Reliable high-speed in-motion weighing

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Mettler Toledo’s updated conveyor scale and controller combination achieves accurate measurements in the shortest possible time—even in high-vibration environments. This makes it an ideal solution for rugged logistics operations and food & beverage/chemical processing environments where both accuracy and throughput must be prioritized to protect profit margins.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Mettler Toledo 9477 scale conveyor is an in-motion scale for weighing large boxes, cartons, cases, bags, sacks and other packages. Its robust frame withstands the impact of heavy items, making it an ideal solution for tough environments and industrial processing conditions.

When paired with Mettler Toledo’s IND570dyn terminal, the combined IND9D57 becomes quite powerful for high-speed weighing operations, notes Global Product Manager Wendy Johnson, Mettler Toledo. “This is dynamic weighing at its finest, providing weights-and-measures-approved accuracy at conveyor speeds of up to 240 feet (73 meters) per minute. These approved speeds make it perfect for a variety of high-volume industrial applications, including transport and logistics,” she says.

Two software packages are offered for the IND570dyn controller: EXPRESSWEIGH®, used for weighing random items as in parcel processing, and EXPRESSCHECK®, which allows rapid over/under checkweighing in applications such as chemical and food and beverage processing. Both packages provide U.S.-approved legal-for-trade performance and can also be used in higher-speed applications of up to 500 feet (or 160 meters)/minute for non-approved applications. The IND570dyn builds upon the success of Mettler Toledo’s IND570 and provides a reliable and flexible interface that can be integrated with a variety of front-end options. Barcode, RFID readers and dimensioning equipment can be added to create complete data sets for weighed items for greater processing speed and ease.

The integrated solution offers high-throughput unattended operation, an ability to handle a wide range of item shapes and sizes and connectivity to higher-level warehouse management software for reliable reporting. Reject device control, stored targets and easy operator controls round out the package when configured for checkweighing.


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