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Scale Indicator

Scale Indicator

A scale indicator, also known as a weight indicator or a weighing indicator, provides the weight data from a scale to an operator or automated system. Many indicators also serve as scale controllers, which tell a machine when and how to execute certain processes, such as dosing or filling, based on the reading from the scale. Choose from scale indicators with hazardous-area approvals, programmable software, advanced automation speed, and more.

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What is a scale indicator?

A scale indicator, also known as a weight indicator or a digital weight indicator, provides the weight data from a scale to the operator. Many indicators also serve as scale controllers, which tell a machine when and how to execute certain processes, such as dosing or filling, based on the reading from the scale.

Basic weight indicators will simply provide the weight value, while other weight indicators and controllers can be programmed to manage entire automation processes. The scope of the scale indicator definition or scale indicator meaning is entirely dependent on the requirements of a specific process or application. METTLER TOLEDO has many scale indicators for sale for a variety of applications.

Scale Indicator
Scale Indicator

What are scale indicators used for?

Scale indicators or scale controllers are used for a variety of things, depending on the application. Some are basic weight indicators which just provide the weight values to the operator in simple weighing applications. However, there are digital weight indicators or digital scale indicators, which are fully integrated into processes to automate production. The scale indicator manual for your specific equipment will help further define its applications and uses.

METTLER TOLEDO has scale indicators for sale which cover a variety of applications. Our digital scale indicator line includes indicators for tank, silo, hopper and bin scales; vehicle scales; bench scale, portable and floor scales; hazardous-area scalescustom programmable scales; and for OEMs and system integrators.

What should I look for in a weight indicator?
In rugged industrial environments, only the most durable, well-designed reliable weight scale and weight indicator can withstand tough conditions while remaining highly accurate and reliable. Flexibility also is important so that it meets your specific process requirements and provides the accurate information you need. Weight indicators should provide accurate, reliable and flexible integration into a manufacturing process. Weight indicator load cell combinations can be customized to meet your unique process needs. We also offer analog weighing scale products and weighing indicators. If you know your application will require scale indicator washdown, be sure to select a scale indicator designed for wet environments.

How does a weight indicator work?
Weight indicators and controllers take the electrical reading from a scale and convert them to values that are communicated visually to the operator or digitally to the system. If the weight indicator is integrated into a larger system, the weight readings will help control the processes and act as scale controllers depending on the programming in place.

How do scale indicators and controllers integrate into my process?
Automated applications often require a weight indicator that is capable of integration via fieldbus networks, industrial Ethernet and to control devices. We have you covered.  Our scale indicators are connected, accurate and work will software for filling, batching and formulation. The bench, portable and floor scale indicators are operator-friendly, reliable and offer flexible adaptation into a production environment. They come with an advance human-machine interface and have multi-lingual settings to for maximum operator understanding. Peripherals and MES/MRP are easy to integrate. We even offer reliable weighing scale indicator solutions for advanced bench and floor applications, which require a large graphical human-machine interface, advanced data management and powerful software.

Are there weight indicators available for hazardous areas?
METTLER TOLEDO offers a comprehensive range of hazardous-area approved terminals the ensure safety, accuracy and connectivity for a variety of weighing applications in hazardous areas.

I want a digital signal / meter for load cells. What can you offer?
METTLER TOLEDO provides a large range of weight indicators and transmitters that convert digital load cell signals into a human readable format. They also provide the interface to control units such as PLC, DCS, etc. Please contact us for more details.

Do you offer Ethernet connectivity?
Many of our weighing terminals and transmitters offer Industrial Ethernet connectivity. Please contact our weighing experts for details.

 

How can I integrate weighing into our PLC/DCs system?
METTLER TOLEDO provides a large range of weight indicators and transmitters that offer PLC, DCS interfaces. Please contact us for more details.