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Mettler Toledo adds PROFINET to IND780 weighing terminal

September 032014
Mettler Toledo adds PROFINET to IND780 weighing terminal

September 3, 2014 - The IND780 weighing terminal from Mettler Toledo now can interface with PROFINET IO, a popular automation standard, for seamless data exchange. The IND780 is a highly flexible terminal capable of supporting simple to complex stand-alone to integrated weighing and control applications. Now capable of communicating with PROFINET IO, the popular weighing terminal combines speed and performance with advanced communication options.

Most existing weighing installations using IND780 can be upgraded to PROFINET IO  connectivity. This news is also important for businesses that would like to extend the lifetime of their weighing equipment when network technology has been modernized.

The IND780 with the PROFINET IO interface has received a conformance certificate from a PI test laboratory, ensuring conformance to the latest specification for PROFINET IO devices. A General Station Description file, as a sample for Siemens Step 7 PLC interface code for use with IND780 PROFINET IO, is available from Mettler Toledo to assist with weighing terminal implementation.

The IND780 provides interfaces for up to four independent measuring channels for scales or flow meters. In addition, IND780 provides a wide range of communications interfaces, including 4-20ma output, serial, Ethernet TCP/IP, and USB. A simple operating system with an enhanced graphical display and SmartTrac, the IND780 improves the speed and accuracy of manual or semi-automatic operations with three display modes that relate weight status to target graphically.