More accurate calibration, wider connectivity, better resolution and digital communications. These are the bywords in weighing today.
But like virtually every other branch of the C&I industry, so are fieldbus and the ubiquitous millennium bug. End-users of weighing equipment are, says Tony Mellor, QA and metrology manager for Mettler Toledo, making money out of Y2K compliance for their equipment, even though it may be old, doesn't contain an embedded chip, and is entirely stand-alone.
'Many customers are demanding millennium statements even though they're not necessary', he told C&I. 'The equipment has been built to last, and has probably been …