Design of shear beams reduces installation and maintenance cost

7th September 2016
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Design of shear beams reduces installation and maintenance cost

A new design by Hardy Process Solutions has been introduced, the OneMount Advantage shear beams. Hardy’s new design allows a vessel or hopper to be installed, bolted and welded using the mount itself, without installation accessories that can increase a customer’s capital investment by thousands of dollars, as well as labor costs associated with removing components after installation.

Carrying the full-rated capacity without the load cells installed, OneMount Advantage’s integral spacers eliminate the need for the expensive dummy load cells or weighting fixtures typically used to avoid damaging the load sale during the welding process.

The 360° checking mechanism allows load points to be installed in any direction and Hardy’s proprietary C2 electronic calibration and matched load cells further speed up the installation process. Maintenance is fast and easy also. Load cells can be replaced with minimal tank jacking (1/8”), and matched mV/V/Ω load cells can be replaced without recalibration.

Hardy OneMount Advantage shear beams are highly accurate and consistent due to a self-centering rocker design maintains alignment under considerable shear forces. Hardy’s innovative precision sensor (combined error 0.02% rated output) has capacity of 1,125-22,500lbs.; optional dynamic stabilisation rods are available to reduce vibration noise on the sensor for better resolution.

Hardy has also made safety testing and documentation a priority. Third party destructive testing of OneMount Advantage confirms liftoff and side force ratings, making it easier for systems integrators and engineers to evaluate the structural integrity and safety of their designs. True glass-to-metal hermetically sealed sensors provide IP68/IP69K-rated wash-down protection. (Potted sensors offer economical options for IP67 ingress production.) Hardy’s C2 cloud-based calibration reduces risk of accidents and contamination from test weights.

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