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Weightometer errors occur in two forms, namely; Random Errors and SystematicErrors.
Also called “Non Repeatability” errors, is the name for the errors which areseen when the same measurement is repeated, over and over.SOURCES OF RANDOM ERRORSIn belt weighing, random errors come from “Influence Errors”, such as belttension, idler roll alignment and out of roundness, the general sensitivity of the belt scale’s weigh frame to alignment, temperature and belt tension.These factors move slowly around in circles so that over a year, a typicalhighly random belt scale may move around inside a few percentage range.Here is a list of a few fundamental sources of variability:a)
Weigh frame deflection and belt stiffnessb)
Weigh frame sensitivity to the position at which the calibration masses areappliedc)
Weigh frame friction, stiction and hysteresisd)
Belt tension, variability of belt tension caused by sticking gravity take up,or angle of wrap around the pickup pulleye)
Weigh frame initial alignment qualityf)
Uncontrolled spillage which is not zeroed off g)
Connection of the tachometer to the belt, skip, slip and bounceh)
Stability of pulley and idler diameters in the face of process material build-up.
This is the error that is always there. This error comes from:a.
The inherent randomness of the belt weigher itself, andb.
The difficulty of simulating a live load of material on the belt.The solution to this can only come from an appropriate combination of;
Always taking multiple measurements to overcome the effect of randomness, or to verify repeatability
Going to greater extremes in simulating live loads of material forcalibration purposes.