Eilersen Electric launches new patent-pending hygienic compression load cells
Eilersen is now releasing a new series of digital load cells in a hygienic (aseptic) design. These load cells are for dynamic weighing, process weighing, filling, packaging and general weighing applications, targeted primarily at food and pharma customers. The EHEDG compliant hygienic design is unique without any exposed bellow grooves. It is facilitating easy cleaning to minimize the risk of bacteria and contaminants on the load cells. This is to ensure an overall high level of hygiene.
All Eilersen load cells are developed and manufactured in Denmark. The load cells are based on a highly accurate and very robust capacitive measuring principle This technology allows an installation without complicated, non-hygienic stay rods, checking assemblies and overload protection devices. These are used in most strain gage load cell installations. All these devices can result in a non-hygienic final installation.
The absence of overload protection devices in an installation with the new Eilersen hygienic load cells simplifies the installation while making them easy to commission within a hygienic environment.
Patent-pending hygienic compression load cells
The new range of Eilersen compression load cells, type CL and CM, are based on a patent-pending capacitive sensor design. This provides high accuracies and a very high tolerance to overloads and sideloads.
These features, in combination with the hygienic design that meets EHEDG principles and guidelines, ensure quick and easy cleaning thereby minimizing the risk of product contamination and maximizing safety. This reduces the risk of expensive discard or product recall. As well, production waste is minimized as a result. This saves time, money and reputation.
The CL and CM range of load cells were developed for use in primarily food, pharma and biotech installations. But it can be used in general industry to measure compression loads or forces as well. The load cells come in capacities up to 25000 kg per load cell and are produced in electro-polished stainless steel while being hermetically sealed (IP68) by laser welding.
In order to ensure a smooth mechanical installation, the new type CL and CM load cells can be supplied with a stainless steel base plate. This matches the hygienic load cell design and facilitates the installation of the load cells on almost any surface.
The load cells type CL and CM are ATEX certified for installation in ATEX zone 1, 2, 21 and 22.
New application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) provides optimal specifications
During development of the new range of load cells, the specifications have been optimized through a proprietary ASIC. This is manufactured for Eilersen utilizing the newest technologies.
The new load cells can be supplied with the most common fieldbus interface options such as PROFINET, Profibus DP, EtherNet IP and Modbus TCP. In addition, the new hygienic load cells can be supplied with a range of digital weighing terminals that include standard firmware for most weighing applications or customized firmware.
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Reliable capacitive technology
Eilersen has more than 40 years experience as experts in industrial weighing, with capacitive load cells that are known for a simple mechanical and electrical installation, reducing both the overall installation cost and minimizing maintenance costs. These characteristics are known and appreciated by satisfied users in more than 85 countries all over the world.