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Hopper Scales - Selecting the Appropriate Device

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Author(s)

John W. Barton

Abstract

The NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) over time have received a number of inquiries regarding the suitability, use, and testing of hopper-type scales. The nature of those inquiries provides some indication that there is a lack of detailed information regarding the assessment of whether these devices are appropriate for the intended application. A number of inquiries concerned the use of hopper scales as reference scales used in testing automatic weighing systems such as belt-conveyor scales. These particular inquiries have raised questions related to the operation, design, and configuration of these types of scales
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NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Keywords

scales, hopper scale, belt-conveyor scales, Handbook 44, measuring devices

Citation

Barton, J. (2015), Hopper Scales - Selecting the Appropriate Device, NIST Office of Weights and Measures, [online], http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/index.cfm (Accessed September 25, 2021)
Created December 15, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017