OCALA, Fla., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MARS Company, a global leader in water meter testing and technology solutions, announced today that it has launched a new, M3 Advanced Scale and Control System upgrade program that includes special incentives and/or trade-in allowance(s) for legacy gravimetric weight scale instrument systems.

Due to the abrupt manufacturer discontinuance of the legacy gravimetric scale instrument system, MARS has launched a new, limited time upgrade program that provides a cost-effective upgrade for increased functionality and reliability.  An overview of the system includes: 

  • Advanced Scale & Control Software Module
    • Full Color, Multi-Touch Display compatibility for Increased Ease of Use
    • Advanced Interpretation of Weight Transmitter Data
    • Compatible with Avery Weigh-Tronix & Other Scales   
    • Enhanced Control for Other External Systems
    • Optional Water Temperature Correction to Ensure Accuracy            
    • Remote, Online Software Updates and Remote Diagnostics
    • Expandable, Modular Design

AW-1310 Scale Instrument Discontinuance

The following previous-generation gravimetric scale instrument system will be discontinued, effective September 30, 2018:

End-of-Life Product Model Number Product Description Replacement Product Model Replacement Product Description
Avery Weigh-Tronix Model 1310 Weight Scale Instrument MARS Advanced Scale and Control System – 8x00xxxxx Full Color, Multi-Touch Display and M3 Software Module

MARS will continue to provide warranty support on all legacy scale instruments outlined above.  Due to abrupt manufacturer product discontinuance, MARS cannot provide out-of-warranty parts or support.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for upgrade program details.  As previously announced, the Advanced Scale & Control System is fully compatible with and requires the latest M3 Enterprise Software (not compatible with the legacy M3 Software) and is expected to be available in the 3Q of 2018.  For more information about MARS Company and its M3 Enterprise Software, please visit