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The Factory of Tomorrow is Possible Today

< 3min Read Time The Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Connected things, self-maintaining scales…. While factory automation equipment has lagged consumer electronics, the trends are clear: the factory of tomorrow is possible today.  Most organizations are, understandably, timid when incorporating new technology into their production environment due to the risks of creating a disruption in their…

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The Best Hygienic Weigh Module In The World: METTLER TOLEDO SWB805

The SWB805 is one of the most well thought out products that METTLER TOLEDO has ever come out with. The SWB805 is a completely hygienic, self-draining weigh module designed particularly for food and beverage, pharmaceutical, or areas where contamination could become problematic. This weigh module is available in six weighing capacities from 250lbs all the way up to 10,000lbs.

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ACM360 Industrial Bluetooth Data Transfer Device

As connectivity demands increase in production facilities, the new ACM360 connector from METTLER TOLEDO can provide reliable means for connecting to scale terminals via Bluetooth. The ACM360 works with a variety of METTLER TOLEDO terminals to allow connection of printers and other Bluetooth 4.x devices in a fast, convenient way. What Can I Do With…

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Cost Effective Automation

Now that you know why it is important to automate your facility, we can look at very simple and easy ways to incorporate cost-effective automation for immediate ROI. These simple changes have helped our customers increase productivity and improve quality control. Barcodes and Smart Label Printing If you are relying only on text-based labels for…

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The Cost of Automation? It’s Lower Than You Think 

The world is moving towards automated production but what exactly will the cost of automation be? The global spend on automation increased more than 140% to $155 billion dollars compared to just $65 billion in 2000 and is estimated to increase to over $300 Billion by 2020. It’s easy to see why that trend will…

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APPLICATION STUDY: Custom Filling Solution

 Filling is a surprisingly tricky part of many production environments. Ensuring everything is packed as efficiently as possible while not over packing or under packing product can be costly if not accounted for when setting up processes.  Powders are especially tricky to deal with due to air pocket creation in the container and potential…

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APPLICATION STUDY: Batching Customization

For customers looking to increase batching effectiveness, batching customization is an incredible opportunity to increase efficiency without the addition of complex automated control mechanisms. Our Industrial Applications team recently installed a solution to fit a plastic pellet manufacture’s unique process in a safe and intuitive way. WHO: Plastic Pellet Manufacturing WHAT: Semi-Automatic Batching PROCESS DESCRIPTION:…

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APPLICATION STUDY: Custom Check Weigher Size

Product verification is an integral part of quality processes. Verifying correct parts, regulatory weight, and proper packaging is vital to ensuring that your customers receive the product they have paid for. In-motion check weighing is a common solution to check product quality. However, your processes may not fit standard solutions available on the market today….

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APPLICATION STUDY: Unattended Weighing

Sometimes scale operators are necessary for truck weighing applications to ensure that processes are being followed. Automation can help keep processes moving swiftly and working at off hours while still ensuring the correct process steps are being followed. In a recent project, our Carlton Industrial Automation team helped a waste management municipality make their third-party…

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Why ISO 17025 Accreditation Matters

  Scale calibration organizations, including us, will often flaunt their ISO 17025 accreditation, but what exactly is ISO 17025? Why does it matter if a company is accredited? Does it cost any more to work with an ISO 17025 organization? And more importantly, how does partnering with an accredited organization save money? What is ISO…

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