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Process Control & Manual Weighing in Hazardous Areas

Mon, 01/04/2010 - 11:54am

Mettler Toledo's IND560x weighing terminal for hazardous areasMettler Toledo has released the IND560x weighing terminal, designed for both process control and manual weighing operations in hazardous areas. The IND560x:

  • Is suitable for weighing in Division 1 or Zone 1/21 areas.
  • Features analog or electro magnetic force restoration (EMFR) weighing technologies.
  • Has discrete input/output options.
  • Has a highly-configurable operator interface with numerous programmable, on screen prompts.
  • Delivers a target update rate of 50 Hz in controlled filling and dosing applications, meaning that once a set point is reached, users can trigger a process control in 20 ms.
  • Is available with an analog or high precision scale interface, which uses the SmartTrac™ graphic display to provide unmistakable weighing transaction status.
  • Supports up to 20 programmable, on screen prompts to assist an operator through complex operations.
  • Allows users to control devices directly in the hazardous areas without the need to use expensive barriers or purges.
  • Provides bi-directional communication between the weighing terminal and the higher-level automation system, such as PLCs (programmable logic controllers) or DCS (distributed control systems).
  • Can be connected using either a copper wire-carried current loop signal or a fiber optic connection.
  • Communicates with several devices using multiple protocols simultaneously: PLC, Ethernet TCP/IP and serial.
  • Is designed for the global market and is approved to local standards by FM (US and Canada), ATEX (EU) and NEPSI (China).

steve.wise@mt.com
www.mt.com

 

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