Mettler Toledo: It takes less than 3 minutes to integrate an ACT350 weight transmitter

The tutorial video shows how to connect the Mettler Toledo  ACT350 weight transmitter to an Allen Bradley PLC via #EtherNet/IP fieldbus in using the Studio 5000. The ACT350 weight transmitter is a weighing electronics for scales, weigh modules and load cells. The device can be installed inside the electric control cabinet on DIN-Rails. It provides fast and simple connectivity to most PLC Systems. DSM files are available to connect to Allen Bradley PLC systems. The dual port Industrial Ethernet of #ACT350 supports daisy-chain and ring network topologies and simplifies installation of multi transmitter weighing applications. The weight #transmitter is ideal for designing customized weighing applications such as conveyor scales, filling machines, over-under-classification, tank-, silo-, hopper-, vessel- or reactor scales. The transmitter has an on board OLED display to show weight result. Four touch keys can be used for configuration. It has 5 digital inputs and 3 digital outputs for direct control of actuators.
(Published on March 21, 2017)

It takes less than 3 minutes to integrate a Mettler Toledo  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.

 

 

The tutorial video shows how to connect the #ACT350 weight transmitter to a Siemens PLC via PROFINET fieldbus in using the TIA Portal. The ACT350 weight transmitter is a weighing electronics for scales, weigh modules and load cells. The device can be installed inside the electric control cabinet on DIN-Rails. It provides fast and simple connectivity to most PLC Systems. GSDML and GSM files are available to connect to Siemens PLC systems. The dual port Industrial Ethernet of #ACT350 supports daisy-chain and ring network topologies and simplifies installation of multi transmitter weighing applications. The weight transmitter is ideal for designing customized weighing applications such as conveyor scales, #filling machines, over-under-classification, tank-, silo-, hopper-, vessel- or reactor scales. The #transmitter has an on board OLED display to show weight result. Four touch keys can be used for configuration. It has 5 digital inputs and 3 digital outputs for direct control of actuators.
(Published on March 21, 2017)

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.

 

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