Plumsteadville, PA, September 2012 -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has introduced a spill alarm for use with their full line of spill containment scales. Ideal for industrial and chemical process applications, the Scaletron spill alarm is housed inside an integrated collection basin where leaks and spills are first detectable. The sensor utilizes a phototransistor to detect spills and activate a relay switch. The relay may be used to trigger a light or an audible alarm. Additionally, the relay is readily integrated via PLC with other equipment facilitating automatic shutdowns, lockouts and other safety procedures.
Unlike mechanical alarms with moving parts which can jam or become loose, the Scaletron alarm operates solely on an opto-electric principle. The phototransistor is encased inside a corrosion-proof plastic dome. When a spill or leak occurs, the sensor instantly detects changes in the ambient light properties and the relay switch is immediately activated. This rapid alert technology gives operators ample reaction time to stop leaks and thereby prevent damage to the scale and other equipment. Additionally, exposure time of workers to potentially dangerous chemicals is also minimized.
"Rapid response to spills is vital to reducing and eliminating risk to equipment and personnel," said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. "Because it resides in the basin -- exactly where spills and leaks begin to collect -- our spill alarm provides nearly instantaneous detection. This affords operators a maximum amount of time to take remedial action and implement safety procedures." Dougherty also said that early detection of spills means over-spill conditions and more serious leakage situations can easily be avoided.
The Scaletron scale patented design has the spill basin mounted directly under the scale with the alarm in the bottom of the basin. Because the scale base is not in the basin, the scale integrity and function is safeguarded from spills and leaks. This assures that both the scale and alarm perform as required in the event of a spill. The scale still measures the volume of chemical while the alarm immediately triggers the relay signal setting in motion safety and maintenance processes.
The spill alarm is powered directly from the scale, operating off of 5 VDC or 12 VDC depending on the indicator of the specific model of scale in use. The operator may select relay signal output -- either Normally Open or Normally Closed contact closure. The contacts are rated for 5A at 30VDC and 5A at 120VAC. The Scaletron spill alarm may be used with the 3 ½ Digit, 4 ½ Digit, 1020, and 1099 scale indicators.
Specialists in designing and manufacturing corrosion resistant scales and accessories for over 29+ years, Scaletron has designed the spill alarm for use in harsh or caustic environments as well as outdoors. For more information about the Scaletron spill alarm and corrosion resistant scales, please phone Scaletron toll free 1-800-257-5911.
Gas Cabinet Scale for Dewars and Large Diameter Gas Cylinders -- Features Stainless Steel Construction, Enhanced Corrosion Resistance
Plumsteadville, PA, June 2012 --Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has introduced the Model 4000SS™ digital gas cabinet scale. The large scale base readily accommodates dewars and other large diameter gas containment vessels. With base sizes measuring 15", 24" and 30" square, the Model 4000SS™ scale meets gas feeding application demands in a wide range of industries including specialty gas, chemical processing, semiconductor manufacturing, oil/gas refining, fire protection and others. The standard scale accurately weighs up to 1000 lbs (453.6 kg) to within +/-0.5% of capacity.
Corrosion resistant scale manufacturing specialists, Scaletron has designed the new scale with complete corrosion resistance including stainless steel construction and hardware, corrosion resistant plating, and silicone coated NTEP-approved load cells. The scale base weighing mechanism is purely electronic -- there are no mechanical levers or other parts which can corrode and rust.
"The corrosion resistant design is essential to assure the durability and longevity our customers need for outdoor use and for use in harsh work environments," said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. Dougherty said the Scaletron corrosion resistance/durability added-value combination is evident in all aspects of Scaletron scales. For example, a 12-foot 4-conductor shielded cable integrates the display with the weighing base. Dougherty explained that, "the cable is jacketed with PVC and sealed with strain reliefs both at the scale base and at the LCD indicator. Besides protecting external and internal parts from chemicals and weather, we've engineered numerous details like this for maximum reliability and performance."
A standard 3-1/2-digit wall mountable LCD display provides a clear readout to the nearest 1 lb/kg or 0.1 lb/kg. The display, including internal electronics, is housed in NEMA 4X, UL-approved enclosure which is resistant to chemicals including ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, liquefied chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other corrosive materials. A remote mounting option permits the display to be located up to 200 feet from the scale base.
In lieu of the standard display, an optional 4-20 mA direct output is available on the 15" base size only. The 4-20mA module is mounted in the base and may be scale or loop powered (24V DC loop supply). For those preferring a larger display, Scaletron also offers an optional 4-1/2-digit display with active and passive 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA and -8 to +12 mA. Two adjustable low level contacts are included. Other display options include the Model 1020TM 5-digit controller with loop powered 4-20 mA, and the Model 1099TM Chemical Process Controller for automation and integration of gas cabinet scale systems.
The scale base features sturdy four-point suspension of the weighing platform and the low base height (1 - 1-3/4") enables safe loading and unloading without requiring a pit or ramp. Other standard features are temperature compensated load cells and a self-locking tare adjustment knob.
For more information about the Scaletron Model 4000SSTM gas cabinet scale and other corrosion resistant scales, please phone Scaletron toll free at 1-800-257-5911.
IBC Tote Enclosure with Built-In Scale and Spill Containment Basin -- Weighs/Protects Outdoor IBC Totes
Plumsteadville, PA, May 2012 -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has introduced the Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ IBC Spill Containment Scale with Weatherproof Enclosure for use in the industrial and chemical process industries. The scale accuracy is to within ±0.1% to 0.5% and the enclosure provides safe, secure protection of outdoor-stored IBC totes. The EPA compliant unit also prevents unauthorized access to the IBC tote.
The Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ scale weighs and stores an IBC tank with maximum dimensions of 52" x 52" x 61". The enclosure meets EPA Container Storage Regulation 40 CFR 264.175 and Storm Water Management Regulations - NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26. Additionally, the Scaletron scale meets secondary spill containment requirements as established by the EPA, OSHA, and other agencies with a spill containment basin capable of holding up to 360 gallons.
"This unit has been designed with maximum corrosion resistance and was specifically built for outdoor use." said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. "The enclosure will handle large IBCs and with its rugged design will withstand most weather conditions." Dougherty said that the enclosure is made from a durable weatherproof polyethylene which eliminates the potential for rust and corrosion.
A four load cell design enables IBC totes to be placed anywhere on the containment platform without requiring platform leveling. Load cells are mounted outside of spill containment basin to eliminate damage due to chemical spills and splashes which are safely contained in the basin. To safeguard scale electronics against splash and spill damage, the indicator and all components are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure to provide protection from corrosive chemicals.
Gross weighing capacity is 0-8500 lbs. (3855 kgs). An LCD readout accurately displays net weight of the IBC content. Output signal is 4-20 mA -- scale or loop powered -- and the standard indicator is a 3-1/2 digit display designed with easy readability to 1 lb. (kg), 0.1lb (kg). Additionally, three other indicator options are available: a 4-1/2 digit display with 4-20 mA output -- scale or loop powered -- and two low level REED relay contacts; a 5 digit display (Model 1020) with loop powered 4-20 mA output and two adjustable set points per channel (2 channels); and a 6 digit alphanumeric display (Model 1099) especially designed for use in the chemical processing industry. Each indicator box may be mounted up to 200 feet (61 meters) away. Both the 1020 and 1099 indicators are CSA approved in the USA and Canada.
Specialists in designing and manufacturing corrosion resistant scales for over 29+ years, Scaletron has designed the Model 4042-63 IBC-WE™ scale for use in harsh environments. The rugged steel construction of the scale base is protected by a corrosion resistant finish. The scale may be used for accurate weighing of a variety of materials including alum, ammonia, caustic, fluoride, phosphate, polymers, sodium aluminate, sodium bisulfate, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite and other liquids or powders.
For more information call Scaletron Industries at 215-766-2670.
Gas Cabinet Scale Features Stainless Steel Construction, Silicone Coated Load Cells, Enhanced Corrosion Resistance Inside and Out
Plumsteadville, PA, February 2012 -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has introduced the Model 2308TM digital gas cabinet scale. Specialists in manufacturing scales for weighing gas cylinders, Scaletron has designed the new scale with complete corrosion resistance inside and out. For weighing cylinders of 9" diameter or less, the Model 2308 is specifically for use in gas cabinets such as those found in the fire protection, liquefied gas, laboratory and medical gas industries, as well as refineries and semiconductor manufacturing.
Scaletron's expertise derives from the company's twenty-nine years in designing and manufacturing scales for use in water and wastewater treatment applications. "With the 2308 scale we are building on the success we have had in water treatment facilities," said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. "We perfected the corrosion resistant design and the gas cabinet business is a natural progression for us." Dougherty also said the Scaletron 2308 gas cabinet scale impacts favorably on safety levels because once the scale is in place, there is virtually no need for worker handling of gas cylinders except to replace empties.
The new scale consists of a simple, two-part set up: the scale base and a wall-mountable, digital 3.5-inch LCD display with a pounds/kilograms readout with a 4-20mA output standard. The display, including internal electronics, is housed in NEMA 4X, UL-approved enclosure which is resistant to chemicals including ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, liquefied chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other corrosive materials. A 12-foot 4-conductor shielded cable integrates the display with the weighing base. The cable is jacketed with PVC and sealed with strain reliefs at the scale base and at the LCD indicator. Installation and operation instructions are included. The 2308 scale is also available with just the 4-20mA output in lieu of the display. The 4-20mA module is mounted in the base and needs only a 24V DC loop supply.
The 9x9x1 inch base features sturdy four-point suspension of the weighing platform. The low base height enables safe loading and unloading without requiring a ramp. The equally sleek display design facilitates installation inside gas cabinets regardless of cylinder support devices, fire sprinklers and other internal cabinet features.
The Model 2308TM scale weighs loads of up to 349 pounds (158 kg) and has accuracy is to within +/- 0.5% of capacity. Resolution is to within 0.1 lb for loads of up to 199 pounds (90 kg). Internal scale load cells are temperature compensated. Because the scales are weatherproof inside and out, mounting near air inlets and cabinet doors presents no problems.
For more information call Scaletron Industries at 215-766-2670.
New Cylinder Cart Scale from Scaletron Industries Provides Chemical Weighing for Multiple Locations with One Scale
Plumsteadville, PA -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has announced the addition of the Model 2308CS™ Cylinder Cart Scale. The new scale is designed to provide an economical, versatile solution for weighing chemicals used in water and wastewater treatment applications where it is advantageous to have a single portable scale that can be used in multiple weighing locations.
Featuring a hand cart with integral weighing platform and digital LCD display, the scale is available in both electric and rechargeable battery powered versions and can weigh cylinders up to 9 inches in diameter and up to 349 pounds in weight.
"The Model 2308CS™ Cylinder Cart Scale is fully portable which means that one scale can be used to weigh cylinders at different locations or for different types of chemical feeding equipment,” said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Scales. “In addition, it is offered in a battery operated version, making it ideal for remote locations where electricity may not be available”.
The Model 2305CS™ provides excellent accuracy of ± 0.5% of capacity and allows users to instantly weigh chemicals in either pounds or kilograms. To provide protection from corrosive chemicals, the electronics are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure.
Additionally, the Model 2308CS™ scale base features rugged stainless steel construction for use in harsh environments, while the portable hand cart (truck) features powder coated steel construction and 10" solid tires for ease of movement.
Scaletron’s Model 2308CS™ Cylinder Cart Scale is designed to accurately measure weight of ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, liquefied chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other liquid gases used in a variety of applications including wastewater, municipal, and industrial process water treatment.
For more information call Scaletron Industries at 215-766-2670.
Plumsteadville, PA -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has announced the CSA Certification of their 1020™ and 1099™ Process Controllers, which provide accurate scale weights and automated use reports in water and wastewater treatment applications. The CSA Certification affirms that the 1020™ and 1099™ controllers meet the Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control, and Laboratory Use, Part 1 and Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations specifications for CSA Certification.
"The CSA Certification communicates Scaletron’s commitment to safety and performance,” says Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Scales. “The CSA Certification process is intense. We’ve successfully met or exceeded the official CSA standards through the multi-step process of certification so that Scaletron’s customers can be even more confident in our products,” he says.
A product bearing CSA Certification marks means it has been tested and meets applicable standards for safety and performance, including the standards written or administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), NSF International (NSF), and others. Since 1919, CSA International has been a North American leader in product testing and certification, and has worked fervently with worldwide organizations and institutions to promote standards for consumer safety in North America and around the world.
The products certified, Scaletron’s 1020™ and 1099™ Process Controllers, are used to monitor usage, and inventory of process chemicals. They can be used with Scaletron’s 150 lb. and ton cylinder, drum, tank, platform, and spill containment scale frames. Both CSA-Certified controllers are housed in NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosures to provide protection from acids.
“Certification of our 1020™ and 1099™ Process Controllers is an ongoing process that involves follow up factory inspections and retail surveillance so we continue to meet the multifaceted specifications,” says Dougherty. “As always at Scaletron, safety and quality are paramount in our product offerings. Being able to include the CSA label on these controllers shows our customers how seriously we take our products’ safety in its applications.”
The CSA-certified marks are recognized by major retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and regulators across the country. For consumers, CSA International certification marks are intended to provide increased assurance of quality and safety. For manufacturers overseas, international recognition of the mark may help to ease their anxiety about working with an American company such as Scaletron. CSA International certification marks are accepted by North American regulators and by many North American retailers.
For more information about Scaletron’s CSA Certification, please visit www.scaletronscales.com. Scaletron’s website also features literature, drawings, OEM manuals, and bid specifications for their line of electronic and mechanical scales for use in water treatment, wastewater treatment, and industrial applications.
Plumsteadville, PA -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has announced the addition of a new Model 2003™ - 2006™ Ultra-Low Profile Multi-Cylinder Platform Scale, which is designed to weigh up to 12 gas cylinders simultaneously, to their line of quality scales. The 2003™ - 2006™ is available with various platform size widths to meet the needs of the fire protection and liquefied gas industries and also can be customized to fit specific applications.
"The Model 2003™ - 2006™ Multi-Cylinder Platform Scale was created for our customers who currently weigh multiple gas cylinders on separate scales," says Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Industries, LTD. "This scale design provides a more economical and efficient method of weighing from three to twelve gas cylinders on one low profile platform at the same time, with a maximum load capacity of 2500 pounds, depending on the platform size." The Model 2003™ - 2006™ Scale provides a means for measuring the weight of liquefied gas under pressure in order to determine a cylinder's content level.
The 2003™ - 2006™ Multi-Cylinder Platform Scale offers excellent accuracy of ± 0.1% of capacity and allows users to monitor chemicals in either pounds or kilograms. To provide protection from corrosive chemicals, the electronics are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure.
Additionally, the 2003™ - 2006™ Scale can accommodate off center loads and features rugged steel construction protected by a corrosion resistant finish, solid ˝ inch PVC decking for use in harsh environments, and an ultra-low profile platform designed to increase safety and ease of cylinder handling. It is designed for quick, frequent on and off loading of gas cylinders.
Options for the 2003™ - 2006™Scale include modifiable set-up preferences such as additional wire cable, remote mounting of the indicator box up to 200 feet from the scale, and various upgrades of controller types.
The Model 2003™ - 2006™ Multi-Cylinder Platform Scale is designed to accurately measure weight of liquefied gases such as chlorine, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen chloride and carbon dioxide packaged in cylinders up to 12" in diameter. Scaletron offers a full, 5 year warranty on the Model 2003™ - 2006™ and all other products.
The Model 2003™ - 2006™ Scale recently became available in May 2011, and is accessible for quote on Scaletron’s website. The site also features literature, drawings, OEM manuals, and bid specifications. For more information, please visit http://www.scaletronscales.com/2003-2006.html.
Plumsteadville, PA -- Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has announced the addition of the Model 2305™ Digital Single Cylinder Eco-Scale designed to provide a lower cost and more versatile solution for weighing chemicals used in water and wastewater treatment applications. Available in both electric and battery powered versions, the Model 2305™ can weigh cylinders up to 10.5 inches in diameter and 150 pound capacity.
"The Model 2305™ Digital Single Cylinder Eco-Scale is exceedingly versatile because it is offered in a battery operated version, meaning it is ideal for remote locations, such as secluded well sites, where electricity is not available,“ said Edward Dougherty, president of Scaletron Scales. Additionally, it’s both economical and environmentally-friendly. “The Model 2305™ is the most economically priced scale in Scaletron’s line, and it features a digital readout, ensuring accuracy in chemical weighing applications. The battery powered version operates on a rechargeable battery pack, which means there is less waste associated with operating the scale.”
The Model 2305™ provides excellent accuracy of ± 0.5% of capacity and allows users to monitor chemicals in either pounds or kilograms. To provide protection from corrosive chemicals, the electronics are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure that can be remote mounted up to 200 feet from the scale base frame.
Additionally, the Model 2305™ features rugged steel construction protected by a corrosion resistant finish, solid 1/8" PVC decking for use in harsh environments, a low profile platform design that increases safety and ease of cylinder handling, and a simple one load cell design.
Options for the Model 2305™ include either the rechargeable battery powered or electrically powered versions and remote mount, low level relay contacts.
The Model 2305™ Digital Single Cylinder Eco-Scale is designed to accurately measure weight of ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, liquefied chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other liquid gases used in a variety of applications including wastewater treatment, municipal water treatment, and industrial process water treatment.
The Model 2305™ recently became available in January 2011, and is accessible for quote on Scaletron’s website. The site also features literature, drawings, OEM manuals, and bid specifications.
Scaletron Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of corrosion resistant digital and mechanical scales, has announced the addition of the Scaletron Model 1020(TM) 5-Digit Controller designed to provide accurate monitoring of water treatment chemicals when used in conjunction with its complete line of drum, tank, platform, ton cylinder and spill containment scales.
"The Model 1020(TM)'s easy to use interface features a simple three button panel with menu prompts that brings a new level of simplicity and accuracy to chemical weighing applications", stated Edward Dougherty, President at Scaletron Industries. "In addition, the Model 1020(TM) helps insure both operator and plant safety by accurately providing the critical data needed to determine chemical usage."
Available with one or two channels, each with 4-20mA standard, the controller can be configured to simultaneously monitor levels in two separate chemical containers independently. The Model 1020(TM) provides excellent accuracy at 0.1% to 0.25% of full scale capacity. Featuring a backlit, 2 line, 16 character, alphanumeric display, the software allows the user to monitor chemicals in a variety of formats including pounds, kilograms, gallons, or liters.
In addition, the user may combine different base designs on different channels of the same controller, regardless of the number of load cells in the base design. The user may apply the controller to filling applications, as well as loading applications.
Options include up to four set points, which are programmable for high or low level alarms with relay contacts.
To provide protection from corrosive chemicals, the controller electronics are housed in a NEMA 4X, UL approved enclosure and can be remote mounted up to 200 feet from the scale base frame. The Model 1020(TM) controller is ideal for measuring the usage of chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite and other chemicals used in a variety of applications including wastewater treatment, municipal water treatment, industrial process water treatment, municipal and commercial swimming pools and the weighing of chemicals and gases in the chemical industry.
- Contains spills on the scale to provide accurate measure of actual chemicals dispensed
- For weighing chemicals in tanks, drums, intermediate bulk containers and tote bins
Scaletron Industries. Ltd. continues its position as the "World Leader in Water Treatment Chemical Scales™" with its NEW Patented Model 4042™ Spill Containment Scale and Model 4042WB™ Secondary Spill Containment Scale™ for weighing chemicals in: Tanks, Drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC's) and Tote Bins.
Spill Containment Scales have several very important features
These new Scaletron Industries, Ltd. scales weigh only the chemical dispensed into the water treatment system. If there is a chemical spill the weight is still on the scale and doesn't read as though it has been dispensed into the system.
The scales have four Load Cells that are completely sealed in PVC and Vinyl Plastic enclosures, which means they are protected from spilled chemicals and the chemical containers do not have to be centered, balanced or leveled.
Integral Splash, Spill and Containment scale platforms are resistant to most water treatment chemicals such as: fluoride, sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide, sodium bisulfate, polymers, ammonia, phosphate, alum, caustic, sodium aluminate or other liquids or powders.
These patented Scaletron Industries, Ltd. spill containment scales have an ultra low-profile design. The scale frame height does not exceed 1.5 inches. The low-profile design faciIitates easy on and off loading of heavy containers.
The Model 4042™ spill containment scale contains moderate spills, while the Model 4042WB™ (with bladder) has the additional benefit of a special rollout bladder to hold the contents of the container being weighed if spilled or leaked.