Pilbara Iron Ore Mine Using Heavy-Duty Platform Scales and 4-20mA Output

2015-06-29T13:21:03+00:00 29th June 2015|

AccuWeigh’s Adelaide branch recently supplied two heavy-duty platform scales to a company that provided them and other equipment to a Pilbara iron ore mine. The platform scales were built with a 10 tonne maximum capacity and are being used to monitor the levels of product in a re-usable container.


The weight is determined by a Rinstrum R1203D weight transmitter which outputs the weight as a 4-20mA output rather than a digital weight reading. The 4-20mA output is used by other systems on site to alert the operator to low product levels at a predetermined weight.

Outputs such as 4-20mA, serial protocols, network protocols and so forth are often used in highly automated systems and minimise the involvement of personnel in monitoring and operating a system. AccuWeigh specialises in supplying highly automated weighing systems and integrating them with existing systems on site.

For more information about our industrial scales, contact your nearest branch.