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METTLER TOLEDO Introduces PROFINET IO® Interface Option for Popular Weighing Terminal

The IND780 weighing terminal from METTLER TOLEDO now can interface with PROFINET® IO, a popular automation standard, for seamless data exchange. The IND780 is a highly flexible terminal capable of supporting simple to complex stand-alone to integrated weighing and control applications. Now capable of communicating with PROFINET IO®, the popular weighing terminal combines speed and performance with advanced communication options.


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The IND780 weighing terminal from METTLER TOLEDO

Columbus, Ohio, USA – September 2014 - The popular IND780 weighing terminal from METTLER TOLEDO is now available with an optional PROFINET IO® interface and most existing weighing installations using IND780 can be upgraded to PROFINET IO® connectivity. This news is also important for businesses that would like to extend the lifetime of their weighing equipment when network technology has been modernized.

The IND780 with the PROFINET IO® interface has received a conformance certificate from a PI test laboratory, ensuring conformance to the latest specification for PROFINET IO® devices. A General Station Description file, as a sample for Siemens Step 7 PLC interface code for use with IND780 PROFINET IO®, is available from METTLER TOLEDO to assist with weighing terminal implementation.

The IND780 provides interfaces for up to four independent measuring channels for scales or flow meters. In addition, IND780 provides a wide range of communications interfaces, including 4-20ma output, serial, Ethernet TCP/IP, and USB. A simple operating system with an enhanced graphical display and SmartTrac™, the IND780 improves the speed and accuracy of manual or semi-automatic operations with three display modes that relate weight status to target graphically.

Further details on the IND780 weighing terminal can be found at


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 of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging.

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