FMS Force Measuring Systems AG
Weighing systems for paint and ink

24.02.2021 For years, FMS has been supplying innovative, precise and durable components for tension measurement/control and guiding systems to manufacturers of web-based products.

FMS-platformSCALE for weighing paint or ink.
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FMS-platformSCALE for weighing paint or ink.

In response to an industry request, FMS now offers a solution to a problem that end users and OEMs (especially of flexographic, gravure and offset printing operations) face time and again.

Precise measurement of paint and ink consumption

The focus lies on:

• The continuous measurement of product use, even in the smallest of quantities

• The determination and optimisation of ink costs per job or batch

• Early detection of leaks in the line delivery system or other possible waste.

FMS-platformSCALE is the name of FMS’ highly accurate and modular solution for weighing paint or ink, developed by the FMS engineering team with the above requirements in mind.

Overview of the advantages

This latest solution from FMS offers the following advantages:

• Precise measurement results with resolution from 5g

• Simplest integration: Connect to your PLC via an EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, or EtherCAT amplifier interface

• Robust and durable thanks to a torsionally rigid galvanised steel frame with stainless steel cover

• Safety and security: Suitable for use in explosion-proof areas when coupled with the ExMGZ100/200.ATEX Intrinsically Safe Barrier

The modular design is suitable for industrial use without restrictions. According to FMS, flexible platform dimensions and standard load ratings provide a simple and cost-effective solution for most any application.