Non-Intrusive Weigh Frames

CST’s Non-Intrusive variant is a weightometer that can be installed to a conveyor without the need for modification of the conveyor structure.


  • No modification to existing conveyor structure  
  • Saves on engineering costs  
  • No weakening of the truss or conveyor module for installation  
  • Can be designed to suit any conveyor  
  • Direct force measurement (no lever arms, pivots or bearings)  
  • Low profile design  
  • Factory or site assembled  
  • CST roll height adjustment CAMs (CST weigh quality idlers)  
  • Galvanised and or painted to customer specification  
  • Solid mild steel construction or stainless steel for extreme environments  
  • Australian made  Accuracy up to +/- 0.25% error - application engineered  
  • Designed for minimal material build up

Belt Weigher Variant: Non-intrusive

CST’s Non-Intrusive variant is a weightometer that can be installed to a conveyor without the need for modification of the conveyor structure.

The installation of any industry standard beltweigher to a conveyor structure would require the removal of angular bracing, cross bracing and any other structural steel located within the conveyor section where the beltweigher is to be located. Removal of structural steel potentially weakens the conveyor and requires re-engineering of the truss or conveyor modules.

CST’s Non-Intrusive beltweigher is designed to sit above any variation of conveyor without the need for removal of structure, saving on required site modification work and re-engineering costs.

Belt Weigher Model: PFS4

A precision fully suspended 4 point conveyor weighing system

  • 4 load cells (with stainless pod covers)
  • 2 - 8 idler weighlength
  • NMI trade approved class 0.5
  • Individually engineered/custom designed (application based engineering)
  • Accuracy application up to 0.25%
  • Designed and Built in Australia

Advanced Capabilities

  • Fully non-intrusive design (no conveyor modification required)
  • Extended idler pitch (for high tension belts)
  • CST weigh quality idlers (robust design, CAM adjustment, minimal material build-up)

Trade Certifications/Patents

6/14D/13 Class 0.5 Belt Weigher 2003 (first approved 1996)

MC 0.1% Belt Scale Approval AM-5612 2007
MC 0.5% Belt Scale Approval AM-5442 2007 (first approved 2002)

Certificate of Conformity 2003 Class 0.5 Belt Scale R50/1997-AU-03.01

MID application in process

NTEP 0.25% Belt Weigher Certificate 02-135
Australian Patent No: 631695

CST Tachometer Products

Imbedded Roller Tachometer Variant

The Imbedded roller tachometer variant is usually provided for the high accuracy CSRR Weightometer applications. These replace standard carry rollers on the conveyor and are machined to provide a circumference of precisely 1 meter.

Precision Pre-calibrated Tachometer Variant

The Precision Pre-Calibrated tachometer features a wide, large diameter, low inertia wheel made from 316 stainless steel with adjustable spring tension designed to give optimum contact to the underside of the carry belt

Spiral Cage Pulley (SCP) Tachometer Variant

The Spiral Cage Pulley (SCP) is designed for applications where contact with the belt can be slippery or prone to build-up. The helix design forces material away from the contact area, effectively cleaning the belt.

This Spiral Cage Pulley (SCP) tachometer is supplied complete with its made-to-measure mounting frame and proximity switch. Bearings are sealed for life.

The SCP also overcomes the difficulties and costs which may be associated with installing the tachometer on unsuitable pulleys, or pulleys which are long distances from the belt weigher.

Tail Pulley Tachometer Variant

This consists of an inductive proximity switch and mounting bracket together with a target ring suitable for welding to the tail pulley (or other suitable non-driven pulley).

These are popular, reliable, run on clean side of belt. The large diameter leads to stability but lagging wear, product buildup on pully and belt wear can cause a drift in tachometer calibration effecting weightometer calibration.