Eilersen has announced it is releasing a new series of digital load cells in a hygienic (aseptic) design.
The new product is targeted at food and pharmaceutical industry customers and is used for dynamic, process, and general weighing applications, as well as filling and packaging.The new hygienic design is unique without any exposed bellow grooves. This facilitates easy cleaning to minimise risks of bacteria and contaminants on load cells, ensuring an overall high level of hygiene.
All Eilersen load cells are developed and manufactured in Denmark and based on a highly accurate and very robust capacitive measuring principle. This technology allows an installation without complicated, non-hygienic stay rods and overload protection devices, which are applied in most strain gage load cell installations and result in a non-hygienic final installation.
The absence of overload protection devices in an installation with the new Eilersen hygienic load cells further improves the existing design, providing an installation that is even more simple, easy to commission, and hygienic.
Hygienic beam load cell
The new Eilersen beam load cell type BL has a hygienic design and is characterised by the smooth bellow, which provides a clean, maintenance-free installation and is unique for weighing systems using beam load cells. Other beam load cells’ bellows are generally known for being difficult to clean and they typically require overload protection devices, both of which are not necessary when installing Eilersen beam load cells.
The new hygienic design from Eilersen eliminates these difficulties, and reduces the risk of product contamination. It is produced in electropolished stainless steel, hermetically sealed (IP68), and can be supplied in capacities up to 1000kg with 0.025% accuracy. The load cell type BL is 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 optimised through a proprietary ASIC, which is manufactured for Eilersen utilising 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 product can be supplied with a range of digital weighing terminals, which include standard firmware for most weighing applications or customised firmware.
Reliable capacitive technology
Eilersen has more than 40 years’ experience as experts in industrial weighing, with capacitive load cells known for their simple mechanical and electrical installation. They reduce both the overall installation cost and minimise maintenance costs. These characteristics are known and appreciated by satisfied users in more than 85 countries all over the world.