Repeatable Weighing For Better Automotive Quality Control

METTER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that results from real-world client installations are in, and the IND780 weigh terminal performs with the reliability METTLER TOLEDO is known for in tough automotive quality-control testing environments.

The IND780 terminal is a perfect match for the automotive industry, where weight is used to check compliance of the car, or of individual components during assembly. With simple connectivity for multiple sensor technologies, IND780 can connect to up to four weighing platforms. This allows the IND780 to produce, accurate, traceable quality control results in several applications along a production line simultaneously.

Smart Data Management
Depending on floor scale configuration, the IND780s flexible weigh system can be programmed to measure variables such as individual wheel weight and total vehicle weight simultaneously. An easy-to-read color display means the automotive assembly user sees every desired value and weight combination at a glance. This simplifies the number of weigh steps required, reducing processing time and increasing productivity. Furthermore, the terminal offers quick-switch soft keys that allow simple export of weigh results in either kilos or pounds. A front-display zero soft key resets all system scales in one stroke.

Configurable softkeys permit single key-press recall and many other important features and functions as well. Target and tolerance records for over- /under-checkweighing can be stored, saving time and reducing error risk. The terminal also has built-in TraxEMT predictive diagnostics software so scale maintenance can be planned in advanceinstead of allowing errors to pass or causing extensiveand expensivedowntime.

With the optional TaskExpert programming tool, IND780 can calculate an even greater number of individual weigh variables in an instant. Quality control experts can develop custom applications to ensure the quick capture of more detailed assembly variables, such as individual axle weights.

Performance-Driven Scales
In a common vehicle-weigh configuration, the IND780 is connected to four METTLER TOLEDO Vertex 2158 floor scales. The Vertex 2158 features a low, user-friendly profile that minimizes operator effort when loading and unloading. Optional ramps make the scale drive-up, drive-offand provide accessibility from all sides, enhancing the scales versatility.

Vertex 2158s unique, patented METTLER TOLEDO rocker-pin suspension makes the scales ideal for automotive manufacturers. It allows the weighing platform to move laterally, ensuring optimum force transmission to the load cell. This prevents the load cell damage that can occur when loads are processed quicklysuch as drive-on, drive-off weighingwhich can cause premature platform failure and poor results. Essentially, the design ensures distortions, uneven floor conditions and lateral shearing forces are absorbed for outstanding accuracy.

Overall, the Vertex 2158-IND780 combination creates a robust, durable weighing system that automotive manufacturers can depend on for years of reliable results.

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