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VPG Transducers Introduces Agribar Load Cell for Agricultural Industry Weighing Applications

Company Release - 3/3/2020 9:00 AM ET

Agribar Model 5330 Designed to Meet Specific Farming, Livestock and Poultry Needs

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The VPG Transducers brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), global designers and manufacturers of standard and custom force, pressure, torque, load, tension and weight sensors, today announced the introduction of its Agribar™ load cell (model 5330). The Agribar is a heavy-duty, single-ended bending beam load cell, which has been specifically designed for use in the agricultural industry with the capability to have a CAN bus option.

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Agribar Model 5330 (Photo: Business Wire)

Agribar Model 5330 (Photo: Business Wire)

Agribar devices are best suited for installation in large agriculture machinery such as farming spreaders and harvest trailers, where they can be used to measure and control accumulation and dispensing of commodities, such as animal or bird feed and fertilizer.

The beam in the Agribar is constructed from alloy steel with an electrodeposited organic coating, resulting in superior resistance against corrosion and abrasion. This load cell is highly durable and delivers an impressive temperature tolerance and maximum weight capacity. The standard capacity is 6150 kg but other capacities are available upon request.

Specific agriculture industry applications for the Agribar include:

  • Feed and stationary mixers
  • Manure spreaders
  • Harvest trailers
  • Bins, tanks and grain carts
  • TMR Mixers and feedlot spreaders

For detailed specifications, pricing, applications, engineering support, or additional information, please visit www.vpgtransducers.com.

About VPG Transducers

VPG Transducers is comprised of the Tedea-Huntleigh, Sensortronics, Revere, and Celtron brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Our transducers use advanced strain gage technology, enabling VPG to offer a wide range of standard and custom-tailored sensors and solutions for measuring force (weight, torque, pressure, etc.). www.vpgtransducers.com

About VPG

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based measurements systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.

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