We've have been in the weighing industry for over 50 years and we know what makes a good weighing product. Cheap grey imports and online trading sites have created a market to dump inferior products on the unsuspecting scale buyer / user. Richter Scale has one of the largest lines of NRCS approved scales and weighing systems in Southern Africa. We would not be able to survive the ups and downs of the economy and ruining our reputation by selling cheap products that don't last. Buying an industrial scale that will stand up to the rigours of the local market and operators requires careful and fully informed research.
A loadcell is the heart of any scale. Inferior metals, combined with un-tested and unstable strain gauges within these loadcells mean that these cannot perform consistently in various conditions, temperatures or even during simple repeatability testing by the untrained operator! Look for a trusted brand with quality materials and a supplier like us with direct factory backing and guarantees. Beware of copies and imitations. If it’s not sourced from Richter Scale there is a chance it could be a copy or model made for entry level domestic use.
First check if the scale/weighing system is for trade/prescribed purpose or not? If they are then 99/100 times you will have to replace with the same make and model.
Non trade applications - if the size and hole patterns fit then you are free to substitute your current loadcell with a ZEMIC LOADCELL.
Analogue loadcells :
*Sends mV via the signal lines to the instrument which has an Analogue to Digital convertor.
*Easy to substitute and replace with other manufacturers.
Digital loadcells :
*These have an Analogue to Digital convertor attached to the body or inside the loadcell. It then sends RS422/485 to the indicator.
*Less/no compatibility with other manufacturers.
The strain gauges and body/element material of the same brand loadcells between these 2 technologies remain the same.
It is only on the digital conversion side where they differ in technology.
You can either click on the download spec sheet button located on the individual loadcell page or you can visit our downloads page
Areas or sites with potentially hazardous or explosive environments require weighing equipment which has EX ratings. Many of our Alloy and Stainless steel loadcells are available in an EX version. These should be paired with EX rated junction boxes and EX rated instrumentation.
Dusty and/or wet/corrosive applications call for greater protection against dust and moisture. IP ratings vary from IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69
These levels and numbers indicate the level of exposure and/or submersion in water and exposure to dust which the loadcell can withstand before ingress (leakage) inside the loadcells.
What does OIML stand for?
The majority of the products manufactured by Zemic and therefore the weighing prodcuts and loadcell models Richter Scale offer for sale are genuine OIML approved products.
The International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) is an intergovernmental treaty organization which develops model regulations, standards and related documents for use by legal metrology authorities and industry, provides mutual recognition systems which reduce trade barriers and costs in a global market, represents the interests of the legal metrology community within international organizations and forums concerned with metrology, standardization, testing, certification and accreditation, promotes and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and competencies within the legal metrology community worldwide, cooperates with other metrology bodies to raise awareness of the contribution that a sound legal metrology infrastructure can make to a modern economy.of the economy and ruining our reputation by selling cheap products that don't last. Buying an industrial scale that will stand up to the rigours of the local market and operators requires careful and fully informed research.
Used in floor scales, tanks, weighbridges and many more.