By using tightly integrated PLC backplane plug-in weigh scale modules in manufacturing production systems, businesses can quickly and seamlessly monitor weight, make timely decisions and effectively control their production processes. PLC weight modules are used in a wide variety of applications such as Inventory Control, Batching/Blending, Filling/Dispensing, Check Weighing, Level by Weight, Rate Control and Rate Monitoring, to name a few. Doing this step captures the characteristics (mV/V/ohm) of each load cell and compensates for its output characteristics. The calibration characteristics are embedded in a chip in the load cell for use at the customer’s manufacturing facility. The PLC Plug-in Weight Module reads this chip and is calibrated to relate a sensor signal to a weight value.