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Americas: Mettler Toledo introduces PROFINET IO interface option for weighing terminal

Mettler Toledo’s IND780 weighing terminal can now interface with PROFINET IO, an automation standard, for seamless data exchange.

The IND780 is a 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.

This enables businesses 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 Programmable Logic Controller or PLC interface code for use with IND780 PROFINET IO, is available from the company 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 4-20 milliamp or ma output, serial, Ethernet Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol or TCP/IP, and Universal Serial Bus or 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.