Just 3 Minutes from Configuration to Live Weigh Result Inside PLC - METTLER TOLEDO
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Just 3 Minutes from Configuration to Live Weigh Result Inside PLC

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It takes less than 3 minutes to integrate an ACT350 weight transmitter into a Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC via PROFINET or EtherNet/IP. This saves valuable engineering time and speeds up comissioning. Our weight transmitters and software are very attractive for machine manufacturers because they can be integrated into the most common PLC control systems in less than 3 minutes. This saves you working time, programming costs and integration efforts. Most importantly, it improves your competitiveness. Two videos show you how.

Watch our video about Siemens PLC integration

Watch our video about Allen Bradley PLC integration

Benefits of PLC-independent Weighing Technology

A common dilemma for machine manufacturers is that each of their customers has his or her preferred PLC and network technology. This forces machine manufacturers to re-engineer their control technology again and again.

We provide versatile weighing technology that can be integrated with common PLC technology, saving time and effort. This saves engineering costs for the machine manufacturer by allowing easy adaptation of proven weighing solutions to different PLC systems.

Benefits include:

  • Easy connectivity with all common PLC systems
  • Availability of Ethernet/IP, PROFINET and PROFIBUS network technology
  • Dual port Industrial Ethernet supports daisy-chain and ring network topologies
  • Easy mechanical, electrical and software integration
  • Global service support
  • Predictive maintenance options


Connectivity with PLC Systems

The new ACT350 weighing transmitter from METTLER TOLEDO is designed for the needs of machine builders. It provides 600 filtered weight values per second for measuring fast weighing processes with an accuracy of 3,000e OIML and 3,000d NTEP. There is no need for additional software filtering to eliminate vibrations in the PLC program. This enables fast and precise filling, sorting and batching processes to increase throughput and profitability.


Designed for Automation

The ACT350 is dedicated for use in automation. Fieldbus connectivity via Ethernet/IP, PROFINET RT or PROFIBUS is incorporated in a compact device. ACT350 fully supports integration via Device Description Files, making installation easy and transferable to other transmitters. Transferred weight values are ready to be used in the PLC program.


DIN-Rail Mounting Saves Space

The small size of the transmitter saves space inside the cabinet. It also facilitates placement of a multitude of transmitters next to each other for controlling several weighing devices in a process.