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Powerful Truck Scales Defy Lightning

Mettler-Toledo International Inc. - Greifensee

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Powerful Truck Scales Defy Lightning

Press release date: October 31, 2012

Michigan Sugar is the fourth largest sugar beet processor in the United States, producing more than one billion pounds of sugar each year. They rely on METTLER TOLEDO truck scales to keep their business moving during the busy processing season. During the peak delivery months of harvest, the Michigan Sugar factory site in Bay City, Michigan will receive and weigh over 2,000 loads per day from the farm using two sets of scales. On October 23, 2008, the company received a record of 12,053 loads in a single day at their 17 different locations. Overall in 2008, Michigan Sugar Company received 4,113,737 tons of beets and reloaded or transferred just under 2,000,000 tons across the scales once again for factory delivery. A fully loaded truck of transferred beets weighs up to 180,000 pounds. The continuous flow of these very heavy trucks is extremely demanding for their truck scales. Michigan Sugar recently replaced some of the old truck scales at their largest facility in Bay City with METTLER TOLEDO truck scales including advanced POWERCELL MTX load cells and versatile IND310 terminals. Paul Pfenninger, VP of Agriculture at Michigan Sugar, recognizes the benefits of the solutions provided by METTLER TOLEDO.


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