The load cell failure alarm junction box LCI is designed to continuously monitor the condition of individual load cells and immediately activates a failure alarm when faults in the system are detected. This failure alarm is vital to provide increased safety and cost savings for all weighing systems.
The device constantly monitors the individual load cell channels for any faults and activates an alarm if any failure conditions are detected. Its continuous sampling of load cell channels ensures a safe working system.
The Load Cell Failure Alarm Junction Box is ideal for multi-load cell installations such as silos and tanks, where the failure of an individual load cell can have serious consequences, such as material shortage, overflow, or incorrect production batching, therefore ensuring final error measurements are kept to a minimum.
It supports both 5V and 10V operation. The benefits of the 5V operation means that it requires less power consumption from the connected instrument and simplifies barrier selection.
The LCI Load Cell Failure Alarm Junction Box should be used in conjunction with a host intelligent weighing instrument such as the ADW15, LCA20, LCD20, SMW etc. as well as suitable third-party products.
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How Does the Load Cell Failure Alarm Junction Box Provide Fault Monitoring
The alarm will be activated if:
- One or more load cells are out of balance
- Any load cell is operated outside a preset mV/V range
- Excitation voltage deviates from preset range
- Any connection is lost (open circuit detection)
- Any short circuit is detected