A new whitepaper from Mettler Toledo assesses data integration solutions such as Ethernet TCP/IP with OPC server communication and PLC Fieldbus systems including EtherNet/IP and Profibus DP for effective integration of weight data into PLC, MES or ERP systems.
Mettler Toledo is a leading global supplier of weighbridges, and also specialises in the manufacture and marketing of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications.
Manufacturing processes become more proficient and transparent with the efficient transfer of weighing data to higher level PLC, MES or ERP systems.
Efficient data integration solutions can result in more accurate or faster filling and control processes. Additionally, increased transparency in manufacturing processes improves asset use, reduces operating costs, and makes compliance with certification standards or industrial regulations easier.
A key challenge for companies is the identification and implementation of the most effective system for data transfer and integration to meet their specific needs.
Mettler Toledo’s white paper on data integration solutions addresses the different considerations between industrial network design and office network design. The document holds a list of questions to determine data integration objectives and hints to minimise network load.
Additionally, the white paper is a comprehensive source with useful know-how and considerations for all those who must integrate weighing data in a PLC, MES or ERP system.