Press Release Summary:
Providing quality control for cans or round containers, Canweigh(TM) CM9400 is available with 15 in. dashboard-style XS Control, which provides menu-driven access to checkweigher functions. System allows checkweigher to be set up as OPC server to store production data and present it on Internet. CM9400 can communicate with and control other intelligent sensor machines on plant networks via serial, Ethernet, Ethernet IP, USB, Bluetooth, Fieldbus, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, or ControlNet.
Original Press Release:
Industry-Standard Canweigher Upgraded With New Display, Controls, Electronics
Booth S-1639, PackExpo, Chicago - October 29, 2006 - Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Checkweigher's CM9400 industry-standard Canweigh(TM) provides the foundation for a suite of upgraded displays, controls, and electronics that makes operators more productive and production lines more efficient. The CM9400 retains its patented innovations in product handling and robust design that brought it to the forefront of high speed quality control for cans or round containers. The new displays, controls, and electronics are also available as upgrades to existing Hi-Speed machines.
New Displays Increase Productivity
The CM9400's new XS Control 15-inch dashboard-style touchscreen display provides intuitive, menu-driven access to checkweigher functions. Familiar, browser-like navigation gives users fast access to basic controls and read-outs, while allowing them to drill down easily into machine and line performance measures and statistics. The vivid displays are readable at up to 20 feet, allowing a single operator to see and control multiple machines.
Each touchscreen provides as many as 23 unique control areas; touchable "buttons" leading to more information. "For instance, there is a seven-to-eight line 'message center' at the bottom of the main screen that scrolls short reports about machine status, fault events, and errors," said Mark Feher, Hi-Speed business development manager, checkweighers. "Touching that takes users to a full-screen view where they can see every event with the time it occurred. This makes trouble-shooting much easier." Similarly, line changeovers require only three taps on the screen, shortening downtime.
Open Architecture Improves Efficiency
These displays are the front end for a new electronics package for the CM9400, an industrial-strength PC-based system using the Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) for easy integration into production lines. The new system also allows the checkweigher to be set up as an OLE for Process and Control (OPC) server to store production data and present it on the Internet.
The CM9400 can use this industry standard to communicate with and control other intelligent sensor machines on plant networks via serial, Ethernet, Ethernet IP, USB, Bluetooth (for wireless report printing), Fieldbus, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, or ControlNet. This network also allows the CM9400 to provide feedback for continuous process improvement. For instance, a trend toward excessive unit weight could trigger a signal from the CM9400 to a filler machine to reduce fill and bring unit weight back within the targeted range, reducing rejections and waste.
About Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed Checkweigher
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed is North America's largest checkweigher manufacturer. In 1981, the company joined METTLER TOLEDO, the world's largest manufacturer of weighing solutions for laboratory, industrial, and food retailing applications, with more than 8,000 employees and $1.5 billion (US dollars) revenue in 2005. Hi-Speed, with sister companies Safeline and Garvens, make up the Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Division, the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of checkweighers, metal detection devices, and other end-of-line inspection systems serving local and multi-national customers worldwide.