MARCO is consistently creating new products, ensuring future MARCO clients are able to benefit from the insight and expertise gained across a wide range of industries and processes. Listening to customer’s needs within these industries has allowed MARCO’s engineers to identify key issues and construct the appropriate solutions to tackle them. This has led to the recent development and expansion of MARCO’s range of weighing-centric HMI terminals to include the MARCO TechMaster and TaskMaster units.
The latest terminals are the first MARCO products to feature the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This technology has been developed over the past three years. Measure, control, improve is widely recognised as the correct ethos to adopt in process-driven organisations and IoT is the ideal platform to help implement this. In particular, this technology is the perfect fit for any manual process where all contributors deliver the maximum possible productivity.
The much-anticipated official release of the MARCO TechMaster IoT terminal follows its successful installations within two complex recipe formulation sites. The ruggedised full-colour touch screen terminal is ideally suited to harsh factory environments, having recently received ATEX accreditation for use in explosive atmospheres and IP69K accreditation for extremely high protection against liquids and solids. The MARCO TechMaster is a compact, robust, industrial touchscreen PC that has a competitive price point to allow it to be used at every weighing workstation within the factory environment. Utilising the latest IoT technology, the TechMaster allows complete flexibility on what can be displayed to each and every operator. Videos and/or images can be displayed individually, to a line, or the entire factory and as a result the majority of paper-based instructions can be eliminated.
MARCO’s engineers have applied the same innovative IoT technology to MARCO’s most compact and portable weighing terminal yet. The MARCO TaskMaster has been specifically designed to fulfil high-speed portion control requirements. The terminal is constructed entirely from high grade stainless steel and sealed to IP65 standards and fitted with an industrial load cell. Using a colour touch screen and MARCO’s unique ‘One Light = One Fruit’ feature, operators can rapidly pack clamshells/punnets and full boxes up to 12kg to an accuracy of 1 gram.