Dimensioning Equipment sees singulated and spaced shapes.

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Cargoscan 5200 uses parallel infrared laser rangefinder technology to dimension all shapes of objects. It prevents shadowing and blind spots, provides accurate dimensions for both cuboidal and non-cuboidal objects, and can "see" all sides regardless of shape. System works on objects whether they are singulated and spaced or are multiple non-touching objects. With optional software package, system can dimension multiple touching objects.

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Mettler Toledo Introduces the CS5200 Family of Dimensioning Equipment

METTLER TOLEDO introduces the newest addition to our family of dimensioning devices: the Cargoscan 5200 (CS5200). The CS5200 uses Parallel Infrared Laser Rangefinder (PILAR®) technology allowing it to dimension all shapes of objects. The PILAR technology prevents shadowing and blind spots and provides accurate dimensions for both cuboidal and non-cuboidal objects. For example, as an object moves down the conveyor belt, the PILAR technology is able to "see" all sides of the object regardless of the shape, and determine the smallest container into which the object will fit. This reduces the risk of missed items in shipment and lost revenue.

"The CS5200 is the most flexible, accurate, dimensioning device currently offered to the marketplace. It provides the user with the most options, meeting all of today's operating challenges," said Ted Hendricks, Transport Marketing Manager for METTLER TOLEDO.

The CS5200 has the ability to accurately dimension objects moving down a conveyor whether they are singulated and spaced, or are multiple non-touching objects. With the optional software package, the CS5200 is also capable of dimensioning multiple touching objects. Its ability to accurately dimension non-cuboidal objects makes it an ideal system for determining proper shipping costs of "big ugly" and non-conveyable items. The CS5200 may be mounted over existing conveyors and will provide accurate measurements for objects moving at rates up to 600 fpm. In addition to the PILAR technology, the enhanced graphical user interface screen on the CS5200 displays which packages are touching, summarizes throughput data, captures error faults and indicates when the CS5200 has successfully completed the dimensioning process.

METTLER TOLEDO® is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also is a leading supplier of several related analytical and measurement technologies. METTLER TOLEDO provides weighing solutions that help customers by automating processes, increasing yields, controlling product quality and complying with the industry standards and regulations. The company has been chosen as a supplier of weighing and dimensioning equipment for use by the following companies and their customers: UPS, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, DHL, Airborne, Pitney Bowes, and many other shippers and carriers. The company also holds top-three market positiolns in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the company is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. METTLER TOLEDO services a worldwide customer base in more than 100 countries. Sales in 1999 were 1 billion. METTLER TOLEDO completed an initial public offering and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on November 14, 1997. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found on the web-site www.mt.com. METTLER TOLEDO® is a registered trademark of Mettler-Toledo, Inc.

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