Enhanced Connectivity for Reliable and Efficient Data Transfer
Product News Jan 11, 2020
METTLER TOLEDO has announced an update for the ML-T Analytical and Precision Balance lines. The new software version 4.20 in combination with an added Ethernet interface aims to offer advanced connectivity, publishing and reporting features for improved data management and process control.
ML-T’s new hardware is designed to create greater reporting flexibility to make weighing results transfer as easy and convenient as possible. In addition, new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities made possible by a wireless dongle allow easy connection to any WLAN, hotspot or P-50 laboratory printer for simple and convenient data transfer.
New ML-T Advanced Level balances are equipped with four interfaces: Ethernet, USB Host, USB Device and RS232. This is to make it quick and easy to connect the balances to peripheral devices and company networks, while the addition of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities create further flexibility. New functionality also allows data transfer directly to an FTP server.
Advanced reporting and publishing options also provide flexibility on how users save, print and export weighing results and associated metadata to improve productivity and product quality. Operators can customize reports with quality-relevant information including leveling status and last adjustment to support downstream analytical accuracy.
XML, CSV, and TXT file formats make it easier to transfer weighing data for electronic archiving or further analysis. Additionally, the simultaneous publication of different formats over different interfaces is possible. For example, the balance can send measurements to a strip printer via USB while sending more comprehensive data files directly to a ftp server via Ethernet.