High strength fasteners for use with new precision load cells 19 April 2023

BUMAX has been chosen by Flintec, a precision, weight measurement technology company, for the supply of its premium BUMAX® 88 fasteners for use with Flintec’s new, 55–20 weighing modules/load cells – with the fastener selected ensuring industry strength and reliability requirements, as well as European standards, are met.

BUMAX® 88 fasteners include a range of high class properties, including high strength and corrosion resistance, maintenance-free durability, and toughness when performing at low temperatures. This latter attribute is a crucial property for the 55-20 weighing module and helps avoid breakages in extreme cold – when conventional steel can become brittle. The module has an operating temperature range between -40°C to +80°C.

The enhanced properties of BUMAX® 88 fasteners are achieved through the steel’s higher molybdenum content (minimum 2.5%); the BUMAX manufacturing process; and the company’s sourcing of the highest quality European steel. 

As for Flintec’s load cells, these are electro-mechanical sensors used to measure force, or weight, and provide accurate and robust performance across a diverse range of applications, from automating car manufacturing to weighing shopping at the supermarket checkout. New types of load cells are continuously being designed to meet a wide range of needs and, in the case of the new low profile Flintec 55-20, it enables customers to install load cells beneath the legs of silos, tanks or other storage solutions. This built-in load cell also offers a wide range of high precision weighing capacities, from 7.5 tonnes through to 300 tonnes, and is also equipped with an integrated lift-off system and bump stops.

Klaus Fuchs, engineering manager at Flintec Germany, commented: “When we designed the new 55-20 weighing module, BUMAX was able to meet all our demands for high strength fasteners to ensure performance and reliability.”

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