Custom Solutions

Custom Programming

We specialize in custom programs that can be tailored for your specific requirements. Using the latest technology in the industry, we can offer scaleable solutions which can help lower losses and increase productivity. This software ranges from self-contained databases residing on the scale terminal to integrating into existing software to allow better management for you and your IT staff.

 

Process Control

We’re not just your weighing experts, we’re your solutions experts. With the most advanced products on the market from Mettler Toledo, we can help outfit your operation with the best process controlling applications out there. Limit the amount of equipment needed to integrate into your PLC and take control of the entire batching process with the IND780batch Terminal:

IND780batch PLC batching terminal
IND780batch
  • 40 inputs and 56 outputs
  • Storage of up to 1,000 recipes with up to 99 steps per recipe
  • Control up to 42 automatic material feeds
  • Can control up to 4 scales or flow meters at the same time
  • And much more! Click here to learn more.

Database Integration

Not sure if our products can import data do your system? Some of the biggest challenges our clients is finding a solution that fits both their physical and digital requirements. Fortunately, Mettler Toledo offers a wide variety of software products and services that integrate smoothly into vast amounts of databases and ERP systems for top quality control like:

 

Additionally, most terminals have a large internal database that can be accessed and recalled immediately. These internal databases can also be exported into .CSV files and uploaded into an onsite database or ERP system, giving you the most flexibility possible with our Mettler Toledo products.

 

Some examples of previous custom applications include Product Waste Tracking and Custom Vehicle Weighing. If you combine a Custom Program with a Remote Station and ultrasonic sensors, we can even create Unattended Weighing Stations that will allow you to operate in remote areas without having a scalehouse or operator. If you are interested in talking to a Systems Specialist about obtaining a Custom Program, send a request today!

Software
FreeWeigh.Net for Statistical Quality Control

Remote Stations

Hammel Scale offers custom-built remote stations that can be tailored to suit your specific needs. These remote stations include remote printing and intercom; all enclosed in high quality Hoffman™ stainless steel boxes. Combine this with the latest Mettler Toledo indicator and you have a great system that can increase productivity and simplify your weighing process.

 

Each remote station is designed based on your needs with various options that you can choose. Wireless or wired connectivity, 4” or 8” printers, RFID reader, cameras, and remote scoreboards are just some of the options available. Send us a request for information about pricing and all available options!

System Integration

Here at Hammel Scale, we have the knowledge, products, and experience for whatever your system integration needs are. Everything from flexible PLC communication and the speed of communication to low-profile load cells for tight spaces. Even our terminals take on duties and control interfaces that may otherwise need to be controlled and monitored by secondary PLC additions.

 

Flexible PLC Communication

We know one of the main difficulties can be finding the right products to communicate with an already existing PLC. Fortunately, as a Mettler Toledo Premier distributor, the solutions and expertise is only an email for phone call away. From standard serial interfaces to Automation Fieldbuses, the options are nearly endless when addressing your communication needs for your system.

 

Serial Interfaces

  • 20mA Current Loop
  • Blutooth
  • Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Fiber Optic
  • LocalCan
  • PS/2
  • RS-232
  • RS-422
  • RS-485
  • USB Host
  • USB Device
  • WLAN 802.11b

Automation Fieldbuses

  • ControlNet
  • DeviceNet
  • EtherNet/IP
  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus TRU
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • PROFINET
  • Allen Bradley (RIO)

Analog

  • 4-20mA
  • 1-10V

Speed of Communication

Need a speedy weight transmitter for your scale to your PLC? No problem. The new ACT350 weight transmitter allows for high-speed PLC updtaes of up to 600Hz filtered values at full accuracy. This product is ideal for:

  • Filling
  • Sorting
  • Fast Batching

The quick and simple LED display and keypad allow for easy installation onto a DIN-Rail housing without complicated software tools. The ACT350 also supports test-weight free calibration (CalFree™) for your digital load cell applications.

ACT350 Weight Transmitter
ACT350
  • Ethernet/IP
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • ProfiNet
  • 4 button
  • OLED
  • 12-30VDC
  • 1.6 in x 4.3 in x 40mm/110mm

Weighing System Components

We don’t just have connective and speed solutions, we also have products and solutions to fit physical constraints. Need weigh modules integrated into an existing tank scale, but don’t have a lot of room? That’s not a problem with the 0970 Ringmounts, convert your existing tank system to a tank scale with only adding 2.3in* in height! Give us a call to see what other module solutions we offer to fit your application perfectly.

 

Weigh Terminals with PLC Connectivity

Have a standard PLC connectivity you’re looking for but can’t find a terminal to plug into? We have the solutions for you with the IND331, IND570, and IND780.

IND 331 DIN and Harsh PLC terminal
IND331

Compatible with:

•  ControlNet**

•  DeviceNet

•  EtherNet/IP

•  Modbus TCP

•  Modbus RTU

•  PROFIBUS DP

•  Allen Bradley RIO

IND570 Panle and Harsh PLC Terminal
IND570

Compatible with:

•  ControlNet

•  DeviceNet

•  EtherNet/IP

•  Modbus TCP

•  PROFIBUS DP

•  PROFINET

•  Allen Bradley RIO

IND780 Harsh and panel PLC terminal
IND780

Compatible with:

•  ControlNet

•  DeviceNet

•  EtherNet/IP

•  Modbus TCP

•  PROFIBUS DP

•  PROFINET

•  Allen Bradley RIO

*2.3 in. height on the 551-11,023 lb modules. 3.92 in. height on the 22,046 lb modules. **ControlNet available for 24 VDC models only.

Scale Conversions

Do you have a scale that’s been around since the turn of the 20th century and need an update? The thought to replace the scale can seem like a mental and financial drain on your assets. Fortunately, there is another option.

Hammel Scale offers the knowledge, products, and solutions to convert your old lever based, or analog, truck scale or hopper scale into a 21st century digital weighing system. We can help you convert almost anything to anything:

  • Mechanical to analog
  • Mechanical to digital
  • Analog to digital

Or perhaps you already have analog load cells and they’re working fine for you, but you would like your calibration processes to go more smoothly as if they were digital. We have solutions for you that can covert that analog signal in the J-box to a digital signal to the terminal. This would allow for a technician to calibrate the scale from the indicator rather than each J-box.

 

Truck Scales

Have an old lever system you that needs to be updated or is getting to costly to maintain? We can help you convert it to a digital system with PowerCell PDX load cells. Save time and money with keeping your deck and current foundation.

There could be something off or not working properly with your current lever system and you may not even know it. With new PowerCell PDX load cells, see if a problem ever occurs immediately when connected to the new IND780 terminal. With Trax EMT™ software, you can tell if a load cell is bad or if there is a connection error. These new digital cells will also be able to compensate for factors like non-linearity and creep automatically, ensuring your weighments are accurate between calibrations.

 

Hopper Scale Conversions

Has your hopper scale been there longer than anyone at the plant? Is it like the above and have a lever system so complicated it’d seem like you’d need a 4 year education to understand it? No problem. Just like the truck scale conversions, we have plenty of options for these as well. Whether you’d like to keep your levers but send the signal to one analog load cell (lever-tronic), or replace all the levers with 3 or 4 load cells, it’s up to you.

Converting your old hopper’s lever system to an analog output to a terminal will eliminate the need for that old TRB fulcrum on the floor. It will allow operators to more easily and accurately open and release grain hopper chutes with an electronic indicator or remote display in front of them. Or, if you want to have both an indicator and TRB at the same time, you can!

Don’t delay, give us at Hammel Scale a call or request a quote below and see what we can do for you. There are always other options and we’re here to help you.

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