Mettler Toledo LP16 Operating instructions

Mettler Toledo LP16 Operating instructions
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Who we are, what we do : ................................................................................................................................................................ 7
About this book ................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Instruments Repaired by IES ............................................................................................................................................................ 9
Repaired Instrument Warranty....................................................................................................................................................... 10
Quotation Policy ............................................................................................................................................................................ 11
General Technical Articles .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
Calibration Weights , Frequently Asked Questions ....................................................................................................................... 12
Drifty Analytical Balances ............................................................................................................................................................. 15
Linearity ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Appraising the Condition of Lab Balances .................................................................................................................................... 17
Cornerload ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
"Monobloc" Cornerload Adjustment ............................................................................................................................................. 19
Cornerload Adjustment Chart ........................................................................................................................................................ 20
Weight Tolerances .......................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Linearity Adjustment Chart ............................................................................................................................................................ 23
The Force Restoration Principle .................................................................................................................................................... 24
Packaging Lab Balances for Shipment .......................................................................................................................................... 25
Static Electricity and Drifty Lab Balances ..................................................................................................................................... 26
Moisture Balances - Practical Considerations .............................................................................................................................. 27
Standard Field Service ..................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Description of Service .................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Service Record ............................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Generalized Test Tolerances .......................................................................................................................................................... 31
Standard Test Numerical Record ................................................................................................................................................... 32
Test Method - Repeatability .......................................................................................................................................................... 33
Test Method - Cornerload .............................................................................................................................................................. 34
Test Method - Linearity .................................................................................................................................................................. 35
Standard Span Test Procedure....................................................................................................................................................... 36
A&D................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
EK-H Calibration ( EK-400H, EK600H, EK4000H, EK6000H) A&D ......................................................................................... 37
EK-G Calibration ( EK series with “G” suffix )
A&D .............................................................................................................. 38
EW-G Calibration ( EW series with “G” suffix ) ........................................................................................................................... 38
EK-120, 1200, 12KA ...................................................................................................................................................................... 39
EP/SP -- Calibration and Operation / A&D .................................................................................................................................. 40
ER / SP Calibration Re- Definition / A & D ................................................................................................................................... 42
ER-180, ER-120, SP-182 -- Linearity Adjustment / A&D .............................................................................................................. 43
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FR Series-- Internal Calibration Weight Correction / A&D ......................................................................................................... 44
FW -- Calibration / A&D ............................................................................................................................................................... 45
FX and FY -- Initialization / A & D .............................................................................................................................................. 46
FX and FY -- Linearity & Calibration / A & D ............................................................................................................................. 47
GF Calibration / A&D ................................................................................................................................................................... 48
GX internal weight calibration adjustment ................................................................................................................................... 49
HA Series Calibration / A&D ........................................................................................................................................................ 52
HF Calibration & Linearity / A&D ............................................................................................................................................... 53
HR Span Calibration , Cornerload Adjustment ............................................................................................................................. 55
CAHN ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 56
Packing and Unpacking Cahn Microbalances .............................................................................................................................. 56
21 23 25 Calibration - Cahn...................................................................................................................................................... 57
28, 29 Calibration - Cahn.......................................................................................................................................................... 58
Model G -- Operating Instructions / Cahn .................................................................................................................................... 59
TA Series – Calibration & Transportation Arrestment / Cahn...................................................................................................... 60
4100 -- Operating Instructions / Cahn .......................................................................................................................................... 61
Denver Instruments ......................................................................................................................................................................... 62
A Series Analyticals -- Calibration / Denver Instruments ............................................................................................................. 62
A200DS -- Linearity / Denver Instruments .................................................................................................................................... 63
DI Series -- Linearity Correction Procedure / Denver Instruments .............................................................................................. 64
TL, DTL, 7xxx, 8xxx ,M, MX - how to tell what's what ................................................................................................................ 67
TL-1600S -- Initialization and Calibration (old TL) / Denver Instruments ................................................................................... 68
TR / TL (new) / TC Linearity ..................................................................................................................................................... 69
TL Calibration and Password ( new TL series ) – Denver Instrument ......................................................................................... 71
TR Calibration and Password – Denver Instrument ................................................................................................................... 73
XA series -- Calibration and Linearity / Denver Instruments........................................................................................................ 74
XD/AC -- Linearity / Denver Instruments ...................................................................................................................................... 76
XD-100A and Dual Display Analyticals -- Linearity and Calibration / Denver Instruments ....................................................... 77
XL/AL Series -- Calibration and Linearity / Fisher/Denver Instrument ....................................................................................... 78
AL Series with – 44 after model number ....................................................................................................................................... 78
XP Calibration ............................................................................................................................................................................... 79
XT and Z Series -- Calibration / Denver Instruments .................................................................................................................... 80
XT and Z Series -- Linearity & Calibration / Denver Instruments ............................................................................................... 81
8301 -- Instructions For Operating In Counting Mode / Denver Instruments .............................................................................. 83
METTLER ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 84
AC and PC -- Calibration and Linearity / Mettler ........................................................................................................................ 84
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AE-160/163 -- Calibration / Mettler .............................................................................................................................................. 85
AE -- Linearity / Mettler ................................................................................................................................................................. 86
AE Display board exchange ......................................................................................................................................................... 87
AG -- Calibration and Menu / Mettler ........................................................................................................................................... 88
AK, PK, and HK -- Calibration / Mettler ....................................................................................................................................... 89
AT -- Calibration and Calibration Mode Selection / Mettler ......................................................................................................... 91
AT -- Packaging and Glass Doors / Mettler................................................................................................................................... 92
BD Calibration ............................................................................................................................................................................... 93
BB -- Service / Mettler .................................................................................................................................................................... 94
HL Balances -- Checklist for Shipping / Mettler ............................................................................................................................ 95
LJ16 and LP16 Infra-Red Dryer / Mettler ..................................................................................................................................... 96
ME30 .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 97
M3 -- Calibration / Mettler ............................................................................................................................................................ 98
M3 and UM3 microbalance - packing for shipment ...................................................................................................................... 99
MT5 UMT5 Calibration ............................................................................................................................................................. 100
PB / AB / SB Calibration - Mettler (new style)............................................................................................................................. 101
PB -- Calibration / Mettler (old type)........................................................................................................................................... 103
PB (old style) and PL Instruments -- Installation of HDSP / Mettler ......................................................................................... 104
Replacement of digital display LED's ...................................................................................................................................... 104
PC -- Temperature Compensation / Mettler................................................................................................................................. 105
PC -- Calibration and Linearity / Mettler .................................................................................................................................... 107
PC2000, PC4000, PC4400 -- Guides Made By IES Corp. .......................................................................................................... 108
PE Lab Balances -- Calibration / Mettler .................................................................................................................................... 109
PE -- Pots & Boards / Mettler ...................................................................................................................................................... 110
PK, AK, HK -- Calibration / Mettler ............................................................................................................................................ 111
PG , SG Calibration and menu blocks - Mettler .......................................................................................................................... 113
PG SG Calibration / Mettler ........................................................................................................................................................ 114
PM -- Configuration / Mettler ...................................................................................................................................................... 116
PM — Piece Counting / Mettler ................................................................................................................................................... 117
PM, PJ, AM, AJ
Balances -- Calibration and Error Codes / Mettler ................................................................................... 118
PR / SR Calibration - Mettler ...................................................................................................................................................... 119
PT Calibration & Cornerload adj (Old-Style Mettler PT) ........................................................................................................... 121
Installation of PML4 Linearity Board / Mettler ........................................................................................................................... 122
PML4 Linearity Board Installation (continued) / Mettler PM Toploader Balance ................................................................. 123
Static Electricity ....................................................................................................................................................................... 123
Installation of PML1 in High Capacity Instruments / Mettler .................................................................................................. 124
XS Calibration Configuration - Mettler ...................................................................................................................................... 125
XS Calibration, Internal, External - Mettler ................................................................................................................................ 126
XP Calibration Configuration - Mettler ...................................................................................................................................... 128
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XP Calibration, Internal, External - Mettler ............................................................................................................................... 129
Flexible parts pictures – for Mettler ............................................................................................................................................ 132
Option 012 Circuit Board - Mettler ............................................................................................................................................. 133
OHAUS ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 134
AP and AS Calibration ................................................................................................................................................................ 134
B-1500A -- Calibration / Ohaus .................................................................................................................................................. 135
B3000 -- Calibration and Linearity / Ohaus ............................................................................................................................... 136
E Series -- Calibration and Linearity / Ohaus ............................................................................................................................. 137
G and GT Series -- Linearity and Calibration / Ohaus ............................................................................................................... 138
Galaxy G160 and G110 -- Calibration / Ohaus .......................................................................................................................... 139
TS & TP -- Calibration / Ohaus .................................................................................................................................................. 140
Explorer Calibration - Ohaus ...................................................................................................................................................... 141
Navigator Calibration - Ohaus .................................................................................................................................................... 143
Voyager Calibration - Ohaus ...................................................................................................................................................... 145
PERKIN-ELMER .......................................................................................................................................................................... 146
AD4 Microbalance -- Calibration / Perkin-Elmer ...................................................................................................................... 146
PRECISA........................................................................................................................................................................................ 147
280 Series -- Calibration (Span) / Precisa .................................................................................................................................. 147
(PAG) 300 Series -- Linearization / Precisa ................................................................................................................................ 148
SARTORIUS .................................................................................................................................................................................. 149
Letter Series -- Software Correction of Internal Calibration Weight / Sartorius ........................................................................ 149
Series A.................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
Series E .................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
Series H.................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
Series I ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
Series L (see the separate article for LA, LP, LC) ................................................................................................................... 149
Series R .................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
Series U.................................................................................................................................................................................... 149
B series -- Calibration & Linearity / Sartorius ............................................................................................................................ 150
BP Calibration -Sartorius............................................................................................................................................................ 151
CP , GC series - Sartorius ........................................................................................................................................................... 152
EA and EB Calibration Adjustment - Sartorius .......................................................................................................................... 153
FC Calibration Adjustment - internal - Sartorius .................................................................................................................... 154
FC Calibration & Adjustment – external
Sartorius ................................................................................................................. 157
FC Overwrite internal weight calibration – Sartorius ............................................................................................................... 159
L series -- Calibration (not the same as LC series) / Sartorius ................................................................................................... 160
LA Calibration Adjustment - internal (not same as L, LC, or LP ) / Sartorius ........................................................................... 161
LA Calibration & Adjustment – external (not L, LC, or LP ) Sartorius ...................................................................................... 164
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LA Overwrite internal weight calibration – Sartorius ................................................................................................................ 166
LA error codes – Sartorius ........................................................................................................................................................... 167
LC/AC Series (not the same as L series) -- Calibration / Sartorius ............................................................................................. 168
MC Calibration ........................................................................................................................................................................... 169
LC/AC Series (MC1) Overwrite Internal Cal - Sartorius............................................................................................................. 170
MA30 -- Calibration / Sartorius ................................................................................................................................................... 171
Menu System / Sartorius ............................................................................................................................................................... 172
Menu System (continued) / Sartorius ........................................................................................................................................... 173
"PLUS" package programming.................................................................................................................................................... 174
Menu Codes / Sartorius(older series) .......................................................................................................................................... 175
PT1200, 600, 120, 6, QT -- Calibration / Sartorius ..................................................................................................................... 176
QC Calibration , error codes – Sartorius .................................................................................................................................. 177
QS Series Calibration & Linearity - Sartorius ............................................................................................................................. 178
RC Calibration ............................................................................................................................................................................. 179
38XX Platforms -- Calibration / Sartorius ................................................................................................................................... 180
120x -- Calibration and Linearity / Sartorius .............................................................................................................................. 181
1364, 1303, and 1304 -- Adjustment / Sartorius .......................................................................................................................... 182
1400 MP8-1 -- Calibration & Linearity / Sartorius ..................................................................................................................... 183
1500's -- Calibration / Sartorius .................................................................................................................................................. 184
1601 -- Calibration / Sartorius..................................................................................................................................................... 185
2003 -- Calibration / Sartorius................................................................................................................................................... 186
2003 and 2004 -- Locking for Transportation and Unlocking for Use / Sartorius ...................................................................... 187
2003 -- Packing Instructions / Sartorius ...................................................................................................................................... 189
SAUTER.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 191
Sauter Platform Diagram ............................................................................................................................................................. 191
Lock Platform – Sauter ................................................................................................................................................................ 192
E3380 -- Calibration / Sauter....................................................................................................................................................... 193
ED2180 and 2080 Multiscale -- Calibration / Mettler/Sauter .................................................................................................... 195
ED2180 and 2080 Multiscale -- Calibration (continued p. 2) / Mettler/Sauter .......................................................................... 196
1200 and 1300 Series -- Calibration / Sauter .............................................................................................................................. 198
SHIMADZU .................................................................................................................................................................................... 200
AEU-210 -- Calibration Weight Mounting / Shimadzu ................................................................................................................ 200
BL Calibration – Shimadzu .......................................................................................................................................................... 201
UW Calibration – Shimadzu ....................................................................................................................................................... 202
UX Calibration – Shimadzu ........................................................................................................................................................ 203
TOLEDO ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 204
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ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo...................................................................................................................................................... 204
ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo--Linearity ............................................................................................................................... 205
ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo--Calibration ............................................................................................................................ 206
ID1 -- Changing Unit 2 of Measure / Toledo .............................................................................................................................. 207
ID 5 – Changing or Selecting Unit 2 / Toledo ............................................................................................................................. 208
ID-SX Service Mode Notes .......................................................................................................................................................... 209
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Who we are, what we do :
Who: We're IES Corporation. We're a company that specializes in the repair of lab balances and high
precision scales. We're only a service company - or more particularly a repair specialist. We don't do onsite calibrations or sell new equipment.
What we do: We serve the repair needs of scale service companies and lab-balance specialists throughout
the US. Typically, they need a source of repairs on this specialized equipment..
Why we're the best: You'll find that these facts truly distinguish IES from all others in the shop-service
field:
1) Service is our only business Our future is based on your satisfaction with the repair service we
provide. Since repair service is our only "product", it receives our highest priority. When you
contrast that with other providers that are primarily in the business of selling new equipment (either
as a manufacturer or a distributor ) , you can understand that their companies are structured to a
different purpose. We want to repair your instrument. At the highest levels, they don't.
2) Experience. We have repaired more lab balances than any other independent shop in the nation,
and have more varied experience than any factory center. Over the past 25 years, we've repaired over
30,000 lab balances. No one else has comparable experience.
3) We repair instruments that are no longer repaired by the manufacturers. In many cases, this
means that we manufacture components. We can perform repairs that are not available elsewhere. If
you have equipment that you believe can no longer be repaired, give us a call.
4) This manual is just an example of the type of technical support we provide to our customers. We
also provide telephone support toll free. Call whenever you need assistance with adjustments.
5) Free repair quotations. One year warranty. You can know the exact cost in advance of any
repair. If your customer decides they don't want it repaired, we ship it back with no charge for the
quote or shipping. See the quotation and warranty policies for details. ( pages 10 and 11 )
I sincerely believe there is no better value for your lab balance repair dollar anywhere in the US.
Respectfully,
Doug Morse, IES Corp.
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About this book
This collection of service notes has been provided by IES Corporation, of Portland Oregon. It's
purpose is to assemble many bulletins together in one volume, and thereby provide a reference of
information to assist the technician. We sincerely hope that you will find it to be valuable and
useful.
Many times, our customers call and want information about making a specific adjustment on a
specific instrument. We do our best to provide assistance over the phone. Often, we write a
summary of the question and answer, and file it for future reference. We can FAX those
summaries in response to future questions. This manual is the aggregate of many of those
summaries.
IES must specifically declare that the procedures contained within this manual may not be
applicable, appropriate, accurate, or complete when applied either to specific instruments, families
or groups of instruments, or manufacturers. IES accepts no responsibility whatever in connection
with the distribution or application of the information contained herein. IES accepts no expressed
or implied liability due to the contents of these service notes
This manual is in no way a replacement of factory repair manuals. IES highly recommends that all
service be performed in accordance with factory repair documentation, and to the manufacturer's
tolerances. The procedures outlined in this manual do not have the endorsement of any balance
or scale manufacturer. Tolerances listed within this manual are the test tolerances at IES, and are
not intended to represent manufacturer's tolerances.
Any unauthorized use or distribution of this manual and it's contents, without the prior written
permission of IES, is expressly prohibited.
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Instruments Repaired by IES
Please don’t consider this list to be comprehensive. We repair many models that are not listed
here – there isn’t room to list the thousands of different models. If you don’t see what you are
looking for, just give us a call at 800 541-0852
Mettler-Toledo
PB, PR, PG
PM, SM
SB, SG
AB, AC, AE analyticals
AG, AT, HK analyticals
PE, PC , PK
XP, XS
K platforms
IDx indicators
Sauter E series
Microbalances
moisture analyzers
others
A&D
Sartorius
A, AC series
B, BA, BP series
F, H, I, L, Q series
R analyticals
2000 analyticals
moisture analyzers
1200-1800 : all
3800 series
LA, LC, LP
FB , FC
QS , QC
Cahn
Ohaus
Adventurer, Explorer , Voyager
AP, AS analytical
G , GT , Galaxy
TS, TP toploaders
E series
B series
Navigator
moisture analyzers
too many to list !!
Denver / Fisher /
Ainsworth
FX , FX, FY, FR
HF, HX
HA, HR, HM , GR
ER, EP
moisture analyzers
others
too many to list !
call
IMPORTANT
Lab balances and high-precision platforms can be damaged when shipped improperly. Call for
packing instructions and our special (free) shipping cartons.
Galaxy and Ohaus are registered trademarks of Ohaus Scale Corp.
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Repaired Instrument Warranty
IES Corporation guarantees that all parts and materials used in the repair of electronic weighing
instruments, as well as the workmanship required to install those materials, will be free of defect for one year
from invoice date. Additionally, any functional problem which is described is guaranteed to be corrected,
and the stated malfunction shall not occur for a period of one year from invoice date.
IES will not be responsible for functional problems other than those reported to us and included in our quote.
Damage due to mechanical abuse, chemical or water attack, or repair efforts of any party other than IES are
not covered under warranty.
Please call IES prior to shipping instruments to us. This is the opportunity to establish a clear
understanding of what malfunction caused the instrument to be removed from service, and what we are
expected to repair. We will fax a Return Authorization to you immediately. The RA we fax (or e-mail) to
you will give you a tracking number, a description of the malfunction , and any other details you may wish
to include.
Our goal is to provide quality repairs at competitive prices with excellent support. Our biggest problem is
that we do not get a description of the malfunction from our customer.
For any instrument returned to us for repair under warranty, IES will reimburse shipping charges when
invoiced for transportation via UPS ground or similar. IES will return such equipment to the customer via
ground carrier.
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Quotation Policy
IES will supply a quotation for the repair of any instrument shipped to our repair facility in Portland
Oregon. There is no charge for the quotation. Quotes are returned via email or FAX whenever possible,
telephone otherwise. We make every effort to return quotes the same day the instrument arrives. No repairs
will be made until the customer approves the quote. Repairs which have been quoted and approved will be
invoiced exactly as quoted.
Repair quotations apply specifically to the repairs requested on the customer's incoming paperwork or
detailed on the Return Authorization, and do not cover repairs other than those so described. Quotes
normally include shipping charges. IES will ship via ground transportation unless instructed otherwise on the
associated paperwork. Quotations are based on a visual appraisal of the instrument's condition, the repairs
requested on the Return Authorization, and our experience with the particular instrument model. We inspect
every instrument individually. We do not perform extensive electrical testing or mechanical repair prior to
being authorized to do so.
Instruments which arrive at IES with a Purchase Order and instructions to repair without quote will be
invoiced on a labor + materials + shipping cost basis. Since no quote is required, these instruments are
repaired and returned without further communication.
We will discuss any instrument with you on the phone and make an estimate of the cost of repair. This
allows you to determine a likely cost without shipping the instrument to us. Please understand that estimates
are just that – estimates. We provide the best estimate we can with the information you provide.
Regarding Declined Quotes
For instruments under $100 value and under 100 pounds weight, IES will return the unrepaired instrument
via ground transportation at no charge whatever. To Alaska or Hawaii, we will return any unrepaired
instrument for the cost of transportation. IES will insure these instruments for loss or damage up to $100.
For instruments valued over $100, or for all instruments over 100 pounds, return transportation is paid for
and arranged by the sender. You will communicate with your carrier (UPS, truck, etc. ) and make payment
arrangements directly with them. We will package your instrument or attach to a pallet at no charge, and
make it available to your carrier.
Carriers such as FedX and UPS will pick up shipments at our location and bill to your account. Please
advise us in advance if you are using these services, so that we can be ready for their pickup. Check with
your carrier for details.
Return Authorization
When you are sending an instrument to IES, please call or email us. We will create a tracking number and
document that summarizes the repair and logistics information. This is the opportunity to get a clear
mutual understanding of what the malfunction is, and what IES will be repairing. We will fax or email
the Return Authorization document to you immediately. We urge our customers to call ahead for an RA,
since doing so adds organization , completeness, and clarity to these transactions. If you call outside business
hours, please leave a message with your name, company name, model, and a description of the malfunction
or reason the unit was removed from service. You can email anytime to [email protected] , or fax to 503
233-2926.
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General Technical Articles
Calibration Weights , Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I did the "auto calibration" on the analytical balance . But when I check it with my weight, it still isn't
right. I know my weight is accurate, since it's class 1, and we just had it calibrated. What can the problem
be?
A. Your weight is erroneous, even though it's just been calibrated. Class 1 weights have errors just like all
other weights, and those errors are easily measured on an analytical balance. The following table shows the
nominal value, and both the high and low limits of class 1 weights
Nominal Value g
Maximum ASTM 1
Minimum ASTM class 1
10,000
5000
2000
1000
500
200
100
10,000.02500
5,000.01250
2,000.00500
1,000.00250
500.00125
200.00050
100.00025
9,999.97500
4,999.98750
1,999.99500
999.99750
499.99875
199.99950
99.99975
For example, the 100 gram weight can be as much as 100.00025 gram, and as low as 99.99975 gram , and
still be within ASTM class 1 (formerly class S) tolerance. A standard analytical balance reads out to four
decimal places. If we round the maximum and minimum to four decimal places, then the maximum reading
is 100.0003, and the minimum is 99.9998. So any reading in this range is possible on a "perfect" analytical
balance. Of course, if the instrument has any errors (they all do) , then those are additional.
Q. Wait a minute! Are you saying my class 1 weights aren't good enough ?
A. Right. An ordinary analytical balance is MORE accurate than those weights, and it will readout
(measure) the difference between the internal calibration weight, and your external test weight. If you think
your external test weight is correct, then you'd conclude that the internal weight is "off" . But how would
you know whether your test weight is correct or not ? As the chart above shows, it can be ASTM class 1 ,
and still be way off.
Unless you have a calibration certificate that says what the actual value of your weight is, you’d be better off
trusting the internal calibration weight. If your certificate says it’s in tolerance , but doesn’t specify the
actual value , then trust the internal weight. You have no reason not to .
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Q. If all weights are erroneous, how can I ever check the accuracy of my balance?
A. You'd have to have a calibration certificate for the weight. This would NOT be a certificate that just says
that it’s been checked and that it is within class 1 tolerance. It WOULD BE a certificate that says what the
actual weight value is – gives you a number. If you are buying calibration services for your weights, be sure
you understand the difference between a certificate that simply says the weight is in tolerance, and a
calibration report that tells you precisely what the actual value of the weight is.
Q. What if I don't have a calibration certificate for my weight?
A. You can't guarantee that the balance is in tolerance. The reason the instrument manufacturers
incorporate internal calibration weights into the instruments is so that they can make the those weights more
accurate than standard class 1 weights, and have the internal calibrations be more accurate than would result
if class 1 weights were used. So, absent a calibration certificate and a VERY controlled environment (
temperature controlled to within 2 degrees F , 24/7 ) you're better off trusting the internal calibration
weight than your external weight.
Q. What is a weight "class" ?
A. A weight class is a specification that describes the accuracy of the weight. Some balances/scales are
more accurate than others, and so demand that the weights used to calibrate them are more accurate. There
are fours ASTM weight classes (1-4) , with class 1 being the most accurate, and class 4 being the least.
Class 1 weights greater than 20 grams are accurate to one part in 400,000. But many lab balances are
accurate to one part in 2 million. ( example: 200 gram analytical balance that reads to .0001 gram resolution
) Even OIML (Organization of International Metrology Labs) class E1 weights are only accurate to one
part in one million.
Q. Why are there various weight classes?
A. As we've seen, the ordinary analytical balance is more accurate than class 1 weights, since it measures to
parts-per-million (PPM) accuracy. But lots of top-loaders aren't so accurate, so it might be possible to use
less accurate weights on those, and still have the weight be MORE accurate than the balance. But anyone
who services lab balances needs the class 1 weights on some instruments, and you'll probably not want to
carry a different weight set for every model.
Q. So I should use my class 1 weights everywhere?
A. No! In order to minimize wear , a less accurate weight can be very handy for some tests. The accuracy
of the test weight is only critical in checking the CALIBRATION of the instrument. But checking
REPEATABILITY, CORNERLOAD, and LINEAERITY is done just as well with less accurate weights.
The technician would do well to have some alternative weights (perhaps two 50 gram and two 100 gram ),
since these would get frequent use on analyticals, and save constant wear on the critical 50 and 100 gram
calibrated weights.
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Q. If weights wear, how can I be assured that my weights are accurate, even if I get a calibration certificate?
A. Only through meticulous care of the weight - protecting it from abrasion and corrosion. For critical
weights, never slide the weight across the weighing pan. Instead, rest it gently at exactly the place on the
weighing pan you want it to be (the center). Use a lifting tool or a cotton glove to handle the weight, never
bare hands. By having the weight re-certified periodically, you would be able to see that the deviation that
is happening between certifications is acceptable.
Q. How long is a calibration certificate valid?
A. There is no expiration date on calibrations of weights used for calibrating lab balances. A typical
calibration interval is one year. If you examine the calibration certificates of the same weight over year long
internals, and find that the change is more than 1 PPM , then a more frequent interval should be considered.
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Drifty Analytical Balances
Definition: An analytical balance is one that measures to a ten-thousandth (.000 1) or hundred-thousandth
(.000 01) gram. Capacity is in the range of 30-200 grams. These instruments have sliding glass doors to
prevent air drafts.
Users and technicians often encounter units which are unstable or drifty. Often, it's not apparent whether the
source of the instability is an instrument malfunction, or is caused by some environmental influence around
the instrument. Almost all units normally wander a couple or more "counts" in the last decimal place. The
best standard of comparison is an experienced user, who knows how the instrument has been operating
previously. If the driftiness is more than usual, then there is either something wrong with the environment, or
there is an instrument malfunction . There are four factors to consider before concluding that the source of
drift is an instrument malfunction.
1) Since these instruments measure to parts per million accuracy, they are highly sensitive to temperature
changes. The room temperature needs to be constant around the clock, and the instrument needs to be
"powered up" in the stable air temperature for 24 hours before full stability is achieved.
2) Even though these instruments have glass doors, air drafts can cause problems. Air drafts can be caused
by sources of heat or strong light. You can test by placing a large cardboard box over the instrument, with a
little cutout hole to view the digital display. If placing the box over the instrument causes it to become more
stable, then air drafts are a problem.
3) A static electric charge on any object causes a force of attraction or repulsion on all other objects. This is
why lint sticks to clothing, and why plastic film clings to kitchen utensils. The force exerted by static charges
is measurable by an analytical balance. When items near an analytical balance are charged, a force is
exerted on the weighing pan. Since static electricity discharges spontaneously, the force exerted
changes too, and appears as drift. You can test for static influence by placing a metal enclosure (coffee
can) over the weighing pan so that the can encloses the pan, but doesn't touch it. Simultaneously touch the
can and a grounded object to establish zero charge on the can. Thereafter, electric fields will be highly
reduced by the can. If placing a grounded metal surface (can) over and around the weighing pan causes the
readings to stabilize, then static electricity is a problem. Minimize static electricity routinely by avoiding
plastic lab utensils and containers. Do not replace broken glass doors with plastic ones. Synthetic shoe soles
(Vibrum ) causes static charge on people, especially on Linoleum floors. These problems are worst when the
humidity is low.
4) An unstable table or floor will allow the instrument to move minutely as persons walk by or lean on the
table. Test for this influence by eliminating all motion in the vicinity of the instrument.
Even under the best conditions , most analytical balances wander a few digits. Older instruments are a little
more prone to this wandering than some modern ones, which use a microprocessor to suppress very small
changes.
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Linearity
Two mistakes are often made when testing lab balances. The result is that instruments are removed from
service unnecessarily. The problems are (1) linearity, and (2) instability, or drifting. This article pertains to
linearity testing, and how to properly test it. See the companion article Drifty Analytical Balances for
information about unstable analytical balances.
The word linearity refers to consistent (equal) sensitivity throught the range of weighing capacity. If we
were to make a graph of applied weight vs. displayed weight indication, and the scale were perfectly linear,
then the graph would be a straight line. Any deviations from perfect accuracy would make the graph-line
somewhat curved.
For many scales, it's possible to simply test the scale at weights between zero and full scale, and see if the
readings are correct. The reason this method works for many scales is that the test weights themselves do not
introduce any error that is large enough to be detected by the scale. Said another way, the weights are more
accurate than the scale, and the deviation from exact value in the weights is so small as to be unmeasureable.
The situation is reversed for many top-loader lab balances, and all analytical balances. Analyticals balances
resolve parts per million, but even the best common weights ( ASTM class 1) are accurate to only parts in
hundreds of thousands. So the reading from these instruments shows the error in the weights in addition to
any linearity error that originates in the instrument. We need a test method to see just the error caused by
the instrument - a method that does not depend on the accuracy of the weights.
For the purposes of this article, we're going to test a 200 gram capacity balance that reads out to .000 1
gram. We will use two 100 gram weights. It does not matter that the weights are accurate, but it is essential
that we distinguish one from the other and not accidentally interchange them in this procedure. We'll
call one "A", and the other "B". Hypothetical readings we might get are placed in ( ) .
1.
Rezero.
( 0.0000 g )
2.
Place A on the pan
( 100.0002 g )
write down the reading
3.
Remove A. Place B on the pan.
( 99.9999 )
4.
Rezero
( 0.0000 g )
5.
Place A on the pan.
( 100.0003 g )
write down the reading
6.
Subtract the reading at 5 from the reading at 2. [ 100.0002 - 100.0003 = - 0.0001 ] The result is the
linearity error. Compare this error to the maximum error allowed to judge whether the instrument is
operating satisfactorily. If the result is zero, the linearity is perfect. Any difference between the two
readings is due to the instrument , not the weights, since we have weighed the same object both times. Notice
that only the difference between the two numbers is relevant to linearity, not the numbers themselves.
What we are doing here is comparing the reading of a given object (weight A ) with and without a "preload".
The above linearity test procedure works for different capacity instruments. For a 100 gram capacity
instrument, you'd need two 50 gram weights. For a 30Kg capacity high resolution platform, you'd need two
15Kg , or maybe three 10Kg. In any case, the idea is to compare readings of an individual weight with and
without preload. When that method is used, the accuracy of the test weights makes no difference.
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Appraising the Condition of Lab Balances
When the technician encounters an instrument which is not performing accurately, or is completely
non-functional, then there may be a request to speculate what is the cause of the malfunction. The
following list associates functional errors with conditions which may be the cause. Since electronic
circuits are complex, and their failure modes varied, there is seldom a certain cause for a given
malfunction. Similarly, mechanical defects can cause more than one measurement error.
Non-reproducible readings (hysteresis)
This condition can be caused by debris in the measuring cell, or from a cell that is not
assembled correctly. Also defective mechanical parts (overloaded) can cause hysteresis. Verify
that the plastic dust cover isn't rubbing the pan.
Cornerload Errors too large to adjust
Guides (flexible bearings) have been bent by overload.
Incorrect assembly.
Non-linear readings
Defective electronics, or mechanical system in poor condition.
Digital display drifts continuously in one direction
Electronic malfunction.
Room temperature is changing.
Digital display drifts up and down
Debris in the measuring cell.
Defective electronics.
Plastic dust cover is rubbing.
Environmental problems such as:
Air drafts
Floor vibration
Static electricity
Digital display is blank or nonsense
Defective electronics.
Display indicates overload (or underload) without any applied load
Measuring cell has been broken by overload.
Measuring cell has been assembled incorrectly.
Won't calibrate accurately
Defective calibration battery (not used in all instruments).
Defective electronics.
Measuring cell incorrectly assembled.
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Cornerload
Cornerload refers to an instrument's ability to indicate consistently at all positions within the weighing pan.
Generally, it is adjusted by observing readings as a test weight is re-positioned across the weighing pan.
Adjusters, which vary the vertical position of the flexible arms (guides, flexures, etc.) are used to
compensate the errors.
Although instruments vary, the principle of adjusting the mounted corners of the guides, in order to achieve
acceptable cornerload performance, is nearly universal. The following method has been found to be useful
generally.
In the diagram below, the weighing pan, flexible arms, and cornerload adjusters are shown. Regardless
the name or form of the flexible arms, they are anchored beneath the cornerload adjusters. Rotating the
adjuster changes the vertical position at which the flexible arm terminates.
The instrument is tared with the weight at "A", so that the readings at "B" and "C" are deviations from 0.00.
Deviations at "B" are adjusted via hex #1, deviations at "C" via #2.
When the deviation at "B" is +, then the mounting at position #1 must move downward. Commonly, it is
necessary to loosen a lock-nut, rotate the adjuster slightly, then retighten the lock-net. Conversely, a deviation calls for an upward repositioning . Errors at position "C' are corrected with adjuster #2.
The process of correcting cornerload errors requires several iterations of the above process. A set of
readings after each adjustment reveals the worst error (at either B or C). The larger of the two deviations
should always be adjusted next, until the remaining errors are within tolerance.
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"Monobloc" Cornerload Adjustment
Several manufacturers now use one-piece cells, fabricated from a single aluminum block. Although this
might be cheaper to manufacturer, the result is a cell structure that can only be adjusted for cornerload by
filing away the flexible sections. If the flexible sections are distorted by accident or by overloading, the
whole cell has to be replaced, generally at huge cost.
Do NOT file right on the outside edge of the monoblock
Do NOT try to use a flat hand file .
Be sure to clean out any filings with a vacuum.
Use a oval rotary burr such as Nicholson 4R3G in an electric drill.
Use a chart to record before and after readings. You must be able to see your before and after readings in
order to know that the cornerload is getting better as you make adjustments. If you don't use a chart, you
could go back and forth between making improvements and then anti-improvements, and end up with a
ruined $1000+ cell.
Be careful. You can ruin the whole cell easily. Cost of the cell is likely way over $1000. Consider sending it
to IES .
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Cornerload Adjustment Chart
Left Side Error
Left Side Adjustment
Right Side Error
Right Side Adjustment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Make ____________________Model ___________________SN
Tolerance _______________Pass ( ) Fail ( )
Technician _______________Date ____________________
Test Weight ID _________________
___________________
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Weight Tolerances
This table shows the limits of actual values for various weights in various accuracy classes.
Weight (gram)
100
200
300
500
1000
2000
3000
5000
Upper Limit
Lower Limit
ASTM Class 1
(like class S )
100.0003
200.0005
300.0008
500.0013
1,000.0025
2,000.0050
3,000.0075
5,000.0125
99.9998
199.9995
299.9993
499.9988
999.9975
1,999.9950
2,999.9925
4,999.9875
ASTM Class 2
100
200
300
500
1000
2000
3000
5000
100.0005
200.0010
300.0015
500.0025
1,000.005
2,000.010
3,000.015
5,000.025
99.9995
199.9990
299.9985
499.9975
999.995
1,999.990
2,999.985
4,999.975
ASTM Class 3
100
200
300
500
1000
2000
3000
5000
100
200
300
500
1000
2000
3000
5000
100.001
200.002
300.003
500.005
1,000.01
2,000.02
3,000.03
5,000.05
99.999
199.998
299.997
499.995
999.99
1,999.98
2,999.97
4,999.95
ASTM Class 4
( like class P )
100.002
200.004
300.006
500.010
1,000.02
2,000.04
3,000.06
5,000.10
99.998
199.996
299.994
499.990
999.98
1,999.96
2,999.94
4,999.90
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Linearity Adjustment Chart
Adjustment
Zero to Half Scale
Half Scale to Full Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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The Force Restoration Principle
There are two types of weight detecting mechanisms in common use within scales; strain-gauge
based load cells, and the feed-back dependent force restoration cells. Strain gauges are limited in
their accuracy to about 1 part in 5000, because the resistive elements and the substrate itself
have non-linear effects. The force-restoration system has limits too, but there are many laboratory
and industrial scales using that system , and accuracy can be as much as one part in several
million.
The diagram below illustrates the concept. A weighing platform is mechanically suspended by a
system of flex arms. Those flex arms restrain the platform from moving horizontally, but do allow a
very limited vertical movement. Counteracting the vertical force is the force exerted by a coil. If a
weight is applied to the platform, the system moves downward. This movement is detected by the
null detector (light source and sensor), and results in a signal applied to the feedback electronics.
In conjunction with that, the coil driver adjusts the current flowing in the coil, which adjusts the
amount of force exerted by it. The effect is that the system tends to return to it's original position.
By measuring the amount of current required to return the system to the null position, the applied
weight is measured indirectly. This is indicated by the digital readout.
In practice, the "flex arms" are rigid struts, supported by flexible bearings. They may be a
complicated system of mechanical parts, which both secure the platform horizontally, and provide
some mechanical advantage (a fulcrum) between the platform and the force coil.
Also as a practical matter, the coil generally moves within a stationary magnetic field, although
that isn't clear in the diagram. The coil is connected to the coil driver electronics via very carefully
mounted flexible gold wires. Like all of the mechanism, those wires must move without friction, or
the resolution and accuracy of the system are compromised. The mechanical components are
aligned carefully.
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Packaging Lab Balances for Shipment
Top Loader Types – Use a box with room for at least 3 inches of cushion material on all sides , more if
possible. If possible, double-box. If the instrument uses a wall-mount AC adapter, include it with the
instrument, but in a location where it can do no damage if it moves. Don’t send ordinary 120 volt power
cords. Include the IES Return Authorization (or a copy) with the instrument. Remove the weighing pan
from it’s normal position (and sub-pan, if present) , and include it in the box
Analytical Balances - Remove the weighing pan. Wrap it in bubble-pack and place the wrapped pan in
the weighing chamber. Use enough bubble material that the pan is fully cushioned and has little range of
motion in the chamber. Tape the doors closed with masking tape. Use a box large enough to include at least
3 inches of cushion material on all sides – more if possible. IES has a special box made specifically for
analytical balances. Call us if you need one. If the instrument uses a wall-mount AC adapter, include it in
the box in a place where it cannot break any part of the instrument, such as glass doors.
Mettler AT, AX Types, and all Microbalances - Call before shipping for special instructions for
your particular model.
If you have any question about how to pack your lab balance, please call us at 800 541-0852.
The Truth about Shipping Damage
It’s not often that I write an article in the Handbook that bears bad news. I’d rather not have to tell our
customers that poor packaging has caused their instrument to be damaged in transit to us. The result is
always the same: The cost of the repair is double or more the amount that it would have been. The reason is
that the person who packed it used a box that was barely large enough to fit the instrument, so there was no
room for cushion material.
If you are trying to save money on packing and shipping, please think again. If you take a chance with the
customer’s equipment, you can only loose. If the instrument is too expensive to repair and comes back with
broken glass or cracked chassis parts, it reflects badly on you. It’s a risk you don’t have to take. Keep a
big box on hand so you don’t get pressured into taking this risk.
Always ship lab balances with the weighing pan (and sub-pan) removed from their normal position. They
need to be included separately in the box with the instrument.
The cost of the damage in transit often is more than the cost of repairing the problem that caused the
instrument to be removed from service. It’s worth the time and money to pack well. This memorandum is
now printed automatically with all Return Authorizations.
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Static Electricity and Drifty Lab Balances
A lot has been written about static electricity and it's effects on electronic circuits. Let me say at
the beginning that this article is NOT about power surges or damage to circuits. It is about the fact
that static charges on things like people, plastic articles, and even the object being weighed exert a
force, and that many lab balances can readily detect those forces. The result is erratic readings,
since the force isn't steady.
Anyone who has ever had lint stick to clothing has witnessed the force exerted by a static charge.
Another example is clothes coming out of the dryer, which cling to each other. The force which
attracts these things is caused by static electricity, and it is readily detectable by instruments with
resolution of .001 gram or less.
Any object will become charged as it moves through the air or rubs against another surface. How
much charge is developed depends on what the materials are, and whether they have a
conductive path through which to dissipate the charge. Materials which are really good insulators,
like plastic, can easily receive and hold a substantial charge. In dry weather (winter) there is little
moisture to provide a conductive path for discharge, and the problem is worse then.
Every object with a charge on it exerts a force on everything around it. The amount of force
depends on the size of the object, what it's near, how much charge etc. Examples of things that
can cause problems with analytical balances are:
Charged people
Charged object being weighed
Plastic draft shield
Charged object in the weighing chamber
If readings on analytical or micro balances are unstable, then you might want to try removing
static, and see if things stabilize. To do this, wash the windows of the draft chamber (inside and
out) with glass cleaner, but leave them damp. Discharge yourself to ground by touching the
chassis of the instrument, or any grounded object.
If you do have trouble with static, then you may want to take some of these steps:
Humidify the air
Remove carpets, and wear conductive shoes
Get an air ionizer or StaticMaster (scientific supply companies)
Remove or replace plastic objects with metal
Provide static discharge paths for objects and people
Placing a metal enclosure (such as a coffee can) over the pan of an analytical balance will shield
the weighing pan from static electricity stored on the person using the balance, or stored on the
glass doors. It will not eliminate problems induced by static on the object being weighed. The can
must have it’s open end down , and not touch the weighing pan at all.
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Moisture Balances - Practical Considerations
Moisture balances are typically used to measure the percentage of moisture in samples. They do so by
heating the sample, and automatically calculating the percentage of weight lost throughout the heating cycle.
Often, users of these instruments find that a given temperature and time setting on one model of dryer doesn't
cause the same percent moisture loss as the same settings on another model. This articles explains why that
is, and how consistent results can be obtained.
Three physical factors effect the performance of moisture analyzers:
a. Optical/radiant characteristics of the sample and the heater.
b. The mass and dimensions of the sample being analyzed.
c. The proximity of the temperature sensor to the sample being analyzed.
These dryers heat the sample by radiating infra-red light onto the sample. As the light strikes the sample,
the light turns to heat, and is conducted throughout the sample. The degree of light absorption is effected by
the color and surface characteristics of the sample, as well as the color of the light compared to the color of
the sample. Different dryers use different heat sources, and so will heat a given sample type in different
ways.
The light from the heat lamp strikes the surface of the sample and turns to heat at the surface. Heat is
conducted to the interior of the sample at a rate determined by the mass and size of the sample. In any case,
the surface is hotter than the interior as long as the light is striking the surface. There is no single
temperature number (including the temperature set on the control panel) that describes the temperature of the
sample, since the temperature is a gradient throughout the sample
The temperature sensor is typically not touching either the surface of the sample, or the interior of it. And
since it does not have the exact same heat-absorbing characteristics as the sample, it is at a somewhat
different temperature than the sample. Remember that the temperature regulation function of the analyzer is
controlling the temperature of the sensor, not the sample. The two are related, but not identical.
For the above reasons, different models of moisture analyzers set to the same time and temperature would
evaporate different amounts of moisture, and would heat the sample differently , unless the settings are such
that all of the moisture is removed.
What should be uniform between various analyzers is that they yield the same percent of moisture from a
uniform set of samples when dried to completion. In order to completely dry a sample, different analyzers
may take different amounts of time. Unless the heat intensity is set so high that the sample burns, higher or
lower temperatures will only effect the amount of time required for complete drying. The key to getting
uniform readings from different models of analyzers is to dry to completion.
If the drying process does not go to completion, then the amount of moisture lost in a time interval will
depend on all of the above factors. Identical models should give similar results. Different models set to the
same settings will evaporate different amounts of water in the same time interval, and give different results.
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Standard Field Service
We are often asked to provide a description of a standard field service for lab balances. The
following pages are our best effort at describing such a service. You are welcome to
transcribe the procedure to your own document. It consists of:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Description of Service.
Service Record - a form that can serve as a record of performing the steps.
Generalized Test Tolerances.
Test Methods.
There is no intention that this procedure will be complete in every context. You will need to
add, remove, or change steps to suit your customers and their particular needs. You can
obtain a copy of this Standard Field Service in WORD word-processor format, for the
purpose of editing , by submitting a request via e-mail to [email protected] , with subject
"IES Handbook" .
One particular area that may be helpful is the Generalized Test Tolerances. Most lab
balances are guaranteed to meet their advertised performance specifications ONLY if certain
environmental conditions are met. Usually, the conditions are not met . That leaves the
service company with the job of judging what is, and what is not, acceptable measurement
performance. At the same time, structured quality systems (ISO) may demand that actual
performance be compared to a written standard.
The Generalized Test Tolerances are our effort to establish a written standard that can be
referenced in the absence of other applicable performance standards. The Service Record
form can be completed relative to these tolerances , or tolerances that your customer may
supply.
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Description of Service
Our service consists of the following steps
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Clean the instrument as needed and practical.
Confirm control functions are operative.
Test and confirm Repeatability per written test method.
Test and confirm Cornerload Accuracy per written test method.
Test and confirm Linearity per written test method.
Calibrate to external standard, or internal standard if applicable.
Document the above as provided on the Service Record
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Service Record
Model _________________
SN
_________________
Date _________________
Technician ______________
Test Weight ID# _________
Performance Criteria
( ) Generalized Test Tolerances
( ) Customer specified
( ) Government regulatory agency _____________________________________
( ) Other __________________________________________________________
Numerical Test Data Required at steps 3-6 under contract :
1.
Clean
( ) pass
( ) fail
2.
Controls Functional
( ) pass
( ) fail
3.
Repeatability
( ) pass
( ) fail
4.
Cornerload
( ) pass
( ) fail
5.
Linearity
( ) pass
( ) fail
6.
Calibration (span)
( ) pass
( ) fail
( ) yes
( ) no
( ) adjusted
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Generalized Test Tolerances
Tolerances are expressed in digits – the smallest increment of indication the instrument is capable of.
These tolerances apply to repeatability, cornerload , and linearity.
Lab Environment Tolerances (digits)
( documented temperature stability less than 2o C uninterrupted )
Resolution
Capacity ,up to
30 gram
100 g
300 g
1000 g
3000 g
10 Kg
30 Kg
.1 g
.01 g
.001 g
.000 1g
.00001 g
2
3
4
12
2
3
4
-
2
3
4
-
2
3
6
-
4
6
-
Industrial Environment Tolerances (digits)
Resolution
Capacity, up to
30 gram
100 g
300 g
1000 g
3000 g
10 Kg
30 Kg
.1 g
.01 g
.001 g
.0001 g
.00001 g
4
6
8
24
4
6
8
-
4
6
8
-
4
6
8
-
10
20
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Standard Test Numerical Record
Make ____________________
Model ___________________
SN ___________________
Technician _______________
Date ____________________
Repeatability
As found
Adjusted
test weight ID ___________
Front
Cornerload
Right
Rear
Left
As found
Adjusted
test weight ID ____________
Linearity
A only
A increment over B
As found
Adjusted
test weight ID A_____________
test weight ID B_____________
Calibration
Full-scale reading
As found
Adjusted
test weight ID______________
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Test Method - Repeatability
Select a single test weight of nominal value at least 50%, but not more than 100% , of the weighing capacity of the
instrument. Start with the weighing pan empty. Rezero. Alternately place and remove the test weight ten times. If the
instrument reproduces both lower and upper readings with variation less than the allowed tolerance all ten times, then the
instrument passes the repeatability test.
Poor repeatability can be caused by an inadequate operating environment. Units which pass the test under conditions
of
• continuous (24 hour) environmental temperature control
• lack of floor vibration and air movement
• continuous power-ON
• lack of static electricity sources
but which fail the test under existing circumstances should be considered to have passed the repeatability test. Verify
performance on the Service Record, or if required, on the Standard Test Numerical Record.
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Test Method - Cornerload
1. Select a single test weight of nominal value at least 50% , but not more than 100%, or the weighing
capacity.
2. Place the test weight in the center of the pan, then rezero.
3. Move the test weight so that it's center is half way from the center of the pan to the periphery at the front, right, rear, and left.
4. Verify operation to be within tolerance.
Verify performance on the Service Record , or if required, on the Standard Test Numerical Record.
5. If any reading exceeds the tolerance, then the instrument is "non-performing". It should either be adjusted
into conformance, or marked "non-performing"
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Test Method - Linearity
1.
Select two weights of standard nominal value as close as possible, but not greater than, one-half the
weighing capacity of the instrument under test. Segregate these test weights as weight A and weight B. It is
permissible to use a group of weights, rather than a single weight, to represent weight A.
2.
Place weight A on the weighing pan. Record the reading.
3.
Replace weight A with B, and rezero.
4.
Place weight A on the weighing pan with B. Record the reading.
5.
The readings at steps 2 and 4 should match within the linearity tolerance. Notice that there is no requirement
to produce a specific reading; only that the two readings match each other within the tolerance. Verify
operation to be within tolerance. Verify performance on the Service Record, or if required, on the Standard
Test Numerical Record.
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Standard Span Test Procedure
1.
Select a standard test weight of nominal value as close as possible, but not greater than, the instrument
weighing capacity.
2.
Place the test weight on the weighing pan. Adjust as required to bring performance within tolerance. Verify
performance on the Service Record, or if required, on the Standard Test Numerical Record.
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A&D
EK-H Calibration ( EK-400H, EK600H, EK4000H, EK6000H) A&D
1) Warmup at least one half hour.
2) Press and hold SAMPLE and PRINT keys until “CAL out” shows on the readout.
3) Wait for the readout to show “ CAL 0”
4) Press and release PRINT key.
5) Wait for the instrument to show a required calibration weight value.
6) Place the indicated weight value on the weighing pan, then press and release PRINT.
7) Wait for END to show on the readout
8) Remove the calibration weight.
9) The instrument returns to weighing mode .
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EK-G Calibration ( EK series with “G” suffix
)
A&D
EW-G Calibration ( EW series with “G” suffix )
1) Start with power ON and weighing pan empty.
2) Locate the cover on the rear which encloses the CAL switch.
Press the CAL switch. The instrument goes into CAL mode. The current gravity setting is displayed on
the readout.
3) Press ENTER. The readout shows “CAL 0”
4) Wait for the stability indicator (small circle in the upper left corner of the readout) to appear, then press
ENTER.
5) The instrument will indicate a calibration weight value on the readout. Place that weight on the pan.
6) Wait for the stability indicator, then press ENTER
7) Wait for the readout to show “End”.
8) Remove the weight from the weighing pan. Press the CAL button.
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EK-120, 1200, 12KA
1. Move the calibration switch to ON. (Behind right cover on EK120 & EK1200, behind left
plug on EK12KA) Simultaneously press MODE and RE-ZERO.
2. After CAL 0 appears on the display, wait for stability, then RE-ZERO momentarily.
3. After CAL F shows, put the calibration weight on the pan (100, 1000, 10Kg, depending
on model ) .
4. Press RE-ZERO. "END will show on the display .
5. Remove the calibration weight, then press "MODE" . Move the calibration to the OFF
position.
6. If the digital display shows CAL E , then either the wrong calibration weight was used, or
the instrument is in need of repair.
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EP/SP -- Calibration and Operation / A&D
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Available units are
Grams
g
Percent
%
Pieces
p.c.
Pounds
lb.
Pounds & Ounces lb. & oz
Ounces
oz.
Troy Ounces
ozs t.
To change units
a) turn unit OFF
b) Press and hold MODE, then press ON, then release MODE.
c) Repeatedly press MODE until the desired units show on the display.
d) Press " % SAMPLE " key to select desired alternate unit of
measure, OR proceed to step f if no alternate is desired.
e) Repeatedly press MODE to select alternate unit of measure.
f) Press TARE when finished.
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Span Calibration
a) Turn unit ON. Press RE-ZERO.
b) Slide calibration switch down. < display: CAL 0 >
c) Press RE-ZERO. Wait for display to show < CAL F >
d) Place the calibration weight on the pan, then press RE-ZERO
e) Wait for < CAL End > , move the calibration switch up.
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Linearity
a) Turn instrument OFF
b) Press and hold RE-ZERO, while turning instrument ON.
Release RE-ZERO.
c) Slide the calibration switch down (on).
d) The display will cycle through various indications. When it gets to
" Lnr ", press the RE-ZERO. Wait for Lnr 0 indication.
e) Press RE-ZERO, and wait for Lnr 1. Place the first linearity
weight (see page A.2) on the pan, wait 5 seconds, then press RE-ZERO.
f ) Wait for Lnr 2 indication, remove the first linearity weight and then place the second
linearity weight on the pan. Wait 5 seconds, then press RE-ZERO.
g) Wait for Lnr F indication, then place the both linearity weights on
the pan. Wait 5 seconds, then press RE-ZERO.
h) The instrument will automatically return to the cycling mode. When
it does, return the calibration slide switch to it's normal
position.
i) Press ON/OFF twice
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EP/SP -- Calibration and Operation / A & D (continued)
Instrument Lnr 1
Lnr 2
20KA
40KA
60KA
12KA
41KA
22KA
10 Kg 20 Kg
20 Kg 40 Kg
30 Kg 60 Kg
5 Kg 10 Kg
20 Kg 20 Kg
10 Kg 20 Kg
10 Kg
20 Kg
30 Kg
5 Kg
20 Kg
10 Kg
Lnr F
Note that most instruments use the same weight at Lnr 1 as at Lnr 2.
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ER / SP Calibration Re- Definition / A & D
Proceed ONLY after Cornerload and Linearity have been adjusted to specifications.
CALIBRATE BALANCE and verify calibration correction needed.
Re-Define as follows,
1) Tare balance then place 100.0000g EXTERNAL standard weight on pan.
2) Tare balance then REMOVE weight .
3) Drop INTERNAL calibration weight.
4) Write down the number on the display with sign.
5) Lift calibration weight and tare balance.
6) Write down current positions of DIP switches 1-6
7) Set switch 5 ON .( down position )
8) Press CAL
9) Set switch 6 to ON ( down position ) if number in step #4 is NEGATIVE
Set switch 6 to OFF ( up position ) if number in step #4 is POSITIVE
10) Set DIP switches 1-4 to match the number in step #4 using chart below .
Number from step #4
Dip Switch 1-2-3-4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
( 0 = OFF , 1 = ON )
( ON is in the down position )
0111
1011
0011
1101
0101
1001
0001
1110
0110
1010
0010
1100
0100
1000
0000
11) Set DIP switch 5 OFF . ( up position )
Display will show new calibration number then DIP switch positions.
12) Return DIP switches to those recorded in step #6
13) Press TARE then CALIBRATE , verify accuracy with EXTERNAL STANDARD ..
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ER-180, ER-120, SP-182 -- Linearity
Linearity:
1)
Adjustment / A&D
Turn ON and warm up 30 minutes, then press ON/OFF to turn OFF the display.
2) While pressing and holding CAL and TARE, press ON/OFF. (don't let up on
CAL and TARE yet) Continue pressing TARE, release CAL, then quickly
press it twice.
3) Release TARE. The display should go to "8.8.8.8.8.8.8". Press CAL once immediately.
4) The display goes to "Lnr in". Wait for the display to proceed to "Lnr 50" . Place an accurate
50 gram weight on the pan, and wait 20 seconds for the instrument to stabilize internally, then
press TARE.
5) Display will show "Lnr 100" . Remove the 50 gram weight and place an accurate 100 gram
weight on the pan. Wait 20 seconds for stability, then press TARE. The display will go to "Lnr
150" .
6)Place the 50 gram weight with the 100, for a total of 150 grams, allow 20
seconds, then
press TARE. The display will show "Lnr" , then "Lnr End"
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Calibration
1) Plug in and warm-up to stability. Turn on and TARE. Display reads "0.0000g". Press CAL.
2) The display will show "CAL in", then "CAL" , then "CAL dn" . Use lever to lower the internal
calibration weight.
3) The display will go to "CAL, then "CAL uP. Use the lever to remove the internal weight. The
instrument will go to "CAL", then "CAL End".
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Special Notes:
1) If the instrument doesn't go into the linearity mode, it's probably because you aren't doing steps
1 and 2 quickly enough. These instruments seem to be sensitive to how fast the technician
performs those steps. Keep trying.
2) The procedures in A&D's book (pages 7 and 27) seem to be contradictory. The procedure
above works.
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FR Series-- Internal Calibration Weight
Correction / A&D
1) Press CAL. Internal calibration will be performed.
2) When it returns to weighing mode (0.0000), turn display OFF.
3) Press and hold CAL & RE-ZERO.
4) Turn on. While still holding RE-ZERO, release CAL and immediately tap CAL twice ( model # is
displayed.)
5) Press MODE repeatedly until C-6 is displayed.
6) Press RE-ZERO (reference number is displayed.)
7) Press CAL (calibration weight is displayed.)
8) Press RE-ZERO (CAL 0 is displayed.)
9) With no weight on the pan, press RE-ZERO (CAL F is displayed.)
10 ) Place calibration weight on pan. Press RE-ZERO.
11) When display shows CAL END, remove weight.
12) Press PRINT. The internal calibration weight will go up and down a few times and then a new
reference number will be displayed.
13) Press ON/OFF twice to return to weighing mode.
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FW -- Calibration / A&D
1
Familiarize yourself with these instructions, so that the whole procedure is done within 3 minutes.
Otherwise, the scale may go into the “AUTO-OFF” mode. Warm up the scale for 10 minutes by turning ON
the scale, but being sure to change the load on the pan every 2 minutes. This will maintain the instrument in
the ON state.
2
With display ON, tilt up the weighing platform. Find and remove the CALIBRATION SWITCH COVER. This
cover is on the underside of the tilt-up portion, toward the center. Move the switch to ON. The display will
then show a number beginning with “9”.
3
Press MODE. Display will show CAL 0, with circular stability indicator . If not, turn OFF, then start over.
4
Press ZERO. The display shows CAL 1
Press MODE . The display shows CAL 2
5
Place the weight indicated in this table on the pan.
FW-150
FW-100
FW-60
FW-15
FW-10
100Kg
60Kg
40Kg
10Kg
6 Kg
6
Press ZERO after the circular stability indicator comes on. Display will show END.
7
Slide the calibration switch OFF, then turn OFF the scale. Calibration is complete.
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Calibration with alternate weights is possible. Use these alternate weights by selecting a different CAL # at
step 4
CAL 1
CAL 2
CAL 3
CAL 4
FW150 150 Kg
100 Kg
300 lb
200 lb
FW100 100 Kg
60 Kg
200 lb
150 lb
FW60
60 Kg
40 Kg
120 lb
80 lb
FW15
15 Kg
10 Kg
30 lb
20 lb
FW 10
10 Kg
6 Kg
20 lb
15 lb
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FX and FY -- Initialization / A & D
Under some conditions, a memory loss can occur. These units use a battery to support the
volatile memory, which has operating parameters stored in it. A defective battery can be the cause
of memory failure, but other causes are possible too.
It is recommended that only A&D authorized personnel use this procedure.
1
Turn the instrument ON, move the CAL switch to the OFF position.
2
While holding the RE-ZERO button down, slide the CAL switch to ON, then
release RE-ZERO. < the display will show several Cs >.
3
Move the CAL switch back to the OFF position. <Display shows a number>
4
Move the CAL switch back to the ON position. The display will cycle through <model codes>.
When the model code for the instrument you have shows, push the RE-ZERO button while the
correct model code is showing. Display will show < Fs >.
If you press the wrong code, press ON/OFF, and start over.
FX40 = 1
FX2000 = 3
FX1200 = 7
FX200 = 2
FX4000 = 1
FY200 = FX300 = 4
FX3200 = 7
FX6000 = L
FX320 = 5
FY300 = 8
( the "L" for FX6000 is the
FX400 = 0
FY3000 = 9
bottom segment and the
FX3000 = 6
FY2000 = c
lower left segment )
5
Press SAMPLE and MODE simultaneously. < Display shows Ps >
6
Press SAMPLE and MODE simultaneously. < Display shows Es >
7
Move the CAL switch to the OFF position.
The initialization is complete, but span and linearity should be checked and adjusted as required.
Also, the units of measure will have been reset, so that should be considered.
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FX and FY -- Linearity & Calibration / A & D
LINEARITY
1. Remove all objects from weighing pan, instrument OFF.
2. Press AND HOLD the RE-ZERO button while momentarily pressing the ON/OFF, then release
the RE-ZERO. < display lights up >
3. Press MODE. < Display shows C+numbers >
4. Slide the CAL switch to the ON position. < Display changes from "Lnr" to "tL" to "tH">
5. While the display is showing "Lnr", press RE-ZERO.
< "Lnr 0 displayed >
6. Press RE-ZERO. < Display will show "Lnr 1" >
7. Place weight A on the pan. Refer to table #1
A
B
FX40
10g
20g
FX/Y 200, 300
100g
200g
FX320, 400
100g
200g
FX1200
500g
500g
FX2000
1 Kg
1 Kg
FX/Y 3000 &3200 1 Kg
2 Kg Table #1
FX-4000
1 Kg
2 Kg
FX-6000
1 Kg
5 Kg
8. Wait for stability, then press RE-ZERO. < display will show "Lnr 2" >
9. Remove A, replace with B. Wait for stability, then press RE-ZERO.
< "Lnr F" will be displayed >
10. Place A and B on the pan. Wait for stability, then press RE-ZERO.
< display jumps between "Lnr", "tH", and "tL" >
11. Slide the CAL switch to the OFF position. Press ON/OFF twice.
SPAN
1. Empty the weighing pan, turn instrument ON.
2. Move the calibration switch to the ON position.
< display shows "CAL 0" >
3. Press RE-ZERO. < display will show "CAL F" >
4. Place weight B (from table #1) on the pan. Wait for stability, then
press RE-ZERO.
5. Wait for the display to show " CAL End ", then return the calibration
switch to the OFF position. Press ON/OFF twice.
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GF Calibration / A&D
Permissible calibration weights:
model
factory setting
GF-200
200
GF-300
200
GF-1200
1000
GF-2000
2000
GF-3000
2000
GF-6000
5000
alternate via configuration
100
300
500
1000
3000
2000, 3000, 4000, 6000
1.
Warmup 30 minutes minimum. No air drafts, pan empty.
2.
Press and hold CAL key until CALout shows on the display, then release CAL.
3
The display should show CAL 0.
4.
Press and release PRINT. The readout shows the required calibration weight.
5.
Place the indicated weight on the pan, then press and release PRINT.
6.
When the readout shows " End " , remove the weight.
7.
Depending on user configuration, the instrument may show GLP, then output a
calibration report via the RS-232 port.
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GX internal weight calibration adjustment
The following instructions for adjusting the calibration of the internal weight on A&D GX series
instruments is directly from A&D documentation. IES acknowledges A&D Engineering's cooperation, and
thanks them for it.
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FX Modes / A & D
Various units of measure are possible with the FX series. Individual units are made available to
the user by enabling them. Thereafter, the user can select from those.
Enabling units of measure
1
Display OFF
2
Press and hold MODE with pressing ON/OFF ( display shows first unit of measure)
3
Press SAMPLE/% if you wish to enable this unit, or press MODE again to progress
to the next unit.
4
When all of the desired units of measure have been enabled, press RE-ZERO.
5
From this time onward, only the units which have just been enabled will be available for
selection
using the MODE key.
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Selecting a unit of measure
1
Press MODE until the desire unit of measure is indicated.
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Counting Mode
1
Press Mode until the display indicates "cnt".
2
Press RE-ZERO.
3
Press SAMPLE/% , display will show "10 cnt".
4
Place 10 items on the pan, then press SAMPLE/%.
5
The display will do one of two things:
a.
It shows " 10 cnt ". If it does this, then it accepted the group of 10 items, and
you are now in the counting mode.
b.
It shows " 20 ", or some other number. The instrument is asking for a larger
number of sample items. Add items to bring the total to the number indicated. When the
instrument stops prompting the operator with larger numbers, it is in the counting mode .
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HA Series Calibration / A&D
Introduction:
There are several aspects to calibrating the HF series. It will calibrate automatically when it senses a
temperature change (self calibration ) , or a calibration using the internal weight can be actuated by pressing
the CAL button(internal calibration), or the instrument can be calibrated using an external weight(external
calibration). Additionally, the coefficient of the internal weight can be adjusted to compensate for aging or
other causes of calibration shift (weight correction).
Internal Calibration
Verify that the instrument is stable. Push the CAL button. Do not disturb the instrument in any way as it
cycles through various indications on the digital display. When the digital display shows 0.0000 , then
calibration is complete.
External Calibration
1. Verify that the weighing pan is empty and that the instrument is stable at zero.
2. Press and hold the CAL key, then press the PRINT key . The digital display will indicate the value of
calibration weight which will be required. Release the CAL key .
3. Momentarily press the RE-ZERO key . As soon as CAL F shows on the display, place the previously
indicated weight value on the pan, then close the glass doors .
4. When CAL END shows, remove the calibration weight
Weight Correction
1. Verify that the weighing pan is empty and that the instrument is stable at zero.
2. Press and hold the CAL key, then press the PRINT key. Press the PRINT key multiple times to increment
the calibration value for the internal weight up or down in steps of .0001 gram, or press the MODE key to
increment up or down in steps of .001 gram.
The digital display will indicate the value of calibration weight which will be required. Release the CAL
key .
3. Momentarily press the RE-ZERO key . As soon as CAL F shows on the display, place the previously
indicated weight value on the pan, then close the glass doors .
4. When CAL END shows, remove the calibration weight
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HF Calibration & Linearity / A&D
Introduction: At any time during this procedure, if xxx shows on the display, then it is extremely import that the instrument not
be exposed to vibration, air drafts, or other factors that would effect the stability. If the instrument shows "Error 1", then the
instrument has detected enough instability that it will reject calibration .
Calibration
1. Start with the weighing pan empty and the instrument stable. Press and hold RE-ZERO . After CAL 0
shows on the display, release RE-ZERO .
2. Press RE-ZERO , CAL 0 will continue. Press RE-ZERO again, and the digital display will indicate the
required calibration weight value. Place that weight on the pan.
3. Press RE-ZERO. After a pause, CAL END is displayed . Calibration is complete .Remove the weight.
Linearity
1. With display OFF, press and hold RE-ZERO and MODE simultaneously while momentarily pressing
ON/OFF. Release only MODE, then press MODE twice quickly. Release all keys.
2. After showing software versions, the display shows all segments. Press RE-ZERO, the display will shows
D-DSP.
3. Press MODE, the display goes to LNR. Press RE-ZERO, the display shows LNR 0. Press RE-ZERO
again. After a delay, the display shows LNR 1.
4. Place the LNR 1 mass on the pan, then press RE-ZERO. After a delay, the display shows LNR 2.
5. Remove the LNR1 weight and replace it with LNR 2. Press RE-ZERO, the display shows LNR 3 after a
delay.
6. Place both LNR1 and LNR2 on the pan simultaneously. Press RE-ZERO, the display shows LNR END
after a delay. Remove the weights and press ON/OFF .
7. Re-establish calibration using the procedure above.
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Weights for HF linearity adjustment
HF model
LNR 1
LNR 2
200G
300/300G
320
400
1200G
2000G
3000/3000G
3200
4000
6000/6000G
8000
100
100
100
200
500
1000
1000
1000
2000
2000
4000
100
200
200
200
500
1000
2000
2000
2000
4000
4000
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HR Span Calibration , Cornerload
Span
1.
Adjustment
Warm up 4 hour, room temperature must be stable with 2 deg. 24/7.
Nothing on the weighing pan.
2.
Press and hold RE-ZERO until CAL 0 shows on the readout.
3.
Press and release RE-ZERO. The display shows CAL ###.
Place the ### weight on the pan at the center.
4.
Press and release RE-ZERO.
5.
Calibration finished, remove calibration weight.
Cornerload
1.
Don't adjust cornerload needlessly. The tolerance is generally 2 graduations with half the weighing capacity as
a test weight.
2.
Zero the display with the weight at the center of the pan. Adjust the two adjusters as indicated by the diagram below.
Each diagram show a symmetrical deviation and corresponding corrective adjustment. Make VERY small adjustments. An initial
error of more than 20 graduations suggests a damaged cell, which needs repair rather than adjustment.
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CAHN
Packing and Unpacking Cahn Microbalances
Cahn balances use tiny metallic wires to suspend the weighing pan. These wires are called "hangdowns", and
they are quite delicate. During transportation, they are free to move (unless restrained), which can cause
any of several problems. Rather than leave them free, restrain them as follows:
1) Cut one 8 inch length of mono-filament thread (fishing leader is great) for each hangdown. Tape one end
of each filament onto the floor of the weighing chamber directly below each hangdown. Pass the free end
through the loop of the hangdown, and secure this free end directly on top of the end previously taped. A
large loop, which passes through the hangdown, now exists. Notice that the hangdown has not been placed
under any tension, but rather it's movement is now limited gently by the big loop of fishing leader. Be sure to
use fishing leader (sporting goods store), not sewing thread or string or wire.
2) When unpacking a microbalance which has been secured by the above method, take care not to pull on
the hangdowns as the filament is removed. Electronic wire-cutters, or a finger-nail clipper, can be used to
cut the filament. Be very careful that, as the tape is being peeled away, no excessive tension is applied to the
hangdown.
See general packaging instructions under “Packaging Lab Balances for Shipment” in the General
Purpose Technical section of the Handbook.
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21 23 25 Calibration - Cahn
The Cahn microbalances use a balanced beam. The balanced nature of the sensing
mechanism makes it essential to have two pans on the instrument during weighing. The pans
must be nearly equal in weight. Positions A and B are for the item being weighed,
position C is for the counterbalancing pan
The various ranges of the instrument do not have separate calibrations. Each time the range is
changed, the calibration needs to be performed again. Apparently, Cahn considered
recalibration to be a part of each use of the instrument.
Moving the instrument will effect the linearity. The practical effect of this is that the
instrument must always be used in the same place. There is no linearity adjustment, other
than when the hangdowns are installed.
Calibration
1.
Tare to zero.
2.
Place the appropriate calibration weight on the weighing pan.
3.
Adjust the CALIBRATION control until the readout indicates the correct weight.
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28, 29 Calibration - Cahn
The Cahn microbalances use a balanced beam. The balanced nature of the sensing mechanism makes it
essential to have two pans on the instrument during weighing. The pans must be nearly equal in weight.
Positions A and B are for the item being weighed, position C is for the counterbalancing pan
The various ranges of the instrument do not have separate calibrations. Each time the range is changed, the
calibration needs to be performed again. Apparently, Cahn considered recalibration to be a part of each use
of the instrument.
Moving the instrument will effect the linearity. The practical effect of this is that the instrument must always
be used in the same place. There is no linearity adjustment, other than when the hangdowns are installed.
Calibration: A hangdown position
1.
Empty pan on both A and C positions .
2.
Select RANGE , 200 for model 28
250 for model 29
3.
Push TARE , display goes to zeros.
4.
Place 200 mg on the A pan.
5.
Push "CAL" , display shows calibration weight .
Calibration: B hangdown position
1.
Empty pan on both B and C positions .
2.
Select RANGE , 1000 for model 28
1250 for model 29
3.
Push TARE , display goes to zeros.
4.
Place 1000 mg on the B pan.
5.
Push "CAL" , display shows calibration weight .
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Model G -- Operating Instructions / Cahn
Using the model G involves three separate procedures:
a. Zero
b. Calibrate
c. Measure
In each procedure, the beam is balanced before the adjustment is made.
Calibration may be eliminated if RANGE and ZERO have not been adjusted.
ZERO
1) Select the desired RANGE using the switch on the top of the instrument. Place the
FUNCTION SWITCH in the ZERO position. Place the appropriate pans in position.
2) With pans empty, view the lens in the weighing compartment while adjusting the
BALANCE control. Adjust so that the hairlines form a single straight line. The beam is now
balanced.
3)While pressing the RED BUTTON on top of the instrument, adjust the ZERO
a centered indication on the METER.
control for
CALIBRATE
1) Function SWITCH to CAL position.
Place a test weight equal to the full scale capacity on the appropriate pan. (example: 100 mg
on the A pan). Use the BALANCE control to align the hairlines.
2) While pressing the RED BUTTON, adjust the CALIBRATE control for a centered indication
on the METER.
MEASURE
1)Function switch to READ position.
Place the unknown weight on the pan. ("A" pan in this example)
Adjust the BALANCE control to align the hairlines.
2)While pressing the RED BUTTON, adjust the VERNIER for a centered indication on the
METER. When so adjusted, release the RED BUTTON, and read the weight of the sample from
the VERNIER dial.
The VERNIER divides the calibration value into 1,000 dial divisions.
The pans must be appropriate to the material being weighed; mismatched pans may make
BALANCE impossible. Adjustment of COARSE ZERO may compensate some imbalance. Consult
the model G operator's manual for further information.
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TA Series – Calibration & Transportation Arrestment / Cahn
TA 450 Calibration:
1. Rezero
2. Place 50 gram weight on the pan.
3. Press the calibration button until “CALIBRATE” shows on the readout.
4. Press and release the CALIBRATE button
Transport Arrest
The TA series of instruments are built with either of two types of transportation lock down clamp. This
note refers to the type which is on the UNDERSIDE of the instrument.
The instrument is arrested by engaging a screw to the measuring cell coil, which is not visible from the
exterior. This screw also engages threads in the instrument case, and therefore locks the coil to the case,
preventing it from moving.
There is DANGER in this system. The screw must not bind the threads in the case against the threads in
the coil: it must engage both threads gently. The threaded screw has the ability to push against the coil with
excessive force, and damage the instrument.
When installing the locking screw, follow these steps:
1 Place the instrument on it's side.
2 Engage a 5/8 inch 8-32 screw to the threads in the aluminum disk on the underside of the
instrument. Use one hand to move the pan support on the top of the instrument back and forth, so that it is
possible to feel when the screw touches the coil. Further rotate the screw, so that it engages the coil's
threads. Only LIGHT finger-torque is required.
When removing the screw, only gentle torque is required.
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4100 -- Operating Instructions / Cahn
Using the model 4100 involves two separate procedures:
a. Calibrate
b. Measure
In each procedure, the beam is balanced before the adjustment is made. Calibration
may be eliminated if RANGE and ZERO have not been adjusted.
General:
Select the desired RANGE using the MILLIGRAM switch on the front panel.
Place the appropriate pans in position.
1)
With pans empty, view the NULL meter while adjusting the BALANCE control. Adjust so that the
meter is centered.
3)
Adjust the ZERO control for all zeroes on the digital readout.
CALIBRATE
1)
Place a test weight equal to the full scale capacity on the appropriate pan.
(example: 200 mg on the A pan). Adjust BALANCE for a centered NULL meter.
2)
Adjust the CALIBRATE control for a reading of 200.00 on the digital readout.
MEASURE
1)
Place the unknown weight on the pan. ("A" pan in this example)
Adjust the BALANCE control to center the NULL meter.
2)
Read the weight of the sample from the digital readout.
The pans must be appropriate to the material being weighed; mismatched pans may make
BALANCE impossible. Adjustment of COARSE ZERO may compensate some imbalance.
Consult the model 4100 operator's manual for further information.
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Denver Instruments
A Series Analyticals -- Calibration / Denver Instruments
Calibration using the internal cal. weight
1
Press TARE, the display reads all zeroes.
2
Press AUTO/CAL , calibration proceeds automatically.
Calibration with an external calibration weight.
1
Press TARE, the display will read all zeroes.
2
Place 100 grams on the weighing pan.
3
Press AUTO/CAL, calibration proceeds automatically
Modification of internal weight correction value
0
Begin by determining the apparent error of the internal weight. For example, if after calibrating
with the internal 100 gram weight, an accurate external 100 gram weight reads 100.0097, then the
error is +97 counts. The last 3 digits of the error are the correction; 097 in this case.
1
Press AUTO/CAL, CAL shows on the display.
2
Select the weight to be corrected by repeatedly pushing the SET/UP key.
When the desired weight shows, select it by pressing the ON/OFF button.
3
Repeatedly press the SELECT button. The sign on the display will change from + to - each
time SELECT is pressed. Select either + or - by pushing ON/OFF when the desired sign is
showing. Select + for minus errors and – for plus errors.
4
Repeatedly push SELECT to cycle through the most significant digit of the
correction factor.
For this example, this would be 0. Select the 0 by pressing ON/OFF.
5
Repeat step 4,, now selecting the next digit. For this example, press SELECT repeatedly until
9 shows, then press ON/OFF to select the 9.
6
Select the least significant digit by using the above procedure to select a 7.
7
This procedure concludes automatically when the last digit has been selected.
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A200DS -- Linearity / Denver Instruments
ACTION
1
2
Numeric
Display
Alpha
Display
0.0000
SET UP
0.0000
INITIALZ, GRAM
0.0000
INIT, then GRAM
0.0000
LIN, then GRAM
6 digit #
LIN1, then GRAM
6 digit #
LIN2, then GRAM
7 digit #
GRAM
7 digit #
LIN3, then GRAM
7 digit #
GRAM
7 digit #
LIN4, then GRAM
7 digit #
GRAM
7 digit #
L#####, GRAM
Press SET UP
Press AUTO CAL
3
Press SELECT
4
Press SELECT
5
Press ON/OFF, wait for stability
6
Press ON/OFF, wait for stability
7
Apply first 100 gram weight, wait for stability
8
Press ON/OFF, wait for stability
9
Remove first 100 gram weight,
replace with second 100 gram weight
Wait for stability
10 Press ON/OFF
11 Add the first weight to the pan
12 Wait for stability, then press ON/OFF
13 Wait for stability
14 Press AUTOCAL to calibrate
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DI Series -- Linearity Correction Procedure / Denver Instruments
Software Revision 2.21 and Higher ONLY. To check the software version, press and hold buttons #1 and
#3 at the same time. The display will list the model, serial number, and software version of your unit. If
your software version if below 2.1, please contact Denver Instrument Company. If your software version is
2,21 or higher, please continue.
Tools: Two weights (any two weights as long as the combined weight does not exceed the capacity of the
balance), needle nose pliers, tweezers, and Xacto knife.
1. Remove weighing pan and disconnect both the power supply and the communication cable from the
front panel.
2. Cut silver seal from the E-Prom cover on the underneath side of the front panel. USE XACTO KNIFE TO
CUT SEAL. Cover opens from the same end where the seal is located.
3. Once the cover is off, locate the 4 pin RJ11 connector. This is the output for the communication cable
from the front panel to the weighing cell. The board you will have five (5) pins to the right of the connector,
three (3) pins to the left of the connector, or no pins at all.
For five (5) pins:
Note that the five pins are numbered 1-5 with pin 5 in the middle. Locate the jumper between pin 2 and pin
5. Using needle nose pliers remove the jumper from pins 2 and 5. Reconnect between pins 4 and 5.
Proceed to #4.
For Three (3) pins and a blue jumper:
Remove jumper from the middle pin and the front pin. Reconnect the jumper to the middle pin and the pin
at the rear end. Proceed to #4.
For three (3) pins without jumper:
Short the middle pin and the rear pin. Proceed to #4. Continue to short pins until step #7.
For three holes without pins:
Use tweezers to short square hole and middle hole. Reconnect communication cable and power supply
with tweezers in place. Proceed to #4. Continue to short pins until step #7.
4. Plug communication cable back into both the front panel and the weighing cell. Make sure the
communication cable is plugged into the front panel and the weigh cell BEFORE connecting power. If
power is applied to the balance prior to the communication cable, you will have an IO ERROR. Please
unplug and reconnect.
5. Press MENU key once. MENU 1 of 3 will appear.
6. Press key #4 and #6 at the same time. “SM SET UP” will appear at the top of the screen. If the CHECK
WEIGHING MENU appears, you did not press both keys at the same time. Exit CHECK WEIGHING by
pressing the ENTER key.
7. When key #4 and #6 are pressed at the same time, the following will appear:
“SM SET UP”
0. SM ZERO
1. SM SCALE
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DI Series -- Linearity Correction Procedure (continued p. 2) / Denver Instruments
7. Continued:
2.
3.
4.
5.
SM LINEARITY
SM SENSOR RATIO
MS TEMPERATURE
SM DISPLAY COEFFICIENTS
8. Press key #2 (SM LINEARITY). The screen will display “LINEARITY MENU”:
CYCLE: NO WEIGHT
AVERAGES: 0
RAW WEIGHT:
XXXXXXXXX
SCALED WEIGHT : X.XXXXX
9. Under the “LINEARITY MENU”, “CYCLE” will display “NO WEIGHT” and “AVERAGES” will display “0”.
Press the ENTER key. Averages will count between 0 and 19 and then return to 0.
10. “CYCLE” will now display “WEIGHT #1”. Place one of your two weights on the pan. Wait ten (10)
seconds and press the ENTER key.
11. “AVERAGES” will count between 0 and 19 and return to 0.
12. “CYCLE” will now display “WEIGHT #2”. Remove first weight and place second weight on the pan.
Wait ten (10) seconds and press the ENTER key.
13. “AVERAGES” will count between 0 and 19 and return to 0.
14. “CYCLE” will now display “BOTH WEIGHTS”. Leave the second weight on the pan and add the first
weight. Wait ten seconds and press the ENTER key.
15. “AVERAGES” WILL COUNT TO 19 and stop. Menu: Coefficient = XXXXXX. Wait ten (10) seconds
and press the ENTER key. You are now finished with the linearity adjustment. Remove weights and press
the ZERO key until the balance displays zero: (0.0g, 0.00g, 0.000g, 0.0000g).
LINEARITY CHECK:
A. Place first weight on pan and record the value. Remove weight and place second weight on the pan and
press the ZERO key until the balance displays zero: (0.0g, 0.00g, 0.000g, 0.0000g).
B. Leave second weight on pan, place 1st weight back on pan, and record the value. Compare this value
with the first recorded value. A two count variation is allowed between the 1st and 2nd value.
16. The balance should be CALIBRATED at this time. Press MENU key once. Menu #1 of #3 will appear.
Press the #1 key (CALIBRATE). Place the xxx weight on the platform. There are four (4) preset weights
the balance will automatically accept for calibration. However, after this procedure, it is likely that you will
have to enter the calibration manually. To enter calibration manually, place the calibration weight on the
pan. After the balance stabilizes, the display will read “ENTER CAL WEIGHT IN GRAMS”. Enter the
numerical value of your calibration weight followed by the ENTER key. If the balance DOES NOT calibrate,
repeat steps 5 through 15.
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17. Once the balance is calibrated, remove the pan, unplug power and communication cable from front
panel. CHANGE BLUE JUMPER back to ORIGINAL POSITION. See Step #3. Replace E-Prom cover,
reconnect communication cable and power supply.
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TL, DTL, 7xxx, 8xxx ,M, MX - how to tell what's what
(These are older instrument - from the 1980s) . Not all instruments of every model of DIC
instrument are identical. DIC has changed construction methods within some model names. So
individual examples of some models will be different in internal construction, even though the
external appearance is similar.
IES has found that certain characteristics of individual instruments are representative, and
attention to them will assist in calibration.
A - Instruments which have 4 pots along the rear, EQUAL spacing between them.
(View from rear)
right-most
next
next
left -most
FINE calibration
COARSE calibration
Linearity
temperature compensation (don't touch)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------B - Instruments with 4 pots UNEQUALLY spaced
(Rear view)
right - most
next
next
left-most
Linearity
Temp. Comp.
Coarse Cal.
Fine Cal.
Possible Models: 7xxx, 8xxx, TL, DTL, M, MX
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------C - Internal construction: Two parallel boards, 1 analog above, one digital below.
(View right side of instrument)
Rear-most
linearity
next
calibration
Front
reference (don't adjust)
Possible models: DTL, TL, 7xxx
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------D - Large pot on rear panel, plus 3 normal size adjustment pots
(Rear view)
Right most
large calibration knob/pot
next
blank out
next
coarse cal
left most
temp comp
Possible models: 300, XM300, 50
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TL-1600S -- Initialization and Calibration (old
TL) / Denver Instruments
If the unit seems to be functional, but shows obvious over-range or calibration errors, the nonvolatile RAM may have become de-programmed. It can be initialized with the following procedure.
1 Power OFF
2 Hold down MODE and AUTO CAL
3 Power ON
4 As soon as INIT appears on the display, let off MODE and AUTO CAL
5 Operate the MODE switch to select the desired MODE
6 TARE to reset display to 0.00
Calibration
It seems that not all TL type units are the same, so the calibration instructions are different for
each. If the unit has a AUTO CAL button, then place a calibration weight on the pan (example:
TL410 uses 400 gram weight) , then push AUTO CAL. The unit calibrates and returns to normal
operation.
If the unit does not have an AUTO CAL button on the front panel, then it's an older type, and calibrates using potentiometers.
That's detailed in the article named " DIC - Many Models ", elsewhere in the IES handbook.
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TR / TL (new) / TC Linearity
1. Remove any weight on the balance and press the “Zero” key to re-zero the balance.
2. Press “Mode” key. Display reads “MODE….CALIBRATE”.
3. Press “Next” key until “SYSTEM” appears, then press “Enter”.
4. Press “Next” key until “SECURITY” appears, then press “Enter”.
(NOTE! If you have previously been in the security mode, and have not unplugged the balance, the next
steps, 6-10 will be unnecessary.)
5. “SUPR USR” appears, as well as some asterisks, the first of which will be flashing.
6. Press the ‘down’ arrow key to advance the first asterisk to “D”.
7. Press the ‘right’ arrow key to move to the next digit.
8. Press the ‘down’ arrow key to advance the second asterisk to “I”.
9. Press the ‘right’ arrow key to move to the next digit.
10. Press the ‘down’ arrow key to advance the third asterisk to “C”.
11. Press “Enter”. “MAINT….SCALE” appears.
12. Press “Select” key until “LINEARITY” appears.
13. Press “Enter”. “CALC LIN….GET A POINT” appears.
14 .Press “Select” until “CLEAR DATA” appears.
15. Press “Enter”. “CALC LIN….COMPUTE” appears.
16. Press “Select” until “GET A POINT” appears.
17. Press “Enter”. “ADD WGT 1” appears.
18. Place 1st weight, according to attached chart for the model, on the pan.
19. Press “Enter”. Unit will display “STABILIZ”, counting down, and then
“AVERAGE”, counting down, then “LIN WGT”, and some numbers.
20. Remove weight, and press “Enter” twice.
21. Unit will now display “ADD WGT 2”.
22. Repeat this process until all of the weights indicated in the chart have been
utilized.
23. Press “Enter”.
24. Press “Select” until “COMPUTE” appears.
25. Press “Enter”. Unit should now display “COMPUTE….COMPUTED”.
26. Press “Zero” button to go back to weigh mode, and check to see if linearity is set.
27. To reset Security, unplug balance, and plug back in.
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Denver TR / TL / TC , continued
Linearity Weight Settings
Model
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
64
10
20
30
40
50
60
104
10
20
50
60
70
90
100
204
203
10
10
20
20
30
30
50
50
100
100
150
150
200
200
403
402
10
10
20
20
50
50
100
100
200
200
300
300
400
400
603D
602
50
50
100
100
200
200
300
300
400
400
500
500
600
600
2102
2101
200
200
400
400
600
600
800
800
1000
1000
1500
1500
2000
2000
4102D
4102
4101
200
200
200
500
500
500
1000
1000
1000
1500
1500
1500
2000
2000
2000
3000
3000
3000
4000
4000
4000
6101
500
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
8102D
8101
1000
1000
2000
2000
3000
3000
4000
4000
5000
5000
6000
6000
7000
7000
8000
8000
12001
1000
2000
3000
4000
6000
8000
10000
12000
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TL Calibration and Password ( new TL series ) – Denver Instrument
Denver Instrument Company (DIC) made a series of instruments with “TL” prefix years ago. You can tell
the old TL from the new TL because the new TL’s model number implies the capacity and resolution. For
example, TL403 is 400 gram capacity and 3 decimal places to the right of the decimal. TL4102 is 4100
gram capacity and 2 places to the right of the decimal. The old models didn’t have that naming system, so
they would have a model number like TL2500, for example. If the last digit of the model number is 1, 2, 3,
or 4, then it is a new TL type. This instruction only refers to the new type TL.
The instrument will calibrate using standard mass values (DIC calls this “External”), or a mass value that
you enter via the keypad (DIC calls this “Manual”). IES strongly recommends that you not use the “Manual”
calibration unless you have the DIC User Manual and have time to learn those instructions and correct
errors. The instructions below are for “External” calibration. The chart below shows the standard mass
values.
model
64
104
203
204
402
403
602
603D
2101
2102
4101
4102
4102D
6101
8101
8102D
12001
20 30 50 60 10
0
x x x x
x x x x
x
x x
x
x x
x
x
x
x
x
x
20
0
30
0
40
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
weight
50 60
0
0
x
x
x
x
x
80
0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
1
K
2
K
4
K
5
K
6
K
8
K
12
K
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
The three round buttons below the readout are called “softkeys”. Their function is variable depending on
what operation is being performed. The current function is indicated on the readout immediately above each
softkey. At any time, press “ZERO” to exit menus and return to normal operation.
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Calibration with external standard value mass:
Action
Result
Press MODE softkey
Confirm selection on “CALIBRATE” function by
pressing ENTER softkey
Confirm selection of “External” by pressing
ENTER softkey
Place calibration weight on the pan
Display shows “MODE” , with “CALIBRATE”
shown in the lower left
Display shows CAL, with “External” shown in the
lower left
instrument waits for calibration weigh from table
above
Instrument completes calibration, and returns to
weighing mode automatically
If you are prompted for a password, use D I C .
Note: When you press MODE, you start the menu system. It so happens that CALIBRATION is the first
function, so there is no need to scroll through the menu to get to CALIBRATION. But the MODE button is
the entry path to all other configuration aspects in the menu system.
For further information on configuration or calibration, see the full TL User Manual at
http://denverinstrumentusa.com . Choose the “downloads” option at the top of the page.
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TR Calibration and Password – Denver
Instrument
The instrument will calibrate using standard mass values as indicted in the table below.
weight
20
30
50
60
100
200
300 400 500 600 800 1K
2K
model
64
x
x
x
x
104
x
x
x
x
x
203
x
x
x
x
204
x
x
x
x
402
x
x
x
x
403
x
x
x
x
602
x
x
x
x
x
x
603D
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2101
x
x
x
x
x
2102
x
x
x
x
x
4101
x
x
x
4102
x
x
x
4102D
x
x
x
x
x
6101
x
8101
x
8102D
x
x
x
12001
x
4K
5K
6K
8K
12K
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
The three round buttons below the readout are called “softkeys”. Their function is variable depending on
what operation is being performed. The current function is indicated on the readout immediately above each
softkey. At any time, press “ZERO” to exit menus and return to normal operation.
Calibration with external standard value mass:
Action
Result
Press MODE softkey
Confirm selection on “CALIBRATE” function by
pressing ENTER softkey
Place calibration weight on the pan
Display shows “MODE” , with “CALIBRATE”
shown in the lower left
Display shows 0.00, with “ADD WEIGHT ” shown
in the lower left
Instrument completes calibration, and returns to
weighing mode automatically
Unlike the TL series, the TR does not allow calibration to values other than the nominal values shown in the
table.
If you are prompted for a password, use D I C .
For further information on configuration or calibration, see the full TR User Manual at
http://denverinstrumentusa.com . Choose the “downloads” option at the top of the page.
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XA series -- Calibration and Linearity / Denver Instruments
Special Note: Not all XA instruments have the ability to adjust linearity and calibration under
software control. When the instrument powers up, the software revision will be shown. Those with
revision H or latter will have software adjustment capability.
Calibrate
Press “AUTOCAL”, the internal mechanism uses the internal weight to calibrate.
Linearity :
Two weights are required for linearity adjustment on each available range
weight “A”
weight “B”
30 gram range
10
20
100
50
50
200 or 250
100
100
Adjustment
Action
No weight on pan, press TARE bar
Display
0.0000
Press SET UP, then DISPLAY LOCK
LIN 1
then
Stable Number
Press DISPLAY LOCK
LIN 2
Put “A” on the pan as soon as “LIN2” appears
Stable Number
Press DISPLAY LOCK
LIN 3
Remove “A” as soon as LIN 3 appears, replace with “B”
Stable Number
Press DISPLAY LOCK
LIN 4
Add “A” to “B”
Stable Number
Press DISPLAY LOCK
L ##
Stable Number
Remove all weights; unit reverts to normal weighing mode
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XA series -- Calibration and Linearity (continued) / Denver Instruments
Calibration of Internal Weight
Opinion of IES: The procedure outlined in the DIC service manual is hard to understand. We have
found that the most productive way to re-calibrate the internal weight is to start by adjusting the
“offset” stored in the instrument memory to zero, then adjust iteratively until calibration is correct.
You’ll need to record settings and corresponding deviations manually. There is a separate offset
for the coarse and fine ranges on dual range types.
Action
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Press AUTOCAL, then press SETUP 4 times to select CAL 125.
Press MEMORY ENTER to verify your choice and begin offset modification.
Select plus or minus sign using the RECALL key [start with +]
Press RECALL to select 0 or 1 for the first digit (most significant) [ start with 0]
Press MEMORY ENTER to enter.
Press RECALL to move to next digit, and select either 0 or 1 [again, 0 for starters]
Press MEMORY ENTER
Use RECALL and MEMORY ENTER to set all digits
After all digits have been set, press AUTOCAL to calibrate with internal weight and the new
offset.
10. Compare readings of external known standard with the actual weight, compute and record
difference.
11. Change offset with steps 1 through 8. Then recalibrate as at step 9.
12. Use recorded offsets and measured deviations to converge on the best offset.
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XD/AC -- Linearity / Denver Instruments
This procedure adjusts the XD linearity. Like many DIC products, the weight values at specific
steps in the linearity correction are best determined by trial and error. Typical values are no-load,
1/3 capacity, 1/2 capacity, 2/3 capacity, 3/4 capacity, and full capacity. Some instruments may
require that the same weight be used twice. Some
instruments won't use no-load at LIN 1;
instead a weight will be required. There seems to be no method to the madness.
Action
Display Response
Press "SET UP" button.
Press "AUTO CAL" button.
Press "up arrow/down arrow" button.
repeatedly until “LIN “ is displayed.
LIN.
.
Press "ON/OFF"button.
LIN 1
verify no load on pan
Press "ON/OFF" button.
LIN 2
place 1/3 capacity on pan
Press "ON/OFF" button.
LIN3
place 2/3 capacity on pan
Press "ON/OFF" button.
LIN 4
place full capacity on pan
Press "ON/OF" button.
LIN #####
Linearity is complete.
Re calibrate after adjusting linearity.
------------------------------------------------------------------Re calibrate:
1
Calibration weight on the pan.
2
Press "AUTO CAL" button.
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XD-100A and Dual Display Analyticals -- Linearity and Calibration / Denver Instruments
Ideally, you should have two ASTM class 1 50 gram weights for this procedure. You can
use lesser weights and still get linearity correct (balance software will account for errors in the
weights), but you still need and accurate 100 gram weight at the conclusion.
Linearity and Calibration
Action
Display result
1
Press Set UP key
2
Press AUTO CAL
3
Press <dual arrow> key
4
Press <dual arrow> key again
SET UP
INITIALZ
INIT
LIN
5
Press ON/OFF
LIN1
6
Wait for stability,
then press ON/OFF again
7
Place 1/2 capacity weight on the pan,
wait for a stable reading,
then press ON/OFF again
LIN2
8
9
10
11
LIN3
Remove the first weight, replace it with the second.
When the display is stable, press ON/OFF.
LIN4
Place both weights on the pan.
When stable, press ON/OFF
L###
Remove the weights, then press TARE.
Both weights on the pan.
Press AUTO CAL
CAL 100
The balance is calibrated and linear
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XL/AL Series -- Calibration and Linearity /
Fisher/Denver Instrument
The model number implies the capacity and preferred calibration weight for the unit. For example, and XL-400D
should calibrate with a 400 gram weight. Under some circumstances, you may want to calibrate at some point other
than full capacity. The instrument's microprocessor has been programmed to determine what the calibration weight is,
and calibrate to that value. The chart below indicates the choices:
Model
XL-300
XL-400
XL-500
XL-1800
XL-5K
Possible Calibration Weights
100, 200, 300
30, 200, 300, 400
100, 200, 400, 500
500, 1000, 1500, 1800
1000, 2000, 4000, 5000
To calibrate, proceed as follows:
Action
Display Indication
Press TARE
0.00 g
Place cal. weight on pan
400.21 g (example)
Press AUTO CAL
400.00 g
AL Series with – 44 after model number
This series has a ZERO button and two hidden buttons ( CAL, PRINT ) above the zero. The CAL is the left button and PRINT
On the right.
To calibrate: Press the hidden CAL button. Place calibration weight on pan (use chart above).
If the balance will not calibrate, Remove pan and top chassis. There is a jumper on the circuit board
Under the keypad. The jumper should be across BOTH pins.
Linearity
Probably, you will need two test weights to do linearity. The first (A) will be 1/3 of capacity, the second (B) will be 2/3
of capacity. Since DIC isn't always utterly consistent, you may need to experiment with linearity weights.
Action
Displayed Result
Press TARE and CAL simultaneously
SET UP
Press PRINT
LIN 1
Press PRINT
LIN 2
Place weight A on the pan, wait for stability
Press PRINT
LIN 3
Remove weight "A", replace with "B"
Press PRINT
LIN 4
Place "A" on with "B"
Press PRINT
L# # # #
Remove weights, then calibrate
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XP Calibration
Within the XP series, there are two general types of instruments. These are distinguished by whether they have four or six buttons
on the front panel. Within either of those groups, there are several models. Be sure to use instructions for the appropriate group.
Calibration
Four button ( -0- ,* , ↓ , I/O )
1. With pan empty , rezero by pressing -0- .
2. Press the * button for 3 seconds. The display will show "Unit".
3. Press and hold the * button until "CAL" show on the display .
4. Press the ↓ button. The display will show the required calibration weight .
Place that weight on the pan .
5. When the display flashes, the calibration has been accepted. Calibration complete.
Six button ( U , * , -O- , F , n / % , →T )
1. While pressing the U button, power up the instrument .
Release the U button when CAL shows on the display .
2. Press the T button. A number between 2700 and 3300 should show. If not in that range, adjust the
trimmer that is under the cover on the front left side. The trimmer has a "stopper" that must be removed prior
to adjustment, and replaced afterwards .
3. Press the -O- button, the display will rezero. Place the calibration weight on the pan (weight from table
below).
4. Press and hold the n / % button until the desired weight shows on the display, then release the button.
Press n / % once more to select that weight .
5. Remove the test weight, then press -O- .
Weight Choices - 6 button models
XP-300
XP-600
XP-1500
XP-3000
100
200
300
200
400
600
500
1000
1500
1000
2000
3000
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XT and Z Series -- Calibration / Denver Instruments
HELP
DIC has installed a help menu system IN THE ROM of the instrument. If you have questions
about particular key functions on the panel, just push the HELP button. The display is alphanumeric, and will instruct you on how to get the information on the particular function you are
interested in. Try it.
CALIBRATE
The instrument microprocessor will detect and distinguish between calibration weights in
even fractions of the over-all range. (Example: Z12000 will correctly identify 4000, 5000, 8000 or
10000 gram weight, Z400 will identify 100,200,300 or 400 gram weight) . Place the calibration
weight on the pan, then push AUTOCAL. Calibration is complete.
____________________________________________________________________
Set-Limit function
As outlined above, the HELP key will instruct you on how to use the set
limit function. But here it is on paper.....
1.
Press "LOW LIMIT" button.
2.
Key in lower limit weight using number keys. Do not insert a decimal
point, the instrument does that automatically.
3.
Press ENTER.
4
Press HIGH LIMIT. Key in upper weight limit using number keys.
5
Press ENTER.
6
Press FILL ( display shows FILL ON )
Now, the buzzer will beep whenever the applied weight is out of range. The instrument
toggles between having the buzzer enabled or not each time the FILL button is pressed.
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XT and Z Series -- Linearity & Calibration / Denver Instruments
*** Linearity ***
Preface: There are several different XT instruments; different in construction but all called XT.
Some XT's have a linearity pot, located on the rear panel. If there are two pots, the top one is
linearity. If there is one pot, then it is NOT linearity, and the following instructions apply:
1
TARE
2
Press "SET UP" , then the "." key. LIN1 will be displayed.
3
Wait for a stable number ("g" indicated), then press "."
LIN2 will be displayed.
4
Place a weight of 1/2 capacity on the pan, wait for stability.
5
Press "." Display will show LIN3.
6
Remove first weight and replace with a second one of equal weight.
7
Press "." LIN4 will be displayed. And the first weight to the one
currently on the pan.
8
Wait for stability, then press "."
9
The instrument will return to the normal mode after reporting a linearity
number via the display.
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XT Series -- Linearity and Calibration (continued) / Denver Instruments
*** Calibrate ***
1
Place a weight near the capacity of the instrument on the pan. (example:
XT7K - 5 Kg calibration weight) The instrument will read erroneously,
since it is not calibrated.
2
Push "AUTOCAL" The instrument will read 5000.0 Calibration is now
complete. Note the instrument's microprocessor has detected that
the calibration weight is near 5000, and therefore calibrates the
instrument to read exactly 5000. The microprocessor can tell the
difference between weights 4 Kg, 5 Kg, 6Kg, 7Kg.
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8301 -- Instructions For Operating In Counting Mode / Denver Instruments
1) Have a sample of the item to be counted on hand.
2) Plug in balance, turn on, let warm up.
3) Push "Func" button repeatedly until "U" appears.
4) Push "TARE" continuously until P-CAL-1 appears.
5) Place the sample item on the pan.
6) Instrument is now in the counting mode.
7) If it is desired to make the reference count a number other than one
(step 4) , such as 10 or 50, then have that group of parts available at
step 4. At step 4, hold "TARE" until P-CAL-x reaches the desired number.
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METTLER
AC and PC -- Calibration and Linearity / Mettler
The PC group (includes AC-88 and AC-100) encompass a wide range of capacities and
resolution, from 80 grams to 24 Kg.
The top loader types, (with chassis about 11" deep by 7" wide by 4" tall) have the circuit board
on the right side of the instrument, running from front to back. There are four pots on that main
board. The calibration pot is mounted on the main board, but is accessible through a hole near
the right rear upper corner. The other three pots on the board are only accessible after removing
the instrument top cover (large screw under the pan). Of those three pots, the front one is linearity,
the other two are temperature compensation. DON'T adjust the temperature compensation unless
you KNOW that the rest of the instrument is in good condition, AND you know how to adjust temp.
comp. in general. Definitely DO NOT try to "fix" instruments which are drifty by adjusting drift with
these pots!
The larger capacity types have a larger chassis (about 14"x11"x5"). The circuitry is similar, but
mounted differently. R10 is the calibration pot, and is accessible from the exterior on the right
hand side. The other three pots are mounted near the front right corner on the main board, R13 is
linearity and is the front-most in the group of pots. Don't adjust the other pots!
Mettler used a "trim resistor" on all the PC instruments, which is effectively a coarse calibration
trim. After the trim resistor is correctly selected, the instrument can be calibrated with the
calibration pot. The trim resistor is R11 on the toploaders, R3 on the high-capacity types.
Technicians should be suspicious of any instrument that needs a new trim resistor, since it
shouldn't need replacement except when critical circuit board repairs are made. In any case, use
only 50ppm TC precision resistors .
The AC/PC series has a group of 5 slide switches located towards the front of the main circuit
board. The slide switches are set differently for different models. The chart below shows switch
settings for specific models. When microprocessor 41375 is installed AND the switch settings are
in a position designated for a specific model, that model number will be displayed on the readout
when the instrument is turned ON. If the
switches are not set at a designated model, the
readout will show all 8s at turn on. If uP 41109 is installed, no model number will be displayed.
The following data recorded for board ME41384 /ES41383 with ME41375 microprocessor. Other
boards or other microprocessors will function differently.
Switches are numbered 1 to 5 from bottom to top. On=Rear , Off=Forward
switch
model
12345
00000
AC100
00001
PC400C
00010
PC180
00011
PC440
00100
PC2000
00101
PC4400
00110
PC8000
00111
PC16
All other switch combinations - No model designated.
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AE-160/163 -- Calibration / Mettler
1)
Plug in the balance, turn it on, and let it warm up for at least 5 minutes. Level the balance. The
balance must remain stable throughout the entire calibration sequence. Instability is indicated by a
decimal point in the left bottom corner of the display.
2)
Be sure the calibration lever (right side of instrument, on the bottom), is in the forward position.
3)
Push the "TARE" bar until "CAL ---- " appears on the display. When it does, let up the "TARE" bar
immediately.
4)
When the flashing number "100" appears after the "CAL", push the calibration lever to the rear
position. Leave it in the rear position until a flashing "0" appears, then move it back to the forward
position.
5)
When "0.0000" appears, the calibration sequence is complete.
Tolerances: AE160
Cornerload
Linearity
50 g test weight / .0002 g deviation
.0002 g deviation
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AE -- Linearity / Mettler
Hazardous electric circuits will be accessible during this procedure. This procedure is for
qualified electronic technicians only.
Mettler specifies two 80 gram weights for linearity adjustment. However, it is possible to
use, for example, a 50 gram and a 100 gram weight. The internal calibration weight can serve as
the 100 gram, so only one 50 gram external weight is then required. No matter what weights are
used for adjustment, two 80 gram weights are required to conform with the Mettler test
specification.
A general discussion of linearity correction and adjustment exists in the “General” section of
the IES Handbook. Adjustment of linearity is done directly at the cell. Access as follows:
a) Unplug the instrument. Remove the draft shield by removing the large bolt near the front left
corner on the underside of the chassis. This allows the draft shield to move toward the rear about
1/4th inch, then it can be lifted up and away.
b) Locate the ribbon cable on the front of the aluminum shroud around the cell. Unplug the ribbon
cable at the electronic chassis. Remove the two screws (recessed) which secure the chassis to the
top of the shroud. Place the electronic chassis immediately to the right of the instrument, towards
the rear, and re-secure the ribbon cable connector. Plug in and turn ON.
c) You will need draft protection shields for both the weighing pan and the exposed top of the cell.
Otherwise, unstable readings will make adjustment impossible. Verify stability to within 1 digit.
d) Locate the two holes in the aluminum bar which straddles the rear of the cell, at the top. Notice
that a long Phillips screwdriver can pass through these holes to engage Phillips screws directly
below. These screws adjust the vertical height of the null indicator, and therefore adjust linearity.
e) Make a chart to record the existing linearity errors. Using an external 50 gram weight, adjust
linearity so that the 50 gram weight reads the same whether or not preloaded with the internal 100
gram. There is no need to make the 50 gram weight actually read 50.0000 at this point; only a
match between preloaded and not is needed. Make very small adjustments--just a fraction of a
rotation. If the reading without preload is larger than the reading with preload, the screws will need
to go counterclockwise. Turn both Philips screws equally in each adjustment. Independent
adjustment of the .01 mg sensitivity range is not possible.
f ) Reassemble all above. Calibrate using internal calibration weight.
Model
AE-50
AE-100
AE-160
AE-163
AE-200
AE-240
Coarse
Tolerance
.1 mg
.2 mg
.2 mg
.2 mg
.3 mg
.3 mg
Coarse
Weights
2 x 20g
2 x 50g
2 x 80g
2 x 80g
2 x 100g
2 x 100g
Fine
Tolerance
Fine
Weights
.03 mg
2 x 10g
.04 mg
2 x 20g
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AE Display board exchange
The AE series have display boards that are easy to exchange. This is useful because the board itself is prone
to several problems, notably a dimming of the displayed numbers. A replacement display board returns the
unit to service with bright , clear numbers that will last for many more years.
To exchange the display, proceed as follows:
1. Unplug the instrument
2. Slide the glass doors open and remove the weighing pan.
3. Move the instrument on the work bench so that the front 3 inches ( 75mm) of the unit overhangs the edge
of the bench. This allows the technician to see two screws on the underside of the instrument, near the front,
which secure the cover over the display board. Remove those two screws.
CAUTION: Do not tilt the whole instrument backwards, in order to make removing the screws easier. Doing
so may dislodge the internal calibration weight, thus making calibration impossible or normal operation
unstable.
4. With the screws removed. the metal cover over the display will be loose. Remove it.
5. The display board is visible with the cover removed. Notice that two screws secure the circuit board to the
chassis. Remove those two screws, and the aluminum plate that is also secured by those screws.
6. Notice the ribbon cable that attaches to the board , towards the right rear of that board. Carefully pull on
the connector plug (not on the cable itself) so that the plug separates from the board. The old board may now
be removed, and replaced with the new one . Use great care in plugging and unplugging the cable.
7. Secure the new board with the aluminum plate and screws that were removed at step 5.
8. Replace the cover (removed at step 4) , and secure with screws (removed at step 3 ).
Mettler AE display board - tare bar replacement
IES advises you strongly not to attempt removing the tare bar from the display board. The likely result
would be that the tare bar is damaged, and the instrument becomes useless.
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AG -- Calibration and Menu / Mettler
Mettler's AG style analytical balance calibrates from the front panel. There is no linearity
adjustment without the special service software and circuit board, which Mettler-Toledo doesn't
sell.
Calibration (SPAN)
1
Allow the unit to warm up. Analytical balances need to operate continuously, and in an
environment that is temperature regulated continuously.
2
Push and hold the 1/10d button until CAL Int shows on the readout, then release the button.
3
The display will sequence through a series of displays, including dashes, numbers, all zeros, and a
CAL done indication. It will return to normal operation automatically.
Parameter Adjustments
1
The unit has a pull-up menu card attached to the rear of the unit. Just pull up the tab on the toprear edge.
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AK, PK, and HK -- Calibration / Mettler
This was Mettler's first instrument to use software calibration. Accordingly, it is somewhat less
"user-friendly" than their latter versions. If the instrument has any external devices connected
(printer, etc.), then you MUST disconnect it prior to calibration.
The awkward part of this procedure is that the instrument will reject a calibration (indicated by
"CAL Err") if any of these criteria are not met:
a. Stability indicator must be extinguished.
b. Reading must be all zeroes; no minus sign allowed.
+ 0.000 acceptable
- 0.000 not acceptable
c. Rear panel thumbwheels set within range: 3, 3 is best.
--------------------------------------------------------------------CALIBRATION
1) Turn on and warm up. No air drafts or floor vibration!!
2) Tare to all zeroes, with a + sign.
3) Press the CAL button or lever. You must do this so gently that the stability is not lost.
"CAL" will appear on the digital display.
4) Place Cal weight on pan, dashes are displayed.
AK/HK 160 - internal (100)
PK-300 300 grams
PK-2000 2000 grams
PK-4800 4000 grams
PK-16 & 36- special, see note below
5) When the display shows the value of the calibration weight (for example, 300.000 g , remove
the
calibration weight. Calibration is complete.
6) On the PK36 and PK60, the lever on the right side actuates the calibration software and lowers
and internal weight. Enter calibration by CAREFULLY moving the lever, and holding it at the fullrotation position. Calibration is complete when the digital display shows the (internal) calibration
weight value.
7) On PK 36 and PK60 only, the internal calibration weight is applied through a fulcrum system.
This system makes the calibration adjustable, by moving the calibration weight along the fulcrum
arm.
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AK, PK, and HK -- Calibration (continued) / Mettler
Linearity
All of the K series instruments use similar cells, connected to various mechanisms to result in
various instrument capacities. Since the cells are similar, the method of adjusting linearity is the
same for all. At the rear of the cell, notice four 3MM hex-head screws. The outer ones adjust
cornerload by moving the "termination" of the guides vertically. The inner pair allows the mounting
of the null indicator board to move vertical, which effects linearity.
1. Compare readings from 0 to 1/2 scale, and 1/2 scale to full scale. Be sure that your readings
don't introduce errors due to the tolerance of the test weights themselves.
2. If the first reading (0-1/2) is larger than the second (1/2- full), then the hexes need to rotate
clockwise (CW). Make very small adjustments, as the sensitivity can be extreme. Rotate CCW if
the first reading is smaller.
3. Since the beam of the cell "follows" the position of the null indicator board, it is possible to
make the entire system non-functional by adjusting the null indicator outside the range of the
beam. The range of the beam is adjustable via a "stop", located on top of the cell's cylindrical
core. Adjust carefully !!!
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AT -- Calibration and Calibration Mode Selection / Mettler
Background:
1
The Mettler user's booklet is highly recommended to anyone attempting to use the instrument's
programmable functions.
2
The instrument has 3 modes of calibration: internal automatic, internal non-automatic, and external. The
three are mutually exclusive. One of the three modes must be functional. The selection of the calibration
mode is a separate process from actually performing the calibration.
Calibration Mode select:
a. Press and hold (P&H) the Menu/Configuration button until Conf shows on the display.
b. Press and release (P&R) the Menu/Configuration button repeatedly
display.
until
Scale
shows on the
c. P&R the Select 1 button repeatedly until the tiny CAL word is indicated on the display. Notice
that this indication will be above the large letters being indicated simultaneously, so look carefully.
d. P&R the Select 2 button repeatedly until the desired choice of calibration mode is indicated: Auto-on,
Auto-off, or uSEr. With the desired selection showing, P&R the Set button (on the left end of the TARE
bar).
Calibration
The specific sequence of events in the calibrating process are different for different calibration
configurations. These instructions will presume
the uSEr calibration mode (user's external
calibration weight) in enabled in the configuration.
a. P&R the Menu/Configuration button repeatedly until uSEr shows on
the display.
b. P&R the SET function (left end of TARE bar).
c. Follow the prompts from the display: a blinking display indicates that
waiting for the operator to do something. Example: blinking 200.0000
prompting the operator to put 200 grams on the pan.
the instrument is
is the instrument
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AT -- Packaging and Glass Doors / Mettler
Warning
Mettler uses specially shaped glass doors on these instruments. Unless the instrument is shipped
using the precautions below, the glass doors will almost certainly be broken. Cost of doors and
glass alone is in the vicinity of $1000. IES does not need the glass to repair the instrument, so
please do not ship it to us. Please call us before you ship these instruments.
Remove glass:
1) Find a box to keep many small parts in. On the rear of the instrument, remove the three screws
securing the back panel--one on the top, two on the bottom. Do not remove the two in the center.
Remove the panel. Remove the two screws securing the rear feet.
2) Remove all door parts, and set these aside for safe storage. Be on the lookout for the many
small roller parts associated with the door. Notice how this comes apart, since you will have to
reassemble it later. Remove the display assembly which is secured with one screw (Watch out; it
will "pop" forward and fall on the floor.) Remove the front glass too; it is secured with two screws.
3) From the rear ( about 1/2" below the top, centered left to right ), remove the brass post that
extends from the rear towards the front. Remove the screw in front of the weighing pan which
holds down that white metal shroud. Now the glass at the rear of the weighing chamber can be
removed. Store it safely and don't ship it, or any of the glass, to IES with the rest of the instrument.
Replace the back panel and rear feet.
To reassemble:
1) Same as the instructions in #1 above.
2) Top glass is "U" shaped. Reassemble the top door with rollers.
3) Start the top onto the instrument. Be sure the rollers on both sides are properly engaging the
tracks. Then slide the whole top glass forward.
4) The "L" shaped side doors can now be slipped into the appropriate slots.
5) Attach rear leveling feet, and then the rear panel.
6) Attach front glass using two screws.
7) Attach display by plugging it in and securing with one screw from the bottom.
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BD Calibration
Required calibration weights:
BD202
200 g
BD601
500 g
BD1201
1000 g
BD6000
4000 g
1. Warm up instrument at least 1 hour. Lab balances work best is an environment which is temperature
controlled continuously.
2. Remove all objects from the weighing pan , then tare to zeros.
3. Press and hold the Cal/Menu button until CAL
appears on the readout, then release CAL/Menu.
4. After a stabilization period, the display will start flashing. Add the required calibration weight.
5. After a stabilization period , the display will flash zeros . Remove the calibration weight.
6. The display will show
C done
then return to normal weighing automatically.
Error Codes
upper dashes scale is overloaded , or cell is damaged .
lower dashes scale is underloaded , or cell is damaged .
Error 1
inadequate stability for operation in process
( calibration , taring, reference for piece counting )
Error 2
Wrong calibration weight
Error 3
Reference quantity too small for piece counting
Error 9
Instrument internal malfunction
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BB -- Service / Mettler
Calibration / Span
Plug in and power ON. Empty weighing pan. Tare to zeros.
Press and hold REZERO until CAL shows on the display, then release REZERO.
When the readout displays a blinking number, put that calibration weight on the pan.
Wait for blinking zeros, then remove the calibration weight. The pan is now empty.
The instrument returns to normal operating mode automatically.
Linearity
There is no linearity adjustment potentiometer. Mettler adjusts linearity using a special
software package, which is not available outside of Mettler. Units with severe linearity
errors are probably damaged. Small errors may be adjustable by IES, since we make a
linearity correction circuit board. IES can rebuild these cells.
Cornerload
Adjust cornerload using the same techniques as all force-restoration cells. This is
explained in general terms in the IES Precision Weighing Handbook on page 8. On
these BB cells, the cornerload adjusters are the two brass hex nuts with a smaller
concentric slotted screw in the middle, at the rear of the cell. Turn the brass part,
NOT the inner slotted screw.
Tolerances (in digits)
BB
model
120
240
244
300
600
1200
2400
2440
3000
3
Cornerload
Test Weight tolerance
100
200
200
200
500
1000
2000
2000
2000
2000
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
3
3
Linearity
up
down
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
3
3
Failure Symptoms & Codes:
Flashing zeroes
Error codes 1-8
Damaged cell
Electronic failure in one or more circuits.
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HL Balances -- Checklist for Shipping /
Mettler
The following checklist will assist with packing Mettler HL balances.
When these steps are
taken, the chances for damage are reduced.
( ) Remove the pan, pan brake, and pan brake cover. Place them in a
that they cannot break glass during transit.
separate box or bag so
( ) Tape the sliding glass doors in the open position, so that they are protected by the metal sides
of the balances.
( ) Notice the gold hairwires towards the rear of the beam. Be very careful of them during all
subsequent steps.
( ) Move the "slide", which arrests the release beam, to the arresting position. It will be necessary
to lift the release beam slightly, in order to engage the slide to the release beam. The slide is
located below and to the left of the release beam. After engaging it, lock it in place with the
securing screw.
( ) Dial all weight dialing knobs to their maximum number.
( ) Place the "reinforcing bracket" (located to the right of the weight set) in it's upright position,
and turn the brass set screw at the center of the stirrup to it's clockwise position. ( ) Swing
each of the transport locks, located at the rear of the release beam, underneath the beam.
Swing the wire on the right transport lock so that it engages the post immediately to the right
and rear of it. Secure the transport locks their screws.
( ) Slide each of the holders, located towards the front of the release beam, so that they secure
the beam. Fasten them in place with their screws.
( ) Rotate each of the 3 latches to their position beneath the suspension plate. Secure with their
screws.
( ) Place the entire balance inside a plastic bag. Place the unit inside
for shipping analytical balances.
a box specifically intended
( ) At all times, use common sense in handling precision equipment. It is
requires care in handling to prevent needless damage.
very delicate, and
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LJ16 and LP16 Infra-Red Dryer / Mettler
START key - Starts all drying operations. Lighted & flashing - ready. Lighted steadily - Drying
It is NOT possible to start drying without a sample on the weighing pan.
STOP key - Stops any operation.
Change Temperature: (Must be done PRIOR to starting dryer)
1 - Press "Thermometer" key.
2 - Press up or down key to adjust temperature.
3 - Finalize temperature selection with "ENTER" key.
Change Drying Time: (Must be done PRIOR to starting dryer)
1 - Press "Clock" key.
2 - Press up or down arrow key to adjust drying time.
3 - Finalize time selection with "ENTER" key.
Problems
ERR 0 - Cause:
Solution
Settings (temperature , time, etc.) not finalized with "ENTER"
Finish entering parameters with "ENTER" before attempting to dry.
ERR 1 - Cause:
Solution:
Sample has been tared to zero, or the sample is too small initially.
Add material to pan prior to drying (minimum 100 digits on display)
ERR 2 - Cause:
Solution:
Dryer cover open.
Close cover prior to drying
Settings which are selected by the user (temperature, time, etc.) are stored only after they have been used
once . If you expect to use settings or modes again in the future, you must use them once, otherwise they
are lost.
Modes d/10, d/20, and d/30 will shut off the heat when the rate of change in the sample weight decreases
below a threshold. If the user finds that the shut-off is premature, then the d/30 mode should be tried.
Consult the Mettler Installation & Operation Instructions, page 11.
With dryer mounted but not drying, the readout on the balance should be stable. If not, verify that the stem
(support under dryer pan) is adjusted so that the dryer pan does not touch or rub against any surface. The
draft shield (metal shroud around the pan) must be properly seated.
The push-button panel switches may not actuate with a delicate touch. Push directly in the middle of the
buttons.
Obtain a replacement USER MANUAL from Mettler at (800) 638-8537.
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ME30
This instrument weighs to a millionth of a gram - a microbalance.
The knob on the right side (arrestment knob) sets the instrument to one of three modes. Use
position 0 (arrested) when adding or removing items from the weighing pan. Release the
instrument to position 1 for weighing. If the instrument needs to be moved, use position T.
When you move any weight dial or the arrestment lever, do it slowly and gently.
These instruments demand a very good environment for best performance. Any air movement
or temperature change is very detrimental. A very stable table and floor are essential. These
instruments easily measure the force exerted by static charge on glass doors, the operator, or
on the object being weighed. Take precautions to remove static charge.
Calibration
1.
Arrest lever at "0" . Weight dials to 0. Move arrest lever to "1"
2.
If necessary, dampen the weighing pan using the Panbrake button.
3.
Press Zeroset (tare). The display should show 0.000 mg
4.
Gently rotate the weight dialing knob to position "C", which will internally
place a 30 mg weight on the weighing system.
5.
Adjust the calibration potentiometer ( right side, rear panel, a little above half way
from top to bottom ) until the display shows 30.000 mg.
6.
Adjusting the calibration effects zero, so it may be necessary to repeatedly dial back to
0, then cycle through steps 3 - 5 again.
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M3 -- Calibration / Mettler
The Mettler M3 microbalance is a substitution type of balance. The electronic weighing range is .1
gram. For unknowns greater than .1g, the knobs on the left are dialed to within .1 g, which adjusts
internal weighs accordingly.
These are extraordinarily sensitive instruments. The dual thickness glass on the front is to shield
the weighing compartment from the heat of the person standing in front of the M3, which would
cause air currents inside the compartment, due to convection. Stability of the weighing table is
critical.
The knob on the right releases the unit between the Transport arrest state, the Arrest state, and
the Weighing state. Only add or remove samples from the pan when the unit is Arrested. Never
move the unit unless it is in the Transport arrest state.
To calibrate:
1
Verify that the knobs on the left are both at 0
Stabilize with no weight on the pan, TARE to 0.000 mg.
2
Find the small hole on the right end side of the display.
Without upsetting the stability( as indicated by the red light) , press the button inside the hole.
3
The display will show CAL.
Dial the lower left knob from 0 to C.
4
After the display goes to 100.000, return the lower left knob to 0.
These units are so sensitive that's it's very difficult to press the calibration button without upsetting
the stability indicator; you have to be extraordinarily careful. If you do upset the stability, you'll get
"CAL Err ". Press the REZERO button, and try again
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M3 and UM3 microbalance - packing for shipment
Call IES for one of our specially made analytical boxes. It's the best way to take care of the instrument in
transit. It’s worth the wait. The box is free and we pay the shipping via UPS surface. If you want express
shipping, we will ship it on your account.
1) On the front of the instrument, there is a glass plate held on with screws. That plate should be removed
prior to packaging. Don’t ship the glass, washers, or screws with the instrument. Keep them, and re-install
them when the instrument is returned to you from IES
2) Inside the weighing chamber is the weighing pan itself. It hangs by a small hook near the ceiling of the
weighing chamber. VERY carefully unhook the pan , and place it in a (small) box by itself. You might want
to put a few styro peanuts in this small box with the pan, just for cushion. Don't loose the pan, it is no
longer available. Please don’t put the pan loose with the instrument – it will get lost.
3) On the left side are the weight dials. Turn each of them to the highest number on each dial.
4) On the right side is the arrestment lever. It has three position: 0 , 1 , and T. Be sure it is in position T.
This is extremely important.
5) Place the instrument in a large plastic bag . Put 2 inched of cushion material (styto peanuts ) in the
bottom on the inner box , then place the bagged instrument in the inner box . Fill the rest of the inner box
with loose fill so the instrument is cushioned everywhere.
6) Using the same technique as step 5 , pack the inner box into the outer box.
7) IES recommends that you insure the box for the full replacement cost, which is in the range of $10,000 to
$15,000 depending on exactly which model you are shipping
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MT5 UMT5 Calibration
The following procedures presume that the instrument is configured under standard factory settings. If not,
then the procedures will be different. For a complete copy of the Mettler user manual, visit the Mettler lab
website at mtlabservice.com
A. Calibrate using internal weight
1.
Repeatedly press the MENU
key until AUTO CALIN
CAL INT shows on the readout.
2.
Press the SET key.
3.
The draft shield will close automatically unless it has been disabled via the program menu. If it has
been so disabled, close it manually .
4.
The internal calibration sequence will progress automatically. It may take a minute or so. The
instrument must be perfectly stable - no air drafts or table vibrations whatever. Upon completion, the
display shows CAL End , and the instrument returns to normal operation mode automatically.
B. Calibrate using external weight
Unless the instrument has already been configured for external calibration (unlikely) , it will need to be so
configured first, then calibrated. But think carefully before calibrating with an external weight. Ordinary
"class S" or "ASTM 1 " weights are much less accurate than the internal weights. Only weights with
known errors (via a calibration certificate) might be suitable for external calibration. External calibration is
discouraged.
1.
2.
Press and hold the CONFIGURATION button . As soon as CONF shows on the display, release the key
.
Press CONFIGURATION again , the display shows "SCALE"
3.
Repeatedly press the SELECT1
4.
Repeatedly press SELECT2 to select
5.
Repeatedly press MENU until CAL USEr shows , then confirm with by pressing
6.
The display shows the required weight value (probably 5 grams). Place the weight on the pan .
7.
When the display shows 0.000000 , remove the weight.
8.
After reaching stability, a "beep" will signal that the calibration process is complete, and the instrument
has returned to weighing mode.
button to cycle through the SCALE menu to CALIN.
USEr . Press the SET key to confirm.
SET
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PB / AB / SB Calibration - Mettler (new style)
Introduction
Configuration and calibration of these instruments is accomplished through the front keypad. Each key has
two functions, depending on whether it is pressed momentarily, or pressed and held. Further, the keys will
have a different function when in normal operating mode than when in a configuration-menu setting mode.
The function marked in white lettering directly on the key is activated when the key is pressed and
immediately released. The marking just below the key, in light gray, is activated when the button is pressed
and held.
Key Marking
White
On
pO/To
12
CJ
Gray
Off
Off
F
Cal/Menu
Momentary function
Press & Hold function
turns unit ON
tare
alternate or change setting
print, or approve/accept setting
turns unit OFF
turns unit OFF
call function (only within a menu)
enter calibration or menu system
Calibration (span)
PB/SB/AB series do not have internal weights. The instrument will prompt you for the correct calibration
weight, so you do NOT need to know that prior to starting the span calibration. Allow at least 30 minutes
warm-up. Room temperature must be stable around the clock for best operation .
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Start with weighing pan empty.
Press and hold the
Cal/Menu key until "CAL" appears on the display .
The display will be flashing a number. Place a calibration weight of that value on the pan.
When the display flashes zeroes , remove the weight.
Instrument returns to normal weighing mode automatically .
Cornerload
Mettler may use either of two general types of force-restoration cells in this instrument group.
1- Monoblock type cell
If the front panel says "Monoblock", then the cell is a one-piece type. Consult the instructions on page 8 .
Be forewarned that it is possible to ruin the cell by less than skillful adjustment. The resultant damage can be
extremely expensive.
2 – Assembled cell, with adjustments
If the cell is not monoblock, then follow the standard cornerload adjustment instructions on page 7
continued, next page
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Linearity
Linearity is not adjustable in the field. Call IES at (800) 541-0852 .
Error Codes
Display error code
dashes
error 1
error 2
error 3
error 5
flashing zeroes
Abort
Cause or Correction
pan not properly placed, or damaged cell
inadequate environment (vibration, air draft, etc) or defective
electronics
wrong weight in calibration
improper reference weight or number in piece counting mode
compatibility problem with internal software and external
peripherals
wrong or misplaced pan, or electronics failure
calibration adjustment stopped before finished
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PB -- Calibration / Mettler (old type)
Mettler has produced TWO series of instruments with the “PB” designation. This note applies to the older
series ( PB30, PB300, PB3000, all with red LED type displays ). If the model you have isn't one of these,
then it's the new type. Consult the " PB/AB/SB Calibration-Mettler (new style) article elsewhere in this
book
Linearity
The linearity adjustment potentiometer is the located on the main circuit board, adjustment facing upward,
about half way from front to back.
Calibration (fine) [This is the span adjustment procedure that will normally be used in field service.]
1
Locate the small hole on the rear, near the lower right corner
2
Adjust the pot for accurate readings with full load on the pan.
It will be necessary to adjust the pot, then re-zero and adjust again, since the pot will effect the zero.
Calibration ( coarse )
1
This procedure requires that you have a wide range of precision 1% metal film resistors available, as well as
an accurate ohm meter and decade box. Without them, you won’t be able to complete the adjustment.
2
Locate the power resistor mounted to the floor of the instrument , near the main circuit board.
Remove the small 1% resistor (s) that are connected in parallel with the power resistor.
3
Measure that resistor that was removed. Adjust the decade box to that value, and connect the decade box in
parallel with the power resistor. WARNING: Don’t adjust the decade box to a value less than 500 ohms at
any time in this procedure.
4
Adjust the pot on the rear to approximately the center of it’s rotation range. With the unit operational, adjust
the decade box so that the unit is accurately adjusted for span. Unplug, then note the settings of the decade.
Select a resistor of that value, and install it in the place of the resistor that was previously removed.
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PB (old style) and PL Instruments -- Installation of HDSP / Mettler
Replacement of digital display LED's
The PL and PB instruments used Litronix DL-721 and DL-727 display devices, which are no longer
manufactured. Hewlett Packard 's HDSP-5321 and Quality Technology MAN6910 are pin compatible with
DL-727, but have slightly larger numerals. There is no substitute for the DL-721.
DL-721
DL-727
+, -, 1, 8
8, 8
no replacement
HP # HDSP-5321
The display boards for these instrument are frequently damaged during
repair, here are precautions to avoid those problems.
1) The reason the boards are damaged is that it is difficult to fully detach the DL-device before pulling it
away from the board. If it isn't fully detached, it will pull the copper runs off the board, which may not be
repairable.
2) Careful desoldering is required, and the right tools. You will need solder wick, a soldering iron with a
CLEAN tip, and a pair of stout needle nose pliers.
If you change these devices frequently, consider this special tool: A pair of small wire cutters (such as
Diamalloy MS-54-3) can be intentionally dulled, so that it can grab very small wires tightly without cutting
through them.
3) From the back side of the display board, use solder wick to remove the solder from all 18 holes. When
a hole is really clean, you will be able to wiggle the lead in the hole. A minute amount of solder tends to
keep the lead stuck to the inside of the hole. Use the dulled wire cutters, or stiff needle nose, to grab the
lead and un-stick it from the wall of the hole. As long as there is solder attaching the lead to the hole,
removal of the DL will damage the board.
You may have to re-fill a hole with solder, and re-desolder the lead.
Solder wick works best when it has enough solder to start the flow.
Of course, if you have a vacuum desoldering station, use that to clean the
holes.
When all 18 leads are free, the DL device will pull away from the board,
and a new one can be installed and soldered.
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PC -- Temperature Compensation / Mettler
1. Adjustment of temp. comp. is required ONLY when a main board or measuring cell is being replaced.
The reason is that the cell and board have to be matched. If an instrument is drifty, it's probably because of a
mechanical or electrical defect, and that will not be corrected by adjustment of temp. comp. Adjusting temp.
comp. needlessly results in an instrument which still has the original mechanical/electrical problem, but is
now ALSO out of compensation; DOUBLE TROUBLE! Don't adjust temp. comp. unless you're sure you
need too.
2. There are two aspects of temperature compensation, one is compensation of
the CALIBRATION, the other is compensation of the ZERO POINT. The two
procedures are separate, and CALIBRATION is always done first.
R10 - compensation of calibration rear-most vertical pot
R65 - compensation of zero point middle vertical pot
R33 - linearity ---------------- front vertical pot
R3 - span --------------------- rear-most pot, horizontal
(rear access)
3. The process of adjusting either compensation requires taking readings
under hot and cold circumstances, and methodically recording the results. A
chart is indispensable. The chart looks like this:
Reading
HOT /COLD Time
4000.7
C
8:30 AM Monday
4001.5
H
12:30 PM
adjusted R10 1/2 turn CCW
4002.2
H
12:35 PM
unplugged
4002.0
C
4:35 PM
adjusted R10 1/8 turn CCW
4002.4
C
4:55 PM
4002.4
H
8:50 AM Tuesday
4. The table above is an example of how a sequence of calibration temp. comp. readings might look. The
technician makes an adjustment of the pot based on both the DIRECTION (up or down) of the drift, and the
amount of drift. If, after a set of readings, the drift gets worse, then turn the pot in the opposite direction.
Don't try to rush the process by heating with a hair dryer or lamp. It takes several hours for the
temperature around the cell to penetrate to within the cell.
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PC -- Temperature Compensation (continued) / Mettler
5. Notice that, when doing calibration temp. comp., you can get readings as
the instruments warms or cools. YOU MUST take a new reading of the
calibration after adjusting the pot, since the setting of the pot effects the
calibration.
6. Use a similar chart for zero-point temp. comp., but there will be no
weight on the pan during the adjustment procedure. It's important that the
instrument never be TARED during the zero-point, since that resets the
display to zero. The whole idea of the procedure is to maintain zero without
need of TARE.
Of course, you can only take readings of zero-point drift as the
instrument warms up, not when it's cooling off. The reason is that you have
to unplug the instrument in order to make it cool down, and that means it
will be re-tared when you power-up.
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PC -- Calibration and Linearity / Mettler
The PC group (includes AC-88 and AC-100) encompass a wide range of capacities and resolution, from 80
grams to 24 Kg.
The top loader types, (with chassis about 11" deep by 7" wide by 4" tall) have the circuit board on the
right side of the instrument, running from front to back. There are four pots on that main board. The
calibration pot is mounted on the main board, but is accessible through a hole near the right rear upper
corner. The other three pots on the board are only accessible after removing the instrument top cover (large
screw under the pan). Of those three pots, the front one is linearity, the other two are temperature
compensation. DON'T adjust the temperature compensation unless you KNOW that the rest of the
instrument is in good condition, AND you know how to adjust temp. comp. in general. Definitely DO NOT
try to "fix" instruments which are drifty by adjusting drift with these pots!
The larger capacity types have a larger chassis (about 14"x11"x5"). The circuitry is similar, but mounted
differently. R10 is the calibration pot, and is accessible from the exterior on the right hand side. The other
three pots are mounted near the front right corner on the main board, R13 is linearity and is the front-most
in the group of pots. Don't adjust the other pots!
Mettler used a "trim resistor" on all the PC instruments, which is effectively a coarse calibration trim. After
the trim resistor is correctly selected, the instrument can be calibrated with the calibration pot. The trim
resistor is R11 on the toploaders, R3 on the high-capacity types. Technicians should be suspicious of any
instrument that needs a new trim resistor, since it shouldn't need replacement except when critical circuit
board repairs are made. In any case, use only 50ppm TC precision resistors .
The AC/PC series has a group of 5 slide switches located towards the front of the main circuit board. The
slide switches are set differently for different models. The chart below shows switch settings for specific
models. When microprocessor 41375 is installed AND the switch settings are in a position designated for a
specific model, that model number will be displayed on the readout when the instrument is turned ON. If the
switches are not set at a designated model, the readout will show all 8s at turn on. If uP 41109 is installed, no
model number will be displayed.
The following data recorded for board ME41384 /ES41383 with
ME41375 microprocessor. Other boards or other microprocessors will function differently.
Switches are numbered 1 to 5 from bottom to top. On=Rear , Off=Forward
switch
model
12345
00000
AC100
00001
PC400C
00010
PC180
00011
PC440
00100
PC2000
00101
PC4400
00110
PC8000
00111
PC16
All other switch combinations - No model designated.
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PC2000, PC4000, PC4400 -- Guides Made By IES Corp.
Mettler no longer sells the former 41189 part; upper and lower guide for the popular PC2000/4000/4400 series of instruments. However, these instruments can be salvaged when
guides are broken. IES makes a replacement guide that can return the unit to full
performance operation.
An exchange program allows technicians to replace damaged 41189s in the field. Under this
program, IES supplies remanufactured 41189 assemblies in exchange for defective
components. The damaged components are refurbished with new flexible bearings made by
IES.
Because IES has a limited number of rebuildable cores, all parts are sold with the
understanding that the defective parts being removed from instruments will be returned to
IES. IES does not sell 41189 components on any non-exchange basis. IES can provide parts
prior to receiving the recyclable component on a limited basis.
Cost of the IES 41189 component is $115.
IES manufacturers 41189 components using precision alignment fixtures. Dimensions,
parallelism and flatness are controlled to precision tolerances. Repaired instruments can meet
original accuracy performance requirements when properly installed.
IES guarantees that parts meet IES manufacturing specifications, no other warranty is
expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of the installation technician to install
components with skill and craftsmanship. IES recommends installation in accordance with
Mettler Service Manuals.
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PE Lab Balances -- Calibration / Mettler
With the exception of the PE-200,2000,400, and 4000, the Mettler PE group calibrates by placing a calibration
weight on the pan, after initiating an automatic calibration cycle. The 200/2000/400/4000 group is calibrated
manually by means of an adjusting screw at the right front corner.
To calibrate PE instruments (other than 200 etc.) , proceed as follows.
1
Plug in the instrument and warm up at least 10 minutes.
2
Push "TARE", so that the instrument shows zero weight.
3 Again push "TARE", but this time hold TARE down until the horizontal lines appear
When the lines appear, release the TARE bar.
across the display.
4 The letters CAL will appear. After they do, apply a calibration weight to the center of the pan. After several
seconds, the calibration weight will appear on the display. Calibration is complete.
PE Model Calibration Weight
160
300
360
600
1600
3000
3600
6000
6
11
12
16
100 gr.
100
100
500
1,000
1,000
1,000
2,000
24
CE-150
2,000
4,000
4,000
4,000
4,000
20
To calibrate PE-200/2000/400/4000, adjust potentiometer R32 (front right corner) until accurate calibration is
achieved. Adjustment of R32 will cause "zero" to shift, so re-zero after each adjustment before checking calibration.
There are 2 other "pots" close to R32, don't adjust them mistakenly! R32 can be distinguished by it's larger size.
To change Unit of Measure on PEs other than 200,2000,400,4000
Press and hold the TARE bar while plugging in the instrument. Hold the TARE bar down while the various units of
measure cycle past on the display. Let off the TARE bar only when the unit you want appears. From that time on, the
unit will power-up in that unit. Calibration will continue to be with the gram weight indicated above.
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PE -- Pots & Boards / Mettler
There are many instruments in the PE series, with resolution from .001 gram to 1 gram. Many individual models use the same
circuit boards as other models in the series, but many are different too. Be especially careful NOT to interchange boards between
different models unless both are using the same part number of board (as indicated on the yellow tag, on the underside of the
board). Although different boards may at first appear to be functional between different instruments, a more careful observation
will show that the instrument continues to drift, and can't be compensated.
Board Number VS. Instrument Model & Potentiometers
Board
Number
47823
47050
48334
47484
PE
Model
Pots
Linearity
Calibration
TC CAL
TC Zero R64
47507
47662
48391
48979
160
360
600
1600
3600
6000
200
400
2000
4000
R60
SOFT
R59
R34
R32
R33
None
R58
47818
48391
45755
11
12
16
22
24
160A
1600A
FE HD
FE HD2
R57
SOFT
R59
R61
SOFT
R60
R57
SOFT
R59
R65
R58
Notice that most instruments in the PE family have software calibration, so no calibration pot exists for that function in those
models. (PE 200, 2000, 400, 4000 do use a pot )
Generally, the TC CAL and TC Zero pots shouldn't be adjusted. Adjustment of them is a lengthy process involving careful
record keeping of temperature and associated drift. And definitely DO NOT try to make drifty instruments stable by adjusting
temp. comp. Adjusting TC will never correct the effects of defective mechanical or electronic components. Be forewarned!
This table shows various PE models (except 200, 2000, 400, 4000) and associated calibration weight.
Model
160, 160A
360
600
1600, 1600A
3600
6000
Cal Wt
100
100
500
1000
1000
2000
Model
11
12
16
22
24
FEHD, 2 4 Kg
Cal Wt.
4 Kg
4 Kg
4 Kg
4 Kg
4 Kg
The calibration procedure for these is
1
Press and hold TARE until - - - - - is indicated, then release TARE.
2
Place the appropriate weight on the pan.
3
Wait for the instrument to display the calibration weight WITHOUT flashing. Normal operation resumes automatically.
Cornerload is adjusted via a brass hex nut near the rear corners of the cell. Use the standard procedures for adjusting cornerload.
However, note that, at the rear of the chassis there is a metal plate that can be removed via two screws on the underside of the
chassis. Remove the plate, then notice that the cornerload adjustment is locked in place by a rectangular metal plate behind each
hex adjuster. These plates are on the rear of the cell, and can be loosened. Loosen both before adjusting cornerload.
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PK, AK, HK -- Calibration / Mettler
This was Mettler's first instrument to use software calibration. Accordingly, it is somewhat less "userfriendly" than their latter versions. If the instrument has any external devices connected (printer, etc.), then
you MUST disconnect it prior to calibration.
The awkward part of this procedure is that the instrument will reject a calibration (indicated by "CAL
Err") if any of these criteria are not met:
a. Stability indicator must be extinguished.
b. Reading must be all zeroes; no minus sign allowed.
+ 0.000 acceptable
- 0.000 not acceptable
c. Rear panel thumbwheels set within range: 3, 3 is best.
--------------------------------------------------------------------CALIBRATION
1) Turn on and warm up. No air drafts or floor vibration!!
2) Tare to all zeroes, with a + sign.
3) Press the CAL button or lever. You must do this so gently that the stability is not lost.
"CAL" will appear on the digital display.
4) Place Cal weight on pan, dashes are displayed.
AK/HK 160 internal (100)
PK-300 300 grams
PK-2000 2000 grams
PK-4800 4000 grams
PK-16 & 36special, see note below
5) When the display shows the value of the calibration weight (for example, 300.000 g , remove the
calibration weight. Calibration is complete.
6) On the PK36 and PK60, the lever on the right side actuates the calibration software and lowers and
internal weight. Enter calibration by CAREFULLY moving the lever, and holding it at the full-rotation
position. Calibration is complete when the digital display shows the (internal) calibration weight value.
7) On PK 36 and PK60 only, the internal calibration weight is applied through a fulcrum system. This
system makes the calibration adjustable, by moving the calibration weight along the fulcrum arm.
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PK, AK, HK -- Calibration (continued) / Mettler
Linearity
All of the K series instruments use similar cells, connected to various mechanisms to result in various
instrument capacities. Since the cells are similar, the method of adjusting linearity is the same for all. At the
rear of the cell, notice four 3MM hex-head screws. The outer ones adjust cornerload by moving the
"termination" of the guides vertically. The inner pair allows the mounting of the null indicator board to
move vertical, which effects linearity.
1. Compare readings from 0 to 1/2 scale, and 1/2 scale to full scale. Be sure that your readings don't
introduce errors due to the tolerance of the test weights themselves.
2. If the first reading (0-1/2) is larger than the second (1/2- full), then the hexes need to rotate clockwise
(CW). Make very small adjustments, as the sensitivity can be extreme. Rotate CCW if the first reading is
smaller.
3. Since the beam of the cell "follows" the position of the null indicator board, it is possible to make the
entire system non-functional by adjusting the null indicator outside the range of the beam. The range of the
beam is adjustable via a "stop", located on top of the cell's cylindrical core. Adjust carefully !!!
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PG , SG Calibration and menu blocks - Mettler
Calibration – Internal
Press and hold CAL button till CAL Int is displayed
Cal Done will be displayed and automatically return to weighing mode.
Calibration – External ( Vari Cal )
Press and hold CAL button till VAri Cal is displayed
Balance will prompt you to select external weight
‘F’ button will change the desired calibration weight .
Press Menu button to confirm external weight.
Balance will prompt you for the external weight – place weight on pan.
Flashing zeros 0.00g will signal you to remove weight.
Balance will return to normal operation.
MENU
Press and hold the MENU button until “MENU” is displayed.
Menu button will now cycle through these option blocks
Function ------------------------piece counting, percent weighing, formula weighing
Weigh Unit 1 ------------------g, mg, kg, lb, oz, ozt, GN, dwt, ct, mo, m
Weigh Unit 2 ------------------ g, mg, kg, lb, oz, ozt, GN, dwt, ct, mo, m, Htl, Stl, ttl
Vibration Adapter-------------1, 2, 3
Weigh Process Adapter-------1, 2, 3, OFF
Repeatability-------------------Good, better, best, Std
Automatic Shutdown---------Aoff, Aoff 2 minutes, Aoff5 min., Aoff10 min.
Adjustment ( Calibration )--Cal int, VariCal, test int, test E
Auto Adjustment--------------Info ON, Info OFF
Power-Up Mode---------------Qu Start, Fu Start
Auto Zero----------------------AZero, no AZero
Settings-------------------------Restet
‘F’ key will cycle through the options in each individual block.
Press and hold Menu key until the balance reverts to weigh mode to store any changes.
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PG SG Calibration / Mettler
Introduction
The keypad of the PG/SG instruments has several keys. The primary function is symbolized by the bold
lettering, and is actuated by briefly pressing the key. The secondary function is symbolized by the smaller
marking , and is actuated by pressing and holding the key until the function starts. Keys often have different
function when in normal (weighing) mode than in menu (configuration) mode.
Key Marking
bold
light
On
pO/To
C
12
CJ
1/10d
Off
F
Menu
Cal
Momentary function
turns unit ON
tare
return to weighing mode, without saving
alternate or change setting
print, or approve/accept setting
change display resolution
Press & Hold function
turns unit OFF
call function (only within a menu)
enter calibration or menu system
enter calibration mode
Note: Press means to momentarily press a button, and release immediately
Press and hold means to press and continue pressing a button, until the desired action happens.
Internal Calibration
Most units will be found with the factory default configuration, which means that internal calibration will be
enabled.
1. Press and hold the " 1/10d CAL " button until "CAL Int " shows on the readout.
2. The display will show dashes, then zeroes, then dashes again, then "Cal done ". The unit returns to
normal weighing mode automatically.
External Calibration
In order to calibrate to an external weight, external calibration must first be enabled (configured), then
performed.
1. Press and hold the "C→ Menu" key until "MENU" shows on the display.
2. Repeatedly press the "C→ Menu" key until one of the four adjustment modes shows on the display.
The four are:
CAL Int
test E
test Int
VariCal
3. When one of the four choices shows, select this menu group by pressing the "double curved arrow
button"
12
4. Repeatedly press the "C→ Menu" button to cycle through the choices. When "VariCal" shows, select
that choice using the "double curved arrow" button 12 .
5. Press and hold the "C→ Menu" button until the unit returns to the normal weighing mode
( External calibration has now been configured )
6. Press and hold the "1/10d Cal" button until "VariCal" shows on the display .
7. The display will flash a weight value. Place this weight on the pan..
8. The display will show dashes, then flashing zeroes, then "CAL done". It returns to normal weighing
automatically.
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continuation of
Mettler PG/SG Calibration adjustments
Cornerload
Mettler may use either of two general types of force-restoration cells in this instrument group.
1- Monoblock
If the front panel says "Monoblock", then the cell is a one-piece type. Consult the instructions on page 8.
Be forewarned that it is possible to ruin the cell by less than skillful adjustment. The resultant damage can be
extremely expensive.
2 – Assembled construction, with adjustments
If the cell is not monoblock, then follow the standard cornerload adjustment instructions on page 7
Linearity
Linearity is not adjustable in the field. Call IES at (800) 541-0852 .
Error Message
dashes
none F
error 1 or error 9
error 2
error 3
flashing zeroes
abort
Cause and Solution
pan not correctly installed , or damaged cell
"Function" mode has been started, but no function selected. See operator manual
verify that environment isn't causing instability. Otherwise, electronic malfunction
Incorrect calibration weight , or electronic malfunction
choose a different reference number or weight in piece counting mode
missing or incorrectly mounted pan, or cell damaged
unstable during calibration. Push C to clear. If can't complete, then electronic failure
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PM -- Configuration / Mettler
The PM series of instruments can operate in various modes (alternate units of measure, display resolution,
data communication, etc.), and all of those parameters are set from the front panel using the TARE bar.
To change data communication parameters:
Important notes:
a.
You have to finish the whole procedure, not stop after you've set the parameter
want, since the setting won't be stored unless you finish.
you
b.
You can skip any selection step by continuing to press and hold, rather than letting off the TARE bar
and entering the selection group at that step.
c.
Default settings in are shown in italics
1
Start with the unit turned OFF (display is blank)
2
Press and hold (p&h) the TARE bar, until the display shows
-
-
CONF , then release.
if the balance turns on to the normal weighing mode, you will need to turn the
power off, remove program cassette. Remove jumper on bottom side of cassette.
Reinstall cassette. Re-apply power and try again.
3
Press and release (p&r) TARE repeatedly until
IFACE shows on the display.
4
P&H until S shows, then p&r repeatedly until the transmission criteria you want shows:
choices are:
Stb
transmit next valid data only when stable, and only with external print
signal
All
transmit current data when stable, only with external print signal
Auto Stable values after change, only with external print signal
Cont All data transferred regardless stability or external print request.
5
P&H until b
2400
shows, then p&r to select desired data rate (must match external computer)
6
P&H until
p
shows, then p&r to select even or odd parity (E or O)
7
P&H until
PAUSE shows, then select between pause times
8
P&H until AU shows, select ON or OFF (this is certification symbol format, select ON if you
are using with LP16 dryer , etc. )
9
P&H until End shows, continue p&h until the unit shows zeros on the display. The unit has
returned to normal operation and the parameters you have selected are now in effect.
1
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PM — Piece Counting / Mettler
Setting Unit 2 to PCS
1. Unplug balance.
2. Press and hold TARE bar, plug in balance.
3. When display shows –Conf- release tare bare – display shows rESET.
4. Press and release TARE bar until you see UNIT displayed.
5. Press and hold TARE bare until you see Unit 2 , release TARE bar.
6. Press and Release TARE bar until PCS unit is displayed.
7. Press and hold TARE bar until END is displayed, Release TARE bar.
8. Press and hold TARE bar until balance reverts to weighing mode.
Setting Reference:
1. Place a container on the pan, if one is required or leave pan empty TARE balance.
2. Add 10 pieces to be weighed on the pan, or in container.
3. Press TARE bar until –Set 10 PCS- appears. Reference will be stored.
4. Remove the reference pieces and the balance is ready for counting.
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PM, PJ, AM, AJ
Balances -- Calibration and Error Codes / Mettler
1) Switch on instrument. TARE the instrument by pressing and releasing the control bar.
2) To calibrate, press and hold the control bar until -CAL- shows on the display, then
bar. ( The display will show - - - - - - )
release the control
3) The display will flash a number. Place that amount of weight on the pan.
( display will show - - - - - - - )
4) When the display flashes 0.0g ,remove the calibration weight.
( display will show - - - - - - )
5) When the display shows 0.0g
calibrated
, the calibration procedure is complete, and the
instrument
is
Linearity
There is no linearity pot. Contact IES is linearity is bad. Generally, poor linearity indicates either a
defective part within the measuring cell, or else an electronic problem. In either case, IES's special linearity
correction board will be useful.
Configuration
Many operating aspects of the instrument, such as integration time, communication parameters, etc, are
adjustable form the from panel. There are so many settings possible, that a complete review is beyond the
scope of this manual.
Access weighing stability parameters (weighing process or vibration sensitivity) by continuing to press the
TARE bar at step 2 above. Change weighing process parameters by letting off of the TARE bar when the
"droplets" appear on the display, then sequence through possible settings by repeatedly pressing the TARE
bar. Change vibration sensitivity by letting off of the TARE bar when the double-curved symbol appears.
Cycle through possible choices by repeatedly pressing the TARE bar.
Access printer configuration, resolution parameters, units of measure, and communication settings by
starting with the instrument OFF, pressing and holding TARE until CONF appears on the display, then use
the TARE bar to cycle through various settings.
Error codes
When the unit is non-functional, it is programmed to show "error codes" on the display. Since nearly all of
the circuitry is on the main board, that is almost invariably the source of the problem.
Error code
Interpretation
1,2,5,or 6
Faulty main board.
4
Temperature compensation error / bad main board
3
Error reading cassette; bad cassette or cassette not plugged in.
8
EEROM data missing / bad main board
9
EEROM program data error / bad main board
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PR / SR Calibration - Mettler
These instrument are normally (factory default) configured to utilize internal calibration. Unless they have
been re-configured, this is the configuration instruments will be found in.
Introduction
The keypad of the PR/SR instruments has several keys, as well as a series of horizontal lines just below the
readout. Keys which have green lettering have two functions. The primary function is symbolized by the
white lettering, and is actuated by briefly pressing the key. The secondary function is symbolized by the
marking in green, and is actuated by pressing and holding the key until the function starts. Keys often have
different function when in normal (weighing) mode than in menu (configuration) mode.
Key Marking
white
On
pO/To
C
12
CJ
1/10d
Momentary function
Press & Hold function
green
Off
F
Menu
Cal
turns unit ON
tare
return to weighing mode, without saving
alternate or change setting
print, or approve/accept setting
change display resolution
turns unit OFF
turns unit OFF
call function (only within a menu)
enter calibration or menu system
enter calibration mode
The horizontal lines cover a series of keys. During configuration, various words will appear on the display
directly above these lines. Pressing on the lines selects the word on the display. In this way, the switches
beneath the lines can have various functions, depending on where in the configuration system they are used.
Internal Calibration
Calibration with the internal weight can be initiated by pressing and holding →0←. After "Start" shows on
the display, press the lines below the word "Calibration". The display will show "Balance Calibration" , then
" Cal done ". The unit returns to weighing mode automatically.
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PR Calibration adjustments, continued
External Calibration
Calibration to an external standard requires that the instrument menu system be accessed to put it into this
mode. When using the menu system, selection choices will appear on the digital readout. Select a single
choice by pressing the key directly below it . ( NOTE: Sometimes, not all choices are visible, since they
don't fit on the alpha-numeric display. In that case, pressing the key below the right-facing arrow will expose
those choices )
1.
2.
3.
4.
5
6.
7.
8.
Press and hold the C→ menu key until "MENU" appears.
Display shows "APPL WEIGH CAL SYSTEM " Press the lines below "CAL"
Display shows " Configure / Test Calibration " Press the lines below "Calibration "
Display shows " FACT CAL Int VariCal " . Press the lines below "VariCal ".
(the unit may jump to step 6 automatically)
Display shows " VariCal / ExtWgt InfoOn InfoOff " , press the lines below "ExtWgt " .
Display shows various weight choices , press the lines below the desired choice .
Press and hold the "C→ Menu" key until "Stored" appears on the display
The unit will return to the normal weighing mode.
Note: The preceding steps changed the instrument calibration configuration from internal to external..
The following steps will calibrate the instrument to the external weight .
8. Press and hold the " →0← Cal/Test " button until "Start / Test Calibration Repro " shows.
9. Press the lines beneath the word "Calibration" . The words "Balance Calibration " appear.
10. The display will flash a number. Place a weight of that value (number) on the pan .
11. When the display flashes zeroes, remove the weight .
12. The display will show " Cal done " . The instrument returns to weighing mode automatically .
Cornerload
Mettler may use either of two general types of force-restoration cells in this instrument group.
1- Monoblock construction
If the front panel says "Monoblock", then the cell is a one-piece type. Consult the instructions on page 8.
Be forewarned that it is possible to ruin the cell by less than skillful adjustment. The resultant damage can be
extremely expensive.
2 – Assembled construction, with adjustments
If the cell is not monoblock, then follow the standard cornerload adjustment instructions on page 7
Linearity
Linearity is not adjustable in the field. Call IES at (800) 541-0852 .
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PT Calibration & Cornerload adj (Old-Style Mettler PT)
Warning
The instrument has two covers; one over the front (gray), and one over the rear (black). This warning
pertains to the front. If you need to remove the front cover, be sure to detach the pan and its sub-pan, prior
to loosening the cover. This front cover slides as it is removed, and will push against the pan stems unless
the pan is removed first. Don't loose the screws, they're special!!
REMOVAL OF FRONT COVER
First remove the two screws in the top of the rear cover. After doing so, it will tilt backwards, revealing
two latches. These latches are located near the bottom of the back of the front cover; one on each side.
Pushing each latch forward will release the front cover, so that it can be lifted
away. Return them to the
rear position when you replace the front cover.
CALIBRATION
The calibration pot is on the right side, near the bottom, about 2 inches from the front. Adjust the pot for
accurate calibration/span.
CORNERLOAD
*** WARNING***
When securing the locking nut on the top of the cornerload -adjustment post, it's easy to tighten to hard,
which breaks the threaded shaft. That would probably cause the instrument to wind up in a trash can.
Method 1:
Place a weight equal to full capacity near the front of the pan, but not
overhanging the edge. Tare to all
zeros. Move the weight towards each of
the cornerload adjusting post, but not so far as to overhang the
edge of the pan.
Adjust whichever deviation is largest first.
If the deviation is +, then the mounting of that corner
must move down . SLIGHTLY. Loosen the locking nut on top of the Cornerload adjusting post,
rotate
the cornerload adjustment (underneath the end of the flex-arm)
clockwise, then tighten (gently !!!) the
lock. Recheck cornerload.
For - deviation, the corner mounting must move up, instead.
Method 2: Look at any Mettler manual, and orient the pictures for cornerload so that they match the
orientation of the cell in this instrument. Then, use the procedure in the Mettler book you have.
LINEARITY
Located just in front of the Calibration pot is a circuit board. This board has two pots with shafts oriented
in the same direction as the cal. pot (however, these are smaller pots) The linearity pot is the TOP one.
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Installation of PML4 Linearity Board / Mettler
The PML4 board is an add-in board, which gives PM and PJ instruments a linearity potentiometer. This
board fits in instruments with chassis size of approximately 12" x 8". Linearity adjustment is often required
after replacement of a front coupling. No electronic adjustment or circuit can compensate a damaged cell, or
one which has been assembled incorrectly. To successfully install the PML4, you'll need excellent
soldering and desoldering skill. Without that skill, there is a risk of damaging the main board.
1) Take anti-static precautions. Work on a static-dissipating workbench, or wear an anti-static
bracelet. See the anti-static precautions on the following page.
2) Remove the instrument cover (one screw) , then remove any shroud which covers the cell. Some
instruments won't have a shroud. If a data-interface board is mounted on the right side of the instrument,
remove it (one screw). Release the display board from the plastic clips which secure it, then unplug
connector #1. Set the display aside (careful, VERY expensive), then unplug the remaining three connectors.
Remove the three screws, then remove the entire main board from the instrument chassis.
3) Locate IC13. Remove it by clipping all 8 pins at the IC body, then de-soldering each lead from the board.
Remove the solder from the holes vacated by the IC pins. The holes must be clear to receive the PML4
board. Place the 8 pins of the PML4 into the 8 holes vacated by IC-13. When properly oriented, the
potentiometer adjustment will be accessible from the edge of the board, and the bare wire will point forward.
The underside of the PML4 will rest against the top of a rectangular capacitor on the main board. Solder all 8
connections.
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PML4 Linearity Board Installation (continued) /
Mettler PM Toploader Balance
Locate the CALIBRATION RESISTORS, just in front of the PML4. They are soldered onto metal posts,
just in front of the board you are installing. Bend the bare wire to the inner stake of the front resistor, then
solder. Remove any excess wire. Re-install the main board, with 3 screws. Connect all cables. Install display
board. Put on the pan and power up.
4) The potentiometer on the PML4 board can now be used to adjust linearity. It has an adjustment range
of about 10 counts. Adjusting linearity will effect calibration, so re-calibrate after adjusting linearity. If the
range of adjustment of the pot is inadequate, then close the solder bridge on the PML4. This will roughly
double it's range of adjustment.
Static Electricity
Static electricity can easily ruin an electronic circuit, especially modern CMOS ICs and microprocessors. For
that reason, you need to control static charge on anything that touches the circuit board, especially yourself.
Your workbench should be made of a static dissipating material , such as wood, NOT Formica or plastic
laminate. You can bleed static charges away by connecting the third wire of a power outlet (green conductor)
to the frame of the bench. You should have a metal object, also grounded, which can be used to discharge
yourself. Touch ground before you work on circuit boards. The best solution is to wear an anti-static wrist
strap, which connects you to ground constantly.
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Installation of PML1 in High Capacity Instruments / Mettler
The Problem
The PML1 board was designed to fit PM/PJ top-loaders. It can't be installed DIRECTLY into a
high-capacity instrument such as PM-30, because Mettler uses a different section of the LM358 IC
for the integrator in the high capacity instruments
The Cure
1
If you're not a skilled electronic technician, you probably shouldn't try this.
2
Several main boards exist for the large PMs, and not all are documented by Mettler. You'll need
to find the integrator (LM358), and determine where on the instrument you will mount the linearity
board. You are LIKELY to find the integrator just to the left of the large pink capacitors, pin 1.
3
Remove the LM358, and the 8 gold pins, from the linearity board, since you won't be removing
the 358 from the main board. Use ribbon cable to connect pins 1, 4, and 8 of the instrument's
LM358 to the position on the linearity board where the LM358 was removed.
4
On the PML1, locate pin 7 of the LM358, and the trace which exits pin 7 toward a 1M resistor.
Remove a very short piece of the trace, between pin 7 and the 1M.
Using a 1/2" length of insulating sleeve, and about 1" of small bare wire (#30 is great), connect
the previously disconnected end of the 1M to pin 1 of the LM358.
5
Connect the bare wire from the linearity board to the un-grounded end of the instrument's
calibration resistor.
6
You may want to remove the 200K pot from the underside of the board and re-mount it on the
top side. The hole alignment of the pins on the pot won't be perfect, but it will be functional.
7
An optional step is to replace the 1M resistor along-side the pot (not the 1M mentioned earlier !!)
with a 100K, and to close the solder bridge. This will increase the adjustment sensitivity, and may
be necessary on some instruments.
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XS Calibration Configuration - Mettler
You can download the entire XS User Manual from http://us.mt.com/home , then select “Laboratory
Weighing”, then “Services and Support” , then “Download Center”.
The panel has two types of keys/buttons: printed buttons on a metallic background with fixed function, and
“icon” keys formed on the display screen.
Fixed-Function Keys
Key Symbol
Key Name
Description
Go to Application
Return to application program
Re-zero
Application select
Tare
Configure Application
Transmit
Reset zero and tare memories to zero
Select from application programs
Reset tare memory to zero
Adjust application program settings
Transmit data to printer, computer, or
other device
Icon Keys Icon Keys appear on the screen with a descriptive phase which suggests the function.
1. Enabling internal or external calibration
The instrument can be configured to accept either internal calibration and adjustment (C&A), or external
C&A, or either/both. Only the C&A modes which are enabled will show an icon on the screen in weighing
mode. To enable or disable either mode, proceed as follows:
Action
Press
Result
First of four configuration menus appears .
(don’t scroll to other menus)
key
Press “Define” to the right of “Function Keys”
First of two sub-menus appears
(don’t scroll to other menus)
Press the box to the right of either “Adjust int.”
or “Adjust ext.”
corresponding adjustment enabled/disabled
Press “OK” twice
instrument returns to normal weighing mode
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2. Enable/disable “ProFACT”
ProFACT is the automated recalibration of the instrument either periodically, or after sensing a temperature
change. It is desirable because it compensates for temperature changes. It is undesirable because it
continually wears the calibration system, and because it may overwrite any external calibration. When
calibration adjustment to an external standard is mandatory , ProFACT either needs to be turned OFF, or
configured so that it prompts the user for an external calibration weight.
To enable or disable ProFACT:
Action
Result
Press
Application menus show on screen
Press “System” icon key
System menus show on screen
Press “Adjust/Test” icon key
Current Adjust/Test configuration shows
Press the box to the right of “FACT”
Sub-menu shows
Press desired choice
Press “OK”
Normal weighing mode resumes
Press
Calibration Adjustment - Internal
Action
Result
Press “Adjust Int.”
Calibration adjustment sequence starts
Do not place anything on the weighing pan
Wait for “ Adjustment done” on screen
Press “OK”
Instrument returns to weighing mode
Calibration Adjustment – External
Action
Result
press “Adjust ext.”
screen prompts for external calibration weight
Place indicated weight value on pan
screen indicates “please wait”
screen prompts to remove calibration weights
Remove weights from pan
screen indicates “please wait”
screen indicates “Adjustment done”
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Press “OK”
instrument returns to weighing mode
XS Enter corrected value for external calibration weight
If you are using an external calibration weight and you have a calibration certificate for your weight, you can
enter the corrected value. For example, an ASTM class 1 200 gram calibration weight can be anywhere
from 199.9995 gram to 200.0005 gram and still be within class1 specification, but will introduce an error of
up to 5 graduation on a 4-place analytical balance. But a calibration certificate will allow the technician to
enter the corrected value of the weight ( for example, 200.0003). And so, there will be no error introduced
into the weighing results due to the calibration weight not being perfectly accurate.
Enter external weight actual value
Action
Result
Press
Applications Menus show
Press “System”
System Menu shows
Press “Adjust/Test”
Screen shows:
Fact On or Off
Adjustweight value
Testweight value
Press the Adjustweight value
Adjustweight screen shows
Weight value
ID (may be blank)
Certificate # ( may be blank)
Press on the Adjustweight value
numeric keypad appears on screen
Enter actual weight with decimal
(example: 200.0003 )
press “OK”
Screen shows corrected weight value
Press OK
Press OK
Press “Exit”
Adjust/Test screen shows
Menu select screen shows
Instrument returns to weighing mode
If you are working on 4 or 5 place analytical balances AND you don’t have a calibration certificate in order
to correct your weight, then you will probably get a more accurate calibration by using the internal
calibration weight. The internal calibration weights are more accurate than ASTM class 1.
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XP Calibration Configuration - Mettler
You can download the entire XP User Manual from http://us.mt.com/home , then select “Laboratory
Weighing”, then “Services and Support” , then “Download Center”.
The panel has two types of keys/buttons: printed buttons on a metallic background with fixed function, and
“icon” keys formed on the display screen.
Fixed-Function Keys
Key Symbol
Key Name
Description
Go to Application
Return to application program
Re-zero
Application select
Tare
Configure Application
Transmit
Reset zero and tare memories to zero
Select from application programs
Reset tare memory to zero
Adjust application program settings
Transmit data to printer, computer, or
other device
Icon Keys Icon Keys appear on the screen with a descriptive phase which suggests the function.
1. Enabling internal or external calibration
The instrument can be configured to accept either internal calibration and adjustment (C&A), or external
C&A, or either/both. Only the C&A modes which are enabled will show an icon on the screen in weighing
mode. To enable or disable either mode, proceed as follows:
Action
Press
Result
First of four configuration menus appears .
(don’t scroll to other menus)
key
Press “Define” to the right of “Function Keys”
First of two sub-menus appears
(don’t scroll to other menus)
Press the box to the right of either “Adjust int.”
or “Adjust ext.”
corresponding adjustment enabled/disabled
Press “OK” twice
instrument returns to normal weighing mode
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2. Enable/disable “ProFACT”
ProFACT is the automated recalibration of the instrument either periodically, or after sensing a temperature
change. It is desirable because it compensates for temperature changes. It is undesirable because it
continually wears the calibration system, and because it may overwrite any external calibration. When
calibration adjustment to an external standard is mandatory , ProFACT either needs to be turned OFF, or
configured so that it prompts the user for an external calibration weight.
To enable or disable ProFACT:
Action
Result
Press
Application menus show on screen
Press “System” icon key
System menus show on screen
Press “Adjust/Test” icon key
Current Adjust/Test configuration shows
Press the box to the right of “FACT”
Sub-menu shows
Press desired choice
Press “OK”
Normal weighing mode resumes
Press
Calibration Adjustment - Internal
Action
Result
Press “Adjust Int.”
Calibration adjustment sequence starts
Do not place anything on the weighing pan
Wait for “ Adjustment done” on screen
Press “OK”
Instrument returns to weighing mode
Calibration Adjustment – External
Action
Result
press “Adjust ext.”
screen prompts for external calibration weight
Place indicated weight value on pan
screen indicates “please wait”
screen prompts to remove calibration weights
Remove weights from pan
screen indicates “please wait”
screen indicates “Adjustment done”
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Press “OK”
instrument returns to weighing mode
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XP Enter corrected value for external calibration weight
If you are using an external calibration weight and you have a calibration certificate for your weight, you can
enter the corrected value. For example, an ASTM class 1 200 gram calibration weight can be anywhere
from 199.9995 gram to 200.0005 gram and still be within class1 specification, but will introduce an error of
up to 5 graduation on a 4-place analytical balance. But a calibration certificate will allow the technician to
enter the corrected value of the weight ( for example, 200.0003). And so, there will be no error introduced
into the weighing results due to the calibration weight not being perfectly accurate.
Enter external weight actual value
Action
Result
Press
Applications Menus show
Press “System”
System Menu shows
Press “Adjust/Test”
Screen shows:
Fact On or Off
Adjustweight value
Testweight value
Press the Adjustweight value
Adjustweight screen shows
Weight value
ID (may be blank)
Certificate # ( may be blank)
Press on the Adjustweight value
numeric keypad appears on screen
Enter actual weight with decimal
(example: 200.0003 )
press “OK”
Screen shows corrected weight value
Press OK
Press OK
Press “Exit”
Adjust/Test screen shows
Menu select screen shows
Instrument returns to weighing mode
If you are working on 4 or 5 place analytical balances AND you don’t have a calibration certificate in order
to correct your weight, then you will probably get a more accurate calibration by using the internal
calibration weight. The internal calibration weights are more accurate than ASTM class 1.
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Option 012 Circuit Board - Mettler
The Mettler 012 interface board connects the Mettler AE series of instruments with an external RS232 device, such as a computer. In order to function successfully, the communications parameters
set at the computer and those set at the 012 board must match.
Change the BAUD RATE on the 012 circuit board using the movable jumpers. Select a baud rate
identical to that of the computer.
Jumper
1
2
3
4
5
4800
2400
1200
600
300
Adjust switches 1 through 4 to adjust communications parameters:
Switch 1
2
3
4
Parity ON/OFF
Parity ODD/SPACE
not used
Flow CONTINUOUS / NOT CONTINUOUS
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OHAUS
AP and AS Calibration
AP Calibration (Span):
1
Pan empty and unit turned on. You MUST have an accurate calibration weight, with known
error, prior to external calibration: AP110
100g
AP210, 250
200g
AP310
300g
2
Press and hold ON/TARE until "CAL" shows, then release.
3
Press MODE repeatedly until "USr" shows.
4
Press ON/TARE (value of previous external calibration weight shows).
5
Press MODE to change the value of the flashing digit, or ON/TARE to move to another digit.
6
After all digits have been entered or accepted, "CAL 0" will show.
7
The display will show " CAL - - - - ", then " CAL # # # # # # #
8
Press ON/TARE. The unit will show - - - - CAL " then return to normal operation.
Press ON/TARE.
Linearity: To do linearity adjustment, buy the Ohaus Service manual, and use the software that
is supplied with the manual.
AS Calibration (Span)
1. Press and hold the ON / →OT← button until CAL shows, then release.
(display goes to " SPAN " )
2. Press and release
ON / →OT← (display shows " C 0g "
)
3. Press and release ON / →OT← (display shows " C " , then a weight value )
4. Place the indicated weight value on the pan. then press ON / →OT←
5. The display will show " -C- "
6. When the display shows the weight value with unit of measure, the instrument has been
calibrated and has returned to weighing mode.
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B-1500A -- Calibration / Ohaus
1
The B-1500 A has two calibration (span) adjustments. The COARSE
adjustment is done with switches on the display board. The chart below
details the calibration range available from various switch settings.
2
FINE adjust is located on the REAR PANEL, towards the top. Due to the
range of adjustment available, it is normally the only calibration
adjustment needed. It is not necessary to open the instrument to adjust
this calibration pot, the slotted shaft is accessible from the exterior.
3
Below are various switch setting and the range of calibration values
available from each switch setting for full CW and CCW rotation of the
calibration pot. Readings were taken with a 1Kg weight. Readings will be
slightly different throughout the US.
0=OFF (open)
1=ON (closed)
Calibration Potentiometer
12345
Clockwise
C Clockwise
11010
00110
10110
01110
11110
1024.3
1016.8
1009.3
1001.8
994.2
1012.0
1004.6
997.1
989.7
982.3
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B3000 -- Calibration and Linearity / Ohaus
Like other Ohaus B series balances, the B3000 has both a coarse and a fine calibration
adjustment. Normally, only the fine adjustment potentiometer is required. In situations where the
calibration can not be set accurately with the fine potentiometer, the coarse calibration switches
must be reset.
The fine adjustment pot is located on the front panel, above the TARE bar.
The coarse adjustment switches are located inside the instrument, on the readout PC board.
Unplug the power cord before removing the instrument's cover. Notice that the series of six
switches is labeled 1 through 6. Only switches 1-5 effect calibration. Switch 1 (left most) makes the
least effect on calibration, switch 5 the most. Opening a switch will make the instrument read a
higher number than with the same switch closed. The chart below indicates the approximate
amount of calibration shift which each switch will make on calibration, when checking with a 3000
gram test weight.
Switch #
Digits
1
2
3
4
5
150
300
600
1200
2400
When checking calibration with a test weight other than 3000 grams, the calibration shift
caused by each switch will be effected proportionally. For example, switch #1 will make
approximately 50 digits of calibration shift when tested with a 1000 gram weight.
Since adjustment of the coarse calibration is normally necessary only when electronic repairs
are made, the need for their adjustment under other circumstances suggests an electronic
malfunction.
Linearity
Mounted on the cell is a small circuit board containing, among other things, a potentiometer. That
potentiometer is the linearity adjustment.
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E Series -- Calibration and Linearity / Ohaus
Ohaus's E series instruments (E3000D, etc.) are calibrated from the front panel. Neither
sensitivity (span) nor linearity require removal of the instrument cover.
The following instructions pertain to E3000. Other E series instruments (different capacity)
will require different calibration weights.
Calibration
1 Turn the instrument ON.
2 Push and hold the ON button until - CAL - is seen on the
display, then release the ON/TARE button.
3 After C 0g is displayed, wait several seconds, then press
and release the ON/TARE button.
4 After C2000g is displayed, place 2000 grams on the pan, wait
several seconds, then press and release the ON/TARE button.
5 Span (sensitivity) has now been adjusted.
Linearity
1 This procedure is very similar to the above one, but instead of starting with the instrument
ON, UNPLUG it! Press and hold the ON/TARE, then plug back in. The instrument will go into a
calibration routine similar to that above, but with intermediate
weight values prompted by the
instrument's display
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G and GT Series -- Linearity and Calibration / Ohaus
The Ohaus G and GT instrument use a series of slide switches on the main board to
enable/disable the linearity correction feature. When enabled, the SPAN adjustment will call for
intermediate weights, and make corrections for linearity automatically. There is no linearity pot.
Before changing the position of the switch that enables this capability,
UNPLUG the instrument.
G Series
GT Series
Linearity ON
switch 8 ON
switch 4 OFF
Linearity OFF
switch 8 OFF
switch 4 ON
-------------------------------------------------------------------Adjustment:
1
Press and hold TARE until CAL appears on the display
2
Display will show C 0 Allow the instrument several seconds to
stabilize, then press and release the ZERO button.
3
Display will show C xxx Place the indicated weight (xxx grams) on the
pan, allow for stabilization, then press and release ZERO.
4
Display will show C zzz Place the indicated weight (zzz grams) on the
pan, allow for stabilization, then press ZERO.
The instrument will return to standard operating mode, span and linearity
have been adjusted.
Recommended Check !!
Because the microprocessor forces the readings to be correct at full scale and the
intermediate reading (xxx in the procedure above), the readings at those weights will always be
correct. However, that doesn't mean the linearity is good throughout the weighing range. Verify
that the linearity is good at weights other than those used in the adjustment
procedure.
If linearity is poor, measuring cell damage is indicated.
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Galaxy G160 and G110 -- Calibration / Ohaus
These are the analytical balances from Ohaus, with glass doors. The calibration of these "Galaxy"
balances is different from the top-loader "Galaxy" types.
Calibration - internal
1
Warm up until stable, tare to zero.
2
Using extreme care to avoid disturbing the instrument stability, rotate the calibration lever (right
side) until the display shows "C" . See the note below if "CE" appears.
3
When "CC" appears on the display, calibration is complete. Return the lever to the original position.
Calibration - external
1
Warm up until stable. Locate and remove the upper hole plug on the left side, toward the rear.
Tare.
2
Using extreme care to avoid disturbing the instrument stability, depress the flat metal plate located
in the hole. (You may need a pointed object to reach into the hole, like a ball-point pen.) The
display will indicate "C". See the note below if CE appears.
3
Place a 100 gram weight on the pan, wait for a indication of 100.0000 on the display and a "beep".
4
Remove the weight, replace the hole plug. The unit is now in the normal operating mode.
If "CE" appears, then try the procedure again, starting from all zeros, and paying careful attention
to stability. If it's impossible to complete the procedure, then repair is needed.
Ohaus will send you an operators instruction booklet at no charge. Give them a call at
1-800-526-0659.
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TS & TP -- Calibration / Ohaus
General:
The instrument has four menus (CAL, User, Setup, and Print) internally. To get into the menu
system, press and hold ON/TARE until the first menu (CAL) appears. Jump from menu to menu,
or make selections within a menu, by pressing MODE. Make a selection by pressing ON/TARE.
Calibration:
Action
Display
1. Pan empty, plugged in , push “OFF”
blank
2. Press and hold ON/TARE button until “CAL
CAL
3. release ON/TARE
SPAn
4. Press OFF/MODE
Lin
5. Press ON/TARE
C
6. Press ON/TARE
C, then C
7. Place the indicated weight on the pan, then press ON/TARE
C, then C # # # g
8. Place the indicated weight on the pan
9. Press ON/TARE
0g
###g
###g
balance will calculate
Linearity and revert to weighing mode.
If access to the CAL menu is not possible, then it probably has been locked out. To re-enable
calibration, enter the SETUP menu, jump to LOCK SWITCH, then unlock the CAL function.
Notice regarding repairs
These instruments have operating parameters stored in an on-board memory (EEROM). If the
instrument becomes nonfunctional, repair will not be possible by swapping boards or installing a
new board, since the data in the EEROM will be absent from the new board. Send non-functional
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Explorer Calibration - Ohaus
Internal Calibration
1
Not all models are equipped with internal cal .This function will not be available in that case.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Press SETUP, CAL will be displayed , press ENTER to select
CAL TYPe is displayed, select with ENTER
InCAL is displayed, press ENTER
The internal calibration continues automatically. After the internal mechanism moves the internal
weight several times, the display will show CAL SET, and then return automatically to the normal
weighing mode.
External Calibration (to an external weight)
1. This procedure calibrates the instrument to an external weight standard.
2. Press SETUP, CAL will be displayed , press ENTER to select
3. CAL TYPe is displayed, select with ENTER.
4. Using the up and down arrows, scroll to USER, then select with ENTER.
5. The value of calibration weight is adjustable using the arrow keys. Use the right/left arrows to select
digits, and the up/down arrows to change the digit. The resultant number must be at least 25% of the
weighing capacity. After specifying the complete weight value using the arrow keys, finalize by pressing
ENTER.
6. The display will direct you to place the indicated weight value on the pan, then press ENTER.
7. When the instrument returns to normal operation, external calibration has been completed.
NOTE: If ‘ ERROR 3.0 ‘ is displayed , go through the calibration procedure again, this
time wait a few seconds after you place the weight on the scale before pressing enter.
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Explorer Calibration, continued
Adjustment of the Internal weight
1. Perform the internal calibration procedure above.
2. Press O/T , the display goes to zeros.
3. Place the Span Calibration Mass on the pan
capacity
Span Mass
62
50
110
100
162
150
210
200
410
400
610
500
1550
1500
2100
2 Kg
4100
4 Kg
6100
5 Kg
8100
8 Kg
4.
5.
6.
7.
Write down indicated value on the display.
Press SETUP, CAL is displayed. Press ENTER, CAL TYP is displayed.
Press > until CAL ADJ is displayed, then press ENTER.
The current adjustment number is displayed. Press the up or down arrows until the desired deviation
(from step 4) is displayed, then press ENTER . Saved will show briefly, then LOCK.
8. Press ENTER. The LOCK status shows. Change if required, then press ENTER. SAVED shows, then
EXIT. ( LOCK ON is for legal-for-trade applications)
9. Press ENTER, the unit returns to normal weighing mode.
Linearity
1. Press SETUP, the display shows CAL, press ENTER.
2. CAL TYP is displayed, press ENTER.
3. Use the up/down arrows to select LIN, then press ENTER.
4. BUSY or WORKING is displayed, then PUT WT ####. Place the specified #### weight on the pan,
then press ENTER.
5. BUSY or WORKING is displayed, then another number #####
6. Place the ##### weight on the pan., then press ENTER.
7. BUSY or WORKING is displayed, then CAL SET is displayed. The instrument returns to normal
weighing mode automatically.
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Navigator Calibration - Ohaus
Internal Calibration
1 Not all models are equipped with internal cal .This function will not be available in that case.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The AC adapter must be connected and in use.
Press SETUP, CAL will be displayed , press ENTER to select
CAL TYPe is displayed, select with ENTER
InCAL is displayed, press ENTER
The internal calibration continues automatically. After the internal mechanism moves the internal
weight several times, the display will show CAL SET, and then return automatically to the normal
weighing mode.
External Calibration (User Cal)
1. This procedure calibrates the instrument to an external weight standard.
2. Press SETUP, CAL will be displayed , press ENTER to select
3. CAL TYPe is displayed, select with ENTER.
4. Using the up and down arrows, scroll to USER, then select with ENTER.
5. The value of calibration weight is adjustable using the arrow keys. Use the right/left arrows to select
digits, and the up/down arrows to change the digit. The resultant number must be at least 50% of the
weighing capacity. After specifying the complete weight value using the arrow keys, finalize by pressing
ENTER.
6. The display will direct you to place the indicated weight value on the pan, then press ENTER.
7. When the instrument returns to normal operation, external calibration has been completed.
NOTE:
Experience shows that the procedure is sensitive to the speed at which the operations are performed. If
‘ERROR 3.0 ‘ is displayed , go through the calibration procedure again, this time wait a few seconds after
you place the weight on the scale before pressing enter. If you still get ERROR3.0 , try waiting 15 or more
seconds.
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Navigator Calibration, continued
Adjustment of the Internal weight
1. Perform the internal calibration procedure above.
2. Press O/T , the display goes to zeros.
3. Place the Span Calibration Mass on the pan
capacity
Span Mass
32
30
210
200
410
400
810
800
2100
2 Kg
4100
4 Kg
8100
8 Kg
4. Press ENTER . Write down indicated value on the display.
5. Press SETUP, CAL is displayed. Press ENTER, CAL TYP is displayed.
6. Press > until CAL ADJ is displayed, then press ENTER.
7. The current adjustment number is displayed. Press the up or down arrows until the desired deviation
(from step 4) is displayed, then press ENTER . Saved will show briefly, then LOCK.
8. Press ENTER. The LOCK status shows. Change if required, then press ENTER. SAVED shows, then
EXIT.
9. Press ENTER, the unit returns to normal weighing mode.
Linearity
1. Press SETUP, the display shows CAL, press ENTER.
2. CAL TYP is displayed, press ENTER.
3. Use the up/down arrows to select LINEARITY, then press ENTER.
4. BUSY is displayed, then PUT WT ####. Place the specified #### weight on the pan, then press ENTER.
5. BUSY is displayed, then another number #####
6. Place the ##### weight on the pan., then press ENTER.
7. The instrument returns to normal weighing mode automatically.
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Voyager Calibration - Ohaus
The Voyager line has several calibration options, and not all options are present in all models. Determine
first whether the instrument being calibrated has an internal calibration weight by trying an internal
calibration.
Internal Calibration
1. Press ENTER. The menu is displayed.
2. Use the up and down arrows ( ∧and ∨) to scroll to CALIBRATION , press ENTER.
3. Use ∧and ∨ to scroll to AUTOCAL, then press ENTER
If AUTOCAL is not a choice, then the instrument does not have an internal calibration weight. See
"External Calibration, below . If AUTOCAL does show, then the instrument completes the internal
calibration cycle without further operator input.
External Calibration (User Calibration)
1. Press ENTER to display the menu, scroll to CALIBRATION using ∧ and ∨ , then press ENTER
2. Scroll to USER , then ENTER. Select the desired calibration weight using the > and < keys.
3. Follow the instructions on the display to complete the external calibration process.
Internal Weight correction (adjustment of the internal weight)
1. Place a calibration weight on the pan
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Capacity Cal. Weight
62
50 g
110
100
210
200
410
400
610
500
2100
2 Kg
4100
4
6100
5
8100
8
Note the difference between the indicated value and the actual value of the weight.
(Special: if the difference exceeds 100 digits, then the instrument is in need of repair)
Press Enter, scroll to CALIBRATION, then press ENTER .
Scroll to AUTUCAL DELTA CORRECTION
Use the arrow keys to select the number determined at step 2. Press ENTER
Follow the instructions on the display.
Linearity
1. Press ENTER, scroll to CALIBRATION, press ENTER
2. Scroll to LINEARITY, press ENTER.
2. Follow instruction on the display.
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PERKIN-ELMER
AD4 Microbalance -- Calibration / Perkin-Elmer
Background :
When the instrument is first powered up, the instrument will go into the calibration mode
automatically. The normal weighing pans should be in place. Obtain a complete set of operating
instructions from Perkin-Elmer (phone 800-762-4002) under PE part number C 099-1271.
Calibrate as follows:
1
Press " AUTOTARE "
The weight indication (right display) will be blank initially, then digits will appear sequentially. (If the
weight indication is all dashes, then go to step B below.) After the number has completed all digits,
it goes blank, then goes to all minus signs. Range (indicated on left display) changes to 200 mg
automatically.
2
Place a 100 mg weight on the sample pan. Right display maintains minus signs.
3
Enter weight value via keyboard (example: 100.08) Right display indicates entered number.
4
Depress " CALIB "
The instrument will automatically sequence through a stabilization, then calibration value
indication, then go to normal operating mode.
5
The instrument may be calibrated any time after it is been turned on and in use. To do so, press "
AUTOTARE ", then select the 200 mg range, then proceed from step 2 above.
A
If the display shows flashes 2.4000, 24.000, 240.00, or 1200.0 , the capacity of the current range
is being exceeded.
B
If, at power-up, the TARE value exceeds the 2 mg capacity , then the display will show dashes.
The likely cause of this is mismatched pans, or a pan absent from one side.
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PRECISA
280 Series -- Calibration (Span) / Precisa
Action
Readout Indication
Push and release TARE
0.00
Push and hold TARE
CAL
Release TARE
flashing 0
then
flashing NUMBER
Add cal weight (NUMBER) to pan
flashing NUMBER
then
steady NUMBER
Calibration is complete
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The Precisa model numbering system:
Precisa (PAG of Switzerland) puts two model designations on most instruments. One is the visible
number printed on the front panel, such as “ 600C “ . However, the serial number tag on the
instrument will show a another number for the model designation, such as “ 280-9430 “, plus a
serial number. The front panel number indicates the capacity and resolution ( 600 grams by .01
gram in this case), whereas the serial number tag number indicates the “family” of electronics
which are used in the particular instrument ( 280 in this case). Different families will use different
calibration procedures.
Families that have been made: 470, 250, 270, 280, 290, 300
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(PAG) 300 Series -- Linearization / Precisa
This article applies only to the 300 family of instruments. You must have the Precisa linearity
adjustment box, which has four buttons, and plugs into the rear of the instrument.
1) Unplug the instrument power cord. Plug in the adjustment box at the rear. Locate the 9
jumpers in the front right corner of the main board. Unsolder the right-most jumper. Plug the
instrument back in to power.
2) Units with one range:
a.
Power ON, no weight on pan. (Display shows a number, don’t TARE it away)
b.
Press ZERO POINT on the adjustment box, wait for display to flash about 8 times.
c.
Put 1/2 capacity on the pan, press 1/2 CAPACITY, wait for about 8 flashes.
d.
Put full capacity on the pan, press FULL CAPACITY, wait for about 8 flashes.
e.
Press EVALUATION on the adjustment box.
f.
Power off, then unplug from power. Unplug adjustment box; solder jumper.
Units with two weighing ranges:
a.
Power ON, no weight on pan. (Display shows a number, don’t TARE it away)
b.
Press ZERO POINT on the adjustment box, wait for the display to flash about 8 times.
c.
Put 1/2 capacity (of small range) on the pan, press 1/2 CAPACITY, wait for about 8 flashes.
d.
Put full capacity (of the small range) on the pan, press FULL CAPACITY, wait for about 8
flashes.
e.
Press EVALUATION. A round sign will appear on the display. Remove all weight from
pan.
f.
Press ZERO POINT on the adjustment box, wait for the display to flash about 8 times.
g.
Put 1/2 capacity (of large range) on the pan, press 1/2 CAPACITY, wait for about 8 flashes.
h.
Put full capacity (of the large range) on the pan, press FULL CAPACITY, wait for about 8
flashes.
i.
Press EVALUATION.
j.
Power off, then unplug from power. Unplug adjustment box, desolder jumper.
PAG puts two model designations on most instruments. One is the visible number printed on the
front panel, such as “ 600C “ . However, the serial number tag on the instrument will show a
another number for the model designation, such as “ 280-9430 “, plus a serial number. The front
panel number indicates the capacity and resolution ( 600 grams by .01 gram in this case), whereas
the serial number tag number indicates the “family” of electronics which are used in the particular
instrument ( 280 in this case). Different families will use different calibration procedures.
Families that have been made: 470, 250, 270, 280, 290, 300
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SARTORIUS
Letter Series -- Software Correction of Internal Calibration Weight / Sartorius
Series A
Series E
Series H
Series I
Series L (see the separate article for LA, LP, LC)
Series R
Series U
This procedure matches the internal weight to an external standard.
Preparation: Verify that instrument is in "C" mode from menu. (not "L")
1 Change menu to "C331"
2 Switch balance off, then back on.
3 When you see "0.00", hold tare button until CAL value is displayed.
4 Place displayed value weight on pan.
5 Wait for beep to indicate calibration is complete.
6 Remove weight.
7 Switch balance off.
8 Press and hold CAL button while pressing and releasing the ON/OFF
9 CONTINUE HOLDING CAL after releasing ON/OFF ( You will see CH4 )
10 WHILE STILL HOLDING CAL-press tare once. ( You will see CAL )
11 Release CAL button.
12 Wait for all zeros.
13 Push and release CAL once. (You will hear CAL motor drive )
14 When you hear the beep you are finished.
15 Re-Lock menu, if desired.
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B series -- Calibration & Linearity / Sartorius
Calibration
1
Empty pan, tare to zeroes.
2
Press and hold the CAL button until the display indicates a number.
3
Add the indicated weight to the pan.
4
Instrument will calibrate and return to normal operating mode automatically.
Linearity
1
Linearity pot is accessible from covered hole at the front left corner, very near the bottom.
Adjust linearity from zero to half scale and half to full scale, then check in quarter scale increments.
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BP Calibration -Sartorius
Tare
On/Off
Clear
Function
Calibration
Adjust
Function
Print
Tare
Warning:
Don't flip any switches on Sartorius balances unless you are SURE you know what the switch does. The result can be a deprogrammed memory, and a functionless instrument
Introduction
There are several calibration methods available, and not all are available on every BP model. Most BP instruments do NOT have
internal weights, so internal calibration is not possible on those. Whatever calibration methods are available will be selected
through the menu. For standard calibration with external weight, proceed directly to External Calibration below. For standard
calibration, using the internal weight (unit must be so equipped) , proceed directly to Internal Calibration. Otherwise, enter the
configuration menu system to choose a calibration type, as follows
Configuration Menu
1 Switch the unit OFF, then ON again, with the pan empty. During the power-up sequence (all display segments showing) press
TARE. (If the display shows "1", then the configuration menu has been locked. The configuration swithc is located on the rear
panel to the LEFT (looking from the rear) of the power connector. In order to access the menu system, this switch must be
moved to the RIGHT. ) DO NOT actuate the switch located to the right of the power cable connector.
2 Press "CAL". The left-most digit will increment each time CAL is pressed. Stop when it gets to "1" .
3 Pressthe "PRINT" key (see picture above) . The next menu digit will show. Use the CAL key to increment this digit to 9.
4 Press "CAL". The right-mostdigit is now active, increment using CAL to the desired calibration mode:
191
External Calibration
193
Over-write internal calibration weights
5 Confirm the menu selection by pressing TARE (The symbol o signifies that this setting is activated )
6 Press and Hold TARE key ( to save setting ) until all 8’s appear on display.
External Calibration Use this proceedure for instruments which do not have internal weights.
1. Prss CAL. The digital display shows the weight value required.
2. Place the indicated weight value on the pan.
3. Calibration completes automatically., and the instrument returns to normal weighing mode.
Internal Calibration Use this proceedure to utilize the existing internal weight .
1. Press CAL. The calibration sequence completes automatically, and the instrument returns to normal operation.
Internal Calibration with Internal Weight Re-definition
1. Complete the steps listed above under Configuration. Select option 191
2. Complete the steps listed under External Calibration.
3. Complete the steps listed above under Configuration. Select option 193
4. Use the On/Off button to turn the instrument OFF
5. While holding CAL down, turn the unit ON. Release the CAL key when all the display segments show.
6. Press TARE, then press CAL.
7. Complete the steps listed above under Configuration. Select option 191.
8. Return the configuration access switch to the left (locked) position.
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CP , GC series - Sartorius
Warning: On the rear panel, there are two slide switches. One locks or unlocks the menu access, the other
enables BPI mode. Enabling BPI will disable the instrument until it can be re-programmed with the
Sartorius software. Unless you are certain that you need to move these switches, DON’T !!
Calibration: In order to adjust calibration, press CAL.
On instruments with built-in calibration weights AND which have not been configured via the menu to
non-standard calibration settings, the internal motor will apply the internal weight to the mechanism and
update the calibration adjustment. The completion of the sequence is signaled by CC on the readout.
Instruments with internal calibration weights:
CP2P , CP225D , CP324S , CP224S , CP 64 , GC1603P , GC803S , GC803P
On instruments that do not have internal calibration weights AND which have not been configured via
the menu to non-standard settings, the instrument will indicate the required calibration weight on the
readout. When CC is indicated, the calibration adjustment is complete.
If the above sequence does not occur, then either the menu has been set to non-standard settings, or there is a
malfunction. Consult the user manual for instructions on setting the menu.
Linearity
Linearity is adjustable only using Sartorius proprietary software. Check linearity using the procedures
outlined previously in this book (see Table of Contents (TOC) / General Technical Articles / Linearity ) . If
the procedure reveals unacceptable errors, repairs are indicated.
Cornerload
Generally, it is recommended that cornerload not be adjusted in the field. The reason is that many different
cells exist, with different procedures for each. See various articles in the TOC/General technical Articles
section , but proceed with extreme caution. It is possible to ruin a cell (multi-thousand $) with a few
misguided stokes of a file. Some force-restoration type cells are adjustable with conventional methods for
those types of cells.
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EA and EB Calibration Adjustment -
EA
Sartorius
EB
Warning
Many Sartorius instruments can be disabled by flipping a single switch. Do not experiment with internal switches or switches
other than those on the keypad.
Introduction
Various operational characteristics, including calibration details , are set using the menu system. In order to change the operating
characteristics, the instrument will need to be changed from the normal operating mode to the menu mode, then the menu
parameters changed, then returned to the normal operating mode. These steps are accomplished using the keypad shown above.
Most instruments will have the menu preset to prevent external calibration (code 152), so the first step will be to enable span
adjustment.
code 151 – span calibration possible
code 152 – span calibration blocked
1
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press ON/OFF to turn the unit OFF.
Press ON/OFF to turn the unit ON. During the power-up display check (all segments enabled) , press TARE briefly.
Press TARE repeatedly until a 1 shows at the left-most digit on the display. Then press PRINT .
A second digit will now be showing. Press TARE repeatedly until 15 shows , then press PRINT .
A third digit will now be showing. Press TARE repeatedly until 151 shows. Press and hold PRINT until o shows,
indicating that this code is now enabled .
6. Press and hold TARE until the display changes, thus indicating that the new menu setting is effective.
Note: If it is desired to leave the menu setting procedure at step 6 without making the changes effective, press ON/OFF briefly.
Calibration (Span)
need clarification/experimentation here – manual is unclear . Seems to be same as QC
Need to know what button to push. (User manual says push the TARE button, but if that starts the calibration, how do you TARE
the instrument ?
Are the code numbers above correct? The user manual says 151/152 , the service manual says 191/19x .
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FC Calibration Adjustment - internal -
Sartorius
Sartorius defines the word CALIBRATION to be determination of , but NOT adjustment of, the difference between the reading
and the actual value of a weight. ADJUSTMENT is the correction of the reading to match the actual value.
If you push the CAL softkey on an instrument that is in the default calibration configuration, you will have
to enter choices that won’t make sense without the manual. IES suggests you take time to re-configure the
instrument from the factory defaults, then calibrate/adjust. You need to understand the softkeys and some of
the menus to do this.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
1. Configure Calibration / calibration weight source
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
(internal, external , etc. )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
scroll to “Balance/Scale functions”
by using i or j softkeys
select “Balance/Scale functions” by pressing h
scroll to “CAL/isoTST key function”
select “CAL/isoTST key function” by pressing h
scroll to “Internal cal/adjustment”
select “Internal cal/adjustment” by pressing press gg softkey
press gg softkey
The BAL.FUNC menu is seen
Cal/isoTST choices are shown
the setting is stored in memory
a previous menu level shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
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gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
2. Configure Calibration / sequence (auto vs. manual )
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “Cal/adjustment sequence
select “Cal/adjustment sequence”
scroll to “Calibrate, then auto adjust
Set “Calibrate, then auto adjust
End
End
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
this choice is now retained in memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
3. Configure Calibration / iscoCAL
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “isoCAL function”
select “isoCAL function”
scroll to “OFF”
select “OFF”
End
End
( instrument self-calibration on/off )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
isoCAL OFF setting stored to memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
After changing to the above mentioned calibration configuration settings, the instrument automatically uses the internal
calibration weight (no choices to make) , completes the calibration without intervention, and no longer self-calibrates periodically.
Therefore, actually performing the calibration is a one-step process
4. Calibrate (internal)
Action
Result
press CAL softkey
instrument calibrates internally and returns to normal
weighing mode upon completion.
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Pros and Cons of Calibration Configuration settings:
IES believes that the “internal calibration/adjustment is the best setting because the internal weight is more
accurate than those carried by most technicians. Further, with this setting, no choices need be made during
the calibration sequence . There is ample opportunity for misunderstanding the choices.
The calibration with automatic adjustment is preferable to one that must be manually confirmed in most
instances.
isoCAL is undesirable because experience shows that the calibration mechanisms of many lab balances (not
specifically Sartorius) is a likely malfunction operation and is subject to wear. It is also likely to be a highcost repair.
Another understandable calibration choice would be external calibration. The advantage here is that the
calibration is referenced to a standard that is “traceable” to NIST or similar. Be sure you are using weights of
suitable accuracy (better than ASTM class 1 may be required) . Also, it is imperative that isoCAL be turned
OFF if calibration is referenced to an external standard, since isoCAL would overwrite any such calibration
automatically .
You can download the FC user manual from the Sartorius website at http://documents.sartonews.com.
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FC Calibration & Adjustment – external
Sartorius
External calibration is a two-step process. First perform the configuration steps to prepare for external
calibration, then perform the actual calibration.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
1. Configure Calibration / calibration weight source
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
( external, user define weight )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
scroll to “Balance/Scale functions”
by using i or j softkeys
select “Balance/Scale functions” by pressing h
scroll to “CAL/isoTST key function”
select “CAL/isoTST key function” by pressing h
scroll to “External cal/adjustment w user defined weight”
The BAL.FUNC menu is seen
Cal/isoTST choices are shown
select “External cal/adjustment w user defined weight”
by pressing
the setting is stored in memory
press gg softkey
press gg softkey
a previous menu level shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
2. Configure Calibration / sequence (auto vs. manual )
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “Cal/adjustment sequence
select “Cal/adjustment sequence”
scroll to “Calibrate, then auto adjust
Set “Calibrate, then auto adjust
End
End
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
this choice is now retained in memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
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gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
3. Configure Calibration / iscoCAL
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “isoCAL function”
select “isoCAL function”
scroll to “OFF”
select “OFF”
End
End
( instrument self-calibration on/off )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
isoCAL OFF setting stored to memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
After changing to the above mentioned calibration configuration settings, the instrument automatically uses external calibration
weight , completes the calibration without intervention, and no longer self-calibrates periodically.
4. Define Calibration Weight
Action
press SETUP key
press INPUT softkey
scroll to “Cal/adj. wt “
enter actual value of calibration weight
( example: 2000.01 )
set value ( )
end
Result
menu choices are listed
input menu items are shown
entered numbers show on readout
entry point moves down one notch
instrument returns to weighing mode
Note: If you have a calibration certificate for your calibration weight, then you can enter the corrected value as specified on that
certificate. If you do not have a certificate, then enter the nominal value of the weight. Be sure your weight is sufficiently accurate
for the model your are calibrating. For some models, even ASTM class 1 weights are not adequate without correction
5. Calibrate (external)
Action
Result
press CAL softkey
apply calibration weight
instrument waits for specified external calibration weight to be applied
calibration is adjusted ,
instrument returns to weighing mode automatically
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FC Overwrite internal weight calibration –
Sartorius
1.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
2 Perform External calibration as detailed on previous pages using weight shown below;
Model
FC06 BBE-S
FC2 CCE-S
FC 6 CCE-H/S , FC 12 CCE-S
FCG16EDE-H , FCG34 EDE , FCG64 EDE
wt grams
500
2,000
5,000
10,000
3. Using the number keys, enter 202122
4. Press gg . (Display shows zeros)
5. Press the S Cal softkey. The display will show S Cal
6. Press Select ( h ) 6 times
7. Press START softkey
8. When the readout shows zeros, press CF key (not softkey)
9. The instrument returns to weighing mode, with internal weight now adjusted to match calibration of the
previous external calibration adjustment.
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L series -- Calibration (not the same as LC
series) / Sartorius
Note: Some L series have internal calibration weights, some don't. Try
performing and "INTERNAL CALIBRATION", to determine if the instrument has
internal calibration weights. If not, then external weights are required.
Internal
1) Turn on and TARE. Wait for 0.00g indication.
2) Press "CAL"
(Internal motor operates calibration system)
3) Display will indicate C , then flashing C, then CC.
4) Display shows 0.00
Calibration is complete.
External
1) Turn ON and allow time for stability.
2) Push and hold TARE button until cal weight is displayed
3) Place displayed calibration weight on pan
4) After the audible BEEP, the calibration is complete. Remove the calibration weight.
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LA Calibration Adjustment - internal (not same as L, LC, or LP ) / Sartorius
Sartorius defines the word CALIBRATION to be determination of , but NOT adjustment of, the difference between the reading
and the actual value of a weight. ADJUSTMENT is the correction of the reading to match the actual value.
If you push the CAL softkey on an instrument that is in the default calibration configuration, you will have
to enter choices that won’t make sense without the manual. IES suggests you take time to re-configure the
instrument from the factory defaults, then calibrate/adjust. You need to understand the softkeys and some of
the menus to do this.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
1. Configure Calibration / calibration weight source
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
(internal, external , etc. )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
scroll to “Balance/Scale functions”
by using i or j softkeys
select “Balance/Scale functions” by pressing h
scroll to “CAL/isoTST key function”
select “CAL/isoTST key function” by pressing h
scroll to “Internal cal/adjustment”
select “Internal cal/adjustment” by pressing press gg softkey
press gg softkey
The BAL.FUNC menu is seen
Cal/isoTST choices are shown
the setting is stored in memory
a previous menu level shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
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gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
2. Configure Calibration / sequence (auto vs. manual )
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “Cal/adjustment sequence
select “Cal/adjustment sequence”
scroll to “Calibrate, then auto adjust
Set “Calibrate, then auto adjust
End
End
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
this choice is now retained in memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
3. Configure Calibration / iscoCAL
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “isoCAL function”
select “isoCAL function”
scroll to “OFF”
select “OFF”
End
End
( instrument self-calibration on/off )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
isoCAL OFF setting stored to memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
After changing to the above mentioned calibration configuration settings, the instrument automatically uses the internal
calibration weight (no choices to make) , completes the calibration without intervention, and no longer self-calibrates periodically.
Therefore, actually performing the calibration is a one-step process
4. Calibrate (internal)
Action
Result
press CAL softkey
instrument calibrates internally and returns to normal
weighing mode upon completion.
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Pros and Cons of Calibration Configuration settings:
IES believes that the “internal calibration/adjustment is the best setting because the internal weight is more
accurate than those carried by most technicians. Further, with this setting, no choices need be made during
the calibration sequence . There is ample opportunity for misunderstanding the choices.
The automatic calibration and adjustment is preferable to one that must be manually confirmed in most
instances.
isoCAL is undesirable because experience shows that the calibration mechanisms of many lab balances (not
specifically Sartorius) is a likely malfunction operation and is subject to wear. It is also likely to be a highcost repair.
Another understandable calibration choice would be external calibration. The advantage here is that the
calibration is referenced to a standard that is “traceable” to NIST or similar. Be sure you are using weights of
suitable accuracy (better than ASTM class 1 may be required) . Also, it is imperative that isoCAL be turned
OFF if calibration is referenced to an external standard, since isoCAL would overwrite any such calibration
automatically .
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LA Calibration & Adjustment – external (not L,
LC, or LP ) Sartorius
External calibration is a two-step process. First perform the configuration steps to prepare for external
calibration, then perform the actual calibration.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
1. Configure Calibration / calibration weight source
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
( external, user define weight )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
scroll to “Balance/Scale functions”
by using i or j softkeys
select “Balance/Scale functions” by pressing h
scroll to “CAL/isoTST key function”
select “CAL/isoTST key function” by pressing h
scroll to “External cal/adjustment w user defined weight”
The BAL.FUNC menu is seen
Cal/isoTST choices are shown
select “External cal/adjustment w user defined weight”
by pressing
the setting is stored in memory
press gg softkey
press gg softkey
a previous menu level shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
2. Configure Calibration / sequence (auto vs. manual )
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “Cal/adjustment sequence
select “Cal/adjustment sequence”
scroll to “Calibrate, then auto adjust
Set “Calibrate, then auto adjust
End
End
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
this choice is now retained in memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
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gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
3. Configure Calibration / iscoCAL
Action
press SETUP key
press Menu softkey
select “Balance/Scale function
scroll to “isoCAL function”
select “isoCAL function”
scroll to “OFF”
select “OFF”
End
End
( instrument self-calibration on/off )
Result
menu choices are listed
configuration choices are listed on readout
top of selection list shows
choices show
isoCAL OFF setting stored to memory
upper level menu shows
instrument returns to weighing mode
After changing to the above mentioned calibration configuration settings, the instrument automatically uses external calibration
weight , completes the calibration without intervention, and no longer self-calibrates periodically.
4. Define Calibration Weight
Action
press SETUP key
press INPUT softkey
scroll to “Cal/adj. wt “
enter actual value of calibration weight
( example: 2000.01 )
set value ( )
end
Result
menu choices are listed
input menu items are shown
entered numbers show on readout
entry point moves down one notch
instrument returns to weighing mode
Note: If you have a calibration certificate for your calibration weight, then you can enter the corrected value as specified on that
certificate. If you do not have a certificate, then enter the nominal value of the weight. Be sure your weight is sufficiently accurate
for the model your are calibrating. For some models ( LA-120 , 230 , 310, 620 , 1200 , 4200S , 6200S , 8200S ) , even ASTM
class 1 weights are not adequate without correction
5. Calibrate (external)
Action
Result
press CAL softkey
apply calibration weight
instrument waits for specified external calibration weight to be applied
calibration is adjusted ,
instrument returns to weighing mode automatically
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LA Overwrite internal weight calibration –
Sartorius
1.
Softkeys are the light blue buttons immediately below the readout on the panel. Each softkey is marked with
an upward pointing arrow U. The softkeys become functional within menus, and the function is indicated by
a word or symbol on the LCD display readout. Some typical functions are as follows:
gg End SETUP mode, return to normal mode
( This is the double arrow softkey, NOT pushing the single arrow twice !! )
j Scroll down the choices one step
i Scroll up the choices one step
h Select the current choice and reveal the next level of the menu.
g Return to the previous menu level
Set the selected choice and terminate the current selection process
2 Perform External calibration as detailed on previous pages using weight shown below;
Model
LA220S, 420
LA620S, 620P, 820
LA1200S, 3200D
LA2200, 2200P, 2200S, 4200, 4200P, 5200P
LA6200, 6200S, 12000, 12000S
LA16000S, 34000P, 34
wt grams
200
500
1000
2,000
5,000
10,000
3. Using the number keys, enter 202122
4. Press gg . (Display shows zeros)
5. Press the S Cal softkey. The display will show S Cal
6. Press Select ( h ) 6 times
7. Press START softkey
8. When the readout shows zeros, press CF key (not softkey)
9. The instrument returns to weighing mode, with internal weight now adjusted to match calibration of the
previous external calibration adjustment.
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LA error codes – Sartorius
Many error codes indicate conditions that require repair of the instrument. The following error codes refer to
circumstances that may be caused by external circumstances or mis-configuration. If the suggested cause is
not found, then the instrument may need repair.
Error Code
L or H ,
or err 54
err 01
err 02, 17
err 03
err 08
err 09
err 11, 12
Possible Cause
In the case of “L” , possibly the pan or sub-pan is not correctly fitted, and the
instrument has Less weight applied than the microprocessor expects to ever find.
H indicates Heavy, the microprocessor is sensing a heavier weight that it should
ever get. If the instrument is neither underloaded (L) nor overloaded (H) , then
those indications often indicate a damaged cell, which would need repair.
The data output has been mis-configured in the menu.
The instrument was calibrated with the pan not empty
Calibration was attempted with instrument unstable. Allow longer warmup, or
remove cause of instability.
“Power ON zero range” data from SBI interface is out of acceptable limits
applied weight data from SBI interface is outside acceptable limits
tare value out of programmable range
You can download the LA user manual from the Sartorius website at http://documents.sartonews.com. It
contains all the erro codes.
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LC/AC Series (not the same as L series) -- Calibration / Sartorius
A. Calibration of instruments which DO NOT have in internal cal. weight.
1
Turn instrument ON, allow warm-up
2
Push and hold the TARE button until "C-E" (“E” stands for external) appears on the
display.
3
Push TARE . The displayed number is all zeroes.
4
Push F1.
A weight will be indicated on the display. Place a test weight equal to
that indicated value on the pan. After several seconds, the instrument
will respond audibly, and the calibration will be complete.
-------------------------------------------------------------------B. Calibration of instruments which have an internal weight, using the
internal weight as a reference.
1
Turn ON and allow warm-up.
2
Push and hold the TARE bar. Release the TARE when C-I (“I” stands for internal) is
displayed.
3
Press F1. The calibration will be completed automatically.
------------------------------------------------------------------C. Calibration of instruments which have an internal cal. weight, but
calibrating to an external standard.
1
Turn ON and allow warm up.
2
Push and hold the TARE bar. Release when C-I (“I” stands for internal) is seen.
3
Press F2 until C-E (“E” stands for external) is displayed.
Press F1.
The display will indicate a calibration weight. Place that test
weight on the pan. Calibration will proceed and conclude automatically.
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MC Calibration
Basics: The F2 key is used to cycle through menu items, F1 selects the menu item showing on the display.
Calibration
1.
Instrument must be stable and warmed up. Weighing pan must be empty. Tare to zero. Press F1
2.
At the upper right corner of the readout, either CE or CI will show. To calibrate using the internal
weight, proceed to step 3. For external calibration, proceed to step 4
3.
Press F1. The display will show C as the internal calibration takes place, and returns to normal
weighing mode automatically. Don't disturb the instrument while C is showing. Internal calibration
is complete.
4.
For external calibration, press F2 repeatedly until CE shows at the upper right corner of the display,
then press F1. The display will indicate the required calibration weight value. If the instrument has a
keypad AND you know the corrected value of the calibration weight, it can be entered now via the
keypad.
5
After placing the external calibration weight at the center of the weighing platform, press F1 .
6
The readout will show
C during calibration, then return to normal weighing automatically.
Linearization
1.
Empty weighing pan. Unit must be stable and warmed up.
2.
Press TARE until menu choices appear at the upper right corner of the readout.
3.
press F2 repeatedly until L I shows at the corner of the readout, then press F1.
4
Push TARE
5.
The display shows
automatically.
C until internal linearization completes , then returns to normal weighing
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LC/AC Series (MC1) Overwrite Internal Cal -
Sartorius
LC/AC Series (not the same as L series) / Sartorius
1. Slide the Menu Access switch to the "Unlocked" position.
2. Perform External Calibration. Hold Tare until "C I", press F2 for display to read "C E", press F1 to
activate. Place displayed weight on pan. Wait for weighing mode. Remove weights.
3. Press On/Off to switch to Standby.
4. Press On/Off to turn back on. During full segment display press and release F2. "C I" should be
displayed above the weight display, and "CAL" should be displayed next to F1.
5. Press F1 to activate the internal calibration which will actually overwrite the stored calibration value.
6. Slide the Menu Access switch to the "Locked" position.
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MA30 -- Calibration / Sartorius
Operation
Auto Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Open lid.
Press enter (to tare).
Place sample on pan.
Wait for stability then close lid. Cycle begins automatically.
When cycle ends open lid and remove sample.
Press CF (clear function).
Repeat at step 2 for next sample.
Manual Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Open lid.
Press enter (to tare).
Place sample on pan.
Wait for stability then press Enter.
When cycle ends open lid and remove sample.
Press CF (clear function).
Repeat at step 2 for next sample.
Calibration
1. Power on for at least 30 minutes.
2. Remove aluminum dish from pan.
3. Press on-off to turn display off.
4. Press and hold F1 until step 8.
5. Press and release on-off.
6. During 8 check press and hold F2 & print at the same time. You will see numbers without a G.
7. Release F2 & print.
8. Release F1. You will see numbers.
9. Press F1 several times until CAL 30.000 is displayed.
10. Place 30 grams on pan.
11. When display goes blank remove weight and turn on.
12. Ready to use.
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Menu System / Sartorius
Sartorius has used a menu system in many generations of instruments to allow the user to adjust the
instruments operating parameters. Examples of the parameters which are user adjustable are the stability
sensitivity, unit of measure selection, and RS-232 communication settings. This is also where codes are
entered which will enable special application software and keypad functions (300 series menu numbers).
To change the current settings, the user must first activate the menu selection function, then make a menu
change, then leave the menu function.
It is important to have the user manual for the instrument, in which the various menu settings are listed. For
example, to select OUNCES as the displayed unit of measure, code C515 is desired. Without the manual,
the technician has no way of knowing what the desired number will be.
For application software ( PLUS, Pro ## ) you will need the 300 series menu code for that software. Call
Sartorius at 800 645-3108 to get the menu code for the particular software. Identify the software by the
designation in the lower right corner of the numeric keypad.
You'll need to be patient, since this is a confusing sequence. Read all these instructions before trying it on
an instrument.
To enter the menu system:
1
Start with the instrument plugged in but turned off.
2
While holding down the TARE, turn the instrument ON.
3
When the instrument stops the power-up test at a C-number, release the TARE.
( See below if "L" instead of "C" is shown )
4
The digit immediately to the right of the C will cycle through several numbers. Press TARE when
the first digit of the desired code shows.
( Example: For code C132, press TARE while the 1 appears. Display now shows C1x )
5
Another digit will appear and begin cycling through the choices. Press TARE while the desired digit
appears. ( 3 in our example; the display now shows C13x )
6
Another digit appears and starts cycling. Push TARE while the desired number appears.
( 2 in our example, the display now show C132 )
7
The display continues to cycle in the right-most digit. To retain the selected parameter, press
TARE each time the 0 shows at the right digit. Doing so will extinguish that digit, and cause the
remaining right-most digit to cycle. Again press TARE as 0 is displayed. Use this method to
extinguish all three digits. The instrument will then return to normal operating mode automatically,
with the new parameter in effect.
L (Locked) instead of C (Change)
These instruments have a switch which, depending upon it's setting, will lock-out access to the menu
system. When so positioned, the display will behave as mentioned above, except that "L" instead of "C" will
be displayed. The instrument is "Locked", and although the codes can be viewed, they can't be changed.
On most top-loader models, the switch is located beneath a small black cap along the front bottom of the
instrument. On “I” series higher capacity models it is inside the small panel on the right end of the display
head. Changing the switch position will "unlock" the access to the menu system. After moving the switch,
turn the instrument off , then begin again from step 1 above.
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Menu System (continued) / Sartorius
Sartorius Menu Parameters
Digital Filtering
C111
normal
C112
more
C113
strong *
C114
extreme
Data Output
C211 ext. print command / regardless stability
C212 ext. print command only if stable *
C213 automatic, sync to display, regardless stability
C214 automatic, sync to display, only if stable
Stability Range
C121
.25 digit
C122
.5 d
C123
1d
C124
2d
C125
4d
C126
8d
C127
16 d
C128
32 d *
C129
64 d
Baud Rate
C221 150 baud
C222 300 baud
C223 600 baud
C224 1200 baud *
C225 2400 baud
C226 4800 baud
C227 9600 baud
Display
C131
C132
C133
C134
last decimal ON *
last decimal OFF
last if stable
all if stable
Tare Mode
C141
C142
TARE anytime *
TARE if stable
Auto Zero
C151
C152
ON
OFF *
External Calibration
C161
accessible
C162
locked
Internal Calibration
C171
accessible
C172
locked
Parity
C231 mark
C232 space
C233 odd *
C234 even
Special Information
C411 Program lock OFF *
C412 Program lock ON
Weight Units
C511 g grams
C512 kg kilograms
C513 ct carats
C514 lb pounds
C515 oz ounces
C516 ozt troy ounces
C517 o </lb> parts/pound
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"PLUS" package programming
The article is an addendum to the article on the Sartorius menu system. The PLUS software
is installed in the instrument, and various functions ( density, statistics, etc.) are enabled via
the menu system. The user must have the correct keypad for the function. For instruction of
using these functions, consult the user guide . You can call Sartorius at 800 645-3108
Weighing only
Weighing with Identification number
Totaling of weights
Over/Under checkweighing
Mass unit conversion:
315 316 317 318 319
g
kg
ct
lb
oz
311
312
313
314
321
ozt
Calculations by a factor
Weight of Residue in percent
Change/loss percent
Statistics
Formulation
Net total
Formulation with filling toward zero
Counting with variable sample quantity
Counting w known average piece weight
Animal weighing w automatic start
Animal Weighing with manual start
Calculation of weight per unit area
327
328
329
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
322
tlh
323
tls
324
tlt
325
gr
326
dwt
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Menu Codes / Sartorius(older series)
This menu applies to the following older models. (14xx, 15xx,16xx,17xx, 18xx)
To enter parameter setting mode:
1
Turn unit OFF.
2
Hold TARE while turning ON, release when C shows
3
Numbers will cycle, press TARE when desired number shows (next digit starts cycling)
4
Again press TARE when desired number shows.
5
Retreat through menu by pressing TARE each time the last digit is a zero.
Adjust x,y, and z for parameters you desire. An “L” prefix means the menu is locked.
( unlock the menu – locate menu slide switch – flip switch )
Cx,y,z x = page
y = line
z = word
Filtration
C111
112
113
114
110
normal filtration
amplified
strong*
extreme
return to LINE
.25 digit stability
range
.5
1
2
4
8
16
32
64*
return to LINE
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
120
Decimal control
131
132
133
134
130
Tare
141
142
140
Data Output
211
ON last decimal
OFF
last digit only when
stable
all digits only when
stable
return to LINE
TARE always
functional
only if stable
return to LINE
ON
OFF
return to LINE
214
210
ext print command
without stability
ext print command it
stable
auto print without
stability
auto print if stable
return to LINE
Baud Rate
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
220
150 Baud
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
return to LINE
212
Stability Range
121
Autozero
151
152
150
213
Data Parity
231
mark
232
233
234
230
space
odd
even
return to LINE
Lock
411
412
410
lock OFF
lock ON
return to LINE
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PT1200, 600, 120, 6, QT -- Calibration /
Sartorius
Date: Aug. 30, 1989
1. Remove cap on front right and slide switch to the left.
2. Press the OFF button.
3. Press and hold the F1 button.
4. Press and release the ON button.
5. Release the F1 button when the display shows 0.0.
6. Press and release the F1 button and place the indicated weight on the
pan.
7. Slide the switch to the right and replace the cap.
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QC Calibration , error codes – Sartorius
You can download the QC User Manual from the Sartorius website at http:/www.sartorius.com ,
then select USA location, then select “Product Documentation”
QC Calibration
1. Start with the instrument ON until stable, nothing on the weighing pan, tare to all zeros.
2. Press TARE
3. Press and hold TARE until the display shows a plus sign and the calibration weight
4. Place the indicated weight on the weighing pan.
5. When “g” appears, calibration is complete and the instrument returns to normal operation
automatically.
Model
QC 5 DCE-SOUR
QC 7 DCE-SOUR
QC 7 DCE-DOUR
QC 15 DCE-SOUR
QC 35 EDE-SOUR
QC35 EDE-POUR
QC 60 FEG-SOUR
QC 65 EDE-SOUR
QC 65 EDE-DOUR
QC 150 FEG-DOUR
Cal Weight
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
10,000
10,000
20,000
20,000
20,000
50,000
Error Codes
Error code
1
2
3
10, 11, 22, 23
30
50, 53,
54, 55
64
70
display overflow
zero error at start of calibration, pan not empty or cell defective
zero error at end of calibration
operator error within application program
unit in BPI mode / needs programming
electronic failure
overload or underload. If not overloaded, possible defective cell
numeric entry not allow – operator error
wrong numeric format
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QS Series Calibration & Linearity - Sartorius
Calibration
1.
Turn the unit OFF by pressing the ON/OFF button.
2.
While holding down the F1 key , turn the unit ON.
Release F1 once the display segments all show .
3.
Tare to zero using the T key.
4.
Press F1 (calibration procedure starts )
5.
The display will prompt you for a weight. Add that weight to the pan.
6.
After a short delay, the "+" sign will appear, along with the bar graph.
7.
Remove the calibration weight. The unit returns to normal operation automatically.
Possible Problems:
If the unit will not accept calibration (step 6 above does not terminate) , then the cell may be out of range .
Attempt linearization as instructed below, and then attempt calibration again. If this is not successful, send to
IES for repair.
Linearization
Before adjusting linearity, determine positively that adjustment is required. DO NOT confuse linearity errors
with errors which arise from inaccurate calibration.
Tolerances:
QS4000
.1 g error at any weight ( + or - )
QS8000
.2 g
QS16000
.5 g
Linearity adjustment requires the following:
a. accurate digital ohmmeter which can measure to 20 M ohm
b. wide selection of 1% tolerance resistors in the range from 240K ohm to 20M ohm.
c. soldering skill and soldering/desoldering equipment.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Use the IES Linearity Chart show on page 12. Determine whether the error over the zero to half
scale portion of the weighing range is higher or lower than the half to full scale portion.
Desolder resistor R186 at the upper right corner of the display circuit board .
Measure the desoldered resistor. Replace it with a resistor of 25% greater resistance.
Again document linearity errors, taking precaution to differentiate between calibration and linearity
errors.
If the linearity improved, continue selecting resistors until the unit achieves performance. If the
linearity worsened. then decrease the value of the linearity resistor by 20%, and again take readings.
In no case should the selected value of R186 be less than 240 K ohm .
Bear in mind that no amount of resistor replacing will correct the effects of a cell which has been
damaged.
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RC Calibration
Basics: The F1 and F2 keys serve the following functions: F2 is used to cycle through menu items, F1
selects the menu item showing on the display.
Calibration
1.
Instrument must be stable and warmed up. Weighing pan must be empty. Tare to zero. Press F1
2.
At the upper right corner of the readout, either CE or CI will show. To calibrate using the internal
weight, proceed to step 3. For external calibration, proceed to step 4
3.
Press F1. The display will show C as the internal calibration takes place, and returns to normal
weighing mode automatically. Don't disturb the instrument while C is showing. Internal calibration
is complete.
4.
For external calibration, press F2 repeatedly until CE shows at the upper right corner of the display,
then press F1. The display will indicate the required calibration weight value. If the instrument has a
keypad AND you know the corrected value of the calibration weight, it can be entered now via the
keypad.
5
After placing the external calibration weight at the center of the weighing platform, press F1 .
6
The readout will show
C during calibration, then return to normal weighing automatically.
Linearization
1.
Empty weighing pan. Unit must be stable and warmed up.
2.
Press TARE until menu choices appear at the upper right corner of the readout.
3.
press F2 repeatedly until L I shows at the corner of the readout, then press F1.
4
Push TARE
5.
The display shows
automatically.
C until internal linearization completes , then returns to normal weighing
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38XX Platforms -- Calibration / Sartorius
1
The calibration lever at the rear right corner actuates an internal
calibration weight. When the lever is rotated 90 degree counter
clockwise, the weight drops, and a micro-switch signals the
microprocessor that calibration is in progress. Hold the lever in the
counter-clockwise position until CC appears on the numeric display,
then release the lever.
2
Verify the calibration with an external weight. If an error exists, then
adjustment of the internal weight is required.
The internal weight is at the extreme rear of the instrument, at the
center. It is a block of stainless steel, with several large (about 1/2"
diameter) screws in it. The screws are the calibration adjustment. As the
screws are adjusted in or out, the center of gravity of the weight
changes, and therefore the calibration.
Adjust the calibration screws until calibration can be verified
externally to be accurate.
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120x -- Calibration and Linearity / Sartorius
The Sartorius 1200 series top-loaders encompass a number of units with various capacity and
resolution. The construction and adjustment of all is similar, but not identical. Some models were changed
during production, so some individual instruments will have more or less capacity (but close) than indicated
below.
1201 1202
30
400
.0001 .01
1203
4000
.1
1204
2000
.01
1205
200
.001
1207 1209
80
600
.0001 .01
1212 1213
1219 1264 1265
30/300
3K/300 60/600
3000
.001/.01 .1/.01
.001/.01 .01 .001
400
In order to adjust calibration, you will have to remove the top cover. It is secured by two large screws
from the underside of the instrument.
WARNING These instruments use an orange plastic right-angle adjustment device on some of the
pots, especially on the calibration board. They are fragile, so be careful with them. The Sartorius part
number is 6937761.
SPAN - Single range types
Locate the calibration board on the right side of the instrument ; a small board mounted vertically. The
potentiometer adjusts calibration. If the range of adjustment is insufficient, then locate the coarse
calibration switches. These switches are accessible from the top of the main board, on the left side near
the cell; a series of 6-8 DIP switches. The front switch makes the least cal change, the rear the most.
SPAN - Dual range types
Put the instrument into the coarse range, and experimentally determine which of the two pots on the
calibration board effects the calibration. Adjust the coarse range first. Then put the instrument in the fine
range, and adjust the other pot for span on the fine range. NOTICE: You must adjust the coarse range first,
since the coarse range will effect the fine range, but not visa versa. Dual-range instruments have coarsecalibration switches, just like single-range types, see above.
LINEARITY
Verify that the deadload is not mis-adjusted by checking that, after TARING to all zeroes, then
removing the weighing pan, the displayed number is negative. If not, adjustment of the deadload spring is
required.
Most units will have a 1% precision resistor, selected at the factory, installed at position 309 on the
calibration board. You can select a new resistor (use a decade box capable of adjusting to fractions of an
ohm). Notice that you'll need a wide selection of low value (0-30 ohm) precision resistors. [ Some
instruments will have a linearity POT at R317 (1207 &1203)]
Some units will have a linearity pot accessible from the left side of the instrument (near the bottom). IF
this pot is installed, it is a linearity adjustment.
Assembly of these instruments is difficult at best. When installing a main board, be sure the screws
which attach the transistors (rear of board) to the chassis (heat sink) DO NOT short the transistors to the
aluminum chassis. Of course, the plastic insulating washer must be installed too. Be careful that cable
connectors are properly installed, and black wires in the vicinity of the measuring cell are not pinched under
the magnetic shield.
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1364, 1303, and 1304 -- Adjustment / Sartorius
Background: Make any adjustments to the cell (feedback gain, null position, etc.) before
starting this procedure. The 1303 model has 8 KG capacity, 1304 and 1364 have 4KG. 1303
does not have the extra linearity winding on the beam coil, so quarter-scale linearity adjustment
is not possible.
CALIBRATE
1 Tare display to all zeroes. Verify calibration switch forward.
2 Full capacity on the pan. Move cal. switch to rear. (Display blanks)
3 Wait for display to flash calibration weight value, then return cal.
switch to forward position
LINEARITY
1) Adjust the spring tension so that the voltage across the "gold resistor" is 0.00v with half
capacity on the pan.
2) Find the linearity pot on the main circuit board (right side). Locate the 517K 1% and 100 K
1% resistors directly beside the pot, and temporarily desolder and lift one end of each.
3) On the calibration board (small piggyback board at the rear of main board), make a solder
bridge across pins 12 and 13. This shorts R826 on the cal board. (Pins are numbered starting with
#1 towards the front)
4) Remove R824 and R825 from the cal board. In their place, solder the leads of the decade
resistor box. Set the resistor box for 20 ohms. Check linearity from 0-1/2 scale, and 1/2 to full
scale, adjusting the resistor box until the two readings are equal. Remember to re-tare the
balance after each decade box change. Install the indicated resistor.
5) (Skip this step for 1303 only) Remove the solder bridge that was installed in step 3. Remove
R826 if it is present. Solder the leads of the R decade into the R826 position. Now observe
linearity over the 0-1/4 scale and 1/4-1/2 scale range. Adjust the R decade so that the two
readings are the same. Install the indicated resistor in the R826 position. It may be desirable to
install a potentiometer on the back side of the calibration board in parallel with R826. Select a
potentiometer of perhaps 10 times the value of R826, and increase the resistance of R826 by
20% over that indicated on the decade box.
6) Adjust the linearity pot to approximately it's center position Resolder the end of the 517K and
100K resistors. Check linearity from 0-1/2 and 1/2 to full scale, and adjust the pot for best
linearity.
7) The solder bridges on the main board may be used to offset the range of
linearity
adjustment provided by the pot, effectively extending the range of adjustment of the linearity pot.
This won't be necessary if proper R824/825 are selected in step 4.
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1400 MP8-1 -- Calibration & Linearity / Sartorius
Background:
Sartorius has produced several generations of electronic balances, with various capacities, which
all use similar circuitry and microprocessors. Although the instruments from different generations
are similar in appearance, they differ in circuitry and microprocessor. The specific generation can
often be identified by the MP number, which will appear on the serial number plate. Calibration
instructions for various models within any one MP group will be very similar. This particular article
applies to the MP8-1 group.
Calibration
1
Tare to all zeroes. Environment must be stable.
2
Through the access plug on the front of the right side, press the calibration switch.
( Instrument will show " C " )
3
Apply calibration weight.
( Instrument will show flashing " C " )
4
Instrument returns to normal operating mode automatically.
Linearity
1
Unplug the instrument
2
Remove the instrument cover. Locate the 10-turn potentiometer (usually blue) on the main circuit
board. It's the only 10 turn pot on the board.
3
Plug in and power on. Adjust pot for best linearity from zero to half scale and half scale to full
scale. Check in quarter scale increments.
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1500's -- Calibration / Sartorius
Sartorius 1501, 1507, and 1574 uses the MP8 type circuitry. Since all MP8s use basically the
same digital system, they all calibrate the same way.
1
Locate the access hole on the right side, near the bottom. There is probably a small black cap over
the hole.
2
To enter the SPAN calibration, press the metal plate inside the hole. The unit will show C on the
display.
3
Place the calibration weight on the pan. For 1501, that’s 10,000 grams. For 1507, that’s 5,000
grams. For 1574, that’s 4,000 grams.
4
The unit will start to flash, then display the calibration weight on the display, and then beep.
5
The unit completes the calibration cycle automatically; no more buttons to push.
One of the handy things about this series of instruments is that they indicate on the digital display
the value of the calibration weight. So, if you’re not sure what the correct weight is, then try a
reasonable amount, and verify via the display. You’ll see the correct weight during the process.
Linearity
Remove the cover of the instrument. The circuit board at the front has only one adjustment
potentiometer, and that is the linearity adjustment. Adjust the pot so that the sensitivity from zero to
half scale matches the sensitivity from half to full scale.
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1601 -- Calibration / Sartorius
1.
Empty pan, TARE, wait for stability indicator "g".
2.
Gently rotate CALIBRATION KNOB (right side) to CAL position.
3.
The instrument will make an audible BEEP sound when calibrated, and
indicate one of these displays:
100.0000
150.0000
CC
4.
Return CALIBRATION KNOB back to operating position.
If the procedure doesn't work, as indicated by CE, then one of several
problems exists:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Procedure started without "g".
Procedure started at some number other than 0.0000
Balance was upset (lack of stability) during the procedure.
Instrument has a malfunction.
Problems a through c require that the technician be more careful, so that
the instrument does not reject the calibration sequence.
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2003 -- Calibration / Sartorius
1) Level the instrument, warm up 15 minutes minimum.
2) Locate red push-button inside hole on right rear side of instrument.
3) A 15 gram calibration weight will be required.
4) Press TARE to return display to 0.0000 gr.
5) Initiate calibration sequence by depressing red button, it should
stick in the depressed position. The instrument display will read
between -.5000 and -.9000.
6) When reading at step 5 is stable, push TARE.
7) Instrument will again read 0.0000. Place 15 gr. calibration weight on
pan, (instrument will read between 25 and 30 grams), when display
stabilizes, push TARE. Display should now read 15.0000.
8) Press red push-button as in step 3, but button will now release to
the non-depressed position.
Note: If at any step a button is inadvertently pushed twice, the
calibration sequence is invalidated and must be started again. Release
red button to the non-depressed position, turn off power for 1 minute,
then start again.
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2003 and 2004 -- Locking for Transportation and Unlocking for Use / Sartorius
The Sartorius 2000 series balances are often damaged during shipping, when being locked to
prepare for transportation, or when being released from the locked condition. The reason is that they are not
properly locked and prepared for shipping, or are not properly packaged, or are not set-up correctly. The
following precautions and instructions will prevent mistakes from causing massive damage to these
sensitive instruments.
Sartorius prints the locking/unlocking instructions on the rear of the yellow top cover, or on the rear
wall inside the mechanical compartment. The key to avoiding damage is to FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS to the letter. Remove the yellow top cover to see the instructions. Notice that the
instructions are for RELEASING the instrument, not for locking it. Also note that if you are locking the
instrument for transport, you will have to do two things EXACTLY OPPOSITE the instructions. They
are:
1. Start at the end of the instructions, #4, and go backwards to #1.
2. Reverse the direction of rotation at all steps, i.e. counterclockwise vs. clockwise.
Be advised that turning the thumbscrews in the wrong direction will certainly cause MASSIVE
DAMAGE. The reason is that the screws (2 & 4) force the beam to opposite positions. Something has to
break if they are both rotated clockwise simultaneously.
Locking the beam for transport
Never move the balance (even across the room) without locking down the beam to protect the delicate
flexures from damage. Use the following procedure:
1. Remove the pan.
2. Turn RED knob #4 counterclockwise several turns.
3. Slide RED plate #3 forward and tighten RED knob #2 clockwise until snug.
4. Replace the RED #1 knobs in the threaded holes on either side of the coil/magnet.
It is now safe to transport by hand or in your vehicle -- IT IS NOT SAFE TO SHIP IN THIS
CONDITION!
For shipping the following additional steps must be taken:
a. Be very careful not to bump the “V” shaped flexible bearing while performing the following steps!
Cut (4) ½” thick foam rubber strips approximately 1” x 3”. Place 2 of these carefully on top of the internal
weights. Remove the black plate underneath the weights to place the other 2 strips on the underside.
Replace the black plate to hold them in place. The foam strips will keep the weights from flying around loose
and crashing into the flexures during shipping..
b. The top cover must be taped or otherwise secured.
c. The bottom glass plate is just laying loose on the bottom of the weighing chamber and must be
taped securely in place, or better, just removed and kept until the balance is returned to you.
d. The doors must be taped securely shut, or better, removed and kept.
e. The pan and all loose accessories must be protected in a separate box. Place the instrument
inside a large plastic bag to keep debris out.
f. Never ship these instruments without an adequate box. IES makes special boxes available to
customers at no cost, call for a good box.
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2003 and 2004 -- Locking for Transportation and
Unlocking for Use (continued) / Sartorius
Releasing Transport Locking Mechanism
1. Remove the top cover of the balance.
2. Notice the “V” shaped aluminum guide on top of the weighing mechanism. This guide is very fragile and
easy to inadvertently bump into or lean a hand or tool on causing it to bend. If it or any of the other very thin
flexures in this balance are bent or even stressed, the balance will not perform accurately or consistently.
3. Notice that there are some foam rubber strips surrounding the internal weights to keep them from flying
around during shipping. CAREFULLY pull the strips of foam out from on top of the weights. Notice that the
bottom “V” shaped guide is near these strips. It is also very vulnerable. The strips of foam underneath the
weights can be removed via the access cover on the ceiling of the weighing chamber. Replace the access
cover and hang the pan in the chamber.
4. On the front of the cell on each side of the coil and magnet are two RED screws labeled “1”. Remove
both of these and place them just to the right in the red holes for storage.
5. Now near the rear of the beam are 2 RED “knobs” and a RED “plate” marked 2, 4, and 3 respectively.
Turn knob #2 counterclockwise to the top of it’s rotation. Then slide the plate ,#3, to the rear. Then
slowly turn knob #4 clockwise until it is finger tight only.
Knob #2 and knob #4 are NEVER both turned down in the clockwise direction at the same time -NEVER! Mechanical breakage will surely occur if you do!
6. Now the balance is ready to warm-up. Plug it in, turn it on, and make sure it is level and on a very stable
surface. If you don’t get zeros and weight displaying now, give us a call at 1-800-541-0852. If it appears to
be working -- let it sit and wait until it has warmed up for at least a day (24hrs.)
[11/12/98]
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2003 -- Packing Instructions / Sartorius
Please see the other articles in this handbook regarding locking and unlocking the 2003.
1. Always use a sturdy box, with enough room for loose fill material all around. Generally, balances
should be packed so that they are surrounded by a shock absorbing material, such as springy
foam rubber, or Styrofoam loose fill. Loose fill settles considerably.
2. Protect the glass doors by opening them, taping them in place, and putting the entire balance in
a plastic bag. In this way, the doors are protected by the metal sides.
3. Follow the Sartorius lock down instructions to the letter, they are printed on a label on the rear
panel, underneath the yellow top cover. Pay particular attention to the fact that you have to do the
procedure in exact reverse to what is printed, since the instructions are for release from lock down.
Also, notice that some screws rotate clockwise, others counterclockwise, to lock down. See the
section of this handbook on “Locking the beam for transport.”.
4. In addition to the printed instructions, I recommend that you further protect the delicate beam
assembly by placing a strip of foam rubber (cut to fit) underneath the weights. To do this, remove
the door in the ceiling of the weighing chamber, (remove thumbscrew) insert the foam, and replace
the door. The door and foam now lift the weights from beneath, rather than having their weight
supported on the beam assembly. It is also a good idea to put a strip of foam on top of the weights.
This keeps them from falling out during shipping.
5. You may want to secure the pan to the bottom of the weighing chamber with tape. In any case,
the pan must be detached.
6. IES makes shipping containers for analytical balances available to customers at no cost. We will
ship the container anywhere within the US by UPS ground at no cost. These boxes have been
made to our specifications, and are specifically made for analytical balances.
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SAUTER
Sauter Platform Diagram
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E3380 -- Calibration / Sauter
1) E3380 has an involved overall linearity/calibration procedure. This note
covers only calibration.
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2) In order to calibrate, the instrument must be in TEST MODE. To set that, it is necessary to
remove the front panel of the indicator, thus exposing the circuit board. Once exposed, notice
several sets of "spring switches" below the display tube, with two potentiometers within the group.
These wire spring switches, in conjunction with the left-most of the two pots, are used to adjust
calibration.
3) Unplug the power cord. Switch 24 is the right most of the group. Be sure it is CLOSED. Set
potentiometer P1 (left-most of two pots) to a middle position. Set switches 1 through 5 to the
OPEN position (these are the left-most 5 switches). The pan must be in place.
4)
a) Plug in and turn ON. Display will indicate HELLO then 000000.
b) Depress INFO key, then >0<. Display will indicate A .
c) Place cal. weight equal to 1/4 capacity on the pan.
d) Press >T< to acknowledge weight has been placed. Indicator should show some
number greater than 150000. Use spring switches 1-5 to adjust the displayed number as close as
possible to 150000. Switch 1 will make the biggest effect, S5 will make the least.
Close S1
first, and leave it closed IF the displayed number is greater than 150000. Sequentially close
switches 2-5, leaving only those switches closed which result in a display greater than 150000.
When all 5 switches have been tried, adjust the display to 150000 exactly using P1
potentiometer.
Do NOT remove the weight from the pan.
5) Notice the 8 spring switches immediately to the right of the two pots. These are switches 9
through 16. We will use 12 through 16 to adjust
preload. Press >T<
, the display shows
either an upper or a lower segment lit in each of 5 digit positions. The left-most digit position
corresponds to the left-most switch; S12. Similarly, the right-most digit
position corresponds to the right most switch; S16. An upper segment lit indicates "switch closed",
and visa versa. The display indicates the position to which the 5 switches (12-16)
should be
moved for proper pre-load. If the switches are not already positioned as indicated by the display,
move them to those positions.
6)
a) Remove weights from platform.
b) Return spring switch 24 to the OPEN position.
c) Press >T< , display shows HELLO , then zeroes.
Unit is now in operating mode.
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ED2180 and 2080 Multiscale -- Calibration /
Mettler/Sauter
1) GENERAL INFORMATION
The instrument uses spring-clip switches on the main board (in the indicator) to set the indictor to
match various platforms, and to adjust the operation of the indictor. The spring-clips are either
CLOSED (ON position), or OPEN (OFF position).
Clip #
Function
1 Coarse calibration - Most significant
2 Coarse cal
3 Coarse cal
4 Coarse cal
5 Coarse calibration - Least Significant
6-8 Not used
Potentiometer #1
Potentiometer #2
Fine calibration adjust
Test Condition; DO NOT ADJUST
9-11 Platform select - see table #1
12-16 Preload
17-21 Linearity; 17 is most significant, 21 is least significant
22-23 Resolution select - see table #2
24 Test mode enable; disables underload/overload indicator etc.
2) CALIBRATION INSTRUCTIONS - Platform & Resolution Select
Platform Capacity Switches
model
lbs
9 10 11 0=OPEN 1=CLOSED
EA15
EB60
EC240
ED600
ED1500
EN1500
EE3000
EGS6000
30
120
480
1200
3000
3000
6000
12,000
0 0 0
0 0 1
0 1 0
1 0 0
1 0 1
1 0 1
1 1 0
1 1 1
Table #1
Approximate Switches
Resolution 22 23
6,000
15,000
30,000
60,000
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
Table #2
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3) LINEARITY CHECKING
Two test weights, each approximately 1/2 capacity, are required.
Disregard the decimal point, so that all readings are recorded as
whole numbers. (Example: 36.449 becomes 36449).
a. Place weight A on the pan, note reading. This is "A"
b. Remove weight A, replace with B. Tare.
c. Place A on with B. Note reading. This is "C"
d. Calculate A - C = ________ , this is number "D" If D is zero,
then go to section 4, otherwise proceed to step e. (Remember to
record sign in this calculation.)
LINEARITY ADJUSTMENT
e. Note settings of switches 17 - 21, write them down.
f. Using the table #3, calculate the sum of the values of the CLOSED
linearity switches. This is "F".
Switch Value
17 16
18 8
19 4
20 2
21 1
Table #3
g. Calculate D + F = ___________ . This is "G".
h. Change the switch settings so that new sum of values is equal to G.
i. Start again from step a. to verify good linearity.
4.) SPAN
a. Tare instrument to all zeroes, place calibration weight on pan.
b. Calculate percent error.
c. Use table #4 to figure out which calibration clip-switches to close
or open. Closing switches increases calibration.
Switch %
1
8
2
4
Table #4
3
2
4
1
5
.5
Potentiometer P1 - .3% range
d. Remove test weight and re-tare. Repeat a. through c. as necessary.
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5) E2180 PRELOAD (Deadload) ADJUSTMENT
1. If the instrument indicates overload or underload (all top segments , or all bottom segments, of
the numeric display) , then preload adjustment is required. This may be the case after any
measuring cell or electronic repair. Damaged cells or defective electronic circuits will not be
"repaired" by preload adjustment.
2. Turn power OFF
3. Remove top cover of indicator, but leave connector plugged in.
4. Close switch #24. Make sure the pan is in place on the platform.
5. Turn power ON and wait for zeroes after HELLO on the display.
6. Press the INFO button, then >0< while INFO shows on the display. Display shows
A
7. Press >T< . Display shows a number. Press >T< again. The display shows either:
A - a display like this
or
B - a sequence of dashes, upper or lower.
A: Correction of deadload error is not possible, because of cell damage or electronic failure in the
indicator or Mechanical Deadload is required.
B: a total of 5 dashes, corresponding to the correct setting of spring switches 12 through 16. An
upper dash indicates a closed switch, lower indicates open.
example:
8. Record on paper the switch positions indicated on the display. Power OFF, then place the
switches in those positions. If instrument still indicates underload or overload, then circuit or
electronic failure exists.
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1200 and 1300 Series -- Calibration / Sauter
INTRODUCTION
These instruments are calibrated from the front panel of the readout unit; there are no
potentiometers for either calibration/span or linearity. The front panel buttons are used to input
codes etc.
The marking of the buttons on the readout is such that they cannot be duplicated in text,
therefore this tech note will use the following symbols IN PLACE OF the actual button marking:
Button
Symbol in this tech note
C with arrow button
T with double arrow
Double curved arrows
Upside-down delta
C>
>T<
>O<
UD
Many instrument functions are programmable from the front panel. You can skip those
programming steps by pressing >T< to confirm the existing setting, and move on to the next step.
0) If you intend to adjust linearity under software control, you'll need the linearity code. It is a 5
digit sequence of 1's and 0's. This may be written on a paper inside a plastic pouch, which is
attached to the platform's cable. It may be written inside the platform on the cell or on the
underside of the pan.
1)
Unplug power. Unplug platform from indicator. Plug in power, and turn ON the indicator. Turn
OFF the indicator.
2)
a
Re-connect platform to indicator. Turn ON indicator. A 5 digit number will show on the
readout.
Push >T< .
b
Confirm CONFIGURATION mode by pressing >T< again.
c
Confirm FUNCTION mode by pressing >T< again. (Note: If you want to be able to
between lbs. & kg. you must select “hb44” mode here.)
d
Confirm the existing CAPACITY setting by pressing >T< again
e
Confirm the existing INTEGRATION TIME by pressing >T< again
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3) LINEARITY procedure
To keep the old linearity code, press >T<. Now go to step 4.
To change the linearity code, do the following:
c Now, the 5 digit linearity factor will be loaded. Start with the left-most digit of the linearity
code. You will press either the >C or the >O< button once for each of the 5 digits. The >C
button
represents 1. The >O< button represents 0. Each time you press a button, another
1 or a 0 will appear on the display.
If you make a mistake, just start again with the left-most digit. The erroneous digits you
have entered will disappear, because only 5 digits can show.
When those 5 digits are correct, confirm with >T< .
4)This step will be encountered only if the instrument is operating as a HB-44 instrument.
That function would have been programmed in previously. If you see ZERO on the display,
proceed now to step 5. If the display is showing a unit of measure (kg, lb, etc.), select the desired
unit of measure pressing the C< button. Each time you depress the C< the units will change.
Confirm your selection with >T<.
5) a The display will now be showing ZERO . Verify that there is no weight on the platform,
and press >T< to confirm.
b Load a test weight of at least 1/4 of capacity onto the platform. By pressing either the C<
or the >O< key, the displayed weight will count upward or downward.
Upward counting - C<
Downward counting - >O<
must hold down with C< or >0<.)
UD button (Quickens count--
Stop when the displayed number matches the test weight. Confirm accurate reading with
>T<. Do NOT remove test weights yet. The displayed number may have changed; that's OK for
now.
c Again adjust the displayed number so that it matches the test weight, and confirm with >T<
.
d System is now calibrated.
6) Verify that the instrument is linear. If not, experiment with new linearity codes at step 3
above. The left-most digit of the linearity code is the least significant, and therefore makes the least
change to linearity. Write the correct linearity code on the tag or the underside of the pan.
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SHIMADZU
AEU-210 -- Calibration Weight Mounting / Shimadzu
This article concerns the mounting of the calibration weight in the AEU instrument. This weight is
likely to be dislodged during shipping.
When the instrument has the calibration weight mounted properly, the digital display will proceed to
CAL after showing all 8s when powered up. If the weight is mispositioned, then the unit will remain
with all digits showing 8s at power up.
To reposition the calibration weight:
1
Remove pan and sub pan.
2
Remove drip pan (2 screws).
3
Remove stainless steel bottom plate.
4
Remove two Phillips screws on bottom of chamber, one left, one right.
5
Lift top chassis up an away. Tilt the unit onto it's back, being careful of the sliding glass
doors.
6
Remove two screws, one right and one left, which secure the cell's metal shield.
7
Check the weights at the front of the cell. Realign if necessary.
8
Be careful of the cables at the rear when reassembling.
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BL Calibration – Shimadzu
This instrument uses a menu structure to set internal configuration parameters. That menu is accessed using
the TARE key to go to a lower menu level, or the POWRE/BRK key to rise in the menu structure. The
highest level in the menu structure is standard weighing mode. Continuously pressing POWER/BRK causes
the instrument to return to standard weighing. In the following example of Shimadzu BL-2200 calibration, a
2000 gram weight is called for. Other models in the BL series will requires different weights.
Action
1.
2.
3.
Result
warm up 30min, level, tare to zeros
readout shows
0.00
readout shows
CAL
Press CAL/MENU
Press TARE
readout shows required weight , blinking
2000.00
4.
wait for stability arrow
„ 2000.00
5.
Place the indicated weight value on the pan
2000.00
6.
Wait for stabilization
„ 2000.00
7.
Press TARE
0.00 blinking
8.
Wait for stability
„ 0.00
9.
10.
Remove weight from pan
Wait for stability
Press TARE
0.00
CAL End or CAL E 4
shows on readout .
Instrument returns to weighing mode automatically.
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UW Calibration – Shimadzu
UW series instruments have internal calibration weight.
Action
1.
2.
3.
Result
warm up 30min, level, tare to zeros
readout shows
0.00
readout shows
i CAL
Press CAL
Press O/T
readout progresses automatically ;
i CAL 3
i CAL 2
I CAL 1
Set
CALEnd
0.00 g
Calibration is complete
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UX Calibration – Shimadzu
UX series instruments do not have internal calibration weights
Action
1.
2.
3.
Result
warm up 30min, level, tare to zeros
readout shows
0.00
readout shows
E CAL
Press CAL
Press O/T
readout blinks value of required weight
4.
Apply indicated weight
Press O/T
blinking zeros
5.
Remove weights
Press O/T
readout shows Set
instrument returns to weighing mode
6.
Calibration is complete
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TOLEDO
ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo
Although these instruction are written for the ID5 the other ID's are the same except for the displayed message.
FAQ: See Scale Parameters to change units. See External Calibration for internal cal overwrite.
Enter into SERVICE MODE
• Switch off terminal
• Unplug weighing platform
• Switch on terminal. PLUG IN appears in the display
• Press key →0←until SERVICE MODE appears in the display
• Switch off terminal
• Attach weighing platform
• Switch on the terminal. SERVICE MODE appears briefly in the display followed by the first program block
(RETURN).
______________________________________________________________________________________
Overview of program block structure
• RETURN
return allows service mode to quit without any changes
• RESET
reset clears scale number, cell configuration reset to factory setting
• NATION
nation - country is selected
• SCALE PARAMETERS
weighing platform, type, maximum capacity, graduations, units
• LINEARITY
weighing platform can be assigned a new linearity code
• CALIBRATION
internal calibration or external calibration, internal overwrite
• SAVE PARAMETERS
the selected configuration is stored
______________________________________________________________________________________
Step through the program blocks by pressing the NO button (→T←)
Enter a program block by press the YES button ( ⊂→ )
Key Functions: Yes = ⊂→
No = →T←
RETURN BLOCK
Press YES to return to weighing mode- normal operation
Press NO to enter service mode
RESET BLOCK
Press YES to reset weighing platform, certification capability, maximum capacity, range and graduation to factory
settings. Display shows NO RESET press NO , display shows RESET ALL press YES. Display shows POWER OFF,
Switch off the power then on again, the scale will calibrate internally.
NATION
United States of America = USA
SCALE PARAMETERS
Press YES to enter, and select with YES & NO keys
• W+M approval
noncertified = NO W+M approval
certified = W+M approval
• KA15
NO key steps through platforms, YES when desired platform is displayed
• CAP
maximum capacity of the weighing platform is displayed, set maximum
operating
capacity (also can be selected in pounds "lbs" - the unit the capacity is set for will be the unit displayed in the
normal operating mode )
• MR
MR represents multirange, ( Press Yes/No for resolution setting of multirange )
•
D
D represents single range. ( Press Yes/No for resolution setting of single range )
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ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo--Linearity
Press YES to view linearity code, Press YES to keep current code or press NO to enter a new code. The instructions
below will show 3 columns. Left most is the Display column, which shows the indicator's digital display at each step. In
the center is the technicians Response (via the keys) to that display. The right-most column briefly describes the
Function, or purpose, achieved at that step.
Functions:
Yes =⊂→
No = →T←
Special Note: At several steps yet to come, the display will show a linearity code number (code#). Since the display
can't make a + sign, the -l is used instead. Of course, it can make the - sign. You'll need to read the sign from the
digital display at step 2f, and enter a sign at step 2g. In this service memo. We'll use the ♣ symbol to represent a
digit where a sign symbol will be.
Display
Response
Function
f.
L♣####
No
don't use existing code ♣ # # # #,
write this number on the chart,
shown below
g.
At this point, you've got to pick a 4 digit code number (code#). Larger numbers will make the mid-span
readings lower, smaller (or more negative) numbers make them higher. Based on the error at midspan (from step 1)
and the number indicated at step 2f, decide whether you need to go + or - from the current number.
h.
L____ ♣
repeated No
cycle between + and - signs
Yes
confirm sign
i.
L___-♣0
repeated No
enter most significant digit of code#
Yes
confirm digit
j.
L__-♣#0
repeated No
enter next digit of code#
Yes
confirm digit
k.
L_-♣##0
repeated No
enter next digit of code#
Yes
confirm
l.
L-♣###0
repeated No
enter least significant digit of code#
Yes
confirm
m.
L-♣####
Yes
accept entered whole code #
LINEARITY DONE
As illustrated in the chart below, the successive iterations of code#, and resultant linearity performance can be
recorded. This makes it easier (and quicker) to make good estimates for the code #.
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ID SERVICE MODE / Toledo--Calibration
( calibrating Externally will automatically rewrite the internal calibration weight )
Press YES to Calibrate
Display shows
Action
Set Preload
Unload scale , press YES
Calibration
Scale prepares for calibration
Cal Ext
Scale can be calibrated externally with YES, or NO to go to Internal Calibration
Fullcap
External Calibration
Place full capacity on scale and press YES
If you do not have full capacity follow these instructions.
You will enter a 5-digit number, representing your calibration weight.
“No” key cycles the number, then “Yes” to confirm.
( for our example we will calibrate with 100lb. )
1.
Yes
...........................................................................FULLCAP
2.
No
...........................................................................C # # # # # lb
3.
No
...........................................................................C _ _ _ _ 0 lb
4.
Yes
...........................................................................C _ _ _ 0 0 lb
5.
Yes
...........................................................................C _ _ 0 0 0 lb
6.
No
...........................................................................C _ _ 0 0 1 lb
7
Yes
...........................................................................C _ 0 0 1 0 lb
8.
Yes
...........................................................................C 0 0 1 0 0 lb
9.
Load the weight on pan and press YES .....................Cal, then UNLOAD
10.
Yes
...........................................................................Cal, then SAVE
11.
Yes
...........Scale resets and returns to weigh mode
CALIBRATION DONE
Unload
Unload Weighing platform. Done
Cal Int
Internal Calibration
YES will calibrate and exit Calibration Block
SAVE PARAMETERS
Press YES to store configuration
RETURN
Press YES to return to weighing mode.
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ID1 -- Changing Unit 2 of Measure / Toledo
1. Enter Mastermode by pressing and holding the ⊂→ key until “Master” appears on the display.
2. Press ⊂→ , display shows F Key
3. Press ⊂→ , display shows Gross
4. Press →T← key until display shows UNIT
5. Press ⊂→
6. Press →T← until desired unit of measure is displayed.
7. Press ⊂→
8. Display shows END
9. Press ⊂→
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ID 5 – Changing or Selecting Unit 2 / Toledo
Enter Master Mode.
Press following Keys:
• Mode
• ABC …
• CD
• Shift
• KL
• EF
• AB
• Shift
• QR
• Enter
Display shows “ Load Fix-Tare E?.”
Press Shift Key until display shows “Second Unit ?.”
Press Enter Key.
Press Shift Key to cycle through Unit options.
Press Enter when you see desired unit.
Display shows “ END. “
Press Enter Key. Scale will revert to weighing mode.
The U w/ circular arrows on top of the keypad changes units
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ID-SX Service Mode Notes
When you try to enter Service Mode per our normal ID instructions the indicator simply shows all 8’s- you
can’t go any further.
There is a button inside the indicator (seen on an ID2-SX) on the main board below the keypad.
To enter “Service Mode”:
Platform and indicator remain connected.
Press and hold the “zero” key, then press the button inside the indicator.
“Service Mode” is briefly displayed.
Proceed with our normal instructions in handbook.
(an ID2 was missing “Scale Parameters” in the program blocks after Service Mode was entered. “Reset” was
selected and then scale turned off and re-entered Service Mode. Scale Parameters were then available.
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