RADWAG | APP 3Y | User manual | RADWAG APP 3Y User manual

User manual no.:
IMMU-02-03-04-14-ENG
BALANCES 3Y SERIES
ultra-microbalances UYA 3Y
analytical balances XA 3Y
analytical balances XA 3Y.A
analytical balances AS 3Y
precision balances PS 3Y
− precision balances APP 3Y
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BALANCES AND SCALES
RADWAG 26 – 600 Radom, Bracka 28, POLAND
Phone: +48 (0-48) 38 48 800, fax. +48 (0-48) 385 00 10
export@radwag.com
www.radwag.com
APRIL 2014
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Table of contents
1. BASIC INFORMATION ....................................................................... 8
2. UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION .................................................... 10
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
2.5.
2.6.
2.7.
2.8.
Ultra-microbalaces UYA 3Y .................................................................... 10
Balances XA 3Y; XA 3Y.A ....................................................................... 11
Balances AS 3Y series ........................................................................... 12
Balances PS 3Y series ........................................................................... 13
Balances APP 3Y series ......................................................................... 13
Balance cleaning .................................................................................. 14
Plugging to mains ................................................................................. 20
Connecting peripheral equipment ........................................................... 20
3. BALANCE DESIGN ........................................................................... 21
3.1. Dimensions ......................................................................................... 21
3.2. Interfaces............................................................................................ 25
4. STARTUP ......................................................................................... 26
5. BALANCE KEYBOARD – FUNCTION KEYS ......................................... 26
6. SOFTWARE STRUCTURE .................................................................. 27
7. SOFTWARE WEIGHING WINDOW .................................................... 28
8. LOGGING ........................................................................................ 29
9. OPERATING USER MENU ................................................................. 31
9.1. Terminal’s keyboard ............................................................................. 31
9.2. Return to weighing mode ...................................................................... 32
10. WEIGHING ...................................................................................... 33
10.1. Selection of measuring unit ................................................................... 33
10.2. Means of correct weighing procedure ...................................................... 34
10.3. Balance leveling ................................................................................... 35
10.4. Zeroing ............................................................................................... 35
10.5. Tarring ................................................................................................ 36
10.6. Weighing on dual range balances (ref. balance PS 200/2000.3Y series)...... 37
10.7. Use of air buoyancy compensation factor................................................. 37
10.8. Additional parameters on weighing process ............................................. 41
10.9. Minimum sample .................................................................................. 43
11. ADJUSTMENT .................................................................................. 47
11.1. Internal adjustment .............................................................................. 47
11.2. External adjustment ............................................................................. 47
11.3. User adjustment .................................................................................. 48
11.4. Adjustment test ................................................................................... 48
11.5. Automatic adjustment ........................................................................... 48
11.6. Automatic adjustment time ................................................................... 49
11.7. Adjustment report printout .................................................................... 49
11.8. GLP project ......................................................................................... 49
11.9. Adjustment history ............................................................................... 50
12. USERS ............................................................................................. 51
13. ACCESS LEVEL ................................................................................. 52
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14. PROFILES ........................................................................................ 54
14.1. Creating a profile ................................................................................. 54
14.2. Profile structure ................................................................................... 55
14.2.1.
14.2.2.
14.2.3.
14.2.4.
Settings .............................................................................................. 56
Working modes .................................................................................... 56
Readout .............................................................................................. 56
Measuring units.................................................................................... 58
15. WORKING MODES – general information ........................................ 59
15.1. Working mode selection ........................................................................ 60
15.2. Parameters related to working modes ..................................................... 61
15.3. Quick access keys ................................................................................ 61
15.3.1.
Automatically opened door .................................................................... 62
15.4. Information ......................................................................................... 62
15.5. Printouts ............................................................................................. 62
15.6. Profiles ............................................................................................... 65
16. PARTS COUNTING ........................................................................... 66
16.1. Additional settings of part counting mode ................................................ 67
16.2. Parts counting – quick access keys ......................................................... 68
16.3. Setting standard (reference) mass by inserting determined part mass ........ 68
16.4. Setting standard (reference) mass by weighing ........................................ 68
16.5. Acquiring part mass from database......................................................... 69
16.6. Updating part mass in the database........................................................ 69
16.7. Part counting procedure ........................................................................ 70
16.8. Checkweighing function in parts counting mode ....................................... 70
16.9. Dosing function in parts counting mode................................................... 71
17. CHECKWEIGHING............................................................................ 73
17.1. Use of checkweighing thresholds ............................................................ 74
17.2. Additional settings of checkweighing mode .............................................. 74
18. DOSING .......................................................................................... 75
18.1. Use of database of products in dosing process ......................................... 76
18.2. Additional settings of dosing mode ......................................................... 77
19. PERCENT SETUP .............................................................................. 78
19.1. Comparison of sample and (reference) mass standard .............................. 79
19.2. Checkweighing, dosing functions in percent setup mode............................ 80
19.3. Interpreting the function by use of a bargraph ......................................... 81
19.4. Additional settings of Percent Setup mode ............................................... 81
20. DENSITY ......................................................................................... 82
20.1. Set for density estimation of liquids and solid objects ............................... 83
20.2. Assembly ............................................................................................ 84
20.3. Determining density of solid object ......................................................... 85
20.4. Density determining of liquids ................................................................ 86
20.5. Density of air ....................................................................................... 87
20.6. Additional settings of Density mode ........................................................ 88
20.7. Printouts ............................................................................................. 89
20.8. Report on completed density determination processes .............................. 91
21. ANIMAL WEIGHING ........................................................................ 92
21.1. Setting of animal weighing mode............................................................ 93
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21.2. Additional settings of animal weighing mode ............................................ 94
22. FORMULATION ................................................................................ 95
22.1. Additional settings of formulation mode .................................................. 96
22.2. Formulation – quick access keys ............................................................ 97
22.3. Adding formulas to the Database of Formulas .......................................... 97
22.4. Using formulas in weighing .................................................................... 99
22.5. Printouts ............................................................................................101
22.6. Report on completed formula making processes ......................................102
23. STATISTICS .................................................................................. 104
23.1. Setting of keys and workspace for Statistics mode ..................................104
23.2. Additional settings of Statistics mode .....................................................105
23.3. Parameters related to a series of measurements .....................................105
24. PIPETTE CALIBRATION ................................................................. 108
24.1. Additional settings of pipettes calibration mode .......................................112
24.2. Pipettes calibration – quick access keys .................................................112
24.3. Adding a pipette to the Database of Pipettes ...........................................113
24.4. Printouts ............................................................................................114
24.5. Working mode activating procedure .......................................................115
24.6. Report on completed calibration processes .............................................116
25. DIFFERENTIAL WEIGHING ............................................................ 118
25.1. Additional settings of differential weighing mode .....................................119
25.2. Differential weighing – quick access keys ...............................................119
25.3. Introducing a series to the Database of Series ........................................121
25.4. An example of process for differential weighing mode ..............................121
25.5. Copy tare ...........................................................................................128
25.6. Using option “SAMPLE SELECTION”........................................................128
25.7. Deleting a value ..................................................................................129
25.8. Printouts ............................................................................................129
26. STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL – SQC ....................................... 131
26.1. Working mode activating procedure .......................................................132
26.2. Additional settings of the SQC mode ......................................................134
26.3. Carrying out a control process ..............................................................134
26.4. Report on product control .....................................................................135
27. PREPACKAGED GOODS CONTROL .................................................. 137
27.1. Working mode activating procedure .......................................................137
27.2. Control settings...................................................................................138
27.3. Local settings of PGC mode ..................................................................139
27.4. Detailed description in chapter < ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS ON WEIGHING
PROCESS> .................................................................................................139
27.5. Editing product for control ....................................................................139
27.6. Control start procedure ........................................................................142
27.7. Abort control procedure .......................................................................143
27.8. Non-destructive average tare control mode ............................................144
27.9. Non-destructive empty – full control mode .............................................150
27.10. Destructive empty-full and full-empty control mode ............................152
27.11. Control according to internal criteria ..................................................152
27.12. A report on determining average tare value ........................................154
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27.13.
A report on product control ..............................................................155
28. MASS CONTROL............................................................................. 156
28.1. Working mode activating procedure .......................................................156
28.2. Mass control global settings ..................................................................156
28.3. Mass control process............................................................................156
28.4. Printouts ............................................................................................158
28.5. Report on completed mass control processes ..........................................159
29. DATABASES................................................................................... 160
29.1. Processes carried out on databases .......................................................161
29.2. Products.............................................................................................162
29.3. Weighing records ................................................................................164
29.4. Clients ...............................................................................................165
29.5. Formulation ........................................................................................165
29.6. Reports on formulation ........................................................................165
29.7. Reports on density ..............................................................................166
29.8. Controls .............................................................................................167
29.9. Average tares .....................................................................................168
29.10. Pipettes .........................................................................................169
29.11. Reports from pipette calibration processes .........................................170
29.12. Series ............................................................................................170
29.13. A report on SQC..............................................................................171
29.14. Minimal sample weight.....................................................................172
29.15. Mass controls..................................................................................174
29.16. Ambient conditions ..........................................................................176
29.17. Packages........................................................................................176
29.18. Warehouses ...................................................................................176
29.19. Printouts ........................................................................................177
29.20. Universal variables ..........................................................................179
29.21. Operating database .........................................................................179
29.21.1.
29.21.2.
29.21.3.
Export database of weighing records to file ........................................... 179
Delete database ................................................................................ 181
Delete weighments and reports ........................................................... 182
30. COMMUNICATION ......................................................................... 183
30.1. RS 232 port settings ............................................................................183
30.2. ETHERNET port settings .......................................................................183
30.3. TCP protocol settings ...........................................................................183
31. PERIPHERAL DEVICES................................................................... 184
31.1. Computer ...........................................................................................184
31.2. Printer ...............................................................................................185
31.3. Barcode scanner .................................................................................187
31.4. Transponder card reader ......................................................................187
31.5. Additional display ................................................................................188
31.6. Ambient conditions module ...................................................................189
31.7. Tablet feeder (automatic feeder) ...........................................................189
32. INPUTS / OUTPUTS ....................................................................... 190
33. OTHER PARAMETERS..................................................................... 192
33.1. Interface language ..............................................................................192
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33.2. Data and time setting ..........................................................................192
33.3. “Beep” sound ......................................................................................192
33.4. Touch panel calibration ........................................................................193
33.5. Level control .......................................................................................193
33.6. Sensor sensitivity ................................................................................194
33.7. Autotest .............................................................................................194
33.8. Start logo ...........................................................................................198
33.9. Export of system events .......................................................................198
34. UPDATE ......................................................................................... 199
35. SYSTEM INFORMATION ................................................................. 199
36. COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL ....................................................... 200
36.1. A set of commands ..............................................................................200
36.2. Responses format for commands sent from computer level ......................201
36.3. Manual printout / Automatic printout .....................................................208
37. CONNECTING PERIPHERAL DEVICES............................................. 210
38. DIAGRAMS OF CONNECTING CABLES ............................................ 210
39. ERROR MESSAGES ......................................................................... 211
40. ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT ............................................................. 212
41. APPENDIX A – Variables for printouts........................................... 213
41.1. List of variables ...................................................................................213
41.2. Variables formatting ............................................................................222
42. APPENDIX D – Settings of CITIZEN printer ................................... 224
43. APPENDINX E - Settings of ZEBRA printers .................................. 225
44. APPENDIX F – Communication with barcode scanners.................. 225
45. APPENDIX G – Menu structure ...................................................... 226
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1. BASIC INFORMATION
INTENDED USE
Balances 3Y series are intended to precise mass measurement of weighed
loads conducted in laboratory conditions.
PRECAUTION MEASURES
 Before first use of the balance, it is highly recommended to carefully
read this User Manual, and operate the balance as intended.
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Do not operate the touch panel using sharp edged tools (knife,
screwdriver, etc.).
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Place weighed loads on the center of balance’s weighing pan.
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Load the balance’s weighing pan with loads that gross mass does not
exceed instrument’s measuring range (maximal capacity).
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Do not leave heavy loads on balance’s weighing pan for a longer period
of time.
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In case of defect immediately unplug the instrument from mains.
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Balances to be decommissioned, should be decommissioned in
accordance to valid legal regulations.
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Do not use the balance is areas endangered with explosion. Balance Y2
series is not designed to operate in EX zones.
WARRANTY CONDITIONS
A. RADWAG feels obliged to repair or exchange all elements that appear to be
faulty by production or their construction,
B. Defining defects of unclear origin defects and means of their elimination can
only be realized with assistance of manufacturer and user representatives,
C. RADWAG does not bear any responsibility for defects, losses or accidents
resulting from unauthorized or inadequate performing of production or
service processes,
D. Warranty does not cover:
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Mechanical defects caused by product exploitation other than intended,
defects of thermal and chemical origin, defects caused by lightning,
overvoltage in the power network or other random event,
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Balance defects if it is utilized contrary to its intended use,
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Balance defects, if service claims removing or destroying product’s
protective stickers which protect the balance’s housing against
unauthorized access.
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Mechanical defects or defects caused by liquids and natural wear,
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Balance defects caused by inappropriate setting of a defect of electric
power network,
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Defects caused by overloading balance’s mechanical measuring system,
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Maintenance activities (cleaning).
E. Loss of warranty takes place if:
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A repair is carried out outside RADWAG sales office or authorized service
point,
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Service claims intrusion into mechanical or electronic construction by
unauthorized people,
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Other version of the operating system is installed in a balance,
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The balance does not bear company’s protective stickers.
F. Detailed warranty conditions are listed on a service card.
Supervision over balance’s metrological parameters
Metrological parameters of a balance need to be checked by a user in
determined time intervals. Inspection frequency is conditioned by ambient
conditions in which a balance is used, kind of carried out processes and
adopted quality management system.
The manual’s significance
It is very important to read the user manual carefully before switching on and
starting up balance operation, even if the user is experienced and has worked
with the this type of balance before.
Balance user training
A balance should be utilized and supervised only by users who are trained and
experienced in such type of weighing instruments.
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2. UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
2.1.
Ultra-microbalaces UYA 3Y
Carefully unpack the balance, remove plastic, cardboard and foil packagings together with
protective elements and using gently movements place the balance onto its location.
Assembly the weighing pan and other elements following the diagram.
After ultra-microbalance installing at operating place, following should be set:
1 – pan shield
2 – bottom ring
3 – balance pan
4 – glass cover
After the elements setting, additional devices should be connected and balance should be
plugged to power source. Power socket is located on back side of electronic module.
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2.2.
Balances XA 3Y; XA 3Y.A
A – balance with d=0,01mg unit
B – balance with d=0,1mg unit
After balance installation at operating
place, assembly the following parts:
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bottom shield of the drying
chamber (5)
centering ring (4)
weighing pan (2)
pan shield (3) or (1)
After the elements setting, additional
devices should be connected and balance
should be plugged to power source. Power
socket is located on back side of balance
housing.
Balances XA 3Y.F
Pipettes calibration
Remove the pan and put on its place:
- pipettes calibration chamber
- inside the chamber, pan and other
elements should be set up.
After placing the balance in its intended
place of use, assembly all of its standard
components:
- bottom shield of the weighing
chamber (4)
- bottom ring (3)
- standard weighing pan (1)
- pan shield (2)
After assembling all of the components and
connecting peripheral devices plug the
balance to power source using a dedicated
power adapter. Power socket is located on
back side of balance housing.
Before weighing filters remove the pan
shield (2), the standard weighing pan (1)
and the bottom ring (3). Next, inside the
weighing chamber place a glass shield (6)
and assembly a pan-stand for weighing
filters (5).
on completing the above process zero/tare
balance indication. The system is ready
weighing filters procedures.
CAUTION!
Any activities have to be carried out very carefully and gently not to
damage the measuring system of the balance.
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2.3.
Balances AS 3Y series
Carefully remove the balance from its packaging, remove the plastic and foil
transport protective elements. Gently place the balance in its intended place of
use. Install the weighing pan, and other elements according to below scheme.
Analytical balances AS 3Y series
A – balance with reading unit
d=0,01mg
B – balance with reading unit
d=0,1mg
On installing the balance in its
intended place of use, remove transport
lock (1) – press the lock gently and turn it
accordingly to OPEN/CLOSE instruction,
next remove the lock. Please retain the
lock should the device be transported in
the future. Next assembly:
2 – bottom shield of the weighing
chamber
3 – centering ring
4 – weighing pan
5 – pan shield
On assembling all components,
connect peripheral devices to the
balance, and plug the balance to
mains. Power socket is located at the
back of balance’s housing.
Balance with transport lock mounted on
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2.4.
Balances PS 3Y series
Carefully remove the balance from its packaging, remove the plastic and foil
transport protective elements, and gently place the balance in its intended
place of use. Install the weighing pan, and other elements according to below
scheme.
Precision balances PS 3Y series
A – balance with reading unit d=1mg
B – balance with reading unit d=10mg
On installing the balance in its
intended place of use, assembly:
1 – weighing pan mandrels
2 – weighing pan
3 – pan shield /in case of d=1mg/
On assembling all components,
connect peripheral devices to the
balance, and plug the balance to
mains. Power socket is located at the
back of balance’s housing.
2.5.
Balances APP 3Y series
Gently take the balance out of its packaging, remove plastic, carton, foil and
transport protections, and gently place the balance in its intended place of use.
After unpacking unscrew bolt 1 which locks the
adjustment mechanism.
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Before installing the balance in its intended place
of use, remove transport protections (1) and
assembly the weighing pan (2) (for APP 10.3Y, one
of the pans only).
On assembling the components, connect all
peripheral devices to the balance and then plug
the instrument to the mains. Power socket is
located at the back of balance’s housing.
On removing the protections and assembling the
weighing pan, connect the terminal to the socket
located at the back of balance’s housing, and
connect all peripheral devices. Only then plug the
balance to mains (mains socket is located at the
back of balance’s housing).
2.6.
Balance cleaning
Clean the balance using a damp cloth by gentle rubbing contaminated places.
Remember to remove the weighing pan and its shields from the weighing
chamber before their cleaning.
CAUTION:
Cleaning balance’s weighing pan if installed may damage instrument’s measuring
mechanism.
For ease of draft shield cleaning process it is allowed to remove its glass parts as it
has been presented below.
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2.7.
XA 3YA series balances
Steps:
1. Unscrew and remove top glass protection, next slide the top glass out.
2. Remove left and right side glass. Before removing the glass completely pull its
protection as it has been presented in the picture. Left and right side glass are
not interchangeable therefore it must be remembered which is left, which is
right. Upon cleaning procedure completion left and right side glass must be
mounted to a correct place.
3. Undo the screws protecting the front glass to remove it.
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4. Remove the weighing pan and the pan shield so as not to damage the
mechanism while carrying out the cleaning process.
Thus prepared draft shield and its glass parts may be thoroughly cleaned. Carry
out the cleaning process carefully using the most gentle movements. Pay attention
to dirt and any small items, they could affect balance operation if they got inside
the balance through the opening that serves to mount the weighing pan.
Upon completion of the cleaning process assembly the balance, take actions like
before but in a reverse order. Pay a special attention to left and right side glass,
assembly it on the correct side of the balance. While sliding the glass back onto its
place remember to pull the protection (like before when dismantling the draft
shield).
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XA 3Y series balance
Steps:
1. Unscrew and remove top glass protection, next slide the top glass out.
2. Replace the back glass.
3. Remove left and right side glass. Left and right side glass are not
interchangeable therefore it must be remembered which is left, which is right.
Upon cleaning procedure completion left and right side glass must be mounted
to a correct place.
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4. CAUTION: the front glass cannot be dismounted.
5. Remove the weighing pan, the pan shield and the bottom shield of the weighing
chamber so as not to damage the mechanism while carrying out the cleaning
process.
Thus prepared draft shield and its glass parts may be thoroughly cleaned. Carry
out the cleaning process carefully using the most gentle movements. Pay attention
to dirt and any small items, they could affect balance operation if they got inside
the balance through the opening that serves to mount the weighing pan.
Upon completion of the cleaning process assembly the balance, take actions like
before but in a reverse order. Pay a special attention to left and right side glass,
assembly it on the correct side of the balance. While sliding the glass back onto its
place remember to pull the protection (like before when dismantling the draft
shield).
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AS 3Y series balance
Steps:
1. Unscrew and remove top glass protection, next slide the top glass out.
2. Remove the back glass
3. Remove left and right side glass. Left and right side glass are not
interchangeable therefore it must be remembered which is left, which is right.
Upon cleaning procedure completion left and right side glass must be mounted
to a correct place.
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4. CAUTION: the front glass cannot be dismounted.
5. Remove the weighing pan, the pan shield and the bottom shield of the weighing
chamber so as not to damage the mechanism while carrying out the cleaning
process.
Thus prepared draft shield and its glass parts may be thoroughly cleaned. Carry
out the cleaning process carefully using the most gentle movements. Pay attention
to dirt and any small items, they could affect balance operation if they got inside
the balance through the opening that serves to mount the weighing pan.
Upon completion of the cleaning process assembly the balance, take actions like
before but in a reverse order. Pay a special attention to left and right side glass,
assembly it on the correct side of the balance. While sliding the glass back onto its
place remember to pull the protection (like before when dismantling the draft
shield).
2.7. Plugging to mains
The balance should be plugged to mains using the original power adapter,
which is balance’s standard equipment. Plug the power adapter’s plug to
balance’s socket located at the back of the housing.
2.8. Connecting peripheral equipment
Use only accessories and peripheral equipment recommended by the
manufacturer of your balance. The balance must be disconnected from the
mains before connecting or disconnecting any peripherals (printer, PC
computer, computer keyboard). On connecting the peripherals, plug the
balance to mains.
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3. BALANCE DESIGN
3.1. Dimensions
Ulctramicrobalance UYA 3Y series
Balance XA 3Y.A series
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Balance XA 3Y series
Balance XA 3Y.F series
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Balance AS 3Y series
Balance PS 3Y series
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Balance APP 3Y series
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3.2. Interfaces
Description of available interfaces
1 – Ethernet RJ45
2 – RS232 interface (COM1)
3 – USB port
4 – IN / OUT, RS232 (COM2)
Interfaces RS232 and IN/OUT
RS232 - socket DB9/M (male), front view:
Pin2 - RxD
Pin3 - TxD
Pin5 - GND
IN/OUT, RS232 socket DSUB15/F (female), front view:
Pin1 - GNDWE
Pin2 - OUT1
Pin3 - OUT2
Pin4 - COMM
Pin5 - 6÷9VDC
Pin6 - IN4
Pin7 - IN3
Pin8 - TxD2
Pin9 - 5VDC
Pin10 - GNDRS
Pin11 - IN2
Pin12 - IN1
Pin13 - RxD2
Pin14 - OUT4
Pin15 - OUT3
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4. STARTUP
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On plugging the balance to mains, instrument’s diode ON/LOAD
located on indicator’s housing is lit up.
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Press powering key
located on the upper left section of terminal’s
overlay. Within a few seconds, the OS Windows CE and RADWAG
software start loading, which is signaled by flickering red diode
ON/LOAD.
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On completing the startup procedure, the instrument’s displays main
window of the balance software.
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The balance starts up with no user logged in. In order to start operation,
a user has to log in. (logging procedure is described further in this user
manual).
CAUTION: Remember to start the balance with no load on the weighing pan.
5. BALANCE KEYBOARD – FUNCTION KEYS
Key
Description
Switching the instrument ON / OFF
Zeroing
Tarring
Sending measurement result to a plugged printer or
computer
Function key (entering instrument’s menu)
Working mode selection, (programmable key)
User profile selection, (programmable key)
Internal adjustment, (programmable key)
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6. SOFTWARE STRUCTURE
The structure of balance’s main menu is divided into function groups. Each
group comprises parameters grouped by their reference. Description of each
menu group is provided further in this user manual.
List of groups - Parameters
Balance’s main menu is accessed by pressing SETUP function key or
soft
key located in the bottom tool bar of balance’s display. The menu comprises
parameters referring to balance settings, functions and profiles.
ADJUSTMENT
USERS
PROFILES
DATABASES
COMMUNICATION
PERIPHERALS
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
ACCESS LEVEL
OTHERS
UPDATE
INFORMATION ON
SYSTEM
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7. SOFTWARE WEIGHING WINDOW
The software’s main window is divided into 4 main sections:
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The upper part of the touch panel displays data on active working mode,
logged operator, date, time, active connection to a computer and current
level status of a balance.
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Below there is a weighing window, indicating measurement result and
current measuring unit
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Under which there is a grey coloured workspace containing additional data
on weighing process and activities
Caution:
Data contained in the workspace is optionally configurable.
Configuring process is described in point 15.4 of this user manual;
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Below the workspace there is a set of soft keys:
Caution:
Balance user can declare the presence of function (quick access) keys. Declaring
process is described in point 15.3 of this user manual;
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8. LOGGING
Full access to balance’s parameters and editing databases requires logging to
instrument’s software as an operator with <Administrator> access level. The
logging procedure should be carried out on each switching on the balance.
Log in procedure
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While in main weighing window of the application, press <Log in> text
located in the upper window bar, which opens a window with operators
database including <
Admin>entry,
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On entering the < Admin> entry, the software activates on-screen
keyboard for entering operator’s password,
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Insert password “1111” and accept it by pressing
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The software automatically returns to displaying the main window, and
the display’s upper bar indicates word <Admin> instead of <Log in>,
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After first logging in, the administrator should add user profiles and set
their corresponding access level (the procedure of assigning access levels
is described further in this user manual, see point 12 and 13).
key,
On future logging in, select a user from the list, and on entering password
balance’s software initiates operation with access level set for a
corresponding user.
Log out procedure
•
While in main weighing window of the application, press name of a logged
operator located in the display’s upper bar. A window with operators
database is opened,
•
Press <Log out> soft key (located as position no. 1 in the list of
operations)
•
The software returns to the main window, and the display’s upper bar
indicates word <Log in> instead of name of a logged operator.
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Access level
Software of balances Y2 series provides four access levels: administrator,
advanced operator, operator and none (anonymous logging).
On switching on the balance, its display is constantly active, enabling carrying
out mass measuring processes. These measurements, however, cannot be
saved in balance’s database unless a user with at least minimal access level is
logged in. The minimal access level enables carrying out mass measuring
processes and saving them in balance’s databases using available function
keys.
Below table indicates access to editing user parameters, databases
and software functions depending on active access level.
Authorization
None (guest)
Operator
Access level
No access to editing all of user parameters.
it is not possible to accept a weighing record nor to start
a process.
No access to menu <Databases>.
Access to editing parameters in submenu: <Profiles;
Readout> and settings in group of parameters
<Others>, except for <Date and Time>. The operator
can start and carry out all weighing processes, and has
access to <Export weighing database to a file> and
preview data in <Databases>. An operator can define
universal variables.
Advanced
operator
Access to editing parameters in submenu: <Profiles;
Readout>; <Working modes>; <Communication>;
<Peripherals>; <Others> except for <Date and Time>.
The advanced operator can start and carry out all
weighing processes, and can erase old data from the
<Databases>.
Administrator
Access to all user parameters, functions and editing
databases.
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9. OPERATING USER MENU
Moving in menu of balances 3Y series is intuitive.
The touch panel makes the operation of balance’s software very simple.
Pressing a function key, a soft key or area on the display initiates an assigned
function or process.
9.1. Terminal’s keyboard
or
Enter main menu
Scroll menu upwards
Scroll menu downwards,
Fast up and down menu scrolling,
Accept changes,
Leave a function unchanged (without saving changes),
Add items to a database,
Search for itemsin a database by date
Search for itemsin a database by name
Search for itemsin a database by code
Printout of an item from a database
Clear the editing field
Activate / deactivate on-screen keyboard
Reading printout template from a file format *.lb
(function key is active on plugging a data storage
device to terminal’s USB port
Selection of variables from a list for a printout
Moving (exiting) one level up in menu structure
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9.2. Return to weighing mode
Changes in instrument’s memory are saved permanently on returning to
weighing mode.
Procedure:
- Press
mode.
key for a few times, until the display indicates to the weighing
- press
soft key in the upper bar on the display. The software
immediately returns to displaying the main window.
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10. WEIGHING
Load a weighed object on balance’s weighing pan. On stabilization of weighing
result, indicated by stability marker
visible on the side of balance’s display,
read the measurement result.
Saving / printout of the measurement result is available on pressing <PRINT>
key:
• In case of verified balances – only stable measurement result can be
saved or printed (stability marker
visible on balance’s display)
•
In case of non-verified balances – stable or unstable measurement
result can be saved or printed (regardless of stability marker
presence). If unstable measurement result is printed then it is
accompanied by question mark <?> in front of printed mass value.
10.1. Selection of measuring unit
Change of measuring unit is carried out by pressing the measuring unit icon
visible next to the value of measurement result on balance’s display. Pressing
the measuring unit icon opens a list with available units. On selecting one of
them, the software automatically calculates the indicated mass value to the
active measuring unit.
Available measuring units:
denotation
Verified
balance
[g]
yes
milligram
[mg]
yes *
kilogram
[kg]
yes *
carat
[ct]
yes *
pound
[lb]
no
ounce
[oz]
no
ounce Troy
[ozt]
no
pennyweight
[dwt]
no
Taele Hongkong
[tlh]
no
Taele Singapur
[tls]
no
Taele Tajwan
[tlt]
no
[mom]
no
Grain
[gr]
no
Newton
[N]
no
[ti]
no
Unit
gram
Momme
Tical
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* - Accessibility of measuring units is conditioned by type of balance and its
verification status.
In non-verified balances all measuring units including those outside the
International System of Units are available.
10.2. Means of correct weighing procedure
In order to ensure long lasting use of a balance, correct and reliable
measurement of weighed loads, follow below procedures:

Start the balance with no load on the weighing pan
(permissible value of load on the weighing pan on balance start is
±10% of its maximal capacity).

Load balance’s weighing pan steadily with no shocks:
YES

NO
Place weighed loads centrally on the weighing pan:
YES

NO
Avoid side loading, in particular side shocks:
NO
NO
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10.3. Balance leveling
Balance Y2 series features AutoLEVEL System, which continuously monitors balance’s level
status during its operation. The level status is signaled in the upper right corner of balance’s
display. The system continuously controls level, and on detecting level change it indicates
appropriate information on the display and/or signals an alarm. Then the software opens a
window for adjusting the level.
Balance leveling procedure
•
•
•
•
Press level status pictogram<
> located in the upper right corner of the
display.
The display indicates a control panel of leveling function. Balance operator
previews level status, and balance’s top elevation.
Level the balance by turning the adjustable feet in a way indicated by
blinking pictograms on the display < > – the level point should move
towards the center of the level circle.
As the level point is in the center point, its colour changes from red to
green – which is a confirmation for correct level status.
10.4. Zeroing
In order to zero mass indication press
key.
The mass indication on the display should equal zero, and precise zero
stability
markers should appear.
and
Zeroing process is tantamount to determining new zero point recognized by
the balance as precise zero. Zeroing is possible only in stable status of display
indication.
Caution:
Zeroing the display indication is possible only within the ±2% range of
instrument’s maximal capacity. If zeroed value is above the ±2% of the
maximal capacity, then the software indicates an error message Err2.
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10.5. Tarring
In order to determine net weight of a weighed object, place object’s container
(packaging) on balance’s weighing pan, and on stabilization of measurement
result press
key. The display should indicate mass equal to zero and
symbols: Netand
. On taking off the weighed load and its packaging from
instrument’s weighing pan, the display indicates sum of total tarred mass with
minus sign.
The software also enables assigning tare value to a product from a database.
Then, on product selection from a database, the software automatically
uploads data on tare value for the specific product.
Caution:
Tarring negative values is impossible. On tarring negative values the balance
responds with an error message. In such case zero balance’s indication and repeat
tarring procedure.
Manual tare determination
Procedure:
•
•
•
•
While in optional mode press quick access key
,
Which opens numeric keyboard on balance’s display,
Using numeric keys insert desired tare mass and press
key,
The balance returns to weighing mode, and the display indicates inserted
tare value with minus “–“ sign.
Deleting tare
The tare value indicated on balance’s display can be deleted by pressing ZERO
key on balance’s front panel, or using programmable function key <Deactivate
tare>
PROCEDURE 1 – on taking the tarred load off balance's weighing pan
• Press ZERO key
• The NET marker is deleted, and new zero point of the balance is determined
PROCEDURE 2 – when the tarred load in on balance’s weighing pan
• Press ZERO key
• The NET marker is deleted, and new zero point of the balance is determined
• If tare value exceeds 2% of balance’s maximal capacity, the display
indicates error message –Err- (forbidden operation)
PROCEDURE 3 - when the tarred load in on balance’s weighing pan or on
taking the tarred load off balance's weighing pan
• Press programmable key <Deactivate tare>
• The NET marker is deleted,
• The display indicates tare value
• Press <Restore tare>
key to restore the last tare value
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10.6. Weighing on dual range balances (ref. balance PS
200/2000.3Y series)
Transition from weighing with accuracy of the
I weighing range to weighing
with accuracy of theII weighing range takes place automatically on
exceeding Max1 200g (without operator’s interference). On entering the
accuracy of the II weighing range, the display indicates < II> pictogram on its
left side, the last digit is simultaneously blanked, and last but one digit is
differentiated.
From now on the balance continues weighing in the II weighing range.
I weighing range
II weighing range
In order to return to weighing with the accuracy of the
follow below procedure:
•
•
I weighing range
take the load off balance’s weighing pan;
as the indication returns to zero and symbols: →0←and
press →0←key.
are lit up,
The balance returns to weighing with readability d1=0.001g and the marker of
II weighing range <II> is blanked.
10.7. Use of air buoyancy compensation factor
The application enables correcting mass measurement errors during:
1. Weighing loads that density considerably differs from the density of
standard used to adjusting the balance. Regularly, the balance is adjusted
with a steel mass standard with density ~8.0g/cm3 or a brass mass
standard with density ~8.7g/cm3. If loads made of other substances are
weighed, then ratio indicated on below chart should apply.
Below chart presents the value of mass correction in relation to the density
of weighed load, assuming that air density is constant and equals
1.2 kg/m3.
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Density of weighed load
Correction value [mg]
Sample mass [g]
Error value in relation to density of weighed sample
2. Testing the changes of sample mass within a few hours’ time, if: sample
mass is relatively constant (minor changes). In such case it is assumed,
that considerable effect on the measurement result rests on air density
changes, which is affected by changes of pressure, temperature and
humidity.
In order to carry out a reliable measurement, apart from being familiar with
relations applying to ambient conditions, an operator should know the measuring
methods, features of tested sample, air density in the laboratory room and
density of weighed sample.
FUNCTIONING
The application provides two ways to use the air buoyancy compensation
procedure.
1. Inserting the specified value of air density and specified value of weighed
sample density to balance’s memory.
On inserting these values the application automatically calculates the
correction factor for weighed mass and indicates corrected value of
weighed mass on balance’s display.
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In order to avoid errors, the corrected mass value is accompanied by <!>
symbol visible on balance’s display and a printout.
2. The application semi-automatically determines the value of air density. The
specified density of the weighed sample is inserted to balance’s memory by
an operator.
Determination of air density is carried out using a set of two mass
standards. One of them is made of stainless steel, and the other of
aluminum. Based on mass indications of the two standards, the software
automatically calculated the air density and saves the value in balance’s
memory on operator’s confirmation. Then the density of weighed sample
has to be inserted to balance’s memory.
On inserting these values the application automatically calculates the
correction factor for weighed mass and indicates corrected value of
weighed mass on balance’s display.
As in case 1, the corrected mass value is accompanied by <!> symbol
visible on balance’s display and a printout.
Air buoyancy conmpensation mode is enabled / disabled from the level of user
menu. The application is operating in weighing mode only.
STARTUP AND OPERATION OF AIR BUOYANCY COMPENSATION
PROCEDURE
• While in main window press grey coloured workspace
• Select option <Settings>
• Select parameter <
Air buoyancy compensation>
Accessible settings
- Air buoyancy compensation – YES/NO
- Sample density (insert the density value of weighed sample). If an
operator uses products from databases, then on product selection
its density value is automatically uploaded.
- Air density – for selecting the means of inserting the air density
value used for calculating buoyancy correction factor.
Settings:
VALUE – selecting this option opens a window for inserting
determined value of air density (e.g.: determined using other
methods). The inserted value is used to calculating buoyancy
compensation factor. The value is assigned automatically on
carrying out the air density determination (on its completion by
pressing <
> key).
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ONLINE – selecting this option downloads current air density value
from a connected THB sensor, if such is connected to the balance,
or from internal sensor installed in the balance.
If a balance features both types of sensors (THB module and
internal sensor), then data from the THB module supersedes the
other, and parameters Setup/Ambient Conditions/Ambient
Conditions Module require setting to SAVE or SAVE & ALERTS
mode.
If a balance features only one type of the sensors for temperature,
humidity and pressure recording, then correct ONLINE operation
requires setting of balance parameters:
− Internal sensors only - Setup/Ambient Conditions/Ambient
Conditions Module set to NONE,
− External THB module only - Setup/Ambient
Conditions/Ambient Conditions Module set to SAVE or
SAVE & ALERTS mode.
Additionally, for correct balance cooperation with the THB module
set port’s transmission parameters to compatible with those of the
THB module. the THB module transmission parameters are detailed
on its data plate.
On returning to the weighing mode, the display indicates an additional symbol
<!>, as indicated on below drawing.From now on the value of indicated mass
is corrected including the air buoyancy compensation factor and sample
density.
The measurement result can only be compensated by a correct value if an
operator inserts to balance’s memory the actual value on the air density and
correct density of weighed sample.
Caution:
If the <AIR BUOYANCY COMPENSATION> mode is set to <ONLINE> value,
then balance display does not indicate pictogram <!> which means that
parameter Setup/Ambient Conditions/Ambient Conditions Module is
set to SAVE or SAVE & ALERTS mode, and there is no physical connection
between a balance and a THB module, or the parameters for communicating
the module with the balance are set incorrectly. In such case plug a THB
module to balance’s ports COM 1 or COM 2 and set appropriate cooperation
parameters, such as specified on module’s data plate.
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10.8. Additional parameters on weighing process
Changes in settings of functions related to weighing process can in some
extend program balance reactions.
Procedure:
5. Press grey coloured workspace
6. Balance display indicates menu: Settings, Keys, Information, Printouts,
Profile
7. Press one of available submenu options and select item for modification,
Menu <Settings> - additional options related to weighing mode
Menu <Keys> - defining quick access keys
Menu <Information> - supplementary data on weighing process displayed in
the grey coloured workspace
Menu <Printouts> - selection of printout type
Menu <Profile> - selection of profile, active during balance operation
Menu <SETTINGS> - contains supplementary data on weighing process, such
as:
−
Tare mode
SINGLE,
mass value stored in balance memory on single pressing of TARE key, the
following pressing of TARE key determines new value of tare. Selection of
product or packaging with assigned tare value causes automatic deleting
of previously assigned tare value;
•
−
•
SUM OF ACTIVE,
totalizing applied tare values for a product or a packaging (resulting
from selecting a product or a packaging from corresponding database)
with a possibility of increasing determined tare value by manual tare
introduced manually using balance’s numeric keyboard. On following
determining of tare value for a product or a packaging, the tare value
introduced manually is deactivated.
•
SUM OF ALL,
totalizing all introduced tare values.
•
AUTOTARE
Means of operation:
Each first stable measurement result is tarred. The NET pictogram
flashes on the display. The operator can determine net mass of weighed
load. On taking off the load from balance’s weighing pan, and as the
indication returns to autozero zone, the software automatically
deactivates Tare value.
Automatic footer printout
Accessible options:
MODE - No – manual footer printout,
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Sum of measurements – the condition for printing a footer is
exceeding mass value set in parameter <Threshold>
Number of measurements – the condition for printing a footer
is carrying out a pre-defined number of measurements (a
batch) set in parameter <Threshold>
THRESHOLD – setting the value of threshold determining footer
printout.
For option <Sum of measurements> the value is determined
in measuring unit [g], and for option <Number of
measurements> the value is not measurable, and determined
by number of carried out measurements.
−
−
Printout mode / printout release
• Function key PRINT / printout release, (manual operation)
Never
– printout deactivated
First stable
– the first stable measurement is printed
Each stable
– all stable measurements are set for printing
Each
– printout of all measurements (stable and
unstable), in case of a verified balance only stale
measurement results are printable (as in setting
<Each stable>)
• AUTOMATIC MODE
Never
– printout deactivated
First stable
– the first stable measurement result obtained after
placing a load on balance’s weighing pan is recorded,
record of the following measurement result takes
place only on unloading the weighing pan, returning
of the mass indication below set threshold’s value,
and placing another load on balance’s weighing pan
Last stable
– accepted is the last stable measurement recorded
before taking the load off the weighing pan. The
record takes place on taking the load off the
balance’s weighing pan, and returning of the mass
indication below set threshold’s value.
• THRESHOLD
mass value obligatory for operation of automatic printout. Set in
grams.
Printout
Contains type of printout that is related to a working mode. Printout
takes place on pressing PRINT key on balance’s overlay.
Accessible options:
• STANDARD PRINTOUT
Possible declaration of printout content: HEADER, WEIGHING DATA
and FOOTER.
printout components marked as <YES> in the menu are printed on
pressing printout activating function key.
• NON-STANDARD PRINTOUT
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Database of printouts enables selecting one of available nonstandard printouts visible in menu <PRINTOUTS>, or designing a
unique printout which is automatically added to the databases.
Caution: Means of designing printouts is described in point 15.5 of this
user manual.
−
Air buoyancy compensation
Contains parameters allowing the user to switch on the correction and
enter data relating to density of the sample and to density of the air.
CAUTION: function operates only for weighing mode.
For instruction and information on air buoyancy compensation operation
see point 10.7.
10.9. Minimum sample
The weighing mode settings comprise a function of <Minimum sample>.
The function is enabled on specifying in the database <Database/Minimum
sample > parameters on methods for determining the minimum sample
and the values of minimal sample weight specific for a method. In standard
version, this database item is not filled in with data.
Activities related to determining minimum sample and adding data
to the database: <Databases/Minimum samples> are accessible
only for an authorized “RADWAG” personnel.
Should balance operator use the minimum sample mode, and data on
minimal sample weight are not entered to balance menu, then please
contact the local representative of “RADWAG” company.
An authorized RADWAG representative determines the minimum sample
dependent on packaging mass. The process is carried out with mass
standards, in balance place of use and in accordance with the requirements
of the accepted quality system. The obtained values are entered to balance
software: <Databases/Minimum samples>.
A minimum sample determining method may have a few tare values
defined, along with assigned values of minimum samples, expiry dates of
the carried out measurements and entered data. The settings are not to be
edited by balance user.
Using <Minimum sample> mode guarantees that the results of completed
weighing processes are within set tolerance limits, and they comply with
the requirements of the quality system accepted by an organization.
CAUTION: the mode operates in the weighing mode only.
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Available options:
•
METHOD
It is a means for designating an accepted quality standard.
Pressing a field displays a window with a list of minimal sample
weight values stored in balance’s memory, following a criterion on
determining the minimum sample.
Adding a new method is available only from the menu level
<Databases /Minimum samples>
•
MODE
Lock – on selecting this option and during the weighing process
the display indicates corresponding pictograms that inform a user
whether the weighed mass is below or above the minimum sample
limit. Additionally the software disables accepting the measurement
result if it is below the minimum sample limit
Warn – on selecting this option and during the weighing process
the display indicates corresponding pictograms that inform a user
whether the weighed mass is below or above the minimum sample
limit. The user can accept a measurement that is below the
minimum sample limit, but on a printout such measurement is
preceded by an asterisk (*).
CAUTION:
Means of setting a method of minimum sample determining is described
in point 27.9. of this user manual: <Databases /Minimum sample>.
RADWAG authorized personnel is only authorized to add new values of
minimum samples.
Weighing with application of <MINIMUM SAMPLE> mode
If during a weighing process a user wants to be informed whether a
measurement exceeds the minimum sample limit for a specific weighing
threshold, then the <Minimum sample> mode has to be enabled in the
additional setting of the weighing mode.
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace
2. The display indicates menu: Settings, Keys, Information, Printouts and
Profiles
3. Select menu <Settings> - additional options on weighing process
4. Press < Minimum sample> field
5. Below window is opened
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6. Press <Method> field
7. Which opens a window containing a list of minimum sample methods
stored in balance database.
8. Select one of available entries.
9. The software returns to the previous menu window
10. Press <Mode> field
11. Which opens a window with parameter settings. Select one of below
options:
Lock – on selecting this option and during the weighing process the
display indicates corresponding pictograms that inform a user whether
the weighed mass is below or above the minimum sample limit.
Additionally the software disables accepting the measurement result if it
is below the minimum sample limit
Warn – on selecting this option and during the weighing process the
display indicates corresponding pictograms that inform a user whether
the weighed mass is below or above the minimum sample limit. The
user can accept a measurement that is below the minimum sample
limit, but on a printout such measurement is preceded by an asterisk
(*).
12. On setting the parameters exit the menu.
13. The mass field on the display is supplemented by an additional
informative pictogram. The pictogram changes during weighing process
and indicates current status of mass in relation to the pre-determined
value of minimum sample.
sample
- Mass below the set value of minimum
- Mass above the set value of minimum
sample for a given tare range
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Meaning of the pictograms of minimum sample mode:
Mass below the set value of minimum sample.
Mass above or equal to the value of minimum sample.
Mass below the set value of minimum sample. A pictogram with a
clock informs on approaching expiring of the validity period of the
minimum sample (it is displayed two weeks before the
determined expiry date).
Mass above the set value of minimum sample. A pictogram with a
clock informs on approaching expiring of the validity period of the
minimum sample (it is displayed two weeks before the
determined expiry date).
The validity term of the minimum sample has expired.
Changes are needed in the minimum sample settings.
Only authorized RADWAG personnel can change the minimum
sample settings.
Caution: If more than one reference tare value is programmed (with
corresponding minimum sample mass) then the indicated value automatically
moves to a range corresponding to the weight of the tarred container. At the
same time the required minimum mass is changed.
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11. ADJUSTMENT
Balances 3Y series feature automatic internal adjustment system which
ensures correct measurement accuracy. Menu <ADJUSTMENT> contains
functions controlling operation of balance adjustment process, including
options:
11.1. Internal adjustment
Internal adjustment process utilizes an internal weight built in balance’s
housing. <Internal adjustment> function key activates automatic adjustment
process. On its completion, balance’s display indicates a message box on
process completion and its status.
CAUTION:
Balance adjustment requires stable measurement conditions (free from air breeze
and vibrations), adjustment process has to be carried out with empty weighing pan.
11.2. External adjustment
External adjustment is carried out using an external adjustment weight, with
appropriate accuracy and mass relating to balance’s maximal capacity and
readability. The process takes place semi-automatically, and the following
process phases are indicated on balance’s display.
CAUTION:
External adjustment is available only in balances which are not subject to conformity
assessment (verification).
Process course:
• Enter submenu < Adjustment > and select option: “
adjustment”,
•
Balance’s display indicates the following message box:
•
If there is a load on balance’s weighing pan, unload it,
External
Press
key. The balance determines start mass, which is indicated by
a message box: “Start mass determination” on balance’s display
• On determining the start mass, the balance display’s a message box:
•
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•
Acting according to the command, place an ordered weight/standard on
balance’s weighing pan and press
key,
•
On completing the adjustment procedure the balance indicates a message
box:
•
On confirming the message box with
weighing mode.
key, the balance returns to
11.3. User adjustment
User adjustment is carried out with an optional standard, which mass ranges
between 0,15 Max and Max. Adjustment procedure is compatible with the
external adjustment process, but before its start the software opens a
message box for entering mass of a standard used for user adjustment.
CAUTION:
User adjustment is available only in balances which are not subject to conformity
assessment (verification).
In order to start user adjustment, enter submenu < Adjustment >, and select
option: “
User adjustment”. Then follow the commands indicated on
balance’s display.
11.4. Adjustment test
< Adjustment test > function enables comparing the result of internal automatic
adjustment with the value of internal weight saved in balance’s factory
parameters. The comparison is used for determining balance’s sensitivity drift
over time.
11.5. Automatic adjustment
This menu option is used for selecting a factor which determines start of
automatic adjustment process. Accessible options:
 None – automatic adjustment disabled
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


Time – adjustment takes place in time intervals declared in menu
<Automatic adjustment time > (11.6)
Temperature – adjustment is triggered by temperature change only
Both – adjustment activation is triggered both by temperature changes
and time interval changes
CAUTION:
Changing the settings of automatic adjustment is enabled only in balances which are
not subject to conformity assessment (i.e. non-verified balances).
11.6. Automatic adjustment time
<
Automatic adjustment time > determines time interval in which
automatic internal adjustment of a balance is activated. The time interval is
declared in hours and ranges between 1 and 12 hours.
Setting time interval of automatic internal adjustment:
 Select option < Automatic adjustment time >
 Using displayed menu select appropriate time interval (given in hours)
which is a time gap elapsing from the last carried out internal automatic
adjustment until activating the following automatic internal adjustment.
CAUTION:
Changing the settings of automatic adjustment is enabled only in balances which are
not subject to conformity assessment (i.e. non-verified balances).
11.7. Adjustment report printout
Parameter <
Report printout > determines whether or not a report on
automatic internal adjustment should be automatically printed on its
completion.
Setting automatic report printout on adjustment completion. Go to parameter:
<
Report printout > and select option <YES>.
11.8. GLP project
GLP is one of means for maintaining documentation from work in accordance
with adopted quality system. Data selected for printing are printed on each
release of a report on balance adjustment.
Balance operator can use in a GLP report below listed information and signs:
 adjustment (adjustment mode)
 working mode (name of a working mode)
 date, time,
 user,
 balance type,
 balance ID,
 level status,
 nominal mass,
 current mass
 difference
 temperature,
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



blank line,
dashes,
signature,
non-standard printout.
11.9. Adjustment history
Contains data on all carried out adjustment processes. The record is carried
out automatically. Each entry on adjustment comprises basic data on
completed process. Balance menu enables displaying the list of completed
adjustment processes, and each report is printable.
Printing a report on adjustment process. Enter submenu < Adjustment >,
and: <Adjustment history>, then select for printing adjustment entry from a
list. On displaying details of a record, press print soft key < > on display’s
upper bar.
Hint:
If memory for records on completed adjustments is full, then the oldest record is
automatically erased.
If internal procedures of an organization require maintaining complete
documentation from all carried out adjustment processes, then the list with
records on adjustment should be periodically printed and filed.
Searching for adjustment record
Balance enables searching for a specific record from completed adjustment
processes:
– Press search icon
and insert date of adjustment process.
Exporting data on completed adjustment process
Connect a data storage device to balance’s USB port. Press<Data export> key
located in the upper right corner of balance’s display. The process is fully
automatic, and on its completion, a file with extension *.tdb is saved on a
data storage device connected to the USB port. The file is editable using Excel
spreadsheet or a text editor.
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12. USERS
Menu “Users” contains list of balance operators, who are authorized to
operate the instrument.
The following data can be defined for each balance user:
 Name
 Code
 Password
 Access level
 Language
 Profile
 Card no.
Adding new user can only be carried out by balance’s Administrator.
Procedure of adding a new user: In menu Users press <Add>
soft key,
− Which opens a message box on the display:<Create new record>, accept
by pressing corresponding key
− Define all necessary fields for a new created balance user
Caution:
Search for a user in database of users by code or name.
Edit data on a user:
− Press field with name of a user
− The display indicates data on a specific user
− Select and change necessary data
Deleting a user can only be carried out by balance’s Administrator.
To delete a user:
− Press and hold user name
− A menu is opened referring to a user record
− Select option <Delete>
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13. ACCESS LEVEL
Access level
in a balance determines scope of activities that a user can
carry out. This menu can only be modified by balance’s Administrator.
Anonymous user
Balance Administrator can grant access level to a balance user who is not
logged in (i.e. Anonymous user).
Procedure:
Enter group of parameters <
Access level>, select option < Anonymous
user>, and set appropriate access level for the anonymous user. Available
access levels for an anonymous user: Guest, User, Advanced User,
Administrator.
Caution:
Setting <Guest>access level causes that logged user has no permission to change
any settings on a balance.
Date and time
Balance default settings enable a user logged as the Administrator changing
date and time settings. However, the software also enables changing required
access level to modify option <
Date and time>.
Procedure:
Enter group of parameters <
Access level>, select option < Date and
time>, and set desired access level required to modify the settings. Available
access levels for changing date and time settings are: Guest, User, Advanced
User, Administrator.
Caution:
Setting <Guest> provides free access to date and time settings (no need to log in).
Printouts
Balance default settings enable a user logged as the Administrator editing
default printout templates. However, the software also enables changing
required access level to modify option <
Printouts>.
Procedure:
Enter group of parameters <
Access level>, select option <
Printouts>,
and select one of available options: Guest, User, Advanced User,
Administrator.
Caution:
Setting <Guest>access level provides free access to printouts settings (no need to
log in).
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Databases
Balance Administrator is also authorized to set access level required to
modifying each of the databases.
Procedure:
Enter group of parameters <
Access level>, select option <
Databases>,
and set desired access level: Guest, User, Advanced User, Administrator for
each of the databases.
Caution:
Setting <Guest>access level causes that access to editing each of the databases is
free.
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14. PROFILES
A Profile is a data pack determining:
o
o
o
o
o
functioning of working modes, e.g. parts counting, percent setup, etc.,
what data is displayed during working mode operation,
which function keys are active,
which measuring units are accessible
which criteria are mandatory for balance’s speed of operation and
measurement stability,
Balance software enables creating numerous profiles, which in practice
provides:
o each balance user to create their own and individual operating
environment
o balance operation can be easily programmed by activating function keys
and information on process which are (improving ergonomics of
operation)
14.1. Creating a profile
A default profile in a balance is named <Home>. Balance Administrator can
create new profiles by:
− Copying an already existing profile and its modification
− Creating a new profile
Copying an existing profile
Procedure:
• Enter balance’s main menu by pressing Setup key,
• Enter submenu < Profiles>,
• Press and hold an entry with profile name that should be copied,
• A menu is opened referring to available options:
o Edit
o Delete
o Copy
o Cancel
• Select option <Copy>
• A new profile is created named <Copy name>, and all setting are identic
with the copied profile,
• After copying change necessary data in a profile: (name, etc.)
Creating a new profile
Procedure:
• Enter balance’s main menu by pressing Setup key,
• Enter submenu < Profiles>,
Press
key, which opens a message box: <Create new record?>,
• Accept the message box by pressing
key. The software automatically
adds a new record and enters its editing mode.
•
Caution:
Adding a profile is only enabled after logging in as an Administrator.
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Deleting a profile
Procedure:
• Enter balance’s main menu by pressing Setup key,
• Enter submenu < Profiles>,
• Press and hold an entry with profile name that should be deleted,
• A menu is opened with a list. Select option <Delete> from the list,
• A message box is displayed which requires confirming profile’s deleting:
<Confirm to delete>,
• Accept the message box by pressing
key, the profile is deleted.
Caution:
Deleting a profile is only enabled after logging in as an Administrator.
14.2. Profile structure
Each profile contains the following entries:
Settings
Working
modes
Readout
Units
This menu enables setting an individual profile’s name (a
sequence of alphanumeric characters), and declaring a
default working mode (the selected mode is activated as
default on profile selecting).
Contains the following submenu:
 Additional setting of a working mode
 Function keys
 Displayed information
 Printouts
Contains the following submenu:
 Filter
 Value release
 Autozero
 Autozero: Dosing
 Last digit
Menu enables declaring the start unit, the supplementary
unit, 2 custom units and entering the value of gravitational
acceleration force in balance’s operation place.
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14.2.1. Settings
Name
On entering this option, the display opens a message box
with keyboard. Insert name of a profile and accept it by
pressing
key.
The name is assigned to the profile.
Default working mode
On entering this option the user can select a specific
working mode, which is set as default in a profile. In case
option <None> is selected, then on selecting the profile, the
balance activates last used working mode.
14.2.2. Working modes
On entering this option, the display opens a window containing all accessible
working modes. The user can introduce their settings to each of the working
modes which are activated on selecting a specific profile.
In each of the working modes, the user can change the following parameters:

Settings
contain specific parameters relating to a working mode and universal
settings, such as: result control, tare mode, automatic footer printout,
printout mode, printout.

Functions of quick access keys
declaring quick access keys, which are visible in the bottom display bar

Information
declaring information which is visible in the grey coloured workspace

Printout
declaring type of printout of defining a non-standard printout
14.2.3. Readout
The function enables the user to adjust balance operation to ambient
conditions (filter settings) or individual user needs. Menu <Readout> contains
the following elements:
FILTER
Each measurement signal before being displayed is electronically
processed for the purpose of obtaining corrected parameters
specific for stable measurement result, i.e. ready to read.
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Balance user can influence to some extend the range of signal processing
by selecting an appropriate FILTER value. Available options:
o very fast
o fast
o average / normal
o slow
o very slow
While setting the filtering level the user should consider the actual
operating conditions of a balance. In case of very good operating
conditions set the filter to average/normal or fast, in case of rough
conditions set the filter to slow or very slow.
Caution:
 in case of precision balances 3Y series the recommended range of filter
is between very fast ÷ average/normal;
 in case of analytical balances and microbalances 3Y series the
recommended range of filter is between average/normal ÷ very slow.
Value release
This parameter determines displaying the stability marker for a
measurement result.
There are 3 available settings of value release parameter
o fast
o fast + reliable /recommended/
o reliable
Caution:
The speed of stability marker occurrence depends on applied filter value and
applied value release
Autozero function
The function is to automatically monitor and correct zero
indication of a balance.
If the function is enabled, the following measurement results are
compared to each other in constant time intervals. If the results differ
less than declared AUTOZERO range, e.g. 1 division, the balance is
automatically zeroed, and the markers of stable indication
and
precise zero
are displayed.
Active AUTOZERO means, that each measurement starts from the precise
zero point. There are, however, cases where the function may disturb the
weighing process. For instance during very slow load placing or pouring
onto the balance’s weighing pan. In such case, the correcting system of
zero indication may also correct the actual indication of a load placed on
the weighing pan.
Accessible settings:
NO - autozero function disabled
YES - autozero function enabled
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Autozero function: Dosing
The function sets autozero operation mode to default one set for
dosing mode.
Accessible values:
NO - autozero operation is automatically disabled on entering
dosing mode
YES - autozero operation is automatically enabled on entering
dosing mode
Last digit
The function determines visibility of the last decimal place
indicated on measurement result. The functions provides three
settings:
Ambient conditions
this parameter refers to ambient conditions of the balance. By default the
parameter is set to value Stable but it is advisable to set the parameter
to value Unstable for unstable ambient conditions. Stable setting results
in faster operation, i.e. weighing takes much less time than in case of
setting to value unstable.
−
−
Unstable
Stable
14.2.4. Measuring units
Balance user can declare in a profile: start unit, supplementary unit and two
custom measuring units.
A custom measuring unit features:
o A multiplier
o A name (3 characters)
If a custom unit is designed, then its name is added to the list of accessible
measuring units.
This menu additionally enables inserting the value of gravitational acceleration
force for balance’s place of use. It is obligatory should a balance be used to
determine mass in [N].
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15. WORKING MODES – general information
A balance 3Y series in its standard version features the following working
modes:
Weighing
Means of operation: weight of a load is determined through an
indirect measurement. A balance measures gravitational force
which attracts the load. An obtained result is processed to a
digital format and displayed in a form of measurement result.
Parts counting
Means of operation: based on a determined mass of a single
part it is possible to count another parts, assuming that mass
of a single part is determined with sufficient accuracy, and that
the following parts are equal in mass.
Checkweighing
Means of operation: control of sample mass with applied
thresholds. A user should specify the value of low threshold
<LO> and high threshold <HI>.
Dosing
Means of operation: a user should specify sample’s target
mass to be obtained by pouring.
Percent setup
Means of operation: control of percent ratio of a sample in
relation to a standard (reference). Obtained data provides
percent ratio on how test sample differs from the accepted
standard (reference).
Density
Means of operation: based on Archimedes principle, a balance
determines density of solids and liquids. The mode requires an
optional density determination kit.
Animal weighing
Means of operation: mass measurement takes place with
application of filters dampening animal moves on a weighing
pan, thus enabling obtaining a correct measurement result.
Formulation
Means of operation: by adding a sequence of ingredients, a
user can prepare an optional mixture or formulation. Before
mixing balance software requires designing a formulation by
specifying its ingredients and their mass.
Statistics
Means of operation: carried out measurements are used to
calculate statistical data, such as Min, Max, deviation, etc.
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Pipette calibration
Means of operation: calibration of pipettes according to
procedures listed in ISO 8655 or according to user
requirements.
Differential weighing
Means of operation: analysis of mass sample change over
time.
Statistical Quality Control
Working mode is intended to carrying out different types of
product packing processes and aimed at monitoring and / or
controlling the packing process. It enables detecting excess or
lack of product quantity in a packaging.
Control of Prepacked Goods
Working mode intended for CPG (Control of Prepacked Goods)
processes in accordance with the regulation on prepacked
goods.
(mode not available in balance’s standard version)
Mass control
Working mode intended to carrying out quick statistical control
of samples in accordance with the requirements on a quality
system and/or internal standards.
(mode not available in balance’s standard version)
The settings of separate working modes include special functions specific to a
mode. They enable adapting mode’s operation to user’s individual needs. The
special settings are activated on selecting a corresponding profile. A detailed
description of special functions is provided while presenting each of working
modes.
15.1. Working mode selection
Changing working mode:
o Press name of active working mode, displayed in the left corner of the
upper bar.
o List of available working modes is displayed,
o Select name of a desired working mode, and press it.
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15.2. Parameters related to working modes
Each working mode has programmable parameters determining its
functioning. Procedure of determining these parameters:
1. Press grey coloured workspace area
2. Below menu is displayed:
o <Settings> - additional options related to a mode
o <Keys> - defining quick access keys
o <Information> - selecting information displayed in the workspace
o <Printouts> - selecting type and content of a printout
o <Profile> - selecting a profile, which is active during balance’s
operation
3. Press corresponding menu item and select area for modification,
Description of basic parameters accessible in <Settings> tab is provided in
point 10.8 of this user manual “Additional parameters on weighing process”.
Other parameters specific to each of working modes are presented in working
modes description.
15.3. Quick access keys
Balance user can define up to 7 quick
access keys, which are displayed in the
bottom bar.
On assigning a function to a specific
key, a corresponding soft key appears,
and it is located in the bottom
navigation bar of the main window.
It is a so called quick access key, dedicated for most often used functions
and processes.
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15.3.1. Automatically opened door
This menu section comprises settings on automatic opening and closing
door of a balance featuring such mechanism, i.e. balances MYA 3Y and XA
3Y.A series. The settings may refer to the quick access keys as well as the
infrared proximity sensors located on the overlay of balance’s terminal.
Settings for a balance MYA 3Y series cover:
o Left door / the option enables changing the position of the door on the left
side of the weighing chamber
o Right door / the option enables changing the position of the door on the
left side of the weighing chamber
o Open / Close door / the option enables changing the position of the door,
e.g. if the weighing chamber is opened, then activating the option causes
closing it. If the weighing chamber is closed, then activating the option
causes opening the door located on the right side of the weighing chamber,
Settings for a balance XA 3Y.A series cover:
o Open / the option enables opening the door of the weighing chamber
o Close / the option enables closing the door of the weighing chamber
o Open / Close door / the option enables changing the position of the door,
e.g. if the weighing chamber is opened, then activating the option causes
closing it. If the weighing chamber is closed, then activating the option
causes opening the door of the weighing chamber.
15.4. Information
Information on weighing process is
displayed in the grey coloured workspace.
It contains maximally 6 pieces of
information. If larger amount of data is
selected, then only the first 6 are
displayed. Each parameter features two
option:
- YES, information enabled (displayed in
the workspace)
- NO, information disabled
15.5. Printouts
Menu printouts comprises two separate sections. The first one is standard
printouts, the other one is non-standard printouts.

Standard printouts
comprises three internal sections featuring different variables. For each
variable set option YES to include it in a standard printout. If option NO is
selected, then the variable is disabled, i.e. it is not printed.
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PROCEDURE:
1. Press field with name of a template to be
edited(Header – Weighing – Footer) and
select variables to be printed
2. If a printout is a non-standard one,
create it.
o HEADER
− Dashes
− Working mode
− Date
− Time
− Balance type
− Balance ID
− User
− Level status
− Client
− Warehouse
− Product
− Packaging
− Universal variable 1 … 5
− Empty line
− GLP report
− Non-standard printout
o WEIGHING
− N (number of measurements)
− Date
− Time
− Level status
− Client
− Warehouse
− Product
− Packaging
− Universal variable 1 … 5
− Net
− Tare
− Gross
− Current measurement result
− Supplementary weighing unit
− Mass
− Non-standard printout
o FOOTER
− Working mode
− Date
− Time
− Balance type
− Balance ID
− User
− Level status
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−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Client
Warehouse
Product
Packaging
Universal variable 1 … 5
Dashes
Empty line
GLP report
Signature
Non-standard printout
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF USING PRINTOUTS
1. Press PRINT key on balance’s overlay to print variables that are
contained in section WEIGHING of the standard printout, and if they
are attributed = YES (see above list of variables in printouts).
2. Variables attributed as YES present in the HEADER and FOOTER are
printed ONLY on pressing Print Header and Print Footer soft
keys. The soft keys have to be added to the bottom bar of the
display, as quick access keys.
Adding quick access keys on the bottom bar of the display is
described in point 15.3 of this user manual.
Print data from header
Print data from footer
Caution:
Measuring units for printing mass indication:
− Net – main measuring unit (adjustment unit)
− Tare – main measuring unit (adjustment unit)
− Gross – main measuring unit (adjustment unit)
− Current result – currently displayed measuring unit
− Supplementary unit – supplementary measuring unit
− Mass – main measuring unit (adjustment unit)
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Non-standard printout

Non-standard printout
a printout may contain: TEXTS and VARIABLES(which are acquired from
the software on printout).
Each non-standard printout is a separate project, featuring specific name,
by which it is identified, and saved in the database of printouts.
PROCEDURE:
1. Press option <Non-standard printout>
2. Press <Add>
key
3. A window is opened with data such as Name/Code/Project
4. Set name and code of a printout
5. Press <Project> key
6. A keyboard is opened on the display for editing the printout
7. Use keyboard to design printout template, the printout may contain
texts and variables.
Caution:

User can add a printout by importing configured texts from data storage devices
connected to balance’s USB port.

Printout’s name is ONLY a NAME, and it is not part of its content.

Means of designing a non-standard printout template is described in point 24.11
<Printouts> of this user manual
15.6. Profiles
Profiles are described in point 14. Profiles of this user manual.
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16. PARTS COUNTING
Working mode<
Parts counting> enables determining quantity of small
parts (objects) with equal part mass. Counting is based on determined mass
of a single part, which is:
o determined from a reference quantity of parts
o acquired from database of products
o inserted manually as a numeric value
Working mode activating procedure
•
while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Parts counting> mode, the software automatically returns to the
main window and displays
The
o
o
o
o
o
pictogram in the upper bar.
grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
Gross
Standard mass
Low threshold
High threshold
Target value
On selecting the parts counting mode, the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding
database
5. Give mass of 1 part – editing field for inserting mass of a single part
6. Set mass of 1 part – setting mass of a single part from optional number
of parts, e.g.: from 10 pcs, 20 pcs, 75 pcs, etc.
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16.1. Additional settings of part counting mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout and
Profile
3. Press <Settings> key
4. The display indicates functions related to weighing and parts counting
modes.
Parts counting mode features the following optional functions:
− ACAI, Automatic Accuracy Correction:
o
YES, mass of a single part is updated during counting process
o
NO, mass of a single part is not updated
Means of operation of ACAI function:
1. number of parts (on adding) on balance’s weighing pan has to be
greater than has been previously
2. number of parts (on adding) on balance’s weighing pan must be less
than twice the amount of which was visible on the display before adding
parts
3. current quantity of parts must be within the ± 0,3 tolerance of the total
value,
4. measurement result has to be stabilized.
− Minimal reference mass: 1unit, 2units, 5units, 10units, it is the
minimal mass value of a single part. Unless the condition is met, counting
process cannot start.
− Result control:
o YES, print and save only those measurements which are included
within the Lo and Hi thresholds
o NO, all measurements are printed and saved
Other function of menu <Settings>:
− Tare mode
− Automatic footer printout
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− Printout mode / Value release
− Printouts
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
16.2. Parts counting – quick access keys
Each of working modes features a set of default quick access keys, which are
automatically displayed on mode activation. The set of keys can be modified
by selecting other quick access keys to the bottom bar of the display. Such
process requires appropriate operator’s access level.
16.3. Setting standard (reference) mass by inserting determined
part mass
Procedure:
•
Press <
Give mass of 1 part> key, which opens an editing window
<Reference mass> with an on-screen keyboard,
•
Insert value of a single part and accept it by pressing
key, the balance
returns to working mode <
Parts counting> with automatic accuracy
correction function enabled.
Caution:
In case the single part mass is determined as lower than 0,1 of balance’s reading
unit, the balance display’s a message: <Value too low>.
16.4. Setting standard (reference) mass by weighing
Procedure:
• Place a container on balance’s weighing pan and tare its mass,
Press <
Set mass of 1 part>, which opens an editing window
<Reference quantity> with an on-screen keyboard,
• Insert desired value (number of parts) and accept by pressing
key,
which displays a command: <Load: xx parts> (where xx – denotes set
value of parts),
•
•
Load requested number of parts on the weighing pan. On stabilization of
measurement result (
pictogram visible on the display) accept the mass
by pressing
key,
•
The software automatically recalculates mass of a single part, moves to
<
parts counting> mode and displays number of parts loaded on the
weighing pan with unit (pcs).
Caution:
Remember:
• Total mass of all parts loaded on the weighing pan must not exceed the maximal
capacity (weighing range) of the balance;
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• Total mass of all parts loaded on the weighing pan must not be lower than value
declared in parameter “Minimal reference mass”. Unless this condition is met,
the balance displays a message: <Too low sample mass>;
• Mass of a single part must not be lower than 0,1 of balance’s reading unit.
unless this condition is met, the balance displays a message: <Too low part
mass >.
16.5. Acquiring part mass from database
A product record in the database of products features set of information which
identifies it. One of them is mass, which is used during part counting process.
Procedure:
When in working mode <
Parts counting> press <
Products database>
key, and then select desired product from displayed list.
Insert standard (reference) mass to balance’s memory
Procedure for adding standard (reference) mass of a single part to the
database of products:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Press < Setup > key followed by pressing < Database > key
In the Database of Products press < Products >
Press name of a product and edit data in field no. [5] Mass
Return to <Parts counting> mode.
If there are no data in the database:
a) Press < Setup > key followed by pressing < Database > key
b)
c)
d)
e)
In the Database of Products press <
Add > key
Accept the process of adding a new record in the database
Fill in field referring to a product, including field no. [5] Mass
Return to <Parts counting> mode.
16.6. Updating part mass in the database
Determined mass of a single part can be assigned to a product in the
database of products. This option is applied while using ACAI (automatic
accuracy correction) function in order to determine part mass with high
accuracy.
Procedure:
a) Determine mass of a single part
b) Press <
Database> key
c) Press and hold finger on name of a product, which mass is updated,
d) Contextual menu is displayed,
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e) Select option <Assign standard>, reference mass is saved in a product
record under entry <Mass>.
16.7. Part counting procedure
The first step in parts counting mode is obtaining data on mass of a single
part. Select one of available options:
− Give mass value of a single part (see point 16.3) and place parts on
balance’s weighing pan, balance displays totalized parts.
− Set mass of a single part from a given quantity of parts (see point
16.4.), the balance additionally shows pictogram of the ACAI function
<
> (if enabled). Place parts on balance’s weighing pan, the balance
displays totalized parts.
− Acquire mass of a single part from database of products (see point
16.5.) by selecting a desired product record. Place parts on balance’s
weighing pan, the balance displays totalized parts.
Caution:
All additional elements (i.e. packaging) have to be tarred before starting the parts
counting process.
16.8. Checkweighing function in parts counting mode
Parts counting process can be aided by checkweighing function, i.e. control
whether indication is within set thresholds.
Checkweighing requires setting values of two thresholds, described as:
− LOW threshold [Min= … parts]
− HIGH threshold [Max= … parts]
And enabling bargraph (set its attribute to YES), which displays below
relation:
CURRRENT NO. OF PARTS / CHECKWEIGHING THRESHOLDS.
Defining the values of Low and High thresholds is carried out in the Database
of Products while editing Product entry, or using a quick access key <
Defining thresholds>.
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Procedure
Press grey coloured workspace and press option <Information>
Set Bargraph option to YES, return to parts counting mode
Press grey coloured workspace and press option <Keys>
Assign <Checkweighing thresholds> option to one of the quick access keys
displayed in the bottom bar
• Return to parts counting mode
•
•
•
•
Press <
Checkweighing thresholds> key and insert values for LOW and
HIGH thresholds, return to parts counting mode
• Under the measurement result there is bargraph displayed. Colour of the
bargraph corresponds to the status of parts counting process.
o Yellow bargraph’s colour: current number of parts below set value of
Low threshold
o Green bargraph’s colour: current number of parts within set value of
thresholds
o Red bargraph’s colour: current number of parts above set value of High
threshold
•
16.9. Dosing function in parts counting mode
Parts counting process can be aided by dosing function, i.e. control whether
indication does not exceed set target value.
Dosing requires setting a value, which is the target, for instance 100 parts,
and percent tolerance from the target value. The target value is displayed as a
bracket on a bargraph.
Defining the value of target mass is carried out using a quick access key
<
Target Value>.
Procedure
Press grey coloured workspace and press option <Information>
Set Bargraph option to YES, return to parts counting mode
Press grey coloured workspace and press option <Keys>
Assign <Target Value> option to one of the quick access keys displayed in
the bottom bar
• Return to parts counting mode
•
•
•
•
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Press <
Target Value > key and insert number of parts recognized as
the target value,
• If tolerance applies, set its value (range between 0 – 100%)
• Under the measurement result there is bargraph displayed, containing:
o Current number of parts on the weighing pan (marked with colours –
see point 16.7.)
o The value of Target Mass (black marker)
•
Caution:
The checkweighing and dosing functions can operate simultaneously in the parts
counting mode. In such case the dosing tolerance is controlled by Lo and Hi
thresholds of the checkweighing function.
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17. CHECKWEIGHING
Working mode<
Checkweighing > enables controlling sample mass
using two threshold (Low and High). Usually it is accepted, that mass
indication is correct if it is included within the thresholds’ values.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Checkweighing> mode, the software automatically returns to
the main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar.
The
o
o
o
o
grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
Supplementary unit
Low threshold
High threshold
Difference – denoting the “distance” of current measurement result from
the center of Lo-Hi section
On selecting the checkweighing mode the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding
database
5. Set tare – field for setting numeric value of tare
6. Checkweighing thresholds – for declaring the values of Low and High
threshold
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17.1. Use of checkweighing thresholds
Use of checkweighing thresholds can be carried out by:
− Selection of Product <
already set
> for which Low and High thresholds have been
− Inserting the numeric value of thresholds <
>, in this case the
thresholds are not referred to any product from database
PROCEDURE 1 – Selection of product from Database of Products
Press <
Database of Products> quick access key
Using list of products select one to be weighed
Automatically, in the grey workspace the values of thresholds are
displayed
• Under the measurement result there is bargraph displayed. Colour of the
bargraph corresponds to the current status of mass:
o Yellow bargraph’s colour: mass value below Low threshold
o Green bargraph’s colour: mass value within set value of thresholds
o Red bargraph’s colour: mass above set value of High threshold
•
•
•
PROCEDURE 2 – manual inserting checkweighing thresholds
Press <
Checkweighing thresholds> quick access key
Press Low Threshold key and determine its value
• Accept set value by pressing <
> key
• Press High Threshold key and determine its value
• Accept set value by pressing <
> key
•
•
Caution:
The value of High threshold has to be bigger than the value of Low threshold
17.2. Additional settings of checkweighing mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout and
Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to checkweighing:
− Result control
− Tare mode
− Automatic footer printout
− Printout mode / Value release
− Printout
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
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18. DOSING
Working mode<
Dosing> enables carrying out the sampling process, until
obtaining a pre-defined target mass.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Dosing > mode, the software automatically returns to the main
window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar.
The
o
o
o
o
o
grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
Tare
Gross
Target value
Tolerance – percent [%] value related to the target value
Product
On selecting the dosing mode, the display contains the following quick
access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding
database
5. Set tare – field for setting numeric value of tare
6. Target value – for declaring the Target value of dosing process
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18.1. Use of database of products in dosing process
When weighing, it is possible to use the value of target mass assigned to a
product in the database of products or temporarily determine custom target
values of mass. In the database of products, target mass of a product is its
mass field.
PROCEDURE 1 – Selection of product from Database of Products
Press <
Database of Products> quick access key
Using list of products select one to be weighed
Automatically, in the grey workspace the target value and the tolerance
value are displayed
• The display indicates the negative value of the target value
•
•
•
•
Under the measurement result there is bargraph displayed. Colour of the
bargraph corresponds to the current status of mass :
o Yellow bargraph’s colour: mass value below the Target Value –
Tolerance
o Green bargraph’s colour: mass value within the tolerance field: Target
Value +/- Tolerance
o Red bargraph’s colour: mass above the Target Value + Tolerance
PROCEDURE 2 – manual inserting the value of target mass
•
•
•
Press <
Target value > quick access key
In an opened window give the target value and tolerance
Return to weighing
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Caution:
If the Target Value is acquired from the Database of Products, then fields Target
Value and Tolerance contain data referring to selected product. The data can be
edited and modified.
18.2. Additional settings of dosing mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to use’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout and
Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to dosing process: Result control,
Tare mode, Automatic footer printout, Printout mode / Value release,
Printouts
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
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19. PERCENT SETUP
Working mode<
Percent setup> enables comparing weighed load to a
reference mass (standard). The process is expressed in percent [%].
Additionally, the percent setup process can be aided by DOSING and
CHECKWEIGHING processes. The supplementary modes and a bargraph are
not enabled automatically.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Percent setup> mode, the software automatically returns to the
main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar.
The
o
o
o
o
o
grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
Supplementary unit
Gross
Reference mass (standard)
Low threshold – percent [%] value of the Reference Mass (Standard)
High threshold – percent [%] value of the Reference Mass (Standard)
On selecting the percent setup mode the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding
database
5. Percent setup: set reference mass (standard)
6. Percent setup: set as 100 %
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19.1. Comparison of sample and (reference) mass standard
Comparison of samples with a mass standard can be carried out through:
− Giving mass of a standard, using <
Give reference mass> soft key;
− Accepting current mass loaded on the weighing pan as a reference
mass, using <
Set as 100%> soft key;
− Selecting a product from database of products, where parameter mass
of a product entry is defined, using <
key.
Database of Products> soft
PROCEDURE 1 – manual declaration of reference mass
Press <
Give reference mass > soft key
In an opened window type in value of reference mass and accept it by
pressing <
> key
• All weighed products are compared with the reference mass, and the
display indicates difference between weighed objects in [%].
•
•
PROCEDURE 2 – accepting currently loaded mass as reference (standard)
•
Place a sample on balance’s weighing pan
On stabilization of measurement result press <
Set as 100%> soft
key
• The display indicates 100.000%, mass is accepted as reference, and
automatically saved in (reference) mass standard field.
• Unload the sample from balance’s weighing pan
• All samples weighed afterwards are compared with the reference mass,
and the display indicates the difference, expressed in [%], for each
weighed sample in relation to the reference mass.
•
PROCEDURE 3 – selecting a product from Database of Products
Press <
Database of Products> soft key, select a product entry to be
weighed from a list of displayed products
• On selecting, the grey coloured workspace automatically updates its
content with data on Reference Mass
• Mass of the weighed product is automatically inserted in field: reference
•
•
•
mass, which is activated by pressing <
> soft key
The display indicates 0.00 % (if the weighing pan is unloaded)
All samples weighed afterwards are compared with the reference mass,
and the display indicates the difference, expressed in [%], for each
weighed sample in relation to the reference mass.
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19.2. Checkweighing, dosing functions in percent setup mode
Percent setup mode can be aided by checkweighing and dosing functions.
Access to the supplementary functions is given by determining corresponding
soft keys in the bottom bar of the display.
Values of the supplementary functions have to be determined as percentage.
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout and
Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates a list of soft keys, functions and proximity sensors,
5. Press one of available options and assign a corresponding function.
CHECKWEIGHING
Uses two checkweighing thresholds defined in [%] for controlling sample
mass.
PROCEDURE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press Checkweighing Thresholds <
> soft key,
Press Low Threshold key and insert its value in [%],
Accept by pressing <
> key,
Press High Threshold key and insert its value in [%],
Accept by pressing <
> key.
Caution:
The value of High Threshold has to be set higher than the value of Low Threshold.
DOSING
Uses the Target Value expressed in [%], which has to be reached during
weighing (pouring) a sample. The target value also features a [+/-] tolerance,
determining the area within which the measurement is recognized as correct.
PROCEDURE:
1. Press <
Target Value > key,
2. Insert the target value expressed in [%],
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3.
4.
5.
6.
If tolerance applies, set its value,
Accept by pressing <
> key,
Press High Threshold key and insert its value in [%],
Accept by pressing <
> key
19.3. Interpreting the function by use of a bargraph
The dosing and checkweighing functions are aided by graphic indication, in a
form of a bargraph. Below see an example of simultaneous operation of the
two functions.
a) checkweighing thresholds<
High Threshold = 110%
> are set as Low Threshold = 90%,
b) Target value = 105% ; tolerance = 5% <
c) Reference mass = 19.986 g <
>
>
19.4. Additional settings of Percent Setup mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. Functions related to checkweighing: result control, tare mode,
automatic footer printout, printout mode / value release, printouts.
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
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20. DENSITY
Working mode<
Density > features three separate modules. The first
one is used to determine density of solids, the second is for the density of
liquids, and the third one determines density of air. The third module is
available in balances AS 3Y, XA 3Y and MYA 3Y series.
Carrying out the density procedures requires installing an optional density kit
(additional equipment) appropriate to a model of used balance.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Density> mode, the software automatically returns to the
main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar.
The
o
o
o
o
o
o
grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
Procedure
Solids
Weighing 1
Weighing 2
Standard liquid
Water
Temperature
22 oC
Density of standard liquid 0.9978 g/cm3
On selecting the density mode the display contains the following quick
access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding database
Density of solid
Density of liquid
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20.1. Set for density estimation of liquids and solid objects
For balances XA i AS series
The set comprises:
1
8
3
Beaker basis
Weighing pan with
stand
Plunger
10
4
Beaker
11
5
Thermometer handle
12
6
Thermometer
13
7
Plunger flexible
connector
14
2
9
Hook
Top weighing pan of density
determining kit for solids
Flexible connector
Bottom weighing pan of density
determining kit for solids
Additional weight
Additional stand for set of pans or a
plunger
Additional set of pans for
determining density of solids, which
density is lower than density of water
For balances PS series
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The set comprises:
1
2
3
4
Weighing pan with stand
Bottom weighing pan of
density determining kit for
solids
Flexible connector
Top weighing pan of density
determining kit for solids
5
Beaker
6
Hook
7
Thermometer
8
Thermometer handle
9
Plunger
10 Beaker basis
Additional stand for set of pans
or a plunger
Additional set of pans for
determining density of solids,
12
which density is lower than
density of water
11
CAUTION:
− Particular elements shall be stored in a respective box.
− Weighing pans and plunger shall not be put down onto the weighing bench,
it may result in damage of particular parts. If either weighing pan or plunger
is not to be used, it should be placed back on a hook.
20.2. Assembly
XA Balances
AS Balances
PS Balances
CAUTION:
If upon assembly the –NULL- message is shown than the set shall be loaded with weights
(12), the device shall be zeroed or tared. Thus prepared device may be used for density
estimation.
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20.3. Determining density of solid object
Before starting the procedure, it is necessary to determine parameters of the
process, such as:
− Type of liquid
o Distilled water
o Ethanol
o Other liquid with determined density
− Liquid temperature
(required if used liquid is distilled water or ethanol)
− Liquid density
It is set automatically if liquid type Water or Ethanol is used and on
inserting liquid temperature. If used liquid is <Other> then it has to
be inserted manually.
The density of solids is calculated according to a formula:
ρ=
A
A− B
ρ A B ρo
ρ
o
density of a sample
sample’s mass measured in the air
sample mass measured in liquid
- liquid density
PROCEDURE
1. Assembly the density determination kit
2. Should the density value be saved in a product record of the database of
products, set parameter <Assign density to product> in <Settings> and
activate product using quick access key <Product>,
3. Press <
Density of solids > soft key
4. A window with menu is opened, set appropriate values for fields: Standard
liquid, Temperature, Density of standard liquid,
5. Press <
START > key
6. The balance is ready to start density determining process of solids.
7. Load a sample on the TOP pan of the density kit, and on stabilization of
measurement result press <
> key,
8. Load the sample on the BOTTOM pan of the density kit which is immersed
in liquid, and on stabilization of measurement result press <
9. The display indicates result of density determining process,
10.Press <
> key,
> key to finish the procedure.
Caution:
Pressing <
settings.
> key starts another density determining process with the same
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20.4. Density determining of liquids
It is determining mass of a plunger if weighed in the air and in tested liquid.
The density of tested liquid is calculated according to a formula:
ρ=
ρ
A
B
V
d
-
A− B
+d
V
density of liquid
plunger mass measured in the air
plunger mass measured in tested liquid
plunger’s volume
air density ( max 0,001 g/cm3 )
Before starting the procedure, assembly the density determination kit, and
insert to balance’s memory volume of the plunger.
− Press <
Density of liquid > key
− The display opens a menu, press <
Plunger’s volume> key and insert
the numeric value of volume specified on plunger’s hanger,
− The balance is ready to start density determining process of liquid.
PROCEDURE
1. Assembly the density determination kit
2. Should the density value be saved in a product record of the database of
products, set parameter <Assign density to product> in <Settings> and
activate product using quick access key <Product>,
3. Press <
START > key,
4. Follow displayed commands,
5. Carry out measurement in the air, and on stabilization of measurement
result press <
> key,
6. Carry out measurement in tested liquid, and on stabilization of
measurement result press <
> key,
7. The display indicates result of determined liquid density,
8. Press <
> key to finish the procedure.
Caution:
Pressing <
settings
> key starts another density determining process with the same
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20.5. Density of air
Density of air <
> is a piece of information required to calculate correction
of measurement result related to air BUOYANCY compensation. Another data
required in this process is the density of weighed sample. The function of air
density determining is enabled only in balances with reading unit lower than
d=1mg.
Determining density of air requires using a dedicated set of mass standards
(additional equipment), specific for a balance model.
PROCEDURE:
1.
2.
Press <
Air density > quick access key,
The display indicates options related to this mode
3. Press field with mass of steel standard and insert its value as provided in
its calibration certificate,
4. Press field with mass of aluminium standard and insert its value as
provided in its calibration certificate,
5. Press field with density of steel mass standard and insert the density
value,
6. Repeat process for the aluminium mass standard,
7. Press START field – is ready to start density determining process of the
air.
8.
Load steel mass standard on balance’s weighing pan and on stabilization
of measurement result accept it by pressing <
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> key,
9.
Load aluminium mass standard on balance’s weighing pan and on
stabilization of measurement result accept it by pressing <
> key,
10. The balance automatically calculates the density of air, and indicates its
value on the display,
11. Press <
> key to finish the procedure.
The value of determined air density is automatically assigned to field <Air
density> in menu <Settings/ Air buoyancy compensation> in working mode:
weighing.
20.6. Additional settings of Density mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout
and Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to density determining
process, such as:
o Request sample number
Available settings:
NO – data on sample number is not required; applicable in case of
a single measurement
YES – before each measurement a window requesting inserting
sample number is automatically displayed; applicable in case of a
series of measurements
o Measuring unit: the balance enables choosing between the
following units: [g/cm3], [kg/m3], [g/l]. Selected unit is activated
for all density determining options and also in final printout.
o Assign density to a product: YES/NO – if option <YES> is
selected, the software automatically assigns the value of
determined density of solid or liquid to field <Density> in a
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product record of the database of products. To use this function,
before starting the density determining process, using database of
product select a product for which the density procedure is carried
out (if density has already been determined for this product, it is
replaced with new value),
o Tare mode,
o Printout mode / Value release,
o Printout
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
20.7. Printouts
Option Printouts enables setting the contents of printouts in a standard
printout and also determining non-standard printouts.

Standard printout
comprises four internal blocks, each featuring different variables. Each
variable can be attributed with parameter YES – i.e. present on a
printout, or NO – i.e. not printed.
Settings for header printout, weighing printout, and footer printout are specified in
point. 15.5; below description refers to setting a printout template from density mode.
A user can design content of a report for each of carried out procedures. On
pressing <Density printout template> option a window is opened enabling setting
the content of each report.
Content of each of reports:
o SOLID
− Working mode
− Procedure
− Sample no.
− User
− Balance type
− Balance ID
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−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Date
Time
Standard liquid
Temperature
Density of standard liquid
Weighing 1
Weighing 2
Density
Volume
Product
Warehouse
Client
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
o LIQUID
− Working mode
− Procedure
− Sample no.
− User
− Balance type
− Balance ID
− Date
− Time
− Plunger volume
− Temperature
− Weighing 1
− Weighing 2
− Density
− Product
− Warehouse
− Client
− Empty line
− Dashes
− Signature
− Non-standard printout
o AIR
− Working mode
− Procedure
− Sample no.
− User
− Balance type
− Balance ID
− Date
− Time
− Mass of steel standard
− Mass of aluminium standard
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−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Density of steel standard
Density of aluminium standard
Weighing 1
Weighing 2
Density
Product
Warehouse
Client
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
20.8. Report on completed density determination processes
On completing any type of density determining processes, i.e. solid, liquid
or air, a report is generated. The report is saved in the database <
Density reports>. The files are named by their date and time (hour) of
density determining process.
An example of report on density determination of solid.
--------------- Density ------------------------------- Solid ---------------User
Admin
Balance ID
Date
400015
2011.10.07
Time
10:08:09
Standard liquid
Water
Temperature
22 °C
Density of standard liquid
0.9978 g/cm3
Weighing 1
10.526 g
Weighing 2
2.586 g
Density
1.322776 g/cm3
------------------------------------------------Signature
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Use of data contained in the header and footer.
Should data from header and/or footer be used, follow below procedure:
o Press <
Print header> soft key before starting density determination
procedure,
o Carry out density determination procedure
 A report is printed automatically on completing the second
measurement (Weighing 2),
 When density determination result is displayed, it is possible to print
it for numerous times by multiple pressing of <
PRINT > key,
o Press <
Print footer > soft key after completing the density
determination procedure.
Caution:
Remember to select data to be printer in the header, footer and report. For
details see section “PRINTOUTS”.
21. ANIMAL WEIGHING
Working mode<
Animal weighing> enables reliable determining mass of
objects in motion. In principle, this type of objects generate unstable
measurement, thus it requires using a different filtering method of
measurement signal.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Animal weighing> mode, the software automatically returns to
the main window and displays pictogram in the upper bar,
The grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
o Averaging time
o Threshold
5
10
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On selecting the animal weighing mode, the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared in the header
Print footer – print of data declared in the footer
Database of products – selection of products from corresponding
database
5. Set tare
6. Animal weighing
21.1. Setting of animal weighing mode
Depending on required mass analysis of weighed object, the balance enables
setting internal criteria of the function.
PROCEDURE:
1. press <
Animal weighing > key,
2. the display indicates option referring to this working mode, such as:
Averaging time
Amount of time during which measurement records of weighed sample
are analysed. Obtained data is used to determine measurement result.
Automatic operation
Determines start criterion for measurements: whether they are
initiated manually /on pressing a key/ or automatically.
A measurement starts automatically if indication on balance’s display
exceed the value of set threshold.
The following measurement can start on unloading the weighed object
from balance’s pan (the indication has to return below the value set in
threshold), loading a new object on balance’s pan and exceeding the
threshold’s value by the indication.
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Threshold
It isa value expressed in mass measuring units.
in order to start measurement, the indication has to exceed value set in
the threshold.
3. set mode’s operating parameters and return to weighing,
4. load weighed object on balance’s weighing pan and press <
> key,
5. on completing the measurement, the display indicates and “locks” the
measurement result,
6. the following measurement is carried out on pressing <
- in case of manual operation mode, press <
> key:
> key,
- in case of automatic operation mode, unload weighed object from the
weighing pan and load the following object to be weighed.
21.2. Additional settings of animal weighing mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. Press menu <Settings>,
3. The display indicates functions related to checkweighing, such as:
− Result control
− Tare mode
− Automatic footer printout
− Printout mode / Value release
− Printout
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
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22. FORMULATION
Working mode<
Formulation> enables preparing mixtures out of several
ingredients. The process is conducted automatically.
Balance user, while preparing mixtures, can:
 use database of formulas, where formula records are stored. In such
case, balance’s software assists in weighing ingredients of a mixture by
displaying corresponding commands or information in the grey coloured
workspace;
 prepare a mixture without using database of formulas. Then, a user
controls weighing of an ingredient, weighing sequence and quantity.
Should database of formulas be used, first a formulation has to be created in the
database, and then it is recalled (activated) for use. Creating a formulation is
carried out only from the level of Database of Formulas, and it is described later
in this section.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Formulation> mode, the software automatically returns to the
main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar.
The grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Formulation
Ingredient
Ingredient no.
Ingredient mass
Target value (mass)
Sum
Caution:
In the grey coloured workspace a bargraph can be enabled (displayed). It is a graphic
interpretation of correctly weighed ingredient’s mass with +/- tolerance, according to set
tolerance thresholds.
Means of verifying ingredient’s
mass TOLERANCE
Means of verifying ingredient’s
mass THRESHOLDS
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On selecting the formulation mode, the display contains the following
quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header
Print footer
Formulation – selection of a formulation from corresponding database of
formulas
5. Formulation multiplier (Formulation start if option <Multiplier editing> is
set to <NO>, i.e. disabled)
6. Target mass
7. Formulation without a database
22.1. Additional settings of formulation mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout
and Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to formula making process.
Formula making process is related to the following functions:
− Automatic ingredients’ naming:
o
YES
o
NO
− Apply tare from database of tare values:
o YES, each of used ingredients has a tare value assigned in
accordance with a product saved in the database of products;
o NO, tare is not applied
− Means of of ingredient verification:
The option enables selecting a relation used for determining correct
mass of ingredients during formula making process. TOLERANCE/
THRESHOLDS
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TOLERANCE: balance software accepts mass of an ingredient if it is
within set percent tolerance of total ingredient’s mass (±%) - (data
acquired from database of products).
THRESHOLDS: the software accepts mass of an ingredient as correct if
it is within set thresholds (data acquired from database of products).
Selected relation is in effect for all ingredients in the formula making
process.
If during formula making process one of the ingredients mass shall be
excedeed (ingredient mass is not within the set percent tolerance, but it
exceeds its upper set point in relation to its target mass) upon
confirmation of ingredient mass the software shall display a message
<VALUE OUT OF RANGE, RECALCULATE THE FORMULATION?>. Upon
confirmation the software shall automatically recalculate mass of other
ingredients so that mixture proportions were correct. Option is available
when ingredients’ data of ingredients database comply with a selected
option <MEANS OF INGREDIENT VERIFICATION>, i.e. an ingredient is
specified with thresholds and <THRESHOLDS> value is selected for <
MEANS OF INGREDIENT VERIFICATION > option. For lack of unity
between data automatical recaclulation is not available, i.e. thresholds
are entered for the ingredient whereas <MEANS OF INGREDIENT
VERIFICATION> is set to value <TOLERANCE>.
− Multiplier’s editing, enables making multiple mixtures according to a
selected formulation in a single weighing process:
o YES, on selecting a formulation for processing, the software
requests for specifying multiplier’s value used for multiplying mass
of each ingredient while weighing. Inserted value is in effect for all
ingredients in the formula making process.
o NO, inserting multiplier value is disabled, default value is set to
<1>
− Printout, means of using the function is given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
22.2. Formulation – quick access keys
Each of working modes features a set of default quick access keys which are
automatically displayed on mode activation. The set of keys can be modified
by selecting other quick access keys to the bottom bar of the display. Such
process requires appropriate operator’s access level.
22.3. Adding formulas to the Database of Formulas
Database of formulas consists of formulas names, and ingredients with names
and mass forming a formulation. Each product used for formula making
process is saved in the database of products. When preparing a formulation,
the first step requires naming the formulation, and then adding ingredient’s to
already named formulation.
The software operates intuitively, and commands a user to follow displayed
information.
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As each of ingredients must have its name and mass specified, the operator
must know the exact composition of the total mixture. Adding a formulation to
the database of formulas is carried out from the database level.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu <
•
•
Press <
Press:
Databases>, press < Formulation> field
Add > soft key, should a formulation be added
On selecting adding of a new formulation, the software automatically adds a new
entry in the database, and enters its editing mode. Insert all parameters of a
new formulation.
List of parameters defined for a formulation:
1. Name: press “Name” field, a window opens for inserting name of a
formulation,
2. Code: for inserting formulation code
3. Ingredients: press “Ingredients’ field, a window opens with a list of
ingredients used in a formulation (in case of a new formulation, the list
of ingredients is empty), add new ingredients to a formulation:
• Press <
Add > soft key
• Select one of available options:
<New ingredient> - adding a product, which is absent in the database
of products. On selecting this option, first insert a name of a new
product, then specify its mass to be weighed during formula making
process. The software automatically adds the products to the database of
products.
Caution: after adding the product, balance user can fill in other data on a
product from the database level.
<New ingredient from database> - on selecting this option, a window
with the Database of Products is opened. Using displayed list select a
product to be weighed in the mixture, mass to be weighed is the mass of
the product saved in its record in the database.
The value of mass of each added product is editable. Changing mass of
an ingredient in a formula does not immediately change product’s mass
saved in the database.
4. Number of ingredients – non-editable option, it is updated by the
software on adding the following ingredient to a formulation.
5. Sum – target mass of a formulation, i.e. sum of all ingredients in a
formulation. It is not editable, and it is updated by the software on
adding the following ingredient to a formulation.
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22.4. Using formulas in weighing
In activating FORMULATION mode, depending on settings, user can move to
formula making process either on selecting a formulation from corresponding
database or weigh a mixture “manually”.
Preparing mixtures is carried out by:
− Preparing a formulation that is not saved in the Database of Formulas –
i.e. “manually”,
− Preparing a formulation that is saved in the Database of Formulas,
− Preparing multiple repetitions of a formulation that is saved in the
Database of Formulas – multiplier function,
− Preparing a formulation that is saved in the Database of Formulas, with
determining target mass of complete formulation.
Caution:
Using the above options requires enabling corresponding quick access keys in the
bottom bar and setting corresponding options in the formulation mode.
On selecting a formulation, weigh each of its ingredients. On stabilization of each
measurement result press <
> key. Mass of each ingredient after pressing <
> is zeroed, i.e. it is accepted for the total mass of the formulation.
Pressing <
> key cancels the formula making process. If pressed, enables
selecting another formulation to making process.
PROCEDURE 1 – Preparing a formulation that is not saved in the Database
of Formulas – i.e. “manually”.
Follow hints and commands displayed by the balance’s software
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press <
Formulation without a name> key in the quick access key
bottom bar,
Give name to the new formulation,
The software automatically skips to selecting ingredients of a formulation,
Select an ingredient (new or from database of products),
The software returns to the main window,
Weigh set quantity of an ingredient,
Accept process by pressing <
> key,
The software moves to selecting the following ingredient,
Proceed as previously to weigh all required ingredients of a formulation,
After weighing the last ingredient, select one of below options:
<Save and close> - carried out formula making process is saved in the
database of formulation reports and automatically completed,
<Close> - carried out formula making process is completed without
saving a final report in the database of formulation reports,
• On selecting one of above options, the software finishes formula making
process and returns to displaying the main window of Formulation mode.
•
•
•
•
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Caution:
Formula making process can be aborted at optional moment by pressing
<Abort> key.
PROCEDURE 2 – Preparing a formulation that is saved in the Database of
Formulas.
It is the basic option of formula making process. Depending on function
settings, it is possible to easily prepare multiple realization of a formulation.
Follow hints and commands displayed by the balance’s software.
•
•
Press <
Formulation> key,
Using list of available formulas, select one for making process,
•
Press <
Formulation with multiplier> key,
If in Formulation mode settings, option <Multiplier editing> is disabled
(set to <NO>) the software automatically skips to formula making
process. If the option <Multiplier editing> is enabled (set to <YES>)
the software displays a window with a keyboard for inserting the value
of multiplier. Mass of all ingredients of a formulation shall be multiplied
by the specified value (mass of each ingredient is a product of mass
saved in a formulation and value of the multiplier).
On accepting the inserted multiplier’s value, the software proceeds to
formula making process. The grey coloured workspace on the display
indicates the following parameters: name of selected formulation, name of
the first ingredient, ingredient number, mass to be weighed and target
mass,
• After accepting mass of an ingredient, the software automatically adds the
mass to the sum of weighed ingredients of the formulation, and moves to
weighing the following ingredient,
• After weighing all of the ingredients in the formulation, the software sets a
command on completing the formula making process,
•
•
Press <
> key to confirm completing the process. The software
automatically prints a report on completed process and saves it in the
database of formulation reports (report template is editable in option
<Printouts>).
PROCEDURE 3 – Preparing a formulation that is saved in the Database of
Formulas, with determining target mass of complete formulation.
This procedure is dedicated for users who need to prepare a mixture with
pre-determined mass, that is different from the mass resulting from
summing of used ingredients.
In such case, there is no need to carry out complex calculations of
ingredients’ mass. The software adjusts mass of each ingredient in relation
to pre-defined target mass of the complete formulation.
Follow hints and commands displayed by the balance’s software
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•
•
Press <
Formulation> key,
Using list of available formulas, select one for making process,
Press <
Formulation with target mass> key,
The software displays a window with keyboard for inserting the target
mass of a mixture,
• On accepting the inserted value, the software proceeds to formula making
process. The grey coloured workspace on the display indicates the
following parameters: name of selected formulation, name of the first
ingredient, ingredient number, mass to be weighed and target mass,
mass of each ingredient is automatically recalculated (proportionally) to
the value of defined target mass of the complete formulation,
• After accepting mass of an ingredient, the software automatically adds the
mass to the sum of weighed ingredients of the formulation, and moves to
weighing the following ingredient,
• After weighing all of the ingredients in the formulation, the software sets a
command on completing the formula making process,
•
•
•
Press <
> key to confirm completing the process. The software
automatically prints a report on completed process and saves it in the
database of formulation reports (report template is editable in option
<Printouts>).
Each report on completed formula making processes can be printed from
Database level – reports from formulas.
22.5. Printouts
Option Printouts enables setting the content of printouts in a standard
printout and also determining non-standard printouts.

Standard printout
comprises four internal blocks, each featuring different variables. Each
variable can be attributed with parameter YES – i.e. present on a
printout, or NO – i.e. not printed.
Settings for header printout, weighing printout, and footer printout are
specified in point. 15.5; below description refers to setting a printout
template for report on formulation.
A user can design content of a report.
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CAUTION:
Data contained in a report and referring to each measurement is set in
option <Weighing printout template>. On each report printout, areas
dedicated for measurements shall be filled with data with attribute <YES>
in the <Weighing printout template>.
Content of each of reports:
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Working mode
User
Client
Warehouse
Formulation
Formulation code
Start date
End date
Number of ingredients
Number of measurements
Measurements
Target value
Sum
Formulation difference
Status
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
22.6. Report on completed formula making processes
On completing any type of formula making process, a report is generated.
The report is saved in the database <
Reports from Formulas>.
The files are named by their date and time (hour) of formula making
process.
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An example of report on formula making process:
-------------- Report on Formulation ---------------User
Formulation name
John Smith
Mixture 1
Start date
End date
2011.12.16 13:21:40
2011.12.16 13:22:28
Number of ingredients
No. of carried out measurements
--------------19.994 g
--------------49.993 g
--------------9.999 g
--------------1.001 g
--------------19.995 g
Measurement 1 --------------Measurement 2 --------------Measurement 3 --------------Measurement 4 --------------Measurement 5 ---------------
Total mass
Target mas
Difference
Status
5
5
100.982
101.000
-0.018
OK
------------------------------------------------Signature
.............................................................
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23. STATISTICS
Working mode<
Statistics> enables acquiring data form a series of
measurements and carrying out statistical calculations. The range of statistical
data is conditioned by mode’s internal settings.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Statistics> mode, the software automatically returns to the
main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar,
The grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
o N
(no. of samples)
o SUM
(total no. of samples)
o X
(mean value from a series)
o MIN
(minimal value in a series)
o MAX
(maximal values in a series)
o SDV
(standard deviation)
On selecting the statistics mode, the display contains the following
quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header – print of data declared
in the header
Print footer – print of data declared
in the footer
Database of products – selection of
products from corresponding
database
Set tare
Statistics
Add to statistics
23.1. Setting of keys and workspace for Statistics mode
When carrying out a series of measurements, bear in mind below data on
operation of keys:
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
Pressing <
PRINT> key causes releasing a printout and adding
a measurement to statistics,

Pressing <
Add to statistics> key causes ONLY adding a
measurement to statistics without releasing a printout.
As in any other working mode, balance user can define custom set of quick
access keys and data displayed in the grey coloured workspace.
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout and
Profile,
3. Press <Settings> or <Information> key,
4. Assign keys to displayed quick access keys, and select information that
is displayed in the grey coloured workspace,
23.2. Additional settings of Statistics mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. Press <Settings> key,
3. The display indicates functions related to checkweighing, such as:
− Result control
− Tare mode
− Automatic footer printout
− Printout mode / Value release
− Printout
Means of using the above functions are given in point 10.8. “Additional
parameters on weighing process”.
23.3. Parameters related to a series of measurements
Each series of measurements can be accompanied by the following options:
previewing results, printing report, deleting last measurement, deleting all
results in a statistics.
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Procedure:
1. Press <
Statistics> key
2. Displayed options: Result, Print, Delete last, Delete.
3. Select one of available option:
− Result, to preview statistics report,
− Print, to print report on statistics,
An example of report on statistics
-------------- Statistics -------------N
9
SUM
455.600 g
X
50.6222 g
MIN
49.939 g
MAX
51.380 g
D
1.441 g
SDV
0.39605 g
RDV
0.78 %
---------------------------------------− Delete last, if the last measurement has to be cancelled,
− Delete, if all statistical data should be removed.
− Measurements chart – on selecting this option, the software
generates and displays a chart with distribution of measurements in
the coordinates mass/measurement for completed measurement
series.
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Below there is an instance of the chart:
− Probability distribution chart – on selecting this option the
software generates and displays chart of probability distribution for
completed measurement series. Below there is an instance of the
chart. The bar chart demonstrates quantities of the same
measurement in a series.
The bottom bar contains the following soft keys (options):
Return to displaying the complete chart
Reducing the screen to the previous view
Return to displaying the previous window
Printing the chart on a connected printer PCL type
Saving the chart as a file in format *.bmp on an external data
storage device connected to terminal’s USB port.
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24. PIPETTE CALIBRATION
Balance allows pipette calibration by means of a special balance software or by
means of cooperation with computer software “Pipettes” intended for pipettes calibration
(workstation for pipettes calibration).
Before pipettes calibration a special set must be mounted inside the draft shield. The
set is an atypical balance equipment. See the picture below for set assembly instruction.
Balance with a set for pipettes calibration:
Calibration set assembly procedure:
•
dismantle the weighing pan and the draft shield,
•
place centering ring (8) inside the draft shield,
•
put glass ring (7) onto the centering ring,
•
place weighing pan (6) inside the glass ring,
•
place top ring (5) onto the glass ring,
•
place evaporation ring (4) onto the top ring (5)
•
insert calibration vessel (3) into the evaporation ring,
•
place the glass cover plate (2) onto the top ring,
•
put glass lid (1) onto the glass cover plate.
Balance with a mounted pipette calibration
set.
Evaporation ring eliminates measurement errors being a result of liquid evaporation
occurring while weighing process.
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Before pipettes calibration distilled water must be poured into evaporation ring, the
amount of water should not exceed 2/3 of the ring height.
The set may be operated after about an hour – this period of time is required for
moisture stabilisation. One must remember to control the level of distilled water –
surface of the vessel should remain covered with it. Excess of water may be removed by
means of automatic pump or external pipette.
In order to eliminate both, changes of moisture content inside the weighing chamber
and negative effect of air blows during opening the chamber door, the liquid should be
dosed by means of pipette through an opening located in the top cover of the weighing
chamber.
It is allowed to use a balance without a draft shield for pipettes calibration. For this
reason both, the draft shield and frame must be dismounted (only XA.3Y.A series
balances). For dismount instruction of draft shield see chapter 2.6., for dismount
instruction of the frame see instruction below.
In order to remove frame one must undo 4 screws fixing it to the housing (as it has
been shown in the picture). In thus prepared balance the pipette calibration set may be
mounted in accordance with above instruction.
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Balance with dismounted draft shield and mounted calibration set.
Thus prepared balance is ready for performance of pipettes calibration process.
Working mode <
Pipette calibration> is dedicated to determining
measurement errors of volume in piston pipettes, in accordance with standard
ISO 8655 or according to user requirements.
In case of calibration carried out in accordance with standard ISO 8655, the
errors are automatically selected to tested volume, as specified in the standard
(see table of errors for standard ISO 8655).
Working mode enables:
• Calibrating pipettes with fixed or adjustable volume, single or multichannel;
• Preparing a database of pipettes including: pipette name, code, tested
volume and others;
• Calculating results on basis of:
Average volume of a pipette (channel)
Systematic error es (accuracy error)
Random error CV (repeatability error)
• Carrying out automated measuring procedures with consideration of
pipette’s type;
• Storing calibration results in a database (in a form of reports from
calibration process);
• Printing reports from pipette calibration process
• Exporting reports from tests
During volume testing procedure, the software determines accuracy and
repeatability errors for tested volume.
In case of pipettes with adjustable volume, the software enables declaring up to
5 volume from total pipette’s range, that are checked during calibration process.
In order to ensure the highest accuracy of pipettes calibration process,
maintain the following ambient conditions at a workstation:
 Ambient temperature of a pipette, tips and liquid should be kept between
20°C - 25°C with change rate during testing within ± 0.5°C
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 Relative humidity 50 - 75%
and
 Use distilled water for pipettes calibration processes
 A pipette, tips and distilled water should be stabilized for temperature in
the weighing room. The reference norm advises that minimum
acclimatization time for above mentioned is 2 hours.
While calibrating process, balance user refers to the database of pipettes
including data on pipettes, its parameters, tested volume, and values of errors
determined for specific volumes.
Before carrying out calibration process, load database with data on pipettes and
calibration criteria.
Adding pipettes can only be carried out from the database level. Adding
procedure is described further in this user manual.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Pipettes calibration> mode, the software automatically
returns to the main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar,
On selecting the pipettes calibration mode, the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Setup – access to balance’s menu
Print header
Print footer
Select pipette
The grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
o Pipette
o Tested volume
o Average volume
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o Systematic error
o Random error
o Status
24.1. Additional settings of pipettes calibration mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. To access the setting follow below procedure:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace,
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout
and Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to calibration of pipettes.
Pipettes calibration is related to the following functions:
− Number of measurements; this option enables determining number of
measurements for tested volume of a pipette (valid for each tested
volume in case of a pipette with adjustable volume),
− Request serial number: YES/NO. For option <YES> before starting
calibration procedure, the software displays a window and on-screen
keyboard for inserting serial number of a pipette,
− Comply with ISO 8655: YES/NO. For option <YES>, for tested
volumes, during pipettes calibration process the software automatically
accepts error values as specified in standard ISO 8655 (if other error
values have been accepted for a pipette, then on selecting option
<Comply with ISO 8655> the error values are neglected, and replaced by
those from ISO standard),
− Acquire data on ambient conditions from THB module: YES/NO. For
option <YES> the software automatically, and in specified moment,
acquires and saves ambient conditions’ parameters from a connected THB
module. If option <NO> is selected, before starting and after completing
the pipettes calibration process operator should manually insert ambient
conditions parameters (i.e. temperature, humidity and pressure in the
weighing room) from external ambient conditions sensors.
− Result control, Tare mode, Automatic footer printout, Printout
mode, Printout, means of using these functions is given in point 10.8.
“Additional parameters on weighing process”.
24.2. Pipettes calibration – quick access keys
Each of working modes features a set of default quick access keys which are
automatically displayed on mode activation. The set of keys can be modified
by selecting other quick access keys to the bottom bar of the display. Such
process requires appropriate operator’s access level.
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24.3. Adding a pipette to the Database of Pipettes
Database of pipettes contains list of pipettes’ names and other data including
tested volume and errors values for a specific volume. When adding a pipette
to the database, first specify its name, and then add other data on a pipette.
The software operates intuitively, and commands a user to follow displayed
information.
Adding a pipette to the Database can be carried out in menu of the database.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu <
•
Press <
Databases>, press <
Pipettes> field
Add > soft key, should a new pipette be added
The software automatically adds a new entry to the database, and enters its
editing mode. Insert all parameters of a new formulation.
List of parameters defined for a pipette:
1. Name: press “Name” field, a window opens for inserting name of a
pipette;
2. Code: for inserting pipette’s code;
3. Model: for inserting model name of a pipette;
4. Tip: for inserting name of used tip;
5. Type of volume: ADJUSTABLE / FIXED;
6. Nominal volume: for specifying nominal volume of a pipette;
7. Minimum volume: for specifying the minimum volume of a pipette (in
case of a pipette with fixed volume, insert <0>);
8. Number of channels: for specifying number of pipette’s channels, in
case of a single channel pipette insert <1>;
9. Type: NONE/A/D1/D2. Pipette type is compatible with applicable
standard. Selecting pipette’s type is mandatory if calibration process
complies with the requirements of standard ISO 8655, as values of
errors differ in each type of a pipette. Therefore, if the software is to
accept adequate error values it is necessary to determine type of a
pipette;
10. Tested volumes: if pressed, a window is opened with a list of
calibrated volumes (in case of a new pipette, the list is empty), add
volume to be tested, and define error value for each tested volume:
•
•
•
•
•
Press <
Add > soft key
A window with on-screen numeric keyboard is displayed,
Insert value of tested volume in [µl] and accept by pressing <
> key,
A new record is automatically added to the list with recommended
error values,
In order to change error values press a field with added volume
of a pipette,
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each field is editable and enables inserting user values,
Caution:
While in calibration process, the order of tested volumes corresponds to
the order in which they are entered.
•
On setting correct values return to the main window.
24.4. Printouts
Option Printouts enables setting the content of a standard printout as well
as the non-standard printout.

Standard printout
comprises four internal sections featuring different variables. For each
variable set option YES to include it in a standard printout. If option NO is
selected, then the variable is disabled, i.e. it is not printed.
Settings for header printout, weighing printout, and footer printout are
specified in point. 15.5; below description refers to setting a printout
template for report on pipette calibration.
Content of each of reports:
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Working mode
User
Client
Pipette
Serial no.
No. of channels
Channel no.
Number of measurements
Operation with ISO 8655
Start date
End date
Water temperature
Temperature
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−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Humidity
Pressure
Z coefficient
Measurements and statistics
Statistics
Status
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
24.5. Working mode activating procedure
Carrying out pipettes calibration process requires installing an adapter for
pipettes calibration. The adapter does not come standard with the balance.
The adapter for pipettes calibration is a simple supplementary device dedicated
for calibration and checking of piston pipettes. It is designed for application on
balances MYA 21.3Y and XA 52.3Y.
The adapter has been designed to minimize evaporation occurring in liquid
handling procedures. It consists of a minimized weighing chamber installed
inside the weighing chamber of a balance. The adapter features an evaporation
ring and a dedicated weighing pan for central locating of the measuring vessel.
Application of the adapter for pipettes calibration prevents from liquid
evaporation during calibration process. Small dimensions of the adapter,
combined with the evaporation ring enable maintaining high humidity rate inside
the weighing chamber and the measuring vessel, thus stopping liquid
evaporation process.
Carried out research proved that the adapter for pipettes calibration eliminates
or considerably reduces liquid evaporation process, which is essential for correct
gravimetric calibration of piston pipettes.
Selecting an appropriate adapter and balance mostly depends on type of
calibrated pipettes.
Before starting pipettes calibration process, assembly the adapter inside
balance’s weighing chamber, and insert data on pipettes to be calibrated,
including complete pipette characteristics and values of errors (see: Database of
Pipettes).
The following step is setting process’s main option:
• Number of measurements
• Request batch number (YES/NO)
• Operation with ISO 8655 (YES/NO)
• Acquire ambient conditions from THB module (YES/NO)
Caution:
Description of options and settings are given in point 24.1 of this user manual.
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After setting the above options, go to pipettes calibration process.
Follow below pipettes calibration procedure:
1. Press <
Select pipette> key;
2. Select a pipette for testing from displayed list;
3. On selecting, the software returns to the main window, and name of
selected pipette is visible in the grey coloured workspace;
4. Press <
Start> key in the bottom bar of the display;
5. If option <Request batch number> is enabled (set to <YES>) a window is
opened for inserting the batch number, and accepting the value;
6. A window is opened for inserting values of ambient conditions parameters
read from the external sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure and
water temperature), on inserting press <
Accept> key;
If option <Acquire ambient conditions from THB module> is enabled (set
to <YES>, the software automatically acquires data from the THB module
on temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure. The value of water
temperature has to be inserted manually, and confirmed by pressing <
Accept> key;
7. The software returns to the main window, and the grey coloured
workspace displays the following data: tested volume and process status
<In progress>. The task bar displays commands and hits for a user on the
following step - <Weighing sample C1/V1/N1>. Description of texts: C1 –
channel number; V1 – number of volume for a channel; N1 – number of
measurement for tested volume;
8. Follow displayed commands until completing the calibration process. The
grey coloured workspace displays other data on calibration process, i.e.
average volume, values of errors, specific for carried out process;
9. On accepting the last measurement, a window is displayed with ambient
conditions parameters. Proceed as on process start and insert all ambient
conditions parameters, and press <
Accept> key;
10. The software automatically generates a report, that is printed and stored
in the database of reports from pipettes calibration (ambient conditions
and water temperature values given in a report are averages from the
initial and final values of a process);
11. Complete the process by pressing <
> key visible in the bottom bar.
In case of multichannel pipettes, the balance displays a message on
continuing the process for the following channels. On confirming the
message, the balance carries out calibration / testing process for the
following channel. The settings remain unchanged;
12. The software enables starting the following procedure for the same
pipette or selecting another pipette from the database.
24.6. Report on completed calibration processes
On completing each calibration process, a report is generated. The report is
saved in a database <
Reports from pipettes calibration
processes>. The files are named by their date and time (hour) of
calibration process.
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An example of a report on pipette calibration process:
----------- Pipette calibration ----------User
Smith
Client
Jones
Pipette
p901\1k
Serial no.
7777
No. of channels
1
Channel no.
1
No. of measurements
10
Operation with ISO 8655
Yes
Start date
2012.03.15 07:50:44
End date
2012.03.15 07:54:34
Water temperature
22.15 °C
Temperature
21 °C
Humidity
48 %
Pressure
1005 hPa
Z coefficient
1.00328
------- Tested volume: 1000 µl ------1 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
2 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
3 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
4 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
5 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
6 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
7 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
8 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
9 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
10 0.998 g
1000.82389 µl
Average volume
1000.82389 µl
Average [%]
100.08 %
Systematic error
0.82389 µl
Systematic error [%]
0.08239 %
Permissible error
± 16 µl
Random error
0 µl
Random error [%]
0%
Permissible error
± 6 µl
Status
Positive
---------------------------------------Signature
........................................
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25. DIFFERENTIAL WEIGHING
Working mode <
Differential weighing> enables analysing changes of
mass in a single sample or multiple samples.
The process is carried out by determining sample’s initial mass, and then the
sample is subject to different processes, which outcome is separation or adding
of some of sample’s ingredients. Finally, the sample is repeatedly weighed
(differential weighing). After the final weighing, the balance determines the
difference between the two mass values (initial and final).
Balance 3Y series, in differential weighing mode enables:
 Determining a series, where each series may contain several samples
 Assign a name for each weighed sample, print or export data on a series to
a connected data storage device;
 For each sample: determine tare value, initial mass and carry out up to
five measurements for the final mass.
If balance users need to use differential weighing mode, then initially, they need
to introduce data on a weighed series to balance’s database, then define samples
in a saved series, and then recall a saved series for weighing. The series are
created from the level of databases. The series creating procedure is described
further in this user manual.
Working mode activating procedure
• while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
Differential weighing > mode, the software automatically
returns to the main window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar,
The grey coloured workspace contains the following data:
o
o
o
o
o
Method
Series
Sample
Sample no.
Tare
On selecting the differential weighing mode the display contains the
following quick access keys in the bottom bar:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Setup – access to balance’s
menu
Series
Sample
Weighing A
Weighing B
Weighing T+A
Delete value
25.1. Additional settings of differential weighing mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. Access to these settings is described below:
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout
and Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display indicates functions related to differential settings
Differential weighing is related to the following settings:
− Threshold: mass value, as the value of maximal sample mass, e.g. filter
− Ambient conditions: (software option, in which the user sets the
requirement for giving ambient temperature and humidity values before
the weighing process: <Weighing A, Weighing T+A, Tarring T>)
o NO, giving data on ambient conditions disabled ;
o ONLINE, data on ambient conditions acquired from the ambient
conditions module, that is cooperating with the balance;
o VALUE, temperature and humidity value have to be inserted by
the user, who reads the ambient conditions values from another
device controlling the ambient conditions.
− Maximal number of weighing records: (declaring number of
repetitions for the final weighing process <B> – Max 5 repetitions, the
setting is valid for all measuring series)
− For the other settings, follow the operation guidelines given in point
10.8. “Additional parameters on weighing process”.
25.2. Differential weighing – quick access keys
Each of working modes features a set of default quick access keys which are
automatically displayed on mode activation. The set of keys can be modified
by selecting other quick access keys to the bottom bar of the display. Such
process requires appropriate operator’s access level.
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Below list provides the functions of only those soft keys, that are absent in
working mode “Weighing”
Weighing A
Start sampling of initial mass <A> of the sample. The process is
carried out as an separate activity.
Weighing (T+A)
Start weighing a container for the sample (tarring) with automatic,
carried out instantly after tarring, sample’s weighing process (nonseparable activities). On process initiation, the software orders
setting name of a sample.
Tare (T)
Weighing a container for a sample, carried out as a separate
process. On process initiation, the software orders setting name of
a sample.
Weighing B
Start sampling of the final mass <B> of the sample. Causes
activating differential weighing mode.
Series
Quick access key enabling selecting a sample for which the
differential weighing process should be carried out.
Sample
Quick access key for selecting a sample for currently carried out
process in a selected series.
Copy tare
The quick access key enabling copying tare value determined for a
given sample, to all samples in a current series, and samples which
do not having tare value assigned.
Delete value
Pressing the quick access key causes deleting last saved mass
value (tare, weighing A or weighing B).
Add sample
Pressing the quick access key causes entering a window with onscreen keyboard, for inserting name of an added sample. The
mandatory condition is first selecting a series in which a sample
should be added, and not starting the weighing process.
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25.3. Introducing a series to the Database of Series
Database of series comprises series and samples which are components of a
series.
While creating a series, first set its name, and then add samples to the
created series. The software operates intuitively, and commands a user to
follow displayed information.
Specify a name for each sample. Adding a series to the database can be
carried out from the level of differential weighing mode or from the level of
Database.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu <
•
Press <
Databases>, press < Series> field
Add > soft key, should a series be added
The software automatically adds a new entry to the database and enters its
editing mode. Insert all parameters of a new series.
List of parameters defined for a series:
1. Name: press “Name” field, a window opens for inserting name of a
series
2. Code: for inserting series code
3. Client: enables selecting a client for whom the measurements in a
series are carried out
4. Samples: pressing this field opens a window with list of samples (in
case of a new series the list is empty), add new samples:
a. Press <
Add > field, the software automatically adds a new entry
to the list. Name of a sample is given automatically (it is editable).
5. Number of samples on edited process, it is updated in real time by the
software on adding a new sample to a series.
Each added sample on the list has its current differential weighing status
displayed (weighing phase carried out for a sample).
Newly added samples do not have a status assigned – the field is empty. The
status is updated in real time after completing each phase of sample’s weighing
process.
25.4. An example of process for differential weighing mode
On activating DIFFERENTIAL WEIGHING mode:
• Select information to be displayed in the grey coloured workspace
• Select appropriate quick access keys
• Add a series to balance’s memory (a name identifies a series)
• Add samples to a series (a name identifies a sample)
• On adding samples return to the main window of the active working
mode
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SELECTING a series:
Press quick access key <SERIES>. A
window is displayed with database of
series.
On entering the database, press field
with name of a series. It is automatically
selected for completing.
Name of the selected series is displayed
in the grey coloured workspace (only if
such information is enabled for
displaying in the grey coloured
workspace).
On selecting a series, press one of below listed keys to carry out the
process:
Weighing A
Weighing initial mass of a sample
Tare (T)
Weighing container for a sample - tarring
Weighing (T+A)
Weighing container for a sample (tarring) and weighing a sample
(subsequent processes).
Weighing B
Weighing final mass of a sample. The process is accessible only if a
given series contains samples with completed weighing records
<A>. unless such weighing records are in series, the process is
unavailable.
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Weighing A
On selecting an option, the balance
moves to the first sample on the list, for
which weighing <A> is still to be carried
out. If there are no such samples in a
series, the balance displays a message
that such process is inaccessible.
If such process is possible, then new
data on initiated process is displayed in
the grey coloured workspace. During
process course the bottom bar and the
workspace display data on the following
steps that a user should follow.
Place a sample on balance’s weighing
pan and press <
> key.
On pressing the above key, a window is
displayed for inserting ambient
temperature and humidity value – if
option <Ambient conditions> is set to
<VALUE>, or the data on ambient
conditions is automatically acquired from
the ambient conditions module and
displayed for confirmation – if option
<Ambient conditions> is set to
<ONLINE>.
Caution:
If option <Ambient conditions> in the
working mode is disabled – set to <No>,
the software skips this part of the
process.
On accepting the ambient conditions by
pressing <
> key, the software
returns to the mode’s main window and
displays a command on unloading the
sample from the weighing pan
(displayed in the message bar).
The user should unload the sample from balance’s weighing pan and accept
the activity by pressing <
> key.
The software automatically moves to the following sample in a series.
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Follow above procedure and weigh the following samples.
The process can be aborted by pressing <
> key.
Weighing T
On selecting the option, the balance moves to the first sample in the list,
for which weighing <T> is not completed. If there are no such samples in
a series, the balance displays a message that such process is inaccessible.
If such process is possible, then new data on initiated process is displayed
in the grey coloured workspace. During process course the bottom bar and
the workspace display data on the following steps that a user should follow.
Load a container for a sample on balance’s weighing pan and press <
key.
>
On accepting by pressing <
> key, the software displays a command to
unload the container from the weighing pan (displayed in the message
bar).
The user should unload the weighed container and accept the activity by
pressing <
> key. The software automatically moves to the following
sample for which Weighing <T> has to be carried out.
Follow above procedure and weigh the following containers
The process can be aborted by pressing <
> key.
Weighing T+ A
On selecting the option, the balance moves to the first sample in the list,
for which weighing <T> is not completed. If there are no such samples in
a series, the balance displays a message that such process is inaccessible.
If such process is possible, then new data on initiated process is displayed
in the grey coloured workspace. During process course the bottom bar and
the workspace display data on the following steps that a user should follow.
Load a container for a sample on balance’s weighing pan and press <
key.
>
The mass value of a container is assigned to a sample as its tare value,
balance indication is zeroed, and a command is displayed to load a sample
in a container.
Put sample into the weighed container and accept process by pressing <
> key.
On pressing the above key, a window is displayed for inserting ambient
temperature and humidity value – if option <Ambient conditions> is set to
<VALUE>, or the data on ambient conditions is automatically acquired from
the ambient conditions module and displayed for confirmation – if option
<Ambient conditions> is set to <ONLINE>.
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Caution:
If option <Ambient conditions> in the working mode is disabled – set to
<No>, the software skips this part of the process.
On accepting the ambient conditions by pressing <
> key, the software
returns to the mode’s main window and displays a command on unloading
the sample from the weighing pan (displayed in the message bar).
The user should unload weighed sample and the container from balance’s
weighing pan and accept the process by pressing <
> key.
The software automatically moves to the following sample in a series.
Follow above procedure and weigh the following samples.
The process can be aborted by pressing <
> key.
In case of a single series, and while weighing the following samples, the
measurements can be carried out according to the following outline: weighing
A, weighing T or weighing T+A. Each of samples saved in a series shall have a
description on its data, i.e. a status, which informs a user on current process
phase completed for a given sample. On entering the database of series and
previewing one of series, a window is opened with samples saves in the series.
Status denotation:
• weighing A, measurement completed for procedure <Weighing A> or
<Weighing T+A>
• weighing T, measurements completed for procedure <Weighing A>
In order to preview detailed information on a sample, press field with its name.
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The opened window contains the following data:
In case the following procedure is completed for a sample:
• weighing A only, then tare value is <0>,
• weighing T only, then value of weighing A is <0>
• weighing T+A, then for tare and weighing A the mass values are assigned.
Data on a weighed sample can be printed on a connected printer on pressing a
pictogram with a printer on display’s upper bar.
In order to preview data on weighing A, press <Weighing A> field:
In case in a given series there are samples for which weighing of initial mass
(Weighing A) is already completed, it is possible to carry out final weighing
(weighing B) for these samples.
Weighing B
Select option:
On selecting the option, the balance moves to the first sample on the list,
for which weighing <B> is not completed. If there are no such samples in a
series, the balance displays a message that such process is inaccessible. If
such process is possible, then new data on initiated process is displayed in
the grey coloured workspace.
Caution:
Description <Weighing B> is accompanied by digits 1/3: <1> means, that
it is the 1 measuring cycle type B, and <3> means, that the <NUMBER OF
REPETITIONS> for this process is set to <3> (3 cycles).
Remember, that the software requests to carry out the <FIRST> cycle out
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of <3> from all samples in a series, for which this measurement is
available (a condition is competing Weighing A for the sample).
During process course the bottom bar and the workspace display data on
the following steps that a user should follow.
In case tare is assigned to a sample, then its value is indicated on the
displayed with minus sign.
Place a sample on balance’s weighing pan (if tare is applied, then place a
sample into the container) and press <
> key.
On pressing the above key, a window is displayed for inserting ambient
temperature and humidity value – if option <Ambient conditions> is set to
<VALUE>, or the data on ambient conditions is automatically acquired from
the ambient conditions module and displayed for confirmation – if option
<Ambient conditions> is set to <ONLINE>.
Caution:
If option <Ambient conditions> in the working mode is disabled – set to
<No>, the software skips this part of the process.
On accepting the ambient conditions by pressing <
> key, the software
returns to the mode’s main window and displays a command on unloading
the sample from the weighing pan (displayed in the message bar).
The user should unload the sample from balance’s weighing pan and accept
the activity by pressing <
> key.
The software automatically moves to the following sample in a series.
Follow above procedure and weigh the following samples.
The process can be aborted by pressing <
> key.
On completing measurements of final mass for the samples in a series, the
user can check the results in the database of series.
To check the results, enter the database of series and select a series, then a
sample and a specific sample for which <Weighing B> has been carried out.
On previewing a specific weighing, a window is opened with data and values on
the weighing process. Numbers displayed next to weighing data <B> denote
measuring cycles.
Data on a specific series can be printed or exported to a file.
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25.5. Copy tare
The option enables copying once selected tare value in a series to all samples
which do not have tare value assigned, and for which differential weighing
process (status other than Weighing B) is not completed.
Means of operation:
Press key
Which displays list of samples for which
tare value is assigned.
Press tare value that should apply to
other samples in a series (which do not
have tare applied).
The software automatically applies
selected tare value to data of these
samples.
25.6. Using option “SAMPLE SELECTION”
The option enables selecting a sample that is prepared for weighing, with no
need to weigh samples is a sequence as suggested by the software. The option is
available only after initiating a given process.
Means of operation:
While in differential weighing mode, on selecting a series, press procedure
selecting key, e.g. <Weighing A>.
Then press the following key:
which opens a list of samples for which
the selected procedure can be carried
out.
Select a sample to be weighed from
displayed list.
This option is particularly useful if a
series contains a large number of
samples, and the user should weigh a
sample that is at the end of a series.
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25.7. Deleting a value
The option, in case of an error, enables deleting last weighing record added to
the database. It applies to all processes in the working mode. The software
enables deleting only the last carried out measurement.
On accidental saving a weighing record (sample or
tare), i.e. wrong sample or container, press the
following key:
The weighing record is automatically deleted, and the
software returns to the previous step of the procedure.
The process can be carried out only once. Any trial to
use the option for second time results in displaying a
message on incorrect operation, and deleting a record
is aborted.
25.8. Printouts
Option Printouts enables setting the contents of printouts in a standard
printout and also determining non-standard printouts.

Standard printout
comprises five internal blocks, featuring different variables. Each variable
can be attributed with parameter YES – i.e. present on a printout, or NO –
i.e. not printed.
Settings for header printout, weighing printout, and footer printout are
specified in point. 15.5; below description refers to setting a printout
template for a series and sample in differential weighing mode.
A user can design content of a report.
Content of a printout of a series:
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Dashes
Client
Samples
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
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Content of a printout of samples:
Dashes
Sample
Sample no.
Status
Tare
Temperature
Humidity
Pressure
Non-standard printout
Weighing A
• Weighing A
• Date
• Time
• Level status
• Warehouse
• Product
• Packaging
• Universal variable 1…5
• Net
• Tare
• Non-standard printout
− Weighing B
• Weighing B
• Date
• Time
• Level status
• Warehouse
• Product
• Packaging
• Universal variable 1…5
• Net
• Tare
• Interval
• Difference
• Difference %
• Residue %
• Non-standard printout
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
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26. STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL – SQC
Working mode <
Statistical Quality Control > is intended to carrying out
different types of product packing processes and aimed at monitoring and / or
controlling the packing process. It enables detecting excess or lack of product
quantity in a packaging.
if the samples are weighed, and the results are stored in the database ,then the software
enables carrying out a trend, and displaying them in a form of a chart.
The software provides the possibility of controlling a batch comprising up to 1000 samples.
Each completed control process is saved in the SQC database, and its results are ready for
previewing in an optional moment. Each series has a determined set of parameters that are
stored in the database: maximum, minimum, standard deviation and average value for
each batch, etc.
SQC control process can be carried out manually (by pressing <PRINT> button for each
measurement) or automatically (the measurements are saved automatically after
stability of indication for each measured sample).
The balances feature an implemented module for statistical control processes. It
is supported by a database containing list of products with error values <–T1>
and <+T1> declared for each product.
The control process is initiated automatically and completed on controlling a
required quantity of samples, which is determined by the user in the SQC mode
settings.
After completing the control process the balance enables generating a final
report containing all required data on the control. The report is printed on a
connected printer. Data on a control is also automatically saved in the Database
of SQC Reports.
Control cycle runs in accordance with the following schema:
• Selecting a user,
• Selecting a product,
• Control start,
• Acquiring weighing records,
• Automatic finish of control process after weighing required quantity of
samples (a batch),
• Printing a report on control process.
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26.1. Working mode activating procedure
Procedure:
•
while in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
•
select <
SQC>, mode, the software automatically returns to the main
window and displays
•
pictogram in the upper bar,
Simultaneously, the message bar displays a command <Start control > and
a soft-key on control start is visible in the bottom tool bar:
Start control
Control start procedure:
• Starting a control process requires logging a user with corresponding access
level.
Caution:
1. Starting a control requires that an access level of the logged user is at
least a <user>. If a logged user or an anonymous user have access level
set to <guest> then on control start the software opens a message box
informing on: <Unauthorized access>.
2.
•
Logging procedure is described in point 9 of this user manual, and
procedure determining access level for each user is provided in point 13 of
this user manual.
Set general settings of working mode parameters to balance memory
<
SQC>, description in point 26.2,
Select an appropriate product (by pressing a corresponding soft key
<
> in the bottom bar or using balance’s keyboard) with correctly entered
data on a control:
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Caution:
Data on a product, listed in the below table, have to be filled in before
starting a control:
Mass
Nominal mass of a product
Tare
Packaging mass in the adjustment unit
Min
Value of –T1 error (specified in % of nominal mass)
Max
Value of +T1 error (specified in % of nominal mass)
Unit
Measuring unit of a product: [g]
Caution:
Editing product records in the database is described in point 27.2 of this user
manual.
•
After returning to the main window of the <
SQC> mode press
(control start) soft key located in the bottom bar of the display,
•
Which automatically opens an editing window <Batch Number> with an onscreen keyboard (only if in the mode settings of the option <Request batch
number is set to <YES>),
•
Enter the batch number of controlled batch and accept it by pressing
key.
Caution:
A user can abort the control process in an optional moment by pressing a
(control stop) soft key located in the bottom bar of the display.
On control progress other soft keys and function keys, the
and
keys are blocked.
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26.2. Additional settings of the SQC mode
The additional settings enable adjusting the working mode to user’s needs and
requirements. Access to these settings is described below.
Procedure:
1. Press grey coloured workspace
2. The display indicates menu of: Settings, Keys, Information, Printout ,
Batch and Profile,
3. Press <Settings> key,
4. The display opens a window with set of available options
The SQC mode is related to the following settings:
−
Request batch number
Setting parameter value to <YES> causes that the software requests entering
a batch number of a product before starting each control process.
Procedure:
Select a parameter: “
Batch number” which opens an editing window with
available settings,
Select required batch quantity, after which the software returns to displaying
the previous window.
−
Declaring batch quantity
Quantity (size) of a batch is a number of samples intended to be measured.
Procedure:
Select a parameter: “
Batch quantity” which opens an editing window
<Batch quantity> with a numeric keyboard,
Enter required batch quantity and accept by pressing
key.
− For the other settings follow the principle given in point 10.8 of this user
manual “Additional parameters on weighing process”.
26.3. Carrying out a control process
Before starting a control process select a product to be controlled from the
database of products using a quick access key <
selection the control is ready to be initiated.
Product>. After product
In order to start a control press
key located in the bottom bar of the display.
The software automatically opens an editing window with an on-screen keyboard
for entering batch number of a product to be controlled. After entering and
accepting the batch number, the software goes to another step of the process.
As the control process is in progress, the software carries out a real time
analysis of the results, inserts them in the corresponding fields of the display and
simultaneously informs a user in the results of carried out control.
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Messages displayed during a control process:
Batch quantity 1
/ 10
- A command on process course and the quantity
of all measurements in a tested batch
Product
- Name of the controlled product
Average
- Average mass of the controlled product
Standard
deviation
- Standard deviation from a controlled batch
After completing the control process, the software generates a report, a the
completed control is automatically saved in the corresponding database.
Caution:
A template and an example of a report on a control process is provided in point
26.7 of this user manual.
26.4. Report on product control
An example of a report:
----------------- SQC -----------------User
Product
000
Start date
2012.10.19 12:27:09
End date 2012.10.19 12:37:20
Batch number
ppp
Batch quantity
10
Nominal mass
50 g
Limit T25g
10 %
Limit T12.5 g
5%
Limit T1+
1g
2%
Limit T2+
2g
4%
--------- Measurement 1 -------------Net
49.998 g
--------- Measurement 2 -------------Net
49.998 g
--------- Measurement 3 -------------Net
50.021 g
---------Measurement 4 --------------Net
50.038 g
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---------Measurement
Net
50.053 g
---------Measurement
Net
50.030 g
---------Measurement
Net
50.012 g
---------Measurement
Net
50.029 g
---------Measurement
Net
50.007 g
---------Measurement
Net
50.008 g
5 --------------6 --------------7 --------------8 --------------9 --------------10 -------------
Number of T2- errors
0 0%
Number of T1- errors
0 0%
Number of T1+ errors
0 0%
Number of T2+ errors
0 0%
Average
50.0194 g
Standard deviation
0.01714 g
---------------------------------------Signature
........................................
Report template:
The balance user in the submenu <
Printouts /
Printout template of a
SQC report > can edit a template of a report on product control. The variables
attributed to <YES> are printed in a report.
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27. PREPACKAGED GOODS CONTROL
(mode not available in balance’s standard version)
<
PGC> mode operates packed goods control (single stand control or multistand control) supported by a database containing products and users. A control
initiated from a balance is automatically switched of after a pre-set number of
packages (samples) has been controlled.
Balances may connect to E2R SYSTEM software and form a multi-stand system
(network). Each balance is an independent weighing stand and information on
control progress is transmitted continuously to a software. The software makes
collection of real-time data from each connected balance possible. Control may
be activated either by means of a balance or the software.
Collected data allow the user to assess quality of produced prepacked goods and
its conformity with:
• regulations concerning prepacked goods control of a given country;
• a company quality control system (internal control).
Control cycle scheme:
Select a user,
Select a product,
Start control,
Acquire weighing records,
Automatically switch off control after a determined number of packages
(sample) has been weighed,
• Print a report on completed control.
•
•
•
•
•
Caution:
Description of balance connection with <
chapter 31.1.
E2R System> is to be found in
27.1. Working mode activating procedure
Procedure:
• While in the main window, press
soft key located in the upper bar of the
display, which opens a submenu <Working modes> with selection of
available working modes,
• select<
PGC>mode, the software automatically returns to the main window
and displays
•
pictogram in the upper bar,
Simultaneously, the bottom information bar displays a text <Start
control>and the bottom bar includes a soft key:
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Start control
27.2. Control settings
CAUTION:
Before entering control settings the user must log in following the login
procedure.
Press
window:
button located in a <
PGC> mode window to open control settings
Where:
Selction of a product from a database
Batch number
Control start
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27.3. Local settings of PGC mode
Local settings of < PGC> mode are available upon clicking grey-coloured
information field located in a main window of PGC mode.
Average tare estimation
Printout mode / Enter mode
(approvals)
Printout
Switch on/off option of avarage
tare estimation before control
activation.
27.4. Detailed
description in
chapter <
ADDITIONAL
PARAMETERS
ON WEIGHING
PROCESS>
27.5. Editing product for control
Go to submenu „
Database” to edit a product.
/
Caution:
For cooperation with <
E2R System> software database editing is blocked
on a balance. Products edition and export is carried out by means of the
software.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu „
•
Enter database <
/
Database”,
Products> select a given record.
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List of data defined for control:
Pictogram
Data
Description
Name
Name
Code
Product code
EAN code
Product EAN code
Mass
Product nominal mass
Tare
PGC mode
Batch
Tare value of a product (pre-set
automatically while selecting a product
out of the database)
Control type: Non-destructive average
tare, Non-destructive empty – full,
Destructive full – empty, Destructive
empty – full
Series of measurements for control:
Non-destructive empty – full,
Destructive full – empty, Destructive
empty – full
Unit
Unit of a product: [g] or [ml]
Batch
quantity
Time interval
for avarage
tare
estimation
Declaration of number of items of
controlled batch
Numer of
packagings
Internal
control
Density
Time interval given in [h] determining
how often average tare must be
estimated for a given product
Declaration of number of packagings
that are to be used for process of
average tare estimation (for Nondestructive average tare type of
control)
Submenu for defying criteria for internal
control (see the next chart)
Product density (value range 0,1g/cm3 5g/cm3)
Apart from above listed options there are other ones which may be used for
different working modes (e.g. CHECKWEIGHING, THRESHOLDS, etc.)
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•
List of data for internal criteria
Internal control
Internal control criteria on <YES> / off <NO>
Sample quantity
Sample quantity value for a product
Error value of marginal negative T (-T) given
in unit of product nominal mass Qn.
Measurements lower than value of Qn-T are
regarded as valid.
Error value of marginal positive T (+T) given
in unit of product nominal mass Qn.
Measurements higher than value of Qn+T are
regarded as valid.
Error value [- T]
Error value [+ T]
Quantity of smaple
[Qn-2T] dis.
Number of negative errors (–2T) of a tested
Quantity of smaple
[Qn-2T] dis.
Number of positive errors (+2T) of a tested
sample which disqualifies control
sample which disqualifies control
Quantity of smaple
[Qn-T] dis.
Quantity of smaple
[Qn+T] dis.
Number of negative errors (–T) of a tested
sample which disqualifies control
Number of positive errors (+T) of a tested
sample which disqualifies control
Mode for estimation of average limit value
Average limit value
(constant or automatic)
Average limit value - Value of average limit (negative) of a tested
sample (concerns value of average limit as
“constant”)
Average limit value + Value of average limit (positive) of a tested
sample (concerns value of average limit as
“constant”)
Multiplier of standard deviation for value of
Factor value [-Wk]
average
limit
(negative)
calculated
automatically
Multiplier of standard deviation for value of
Factor value [+Wk]
average
limit
(positive)
calculated
automatically
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27.6. Control start procedure
To start control:
•
a user with corresponding access level should be logged in.
Caution:
Logging procedure and access levels are described in chapter 8 – LOGGING.
•
Select appropriate product with correctly entered data, when the data is
entered in regard to control
•
Enter weighing mode parameters into balance memory,
Batch number – for identification of controlled products batch.
Batch quantity – software will control specified number of samples.
Average tare estimation – option for average tare estimation, number of
packagings needed for its estimation, more than 10.
•
Remove load from a weighing pan,
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•
Press START
located in a bottom part of a parameters settings
window. Program shall proceed to the main window of product control, used
for entering data.
Caution:
If before control:
•
Load has not been removed from the weighing pan or if other requirements
for zeroing have not been fulfilled (e.g. unstable indication), than message
<-Err 2> shall be displayed. Upon noticing <-Err 2> message the user shall
unload the balance and wait until all zeroing requirements are met,
•
The user has not logged in or is logged but has not got the right access to
perform control, than <No authority/Access denied> message shall be
displayed,
•
The user has not selected product out of database than <Product not
chosen> message shall be displayed.
27.7. Abort control procedure
The user may abort procedure being in progress at any chosen moment, to do it
button
(abort control) must be pressed. The button is located in bottom
part of the window.
Upon pressing the button
displayed
(abort control) the following message is
To abort control the user must press button
, the program gets back to a
setting window of PGC mode. Control report with status <Aborted> is saved to
<
Controls> database.
To proceed with the control the user must press button
.
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Aborted control restoring procedure, power loss case
Program keeps records of control results continuously, this prevents loss of data
(for control being in progress) in case of disconnection from mains. For power
loss case the program allows to complete an aborted control upon reconnection
to mains.
CAUTION:
The weighing pan cannot be loaded before being connected to mains
again. Balance activation should be carried out when the weighing pan
is empty.
During balance activation the program searches for any in course control
procedure. If there is one, message “Restore interrupted control?” is displayed
on the end of balance activation.
Press button
to leave control procedure and proceed to weighing.
Press button
to complete aborted control procedure. Upon pressing button
control procedure continues from the moment of its abortion.
27.8. Non-destructive average tare control mode
Before control the user may perform estimation of average tare by weighing
packagings. It is possible upon activation <Average tare determining>
function. To activate this function the user must go to setting window of PGC
mode and press grey coloured field of the main display of <SETTINGS>
parameters.
During tare control the following window is displayed:
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Where:
Product
-
Product name
Condition value 0,25T , given in [g]
Average mass of a packaging, given in [g]
Standard deviation
- Negative errors T1 characteristics per sample
- Negative errors 2T1 characteristics per sample
- Net mass of a controlled packaging
- Tare of a packaging
Load
empty
- Control status of a packaging
- Command for process in progress with specified
number of all packagings to be weighed
Work pane in a form of graph.
Graph applies to control of mass, while estimating
average tare value preview of packaging mass
distribution is not possible.
- Information about control
- Abortion of a control process
Caution:
If a product is to be controlled by “Non-destructive average tare” mode, than
accordingly to regulation its packaging mass standard deviation “S”, based on at
least 10 measurements cannot be greater than 0.25 of maximal tolerable
negative error T, for nominal packaging mass.
After the last measurement packaging mass has been performed the program
displays summary, and a report on performed process is automatically saved to
database:
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Press buton
to proceed to control without saving to product data the newly
estimated average packaging mass.
Press buton
to proceed to control with saving to product data the newly
estimated average packaging mass.
Measurements results are analysed continuously during control, they are
displayed in respective fields:
Where:
Bargraph
product
- Information on product net mass in a form of graph:
green bargraph – mass within tolerance range: [-T],
and [+T] of net mass.
Yellow bargraph – mass within tolerance range: [-T],
and [-2T] of net mass.
red bargraph – mass below net mass
[NETTO – 2T].
- Controlled product name
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-
Nominal value of a controlled product
Average mass of a controlled product
Value of disqualifying average
Negative errors T characteristics per sample:
-9g – value of negative error T,
T Max – tolerable number of negative errors T,
n - actual number of negative errors T
- Negative errors 2T characteristics per sample:
-18g - value of negative error 2T,
2T Max - tolerable number of negative errors 2T,
n - actual number of negative errors 2T
- Net mass of a controlled product
- Packaging tare
- Control status: positive, negative
- Command for process in progress with specified
number of all packagings to be weighed
Load full
- Work pane options: numerical data / graph
-
Information about control or performed control
measurements indications
- Abortion of a control process
•
Control status
Control status is presented by the following pictograms:
- positive,
- negative (control of sample 2 permitted)
- negative
For status
respective field of a work pane turns to yellow:
- yellow warns that occurrence of another T error
will end with negative result of control.
For status
respective field of a work pane turns to red:
- average mass of controlled product is lower than
disqualifying average value
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•
Work pane
Upon pressing button
measurements results:
Press
•
the work pane takes form of a graph with
button again to switch the graph off.
Information about control
Upon pressing button
settings is displayed:
respective window with information on control
Window for control in progress:
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Press button
control:
to see a window with measurements performed for actual
Upon control completion summary of the process is generated, control is
automatically saved to database:
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Press button
to print report on a printer connected to the balance. Press
to get back to setting window of < PGC> mode without printing the
report.
Caution:
For cooperation with <
E2R System> summary process message shall not
contain a query for report printout. All data are automatically sent to a computer
program, report may be printed by means of a computer.
If during the control course the number of negative T errors detected by the
software requires controlling another sample from the batch (as specified by the
regulation on CPG), then on completing the measuring process of sample 1 the
software displays a command to control another sample from the batch:
Press button
for confirmation, the text and tolerable number of errors will
actualize. Upon completion of second sample control the program will generate
summary of the control. Report on performed control may be printed on a
printer connected to a balance.
Caution:
A template and an example of a report on product control is provided further
down this user manual.
27.9. Non-destructive empty – full control mode
For „Non-destructive empty – full” control the user pre-sets „batch” to be
measured. The “batch” is pre-set in a product data. The program accordingly to
the pre-set “batch” displays a message asking the user to weight empty
packagings first, next full in the same order:
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Where:
Product
Code
-
Controlled product name
Controlled product code
Controlled product nominal value
Controlled product average mass
Disqualifying average value
-
Negative errors T characteristics
per sample
-
Negative errors 2T characteristics
per sample
- Net mass of controlled product
- Packaging tare
- Control status
Load empty
1/3
- Command for process in progress
-
Work pane options: numerical data
/ graph
- Abortion of a control process
Upon control completion, the software generates a summary (report) from the
process, and the completed control is automatically saved in the balance’s
database.
Caution:
A template and an example of a report on product control is provided further
down this user manual.
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27.10. Destructive empty-full and full-empty control mode
In the “destructive” control mode independently on the size of product lot over
100 pieces, the sample set by the software for testing is always 20 pieces. The
other control assessing criteria are set in accordance with the regulation.
After using the list to select a product with set parameters for destructive control
with determined measuring “match” (manufacturing unit) and starting a
destructive control, the software displays commands aiding the control process
(as in case of the controls described above).
Depending on enabled control mode, the sequence of products to be weighed is
either: “empty-full” or “full-empty”.
Caution:
Remember to maintain the weighing sequence of products together with the
packages and empty packages. It is necessary to let the software correctly
calculate mass of a load placed in its corresponding packaging.
On control completion, the software generates a process summary and the
completed control is automatically saved in the balance’s database.
Caution:
A template and an example of a report on product control is provided further
down this user manual.
27.11. Control according to internal criteria
Select appropriate product with correctly entered data, when the data is entered
in regard to control performed according to internal criteria (see chapters
above).
Press button
to start control after weighing mode parameters have been
entered into balance memory (accordingly to the instruction). The button is
located in a bottom part of a window. In course of the control the software
continuously analyses measurements results and displays them in a respective
fields:
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Where:
Product
Code
-
Controlled product name
Controlled product code
Controlled product nominal value
Controlled product average mass
Disqualifying negative average value
Disqualifying positive average value
Negative errors T characteristics per sample
(according to point 30.6 of this manual)
- Negative errors 2T characteristics per sample
(according to point 30.6 of this manual)
Load empty
1/10
- Positive errors T characteristics per sample:
4,5g – value of positive error T,
T Max – tolerable number of positive errors T,
n – actual number of positive errors T
- Positive errors 2T characteristics per sample:
9g - value of positive error 2T,
2T Max - tolerable number of positive errors 2T,
n - actual number of positive errors 2T
- Command for process in progress
- Work pane options: numerical data / graph
- Abortion of a control process
On control completion, the software generates a process summary and the
completed control is automatically saved in the balance’s database.
Caution:
A template and an example of a report on product control is provided further
down this user manual.
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27.12. A report on determining average tare value
An example of a report:
Report on average tare: U/22/08/12/14/21/T
---------------------------------------Balance type
PS 3Y
Max capacity
1000 g
Reading unit
0.001 g
Balance ID
9908684
Date
2012.08.22 14:21:10
Product
1
Tare
10.0002 g
0.25 T1
0.225 g
No. of measurements
10
Standard deviation
0.000632 g
Result
Positive
Measurements
1. 9.999 g
2. 10.000 g
3. 10.000 g
4. 10.000 g
5. 10.000 g
.
.
.
10. 10.001 g
---------------------------------------Signature
........................................
Report template:
The balance user in the submenu <
Printouts/
Printout template of a
report on average tare > can edit a template of a report on product control.
The variables attributed to <YES> are printed in a report.
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27.13. A report on product control
An example of a report:
----- PCG Report: U/22/08/12/14/22 -------------------------------------------Balance type
PS 3Y
Max capacity
1000 g
Reading unit
0.001 g
Balance ID
9908684
Start date
2012.08.22 14:20:11
End date
2012.08.22 14:22:35
User
Product
1
Batch no.
555
Nominal mas
10 g
Tare
10.0002 g
Value of T1 error
0.9 g
Value of 2T1 error
1.8 g
Value of +T1 error
g
Value of +2T1 error
g
Batch quantity
100
No. of measurements
30
No. of T1 errors
0
No. of 2T1 errors
0
Min
49.999 g
Max
50.001 g
Average
50.00057 g
Total
1500.017 g
Average limit
9.99969 g
Average limit [+]
g
Standard deviation 0.000626 g
PGC mode
Non-destructive average tare
Result
Positive
Measurements
1. 49.999 g
2. 49.999 g
.
.
28. 50.001 g
29. 50.001 g
30. 50.001 g
---------------------------------------Signature
........................................
Report template:
The balance user in the submenu <
Printouts/
Printout template of a
CPG report > can edit a template of a report on product control. The variables
attributed to <YES> are printed in a report.
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28. MASS CONTROL
Working mode < Mass control> enables controlling mass of a product that is
automatically batched (dosed) onto the balance’s weighing pan by an automatic
feeder PA-02/H that is connected to the balance. The working mode
automatically controls a complete batch of tested product after determining its
quantity.
28.1. Working mode activating procedure
Procedure:
Mass control> the software automatically returns to the main
•
select <
•
window and displays
pictogram in the upper bar,
Automatically a single on-screen button appears in the bottom bar of the
display:
Start mass control process
28.2. Mass control global settings
Entering the mode settings is carried out by pressing the grey coloured
workspace and selecting an group of parameters named "Settings" <
which contains the following:
Request batch
number
Batch quantity
Low limit
High limit
Print report
Printout
>,
The function orders requesting a batch
number before starting mass control
process.
Determines quantity of a batch, i.e. number
of product units to be controlled.
A value exceeding which causes accepting a
measurement record by a balance.
A value exceeding which causes omitting a
measurement in the summary, e.g. if two
parts (pills) are simultaneously dispensed on
balance’s weighing pan.
A parameter enabling for switching on/off
automatic printout of a report on completing
mass control process.
A parameter enabling selecting whether on
completing the control process the balance
should trigger a standard or a non-standard
printout.
28.3. Mass control process
Before starting the mass control process carry out the following steps:
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•
Set batch quantity of a carried out mass control process – touch grey
coloured workspace on balance’s display to open a window and select
group < Settings>. Next select option <
Batch quantity> for
entering quantity of controlled units in a current automatic mass control
process. Accept entered value by pressing
key.
•
Set <
Low limit> below the value of the smallest (lightest) controlled
part. Set the limit value so that it protects against saving in a final report
mass of a value below the lightest item of the controlled batch, e.g. a half
of a pill.
•
Set <
High limit>value. Set the limit value so that it protects against
saving in a final report mass of a value exceeding the heaviest item of a
controlled batch, e.g. if two pills are simultaneously dispensed onto a
weighing pan. In such case, the software skips the measurements and
continues mass controlling process.
Set <
Dosing power> parameter defined in [%] and ranging from
0% to 100 %, nominal mass (Mass), limits for errors: negative - <T1->
(Min) and positive - <T1+> (Max). The error values are determined in %
of nominal mass value. The dosing power, mass and error values are
determined for each controlled product separately.
The errors <T2-> and <T2+> are not to be determined by a user. The
software sets their values as doubled value of errors <T1-> and <T1+>.
Setting procedure of control parameters:
•
when in the main window press SETUP key, and select <
Databases >,
and < Products>options.
then, select a product entry from the database for which the above values
need to be set. Set required parameters and return to the main menu.
•
Select a product to be controlled from the database <
•
On selecting all applicable settings press
key to start automatic mass
control process.
The mass control process is started automatically, the balance is
automatically tarred, and the feeder starts dispensing the first element
onto balance’s weighing pan.
On dispensing the first element onto balance’s weighing pan, the feeder is
stopped and the dispensed item is weighed. The first stable measurement
result is saved.
On saving a measurement result the mass indication on balance’s display
is zeroed and the automatic feeder is restarted to dispense the following
product onto balance’s weighing pan. As the following product is dispensed
onto the weighing pan the weighing process starts. The procedure is
repeated the same way as in case of the first dosed element.
The cycle is repeated until checking (weighing) all of declared pieces in the
<Batch quantity> parameter.
During control process, balance’s display shows on an ongoing basis basic
parameters on the carried out control, i.e.:
− Set standard quantity
− Product
•
•
•
•
•
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>.
− Average
− Standard deviation
− Number of T1- errors
− Number of T1_ errors
On completing the measuring process for a specific batch, the balance
generates a report that is printed on a printer connected to the balance,
and simultaneously saved on the corresponding database.
•
CAUTION:
Each control process can be aborted at an optional moment by pressing
key on balance’s display. On pressing the process is stopped and the
control is cancelled (no report is generated for an aborted control).
28.4. Printouts
Option Printouts enables setting the contents of printouts in a standard printout
and also determining non-standard printouts.

Standard printout
comprises four internal blocks, each featuring different variables. Each
variable can be attributed with parameter YES – i.e. present on a
printout, or NO – i.e. not printed.
Settings for header printout, weighing printout, and footer printout are
specified in point. 15.5; below description refers to setting a printout
template from a mass control report.
A user can design content of a report.
CAUTION:
The content of data in each measurements present in the report is set
in option <Weighing printout template >. Each time a report is printed,
the space dedicated for printouts is filled in with data which is marked
with an attribute <YES> in the < Weighing printout template >.
Content of each report:
−
−
−
−
−
Working mode
Date
Time
Balance type
Balance ID
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−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
−
Report no.
User
Product
Start date
End date
Batch no.
Standard quantity
Nominal mass
Threshold T2Threshold T1Threshold T1+
Threshold T2+
Measurements
Quantity of errors T2Quantity of errors T1Quantity of errors T1+
Quantity of errors T2+
Average
Average [%]
Standard deviation
Standard deviation
Standard deviation [%]
Empty line
Dashes
Signature
Non-standard printout
28.5. Report on completed mass control processes
On completing any type of mass control process a report is generated. The
report is saved in the database < Mass controls >. The files are named by
their date and time (hour) of process completion.
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29. DATABASES
Software of balances 3Y series features the following databases <
PRODUCTS
WEIGHING RECORDS
CLIENTS
FORMULATION
REPORTS FROM
FORMULAS
REPORTS FROM
DENSITY
CONTROLS
AVERAGE TARE
PIPETTES
PIPETTE CALIBRATION
REPORTS
SERIES
SQC REPORTS
MINIMUM SAMPLES
MASS CONTROLS
AMBIENT
CONDITIONS
PACKAGES
WAREHOUSES
PRINTOUTS
UNIVERSAL VARIABLES
DELETE DATA OLDER
THAN
EXPORT DATABASE OF
WEIGHING RECORDS
TO FILE
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>:
29.1. Processes carried out on databases
Databases can be operated only by an authorized personnel.
In order to edit databases proceed as follows:
- Press and hold for a moment a button with a respective database icon
- Wait to see a database menu
- Select one of available options (options depend on a database type)
Options description:
− OPEN – option allows to enter a chosen database (result is similar to the
one obtained by a single click)
− IMPORT – option allows to import data from a data storage device. Plug
the data storage device to a chosen USB port, upon its detection a
window with a list of saved files will open. Select file with data to be
imported. The copying starts automatically. Upon completion of the
process a message <Completed> is displayed. Confirm completion.
− EXPORT - option allows to export data from a selected database to a data
storage device. Plug the data storage device to a chosen USB port, upon
its detection the software will automatically start a copying process. On
completion of the copying process a window with both, a file name to
which data has been saved and message <Completed> is displayed.
Confirm completion.
− INFORMATION – option allows to display data about database content
(see the picture below).
Upon clicking button
the program returns to the previous window.
− CANCEL - the program returns to the main window.
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The following processes can be carried out in almost any of databases:
1. Adding entry to a database <
>
2. Searching for a record in a database by name <
3. Searching for a record in a database by code <
>
>
4. Searching for a record in a database by date<
>
5. Exporting database content to a data storage device through USB port
<
>
6. Printing data on a specific record from a database <
>
The above processes are carried out by pressing dedicated soft keys located in
the upper right corner of the display. Follow hints and commands displayed by
the balance’s software.
29.2. Products
Database of products contains names of all products that are weighed,
counted or controlled.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press < Products> field
•
•
Press <
Add > key to add a new product to the database
Select one of available options:
List of parameters defined for a product:
1. Name
2. Description
3. Product code
4. EAN code
5. Mass
[unit mass of a product]
6. Dosing power [enabled only in <Mass control> mode, and
determined in [%] from 0% to 100 %. It is operation
power of the automatic feeder PA-02/H.
The value of dosing power has to determined by tests
dependent on size, shape and mass of dispensed parts
(pills)]
7.
Min
8.
Max
9.
Tolerance
[Minimal mass for weighing the product using result
control thresholds – LO. Value of error <T1-> in
working mode <Mass control> determined as percent
of the nominal mass]
[Maximal mass for weighing the product using result
control thresholds – HI. Value of error <T1+> in
working mode <Mass control> determined as percent
of the nominal mass]
[% value calculated in relation to mass (5), denoting
measuring area in which the measurement is
recognized as correct.
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10. Tare
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
[product’s tare value, set automatically on selecting a
product from the database]
Price
[Unit price of a product]
PGC mode
[control mode (Non-destructive average tare, Nondestructive empty – full, Destructive full – empty,
Destructive empty – full)]
Batch
[measuring batch for control: Non-destructive empty –
full, Destructive full – empty, Destructive empty – full ]
Unit
[product measuring unit]
Batch quantity [Option available only for <PGC> mode, specifies
controlled product batch quantity]
Average tare estimation time interval [Option available only for
<PGC> mode, specifies minimal time interval
needed for estimation of a packaging average
tare; given in [h]; if software detects that pre-set
time interval has passed it displays a message
<Estimate average tare>. It is the user who
decides whether to estimate the tare again or not.
The message has an informative function only.
Numer of packagings [Option available only for <PGC> mode,
specifies number of packagings needed for
estimation of average tare
Internal control [Option available only for <PGC> mode, allows for
specification of internal control criteria accordant
with company standards for a given product]
Density
[product’s density, used for compensating air
buoyancy, as sample density] - [g/cm3]
Shelf-life time in days
Date
[Set product’s date (constant)]
VAT
[VAT value related to a product]
Ingredients [Editing field for inserting names of ingredients used
for preparing a product, e.g. if a product is a mixture,
or if a product requires additional description of its
features or application]
Printout
[printing a template assigned to a product]
CAUTION:
Remember to assign products to corresponding functions, as some of data
values is attributed according to their modes, e.g. thresholds in
<Checkweighing> mode are set in [g], while thresholds in <Parts counting>
mode are set in [pcs]. The values are selected automatically depending on
which mode is enabled while entering a database.
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29.3. Weighing records
Each measurement result sent from a balance to a printer or a computer is
saved in the database of weighing records (see an exception – point 10.8. –
Result control). Balance user can preview data from each weighing record.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu <
•
Enter database of <
(record).
Databases>
Weighing records> and press desired entry
List of parameters for a weighing record saved in the database:
1. Measurement date
2. Measurement result
3. Tare value
4. Determination of measurement status (stable / unstable)
5. Product name
6. User
7. Client, Client name
8. Working mode name
9. Warehouse, name of source warehouse
10. Packaging, name of tare applied during weighing product’s
weighing process
11. Result control, information on threshold in which the weighed
product was placed:
MIN – below LOW threshold (possible only if <Result control> is
set to NO>)
OK – between the LOW and HIGH thresholds,
MAX – above HIGH threshold (possible only if <Result control> is
set to NO>),
12. Weighing platform no., field denoting number of a weighing
platform (balance/scale) on which a measurement was carried out,
13. Levelling, demonstrates if level status was maintained during
measurement,
14. Ambient conditions alerts, demonstrates if temperature and
humidity were stable during measurement.
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29.4. Clients
Database of Clients contains name of Clients for whom the measurements are
carried out.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press < Clients> field
•
•
Press <
Add > key
If a client already exists in the database of clients, press field with its name
List of parameters defined for a client:
1. Client name
2. Client code
[internal code identifying a client]
3. VAT no.
[tax identification no.]
4. Address
5. Postal code
6. City
7. Discount
8. Printout
[type of printout, label declared to a client]
29.5. Formulation
Database of Formulas contains list of designed formulas / mixtures, which can
be prepared by weighing each of formulation’s ingredients.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press < Formulas> field
•
•
Press <
Add > key should a new formulation be designed
If a formulation already exists in the database, press field with its name.
List of parameters defined for a formulation:
1. Name
2. Code
3. Ingredients
4. Number of ingredients
5. Sum
29.6. Reports on formulation
Contain data on completed formulas. Each report can be previewed, searched
by name, date, code or exported and printed.
Procedure
Enter submenu < Databases>, and press < Reports from formulation>
key
• Press field of a desired report record, unless it is visible on the top of the
list, wind the list forward using navigating keys
•
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•
Report’s name consists of date and time of its creation, e.g.:
2011.10.12 15:12:15
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a report on formulation.
List of parameters in a report on formulation:
1. Start date
2. End date
3. Formulation
4. Sum
5. Target value
6. User
7. Client
8. Warehouse
9. Number of measurements
10. Status
29.7. Reports on density
Reports from density contain data on carried out density determination
processes of solids, liquids and air. Each report can be previewed, searched by
name, date, code or exported and printed.
Procedure
Enter submenu < Databases>, and press <
Reports from density>
key
• Press field of a desired report record, unless it is visible on the top of the
list, wind the list forward using navigating keys
• Report’s name consists of date and time of its creation, e.g.:
2011.12.12 11:12:15
•
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a report on density.
List of parameters in a report on density:
1. Sample number, field with a value if in Density mode option: Request
sample number is set = YES
2. Start date
3. End date
4. Density
[calculated density of a sample of solid, liquid or
air]
5. Volume
[calculated volume of tested sample, density
measurement of solid object]
6. Procedure
[depending on selected procedure, data contained
in a report may change]
7. User
[name of a user carrying out the procedure]
8. Product
[name of tested sample]
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9. Standard liquid
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
[name of liquid used for determining density
measurement of solid object]
Standard liquid density
[density determination of solid object]
Temperature
[temperature of liquid used for carrying out a
measurement, density determination of solid
object]
Plunger volume
[density determination of liquid]
Mass of steel standard
[density determination of air]
Mass of aluminium standard [density determination of air]
Density of steel standard
[density determination of air]
Density of aluminium standard [density determination of air]
Weighing 1
[mass measurement of tested sample or a
plunger in the air, or mass of measured steel
standard]
Weighing 2
[mass measurement of tested sample or a
plunger in liquid, or mass of measured aluminium
standard]
29.8. Controls
(not available in standard balance version)
Each product control carried out on a balance is sent to a connected printer and
saved in the <
Controls>database. Each control saved in the database
features its specific number set at the moment of its completion.
Control number format:
X / y y / M M / d d / H H / m m, where:
X-
control type which takes the following values:
U – control regulated by the act,
Z – control completed by a user,
W - control regulated by an internal criteria
yy – year of control end,
MM – month of control end,
dd – day of control end,
HH – hour of control end,
mm – minute of control end.
Balance user can preview data on each control.
Procedure
•
•
Enter submenu < Databases> in accordance with point 27 of this user
manual,
Enter <
Controls>database and select a desired control record.
List of parameters defined for a control:
1. Batch number
[batch no. of a controlled product]
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Result
Start date
End date
Product
User
Average
8. Average limit
9. Standard deviation
10. Quantity
11. No. of measurements
12. Method
[status (result) of a control]
[date of control start]
[date of control end]
[name of a controlled product]
[name of a user carrying out the control]
[average value from carried out
measurements]
[average disqualifying value]
[average standard deviation]
[the value batch quantity (batch size) for
which the software accepts the size of
tested sample in accordance with the
regulation]
[no. of completed measurements]
[control method (internal criteria,
regulated by the act)]
29.9. Average tares
(function not available in standard balance version)
Before starting a <Non-destructive average tare> control it is possible to
determine the average tare value by weighing the packages. Each of above
processes is automatically saved in the <
Average tare>database. Each
control saved in the database on determining average tare value features its
specific number set at the moment of its completion.
Control number format:
X / y y / M M / d d / H H / m m, T where:
X-
control type which takes the following values:
U – control regulated by the act,
Z – control completed by a user,
W - control regulated by an internal criteria
yy – year of control end,
MM – month of control end,
dd – day of control end,
HH – hour of control end,
mm – minute of control end,
T – control with determining the average tare value.
Balance user can preview data on each process of average tare determination.
Procedure
•
•
Enter submenu < Databases> in accordance with point 27 of this user
manual,
Enter <
Average tare>database and select a desired record.
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List of parameters defined for a control:
1. Product
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Status
Date
Tare
S
0,25 T1
7. No. of measurements
8. User
9. Method
[name of a product which packaging is
checked for average tare determining
process]
[status (result) of a process]
[date of carried out process]
[determined value of packaging tare]
[average standard deviation]
[the value of a criterion for process
result]
[Number of completed measurements of
tare value]
[name of a user carrying out the process]
[control method (internal criteria,
regulated by the act)]
29.10. Pipettes
Database of Pipettes contains records and specification on pipettes to be
calibrated.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press <
•
•
Press <
Add > soft key should a new pipette be added,
If a pipette already exists in the database of pipettes, press field with its
name to enter its specification which is optionally configurable.
List of parameters defined on a pipette:
1. Name
2. Code
3. Model
4. Tip
5. Type of volume
6. Nominal volume
7. Minimal volume
8. Number of channels
9. Type
10. Tested volumes
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Pipettes> field
29.11. Reports from pipette calibration processes
Reports contain data on completed pipette calibration processes. In case of
multichannel pipettes, the reports are generated for each channel separately.
Each report can be previewed, searched by date, exported or printed.
Procedure
Enter submenu < Databases>, and press <
Reports from pipette
calibration processes >
• Press field of a desired report record, unless it is visible on the top of the
list, wind the list forward using navigating keys
• Report’s name consists of date and time of its creation,
e.g.: 2012.03.12 11:12:15
•
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a report.
List of parameters in a report on pipette calibration process:
1. Pipette
[name from the database of pipettes]
2. Serial no.
[serial no. inserted during calibration process]
3. Channel no.
4. Start date
5. End date
6. User
[name of a user carrying out calibration]
7. Client
[client name]
8. Number of measurements
[no. of measurements for each tested
volume]
9. Operation with ISO 8655
[information if errors comply with the
standard]
10. Status
[information whether the errors are below permissible
value accepted for the tested volume]
11. Temperature [average temperature value during calibration
process]
12. Humidity
[average humidity value during calibration process]
13. Pressure
[average pressure value during calibration process]
14. Water temperature
[average water temperature during
calibration process]
15. Z coefficient [value if the Z coefficient for given temperature]
29.12. Series
Database of series contains data saved for a series and measurements of
samples.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
•
Press <
Databases>, and press <
Series> field
Add > key to add a new series to the database
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•
If a series already exists in the database, press field with its name to edit
data that is optionally editable
List of
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
parameters defined for a series:
Name
Code
Client
Samples
Number of samples
29.13. A report on SQC
Each completed product control is sent to a connected printer and saved in the
<SQC Reports >database. Each record (control) saved in the database features
its individual number assigned at the moment of control end.
Control number format:
y y / M M / d d / H H / m m / s s, where:
yy – year of control end,
MM – month of control end,
dd – day of control end,
HH – hour of control end,
mm – minute of control end,
ss – second of control end.
The user can preview data contained in each of control records.
Procedure:
Enter submenu < Databases > in accordance with point 27. of this user
manual,
• Enter database < SQC Reports > and press a needed record from a
completed control.
•
List of parameters defined for a control:
1. Batch number
[Batch number of a controlled product]
2. Start date
[Date of control start]
3. End date
[Date of control end]
4. User
[Name of operator carrying out a control]
5. Product
[Name of controlled product]
6. Batch quantity
[Number of controlled samples]
7. Average
[Average value from completed measurements]
8. Standard deviation [Average standard deviation]
9. Min
[Minimum value of completed measurements]
10. Max
[Maximum value of completed measurements]
11. Number of T2- errors [Quantity of –T2 errors]
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12.
13.
14.
15.
Number of T1- errors [Quantity of –T1 errors]
Number of T1+ errors [Quantity of +T1 errors]
Number of T2+ errors [Quantity of +T2 errors]
A chart from control processes
16. A chart from control processes with limits
29.14. Minimal sample weight
The database of minimal sample weight contains data on declared methods and
minimal sample weight for a balance.
Caution:
Only authorized RADWAG personnel can enter new minimum sample records or
make changes in minimum sample records stored in the database.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases> and press <
Minimum samples>
Press <
Add > button should a new minimum sample be added,
If a record on minimum sample is already stored in the database, then
press field with its name to enter its details that are optionally editable,
List of parameters determined for a minimum sample:
•
•
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1. Name – name of a method used for determining minimal sample
weight on a balance
2. Code – method code
3. Description – method description
4. Next control – a field for entering expiry date of the minimum sample.
2 weeks before the expiry date the pictogram on minimum sample
status displayed in the mass measuring window section is
supplemented by a clock. It informs on the approaching expiry of the
minimum sample. Contact RADWAG representative to carry out
necessary changes in minimum sample settings.
5. Limits – option that enables entering data on the mass value of a
minimum sample and range of packaging mass (tare) with applicable
criteria:
Tare – maximum value of tare for which the minimum sample is valid.
the software enables entering three characteristic quantities: 0.000g,
optional mass from balance measuring range and Max balance
measuring range (see a below example).
Minimum mass – the value of minimum mass that is determined for
a balance in its place of use and using appropriate methods.
Example no. 1 a balance AS 220.3Y, d=0.0001 g:
This balance has the following values of minimum sample determined for the
following values of packaging mass.
No.
Tare value
Minimum
sample
1
0.0000 g
2
10.0000 g
1.0000 g
3
50.0000 g
2.5000 g
4
200.0000 g
4.0000 g
0.1000 g
Means of operation
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed without a
packaging (the <TARE> button is not
applied)
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed in a
packaging that mass ranges from 0.0001 g
to 10.0000 g inclusive (the <TARE> button
applied)
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed in a
packaging that mass ranges from 10.0001
g to 50.0000 g inclusive (the <TARE>
button applied)
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed in a
packaging that mass ranges from 50.0001
g to 200.0000 g inclusive (the <TARE>
button applied)
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Example no. 2 a balance AS 220.3Y:
No.
Tare value
1
220.0000 g
No.
Tare value
1
0.0000 g
Minimum
sample
Means of operation
Minimum
sample
Means of operation
0.5000 g
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed in a
packaging with optional mass from full
measuring range of a balance (the <TARE>
button applied), as well as on weighing
samples without the packaging (the
<TARE> button is not applied).
Example no. 3 a balance AS 220.3Y:
0.2500 g
The minimum sample refers to all net
weighments that are weighed without a
packaging (the <TARE> button is not
applied).
The software identifies this setting as the
minimum sample is valid only for weighing
samples without a packaging. If tarring
option is applied then the software disables
the pictogram informing on minimum
sample in use, and renders the weighment
as carried out with tare applied, that does
not have a minimum sample criterion
determined.
The user can preview entered data, but data editing is disabled.
29.15. Mass controls
(mode not available in standard version of the balance)
Each product control carried out on a balance is sent to a connected printer and
saved in the < Mass controls >database. Each control saved in the database
features its specific number set at the moment of its completion.
Mass control number format:
y y / M M / d d / H H / m m, where:
yy – year of control end,
MM – month of control end,
dd – day of control end,
HH – hour of control end,
mm – minute of control end.
Balance user can preview data on each control.
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Procedure:
Enter submenu < Databases> in accordance with point 27 of this user
manual,
• Enter < Mass Controls > database and select a desired control record.
•
List of parameters defined for a mass control:
A report on mass control features the following data:
Batch number
Number of a batch under control
Start date
Date of control start
End date
Date of control end
User
A user carrying out the control
Product
A controlled product
Average
Average [%]
Standard deviation
Standard deviation [%]
Average mass determined from
carried out control process
Average mass determined from
carried out control process
expressed in percent
Standard deviation from carried
out control process
Standard deviation from carried
out control process expressed in
percent
Quantity of errors T2Quantity of errors T1Quantity of errors T1+
Quantity of errors T2+
Batch quantity
Quantity of a controlled batch
determined in a report
Each report can be printed on selecting its entry and displaying its details. The
upper bar contains a pictogram < Print> which pressing causes printing the
report on a printer connected to balance’s terminal.
Additionally, the complete database can be exported to an external file by
pressing a button <
Export to file> located in the upper bar.
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29.16. Ambient conditions
Database of ambient conditions contains parameters related to measurement
of ambient conditions at a workstation. Depending on balance’s configuration,
a report may contain data on temperature, humidity and value of atmospheric
pressure. In case a THB ambient conditions module is connected to a balance,
records from the module are also saved.
Procedure
Enter submenu < Databases>, and press <
Ambient conditions >
field
• Press field of a desired report record, unless it is visible on the top of the
list, wind the list forward using navigating keys
• Report’s name consists of date and time
•
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a report.
29.17. Packages
Database of packages contains list of packages for which a name, code and
mass value are specified. During weighing process, if a name of packaging is
selected from the database, the tare value is automatically applied. The
display indicates mass value with minus sign.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press <
Packages> field
•
•
Press <
Add > key should a new packaging be added
If a packaging record already exists in the database, press field with its
name, and insert data on the packaging.
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a record by name or code.
29.18. Warehouses
Depending on work organizing, the Database of Warehouses contains list of
places used for picking up a sample for weighing or list of places to which a
weighed sample was delivered. Each Warehouse should have its name, code
and description specified. While weighing process, and on selecting name of a
Warehouse, it is automatically assigned to the measurement result.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
•
Press <
Databases>, and press <
Warehouses> field
Add > key should a new warehouse be added
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•
If a warehouse record already exists in the database, press field with its
name, and insert identifying data.
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a record by name or code.
29.19. Printouts
Database of Printouts contains all saved NON-STANDARD printouts. Each nonstandard printout features a name, code and a so called template.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press <
Printouts> field
•
•
Press <
Add > key should a new printout be added
If a non-standard printout template already exists in the database, press
field with its name, and insert identifying data.
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a record (printout) by name or code.
Designing new printout template.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
Databases>, and press <
Printouts> field
•
Press <
•
•
•
In the <Record editing> field press <Template> key
A window is opened for creating an optional printout
While designing a printout use on-screen keyboard displayed on the touch
panel. It features the same options as a regular computer keyboard.
Add > key to create a new printout or edit an existing template
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1 – enlarging the editing field (7), recommended while using an external
computer keyboard connected to balance’s USB port
2 – cancelling key
3 – accepting key
4 – download a printout template from a file
5 – list of variables for use while designing a printout
6 – delete all printout content
7 – printout editing field
•
Save designed printout
Caution:
To erase characters in a printout press Back key. To move cursor press navigating
arrows.
Example of Printout no. 1 – use of large editing field
Balance no. 400015
Balance parameters:
Max = 220 g
d= 0.001 g
Product name:
Date: 2011.10.24
Time: 11:48:06
-----------------------Working mode: Weighing
-----------------------Net weight: 94.147
Carried by: Admin
Template
Printout template
Example of Printout no. 2 – printout template from a file
All printout templates can be designed in a form of external files, that are
imported to a balance. A file with printout template has to have an extension:
*.txt or *.lb and contain all constant and variable data. On importing, the
content of a printout template can be modified.
Procedure:
− Design a *.txt or *.lb file in an optional editor
− Copy the file to a data storage device
− Connect the data storage device to balance’s USB port
− press [4] <
download a printout template from a file > key
− balance’s display shows data stored on the data storage device
connected to the USB port
− search for a file with printout template and press its name
− the printout template is automatically copied to an editing field
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29.20. Universal variables
Universal Variables are a set of alphanumerical data which are combined with
printouts, products or other information related to weighing. Each variable
should have its name, code and value specified.
Procedure
•
Enter submenu <
field
Databases>, and press <
Universal variables >
•
•
Press <
Add > key should a new universal variable be added
If a universal variable already exists in the database, press field with its
name, and insert required modifications to the following fields: code, name,
value.
Caution:
It is possible to use an option for searching a record by name or code.
29.21. Operating database
Function allows to operate database data. It comprises three options: Export to
file, Delete database and Delete weigments and reports.
29.21.1. Export database of weighing records to file
All carried out measurements are saved and stored in a database. The balance
enables exporting such data to a file using a data storage device connected to
balance’s USB port.
Procedure:
• Plug a data storage device to balance’s USB port,
•
Press <
Export database of weighing records to file>, the software
opens a window where export options have to be set.
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<Data selection> allow the user to specify which data related to
measurement are to be exported.
Set option and click <Export weighings>, software will automatically
export weighing database,
• Upon completion a respective message, information on number of
exported data and the file name (with file extension *.txt) will be
displayed, next the software returns to the previous window.
•
•
The user may return to a weighing procedure or proceed to other settings.
Caution:
If a balance software cannot identify the data storage device than upon entering
option <Export weighings database> a message <Operation failed> is displayed.
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A created file name consists of database name and balance serial number,
e.g. <Weighing date_2602776.txt>.
• Unplug the data storage device from the USB port .
•
Created file template:
The file is created in a form of chart, columns of which are separated with
<Tab>. This allows a direct export of the file to spread sheet document <Excel>.
The chart contains all data concerning a given measurement: date and time,
mass and mass unit, tare and tare unit, series number, operator’s name, client’s
name, packaging’s name, source warehouse name, target warehouse name,
control result.
29.21.2. Delete database
Function allows to delete data of a chosen database. Upon activation a window is
displayed with databases. Select a database data of which is to be deleted.
Upon confirmation the software deletes data and displays a summary message:
Upon confirmation the software returns to a previous window. The user may
continue a weighing procedure or proceed to other operations.
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29.21.3. Delete weighments and reports
Function allows to delete a given database weighments and reports. Upon
activation of this function the software displays a window with a numeric
keyboard. Use the keyboard to enter a date specifying which data is to be
removed (data older than those specified by a date). Date is given in a following
form: year-month-day.
Upon confirmation of entered date all weighments and reports older than those
specified by the date will be removed. Number of removed weighments and
reports will be displayed on a respective message.
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30. COMMUNICATION
Menu Communication is located in a menu group Parameters. It is accessed
by pressing Setup key or <
Setup > quick access key. The balance enables
communicating with peripheral devices through the following ports:
•
COM 1 (RS232),
•
COM 2 (RS232),
•
Ethernet,
•
Tcp.
The ports are configured in group of parameters <
Enter submenu <
Communication> by pressing
Communication” filed.
Communication>.
key, and press “
30.1. RS 232 port settings
Procedure:
− Select communication port <
− Set appropriate values
COM1> or <
COM2>,
The RS 232 ports enable the following setting of transmission parameters:
• Baud rate
- 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200 bit/s
• Data bits
- 5, 6, 7, 8
• Stop bits
- None, 1, 1.5, 2
• Parity
- None, Odd, Even, Marker, Interval
30.2. ETHERNET port settings
Procedure:
− Select communication port <
•
•
•
•
DHCP
IP Address
Subnet mask
Default gate
-
Ethernet> and set appropriate values:
Yes – No
192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1
Caution:
Above settings are for information purpose only. Transmission parameters should be
selected in accordance with the settings of client’s local network.
To carry out changes in the settings, press
key which displays a message:
<to make changes effective, restart the balance>,
Return to weighing mode and restart the device.
30.3. TCP protocol settings
TCP, i.e.Transmission Control Protocol enables communicating two computers.
The TCP operates in client-server mode. The server pends for establishing a
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connection on a specified port, and the client establishes connection with a
server.
Procedure of setting a port for “TCP” protocol:
− Enter group of parameters <
Communication>,
− Select: „
Tcp /
Port” which opens a window <Port> with on-screen
keyboard,
− Insert required port number and accept by pressing
key.
31. PERIPHERAL DEVICES
Menu PERIPHERAL DEVICES is located in menu group Parameters. It is
accessed by pressing Setup key or <
Setup > quick access key. Inside the
menu, there is a list of connectable peripheral devices, which can cooperate
with a balance.
31.1. Computer
Active connection between a balance and a computer is signalled by visible
pictogram
displayed in the upper bar of the main window. Submenu <
Computer> enables configuring connection settings.
Procedure:
− press
key and “
Peripheral devices /
Computer” key
− set balance’s parameters related to cooperation with a computer
− computer port
o available options: none, COM 1, COM 2, Tcp
− address
o give address of a balance which is connected to a computer
− continuous transmission
o available options: NO, YES (printout format depends on set
printout template in a balance – see next parameter).
− weighing printout template
o it is possible to design an individual printout to a computer using a
dedicated window with printout template. Principles on creating
printouts are described in point 24.11 of this user manual.
− E2R System
o E2R System is a modular system performing complex operations of
supervision and control over all weighing processes carried out on
a balance. On enabling the option, the processes carried out on
some of the databases are carried out only from the computer level
(mode not available in balance’s standard version).
Caution:
Enabling parameter <
E2R System> can only be carried out by balance
manufacturer or authorized personnel.
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31.2. Printer
Balance submenu< Printer > enables:
− Setting communication port with a printer,
− Defining printer’s code page, (default 1250)
− Defining controlling codes for PCL printer or EPSON label printer
CAUTION: codes must be entered in a hexadecimal form
− Defining printout standards
In order to ensure right cooperation of a balance with a printer (correct printout
of letters with diacritical signs specified for a given language), suitable speed of
transmission must be chosen for the balance, i.e. it must be respective to
transmission speed of a printer (see the printer settings). Additionally a given
printout code page must be accordant with the printer code page.
Code page accordance may be obtained as follows:
• by setting the right code page in the printer (see the printer manual) –
respective to printout code page set in a balance; or
• by sending control code from a balance to the printer, which automatically
sets the right code page (respective to code page set in a balance) in
advance before execution of the data printout – it is possible only for
printers supplied with such option.
Example balance settings for a correct cooperation (Polish diacritical signs
printout) with EPSON printer connected to port RS232:
1. Dot matrix printer EPSON TM-U220B
Communication parameters of port to which the printer is connected
• baud rate
– 9600 bit/s
• data bits
–8
• stop bits
–1
• parity
– none
Printer’s parameters
• port
– COM1 or COM2 (the one to which the printer is
connected)
• code page
– 852
2. Thermal printer EPSON TM-T20
Communication parameters of port to which the printer is connected
• baud rate
– 38400 bit/s
• data bits
–8
• stop bits
–1
• parity
– none
Printer’s parameters
• port
– COM1 or COM2 (the one to which the printer is
connected)
• code page
– 1250
• control codes
– 1B742D
or
Printer’s parameters
• port
– COM1 or COM2 (the one to which the printer is
connected)
• code page
– 852
• control codes
– 1B7412
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If on the printout in the place of the last digit there are any unexpected signs
(for verified balances), than <CONTROL CODES> parameter should
incorporate, apart from code page, code of the UK signs chart: 1B5203. In
such a case the < CONTROL CODES> parameter setting should be as follows:
control codes - 1B74121B5203
A printout standard is a description of how to print information from
databases.
If it is insufficient, the printout standard can be modified. In order to check
format of printout standard, print data related to e.g. parameters related to a
product
– function activated on moving to the Database of Products / Products /
Product editing – press printer pictogram.
Default values for each of printout standards:
Product printout template
{50}
{51}
User printout template
{75}
{76}
Client printout template
{85}
{86}
Warehouse printout template
{130}
{131}
Packaging printout template
{80}
{81}
{82}
Ambient conditions printout template
----------- AMBIENT CONDITIONS -------------Date and time
{275}
Temperature of sensor 1: {value} oC
Temperature of sensor 2: {value} oC
Temperature THBS:
{value} oC
Humidity THBS:
{value} %
---------------------------------Formulation printout template
----------- Formulation -------------Formulation name: {165}
Number of ingredients:
Target mass:
Formulation ingredients:
{169}
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{167}
{168} g
31.3. Barcode scanner
The balance enables cooperating with barcode scanners, which are used to
quick searching for a product in the database of products. Connection to a
barcode scanner is configured in submenu <
Barcode Scanner>.
Available options:
• Setting communication port with a barcode scanner,
• Offset setting,
• Setting barcode length.
Caution:
Submenu <
Communication> requires setting baud rate to compatible with the
one used barcode scanner (default 9600b/s). Detailed description of communicating
the balance with a barcode scanner is provided in APPENDIX F of this user manual.
The balance enables communicating with a barcode scanner using the
following ports:
• RS 232 (COM1),
• RS 232 (COM2),
Offset
Setting the first data carrying character of a barcode, which is the first
recognized character while searching for a product.
Code length
Setting number of characters recognized during searching for a product.
31.4. Transponder card reader
Selecting (logging) a user on each switching on the balance can be carried out
by means of:
•
•
Inserting user’s password using on-screen keyboard,
With a transponder card scanner, by approximating a registered card to the
scanner.
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Caution:
For correct balance’s cooperation with a transponder card reader set appropriate baud
rate value in submenu <
Communication> (default 9600b/s).
Transponder card scanner port.
The balance enables communicating with a transponder card scanner using
the following ports:
•
RS 232 (COM1),
•
RS 232 (COM2).
Assigning number of a card to a user:
In order to log in an operator using a transponder card scanner, first assign a
number of an already registered card to a selected user in the database of
operators.
Procedure:
• Connect a transponder card scanner to a balance’s port (RS 232 COM1 or
RS 232 COM2), select communication port in balance settings for the
transponder card scanner
• In submenu <
Communication> set baud rate for compatible with the
one of the transponder card scanner (default 9600b/s).
• Enter the database of operators and edit desired operator’s record, go to <
Card number> option,
On entering editing mode in <
Card number> option, an editing window
<Card number> is opened with an on-screen keyboard,
• Approximate the card to the transponder card scanner. The balance
automatically displays number of detected card in the <Card number>
field,
• Accept recognized number by pressing
key and returning to the main
window of weighing mode.
•
31.5. Additional display
The balance enables communicating with an additional display using the
following ports:
•
•
•
RS 232 (COM1),
RS 232 (COM2),
Tcp.
Type of data displayed on an additional display is declared in variable <Project
(template)>.
Procedure – designing a variable
− Enter group of parameters <
Peripheral devices>
− Press “
Additional display /
Project” field, which opens an editing
window <Project> with an on-screen keyboard,
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− Use the on-screen keyboard to insert desired value of a standard, or
− Select desired value of a standard using a list displayed on pressing <
> key
− Accept by pressing
key.
Caution:
Balance 3Y series cooperates with an additional display WD5/3Y manufactured by
RADWAG.
Ensuring correct cooperation between the balance and the additional display, requires
that the parameter <
Standard> has a variable number set to value {140}, and
the baud rate value set to 38400 bits/s for a port having the additional display
plugged.
31.6. Ambient conditions module
A balance 3Y series enables connecting an ambient conditions module THB series
using ports COM 1 or COM 2.
Ensuring correct cooperation between the balance and the ambient conditions
module requires entering module connection address and the baud rate of port
to which the THB module is plugged.
(address and baud rate settings are specified on module data plate).
31.7. Tablet feeder (automatic feeder)
(mode not available in balance’s standard version)
Balance 3Y series enables communicating it with an automatic feeder PA-02/H
series using ports:
•
•
•
RS 232 (COM1),
RS 232 (COM2),
Com internal.
Ensuring a correct cooperation with the feeder requires setting an appropriate
address of the device (the address is specified on the data plate of the automatic
feeder, including baud rate parameters).
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32. INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Application of inputs:
The set of inputs is used to control balance’s operation. Each of 4 inputs is
connectable to the following functions or keys:
o Checkweighing thresholds
o Right door
o Target value
o Parameters
o Profile
o Statistics
o Adjustment/Calibration
o Add to statistics
o Zero
o Product
o Tare
o Warehouse
o Set tare
o Client
o Disable tare
o Packaging
o Parts counting: give part mass
o Parts counting: set mass of a single
part
o Percent setup: give reference mass
o Print
o Percent setup: set 100%
o Header printout
o Density of solid
o Footer printout
o Density of liquid
o Universal variable 1 ÷ 5
o Air density
o Accept
o Control mass comparator’s robot
o Abort
o Task
o User
o Reference standard
o Restore tare
o Left door
On changing the logic status of the input system, e.g. from [0] to [1] a function
that is assigned to the system is carried out. For instance:
o Carrying out automatic adjustment process to check balance’s accuracy,
o Displaying the value of set checkweighing thresholds, or
o Restoring tare value to weigh net mass of measured load.
Procedure
- Press
key and press: “
Inputs / Outputs” key.
- Enter submenu < Inputs / Outputs>, select and press <
Inputs> key
- Enter editing mode of a selected input, which opens list of available
functions,
- Select a function from displayed list and return to weighing.
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Application of outputs:
The set of outputs is used to SIGNAL the status of measurement result.
Change of logic status of the output system, e.g. from [0] to [1] takes place
on meeting a requirement assigned to the output.
Each of 4 outputs is connectable to the following data:
Available options
None
Balance status, which switches the logic of
output
-------
Stable
Each stable measurement switches the logic of
the system
MIN stable
Stable measurement below [MIN] threshold
switches the logic of the system,
MIN unstable
Unstable measurement below [MIN] threshold
switches the logic of the system,
OK stable
Stable measurement within [MIN] [MAX]
thresholds switches the logic of the system,
OK unstable
Unstable measurement within [MIN] [MAX]
thresholds switches the logic of the system,
MAX stable
Stable measurement below [MAX] threshold
switches the logic of the system,
MAX unstable
Unstable measurement below [MAX] threshold
switches the logic of the system
Confirmation of cycle
completion
End of procedure
Procedure
- Press
key and press: “
Inputs / Outputs” key.
- Enter submenu < Inputs / Outputs>, select and press <
Outputs> key
- Enter editing mode of a selected output, which opens list of available
functions,
- Select a function from displayed list and return to weighing with saving
carried out changes.
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33. OTHER PARAMETERS
This menu contains global parameters on balance operation, such as:
language, date-time, beep sound, display calibration, level control.
Enter submenu<Others>, by pressing
key and <
Other> key.
33.1. Interface language
Procedure
Enter submenu <
Others>, press <
Language> option and select
language version of balance’s communication interface.
Available language version:
−
Polish,
−
English,
−
German,
−
French,
−
Spanish,
−
Korean,
−
Turkish,
−
−
−
−
−
−
Chinese
Italian
Czech
Romanian,
Hungarian
Russian.
33.2. Data and time setting
Balance user can set date and time, which are located in the upper bar of the
display. Entering editing mode of date and time settings is carried out in two
ways:
•
By pressing “date and time” field located in the upper bar of balance’s
display (in main menu mode),
•
By pressing
key, and selecting menu: “
Other /
Date and Time”.
Entering date and time setting mode opens an on-screen keyboard. Set date
and time in the following sequence: year, month, day, hour, minute and
accept set values by pressing
key.
Caution:
Access to <
Date and Time> option in balance’s menu is conditioned by setting of
access level for this parameter.
33.3. “Beep” sound
Procedure:
Enter submenu <
Others>, press <
Beep> and set one of available
options.
No
- Beep sound switched off (disabled) for keys and proximity
sensors
Keys
- Beep sound active as reaction to pressing keys
Sensors
- Beep sound active as reaction to operation of proximity
sensors
All
- Beep sound reacting to both keys and proximity sensors.
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33.4. Touch panel calibration
Display calibration is required if during operation a user spots incorrect
reaction of the touch panel.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu<
Others>
Select parameter <
Touch panel calibration> which opens an editing
window,
• Use finger or a thin (but not sharp edged) and soft stylus to press and
hold a display area occupied by a cross. After pressing the fifth cross in
sequence, accept the changes by pressing
key.
•
Caution:
The process can be aborted by pressing Esc key on an external keyboard
connected to the balance’s terminal.
33.5. Level control
Balance 3Y series features an Automatic Level Control system. In case of nonverified instruments, the operation of Automatic Level Control system is user
defined. In case of verified instruments, the settings are hidden and they
operate in accordance with factory settings, i.e. <Active and locked>,
weighing process is possible only if balance is properly leveled.
Procedure:
•
Enter submenu <
Others>,
•
•
Select parameter <
Level control> which opens an editing window,
Select one of available options:
None – level indicator is not displayed, the balance does not control level
status,
Active – level indicator is displayed, the balance alerts level change by
changing colour of level indicator (green → level status OK., red → level
status lost)
Active with lock – level indicator is displayed , the balance alerts level
change by changing colour of level indicator (green → level status OK.,
red → level status lost). If level indicator is red, the display also shows an
alert – no Level - , and blocks weighing function until level status is
restored.
Caution:
Means of levelling a balance is described in point 10.3 of this user manual.
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33.6. Sensor sensitivity
The parameter is adjustable between 0 – 9, and it determines the
distance from which the IR proximity sensors should react.
As standard, the sensitivity is set within the range of 5 to 7.
Procedure:
•
•
•
Enter submenu<
Others>
Select parameter<Sensor sensitivity>which opens an editing window,
Select one of available options. The selection causes immediate returning
to the menu window.
33.7. Autotest
AUTOTEST function is designed to aid a user in both assessing balance’s
operation and diagnosing the reasons for occurrence of errors in weighing
which exceed the maximum permissible values for a given balance
model.
By means of a simple, repeatable and fully documented way the function
enables optimizing balance’s settings to maintain the best possible
repeatability and weighing time at a workstation. The main purpose of
function operation is the possibility of monitoring the above mentioned
parameters at optional moment and saving records from carried out
tests.
The functions is divided into two modules:
AUTOTEST FILTER
AUTOTEST GLP
Before carrying out any of the tests , the balance controls its level status,
temperature and humidity.
AUTOTEST FILTER
It is process of 10 times loading and unloading of the internal weight for
all possible settings of balance’s filter and value release values. The test
controls 2 parameters:
• Repeatability;
• Stabilization time of measurement result.
The whole testing process takes approximately 1 hour. On completing the
test for all possible settings, balance displays a message box with
obtained results.
The user is given information on optimum balance settings in present
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ambient conditions at a workstation. The function provides a user with
data on the best possible balance settings for obtaining the highest
measurement repeatability and the shortest measurement time with
acceptable value of repeatability.
Test results are not stored in balance’s memory.
Exiting function causes erasing the test results.
Additionally the function enables:
• Printing test results on printers available in the system and selecting
the most optimum parameters from the balance’s option level.
Measurement results:
*Filter type
*Setting of “Value release” parameter
*Repeatability of indications expressed as standard deviation
*Average time of measurement stabilization
Example of a report:
-------- Autotest Filter: Report -------Balance type
PS 3Y
Balance ID
400010
User
Admin
Software rev.
L0.0.21 S
Date
2012.01.16
Time
10:17:27
---------------------------------------Reading unit
0.001/0.01 g
Internal weight mass
1402.094 g
---------------------------------------Filter
Very fast
Value release
Fast
Repeatability
0.0042 g
Stabilization time
4.505 s
Filter
Value release
Repeatability
Stabilization time
Filter
Value release
Repeatability
Stabilization time
Filter
Value release
Repeatability
Stabilization time
.
.
Very fast
Fast & Reliable
0.0097 g
4.524 s
Very fast
Reliable
0.0092 g
4.895 s
Fast
Fast
0.0099 g
4.979 s
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.
Filter
Value release
Repeatability
Stabilization time
Very slow
Reliable
0.0207 g
5.015 s
Signature
........................................
PROCEDURE:
On function activation, the software initiates the process automatically. The
display indicates progress of the process course. On completing the process, the
software displays a summary and marked values of currently set filter values.
The report can be printed.
Caution:
Exiting the reporting window causes erasing the test results.
User can abort the process at optional moment by pressing <X> key in the
testing window.
AUTOTEST GLP
The test controls repeatability of placing the internal weight and
determining error of indication with reference to balance’s Max capacity.
Testing Procedure:
• Two times loading of the internal weight, followed by 10 times
loading of the internal weight
• Balance internal adjustment
• Calculating and storing the value of standard deviation
• In balances with automatically opened doors, door opening and
closing test is carried out.
Additionally the function enables:
• Displaying and printing a report on available printers and saving
the report in balance’s memory. The report contains basic data on
balance’s parameters, ambient conditions and test results.
Test results:
*Deviation for Max.
*Value of repeatability of indication expressed as standard deviation
*Result of door test (positive / negative) – if a balance features
automatic door opening system.
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Example of a report:
.....................................................
--------- Autotest GLP: Report --------Balance type
PS 3Y
Balance ID
400010
User
Admin
Software rev.
L0.0.21 S
Date
2012.01.16
Time
09:17:16
---------------------------------------Number of measurements
10
Reading unit
0.001/0.01 g
Internal weight mass 1402.094 g
Filter
Average
Value release
Fast & Reliable
---------------------------------------Deviation for Max.
-0.118 g
Repeatability
0.0088 g
Signature
........................................
PROCEDURE:
On pressing a field with test name, the balance displays a message box.
On this level, the user can carry out the following:
 Start the following AUTOTESTU GLP process
 Preview results of completed autotests, and export all saved test results as
file with extension *.csv
 Delete all saved test results
User can abort the process at optional moment by pressing <X> key in the
testing window.
Results of carried out autotests are displayed as a table (each line features date
and time of autotest procedure and its result).
To preview detailed data of an autotest, press a specified line of the table with
test results.
In order to print a result of a single autotest, enter its details (see above) and
generate a printout by pressing <print> key in the upper bar of the balance’s
display.
Autotest results can be exported by pressing <export> field on the level of all
saved reports in a table. Data is sent to a data storage device connected to
balance’s USB port as a file with extension *.csv.
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33.8. Start logo
Caution:
Option enabled only for authorized balance operators.
The parameter enables changing a logo that appears on the balance display on a
start-up procedure.
33.9. Export of system events
Caution:
Option enabled only for authorized balance operators.
The parameter enables generating a special type of a file that is automatically
saved on option enabling on a data storage device plugged to balance’s USB
port.
The file is used by RADWAG service for diagnosing any potential problems
occurring during balance operation.
Procedure:
• Plug a data storage device to balance’s USB port
•
•
•
•
Enter submenu <
Other>
Select parameter <Export system events>
The software generates a file and automatically saves it on the data
storage device
The generated file has to be sent to Radwag service personnel.
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34. UPDATE
The function contains two modules which enable updating:
o Area of a user: SOFTWARE
o Metrological parameters: WEIGHING MODULE.
Updating process takes place automatically by loading data from a data
storage device connected to balance’s USB port.
Procedure
o Prepare a data storage device with update file. Required file extension:
*.lab
o Connect the data storage device to balance’s USB port
o Select menu <Software>
o The display previews content saved on the data storage device, search
for the update file and press its name.
o Updating process takes place automatically.
The process of updating the weighing module takes places analogously to
above procedure, but the required extension of the update file is: *.me01.
Caution:
Weighing module updating procedure is accessible to authorized service points only.
If the update file is incorrect, the balance displays a message on process error –
balance parameters remain unchanged.
35. SYSTEM INFORMATION
This menu contains data on balance specification and installed applications.
Most of parameters in this menu are for the information purpose only.
Parameter <Ambient conditions>, enables previewing present ambient
conditions in a balance: temperature, humidity, pressure (if a balance features
corresponding ambient conditions sensors).
On selecting parameter <Print settings> the balance sends all settings to a
printer.
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36. COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL
General information
A. A character based communication protocol balance-terminal is designed for
establishing communication between a RADWAG balance and a peripheral
devices via RS 232 interface.
B. It consists of commands sent from a peripheral device to the balance and
responses from the balance..
C. Responses are sent from the balance on each receipt of a command as a
reaction for a specific command.
D. Commands forming the communication protocol enable obtaining data on
balance's status and influencing its operation, e.g.: request measurement
results from the balance, zero indication, etc.
36.1. A set of commands
Command
Command description
Z
Zero balance
T
Tare balance
OT
Give tare value
UT
Set tare
S
Send stable measurement result in basic measuring unit
SI
SU
Immediately send measurement result in basic measuring unit
Immediately send measurement results from both measuring
platforms basic weighing units
Send stable measurement result in current measuring unit
SUI
Immediately send measurement result in current measuring unit
C1
Switch on continuous transmission in basic measuring unit
C0
Switch off continuous transmission in basic measuring unit
CU1
Switch on continuous transmission in current measuring unit
CU0
Switch off continuous transmission in current measuring unit
DH
Set low checkweighing threshold LO
UH
Set high checkweighing threshold HI
ODH
Give value of low checkweighing threshold LO
OUH
Give value of high checkweighing threshold HI
SM
Set mass value of a single item
TV
Set target mass value
RM
Set reference mass value
NB
Give balance factory number
PROFILE
Select balance profile
LOGIN
User log in
LOGOUT
User log out
SIA
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PC
Send all implemented commands
Caution:
1. Each command must end with CR LF characters;
36.2. Responses format for commands sent from computer level
On receipt of a command, the terminal sends a response in one of the
following formats:
XX_A CR LF
command understood and in progress
command carried out (appears only after
command XX_A)
command understood but not accessible at this
moment
XX_D CR LF
XX_I CR LF
the
XX _ ^ CR LF
command understood but max range is exceeded
XX _ v CR LF
command understood but min range is exceeded
XX _ OK CR LF
Command carried out (completed)
ES_CR LF
Command not recognized
XX _ E CR LF
an error occurred on command carrying out (time
limit exceeded while waiting for stable measurement
result (time limit is balance’s characteristic
parameter)
XX - stands for a name of sent command
_
- substitutes spaces
Zero the balance
Format: Z CR LF
Accessible responses:
COMMANDS DESCRIPTION
Z_A CR LF
Z_D CR LF
Z_A CR LF
Z_^ CR LF
-
Z_A CR LF
Z_E CR LF
- command understood and in progress
- time limit exceeded while waiting for stable measurement
result
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
Z_I CR LF
command
command
command
command
understood and in progress
carried out
understood and in progress
understood but zeroing range exceeded
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Tare the balance
Format: T CR LF
Accessible responses:
T_A CR LF
T_D CR LF
- command understood and in progress
- command carried out
T_A CR LF
T_v CR LF
- command understood and in progress
- command understood but tarring range exceeded
T_A CR LF
T_E CR LF
- command understood and in progress
- time limit exceeded while waiting for stable
measurement result
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
T_I CR LF
Give tare value
Format: OT CR LF
Accessible responses: OT_TARA CR LF – command carried out
Response format:
1 2
3
O
T
space
4-12
13
tare
space
14
15
16
unit
17
18
19
space
CR
LF
Tare - 9 characters with right justification
Unit - 3 characters with left justification
Caution:
Tare value is always given in adjustment unit.
Set tare
Format:
UT_TARE CR LF, where TARE – tare value
Accessible responses:
UT_OK CR LF
UT_I CR LF
ES CR LF
- command carried out
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
- command not recognized (tare format incorrect)
Caution:
Use dot in tare format as decimal point.
Send stable measurement result in basic measuring unit
Format: S CR LF
Accessible responses:
S_A CR LF
S_E CR LF
S_I CR LF
S_A CR LF
MASS FRAME
- command understood and in progress
- time limit exceeded while waiting for stable
measurement result
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment
- command understood and in progress
- response is mass value in basic measuring unit
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Frame format:
1
2-3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
S space
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
marker
Example:
S CR LF – command sent from a computer
S _ A CR LF - command understood and in progress
S _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ 8 . 5 _ g _ _ CR LF - command carried out, response
is mass value in basic measuring unit.
Immediately send measurement result in basic measuring unit
Format: SI CR LF
Accessible responses:
SI_I CR LF
MASS FRAME
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment
- response is immediate with mass value in basic
weighing unit
Frame format:
1 2
S
I
3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
space
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
marker
Example:
S I CR LF – command sent from a computer
S I _ ? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 8 . 5 _ k g _ CR LF - command carried out,
immediate response of mass value in basic weighing unit
Immediately send measurement results from all weighing platforms
basic measuring units
Format: SIA CR LF
Accessible responses:
SIA_I CR LF
MASS FRAME „P1” CR LF
MASS FRAME „P2” CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at
this moment
- immediate response of mass value in basic
measuring unit from all weighing platforms
Frame format with mass from each weighing platform:
1 2
3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
P n space
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
marker
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Where:
n
- weighing platform number
mass - 9 characters with right justification
unit - 3 characters with left justification
Example:
In case there are two weighing platforms.
S I A CR LF – command sent from a computer
P 1 _ ? _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 1 8 . 5 _ g _ _ CR LF
P 2 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3 6 . 2 _ k g _ CR LF - command carried out,
immediate response is mass value from both weighing platforms in basic
measuring unit specific for each of the weighing platforms.
Send stable measurement result in current weighing unit
Format: SU CR LF
Accessible responses:
SU_A CR LF
SU_E CR LF
SU_I CR LF
- command understood and in progress
- time limit exceeded while waiting for stable measurement
result
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
SU_A CR LF
MASS FRAME
- command understood and in progress
- response is mass value in current measuring unit
Frame format:
1 2
3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
S U space
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
market
Example:
S U CR LF – command from a computer
S U _ A CR LF – command understood and in progress
S U _ _ _ - _ _ 1 7 2 . 1 3 5 _ N _ _ CR LF - command carried out,
response is mass value in current measuring unit.
Immediately send measurement result in current measuring unit
Format: SUI CR LF
Accessible responses:
SUI_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment
MASS FORMAT - mass value in current measuring unit is returned
immediately
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Frame format
1 2 3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19
20
21
S U
stability
space
sign
mass
space
unit
CR
LF
I
Example:
S U I CR LF – command from a computer
S U I ? _ - _ _ _ 5 8 . 2 3 7 _ k g _ CR LF - command carried out,
immediate response of mass value in current measuring unit
Where: _ - space
Switch on continuous transmission in basic measuring unit
Format: C1 CR LF
Accessible responses:
C1_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
C1_A CR LF
MASS FRAME
- command understood and in progress
- response is mass value in basic measuring unit
Frame format
1 2
3
S
I
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
space
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
marker
Switch off continuous transmission in basic measuring unit
Format: C0 CR LF
Accessible responses:
C0_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
C0_A CR LF
- command understood and in progress
Switch on continuous transmission in current measuring unit
Format: CU1 CR LF
Accessible responses:
CU1_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
CU1_A CR LF
MASS FRAME
- command understood and in progress
- response is mass value in current measuring unit
Frame format:
1 2 3
4
5
6
7-15
16
17 18 19 20 21
stability
S U I
space character mass space
unit
CR LF
marker
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Switch off continuous transmission in current weighing unit
Format: CU0 CR LF
Accessible responses:
CU0_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this moment
CU0_A CR LF
- command understood and in progress
Set low checkweighing threshold LO
Format:
DH_XXXXX CR LF, where XXXXX – mass format
Accessible responses:
DH_OK CR LF
- command carried out
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (incorrect mass format)
Set high checkweighing threshold HI
Format:
UH_XXXXX CR LF, where XXXXX – mass format
Accessible responses:
UH_OK CR LF
- command carried out
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (incorrect mass format)
Give value of low checkweighing threshold LO
Format:
ODH CR LF
Accessible response: DH_MASS CR LF – command carried out
Frame format:
1
2
3
4-12
13
D
H
space
mass
space
Mass
Unit
14
15
16
unit
17
18
19
space
CR
LF
17
18
19
space
CR
LF
- 9 characters with right justification
- 3 characters with right justification
Give value of high checkweighing threshold HI
Format:
OUH CR LF
Accessible response: UH_MASA CR LF – command carried out
Frame format :
1
2
3
4-12
13
U
H
space
mass
space
Mass
Unit
14
15
unit
- 9 characters with right justification
- 3 characters with right justification
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16
Set mass value of a single (only for PARTS COUNTING)
Format:
SM_XXXXX CR LF, where: _ - space, XXXXX – mass format
Accessible responses:
SM_OK CR LF
- command carried out
SM_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment (e.g.: other working mode, not PARTS
COUNTING)
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (incorrect mass format)
Set target mass value (e.g. for DOSING)
Format:
TV_XXXXX CR LF, where: _ - space, XXXXX – mass format
Accessible responses:
TV_OK CR LF
- command carried out
TV_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment (e.g.: WEIGHING mode)
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (incorrect mass format)
Set reference mass value (e.g. for PERCENT SETUP)
Format:
RM_XXXXX CR LF, where: _ - space, XXXXX – mass format
Accessible responses:
RM_OK CR LF
- command carried out
RM_I CR LF
- command understood but not accessible at this
moment (e.g.: other working mode, not PERCENT
SETUP)
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (incorrect mass format)
User log in
Format: LOGIN Name, Password CR LF (Name and password have to be
inserted as they are set in the balance – small and capital letters)
Accessible responses:
LOGIN OK CR LF
- command understood, new user is logged in
LOGIN ERRROR CR LF - command understood, an error in name or
password occurred, log in failed
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (error in format)
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User log out
Format: LOGOUT CR LF
Accessible responses:
LOGOUT OK CR LF
ES CR LF
- command understood, user is logged out
- command not recognized (error in format)
Set balance mode
Format: PROFILE_Name CR LF where: _ - space (Name must be accordant
with the name form entered in a balance – lowercase and uppercase letters)
Accessible responses:
PROFILE OK CR LF
- command understood, new PROFILE activated
LOGIN ERRROR CR LF - command understood, an error in PROFILE name,
log in failed
ES CR LF
- command not recognized (error in format)
Send all implemented commands
Format:
PC CR LF
Accessible responses:
PC_A_”Z,T,S,SI,SIA,SU,SUI,C1,C0,CU1,CU0,DH,ODH,UH,OUH,OT,UT,
LOGIN,LOGOUT,PC" – command carried out, terminal has sent all
implemented commands.
36.3. Manual printout / Automatic printout
Balance 3Y series enables generating manual or automatic printouts.
•
Manual printout: press
(measurement result),
key on stabilization of indication
•
Automatic printout is generated automatically, in accordance to the settings
of automatic printout (see point 10.8 of this user manual).
The content of a printout depends on setting in menu <Standard printout> <Weighing printout template>(see point 15.5 of this user manual).
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Format of mass printout:
1
2
3
stability
space character
marker
Stability marker
4 -12
13
mass
space
14
15
unit
16
17
18
CR
LF
Mass
[space] if stable
[?] if unstable
[!] air buoyancy compensation mode is enabled
[^] if error of exceeding range to + occurs
[v] if error of exceeding range to – occurs
[space] for positive values
[-] for negative values
9 characters with decimal point and right justification
Unit
3 characters with left justification
Character
Example:
_ _ _ _ _ _ 1 8 3 2 . 0 _ g _ _ CR LF – a printout generated from a balance
on pressing
key, according to settings of <Weighing printout
template>:
N (number of
measurements)
Date
NO
Universal variable 1 … 5
NO
Net
Time
NO
NO
Tare
NO
NO
Level status
NO
Gross
NO
Client
NO
Current result
NO
Warehouse
NO
Supplementary unit
NO
Product
NO
Mass
YES
Packaging
NO
Non-standard printout
NO
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37. CONNECTING PERIPHERAL DEVICES
Balances 3Y series can cooperate with the following peripheral devices:
• Computer,
• Receipt printer: KAFKA, EPSON,
• PCL printer PCL,
• Additional display,
• Barcode scanner,
• An optional peripheral device operating in communication protocol
ASCII.
38. DIAGRAMS OF CONNECTING CABLES
Caution:
Cable „Balance – Ethernet” is a regular network cable with slot jest RJ45 on both
ends.
Cable: balance - computer (RS232)
Cable: balance - printer KAFKA
Cable: balance – printer CITIZEN, EPSON
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Cable: IN / OUT
39. ERROR MESSAGES
Err2
Value beyond zero range,
Err3
Value beyond tare range,
Err8
Tarring / Zeroing operation time exceeded,
-NULLZero value from converter,
-FULLMeasurement range (Max. capacity) exceeded,
-LHStart mass error,
-no level- not levelled balance
-Err 100- weighing module restart
In process in-course process resulting in unstable measurement
(automatic feeder – pills feeding process or comparator – load
change process)
HI
- display range overflow,
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40. ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT
Type
Name
P0136
RS232 cable for KAFKA printer
P0151
RS232 cable for EPSON printer
KAFKA
Thermal printer
EPSON
Dot matrix printer
CITIZEN
Label printer
PCL printer
WD- xx
Additional display in plastic housing
CK-01
Transponder card scanner
LS2208
Barcode scanner
AP2-1
Power loop output
SAL
Anti-vibration bench for laboratory balances
PC keyboard
Computer software:
• „LABEL EDITOR”,
• „PW-WIN”,
• „RAD-KEY”.
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41. APPENDIX A – Variables for printouts
41.1. List of variables
Caution:
Each of defined variables must be contained in braces:
{x}, where x – stands for variable number.
List of variables is accessible in the system for defining the look of standard
printout templates and data displayed in the grey coloured workspace:
Symbol
Variable description
1)
Standard printout in adjustment unit
1)
Standard printout in current measuring unit
{0}
{1}
{2}
Date
{3}
Time
{4}
Date and time
{5}
Working modes
{6}
Net mass in current measuring unit
{7}
Net mass is adjustment unit
{8}
Gross mass
{9}
Tare
{10}
Current measuring unit
{11}
Adjustment unit
{12}
Low threshold
{13}
High threshold
{15}
Statistics: Number
{16}
Statistics: Sum
{17}
Statistics: Mean
{18}
{19}
Statistics: Minimum
Statistics: Maximum
{20}
Statistics: SDV
{21}
Statistics: D
{22}
Statistics: RDV
{26}
Result control
{27}
Value
{28}
Level status
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{30}
Gross value
{31}
Weighing platform no.
{32}
Factory no.
{33}
Balance reading unit
{34}
Range
{35}
Parts counting: Mass of a standard
{36}
Percent setup: Reference mass
{38}
Universal variable: Name
{39}
Universal variable: Value
{43}
Net mass in supplementary unit
{44}
Supplementary unit
{45}
Target value
{46}
Tolerance
{47}
Difference
{48}
Balance type
{50}
Product: Name
{51}
Product: Code
{52}
Product: EAN code
{53}
Product: Mass
{54}
Product: Tare
{55}
Product: Price
{56}
Product: Minimum
{57}
Product: Maximum
{58}2)
Product: PGC mode
{59}
Product: Shelf-life time in days
{60}
Product: VAT
{61}
{62}
Product: Date
Product: Shelf-life time
{63}
Product: Density
{64}
Product: Ingredients
{65}
Product: Description
{66}
Product: Tolerance
{75}
User: Name
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{76}
User: Code
{77}
User: Access level
{80}
Packaging: Name
{81}
Packaging: Code
{82}
Packaging: Mass
{85}
Client: Name
{86}
Client: Code
{87}
Client: VAT no.
{88}
Client: Address
{89}
Client: Postal code
{90}
Client: City
{91}
Client: Discount
{100}2)
PGC Report: Batch number
{101}2)
PGC Report: Start date
{102}2)
PGC Report: End date
{103}2)
PGC Report: Result
{104}2)
PGC Report: Batch quantity
{105}2)
PGC Report: Number of measurements
{106}2)
PGC Report: Value of T1 error
{107}2)
PGC Report: Value of 2T1 error
2)
PGC Report: Number of T1 errors
2)
PGC Report: Permissible number of T1 errors
2)
{110}
PGC Report: Number of 2T1 errors
{111}2)
PGC Report: Sum
{112}2)
PGC Report: Min
{113}2)
PGC Report: Max
{114}2)
PGC Report: Average
{115}2)
PGC Report: Average limit
{116}2)
PGC Report: Standard deviation
{117}2)
PGC Report: Measurements
{118}2)
PGC Report: Unit
{108}
{109}
2)
PGC Report: Report no.
2)
Average Tare Report: Date
2)
Average Tare Report: Result
{119}
{120}
{121}
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{122}2)
Average Tare Report: Standard deviation
{123}2)
Average Tare Report: 0,25T1
{124}2)
Average Tare Report: Number of measurements
2)
Average Tare Report: Measurements
2)
Average Tare Report: Report no.
{125}
{126}
{130}
Warehouse: Name
{131}
Warehouse: Code
{132}
Warehouse: Description
{141}
Additional display: WD
{142}
Additional display: WWG
{143}
Hex
{144}
Hex UTF-8
{146}
Gross mass in current measuring unit
{147}
Tare in current measuring unit
{150}
PCL printer: Page offset
{151}
Epson printer: Paper cut
{165}
Formulation: Name
{166}
Formulation: Code
{167}
Formulation: Number of ingredients
{168}
Formulation: Sum
{169}
Formulation: Ingredient
{170}
Formulation: Ingredient no.
{175}
Report on formulation: Start date
{176}
Report on formulation: End date
{177}
Report on formulation: Sum
{178}
Report on formulation: Target value
{179}
Report on formulation: Difference
{180}
Report on formulation: Number of measurements
{181}
Report on formulation: Status
{182}
Report on formulation: Measurements
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{188}
Ingredient: Target mass
{189}
Ingredient: Difference
{190}
2)
Comparator: Report no.
{191}
2)
Comparator: Start date
{192}
2)
Comparator: End date
{193}
2)
Comparator: Order no.
{194}
2)
Comparator: Tested standard no.
{195}
2)
Comparator: Difference
{196}
{197}
2)
Comparator: List of Measurements
Comparator: Mean difference
{198}
2)
Comparator: Standard deviation
{199}
2)
Comparator: Number of cycles
{200}
2)
Comparator: Method
{201}
2)
Comparator: Min temperature
{202}
2)
Comparator: Max temperature
{203}
2)
Comparator: Min Humidity
{204}
2)
Comparator: Max Humidity
{205}
2)
Comparator: Min Pressure
{206}
2)
Comparator: Max Pressure
{207}
2)
Comparator: Task
{208}
2)
Comparator: Selected Task
{209}
2)
Comparator: Measurements
2)
{210}
Adjustment history: Type of adjustment
{211}
Adjustment history: Nominal mass
{212}
Adjustment history: Current mass
{213}
Adjustment history: Difference
{214}
Adjustment history: Temperature
{215}
Adjustment history: Level status
{216}
Adjustment history: Weighing platform no.
{220}
2)
Mass control: Start date
{221}
2)
Mass control: End date
{222}
2)
Mass control: Lot no.
{223}
2)
Mass control: Average
{224}
2)
Mass control: Standard deviation
{225}
2)
Mass control: Standard quantity
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{226}
2)
Mass control: Measurements
{227}
2)
Mass control: Report no.
{228}
2)
Mass control: Number of T2M error
{229}
2)
Mass control: Number of T1M error
{230}
2)
Mass control: Number of T1P error
{231}
2)
Mass control: Number of T2P error
{232}
2)
Mass control: T2- threshold
{233}
2)
Mass control: T1- threshold
{234}
2)
Mass control: T1+ threshold
{235}
2)
Mass control: T2+ threshold
{236}
2)
Mass control: T2- threshold value
{237}
2)
Mass control: T1- threshold value
{238}
2)
Mass control: T1+ threshold value
{239}
2)
Mass control: T2+ threshold value
{240}
2)
Mass control: Average in percent (DX)
{241}
2)
Mass control: Standard deviation in percent
{250}
Density: Start date
{251}
Density: End date
{252}
Density: Procedure
{253}
Density: Standard liquid
{254}
Density of standard liquid
{255}
Density: Temperature if standard liquid
{256}
Density: Plunger volume
{257}
Density: Density determined
{258}
Density: Unit
{259}
Density: Sample no.
{260}
Density: Weighing 1
{261}
Density: Weighing 2
{263}
Density: Volume
{266}
Density: Mass of steel standard
{267}
Density: Mass of aluminum standard
{268}
Density: Density of steel standard
{269}
Density: Density of aluminum standard
{275}
Ambient conditions report: Date and time
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{276}
Ambient conditions report: Temperature THB
{277}
Ambient conditions report: Humidity THB
{278}
Ambient conditions report: Temperature 1
{279}
Ambient conditions report: Temperature 2
{280}
Ambient conditions report: Pressure THB
{281}
Ambient conditions report: Air density
{282}
Ambient conditions report: Humidity
{283}
Ambient conditions report: Pressure
{285}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Name
{286}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Code
{287}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Class
{288}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Factory no.
{289}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Mass
{290}
2)
Mass Comparator: (Reference) Standards: Set no.
{295}
Animal weighing: Threshold
{296}
Animal weighing: Averaging time
{300}
2)
Tasks: Name
{301}
2)
Tasks: Code
{302}
2)
Tasks: Class
{303}
2)
Tasks: Mass
{304}
2)
Tasks: Order no.
{305}
2)
Tasks: Tested standard no.
{310}
Pipettes: Name
{311}
Pipettes: Code
{312}
Pipettes: Model
{313}
Pipettes Tips
{314}
Pipettes: Nominal volume
{315}
Pipettes: minimal volume
{316}
Pipettes: Number of channels
{317}
Pipettes: Type
{318}
Pipettes: Type of volume
{319}
Pipettes: Tested volumes
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{325}
Pipette calibration report: Serial no.
{326}
Pipette calibration report: Start date
{327}
Pipette calibration report: End date
{328}
Pipette calibration report: Number of measurements
{329}
Pipette calibration report: Operation with ISO 8655
{330}
Pipette calibration report: Status
{331}
Pipette calibration report: Temperature
{332}
Pipette calibration report: Humidity
{333}
Pipette calibration report: Pressure
{334}
Pipette calibration report: Water temperature
{335}
Pipette calibration report: Z coefficient
{336}
Pipette calibration report: Statistics
{337}
Pipette calibration report: measurements and statistics
{338}
Pipette calibration report: Number of channel
{340}
Pipette calibration report: Average volume
{341}
Pipette calibration report: Systematic error
{342}
Pipette calibration report: Systematic eror
{343}
Pipette calibration report: Tested volume
{344}
Pipette calibration report: Systematic error [%]
{345}
Pipette calibration report: Random error [%}
{350}
Lot: Name
{351}
Lot: Code
{352}
Lot: Samples
{353}
Lot: Number of samples
{355}
Sample: Name
{356}
Sample: Status
{357}
Sample: Tare
{358}
Sample: Temperature
{359}
Sample: Humidity
{360}
Sample: Pressure
{361}
Sample no.
{365}
Weighing B: Interval
{366}
Weighing B: Difference
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{367}
Weighing B: Difference %
{368}
Weighing B: Residue %
{369}
Weighing B: Number
{375}
Differential weighing: Method
{380}2)
Drying program: Name
{381}2)
Drying program: Code
{385}2)
Drying mode
{386}2)
Drying mode parameters
{387}2)
Finish mode
{388}2)
Finish mode parameters
{389}2)
Drying report: Unit
2)
{390}
Drying report: Printout interval
{395}2)
Moisture analyzer: Set temperature
{396}2)
Moisture analyzer: Current temperature
{397}2)
Moisture analyzer: Drying time
{398}2)
Moisture analyzer: Status
{399}2)
Moisture analyzer: Drying time and result
{400}2)
Moisture analyzer: Humidity content
{401}2)
Moisture analyzer: Dry content
{402}2)
Moisture analyzer: Humid/Dry ratio
{403}2)
Moisture analyzer: Heating source test – Power [%]
{405}
SQC: Batch no.
{406}
SQC: Start date
{407}
SQC: End date
{408}
SQC: Batch quantity
{410}
SQC : Mean
{411}
SQC : Standard deviation
{412}
SQC : MIN
{413}
{414}
SQC : MAX
SQC : Difference
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{415}
SQC : Measurements
{416}
SQC : Mean [%]
{417}
SQC : Standard deviation [%]
{418}
SQC : Number of T2- errors
{419}
SQC : Number of T1- errors
{420}
SQC : Number of T1+ errors
{421}
{422}
SQC : Number of T2+ errors
{423}
SQC : T1- limit
{424}
SQC : T1+ limit
{425}
SQC : T2+ limit
{426}
SQC : Value of T2- error
{427}
SQC : Value of T1- error
{428}
SQC : Value of T1+ error
{429}
SQC : Value of T2+ error
{440}
Minimum sample: Name
{441}
{442}
Minimum sample: Reference tare
{443}
Minimum sample: Status
SQC : T2- limit
Minimum sample
Caution:
Format of variables {0} and {1} is finished with characters CR LF,
1)
(i.e. switching to a next line is carried out automatically),
2) Variables are not operated by software version: “Standard”.
41.2. Variables formatting
Balance user can randomly format numerical variables, text variables and date
which are dedicated for printing, and which are displayed in the grey coloured
workspace of the display.
Formatting types:
• Variables with left justification,
• Variables with right justification,
• Determining number of characters for printing / displaying,
• Determining number of decimal places for numerical variables,
• Converting the format of date and hour,
• Converting numerical variables into a code type EAN13,
• Converting numerical variables and date into a code type EAN128.
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Special formatting signs:
Sign
Description
,
Sign separating variables for
formatting
-
Minus sign or left justification
:
Sign proceeding formatting or
time separator (i.e. hours,
minutes and seconds)
T
/
\
.
First detected dot in a digit is
recognized as separator of
integer and decimal parts.
Each following dot is ignored.
F
Sign formatting digits to a
chain of sign in format “ddd.ddd…” (where: d stands
for a single digit, minus is for
digits with negative value
only) or determining number
of decimal places
V
Formatting mass and
quantities derivatives of mass
in EAN13 code
Formatting mass and
quantities derivatives of mass
in EAN128 code
Date separator between days,
months and years
sign “escape” deleting a
formatting function from the
following sign, so that it is
recognized as text
Example
{7,10} – Net mass in adjustment
unit with constant length of 10
characters, with right justification
{7,-10} – Net mass in adjustment
unit with constant length of 10
characters, with left justification
{7:0.000} – Net mass in
adjustment unit always with three
decimal places; {3:hh:mm:ss} –
Current time in format: hour :
minute : second
{55:0.00} – Product’s unit price
always with two decimal places;
{17:0.0000} – Average from
measurements, always with four
decimal places;
{7:F2} – Net mass in adjustment
unit always with two decimal
places;
{7,9:F2} – Net mass in
adjustment unit always with two
decimal places and fixed length of
9 characters with right
justification;
{7:V6.3} – Net mass in a form of
EAN13 code (6-character code)
with three decimal places
{7:T6.3} – Net mass in a form of
EAN128 code with three decimal
places;
{2:yy/MM/dd} – Current date in
format:
year - month - day, where yy stand
for two less meaningful characters
of a year;
{2:yy\/MM\/dd} – Current date
in format: year / month / day;
{2:yy\:MM\:dd} – Current date in
format: year : month : day. Should
“\” be used in literal meaning,
insert: \\;
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Application list of formatted variables:
CODE
DESCRIPTION
{7:V6.3}
Net mass in EAN 13 code (6-character code)
{7:V7.3}
Net mass in EAN 13 code (7-character code)
{27:V6.3}
Net value in EAN 13 code (6-character code)
{27:V7.3}
Net value in EAN 13 code (7-character code)
{7:T6.3}
Net mass in EAN 128 code
{8:T6.3}
Gross mass in EAN 128 code
{55:T6.2}
Product price in EAN 128 code
{2:yyMMdd}
Data in EAN 128 code
{61:yyMMdd}
Product data in EAN 128 code
{62:yyMMdd}
Product’s shelf-life time in EAN 128 code
42. APPENDIX D – Settings of CITIZEN printer
Baud rate
Parity control
Bits
Stop bits
Handshake
IEEE 1284
9600b/sec
none
8bit
1 bit
No
ON (enabled)
Data from a printer regarding RS232:
[Interface Menu]
RS-232C Baud rate
RS-232C Parity
RS-232C Length
RS-232C Stop bit
RS-232C X-ON
IEEE 1284
9600bps
None
8 bit
1 bit
No
On
Means of activating an information (test) printout and carrying out changes in
printer’s settings is specified in a user manual of CITIZEN printers.
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43. APPENDINX E - Settings of ZEBRA printers
Baud rate
Parity control
Bits
Stop bits
–
–
–
–
9600b/sec
none
8bit
1 bit
Data on a printout from a printer regarding RS 232:
Serial port : 96, N, 8, 1
Means of activating an information (test) printout and carrying out changes in
printer’s settings is specified in a user manual of ZEBRA printers.
44. APPENDIX F – Communication with barcode scanners
1. For communication with barcode scanners RADWAG balances 3Y series use
RS232 interfaces and simplex transmission (one direction) without
handshaking. Only two wires are required for assuring such a transmission.
Therefore, used scanners should be equipped in such interface with disabled
both hardware and software handshaking.
2. Both balances and scanners have the possibility of setting of transmission
parameters. Both devices are required to have the same parameters set :
baud rate, number of data bits, parity control, stop bits. e.g. 9600,8,N,1 –
baud rate 9600 bit/s , data 8-bits, no parity control, 1 stop bit.
3. Barcode scanners can send additional information apart from the expected
barcode e.g. type of barcode. It is advisable to disable such information
because RADWAG devices and software do not use it.
4. Some RADWAG systems can omit unnecessary information by using
parameters that mark the beginning and the length of the code required to
analyse.
5. Should a barcode be recognized by a balance, it needs to have some
particular features. A code requires programming a characteristics prefix and
suffix. In a standard accepted by RADWAG, a prefix is a sign (byte) 01
hexadecimal and a suffix is a sign (byte) 0D hexadecimal.
6. Most barcode scanners allow to enable/disable different barcode types.
7. Programming of scanners is usually performed by reading special barcodes
or by using an external software tool.
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Barcode with required prefix and
suffix in hexadecimal format
01 30 30 32 31 30 31 32 36 0D
Barcode
without
Code
required –fixes type
in ASCII format
00210126
EAN-8
0123456789
KOD 2 Z 5
CODE 39 TEST
CODE 39
01 31 31 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 31 0D
1101234567891
EAN-13
01 43 6F 64 65 20 31 32 38 20 54 65 73 74 0D
CODE 128 Test
CODE 128
01 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 0D
01 43 4F 44 45 20 33 39 20 54 45 53 54 0D
45. APPENDIX G – Menu structure
User adjustment
Description
Value
Internal adjustment
Function
External adjustment
Function
User adjustment
Function
Adjustment test
Function
Automatic adjustment time
1 - 12
Report printout
No / Yes
GLP Project . . 
Name
Setting
» Adjustment
No / Yes
» Working mode
No / Yes
» Date
No / Yes
» Time
No / Yes
» User
No / Yes
» Balance type
No / Yes
» Balance ID
No / Yes
» Level status
No / Yes
» Nominal mass
No / Yes
» Difference
No / Yes
» Temperature
No / Yes
» Current mass
No / Yes
» Empty line
No / Yes
» Dashes
No / Yes
» Signature
No / Yes
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» Non-standard printout
Adjustment history
No / Yes
Displays a report on
completed external
adjustments
Databases
−
Products
−
Weighing records
−
Clients
−
Formulation
−
Reports from formulas
−
Reports from density
−
Controls
−
Average tares
−
Pipettes
−
Pipette calibration reports
−
Series
−
Ambient conditions
−
Packages
−
Warehouses
−
Printouts
−
Universal variables
−
Delete data older than
−
Export database of weighing records to file
Communication
Description
Value
COM 1
» Baud rate
9600
» Data bits
8
» Stop bits
1
» Parity
No
COM 2
» Baud rate
9600
» Data bits
8
» Stop bits
1
» Parity
No
Ethernet
» DHCP
No
» IP address
192.168.0.2
» Subnet mask
255.255.255.0
» Default gate
192.168.0.1
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Tcp
Port
4001
Peripheral devices
Description
Value
Computer
» Port
COM 1
» Address
1
»
Continuous
transmission
No / Yes
» Printout template
Settings
» E2R System
Settings
» Port
COM 2
» Code page
1250
» Printouts
Settings
» Port
None / COM 1/ COM 2
» Offset
0
» Code length
0
Printer
Barcode scanner
Transponder card
scanner
Port
None / COM 1/ COM 2
Port
None / COM 1-2 / Tcp
Project
Settings
Port
None / COM 1-2 / Com internal
Address
3
Additional display
Ambient conditions
module
Inputs / Outputs
Description
Value
Inputs
» Input 1
Selection
» Input 2
Selection
» Input 3
Selection
» Input 4
Selection
Outputs
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» Output 1
Selection
» Output 2
Selection
» Output 3
Selection
» Output 4
Selection
Access level
Description
Value
Anonymous user
» Guest
Selection
» User
Selection
» Advanced user
Selection
» Administrator
Selection
» Guest
Selection
» User
Selection
» Advanced user
Selection
» Administrator
Selection
» Guest
Selection
» User
Selection
» Advanced user
Selection
» Administrator
Selection
Date and time
Printouts
Databases
Products
Clients
Selection:
Formulation
- Guest
Packages
- User
Warehouses
- Advanced user
Printouts
- Administrator
Delete data older than
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Others
Description
Value
Language
Selection
Date and time
Settings
Beep
Selection
Touch panel calibration
Function
Level control
Selection
Autotest
Selection
User manual no.:
IMMU-02-03-04-14-ENG
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MANUFACTURER
OF ELECTRONIC WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS
RADWAG BALANCES AND SCALES
POLAND, 26 – 600 Radom, Bracka 28
Phone. +48 48 38 48 800, fax. + 48 48 385 00 10
export@radwag.com
www.radwag.com
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