Skip to content

WIPOTEC-OCS Introduces Single-Cell Catchweigher Combining Weigh Bridge with Strain Gauge Technology

WIPOTEC-OCS has introduced a completely redesigned catchweigher for the warehouse and logistics sector that utilizes weigh bridge technology to significantly simplify the weighing process. The new HC-Warehouse Catchweigher features a single central sensor in the scale’s weigh bridge as opposed to individual strain gauge load cells in each of a unit’s four corners. The result is a streamlined single-sensor weighing process and a drastic reduction in wear and tear.

The HC-Warehouse is the first scale combining WIPOTEC-OCS’ well-regarded weigh bridge frames with strain gauge sensor technology. Designed for a weighing range of up to 50 kilograms, it delivers precise weighing results at transport speeds up to 1.2 meters per second. Its powder-coated steel frame provides robustness, and differing weighing belt lengths and widths enable flexible integration into existing transport systems. The HC Warehouse scale meets protection class IP44 and is prepared for communication protocols Ethernet/IP, Profinet and Profibus.

With conventional catchweighers, individual strain gauge load cells are positioned on the four corners of weighing platforms, with an item’s weight calculated by synchronizing the individual values reported by each. WIPOTEC-OCS’ weigh bridge technology allows the same precision weighing performed with just one centralized cell. Among other benefits, the setup eliminates the need for weigh-cell maintenance for decreased downtime.

Predictive maintenance also reduces downtime. The HC-Warehouse records in real time all maintenance-relevant data, including lifespans of transport and toothed belts, necessary weigh cell cleaning to combat contamination, and potential drive component imbalances. This information is stored, analyzed and evaluated to calculate the probability for maintenance-centric events. The resulting foresight allows operators to schedule just-in-time maintenance for a timeframe convenient to them, avoiding unexpected downtime and improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

For more information, visit www.wipotec-ocs.com.

Share on Socials!

Related Articles

Related Articles

Nightstick Announces a New Rechargeable Headlamp

Nightstick recently announced a new product – a rechargeable headlamp. Rated at 160 lumens, this rechargeable headlamp is cULus, ATEX, and IECEx listed Intrinsically Safe. A ...
Read More

Quantum Announces New Product

Quantum Storage Systems has recently launched The Clear Tip Out Bin Spinner Unit. This unit contains 148 clear Tip Out Bins. These clear bin cups tilt forward for ...
Read More

Hybrid Hog Dual-Class Self-Retracting Devices Meet Both Class A and Class B Guidelines

Introducing the Hybrid Hog, the new Dual Class Self-Retracting Lifeline that gives you the advantages of both Class A and Class B retractables, all in one. ...
Read More
Scroll To Top