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Bolt-On Weighing Systems

Turn your existing Tank/Vessel/Structure into a scale. KM pioneered the popular bolt-on, strain gauge, sensor technology for continuous measuring of vessel weight. Bolt-on sensors measure the stress level changes in vessel supports caused by material movement and therefore are not fooled by side build-up, angles of repose or air pockets. Quickly and easily installed, this non-intrusive, cost-effective method is an excellent alternative to traditional level sensing.

The original single-axis bolt-on strain gauge sensor for measuring the material in a wide range of bulk storage vessels.

When Microcells are bolted on to a vessel support member, it converts the vessel into a weighing system. No need to empty the vessel or take it out of production to install or service.


Specifications At A Glance...
Sensitivity -
Carbon Steel 3" Sensor:
70 mV ± 1% / 1000 psi
Fatigue Life: > 20,000,000 cycles
Material: Mild Steel, Aluminum or Stainless Steel
Function: Silo, Tank, Hopper
Mounting Options: Compression or Tension
Hazardous Area Approvals: Factory Mutual
Suitable Indicators: SVS 2000, STX, Weigh II, MVS, System 2020

Documentation Download
Skirted Silo Application Data Form 
Horizontal Beam Application Data Form 
Vertical Column Leg Application Data Form 
  Technical Specifications

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