Versatile New Scale Models Thrive in Tough Conditions

Greifensee, Switzerland. 18 October, 2012 — METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the availability of ICS425, 435, 445, 465 and 685, its newest entries in the ICS5 industrial scale family. These easy-to-use scales are built dust-, shock-, and draft-proof, making them perfect for the industrial environment.

Versatile New Scale Models Thrive in Tough Conditions
Versatile New Scale Models Thrive in Tough Conditions

METTLER TOLEDO uses strain gauge or Monobloc® technology based on a manufacturer’s unique needs to deliver unbeatable weighing precision. “Proven weighing technologies encased in shock- and dust-proof exteriors mean these scales can be moved and easily integrated at just about any point along a manufacturing production line for added flexibility—all while maintaining accuracy,” said METTLER TOLEDO Market Manager Simone Zimmermann.

Featuring ease of use, durability and accuracy, ICS4_5 and ICS685 boast large, bright display screens and intuitive command menus. Easily operated by nearly anyone on a manufacturing team, it prompts lead operators step-by-step through a procedure. User-management profiles allow language, rights and key configuration settings for flexibility in work style and quick employee changeover at shift’s end.

Application levels can be tailored to simple weighing and counting or complex computations, such as totalizing, totalizing to target or over/under checkweighing and checkcounting. Easy-toggle bar graphs show in-process results of activities, such as filling. Configurable softkeys—and even hands-free capabilities—allow users to program functions critical to a particular weighing process. These features help reduce operator workload in multi-step, labor-intensive processes, increasing an individual worker’s productive time.

Further enhancing operator comfort, scale terminals and platforms can be set up in compact, standup or separate component configuration. A rechargeable battery pack and WLAN connectivity allows cable-free operation for maximum flexibility. By adding colorWeight® technology to screen readouts, operators easily know at a glance whether a weight or count is over, under or within the set target range for enhanced ergonomic benefit.

ICS4_5 and ICS685 interface options easily integrate with existing IT systems, second scales and other devices, such as barcode/RFID scanners. Predefined and user-defined label templates in different formats and sizes offer an efficient documentation process as well. Embedded data storage with alibi and transaction memory allows smart export/import functionality by USB stick or Ethernet, completing the scales’ incorporation into the line and allowing easy analysis of weighing and counting results.

For more on how METTLER TOLEDO’s durable, smart and reliable ICS4_5 and ICS685 model scales can provide accuracy and flexibility in tough industrial weighing applications, visit:

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