Thames Side’s MasterMount® is the latest in a range of unique, patented load cell and weighing module combinations, which include the LeverMount® and LeverMount Lite®, and it extends the range of capacities up to 30 tonnes.
The MasterMount® weighing module has primarily been designed for easy, safe, simple installation and removal of the load cell without the use of specialist tools, jacks or other equipment. The special design also avoids the need to use dummy cells whilst any welding or other work is being undertaken on the silo or vessel.
A patented lever and cam mechanism enables the top plate of the weighing module to be raised and lowered with a 180 degree turn, which can be accomplished easily with just an M30 socket spanner and T-bar. The stainless steel load cell is retained within the module by simple captivated pins, which avoids the use of fiddly retaining clips. Lift-off protection is provided through the module itself, rather than the traditional design of under or through the load cell, which protects the load cell from dangerous reverse shock loading in windy or seismic conditions. The Mastermount® weighing module is manufactured from high strength cast steel and is protected by a durable and hard-wearing corrosion resistant paint finish.
The VC3500 load cell is manufactured from stainless steel and is fully welded and hermetically sealed to IP68 / IP69K.
The MasterMount weighing module and its VC3500 load cell carry a 5 year warranty. ATEX and IECEx approved versions are available, as well as a High Temperature option (for use up to +150 degrees C). Additionally, a special protective 'Parylene' coating is available as an option for applications in aggressive environments, where stress corrosion or acid attack is a concern.