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METTLER-TOLEDO recognized by Food Logistics for product development

METTLER TOLEDO was recognized by Food Logistics in their FL100 listing for the development of the PTA469 U-Shaped Floor Scale. The PTA469 is a stainless steel, low-profile pallet scale, ideally suited for the washdown environments found in the food and packaged food, meat, dairy and cheese, and bakery markets. The scale’s fully open channels and less surface area allows for faster and easier washdown in sanitary applications. The PTA469’s U-shaped platform simplifies the job of loading pallets and containers onto the scale. There are no ramps or pits, so the scale costs less to install, saves for space and speeds up loading and weighing. Eliminating ramps reduces the opportunity for injuries and accidents, as workers using a forklift, pallet jack or powered walkie to load the scale are no longer required to drive up a ramp or across the scale platform. PTA469 pallet scales are customizable to meet a variety of weighing needs. All models are available in capacities from 1,000 lb up to 5,000 lb. Each year, the editors of Food Logistics recognize 100 software and technology providers that help food and beverage manufacturers, foodservice distributors and grocery retailers attain their business goals. The FL100 is comprised of software providers as well as equipment and technology companies whose products and services play a significant role in food and beverage supply chains. “With the evolution of the food supply chain, software and technology providers are playing a more critical role in addressing needs such as end-to-end visibility and collaboration, traceability, regulatory compliance, risk management, sustainability and cost containment,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics. “Technology is the competitive differentiator for companies in our industry who need to stay ahead of dynamic changes in the marketplace.” After receiving applications from end users and software and technology providers, the editorial staff reviewed over 165 submissions to compile this year’s list. Companies who earned a spot on the FL100 list are featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at