Open Automation means that digitization can also be easy – with a freely expandable cloud platform for the process industry. It incorporates the open programming interface for smart weighing. This way, production and weighing technology applications such as checkweighing, control functions and filling checks can also be integrated with ease.
To put smart weighing into practice, the use of smart sensors, load cells and smart weighing electronics is indispensable. Components must already have intelligence built-in, in the form of open interfaces or edge computing, for example, to enable efficient and targeted data processing. This article takes a look at the demands placed on such systems, with special emphasis on software integration.