Mettler-Toledo, Inc.

Nov. 24, 2004
Technology Enables Split Second, High Precision Weighing for Dosing Processes
Mettler-Toledo recently introduced the Modulo WMH weighing platform and WM weighing modules that concurrently meet harsh environment demands and provide unprecedented weighing precision. Now, split-second milligram range weighing is possible for industrial applications, optimizing the use of valuable materials and reducing cycle time, minimizing downtime.The Mettler-Toledo Modulo family of sensors open up a multitude of ways to optimize efficiency and quality control. Modulo units can be integrated into an existing process, allowing immediate evaluation of measured parameters while sequential weighing is concurrently conducted outside of the process.“High precision and speed make Modulo ideal for a variety of industrial applications, and the technology quickly pays for itself in any environment where chemical, pharmaceutical or exceptionally valuable or safety related substances are dosed,” shares Mettler-Toledo Industrial Business Area Market Manager, Frank Cava. “Modulo allows a user to increase the quality, reliability and efficiency of a process by optimizing the use of valuable materials, reducing cycle times by increasing the speed and accuracy of the dosing process, and minimizes downtime.”Mettler-Toledo Modulo units can be directly connected to a process control system, and is easily configured through the service interfaces, making them adaptable to unique connection requirements and operating conditions. Modulo communicates with Profibus DP, DeviceNet, Ethernet via accessory modules, and allows direct data transfer via RS232 or 422. No terminal is required. Modulo is also fully compatible with other Mettler-Toledo hardware and software products including the ID7, ID30, FreeWeigh, FormWeigh and SQC systems.Available in two product lines, the Modulo WM weighing module covers a weight range of 120 grams to 6kg at a resolution of 0.1 mg to 0.01 grams, and the WMH weighing platform incorporates proven Mettler-Toledo series platform design in sizes from 15 kg x 0.1 grams up to 600 kg x 10 grams. With an IP67 rating, the WMH weighing platform withstands even the harshest industrial environment.