In weighing processes the product capacity and the total product amount can be determined. Advantages or continuous weighing are uninterrupted product flow and constant and permanent feeding of the following machines.
Continuous quantity measurement of free flowing products
Fig. 2: Continuous weighing with the Baffle Pipe Weigher
Sometimes it is not possible to weigh the bulk with a discontinuous weigher. To avoid an interruption of the process, the bulk has to be weighed continuously. This is possible by using a Vertical Pipe Weigher. A baffle plate transmits the weight to a sensitive load cell. The results are the actual flow rate in t/h and through integration the whole conveyed weight in kg.
The following picture describes the function of a continuous working baffle weigher. The bulk enters through the feedpipe. It is braked by means of a 90° falling brake. Thereby the bulk can be accelerated with a defined velocity. Following the bulk strikes on a baffle pipe. Inside this pipe the striking force and the affection on the pipe bending at the outlet is measured.