Siemens released its newest solution for intelligent weighing automation: the Siwarex WP351. Measuring 20 millimeters width by 65 millimeters height, the ultra-compact module is one of the smallest weighing electronics units available. The device features a fast 1,000 hertz sampling rate and processing time with a digital output response time of less than 1 millisecond that guarantees the highest accuracy and repeatability, the company says. Compatible with almost all analog strain gauge load cells, Siwarex WP351 is a versatile solution for demanding weighing applications such as mixing, filling, bagging, checking or totalizing in diverse applications, including the food and beverage industries. As an integral part of Simatic ET 200SP, Siwarex WP351 can be seamlessly integrated into Simatic and non-Simatic automation systems, making it a viable alternative to traditional weighing terminals. The intelligent firmware gives users the ability to control weighing processes directly from the module, thereby reducing the load on the connected PLC. This capability of checking scales and high-performance filling machines offers a big advantage, as even within very short weighing times, the dosing devices are controlled in an optimal way. Through the ethernet-connected web server, users quickly can commission and maintain the device.

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