Intrinsically Safe Weighing Terminal Provides Connectivity In Explosive Areas
Mettler Toledo has launched the IND560x intrinsically safe weighing terminal for process control in hazardous areas. The weighing terminal has been approved for FM Division 1 and ATEX Zone 1 and 21 classified areas. The IND560x provides control and connectivity for weighing processes that must occur in explosive atmospheres.
The IND560x includes software that provides weight monitoring, set point control, filling and blending. The IND560x platform can also be programmed to support completely custom applications.
This intrinsically safe weighing terminal has several internal discrete I/O options, including active solid state outputs, which permit direct control of automatic and semi-automatic processes fully within hazardous areas.
PLC integration and network access into the hazardous areas are available via the ACM500 safe area communication module. This allows for communication via Ethernet TCP/IP, Ethernet IP, DeviceNet, Profibus, AB RIO, and 4-20mA analog output as well as the standard RS232 and RS485.