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16-12-2013  |  6044x
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A useful expansion of PENKO"s weighing instrumentation.

Longterm availability of weighing information.

“Measure twice – cut once” is a famous proverb describing the value of correct measurement. On its own, measuring is just a start; the values must be available and remain available. The first requirement is achieved by the display on the instrument. For the second requirement, PENKO has now enhanced its instruments with an internal memory which should store the weight information of the past 7 years for any typical production usage. When fully loaded a FIFO (first in, first out) procedure applies in batches of approximately 6% of the contents. The individual weighing information contains at a minimum the time, date, weight and identification. Depending on the application, additional information, up to an entire e-mark protocol, is available as an option. The importance is that the memory resides inside the instrument and its contents can be recalled, printed or transmitted to a supervisory system. This feature is important for applications such as continuous (beltweighers) and discontinuous (hopper scales) totalising systems as well as for checkweighers and filling equipment. In such cases it may replace the so called “Alibi printer”. As a matter of course this extension is integrated in the EU-certificates of the instruments involved, also suitable for commercial processes/trade applications.

Picture: two instruments, in use in a mass filling station for buckets.

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PENKO Engineering B.V.
PENKO Engineering B.V.
PENKO Engineering B.V. specialises in the development and manufacture of high accuracy and reliable electronic weighing and dosing systems typically designed for use in process industries. We also provide OEM companies with a wide range of weighing and dosing measurement, display and sequencer components and products for integration in automated machinery. The ever increasing cost of materials, growing stringent environmental regulations, consistent quality and track and traceability, insist that process industries pay more attention to quality conformity. The basic and most reliable measuring method to warrant all of the above is still defined by weight, regardless of whether the product is a liquid, a solid mass, granules, a powder or a gas. Over Thirty Years Weighing Experience Established over thirty years ago, PENKO was acquired in June 2004 by ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) of Middleton, WI, USA. Our ambitions have not changed - we are dedicated to supplying the best technology weighing and dosing solutions to clients who depend on continuous and batch control manufacturing processes. Our client base includes the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, packaging, metals, pulp & paper and petrochemical industries. We work closely with OEM’s and system integrators who supply the process industry. PENKO Engineering B.V. is a Dutch company within the global ETC Inc. group of companies based in a factory in Ede, Netherlands. Our company is represented in many major industrial countries through a global network of dealers and agents, fully supported by our own field sales and service teams. PENKO is a member of Vereniging Nederlandse Leveranciers van Weeginstrumenten (VLW), the Association of Dutch Suppliers of Weighing Equipment.
Last update: 06-09-2019

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