Filling systems are often intended for working with different products and for processes with strict hygiene requirements. That means the filling device needs to be cleaned thoroughly and regularly.
The PW25 “easy-to-clean“ load cell from HBM offers a great advantage for MCPI in this respect: „Unlike liquids and solid substances, powder easily settles anywhere and remains in place. That makes it more difficult to protect the systems. It‘s also more complicated to clean them. Because the PW25 does not require any protective measures, it was considerably easier to design the filling system,“ explains Pierre Mosca.
Work is also easier now for the employee responsible for cleaning after every product change. With a smooth housing made of stainless steel, the PW25 can be cleaned with solvents, water, or even jets of water (degree of protection IP68/IP69K).
The PW25 load cell also offers an additional advantage. It tolerates high overloads up to ten times its maximum capacity. “The actual dosing process, with the product fed in gradually, does not pose any risk whatsoever of destroying the load cell. However, overload tolerance does represent a significant advantage for assembly/ disassembly and of course also for cleaning,“ emphasizes Pierre Mosca.