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06 July 2010

METTLER TOLEDO has launched a revolutionary new load cell

The POWERCELL PDX, which eliminates the typical maintenance repair costs and downtime related to conventional analogue vehicle scales. More importantly, this new product will help you prevent unnecessary and potentially substantial profit losses.
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 attacks service breakdowns where they are most likely to occur. The load cell takes reliability to a new level by including predictive diagnostics to keep users continuously informed of their scale’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 Lightening Strikes

METTLER TOLEDO provides complete protection against lightening damage with StrikeShield Protection. Each POWERCELL PDX load cell system has its own built-in lightening protection. The average lightening strike is approximately 30,000 amperes; but unlike conventional analogue load cells, that’s not a problem for the POWERCELL PDX. The load cell meets the toughest standards for protection against lightening (International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 62305-1).

Highest Weighing Accuracy

Each POWERCELL PDX load cell uses an on-board microprocessor to monitor internal and external influences that effect weighing accuracy. By compensating for changes in those influences, the microprocessor enables each load cell to provide accurate weights in virtually any environment. This load cell maintains weighing accuracy by alerting users to a potential problem within the network.

If a problem occurs, it can be fixed quickly. With a convential analogue load cell system, users may be operating for months with an unknown load cell or cable problem: providing inaccurate weighing results until the error is uncovered during the next inspection. As a result, a 60 pound error can add up to thousands of pounds worth of lost profit, even when users are weighing as few as 50 vehicles per day.

Unmatched Value

The POWERCELL PDX load cell offers a return on investement that no other load cell can match. When evaluating any scale, cost of ownership is an important factor. With its exceptional reliability and advanced diagnostoics, the POERCELL 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 the scale.

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