In perfect time for the Powtech 2017 exhibition SysTec GmbH introduces the IT3 weighing terminal as the successor of the IT3000, the weighing terminal that has been very successful for more than ten years. Just as its predecessor, IT3 provides a variety of preinstalled standard applications, which make it the right choice not only for weighing and data capturing, but also for one- or two-speed filling with tare check and preact optimization, checkweighing and truck scale installations.
The 5" (127 mm) high-contrast, high-resolution color display provides a weight display with a height of 32 mm, clearly readable from a distance, and an additional display line for messages or operator prompts and entries. Together with keys for taring and zero setting, IT3 features 5 softkeys whose program-dependent functions are indicated on the display. A numeric keypad is available for convenient entry of tare weights and values, it also permits the entry of texts.
IT3 provides connection to one or two analog scale bases with a W&M approved resolution of up to 10,000 increments. As an alternative, also digital force transducers can be connected, e.g. for use in a truck scale installation. The optional W&M approved weight memory (data archive) has a storage capacity for 1 million weighings and guarantees the traceability also to transactions made at a much earlier point in time. IT3 has EC approval as a non-automatic weighing instrument, approvals in the US and Russia are pending.
For the connection of peripheral devices IT3 can be configured with up to two serial RS232 or RS485 interfaces. Alternatively, connection to a PC can also be established over Ethernet. A line or label printer can be connected via serial interface, Ethernet, USB or Bluetooth. Print formats can easily be edited and adapted to specific requirements at the weighing terminal or conveniently via a PC program.
For simple filling or setpoint applications IT3 can be fitted with two digital inputs and two digital outputs. Alternatively, also an analog output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V is available. For the connection to external PLCs or SCADA systems, IT3 can be equipped with a fieldbus module. Apart from Profibus DP, also interfaces for Profinet, Ethernet/IP or Modbus TCP can be installed.
IT3 fits seamlessly into the SysTec product range of industrial weighing terminals. It is available as wall-mount / desk-top version protected to IP65/IP69K and also as panel-mount version. Power supply can either be made via 110–240 VAC or 12–24 VDC. Also a version for supply through an external rechargeable battery is available, which makes IT3 the perfect unit for mobile applications. Versions for use in Ex zones 2 and 22 are in preparation.