Precision load cells help meet baggage weigh restrictions

Baggage weighing machine

Airport luggage vendors are helping customers choose the correct product with cabin size scanner using single point load cells.

ZEMIC, a load and force sensor manufacturer, represented in the UK by Variohm EuroSensor, has recently announced its participation in an innovative new machine for use at airports that scans, weighs and confirms that passenger’s carry-on luggage meets the size and weight restrictions required by major airlines.

Designed and manufactured by the Dutch vending experts Innovend, the Cabin Size Scanner (CSS) helps consumers at Samsonite’s airport located shops to select the appropriate suitcase by a combination of infra-red scanning and platform scale precision weighing using the ZEMIC’s L6T series single-point load cell. The L6T is widely used for single and double load cell structured platform scales with a maximum platform size of 800 mm x 800mm and is supplied with relevant OIML and NTEP certification. The load cell is part of a wide range which covers aluminium, stainless or alloy steels, to suit single and double load cell structured platform scale applications from small weighing scales to large weighbridge structures and beyond.

Load cell set-up and calibration is made straightforward with ZEMIC’s ‘Top Sensors’ T1 weight transmitter that is used to integrate the loadcell with the GUI application through its TCP/IP network. The space saving device saves time with its special theoretical calibration which does not rely on heavy weights to calibrate the machine but uses a ZEMIC calibration sheet supplied with the loadcell by simply entering the full scale output in mV/V. The T1 can also be supplied for Profibus or ProfiNET or may be used with RS232/RS485 connection.

Variohm provides complete technical support and a full sales service across ZEMIC’s wide range of load and force sensors with capacities from a few hundred grams to more than 500 Tons. Product families include single point cells, compression cells, S-type, shear beam and spoke type load cells together with complete weighing assemblies, separate strain gauge circuits, junction boxes, mounting accessories and electronics.

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