The aggregate industry deals with the measuring and handling of bulk materials typically used in construction, building materials and energy production. Belt scales, hopper scales and silo level indication are very common applications for this industry. The load cells for this industry are often outdoors and exposed to extreme weather conditions.
One of Group Four’s customer presented us with a challenging application in the weigh feeder business. Their product had to function in a tough operating environment to continuously and accurately measure crushed stone, ore, cement, coal, food processing and chemicals. Group Four used a specialized load cell which guaranteed accurate measurements even in harsh side loading conditions. Our design has been a long-standing feature of the customer’s products.