IND780 Advanced Weighing Terminal

Advanced Weighing Terminal

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Powerful Weighing Software

The ability to monitor and control up to 4 scales with independent scale settings, an advanced database for managing store tare & target values, plus thousands of weighing records which can then be exported into higher level applications is the core of an advanced terminal that has the flexibility needed to integrate into a broad variety of weighing appplications

Effective User Interface

The QVGA coor display with easily configurable soft-keys, as well as standard interface to both external data entry devices and bar code readers provides a high productivity method for users to interact with the weighing system


Flexible Configuration and Custom Programmability

A broad variety of interface including fieldbus, Ethernet TCP/IP, serial, USB, and up to 40 inputs and 56 outputs using both internal and external I/O is possible. A pulse counter input provides further sensor integration possibility and the ability to run custom software on this terminal provide a powerful ability to create a weighing solution that tightly fits with production processes

Flexible Control Options

The ability to connect to a broad variety of fieldbus networks, and the internal discrete I/O provide a solution for gain-in-weight (filling), loss-in-weight (dosing) and level indication applications.  These terminals are suitable for use with either AC or 24VDC input power, providing for flexible integration into a variety of industrial applications



Features and Benefits

Flexible Multiple scale, I/O and communication options
Advanced Ethernet, USB and SQL data replication for powerful system integration
Fast Quick multi-processor for weight comparisons
Performance-driven Repeatable results for up to four scales
Intelligent Custom programmable with ability to interface directly with SQL database applications
Suitable for Hazardous Areas Zone 2/22 and Division 2 approved




  • Rugged industrial quality stainless steel harsh enclosure IP69K - Safeguards your investment by ensuring long service life and permitting heavy pressurized washdown during day-to-day production
  • CalFree™and Step Calibration - Fulfill calibration requirements of scale platforms with simple procedures
  • 366 Hz A/D conversions with TraxDSP™ - Fast, repeatable weighing
  • A variety of connection options - Numerous connection options (serial, Ethernet, USB, digital I/O, PLC interface, etc) simplify the integration of multiple scales into networks
  • Predictive maintenance and diagnostics - Predict failures before they occur amd maintain calibration compliance. Send e-mail alerts to designated individuals warning of potential failures or maintenance, and schedule and track terminal maintenance
  • TaskExpert™ Programming - A dedicated solution for every weighing problem, produced by customized programming for advanced applications using a flowchart-based tool
  • MinWeigh® functionality - Tracks and controls measurement uncertainty at the low end of the scale's capacity, and gives on-screen and printed alerts when a measured weight is below the allowable minimum
  • SmartTrac™ graphical display - Clear, intuitive display for over/under material transfer applications, with multi-zone feed control to ensure rapid, precise performance
  • InSite™ PC Backup Tool - Remote terminal configuration back-up and restore, for achiving of terminal settings




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IND780 Advanced Weighing Terminal

Power and Performance for Advanced Weighing Applications

The IND780 is a highly flexible terminal capable of supporting simple to complex, stand alone to integrated weighing and control applications. A wide range of communications interfaces are available, including serial, Ethernal, USB and a variety of fieldbuses





Optimize the amount of visible information with the graphical LCD display. Configure up to four scales and a metrologically approved sum scale, then view one or all simultaneously. The IND780's multiprocessor design provides the fastest A/D performance at 366 Hz, with TraxDSP digital filtering for rough weighing conditions. Configurable softkeys permit single key press operation of important features and functions. The built-in predictive maintenance and diagnostics features help predict errors and plan scale maintenance, rather than react after a scale is already down


Features and Benefits

  • A simple operating system with an enhanced graphical display and SmartTrac™ - Improves the speed and accuracy of manual or semi-automatic operations, with three display modes that relate weight status to target graphically
  • An array of integrated functions - Including Step Calibration, CalFREE™, TraxDSP™ Digital Filtering and TraxEMT™ Maintenance Diagnostics Suite
  • Multiple measurement channels - Allow concurrent scale measurement and control in a single terminal for hardware and engineering cost savings
  • Internal target/setpoint I/O controls - Internal digital I/O for direct material transfer control imporoves speed and accuracy in weigh-in or weigh-out feeding processes
  • Target Table - Eliminates the need for repetitive data entry by storing numerous target and tolerance records for over/under checkweighing or material feed control applications
  • MinWeigh® - Ensures compliance and prevents inaccurate measurements by monitoring the scale for any weighments below a specified minimum
  • Cluster networking - Provides remote terminal access over an Ethernet LAN network, for flexible distribution of control and data



Specifications - IND780 Advanced Weighing Terminal

Resolution 1,000,000 divisions
Resolution (approvable) Analog - 10,000e NMI, 10,000d NTEP; IDNet - varies with scale base, NMI, NTEP
Dimensions Panel-mount: 220 x 320 x 105 mm (8.7 x 12.6 x 4.1 in.), Harsh Environment Desk/ Wall /Column-mount: 200 x 299 x 235 mm (7.8 x 11.8 x 9.3 in.)
Housing Harsh: Stainless Steel; Panel: Stainless Steel Faceplate
Degree Of Protection Harsh: IP69k; Panel: Type 4×1/2
Keyboard 30-key tactile keyboard with numeric keypad, navigation keys, function keys
Display Backlit LCD graphic display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA, 145 mm (5.7 in); active TFT color
Mounting Options Panel, desk, wall
Suitable Platforms/Weigh Modules Up to 4 analog scales (10 VDC ex. up to (8) 350Ω load cells, 2 or 3 mV/V) per channel, POWERCELL® PDX® and MTX®, IDNet Scale, X-Base SICS
A/D Rate (int./ext) Greater than 366 Hz internal; 50 Hz target comparison; 20 Hz PLC output
Digital Input/Output Maximum 40 inputs, 56 outputs with internal and external I/O options
Interfaces Ethernet TCP/IP, Com 1(RS-232), Com 2 (RS-232, 422 or 485), USB
Options Serial, Digital I/O, A-B Remote I/O, Profibus DP, Profinet, ControlNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, TaskExpert
Applications Standard process/transaction weighing, over/under checkweighing, filling, vehicle
Hazardous Area Approval Class I and II, Div 2, Group A-D, F, G;
Hazardous Area Approval II 3 G Ex nA nL IIB T4; II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T85°C Dc IP69K (Harsh); II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T85°C Dc IP65 (Panel) -10°C..+40°C


Scale Analog;IDNet;Powercell;POWERCELL PDX;X-Base
Communication RS232;Ethernet TCP/IP;USB
Application Software Batching;QI;Remote
Communication (Optional) Allen-Bradley RIO;PROFIBUS DP;Discrete I/O;ControlNet;PROFINET;EtherNet/IP;DeviceNet
Mounting Flexibility Column;Desk;Panel;Wall
Voltage AC Version
Display Active VFD dot matrix
Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.8 in x 7.9 in x 5.6 in (299 mm x 200 mm x 141 mm)
Display Mounting Flexibility Unit integrated
Key Pad alpha-numeric keypad
Interfaces 4I/4O/4-20 mA Analog Output/Allen-Bradley RIO/ControlNet/RS232/422/485/Flux/PROFIBUS DP/DeviceNet/EtherNet/IP
Protection Rating IP69k
Hazardous Approval No
Housing Stainless Steel
CallFREE Calibration Yes
Custom Programmable Yes
Hygenic Design Yes
Material Number(s) 64087983



IND780 Q.iMPACT Material Transfer Controller

The next generation of optimized feed control

Increase throughput up to 30% and improve feed accuracy up to 90%

The Q.iMPACT material transfer control option maximizes the potential of the sophisticated and powerful IND780 weighing terminal. With the addition of this advanced material transfer software from METTLER TOLEDO, the terminal becomes the ideal controller to master the feed measurement, management and cutoff portion of batching, blending, filling, dosing or formulation processes. The second-generation Q.iMPACT application combines years of excellence in material transfer control with the processing power, advanced user interface and TaskExpert™ programming flexibility of the IND780 terminal

Sophisticated Material Transfer Control for Optimum Manufacturing Performance and Best Practices:

Feed the Exact Amount of Material in the Shortest Amount of Time, Every TimeQ.iMPACT's patented Predictive Adaptive Control algorithms build a real-time mathematical model for each material transfer, learning and compensating automatically for natural process variations in every material transfer operation. The IND780 Q.iMPACT combines advanced material transfer control with measurements from scales, flow meters and load cell systems. Multiple fieldbus options allow the Q.iMPACT controller to integrate seamlessly with leading PLC and DCS control systems. The IND780's crisp color monitor and intuitive interface provide the ideal platform for Q.iMPACT. As many as 20 terminals can be clustered, controlling as many as 198 measurements to:

  • Improve material feed accuracy
  • Increase manufacturing capacity
  • Minimize production cost
  • Ensure best practices regardless of host PLC or DCS platform


The IND780 Q.iMPACT terminal features:

  • Patented auto-tuning capability with exclusive feed algorithms – proactively corrects for material feed variation during each feed 
  • Ovelapping Feeds and single speed, on-off control – significantly reduce capital expenditures 
  • Batching, blending, filling, dosing & formulation processes – all benefit from the advanced Q.iMPACT material transfer control
  • Flexible terminal clustering and systems comprising up to 198 scale and flow meter combinations – match any system size, ready for system expansion
  • Significantly reduce costly raw material over-feed and unacceptable raw material over-feed – reduce off-spec product and bring new products to market more quickly with Q.i
  • Up to 999 configurable material pathsper IND780 terminal – for system flexibility, ease of expansion and rapid product testing and evaluation
  • Dedicated PC-based configuration tool – eases set-up and configuration of scales, flow meters, load cell systems and process I/0 
  • Multiple field bus options – connect to any popular PLC or DCS platform, with common Q.iMPACT advanced feed control


More Features and Benefits:

  • Powerful auto-tuning capability corrects for material and system variability during each feed
  • Configurable two-speed feed with PAC algorithm for slow feed and auto-jog function to correct out-of-tolerance feeds
  • Flexible terminal clustering enables systems comprising up to 198 scale and flow meter combinations, with remote diagnostics capability for maximum efficiency
  • Up to 999 configurable material paths per IND780 terminal for system flexibility, ease of expansion and rapid product testing and evaluation
  • Dedicated PC-based configuration tool eases set-up and facilitates back-up and restoration of configuration data
  • Embedded web server for easy access to control and data
  • Multiple fieldbus options give freedom to choose PLC or DCS platforms, and maintain optimum material transfer

IND780batch Batching Controller

For increased manufacturing efficiency

The IND780batch controller combines advanced batching control technology with the powerful features of the IND780 terminal. Engineered for the Food, Specialty Chemical, Plastics, Glass and Aggregates batching and formulation market, the IND780batch works as a stand-alone terminal for single scale, multi scale, or flow meter applications. In even more demanding applications, IND780batch can use advanced predictive adaptive control algorithms for superb accuracy and throughput.
A packaged solution is available, either with I/O optimized for single-scale applications or customized to suit your specific application requirements. The controller provides easy installation for out-of-the-box performance

Automatic batching with IND780batch



Manual batching with IND780batch


Powerful and Flexible Batching Technology

The IND780batch combines multiple control options with ease of configuration in applications using up to four scales or flow meters simultaneously


IND780batch Features and Benefits

  • ISA S88-compliant, providing a consistent protocol for batch operations
  • Up to 40 inputs and 56 outputs allow maximum flexibility in control setup
  • Storage for up to 1,000 recipes with as many as 99 steps per recipe, with the ability to control 42 automatic material feeds
  • Configurable on-the-fly recipe rescaling and recipe looping capability
  • Manual, semi-automatic and automatic modes, with user-defined messages and simplified data collection for operators
  • Available Q.iMPACT Predictive Adaptive Control (PAC) to minimize material feed variability and maximize production efficiency
  • BatchTool 780 PC-based configuration utility simplifies recipe and order creation, Track and Trace logging, security setup, usage reporting, and configuration back-up and restore
  • Equipment view screens show system status for advanced diagnostic capability



Packaged IND780batch Features and Benefits

The Packaged IND780batch supports single-scale operation, with the following features in addition to those standard in the IND780batch controller:

  • Self-contained, stand-alone controller for batch applications
  • Logic  for 10 automatic materials, one dump-to-empty and one auxiliary control
  • Start/Resume and Pause/Abort pushbuttons
  • Status annunciator light

IND780drive Vehicle Weighing Terminal

Advanced Multi-Scale Vehicle Weighing Terminal

The IND780drive is a powerful terminal capable of handling various types of vehicle weighing applications without the use of a PC. Two separate scales can be controlled for inbound and outbound vehicle transactions, with either permanent or temporary vehicle Tare records


The IND780drive industrial terminal is a single or multi-range, high-performance weighing terminal for use with analog and/or METTLER TOLEDO® POWERCELL®/MTX® scale bases. The IND780drive may be used with one or two platforms connected, allowing both platforms access to the same database. The terminal has permanent and temporary memory locations for storing vehicles IDs and weights. These can be recalled to complete a transaction and print a ticket. User-definable database tables enable application and variable data to be stored permanently or temporarily and recalled on demand. Traffic control logic is included using either lights triggered by weight or gates triggered by input from embedded loops, together with vehicle positioning detection. Use the built-in predictive maintenance and diagnostics features as a preventative strategy to predict errors and plan scale maintenance, rather than react after a scale is already down


Features and Benefits

  • A simple operating system with an enhanced graphical display - Reduced training time, better process visualization and fewer application errors add up to reduced cost
  • Traffic light or gate/loops control - Internal digital I/O controls vehicle traffic for up to two scales concurrently, meaning no other external programming controls are required
  • Internal target/setpoint I/O controls - Direct material transfer controls incorporate the vehicle filling process in the vehicle inbound/outbound transaction to improve speed and accuracy of the process
  • Large database memory - Stores numerous vehicle, transaction, commodity and customer records in the Compact Flash memory card for long term retention
  • Standard USB and Ethernet connection - USB interface enables quick data entry via a USB keyboard and Ethernet allows easy access to the database’s records via a network
  • Tare expiration control - Avoids measurement errors by ensuring that vehicle tare records are updated periodically


Specifications - IND780drive Vehicle Weighing Terminal

Housing Harsh: Stainless Steel. Panel:Stainless Steel Faceplate
Keyboard 30-key tactile keyboard with numeric keypad, navigation keys, function key
Dimensions Panel mount: 220×320×105 mm (8.7 × 12.6 × 4.1). Harsh environment/desk/wall/column mount:200 × 299 × 235 mm (7.8 × 11.8 × 9.3 in.)
Degree Of Protection IP69k (harsh version); Type 4x/12 (panel version)
Mounting Options Panel, desk, wall, column
Display Backlit LCD graphic display, 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA 145 mm (5.7 in.); active TFT color
Number of Attachable Platforms 4 (only 2 can be assigned to the Drive-780 application)
Suitable Platforms/Weigh Modules Analog scales (10 VDC ex. up to (8) 350 Ohm load cells, 2 or 3 mV/V) per channel, POWERCELL® PDX®, POWERCELL® MTX®, IDNet Scale, X-Base SICS
Resolution 1,000,000 divisions
Resolution(approvable) Analog - 10,000e NMI, 10,000 NTEP; IDNet - depends on scale base NMI, NTEP
Signal Processing TraxDSP™ filtering
A/D Rate (int./ext) More than 366 Hz internal; 50 Hz target comparison; 20 Hz PLC output
Digital Input/Output Maximum 40 in / 56 out with internal and external I/O options
Interfaces Ethernet TCP/IP, COM 1 (RS-232), COM 2 (RS-232, 422 or 485), USB
Options Dual analog output, Serial, Digital I/O, A-B Remote I/O, Profibus DP, ControlNet, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, TaskExpert
Applications Permanent, Temporary, Index and Transient vehicle transactions; vehicle filling; traffic control
Hazardous Area Approval Class I & II, Div 2, Groups A-D, F, G and ATEX Zone 2/22