropriate for panel mounting, has an RGB display available in English, French and Spanish, with resistive touch controls, that can display up to 24 measurements per screen (8 weighing measurements + 16 temperature measurements). The ST3 comes as standard with a Modbus TCP connection and a powerful 32-bit x86 microprocessor, and supports up to 24 silo weight measurements, 48 temperature measurements, as well as up to 4 relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing) and Ethernet IP connections.

The ST1 Silo Weighing System, also appropriate for panel mounting, has an LCD display available in both English and French, which can display up to 4 weight and temperature measurements per screen for up to 8 connected silos. ST1 system options include integration of up to 16 temperature measurements, up to 4 relay interface casings (16 relay outputs per casing) and a Modbus TCP/Ethernet IP connection.

Specific industry applications for all three S Series models include:

  • Cement plants – aggregate storage tanks
  • Water treatment plants – storage/batching tanks
  • Agriculture (weighing measurements only) – grain vessels
  • Food & Beverage (weighing measurements only) – dairy storage plants, breweries, filling machines

For detailed specifications, pricing, applications, engineering support, or additional information, please visit www.vpgtransducers.com.

About VPG Transducers

VPG Transducers is comprised of the Tedea-Huntleigh, Sensortronics, Revere, and Celtron brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Our transducers use advanced strain gage technology, enabling VPG to offer a wide range of standard and custom-tailored sensors and solutions for measuring force (weight, torque, pressure, etc.). www.vpgtransducers.com

About VPG

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based measurements systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company's force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.

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