IP69K Weight Indicators for Harsh & Wet Environments from Sensortronic Scales

IP69K Weight Indicators for Harsh & Wet Environments from Sensortronic Scales from Sensortronic Scales

By: Sensortronic Scales  03-Dec-2009
Keywords: Digital Indicators, Waterproof Scales

Due to harsh environments its all to often that service technicians are called out to repair or replace damaged digital indicators, which in turn becomes an expensive ongoing maintenance cost. Avoid continual replacement of corroded and moister damaged weight indicators by easily installing an IP69K indicator.

Sensortronic Scales installed wash down scales at the White Cloud Seafoods' processing plant in Christchurch to eliminate ongoing maintenance costs caused by water damage to scales.
Rinstrum's IP69K X320 indicator was used because of its total resistance to water ingress, even when hosed with water at 1450 PSI and/or up to 80°C water temperature.

The housing of the Rinstrum X320 harsh environment indicator uses a food grade, impact resistant composite alloy housing incorporating a double 'o' ring seal to provide superior sealing performance over traditional stainless steel enclosures. The X320 is rated to IP69K and can withstand cleaning with high pressure water jets (1400psi) at high temperatures.

A capacitive keyboard is used on this harsh environment indicator to allow the entire front panel to be constructed as a single piece to eliminate seams and joins that could break down or leak. The capacitance effect of the keypad senses an operator's touch, whether gloved or not, from the inside of the enclosure without even requiring any actual pressure on the key.

Sensortronic Scales has the product range and trained staff to ensure that ideal solutions are provided for each weighing application.

Keywords: Digital Indicators, Waterproof Scales