Chemical Manufacturing Processing and Handling
Meeting the Weighing Needs of the Chemical Industry
Producing chemicals requires exact and complex procedures to manufacture products that meet two standards: the user’s needs for process efficiency and the environmental regulations on safety. Weight monitoring is a vital component during this process in order to maintain steady operations, maximum output, high quality, and profitability.
Arlyn Scales’ precise, reliable, and robust weighing scales help chemical companies in control quality and costs in these processes. Clients trust that our scales provide the most highly-effective weighing solutions including custom systems for unique or complex operations.
Arlyn Scales’ can be used for a variety of chemical manufacturing and processing applications such as:
- Basic chemicals – polymers, plastics, bulk petrochemicals
and intermediates, industrials, inorganics, and fertilizers.
- Life science chemicals – chemical and biological
substances, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, animal health
products, pills, and pesticides.
- Specialty chemicals – electronic chemicals, adhesives,
sealants, coatings, cleaning chemicals, printing inks, and
- Consumer products – plastics, cleaning materials,
cosmetics, paints, primers, and textile chemicals.
Our scales consistently withstand harsh chemicals and industry conditions with many having features specially designed for corrosive or hazardous environments. Several of our scales can be paired with wireless software and touchscreen indicators to create custom weighing systems that control, monitor, and record production throughput and output.
Equipment for Chemical Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling
Chemicals are often stored in pressurized cylinders and ton cylinders when liquid gas, in tanks or drums as a liquid, or drums if in powdered form. For both safety and production, it is extremely important to be able to know the level of chemicals remaining in a tank. Additionally, problems caused by interrupted gas flow during the production process can be extremely costly and slow your overall production.
During chemical processing and handling, aluminum load cells are not able to hold up to the constant rugged handling of drums going on and off the scales or survive coming into contact with any chemical spills or leaks. The process for manufacturing the best drum scales built to withstand this heavy type of activity requires the highest grade of heat-treated stainless steel load cells and to choose four precision matched load cells that are suited for corrosive environments. Despite the added expense of the grade of stainless steel that we use throughout our scales, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Besides being durable, scales that improve efficiency are especially imperative for chemical processing. Time is a valuable commodity and mere seconds wasted can cost a company thousands of dollars per day. Our scales are designed in a manner that accommodates drums efficiently while ensuring accuracy. From start to finish, our drum scales are built to last through the years of rugged wear that accompanies chemical processing applications.
We recommend your process and handling to have these key features for best results:
– Use of proper chemical scales. We recommend,
– A quick method for subtracting the weight of the drum from the product. Our scales can do that automatically and even store multiple tare weights for future use.
– Have an easy-load scale platform, low to the ground to ensure sturdy support.
– Invest in equipment made of the ideal materials for chemical environments for reliable use.
– Efficiently store your readings with wireless connectivity reporting. This makes it a breeze for manufacturers to fill out forms and inventory sheets.
Also, consider that chemical spills could be costly and dangerous. One way to reduce chemical spillage is to consider purchasing our setpoint controller. It’s a controller that allows you to enter up to eight target weight values for your scale. Once a weight value has been achieved, the setpoint controller can, via solid state relays, turn off or on any machinery. Using this controller, it’s conceivable that you could have a pump dispensing a chemical into a drum container on your scale that will shut off once the drum container has reached the target weight. By utilizing this controller, you may find that automating these types of processes can prevent chemical spills by overfilling due to miscalculation of container capacities. This controller helps reduce human error and make your business more productive.
Browse our products for chemical manufacturing, processing, and handling for the most reliable, accurate and safe methods to weigh chemicals available. Contact an Arlyn Scale team member who can help find the right solution to best meet your weighing needs.
Learn more about Chemical Manufacturing Processing and Handling
Weighing equipment is very important in many industries, and scales come in many different sizes and features. Digital hanging scales are an innovation in scale technology. They are portable weighing scales and are commonly used in applications that require lifting and other overhead weighing processes. New electronic scales can offer a lot of advantages over … Continued
If your operations require exceptional precision when weighing products and components, then you rely on the effectiveness of your scale’s load cells. The unsung heroes of your industrial metrology equipment, do the actual work of quantifying the weight of an item. Many businesses opt to customize their load cell sensors to maximize the functionality or … Continued
Your industry may demand that you determine the best way to weigh liquids with high precision. Whether you manufacture paint or sensitive chemical mixtures, you likely require a special level of precision from your analytical balances and weighing devices at higher resolutions than other manufacturers. If you use liquefied gasses as part of your industrial … Continued
Find the right portable gram scale for your business. Scales used for commercial and industrial purposes are available in a wide variety of different sizes, weight capacities, and configurations. Some can handle additional weight and deliver consistent results with proper weight calibration. In the case of smaller devices, tinier gram scales are often known as … Continued
Imagine trying to live in a world where palletized shipping never became a thing. Consider that shipping pallets have greatly altered the way that almost every single type of commodity is transported. It would be almost unthinkable to live in a world that lacked this vital technology. That is why pallet scales for industrial applications … Continued
Platform scales are probably the most common measurement devices found throughout the industry. Every company that ships parts and materials will use a scale so that they can determine the weight of the package, and therefore the cost of transportation. Goods that are received by the company may be weighed on the scale to confirm … Continued
Arlyn Ultra Precision Scale: The Most Accurate Scale In Its Class We are the first company to develop and introduce SAW, or Surface Acoustic Wave, sensor scales to the international market. This new technology has revolutionized the quantification of materials, which makes SAW an ideal process for the precise weighing of materials of all kinds. … Continued
Liquid gases are used across a broad range of industries. Liquid nitrogen is used in cryogenics. Argon is used in welding. The semiconductor industry uses many different liquid gases in the production of silicon wafers. These include silicon tetrafluoride, silicon tetrachloride, silane, disilane, and dichlorosilane, to name just a few. Weighing Liquified Gases In Cylinder … Continued
Arlyn Scales provides scales for all types of clients, including those that work with hazardous materials. For use in volatile areas, Arlyn Scales offers the very best in intrinsically safe and explosion-proof equipment. What’s So Special About “Intrinsically Safe”? Many industrial facilities use scales because they need to weigh materials and prepare items for shipping. … Continued
Above all, one of the most fundamental types of industrial scales in today’s world is the crane scale. They are ubiquitous, highly useful, and accurate. Crane scales are utilized in a broad spectrum of diverse industries ranging from shipping to construction to fishing. These versatile scales are ideal for all lifting, force measurement, and weighing … Continued
Arlyn Scales makes a line of ultra-precision scales utilizing our own Surface Acoustic Wave technology and built rugged enough for industrial use. They are much more accurate than standard industrial scales. They provide a wide range of high capacity, high resolution weighing platforms for demanding weighing applications. Features That Qualify Precision Scales For Industrial Use … Continued
Computers are everywhere. They not only help us communicate ideas and information to each other, but they can also help us analyze various complicated pieces of data, enabling us to see patterns and make various predictions and adjustments. This can be especially helpful in the workplace. By using sophisticated applications and programs to review data, … Continued
Chemical Manufacturing Processing and Handling Application Notes
Many industries are being much more precise in their design, shipping, and construction needs than ever before. In the tight market based economy of today’s business world, scales can help companies refine their bottom line and eliminate wasteful expenditures. Those savings can be rolled into research and development and help a business grow its brand … Continued
The goal of any industrial scale is to determine an accurate weight for items placed on the scale platform. While this goal may be common to all scales, the level to which it is achieved, the method in which it is achieved, the ease of doing so, and the use of the results vary widely … Continued