Tank Load Cells

Mechanical scales weigh everything from small medicine pills to railroad vehicles. The first recorded invention of a scale was in 1843, by a physicist who created a bridge to measure the electrical resistance. Continued innovations have devised ways for operators to measure stand-alone cells with mechanical components. Some applications use load cells with different structures to support a comprehensive system.

What is the purpose of a tank weighing system?

The entire tank system has a structure that accommodates the whole metal structure on a bench or base. It transmits the load to allow an even reading of the weight by load cells for tank weighing. The load cell limits mobility and protects against unwanted forces.

What to know about tank load cells


A couple of rules apply when installing load cells for tanks, such as adherence to weather conditions and heavy operational environments. Tanks must have a secure structure to prevent hazardous operations. It would help if you used load cells subject to the same working conditions as a tank.

Load distribution

The optimal management of hopper scales and tank load cells should read the even distribution of the weight. The best way to meet these requirements is to use multiple cells at equal distances from the tank’s vertical position. Tank load cells offer better accuracy when subject to the same magnitude of the pressure. We have a great combination of load cells to allow the even distribution of the tank weight from the center of gravity.

Center of gravity

The center of gravity of the tank will affect its stability. It is advantageous if you place the tank cells on a strategic spot along the center of gravity.

How to tank load cells work?

Load cells often weigh the chemical storage tank for a reliable weight measurement system. It is easy to confirm a change in the inventory when you know the tank’s total weight. We help eliminate several issues from the traditional monitoring device because the cells are installable on top or inside the tank with clear load cell installation guidelines. Therefore, you do not have to deal with an uneven surface and expansion or contraction of the tank due to thermal changes.

The process of using tank load cells requires a connection to the platform with the tank. The tank changes the cell’s resistance and is suitable for bulk storage or day tanks. Place the tank on a scale on a concrete pad to start the measuring process. The idea is to measure changes in stress with a non-intrusive method and adequate load-cell installation experience. The method of weighing the tank ensures the tank does not leak or have excess chemicals.

How many tank cells do you need for different sizes?

It would help if you had a new load cell with each tank foot. Therefore, you need more load cell for mixing tanks if you measure more than the tank’s food.

You can make anything a tank cell when you put it onto a load cell. We have simple stationery solutions with heavy engineering for the best rocking tools. Contact our office (1-800-667-3825) to learn more about the kind of load cells that will suit your particular tank.

Massload Technologies Inc.

+1 306-242-2020

Tank Load Cells

90-4060 Langer Avenue

S7P 0E7

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