IND360 Explained: Modular Weighing for Automation

Production industries demand faster machines that provide real-time control over high-speed industrial Ethernet networks. Smart automation technologies fulfill this demand and provide cost savings, secure processes and high throughput.

METTLER TOLEDO’s IND360 compact automation transmitter and indicator boosts machine productivity by delivering precise and accurate weight to an automation network at 960 cycles per second to vastly improve weight-based control algorithms. Advanced condition monitoring, heartbeat, and Smart5™ NAMUR NE107 prioritized alarming ensure that quality is never jeopardized due to undetected errors.

Faster weight processing with IND360 makes PLC/DCS operation more efficient by allowing users to cyclically select and consume seven floating-point variables and scale status over PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and ProfibusDP all in real time. Faster PLC control allows significant increases in machine speed and throughput without sacrificing quality, and many control variables are available for every range of application.

IND360 works with all strain gauge scales and smart devices like high-precision bench scales, floor scales, POWERCELL® weigh modules, and scales that facilitate weighing from 11 grams to 1000 tons. Easy configuration through a local or remote web interface enables automatic scale adjustment. A complete system is setup up in minutes; “setup-cloning” expedites integration of multiple devices used in a ring topology. Additionally, IND360 will soon offer cloud connectivity via OPC UA.

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METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider ...

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