Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems

APPLICATIONS: SILO/TANK/ HOPPER/ VESSEL WEIGHING SYSTEMS

Silo, tank, hopper, bin or bunker can be installed on top of load cells and the weight of the contents can be measured with a very high precision and easily communicated to external data systems such as PLC, HMI or SCADA.

Typical materials that are stored in silos/tanks/hoppers:

  • Food and drink ingredients like wheat, flour, cooking oill, grains, ethanol, juices
  • Fertilizers
  • Minerals like charcoal, sulphur, nickel, copper, iron ore
  • Paint
  • Concrete and cement
  • Animal food
  • And many others...

silo weighing system is consists of three or four load cells, each with a weighing module, an intellegent junction box and a weight indicator or transmitter. The mounting kit (weighing module) ensures that the correct amount of force is applied to each of the load cell, preventing it from being affected by non-vertical forces and ensuring repeatability of its signal output. The intellegent junction box joins the wires from the individual load cells and equalises the mV signals from the load cells to create an average mV value which is transmitted to the weight indicator or controller. Our indicators have several communication options to transmit the weight to a PLC or PC.

To create a complete weighing system Optima have extentive range of Weighing InicatorsLoad Cells, Mounting KitsIntellegent Junction BoxesWeighing AssembliesWeight Transmitters and accessories.

View our complete range of Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel Weighing Systems in the following selection guide OR

Contact Us to talk with technical experts or to get a quick quotation now. 

Download our catalogues or read Applications.

  • Series Description
    CBL Series

    Compression Load Cell With "V" Range Weighing Modules Up To 100000kg For Silo/ Tank/ Hopper/ Vessel Weighing

    View More
    CBX Series

    Compression Load Cell With "V" Range Weighing Modules Up To 50000kg For Silo/ Tank/ Hopper/ Vessel Weighing

    View More
    DTX Series

    Double Ended Shear Beam Load Cell With VDTX Weighing Modules Up To 27000kg For Silo/ Tank/ Hopper/ Vessel Weighing

    View More
    FTZA Series

    Single Ended Shear Beam Load Cell With PS Weighing Modules Up To 10000kg For Silo/ Tank/ Hopper/ Vessel Weighing

    View More
    COL Series

    Compression Column Load Cell With VCOKDTL Weighing Modules Up To 60000kg For Silo/ Tank/ Hopper/ Vessel Weighing

    View More

CBL

     

    Key Features:

    • Low- Profile Compression load cell 
    • Capacity from 250 kg to 100000 kg
    • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
    • Combined error  ≤ ±0.03%
    • Protection Class IP68
    • OIML R60 C2 / C3 Approved
    • Mounting Kits (Weighing Modules) V10000-V100000 For Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel
    • AISI 304 stainless steel upper and lower plates.
    • AISI 304 stainless steel laminas against lateral forces.
    • Anti-tilt system consists of two threaded bars with self-locking nut.
    • Side shifts and anti-tilt in function of: knocks and vibrations, wind effect, seismic conditions and hardness of support structure
    • ATEX Approved Systems Optionally Available For Harzardous Area Applications Zones 0-1-2 for gas and 20-21-22 for dust
    • Traceable Calibration Certificate Optionally Available

     

    "W" Series Weighing Indicators/Controllers For Display, Communications with PLC

    CLM 8 Series Digital Equilization/Summation Weighing Transmitters

     

    Optima has specifically supplied a range of OIML and NTEP approved load cells, weighing assemblies and instrumentation/electronics for accurate measurement during storage, loading or unloading of bulk solids and liquids. Please contact us to talk with experts and find out the suitable solution to your applications. 

    Ask Us A Question about our Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems

     

CBX

     

    Key Features:

    • Low- Profile Compression load cell
    • Capacity from 15000 kg to 50000 kg
    • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
    • Combined error  ≤ ±0.035%
    • Protection Class IP68
    • Calibration Certificate Included
    • Mounting Kits (Weighing Modules) V10000-V100000 For Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel
    • AISI 304 stainless steel upper and lower plates.
    • AISI 304 stainless steel laminas against lateral forces.
    • Anti-tilt system consists of two threaded bars with self-locking nut.
    • Side shifts and anti-tilt in function of: knocks and vibrations, wind effect, seismic conditions and hardness of support structure
    • ATEX Approved Systems Optionally Available For Harzardous Area Applications Zones 0-1-2 for gas and 20-21-22 for dust
    • Traceable Calibration Certificate Optionally Available

     

    "W" Series Weighing Indicators/Controllers For Display, Communications with PLC

    CLM 8 Series Digital Equilization/Summation Weighing Transmitters

    Optima has specifically supplied a range of OIML and NTEP approved load cells, weighing assemblies and instrumentation/electronics for accurate measurement during storage, loading or unloading of bulk solids and liquids. Please contact us to talk with experts and find out suitable solution to your applications. 

    Ask Us A Question about our Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems

DTX

     

    Key Features:

    • Double Shear Beam load cell
    • Capacity from 9000 kg to 27000 kg
    • Nickel Plated Alloy Steel
    • Combined error  ≤ ±0.02%
    • Protection Class IP68
    • Calibration Certificate Included
    • OIML R60 C3 Approved
    • Mounting Kits (Weighing Modules) VDTX For Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel
    • ATEX Approved Systems Optionally Available For Harzardous Area Applications Zones 0-1-2 for gas and 20-21-22 for dust
    • Traceable Calibration Certificate Optionally Available

     

    "W" Series Weighing Indicators/Controllers For Display, Communications with PLC

    CLM 8 Series Digital Equilization/Summation Weighing Transmitters

    Optima has specifically supplied a range of OIML and NTEP approved load cells, weighing assemblies and instrumentation/electronics for accurate measurement during storage, loading or unloading of bulk solids and liquids. Please contact us to talk with experts and find out suitable solution to your applications. 

    Ask Us A Question about our Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems

FTZA

     

    Key Features:

    • Shear Beam load cell
    • Capacity from 500 kg to 10000 kg
    • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
    • Combined error  ≤ ±0.02%
    • Protection Class IP68
    • Calibration Certificate Included
    • OIML R60 C3 / C4 Approved
    • Mounting Kits (Weighing Modules) PS For Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel
    • Hot worked galvanized (PS) or AISI 304 stainless steel (PS10T) upper plate
    • Lower plate and block in hot worked galvanized. 
    • Constraint against lateral forces and anti-tilt by ball-and-socket joint
    • Misalignment compensation of the support plates structure. 
    • Adjustable height.
    • ATEX Approved Systems Optionally Available For Harzardous Area Applications Zones 0-1-2 for gas and 20-21-22 for dust
    • Traceable Calibration Certificate Optionally Available

     

    "W" Series Weighing Indicators/Controllers For Display, Communications with PLC

    CLM 8 Series Digital Equilization/Summation Weighing Transmitters

    Optima has specifically supplied a range of OIML and NTEP approved load cells, weighing assemblies and instrumentation/electronics for accurate measurement during storage, loading or unloading of bulk solids and liquids. Please contact us to talk with experts and find out suitable solution to your applications. 

    Ask Us A Question about our Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems

COL

     

    Key Features:

    • Compression Column load cell
    • Capacity 30000 kg to 60000 kg
    • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
    • Combined error  ≤ ±0.013%
    • Protection Class IP68
    • OIML R60 C4 Approved
    • Mounting Kits (Weighing Modules) VCOKDTL For Silo/Tank/Hopper/Vessel
    • ATEX Approved Systems Optionally Available For Harzardous Area Applications Zones 0-1-2 for gas and 20-21-22 for dust
    • Traceable Calibration Certificate Optionally Available

     

    "W" Series Weighing Indicators/Controllers For Display, Communications with PLC

    CLM 8 Series Digital Equilization/Summation Weighing Transmitters

    Optima has specifically supplied a range of OIML and NTEP approved load cells, weighing assemblies and instrumentation/electronics for accurate measurement during storage, loading or unloading of bulk solids and liquids. Please contact us to talk with experts and find out suitable solution to your applications. 

    Ask Us A Question about our Silo/Tank/Hopper Weighing Systems