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A view of the Hillhead show ground from the western end of the quarry

FMS Belt Scales

Stand: RD18

Most belt scales on the market today follow the same basic design. This is done to minimise manufacturing cost. The BMGZ is different. Unlike in competitor scales, the speed sensor is housed inside the measuring roller and there are no exposed cables. This protects the scale from damage caused by debris and the local climate – even in the harshest environments – and so helps maintain continuity of conveyer belt operation. 

“Many of our scales have been in continuous use for more than 20 years with very little need for maintenance or replacement of parts,” says FMS Senior Application Engineer Björn Kjaer. “This safeguards productivity and reduces total cost of ownership.”

In fact, the BMGZ boasts an average time between servicing visits of 10 years or 40,000 operating hours. Kjaer cites an example of why reliability is so important. “I recently spoke to one of our Swiss customers whose business is providing mobile crushing services at smaller gravel pits and construction sites,” he says. “Their machines can crush up to 3,400 tonnes of material each day. If a belt scale was to fail and put a machine out of action for just a day, they could lose revenue of many thousands of Swiss Francs.”

In its home market of Switzerland, FMS has seen sales of the BMGZ series grow 70 per cent annually for the past three years. And demand is now rising fast elsewhere in Europe in settings including quarries, gravel works, mines, construction sites, cargo loading stations and roadbuilding and tunnel drilling operations. 

Zürich-based FMS is also a world leader in devices for web tension measurement and web guiding used in manufacturing materials such as foil, paper, textiles, cable, wire and rope. The best-in-class load cells FMS makes for these applications are also the core technology in its BMGZ conveyer belt scales. 

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