Innovative Weighbridge Technology by METTLER TOLEDO Protects Profits

Innovative Weighbridge Technology by METTLER TOLEDO Protects Profits from Mettler-Toledo Limited

By: Mettler-Toledo Limited  17-May-2011
Keywords: Motor Vehicle, Trucks, Weighing

METTLER TOLEDO continues to be the innovation leader in weighbridges with the introduction of the new POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell system. This revolutionary new technology eliminates the typical maintenance, repair costs and downtime related to conventional analogue weighbridges. The load cell system also helps customers, in any industry, prevent unnecessary and potentially substantial profit losses that may result from the use of analogue load cells.

The POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell system is the latest generation of the POWERCELL™ legacy from METTLER TOLEDO which began in 1988 with the introduction of the first digital load cell for weighbridge applications. This cell provided accuracy and reliability (beyond all other methods available at the time) for the harsh environments where weighbridges are required. The new POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell provides another leap forward in reliability while maintaining the best accuracy in the industry and offering the security of predictive diagnostics.

The new POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell is the first digital load cell of its kind to feature a network with absolutely no junction boxes. No other analogue or digital load cell on the market offers this remarkable capability. This single design innovation eliminates service breakdowns where they are most likely to occur. The new POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell takes reliability to a new level by including predictive diagnostics to keep users continuously informed of their weighbridge’s performance. This includes: automatic notification of weighing errors, overloading, environmental conditions, network health, load cell voltages and enclosure integrity without the need for maintenance-prone external converter boxes.

Complete Protection Against Lightning Strikes
Each POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell has its own built-in lightning protection. The average lightning strike is approximately 30,000 amperes; but unlike conventional analogue load cells, that’s not a problem for POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cells. The POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell system has been proven in independent testing to survive multiple lightning strikes up to 80,000 amperes. That’s more than twice the destructive power of the average lightning strike. No other weighbridge manufacturer has had its system as thoroughly tested by independent laboratories.

Simplified Communication
POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cells connect to one another in a simple network, eliminating higher-maintenance junction boxes and costly totalisers which are required in analogue weighbridges. In other systems, sensitive electronics are located in junction boxes, which are prone to failure and hard to seal against moisture. With POWERCELL™PDX™ load cells, electronic components are protected inside the hermetically-sealed load cell enclosures. In addition, all load cell cables are stainless steel and have an IP69K rating, making the whole electronic network water tight and therefore more

Unmatched Value
The POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell offers a return on investment that no other load cell can match. When evaluating any weighbridge, cost of ownership is an important factor: initial costs + fixed costs + variable costs. Initial costs and regular maintenance are easy to plan for but the cost of unplanned service can be a wild card. With its exceptional reliability and advanced diagnostics, the POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell virtually eliminates the unplanned service costs that make other load cells a risky investment; it provides unmatched value over the life of a weighbridge.

Keywords: Load Cells, Motor Vehicle, Truck Scales, Trucks, Weighbridges, Weighing, Weighing Systems & Equipment, Weighing Systems & Load Cells

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