Belt Scales 101: Webinar Recap

In case you missed last week’s webinar on belt scales, we’ve put together some of the key points:

Conveyor Considerations: Use strings to align the scale with the idlers on each side of the weigh bridge.Idler.png

  • Each idler should be parallel to the idler next to it.
  • The center of each idler should be in line with the idler next to it.
  • Each idler should not be higher or lower than the idler next to it.
  • Minimum of 2, preferred 3, idlers on each side of the weigh bridge



Belt Tension.png

Belt Tension: A properly tensioned belt should have a noticeable sag between idlers of approximately 2% of spacing when loaded at conveyor capacity.





Calibration Methods:

Static Test Weight Calibration: Static weights placed on the weighbridge below carrying side of the belt during the span calibration

Calibration Chains: Large roller chains that tied in place on the carrying side of the belt


For more belt scale basics, watch the complete webinar recording below:

Not sure which Siemens belt scale is right for your application? See our belt scale comparison chart or give us a call. We are happy to help!

(800) 953-7626


130x182-Speaker-John-Dronette[1].jpgAbout the presenter: 

John Dronette is currently a Product Marketing Manager for Siemens Industry, Process Instrumentation Business Unit in Arlington, Texas.  In his current role he is responsible for sales support and marketing of the Weighing Technology and Process Protection products.

John has been with Siemens and Milltronics for 27 years.  During this time he has been a Field Service Engineer, Applications Engineer, Field Service Manager, and Customer Service Manager.


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