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Counterpart
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Counting Scale Indicator
Version 1.0
User Manual
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Contents
1.0
Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 2
1.1 Standard Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.2 Capacities and Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3 Modes of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3.1
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
Description of Modes of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Keypad Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tare Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Annunciator Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Softkey Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Alpha/Numeric Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Indicator Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation ................................................................................................................................... 6
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enclosure Disassembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Power Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Cell Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wire Specifics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.7.3
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Serial Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Digital I/O - COMING SOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Network Connection to Counterpart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.8 Enclosure Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.9 CPU Board Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.10 Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.11 Installing Option Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.12 Indicator Replacement Parts and Assembly Drawings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.0
Configuration ............................................................................................................................. 15
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
4.0
Front Panel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Revolution Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audit Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Structures and Parameter Descriptions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4
3.6.5
SCALE Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCALE 3 Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEATUR Submenu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEATUR Menu, REGULA / INDUST Submenu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS Submenus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3.7 Calibration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.8 Test Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.9 Display Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.10 ID Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Calibration ................................................................................................................................. 39
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Version 1.00
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Front Panel Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDP Command Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Revolution® Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
More About Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4.1
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Adjusting Final Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Scale Operations........................................................................................................................ 42
5.1 Weight Unit Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.2 Entering Tare Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.2.1
5.2.2
One-Touch Tare, Tare Unknown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Digital Tare, Tare Weight Known . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.3 Toggling Between Gross and Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
5.4 Entering Unit Weights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
5.4.1
5.4.2
Unit Weight Operation by Sampling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Unit Weight Operation by Key Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
5.5 IDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
5.5.1
5.5.2
5.5.3
5.5.4
5.5.5
Setting an ID Using the Normal Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Stored ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding an ID From Count Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding an ID Through Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WeighVault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5.6 Totalization Counts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5.7 Connecting a Barcode Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5.7.1
6.0
Setting up a Softkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Serial Commands ...................................................................................................................... 51
6.1 The Serial Command Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.1.6
6.1.7
6.1.8
6.1.9
7.0
Key Press Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keypad Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ID Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ETH Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reporting Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clear and Reset Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parameter Setting Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Mode Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unique Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Print Formatting ......................................................................................................................... 58
7.1 Print Formatting Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
7.2 Customizing Print Formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
7.2.1
7.2.2
7.2.3
7.2.4
8.0
Using the EDP Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Revolution® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Label Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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WLAN Installation Instructions .................................................................................................. 65
8.1 Enclosure Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
8.2 WLAN Card Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
9.0
Appendix .................................................................................................................................... 66
9.1 Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
9.2 Using the XE EDP Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
9.2.1
Using the P EDP Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
9.3 Continuous Output (Stream) Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
9.4 Demand Output Serial Data Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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9.5 Custom Stream Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
9.6 Digital Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
9.6.1
9.6.2
9.6.3
9.6.4
DIGFLx Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DFSENS and DFTHRH Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Digital Filter Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audit Trail Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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9.7 Serial Scale Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.8 Regulatory Mode Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.9 Updating Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.10 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.11 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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About This Manual
This manual is provided for the use of trained and qualified installers of counting scales, and represents the
correct, safe and recommended methods for setting up and using the Counterpart®.
This manual can be viewed and downloaded from the Rice Lake Weighing Systems web site at
www.ricelake.com. Rice Lake Weighing Systems is an ISO 9001 registered company.
Note
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1.0
Introduction
The Counterpart offers practical solutions for a full range of precision counting applications. A bright LCD
display enables operators to easily view quantities and alphanumeric text messaging displays part numbers to
verify descriptions and correct part called from memory. One hundred and fifty (150) item memory and two
RS-232 ports and Ethernet enable the Counterpart to provide real-time data collection and position it for the
future growth of your business. Multiple scales can be connected to the Counterpart, as well as an RS-232 bar
code scanner and external printer. When portability is required, choose the battery operation option of the
Counterpart up to 24 hours of continuous use for mobile workstations, outdoor applications, and rental fleets. It’s
built to withstand transport from one area of the plant to another or from one business to the next. Simply connect
a printer via RS-232 for labeling, ticketing, or receipt tasks.
1.1
Standard Features
Counterpart offers a variety of standard features and are listed below.
• AC operated (battery operation is optional)
• Lb/kg, g/oz weight display conversion
• Single or dual channel models w/ serial scale
• Two RS-232 ports for peripheral connections (with one port also supporting 20 mA transmit)
• On board Ethernet capability
• Scanner input (using RS-232 port)
• Revolution software utility for setup
• 150 item memory
1.2
Capacities and Resolutions
Table 1-1 list the scale capacities and resolutions for all part numbered models of the Counterpart.
Counting scales specify two types of resolution:
• Weight (or external) resolution
• Counting (or internal) resolution
Weight resolution is displayed in divisions of the full scale capacity, which is divided into weight increments. For
example, a 5-lb scale divided into 10,000 display divisions would display weight with 0.0005 lb divisions
(10,000 divisions x 0.0005 lb = 5.0 lb).
Counting resolution is based on the internal resolution of the scale. The default weight and counting resolutions
for the Counterpart capacities are shown below.
Platform Capacity
Weighing Resolution
Counting Resolution
Platform Dimensions
5.0 lb
0.005 lb
0.000005
9 in x 12 in
10 lb
0.001 lb
0.00001
11 in x 16 in
25 lb
0.002 lb
0.00002
50 lb
0.005 lb
0.00005
100 lb
0.01 lb
0.0001
Table 1-1. Counterpart Capacities
1.3
Modes of Operation
1.3.1
•
•
2
Description of Modes of Operation
Count Mode – where all the basic weighing and counting operations are performed.
Setup Mode – where item data can be programmed into the memory of the scale.
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1.4
Keypad Functions
Key
Function
Turns the Counterpart unit on/off.
NOTE: If the PC1 jumper is set to SW, the POWER button must be used to turn the unit on and off. If the PC jumper is set
to ON, the unit will automatically power on when it’s plugged in and the only way to turn it off is to unplug power.
POWER
Enters Menu mode, allowing configuration if the Audit jumper is in the “ON” position. Also used as an “escape” key in Menu
mode.
MENU
SETUP
ZERO
Sets the current gross weight to zero, provided the amount of weight to be removed or added is within the specified zero
range and the scale is not in motion. The zero band is defaulted to 1.9% of full scale, but can be configured for up to 100%
of full scale.
NOTE: 1.9% is required for legal for trade applications.
Used to enter a known unit weight of a part.
UNIT
WEIGHT
Sends “on-demand” serial information out the serial port, provided the conditions for standstill are met.
PRINT
TARE
Performs one of several predetermined Tare functions dependent on the mode of operation selected in the TAREFN
parameter. To view a stored tare, see Section 1.5.
Also acts as the ENTER key
Allows the display to change between gross mode and net mode.
GROSS
NET
B/N
SAMPLE
Pieces
This is used for computing the unit weight by sampling.
Press the SAMPLE key after placing a sample on the platform, or after using the numeric keypad to enter the sample
size.
The default sample size is 10.
This switches the weight display to an alternate unit. the alternate unit is defined in the Setup Menu and could be kg, g, lb,
oz.
UNITS
TOGGLE
Clear key. Used to backspace on entries
Alpha-Numeric
keypad (see
Figure 1-1)
Used to enter values directly. Press keys for small and upper case alpha characters.
Table 1-2. Keypad Functions
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1.7
Softkey Setup
Softkeys offer additional ways to access features
associated with the Counterpart . To access the
softkey setup parameter, go to Menu -> Setup -> Config
-> Feature -> Softkeys.
Select information for each softkey and press TARE
(Enter) key after each entry and then press SaveExit
softkey. To exit back out of the unit, press the MENU
SETUP key twice without saving changes.
Note
Figure 1-1. Numeric Keypad
1.5
Tare Recall
When a stored tare is displayed, Net annunciators will
be turned on. To display a stored tare,
1. Set up a soft key (see Softkey Setup below).
2. Press the DISPLAY TARE softkey.
The tare value will be displayed. If there is no
tare in the system, pressing the TARE key will
have no effect. The Gross/Net annunciators
are not lit and a value is displayed in weight
display area.
1.6
Annunciator Symbols
Annunciator
Description
Zero (Center of Zero)
While in gross weight display mode, this LED
indicates that the current displayed weight
reading is within +/-0.25 display divisions of the
acquired zero, or is within the center of zero
band.
When in the net weight display mode, it
indicates that the current net weight reading is
within +/-0.25 display divisions of the center of
net zero. A display division is the resolution of
the displayed weight value, or the smallest
incremental increase or decrease that can be
displayed or printed.
G/B
Gross weight mode (or Brutto in OIML mode)
N
Net weight display mode.
Table 1-3. Annunciator Symbols
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Softkeys set for either Display Tare or
Display Accum will automatically time out and revert to
the normal active display after 10 seconds.
1.8
How to use Alpha/Numeric Keypad
Counterpart has the ability to use alpha characters
along with numeric characters. Use the following
steps to change to alpha characters:
1. Select a key labeled with the value desired.
2. Push until the desired value appears, ie: 2
abcABC).
3. Move to the next letter and push until that
value appears.
4. If the next letter is the same key, push the
right arrow (PRINT) to move over to the next
selection.
5. When complete, push TARE(Enter) to save.
1.9
Indicator Operations
Basic Counterpart operations are summarized below.
Toggle Gross/Net
Press the GROSS/NET key to switch the display mode
from gross to net or from net to gross. If a tare value
has been entered or acquired, the net value is the gross
weight minus the tare. If no tare has been entered or
acquired, the display remains in gross mode.
Gross mode and Net mode is indicated by the
annunicator on the display.
Set Date and Time
1. If the softkey is enabled, push the softkey.
The current value is displayed.
2. To change, use the Up/Down arrows to
highlight the value to change.
3. Press the TARE key to save and exit.
Set Serial Scale (Scale 3)
1. Select Port 1 - Indust Scale
2. Match the baud rates. Upon doing this it
automatically becomes Scale 3.
Toggle Units
Press the UNITS TOGGLE key to switch between
primary, secondary, and tertiary units.
Zero Scale
1. While in gross mode, remove all weight from
the scale and wait for the standstill
).
annunicator (
2. Press the ZERO key. The zero annunicator is
displayed to indicate the scale is zeroed.
Acquire Tare
1. Place a container on the scale and wait for the
standstill annunicator (
).
2. Press the TARE key to acquire the tare weight
of the container.
3. The Net annunicator will be enabled.
Remove Stored Tare Value
1. Remove all weight from the scale and wait for
the standstill annunicator (
).
2. Press the TARE key. The display shifts to gross
weight and the Gross annuciator is displayed.
Keyed Tare
1. Key in the value of the container.
2. Press the TARE key.
3. The Net annunciator is displayed.
Print
Press the PRINT key to print either the Gross, Net,
Total or Count format.
The default format is a 2.25 x 4.5 inch label.
1. Wait for standstill annunciator (
).
2. Press the PRINT key to send data to the serial
port.
If the standstill annunciator is not present, the PRINT
key command is executed if the scale comes out of
motion within three seconds.
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2.0
Installation
Counterpart is available in different configurations from just the indicator display to the display and counting
scale combined together as a unit. This section contains instructions on unpacking and assembly, leveling,
making power connections, load cell wiring, wiring standard serial port, optional network communications,
wiring optional digital outputs, optional backup battery operation, and power-up sequence. Assembly drawings
and replacement parts lists are also included.
Caution
2.1
Do not pick up the counting scale by the “spider” assembly, which supports the platter. Lifting by the
spider may damage the load cell. Lift the scale from under the base to move it.
Unpacking
The Counterpart comes with the following components (if purchasing scale and indicator):
• AC adapter
• Weighing platform
• This manual
• Indicator head
• Bracket kit
Note
Store the packing material and box in a safe, easily accessible place. Should you ever need to transport
the scale across any substantial distance, using the original packing material is the first step in
protecting your investment.
1. Immediately after unpacking the scale, visually inspect the Counterpart to ensure all components are
included and undamaged. If any parts were damaged in shipment, notify Rice Lake Weighing Systems
and the shipper immediately.
Caution
Do not turn the scale upside down. Always work with the scale on its side. Damage to the load cell
can occur if the scale is turned upside down.
2. Set up the scale on a stable, level surface.
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2.2
Leveling
Select a location for the Counterpart that is reasonably level and free of vibrations and air currents. Adjust the
four corner feet on the scale base and refer to the bubble level on the inside frame. The base should not rock and
the feet should have solid contact with the surface.
Note
2.3
Ensure the nut on each foot’s bolt is secured flush against the scale base.
Enclosure Disassembly
The Counterpart indicator enclosure must be opened
to connect cables for load cells, communications, and
digital inputs/outputs.
Before opening the unit, ensure the unit
is turned off and the power cord is
disconnected from the power outlet.
The power outlet must be located near the indicator to
allow the operator to easily disconnect power to the unit.
2.5
Load Cell Wiring
On all complete units, the load cell has been wired to
the CPU load cell terminal at the factory. Wire the
cable to the CPU board’s J1and J2 connector as shown
in Table 2-1.
Warning
Note
Ensure power to the indicator is disconnected, then
place the indicator on an antistatic mat. Remove the
four screws holding the top plate to the enclosure
body and set them aside. Gently lift the top plate away
from the enclosure and disconnect any cables and set
it aside.
2.4
Making Power Connections
The power source used for the Counterpart must be
properly grounded to an acceptable earth ground and
the outlet must be a grounded outlet. If the scale is
remotely mounted, the platform must be separately
grounded from the chassis ground screw located on
the bottom of the platform. Connect this screw with
18 gauge wire to the same earth ground system as the
AC power source. Failure to ground the base may
cause static buildup that could cause damage to the
electronics and/or give incorrect weight readings.
If using a 4-wire connection, set JP1 and JP2
to ON. If using a 6-wire connection, set JP1
and JP2 to OFF.
J1 & J2
Function
1
+ Signal
2
- Signal
3
+ Sense
4
- Sense
5
+ Excitation
6
- Excitation
Table 2-1. J1 and J2 Pin Assignments
2.6
Wire Specifics
Wires connecting to J1, J2, J3, or J4 should adhere to
the following specifications:
Wire Range
Wire Strip Length
28~12 AWG stranded or solid wire
5~6 mm (3/16” ~ 1/4”)
Table 2-2. Wire Specifications for Connectors
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2.7
Cable Grounding
Except for the power cord, all cables should be
grounded against the scale enclosure. Do the
following to ground shielded cables.
• Use the lockwashers, clamps, and kep nuts
provided in the parts kit to install grounding
clamps on the enclosure studs. Install
grounding clamps that will be used; do not
tighten nuts.
• Route cables and grounding clamps to
determine cable lengths required to reach
cable connectors. Mark cables to remove
insulation and shield as described below:
• For cables with foil shielding, strip insulation
and foil from the cable half an inch (15 mm)
past the grounding clamp (see Figure 2-1).
Fold the foil shield back on the cable where
the cable passes through the clamp. Ensure
silver (conductive) side of foil is turned
outward for contact with the grounding
clamp.
• For cables with braided shielding, strip cable
insulation and braided shield from a point just
past the grounding clamp. Strip another half
inch (15 mm) of insulation only to expose the
braid where the cable passes through the
clamp (see Figure 2-1 8).
• Finish installation using cable mounts and ties
to secure cables inside of indicator enclosure.
NOTE: Install lockwashers
first, against backplate,
under grounding clamp
Insulated cable
Foil (silver side out)
Shield wire (cut)
Braid
Cut insulation here
for braided cables
Grounding clamp
Cut insulation here
for foil-shielded cables
Length of foil before folding
back on cable insulation
Port 1 supports full duplex RS-232 communications
only; Port 2 provides either active 20 mA output or
d u pl e x R S - 2 3 2 t r a n s m i s s i o n . B o t h p o r t s a r e
configured using the SERIAL menu. See
Section 3.6.5 on page 31.
Connector
Pin
J4
1
20 mA
2
Ground or
-20 mA
3
Tx
J5
Signal
4
Rx
5
CTS
6
RTS
1
Ground
2
Ground
3
Tx
4
Rx
5
DTR
6
RTS
Port
2
1
Table 2-3. J4 and J5 Pin Assignments
2.7.2
Digital I/O - COMING SOON
The Digital I/O can be configured as either digital
inputs or digital outputs as determined by the DIO
menu (see Section 3.6.5 on page 31). The inputs are
active (on) with low voltage (0 VDC) and can be
driven by TTL or 5V logic without additional
hardware. Use the DIG I/O menu (see Section 3.6.5
on page 31) to configure the digital inputs. LEDs on
the CPU board light when digital inputs are active (see
Figure 2-2).
Digital outputs are typically used to control relays that
drive other equipment. Outputs are designed to sink
not source, switching current. Each output is a CMOS
circuit, capable of sinking 24 mA when active. Digital
outputs are wired to switch relays when the digital
output is active (low, 0 VDC) with reference to 5
VDC supply. LEDs on the CPU board light up when
the digital outputs are active (see Figure 2-2).
Figure 2-1. Grounding Clamp Attachment for Foil-Shielded
and Braided Cabling
2.7.1
Serial Communications
Wire the serial communications cables to J4, which is
Port 2 (5-wire RS-232 port). J5 is Port 1 (RS-232 and
20 mA). Connect communications cables to J5 and J4
as shown in Table 2-3.
Use cable ties to secure serial cables to the inside of
the enclosure.
Connector
Pin
Signal
J3
1
+5V
2
Ground
3
DIG I/O 1
4
DIG I/0 2
5
DIG I/O 3
6
DIG I/O 4
Table 2-4. J3 Pin Assignments (Digital I/O)
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2.10 Battery Replacement
Network Connection to Counterpart
Counterpart has an onboard Ethernet connection. It’s
wireless connectivity is made possible with the
optional Lantronix WiPort wireless networking device
(PN 108671). Refer to the WLAN installation
instructions (PN 108680) included with the option
card for installing and configuration instructions.
PC1 Jumper
LED
JP1 JP2
LED
JP3 JP4
JP5 JP6
Port 1 & 2 LED lights
Ethernet LED
Light
Caution
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced with
incorrect type. Dispose of batteries per
manufacturer instructions.
The lithium battery on the CPU board maintains the
real-time clock and protects data stored in the system
RAM when the indicator is not connected to AC
power. Data protected by this battery includes time
and date, IDs, and configuration information. If any
data is lost, the indicator configuration can be restored
from the PC. Watch for the low battery warning on the
LCD display and periodically check the battery
voltage on the CPU board. Batteries should be
replaced when the indicator low battery warning
comes on, or when battery voltage falls to 2.2 VDC.
Life expectancy of the battery is 7 years. Use
Revolution to store a copy of the configuration before
attempting to replace the battery.
For best results, replace the battery while in weigh
mode and with AC power applied. Use care not to
bend the battery retaining spring.
2.11 Installing Option Cards
Figure 2-2. LED Light Locations
2.8
Enclosure Reassembly
Once the cabling is complete, position the top plate
over the enclosure and reinstall the four screws.
2.9
CPU Board Removal
If you must remove the Counterpart CPU board, use
the following procedure:
1. Disconnect power to the scale.
2. Disconnect power supply cable from
connector J12 on the Counterpart CPU board.
3. Disconnect the wires at the following
connectors: J1, J2, J3, J4 and J5 and J13 if
equipped.
4. Remove the six screws connecting the CPU
board, then lift the board out of the enclosure.
To replace the CPU board, reverse the above
procedure. Be sure to reinstall cable ties to secure all
cables inside the indicator enclosure.
Disconnect power cord entirely before installing option
cards.
Note
Ethernet port is not suitable for connection
to circuits used outside the building and is
subject to lightning or power faults.
Each option card is shipped with installation
instructions specific to that card. For specific
instructions on the WLAN card, refer to Section 8.0
on page 65. 
The general procedure for all option cards is:
1. Disconnect power cord from the scale.
2. Install the plastic standoffs in the standoff
holes.
3. Carefully align the option card connector with
the J14 connector on the CPU board.
4. Press down firmly to seat the option card in
the CPU board connector.
5. Make connections to the option card as
required. Use cable ties to secure loose cables
inside the enclosure. When installation is
complete, reassemble the enclosure as
described in Section 2.8.
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PC1 Jumper
Power
Supply
Display
connector
Display
Backlight
LED
JP1 JP2
LED
JP3 JP4
JP5 JP6
RS-232
Connectors
Ethernet
Connector
Figure 2-3. Counterpart CPU Board
Jumper
Description
JP1/JP2
JP3/JP4
Jump excitation to sense. If using a 4-wire load cell cable, leave JP1 and JP2
on. If using a 6-wire load cell cable, take JP1 and JP2 off. Default is ON.
JP5/JP6
Used when upgrading firmware. The jumpers should be on when upgrading
firmware and off when the update is complete.
PC 1
JMP2
Power control. If the jumper is set to SW, the POWER key can be used to turn
the unit on/off. If set to ON, the unit will power on when plugged in and can only
be powered off by unplugging.
AUDIT
JMP1
If set to Audit ON, calibration and configuration can be accessed through the
front keypad. If set to Audit OFF, calibration and configuration can only be
accessed by removing the screws from the unit and pressing the Setup switch
with a screwdriver. Default is Audit ON.
Table 2-5. Jumper Descriptions
Note
10
If the RESET button on the CPU board is pressed, the scale will perform a reboot.
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2.12 Indicator Replacement Parts and Assembly Drawings
Ref Number
Part Number
Description (Quantity)
1
118434
Overlay, Membrane Switch Panel (1)
2
118435
Counterpart Cover Enclosure (1)
3
120756
Seal Strip, Nylon Brush w/ Holes (1)
119275
LCD Display Module (1)
7
120484
CPU Mounting Bracket (1)
8
14621
Kep Nut, 6-32NC Hex (6)
9
120741
CPU Board (1) single AD
4
5
6
117507
CPU Board (1) dual AD
10
14822
Machine Screw, 4-4 ONC x 1/4 (6)
11
118437
Enclosure Base (1)
12
19433
Rubber Foot (4)
13
60130
Ribbon Cable (1)
14
75146
Coverplate (1)
15
120266
Machine Screw, 6-32NC x 3/8 (7)
16
69291
Lithium Battery, 3V (1)
17
59274
#6 Flat Washer (1)
18
56972
Flat Cable Clamp (2)
Figure 2-4. Counterpart Indicator Replacement Parts
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Figure 2-5. Counterpart Front View
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Figure 2-6. Counterpart Assembly and Components
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Figure 2-7. Counterpart Dimensions
Figure 2-8. Counterpart Rear and Side Dimensions
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3.0
Configuration
3.1
Front Panel Configuration
To set up and configure the Counterpart counting Scale, you will use the MENU key on the front panel. The
indicator is defaulted at the factory with the audit trail jumper (JMP1) in the ON position, allowing configuration
access by pressing the Menu key. Pressing the MENU key will take you to the Audit menu selection. Use the
SAMPLE ( ) and PRINT ( ) navigation keys to move to other menu selections. Use the NET/GROSS ( ) and
ZERO ( ) navigation keys to enter and exit menu selections, respectively.
ID
AUDIT
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
Figure 3-1. Menu Mode Navigation Structure
Menu
Function
ID
ID
Allows you to setup or edit IDs.
AUDIT
Audit Trail
Displays the legally relevant (LR) firmware version, configuration count, and calibration
count.
CALIBR
Calibrate
Calibrates the scale.
SETUP
Setup
Accesses setup options for the scale, features, serial output, print format, digital inputs
and outputs, and displays the version number.
TEST
Test
Performs a basic test on the A/D, digital inputs and outputs, communication ports, RAM,
and keypad.
DISPLAY
Display
Accesses the setup option for contrast, image, brightness
Table 3-1. Menu Summary
3.2
Menu Navigation
Once you have entered the menus, you can use the front panel buttons to navigate. Note the looped menu
structure shown in Figure 3-1. This provides a shortcut for accessing the right most menu items by navigating to
the left, and vice-versa for the opposite side of the menu. This shortcut also holds true for sub-menu navigation.
ZERO
GROSS
NET
B/N
TARE
SAMPLE
Pieces
PRINT
UNIT
WEIGHT
Move UP/
Increment
value
Move
DOWN/
Increment
Value
Enter Key
Move
LEFT/
previous
MENU
SETUP
UNITS
TOGGLE
Enter
MORE/
Move
forward/
Figure 3-2. Front Panel Key Functions in Menu Mode
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Various keys are used as directional keys to navigate through the menus (see Figure 3-2). The SAMPLE ( ) and
PRINT ( ) keys scroll left and right (horizontally) on the same menu level; ZERO ( ) and GROSS/NET ( ) move
up and down (vertically) to different menu levels. Each of these keys has a directional symbol indicating its menu
navigation function. The TARE (ENTER) key has the same function as GROSS/NET ( ) when navigating the
menu-either will move down to access sub-categories of a main menu item. When adding or editing data using
the Counterpart, the ZERO ( ) and GROSS/NET ( ) keys will edit the blinking digit. The SAMPLE ( ) and PRINT
( ) keys navigate to another digit. The numeric keys can also be used to insert a digit to the right of the blinking
digit. Press TARE (ENTER) to accept the data and return to the next menu item.
Note
3.3
To exit Configuration and return to weighing, press the MENU key or navigate to the EXIT menu and press
ENTER.
Revolution Configuration
The Revolution configuration utility provides the preferred method for configuring the Counterpart indicator.
Revolution runs on a personal computer to set configuration parameters for the indicator. When Revolution
configuration is complete, configuration data is downloaded to the indicator.
Revolution supports both uploading and downloading of indicator configuration data. This capability allows
configuration data to be retrieved from one indicator, edited, then downloaded to another indicator with an
identical hardware configuration.
To use Revolution, do the following:
1. Install Revolution on an IBM-compatible personal computer.
2. With both indicator and PC powered off, connect the PC serial port to the RS-232 pins on the indicator
serial port or to the optional USB communications card.
3. Power up the PC and the indicator. Use the setup switch to place the indicator in setup mode.
4. Start the Revolution program.
Figure 3-3. Revolution Display
Revolution provides online help for each of its configuration displays. Parameter descriptions provided in this
manual for front panel configuration can also be used when configuring the indicator using Revolution: The
interface is different, but the parameters set are the same.
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3.4
Audit Menu
The audit menu accesses audit trail support. It provides tracking information for configuration and calibration
events. To prevent potential misuse, all configuration and calibration changes are counted as change events.
Audit information can be printed by pressing the PRINT key while displaying the audit trail items beneath the
AUDIT menu.
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
CALIB
LRV
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CFG
Figure 3-4. Audit Menu
AUDIT Menu
Parameter
Description
LRV
Legally relevant firmware version.
CALIB
Displays total calibration events.
CFG
Displays total configuration events.
Table 3-2. Audit Menu Parameters
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3.5
Menu Structures and Parameter Descriptions
The Counterpart scale can be configured using a series of menus accessed through the scale front panel when the
scale is in setup mode. Figure 3-5 and Table 3-3 summarizes the functions of each of the top level menus.
ID
AUDIT
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
SCALES
FEATURE
SERIAL
ETHERNET
PFORMT
DIGIO
VERS
Figure 3-5. Top Level Configuration Menu
The Counterpart counting scale can be configured using a series of menus accessed through the display front
panel when the scale is in setup mode. The top level menu structure includes the following:.
Menu
Menu Function
ID
ID
Sets up IDs of various parts
AUDIT
Audit Trail
View audit trail data
CALIBR
Calibration
Calibrate Counterpart through this menu
SETUP
Setup
Set up the configuration parameters
TEST
Test Menu
Test functionality
DISPLAY
Display
Sets up the display parameters of Counterpart
Table 3-3. Top Level Menu Structure
To access the second level parameters use the down arrow on the indicator to access the submenus which are
noted in Table 3-4.
Menu
Menu Function
SCALES
Configuration
Configure and calibrate scales.
FEATURE
Feature
Set date and time formats passwords, keyboard locks, regulatory mode, and initial
consecutive number value, count function, and define softkeys.
SERIAL
Serial
Configures the communications ports
ETHERNET
Ethernet
Configures the Ethernet port
PFORMT
Print Format
Set print format used for header, gross, net, count, pallet and total ticket formats. See
Section 6.0 on page 51 for more information.
DIG IO
Digital IO
Assign digital input/output functions
VERS
Version
Display installed software version number. The Reset Config softkey on the Version menu can
be used to restore all configuration parameters to their default values.
Table 3-4. Setup Menu Summary
3.6
Setup Menu
The setup menu allows you to configure settings for the scale, features, serial port settings, Ethernet, print
format, and digital inputs and outputs. You can also view the software and regulatory versions, and revert to
default settings.
3.6.1
SCALE Submenu
Calibration can be performed in two places within the menu: the CALIBR menu shown in Figure 3-11 is an
in-depth scale setup and calibration. A “quick access” calibration is shown in Figure 4-1 on page 39.
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Scale Parameter Levels
ID
Level 1
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
Level 2
SCALES
Level 3
Level 4
FEATUR
SCALE 1
SERIAL
SCALE 2
ETHERNET
SCALE 3
GRADS
CALIBR
PFORMT
DIGIO
VERS
Go to
Scale 3
Submenu
FORMAT
MOTBAND
OVRLOAD
1.900000
1
FS+2%
10
number
number
FS+1D
number
ZTRKBND
ZRANGE
10000
0.000000
number
number
SSTIME
FS+9D
FS
WZERO
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press Calibrate
softkey to calibrate
zero. Press menu
to cancel
WVAL
WSPAN
Display and edit
test weight value
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press calibrate
softkey to calibrate
zero. Press menu
to cancel
WLI N
REZERO
PRIMRY
TER
KG
OFF
G
LB
KG
Calibrating, please wait
Press Enter to
remove offset from
zero and span
calibrations
G
OZ *
LB/OZ
Calibrating,
Calibrating,
SEC
LB
OFF
POINT 1
POINT 2
POINT 3
POINT 4
OZ
POINT 5
UNITS
DECPNT
DSPDIV
LB
8888800
1D
OZ
OFF
8888880
2D
8888888
5D
LB/OZ
KG *
8.888888
Same as POINT 1
WGT 1
CAL1
G
88.88888
888.8888
8888.888
88888.88
888888.8
DFLTR1
DFLTR2
DFLTR3
DFSENS
DFTHRH
4
4
4
2OUT
NONE
15HZ
8
8
8
4OUT
2D
30HZ
16
16
16
8OUT
5D
60HZ
PBTARE
32
32
32
16OUT
10D
7.5HZ
KEYED
64
64
64
32OUT
20D
128
128
128
64OUT
50D
256
256
256
128OUT
100D
1
1
1
200D
2
2
2
250D
SMPRAT
TAREFN
ACCUM
GO
BOTH
OFF
DELAY
NOTARE
ON
PWRUPMD
THRESH
0
* Not legal for trade
Figure 3-6. Setup Menu: Scale Submenu
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SETUP Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 3 submenu
SCALES 1 AND 2
Allows configuration and calibration of each scale
Level 4 submenus
GRADS
10000
1–100000
Specifies the number of full scale graduations.
The value entered must be in the range 1–100000 and should be consistent with legal
requirements and environmental limits on system resolution.
To calculate GRADS, use the formula: GRADS = Capacity / Display Divisions.
Display divisions are specified under the FORMAT submenu.
FORMAT
PRIMRY
SEC
TER
Select your primary, secondary, and tertiary units of measure. Sub-choices include lb, kg,
oz, and g.
ZTRKBND
0.000000
number
Automatically zeroes the scale when within the range specified, as long as the input is
within the ZRANGE and scale is at standstill. Specify the zero tracking band in ± display
divisions. Maximum legal value varies depending on local regulations.
Note
For scales using linear calibration, do not set the zero tracking band to a value
greater than that specified for the first linearization point.
ZRANGE
1.900000
number
Selects the range within which the scale can be zeroed. The 1.900000 default value is ±
1.9% around the calibrated zero point, for a total range of 3.8%. Indicator must be at
standstill to zero the scale. Use the default value for legal-for-trade applications.
MOTBAND
1
number
Sets the level, in display divisions, at which scale motion is detected. If motion is not
detected for 1 second or more, the standstill symbol lights. Some operations, including
print, tare, and zero, require the scale to be at standstill. Maximum legal value varies
depending on local regulations.
If this parameter is set to 0 the standstill annunciator does not light; operations normally
requiring standstill (zero, tare, print) are performed regardless of scale motion. If 0 is
selected, ZTRKBND must also be set to 0.
OVRLOAD
FS+2%
FS+1D
FS+9D
FS
Overload. Determines the point at which the display blanks and an out-of-range error
message is displayed. Maximum legal value varies depending on local regulations.
SSTIME
10
number
Specifies the length of time the scale must be out of motion, in 0.1-second intervals, before
the scale is considered to be at standstill. Values greater than 10 are not recommended.
DFLTR 1-3
4
8
16
32
64
128
256
1
2
Selects the digital filtering rate used to reduce the effects of mechanical vibration from the
immediate area of the scale. The overall filtering effect can be expressed by adding the
values assigned to the three filter stages:
DFLTR1 + DFLTR2 + DFLTR3
See Section 9.6 on page 71 for information on digital filtering.
Choices indicate the number of A/D conversions per update that are averaged to obtain the
displayed reading. A higher number gives a more accurate display by minimizing the effect
of a few noisy readings, but slows down the settling rate of the indicator.
Table 3-5. Setup Menu Parameters
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SETUP Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
DFSENS
4OUT
2OUT
8OUT
16OUT
32OUT
64OUT
128OUT
Digital filter cutout sensitivity. Specifies the number of consecutive readings that must fall
outside the filter threshold (DFTHRH parameter) before digital filtering is suspended.
DFTHRH
NONE
2D
5D
10D
20D
50D
100D
200D
250D
Digital filter cutout threshold. Specifies the filter threshold, in display divisions. When a
specified number of consecutive scale readings (DFSENS parameter) fall outside of this
threshold, digital filtering is suspended. If NONE is selected, the filter is always enabled.
SMPRAT
15 HZ
30 Hz
60 Hz
7.5 Hz
Sample rate. Selects measurement rate, in samples per second, of the analog-to-digital
converter. Lower sample rate values provide greater signal noise immunity.
PWRUPM
GO
DELAY
Power up mode. In GO mode, the indicator goes into operation immediately after a brief
power up display test.
In DELAY mode, the indicator performs a power up display test, then enters a 30-second
warm up period. If no motion is detected during the warm up period, the indicator becomes
operational when the warm up period ends; if motion is detected, the delay timer is reset
and the warm up period repeated.
TAREFN
BOTH
NOTARE
PBTARE
KEYED
Enables or disables push-button and keyed tares. Possible values are:
BOTH: Both push-button and keyed tares are enabled
NOTARE: No tare allowed (gross mode only)
PBTARE: Push-button tares enabled
KEYED: Keyed tare enabled
ACCUM
OFF
ON
Accumulator. Specifies whether the scale accumulator is enabled. If enabled, accumulation
occurs whenever a print operation is performed. Scale must return to zero to re-arm a new
print.
THRESH
0
Enter a value to be used as divisions. Zero threshold allows you to select a threshold or
reset point where automatic printing functions reset themselves to be retriggered. When a
value is entered, anything that would normally require the scale to reach zero before it
happens/rearms (except for LFT parameters) now only needs to go below this value and
then above it again.
CALIBR
WZERO
WVAL
WSPAN
WLIN
REZERO
See Level 4 submenu descriptions in Table 3-9 on page 32.
Table 3-5. Setup Menu Parameters (Continued)
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SETUP Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 5 submenus - Format
PRIMRY
UNITS
DECPNT
DSPDIV
Allows you to set the primary units, decimal point format, and display divisions.
SEC
KG
G
LB
OZ
OFF
Allows you to set the secondary units. 
Decimal point format and display divisions are selected automatically. Values are
kg=kilogram (default); g=gram; lb=pound; oz=ounce; and off.
OFF
KG
G
LB
OZ
Allows you to set the tertiary units. 
Decimal point format and display divisions are selected automatically. Values are off
(default); kg=kilogram; g=gram; lb=pound; oz=ounce.
TER
Note
Note
If using the <cu> token and secondary or tertiary values are changed,
the stream tokens must be changed to match in order to stream
secondary or tertiary.
If using the <cu> token and secondary or tertiary values are changed,
the stream tokens must be changed to match in order to stream
secondary or tertiary.
Level 5 submenus - Calibration
WZERO
Allows you to view or change the zero calibration a/d count value.
WVAL
Allows you to view and edit the test weight value.
WSPAN
Allows you to view or change the span calibration a/d count value.
WLIN
COMING SOON
POINT 1
POINT 2
POINT 3
POINT 4
POINT 5
REZERO
COMING SOON
Press ENTER to display and edit test weight and calibration values for up to five
linearization points. Perform linear calibration only after WZERO and WSPAN have been set.
Parameters include CAL1 - View or change linear point calibration value.
WGT1 - Sets test value.
Removes offset from zero and span calibrations. Can be used during a span calibration
process using hooks and chains.
Level 6 submenus - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
UNITS
LB
OZ
KG
G
OFF
Specifies primary units for displayed and printed weight. Values are lb=pound; oz=ounce;
kg=kilogram; g=gram.
DECPNT
8888800
8888880
8888888
8.888888
88.88888
888.8888
8888.888
88888.88
888888.8
Allows you to place the decimal point position. Use the ID ( ) and TARGET ( ) keys to
place the decimal point where desired.
DSPDIV
1D
2D
5D
Display divisions. Selects the minimum division size for the primary unit’s displayed weight.
Table 3-5. Setup Menu Parameters (Continued)
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3.6.2
SCALE 3 Submenu
Scale Parameter Levels
ID
Level 1
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
Level 2
SCALES
FEATUR
ETHERNET
Level 3
SCALE 1
SCALE 2
SCALE 3
SERIAL
PFORMT
VERS
ACCUM
FORMAT
PRIMRY
DIGI/O
SEC
TER
OFF
ON
**Scale 3 sub-menu appears only when
serial port 1 is set to SCALE or IND.
KG
OFF
G
KG
LB
OZ *
LB/OZ
OFF
G
LB
OZ
UNITS
DECPNT
DSPDIV
LB
8888800
1D
OZ
8888880
2D
KG
G
LB/OZ
*
8888888
5D
OFF
88.88888
8.888888
888.8888
8888.888
88888.88
888888.8
Figure 3-7. Scale 3 Serial Menu
SCALE 3 Submenu
Parameter
Choices
Description
PRIMRY
UNITS
DECPNT
DSPDIV
Allows you to set the primary units, decimal point format, and display divisions.
SEC
KG
G
LB
OZ
OFF
Allows you to set the secondary units. 
Decimal point format and display divisions are selected automatically. Values are
kg=kilogram (default); g=gram; lb=pound; oz=ounce; and off.
OFF
KG
G
LB
OZ
Allows you to set the tertiary units. 
Decimal point format and display divisions are selected automatically. Values are off
(default); kg=kilogram; g=gram; lb=pound; oz=ounce.
Format Submenu
TER
Note
Note
If using the <cu> token and secondary or tertiary values are changed,
the stream tokens must be changed to match in order to stream
secondary or tertiary.
If using the <cu> token and secondary or tertiary values are changed,
the stream tokens must be changed to match in order to stream
secondary or tertiary.
Accum Submenu
Table 3-6. Scale Three Submenu Parameters
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3.6.3
FEATUR Submenu
Scale Parameter Levels
Level 1
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
Level 2
SCALES
Level 3
SAMPLQTY
NEGCOUNT
SERIAL
FEATURE
ETHERNET
COUNT
INSFSMPL
LOTUPDT
REGION
UID
CONSC#
1
CURVAL
VERS
RESVAL
0
NEWITEM
ON
10
0.1%
OFF
ON
25
0.2%
ON
OFF
50
0.0%
REZERO
DIGI/O
0
SCLCHG
OFF
100
PFORMT
XFRUTWT
XFRTARE
CHKSTBLE
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
DSPMODE
DISPACC
UTWTUPDT
UTWTBASE
OFF
OFF
1000
COUNT
ON
ON
1
WEIGHT
REGWORD
REGULAT
UNIT WT
TIME
DECFMT
NTEP
GROSS
DOT
CANADA
BRUTTO
COMMA
DATE
INDUST
See
INDUST
Submenu*
NONE
OIML
DFORMT
D SEP
MMDDY4
SLASH
DDMMY4
DASH
Y4MMDD
SEMI
Y4DDMM
TFORMT
T SEP
12 HOUR
COLON
DDMMY2
24 HOUR
COMMA
Y2MMDD
MMDDY2
Y2DDMM
RECALL
STNDBY
KEYLCK
SOFTKEYS
PASSWD
0N
0
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
T&D
ID
0
0
0
0
0
OFF
DISPLAY
SK1-12
KEYBEEP
CONTRAST
BRIGHT
IMAGE
OFF
value
value
negative
ON
BLANK
positive
TIME/DATE
CLRTAR
DSPTAR
DSP ACC
SCL SEL
MENU
ZERO
GRS NET
UNITS
PRINT
TARE
NUMBER
SAMPLE
UNIT WT
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
UNLOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
LOCK
CODE
LOT
PRINT PLT
SWAP DSP
IN
OUT
CLR CN
TOTAL +
TOTAL CLR TTL
Figure 3-8. FEATUR Submenu
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FEATUR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 3 submenus - Feature
COUNT
NEGCOUNT
SAMPLEQTY
INSFSMPL
LOTUPDT
SCLCHG
NEWITEM
DISPACC
Selects the counting mode (enables/disables negative checkweighing; turns data parameters
on/off. See Level 3 submenus.
UNITWTUPDATE
UTWTBASE
REGION
REGULA
REGWRD
DECFMT
TIME
DATE
Selects regional settings. See Level 3 submenus.
UID
1
Sets the unit ID, a string of up to 6 ASCII characters, which can be set via serial port or
keypad. This will be used in place of the <UID> token in a print format. The default value is “1.”
CONSC#
CURVAL
RESVAL
Allows sequential numbering for print operations (CURVAL is the current value and RESVAL is
the reset value). The consecutive number value is incremented following each print operation
that includes <CN> in the ticket format. When the consecutive number is reset, it is reset to
the RESVAL specified on the parameter.
PASSWD
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
T&D
ID
Creates a password to access the CALIBR, SETUP, TEST, T&D, and ID menus. Specify a
non-zero value to restrict access to all configuration menus. Passwords can be overridden by
loading new firmware or entering 999999.
Note
Overriding passwords will clear configuration and calibration settings. To
preserve settings (i.e., ID information), use Revolution software to upload
your data to a PC, then download it back to the indicator after the
password override is performed.
SOFTKEYS
SK1-12
KEYLCK
MENU
ZERO
GRSNET
UNITS
PRINT
TARE
NUMBER
SAMPLE
UNIT WT
Disables the MENU, ZERO, GRSNET, UNITS, PRINT, TARE number sample and unit weights.
Select LOCK to disable the key, and UNLOCK to enable the key.
STNDBY
0
Standby mode delay. Specifies the number of minutes the indicator must be inactive before
entering standby mode. Valid values are 0 (off) through 255 minutes. When in standby mode,
power is still supplied to the CPU and draws 1/2 of the current as when the display is
powered. The annunciators are still lit, but no weight is displayed. Press any key to exit
standby mode and reactivate the display.
The indicator enters standby mode if no key presses, serial communications, or scale motion
occur for the length of time specified in this parameter. Set to 0 to disable standby mode.
Note
Standby mode will not be implemented if there is weight on the scale.
Table 3-7. FEATUR Submenu Parameters
Counterpart User Manual - Configuration
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FEATUR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
RECALL
ON
OFF
ON allows the Tare, Zero, and Units values to be maintained across a power cycle. Over/
Under/Target/ID values are also maintained.
OFF clears the values on a power cycle. Zero is reset to calibrated zero and Units are reset to
Primary. Over/Under/Target/ID values are reset as well.


DISPLAY
CONTRAST
BRIGHT
IMAGE
Adjusts Counterpart display viewing. Key in a value
BRIGHT - Key in a value
IMAGE - enter negative or positive
KEYBEEP
OFF
ON
Select ON to alert the user every time a key is pressed.
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Count Feature
NEGCOUNT
ON
OFF
Sets whether negative weighing mode is off or on.
SAMPLQTY
10
25
50
100
Is the default value for sample quantity.
INSFSMPLE
0.1
0.2
0.0
A minimum sample size is required based on the platform capacity and product weight.
LOTUPDT
OFF
ON
Updates the lot number from the front panel softkey.1 It does not override the stored value.
SCLCHG
REZERO
CHKSTABLE
XFRTARE
XFRUTWT
Scale change. These are actions taken when changing from one scale to another.
NEWITEM
OFF
ON
New item. This prompts to add an ID to memory from the front panel.
DISPACC
OFF
ON
Display accuracy
UTWTUPDT
OFF
ON
Enables or disables the updating of the loaded ID with a new unit weight value.
OFF - Parts can be sampled (generating a new unit weight) or a unit weight can be keyed or
scanned but the new unit weight is not saved into the stored copy of the currently loaded ID
record.
ON - If on, the unit weight will update the stored value whether at zero or actual value.
UTWTBASE
1000
1
Unit weight base. 1=APW (Average Piece Weight), 1000=Piece weight per thousand.
Table 3-7. FEATUR Submenu Parameters (Continued)
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FEATUR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
DISPMODE
Count
Weigh
Unit Weight
Display mode. This chooses the value to be displayed as large in viewing window.
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Region Feature
REGULA
NTEP
CANADA
INDUST
NONE
OIML
Regulatory mode. Specifies the regulatory agency having jurisdiction over the scale site.
Note
•
•
•
•
•
The value specified for REGULA affects the function of the front panel TARE and
ZERO keys.
OIML, NTEP, and CANADA modes allow a tare to be acquired at any weight greater
than zero. NONE allows tares to be acquired at any weight value.
OIML, NTEP, and CANADA modes allow a tare to be cleared only if the gross weight
is at no load. NONE allows tares to be cleared at any weight value.
NTEP and OIML modes allow a new tare to be acquired even if a tare is already
present. In CANADA mode, the previous tare must be cleared before a new tare can
be acquired.
NONE, NTEP and CANADA modes allow the scale to be zeroed in either gross or net
mode as long as the current weight is within the specified ZRANGE. In OIML mode,
the scale must be in gross mode before it can be zeroed; pressing the ZERO key in
net mode clears the tare.
INDUST provides a set of subparameters to allow customization of tare, clear, and
print functions in non-legal-for-trade scale installations.
REGWOR
GROSS
BRUTTO
Sets the term printed when weighing in gross mode. Selecting BRUTTO replaces Gross with
Brutto.
DECFMT
DOT
COMMA
Specifies whether decimal numbers are displayed using a period (DOT) or a comma.
TIME
TFORMT
T SEP
Allows you to set the current time, and the time format and separator character.
DATE
DFORMT
D SEP
Allows you to set the current date, and date format and date separator character.
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Consec # Feature
CURVAL
0
This is the starting number.
RESVAL
0
This is the ending/reset value.
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Password Feature
CALIBR
0
Can enter a numeric password for each of the parameters listed.
SETUP
TEST
T&D
ID
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Softkeys Feature
Table 3-7. FEATUR Submenu Parameters (Continued)
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FEATUR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
SK1-12
BLANK
TIMEDATE
CLR TAR
DSPTAR
DSP ACC
SCL SEL
CODE
LOT
PRINT PLT
SWAP DSP
IN
OUT
CLR CN
TOTAL +
TOTAL CLR TTL
Labels softkeys for access to function stated.
Level 4 submenus - under the Level 3 Keylock Feature
MENU
UNLOCK
LOCK
ZERO
UNLOCK
LOCK
GRS NET
UNLOCK
LOCK
UNITS
UNLOCK
LOCK
PRINT
UNLOCK
LOCK
TARE
UNLOCK
LOCK
NUMBER
UNLOCK
LOCK
SAMPLE
UNLOCK
LOCK
UNIT WT
UNLOCK
LOCK
Allows the user to lock or unlock keys of the Counterpart.
Level 5 submenus - Under the Level 4 SCLCHG Feature
REZERO
OFF
ON
Performs a zero function on change.
CHKSTBLE
ON
OFF
When changing scales, a stability check can be either enabled or disabled. If enabled, and the
stability check is successful, no indication is shown and the unit switches to the next scale. If
enabled and the stability check fails, then NON-STABLE is shown on the display and the
switch to the next scale is not made.
XFRTARE
OFF
ON
When changing scales, the tare weight is transferred from scale 1 to scale 2. Units must be set
to the same unit of measurement.
XFRUTWT
ON
OFF
When changing scales, the unit weight is transferred from scale 1 to scale 2.
Level 5 submenus - Under the Level 4 DATE Feature
Table 3-7. FEATUR Submenu Parameters (Continued)
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FEATUR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
DFORMT
MMDDY4
DDMMY4
Y4MMDD
Y4DDMM
MMDDY2
DDMMY2
Y2MMDD
Y2DDMM
Sets the date format. Y4 will use a four-digit year value, such as 2011, while Y2 will use a
two-digit value, such as 11.
D SEP
SLASH
DASH
SEMI
Sets the date separator as a slash, dash, or semicolon.
Level 5 submenus - Under the Level 4 TIME Feature
TFORMT
12 HOUR
24 HOUR
Sets the time format.
T SEP
COLON
COMMA
Sets the time separator as a colon or a comma.
Table 3-7. FEATUR Submenu Parameters (Continued)
3.6.4
FEATUR Menu, REGULA / INDUST Submenu
Scale Parameter Levels
ID
Level 1
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
Level 2
SCALES
Level 3
COUNT
SERIAL
FEATUR
REGION
INDUST
SNPSHT
ZTARE
CONSC#
UID
REGULAT
ETHERNET
REGWOR
DECFMT
PFORMT
SOFTKEYS
PASSWD
TIME
DIGIO
KEYLCK
VERS
STNDBY
RECALL
DATE
Only displayed if INDUST is selected
from the REGULAT parameter
KTARE
MTARE
NTARE
CTARE
DISPLY
NO
YES
REPLAC
NO
YES
SCALE
YES
NO
REMOVE
YES
NO
NOTHN
PRTMOT
PRTPT
OVRBAS
NO
NO
CALIB
AGENCY
NTEP
YES
YES
SCALE
CANADA
INDUST
NONE
OIML
Figure 3-9. FEATUR Menu, REGULA/INDUST Submenu
FEATUR Menu, REGULA / INDUST Submenu
Parameter
Choices
Description
LEVEL 6, REGULA / INDUST submenu
SNPSHT
DISPLY
SCALE
Display or Scale weight source.
ZTARE
NO
YES
Remove tare on ZERO.
Table 3-8. REGULA / INDUST Submenu Parameters
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FEATUR Menu, REGULA / INDUST Submenu
Parameter
Choices
Description
LEVEL 6, REGULA / INDUST submenu
KTARE
YES
NO
Always allow keyed tare.
MTARE
REPLAC
REMOVE
NOTHIN
Multiple tare action.
NTARE
NO
YES
Allow negative or zero tare.
CTARE
YES
NO
Allow CLEAR key to clear tare/accumulator.
PRTMOT
NO
YES
Allow print while in motion.
PRTPT
NO
YES
Add PT to keyed tare print.
OVRBAS
CALIB
SCALE
Zero base for overload calculation.
CALIB = Calibrate Zero
SCALE = Scale Zero
AGENCY
NTEP
CANADA
INDUST
NONE
OIML
Selects the agency having jurisdiction over the scale site.
•
OIML, NTEP, and CANADA modes allow a tare to be acquired at any weight
greater than zero. NONE allows tares to be acquired at any weight value. A
tare can be cleared only if the gross weight is at no load. NONE allows tares
to be cleared at any weight value.
•
NTEP and OIML modes allow a new tare to be acquired even if a tare is
already present. In OIML mode, printing is not allowed if the scale is more
than -20dd.
In CANADA mode, the previous tare must be cleared before a new tare can
be acquired.
•
NONE, NTEP and CANADA modes allow the scale to be zeroed in either
gross or net mode as long as the current weight is within the specified
ZRANGE. In OIML mode, the scale must be in gross mode before it can be
zeroed; pressing ZERO in net mode clears the tare.
•
INDUST provides a set of subparameters to allow customization of tare,
clear, and print functions in non-legal-for-trade applications.
The value specified for this parameter affects the function of the front panel TARE and
ZERO keys. See Section 9.8 on page 74 for more information.
Table 3-8. REGULA / INDUST Submenu Parameters (Continued)
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3.6.5
Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS Submenus
Scale Parameter Levels
Level 1
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONFIG
Level 2
SCALES
FEATUR
See
SCALE
Submenu
See
FEATUR
Submenu
SERIAL
ETHERNET
PFORMT
DIGI/O
VERS
SOFTWR
REG
V 1.03
LR, V.1.00
DEFALT
NO
YES
GFMT
CFMT
NFMT
FMT
FMT
PORT
<x><x>
PORT 2
PALFMT
Level 3
DIO 1
SAME AS GFMT
TOTALFMT
HDRFMT1
DIO 4
Same as DIO 1
OFF
ACCFMT
DIO 3
DIO 2
HDRFMT2
INPUT
OUTPUT
UNITS
FUNCTN
CLEAR
<x><x>
<x><x>
DSPACC
SAME AS GFMT
GRSNET
STABLE
SETPOINT
PRINT
COMING SOON
ZERO
TARE
ACC
DHCP
IPADDRESS
NETMASK
DNSPRI
DFLGTWY
DNSSEC
COUNTERPART
PORT
ON
OFF
VAULT
MAC
REMOTEPT
REMOTEIP
OFF
ONBOARD
EXTERNAL
CMD
PORT 3
PORT 2
PORT1
SCALE
SCANNER
Same as PORT 2
IND SCALE
BAUD
BITS
STOP BITS
TERMIN
ECHO
RESPONSE
9600
8NONE
1
CR/LF
ON
ON
19200
7EVEN
2
CR
OFF
OFF
28800
7ODD
EOLDY
0
STREAM
SOURCE
LFT
SCALE 1
INDUST
SCALE 2
OFF
SFMT
CMD
SCANNER
Same parameters
as Port 1
SCALE 3
38400
57600
115200
<2><P><W7><U><M><S><CR><LF>
1200
2400
4800
Figure 3-10. Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS Submenus
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SETUP Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 2 submenus
SCALE
See Section 3.6.1 on page 18 Configure scale settings. See the level 3 submenus of Table 3-5 on page 20 for
parameter descriptions.
FEATURE
See Section 3.6.3 on page 24 Set counting options, region settings, view Unit ID, and set consecutive
numbering. See level 3 submenus of Table 3-7 on page 25 for parameter
descriptions.
SERIAL
PORT 1
PORT 2
PORT 3 (Option Card)
Configure communications ports. See level 3 submenus below for parameter
descriptions.
ETHERNET
CURRENTLY
WORKS
WITH
WEIGHVAULT.
EXPANDED
DHCP
IPADDRES
NETMASK
DFLTGTWY
DNSPRI
DNSSEC
COUNTERPART
PORT
REMOTEIP
REMOTEPT
MAC
VAULT
DHCP = on/off for static
IP ADDRES = Address leased or statically set
NET MASK = sub net address
DFLTGTWY = default gateway
DNSPRI = primary domain server IP number
DNSSEC = secondary domain server IP number
LCLHSTNM = local host name
PORT = port number used
REMOTE IP = remote IP number using Weighvault
REMOTE PT = remote port number using Weighvault
MAC = views the MAC address and is non-changeable
VAULT = on or off
PFORMT
GFMT
NFMT
CFMT
PALFMT
ACCFMT
TOTALFMT
HDRFMT1
HDRFMT 2
Sets the print format for gross weight, net weight, count, pallet, accumulate,
total, header 1 and header 2.
DIG IO
COMING
SOON
DIO 1
DIO 2
DIO 3
DIO 4
Assign digital input/output functions.
VERS
SOFTWR
REG
Displays the software version.
Displays the regulatory version.
CAPABILITIES
COMING
SOON.
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 2 Serial Feature
PORT 1
PORT 2
PORT 3
CMD
SCANNER
BAUD
BITS
STOPS BITS
TERMIN
HEADERS
EOLDLY
SFMT
Specifies Port 1 through 3’s mechanism for triggering a transmission of data, print
message, baud rate, bits, stop bits, termination character, end-of-line delay, and
echo. see level 4 submenu for parameter descriptions.
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 2 Ethernet Feature
VAULT
OFF
ON BOARD
EXTERNAL
Selets on or off
Using on board RJ45 Ethernet connections
Using wireless port connections
Table 3-9. Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS submenu parameters
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Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 2 Version Feature
SOFTWR
V1.XX
Displays the software version
REG
LR, V 1.XX
Displays the legally relevant version
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 2 DIGIO Feature
DIGIO
DIO 1-4
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 2 PFORMT Feature
GFMT
Gross format
NFMT
Net format
CFMT
Count format
PALFMT
Pallet format
ACCFMT
Accumulator format
TOTALFMT
Total format
HDRFMT1
Header 1 format
HDRFMT2
Header 2 format
Level 4 Submenus - Under the Level 3 DIO Feature
OFF
Turns the digital input/output off.
INPUT
UNITS
CLEAR
DISPACC
GRSNET
CLRCN
PRINT
ZERO
TARE
Digital input functions
OUTPUT
FUNCTN
Digital output functions.
Level 3 submenus - Under the Level 3 PORT Feature
CMD
BAUD
BITS
STOP BITS
TERMIN
ECHO
RESPONSE
EOLDLY
STREAM
**SOURCE
**SFMT
Sets up the transmission information for the command.
SCANNER
BAUD
BITS
STOP BITS
TERMIN
HEADERS
Sets up the transmission information for the scanner.
SCALE
BAUD
BITS
STOP BITS
TERMIN
EOLDLY
SFMT
Sets up the transmission information for scale 3.
** For SOURCE and SFMT to appear on menu display, you must first enable Legal
for Trade parameter under STREAM
Table 3-9. Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS submenu parameters (Continued)
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SETUP Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
IND SCALE
BAUD
BITS
STOP BITS
TERMIN
EOLDY
SFMT
Sets up the transmission information for the industrial scale parameter.
Table 3-9. Serial, PFORMT, DIG I/O, VERS submenu parameters (Continued)
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3.7
Calibration Menu
See Section 4.0 on page 39 for calibration procedures. The Calibration menu can be protected by assigning a
password in the Feature menu.
Note

The Counterpart requires the WZERO and WSPAN points to be calibrated. The linearity points are
optional, but must NOT duplicate zero or span. During calibration, the TARE key acts as a data entry
confirmation key. It also acts as an EXECUTE key, and accepts the value if calibration was successful.
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
SCALE 1
SCALE 2
SCALE 3
WZERO
WVAL
WSPAN
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press the calibrate
softkey to calibrate
zero.
Press Menu
to cancel
Display and edit
test weight value
DISPLAY
WLI N
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press the calibrate
softkey to calibrate
span.
Press Menu to
cancel
REZERO
Calibrating
Press calibrate
softkey to remove
offset from zero from
zero and span
calibrations
Calibrating
Calibrating
POINT 1
TEST
POINT 2
POINT 3
POINT 4
POINT 5
Same as POINT 1
WGT 1
COMING SOON
CAL1
Figure 3-11. Calibration Menu
CALIBR Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 2 submenus
WZERO
—
Press the calibrate softkey and the A/D raw counts will be displayed.
Press calibrate softkey again to calibrate zero, or press MENU to cancel. “CALIBRATING” will
be appear prior to automatically moving to WVAL.
WVAL
—
Press calibrate softkey to display and edit the test weight value. Press calibrate softkey again
to move to WSPAN.
WSPAN
—
Press calibrate softkey and the A/D raw counts will be displayed. Press calibrate softkey to
calibrate the span or press MENU to cancel. “CALIBRATING” will be appear prior to
automatically moving to WLIN.
WLIN
COMING
SOON
POINT 1 —
POINT 5
WGT 1 allows you to display and edit the test weight value. Press calibrate softkey to edit the
value. CAL1 allows you to calibrate and display the raw A/D value. Press TARE to perform
calibration. Press calibrate softkey to will move to the next calibration point.
The linearity points are optional, but must NOT duplicate zero or span.
Note They must be between zero and span.
REZERO
COMING
SOON
—
Press calibrate softkey to remove an offset value from the zero and span calibrations (e.g. if
hooks or chains are being used during calibration).
Use this parameter only after WZERO and WSPAN have been set. See
Note Section 4.1 on page 39 for more information about using this parameter.
Table 3-10. Calibration Menu Parameters
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3.8
Test Menu
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
A/D
CALIBR
SETUP
DIG I/O
TEST
DISPLAY
COMM
WARNING...
DISCONNECT
DIGITAL I/O
BEFORE
RUNNING TEST
PORT1
PORT2
PASS
or
FAIL
PASS
or
FAIL
RAM
KEYPAD
PASS
or
FAIL
TEST
LOOP
DIO 1
DIO 2
DIO 3
DIO 4
PASS
or
FAIL
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
STATUS
COMING SOON
AD1
AD2
RAW
ZERO
SPAN
mV
EXCVDC
VAL
VAL
VAL
VAL
VAL
VAL
VAL
Figure 3-12. Test Menu
TEST Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 2 submenus
A/D
DIG I/O
COMING
SOON
AD1
AD2
EXCVAC
Gives details of current or live A/D counts as well as stored zero and span A/D
values.
LOOP
DIO 1
DIO 2
DIO 3
DIO 4
Tests your digital I/O ports. If they are functioning, “PASS” is displayed. If they are
not functioning, “FAIL” is displayed.
Shows voltage levels for signal and excitation voltages.
Note
Both inputs and outputs are active low. They go to a ground
state when active.
Warning
The I/O ports become activated when the test is
performed. Make sure any equipment is disconnected
prior to performing this test to avoid it being
inadvertently activated.
COMM
PORT1
PORT2
Performs a loopback test on the serial ports. If they are functioning, “PASS” is
displayed. If they are not functioning, “FAIL” is displayed.
RAM
TEST
Tests the unit’s memory. if it is functioning, “PASS” is displayed. If it is not
functioning, “FAIL” is displayed.
KEYPAD
TEST
Tests the unit’s individual keypad buttons by displaying the name of the key
pressed. If nothing is displayed, the key is not functioning. 
Press the Menu key to exit the test.
Level 3 submenus - Under Level 2 A/D Feature
RAW
VAL
Displays the live current raw A/D count.
ZERO
VAL
Displays the captured A/D Zero calibration value.
SPAN
VAL
Displays the captured A/D Span calibration value.
mV
VAL
Displays the live current millivolt signal voltage.
EXCVDC
VAL
Displays the current excitation voltage.
Table 3-11. TEST Menu Parameters
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TEST Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
LOOP
TEST
Performs a loop test on dig I/O cards.
DIO 1
DIO 2
DIO 3
DIO 4
STATUS
Displays the status of each individual digital I/O port. If set as input, the display
shows input stats IN HI or IN LO. If set as output, pressing Enter toggles the
output between HI and LO. OUT HI or OUT LO. 
OUT LO is active.
PORT1
PORT2
TEST
Performs a loopback test on serial port 1 or 2. Connect jumper TX and RX
together on port 1 or port 2 before testing.
Table 3-11. TEST Menu Parameters
3.9
Display Menu
There are three display settings on the Counterpart.
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
DISPLAY
CONTRAST
BRIGHT
IMAGE
100
50
Negative
0-100%
0-100%
Positive
Figure 3-13. DISPLAY Menu
Setting the display parameters from this top level menu is temporary - after a power cycle, the values will revert
to their previous values. Changes made to these parameters through the CONFIG menu are kept through a power
cycle.
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3.10 ID Menu
The ID menu displays parameters for registers from 1 to 150. Sub-parameters are shown below.
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
REG 2
REG 150
SAME AS REG 1
SAME AS REG 1
REG 1
QUANTITY
CODE
DESC
VALUE
VALUE
VALUE
DISPLAY
PART NUM
LOT
VALUE
VALUE
UNIT WT
VALUE
TARE
VALUE
UNITS
LOCATION
LB
VALUE
OZ
KG
G
OFF
Figure 3-14. ID Menu
ID Menu
Parameter
Choices
Description
Level 2 submenus
REG 1, 2 150
QUANTITY
CODE
DESCRIPTION
PART NUMBER
LOT
UNIT WEIGHT
TARE
UNITS
LOCATION
Table 3-12. ID Menu Parameters
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4.0
Calibration
The Counterpart can be calibrated using the front panel, EDP commands, or Revolution®.
Note
Calibration can be performed in two places within the menu: the CALIBR menu shown in Figure 4-1 and the
SCALE submenu shown in Figure 3-6 on Page 18. The CALIBR menu shown in Figure 4-1 is a “quick
access” calibration; for more in-depth scale setup and calibration, use the menus found under
SETUP»CONFIG»SCALE (see Figure 3-6 on Page 18).
Calibration consists of the following steps:
• Zero calibration
• Entering the test weight value
Note
•
•
•
Span calibration
Optional five-point linearization
Optional rezero calibration for test weights
using hooks or chains.
The Counterpart requires the WZERO and WSPAN points to be calibrated. The linearity points are
optional, but must NOT duplicate zero or span. During calibration, the TARE(Enter) key acts as a data entry
confirmation key. The soft calibrate key accepts that value.
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
SCALE 1
SCALE 2
SCALE 3
WZERO
WVAL
WSPAN
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press the calibrate
softkey to calibrate
zero.
Press Menu
to cancel
Display and edit
test weight value
TEST
WLI N
Previous A/D raw
counts are shown
Press the calibrate
softkey to calibrate
span.
Press Menu to
cancel
DISPLAY
REZERO
Calibrating
Press calibrate
softkey to remove
offset from zero from
zero and span
calibrations
Calibrating
Calibrating
POINT 1
POINT 2
POINT 3
POINT 4
POINT 5
Same as POINT 1
WGT 1
COMING SOON
CAL1
Figure 4-1. Calibration (CALIBR) Menu
4.1
Front Panel Calibration
1. Press the MENU SETUP button, then press
until the display reads CALIBR (see
Figure 4-1).
2. Press TARE(Enter) or to go to the scale to be
calibrated. Press TARE(Enter) or to go to
WZERO . Press TARE(Enter) once again to
display a value and press the Calibrate softkey to
Calibrate WZERO.
Note
If you do not want to calibrate zero, press
Menu to exit.
3. The indicator displays CALIBRATING while
calibration is in progress. When complete,
press TARE(Enter) or to advanced to the next
prompt (WVAL).
Note
exit.
To view the new A/D count, repeat Step 3,
but instead of pressing TARE(Enter) while
viewing the value, press MENU SETUP to
4. With WVAL displayed, press TARE(Enter) or
to display or edit the stored calibration weight
value. Press TARE(Enter) to store the WVAL
value and advance to WSPAN.
5. With WSPAN displayed, press TARE(Enter) or
to view the A/D count. Place test weights on
the scale equal to WVAL. Press the Calibrate
softkey to calibrate WSPAN.
Note
If you do not want to calibrate span, press
Menu to exit.
6. After Calibrate softkey is pressed, the indicator
displays CALIBRATING when complete. Press
TARE(Enter) or
and the SaveExit softkey or
proceed to WLIN.
To view the new A/D count, navigate back to
the WSPAN, repeat Step 6; however, instead
of pressing Calibrate softkey while viewing
the value, press Save/Exit to exit.
Note
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Five-point linearization - COMING SOON
Rezero - COMING SOON
4.2
EDP Command Calibration
To calibrate the indicator using EDP commands, the
indicator EDP port must be connected to a terminal or
personal computer. See Section 2.7.1 on page 8 for
EDP port pin assignments.
Once the indicator is connected to the sending device,
do the following:
1. Place the indicator in config mode (display
must read SCALE - see Figure 3-6 on page 19)
and remove all weight from the scale
platform. If your test weights require hooks or
chains, place the hooks or chains on the scale
for zero calibration.
2. Send the SC.WZERO#n command to
calibrate zero. The indicator displays
CALIBRATING while calibration is in progress.
3. Place test weights on the scale and use the
SC.WVAL#n command to enter the test
weight value in the following format:
4.3
Revolution® Calibration
To calibrate the indicator using Revolution, the
indicator EDP port must be connected to a PC running
the Revolution configuration utility.
1. Place the indicator in config mode (display
reads SCALE, see Figure 3-6 on page 19) and
remove all weight from the scale platform.
2. From Revolution, select File » New.
The Select Indicator dialog box appears.
3. Select Counterpart and click OK.
4. From the Communications menu, select
Connect.
5. From the left pane, expand the Scale selection
and click the Scale button.
SC.WVAL=nnnnnn<CR>
4. Send the SC.WSPAN#n command to calibrate
span. The indicator displays CALIBRATING
while calibration is in progress.
5. Up to five linearization points can be
calibrated between the zero and span
calibration val ues. Use the followi ng
commands to set and calibrate a single
linearization point:
SC.WLIN.V1=nnnnn<CR>
SC.WLIN.C1<CR>
The SC.WLIN.V1#n command sets the test
weight value (nnnnn) for linearization point 1.
The SC.WLIN.C1#n command calibrates the
point. Repeat using the SC.WLIN.Vx and
SC.WLIN.Cx commands as required for
additional linearization points.
6. To remove an offset value, clear all weight
from the scale, including hooks or chains used
to hang test weights, then send the
SC.REZERO#n command. The indicator
displays CALIBRATING while the zero and span
calibrations are adjusted.
7. Send
the
SC.KUPARROW#n
or
SC.KEXIT#n EDP command to return to
normal mode.
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Figure 4-2. Scale Button
6. From the Tools menu, select Calibration Wizard.
7. Click NEXT to begin the Calibration Wizard.
8. Select whether you want to perform a
standard calibration or a standard with
multi-point linearization and click NEXT.
9. In the text box, enter the test weight value be
used for span calibration.
10. Select the checkbox if you are using chains or
hooks during the calibration, then click NEXT.
11. Remove all weight from the scale and click
Click to Calibrate Zero to begin zero calibration.
If your test weights require hooks or chains,
place them on the scale for zero calibration.
12. When zero calibration is complete, the
Calibration Wizard prompts you to place test
weights on the scale. Place the test weights on
the scale, then click Click to Calibrate Span.
13. If you chose to perform linear calibration, the
Calibration Wizard now displays prompts
(1–5). Enter the weight value for Linear Point
#1, place test weights on scale and click GO.
Repeat for additional linearization points,
then click NEXT.
14. The new and old calibration settings are
displayed. To accept the new values, click
Finish. To exit and restore the old values, click
Cancel.
4.4
More About Calibration
The following topics provide additional information
about compensating for environmental factors
(Section 4.4.1) and diagnostic information for
determining expected zero and span coefficients.
4.4.1
Adjusting Final Calibration
Calibration may be affected by environmental factors
including wind, vibration, and angular loading. For
example, if the scale is calibrated with 1000 lb, a
strain test may determine that at 2000 lb the
calibration is 3 lb high. In this case, final calibration
can be adjusted by tweaking WVAL to 998.5 lb. This
adjustment provides a linear correction of 1.5 lb per
1000 lb.
To adjust the final calibration, return to the WVAL
prompt and press TARE(Enter) to show the test weight
value. Press or to adjust calibration up or down.
Press Calibrate softkey to save the value, then press to
return to the CALIBR menu.
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5.0
Scale Operations
The following paragraphs contain detailed operator instructions for Counterpart. Included are instructions to
enter tare weights, toggle between net and gross weight, enter unit weights, perform inventory accumulation and
reduction, and toggle between scales. All operator instructions are conducted with the scale in the operation
mode that is the weighing or normal mode.
Counting scale accuracy is primarily determined by the following factors:
• Sample size (number of pieces)
• Total sample size as a percentage of full scale capacity
• Piece-to-piece weight variation
As a general rule when determining sample size of fairly uniform pieces, the larger the sample size the greater the
total sample weight, therefore, the better the counting accuracy. Selecting the smallest capacity scale that can
obtain the highest counting resolution should be considered, but should not sacrifice the capacity required for the
heaviest container of parts. For this kind of application, a dual-platform scale may be the best selection. There is
a direct relationship between piece-to-piece weight variation (non-uniformity) and counting accuracy.
Therefore, elimination of the piece-to-piece weight variations can be accomplished by:
1. Isolating the sample used to calculate the unit weight and use the same sample to re-check the scale.
2. Recalculating the unit weight from lot-to-lot of parts. Parts manufactured on one machine may vary
slightly from another machine relative to weight.
3. Tightening the manufacturing tolerances on the parts reduces piece weight variations and increases count
accuracy.
The Stand-By Screen
At the stand-by screen the WEIGHT, UNIT WEIGHT, and QUANTITY displays show zeroes and the annuciator for the
platform you are using is illuminated (Scale 1 or 2).
5.1
Weight Unit Switching
The weight units displayed can be changed between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary units during weighing
operations by pressing the UNITS TOGGLE key.
5.2
Entering Tare Weights
Tare weights can be entered in the scale by one of two methods: one-touch tare or digital tare. Digital tare is used
when the tare weight is already known while one-touch tare is used when the tare weight is unknown. If you call
up an Item Code already programmed into the Counterpart memory and you have a Tare Weight stored for that
Item Code, the Tare Weight stored with the Item Code will override one entered digitally or by using the TARE
key.
5.2.1
One-Touch Tare, Tare Unknown
1. If the tare weight value is not known, place the container, box, or item to be tared on the scale and press
TARE. The weight display should now show 0 and the Net annunciator should illuminate.
2. Remove the container, box, or item from the scale. The weight display should show a negative weight
value (weight of the tared container, box, or item).
3. To clear the tare weight, press TARE with no weight on the scale, scale should be at gross zero. The Net
annunciator will no longer be illuminated.
5.2.2
Digital Tare, Tare Weight Known
1. If the tare weight value is known, use the numeric keypad to key in the value and then press TARE. The
Net annunciator will illuminate.
2. To reset the tare to zero, press TARE again with no weight on the scale while the scale is at Gross Zero
and the Zero annunicator is lit.
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5.3
Toggling Between Gross and Net
To toggle between net and gross weight, a tare value must be entered into the scale. Follow Section 5.2 to enter a
tare value.
After a tare value is entered into the scale, items placed on the scale will cause the net annunciator to illuminate
and allow toggling between net weight and gross weight. An example of toggling between net weight and gross
weight is shown below:
1. Place 0.5 lb weight on the scale and then press TARE once. The weight display should show 0.000 lb.
2. Place another 0.5 lb weight on the scale. The scale weight display should now show 0.500 and the net
annunciator should be illuminated.
3. Press the GROSS/NET key. The weight display should show 1.000 GROSS WEIGHT, the net annunciator
will no longer be illuminated. The unit weight and the quantity displays goes to zero.
4. Press the GROSS/NET key. The weight display should now show 0.500 and the net weight annunciator is
illuminated again.
5.4
Entering Unit Weights
Entering unit weights can be done either by sampling, as presented in Section 5.4.1, or by key entry as described
in Section 5.4.2.
Note
EXTENT OF INSUFFICIENT SAMPLES controls unit weight sampling. The default setting for the SPEC is 0.1
percent.
SAMPLE QUANTITY determines the number of pieces the scale assumes are on the platter when you press
the SAMPLE key to calculate the unit weight. The default setting for the 10 pieces.
XFRUNITWT sets whether the unit weight determined by sampling is automatically transferred from Scale 1 to Scale 2.
The default setting AUTOMATIC.
Note
UNIT WEIGHT BASE controls whether the unit weight is displayed per 1000 pieces or per 1 piece. The default
settings for this 1000 pieces.
Unit Weight per 1000 Pieces vs. Unit Weight per 1 Piece
The scale’s internal microprocessor calculates unit weights to several decimal places. However, the scale display
generally can only show Unit Weight to a maximum of 8 characters (or 7 places and a decimal point). If this Unit
Weight is recorded from the scale display and entered by key entry, this can introduce errors in the Unit Weight
and consequently in the counts. This error increases as the Unit Weight of the parts being counted decreases.
Example: A sample of 10 zener diodes is placed on the scale. The Unit Weight is computed to be 0.000653642
lbs. However, the scale has a 7 character display for Unit Weight (or 6 places after the decimal point - 0.000000)
so the scale can only display 0.000653 as the Unit Weight. If this Unit Weight were recorded and keyboard
entered in future counting operations, the resulting error would be: 0.000653642 - 0.000653 x 100 = .098%
0.000653642
On the other hand, with entry of the Unit Weight as “weight per 1000 pieces” the decimal place is, in effect,
moved three places to the right, allowing 3 more decimal places of accuracy. In this example, the entry would be
made as 0.653642 per 1000 pieces, eliminating the error.
As a practical note, entering unit weights per 1000 pieces also lessens the chances of entering the wrong number
of zeros when keying in weights with many leading zeros. Incorrect entry of unit weights is a common cause of
inaccurate counting.
When might you want to use unit weight per 1 piece? Generally in one of two cases:
1. If you are working with other existing systems or procedures that are already set up to record unit weight
per piece (inventory systems, labeling requirements, etc).
2. If the unit weight or your pieces is more than 100 lbs, the number of digits in the scale’s Quantity display
will not be able to fully display counts of more than 100 pieces.
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5.4.1
Unit Weight Operation by Sampling
Unit weight operation by sampling is accomplished by placing a 10 piece sample on the scale and then pressing
the SAMPLE key. The scale calculates a unit weight based on the weight of the sample. The following paragraphs
detail the procedure with UNIT WEIGHT either set at on or off.
Default settings are placed at 10 pieces but if you want to key in a larger sample, key in the quantity and press
TARE(Enter).
Unit Weight Update Set to “Update: Off” (Default)
Parts can be sampled (generating a new unit weight) or a unit weight can be scanned but the new unit weight is
not saved into the stored copy of the loaded ID record.
Unit Weight Auto-Recomputing Set to “1: On”
Parts can be sampled (generating a new unit weight) or a unit weight can be scanned but the new unit weight is
not saved into the stored copy of the loaded ID record unless the existing unit weight is zero.
5.4.2
Unit Weight Operation by Key Entry
Unit weight operation by key entry is accomplished by using the numeric keypad to enter the known value of the
unit weight and then pressing the UNIT WEIGHT key. An example of unit weight operation by key entry is shown
below:
1. With the display in the weighing mode, enter the known unit weight using the keyboard, for example,
200.00.
2. Press UNIT WEIGHT key to enter the unit weight.
3. Place a 2 lb. weight on the scale. The scale displays the quantity for the weight placed on the scale, for
example, the weight display reads 2.000, the unit weight display reads 200.00, and the quantity display
reads 10).
You can also enter a weight as APW (Average Piece Weight) or Unit Weight per thousand.
Note
To clear the unit value, enter 0 and push the unit weight key.
Piece Weight Enhancement
After performing a sample process, the unit determines the maximum number of pieces that could be accurately
used for a recompute. If the number of pieces on the scale is less than the recompute value, the RECOMP
annunicator will be shown.
1. Place items to be counted on the scale platter, make sure the RECOMP annunciator is still on.
2. Press the SAMPLE key while the RECOMP annunciator is shown. This will start a sample process using the
current piece count (instead of the SAMPLEQTY value) as the sample quantity.
Negative Counting (Full Box Counting)
Just as you can count by adding parts to the scale, you can also count by removing parts from the scale. This is
called “negative counting” because a negative weight is displayed while counting. Contrary to what may seem
intuitively logical, you do not use the (-) key to do negative counting. The (-) key is only used to delete an entry
in accumulation mode that you want to erase. This procedure does not affect the inventory quantity for this item
stored in the scale.
Note
To utilize the negative counting feature, you need to set NEGCOUNT to “On” under the Count Menu.
There are two ways to do this depending on whether at the end you want to see the total amount remaining in the
container or the total amount removed from the container.
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Counting Out of a Full Container - See Total Amount Remaining in the Container
To carry out this operation you must know the tare weight ahead of time.
1. Place the full container on the scale. Press the TARE key.
2. Remove a 10 piece sample to the container and press the SAMPLE key. After the unit weight has been
calculated, return the 10 piece sample to the container.
3. If you want to see how many are still in the bin you first have to know the tare weight of the bin or
container. After removing the parts you want to take out of the bin, simply digitally enter the tare weight
of the bin and press the TARE key. The scale will display how many parts were left in the bin. To print a
label to put on the bin showing the total quantity in the bin, press the PRINT key.
Negative Counting - Total Removed Displayed at the End
With this procedure you can count accurately out of a full container for kitting, shipping, etc.without having to
know the tare weight of the container.
1. Place a full container on the scale and press TARE.
2. Remove a 10 piece sample from the container and press SAMPLE. After the unit weight has been
calculated, return the 10 piece sample to the container.
3. Remove the number of pieces you need for kitting, shipping, etc. The amount removed will be displayed.
If you need a label for each kit or container, press the PRINT key after removing each batch of pieces.
5.5
IDs
IDs are used to save and recall previously set codes, descriptions, unit weight, and tare preferences. The
Counterpart has the capacity to store up to 150 individual IDs. There are three ways that IDs can be entered and
set. Those three ways include:
1. Normal
2. Through Count Mode
3. Through Revolution
To enter alpha ID characters you can double press the numeric keypad to obtain alpha characters much like
accessing alpha characters on a cell phone keypad.
To store more than 150 IDs, WeighVault is required (see Section 5.5.5 on page 48).
ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
REG 2
REG 150
SAME AS REG 1
SAME AS REG 1
REG 1
QUANTITY
CODE
DESC
VALUE
VALUE
VALUE
DISPLAY
PART NUM
LOT
VALUE
VALUE
UNIT WT
TARE
VALUE
VALUE
UNITS
LOCATION
LB
VALUE
OZ
KG
G
OFF
Figure 5-1. ID Menu
5.5.1
Setting an ID Using the Normal Mode
1. Press the MENU SETUP key
MENU
SETUP
to access this menu.
2. Press to ID and then press
and you will be at REG1.
3. Navigate to the REG number you want to set (1-150) by using the
and
keys.
All menus have wrap-around functionality. If you are at ID1 and want to access ID150, you can quickly do so
Note by moving backwards through the menu.
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4. When you have reached the REG number you want to set, press
to select that register number.
5. Press
and enter the CODE value - either the numeric or alpha-numeric is acceptable. Thirty two
characters can be entered and 25 characters maximum for bar code entries. This is the code that will be
used to recall the ID.
6. When the desired value is entered, press TARE(Enter).
7. Enter in the information for description, part number, lot number, unit weight, tare, etc. with all entries
being optional.
8. Press TARE(Enter) again to accept the value(s).
9. Press
to advance back up to REG. Press
10. When complete, push the DONE softkey.
one more time, the DONE softkey is displayed.
Enter Lot Number - Optional
1. “LOT” will be displayed. Press key to enter the alpha numeric value using the Counterpart keypad.
2. Press the TARE(Enter) key to accept.
Enter Unit Weight - Optional
1. “UNIT WT” will be displayed. Press
2. Press the TARE(Enter) key to accept.
and enter the unit weight value using the Counterpart keypad.
Enter Tare - Optional
1. “TARE” will be displayed. Press
and enter the tare value using the Counterpart keypad.
2. Press the TARE(Enter) key to accept.
Enter Units - Optional
1. “UNITS” will be displayed. If you need to adjust the units, use the
press
to view the current setting.
2. Use the key or the TARE(Enter) key to store the setting.
and
keys to adjust the selection or
Enter Location - Optional
1. “LOCATION” is displayed. Use the
5.5.2
key and enter a value. Push the TARE(Enter) key to store.
Using a Stored ID
1. Press the CODE (softkey needs to be set up) key.
2. Counterpart responds with a code #=> with a prompt. Enter the ID code.
3. Press TARE(Enter).
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Adding an ID From Count Mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.5.4
Press the CODE softkey.
Add in the ID number.
If the ID number is not already in the database, Counterpart prompts, Not Found, Save as New ID?
Select Yes or No. By selecting Yes, Counterpart will store that ID code into the first open register. By
selecting No, you will go back to the Counting mode screen.
Adding an ID Through Revolution
To add an ID using Revolution, you must have Revolution installed on your computer. Visit www.ricelake.com
to download this free configuration software.
1. Unplug power to Counterpart.
2. Wire cable between computer and Counterpart.
3. Plug in power to Counterpart and press Counterpart’s POWER key.
4. Open Revolution on computer and go to Base Configuration, >> IDs
5. To upload IDs from Counterpart, select Connect from the Toolbar or under Communications - Connect.
6. Select Communications then Upload Configuration or Upload Section.
7. Select REG # and add information into the screens as shown in Figure 5-2.
Figure 5-2. Adding IDs Through Revolution
8. To download the ID to Counterpart, connect if Revolution is disconnected, and select Communications and
either Download Configuration or Download Section.
9. All register IDs are now entered and available through Revolution.
Note
By Uploading ID’s using Revolution and saving them to a file the ID’s can be backed up for future use.
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5.5.5
WeighVault
WeighVault is a PC program which allows Counterpart users to add, edit, and access IDs over a network
connection. WeighVault surpasses the Counterpart's 150 ID limitation and eliminates front-panel entry of ID
parameters. It also collects data as transactions occur, and provides detailed transaction and productivity reports
which can be exported to Excel, Word, or PDF. For WeighVault to function, the following criteria must be met:
• Use on-board Ethernet or wireless option (PN72117 Ethernet TCP/IP Interface Installation and
Configuration Manual)
• IP address assigned to the Counterpart (Refer to PN72117 Ethernet TCP/IP Interface Installation and
Configuration Manual) (If using option)
• WeighVault enabled in the Counterpart menu (ETHERNET menu; see Section 3.6.5 on page30).
Table 5-1 lists parameters that must be entered in order for WeighVault to work.
Parameter
Default
DHCP
Consult with network administrator
IP ADDRESS
Static IP Address - Consult with network administrator
NET MASK
255.255.255.0 - Consult with network administrator
PORT
Port 10001
REMOTE IP
IP address of computer running WeighVault
REMOTE PT
5466
VAULT
Onboard or external if using a wireless option
Table 5-1. WeighVault Default Settings
Note
The above mentioned default settings only apply if the VAULT parameter is set to ONBOARD. See Figure
3-10 on page 30.
Once the above criteria have been met, IDs can then be entered into WeighVault and saved on the PC’s hard
drive. The Edit Product dialog box in Figure 5-3 shows ID parameters which can be saved in WeighVault.
Figure 5-3. WeighVault Edit Product Dialog Box
To access a saved ID from WeighVault over the network connection,
1. Using the Counterpart front panel, press the CODE key.
2. Enter an ID CODE value.
3. Press the TARE(Enter) key. The ID CODE is loaded and ready to use.
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5.6
Totalization Counts
Counterpart has a totalization function that allows you to totalize the quantity of several weighings together.
This is especially helpful if putting together parts kits
Use the following steps to totalize parts.
1. Conduct a sampling process to determine the unit weight of the pieces. Or key in a known unit weight or
recall an ID.
2. Enter a known tare weight or place an empty container on the scale to perform tare function. If an ID was
recalled in step 1 its tare value is already loaded.
3. Place container 1 (full of parts) on the scale. The number of pieces in the container is shown in the ”PCS”
area of the display.
4. Press the Total + softkey to store the number of pieces in container 1. The memory (M) icon is shown. The
total value is shown in place of the piece weight value and will be labeled ”ttl”.
5. Remove container 1 and place container 2 (full of parts) on the scale.
6. Press the Total + softkey, the accumulated total is now equal to container 1 plus container 2. The displayed
total is also updated.
7. Continue to add containers in the same totalization method. The total number of parts stored in all
containers will be stored in the totalization register and shown on the display.
5.7
Parts Reduction Counts
Parts reduction can also be done by using the - key while the scale is in the weighing mode and the memory
annunciator is on.
1. Conduct a sampling process to determine the unit weight of the pieces. Or key in a known weight or
recall an ID.
2. Enter known tare weight, or place an empty container on the scale to perform tare function. If ID was
recalled in step one its tare value is already loaded.
3. Place container (full of parts) on the scale. The number of pieces in the container is shown in the ”PCS”
area of the display.
4. Press the Total + softkey to store the number of pieces in the container. The memory (M) icon is shown.
The total value is shown in place of the piece weight value and will be labeled ”ttl”.
5. Remove the number of parts required from the container and press the Total - softkey. The accumulated
total will now be equal to previous total minus the number of pieces removed. The displayed total is also
updated. The number of pieces remaining in the container is shown in the ”PCS” area of the display.
6. Repeat step 5 as needed.
Note
Once part reduction has been started, a press of Total + will give you an error message.
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5.8
Connecting a Barcode Scanner
The Counterpart will accept a barcode scanner connected to the unit. In order to use a scanner, you must set the
specifications of the Counterpart scale to recognize the scanner to the appropriate port and in some cases, do the
setup on the scanner required by the scanner manufacturer.
The scanner allows non-contact, instantaneous, and accurate input of unit weight, tare weight, and ID code.
QD2100 Barcode Scanner
If you are using the Quickscan QD2100 barcode scanner sold by Rice Lake Weighing Systems, you can set up
the scanner by connecting the scanner (PN121495) to the RS-232 port on the Counterpart CPU board.You will
also need a cable (PN101555) and an AC power option for the scanner. Connections between the barcode
scanner and Counterpart should be wired up as follows:
Pin out
Wire Color
RX
Green
TX
Red
Ground
Black
DIGIO
5+
Table 5-2. Barcode Wiring Connections
The default baud rate is set for 9600 for both Counterpart and the scanner.
To set up barcode scanner parameters, use the following steps:
1. Navigate through the menu Setup >> Config >> Serial.
2. Set up the selected Port, J5 (Port 1) or J4 (Port 2) for the scanner. .
3. Follow through and set up the various parameters such as 9600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, none parity.
4. Headers are set to ON under the scanner submenu when needing to have headers for IDs, tare and unit
weights.
5. If the header is set to OFF, the Counterpart assumes that all items are ID codes and automatically adds
the ID code header.
Header Codes for Bar Codes
ID Code 3
Tare 4
Unit Weight 1
Table 5-3. Header Codes for Bar Codes
5.8.1
Setting up a Softkey
To set up a softkey, use the following steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
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Press the MENU SETUP
key.
Navigate through the menu setup to Setup using the key.
Press the
to navigate to CONFIG.
Press the
to navigate to SCALES.
Press the to navigate to FEATURE.
Press the
to navigate to COUNT.
Using the scroll through until you get to SOFTKEYS.
Scroll down, then using
scroll through menu selections SK1 through SK12.
Press to assign a softkey to that position
Select a choice that you wish to be displayed.
Press the arrow once the function is selected.
Press Save/Exit softkey.
MENU
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6.0
Serial Commands
The Counterpart can be controlled by a PC or remote
keyboard connected to an indicator serial port.
Control is provided by a set of serial commands that
can simulate front panel key press functions, display
and change setup parameters, and perform reporting
f u n c t i o n s . T h i s p r o v i d e s t he a b i l i t y t o p r i n t
configuration data or to save to your hard drive.
6.1
The Serial Command Set
The serial command set can be divided into five
groups: key press commands, reporting commands,
the RESETCONFIGURATION special function
command, parameter setting commands, and transmit
weight data commands. When a serial command is
processed, the Counterpart responds with the
message OK . The OK response verifies that the
command was received and has been executed. If the
command is unrecognized or cannot be executed, the
Counterpart responds with ??.
The following sections list the commands and
command syntax used for each of these groups.
6.1.1
Key Press Commands
Key press serial commands (see Table 6-1) simulate
pressing the keys on the front panel of the indicator.
These commands can be used in both setup and
normal (weighing) mode. Several of the commands
serve as “pseudo” keys, providing functions that are
not represented by a key on the front panel.
For example, to enter a 15-pound tare weight:
1. Type K1 and press ENTER (or RETURN).
2. Type K5 and press ENTER.
3. Type KTARE and press ENTER.
Command
Command
KDISPTARE
Display tare (pseudo key)
KCLR
Press the CLEAR key
KCLRCN
Reset consecutive number (pseudo key)
KCLRTAR
Clear tare from system (pseudo key)
KLEFT
In menu mode, move left in the menu
KRIGHT
In menu mode, move right in the menu
KUP
In weighing mode, press the UNDER key.
In menu mode, move down in the menu. In
data entry mode, decrement the current
digit.
KDOWN
In weighing mode, press the UNDER key.
In menu mode, move down in the menu. In
data entry mode, decrement the current
digit.
KSAVE
In menu mode, saves the current
configuration
KEXIT
In menu mode, saves the current
configuration then exits to normal mode
K0–K9
Press number 0 (zero) through 9
KDOT
Press the decimal point (.)
KENTER
Press the ENTER key
KLOCK
Lock specified front panel key. For
example, to lock the ZERO key, enter
KLOCK=KZERO.
KUNLOCK
Unlock specified front panel key. For
example, to unlock the PRINT key, enter
KUNLOCK=KPRINT.
KDATE
Display date (pseudo key)
KTIME
Display time (pseudo key)
KESCAPE
Exits the selected parameter. Returns to
weigh mode if a parameter is not selected
(functions identical to the MENU key in
menu mode)
KSOFTx
Press softkey number x
Function
KMENU
Press the MENU key
KZERO
In weighing mode, press the ZERO key
KUNITS
In weighing mode, press the UNITS key
KPRINT
In weighing mode, press the PRINT key
KTARE
Press the TARE key
KID
In weighing mode, press the ID key. In
menu mode, move left in the menu. In data
entry mode, move to previous digit.
KGROSSNET
In weighing mode, press the GROSS/NET
key (pseudo key)
KGROSS
Go to gross mode (pseudo key)
KNET
Go to net mode (pseudo key)
KDISPACCUM
Display ACCUM (pseudo key)
Function
Table 6-1. Serial Key Press Commands (Continued)
Table 6-1. Serial Key Press Commands
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6.1.2
Keypad Lock
The user has the ability to lock or unlock the keypad.
The commands are listed in Table 6-2.
Command
Parameter
KEYLCK.NUMBER
Keys can be locked or
unlocked.
Default for all: Unlock
KEYLCK.PRINT
KEYLCK.TARE
KEYLCK.ZERO
KEYLCK.SAMPLE
KEYLCK.GROSSNET
KEYLCK.UNITWT
Table 6-2. Keypad Lock Commands
6.1.3
ID Commands
Up to 150 codes can be entered under ID
commands.
Command
Function
ID.CODE#n
(#n = ID Code number referenced)
ID.DESC#n
(#n = item description)
ID.LOCATION#n
(n = Item location))
ID.LOT#n
(#n = lot number)
ID.PARTNUMBER#n
(#n = part number) - Can enter up to
ID.QUANTITY#n
(#n = quantity)
ID.TARE#1
(weight value)
ID.UNITS#1
(weight value in pounds)
ID.UNITWEIGHT#1
(weight value)
Table 6-3. ID Commands
6.1.4
ETH Commands
ETH commands are parameter setting commands. The
commands listed in Table 6-4 can be used.
Command
Parameter
ETH.DEFAULTGATEWAY
Sets IP address
0.0.0.0
ETH.DHCP
ON
ETH.DNSPRIMARY
0.0.0.0
ETH.DNSSECONDARY
0.0.0.0
ETH.IPADDRESS
192.168.0.1
ETH.LOCALHOSTNAME
COUNTERPART
ETH.MACADDRESS
00-00-00-00-00-00
ETH.NETMASK
0.0.0.0
ETH.PORT
10001
ETH.REMOTESERVERIP
0.0.0.0
ETH.REMOTESERVERPORT
5466
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Command
ETH.WEIGHVAULT
Parameter
OFF
Table 6-4. Ethernet Parameters
6.1.5
Reporting Commands
6.1.6
Reporting commands send specific information to the
serial port. The commands listed in Table 6-5 can be
used in all modes.
Command
Function
Clear and Reset Commands
The following commands can be used to clear and
reset the Counterpart:
RS : Reset system. Resets the indicator without
resetting the configuration.
RESETCONFIGURATION:
Restores
all
configuration parameters to their default values
(menu mode only). The RESETCONFIGURATION
function can also be initiated by pressing
navigating to the DEFALT parameter under the
VERS menu and selecting YES. Then press
ENTER to reset the indicator.
DUMPALL
List all parameter values and ID
information
DUMPCONFIG
List all parameter values excluding ID
information
DUMPAUDIT
List audit trail information
DUMPIDS
List all ID information
DUMPIDINDEX
List a specific ID by index. See table 6-13
for more information.
DUMPIDCODE
List a specific ID by code. See table 6-13
for more information.
VERSION
Write Counterpart software version
6.1.7
P
Write current displayed weight with units
identifier. See Section 9.2.1 on page 67.
XE
Returns a 10-digit code representing any
error conditions currently shown on the
front panel.
Parameter setting commands allow you to display or
change the current value for a particular configuration
parameter (Tables 6-6 through 6-12).
Current configuration parameter settings can be
displayed in all modes using the following syntax:
Table 6-5. Reporting Commands
Note
Transmitting all configuration settings can be
achieved by the DUMPALL command or by
pressing PRINT while in menu mode.
Note
All load cell calibration settings are lost
w h e n t h e R E S E T C O N F I G U R AT I O N
command is run.
CLEARBUFFER: Clears the buffer information.
Parameter Setting Commands
command<ENTER>
Most parameter values can be changed in menu mode
only.
Use the following command syntax when changing
parameter values: command=value<ENTER>, where value
is either a number or a parameter value. Use no spaces
before or after the equal (=) sign. If you type an
incorrect command, the display reads ??.
For example, to set the motion band parameter to 5
divisions, type the following:
SC.MOTBAND=5<ENTER>
For parameters with selectable values, enter the
command and equal sign followed by a question
mark: command=?<ENTER> to see a list of those values.
The indicator must be in menu mode to use this
function.
Some parameters are valid only if other
parameters or parameter values are
specified. Restrictions for front-panel
configuration also apply to serial command configuration.
Note
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Command
Description
Values
SC.GRADS#n
Graduations
1–100000
SC.ZTRKBND#n
Zero track band
0, 0–100
SC.ZRANGE#n
Zero range
1.900000, 0–100
SC.MOTBAND#n
Motion band
1, 0–100
SC.SSTIME#n
Standstill time
1–65535
SC.OVRLOAD#n
Overload
FS+2%, FS+1D, FS+9D, FS
SC.DIGFLTR1#n
SC.DIGFLTR2#n
SC.DIGFLTR3#n
Digital filtering
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256
SC.DFSENS#n
Digital filter cutout sensitivity
2OUT, 4OUT, 8OUT, 16OUT, 32OUT, 64OUT, 128OUT
SC.DFTHRH#n
Digital filter cutout threshold
NONE, 2D, 5D, 10D, 20D, 50D, 100D, 200D, 250D
SC.THRESH#n
Zero threshold
0–9999999
SC.SMPRAT#n
Sample rate
30HZ, 60HZ, 120HZ, 240HZ, 480HZ, 960HZ
SC.PWRUPMD#n
Power up mode
GO, DELAY
SC.TAREFN#n
Tare function
BOTH, NOTARE, PBTARE, KEYED
SC.PRI.DECPNT#n
Primary units decimal position
8.888888, 88.88888, 888.8888, 8888.888, 88888.88,
888888.8, 8888888, 8888880, 8888800
SC.PRI.DSPDIV#n
Primary units display divisions
1D, 2D, 5D
SC.PRI.UNITS#n
Primary units
lb, kg, g, oz, OFF
SC.ACCUM#n
Accumulator enable
ON, OFF
SC.WZERO#n
Zero calibration
—
SC.WVAL#n
Test weight value
test_weight_value
SC.WSPAN#n
Span calibration
—
SC.WLIN.F1–
SC.WLIN.F5#n
Actual raw count value for linearization
points 1–5
0–16777215
SC.WLIN.V1
SC.WLIN.V5#n
Test weight value for linearization points
1–5
0.000001–9999999
SC.WLIN.C1–
SC.WLIN.C5#n
Calibrate linearization points 1–5
—
SC.LC.CD#n
Deadload coefficient
—
SC.LC.CW#n
Span coefficient
—
SC.LC.CZ#n
Temporary zero
—
SC.REZERO#n
Rezero
—
SC.SEC#n
Secondary units
lb, kg, g, oz, OFF
SC.TER#n
Tertiary units
lb, kg, g, oz, OFF
Table 6-6. SCALES Serial Commands
Command
Description
Values
EDP.BAUD#p
Port baud rate
1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600, 115200
EDP.BITS#p
Port data bits/parity
8NONE, 7EVEN, 7ODD
EDP.STOPBITS#p
Port stop bits
1, 2
EDP.PRNMSG#p
Print message
ON, OFF
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Command
Description
Values
EDP.ECHO#p
Port echo
ON, OFF
EDP.EOLDLY#p
Port end-of-line delay
0–255 (0.1-second intervals)
EDP.HEADERS#p
Port header
ON, OFF
EDP.INPUT#p
Port input
CMD, SCANNER, SCALE, IND SC
EDP.PORT
Port reporting command. It responds to the port you are connected to.
EDP.RESPONSE#p
Port response
ON, OFF
EDP.SFMT#p
Port custom stream format
0-200 characters
EDP.SOURCE#p
Port source
1, 2, 3
EDP.STREAM#p
Port stream
OFF, LFT, INDUST
EDP.TERMIN#p
Port termination
CR/LF, CR
STR.POS
Custom stream identifiers
STR.NEG
None, Space, +
None, Space, -
STR.PRI
8 alphanumeric characters
STR.SEC
STR.TER
STR.GROSS
STR.NET
STR.TARE
STR.MOTION
2 alphanumeric characters
STR.RANGE
STR.OK
STR.INVALID
STR.ZERO
Table 6-7. SERIAL Port Serial Commands (Continued)
Command
Description
Values
CFGPWD
Configuration password
0, 1–9999999
CONSNUM
Consecutive numbering
0–9999999
CONSTUP
Consecutive number start-up value 0–9999999
DATEFMT
Date format
MMDDYYYY, DDMMYYYY, YYYYMMDD, YYYYDDMM
DATESEP
Date separator
SLASH, DASH, SEMI
DECFMT
Decimal format
DOT, COMMA
DSPBRIGHT
Sets display intensity
0 (dimmest), through 100 (brightest as a percentage)
KYBDLK
Keyboard lock (disable keypad)
OFF, ON
REG.AGENCY
Regulatory compliance
NONE, OIML, NTEP, CANADA, INDUST
REGULAT=NTEP
Regulatory compliance
NONE, OIML, NTEP, CANADA, INDUST
REG.CTARE
Allow clear keyed tare
NO, YES
REG.WORD
Weighing mode
Gross, Brutto
REG.KTARE
Always allow keyed tare
NO, YES
REG.MTARE
Multiple tare action
REPLACE, REMOVE, NOTHING
REG.NTARE
Allow negative tare
NO, YES
REG.ZTARE
Remove tare on ZERO
NO, YES
Table 6-8. FEATURE Serial Commands
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Command
Description
Values
REG.BASE
Zero base for overload calculation
CALIB, SCALE
REG.PRTMOT
Allow print while in motion
NO, YES
REG.PRINTPT
Add PT to keyed tare print
NO, YES
REG.SNPSHOT
Display or Scale weight source
DISPLAY, SCALE
SD
Set date
MMDDYY, DDMMYY, YYMMDD, or YYDDMM. Enter six-digit
date using the year-month-day order specified for the
DATEFMT parameter, using only the last two digits of the year.
ST
Set time
hhmm (enter using 24-hour format)
TIMEFMT
Time format
12HOUR, 24HOUR
TIMESEP
Time separator
COLON, COMMA
Table 6-8. FEATURE Serial Commands (Continued)
Command
Description
Values
GFMT.FMT
Gross demand print format string
NFMT.FMT
Net demand print format string
ACC.FMT
Accumulator print format string
CFMT.FMT
Count format
TOTAL.FMT
Total Format
HDRFMT1
Header 1 Format
PALFMT.FMT
Pallet Format
HDRFMT2
Header 2 Format
See Section 7.0 on page 58 for information about demand print
format strings.
Table 6-9. PFORMT Serial Commands
Command
Description
Values
DIO#b
Digital input function
OFF, ZERO, NT/GRS, TARE, UNITS, PRINT,
ACCUM, TIMDATE, ESC, CLEAR, DSPTAR,
IDKEY, KEY0–KEY9, KEYDP, ENTER, NAVUP,
NAVDN, NAVLFT, NAVRGT, KBDLOC, HOLD,
CLRCN, GROSS, NET, PRIM, SEC, CLRTAR,
CLRACC, TRIGGER
DIO#b
Digital output function
OVER, UNDER, ACCEPT, ZEROBD
Digital inputs and outputs are specified by bit number
Table 6-10. DIG I/O Serial Commands
Command
GFMT.PORT
Description
Set the port for each of these commands
Value
2
NFMT.PORT
ACC.PORT
CFMT.PORT
TOTAL.PORT
PALFMT.PORT
Table 6-11. Select Port Serial Commands
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6.1.8
Normal Mode Commands
The normal mode print commands (see Table 6-12) transmit data to the serial port on demand in either setup or
normal mode.
Command
Description
Values
CONSNUM#n
Set consecutive number
0–9 999 999
UID#n
Set unit ID
nnnnnnn
SD#n
Set date
MMDDYY, DDMMYY, YYMMDD, or YYDDMM. Enter
six-digit date using the year-month-day order specified
for the DATEFMT parameter, using only the last two
digits of the year.
ST#n
Set time
hhmm (enter using 24-hour format)
SX#n
Start serial port streaming
EX#n
Stop serial port streaming
OK or ??
An EX command sent while in menu mode does not
take effect until the indicator is returned to normal
mode.
The EDP.Stream must be set to LFT or INDUST for this
command to work.
XG#n
Transmit gross weight in displayed units
XN#n
Transmit net weight in displayed units
XT#n
Transmit tare weight in displayed units
XA#n
Transmit accumulator value
RS
Reset system
nnnnnn UU
where nnnnnn is the weight value, UU is the units.
NOTE: You can also send XGP, XGS, XGT, XTP, etc. to
specify primary, secondary or tertiary (P.S.T.).
Soft reset. Used to reset the indicator without resetting
the configuration to the factory defaults.
Table 6-12. Normal Mode Serial Commands
6.1.9
Unique Commands
Command
Description
DUMPID.INDEX=n
To dump an ID by register
DUMPID.CODE=n
To dump an ID by code
Table 6-13. Unique Commands
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7.0
Print Formatting
The Counterpart provides eight print formats, GFMT, NFMT, TOTALFMT, PALFMT, CFMT, ACCFMT, HDRFMT1 and
HDRFMT2. These determine the format of the printed output when the PRINT key is pressed or when a KPRINT EDP
command is received. The HDRFMTs must be called from another format.
Each print format can be customized to include up to 500 characters of information, such as company name and
address, on printed tickets. You can use the indicator front panel (PFORMT menu), EDP commands, or the
Revolution® configuration utility to customize the print formats.
Note
7.1
Print formats are limited to 500 characters. 
Print Formatting Commands
Table 7-1 lists commands you can use to format the gross, net and count print formats. Commands included in
the format strings must be enclosed between < and > delimiters. Any characters outside of the delimiters are
printed as text on the ticket.
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Command
Supported Ticket
Formats
Description
<G>
Gross weight in displayed units
<N>
Net weight in displayed units
<T>
Tare weight in displayed units. Add four before bracket to print header
<A>
Accumulated weight in displayed units
<AC>
Number of accumulator events (5-digit counter)
<AD>
Date of last accumulator event
<AT>
Time of last accumulator event
<UID>
Unit ID number
<CN>
Consecutive number
<C>
Piece count, current scale
<C#n>
Piece count, scale n
<NLnn>
New line (nn = number of termination (<CR/LF> or <CR>) characters)*
<SPnn>
Space (nn = number of spaces)*
<SU>
Suppress Units. Toggle weight data format (formatted/unformatted)**
<TI>
Time
<DA>
Date
<TD>
Time & Date
<H1>
Header 1
<H2>
Header 2
<IDC>
Loaded ID Code - 32 characters maximum
<IDD>
Loaded ID Description - 32 characters maximum
<IDLC>
Loaded ID Location - 12 characters maximum
<IDP>
Loaded ID Part Number - 32 characters maximum
<IDLT>
Loaded ID Lot - 32 characters maximum
<IDU>
Loaded ID Units - 1 character maximum
<IDT>
Loaded ID Tare - 9 characters maximum (range 0.0 to 9999999.0)
<IDW>
Loaded ID Unit Weight - 9 characters maximum (range 0.0 to 9999999.0)
<IDQ>
Loaded ID Quantity - 11 characters maximum (range -2000000000 to 2000000000)
<C>
Piece Count, current scale - 7 characters maximum (no explicit maximum value)
<C#n>
Piece Count, Scale n
<TTLV>
Totalization Value - 11 character maximum (range -2000000000 to 2000000000)
<TTLC>
Totalization Count - 4 characters maximum
<TT>
Transaction Type - gives a “1” for receiving (in) or “0” for (sending out)
GFMT, NFMT,
TOTALFMT, PALFMT,
CFMT, ACCFMT
HDRFMT1, HDRFMT2
Note: This command cannot be used in any other format except Weighvault
Table 7-1. Print Format Commands
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Command
Description
Supported Ticket
Formats
Gross, net, and tare weights are 8 digits in length, including sign and decimal point, followed by a
space and a one- to five-digit units identifier. Total field length with units identifier is 10-14 characters.
Depending on what units are configured, the units identifier will be lb, oz, g, or kg.
Gross, net, tare, and accumulator weights can be printed in any configured weight units by adding the
following modifiers to the gross, net, tare, and accumulator weight commands: /P (primary units), /D
(displayed units), /S (secondary units), /T (tertiary units). If not specified, the current displayed units (/
D) is assumed. Example: To format a ticket to show net weight in secondary units, use the following
command: <N/S>.
UNIT ID and consecutive number (CN) fields are 1–6 characters in length, as required.
* If nn is not specified, 1 is assumed. Value must be in the range 1–99.
** After receiving an SU command, the indicator sends unformatted data until the next SU command
is received. Unformatted data omits decimal points, leading and trailing characters.
Table 7-1. Print Format Commands
Format
Default Format String
Used When
NFMT
Normal mode, tare in
N<NL>A30,75,0,4,1,1,N,"Gross:
system
<G>"<NL>B30,115,0,3,2,4,101,B,"<G>"<NL>A30,300,0,4,1,1,N,
"Tare: <T>"<NL>B30,340,0,3,2,4,101,B,"<T>"<NL>A30,525,0,4,1,1,N,
"Net: <N>"<NL>B30,565,0,3,2,4,101,B,"<N>"<NL>A30,806,0,3,1,1,N,"<TD>"<NL>
P1<NL>
PALFMT
N<NL>A416,25,1,4,1,1,N,"ID CODE:
<IDC>"<NL>B378,25,1,3,2,4,51,N,"3<IDC>"<NL>A296,28,1,4,1,1,N,"Total QTY:
<C>"<NL>B264,22,1,3,2,4,51,N,"<C>"<NL>
A179,25,1,4,1,1,N,"Part Name: <IDD>"<NL>A126,25,1,4,1,1,N,"Part Number:
<IDP>"<NL>A73,25,1,4,1,1,N,"Lot Number: <IDLT>"<NL>P1<NL>
Print mode
CFMT
N<NL>B371,20,1,3,2,4,51,N,"3<IDC>"<NL>A410,20,1,4,1,1,N,"ID. CODE:
<IDC>"<NL>A302,22,1,4,1,1,N,"QTY:
<C>"<NL>B264,20,1,3,2,4,51,N,"<C>"<NL>A280,400,1,4,1,1,N,"GROSS
<G>"<NL>
A225,400,1,4,1,1,N,"TARE
<T>"<NL>B189,355,1,3,2,4,51,N,"4<T>"<NL>A120,400,1,4,1,1,N,"NET
<N>"<NL>A195,24,1,4,1,1,N,"WT/K OR U
W"<NL>B124,20,1,3,2,4,51,N,"1<IDW>"<NL>
A47,16,1,4,1,1,N,"<TD>"<NL>A160,24,1,4,1,1,N,"<IDW>"<NL>P1<NL>
Count mode
GFMT
Normal mode, no tare in
N<NL>A410,32,1,5,2,1,N,"<TOTAL
QUANTITY>"<NL>A57,532,1,3,1,1,N,"<TD>"<NL>A309,39,1,5,2,1,N,"<TV>"<NL>B system
195,32,1,3,2,4,101,N,"<TV>"<NL>
A61,32,1,5,1,1,N,"BOX COUNT: <TC>"<NL>P1<NL>
TOTAL
Totalization mode
N<NL>A410,32,1,5,2,1,N,"<TOTAL
QUANTITY>"<NL>A57,532,1,3,1,1,N,"<TD>"<NL>A309,39,1,5,2,1,N,"<TV>"<NL>B
195,32,1,3,2,4,101,N,"<TV>"<NL>
A61,32,1,5,1,1,N,"BOX COUNT: <TC>"<NL>P1<NL>
ACCFMT
ACCUM<A><NL><DA> <TI><NL>
Accumulator enabled
and displayed
Table 7-2. Default Print Formats
The 500-character limit of each print format string includes the output field length of the print formatting commands,
Note not the command length. For example, if the indicator is configured to show a decimal point, the <G> command
generates an output field of 13 characters: the 10-character weight value (including decimal point), one space, and
a two-digit units identifier.
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The default Counterpart print formats are shown in Table 7-2 and Table 7-3:
Format
Default Format String
Sample Output
H1
Company Name <NL> Street Address <NL> City, ST ZIP <NL2>
Company Name, Street Address, City, ST ZIP
H2
Company Name <NL> Street Address <NL> City, ST ZIP <NL2>
Company Name, Street Address, City, ST ZIP
Table 7-3. H1, H2 Formats
7.2
Customizing Print Formats
The following sections describe procedures for customizing the GFMT, NFMT and CFMT formats using the EDP
port, the front panel (PFORMT menu), and the Revolution® configuration utility.
7.2.1
Using the EDP Port
With a personal computer, terminal, you can use the EDP command set to customize the print format strings.
To view the current setting of a format string, type the name of the string (GFMT.FMT or NFMT) and press TARE
(Enter). For example, to check the current configuration of the GFMT format, type GFMT and press ENTER. The
indicator responds by sending the current configuration for the gross format:
GFMT=<G> GROSS<NL>
To change the format, use the GFMT.FMT or NFMT EDP command followed by an equals sign (=) and the modified
print format string. For example, to add the name and address of a company to the gross format, you could send
the following EDP command:
Note
Indicator must be placed in the config mode with CONFIG shown on the display.
GFMT.FMT=FINE TRANSFER CO<NL>32400 WEST HIGHWAY ROAD<NL>SMALLTOWN<NL2><G> GROSS<NL>
A ticket printed using this format might look like the following:
FINE TRANSFER CO
32400 WEST HIGHWAY ROAD
SMALLTOWN
1345 lb GROSS
7.2.2
Using the Front Panel
If you have no access to equipment for communication through the EDP port or are working at a site where such
equipment cannot be used, you can use the PFORMT menu (see Figure 7-1) to customize the print formats.
Using the PFORMT menu, you can edit the print format strings by changing the decimal values of the ASCII
characters in the format string.
Note
Lower-case letters and some special characters cannot be displayed on the Counterpart front panel and
are shown as blanks. The Counterpart can send or receive any ASCII character; the character printed
depends on the particular ASCII character set implemented for the receiving device.
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ID
AUDIT
XXXXXXX
CALIBR
SETUP
TEST
ACCUM
DISPLAY
CONFIG
SCALES
FEATURE
GFMT
NFMT
SERIAL
CFMT
ETHERNET
PALFMT
PFORMT
ACCFMT
TOTALFMT
DIGIO
H1
VERS
VERS
H2
Same as GFMT
Scroll left in formatting string
Display first 6
characters of format
Press INSERT to enter a space
before the active character
Scroll right in formatting string
Press
to cycle the active character to the previous character
Press
to cycle the active character to the next character
Press CLR to delete the character to the left
NOTE: To change the active character,
use the alpha keypad to enter the new
value.
Figure 7-1. PFORMT Menu, Showing Alphanumeric Character Entry Procedure
Using Revolution®
The Revolution configuration utility provides a print formatting grid with a tool bar. The grid allows you to
7.2.3
construct the print format without the formatting commands (<NL> and <SP>) required by the front panel or
EDP command methods. Using Revolution, you can type text directly into the grid, then select weight value
fields from the tool bar and place them where you want them to appear on the printed ticket.
Figure 7-2 shows an example of the Revolution print formatting grid.
Figure 7-2. Revolution Print Format Grid
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7.2.4
Print Label Examples
Listed below are print formatting examples that appear with the various formats.
Count Format
Figure 7-3. Count Format Label Example
Pallet Label Format
Figure 7-4. Pallet Format Label Example
Gross Label Format
Figure 7-5. Gross Label Format
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Total Label Format
Figure 7-6. Total Format Label Example
Gross/Tare/Net Label Format
Figure 7-7. Gross/Tare/Net Label Format
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8.0
WLAN Installation Instructions
Note
Before installing this option, you must contact your IT administrator to obtain network communication protocol
codes and have a RS-232 communications cable or regular comm port cable available to run between your PC and
the indicator while installing and setting up the wireless network.
The optional Lantronix® WiPort™ (WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network) wireless networking device can be
installed inside the Counterpart for real-time data transmission to warehouse management systems. The
Windows®-based configuration software, DeviceInstaller™ is required for installation and setup and is available
on the CD that comes with the kit. The WLAN option can be factory installed or can be purchased separately and
installed on site.
The wireless LAN option comes in a kit containing the following items:
• Pluggable wireless board (PN 125787)
• Standoffs (PN 95356)
• Antenna (PN 98357)
• CD containing Lantronix information (PN
72763)
Figure 8-1. WLAN Board
8.1
Enclosure Disassembly
The indicator enclosure must be opened to install the WLAN option card and antenna and to connect cables for
the installed option card.
Warning
Before opening the unit, ensure the power cord is disconnected from the power outlet.
1. Disconnect power to the indicator.
2. Place the indicator face-down on an antistatic work mat.
3. Remove the screws that hold the backplate to the enclosure body, then lift the backplate away from the
enclosure and set it aside.
8.2
WLAN Card Installation
1. Refer to CW-90/90X, 720i, 820i, iQUBE2, LaserLT WLAN Installation Instructions PN 108680 included
with the WLAN option card for installation and configuration instructions.
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9.0
9.1
Appendix
Error Messages
If an error code appears on the display, use the information in Table 9-1 as a troubleshooting guide. If you cannot
clear the error, call RLWS Service for assistance.
Error Display
- - - - - -
Description
Over range
Under range
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A/D out of range
Solution
• Check load cell wiring, including sense
jumpers.
• Check configuration, including number of
grads, channel selection, display divisions.
• Check calibration, including W ZERO and W
SPAN values.
• Under range can be caused by OIML setting
and weight less than -20 display divisions
• Check for scale binding or damage.
• Check for proper excitation voltage.
• Call RLWS Service for assistance.
CHKERR - BATTERY BACK LOST Battery Error
Press ENTER after replacing the battery to restore
defaults to battery backed storage.
ERROR
Internal program error
Check configuration. Run XE command (see
Section 9.2 on page 66) to determine error type.
Call RLWS Service if unable to clear error by
cycling power or if error reoccurs.
HWFERR
Hardware error
Reboot the unit. Call RLWS Service if unable to
clear error by cycling power or if error reoccurs.
INVALID UNITS
ID uses unassigned units
Modify the ID to use a configured unit.
NOTARE
Tare is prevented
Change regulatory mode settings or the TAREFN
parameter.
OVERFL
Overflow error
Weight value too large to be displayed.
RANGE
GRADS > 100,000
WVAL > 100,000
Only shows up in Config mode.
EEPERR
EEPROM error
Call Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS) for
service
VERSION UPDATED
Core has been updated or memory
has been corrupted.
Press the ENTER key. If the message persists, call
RLWS for service.
Table 9-1. Counterpart Error Messages
9.2
Using the XE EDP Command
The XE EDP command can be used to remotely query the Counterpart for the error conditions shown on the
front panel. The XE command returns a 5-digit number in the format:
xxxxx yyyyy
where xxxxx contains a decimal representation of any existing error conditions as described in Table 9-2.
If more than one error condition exists, the number returned is the sum of the values representing the error
conditions. For example, if the XE command returns the number 1040, this value represents the sum of an A/D
reference error (1024) and an A/D calibration checksum error (16).
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XE Error
Code
Description
XEH Hex Value
1
VIRGERR
0x00000001
2
PARMCHKERR
0x00000002
4
LOADCHKERR
0x00000004
8
PRINTCHKERR
0x00000008
16
ENVRAMERR
0x00000010
32
ENVCRCERR
0x00000020
64
BATTERYERR
0x00000040
32768
GRAVERR
0x00008000
65536
ADPHYSICALERR
0x00010000
131072
TAREERR
0x00020000
262144
EACCOVER
0x00040000
524288
STRINGERR
0x00080000
1048576
RESERVED_PF
0x00100000
2097152
RTCERR
0x00200000
4194304
MISSINGHWERR
0x00400000
8388608
CFGCONFLICTERR
0x00800000
16777216 UNRECOVERABLEERR
0x01000000
0x10000 - 0x80000000
Reserved
Table 9-2. Error Codes Returned on XE Command
9.2.1
Using the P EDP Command
The P EDP command returns the current displayed
weight value to the EDP port.
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9.3
Continuous Output (Stream) Format
Figure 9-1 shows the continuous output format sent to a Counterpart port when that port’s TRIGGE parameter
(SERIAL menu) is set to STREAM.
<STX> <POL> <wwwwwww> <UNIT> <G/N> <S> <TERM>
G = Gross
N = Net
ASCII 02
(decimal)
Polarity:
<space> = Positive
<–> = Negative
<^> = Overload
<]> = Underrange
L = pounds
K = kilogram
G = grams
O = ounces
<space> = lb/oz
<CR> <LF>
or <CR>
ASCII 13, 10
(decimal)
Status:
<space> = valid
I = Invalid
M = Motion
O = Over/under range
Weight data: 7 digits, right-justified, with
decimal point, l eading zero supression.
Overload = &&&&&&&
Underrange = = = = = = = =
Display overflow = OVERFL
Figure 9-1. Continuous Output Data Format
9.4
Demand Output Serial Data Format
When demand mode is configured for the serial port (STREAM parameter set to OFF), the Counterpart uses a
data string formatted for a basic ticket printout. The particular ticket format printed depends on the indicator
configuration.
You can customize the ticket to work with a wide variety of printers, scoreboard displays, and other remote
equipment. See Section 6.0 on page 52 for more information on custom print formats.
9.5
Custom Stream Formatting
Each port can be independently configured to stream a default frame format or can be customized to stream a
user-defined format. Custom formatting is very similar to the standard print formatting described in Section 7.0
on page 52. Custom stream formatting can be set up through the Regula/Indust submenu. Table 9-3 lists the
format identifiers used to configure a custom stream format.
Format Identifier
Defined By
Description
<P[G | N | T]>
STR.POS
STR.NEG
Polarity. Specifies positive or negative polarity for the current or
specified (Gross/Net/Tare) weight on the source scale. Possible
values are SPACE, NONE, + (for STR.POS), or – (for STR.NEG)
<CU>
STR.PRI
STR.SEC
STR.TER
Units. Specifies primary, secondary, or tertiary units for the current or
specified weight on the source scale.
<U[P | S | T]>
Dynamic
=L if Units=LB
=K if Units=KG
=G if Units=G
=O if Units=OZ
=space if Units=LB/OZ
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Format Identifier
Defined By
Description
<M[G | N | T]>
STR.GROSS
STR.NET
STR.TARE
Mode. Specifies gross, net, or tare weight for the current or
specified weight on the source scale.
<S>
STR.MOTION
STR.RANGE
STR.OK
STR.INVALID
Status for the source scale. Default values and meanings for each
status:
STR.MOTIONMIn motion
STR.RANGEOOut of range
STR.OK<space>OK
STR.INVALIDIInvalid
<CW>
—
Status of over/under/accept. O=Over, U=Under, A=Accept.
<B [–]n,…>
See descriptions below
Bit fields. Comma-separated sequence of bit field specifiers. Must
be exactly 8 bits. Minus sign ([–]) inverts the bit.
B0
—
Always 0
B1
—
Always 1
B2
Configuration
=1 if even parity
B3
Dynamic
=1 if MODE=NET
B4
Dynamic
=1 if COZ
B5
Dynamic
=1 if standstill
B6
Dynamic
=1 if gross negative
B7
Dynamic
=1 if out of range
B8
Dynamic
=1 if secondary/tertiary
B9
Dynamic
=1 if tare in system
B10
Dynamic
=1 if tare is keyed
B11
Dynamic
=00 if MODE=GROSS
=01 if MODE=NET
=10 if MODE=TARE
=11 (not used)
B12
Dynamic
=00 if UNITS=PRIMARY
=01 if UNITS=SECONDARY
=10 if UNITS=TERTIARY
=11 (not used)
B13
Configuration
=00 (not used)
=01 if current DSPDIV=1
=10 if current DSPDIV=2
=11 if current DSPDIV=5
B14
Configuration
=00 (not used)
=01 if primary DSPDIV=1
=10 if primary DSPDIV=2
=11 if primary DSPDIV=5
B15
Configuration
=00 (not used)
=01 if secondary DSPDIV=1
=10 if secondary DSPDIV=2
=11 if secondary DSPDIV=5
B16
Configuration
=00 (not used)
=01 if tertiary DSPDIV=1
=10 if tertiary DSPDIV=2
=11 if tertiary DSPDIV=5
Table 9-3. Custom Stream Formatting
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Format Identifier
Defined By
Description
B17
Configuration
=000 if current DECPNT=8888800
=001 if current DECPNT=8888880
=010 if current DECPNT=8888888
=011 if current DECPNT=888888.8
=100 if current DECPNT=88888.88
=101 if current DECPNT=8888.888
=110 if current DECPNT=888.8888
=111 if current DECPNT=88.88888
B18
Configuration
=000 if primary DECPNT=8888800
=001 if primary DECPNT=8888880
=010 if primary DECPNT=8888888
=011 if primary DECPNT=888888.8
=100 if primary DECPNT=88888.88
=101 if primary DECPNT=8888.888
=110 if primary DECPNT=888.8888
=111 if primary DECPNT=88.88888
B19
Configuration
=000 if secondary DECPNT=8888800
=001 if secondary DECPNT=8888880
=010 if secondary DECPNT=8888888
=011 if secondary DECPNT=888888.8
=100 if secondary DECPNT=88888.88
=101 if secondary DECPNT=8888.888
=110 if secondary DECPNT=888.8888
=111 if secondary DECPNT=88.88888
B20
Configuration
=000 if tertiary DECPNT=8888800
=001 if tertiary DECPNT=8888880
=010 if tertiary DECPNT=8888888
=011 if tertiary DECPNT=888888.8
=100 if tertiary DECPNT=88888.88
=101 if tertiary DECPNT=8888.888
=110 if tertiary DECPNT=888.8888
=111 if tertiary DECPNT=88.88888
<wspec [–] [0] digit[[.]digit]>
Scale weight
Weight for the source scale. wspec is defined as follows:
wspec Indicates whether the weight is the current displayed weight
(W, w), gross (G, g), net (N, n), or tare (T, t) weight. Upper-case
letters specify right-justified weights; lower-case are left-justified.
Optional /P, /S, or /T suffixes can be added before the ending
delimiter (>) to specify weight display in primary (/P), secondary (/
S), or tertiary (/T) units.
[–] Enter a minus sign (–) to include sign for negative values.
[0] Enter a zero (0) to display leading zeroes.
digit[[.][.]digit]
The first digit indicates the field width in characters. Decimal point
only indicates floating decimal; decimal point with following digit
indicates fixed decimal with n digits to the right of the decimal.
Two consecutive decimals send the decimal point even if it falls at
the end of the transmitted weight field.
<CR>
—
Carriage return
<LF>
—
Line feed
Table 9-3. Custom Stream Formatting
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9.6
Digital Filtering
The Counterpart uses averaged digital filtering to reduce the effect of vibration on weight readings. Adjustable
threshold and sensitivity functions allow quick settling by suspending filter averaging, allowing the weight
reading to jump to the new value. Figure 9-2 shows the digital filter parameters on the CONFIG menu.
DFLTR1
DFLTR2
DFLTR3
DFSENS
DFTHRH
4
4
4
2OUT
NONE
8
8
8
4OUT
2D
16
16
16
8OUT
5D
32
32
32
16OUT
10D
20D
64
64
64
32OUT
128
128
128
64OUT
50D
256
256
256
128OUT
100D
1
1
1
200D
2
2
2
250D
Figure 9-2. Digital Filtering Parameters on the Configuration (CONFIG) Menu
DIGFL1= n1
DIGFL2= n2
DIGFL3= n3
n2
n3
A/D Readings
1st Stage
Filter Averages
2nd Stage
Filter Averages
1st Stage
Filter Average
2nd Stage
Filter Average
3rd Stage
Filter Average
n1
Displayed
Value
Figure 9-3. Flow Diagram for Counterpart Digital Filters
9.6.1
DIGFLx Parameters
The first three digital filtering parameters, DFLTR1, DFLTRL2, and DFLTR3, are configurable filter stages that
control the effect of a single A/D reading on the displayed weight. The value assigned to each parameter sets the
number of readings received from the preceding filter stage before averaging (see Figure 9-3).
The overall filtering effect can be expressed by adding the values assigned to the three filter stages:
DFLTR1 + DFLTR2 + DFLTR3
For example, if the filters are configured as DFLTR1=4, DFLTR2=8, DFLTR3=8, the overall filtering effect is 20
(4 + 8 + 8). With this configuration, each A/D reading has a 1-in-20 effect on the displayed weight value. Setting
the filters to 1 effectively disables digital filtering.
9.6.2
DFSENS and DFTHRH Parameters
The three digital filters can be used by themselves to eliminate vibration effects, but heavy filtering also increases
settling time. The DFSENS (digital filter sensitivity) and DFTHRH (digital filter threshold) parameters can be
used to temporarily override filter averaging and improve settling time:
• DFSENS specifies the number of consecutive scale readings that must fall outside the filter threshold
(DFTHRH) before digital filtering is suspended.
• DFTHRH sets a threshold value, in display divisions. When a specified number of consecutive scale
readings (DFSENS) fall outside of this threshold, digital filtering is suspended. Set DFTHRH to NONE
to turn off the filter override.
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9.6.3
Setting the Digital Filter Parameters
Fine-tuning the digital filter parameters greatly improves indicator performance in heavy-vibration
environments. Use the following procedure to determine vibration effects on the scale and optimize the digital
filtering configuration.
1. In menu mode, set all three digital filters (DFLTR1, DFLTRL2, DFLTR3) to 1. Set DFTHRH to NONE.
Return indicator to normal mode.
2. Remove all weight from the scale, then watch the indicator display to determine the magnitude of
vibration effects on the scale. Record the weight below which all but a few readings fall. This value is
used to calculate the DFTHRH parameter value in Step 4.
For example, if a heavy-capacity scale produces vibration-related readings of up to 50 lb, with
occasional spikes to 75 lb, record 50 lb as the threshold weight value.
3. Place the indicator in menu mode and set the digital filters (DFLTRx) to eliminate the vibration effects
on the scale. (Leave DFTHRH set to NONE.) Reconfigure as necessary to find the lowest effective
values for the DFLTRx parameters.
4. With optimum values assigned to the DFLTRx parameters, calculate the DFTHRH parameter value by
converting the weight value recorded in Step 2 to display divisions:
threshold_weight_value / DSPDIV
In the example in Step 2, with a threshold weight value of 50 lb and a display division value of 5lb: 50 /
5lb = 10DD. DFTHRH should be set to 10DD for this example.
5. Finally, set the DFSENS parameter high enough to ignore transient peaks. Longer transients (typically
caused by lower vibration frequencies) will cause more consecutive out-of-band readings, so DFSENS
should be set higher to counter low frequency transients.
Reconfigure as necessary to find the lowest effective value for the DFSENS parameter.
9.6.4
Audit Trail Support
Audit trail support provides tracking information for configuration and calibration events. To prevent potential
misuse, all configuration and calibration changes are counted as change events.
Use the Audit menu or Revolution to display audit trail information. This includes the legally relevant (LR)
version number (software version for the code that provides audit trail information), a calibration count and a
configuration count.
Audit trail information can be printed from Revolution or by sending the DUMPAUDIT serial command.
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9.7
Serial Scale Interface
Serial port 1 can be configured for serial scale input. The serial scale function allows other scale indicators to
send gross, or net weight data to Counterpart. Once the serial port has been configured to accept scale data, the
data format can be customized to match the data stream sent by that indicator. See Figure 3-9 on page 28 for
information setting up
To set up and configure a serial scale, do the following:
1. Under the SERIAL menu, select Port 1 and scroll over to INDUST Scale (industrial serial scale) or LFT
(Legal-for-Trade), depending on what is required.
2. Match up the baud rates (9600) and this becomes SCALE 3.
3. Under the SERIAL menu, return to the selected port and set the format under the SFMT parameter to
match the format sent by the serial scale.
The default serial scale format is:
<STX><P><W7><U><M><S><CR>
Where:
<STX>
<P>
<W7>
<U>
<M>
<S>
<CR>
STX character
Polarity
Seven characters of net data with decimal pt
Units
Mode
Status
Carriage return
Note that industrial serial scales (INDUST) do not require the <M>, <U> and <S> identifiers. However, the units
and number of decimal places must be specified. Units can be selected from the FORMAT menu; decimal places
should be indicated with a w-spec identifier. For example, a seven-digit weight reading requiring two decimal
places should be specified as <W7.2> rather than <W7>.
To change or match formats, use the same path to change formats.
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9.8
Regulatory Mode Functions
The function of the front panel TARE and ZERO keys depends on the value specified for the REGULAT parameter
on the FEATURE menu. Table 9-4 describes the function of these keys for the NTEP, CANADA, OIML, and
NONE regulatory modes. TARE and ZERO key functions are configurable when the REGULAT mode is set to
INDUST (see Table 9-5 on page 74).
Front Panel Key Function
REGULAT
Parameter Value
Weight on Scale
Tare in System
TARE
ZERO
NTEP
zero or negative
no
no action
ZERO
yes
CLEAR TARE
no
TARE
positive
CANADA
zero or negative
positive
OIML
NONE
yes
TARE
no
no action
yes
CLEAR TARE
no
TARE
yes
no action
ZERO
zero or negative
(not to exceed -20dd)
no
no action
ZERO
yes
CLEAR TARE
ZERO and CLEAR TARE
positive
no
TARE
ZERO
yes
TARE
ZERO and CLEAR TARE if weight is
within ZRANGE.
No action if weight is outside of
ZRANGE
no
TARE
ZERO
yes
CLEAR TARE
zero or negative
positive
no
TARE
yes
CLEAR TARE
Table 9-4. TARE and ZERO Key Functions for REGULAT Parameter Settings
Table 9-5 lists the subparameters available when configuring a scale using INDUST mode. The table includes the
default values of the INDUST subparameters and the effective (not configurable) values used by the NTEP,
CANADA, OIML, and NONE regulatory modes.
REGULAT / INDUST Parameter
Parameter Name
Text Prompt
REGULAT Mode
INDUST
NTEP
CANADA
OIML
NONE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
SCALE
SNPSHOT
Display or Scale weight source
ZTARE
Remove tare on ZERO
NO
NO
NO
YES
NO
KTARE
Always allow keyed tare
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
MTARE
Multiple tare action
REPLACE
REPLACE
NOTHING
REPLACE
REMOVE
NTARE
Allow negative tare
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
CTARE
Allow CLEAR key to clear tare/
accumulator
YES
YES
NO
NO
YES
PRTMOT
Allow print while in motion
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
PRTPT
Add PT to keyed tare print
NO
NO
YES
YES
NO
OVRBASE
Zero base for overload calculation
CALIB ZERO
CALIB ZERO
CALIB ZERO SCALE ZERO CALIB ZERO
Table 9-5. REGULAT / INDUST Mode Parameters, Comparison with Effective Values of Other Modes
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9.9
Updating Firmware
To update firmware of the Counterpart, you must have Revolution installed and a .hex file on your computer.
Visit www.ricelake.com to download this free configuration software and the latest .hex file.
Note
If the hex file is the same version as is currently in the indicator, the firmware update will not reset the
configuration. This is helpful if the firmware becomes corrupt and you want to reload the same firmware.
However, it is always recommended that configuration be backed up in Revolution to avoid any data loss.
1. Unplug power to the Counterpart and remove top from the base of the unit.
2. Wire the serial cable to the Counterpart’s Port 1. Refer to Table 9-6 for cable connection settings.
DB9 Cable
Connector (J2)
Pin/Color
Signal
In/Out
Description
Pin
Description
In/Out
1/Brown
DCD
In
Data Carrier Detect
NC
NA
NA
2/Red
RxD
In
Receive Data
3
Tx
Out
3/Orange
TxD
Out
Transmit Data
4
Rx
In
4/Yellow
DTR
Out
Data Terminal Ready
5
DTR
In
5/Green
GND
--------
Ground
1 or 2
Gnd
--------
6/Blue
DSR
In
Data Set Ready
NC
NA
NA
7/Purple
RTS
Out
Request to Send
6
RTS
In
8/Gray
CTS
In
Clear to Send
NC
NA
NA
9/Black
RI
In
Ring Indicator
NC
NA
NA
Table 9-6. Cable connection settings
3.
4.
5.
6.
Install jumpers on JP5 and JP6. See Figure 2-3 on page 8.
Plug in power to the Counterpart and press the indicator’s Power button.
With Revolution open, begin a new configuration file for the Counterpart.
Click Update Counterpart Firmware.
Figure 9-4. Revolution Screen.
7. The Rice Lake Updater screen appears. Specify the COM port the Counterpart is connected to, and click
the ellipses (...) to browse to and select the desired .hex file.
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Figure 9-5. Rice Lake Updater Screen
8. Click the Program button. The update will take several moments.
9. When complete, remove the jumpers shown in Figure 4 on page 75 and press the Power button to power
up the indicator.
9.10 Specifications
Part #
Description
Weighing Resolution
Platter Dimensions
Single Channel
118788
CP Indicator
Console only
120736
CP-5
5 lb x 0.0005 lb (2 kg x 0.0002 kg)
9 in x 12 in
120737
CP-10
10 lb x 0.001 lb (5 kg x 0.0005 kg)
11 in x 16 in
120738
CP-25
25 lb x 0.002 lb (10 kg x 0.001 kg)
11 in x 16 in
120739
CP-50
50 lb x 0.005 lb (20 kg x 0.002 kg)
11 in x 16 in
120740
CP-100
100 lb x 0.01 lb (50 kg x 0.005 kg)
11 in x 16 in
Dual Channel (single platform XL base systems)
120770
CP dual indicator
119796
CP-5
Console only
5 lb x 0.0005 lb (2 kg x 0.0002 kg)
9 in x 12 in
118797
CP-10
10 lb x 0.001 lb (5 kg x 0.0005 kg)
11 in x 16 in
118798
CP-25
25 lb x 0.002 lb (10 kg x 0.001 kg)
11 in x 16 in
118799
CP-50
50 lb x 0.005 lb (20 kg x 0.002 kg)
11 in x 16 in
118800
CP-100
100 lb x 0.01 lb (50 kg x 0.005 kg)
11 in x 16 in
Dual Channel with Benchmark
125113
CP-50BM
50 lb x 0.01 lb (20 kg x 0.002 kg)
12 in x 18 in
125116
CP-100BM
100 lb x 0.02 lb (50 kg x 0.005 kg)
12 in x 18 in
Table 9-7. Specifications
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9.11 Specifications
CERTIFICATIONS AND APPROVALS
Counterpart Indicator
NTEP
(Pending)
- $0/'&
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5 *
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0
3
)
5
4
63
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Two-year limited warranty
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0-4.5 mV/V
ANALOG SPECIFICATIONS:
APPROVALS:
Pending
WARRANTY:
*
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0/ 8
POWER:
Power source:
Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63 Hz, 5 watts, US
power cord
Output: 9VDC or 12VDC 1.25 max
EXCITATION VOLTAGE:
5VDC
ANALOG SIGNAL INPUT RANGE:
"
4 "/% .&
V/V grad minimum

ANALOG SPECIFICATIONS:
Input sensitivity: 1.5 V/V grad recommended
Zero adjustment range: 0-100% or per region settings
A/D conversion rate: 7.5, 15, 30 samples per second
Load cells per scale: 8 x 350Ω; 16 x 700Ω
Scale channels: 1 or 2
Linearity +/- 0.017 full scale
CIRCUIT PROTECTION:
RFI, EMI, ESD protection
DIGITAL I/O:
4 I/O
DISPLAY:
Viewing Area: 240 x 64 pixels, transmissive VGA
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with adjustable contrast
KEYBOARD:
24 buttons, full keypad - alpha numeric
RESOLUTION:
Weight display resolution: up to 100,000 graduations
Counting resolution: 1/1,000,000
SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS AND SETPOINT:
Two RS-232 ports supports up to 115,200 bps
One optional port 3 connector for USB, Ethernet Fiber
Optics, etc.
Ethernet port
Setpoint output (pending) - serial scale on Port 1 only.
STATUS ENUNCIATORS:
PCS, motion, low battery, insuff, recomp, scale number,
gross, net, zero
BATTERY:
Type: Lithium Ion
Charge Time: 6-8 hours
Charge Cycles 400-1200
Estimated Run Time: up to 24 hours
OPERATING TEMPERATURE:
(Pending)
Measurement
Canada
Approved

(Pending)
10o F to 104o F (0o C - 40o C)
OPERATING HUMIDITY:
85%
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS:
Indicator Only: 12.25 in x 6.25 in x 4.0 in
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Counterpart Limited Warranty
Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS) warrants that all RLWS equipment and systems properly installed by a
Distributor or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) will operate per written specifications as confirmed by
the Distributor/OEM and accepted by RLWS. All systems and components are warranted against defects in
materials and workmanship for two years.
RLWS warrants that the equipment sold hereunder will conform to the current written specifications authorized
by RLWS. RLWS warrants the equipment against faulty workmanship and defective materials. If any equipment
fails to conform to these warranties, RLWS will, at its option, repair or replace such goods returned within the
warranty period subject to the following conditions:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Upon discovery by Buyer of such nonconformity, RLWS will be given prompt written notice with a
detailed explanation of the alleged deficiencies.
Individual electronic components returned to RLWS for warranty purposes must be packaged to prevent
electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage in shipment. Packaging requirements are listed in a publication,
Protecting Your Components From Static Damage in Shipment, available from RLWS Equipment Return
Department.
Examination of such equipment by RLWS confirms that the nonconformity actually exists, and was not
caused by accident, misuse, neglect, alteration, improper installation, improper repair or improper
testing; RLWS shall be the sole judge of all alleged non-conformities.
Such equipment has not been modified, altered, or changed by any person other than RLWS or its duly
authorized repair agents.
RLWS will have a reasonable time to repair or replace the defective equipment. Buyer is responsible for
shipping charges both ways.
In no event will RLWS be responsible for travel time or on-location repairs, including assembly or
disassembly of equipment, nor will RLWS be liable for the cost of any repairs made by others.
THESE
WARRANTIES EXCLUDE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE . N EITHER
RLWS NOR DISTRIBUTOR WILL, IN ANY EVENT, BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
RLWS
AND BUYER AGREE THAT RLWS’ SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY HEREUNDER IS LIMITED TO
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF SUCH GOODS. IN ACCEPTING THIS WARRANTY, THE BUYER WAIVES ANY AND
ALL OTHER CLAIMS TO WARRANTY.
SHOULD
THE SELLER BE OTHER THAN
WARRANTY CLAIMS.
RLWS,
THE BUYER AGREES TO LOOK ONLY TO THE SELLER FOR
NO TERMS, CONDITIONS, UNDERSTANDING, OR AGREEMENTS PURPORTING TO MODIFY THE TERMS OF THIS
WARRANTY SHALL HAVE ANY LEGAL EFFECT UNLESS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY A CORPORATE
OFFICER OF RLWS AND THE BUYER.
© 2011 Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Inc. Rice Lake, WI USA. All Rights Reserved.
RICE LAKE WEIGHING SYSTEMS • 230 WEST COLEMAN STREET • RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN 54868 • USA
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Literature
•
•
•
Counterpart Sales Literature, PN 125545
Counterpart CD with WeighVault, PN 125546
Weighvault manual for Counterpart, PN 125561
Web Site
•
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.ricelake.com/faqs.aspx
Contact Information
Hours of Operation
Fax
Knowledgeable customer service representatives are
available 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. (CST)
Fax Number 715-234-6967
Email
•
Telephone
•
•
•
Sales/Technical Support 800-472-6703
Canadian
and
Mexican
Customers
800-321-6703
International 715-234-9171
Immediate/Emergency Service
For immediate assistance call toll-free
1-800-472-6703 (Canadian and Mexican customers
please call 1-800-321-6703). If you are calling after
standard business hours and have an urgent scale
outage or emergency, press 1 to reach on-call
personnel.
•
US sales and product information at
prodinfo@ricelake.com
International (non-US) sales and product
information at intlsales@ricelake.com
Mailing Address
Rice Lake Weighing Systems
230 West Coleman Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868 USA
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