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POWERCELL® PDX® Unequaled Reliability
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Protects against the key causes of inaccuracy, downtime, and vehicle scale failure
What is the most important factor in purchasing a vehicle scale? Is it the price of the scale and installation? Is it the accuracy of the solution? What about reliability?

Most companies focus on selling price. In reality, vehicle scale inaccuracy and down-time can cost a company for more than the initial price of the scale. In fact, if a customer is weighing large volumes of high-value goods, 1 day of down time could be more costly than the vehicle scale purchase price. When customers buy and sell goods by weight, their vehicle scale is crucial to their bottom line. The scale works as their cash register. If their scale is not working, their business slows down and their revenues suffer.

Extreme Testing
The POWERCELL PDX Load cell has gone through every test possible. It has passed laboratory tests for IP68 and 69K(submersion/spray) protection, temperature extremes, Radio Frequency Interference, lightning, shock, transport, extreme overload, corrosion resistance, leakage and of course for the highest accuracy possible.








POWERCELL® PDX®

Construction
The mechanical design of the PDX load cell has been improved over the MTX to provide several benefits to the end user. Firstly the height of the load cell has been reduced by 40mm. This change helps lower costs on the scale construction such as the approach ramp through the efficiency of a lower profile scale. The PDX load cell has a wider pin about 41% thicker than MTX cell and the capacities have increased by 5000kg; adding stability and eliminating tensile stresses. Its stainless steel construction is hermetically sealed against harsh wet and dusty conditions. This combination increases the cell’s durability and extends its life. The receivers are also constructed of the same high-quality stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance.

Communication
A POWERCELL PDX Scale consists of a network of digital load cells and a host terminal. Each load cell communicates when requested by the host terminal, and each cell stores a globally unique, machine readable serial number and a network node address. The CAN-Bus interface on the PDX technology replaces the RS-485 interface on the MTX as a more robust interface with a better detection and handling of communication errors.

Controller Area Network (CAN) is extensively used today in millions of automobiles to monitor and control the engine, transmission, air bags, anti-locking brakes, cruise control, audio systems, windows, doors, mirrors – all diagnostics are performed over the CAN network, CAN is the power behind POWERCELL PDX load cells. The POWERCELL CAN network transmits weight data with the added advantage of real-time/on-line diagnostics, allowing for monitoring load cell voltage levels, overloads, errors, breach, temperatures, and other cell performance data.
A single network cable supplies both cell operating power and communications in a daisy chain network. The PDX eliminates the need for Junction boxes, minimizes cabling and wiring and provides a clear network termination point to reduce reflection errors in the communication line. PDX cells, cables, and connectors are watertight, sealing the entire network against failures caused by floods and normal scale cleaning

No Junction Boxes

 
Lightning Protection




POWERCELL PDX is the first system proven by independent laboratories to withstand lightning strikes up to 80,000 amperes, more than twice the current of an average lightning strike. The innovative design protects the load cells, cabling, and weight displays with METTLER TOLEDO ‘s unique Strike Shield™ lightning protection system. Gain peace of mind and eliminate unplanned scale repairs
  • An average bolt of lightning carries an electric current of 30,000 amperes
  • POWERCELL PDX passed testing at greater than 80,000 amperes
  • Can withstand multiple lightning strikes over 80,000 amperes
  • The only cell with REAL Proof of System Performance – in the lab & in the field
  • 20 years of proven lightning protection with POWERCELL now has improved performance
  • Third party certified
Advanced Diagnostics Features

Unlike other load cells, POWERCELL PDX load cells have a Predictive diagnostics system that constantly monitors the performance of each load cell and automatically corrects for changes in temperatures and other environmental factors. It instantly alerts the scale operator to any potential problems in the scale system.

The PDX system collects information that allows to quickly diagnose any problem that may occur in the system. The Service View Diagnostic screens provide value that others cannot, see the chart below to compare between the diagnostic features available in the PDX system:


 

Weighing Indicator

Mettler Toledo IND780 Weighing Terminal
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  • Fully Stainless Steel Desk Mount enclosure style with IP69K rating ideal for pressurized cleaning and heavy washdown in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing environments
  • Superior weighing performance with 1,000,000 internal counts of resolution at 366 A/D updates per second
  • TraxDSP tunable digital filtering minimizes environmental effects on weighing accuracy
  • Concurrent monitoring and control of four independent measurement channels with single or multiple channel displays of weight for higher productivity
  • With POWERCELL PDX digital load cells, enhanced predictive maintenance and diagnostics ensure system reliability, minimize downtime, and help prevent unexpected breakdowns
  • CalFREE functionality allows for quick and easy calibration without test weights
  • Interactive Display – Reduce training time and improve reliability of operation through clear graphic display. Easy scrolling and selection with drop-down and look-up table. Wndows like operation
  • 30-key tactile keyboard with numeric keypad, navigation keys, function keys, softkeys and application keys
  • Backlit LCD graphic display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA, 145mm diagonal
  • Supports USB compatible keyboard for ease entry of data
  • Network : 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ; Discrete I/O options : Max 40 inputs, 56 outputs
  • Terminal clustering functionality facilities remote terminal operation in an Ethernet LAN

Mettler Toledo IND560 Weighing Terminal
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  • Fully Stainless Steel Desk Mount enclosure style with IP69K rating ideal for pressurized cleaning and heavy washdown in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing environments
  • Superior weighing performance with 1,000,000 internal counts of resolution at 366 A/D updates per second
  • TraxDSP tunable digital filtering minimizes environmental effects on weighing accuracy
  • Concurrent monitoring and control of four independent measurement channels with single or multiple channel displays of weight for higher productivity
  • With POWERCELL PDX digital load cells, enhanced predictive maintenance and diagnostics ensure system reliability, minimize downtime, and help prevent unexpected breakdowns
  • CalFREE functionality allows for quick and easy calibration without test weights
  • Interactive Display – Reduce training time and improve reliability of operation through clear graphic display. Easy scrolling and selection with drop-down and look-up table. Wndows like operation
  • 30-key tactile keyboard with numeric keypad, navigation keys, function keys, softkeys and application keys
  • Backlit LCD graphic display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA, 145mm diagonal
  • Supports USB compatible keyboard for ease entry of data
  • Network : 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ; Discrete I/O options : Max 40 inputs, 56 outputs
  • Terminal clustering functionality facilities remote terminal operation in an Ethernet LAN

   
 
       
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