Mettler Toledo is pleased to announce the release of the POWERCELL™ PDX™ load cell, a revolutionary new technology that eliminates the typical maintenance, repair costs and downtime related to conventional analog vehicle scales. More importantly, this new product will help customers in any industry prevent unnecessary and potentially substantial profit losses that may result from the use of analog or hydraulic load cell truck scales.
The new load cell is the first digital load cell of its kind to feature a network with absolutely no junction boxes. This single design innovation attacks service breakdowns where they are most likely to occur. The new POWERCELL PDX 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.
Each load cell system has its own built-in StrikeShield™ lightning protection. Each local 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. Load cells maintain weighing accuracy by alerting users to a potential problem within the network. If a problem occurs, it can be fixed quickly. Load cells connect to one another in a simple network, eliminating higher-maintenance junction boxes and costly totalizers which are required in analog and hydraulic truck scales. Electronic components are protected inside the hermetically-sealed load cell enclosures. The load cells also feature heavy-duty cables protected by braided, stainless steel sheathing. The cables are designed to guarantee the integrity of the weight signal, protecting against radio frequency interference and damage caused by moisture, rodents, and machinery.