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1WMPD4000912B

Analytical Balance

HR-300i

HR-202i

© 2008 A&D Company Ltd. All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the written permission of A&D Company

Ltd.

The contents of this manual and the specifications of the instrument covered by this manual are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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Contents

Basic Operation

1.

Introduction ......................................................................................................... 3

1.1.

About This Manual .........................................................................................................3

1.2.

Features..........................................................................................................................3

1.3.

Compliance.....................................................................................................................4

2.

Unpaking the Balance......................................................................................... 6

2.1.

Installing the Balance .....................................................................................................7

3.

Precautions......................................................................................................... 7

3.1.

Before Use......................................................................................................................7

3.2.

During Use......................................................................................................................8

3.3.

After Use.........................................................................................................................9

3.4.

Power Supply .................................................................................................................9

4.

Display Symbols and Key Operation................................................................. 10

5.

Weighing Units.................................................................................................. 11

5.1.

Units ..............................................................................................................................11

5.2.

Changing the Units...................................................................................................... 12

6.

Weighing ........................................................................................................... 14

6.1.

Basic Operation (Gram Mode).................................................................................... 14

6.2.

Dual ange .................................................................................................................... 15

6.3.

Counting Mode (PCS)................................................................................................. 16

6.4.

Percent Mode (%) ....................................................................................................... 18

Adapting To The Environment

7.

Response Adjustment ....................................................................................... 19

8.

Calibration......................................................................................................... 20

8.1.

Calibration Group ........................................................................................................ 20

8.2.

Calibration Using an External Weight......................................................................... 21

8.3.

Calibration Test Using an External Weight ................................................................. 22

Selecting Functions

9.

Function Switch and Initialization ...................................................................... 23

9.1.

Permit or Inhibit............................................................................................................ 23

9.2.

Initializing the Balance................................................................................................. 24

10.

Function Table................................................................................................... 25

10.1.

Setting the Function Table........................................................................................... 28

10.2.

Details of the Function Table....................................................................................... 28

10.3.

Description of the Class "Environment, Display"........................................................ 30

10.4.

Description of the Item "Data Output Mode" .............................................................. 31

10.5.

Description of the Item "Data Format" ........................................................................ 32

10.6.

Data Format Examples ............................................................................................... 34

11.

ID Number and GLP Report.............................................................................. 36

11.1.

Setting the ID Number................................................................................................. 36

11.2.

GLP Report.................................................................................................................. 37

12.

Underhook ........................................................................................................ 40

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Interface And Communication

13.

Standard Input and Output Interface ................................................................. 41

13.1.

RS-232C Interface....................................................................................................... 41

13.2.

Connection to Peripheral Equipment.......................................................................... 42

13.3.

Commands .................................................................................................................. 44

Maintenance

14.

Maintenance ..................................................................................................... 50

14.1.

Treatment of the Balance............................................................................................ 50

14.2.

Error Codes ................................................................................................................. 50

14.3.

Checking the Balance Performance and Environment.............................................. 52

14.4.

Asking for Repair ......................................................................................................... 52

15.

Specifications.................................................................................................... 53

15.1.

External Dimensions ................................................................................................... 54

15.2.

Options and Peripheral Instruments ........................................................................... 55

16.

Terms/Index ...................................................................................................... 58

16.1.

Terms ........................................................................................................................... 58

16.2.

Index ............................................................................................................................ 59

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1. Introduction

This manual describes how the balances of HR-i series work and how to get the most out of them in terms of performance. Read this manual thoroughly before using the balance and keep it at hand for future reference.

1.1.

About This Manual

This manual consists of the following five parts:

Basic operation ............................

Describes precautions, the balance's construction and basic operation.

Adapting to the environment.........

Describes response (and stability) adjustment to adapt to the environment where there is vibration or drafts, the way to maintain weighing precision in a variation of ambient temperature, calibration and calibration test.

Selecting functions ........................

Describes functions of the balance.

Interface and communication ......

Describes the serial interface used for communicating with a computer that requests weighing data and controls the balance, and for use with a printer.

Maintenance ................................

Describes maintenance, error codes, troubleshooting, specifications and options.

1.2.

Features

Response adjustment adapting to drafts and/or vibration.

The data adapting to GLP, GMP and ISO can be output using the RS-232C serial interface.

Underhook, for measuring density and weighing magnetic materials.

Multiple weighing units with most of the common units used around the world.

Standard RS-232C serial interface to communicate with a computer. Windows communication tools software (WinCT) to allow easy communication with a computer using Windows.

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1.3.

Compliance

1.3.1.

Compliance With FCC Rules

Please note that this equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy.

This equipment has been tested and has been found to comply with the limits of a Class A computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules. These rules are designed to provide reasonable protection against interference when equipment is operated in a commercial environment. If this unit is operated in a residential area, it may cause some interference and under these circumstances the user would be required to take, at his own expense, whatever measures are necessary to eliminate the interference.

(FCC = Federal Communications Commission in the U.S.A.)

1.3.2.

Compliance With EMC Directives

This device features radio interference suppression and safety regulation in compliance with the following Council Directives

Council directive 89/336/EEC EN61326 EMC

Council directive 73/23/EEC EN60950 Safety of Information Technology Equipment

The CE mark is an official mandatory European marking.

Please note that any electronic product must comply with local laws and regulations when sold or used anywhere outside Europe.

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2. Unpacking the Balance

Unpack the balance carefully. Keep the packing material to be used for transporting the balance in the future. See the illustrations to confirm that everything is contained.

Weighing chamber

Weighing pan

Fine range breeze break ring

This ring is an accessory for the HR-202i. Before weighing with a minimum display of

0.01 mg, install this ring in place of the "breeze break ring" to avoid errors caused by drafts.

Pan support

Breeze break ring

Dust plate

Leveling foot

Bubble spirit level

Windows communication software (WinCT)

Floor plate

AC adapter jack

Position of placing

AC adapter labels

Fine range breeze break ring

Keys

Display

Display cover

External key jack

Serial interface

(RS-232C,

D-sub 9-pin)

Terminal cover

AC adapter labels

AC adapter

Note Please confirm that the AC adapter type is correct for your local voltage and

receptacle type.

Grounding terminal Leveling foot

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2.1.

Installing the Balance

Install the balance as follows:

1 Consider section "3. Precautions " for installing your balance. Place the balance on a solid weighing table.

2 Assemble the "Dust Plate", "Breeze Break

Ring" and "Weighing Pan" on your balance.

There is a reference illustration on the previous page.

3 Adjust the level of the balance using the leveling feet. Ground the balance chassis for discharging static electricity if you have a static problem.

Leveling foot

Bubble spirit level

4 Please confirm that the adapter type is correct for your local voltage and power receptacle type.

5 Connect the AC adapter to the balance.

6 Calibrate the balance before use. Refer to

"8. Calibration".

3. Precautions

3.1.

Before Use

Connect the

AC adapter

To ensure that you get the most from your balance, please try to follow these conditions as closely as possible.

Please confirm that the AC adapter type is correct for your local voltage and receptacle type.

Ensure a stable power source when using the AC adapter.

The best operating temperature is about 20°C / 68°F at about 50% Relative Humidity.

The weighing room should be free of dust.

The weighing table should be solid and free from vibration, drafts (such as frequently opening doors or windows) and as level as possible.

Corners of rooms are best as they are less prone to vibration.

Do not install the balance near a heater or air conditioner.

Do not install the balance in direct sunlight.

Do not use the balance near other equipment which produces magnetic fields.

Keep the balance level by using the bubble spirit level.

Please warm-up the balance for at least one hour. Plug in the AC adapter as usual.

Calibrate the balance before using and after moving it to another location.

Do not place or use the balance where there is flammable or corrosive gas present.

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3.2.

During Use

Note the following items to get accurate weighing data.

Discharge static electricity from the weighing material.

When a weighing sample (plastics, insulator, etc.) could have a static charge, the weight value is influenced. Ground the balance, and

Eliminate the static electricity using the optional AD-1683.

Try to keep the ambient humidity above 45%RH.

Use a metal shield case.

Wipe a charged plastic sample with a damp cloth.

Metal case

Charged material

Grounding

This balance uses a strong magnet as part of the balance assembly, so please use caution when weighing magnetic materials. If there is a problem, use the underhook (on the bottom of the balance) to suspend the material away from the influence of the magnet.

Eliminate the temperature difference between the weighed sample and the environment. When a sample is warmer (cooler) than the ambient temperature, the sample will lighter (heavier) than true mass. This error is due to the rising (falling) draft around the sample.

Make each weighing gently and quickly to avoid errors due to changes in the environmental conditions.

Before weighing with a minimum display of 0.01 mg for the

HR-202i, the "fine range breeze break ring" can be installed in place of the "breeze break ring" to avoid errors caused by drafts.

Do not drop things upon the weighing pan, or place a weight beyond the range of the balance on the weighing pan.

Do not use a sharp instrument (such as a pencil or ball point pen) to press the keys, use your finger only.

Magnet material

Draft

20°C

40°C

Weighing pan

Fine range breeze break ring

Shock

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key before each weighing to prevent possible errors.

Calibrate the balance periodically so as to eliminate possible errors.

Take into consideration the affect of air buoyancy on a sample when more accuracy is required.

Avoid foreign matter (dust, liquid or metal fragments) that could get inside the balance.

Operate your balance gently. Shorten the operation time as much as possible ( Opening and closing door, placing and removing a sample). Use a pair of tweezers to avoid temperature changes due to heat from inserting your hand into the weighing chamber.

3.3.

After Use

Avoid mechanical shock to your balance.

Do not disassemble the balance. Contact the local A&D dealer if your balance needs service or repair.

Do not use solvents to clean the balance. For best cleaning, wipe with a dry lint free cloth or a lint free cloth that is moistened with warm water and a mild detergent.

Avoid foreign matter (dust, liquid or metal fragments) that could get inside the balance.

3.4.

Power Supply

When the AC adapter is connected, the balance is in the standby mode if the standby indicator is on. This is a normal state and does not harm the balance. For accurate weighing, we recommend that the AC adapter always be connected.

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4. Display Symbols and Key Operation

Display

Processing indicator

Response indicator

(Displayed for about 30 seconds when weighing starts.)

Stabilization indicator

Units

Standby indicator of power supply

Weighing data or settings

Key operation

Press and release the key immediately" or "Click the key"........................................

Press and hold the key ................................................................................................

Key When pressed and released When pressed and held

The key to turn the display ON and OFF.

The standby indicator is displayed when the display is turned off.

The weighing mode is enabled when the display is turned on.

This key is available anytime.

Pressing the key during operation will interrupt the operation and turn the display

OFF.

In the weighing mode, the key to turn the minimum weighing value ON and OFF.

The key to switch the preset weighing units stored in the function table. Refer to

"5. Weighing Units".

The key to enter the function table mode. Refer to "10. Function Table".

The key to perform response adjustment.

No function.

The key to output the stable weighing data. (factory setting)

The key to display other items of the calibration menu.

No function. (factory setting)

By changing the function table:

"Title block" and "End block" for

GLP report are output.

The key to set the display to zero.

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5.1.

Units

All weighing units and weighing modes are as follows:

Counting mode Percent mode

g

m mg pcs % t tl oz ozt

GN dwt

A unit or mode can be selected and stored in the function table as described in "5.2. Changing the Units".

If the law in your area permits, you may use all of the units. You can disable the units that you don't regularly use. And you are able to turn them back on.

If a weighing mode (or unit of mass) has been turned off, that mode or unit will be missing in the sequence. Tael has four varieties, one of which can be selected and installed at the factory.

To select a unit or mode for weighing, press the MODE key.

For details about the units and modes, see the table below:

Name (unit, mode) Abbreviation Display unit

Conversion factor

Milligram mg 0.001 g

Counting mode

Percent mode

Ounce (Avoir) pcs

% oz

-

-

28.349523125 g

Troy Ounce

Metric Carat ozt ct

31.1034768 g

0.2 g

Momme mom 3.75 g

Pennyweight dwt 1.55517384 g

Grain (UK)

Tael (HK general, Singapore)

Tael (HK jewelry)

Tael (Taiwan)

Tael (China)

GN tl

0.06479891 g

37.7994 g

37.429 g

37.5 g

31.25 g

Tola (India) t

Messghal m

11.6638038 g

4.6875 g

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5.2.

Changing the Units

The units or modes can be selected and stored in the function table. The sequence of displaying these can be arranged to fit the frequency of use.

The units stored are maintained in non-volatile memory, even if the AC adapter is removed.

1 Press and hold the RANGE key until ba5fnc of the function table is displayed in the weighing mode, then release the key.

2 Press RANGE key several times to display Unit .

3 Press PRINT key to enter the unit selection mode.

Press and hold

Press several times

4 Specify a unit or mode in the order to be displayed using the following keys.

RANGE key....... To display the units sequentially.

RE-ZERO key .... To specify a unit or mode.

The stabilization indicator appears when the displayed unit or mode is specified.

Examples

Examples

Unit Display

Gram g

Milligram mg

Counting mode pcs

Percent mode %

Displays the units sequentially

PRINT key to store the units or modes.

The balance displays end and then displays the next menu item of the function table.

key to exit the function table. Then the balance returns to the weighing mode with the selected unit.

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5.2.1.

Unit setting example

The example below sets the units in the order with g (gram) as the first unit followed by pcs

(counting mode).

1 Press and hold the RANGE key until ba5fnc of the function table is displayed in the weighing mode, then release the key.

2 Press RANGE key several times to display Unit .

3 Press PRINT key to enter the unit selection mode.

RE-ZERO key to specify the unit of g.

The stabilization indicator appears when the unit is specified.

5 Press RANGE key several times to display .

RE-ZERO key to specify the unit of pcs.

The stabilization indicator appears when the unit is specified.

key to store the units.

The balance displays end and then displays the next menu item of the function table.

key to exit the function table. Then the balance returns to the weighing mode with g, the unit selected first.

key to switch between g and pcs

(g →pcs).

Press and hold

Press several times

Specify

Press several times

Specify

Store

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6. Weighing

Precautions for the weighing operation

RE-ZERO key each time, before placing a sample on the weighing pan, to prevent possible errors.

Place a sample in the center of the weighing pan gently.

Temperature changes during measurement may cause a weighing error.

Shorten the operation time as much as possible. ( Opening and closing door, placing and removing a sample)

Use a pair of tweezers to avoid a temperature change due to having your hand in the weighing chamber.

Material with an electrostatic charge or that is magnetic may cause a weighing error.

Do not press keys with a sharp instrument (such as a pencil or ball point pen).

Do not drop things on the pan, or place a weight on the pan that is beyond the weighing range of the balance.

Calibrate your balance periodically to maintain weighing accuracy. Refer to section "8.

Calibration".

Keep the area clean and dry.

Consider section "3. Precautions" for the weighing operation.

For precision weighing, keep the AC adapter connected to the balance.

6.1.

Basic Operation (Gram Mode)

Read section "4. Display symbols and Key operation" before operation.

Note When turning on the balance with a container placed on the pan, the tare function sets the display to zero automatically.

1 Turn on the balance using the ON:OFF key.

2 Select a preset unit (g or mg) using the MODE key.

3 Place the container on the weighing pan, if necessary.

Container

RE-ZERO key to cancel the weight (tare).

Then zero is displayed.

Container : A vessel placed on the pan, but not to be included in the weighing data.

Weighing pan

Stabilization indicator

4 Place a sample on the pan or in the container.

Sample

5 Wait for the stabilization indicator to be displayed, then read the value.

6 Remove the sample and container from the pan. Remove the sample and container

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6.2.

Dual Range

Precision range

Standard range

HR-202i

Weighing range Available minimum display

0 g to 51 g 0.01 mg 0.1 mg 1 mg

51 g to 220 g 0.1 mg 1 mg ranges, "precision range" and

"standard range".

Precision Range

Turn on the balance

When weighing is started by pressing the ON:OFF key, the minimum display will be 0.1 mg.

Pressing the RANGE key will switch these ranges alternately.

When a sample is weighed using the precision range with a minimum display of

0.01 mg and the weight value exceeds the precision range value, the minimum display changes to 0.1 mg of the standard range.

When removing the sample, the minimum display changes to 0.01 mg of the precision range automatically.

When a tare weight (container mass value) exceeds the precision range value, even if the sample is within the precision range value, 0.01 mg of the precision range can not be selected for the minimum display. In order to select 0.01 mg of the precision range, remove the tare weight and press the RE-ZERO key to cancel it.

When a minimum display of 0.1 mg or 1 mg is selected by the RANGE key, the minimum display is maintained even if the range is changed during weighing.

Minimum display

0.1 mg

Minimum display

0.01 mg

Minimum display

1 mg

Standard Range

Turn on the balance

Minimum display

0.01 mg

Minimum display

0.1 mg

Minimum display

0.01 mg

Minimum display

0.01 mg

Minimum display

0.1 mg

Minimum display

0.1 mg

Minimum display

1 mg

Zero display after placing a container

Minimum display 0.1 mg

Zero display after removing the container

Minimum display 0.01 mg

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6.3.

Counting Mode (PCS)

This is the mode to determine the number of objects in a sample based on the standard sample unit mass. The unit mass means an average mass of the samples. The smaller the variation in the samples, the more accurate the count will be. The balance is equipped with the

Automatic Counting Accuracy Improvement (ACAI) function to improve the counting accuracy.

Notes

Use samples with a unit mass of 1 mg or more for counting.

If the sample unit mass variable is too large, it may cause a counting error.

To improve the counting performance, use the ACAI function frequently or divide the samples into several groups and count each group.

Selecting the counting mode

MODE key to select the unit pcs (counting mode).

Storing a sample unit mass (Weighing input mode)

RANGE key to enter the sample unit mass storing mode.

3 Select the number of samples using the RANGE key.

It may be set to 10, 25, 50 or 100.

Advise A greater number of samples will yield more accurate counting result.

4 Place a container on the weighing pan, if necessary.

Press the RE-ZERO key to cancel the weight (tare).

The number specified in step 3 appears.

Example: 25 0 pcs is displayed if 25 is selected in step 3.

Weighing pan

5 Place the number of samples specified on the pan.

In this example, 25 pieces.

Container

6 Wait for the stabilization indicator to be displayed .

Press the PRINT key to calculate and store the unit mass. Then the balance displays 25 pcs and is set to count samples with this unit mass. (The sample unit mass is stored in non-volatile memory, and is maintained even if the AC adapter is removed.) To improve the accuracy of the unit mass, proceed to step 8.

Notes

If the balance judges that the mass of the samples is too light (under 0.1 mg) and can not be stored as the unit mass, it displays lo .

If the balance judges that the mass of the samples is too light to acquire accurate weighing, it displays an error requiring the addition of more samples to the specified number.

Example: 1 50 - pcs appears, requiring 25 more samples. Add

25 samples and press the PRINT key. When the unit mass is stored correctly, the balance proceeds to the counting mode.

Counting operation

7 Place the samples to be counted on the pan.

25 samples

Place samples

Counting result

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Counting mode using the ACAI function

The ACAI is a function that improves the accuracy of the unit mass automatically by increasing the number of samples as the counting process proceeds.

ACAI: Automatic Counting Accuracy Improvement

8 If a few more samples are added, the processing indicator turns on. To prevent an error, add three or more. The processing indicator does not turn on if overloaded. Add the same number of samples as displayed.

9 The balance re-calculates the unit mass while the processing indicator is blinking. Do not touch the balance or samples on the pan until the processing indicator turns off.

10 Counting accuracy is improved when the processing indicator turns off.

Add a few more samples.

The mark turns on at proper range.

The mark turns on and off during calculation.

The mark turns off after the unit mass is improved.

From step 7

Each time the above operation is performed, a more accurate unit mass will be obtained.

There is no definite upper limit to the ACAI range for the number of samples exceeding

100. Try to add the same number of samples as displayed.

11 Remove all the samples used in ACAI and

Repeat proceed with the counting operation using the improved unit mass.

Note ACAI will not function on the unit mass entered using the keys, or digital input mode.

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6.4.

Percent Mode (%)

The percent mode displays the weight value in percentage compared to a 100% reference mass and is used for target weighing or checking the sample variance.

Selecting the percent mode

MODE key to select the unit % (Percent mode).

If the percent mode can not be selected, refer to "5. Weighing

Units".

Storing the 100% reference mass

RANGE key to enter the 100% reference mass storing mode.

Even in the storing mode, pressing the MODE key will switch to the next mode.

3 Place a container on the weighing pan, if necessary. Press the RE-ZERO key to cancel the weight (tare). The balance displays 100 0 % .

4 Place the sample to be set as the 100% reference mass on the pan or in the container.

PRINT key to store the reference mass. The balance displays 100.00 % . (The decimal point position depends on the reference value. The reference mass is stored in non-volatile memory, and is maintained even if the

AC adapter is removed.)

Note

The decimal point position depends on the 100% reference mass.

100% mass Minimum display

0.0100g to 0.0999g

0.1000g to 0.9999g

1%

0.1%

Pan

Container

100% mass

1.0000g to weighing 0.01%

If the balance judges that the mass of the sample is too light

(under 0.01g) to be used as a reference, it displays lo .

A 100% reference mass can be stored in the non-volatile memory and is maintained even if the AC adapter is removed.

6 Remove the sample.

Place sample

Reading the percentage

7 Place a sample to be compared to the reference mass on the pan. The displayed percentage is based on the 100% reference mass. Percentage

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This function adjusts the response of the balance and reduces the influence of drafts and/or vibration at the place where the balance is installed. The function has three stages as follows :

Indicator Parameter Response

FAST Cond 0

Stability

Fast response, Sensitive value

Response indicator

MID.

SLOW

Cond 1

Cond 2 Slow response, Stable value

1 Press and hold the MODE key until RESPONSE is displayed, then release the key.

Press the MODE key again quickly.

Press and hold

Release

Press again immediately

2 Select a stage of the response adjustment using the MODE key. Either FAST , MID. or SLOW can be selected.

3 The balance automatically returns to the weighing mode and displays the updated response indicator for about thirty seconds.

Select a parameter

Release and wait

.

Advise

If the automatic response adjustment is not helpful, specify a parameter for "Condition ( Cond ) " of "Environment, Display ( ba5fnc )" with key operation.

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8. Calibration

8.1.

Calibration Group

Calibration

Calibration using a weight that you have

Calibration test

Calibration test using a target mass

Caution

Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance during calibration.

Calibration test does not perform calibration.

To output the data for GLP using the RS-232C interface, set "GLP output ( info )" of "Data output ( dout )". Refer to "10. Function Table".

Calibration test is available only when "GLP output ( info )" of "Data output ( dout )" is set .

Caution on using an external weight

The accuracy of an external weight can influence the accuracy of weighing.

Select a mass for calibration and calibration test from the following table.

Adjustable range

-15.0 mg to +15.9 mg

-15.00 mg to +15.99 mg

The calibration mass in bold type: factory setting

The calibration mass value can be adjusted within the range above.

Display

This indicator means "In process of measuring calibration data".

Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance while the indicator is displayed.

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8.2.

Calibration Using an External Weight

This function calibrates the balance using an external weight.

1 Connect the AC adapter and warm up the balance for at least one hour with nothing on the weighing pan.

2 Press and hold the CAL key until Calout is displayed, then release the key.

3 The balance displays Cal 0 .

If you want to change the calibration mass, press the RANGE key and proceed to step 4.

If you use the calibration mass value stored in the balance, proceed to step 5.

4 Specify the calibration mass value as follows:

RANGE key........ The key to switch blinking figures.

RE-ZERO (+)key ... The keys to select the calibration mass or

MODE (-)key adjust the mass value. Refer to page 20.

PRINT key.......... The key to store the new mass value.

Even if the AC adapter is removed, the data is maintained in non-volatile memory.

CAL key............. The key to cancel the operation and return to Cal 0 .

5 Confirm that there is nothing on the pan and press the

PRINT key. The balance measures the zero point.

Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance.

The balance displays the calibration mass value.

6 Place the displayed calibration weight on the pan and press

Select

Specify

Example:

New weight

100.0012 g the PRINT key. The balance measures the calibration mass. Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance.

7 The balance displays end . Remove the weight from the pan.

8 If the "GLP output ( info )" of the function table is set to 1 or 2,

Place weight the balance displays glp and outputs "Calibration Report".

Refer to "11.2. GLP Report" for details.

9 The balance will automatically return to the weighing mode.

10 Place the calibration weight on the pan and confirm that the value displayed is correct. If it is not within the range, check the ambient conditions such as breeze and vibration

Remove

GLP output also check the weighing pan. Then, repeat steps 1 to 10.

Press and hold

Release

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8.3.

Calibration Test Using an External Weight

This function tests the weighing accuracy using an external weight.

Calibration test report can be output with "GLP output ( info )"

(Calibration test does not perform calibration).

1 Connect the AC adapter and warm up the balance for at least one hour with nothing on the weighing pan.

2 Press and hold the CAL key until CC out is displayed, then release the key.

3 The balance displays CC 0 .

If the target mass is changed, press the RANGE key and proceed to step 4. A list of usable weights is on page 20.

If the current target mass value is used, proceed to step 5.

4 Specify the target mass value as follows:

RANGE key............The key to switch blinking figures.

RE-ZERO (+)key.......The keys to select the target mass or

MODE (-)key adjust the mass value. Refer to page

20. Even if the AC adapter is removed, the data is maintained in non-volatile memory.

PRINT key..............The key to store the new mass value.

CAL key.................The key to cancel the operation and return to CC 0 .

5 Confirm that there is nothing on the pan and press the PRINT 1 key. The balance measures the zero point and displays the measured value. Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance. The balance displays the target mass value.

6 Place the displayed target mass on the pan and press the

Select

Specify

Example:

New weight

100.0012 g

1 PRINT key. The balance measures the target mass and displays the measured value. Do not allow vibration or drafts to affect the balance.

7 The balance displays end .

Remove the weight from the pan.

8 The balance displays glp and outputs "calibration test report. Refer to "11.2. GLP Report" of the function table for details.

9 The balance will automatically return to the weighing mode.

Place weight

Remove

GLP output

Press and hold

Release

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9.1.

Permit or Inhibit

The balance stores parameters that must not be changed unintentionally (Example:

Calibration data for accurate weighing, Data for adapting to the operating environment,

Control data for the RS-232C interface). There are two switches for the purpose of protecting parameters. Each switch can select either "permit" or "inhibit". "Inhibit" protects parameters against unintentional operations.

ON:OFF key to turn off the display.

2 While pressing and holding the PRINT key and the RANGE key, press the ON:OFF key to display p5 .

key. Then the balance displays the function switches.

4 Specify the switches using the following keys.

RANGE key ...........The key to select blinking digit.

RE-ZERO key.........The key to change the parameter for the selected switch.

0 To inhibit changes. (Can not be used.)

1 To permit changes. (Can be used.)

PRINT key .............The key to store the new parameter and return to the weighing mode.

CAL key.................The key to cancel the current operation and return to the weighing mode.

Function table

0 To inhibit changes to the function table.

1 To permit changes to the function table.

Calibration using the external weight

0 To inhibit calibration using the external weight.

1 To permit calibration using the external weight.

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9.2.

Initializing the Balance

This function returns the following parameters to factory settings.

The sample unit mass value (counting mode),

100% reference mass value (percent mode)

External calibration weight and target mass value

Function switch settings ("9.1. Permit or Inhibit")

Note Be sure to calibrate the balance after initialization.

ON:OFF key to turn off the display.

2 While pressing and holding the PRINT key and the

RANGE key, press the ON:OFF key to display p5 .

RANGE key to display Clr .

key.

To cancel this operation, press the CAL key.

RE-ZERO key to display Clr go .

key to initialize the balance.

The balance will automatically return to the weighing mode.

Press and hold Press

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The function table reads or rewrites the parameters that are stored in the balance. These parameters are maintained in non-volatile memory, even if the AC adapter is removed.

The function table menu consists of two layers. The first layer is the "Class" and the second layer is the "Item".

10.1.

Setting the Function Table

Display symbol and keys

The symbol "〇" shows effective parameter.

When pressing and holding the key in the weighing mode, the mode enters the function table mode.

The key to select the class or item in the function table mode.

The key to change the parameter.

When displaying a class, the key enters an item in the class.

When displaying an item, the key stores the new parameter and displays the next class.

When displaying an item, the key cancels the new parameter and displays the next class.

When displaying a class, the key exits the function table mode and returns to the weighing mode.

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Setting procedure

1 Press and hold the RANGE key until ba5fnc of the function table is displayed in the weighing mode, then release the key

RANGE key to select a class.

key to enter the class

RANGE key to select an item.

RE-ZERO key to select a parameter for the selected item.

6 If storing parameters of the selected class, press the PRINT key.

Then the next class is displayed.

If canceling the current operation, press the CAL key. Then the next class is displayed.

7 When specifying parameters for another class, proceed to step 2.

When finishing the setting, press the CAL key to return to the weighing mode.

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Setting example

This example sets "CR" for "Terminator" and "Output" for "AK, Error code".

Class

Weighing mode

Start

Step 1

Press and hold

Step 2

Press several times

Step 3

Step 4

Press several times Step 5

Step 6

Item

" Terminator "

Parameter

"CR"

Item

Step 4

Parameter

"Output"

Step 5

Item

" AK, Error code "

Step 7

Step 8

Finish

Weighing mode

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10.2.

Details of the Function Table

Class ba5fnc

Environment

Display

Item and Parameter

Cond

Condition

1

2 Slow response, stable value

Description

0 Fast response, sensitive value FAST

MID.

SLOW

Can be changed by response adjustment.

5t-b

Stability band width

0 Stable range is ±1 digit

1

2 Stable range is ±3 digits

0 OFF

1 Normal trc

Zero tracking 2 Strong

3 Very strong

5pd 0 5 times/second

Display refresh rate 1 10 times/second pnt

Decimal point

0 Point (.)

1 Comma (,) p-on 0 OFF

Auto display-ON 1 ON

#1

The stabilization indicator illuminates when the display fluctuation is within the range per second.

Keeps zero display by tracking zero drift.

Period to refresh the display

Decimal point format

Turns on the weighing mode display when the AC adapter is connected.

0 Key mode

Accepts the PRINT key only when the display is stable. dout

Data output prt

Data output mode

1

2

Auto print mode A

(Reference = zero)

Auto print mode B

(Reference = last stable value)

3 Stream mode

0 Plus only ap-p

Auto print polarity

1 Minus only

2 Both ap-b

Auto print difference

0

1

10 digits

100 digits

5-id

2 1000 digits

0 No output

ID number output 1 Output pU5e 0 No pause

Data output pause 1 Pause (1.6 seconds) at-f

Auto feed

0

1

Not used

Used

0 No output info

GLP output ar-d

Zero after output

1

2

AD-8121 format

General data format

0 Not used

1 Used

Outputs data when the display is stable and conditions of ap-p, ap-b and the reference value are met.

Outputs data continuously.

Displayed value>Reference

Displayed value<Reference

Regardless of displayed value

Difference between reference value and displayed value

#2

Selects whether or not the ID number is output.

Selects the data output interval.

Selects whether or not automatic feed is performed.

Selects GLP output method.

For how to set time and date to be added, refer to peripheral manual.

Adjusts zero automatically after data is output

: Factory settings.

#1 The unit of minimum display is digit. Example: If 1 mg display is selected using the RANGE key for the HR-300i, 1 mg is one digit.

#2 Usable minimum display of the balance is one digit. Example: In gram display, one digit is

0.1 mg for the HR-300i , and 0.01 mg for the HR-202i.

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Class

5if

Serial interface

Unit

Unit id

ID number setting

Item and Parameter

0 600 bp5

Baud rate

1 1200

2 2400

3 4800

4 9600

5 19200 bps btpr

Data bit, parity bit

Crlf

Terminator type

Data format t-Up

Timeout erCd

AK, Error code

Ct5

CTS, RTS control

0 7 bits, even

1 7 bits, odd

2 8 bits, none

0 CR LF

1 CR

0 A&D standard format

1 DP format

2 KF format

3 MT format

4 NU format

5 CSV format

0 No limit

1 1 second

0 No output

1 Output

0 Not used

1 Used

Description

Refer to "5. Weighing Units".

CR: ASCII code 0Dh

LF: ASCII code 0Ah

Refer to "10.5. Description of Item

"Data Format".

Selects the wait time to receive a command.

AK: ASCII code 06h

Controls CTS and RTS.

Refer to "11. ID Number And GLP Report".

Caution

: Factory settings. Digit is a unit of minimum weighing value.

The balance may not transmit the data completely at the specified refresh rate, depending

on the baud rate or data added to the weighing data such as ID number. .

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10.3.

Description of the Class "Environment, Display"

Condition ( Cond )

Cond 0 This parameter is for sensitive response to the fluctuation of a mass value. Used for powder target weighing, weighing a very light sample or when quick response weighing is required. After setting, the balance displays FAST .

Cond 2 This parameter is for stable weighing with slow response. Used to prevent a mass value from drifting due to vibration or drafts. After setting, the balance displays

SLOW .

Stability band width ( 5t-b )

This item controls the width to regard a mass value as a stable value. When the fluctuation per second is less than the parameter, the balance displays the stabilization indicator and outputs the data. The parameter influences the "Auto print mode" for exact weighing.

2 This parameter ignores slight fluctuations of a mass value. Used to prevent a mass value from drifting due to vibration or drafts.

Zero tracking ( trc )

This function tracks zero point drift caused by changes in the environment and stabilizes the zero point. When the weighing data is only a few digits, turn the function off for accurate weighing. trc 0 The tracking function is not used. Used for weighing a very light sample. trc 1 The normal tracking function is used. trc 2 The strong tracking function is used. trc 3 The very strong tracking function is used. Used for stable zero display.

Display refresh rate ( 5pd )

The period to refresh the display. This parameter influences "Baud rate", "Data output pause" and "Stream mode".

Decimal point ( pnt )

The decimal point format can be selected.

Auto display-ON ( p-on )

When the AC adapter is plugged in, the display is automatically turned on without the

ON:OFF key operation, to display the weighing mode. Used when the balance is built into an automated system. one hour warm up is necessary for accurate weighing.

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10.4.

Description of the Item "Data Output Mode"

The parameter setting of "Data output mode ( prt )" applies to the performance when the data is transmitted using the RS-232C interface.

Key mode

key is pressed with the stabilization indictor turned on, the balance outputs the weighing data and the display blinks one time.

Required dout prt 0 mode

Auto print modes A and B

When the displayed value is stable and the conditions of "Auto print polarity", "Auto print difference" and reference value are met, the balance outputs the weighing data.

key is pressed with the stabilization indictor turned on, the balance outputs the data and the display blinks one time.

Auto print modes A

Example For weighing each time a sample is placed and removed, with " ar-d " set to " 1 " (to adjust zero after the data is output). setting prt 1 Auto print mode A (reference = zero) dout ap-p Auto print polarity dout ap-b dout ar-d 1

Auto print difference

Zero after output

Auto print modes B

Example For weighing while a sample is added. setting prt 2 Auto print mode B (reference = last stable value) dout ap-p Auto print polarity dout ap-b Auto print difference

Stream mode

The balance outputs the weighing data continuously regardless of the display condition.

When the display refresh rate is set to 5 times/second (5pd 0), the data output rate is also set to the same 5 times/second. The display does not blink in this mode.

Example For monitoring data on a computer. setting prt 3 ba5fnc 5pd

Stream mode

Display refresh rate

5if bp5 Baud rate

Caution The balance may not transmit the data completely at the specified refresh rate, depending on the baud rate or data added to the weighing data such as ID number. .

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10.5.

Description of the Item "Data Format"

A&D standard format 5if type 0

This format is used when the peripheral equipment can receive the A&D format.

If an AD-8121B is used, set the printer to MODE 1 or 2.

This format consists of fifteen characters excluding the terminator.

A header of two characters indicates the balance condition.

The polarity sign is placed before the data with the leading zeros. If the data is zero, the plus sign is applied.

The unit, consisting of three characters, follows the data.

Header Data

Stable header

Unstable header

Stable header of counting mode

Overload header

DP (Dump print) format 5if type 1

This format is used when the peripheral equipment can not receive the A&D format.

If an AD-8121B is used, set the printer to MODE 3.

This format consists of sixteen characters excluding the terminator.

A header of two characters indicates the balance condition. No overload header is used.

The polarity sign is placed before the data, with spaces in place of leading zeros, if the data is not zero or overloaded.

The unit, consisting of three characters, follows the data.

Header Data

Stable header

Unstable header

Stable header of counting mode

KF format 5if type 2

This is the Karl-Fischer moisture meter format and is used when the peripheral equipment can only communicate using this format.

This format consists of fourteen characters excluding the terminator.

This format has no header characters.

The polarity sign is placed before the data, with spaces in place of leading zeros, if the data is not zero or overloaded.

This format outputs the unit only for a stable value.

Stable value

Unstable value

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MT format

A header of two characters indicates the balance condition.

The polarity sign is used only for negative data.

5if type 3

The weighing data uses spaces in place of the leading zeros.

The character length of this format changes dependent upon the unit

Header Data

Stable header

Unstable header

Overload header

NU (numerical) format

This format outputs only numerical data.

5if type 4

This format consists of ten characters excluding the terminator.

The polarity sign is placed before the data with the leading zeros. If the data is zero, the plus sign is used.

Data Terminator

CSV format 5if type 5

This format separates the data of A&D standard format and the unit by a comma ( , ).

This format outputs the unit even when the data is overloaded.

When a comma ( , ) is selected for the decimal point, the separators are set to semicolon ( ; ).

When the ID number and data number are added at "Data output ( dout )" of the function table, outputs ID number, data number and weighing data in this order and separates each item by a comma and treats all the items as one group of data.

ID number Weighing data

ID number

The number to identify a specific balance.

This format consists of eight characters excluding the terminator.

dout 5-id 1

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10.6.

Data Format Examples

Stable

Unstable

Overload

Positive error

Overload

Negative error

Space, ASCII 20h

Carriage Return, ASCII 0Dh

Line Feed, ASCII 0Ah

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Units

g mg

Counting mode

Percent mode

Ounce (Avoir)

Troy Ounce

Metric Carat

Momme

Pennyweight

Grain

Tael (HK general, Singapore)

Tael (HK, jewelry)

Tael (Taiwan)

Tael (China)

Tola (India)

Messghal

Space, ASCII 20h

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11. ID Number and GLP Report

The ID number is used to identify the balance when Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is used.

The ID number is maintained in non-volatile memory even if the AC adapter is removed.

The GLP output format is selected at "GLP output ( info )" of the function table and can be output to a personal computer or printer using the RS-232C serial interface.

The GLP output format includes the balance manufacturer, model, serial number, ID number, date column, time column and a space for signature for the weighing data, the weight used and results for calibration or calibration test data. When connecting the

AD-8121B printer, the date and time can be printed using the clock function of the

AD-8121B.

The balance can output the following reports for GLP.

"Calibration report" of the calibration, using an external weight.

"Calibration test report" of the calibration test, using an external weight.

"Title block" and "End block" for the weighing data.

11.1.

Setting the ID Number

1 Press and hold the RANGE key until ba5fnc of the function table is displayed, then release the key.

RANGE key several times to display id .

key. Set the ID number using the following keys.

RE-ZERO key..... The key to set the character of the digit selected.

Refer to the display character set shown below.

RANGE key........ The key to select the digit to change the value.

PRINT key ......... The key to store the new ID number and display ba5fnc .

CAL key............. The key to cancel the new ID number and display ba5fnc .

displayed, press the CAL key to return to the weighing mode.

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11.2.

GLP Report

Set the following parameters to output the report.

Refer to "13.2. Connection to peripheral equipment", for connection to an AD-8121B.

To print the report, set the "GLP output ( info )" parameter to " 1 " and use MODE 3 of the

AD-8121B. If MODE1 is used, select temporary dump print mode by pressing the STAT. key of the AD-8121B.

To output the report to a personal computer using the RS-232C interface, set the "GLP output ( info )" parameter to " 2 ".

If the time and date are not correct, adjust the settings of the AD-8121B.

Calibration report using an external weight

Key operation

1 Press and hold the CAL key to display Cal out and release the key.

2 Cal 0 is displayed.

3 When updating the calibration mass value, press the RANGE key and proceed to step 4.

When using the preset calibration mass value, proceed to step 5.

4 Specify calibration mass value using the following keys.

RANGE key ........ The key to select the blinking figure

RE-ZERO (+)key .. The key to increase the value of the blinking figure.

MODE (-)key........ The key to decrease the value of the blinking figure.

PRINT key ......... The key to store the new value.

5 When pressing the RE-ZERO key, the zero point is measured and the weight value is displayed for a few seconds.

6 Place the displayed mass on the pan. Press the PRINT key to measure the mass and the weight value is displayed for a few seconds.

7 If GLP output is used, glp is displayed and the calibration report is output.

8 The balance returns to the weighing mode after this calibration.

Setting of "info 1"

AD-8121 printer format

Setting of "info 2"

General format

----------A & D

MODEL ---HR-300i

S/N ----01234567

ID -----LAB-0123

DATE -2004/09/30

TIME ---12:34:56

CALIBRATED(EXT.)

CAL.WEIGHT

---+200.0000

-g

SIGNATURE

-

Manufacturer

Model

Serial number

ID number

Date

Time

Calibration type

Calibration weight

Signature

The space to fill date in.

The space to fill time in.

Space, ASCII 20h

<TERM> Terminator, CR , LF or CR

CR Carriage return, ASCII 0Dh

LF Line feed, ASCII 0Ah

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Calibration test report using an external weight

Note Calibration test does not perform calibration.

Key operation

1 Press and hold the CAL key to display CC out and release the key.

2 Cal 0 is displayed.

3 When updating the target value, press the RANGE key and proceed to step 4.

When using preset target value, proceed to step 5.

4 Specify calibration mass value using the following keys.

RANGE key ........ The key to select the blinking figure

RE-ZERO (+)key .. The key to increase the value of the blinking figure.

MODE (-)key........ The key to decrease the value of the blinking figure.

PRINT key ......... The key to store the new value.

5 When pressing the RE-ZERO key, the zero point is measured and the weight value is displayed for a few seconds.

6 Place the displayed mass on the pan. Press the PRINT key to measure the mass and the weight value is displayed for a few seconds.

7 If GLP output is used, glp is displayed and the calibration test report is output.

8 The balance returns to the weighing mode after this test.

Setting of "info 1"

AD-8121 printer format

Setting of "info 2"

General format

----------A & D

MODEL ---HR-300i

S/N ----01234567

ID -----LAB-0123

DATE -2004/09/30

TIME ---12:34:56

CAL.TEST(EXT.)

ACTUAL

------0.0000

-g

---+200.0002

-g

TARGET

---+200.0000

-g

SIGNATURE

-

Manufacturer

Model

Serial number

ID number

Date

Time

Calibration test type

Zero point value

Target weight value

Target weight

Signature

The space to fill date in.

The space to fill time in.

Space, ASCII 20h

<TERM> Terminator, CR , LF or CR

CR Carriage return, ASCII 0Dh

LF Line feed, ASCII 0Ah

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Title block and end block

When mass values are recorded as GLP data, a "Title block" is inserted at the beginning and an "End block" is inserted at the end of a group of mass values in the GLP report.

Notes

To output the report to an AD-8121B , use MODE 3 of the AD-8121B. If MODE1 is used, select temporary dump print mode by pressing the STAT. key of the AD-8121B.

If the data memory function is used (except data 0 ), the "Title block" and "End block" can not be output.

Key operation

1 With the weighing data displayed, press and hold the PRINT key, then release the key.

5tart is displayed. The "Title block" is output.

2 The weighing data is output according to the parameter setting of the data output mode

( prt ) of the function table.

3 Press and hold the PRINT key until recend is displayed, then release the key.

The "End block" is output.

Setting of "info 1"

AD-8121 printer format

----------A & D

MODEL ---HR-300i

S/N ----01234567

ID -----LAB-0123

DATE -2004/09/30

START

TIME ---12:34:56

WT -+123.4567

-g

WT -+123.4612

-g

WT -+123.4623

-g

WT -+123.4634

-g

WT -+123.4511

-g

WT -+123.4534

-g

WT -+123.4712

-g

WT -+123.4645

-g

END

TIME ---12:40:15

SIGNATURE

-

Title block

Manufacturer

Model

Serial number

ID number

Date

Time

Weighing data

Time

Signature

End block

Setting of "info 2"

General format

The space to fill date in.

The space to fill start time in.

The space to fill end time in.

Space, ASCII 20h

<TERM> Terminator, CR , LF or CR

CR Carriage return, ASCII 0Dh

LF Line feed, ASCII 0Ah

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12. Underhook

The underhook can be used for magnetic materials or density measurement. The built-in underhook is revealed by removing the cap on the bottom of the balance. Use the underhook as shown at the lower right.

Caution

Do not apply excessive force to the underhook.

When not in use, attach the cap to prevent dust from getting into the balance.

Bottom

Do not push the underhook upward

When turning the balance over, the weighing pan, pan support, breeze break ring and dust plate will fall off. Remove them first.

When the cap is removed, a weighing error may occur, because of drafts entering into the internal portion of the balance. Arrange the room condition.

Underhook

Cap

1 Remove the cap on the bottom of the balance.

2 Hang the weighing pan on the underhook.

Place the balance on the solid table.

Solid table

Weighing pan

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13. Standard Input and Output Interface

13.1.

RS-232C Interface

The balance is a DCE device. Connect the balance to a personal computer (DTE) using a straight-through cable.

Transmission system : EIA RS-232C

Transmission form

Transmission rate

Data format

: Asynchronous, bi-directional, half duplex

: 10 times/second or 5 times/second (same as data refresh rate)

: Baud rate : 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 bps

Data bits : 7 or 8 bits

Parity : Even, Odd (Data bits 7 bits)

None

Stop bit : 1 bit

(Data bits 8 bits)

RS-232C

-5V to -15V

+5V to +15V

Data bits

Start bit

D-Sub 25-pin assignments

Pin No. Signal name Direction Description

1 - - No connection

Stop bit

Parity bit

4 -

6

7

8

9

DSR

RTS

CTS

-

Output Data set ready

Input Request to send

Output Clear to send

Signal names of the balance side are the same as the DTE side with TXD and RXD reversed.

Balance side

DCE

TXD 2

3.3k

+5V

Ω

RXD 3

RTS 7

CTS 8

DSR 6

SG 5

Inside of balance

#4-40 UNC

Computer side

DTE

RXD

TXD

RTS

CTS

DSR

SG

Terminal example

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13.2.

Connection to Peripheral Equipment

Connection to an AD-8121B printer

Preset the following parameters to use the AD-8121B printer.

Class

AD-8121B

MODE 1 prt

0 0,1,2 dout

Data output mode ap-p

Auto print polarity ap-b

Auto print difference

0

1

#1

Data output 5-id

ID number output

0 0

AD-8121B

MODE 2

3

Not necessary

0

AD-8121B

MODE 3

0,1,2

#1

0,1 pU5e

Data output pause at-f

Auto feed bp5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0,1 #2

0,1

5if

Serial interface

Baud rate btpr

Data bit, parity bit

Crlf

2

0

2

0

2

0

2

0

Terminator type

Data format

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Ct5

CTS, RTS control

0 0 0

#1 Set parameters when auto print mode A or B (prt 1 or 2) is selected.

#2 Set 1 when multiple lines are printed. Example: When adding ID number, set 1.

Notes

Refer to "11.2. GLP Report" for print samples.

0

Settings of AD-8121B

MODE ..Print at receiving data.

2

Standard mode, statistic mode

..Print by DATA key operation or built-in timer.

3

Standard mode, interval mode, chart mode

..Print at receiving data.

Dump print mode

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Connection to a computer and the use of WinCT

The balance is of the DCE type (Data Communication Equipment), which can be connected to a personal computer using the RS-232C interface. Before connection, read the personal computer manual thoroughly. Use a standard DCE cable for connection (cable type: straight-through).

Using Windows Communication Tools Software (WinCT)

When Windows is used as an operating system in a personal computer, the provided

WinCT software can be used to transmit the weighing data to the personal computer.

The WinCT software has two communication methods: "RsCom" and "RsKey". Refer to the

WinCT instruction manual.

The current version of the WinCT can be downloaded from the A&D website.

RsCom

RsCom can transmit commands to control the balance.

RsCom can make bi-directional communication between the balance and a personal computer using the RS-232C interface.

RsCom can display or store the data using a text file format. RsCom can also print the data using a printer connected to the personal computer.

When several ports of a personal computer have balances connected, the personal computer can communicate with each balance simultaneously.

RsCom can share a personal computer with other application software.

RsCom can receive the balance GLP report.

RsKey

RsKey can transmit the weighing data output from the balance directly to other application software such as Microsoft Excel.

RsKey can be used with most application software.

RsKey can receive the balance GLP report.

Using the WinCT software, the balance can do the following:

Analyzing the weighing data and the statistics input by "RsKey"

The weighing data can be input directly into an Excel worksheet. Then, Excel can analyze the data to obtain total, average, standard deviation, maximum and minimum value, and display them in a graph.

Controlling the balance using commands from a personal computer

By using "RsCom", the personal computer sends commands such as "re-zero" or "send weighing data" to the balance and controls the balance.

Printing the balance GLP report using your printer

The balance GLP report can be printed using a printer connected to the personal computer.

Receiving weighing data at a certain interval

The weighing data can be received at a certain interval and data characteristic with elapsed time can be obtained.

Using a personal computer as an external indicator

With the "RsKey" test mode function, a personal computer can be used as an external weight indicator for the balance. (To do this, set the balance data output mode to stream mode.)

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13.3.

Commands

13.3.1.

Command List

Note A command has a terminator added, that is specified using " 5if Crlf " of the function table, and is sent to the balance.

Commands to query weighing data

C

Q

S

SI

SIR

Cancels the S or SIR command.

Requests the weighing data immediately.

Requests the weighing data when stabilized.

Requests the weighing data immediately.

Requests the weighing data continuously.

Commands to control the balance

CAL

Same as the CAL key.

OFF

ON

P

PRT

R

RNG

TR

U

Turns the display off.

Turns the display on.

Same as the ON:OFF key

Same as the PRINT key

Same as the RE-ZERO key (Note 1)

Same as the RANGE key

Tares the balance (Cancels the container’s weight.) (Note 1)

Same as the MODE key

Commands to request data

?ID

?PT

Requests the ID number.

Outputs the tare value. (Note 1)

?SN

?TN

Requests the serial number of the balance.

Requests the model name of the balance.

Command to set data

PT:

∗∗∗.∗∗∗∗ g Sets the tare value. (Note 1)

(Note 1) R command assumes the point as zero and sets the display to zero.

TR command cancels the tare weight when the displayed value is greater than zero.

The canceled tare value can be read using the ?PT command.

PT: command sets the tare value digitally.

An example of this command sets a negative target value and fills with the sample until the display becomes zero.

Step 1 Place a container.

Step 2 Set the display to zero using the R command.

Step 3 Set a target value using the PT: command.

For details, refer to page 49

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13.3.2.

Acknowledge Code and Error Codes

When the "Serial interface function ( 5if )" parameter is set to " erCd 1 ", the balance outputs

<AK> code or error code to each command as follows:

<AK> (06h) Acknowledge in ASCII code.

When the balance receives a command to request data and can not process it, the balance transmits an error code (EC, Exx).

When the balance receives a command to request data and can process it, the balance outputs the data.

When the balance receives a command to control the balance and can not process it, the balance transmits an error code (EC, Exx).

When the balance receives a command to control the balance and can process it, the balance transmits the acknowledge code.

Among commands to control the balance, the following transmit the acknowledge code both when the balance receives the command and when the balance has accomplished the command. If the command can not be processed properly, the balance transmits an error code (EC, Exx). This error can be released using the CAL command.

CAL command (Calibration command)

ON command (Display ON command)

P command (Display ON/OFF command)

R command (RE-ZERO command)

TR command (Tare command)

TST command (Calibration test command)

When a communication error has occurred due to external noise, or a parity error has occurred due to a transmission error, the balance transmits an error code. In this case, send the command again.

xx

is error code number.

13.3.3.

Ct5 0

Control Using CTS and RTS

Depending on the "Ct5" parameter of "Serial interface (5if)", the balance performs as follows:

Regardless of whether the balance can receive a command or not, the balance keeps the

CTS line HI. The balance outputs data regardless of the condition of the RTS line.

Ct5 1

The CTS line is kept Hi normally. When the balance can not receive the next command

(Example: while the balance is processing the last command), the balance sets the CTS line to Lo. The balance confirms the level of the RTS line before outputting a set of data. If the

RTS level is Hi, the balance outputs data. If the RTS level is Lo, data is not output (The data is canceled).

13.3.4.

Settings Related to RS-232C

Concerning the RS-232C, the balance has two functions: "Data output ( dout )" and "Serial interface ( 5if )". Set each function as necessary.

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13.3.5.

Command Examples

This example uses the " erCd 1 " of " 5if " so that the <AK> (06h) code is output.

ON command (turning on the balance)

Computer Time

ON command

Balance

Standby mode

Command received

All segments All segments are displayed

Command completed

Zero display

R command (Re-zeroing the display)

Computer Time

R command

Balance

Weighing mode

Command received

In process

Command completed

Zero display

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Error code

This example is of an error using the R command. " erCd 1 " is used. The balance transmits an error code when the received command can not be achieved.

Computer Time

R command

CAL command

Balance

Weighing mode (unstable)

Command received

In process

When the R command can not be achieved due to unstable weighing:

Error code

When the CAL command is received, the balance returns to the weighing mode

Command completed

Weighing mode

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Weighing with a tare

This example uses " erCd 1 " of " 5if " so that the <AK> (06h) code is output.

Computer Time Balance

R command

TR command

T R

S command

?PT command

? P T

Sets the display to zero

Command received

In process

Command completed

Zero display

Place a container

Tares

Command received

In process

Command completed

Zero display

S T , + 0 1 0 . 0 0 0 0     g

(Net value)

P T , + 0 1 2 . 3 4 5 6     g

(Tare value)

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:

Setting a negative target value and filling with a sample until the display becomes zero

This example uses " erCd 1 " of " 5if " so that the <AK> (06h) code is output.

Computer Time Balance

Place a container

Before command execution

R command

PT: command to set a target weight of 10 g

Command received

In process

Command completed

Zero display

Command received

Target weight display

Fill with sample until the display becomes zero

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14. Maintenance

14.1.

Treatment of the Balance

Clean the balance with a lint free cloth that is moistened with warm water and a mild detergent.

Do not use organic solvents to clean the balance.

Do not disassemble the balance. Contact the local A&D dealer if the balance needs service or repair.

Use the original packing material for transportation.

Consider section "3. Precautions" for using the balance.

14.2.

Error Codes

Stability error

The balance can not stabilize due to an environmental from influencing the balance.

To return to the weighing mode, press the CAL key.

Calibration weight error

EC,E20

CAL key to return to the weighing mode.

Calibration weight error

EC,E21

CAL key to return to the weighing mode.

Overload error

A sample beyond the balance weighing capacity has been placed on the pan. Remove the sample from the pan.

Weighing pan Error

The weight value is too light.

Confirm that the weighing pan is properly installed and calibrate the balance.

Sample mass error

The balance can not store the sample for the counting mode or for the percent mode because it is too light.

Use a larger sample.

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Display Error

Unit mass error

The sample unit mass for the counting mode is too light.

Storing and using it for counting will cause a counting error.

Add samples to reach the specified number and press the

PRINT key. Pressing the PRINT key without adding samples will shift the balance to the counting mode. But, for accurate counting, be sure to add samples.

EC,E00

Communications error

A protocol error occurred in communications.

Confirm the format, baud rate and parity.

Other error code

EC,E01

EC,E02

EC,E03

EC,E04

EC,E06

EC,E07

Undefined command error

An undefined command was received.

Confirm the command.

Not ready

A received command can not be processed.

Example:

The balance received a "Q" command, but not in the weighing mode.

The balance received a "Q" command while processing a

RE-ZERO command. Adjust the delay time to transmit a command.

Timeout error

If the timeout parameter is set to " t-Up1 ", the balance did not receive the next character of a command within the time limit of one second. Confirm the communication.

Excess characters error

The balance received excessive characters in a command.

Confirm the command.

Format error

A command includes incorrect data.

Example:

The data is numerically incorrect.

Confirm the command.

Parameter setting error

The received data exceeds the range that the balance can accept. Confirm the parameter range of the command.

If an error described above can not be released or other errors are displayed, contact the local A&D dealer.

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14.3.

Checking the Balance Performance and Environment

The balance is a precision instrument. When the operating environment or the operating method is inadequate, correct weighing can not be performed. Place a sample on the pan and remove it, and repeat this several times. If the balance seems to have a problem with repeatability or to perform improperly, check as described below. If improper performance persists after checking, contact the local A&D dealer for repair.

Checking that the operating environment or weighing method is proper

Operating environment

Is the weighing table solid enough?

Is the balance level?

Is the operating environment free from vibration and drafts?

Is there a strong electrical or magnetic noise source such as a motor near the balance?

Weighing method

Does the weighing pan rim touch anything? Is the weighing pan assembly installed correctly?

key pressed before placing a sample on the weighing pan?

Is the sample placed in the center of the weighing pan?

Is the fine range breeze break ring installed for weighing with a minimum display of 0.01 mg for the HR-202i?

Has the balance been warmed up for one hour before weighing?

Sample and container

Has the sample absorbed or lost moisture due to the ambient conditions such as temperature and humidity?

Has the temperature of the container been allowed to equalize to the ambient temperature?

Is the sample charged with static electricity?

Is the sample of magnetic material such as iron? There are cautions about weighing magnetic materials.

Checking that the balance performs properly

Check the balance performance using an external weight. Be sure to place the weight in the center of the weighing pan.

Check the balance repeatability, linearity and calibrated value using an external weight with a known value.

14.4.

Asking for Repair

If the balance needs service or repair, contact the local A&D dealer.

The balance is a precision instrument. Use much care when handling the balance and observe the following when transporting the balance.

Use the original packing material for transportation.

Remove the weighing pan, pan support, breeze break ring and dust plate from the main unit.

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15. Specifications

HR-300i HR-202 i

Weighing capacity 320 g

220 g

51 g

Maximum display 320.0084 g

220.0084 g

51.00009 g

Minimum display 0.1 mg

0.1 mg

0.01 mg

Repeatability

(Standard deviation)

0.2 mg

0.1 mg

0.02 mg

Stabilization time

(Typical at

FAST

)

Sensitivity drift,

10°C to 30°C / 50°F to 86°F

Operating environment

Display refresh rate

Minimum unit mass

Number of samples

Percent mode

Minimum 100% reference mass

Minimum 100% display

Interface

External calibration weight

Weighing pan

External dimensions

Power supply &

AC adapter type

Approx. 3.5 seconds

±2 ppm/°C

5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F),

85%RH or less (No condensation)

5 times/second or 10 times/second

0.1 mg

Approx. 3.5 seconds

Approx. 8 seconds

10, 25, 50 or 100 pieces

10.0 mg

0.01 %, 0.1 %, 1 %

(Depends on the reference mass stored.)

RS-232C with

Windows Communication Tools Software ( WinCT )

300g

200g

100g

200g

100g

50g

20g

φ90 mm

217(W) x 442(D) x 316(H) mm

Power consumption: Approx. 11VA

(supplied to the AC adapter )

Confirm that the adapter type is correct for the local voltage and power receptacle type.

The operating environment does not include excessive change of ambient temperature, humidity, vibration, drafts, magnetic fields and static electricity.

The mass value of the weight may change due to corrosion or other damage caused by the operating environment, or due to aging. Correct the mass value periodically if necessary.

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15.1.

External Dimensions

Unit: mm

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15.2.

Options and Peripheral Instruments

AD-8121B Printer

Compact dot-matrix printer

Statistical function, clock and calendar function, interval print function, graphic print function, dump print mode

5 x 7 dots, 16 characters per line

Print paper (AX-PP143, 45 (W) x 50 (L) mm , ø65 mm)

AC adapter or alkaline battery

AD-1653 Density Determination Kit

Weigh in air

Weigh in water - Weigh in the air x water density = sample density

Example

10.0000 g

10.0000 g - 9.5334 x 0.9970 g/cm 3 = 21.4 g/cm 3

0 °C 0.99984

10 °C 0.99970

20 °C 0.99820

30 °C 0.99565

AD-1683 DC Static Eliminator

A compact design with efficient static elimination

No air blowing from a fan allows precision weighing

Used to eliminate the static electricity from the weighing material

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AX-USB-9P-EX USB Converter

Adds a COM port to a PC.

Enables bi-directional communication between the PC and the balance when a USB driver is installed.

Can use serial communication software such as WinCT on a PC without COM ports.

An RS-232C cable is provided to connect the USB converter to the balance.

RS-232C on the HRi series balance

RS-232C cable provided

(D-sub 9-pin)

AX-T-314A-S External Key Plug

This plug produces the same operations as

USB serial converter

External key Plug

AX-T-314A-S pressing the RE-ZERO and PRINT keys. It enables remote control of the balance using an external key.

To use the plug, the GND line must be connected to the PRINT or RE-ZERO line for at least 100 milliseconds.

Terminal

AX-SW128 Foot Switch

When connected to the external key plug, the switch can be used as the RE-ZERO or

1 PRINT keys.

Note Before using the foot switch, connect

AX-SW128 and AX-T-314A-S.

Foot switch

AX-SW128

To USB port on a PC

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Other accessories

Order code

AD-1682

Name and description

Rechargeable Battery

This option allows use of the balance in a place where AC power is not available.

AD-1684

AD-1685

AD-1689

AD-8526

AD-8920

AD-8922

Electrostatic field meter

This option measures the amount of the static charge on the sample, tare or peripheral equipment and displays the result.

If those are found to be charged, discharge them using the AD-1683

DC static eliminator.

Anti-vibration table

This option can be used when the balance has difficulty stabilizing, due to vibration coming from the floor.

As the table has a high vibration absorbing property, key operations on the balance may make the top of the table tilt slightly, causing a weighing error. To avoid this, use the AD-8922 remote controller to control the balance.

Tweezers for calibration weight

This option is used when calibrating the balance using an external weight.

LAN Converter

This option can be used to connect the RS-232C interface of the balance to the Ethernet (LAN) port of a computer. This allows management of the balance weighing data with a computer connected to a network.

Remote Display

This option can be connected to the balance using the RS-232C interface.

Remote Controller

This option can be connected to the balance using the RS-232C interface and can control the balance remotely.

Various options such as comparator output or analog output are available.

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16. Terms/Index

16.1.

Terms

Calibration

Calibration weight

Data number

Adjustment of the balance so that it can weigh accurately.

A weight used for calibration

Numbers assigned sequentially when weighing data or unit weight is stored.

Digit The minimum weighing value available. Used for the balance, one digit is the smallest mass that can be displayed.

Environment Ambient conditions such as vibration, drafts, temperature, static electricity and magnetic fields which affect the weighing operation.

External weight

GLP

GMP

The weight that you have.

Good Laboratory Practice.

Good Manufacturing Practice

Repeatability

Re-zero

Sensitivity drift

Stabilization time

Tare

Target mass

Zero point

Variation in measured values obtained when the same mass is placed and removed repetitively. Usually expressed as a standard deviation.

Example: Standard deviation = 1 digit: This means that measured values, obtained when the same sample is placed and removed repetitively, fall within ±1 digit in the frequency of about 68%.

To set the display to zero.

An affect that a change in temperature causes to the weighing data.

Expressed as a temperature coefficient.

Example: Temperature coefficient = 2 ppm/°C : If a load is 10 g and the temperature changes by 10°C, the value displayed changes by the following value.

0.0002%/°C x 10°C x 10g = 0.0002 g

Time required after a sample being placed, until the stabilization indicator illuminates and the weighing data is displayed.

To cancel the weight of a container which is not to be included in the weighing data. Normally, refers to an operation of placing a container and setting the display to zero.

An external weight used for calibration test

A weighing reference point. Usually refers to the value displayed when nothing is on the weighing pan.

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16.2.

Index

% Unit of percent mode ................... 18

CAL key.................................. 10, 25

MODE key ................................... 10

ON OFF key................................. 10

PRINT key.............................. 10, 25

Digit ..................................................... 58 dout Data output............................. 28, 31

Dump print ..................................................... 32

-e Weighing pan Error...................... 50 e Overload error.............................. 50

EC,E00 Communications error ................. 51

EC,E01 Undefined command error........... 51

EC,E02 Not ready...................................... 51

EC,E03 Timeout error................................ 51

EC,E04 Excess characters error............... 51

EC,E06 Format error ................................. 51

EC,E07 Parameter setting error................ 51

RANGE key ........................... 10, 25

RE-ZERO key........................ 10, 25

Process

EC,E11 Stability error ................................ 50

EC,E20 Internal mass error....................... 50 indicator ......................... 10 erCd AK, Error code ............................. 29

Space mark................ 34, 37, 38, 39

Stabilization indicator ....... 10, 14, 25

Response indicator ....... 10

A&D format ..................................................... 32

AC adapter ................................................. 6, 53

ACAI Function.................................................. 17

Accessory ..................................................... 57

AD-1653 Density determination kit ............. 55

AD-1682 Rechargeable static battery .................. 57 eliminator...................... 55

AD-1684 Electrostatic field meter ............... 57

AD-1685 Anti-vibration table ....................... 57

AD-1689 Tweezers for calibration weight ...... 57

AD-8121B Printer........................................... 55 converter.............................. 57

AD-8920 Remote

AD-8922 Remote

AK code ..................................................... 45 ap-b Auto print difference ............ 28, 31, 42 ar-d Zero after output .......................... 28 ap-p Auto print polarity............. 28, 31, 42 at-f Auto feed................................ 28, 42

AX-SW128 Foot switch................................... 56

AX-T-314A-S External key plug .................... 56

AX-USB-9P-EX USB converter .................... 56 ba5fnc Environment display .............. 25, 28 bp5 Baud rate ............................... 29, 42 btpr Data bit, parity bit ................... 29, 42

-Cal e Calibration weight error................ 50

Cal e Calibration weight error................ 50

Cal out Calibration using an external weight .. 21

Calibration ............................................... 22,

CC out Calibration test............................. 22

Cond Condition.......................... 19, 28, 30

Crlf Terminator.............................. 29, 42

CSV format ..................................................... 34

Ct5 CTS, RTS control................... 29, 42

CTS ..................................................... 45

Data number .................................................... 58 error 1 Stability error ................................ 50

Error code ..................................................... 50

External weight........................................... 20, 58

FAST ..................................................... 19

FCC ....................................................... 4

GLP ..................................................... 58

GMP ..................................................... 58 id ID number setting......................... 29

ID Number ............................................... 33, 36 info GLP output................................... 28

KF format ..................................................... 32 lo Sample mass error ...................... 50

MID. ..................................................... 19

MT format ..................................................... 33

Numerical format.............................................. 33 pnt Decimal point ......................... 28, 30 p-on Auto display-ON..................... 28, 30 prt Data output mode ............28, 31, 42 pU5e Data output pause.................. 28, 42 recend End block ..................................... 39

Repeatability .............................................. 53, 58

Re-zero ..................................................... 58

RsCom ..................................................... 43

RsKey ..................................................... 43

RTS ..................................................... 45

5-id

5tar

ID number output ................... 28, 42

5if Serial interface ............................. 29

SLOW ..................................................... 19

5pd Display refresh rate................ 28, 30

Stabilization time ........................................ 53, 58

Title block ..................................... 39

5t-b Stability band width ................ 28, 30

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Target mass ..................................................... 58 trc Zero tracking .......................... 28, 30 t-Up Timeout ........................................ 29 type Data format ............................ 29, 42

PCS Unit of counting mode.................. 16

11,

Unit Unit............................................... 29

WinCT Communication Tools .................. 43

Zero point ..................................................... 58

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MEMO

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