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Feb. 12, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the release of its new On-Board Forklift Scale, the VFS220. Whether shipping, receiving, or managing

COLUMBUS, Ohio – METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the release of its new On-Board Forklift Scale, the VFS220. Whether shipping, receiving, or managing inventory, weighing can be an extra step that slows down an operation. The METTLER TOLEDO VFS220 forklift scale changes that, enabling users to obtain accurate weight readings without transporting every load to and from a scale.

The VFS220 is designed as an aftermarket add-on to any ITA Class II carriage forklift. It consists of two components: a scale carriage assembly (5,000 lbs x 5 lbs NTEP approved), which is installed between the forklift truck’s lift bracket and forks, and a scale controller, which is mounted on the forklift truck’s head guard.

Here are just a few highlights of the forklift scale:

Easy Installation: Mounting the VFS220 scale carriage on a forklift truck is as easy as installing forks. Just hang the scale on the lift bracket; adjust the locating tab; and tighten two clamps. No welding or shimming is required.

Wireless Scale Communication: The moving scale carriage communicates with the controller by radio signal. Unlike other forklift scales, it is not connected to the controller by cables that can be damaged or cause maintenance problems. The strong radio signal is adjustable, with a range of power settings and channels.

Maximum Visibility: The scale is designed for improved safety and productivity. The center of the carriage is open, providing a high-visibility window that makes it easy for the forklift operator to see loads and position forks for lifting.

Exceptional Accuracy: Our patented split-flexure design provides greater weighing accuracy and repeatability than standard flexures. By increasing flexibility, it allows the scale to transfer load to the load cells more effectively.

Touch Screen Operation: A user-friendly touch screen makes the scale controller easy to operate. It allows the forklift operator to complete a variety of weighing transactions in a few simple steps. Administrators have access to setup screens for customizing weighing operations.

Wireless Network: With a wireless network adapter, the scale controller can transmit data instantly to
a wireless local area network. The PC card adapter uses standard Wi-Fi protocol for compatibility with any network. Because the controller utilizes Flash Memory, it will not lose data if the network goes down.

Weighing Capabilities: METTLER TOLEDO VFS220 forklift scales are programmed with the capabilities to perform a full range of weighing tasks:
• Gross weighing
• Net weighing with push-button tare
• Net weighing with keyboard tare
• Accumulating gross weights
• Accumulating net weights
• Less-than-truckload transactions
• Multiple transaction storage
• Counting

Data Management: Despite its compact size, the scale controller has the full capabilities of a PC to store and transfer data. It is designed to fit seamlessly into your business operation, allowing quick and reliable data management. Weighing data is made available for download at the end of a shift or in real time using a wireless network. Download options include Ethernet, USB, and Wi-Fi. The controller is compatible with peripheral equipment such as printers, bar code scanners, and RFID tag readers.

Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found on the website