Tank Weighing Woes: Why Load Cells have a Bad Reputation and What Needs to be Done to Fix it

Posted on November 1, 2016

Many manufacturing facilities currently have load cells installed in tank systems that are no longer operational. Most of the times the load cells are left in place and the electrical cables connecting to the controls are simply cut. Production Managers, QC Managers, and maintenance personnel alike have surely encountered “that tank” or “vessel” which never weighed correctly.

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