When Translink International needed a reliable and robust system to measure weight on a range of hydraulic platforms, it turned to HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – to provide a comprehensive and effective solution.
Based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Translink International manufactures hydraulic platforms and insulator washing applications. Experts in supplying a wide range of specialised products and services to Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and within the UK, Translink International has a growing reputation for quality products.
Through an intermediary company called SKF Fire, and as part of its long-standing relationship with a Hong Kong Fire & Rescue Service, Translink International recently approached HBM when it was asked to update its customers’ existing hydraulic platforms.
A hydraulic platform with no load sensing needed a system to know or sense of how many individuals were on the existing platforms at any one time.
Load cells are a device used to convert energy from one form into another. Then connected to a VKK1-4 junction box to send excitation voltage to all four load cells to sum up the signal voltages for a total weight signal.
The sensors were successfully applied the hydraulic platform now has a 300KG capacity which sounds an alert when capacity on the platform exceeds 110% of the related load.
In addition to supplying Translink International with a system to meet its needs, HBM also provided engineers with valuable advice and continued support, where needed:
“We were delighted with the service provided by HBM and felt supported throughout the whole process. Not only did they provide us with the expertise and the technical knowledge we needed on this project, but they were also extremely dedicated and accommodating. With a variety of projects happening at once, it was refreshing to work with a company that was happy to put us first and work around our busy timeframes and often demanding schedules” commented Richard Saunders, Applications Engineer.
Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.