Operating Instructions Excellence XS Precision

Operating Instructions Excellence XS Precision
Operating Instructions
METTLER TOLEDO
Excellence XS Precision Balances
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Overview of your XS precision balance
For the L weighing platform, see Section 3
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1 Terminal (for details s. Section 5)
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2 Display (Touch-sensitive “Touch Screen”)
3 Operating keys
4 Type name
5 Glass draft shield
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6 Weighing pan
7 Draft shield element
8 Level indicator
9 Fastening point for anti-theft device
10 Safety foots (10 mg, 0.1 g + 1 g models)
11 Levelling screw
12 RS232C serial interface
13 Slot for second interface (optional)
14 Socket for AC adapter
15 Aux 1 (connection for “ErgoSens”, manual switch, or foot switch)
16 Aux 2 (connection for “ErgoSens”, manual switch, or foot switch)
17 Fastening for auxiliary display stand or terminal stand (optional)
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Contents
Contents
1
Getting to know your balance........................................................................................................................... 9
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Introduction.................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Introducing the XS precision balances............................................................................................................................ 9
Conventions and symbols used in these operating instructions....................................................................................... 9
Safety first................................................................................................................................................................... 10
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Setting up the balance (S and M weighing platforms)
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.2.3
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.4
2.5
2.5.1
2.5.2
2.6
Unpacking and checking the standard equipment........................................................................................................ 11
Unpacking the “Magic Cube” draft shield...................................................................................................................... 11
The following components are standard equipment:..................................................................................................... 12
Setting up the balance................................................................................................................................................ 13
Installing the “Magic Cube” draft shield and weighing pan............................................................................................ 13
Setting options with the draft shield glass (1 mg models)............................................................................................. 14
Using the additional draft shield door (1 mg models)................................................................................................... 15
Selecting the location and level of the balance............................................................................................................ 16
Selecting the location................................................................................................................................................. 16
Leveling the balance................................................................................................................................................... 16
Leveling in confined spaces......................................................................................................................................... 17
Power supply.............................................................................................................................................................. 17
Transporting the balance............................................................................................................................................. 17
Transporting over short distances................................................................................................................................. 17
Transporting over long distances.................................................................................................................................. 17
Weighing below the balance....................................................................................................................................... 18
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L weighing platform of the XS precision balances............................................................................................ 19
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.7
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
Overview of your XS precision balance with L weighing platform . ................................................................................. 19
Setting up the balance with L weighing platform........................................................................................................... 20
Standard equipment with L weighing platform.............................................................................................................. 20
Setting up the balance with L weighing platform........................................................................................................... 20
Selecting the location –> see chapter 2.3................................................................................................................... 21
Leveling the balance with L platform............................................................................................................................ 21
Power supply for the L weighing platform..................................................................................................................... 22
Transporting the balance with L-weighing platform....................................................................................................... 22
Transport over short distances..................................................................................................................................... 22
Transport over long distances...................................................................................................................................... 22
Technical Data L weighing platform.............................................................................................................................. 23
General Data L weighing plattform............................................................................................................................... 23
Model-specific data (L weighing platform).................................................................................................................... 24
Dimensions of XS precision balances with L weighing platform..................................................................................... 25
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Your first weighing......................................................................................................................................... 26
4.1
4.2
Switching the balance on and off................................................................................................................................. 26
Performing a simple weighing..................................................................................................................................... 26
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Contents
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Basic principles for using the terminal and the software.................................................................................. 27
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
An overview of the terminal......................................................................................................................................... 27
The display................................................................................................................................................................. 28
The balance software.................................................................................................................................................. 29
The typical operating sequence................................................................................................................................... 31
The security system in your balance............................................................................................................................. 32
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System settings............................................................................................................................................. 33
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.3.3
6.3.4
6.4
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
6.4.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
6.11
6.12
6.13
6.14
Calling up the system settings..................................................................................................................................... 33
An overview of the system settings............................................................................................................................... 33
Settings for calibration and tests.................................................................................................................................. 34
Fully automatic adjustment function “FACT”.................................................................................................................. 34
Define external adjustment weight............................................................................................................................... 35
Define external test weight.......................................................................................................................................... 36
Define adjustment and test printouts............................................................................................................................ 36
Specify balance parameters........................................................................................................................................ 37
Adaptation to the type of balance................................................................................................................................ 38
Adaptation to the ambient conditions........................................................................................................................... 38
Speed of the value release.......................................................................................................................................... 38
Automatic zero setting................................................................................................................................................. 38
Select dialog language............................................................................................................................................... 39
Select peripheral devices............................................................................................................................................ 39
Terminal settings......................................................................................................................................................... 41
Date and time............................................................................................................................................................. 42
Define access rights and specify the password............................................................................................................. 43
Energy saving function (standby)................................................................................................................................. 44
Settings for external keys (Aux connections)................................................................................................................. 44
Loading the factory settings......................................................................................................................................... 45
Access balance information........................................................................................................................................ 45
Printing the system settings......................................................................................................................................... 46
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The “Weighing” application........................................................................................................................... 47
7.1
7.2
7.2.1
7.2.2
7.2.3
7.2.4
7.2.5
7.2.6
7.2.7
7.2.8
7.2.9
7.2.10
7.2.11
7.2.12
7.3
7.3.1
7.3.2
7.3.3
Select the application................................................................................................................................................. 47
Settings for the “Weighing” application........................................................................................................................ 47
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Select function keys.................................................................................................................................................... 49
Select information fields.............................................................................................................................................. 50
Selections for automatic printouts................................................................................................................................ 50
Select weighing units.................................................................................................................................................. 51
Define freely selectable weighing units........................................................................................................................ 51
Define printout............................................................................................................................................................ 52
Selections for manual printouts................................................................................................................................... 54
Formatting the output data.......................................................................................................................................... 54
Define identifier........................................................................................................................................................... 57
Specifications for handling barcode data..................................................................................................................... 57
Specifications for processing keyboard entries.............................................................................................................. 58
Working with the “Weighing” application...................................................................................................................... 59
Changing the readability of the measured weight......................................................................................................... 59
Working with the item counter..................................................................................................................................... 59
Working with identifiers............................................................................................................................................... 59
Contents
7.4
7.4.1
7.4.2
7.4.3
7.4.4
7.4.5
7.4.6
Adjust the balance and check the adjustment.............................................................................................................. 61
Fully automatic adjustment FACT................................................................................................................................. 61
Adjustment with the internal weight............................................................................................................................. 61
Adjustment with an external weight.............................................................................................................................. 62
Checking the adjustment with the internal weight......................................................................................................... 63
Checking the adjustment with an external weight......................................................................................................... 63
Adjustment and test print-outs (sample printouts)......................................................................................................... 64
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The “Statistics” application............................................................................................................................. 65
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.3.1
8.3.2
8.3.3
8.3.4
8.3.5
8.4
8.4.1
8.4.2
8.4.3
8.4.4
Introduction to the “Statistics” application..................................................................................................................... 65
Select the application................................................................................................................................................. 65
Settings for the “Statistics” application......................................................................................................................... 65
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................... 65
Special function keys for statistical purposes................................................................................................................ 66
Special statistical information fields............................................................................................................................. 67
Special printout information for statistical purposes...................................................................................................... 67
Activate additive mode................................................................................................................................................ 69
Working with the “Statistics” application....................................................................................................................... 69
Statistical recording of series of weighings................................................................................................................... 69
Additive weighing to a target value............................................................................................................................... 71
Sample printout with statistical values.......................................................................................................................... 72
Formulas used for calculating statistical values............................................................................................................ 73
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The “Formulation” application......................................................................................................................... 74
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.3.1
9.3.2
9.3.3
9.3.4
9.3.5
9.4
9.4.1
9.4.2
9.4.3
Introduction to the “Formulation” application ............................................................................................................... 74
Select the application................................................................................................................................................. 74
Settings for the “Formulation” application..................................................................................................................... 74
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Special function keys for formulation............................................................................................................................ 75
Special information fields for formulation..................................................................................................................... 76
Special printout information for formulation.................................................................................................................. 76
Special identifiers for formulation................................................................................................................................. 78
Working with the “Formulation” application.................................................................................................................. 78
Default settings........................................................................................................................................................... 78
Operating sequence.................................................................................................................................................... 79
Sample printout for a formulation................................................................................................................................ 80
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The “Density” application............................................................................................................................... 81
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.3.1
10.3.2
10.3.3
10.3.4
10.3.5
10.3.6
10.3.7
10.3.8
Introduction to the “Density” application....................................................................................................................... 81
Select the application................................................................................................................................................. 81
Settings for the “Density” application............................................................................................................................ 81
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................... 81
Choosing the method of density determination............................................................................................................ 82
Selection of the auxiliary liquid.................................................................................................................................... 82
Activate or deactivate the statistics............................................................................................................................... 83
Specifications for calculating and displaying the result................................................................................................. 83
Special function keys for density determination............................................................................................................ 83
Special information fields for density determination...................................................................................................... 84
Special print information for density determination....................................................................................................... 85
Contents
10.4
10.4.1
10.4.2
10.4.3
10.4.4
10.5
10.6
10.6.1
10.6.2
10.7
10.8
Working with the “Density” application......................................................................................................................... 87
Determining the density of non-porous solid bodies...................................................................................................... 87
Determining the density of liquids using a sinker.......................................................................................................... 88
Determining the density of pastes with the aid of a gamma sphere............................................................................... 89
Sample printout of a density determination.................................................................................................................. 90
Using the density statistics.......................................................................................................................................... 91
Formulae used to calculate density.............................................................................................................................. 93
Formulae for determining the density of solid bodies.................................................................................................... 93
Formulae for determining the density of liquids and pastes........................................................................................... 93
Density table for distilled water.................................................................................................................................... 94
Density table for ethanol............................................................................................................................................. 94
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The “Percent Weighing” application . .............................................................................................................. 95
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.3.1
11.3.2
11.3.3
11.3.4
11.3.5
11.4
11.4.1
11.4.2
11.4.3
Introduction to the “Percent Weighing” application . ..................................................................................................... 95
Selecting the application............................................................................................................................................. 95
Settings for the “Percent Weighing” application ........................................................................................................... 95
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................... 95
Special function keys for percent weighing................................................................................................................... 96
Special information fields for percent weighing............................................................................................................. 96
Additional Unit for percent weighing............................................................................................................................. 97
Special Report Information for percent weighing........................................................................................................... 97
Working with the “Percent Weighing” application.......................................................................................................... 98
Simple percent weighing............................................................................................................................................. 98
Percent weighing to a target value............................................................................................................................... 99
Example of a percent weighing report.......................................................................................................................... 99
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The “Piece Counting” application.................................................................................................................. 100
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.3.1
12.3.2
12.3.3
12.3.4
12.3.5
12.3.6
12.4
12.4.1
12.4.2
12.4.3
12.4.4
Introduction to the “Piece Counting” application......................................................................................................... 100
Selecting the application........................................................................................................................................... 100
Settings for the “Piece Counting” application.............................................................................................................. 100
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................. 100
Specifying the fixed reference piece count................................................................................................................. 101
Special function keys for piece counting.................................................................................................................... 101
Special information fields for piece counting.............................................................................................................. 102
Additional unit for piece counting.............................................................................................................................. 103
Special report information for piece counting............................................................................................................. 103
Working with the “Piece Counting” application........................................................................................................... 104
Simple piece counting.............................................................................................................................................. 104
Totaling piece counts and including them in statistics................................................................................................. 106
Counting to a target value......................................................................................................................................... 108
Example of a piece counting report with statistical values........................................................................................... 109
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The “Dynamic Weighing” application............................................................................................................ 110
13.1
13.2
13.3
13.3.1
13.3.2
13.3.3
13.3.4
13.3.5
Introduction to the “Dynamic Weighing” application.................................................................................................... 110
Selecting the application........................................................................................................................................... 110
Settings for the “Dynamic Weighing” Application......................................................................................................... 110
Overview.................................................................................................................................................................. 110
Special function keys for dynamic weighing............................................................................................................... 111
Adapting the application to the dynamic behavior of the weighing material................................................................. 112
Settings for the start of weighing................................................................................................................................ 112
Settings for the beep at the end of the measurement cycle......................................................................................... 113
Contents
13.3.6
13.3.7
13.3.8
13.3.9
13.3.10
13.3.11
13.3.12
13.4
13.4.1
13.4.2
13.4.3
13.4.4
Settings for the automatic tare function...................................................................................................................... 113
Special information fields for dynamic weighing......................................................................................................... 114
Special report information for dynamic weighing ....................................................................................................... 114
Automatic or manual reporting of individual values.................................................................................................... 115
Selecting the destination for the output data.............................................................................................................. 116
Formatting the output data........................................................................................................................................ 116
Activate or deactivate statistics.................................................................................................................................. 118
Working with the “Dynamic Weighing” application...................................................................................................... 119
Dynamic weighing with automatic start...................................................................................................................... 119
Dynamic weighing with manual start......................................................................................................................... 120
Recording statistics of dynamic weighing................................................................................................................... 120
Example of a dynamic weighing report....................................................................................................................... 121
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The application “LabX Client”....................................................................................................................... 122
14.1
14.2
Introduction to the “LabX Client” application............................................................................................................... 122
Selecting the application........................................................................................................................................... 122
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Software updates......................................................................................................................................... 123
15.1
15.2
15.3
15.4
15.5
Operating principle................................................................................................................................................... 123
Requirements........................................................................................................................................................... 123
Loading software updates from the internet................................................................................................................ 123
Loading the new software into the balance................................................................................................................ 124
Saving and reloading balance settings....................................................................................................................... 126
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Error and status messages........................................................................................................................... 127
16.1
16.2
16.3
Error messages occurring during normal operation.................................................................................................... 127
Further error messages............................................................................................................................................. 127
Status messages....................................................................................................................................................... 128
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Cleaning and service................................................................................................................................... 129
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Technical data (L-weighing platform, see Section 3) and accessories............................................................. 130
18.1
18.1.1
18.2
18.2.1
18.2.2
18.2.3
18.2.4
18.3
18.3.1
18.3.2
18.3.3
18.3.4
18.4
17.5
18.6
18.7
18.7.1
18.7.2 18.7.3
18.7.4 General data............................................................................................................................................................. 130
Explanatory notes for the METTLER TOLEDO AC adapter............................................................................................... 131
Model-specific data (S and M platforms).................................................................................................................... 132
XS precision balances with readability 1 mg, S platform with draft shield..................................................................... 132
XS precision balances with readability 10 mg, S platform with draft shield element...................................................... 133
XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g, S platform.............................................................................................. 134
XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform..................................................................................... 135
Dimensions (S and M weighing platforms)................................................................................................................. 137
XS precision balances with readability 1 mg, S platform with draft shield..................................................................... 137
XS precision balances with readability 10 mg, S platform with draft shield element...................................................... 138
XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g, S platform.............................................................................................. 139
XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform..................................................................................... 140
Specifications of the RS232C interface....................................................................................................................... 142
Specification of the “Aux” connections........................................................................................................................ 142
MT-SICS Interface commands and functions............................................................................................................... 143
Accessories.............................................................................................................................................................. 145
Accessories for all weighing platforms (S, M + L)........................................................................................................ 145
Accessories for balances with the S weighing platform............................................................................................... 146
Accessories for balances with the M weighing platform.............................................................................................. 147
Accessories for balances with the L weighing platform................................................................................................ 147
Contents
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Appendix.................................................................................................................................................... 148
19.1
19.2
Conversion table for weight units............................................................................................................................... 148
SOPs - standard operating procedures....................................................................................................................... 149
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Index.......................................................................................................................................................... 151
Getting to know your balance
1
Getting to know your balance
In this Section you will be given basic information about your balance. Please read right through this Section carefully even if you already
have experience with METTLER TOLEDO balances; please pay special attention to the safety warnings!
1.1
Introduction
Thank you for choosing a METTLER TOLEDO balance.
The precision balances of the XS line combine a large number of weighing and adjustment possibilities with exceptionally convenient
operation. With these balances software updates can be downloaded from the Internet and loaded into the balance.
These operating instructions apply to all precision balances in the XS lines. However, the different models have different characteristics
regarding equipment and performance. Special notes in the text indicate where this makes a difference to operation.
1.2
Introducing the XS precision balances
The XS family of precision balances comprises a range of precision balances which differ from each other in relation to their weighing
range and resolution. The following features are common to all models of the XS lines:
– Fully automatic adjustment “FACT” using internal weight.
– Built-in applications for normal weighing, statistics, formulation, piece counting, percent weighing, density, dynamic weighing and
LabX Client.
– Integral RS232C interface.
– Touch-sensitive graphics terminal (“TouchScreen”)
A brief word about standards, guidelines, and methods of quality assurance:The XS precision balances comply with usual standards and
guidelines.They support standard procedures,specifications, working methods, and reports according to GLP (Good Laboratory Practice),
and allow the creation of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure). In this connection, records of working procedures and adjustments
become very important; for this purpose we recommend you to use a printer from the METTLER TOLEDO range, since these are optimally
adapted to your balance. The XS precision balances conform to the applicable standards and guidelines and possess a EU declaration
of conformity. METTLER TOLEDO is certified as manufacturer according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
1.3
Conventions and symbols used in these operating instructions
The following conventions apply throughout these operating instructions:
– The illustrations in these operating instructions are based on the XS precision balances.
– Key designations are indicated by double angular parentheses (e.g. «On/Off» or «E»).
These symbols indicate safety notes and hazard warnings which, if ignored, can cause
personal danger to the user, damage to the balance or other equipment, or malfunctioning of the balance.
This symbol indicates additional information and notes. These make working with your
balance easier, as well as ensuring that you use it correctly and economically.
Getting to know your balance
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1.4
Safety first
Always operate and use your balance only in accordance with the instructions contained in this manual.
The instructions for setting up your new balance must be strictly observed.
If the instrument is not used according to the manufacturer's Operating Instructions, protection of the instrument may be
impaired.
The balance may only be used in enclosed interior rooms. It is not permitted to use the
balance in hazardous environments.
Use only the AC adapter delivered with your balance, and check that the voltage printed
on it is the same as your local power supply voltage. Only plug the adapter into a socket
which is grounded.
Note: The L weighing platform has a built-in power supply unit.
Do not use sharply pointed objects to operate the keyboard of your balance!
Although your balance is very ruggedly constructed, it is nevertheless a precision instrument. Treat it with corresponding care.
Do not open the balance: It does not contain any parts which can be maintained, repaired,
or replaced by the user. If you ever have problems with your balance, contact your METTLER TOLEDO dealer.
Use only balance accessories and peripheral devices from METTLER TOLEDO; they are
optimally adapted to your balance.
Disposal
In conformance with the European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) this device may not be disposed of in domestic waste.This also
applies to countries outside the EU, per their specific requirements.
Please dispose of this product in accordance with local regulations at the collecting point
specified for electrical and electronic equipment.
If you have any questions, please contact the responsible authority or the distributor from
which you purchased this device.
Should this device be passed on to other parties (for private or professional use), the
content of this regulation must also be related.
Thank you for your contribution to environmental protection.
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2
Setting up the balance (S and M weighing platforms)
For the L weighing platform, see Section 3
This Section describes how to unpack your new balance, set it up and prepare it for operation. On completion of the steps described in
this Section, your balance is ready for operation.
Note: The balance must be disconnected from the power supply when carrying out all setup and mounting work,
as well as when the housing of the weighing terminal is opened during everyday operation.
2.1
Unpacking and checking the standard equipment
Open the packaging and carefully remove all components.
2.1.1
Unpacking the “Magic Cube” draft shield
– Place the draft shield horizontally on a clean surface.
B
– Remove the adhesive tape (A).
– Open the draft shield cover.
– Pull the cardboard (B) upwards out of the weighing chamber.
– Close the draft shield cover.
– Release the holding strip (C) and pull it upwards to remove it.
A
C
Note: When removing the cardboard (B), hold the
U-shaped draft shield glass so that it is not pulled
away with it.
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.1.2
The following components are standard equipment:
All types of S- and M-weighing platforms
– XS precision balance
– AC adapter and country-specific power cable
– Operating instructions
– Production certificate
– EC declaration of conformity
XS precision balances with readability of 1 mg, S platform and draft shield
– “Magic Cube” draft shield with an additional draft shield door
– Bottom plate
– Weighing pan support
– Weighing pan
– Protective cover for terminal
XS precision balances with readability of 10 mg, S platform and draft shield element
– Weighing pan support
– Weighing pan 170 x 205 mm
– Draft shield element
– Protective cover
XS precision balances with readability of 0.1 g, S platform
– Weighing pan support
– Weighing pan 190 x 223 mm
– Protective cover
XS precision balances with readability of 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform
– Weighing pan support
– Weighing pan 237 x 237 mm
– Protective cover
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.2
Setting up the balance
2.2.1
Installing the “Magic Cube” draft shield and weighing pan
XS precision balances with readability of 1 mg, S platform with draft shield
Place the following components on the balance in the specified order:
– Place draft shield (1) with closed cover, and then open.
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Note: The U-shaped draft shield glass is not permanently connected
to the draft shield housing. Always close the cover before picking
up the draft shield. Hold the entire draft shield by the housing at
the back. Always hold the draft shield with both hands and keep
in a horizontal position.
3
2
– Bottom plate (2)
– Pan support (3)
1
– Weighing pan (4)
Note: For setting options for the draft shield, see Section 2.2.2
XS precision balances with readability of 10 mg, S platform with draft shield element
Place the following components on the balance in the specified order:
– Pan support (1)
3
– Weighing pan (2)
2
– Draft shield element (3)
1
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Note: It is also possible to work without the draft shield element
(3). However, depending on the ambient conditions, the display
of the results may be slightly more unstable.
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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XS precision balances with readability of 0.1 g, S platform
Place the following components on the balance in the specified order:
– Pan support (1)
2
– Weighing pan (2)
1
XS precision balances with readability of 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform
Place the following components on the balance in the specified order:
– Pan support (1)
2
– Weighing pan (2)
1
2.2.2
Setting options with the draft shield glass (1 mg models)
The U-shaped draft shield glass (A) supports different setting options. The draft shield housing contains an additional draft shield pane
(B), which can be used as required (see Section 2.2.3).
B
A
F
F
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.2.3
Using the additional draft shield door (1 mg models)
– Open the draft shield cover.
– Pull the draft shield door (B) upwards out of the rear panel.
– Insert the draft shield door into the housing from the side (left or right).
• First position the draft shield door at the bottom (1) and then swivel it upwards (2) until you feel it snap into place (see diagram).
Note: Check that the draft shield door is inserted correctly. The door must close easily. When transporting the
balance, except for the terminal, also hold the draft shield, as this is fitted and not permanently connected to
the weighing platform.
B
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Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.3
Selecting the location and level of the balance
Your balance is a precision instrument and will thank you for an optimum location with high accuracy and dependability.
2.3.1
Selecting the location
Select a stable, vibration-free position that is as horizontal as possible. The surface must
be able to safely carry the weight of a fully loaded balance.
Observe ambient conditions (see Section. 17.1).
Avoid the following:
– Direct sunlight
– Powerful drafts (e.g. from fans or air conditioners)
– Excessive temperature fluctuations
2.3.2
Leveling the balance
Balances with readability of 1 mg
Align the balance horizontally by turning both leveling screws on the front of the balance
housing until the air bubble is in the inner circle of the level indicator.
Example: The position of the air bubble illustrates which leveling screw you need to turn
and in which direction so that the air bubble moves to the center.
In this example, turn the left leveling screw counterclockwise.
L = left leveling screw, R = right leveling screw
Balances with readability of 10 mg, 0.1 g and 1 g
– Remove the clamps (A) for the safety feet by turning them outwards.
A
A
Note: Turn the clamps (A) outwards as far as they will go
(~ 90°), so that the safety feet can move freely.
– Now level the balance by turning both leveling screws (B) until the air bubble is in the
inner circle of the level indicator.
B
B
– Secure the safety feet by turning the clamps (A) inwards as far as they will go.
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.3.3
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Leveling in confined spaces
Release the clamps (A) by turning them completely outward.
Push the safety feet completely upward and turn the clamps (A) back.
Place the balance in its permanent location.
Level the balance by turning the leveling screws (B) until the air bubble is inside the inner circle of the level indicator.
If additional support is needed for the balance, continue as follows:
– Do not under any circumstances change the settings of the leveling screws (B).
– Remove the balance from its permanent location and place it on a flat table.
– Turn the clamps (A) completely outward so that the safety feet come underneath.
– Turn the clamps (A) completely inward again so that the safety feet are locked.
– Return the balance to its permanent location and check it for stability.
2.4
Power supply
Your balance is supplied with an AC adapter and a country-specific power cable. The AC
adapter is suitable for all line voltages in the range:
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (for exact specifications, see Section 18).
Check whether the local line voltage is in this range. If this is not the case, on no account connect the balance or the AC adapter to the power supply, but contact the
responsible METTLER TOLEDO dealer.
Connect the AC adapter to the connection socket on the back of your balance (see figure)
and to the power supply. Secure the connection to your balance by screwing the plug
tight.
Important: Guide the cables so that they cannot become damaged or interfere with the weighing process! Take care that the
AC adapter cannot come into contact with liquids!
Once connected to the power supply, the balance performs a self-test and is then ready
for operation.
2.5
Transporting the balance
Switch off the balance and remove the AC adapter cable and any interface cable from the balance.
2.5.1
Transporting over short distances
Observe the following instructions to transport your balance over a short distance to a new location.
For balances with a draft shield: Never lift the balance using the glass draft shield. The draft shield is not
fastened to the balance.
2.5.2
Transporting over long distances
If you would like to transport or send your balance over long distances, or if the balance may not be transported in an upright position,
use the complete original packaging.
Setting up the balance (for the L weighing platform, see Section 3)
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2.6
Weighing below the balance
Your balance is equipped with a hanger for carrying out weighings below the work surface (weighing below the balance).
– Switch off the balance, unscrew the AC adapter cable connection from the back of the
weighing platform and remove the cable.
– Remove any interface cable.
– Remove the draft shield element (10 mg models).
– Remove the weighing pan and pan support.
– Remove the bottom plate (1 mg models with draft shield).
Note: Models with a glass draft shield: Carefully lift the draft shield
from the weighing platform and put it aside.
– Tilt the weighing platform backwards until the cover plate (B) is visible.
Note: Do not place the weighing platform of 1 mg models on the
location bolt for the pan support.
– Remove the 2 screws (A) and the cover plate (B).
The hanger is now accessible.
A
B
Then return the balance to its normal position and simply reinstall all components in the
reverse order.
XS16001M / XS16000M
A
B
Note: For below-the-balance weighing with the M model
(XS16001M / XS16000M) and all L models, you will need hook
11132565 from the accessories range.
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3
L weighing platform of the XS precision balances
3.1
Overview of your XS precision balance with L weighing platform
9
5
4
11
3
2
3
1
6
18
7
3
17
6
8
11
14
10
12
13
1 Terminal with terminal support (for details s. Section 5)
2 Display (Touch-sensitive “Touch Screen”)
3 Operating keys
4 Type name
5 Weighing pan
6 Points of attachment for terminal or cover
7 Cover
8 Level indicator
9 Fastening point for anti-theft device
10 Cover plate for below-the-balance weighing (hook optional)
11 Levelling screw
12 RS232C serial interface
13 Slot for second interface (optional)
14 Connector for terminal cable
15 Aux 1 (connection for “ErgoSens”, manual switch, or foot switch)
16 Aux 2 (connection for “ErgoSens”, manual switch, or foot switch)
17 Power cable
18 Fastening for auxiliary display stand or terminal stand (optional)
18
15
16
L weighing platform of the XS precision balance
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3.2
Setting up the balance with L weighing platform
This Section describes how to unpack your new balance with the L weighing platform, set it up and prepare it for operation. On completion of the steps described in this Section, your balance is ready for operation.
Note: The balance must be disconnected from the power supply when carrying out all setup and mounting work,
as well as when the housing of the weighing terminal is opened during everyday operation.
3.2.1
Standard equipment with L weighing platform
XS precision balances with L weighing plattform
– Weighing platform
– Weighing pan 280 x 360 mm
– Terminal with terminal support and protective cover
– Country-specific power cable
– Operating instructions
– Production certificate
– EC declaration of conformity
3.2.2
Setting up the balance with L weighing platform
3.2.2.1 Placing the terminal on the L weighing platform
The terminal can be attached to the long or short side of the balance.
– Mount the weighing pan.
– Carefully turn the weighing platform over onto the weighing pan.
Attaching the terminal to the long side:
– Dismantle the cover (B) by removing the 2 screws (A).
A
B
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– Attach the terminal to the terminal support (C) as shown, using the screws
(A) from the cover that was removed.
A
D
E
– Insert the terminal cable (D) into the cable channel, as shown.
– Screw the connector of the terminal cable into the socket (E).
– Turn the balance back over into position.
C
Attaching the terminal to the short side:
F
– Dismantle the cover (G) by removing the 2 screws (F).
G
H
D
E
– Attach the terminal with terminal support to the points of attachment (H)
with the screws (F).
– Insert the terminal cable (D) into the cable channel, as shown.
– Screw the connector of the terminal cable into the socket (E).
– Turn the balance back over into position.
3.3
Selecting the location –> see chapter 2.3
3.4
Leveling the balance with L platform
To assure repeatable weighing results at all timees, the balance must be exactly horizontal. To compensate minor unevenness at its
location, the balance can be leveled:
Turn the leveling feet of the balance housing until the air bubble is in the center of the
level control.
The balance must be releveled each time its location is changed.
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3.5
Power supply for the L weighing platform
Your balance has been supplied with a country-specific power cable.
First, check to see whether the power plug fits your local power supply connection. If this is not the case, on no
account connect the balance to the power supply, but contact the responsible METTLER TOLEDO dealer.
Connect the balance to the power supply. Do not connect the balance to outlets that are not grounded! Do
not use extension cords without PE conductors!
Important: Guide the cables so that they cannot become damaged or interfere with the weighing process!
Ensure that the connectors can never come into contact with liquids!
Once connected to the power supply, the balance performs a self-test and is then ready for operation.
Note: If the display area remains dark, even though the power connection is working, disconnect the balance from the power supply,
then check that the terminal cable is inserted correctly (see chapter 3.2.2).
3.6
Transporting the balance with L-weighing platform
Switch off and disconnect the balance from the power supply and remove any interface cable from the balance.
3.6.1
Transport over short distances
Observe the following instructions to transport your balance over a short distance to a new location.
Hold the weighing platform with both hands and lift. Carry the balance to the new location.
Refer to the notes in Section 2.3 regarding selection of an
optimum location.
3.6.2
Transport over long distances
If you would like to transport or send your balance over long distances, or if the balance may not be transported in an upright position,
use the complete original packaging.
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3.7
Technical Data L weighing platform
In this Section you will find the most important technical data for your balance. Accessories from the METTLER TOLEDO range increase
the functionality of your balance and open up additional areas of application. (see chapter18.7).
3.7.1
General Data L weighing plattform
Power supply
• Power supply
115-240V, -15%/+10%, 50/60Hz, 0.4A
• Power cable
3-core, with country-specific plug
Protection and standards
• Overvoltage category:
Class II
• Degree of pollution:
2
• Protection:
Protected against dust and water, IP54 in use with weighing pan inserted
• Standards for safety and EMC:
See Declaration of Conformity (separate brochure 11780294)
• Range of application:
For use only in closed interior rooms
Environmental conditions
• Height above mean sea level:
Up to 4000 m
• Ambient temperature:
5-40° C
• Relative air humidity:
Max. 80% at 31°C, linearly decreasing to 50% at 40 °C, noncondensing
Materials
• Housing: Sheet aluminum, die cast, laquered, plastic and chrome steel
• Terminal: Die-cast zinc, chromed and plastics
• Weighing pan Chrome-nickel steel X5CrNi18-10
Standard equipment
• Delivered with the balance:
Balance with country-specific power cable
RS232C interface
Protective cover for the terminal
Ready for below-the-balance weighing (hook optional)
Feedthrough for antitheft device
• Documentation:
Operating instructions
Production certificate
EC declaration of conformity
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3.7.2
Model-specific data (L weighing platform)
3.7.2.1 XS precision balances with readability of 0.1 g / 1 g, L platform
Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS8001L
XS16001L
XS32001L
XS32001LDR
XS16000L
XS32000L
Maximum load
8100 g
16100 g
32100 g
32100 g
16100 g
32100 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
–
–
6400 g
–
–
Readability
0.1 g
0.1 g
0.1 g
1g
1g
1g
Readability, fine range
–
–
–
0.1 g
–
–
Taring range
0…8100 g
0…16100 g
0…32100 g
0…32100 g
0…16100 g
0…32100 g
Repeatability (sd)
0.08 g
0.08 g
0.08 g
0.6 g
0.6 g
0.6 g
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
–
–
0.1 g
–
–
Linearity
0.2 g
0.2 g
0.3 g
0.3 g
0.6 g
0.6 g
Eccentric load deviation (measured with)
0.3 g (5 kg)
0.3 g (5 kg)
0.3 g (10 kg)
1 g (10 kg)
1 g (5 kg)
1 g (10 kg)
Sensitivity offset
8x10 -5·Rnt
5x10 -5·Rnt
3x10 -5·Rnt
3x10 -5·Rnt
8x10-5·Rnt
6x10-5·Rnt
Sensitivity temperature drift 1)
1.5x10 -5/°C·Rnt
1.5x10 -5/°C·Rnt
1x10-5 /°C·Rnt
1x10 -5 /°C·Rnt
1.5x10 -5 /°C·Rnt
1.5x10 -5 /°C·Rnt
Sensitivity stability 2)
5x10 /a·Rnt
5x10 /a·Rnt
3x10 /a·Rnt
3x10 /a·Rnt
5x10 /a·Rnt
5x10 -5 /a·Rnt
Stabilization time
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.2 s
1.2 s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
1
1
1
Weighing balance dimensions (W x D) [mm]
• Terminal attached to the long side
• Terminal attached to the short side
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
360 x 404 x 130
280 x 484 x 130
Weighing platform dimensions (W x D) [mm]
280 x 360 x 130
280 x 360 x 130
280 x 360 x 130
280 x 360 x 130
280 x 360 x 130
280 x 360 x 130
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
280 x 360
280 x 360
280 x 360
280 x 360
280 x 360
280 x 360
Weight [kg]
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.4
-5
-5
-5
-5
-5
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS8001L
XS16001L
XS32001L
XS32001LDR
XS16000L
XS32000L
Repeatability (sd) typical
40mg+2.5x10-6·Rgr
40mg+1.2x10-6·Rgr
40mg+6 x10-7·Rgr
400mg+3x10-6·Rgr
400mg+6x10-6·Rgr
400mg+3 x10-6·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√(5 x10 -7 g·Rnt)
√(2.5 x10 -7 g·Rnt)
√(3 x10 -7 g·Rnt)
√(3 x10 -7 g·Rnt)
√(2.5x10 -6g·Rnt)
√(1.2x10-6g·Rnt)
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
2 x10-5 · Rnt
2 x10-5 · Rnt
1x10-5 · Rnt
3 x10-5 · Rnt
6x10-5 · Rnt
3x10-5 · Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
1.2 x10 -5·Rnt
120g+7.5x10 ·Rgr
Minimum weight
4)
(according to USP) typical
Minimum weight
4)
(according to USP) fine range, typical
8 x10-6 ·Rnt
-3
–
5 x10-6 · Rnt
5 x10-6 · Rnt
1.2x10-5· Rnt
1x10-5· Rnt
120g+3.6x10 ·Rgr
120g+1.8x10 ·Rgr
1200g+9x10 ·Rgr
1200g+1.8x10 ·Rgr
-3
-3
-3
-2
1200g+9x10 -3 ·Rgr
–
–
120g+9x10 · Rgr
–
–
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) typical
8g+5x10-4·Rgr
8g+2.4 x10 -4·Rgr
8g+1.2 x10 -4·Rgr
80g+6x10 -4·Rgr
80g+1.2x10 -3·Rgr
80g+6x10 -4·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typical
–
–
–
8g+6x10 -4·Rgr
–
-3
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Jahr (annum)
1)
In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2)
Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time , with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3)
The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4)
The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
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Dimensions of XS precision balances with L weighing platform
68
77
130
3.7.3
46
156
216
404
296
360
124
Models:
XS8001L
XS16001L
XS32001L
XS32001LDR
XS16000L
XS32000L
280
15
174
194
124
Your first weighing
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4
Your first weighing
In this Section you will get to know those controls and display elements of your balance that are needed to carry out simple weighing
processes. This Section provides an introduction to operating your balance.
4.1
Switching the balance on and off
On
Off
Switch balance on: Briefly press the «On/Off» key.The balance carries out a short test as
soon as it has been switched on, after which it is ready to weigh.
The display shown here appears the first time the balance is switched on.
On
Off
4.2
Switch balance off: Press the «On/Off» key and hold it pressed until “OFF” appears on
the display. The display then goes blank, and the balance is switched off.
Performing a simple weighing
To carry out a simple weighing you only need the keys on the lower part of the terminal. Your balance has separate keys for zero adjustment («G») and for taring («H»).
G
H
Zero adjustment: The «G» key sets a new zero, and all weights (including the tare)
are measured with reference to this zero. After adjusting the zero both the tare weight and
the net (gross) weight are equal to 0. Use the zero setting key «G» whenever you want
to begin a new weighing process, and first wish to measure the tare weight precisely.
Taring: If you are working with a weighing container, place it on the weighing pan. Close
the glass draft shield (if present), then press the «H» key to tare the scale. The taring
process sets the weight that has been placed on the scales since the last zero adjustment
as the new tare weight.The previous tare (if there was one) is overwritten.After taring,“Net”
appears on the display, indicating that all the displayed weights are net values.
Note: If, after the «H» key has been pressed, an instruction to press the «G» key
appears, you have attempted to set a negative tare value. This is not permitted. Adjust the
balance’s zero, and perform the taring again.
Weighing: Place the items to be weighed on the weighing pan, and close the glass draft
shield (if present). As soon as the stability detector icon (the small circle to the left of the
weight display) goes out, the display is stable and you can read off the weighing result.
The stability detector icon is still visible in this diagram, and therefore the weighing result
is not stable.
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5
Basic principles for using the terminal and the software
This Section explains the operating and display elements of your terminal, and also explains the way the software of your balance is to
be used. Please read this Section carefully, because it is the basis for all the operating steps that are explained in later Sections.
5.1
An overview of the terminal
In this Section we will first introduce you to the controls of the terminal (with the exception of the «On/Off», «G» and «H» keys,
which have already been explained in the previous Section). Detailed information on the display will be provided in the next Section.
1
3
2
4
A
I
1 «A» key
This key takes you directly from any menu level back to the active application. Any changes made and confirmed
up to this point are automatically saved.
J
3 «J» key
A large number of settings allow each application to be ideally matched to the particular task. You call up the
menus for configuring the active application with this key.
F
4 «F» key
Pressing this key transmits the weighing result over the interface, e.g. to a printer. However, other devices, such
as a PC can also be connected. The data transmitted can be freely specified.
2 «I» key
Your balance is shipped from the factory with standard applications (e.g. for normal weighing, statistics, formula
weighing and density determination). This key allows you to choose the application with which you want to
work.
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5.2
The display
The illuminated, graphic display of your terminal is a “touch screen”. It is not only possible not only to read data and settings, but also
to make settings and to execute functions by touching the display area.
The factory setting of the balance displays the weighing result at a size so that it can easily
be read. In this display mode neither the information fields nor the graphical “SmartTrac”
filling guide are visible.
The “display” function key allows two further display modes to be selected. The next
display mode appears each time the key is pressed. In the two other display modes,
more information is shown than in the standard mode, but the displayed weight itself
is smaller:
Display with information fields and “SmartTrac”. The weighing result displayed is
reduced for reasons of space.
Display without information fields but with “SmartTrac”.The size of the weight display
is increased because the information fields are not displayed.
2
1
4
4a
The display is divided into different zones (the illustration shows the display including
information fields and “SmartTrac”):
4b
3
1 The currently active application is shown in the upper left-hand corner. By pressing
this area you call up the menu in which you may select the desired application (you
can also reach this menu via the «I» key).
2 The date or the time are shown in the upper right-hand corner. You can change the
date or the time by pressing this zone.
3 Status icons:These symbols appear as needed and indicate any special needs of the
balance (e.g., needs adjustment, needs servicing, change batteries, etc.). A list of all
status icons can be found in Section 16.3.
4 The current weighing result appears in this area. If you touch the weighing unit (4b)
a window appears in which you can select the desired weighing unit.
If you press the weighing result (4a) another window displays the weighing result in
a larger size. This can be useful if you want to read the weighing result from some
distance away. This window can be closed again by pressing the “OK” button on the
screen.
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5 Additional information (information fields) related to the active application, and which
will make your work easier, are displayed in this area.
6
5
6 The “SmartTrac” is displayed in this area. This is a graphical filling guide, showing you
at a glance the weighing range that has already been filled and the range that is still
available.
7 This area is reserved for the function keys that offer you direct access to frequently
needed functions and settings for the currently active application. If more than five
function keys are active, you can switch between them using the arrow keys (not shown
in the diagram).
7
In the other two display modes (where the weighing result is larger but where less additional information is displayed) it is also possible
to make settings by touching the zones that are visible at the time.
Note: Depending on country-specific rules, on certified versions of balances the uncertified decimal places are displayed gray.
Screen saver
If the balance is not used for 15 minutes, the backlighting of the display is automatically switched off and the pixels are inverted at
intervals of approximately 15 seconds. As soon as you start to work with the balance again (load a weight, press a key, etc.), the display
returns to its normal state.
5.3
The balance software
The software controls all you balance’s functions. It also allows the balance to be adjusted for a specific working environment. Please
take note of the following explanations, as they are the basic principle for using your balance.
The software consists of the following components:
– Applications
– Application-specific settings
– System settings
Applications
I
Applications are software modules for carrying out specific weighing tasks.Your balance is shipped from the factory
with a variety of standard applications (for normal weighing, statistics, formula weighing, density determination,
percent weighing, piece counting und dynamic weighing). Immediately after being switched on, the balance
runs the application for ordinary weighing. The applications are accessible via «I» key. You will find instructions
on working with the standard applications starting from Section 7.
Application-specific settings
J
These settings allow you to adapt applications to suit your particular needs. The adjustments that can be made
vary according to which application has been selected. Pressing the «J» key opens the multi-page menu with
the settings for the currently active application. Information about the individual setting possibilities can be found
in the Section describing the particular application.
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System settings
I
The system settings are not application-dependent, and apply to the entire weighing system (e.g. setting the
dialog language). To call up the system settings, press the «I» key and then the “System” button. You will find
information on the individual possible settings in Section 6.
The following diagram illustrates the connections between the individual components of the software, and provides an initial overview
of a typical operating procedure.
Operating step
1. Select the application
I
Example
2. Work
3. If desired:
Change the settings for the
chosen application (applicationdepen­dent settings)
4. If desired:
Change the system settings
J
Confirm the settings
by pressing “OK” or
return directly to the
ap­pl­ication with the
«A» key.
I
Confirm the settings
by pressing “OK”
and“Exit”, or return
directly to the active
application with the
«A» key.
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5.4
The typical operating sequence
The typical operating sequence is described briefly below, without going into detail about special application-specific features.
On
Off
Switch on the balance: Switch the balance on by briefly pressing
the «On/Off» key. Immediately after being switched on, the balance
runs the most recently used application.
Note: The display of your scales may differ from the example,
depending on the application that was used last and on whatever
settings were made.
I
Select the application: If you do not want to work with the
current application, use the «I» to select the application menu
(or alternatively by touching the appropriate zone in the upper
left-hand corner of the display). Touch the icon for the desired
application, and the relevant software will load.
J
Change application-specific settings: If you want to change the
settings for the active application, press the «J» key. Information on
the application-dependent settings can be found in the description
of each individual application (Section 7ff).
I
Change system settings: If you want to change system settings
that apply to the entire weighing system, i.e. to all the applications,
then press the «I» key and then the “System” button. The system
settings are described in detail in Section 6.
Working: Carry out the desired operations. Information on work­ing
with the individual applications can be found in Section 7ff.
On
Off
Switch off the balance: After completion of the work, switch off
the balance by pressing and holding down the «On/Off» key.
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5.5
The security system in your balance
Your balance’s system settings, or parts of them, can be protected against unauthorized modifications by means of a password (detailed information can be found in Section 5.9). A password is defined when the balance is shipped from the factory (see Chapter 5.9).
However, the menu settings are chosen so that you have unrestricted access to all system settings.
If you want to call up part of a menu that is protected by the password, an alphanumeric
keyboard appears on the display.
Type in the password. Observe upper and lower case, using the “a...z” or “A...Z” button to
change case; numerical characters can be entered by pressing the “0...9” button.You can
use the arrow key to delete incorrect input character by character. For security reasons,
the password is not shown in plain text, but the individual characters are represented by
an asterisk.
Note: You can cancel password dialog box at any time by pressing “C”.
As soon as you have entered the whole of the password, press “OK”. If the password is
correct, the selected menu will appear. Otherwise, an error message will be displayed
together with the prompt to re-enter the password.
WARNING: Note your password very carefully! If you forget the password, there is
no way of recreating access to the protected menu area! We recommend that you
write the password down and save it a safe place!
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6
System settings
You will learn in this Section how to adapt the weighing system to suit your requirements. The system settings apply to the entire
weighing system, and therefore to all the applications. Note: You can learn about the application-dependent settings in the description
of each application.
6.1
Calling up the system settings
I
6.2
Open the application menu with the «I» key, and then press the “System” button.
An overview of the system settings
The system settings are represented by icons. The individual settings can be called up and modified by pressing the icons. The arrow
keys allow you to switch between the individual menu pages. The following Sections contain detailed instructions on the settings that
can be made.
The following system settings are available on the first menu page:
“Adjust/Test”:
Settings for adjustment (calibration) and for the test functions that
check the calibration (Section 6.3).
“Wghparam”
Settings (weighing parameters) for adjusting the balance to a
particular weighing task (Section 6.4).
“Language”:
Select dialog language (Section 6.5).
“Peripherals”:
Configuring the interface for various peripheral devices
(Section 6.6).
The following system settings are found on the second menu page:
“Terminal”:
Settings for the display (brightness etc.) and for the behavior of the
terminal (Section 6.7).
“Date/Time”:
Input of date and time, and selection of the desired display format
(Section 6.8).
“Rights”:
Assignment of access rights and passwords for weighing functions
and menus (Section 6.9).
“Standby":
Settings for the “Standby” mode (Section 6.10).
The following system settings are available on the third menu page:
“Switch”:
Settings for external momentary contact switches (Section 6.11).
“Factory”:
Restoring the factory settings (Section 6.12).
“Balance Info”:
Display/printout of balance information (Section 6.13).
After making all the necessary settings, press the “Exit” button or the «A» key to return to
the active application. In the following sections we present the various system settings
in detail.
Note: After the installation of special interface options (e.g.Ethernet),the additional system
settings symbol shown at left is displayed showing global settings for these interfaces.
These settings are described in the instructions which were supplied with the optional
interface.
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6.3
Settings for calibration and tests
In these menus you can make all the settings associated with the adjustment (calibration) of your balance.
In the following subsections you will find information on all the possible settings for
adjustment, testing procedures and their recording.
6.3.1
Fully automatic adjustment function “FACT”
You can make the settings for fully automatic adjustment using the internal adjustment
weight in this menu (FACT). FACT (Fully Automatic Calibration Technology) calibrates
the balance under full automatic control on the basis of a pre-selected temperature
criterion.
Note: With the certified versions of balances, this option can not be selected, i.e. FACT
is always active.
The following settings are available:
“Off”
Fully automatic adjustment, FACT, is switched off.
“On”
Fully automatic adjustment, FACT, is switched on.
The “Define” button permits you to specify the behavior of the FACT adjustment
function:
– “Temperature Criterion” specifies the ambient temperature at which automatic
adjustment should be triggered. If you select “Off”, automatic calibration on the basis
of a temperature criterion will not take place.
– “Protocol Trigger” specifies whether an adjustment report should be printed auto­
matically. If you select “Off”, automatic printouts will not be made. If “On” is selected, a
record will automatically be printed out whenever the balance undergoes automatic
adjustment.
“CalInfo”
Although the FACT temperature criterion is active, automatic adjustment will not take place
when the criterion is satisfied. Instead of this, a status icon will appear in the upper right
area of the display (Section 16.3), prompting the user to carry out manual adjustment,
either with the internal or external adjustment weight.
Menu factory settings: “FACT”:
“Temp.Criterion”:
“Protocol Trigger”:
active (“On”)
model-dependent
“On”
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6.3.2
Define external adjustment weight
If you work with an external adjustment weight, you can specify its properties here (Note:
In accordance with country-specific regulations, this function may not necessarily be
available on certified balances).
The following settings are available:
“Weight”
You can specify the weight of the external adjustment weight here. A numerical input
window appears. Enter the mass of the external adjustment weight (in grams).
Setting range: model-dependent
“ID”
You can assign an identifier to the adjustment weight used here (max. 20 characters).
This makes it easier to identify the adjustment weight. The identifier of the weight can be
printed out on the calibration record. The input window allows alphanumeric characters
to be entered.
Factory setting:
nothing is specified
“Certificate No.”
Adjustment weights are usually supplied with a certificate.You can enter the name or number
of the supplied certificate here (max. 20 characters). This allows the used adjustment
weight to be clearly assigned to a particular certificate. The name of the certificate can
be printed out on the calibration record. The same alphanumeric input window appears
as is used for the ID.
Factory setting:
nothing is specified
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6.3.3
Define external test weight
If you use an external weight to check the calibration, you can enter its properties (weight,
ID and certificate number) here.
The same settings and input window as are used to define an external adjustment weight,
described in the previous section, are available.
Factory setting:
6.3.4
model-dependent
Define adjustment and test printouts
In this menu, which covers two pages, you can specify the information to be printed on
the adjustment and test records.
You can activate the desired information by pressing the appropriate boxes. Those items
of information that have a tick will be printed out. You can return to the factory setting by
pressing “STD”. Press “OK” to save the changes (or press “C” to leave the input window
without saving).
The following items of record information are available:
“Date/Time”
The date and time of the adjustment are printed out in the specified date and time format
(Section 6.8).
“Balance Type”
This information is stored in the weighing platform and in the terminal, and cannot be
changed by the user.
“SNR”
The serial numbers of the terminal and of the weighing platform are printed out.These are
stored in the weighing platform or in the terminal, and cannot be changed by the user.
“SW Version”
The version numbers of the balance software (one number each for the terminal and the
weighing platform) are printed out.
“Weight ID”
The identification specified for an external adjustment weight is printed out
(Section 6.3.2).
“Certificate No.”
The name specified for the certificate associated with an external adjustment weight is
printed out (Section 6.3.2).
“Temperature”
The temperature at the time of the adjustment is printed out.
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Sample printout of a test using an external adjustment weight (with all print-out
options selected)
---- External test ----28.Jul 2004
14:50
METTLER TOLEDO
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
SW WeighBridge
1.02
SW Terminal
1.14
Weight ID
ETW-5000/R
Certificate No.
MT-412
Temperature
22.6
Nominal Weight
5000.00
Actual
5000.12
Diff
0.12
“Nominal Weight”
The target weight for the adjustment/test is printed out (only in the case of adjustment/
testing with an external weight, Section 6.3.2).
“Actual Weight”
The measurement (actual weight) from the test is printed out (only in the case of testing
with an external weight, Section 6.3.3).
“Diff.”
The difference between the target and actual weights is printed out (only when testing
with an external weight).
“Signature”
An additional line is printed out where the record can be signed.
Factory setting:
°C
“Date/Time”, “Balance Type”, “SNR”, “Nominal weight”, “Actual
Weight”,“Diff.” and “Signature”.
g
g
g
Test done
Signature
........................
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6.4
Specify balance parameters
You can adapt the balance to your specific requirements in these menus. Note: Access to the balance parameters can be protected by
a password (Section 6.9); in that case you will be asked to enter the password when selecting the balance parameters.
In the following subsections you will find information about the individual balance
parameters and about the available settings.
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6.4.1
Adaptation to the type of balance
By setting the Weighing Mode you adapt the balance to the weighing type. Select the
“Universal” weighing mode for all ordinary weighing processes, or “Dosing” to dispense
liquid or powder materials. With this setting the balance reacts very quickly to very small
changes in weight.The “Sensor Mode” setting supplies a weighing signal which is filtered
to an extent which depends on the setting for the environmental conditions. The filter
behaves linearly in relation to time (not adaptively) and is suitable for the continuous
processing of measurement values. Under the “Checkweighing” setting the balance only
responds to large changes in weight, and the measurement is therefore very stable. Note:
The number of settings available depends on the model.
Factory setting:
6.4.2
“Universal”
Adaptation to the ambient conditions
With this setting the balance can be ideally adjusted to match the ambient conditions at
its location. If you are working in an environment which is practically free from drafts and
vibrations, choose the “Stable” setting. If, on the other hand, you work in an environment
where the conditions are continuously changing, select “Unstable” or “Very unstable”.The
“Standard” setting corresponds to an average working environment subject to moderate
variations in the ambient conditions. Note: The number of settings available depends
on the model.
Factory setting:
6.4.3
“Standard”
Speed of the value release
With this setting you can specify how rapidly the balance considers the measurement
to be stable and therefore releases the value. The “Very fast” setting is recommended if
you require rapid measurements whose repeatability is of lower significance. The “Very
reliable” setting leads to measurements that are highly repeatable, but it lengthens the
settling time. Three other intermediate settings can be selected.
Factory setting:
6.4.4
“Reliable + Fast”
Automatic zero setting
Automatic zero setting (“AutoZero”) continuously corrects possible variations in the zero
point that might be caused through small amounts of contamination on the weighing
pan.
You can use this menu option to switch the automatic zero setting on or off.
Factory setting:
“On” (switched on)
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6.5
Select dialog language
In this menu you select the language in which you wish to communicate with the balance.
Factory setting:
6.6
Depends on the language package installed. Usually the
language is preset to that of the country for which the balance
is intended.
Select peripheral devices
A number of different peripheral devices can the connected to the interface(s) of your balance. In this menu you can specify which
device is connected, and with which parameters the interface should operate.
The following settings may be chosen:
– “Printer”:
Printer (Note regarding printed reports: Depending on
country-specific rules, on certified versions of balances the
uncertified decimal places are displayed in brackets.)
– “Host”:
External computer (bi-directional communication; the
balance can send data to the PC,and can receive commands
or data from it)
– “Secondary Display”:
Secondary display
– “Bar Code”:
Barcode reader
– “Ext. Keyboard”:
External PC keyboard
Specific facilities for adjusting the interface are available for each of these devices:“Off”
means that no device of this type is to be connected.“RS232 built-in” refers to the RS232C
interface fitted at the factory. If other, optional interfaces are present, these are displayed
(as is the second serial interface,“RS232 Option”, in the example shown here).At this point,
however, only the parameters for the RS232C interface fitted at the factory are explained.
Important: You can only activate one device for each interface that is present, and all
other devices must be deactivated (“Off”). If you activate a new device, the previously
selected device is automatically deactivated.
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If you have activated a device you can adjust the interface parameters for communication
with that device with the “Define” button (baud rate, bit/parity, stop bits, Handshake, end
of line, character set, and continuous mode).
Factory setting:
“Host”
(9600 baud, 8 data bits/no parity, 1 stop bit, Xon/Xoff protocol,
End of line character <CR><LF>, ANSI/WINDOWS character set,
Continuous mode Off)
Important: To ensure that special characters (e.g.“°C”) are printed out correctly on METTLER
TOLEDO printers, balance and printer must be set to 8 data bits.
Note:For operation with a printer,under“Char Set”the setting IBM/DOS
must be selected.
If under “Host” the built-in RS232C interface has been selected, you can additionally
activate Continuous mode.
In “Continuous mode” you can specify various different data formats (MT–SICS, PM,AT/MT)
depending on which peripheral device is connected.You can also specify the update rate
per second (2, 5, 6, 10).
Factory setting: “Output format”: MT–SICS,“Updates/sec”: 5
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6.7
Terminal settings
In this menu you can adapt the terminal to suit your needs and can adjust the display.
The following parameters are available:
“Brightness”
Here you can adjust the brightness of the display. Use the arrow keys to adjust the
brightness between 20% and 100% (in steps of 20%) as required. The brightness is
modified immediately each time either of the arrow keys is pressed, so that you can see
the change straightaway.
Factory setting:
80%
Note: If the balance is not used for 15 minutes,the brightness of the display is automatically
reduced to 20%. This extends the service life of the back illumination. The brightness is
immediately returned to the value that has been selected here as soon as either a key is
pressed or the weight changes.
“Contrast”
Adjusting the display contrast (range of settings 0% – 100% Contrast). The settings are
made in a similar way to those for brightness, but in 2% steps.
Factory setting:
50%
“Sound”
Setting the volume of the beep (setting range 0% – 100% in steps of 10%). Selecting 0%
switches the beep off. A slider is provided to make the setting, similar to the adjustments
for brightness and contrast.
Factory setting:
70%
“Touch Function”
If you switch off the “touch screen” function, the display no longer reacts to touch when
in weighing mode, which means that you are no longer able to make settings simply by
pressing the display (exception: function keys). Important: The contact function is always
active in setting mode, since otherwise it would be impossible to make adjustments.
Factory setting:
“On”
“Touch adjustment”
If you have the impression that the balance is no longer reacting correctly when you
press certain locations on the display, you can adjust the touch screen. After pressing the
“Activate” key a window opens in which you are asked to press the flashing area. This
procedure is repeated a number of times (it is possible to stop at any time by pressing
the “C” key).
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6.8
Date and time
In this menu you can enter the date and time, and can select their display format. You can also specify whether the date or the time
are to appear on the display.
The following options can be set:
“Date Format” (for the display)
The following date formats are available:
“D.MMM YYYY” Display example:
28. Jul 2004
“MMM D YYYY” Display example:
Jul 28 2004
“DD.MM.YYYY” Display example:
28.07.2004
“MM/DD/YYYY” Display example:
07/28/2004
Factory setting:
“D.MMM.YYYY”
“Date”
Setting the current date. A numerical input window appears. Enter the current date in
the format day–month–year (DD.MM.YYYY), regardless of which date format you have
selected for display purposes.
Note: You can also make the setting directly by pressing the date in weighing mode. A
window appears in which you can directly enter the date.
“Time Format” (for the display)
You can specify the format in which the time is to be displayed here. The following time
formats are available:
“24:MM”
“12:MM”
“24.MM”
“12.MM”
Factory setting:
Display example:
Display example:
Display example:
Display example:
15:04
3:04 PM
15.04
3.04 PM
“24:MM”
“Time”
Setting the current time. Enter the current time in the 24 hour format (hh.mm.ss),
regardless of which time format you have selected for display purposes.The input window
is similar to that for the date. The “+1H” and “–1H” buttons are also available, and with
these you can set the current time forwards or backwards by one hour.This makes it easy
to adjust for summer or winter time. Note: You can also set the time directly by pressing
the time display in weighing mode.
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“Date/Time Display”
You can specify whether the date or the time is to be shown in the upper right-hand
corner of the display:
“Date”
“Time”
Factory setting:
6.9
The date is shown on the display
The time is shown on the display
“Date”
Define access rights and specify the password
In this menu you can define and specify a password that can be used to protect menu areas.
The following settings are available:
“Password”
After pressing the “Define” button, an alphanumeric input box appears.The factory setting
is “0”. Enter the desired password (max. 20 characters) and confirm the input with “OK”.
The password may contain letters and numbers. If you use upper and lower case letters,
these must also be entered later when entering the password.
Note: If you clear an existing password using the arrow keys, and do not enter a new
password, an error message appears.
Factory setting:
“0” (Zero)
“System”
You specify here whether the entire system settings area is to be protected with the
password. If you select “No Protection” all the system settings are freely accessible. To
protect the system settings, select “Password”. The password will then be required every
time the system settings are called up.
Factory setting:
“No Protection”
“Wghparam”
This setting allows you to protect the weighing parameters (part of the system settings, see Section 6.4) from unauthorized access
(“Password”) or to cancel existing password protection (“No Protection”). The other system settings are freely accessible unless they
are also individually protected (see above).
Factory setting:
“No Protection”
“Access Rights”
This setting allows you to protect the access rights (the part of the system settings in which you are presently working) from unauthorized
access. This prevents unauthorized modification of the password and of the access rights.
Factory setting:
“No Protection”
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WARNING: If you forget the password, there is no way of recreating access to the protected menu area! If
you have protected either the system settings as a whole or just the access rights with a password, then
it is no longer possible to define another password or to remove the password protection! We therefore
recommend that you write the password down and save it a safe place! If you are unable to find the
password, please contact the METTLER TOLEDO customer service department.
6.10 Energy saving function (standby)
In this menu you can specify the length of time for which the balance is to be inactive before it switches automatically into “standby”
mode.
You can switch the energy saving function off (“Off”), or you can specify a period of 30, 60, 120 or 240 minutes
after which the balance is to switch itself into standby mode. The standby mode is the same state into which the
balance enters when switched off with the «On/Off» key. The «On/Off» key must be pressed to turn the balance
on again.
Factory setting:
“Off” (standby mode deactivated)
Note: The brightness of the display is reduced automatically if the balance is not used for a period of 15 minutes,
regardless of the setting for the standby mode (Section 5.7).
6.11 Settings for external keys (Aux connections)
External contact switches or the METTLER TOLEDO “ErgoSens” can be connected to the “Aux 1” and “Aux2” connections on your balance,
and these can be used to execute certain weighing functions. A function is assigned to each switch in this menu.
Select the desired function for each switch: “Print”, zero setting («G») or taring («H»). If no switch is
connected to the corresponding Aux connection, or if you want to deactivate it, select “Off”.
Factory setting:
“Off”
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6.12 Loading the factory settings
In this menu you can return all the settings in the balance to the factory settings.
Please note:This reset will affect all the system settings as well as all the applicationspecific settings!
For security reasons you will be prompted to confirm whether you really want to load the
factory settings. Select “OK” to load the factory settings, or “C” to retain the settings that
have been made up to now.
The balance will restart after you have confirmed the reset. All the system settings and
the application-specific settings have to be made again.
6.13 Access balance information
You can specify an identifier for your balance in this menu and can access the balance information.
The following options are available:
“Balance ID”
You can assign an identifier to your balance here (max. 20 characters).This makes it easier
to identify individual balances in plants where more than one balance is used. The input
window allows alphanumeric characters to be entered.
Factory setting:
nothing is specified
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“Balance Information”
After pressing the “Show” button a window opens containing information about the
balance and the built-in options. This information is of particular significance for service
technicians. If you ring the METTLER TOLEDO customer service department you should
have this information at hand.
By pressing the «F» key you can print out the balance information (assuming that a
printer is connected and has been activated as an output device in the peripheral device
settings).
6.14 Printing the system settings
System
Adjust/Test
FACT
On
FACT
FACT
Temp.Criterion 1 Kelvin
Protocol Trigger
On
Adjustweight
5000.00 g
Weight
5000.00 g
ID
ECW-5000/1
Certificate No. MT-414/A
Testweight 5000.00 g
Weight
5000.00 g
ID
ETW-5000/R
Certificate No.
MT-412
Protocol
Date/Time
x
Balance Type
x
SNR
x
SW-Version
Weight ID
Certificate No.
Temperature
Nominal Weight
x
Actual Weight
x
Diff
x
Signature
x
Wghparam
Weighing Mode Universal
Environment
Standard
Value Release
Reliable+Fast
AutoZero
On
Language
Language
English
As long as you are in the system settings area, you can print them out at any time by
pressing the «F» key (assuming that a printer is connected and has been activated as
an output device in the peripheral device settings).
The diagram here shows a section of a printout of system settings.
The system settings of the open window and the settings of the related submenu are
printed out.
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7
The “Weighing” application
In this Section we describe the “Weighing” application. You will find information here about practical aspects of working with this
application and about its specific settings. (Information about the system settings that are not specific to the application are to be
found in Section 6.)
7.1
Select the application
I
7.2
Unless the“Weighing”application is already active,press the «I» key.Press the“Weighing”
icon in the selection window. The balance is then ready for weighing.
Settings for the “Weighing” application
You have already learnt in Section 4 how a simple weighing process is carried out. In addition to the operating sequences described
there (zero setting, taring and the execution of a simple weighing procedure), your balance offers you a wide range of facilities for
adapting the “Weighing” procedure to your specific requirements.
7.2.1
Overview
J
The application-specific settings can be accessed via the «J» key. The first of a total of
four menu pages appears after pressing this key.
The following settings are available for the “Weighing” application:
“Function Keys”:
You can specify here the function keys that are to appear at the
bottom edge of the display. These keys allow direct access to
specific functions (Section 7.2.2).
“Info Field”:
You can specify the information fields that are to appear here
(Section 7.2.3).
“AutoPrint”:
You can choose here whether the weighing result should
automatically be printed out (Section 7.2.4).
You can access the next menu page by pressing the button with the arrow symbol.
“Display Unit”:
Specifies the unit in which the result will be displayed
(Section 7.2.5).
“Info Unit”:
Specifies an additional weight unit that appears in the display as
an information field (Section 7.2.5).
“Custom Unit”:
Definition of a unique weight unit 1 (Section 7.2.6).
You can return to the previous menu page or move on to the next page by pressing one
of the buttons with the arrow symbol.
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The following settings are available on the third menu page:
“Protocol”:
Select the information that is to appear on the weighing printout
(Section 7.2.7).
“Print Key”:
Specifies the behavior of the «F» key for manually printing weighing
results (Section 7.2.8).
“Transfer Key”:
Formats the data that are output with the “Transfer” function key
(Section 7.2.9).
The following settings are available on the fourth menu page:
“Identification”:
Definition of identifications (Section 7.2.10).
“Bar Code”:
These settings are only relevant if a barcode reader is connected.
You can specify how its data is to be handled (Section 7.2.11).
“Ext. Keyboard”:
These settings are only relevant if an external keyboard is connected.
Allows you to specify how keyboard inputs are to be processed
(Section 7.2.12).
After making all the necessary settings, press the “OK” button to return to the
application.
In the following sections we will present the various settings for the “Weighing” application
in detail.
Printing out the application-specific settings:
Weighing
Function Keys
ID
Display
Lotcounter
Adjust.int
Adjust.ext
Test int
Test ext
1/10d
Header
Footer
Info Field
ID1
ID2
ID3
Info Unit
Tare
Gross
AutoPrint
Display Unit
Info Unit
2
1
4
3
1
2
Off
g
g
As long as you are in the area for the application-specific settings, you can print out the
settings at any time by pressing the «F» key (assuming that a printer is connected and
has been activated as an output device in the system settings).
The diagram here shows a Section of a printout of application-specific settings.
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7.2.2
Select function keys
Function keys offer you direct access to specific functions and settings for the application.The function keys are shown in the application
on the lower edge of the display (see Section 4.2). The corresponding function is initiated by pressing one of the buttons.
In this menu you can specify which functions should be made available in the application.
The function keys that have a number will be displayed in the application. The numbers specify the sequence of the function keys on
the display. If you activate or deactivate a function key by pressing it, the sequence of the keys is automatically updated. To specify a
completely new sequence, first deactivate all the function keys, then activate them again in the desired sequence. You can return to the
factory setting by pressing “STD”. Press “OK” to save the changes (or press “C” to leave the input window without saving).
The following function keys are available.
“ID”:
This function key allows you to assign identifiers (descriptive texts) to individual weighing
processes.These will be included in the printouts.After pressing the function key, a window
appears in which you select the ID, after which you can enter the desired text. You will
find information on the definition of the identifiers in Section 7.2.10. Practical notes on
working with identifiers may be found in Section 7.3.3.
“Display”:
This function key allows you to switch between three different types of display (Section
5.2).
“Lotcounter”:
This function key allows you to enter an initial value for the item counter
(Section 7.3.2).
“Adjust.int.” and “Adjust.ext.”:
Adjustment of the balance using an internal or external adjustment weight. You will find
notes on executing and recording the adjustment in Section 7.4.
“Test int.” and “Test ext.”:
Checking the balance adjustment using an internal or external test weight. You will find
notes on carrying out the test in Section 7.4.
“1/10d”:
This function key allows you to modify the readability of the weighing result
(Section 7.3.1).
“Header” and “Footer”:
These function keys print the header and footer lines of the printout respectively (Section
7.2.7).
“Transfer”:
This function key allows the current weight value to be sent directly to the connected host
computer, without additional data (additional information). If desired, the output data can
be formatted (Section 7.2.9).
Factory setting:
“Adjust.int.”,“Display” and “1/10d” are activated (in this sequence).
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7.2.3
Select information fields
The information fields provide continuous information about set values, measured results and so forth. The information fields are
displayed in the application underneath the weighing result. Note: The information fields are only shown in the display mode in which
the weight itself is represented on a small scale. In the other two display modes, the larger display of the weight uses the space taken
by the information fields (Section 5.2).
In this menu you can specify which information fields should be displayed in the
application.
The information fields that have a number will be displayed in the application.The numbers
specify the sequence of the information fields on the display. Important: For reasons of
space, a maximum of three information fields can be displayed. If you activate more than
three information fields, only the first three will in fact appear on the display. If you activate
or deactivate an information field by pressing it, the sequence of the fields is automatically
updated. To specify a completely new sequence, first deactivate all the information fields,
then activate them again in the desired sequence. You can return to the factory setting
with “STD”, while “C” allows you to leave the input window without saving. If you wish to
save your changes, press “OK”.
The following information fields are available:
“ID1”,“ID2” and “ID3”:
These information fields display the identifiers entered by means of the “ID” function key.
Note: The identifiers that have been specified are displayed, not “ID1”, “ID2” and “ID3”
(Section 7.2.10).
“Info Unit”:
This information field displays the weghing result in the second weighing unit that you
have chosen (Section 7.2.5).
“Tare”:
This information field displays the current tare value (in the same unit of weight as the
weighing result in the main display).
“Gross”:
This information field displays the current gross weight (in the same unit of weight as the
weighing result in the main display).
Factory setting:
No information fields are activated.
7.2.4
Selections for automatic printouts
With this menu option you can specify whether the weighing result should automatically be printed out.
“Off”:
The weighing result is not automatically printed out, and the «F»
key must be pressed to print the result.
“On”:
The weighing result is automatically printed out, provided the net
weight is of at least a certain value (dependent on the model of
the balance). The information that is printed out is what you have
specified for printing individual values (Section 6.2.7).
Factory setting:
“Off”.
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7.2.5
Select weighing units
You can specify the weighing units with which you want to work in the “Display Unit” and “Info Unit” menus. If two different units are
chosen, you can have the weighing result displayed in two different weighing units at the same time.
The same range of units can be selected for the “Display Unit” as for the “Info Unit” (see
also the conversion table in Chapter 18.1). Note: Depending on country-specific rules,
on certified versions of balances some weighing units may not be available.
If the “Display Unit” is changed, both the current measured weight and the values
displayed in the “Tare” and “Gross” information fields (Section 7.2.3) appear in the
new weighing unit.
The “info Unit” is used for the information field of the same name (Section 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
7.2.6
Depends on the model (for both units).
Define freely selectable weighing units
You can define your own weighing unit in the “Custom Unit” menu. This permits calculations to be carried out immediately as the
weighing result is found (e.g. for surface areas or volumes). The freely selectable weighing unit is available in all the menus and input
fields where weighing units can be chosen.
The following fields are available in order to define the freely selectable weighing unit:
“Formula”:
This is where you can specify how the value which will be specified below under “Factor”
is to be applied to the calculation.Two formulas are available, in which “F” represents the
factor, while “Net” represents the value of the weighing result. In the first formula, the net
weight is multiplied by the factor, whereas in the second formula the factor is divided by
the net weight. The formula can, for instance, be used to compensate immediately for a
known error factor in the weight determination.
“Factor (F)”:
Here you can specify the factor (>0…max.10 000 000) that is to be used to modify the
(net) weighing result (in accordance with the previously selected formula).
“Name”:
Enter a name for your free weighing unit (max. 4 characters). Note: It is not permitted to
enter weight units (“g”,“kg”, etc.), and these will be rejected with an error message.
“Result Output.Form”:
You can specify the formatting of the weighing result here. Example: A setting of “0.05”
defines two decimal figures rounded to the nearest 5 (this would mean that a measured
result of 123.4777 would be displayed as 123.50). Note: This function can only be used
to reduce the readability of the results. Do not enter a value that exceeds the maximum
readability of your balance!
Factory setting:
No free weighing unit is defined (“Off”)
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7.2.7
Define printout
In this menu you can specify the information that is to appear on the weighing printout.
For the sake of clarity, this large menu is divided into three submenus in which you can
specify the options for the printout header, the printing of the individual values, and for
the footer.
Options for the printout header
In this submenu you can specify the information that is to be printed at the top of the
weighing printout (before the results themselves).The header will automatically be printed
if it is defined as an element of the weighing printout (see “Options for printing out the
individual values” overleaf). It can, however, also been printed out separately by pressing
the “Header” function key. Examine the sample printout illustrated here.
You can activate the desired information by pressing the appropriate boxes. Those items
of information that have a tick will be printed out. You can return to the factory setting
with “STD”, while “C” allows you to leave the input window without saving. If you wish to
save your changes, press “OK”.
The following header options are available:
------- Weighing ------28.Jul 2004
19:40
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
Customer
Smith Inc.
Order
RP_222
Lot
09-34
Signature
........................
“Blank Line”:
An empty line is inserted.
“Appl. Name”:
The name of the application is printed (“Weighing”).
“Date/Time”:
The current date and time are printed.
“Balance Type”:
The model of the balance is read from the internal electronics, and
cannot be changed by the user.
“SNR”:
The serial numbers of the terminal and of the weighing platform are
read from the balance’s electronics, and can not be changed.
“ID1”,“ID2”,“ID3”: The identifiers specified by means of the “ID” function key are
printed (Section 7.3.3).
“Signature”:
Inserts a dotted line where the printout can be signed.
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (the application’s identifier) is activated.
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Options for printing out the individual values
In this submenu you can specify the information that is to be printed for every individual
weighing result (after pressing the «F» key).
The following information is available for inclusion on the printouts of weights:
“Header”:
The information specified for the header is printed (see previous
paragraph).
“Blank Line”:
An empty line is inserted.
“ID1”,“ID2”,“ID3”: The identifiers that have been entered through the function keys
with these names are printed (Section 7.3.3).
T
N
G
N
54.37
868.24
922.61
0.86824
g
g
g
kg
“Tare”:
The tare value used in the current weighing is printed.
“Net”:
The value of the net weight from the current weighing is printed.
“Gross”:
The value of the gross weight from the current weighing is printed.
“Info Unit”:
The result of the weighing (the net value) is also printed using the
selected information unit (Section 7.2.5).
“Signature”:
Inserts a dotted line where the printout can be signed.
Factory setting:
“Blank line” and “Net” are active.
The sample shown here illustrates a printout including all the options for the individual
values, with the exception of the “Header", “Blank Line" and the “IDs", since these have
already been illustrated in the sample printout for the header.
“T” = Tare value
“N” = Value of the net weight
“G” = Value of the gross weight
Options for the footer on the printout
In this submenu you can specify the information that is to be printed at the bottom of
the weighing printout (after the results themselves). The footer is printed, if the “Footer”
function keys pressed.
The following footer options are available:
“Blank Line”:
An empty line is inserted.
“Appl. Name”:
The name of the application is printed (“Weighing”).
“Date/Time”:
The current date and time are printed.
“Balance Type”:
The model of the balance is read from the internal electronics, and
cannot be changed by the user.
“SNR”:
The serial numbers of the terminal and of the weighing platform are
read from the balance’s electronics, and can not be changed.
“ID1”,“ID2”,“ID3”: The identifiers specified by means of the “ID” function key are
printed (Section 7.3.3).
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7.2.8
“Signature”:
Inserts a dotted line where the printout can be signed.
“Dash Line”:
Inserts a broken separating line.
“3 Blank Lines”:
Prints three blank lines to complete the printout (paper advance).
Factory setting:
“Signature” and “3 Blank Lines” are active.
Selections for manual printouts
The settings in the “Print Key” menu allow you to specify the behavior of the «F» (printout) key.
7.2.9
“Stable”:
After pressing the «F» key the printout will not be made until the
weighing result is stable.
“Dynamic”:
After pressing the «F» key the printout will be made immediately,
regardless of whether the weighing result is stable or not.
“Off”:
A printout is not made when the «F» key is pressed; the key is
inactive.
Factory setting:
“Stable”.
Formatting the output data
You can use the “Transfer” function key to transmit the stable weight value across the
interface to a host computer (Section 7.2.2). In this menu, you can specify how you
want the output values to be formatted. You may need to do this if you use your balance
together with other instruments, programs, or peripheral devices that require a particular
data format.You can also use this menu to specify whether the data should only be output
to the host or also to the printer.
At the factory, the data output is set to a standard format that is essentially the same
as the format displayed on the terminal, but followed by end-of-the-line characters that
are defined for the host (Section 6.6). Negative weight values have a minus sign placed
before the value. The output weight value is left-justified.
Example (–12.8934 g):
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
–
1
2
.
8
9
3
4
9
10
11
12
g
CR
LF
Note: If you reduce the resolution of the displayed value, the weight value is also trasnmitted to the host with reduced resolution.
If, at the time when the data are transmitted, the balance is displaying an underload or
overload,“UNDERLOAD” or “OVERLOAD” is transmitted instead of the weight value.
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If you want to change the output format, touch the button next to “Data output format”.
Activate “Customise” and then touch the “Define” button.
This menu contains settings for the following data fields:
– Net weight symbol
– Weight value
– Weight unit
In the output data, these fields are separated by a space character. The complete data
record is terminated with the end-of-line characters that were defined for the host (Section 6.6).
The settings for the individual data fields are explained below.
Net weight symbol
In the standard output format, net weights are not specially identified. If you want the net
weights to be preceded by an “N” , you must activate this function and also specify the field
length (1 – 10 characters). The net symbol is aligned left-justified in the field. Note: If the
balance has not been tared, the net symbol is not transmitted. Instead, space characters
corresponding to the selected field length are transmitted.
Factory setting:
Net weight symbol deactivated.
Field length 5 characters.
Format of the weight value
To format the weight value, the following options are available:
“Field length”:
Total length of the data field for the weight value including
sign, decimal point, and decimal places (1 – 20 characters).
Note: Irrespective of your setting, enough decimal places will always be output for the weight value shown on the terminal to be
completedly transmitted. The weight value is output right-justified.
Factory setting: 10.
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“No. of dec. digits”: Number of decimal places (0 – 6 digits). If the set number is less
than the number of decimal places displayed on the terminal, the
value will be rounded to the selected number of decimal places
before it is transmitted.
Factory setting: Max. number of decimal places of the balance.
“Sign”:
When set to “Always”, the weight value is always preceded by a
plus or minus sign. If you select “Neg. values”, negative values will
be preceded by a minus sign, but positive values will be transmitted
without a sign. Factory setting:“Neg. values”.
“Sign position”:
You can use this setting to specify whether the sign should be
immediately in front of the weight value (right justified) or with a
gap in between (left justified).
Factory setting: Right justified (immediately in front of the weight
value).
Field for the weight unit
In the standard output format, each weight value is output with the associated weight
unit (corresponding to the current display unit). In this menu you can choose whether
weight units should be transmitted with or without unit and also specify the field length
for the weight unit (1 – 5 characters). Irrespective of your setting for the field length,
enough decimal places will be output for the weight value shown on the terminal to be
completely transmitted. The weight unit is output left-justified (separated from the weight
value by a space character).
Factory setting:
Output of the weight unit is activated.
Field length 3 characters.
Data output on the printer
When you press the “Transfer” function key, the data are normally only trasnmitted to the
host. If you also want to send the data to the printer, activate the setting “Data transfer
to printer”. Note: The previously described settings for formatting the data do not affect
how the data are output on the printer. This is entirely controlled by the protocol settings
(Section 7.2.7).
Factory setting:
Data output on the printer is deactivated (“Off”).
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7.2.10 Define identifier
In this menu it is possible to activate the three identifiers that are available under the “ID” key (Section 7.2.2) and to change their
names.
Select the ID that you wish to activate or deactivate, or whose name you want change. Note:
Deactivated IDs (“Off”) are no longer available for selection under the “ID” function key.
A window then appears in which you can activate the ID and change the name.
At the factory, the IDs are pre-set with the names “ID1”,“ID2” and “ID3”. You can replace
these with your own names, such as “Customer” for “ID1”, “Order” for “ID2” and “Batch”
for “ID 3”.
Press the associated button in order to change the current name of an ID.An alphanumeric
input field will appear where you can type the new name (max. 20 characters). The ID is
then available, with its new name, under the “ID” function key.
The names that have been entered also appear as the titles of the relevant information
fields (Section 7.2.3), and are also included on the printout (Section 7.2.7).
Notes on working with identifiers may be found in Section 7.3.3.
Factory setting:
“ID1” active (named “ID1”)
7.2.11 Specifications for handling barcode data
If a barcode reader is connected to your balance, you can specify how its data is processed in this menu.
The following settings may be chosen:
"Off":
Barcode data is not processed. This setting should be chosen if a
barcode reader is not connected.
"ID1", "ID2", "ID3":
The received barcode data is treated as identifying text, and assigned to the corresponding identifier (Section 7.3.3). Note: The
identifiers that have been specified are displayed, rather than "ID1",
"ID2" or "ID3" (Section 7.2.10).
“Host”:
The bar code data is not processed in the balance, but is transmitted
directly to a connected PC. If no PC is connected or the PC cannot
receive the data, the data is ignored.
“Open Input”:
The bar code data is written to the input window (e.g., item counter
or ID) that is currently open in the application and the input window
is then closed automatically. If no input window is open, the data
is ignored.
Factory setting:
"Off".
Note: If you connect a barcode reader to your balance, you must configure the system
settings for the interface appropriately (Section 6.6).
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7.2.12 Specifications for processing keyboard entries
If an external keyboard is connected to your balance, this menu can be used to specify how the data is to be processed.
The following settings are available:
“Off”:
No keyboard entries are processed. This setting should be used if
no keyboard is connected.
“Host”:
The keyboard entries are not processed in the balance, but are
transmitted directly to the connected PC. If no PC is connected or
the PC cannot receive the data, the data is ignored.
“Open Input”:
The keyboard entries are written to the input window (e.g., item
counter or ID) that is currently open in the application and the
window is then closed automatically. If no input window is open,
the data is ignored.
Factory setting:
“Open Input”.
Note: If you connect an external keyboard to your balance, configure the interface in the
system settings accordingly (Section 6.6).
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7.3
Working with the “Weighing” application
You have already seen in Section 3 how a simple weighing process is carried out. In this Section we will show you how the various
functions in the “Weighing” application can be used in practice.
7.3.1
Changing the readability of the measured weight
The balance is factory adjusted so that the measured weight is displayed with the maximum readability of which the particular model
is capable (according to 1d). You can change the readability of the measured weight at any stage in your work.
To change the readability of the measured weight, the corresponding function key must
be activated (Section 7.2.2). This function key allows you to display the readability with
only one tenth of the precision, i.e. with one less decimal point.
7.3.2
Working with the item counter
The item counter inserts a number in front of every weight value on a printout, and this number is automatically increased by 1 with
every printout.
It is necessary to activate the associated function key in order to work with the item
counter (Section 7.2.2).
When you press this function key, a numerical input field appears in which you can specify
the initial value for the item counter. The value is preset to 0 at the factory, which means
that the item counter is switched off. If you want to start the item counter, enter an initial
value in the range 1 ... 999.
7.3.3
1 N
35.87 g
2 N
60.24 g
3 N
80.48 g
Every time the «F» key is used to print out the results of a weighing, an item counter is
added in front of the weight values, and this counter is increased by 1 with every new
printout. When the counter reaches the maximum value of 999, numbering starts again
at 1.
Note: The item counter also functions in connection with automatic printouts (Section 7.2.4).
Working with identifiers
Identifiers are texts that describe individual weighing procedures. They make it easy to assign weighed materials to particular orders or
customers. The identifiers are included on the printouts (or are transmitted to a connected computer).
It is necessary to activate the “ID” function key in order to be able to work with identifiers
(Section 7.2.2). This function key allows you to call up the available identifiers, of which
there may be up to three. Note: If the IDs are deactivated, the function key is shown in
gray, and pressing it has no effect. In that case it is necessary first activate the IDs (Section
7.2.10), before you can use the identifiers.
The three identifiers are named “ID1”,“ID2” and “ID3” at the factory.You can replace these
names with more meaningful titles appropriate to your particular application (Section
7.2.10). The names you have chosen (such as “Customer” for ID1, “Order” for ID2 and
“Batch” for ID3) are then available under the “ID” function key.
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We recommend that the corresponding information fields are also activated when working with identifiers (Section 7.2.3). The information fields have the names that you have
selected for the three identifiers.
The example here illustrates the balance’s display after activation of the ID function key
and the ID information fields.
The working example here is based on ID names as defined in the example above.
If you want to carry out an order for a customer in the application, press the“ID” function key.
You can then select the identifier for which you want to enter a text (e.g.“Customer”).
A field appears where you can enter the customer name (see diagram here). Enter the
name, and confirm your entry with “OK”.
After pressing the“ID”function key and selecting the“Order”ID,a similar field appears where
the order name can be entered. The batch name can be entered after you have pressed
the “ID” key and selected the “Batch” ID. Each identifier can be up to 20 characters long.
When all the entries are complete, you can check the selected identifiers again through
the information fields on the display.
All the identifying texts are stored until they are replaced by new ones.
Customer
Mettler-Toledo GmbH
Order
RF 414/01
Batch
07
N
114.46 g
If you have defined the weighing printout in such a way that the identifiers are included
in the printout (Section 7.2.7), then both the ID names that you have specified (e.g.
“Customer”) and the text that has been entered (e.g.“Mettler-Toledo GmbH”) are printed.
The illustration here shows a printout including identifications in accordance with the
example above.
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7.4
Adjust the balance and check the adjustment
Your balance is factory set to fully automatic adjustment, FACT. FACT adjusts the balance automatically as soon as this is made necessary
by a change in the ambient temperature. You can, however, carry out a manual adjustment and/or check using the internal weight or
an external weight at any time.
It is assumed in the following descriptions that the appropriate function keys for adjustment and tests (Section 7.2.2) have been
activated.
7.4.1
Fully automatic adjustment FACT
FACT adjusts your balance automatically in accordance with a specified temperature criterion (Section 6.3.1).
As soon as the specified temperature criterion is satisfied, this small status icon appears
in the top right-hand corner of the display. The balance indicates in this way that it wants
to carry out a FACT adjustment. Note: during the first 24 hours following connection to
the mains, FACT will execute a number of times, regardless of what criterion has been
selected.
As soon as any load has been removed from the balance, and assuming that a key is not
pressed for a period of 2 minutes, the adjustment automatically begins.A window appears
in the course of the adjustment, informing you about the progress of the calibration. If you
are working with the balance at the time of the adjustment, you can stop FACT with the
“Cancel” button. The balance will carry out the adjustment at the next opportunity.
When the adjustment has been completed, the balance returns automatically to the application. Every FACT adjustment is recorded on a printout automatically in accordance
with the settings you have made (Section 6.3.1). What information is also included in
addition to the adjustment data depends on the settings you have made for adjust­ment
and test printouts (Section 6.3.4). You will find a sample printout in Section 7.4.6.
7.4.2
Adjustment with the internal weight
Pressing this function key triggers an adjustment of the balance using the built-in adjustment weight. You can do this at any time; you can also specify in the system settings that
the balance requests adjustment as soon as a specified change in ambient temperature
has taken place (“CalInfo” setting, Section 6.3.1).
You can hear motors moving the internal weight into place and removing it again. The
window shown here is displayed during the adjustment. The icons are animated, so that
you can visually follow the adjustment process. You can halt the adjustment process at
any time by pressing the “Cancel” key.
One of the two following messages will appear when the process is complete:
The adjustment has been successfully completed. Press “OK” to return to the application.
If a printer is connected to the balance the adjustment will automatically be recorded
on a hard copy in accordance with the specifications that you have made for printing
out adjustments in the system settings (Section 6.3.4). You will find a sample printout
in Section 7.4.6.
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An error occurred during the adjustment, and the process was aborted. This message
will also appear when you have cancelled the adjustment yourself. You can repeat the
adjustment procedure, or can return to the application by pressing “OK”.
7.4.3
Adjustment with an external weight
Pressing this function key triggers an adjustment of the balance using an external adjustment weight. You can do this at any time; you can also specify in the system settings that
the balance requests adjustment as soon as a specified change in ambient temperature
has taken place (“CalInfo” setting, Section 6.3.1). Note: Depending on regulations that
vary from country to country, adjustment with an external weight may not be available
on certified balances.
If there is a weight on the weighing pan at the time of the adjustment, the flashing display
“0.00 g” prompts you to remove it. You will then be prompted to place the adjustment
weight on the pan. The required adjustment weight is indicated at the lower edge of the
window.
Important: Make sure that you place the correct weight on the pan, otherwise the adjustment process will be aborted with an error message. The adjustment weight can be
specified in the system settings (Section 6.3.2).
Note: You can halt the adjustment process at any time with the “Cancel” key.
The adjustment process continues automatically once the required weight has been placed
on the pan. The window shown here is displayed during the adjustment.
At the end of the adjustment procedure, you are prompted to lift off the weight. Remove
the adjustment weight from the weighing pan.
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The balance confirms successful completion of the adjustment. Press “OK” to return to
the application.
If a printer is connected to the balance the adjustment will automatically be recorded
on a hard copy in accordance with the specifications that you have made for printing
out adjustments in the system settings (Section 6.3.4). You will find a sample printout
in Section 7.4.6.
If an error occurs during the adjustment process, a corresponding error message appears
similar to that for adjustment using the internal weight (see previous section).
7.4.4
Checking the adjustment with the internal weight
You can use the internal weight to check the correct adjustment of your balance by
pressing this function key.
The checking procedure is similar to that used for adjustment with the internal weight
(Section 7.4.2).
Successful completion of the checking process is confirmed with the window shown here.
If a printer is connected to the balance the check will automatically be recorded on a hard
copy in accordance with the specifications that you have made for printing out checks in
the system settings (Section 6.3.4). You will find a sample printout in Section 7.4.6.
An appropriate message appears if the checking process is aborted as a result of an
error.
7.4.5
Checking the adjustment with an external weight
You can use and external weight to check the correct adjustment of your balance by
pressing this function key.
The checking procedure is similar to that used for adjustment with an external weight.
After completion of the check a message appears similar to that for checking the adjustment using the internal weight. If a printer is connected to the balance the check will
automatically be recorded on a hard copy in accordance with the specifications that you
have made for printing out checks in the system settings (Section 6.3.4). You will find a
sample printout in Section 7.4.6.
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7.4.6
Adjustment and test print-outs (sample printouts)
Printout of an internal or FACT adjustment
Printout of an external adjustment
- Internal adjustment -3.Sep 2004
17:37
- External adjustment -3.Sep 2004
18:39
METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
SW WeighBridge
1.02
SW Terminal
1.14
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
SW WeighBridge
1.02
SW Terminal
1.14
Weight ID
ECW-5000/1
Certificate No. MT-414/A
Temperature
27.6 °C
Temperature
27.6 °C
Nominal
5000.00 g
Adjustment done
Signature
Adjustment done
........................
-----------------------Note: A signature line is not printed out
for a FACT adjustment.
Printout of an internal test
Signature
........................
-----------------------Printout of an external test
----- Internal test ---3.Sep 2004
17:38
---- External test ----3.Sep 2004
18:40
METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
SW WeighBridge
1.02
SW Terminal
1.14
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
SW WeighBridge
1.02
SW Terminal
1.14
Weight ID
ETW-5000/R
Certificate No.
MT-412
Temperature
27.6
Nominal
100.0000
Actual
99.9940
Diff
-0.0060
°C
%
%
%
Test done
Temperature
27.6
Nominal Weight
5000.00
Actual
4999.96
Diff
-0.04
°C
g
g
g
Signature
Test done
........................
------------------------
Signature
........................
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8
The “Statistics” application
In this Section we describe the “Statistics” application. You will find information here about practical aspects of working with this
application and about its specific settings. (Information about the system settings that are not specific to the application are to be
found in Section 6.)
8.1
Introduction to the “Statistics” application.
The“Statistics” application basically offers the same facilities as the“Weighing” application, but contains additional settings and functions
for the statistical recording and analysis of weighing series.
Many of the application-dependent settings are identical to those of the “Weighing” application.Additional function keys and information
fields are nevertheless available for the statistics. Only those settings will be explained in detail in the following descriptions that are
different from those of the “Weighing” application.
8.2
Select the application
I
Unless the “Statistics” application is already active, press the «I» key. Press the icon for
the application in the selection window.
The following display appears when the application has been selected.The special function
keys and information fields for statistics are activated under the factory settings. You can
adapt the settings to your own requirements as described in the following Sections.
Notes: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the display of the weight, and thereby provide space
for the information fields to be shown.
The two function keys for “Result” and “CL Result” appear in gray because at this stage
the statistical functions do not contain any values.
8.3
Settings for the “Statistics” application
A number of different specific settings are available for the Statistics, and these can be used to adapt the application to suit your
needs.
8.3.1
Overview
J
The application-specific settings can be accessed via the «J» key. The first of a total of
four menu pages appears after pressing this key.
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Apart from a small number of exceptions, the settings available for the “Statistics” application are identical with those for the “Weighing”
application (Section 7.2). Only differences in the settings are described below. These concern the following menus:
“Function Keys”:
Additional function keys are available for
the Statistics.
“Info Field”:
Additional information fields are available
for the Statistics.
“Protocol”:
Additional printout information is available
for the Statistics.
“Additive Mode”:
In this menu, which is only available in
the “Statistics” menu, you can activate
the additive mode (series weighing with
automatic taring).
In the following Sections we will present the specific settings for the “Statistics” application in detail.
8.3.2
Special function keys for statistical purposes
The following settings are available in the function key menu for use with the statistics system:
“M+”:
This function key passes the current stable weight to the statistics
system (Section 8.4.1).
“Result”:
This function key opens the statistics window (Section 8.4.1).
“CL Result”:
This function key deletes the statistics from a series of weighings
(Section 8.4.1).
“CL last”:
This function key clears the most recently saved measurement
(Section 8.4.1).
“Nominal”:
You specify the desired target weight with this function key (Section
8.4.2).The target value is also used as a reference for the tolerances
(described below).
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
You can specify with these function keys the precision (tolerances)
with which you want the weighing to be carried out (Section
8.4.2).
“Max n”:
You specify the maximum number of samples in a series with this
function key (Section 8.4.1).
All the remaining function keys correspond to those for the “Weighing” application
(Section 7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“M+”, “Result” , “CL Result” and “Display” are active (in that
sequence).
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8.3.3
Special statistical information fields
The following settings are available on the first two pages of the information fields menu for the display of statistical values:
“n”:
Number of samples weighed.
“x”:
Mean weight of all samples.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation as an absolute or as a percentage figure.
“Sum”:
Summed weight of all the individual weighings.
“Min” and “Max”:
Smallest and largest weights found in the current series of
weighings.
“Diff”:
Difference between the smallest and largest measured weights.
“Nominal”:
Indicates the target value that has been entered through the
function key with the same name.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
These information fields display the tolerances that have been
entered through the function keys with the same names.
All the information fields keys correspond to those for the “Weighing” application
(Section 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
8.3.4
“n”,“x” and “s” are activated (in this sequence).
Special printout information for statistical purposes
Additional settings for statistics, described below, are available in the three submenus
in which you can specify the options for the printout header, for printing the individual
values, and for the result.
Note: The remaining available printout information corresponds to that for the “Weighing”
application (Section 7.2.7), and is not described here.
The printout header
Additional settings for statistics are available on the second page of this submenu:
“Max n”:
Prints the specified maximum number of samples in the series.
“Nominal”:
Prints the specified target weight.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
The specified tolerances are printed.
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name" (“Statistics” is printed); thus no specific statistical
information is activated.
The header is automatically printed when the “M+” key is pressed during a series of
weighings in order to pass the first measured weight to the statistical system. The header
can also be printed separately by pressing the “Header” function key.
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Printing the individual values
The same additional settings are available in this is sub menu as are provided for the
header: (“Max n”,“Nominal”,“+Tol” and “–Tol”).
Factory setting:
“Net”(the net weight of the current weighing).No specific statistical
information is activated.
An individual value is automatically printed when the “M+” function key is pressed during
a series of weighings. An individual value can, however, also been printed out separately
by pressing the «F» function key.
Printing the result
You specify the additional statistical information that is to be included in the result printout
in this sub menu:
“Max n”:
The specified maximum number of samples in the series.
“Nominal”:
The specified target weight.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
The specified tolerances.
“n”:
Number of samples weighed.
“x”:
Mean weight of all samples.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation as an absolute or as a percentage figure.
Note: These two values are only printed if the statistical system
contains at least three values; otherwise horizontal bars are displayed instead of the values.
“Min” and “Max”:
Smallest and largest weights found in the current series of
weighings.
“Diff”:
Difference between the smallest and largest measured weights.
“Sum”:
Summed weight of all the saved individual weighings.
Factory setting:
“n”,“x”,“s”,“s.rel”,“Min”,“Max”,“Diff” and “Sum”. The “Signature”
and “3 Blank Lines” settings are also active (Section 7.2.7).
These results are printed when the «F» key is pressed while the statistics window is open.
If a specific number of samples has been defined for a series of weighings (“Max n”) the
results are printed automatically as soon as the value of the weight of the last sample
has been passed to the statistics system using the “M+” key.
Note: “Max n”, “Nominal value”, “+Tol" and “–Tol” are included on the printout of results,
but are not displayed in the statistics window.
You will find a sample printout with statistical values in Section 8.4.3.
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8.3.5
Activate additive mode
In this menu, which is only available in the “Statistics” application, you can switch the additive mode on or off. In weighing series made
with the additive mode active you do not have to remove the samples from the weighing pan.
8.4
“Off":
Additive mode is switched off.
“On":
Additive mode is switched on. The result of weighing a sample is
passed to the statistical system by pressing the “M+” function key,
after which the balance is automatically tared. The next sample
can be weighed without having to remove the previous samples
from the weighing pan.
Factory setting:
“Off”.
Working with the “Statistics” application
In this Section you will learn how to work with the “Statistics” application. It is of course possible to specify a tare, modify the readability
of the measured weight, use identifiers and so forth. You will already be familiar with these facilities from the “Weighing” application
(Section 7.3), and they will therefore not be explained again here.
8.4.1
Statistical recording of series of weighings
Default settings
At least the three function keys shown here must be activated for you to be able to use
the statistics (Section 8.3.2).
It is also recommended that the two function keys opposite are activated. They allow
incorrect values to be deleted (“CL Last”) and the number of samples that should be
included in a series of measurements to be specified (“Max n”).
A printer should be connected to your balance to make best use of the statistical functions.
If this is not the case, we recommend that you activate the three information fields that will
be most important for your application (e.g.“n”,“x” and “Sum”. See Section 8.3.3).
Note: If you start a weighing series with a “Custom Unit” (Chapter 7.2.6), the weight unit
can only be changed after you have completed the measurement series.
Operating sequence
If the number of samples that is to be weighed for a series is already specified, you can
press the “Max n” function key and enter the number of samples (max. 999).The series is
automatically completed after the last sample has been weighed, the statistical window is
opened, and the results are printed out. Notes: This function key is only active as long as
the statistical system does not contain any measurements. The series is unlimited if you
enter the value 0 (zero) for “Max n”, and you can weigh up to 999 samples.
If you are working with a weighing container, place this on the balance and press the
«H» to tare the balance.
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Place the first sample on the balance, and press the “M+” function key to pass the weight
to the statistical system.As soon as the value of the weight is stable (horizontal bars disappear in the display) the value is passed to the statistical system.The header is printed out
together with the result (the single value) of the current weighing (Section 8.3.4).
Remove the first sample. Note: If you have activated Additive Mode (Section 8.3.5) you
can leave the sample on the weighing pan, because the balance will automatically be
tared after the “M+” function key has been pressed.
Place the other samples on the balance in turn. Confirm each weighing with the “M+”
function key, lift the sample off and tare the balance (not necessary if additive mode was
active). Each time “M+” is pressed the individual value that has been found is automatically printed.
Notes:
– An error message appears if you press the“M+” key without the weight having changed.
This prevents the same sample from being measured twice.
– If you have accidentally placed an incorrect weight on the balance and saved the result
of the weighing you can delete the most recent value with the “CL Last” function key
(only available when values have been saved, otherwise the key appears gray and
cannot be activated). Once a value has been deleted the key becomes inactive, and
will only work again after the next value has been passed to the statistical system.
When all samples have been weighed, press the “Result” function key (only available
when values have been saved; otherwise the key appears gray and it cannot be activated).
This temporarily halts the measurement process and opens that statistical window. (You
can, however, continue the series at any time). Note: If the “Max n” function key was used
before weighing started to specify the number of samples, then when the last sample has
been weighed the statistical window will open automatically, with the comment that the
maximum number of samples has been reached.
The statistical window contains the result of the series of weighings. (The information
that you selected for printing the result is displayed, see Section 8.3.4). Please note the
information in Section 8.4.3 regarding units, readability and the precision of the displayed
values.
The arrow keys allow you to switch between the individual screen displays. You can print
the result by pressing the «F» key.
You will find a complete sample printout with statistical values in Section 8.4.3.
If you are sure that you want to complete the measuring procedure and clear the memory
for a further series, press the “CL Result” function key. (For security reasons you will be
prompted to provide confirmation before the statistics are actually deleted.) Note: If the
button appears gray it is because the statistical system does not contain any values.
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8.4.2
Additive weighing to a target value
The “Statistics” application provides you with additional functions that make it easier to perform additive weighing up to a specified
target value. When using the statistics, you can apply these functions both to individual weighings and to series weighings.
Default settings
The function keys shown here must be activated so that you can enter a target value and
the associated tolerances (Section 8.3.2). If desired, you can also activate the information fields with the same names so that the values that have been specified are visible
on the display (Section 8.3.3).
Operating sequence
Note: If the statistical system already contains values, the function keys with which the
target value and the tolerances can be entered are not active. In that case you must clear
the statistics using the “CL Result” function key before you can specify the target value
and the tolerances.
Press the “Nominal” function key to enter the desired target weight. Type in the desired
target value. (If there is already a weight on the balance that matches the target weight,
you can adopt this directly by pressing the button with the balance icon). Check the
weighing unit, which is displayed to the right of the target value. Pressing the weighing
unit will cause a list of the available units to appear. Note: The units are not automatically
converted; if you have entered a value in one unit, this value is retained even when you
change the weighing unit.
Press “OK” after you have entered the value to activate the target weight.
You can use the two “+Tol” and “–Tol” function keys to specify the precision to be used for
the weighing. The input window is the same as that for the target value. Both tolerances
are set at the factory to 2.5%.
After the appropriate value has been entered, press “OK” to activate the tolerance.
Note: Samples whose measurement is outside the tolerance are specially marked when
the individual values are printed out (with “>T” or “<T” respectively).
As soon as you have entered the target value and the tolerances the graphical filling
guide (“SmartTrac”) appears. This displays tolerance marks that make it easier for you to
weigh up to the target value: You can add roughly the right amount of material until the
lower tolerance value has been reached, and then, if necessary, make careful additions
to reach the target value.
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8.4.3
Sample printout with statistical values
------ Statistics -----3.Sep 2004
12:55
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
Nominal
12.04 g
+Tol
2.50 %
-Tol
2.50 %
n
4
x
11.889 g
s
0.331 g
s.rel
2.78 %
Min
11.39 g
Max
12.08 g
Diff
0.69 g
Sum
47.55 g
The diagram opposite shows a sample printout with statistical values.The values that are
printed in the header, as individual values, and as the result depend on the individual
printout settings that you have made (Section 8.3.4).
Only the statistical information in the illustrated sample printout is explained below. You
will find notes on the other printout information in Section 7.2.7:
“Nominal”:
The specified target weight.
“+Tol”:
The specified positive tolerance.
“–Tol”:
The specified negative tolerance.
“n”:
The number of samples weighed.
“x”:
Mean weight of all samples. The value is printed in the current
display unit.The readability of the printed values is 10 times greater
than those of the measurements with the highest readability within
the series of measurements.
“s”:
The standard deviation within the series. The value is printed in
the current display unit. The readability of the printed values is 10
times greater than those of the measurements with the highest
readability within the series of measurements.
“s.rel”:
Relative standard deviation within the series (in percent).The value
is always printed with 2 decimal figures.
“Min”:
The lowest weight found in the current series of measurements.
The number of decimal points and the unit match those of the
values that were visible when the measurement was transferred
to the result.
“Max”:
The largest weight found in the current series of measurements.
The number of decimal points and the unit match those of the
values that were visible when the measurement was transferred
to the result.
“Diff”:
The difference between the smallest and the largest weights found
in the current series of measurements. The value is printed in the
current display unit. The number of decimal points in the printed
value matches those of whichever of the smallest or largest weight
has the highest readability.
“Sum”:
The sum of all the individual weights that have been stored.The value
is printed in the current display unit.The number of decimal figures
matches that of whichever value in the series of measurements
has the highest readability.
Signature
........................
Important information on interpreting the printed results
The values for “x” and “s” are the results of calculations, and are displayed with a higher
readability than that of the individual measurements.If the series of measurements is small
(less than about 10 measurements), or if the series has small variations, the significance
of the last decimal figure cannot be guaranteed.
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8.4.4
Formulas used for calculating statistical values
Calculating the mean value and standard deviation
Terminology
xi := Individual measurement values of a measurement series of n measurement values i = 1...n
x := Mean value and s standard deviation of these measurement values
The formula for calculating the mean value is:
1 n
x = ∑ xi
(1)
n i =1
The usual formula for calculating standard deviation, as seen in the literature s
(
)
2
1
xi − x
s=
∑
n −1
(2)
is not suitable for numerical calculation, since the variance (individual value-mean value) can result in deletion in measurement series
that have very small deviations. Moreover, when this formula is used, each individual measurement value must be stored before the
standard deviation can be determined at the end.
The following formula is mathematically equivalent but significantly more stable numerically. It can be derived from (1) and (2) through
appropriate recasting.
2
1  n 2 1  n  
s=
∑ xi −  ∑ xi  
n − 1  i =1
n  i =1  
To use this formula for calculating the mean value and the standard deviation, you just need to store n,
∑x
i
and ∑ xi .
2
Standard deviation
Numerical stability can be improved even more by scaling the measurement value:
With ∆xi := xi − X 0, where X 0 (depending on the application) is either the first measurement value of a measurement series or the
nominal value of a measurement series, the result is:
2
1  n
1 n
 
2
s=
∑ (∆xi ) −  ∑ ∆xi  
n − 1  i =1
n  i =1
 
Mean value
The mean value is then calculated as follows:
x = X0 +
1 n
∑ ∆xi
n i =1
Relative standard deviation
The relative standard deviation is calculated by means of the following formula:
s
percent
s
100
rel =
x
Number of digits in the results
Mean value and standard deviation are always expressed and displayed to one more decimal place than the corresponding individual
measurement values. When interpreting the results, keep in mind that the additional decimal place is not meaningful when it comes
to small measurement series (less than approx. 10 measurement values).
The same is also true of percentages (such as those used in expressing relative standard deviations), which are always shown to two
decimal places (for example, 13.45 percent). Here, too, the significance of the decimal places depends on the size of the background
data.
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9
The “Formulation” application
In this Section we describe the “Formulation” application. You will find information here about practical aspects of working with this
application and about its specific settings. (Information about the system settings that are not specific to the application are to be
found in Section 6.)
9.1
Introduction to the “Formulation” application
The “Formulation” application allows you to weigh in the components of a Formulation up to a specific target weight. The values of
each component (target weight, tolerances, difference from target weight, etc.) can be stored, and after all the components have been
weighed in a Formulation record can be printed out.
Many of the application-dependent settings are identical to those of the “Weighing” application. Additional function keys, information
fields and printout information are, however, available for Formulation purposes. Only those settings will be explained in detail in the
following descriptions that are different from those of the “Weighing” application.
9.2
Select the application
I
Unless the “Formulation” application is already active, press the «I» key. Press the icon
for the application in the selection window.
The display opposite appears when the application has been selected. The special function keys and information fields for Formulation are activated under the factory settings.
You can adapt these and other settings to your own requirements, as described in the
following Sections.
Notes: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the display of the weight, and thereby provide space
for the information fields to be shown.
The two function keys for “Result” and “CL Result” are displayed in gray, since no Formulation has yet been carried out.
9.3
Settings for the “Formulation” application
A number of different specific settings are available for Formulation, and these can be used to adapt the application to suit your
needs.
9.3.1
Overview
J
The application-specific settings can be accessed via the «J» key. The first of a total of
three menu pages appears after pressing this key.
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Apart from a small number of exceptions, the settings available for the “Formulation” application are identical with those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2). Only differences in the settings are described below. These concern the following menus:
“Function Keys”:
Additional function keys are available for
the Formulation.
“Info Field”:
Additional information fields are available
for Formulation.
“Protocol”:
Additional information is available for printing out in association with Formulation.
“Identification”:
This menu corresponds to that of the
"Weighing" application, but special ID
names have been specified at the factory
for Formulation.
In the following Sections we will present the specific settings for the “Formulation” application in detail.
9.3.2
Special function keys for formulation
The following settings are available in the function key menu for Formulation:
“M+”:
Saves the net weight of the weighed components.
“Result”:
Opens the window with the results of the Formulation process.
“CL Result”:
Clears the results of a Formulation.
“ID”:
This function key allows identifiers (descriptive texts) to be assigned
to the components, and these are also reproduced on the printout
and in the information field.
“Abs/Diff”:
Switches the display of the weighed between the quantity weighed
in for a component (“Abs” = absolute) and the quantity that still has
to be weighed in to reach the target weight (“Diff” = difference).
“Nominal”:
You can specify the desired target weight for the current component
with this function key.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
You can specify the accuracy with which the component is to be
weighed in with these function keys.
All the function keys that are not listed here correspond to those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“M+”, “Result”, “CL Result”, “ID” and “Display” are active (in that
sequence).
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9.3.3
Special information fields for formulation
The following settings are available on the two pages of the information fields menu for Formulation:
“Comp. weight”:
Current net weight of a component.
“Nominal”:
Indicates the target value for the current component that has been
entered through the function key with the same name.
“Net Tot.”:
Displays the total net weight of all the components that have been
weighed in.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
These information fields display the tolerances that have been
entered through the function keys with the same names.
“Comp. Counter ”:
Displays the current state of the component counter (the successive number of the current component).
“....... ID”:
These display the identifiers that have been entered by means of
the “ID” function key (Section 9.3.5). Note: The opposite example
shows the factory settings for the identifiers, i.e.“Recipe ID” (ID1),
“Comp. ID” (ID2) and “Lot ID” (ID3).
All other information fields correspond to those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
9.3.4
“Nominal” and “Comp. ID” are active (in that sequence).
Special printout information for formulation
You can make the settings for the printout,divided into header,individual values and result,in
the three submenus. Additional settings, described below, are available for Formulation.
Note: The remaining available printout information corresponds to that for the “Weighing”
application (Section 6.2.7), and is not described here.
The printout header
In contrast to the “Weighing” application, this submenu only contains one identifier, not
three:
“Recipe ID”:
The formula identifier entered by means of the “ID” function key is
printed.
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (the application’s identifier) is activated.
The header is automatically printed when the “M+” function key is pressed in order to
save the weight of the first component.
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Printing the individual values
The following special settings are available to you in this submenu for Formulation:
“....... ID”:
Print the identifiers that have been entered by means of the “ID”
function key (Section 9.3.5). Note: The opposite example shows
the factory settings for the identifiers, i.e.“Recipe ID” (ID1),“Comp.
ID” (ID2) and “Lot ID” (ID3).
“Comp. Counter”:
Prints the current state of the component counter (number of the
current component in the series).
“Nominal”:
Prints the target value for the current component that has been
entered through the function key with the same name.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
The tolerances entered by means of the function keys with the
same names are printed.
“Net %”:
The weight of the current component is printed as a % of the target
weight.
“Diff.”:
The difference between the actual and target weight of the current
component is printed.
“Diff. %”:
The difference between the actual weight of the current
component and its target weight is printed as a percentage.
Factory setting:
“Comp. ID” (“ID2”) and “Net” (the net weight of the current component).
An individual value is automatically printed when the “M+” function key is pressed during
Formulation. An individual value can, however, also be printed out separately by pressing
the «F» function key.
Printing the result
You can specify the additional information regarding the Formulation that is to be included
in the result printout in this submenu:
“Recipe ID”:
The formula identifier entered by means of the “ID” key is printed
(“Recipe ID” in the opposite example is the identifier’s name set
at the factory).
“Nominal Tot”:
The total of the entered nominal weights of all components that
have been weighed in is now printed.
“Comp. counter”:
Prints the current state of the component counter (the number of
the most recently weighed component).
“Net Tot.”:
Prints the total net weight of all the components that have been
weighed in.
Factory setting:
“Recipe ID” (“ID1”),“Net Tot.”,“Signature” and “3 Blank Lines”.
These results are printed when the «F» key is pressed while the result window is open.
You will find a sample printout for Formulation in Section 9.4.3.
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9.3.5
Special identifiers for formulation
In this menu you specify the names for the three identifiers that are available during Formulation under the “ID” function key.
The factory setting for these three identifiers have the following names:
“ID1”
“ID2”
“ID3”
“Recipe ID”
“Komp. ID”
“Lot ID”
You can deactivate individual identifiers, or can replace their names with your own text
(max. 20 characters).
The names that have been entered also appear as the titles of the relevant information
fields (Section 9.3.3), and are included on the printout (Section 9.3.4).
Factory setting:
9.4
“ID1” and “ID2” active, see above for names
Working with the “Formulation” application
In this Section you will learn how to work with the “Formulation” application and to print the results.
9.4.1
Default settings
At least the three function keys “M+”, “Result” and “CL Result” must be active for Formulation (Section 9.3.2).
The “ID” function key should also be active, so that you can assign the names you want
to your formulas and components.
If you want to weigh your components to within a particular tolerance up to a target weight,
you must also activate the “Nominal”,“+Tol” and “–Tol” function keys.
We also recommend that the “Abs/Diff” function key is activated, so that you can switch
the display at any time between the quantity of a component that has already been
weighed in and the quantity that still has to be added.
A printer should be connected to your balance to print out Formulations. If this is not the
case,we recommend that you activate the three information fields that will be most important
for your Formulation application (e.g.“Nominal”,“ID1” and “ID2”, see Section 9.3.3).
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9.4.2
Operating sequence
If you are working with a weighing container, place this on the balance and press the «H», to tare the balance.
Press the “ID” function key and enter the desired names (for the formula, for the first
component and, if ID3 is active, also for the current lot).
If you want to weigh up to a target value, press the “Nominal” function key, and specify
the target weight for the first component.
Note: If you have changed the display to show the remaining amount (difference) before
entering the target weight using the “Abs/Diff” function key, the target weight will appear
on the display with a negative arithmetic sign (the difference between the weight and
zero).
If you are using tolerances, enter the appropriate values using the “+Tol” and “–Tol” function keys. (Samples that lie outside the tolerance band are marked with “>T” or “<T” on
the printout of individual values.)
As soon as you have entered the target weight and the tolerances for the first component,
the graphical filling guide (“SmartTrac”) appears.This displays tolerance marks that make
it easier for you to weigh up to the target value.
Weigh in the first component.
Note: You can switch the display of the weight at any time between the quantity of the
components that has already been weighed in and the remaining quantity that still has
to be added with the “Abs/Diff” function key.
When the target weight has been reached, or the weight is within the tolerance band,
press the “M+” function key to save the value. The header is printed out together with the
single value of the current component (Section 9.3.4).
The balance is now ready for the second component to be weighed in. If you want to weigh
the second component into the same container, it is not necessary to tare the balance.
If you wish to weigh the second component into a new weighing container, remove the
weighing container with the first component and set the balance to zero («G» key).
Now put the new container in place, and tare the balance.
Specify the names (IDs) and values (target value, tolerances) for the second component,
weigh the component in, and save the result with the “M+” function key.
Weigh in the other components as described above.Each time“M+”is pressed the individual
measured value is printed in accordance with your specifications (Section 9.3.4).
When all the components in the formula have been weighed, press the “Result” function
key (only available when values have been saved; otherwise the key appears gray and
it cannot be activated).
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After you have pressed the “Result” function key, three results are displayed: “Nominal
Tot.”, “Comp. Counter” and “Net Tot.”. They will, however, only be displayed if you have
selected these settings (Printing the results, Section 9.3.4).
You can print the complete result by pressing the «F» key.
You will find a complete sample printout in Section 9.4.3.
If you are sure that you want to complete the Formulation procedure and clear the memory
for a further Formulation, press the “CL Result” function key. (For security reasons you will
be prompted to provide confirmation before the memory is actually cleared.)
9.4.3
Sample printout for a formulation
------ Formulation ----29.Jul 2004
14:52
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
Recipe ID
Eraphtene
Comp. ID
RSF-8
Lot ID
04A
Comp
1
Nominal
11.02 g
+Tol
0.28 g
-Tol
0.28 g
Tare
1.58 g
1
N
10.95 g
1
G
12.53 g
1
N
99.3 %
1 Diff
-0.07 g
1 Diff
-0.7 %
Comp. ID
AIL-8A
Lot ID
04A
Comp
2
Nominal
5.22 g
+Tol
0.13 g
-Tol
0.13 g
Tare
1.59 g
2
N
5.31 g
2
G
17.85 g
2
N
101.8 %
2 Diff
0.09 g
2 Diff
1.8 %
Nominal Tot
Net Tot
16.24 g
16.26 g
A sample printout from a Formulation is illustrated here.The values that are printed in the
header, as individual values, and as the result depend on the individual printout settings
that you have made (Section 9.3.4).
Only the information that is specific to Formulation is explained below. You will find notes
on the other printout information in Section 7.2.7:
“Recipe ID”:
Name of the formula that has been specified (“ID1”).
“Comp. ID”:
Name of the component that has been specified (“ID2”).
“Lot ID”:
Specified lot name (“ID3").
“Comp”:
Content of the component counter.
“Nominal”:
Target weight of the component.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
The tolerances specified for a component.
“Tare”:
Tared weight (weighing container).
“N” [g]:
Net weight of the current component.
“G”:
Gross weight (net weight + tare weight).
“N” [%]:
The weight of the current component as a % of the target
weight.
“Diff.” [g]:
The difference between actual weight and target weight of the
current component.
“Diff.” [%]:
The difference between the actual weight of the current component
and its target weight as a percentage.
“Nominal Tot”:
The total of the target weights of all components that have been
weighed.
“Net Tot”:
Total net weight of all components that have been weighed.
Signature
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10 The “Density” application
In this Section we describe the “Density” application. You will find information here about practical aspects of working with this
application and about its specific settings. (Information about the system settings that are not specific to the application are to be
found in Section 6.)
10.1 Introduction to the “Density” application.
The “Density” application allows the density of solid objects, liquids and pastes to be found. An identifier can be assigned to every
sample, and the integrated statistic functions permit statistical analysis of series of measurements.The density is determined exploiting
the principle of Archimedes, which states that any body immersed in a fluid becomes lighter by an amount equal to the weight of the
fluid that it has displaced.
You can use your balance’s hanger (for weighing below the balance) to carry out density determinations (Section 2.8). We recommend
, however, that to find the density of solid objects you make use of the optional density kit; this contains all the necessary fittings and
auxiliary equipment for convenient, accurate density measurements. The density kit has a separate set of instructions that explain how
it is installed and used.
To determine the density of liquids you also need a sinker, and this too can be obtained from your METTLER TOLEDO dealer. A gamma
sphere will also be needed to determine the density of pastes; your dealer will be glad to tell you where one can be obtained.
Follow the instructions that are included with these accessories; they contain useful information on how to work with these aids, how
to handle them and how to look after them.
10.2 Select the application
I
Unless the “Density” application is already active, press the «I» key. Press the icon for
the “Density” application in the selection window.
The following display appears when the application has been selected. Special function
keys and information fields for density are activated under the factory settings.The balance
is preset to determine the density of solid objects using water as the auxiliary liquid.You can
adapt these settings to your own requirements, as described in the following Sections.
Note: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the display of the weight, and thereby provide space
for the information fields to be shown.
10.3 Settings for the “Density” application
A number of different settings are available for density determination, and these can be used to adapt the application to suit your
needs.
10.3.1 Overview
J
The application-specific settings can be accessed via the «J» key. The first of a total of
four menu pages appears after pressing this key.
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Some of the settings that can be made for the “Density” application are identical to those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2).
Only differences in the settings are described below. These concern the following menus:
“Method”:
You can select the type of density de­­ter­mination in this menu.
“Aux. Liquid”:
You can specify the auxiliary liquid with
which you will be working in this menu.
“Statistics”:
You activate or deactivate the statistics for
the chosen method in this menu.
“Result Output Format”:
You can specify in this menu how the re­­­
sult of the density determination is to be
cal­culated and displayed.
“Function Keys”:
A number of special function keys are available for density determination.
“Info Field”:
Additional information fields are available for density determination.
“Protocol”:
Additional printing information is available for density determination.
In the following Sections we will present the specific settings for the “Density” application in detail.
10.3.2 Choosing the method of density determination
You specify the type of density determination that you want to carry out in this menu:
“Solid”:
Determination of the density of non-porous solid bodies with the
aid of an auxiliary liquid.
“Liquid”:
Determining the density of liquids using a sinker.
“Pasty Subst.”:
Determining the density of pastes with the aid of a gamma
sphere.
Factory setting:
The “Solid" method is active.
10.3.3 Selection of the auxiliary liquid
You specify the auxiliary liquid that you want to use in this menu. This setting is only of significance when determining the density
of solid bodies! The following auxiliary liquids are available:
“Water”:
The density of distilled water at various temperatures (from 10 °C
up to 30°C) is stored in the balance.
“Ethanol”:
The density of ethanol at various temperatures (from 10°C up to
30°C) is also stored in the balance.
“Others”:
Any other liquid. Its density at the current temperature must be
known.
Factory setting:
“Water” is set as the auxiliary liquid.
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10.3.4 Activate or deactivate the statistics
The balance can maintain its own statistics for each method of density determination with the results of the density determinations which
have been transferred into the statistics (max. 651500). If the statistics are activated, then at the end of each density determination you
will be asked whether you want to add the results to the statistics. You can activate or deactivate the statistical function in this menu:
“On”:
The statistical function is active.
“Off”:
The statistical function is not active.
Factory setting:
The statistical function is not active (“Off"”).
Note: You must also activate the two associated function keys in order to make use of
the statistics (Section 10.3.6). You will find information on working with the statistics in
Section 10.5.
10.3.5 Specifications for calculating and displaying the result
You specify in this menu the number of decimal figures and the unit in which the result of the density determination is to be calculated
and displayed. You also specify whether atmospheric buoyancy should be included in the calculation.
“No. of Dec’points.”: The result of the density determination can be displayed and printed
with between 1 and 5 decimal figures.
“Compensation”:
The result of the density determination can be corrected using a
correction factor that allows for the force calibration and for the mean
atmospheric density (setting “With”). There is no compensation if
“Without” is set. Both the corrected and the uncorrected results
are displayed and printed if the “With/Without” setting is chosen.
“Density Unit”:
You can specify the unit to be used for the density determination
here:“g/cm3”,“kg/m3” or “g/l” (grams per liter).
Factory setting:
Number of decimal figures:
Compensation:
Density unit:
.
“3”
“With” (correction)
“g/cm3”
10.3.6 Special function keys for density determination
Additional settings are available in the function key menu for density determination:
“Start”:
You can start the density determination with this function key, and
it is therefore essential that this key is active!
“Density AL”:
You can enter the density of the auxiliary liquid with this function
key. This key is only necessary when determining the density of
solid bodies and when the auxiliary liquid being used is neither
water nor ethanol.
“Temp. AL”:
You can enter the temperature of the auxiliary liquid with this
function key.This key is only required when distilled water or ethanol
are being used, since for any other liquid it is necessary to enter
the density at the current temperature. When methods that do not
employ an auxiliary liquid are being used, the key can be used to
enter the current ambient temperature so that this appears on the
printouts.
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“Vol. Sinker”:
The volume of the sinker can be entered with this function key
(in cm3, max. 5 decimal figures). You only need activate this key if
you want to use a sinker to determine the density of liquids.
“Vol. Gamma”:
The volume of the gamma sphere can be entered with this function key (in cm3, max. 5 decimal figures).You only need activate this
key if you want to use a gamma sphere to determine the density
of pastes.
“Result”:
You can display the statistics for the current method of density
determination with this function key.Note: You only need to activate
this function key if you have also activated the statistical functions
(Section 10.3.4). If the statistical system does not contain any
results, the key appears gray and cannot be operated.
“CL Result”:
You can clear the statistical data from the current method of density
determination with this function key, so that it is possible to start a
new series of measurements.
All the remaining function keys correspond to those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“Start”,“Temp. AL” and “Display” are active (in this sequence).
10.3.7 Special information fields for density determination
Additional settings are available on the first two pages of the information fields menu for density determination:
“Method”:
Type of density determination that has been chosen.
“Aux. Liquid”:
Auxiliary liquid chosen (for determining the density of solid bodies).
“Temp. AL”:
Temperature of the auxiliary liquid (distilled water, ethanol). The
temperature value entered through the function key of the same
name is displayed.
“Density AL”:
The density of the auxiliary liquid. (In the case of water or ethanol this is automatically read and displayed from the integrated
table of densities, while in the case of other auxiliary liquids the
density value entered using the function key of the same name is
displayed).
“Vol. Sinker”:
The volume of the sinker (when determining the density of liquids
using a sinker).
“Vol. Gamma”:
The volume of the gamma sphere (when determining the density
of pastes with the aid of a gamma sphere).
All the other information fields correspond to those for the “Weighing” application (Section 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
“Method”, “Aux. Liquid” and “Temp. AL” are active (in this
sequence).
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10.3.8 Special print information for density determination
Additional settings for density determination, described below, are available in the three
submenus in which you can specify the options for the printout header, for printing the
individual values, and for the statistical printout.
Note: The remaining available printout information corresponds to that for the “Weighing”
application (Section 7.2.7), and is not described here.
The printout header
Additional settings for density determination are available on the second and third pages
of this submenu:
“Method”:
Prints the selected method of density determination.
“Aux. Liquid”:
Prints the chosen auxiliary liquid (for determining the density of
solid bodies).
“Density AL”:
Prints the density of the auxiliary liquid (entered through the function key with the same name; in the case of water or ethanol the
value taken from the integrated table is printed).
“Temp. AL”:
Prints the auxiliary liquid entered through the function key with the
same name (for water and ethanol).
“Vol. Sinker”:
Prints the volume of the sinker entered through the function key
with the same name (when determining the density of liquids
using a sinker).
“Vol. Gamma”:
Prints the volume of the gamma sphere entered through the function key with the same name (when determining the density of
pastes using a gamma sphere).
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (the application’s identifier) is activated.
The header is automatically printed when a single value is printed out (described below).
Printing the individual values
The following settings are available in this submenu governing the printing of individual
density determinations:
“Method”:
Prints the selected method of density determination.
“Aux. Liquid”:
Prints the chosen auxiliary liquid (for determining the density of
solid bodies).
“Density AL”:
Prints the density of the auxiliary liquid (entered through the function key with the same name; in the case of water or ethanol the
value taken from the integrated table is printed).
“Temp. AL”:
Prints the auxiliary liquid entered through the function key with the
same name (for water and ethanol).
“Vol. Sinker”:
Prints the volume of the sinker entered through the function key
with the same name (when determining the density of liquids
using a sinker).
“Vol. Gamma”:
Prints the volume of the gamma sphere entered through the function key with the same name (when determining the density of
pastes using a gamma sphere).
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“Wgt. in Air”:
Prints the density of the sample in air (when determining the density
of solid bodies).
“Wgt. in Liquid”:
Prints the weight of the sample in the auxiliary liquid (when determining the density of solid bodies) or the weight of the sample
material displaced by the sinker or by the gamma sphere.
“Vol. Sample”:
Prints the volume of the sample.
“Density”:
Prints the result of the current density determination.
Factory setting:
“Dash Line”,“Method”,“Density” and “3 Blank Lines”.
The printout for the individual value can be made by pressing the «F» key. You will find
a sample printout in Section 10.4.4.
Printing statistical data
You can specify the statistical information that is to be printed on the second, third and
fourth pages of this submenu. The settings are only relevant if you have activated the
statistical function (Section 10.3.4).
“Method”:
The selected method of density determination.
“Aux. Liquid”:
Chosen auxiliary liquid (for determining the density of solid bodies).
“n”:
Number of samples in the current series of measurements.
“x”:
Mean density of all the samples.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Absolute or relative standard deviation, respectively, within the
current series of measurements.
“Min” and “Max”:
Smallest and largest densities found in the current series of measurements.
“Diff”:
The difference between the smallest and largest densities in the
current series of measurements.
Factory setting:
“n”, “x”, “s”, “Min” and “Max”. The “Signature”, “Dash Line” and “3
Blank Lines” settings are also active.
The statistics can be printed out by pressing the «F» key while the statistics window is
open. A sample printout, and notes on the statistics, may be found in Section 10.5.
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10.4 Working with the “Density” application
In this Section you will learn how to work with the “Density” application and the various methods of determining density. It is assumed
that the “Density” application has already been selected. The following explanations assume that the statistical function is not active
(notes on using the statistical functions may be found in Section 10.5).
10.4.1 Determining the density of non-porous solid bodies
To determine the density of non-porous solid bodies, the solid body is first weighed in air and then in the auxiliary liquid. The difference
in weights is the buoyancy, with the aid of which the software calculates the density.
In the application-specific settings, select “Solid” as the method (Section 10.3.2) and
specify the auxiliary liquid that will be used (Section 10.3.3).
Activate the appropriate function keys and information fields (Sections 10.3.6
and 10.3.7).
Note: The example shown here illustrates settings for determining the density of solid bodies
using distilled water as the auxiliary liquid. If an auxiliary liquid other than water or ethanol
is used, then instead of the “Temp. AL” key you should activate the “Density AL” key.
If you are using water or ethanol as the auxiliary liquid, enter its temperature using
the “Temp. AL” function key. (Density tables for these two substances covering the temperature range from 10 °C up to 30°C are stored in the balance; see also Sections 10.7
and 10.8.). The illustration here shows the corresponding input field (input in °C with 1
decimal figure).
If you use an auxiliary liquid other than water or ethanol, activate the “Density AL” function key, and use it to enter the density of the auxiliary liquid being used at the current temperature (in g/cm3, max. 5 decimal places). This is necessary because density
tables are only saved for water and ethanol. The value you have entered appears in the
information field with the same name, which you should also activate. Note: The“Temp.AL”
function key, active in the example shown here, is not necessary for determining density
when using an auxiliary liquid other than water or ethanol. You can, nevertheless, use it
enter the current ambient temperature. This will in turn also be included on the printout,
and records the temperature at which the density was determined.
Press the “Start” function key to start the density determination.The balance will automatically carry out a taring, after which you will be prompted to put the solid body in place
(weighing in air).
If you are using the hanger (for weighing underneath the balance), hang the solid body
from the suspension equipment. If you are working with the optional density kit, follow
the instructions that are included with it.
The weight of the solid body appears in the lower left-hand corner of the window.
Press the “OK”, key to accept the weight measurement.
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The result of the weighing is stored, after which you are prompted to immerse the solid
body in the auxiliary liquid.
If you are working with the hanger, place the container with the auxiliary liquid underneath the suspension equipment. If you are working with the optional density kit, follow
the instructions that are included with it. In either case, ensure that the solid body is
submerged at least 1cm under the surface of the liquid, and that there are no air bubbles
in the container.
The weight of the solid body submerged in the liquid is displayed in the lower left-hand
corner of the window.
Press the “OK”, key to accept the weight measurement.
The balance now determines the density of the solid body, and then displays the result
(the compensated and/or uncompensated value, depending on the settings that you have
made for output of the result, see Section 10.3.5).
If a printer is connected,the result of the density determination can be printed in accordance
with your specifications by pressing the «F» key (Section 10.3.8). The result is retained
until the next density determination using the same method has been completed, and can
be printed again if required. You will find a sample printout together with corresponding
explanations in Section 10.4.4.
10.4.2 Determining the density of liquids using a sinker
A sinker of known volume is often used to determine the density of liquids. The sinker must first be tared in air and then weighed in
the liquid whose density is to be found. The difference in weights is the buoyancy, with the aid of which the software calculates the
density.
In the application-specific settings, select the “Liquid” method (Section 10.3.2).
Activate the appropriate function keys and information fields (Sections 10.3.6 and 10.3.7).
The example shown here illustrates practical settings for determining the density of liquids
with the use of a sinker. Note: The “Temp. AL” key that is active in this example is not
necessary for this method of density determination. You can, nevertheless, use it to enter
the current ambient temperature. This will in turn also be included on the printout, and
indicates the temperature at which the density was determined.
Press the “Vol. Sinker” key, and enter the volume of the sinker (10.00000cm3 in this
example).
Press the “Start” function key to start the density determination.You are prompted to attach
the sinker (weighing in air for taring).
If you are using the hanger for weighing underneath the balance, hang the sinker from
the suspension equipment. If you are working with the optional density kit, follow the
instructions that are included with it.
The weight of the sinker appears in the lower left-hand corner of the window.
Press the “OK” key to tare the sinker and record the weight.
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After taring the sinker you are prompted to put the liquid whose density is to be determined
into a container. If you are working with the hanger (for weighing underneath the balance), place the container with the liquid underneath the suspension equipment. If you
are working with the optional density kit, follow the instructions that are included with it.
In either case, ensure that the sinker is submerged at least 1cm under the surface of the
liquid, and that there are no air bubbles in the container.
The buoyancy of the sinker is displayed in the lower left-hand corner of the window
(negative value).
Press the “OK”, key to accept the weight measurement.
The balance now determines the density of the liquid, and then displays the result (the
compensated and/or uncompensated value, depending on the settings that you have
made for output of the result, see Section 10.3.5).
If a printer is connected,the result of the density determination can be printed in accordance
with your specifications by pressing the «F» key (Section 10.3.8). The result is retained
until the next density determination using the same method has been completed, and
can be printed again if required.
10.4.3 Determining the density of pastes with the aid of a gamma sphere
A gamma sphere of known volume is usually used to determine the density of pastes.The paste is first tared without the gamma sphere,
and then weighed with the gamma sphere.
In the application-specific settings, select “Pasty Subst.” as the method (Section 10.3.2).
Activate the appropriate function keys and information fields (Sections 10.3.6 and 10.3.7).
The example shown here illustrates practical settings for determining the density of pastes
through the use of a gamma sphere. Note: The “Temp.AL” key that is active in this example
is not necessary for this method of density determination. You can, nevertheless, use it
enter the current ambient temperature. This will in turn also be included on the printout,
and indicates the temperature at which the density was determined.
Press the “Vol. Gamma” function key and enter the volume of the gamma sphere
(10.00000cm3 in this example).
Press the “Start” function key to start the density determination.You will then be prompted
to place the sample on the pan (without the gamma sphere).
The weight of the sample appears in the lower left-hand corner of the window.
Press the “OK” key to tare the sample and to register the weight.
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When the sample has been tared, you will be prompted to submerge the gamma sphere
in the sample substance.
The weight of the substance displaced by the gamma sphere is displayed in the lower
left-hand corner of the window.
Press the “OK”, key to accept the weight measurement.
The balance now determines the density of the paste, and then displays the result (the
compensated and/or uncompensated value, depending on the settings that you have
made for output of the result, see Section 10.3.5).
If a printer is connected,the result of the density determination can be printed in accordance
with your specifications by pressing the «F» key (Section 10.3.8). The result is retained
until the next density determination using the same method has been completed, and
can be printed again if required.
10.4.4 Sample printout of a density determination
As soon as the result window of a density determination is displayed, you can print out the associated report by pressing the «F»
key.
Note: The result is retained until the next density determination has been completed, and can be printed again if required by pressing
the «F» key. This may be necessary if you require a second copy of the printout, or if a paper shortage causes the printer to be unable
to complete the print successfully.
-------- Density ------6.Sep 2004
14:47
Balance Type
XS6002S
Customer
Lot
Sample
Method
Liquid
Density AL
Meray Ltd.
12-4
01
Solid
Water
0.99798 g/cm3
Temperature
21.2 °C
Wgt. in Air 21.51 g
Wgt. in Liquid
14.39 g
Density
3.015 g/cm3
=============
Signature
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The illustration here shows a sample printout from the density determination of a solid
body.The settings you make in the “Protocol” menu controls the information that is printed
(Section 10.3.8).
The identification keys that you already know from the weighing application are also
used during density determination. In this example, the ID keys are used to identify the
customer, the batch and the sample.
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10.5 Using the density statistics
Statistics can be collected for each method of density determination. These store all the results that you have found whilst carrying out
the density determinations.
Default settings
In order to be able to use the statistics system, the statistic function (Section 10.3.4)
and both the “Result” and “CL Result” keys must be activated (Section 10.3.6).
Recording values for the statistics
When the statistic function is active, you will be asked at the end of each density determination whether the result should be transferred to the statistics.
If you want to add the result of the current measurement to the statistics, press the “Yes”
key. The result will be incorporated into the statistics for the current method.
Transfer of the result is confirmed on the display.
If you do not want to include the result in the statistics, press “No”. Although the result
will be retained until completion of the next measurement, it will not be added to the
statistics.
Displaying and printing the statistics
Make sure that the method of density determination whose statistics you want to display
or print is selected (Section 10.3.2).
Press the “Result” function key to call up the statistics. Note: If the statistical system does
not contain any values, the key appears gray and cannot be activated.
The information that you have selected for printing statistical data will appear in the
statistics window (Section 10.3.8). The factory setting is for the following values:
“n”:
Number of samples
“x”:
Mean density of all samples
“s”:
Absolute standard deviation within a series of measurements
“Min”:
Lowest density found within the series of measurements
“Max”:
Highest density found within the series of measurements
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-------- Density ------6.Sep 2004
15:06
Balance Type
XS6002S
Method
Solid
Liquid
Water
With Compensation
n
x
2.4358
s
0.1974
s.rel
8.11
Min
2.251
Max
2.686
Diff
0.435
Press the «F» key to print the statistics. The variables that you have activated in the
“Statistics” submenu of the printout settings will be printed (Section 10.3.8). A sample
printout is illustrated here.
4
g/cm3
g/cm3
%
g/cm3
g/cm3
g/cm3
Without Compensation
n
4
x
2.4375 g/cm3
s
0.1977 g/cm3
s.rel
8.11 %
Min
2.253 g/cm3
Max
2.688 g/cm3
Diff
0.435 g/cm3
Signature
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-----------------------Clear statistics
If you want to finish with a series of measurements, press the “CL Result” function key to
clear the associated statistics.
Note: The “CL Result” function key clears the statistics for the method of density determination that is currently selected; the statistics for the other methods are retained. Take
care, therefore, before you clear any statistics, that the method of density determination
selected is the one whose statistics you want to delete!
For security reasons a prompt will appear, and you will have to confirm this before the
statistics are actually cleared.
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10.6 Formulae used to calculate density
The “Density” application is based on the formulae listed below.
10.6.1 Formulae for determining the density of solid bodies
With compensation for air density
ρ=
Without compensation for air density
A
(ρ – ρ ) + ρL
A–B 0 L
ρ=
A • ρ0
A–B
A–B
ρ0 – ρL
V=
A–B
ρ0
V=α
ρ = Density of the sample
A = Weight of the sample in air
B = Weight of the sample in the auxiliary liquid
V = Volume of the sample
ρ0 = Density of the auxiliary liquid
ρL = Air density (0.0012 g/cm3)
α = Weight correction factor (0.99985), takes the atmospheric buoyancy of the adjustment weight into account.
10.6.2 Formulae for determining the density of liquids and pastes
With compensation for air density
ρ=
α•P
+ ρL
V0
Without compensation for air density
ρ=
P
V0
ρ = Density of the liquid or paste
P = Weight of the displaced liquid or paste
V0 = Volume of the sinker or of the gamma sphere
ρL = Air density (0.0012 g/cm3)
α = Weight correction factor (0.99985), takes the atmospheric buoyancy of the adjustment weight into account.
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10.7 Density table for distilled water
T/°C
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
10.
0.99973
0.99972
0.99971
0.99970
0.99969
0.99968
0.99967
0.99966
0.99965
0.99964
11.
0.99963
0.99962
0.99961
0.99960
0.99959
0.99958
0.99957
0.99956
0.99955
0.99954
12.
0.99953
0.99951
0.99950
0.99949
0.99948
0.99947
0.99946
0.99944
0.99943
0.99942
13.
0.99941
0.99939
0.99938
0.99937
0.99935
0.99934
0.99933
0.99931
0.99930
0.99929
14.
0.99927
0.99926
0.99924
0.99923
0.99922
0.99920
0.99919
0.99917
0.99916
0.99914
15.
0.99913
0.99911
0.99910
0.99908
0.99907
0.99905
0.99904
0.99902
0.99900
0.99899
16.
0.99897
0.99896
0.99894
0.99892
0.99891
0.99889
0.99887
0.99885
0.99884
0.99882
17.
0.99880
0.99879
0.99877
0.99875
0.99873
0.99871
0.99870
0.99868
0.99866
0.99864
18.
0.99862
0.99860
0.99859
0.99857
0.99855
0.99853
0.99851
0.99849
0.99847
0.99845
19.
0.99843
0.99841
0.99839
0.99837
0.99835
0.99833
0.99831
0.99829
0.99827
0.99825
20.
0.99823
0.99821
0.99819
0.99817
0.99815
0.99813
0.99811
0.99808
0.99806
0.99804
21.
0.99802
0.99800
0.99798
0.99795
0.99793
0.99791
0.99789
0.99786
0.99784
0.99782
22.
0.99780
0.99777
0.99775
0.99773
0.99771
0.99768
0.99766
0.99764
0.99761
0.99759
23.
0.99756
0.99754
0.99752
0.99749
0.99747
0.99744
0.99742
0.99740
0.99737
0.99735
24.
0.99732
0.99730
0.99727
0.99725
0.99722
0.99720
0.99717
0.99715
0.99712
0.99710
25.
0.99707
0.99704
0.99702
0.99699
0.99697
0.99694
0.99691
0.99689
0.99686
0.99684
26.
0.99681
0.99678
0.99676
0.99673
0.99670
0.99668
0.99665
0.99662
0.99659
0.99657
27.
0.99654
0.99651
0.99648
0.99646
0.99643
0.99640
0.99637
0.99634
0.99632
0.99629
28.
0.99626
0.99623
0.99620
0.99617
0.99614
0.99612
0.99609
0.99606
0.99603
0.99600
29.
0.99597
0.99594
0.99591
0.99588
0.99585
0.99582
0.99579
0.99576
0.99573
0.99570
30.
0.99567
0.99564
0.99561
0.99558
0.99555
0.99552
0.99549
0.99546
0.99543
0.99540
10.8 Density table for ethanol
T/°C
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
10.
0.79784
0.79775
0.79767
0.79758
0.79750
0.79741
0.79733
0.79725
0.79716
0.79708
11.
0.79699
0.79691
0.79682
0.79674
0.79665
0.79657
0.79648
0.79640
0.79631
0.79623
12.
0.79614
0.79606
0.79598
0.79589
0.79581
0.79572
0.79564
0.79555
0.79547
0.79538
13.
0.79530
0.79521
0.79513
0.79504
0.79496
0.79487
0.79479
0.79470
0.79462
0.79453
14.
0.79445
0.79436
0.79428
0.79419
0.79411
0.79402
0.79394
0.79385
0.79377
0.79368
15.
0.79360
0.79352
0.79343
0.79335
0.79326
0.79318
0.79309
0.79301
0.79292
0.79284
16.
0.79275
0.79267
0.79258
0.79250
0.79241
0.79232
0.79224
0.79215
0.79207
0.79198
17.
0.79190
0.79181
0.79173
0.79164
0.79156
0.79147
0.79139
0.79130
0.79122
0.79113
18.
0.79105
0.79096
0.79088
0.79079
0.79071
0.79062
0.79054
0.79045
0.79037
0.79028
19.
0.79020
0.79011
0.79002
0.78994
0.78985
0.78977
0.78968
0.78960
0.78951
0.78943
20.
0.78934
0.78926
0.78917
0.78909
0.78900
0.78892
0.78883
0.78874
0.78866
0.78857
21.
0.78849
0.78840
0.78832
0.78823
0.78815
0.78806
0.78797
0.78789
0.78780
0.78772
22.
0.78763
0.78755
0.78746
0.78738
0.78729
0.78720
0.78712
0.78703
0.78695
0.78686
23.
0.78678
0.78669
0.78660
0.78652
0.78643
0.78635
0.78626
0.78618
0.78609
0.78600
24.
0.78592
0.78583
0.78575
0.78566
0.78558
0.78549
0.78540
0.78532
0.78523
0.78515
25.
0.78506
0.78497
0.78489
0.78480
0.78472
0.78463
0.78454
0.78446
0.78437
0.78429
26.
0.78420
0.78411
0.78403
0.78394
0.78386
0.78377
0.78368
0.78360
0.78351
0.78343
27.
0.78334
0.78325
0.78317
0.78308
0.78299
0.78291
0.78282
0.78274
0.78265
0.78256
28.
0.78248
0.78239
0.78230
0.78222
0.78213
0.78205
0.78196
0.78187
0.78179
0.78170
29.
0.78161
0.78153
0.78144
0.78136
0.78127
0.78118
0.78110
0.78101
0.78092
0.78084
30.
0.78075
0.78066
0.78058
0.78049
0.78040
0.78032
0.78023
0.78014
0.78006
0.77997
Density of C2H5OH according to the “American Institute of Physics Handbook”.
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11 The “Percent Weighing” application
In this chapter you will be introduced to the “Percent Weighing” application. You will find practical information about working with this
application and about the different settings. (You will find information about non-application-specific system settings in Chapter 6).
11.1 Introduction to the “Percent Weighing” application
The “Percent Weighing” application enables you to weigh to a specified value (100 %) and detect deviations from this target value.
Many of the application-dependent settings are identical to those of the “Weighing” application. However, additional settings are available to you for percent weighing. In the description that follows, only those settings are explained in detail which are different from the
“Weighing” application.
11.2 Selecting the application
I
If the “Percent Weighing” application is not already active, press the «I» key. In the selection window, touch the symbol for the application.
After you have selected the application, the display shown at left appears. Some of the
special function keys and the special information fields for percent weighing are activated
at the factory. How you can adapt these, and other, settings to your needs is described
in the chapters that follow.
Note: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the weight display and thereby make room to display
the information fields.
11.3 Settings for the “Percent Weighing” application
For percent weighing you have various specific settings available which you can use to adapt the application to your needs.
11.3.1 Overview
J
The application-dependent settings can be accessed with the «J» key. When this key is
pressed, the first of 4 menu pages appears.
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With only a few exceptions, the settings available in the “Percent Weighing” application are identical to those of the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2). Only the settings that are different are described below. These settings are contained in the following menus:
“Function Keys”:
Additional function keys are available for
percent weighing.
“Info Fields”:
Additional information fields are available
for percent weighing.
“Display Unit” and “Info Unit”:
An additional unit“%”(percent) is available
for percent weighing.
“Reports”:
Additional information is available for percent weighing reports.
In the following chapters you will be given a detailed introduction to the specific settings for the “Percent Weighing” application.
11.3.2 Special function keys for percent weighing
The first page of the function key menu presents you with the following options for percent weighing:
“Set100%”:
You can use this function key to define the current weight value
as the reference (100%) (Chapter 11.4.1).
“Nominal value”:
Specifies the desired target weight (Chapter 11.4.2). This is also
used as reference for the tolerances.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
Specifies the accuracy (tolerances) for the percent weighing
(Chapter 11.4.2).
All other function keys are the same as for the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“Set100%” and “Display” are activated (in this order).
11.3.3 Special information fields for percent weighing
On the first page of the menu for info fields the following settings for percent weighing are available:
“Reference%:
Reference value in percent (always 100%).
“Reference”:
Absolute weight value of the reference.
“Target value”:
Displays the target weight which was input with this function key.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
These information fields display the tolerances which were input
with this function key.
All other information fields are the same as for the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
“Reference%” and “Reference” activated (in this order).
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11.3.4 Additional Unit for percent weighing
In the menus for the “Display Unit” and the “Info Unit”, in addition to the known weighing
units, the unit “%” (percent) is available (provided that a reference has already been
determined).
Note: For percent weighing you do not need to explicitly select the “%” unit, since the
display unit is always switched over to“%” automatically when the reference is determined.
Afterwards, you can select the desired unit again whenever you want to.
Factory Setting:
“g” (gram) for “display unit” and for “info unit” .
11.3.5 Special Report Information for percent weighing
In the three submenus where you can specify the options for the header line of the report,
for reporting the individual values, and for the footer line, you also have additional settings
available for percent weighing which are described below.
Note: All other information items in the report are the same as in the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2.7) and are not described here.
Report Header Line
On the second and third pages of this submenu there are additional settings for percent
weighing:
“Reference%”:
Reports the reference in percentage value (always 100%).
“Reference”:
Reports the reference as a weight value.
“Target value”:
Reports the specified target value.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
Reports the selected tolerances.
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (“Percent Weighing”); no specific information items
for percent weighing are acti­vated.
The header line is printed automatically if it is defined to be part of the weighing report
(see“Reporting Individual Values”). However, the header can also be printed out separately
by pressing the “Header line” function key.
Reporting Individual Values
On the first and second pages of this submenu, the same special settings are available
for reporting the individual percent weighings as for the header line (“Reference%”,
“Reference”,“Target value”,“+Tol” and “–Tol”, see above).
Factory setting:
“Net”; no specific information items for percent weighing are acti­
vated.
The individual values are printed out by pressing the «F» key or, if the automatic print
function is activated, automatically (see Chapter 7.2.4).
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Report Footer Line
On the second and third pages of this submenu you can specify which special items of
information for percent weighing should be printed out in the footer line of the weighing
report after the results (individual values). The same settings are available as for the
header line and the individual values (“Reference%”,“Reference”, “Target value”,“+Tol”
and “–Tol”, as described above).
Factory setting:
“Signature”; no specific information items for percent weighing
are activated.
To print the footer line, press the “Footer line” function key.
You will find an example of a percent weighing in Chapter 11.4.3.
11.4 Working with the “Percent Weighing” application
In this chapter you will learn how to work with the “Percent Weighing” application. This application also allows you to determine a tare,
change the resolution of a weighing result, work with identifications, etc. Since you have already learnt how to do these in the “Weighing” application (Chapter 6.3), they are not explained again here.
11.4.1 Simple percent weighing
Preliminary Settings
Before you can perform a percent weighing, you must first activate the function key shown
at left (Chapter 11.3.2) so that you can determine the reference.
The two information fields “Reference%” (reference value in percent) and “Reference” (absolute weight value of the reference) are both activated at the factory (Chapter 11.3.3).
Determining the Reference
Place the reference weight on the weighing pan and then press the “Set100%” function
key.
As soon as the weighing result is stable, the weight which is determined is saved as the
reference weight.
In the results display and in the“Reference%” information field the reference value (100%)
is displayed, while the “Reference” information field displays the absolute weight of the
reference.
Performing the Percent Weighing
After you have determined the reference, place the weighing sample on the pan. The
weight of the weighing sample as a percentage of the reference weight appears in the
results display.
Note: If instead of the percentage weight you want to know the absolute weight of the
weighing simple, touch the “%” unit and select the desired weighing unit.
You can print out the result of the percent weighing with the «F» key. You will find an
example of a report in Chapter 11.4.3.
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11.4.2 Percent weighing to a target value
The “Percent Weighing” application provides you with additional functions to make weighing to a specified target value easier. In the
description that follows, it is assumed that the reference for the percent weighing has already been determined.
Requirements
Before you can input a target value and the associated tolerances, the function keys
shown at left must be activated (Chapter 11.3.2). If you want the specified values to be
shown in the display, you can also activate the information fields with the same name
(Chapter 11.3.3).
Press the function key “Nominal”.Type in the desired target value (e.g. 130%). Check the
weighing unit which is displayed to the right of the target value.Touching the weighing unit
displays the available units, which include “%” (the “Percent” unit only becomes available
after the reference has been determined).
Note: The units are not converted automatically, so once you have input a value in a
particular unit, the value does not change even if you change the unit.
When you have input the value, press “OK” to activate the target value.
You can use the two function keys “+Tol” and “–Tol” to specify the accuracy with which you
want to weigh.The input window is similar to the one for the reference value. Both tolerance
values are set to 2.5% at the factory. When you have entered the respective percentage
value, press “OK” to activate the tolerance. Percentage weighings which lie outside the
tolerances are specially marked in the report of individual values with “>T” or “<T”.
When you have input the target value and the tolerances, tolerance marks for the graphical
weighing aid (“SmartTrac”) appear in the display. The tolerance marks make weighing
to the target value easier for you. You can weigh your weighing sample roughly until the
lower tolerance value is reached, and then if necessary dispense finely until the target
value is reached.
11.4.3 Example of a percent weighing report
---- Percentweighing --1.Sep 2004
14:46
Reference%
Reference
Nominal
+Tol
-Tol
100.00
236.03
130
2.50
2.50
128.390
%
g
%
%
%
%
Signature
........................
Shown at left is an example of a report for a percent weighing with target value and tolerances. The values which are reported in the header line, as individual values, and in the
footer line depend on your individual report settings (Chapter 11.3.5).
Only those information items shown in the report which specifically relate to
percent weighing are explained below. You will find explanations of the other items in
Chapter 7.2.7.
“Reference%”:
Reference value in percent (always 100%).
“Reference”:
Absolute weight value of the reference.
“Target value”:
Specified target value (in this example, in %).
“+Tol”:
Specified plus tolerance in %.
“–Tol”:
Specified minus tolerance in %.
“128.390”:
Result of the weighing as % of the reference.
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12 The “Piece Counting” application
In this chapter you will be introduced to the “Piece Counting” application. You will find practical information about working with this application and about the different settings. (You will find information about the non-application-specific system settings in Chapter 6.)
12.1 Introduction to the “Piece Counting” application
The “Piece Counting” application allows you to count pieces. The application provides you with several different methods for determining the reference piece weight.
Many of the application-specific settings are identical to those of the “Weighing” application. However, additional application-specific
settings are available to you for piece counting. In the descriptions that follow, only those settings are explained in detail which are
different from the “Weighing” application.
12.2 Selecting the application
I
If the “Piece Counting” application is not already active, press the «I» key. In the selection
window, touch the symbol for the application.
After you have selected the application, the display shown at left appears. Some of the
special function keys and information fields for piece counting are activated at the factory.
How you can adapt these and other settings to your needs is described in the chapters
that follow.
Note: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the weight display and thereby make room to display
the information fields.
12.3 Settings for the “Piece Counting” application
For piece counting you have various specific settings available which you can use to adapt the application to your needs.
12.3.1 Overview
J
The application-specific settings can be accessed with the «J» key. When this key is
pressed, the first of 4 menu pages appears.
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With only a few exceptions, the settings available in the “Piece Counting” application are identical to those of the “Weighing” application
(Chapter 7.2). Only the settings that are different are described below. These settings are contained in the following menus:
“FixPcs”:
Allows you to specify a fixed reference
piece count.
“Function Keys”:
Additional function keys are available for
piece counting.
“Info Field”:
Additional information fields are available
for piece counting.
“Display Unit” and “Info Unit”:
The additional unit “PCS” (pieces) is available for piece counting.
“Protocol”:
Additional information is available for piece
counting reports.
In the following chapters you will be given a detailed introduction to the “Piece Counting” application.
12.3.2 Specifying the fixed reference piece count
In this menu you can specify the fixed reference piece count which should be represented by the “FixPcs” function key (Chapter
12.3.3).
After pressing the corresponding button, an input window appears in which you can define
the desired fixed reference piece count.
During piece counting, each time the “FixPcs” function key is pressed (displayed as “Fix
n”, where n is the specified reference piece count) the weight on the balance is divided
by the specified fixed reference piece count. In this way, the reference piece weight is
determined which serves as the basis for the piece counting.
Factory setting:
10.
12.3.3 Special function keys for piece counting
The first three pages of the function key menu provide you with the following settings for piece counting:
“FixPcs”:
Determines the reference piece weight with a specified fixed number of pieces (Chapter 12.4.1).The specified reference number of
pieces is displayed below the key (e.g.“Fix10”).
“VarPcs”:
Allows free selection of the reference piece count (Chapter
12.4.1).
“PcsWgt”:
Allows input of the known weight of a reference piece.
“M+”:
Stores the current piece count in the memory (Chapter 12.4.2).
“Result”:
Opens the results window (Chapter 12.4.2).
“CL Result”:
Clears the stored values of a series of piece counts (Chapter
12.4.2).
“CL Last”:
Clears the last piece count that was saved (Chapter 12.4.2).
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“Nominal”:
Specifies the desired target piece count (Chapter 12.4.3). The
target piece count is also used as the reference for the tolerances
(as described below).
“Abs/Diff”:
Switches the weight display between the number of pieces that
have already been weighed and the number of pieces still needing
to be weighed to reach the target piece count (Chapter 12.4.3).
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
Specifies the accuracy (tolerances) for the piece counting (Chapter
12.4.3).
“Max n”:
Specifies the maximum number of piece counts in a series (Chapter
12.4.2).
All other function keys are identical to those for the “Weighing” application (Chapter
7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“PcsWgt” “FixPcs”, “VarPcs” and “Display” are activated (in this
order).
12.3.4 Special information fields for piece counting
The following settings for piece counting are available on the first three pages of the menu for information fields:
“RefPcs”:
Selected reference piece count.
“PcsWgt”:
Reference piece weight.
“n”:
Number of piece counts performed in a series.
“x”:
Average (mean) piece count of all piece counts in a series.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation of a series of piece counts as an absolute
number and as a percentage.
“Sum”:
Accumulated piece count of all piece counts in a series.
“>T+” and “<T–”:
Number of piece counts performed outside the upper and lower
tolerance respectively.
“Min” and “Max”: Lowest and highest piece counts in a series of piece counts.
“Diff”:
Difference between lowest and highest piece counts in a series of
piece counts.
“Nominal”:
The target piece count which was input using the function key with
the same name.
“+Tol” and “–Tol”:
These information fields show the tolerances which were input
using the function keys with the same names.
All other information fields are the same as for the “Weighing” application (Chapter
7.2.3).
Factory setting:
“PcsWgt” and “RefPcs” activated (in this order).
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12.3.5 Additional unit for piece counting
In the menus for the “display unit” and “info unit”, the unit “PCS” (pieces) is available in
addition to the usual weighing units (provided that a reference piece weight was already
determined).
Note: When you do piece counting, you do not have to explicitly select the unit “PCS”,
because the display unit is always automatically switched to “PCS” when the reference
piece weight is determined. After the reference piece weight has been determined, you
can switch back to the desired unit at any time. The only exception is if you have already
saved a value from a series of piece counts in the memory, in which case you can only
switch back from “PCS” to the other weighing units after you have cleared the results.
Factory unit:
“g” (gram) for “Display unit” and “Information unit”.
12.3.6 Special report information for piece counting
In the three submenus where you can specify the options for the header line of reports,
the options for reports of individual values, and the options for statistical reports, there are
additional settings available for piece piece counting which are described below.
Note: All other items of information on the reports are the same as for the “Weighing”
application (Chapter 7.2.7) and are not listed here.
Report header line
On the second page of this submenu there is an additional setting for piece counting:
“Nom, +/–Tol”:
Reports the specified target piece count and the selected tole­
rances.
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (“Piece Counting”); the application-specific information for piece counting is not activated.
The header line is automatically printed if the function key “M+” is pressed to save the first
piece count value of a series. The header line can also be printed separately by pressing
the “Header line” function key.
Reporting individual values
The first and second pages of this submenu contain the following additional settings for
piece counting:
“Nom, +/–Tol”:
Reports the specified target piece count and the selected tolerances.
“RefPcs”:
Reports the selected reference piece count.
“PcsWgt”:
Reports the specified reference piece weight.
“NetPcs”:
Reports the determined net piece count.
Factory setting:
“ID1”,“NetPcs”, and “Net”.
Individual values of piece counting series are printed out automatically if the“M+” function
key is pressed. An individual value can also be printed out saparately by pressing the «F»
key, in which case no item counter is printed in front of the net value.
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Reporting the result
On the second and third pages of this submenu you can speciry which additional information items for piece counting should be included in the report of the results:
“Max n”:
Specified maximum number of piece counts in a series.
“Nom, +/–Tol”:
Specified target piece count and selected tolerances.
“>Tol+, <Tol–:
Number of piece counts outside the upper and lower tolerance
limits respecitvely.
“n”:
Number of piece counts performed in a series.
“x”:
Average (mean) piece count of all piece counts in a series.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation as an absolute and percentage value.
Note: These two values are only reported if the memory contains
at least 3 values. Otherwise horizontal dashes are printed instead
of the values.
“Min, Max, Diff.”:
Lowest and highest piece counts determined in the current series
and the difference between these two piece counts.
“Sum”:
Accumulated value of all saved individual weighings in the current
display unit.
“SumPcs”:
Accumulated piece count of all saved individual piece counts.
Factory setting:
“n”,“x”,“s”,“s.rel”,“Min, Max, Diff.”,“Sum”,“SumPcs”,“Signature”,
and “3 blank lines” are activated.
The report of results can be printed out by opening the results window and then pressing the «F» key. If a specific number of individual counts has been defined for a piece
counting series (“Max n”), the report of the results is printed out automatically as soon
as the result of the last piece count has been transferred to memory.
You will find an example of a piece counting report in Chapter 12.4.4.
12.4 Working with the “Piece Counting” application
In this chapter you will learn how to work with the “Piece Counting” application. It goes without saying that you can also determine a
tare, change the resolution of the weighing result, work with identifications, etc. Since you already know about these possibilities from
the “Weighing” application (Chapter 6.3), they are not explained again here.
12.4.1 Simple piece counting
Settings
Before you can perform a simple piece count, you must activate at least one of the 3
function keys shown at left (Chapter 12.3.3) so that you can determine the reference.
The two information fields “PcsWgt” (reference piece weight) and “RefPcs” (reference
piece count) are already activated at the factory (Chapter 12.3.4).
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Determining the reference
Place the desired number of reference pieces on the weighing pan. The balance uses
these reference pieces to determine the average (mean) piece weight, which serves as
the basis for piece counting.
When you have placed on the weighing pan exactly the number of pieces which was
programmed for the “FixPcs” function key (Chapter 12.3.2), press this function key. (The
programmed reference piece count is displayed below the key, e.g.“Fix10”).
As soon as the weighing result is stable, the calculated average piece weight is accepted
as the reference.The information fields then display the average piece weight (the number
of decimal places depends on the model) and the reference piece count.
If you have placed on the weighing pan a different number of reference pieces than the
number corresponding to the “FixPcs” key (e.g. 32 pieces), press the “VarPcs” (variable
piece count) function key. An input field appears in which you can enter the number of
pieces.
After you confirm the number of pieces, the balance determines the reference. The information fields then display the reference piece count which was entered and the average
(mean) weight of the reference pieces.
If the piece weight is known,you can enter it directly.To do this,press the“PcsWgt”function
key. An input field appears in which you can enter the piece weight in the desired unit.
Since the balance does not have to determine a reference if this method is used, the result
of the piece count (the number of pieces currently on the weighing pan) is displayed as
soon as you confirm the piece weight.
The information fields then display the reference piece weight you entered and the reference piece count “1” (because the weight of only one piece was entered).
Performing the piece count
After you have determined the reference, place the pieces you wish to count on the weighing pan. The number of pieces determined appears in the results display.
Note: If you wish to know the weight of the pieces on the weighing pan instead of the
number, press the “PCS” unit and select the desired weighing unit.
You can print the individual value which was determined by pressing the «F» key. You
will find an example of a report in Chapter 12.4.4.
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12.4.2 Totaling piece counts and including them in statistics
Settings
So you can total piece counts and include them in statistics, you must activate at least
one of the 3 functions keys shown at left (Chapter 12.3.3), and at least one of the function keys for reference determination (Chapter 12.4.1).
In addition, we recommend you also to activate the two function keys shown at left.These
keys allow you to clear incorrect values (“CL Last”) and to specify the number of piece
counts in a series (“Max n”).
To make optimal use of the statistics functions, you should connect a printer to your balance. If no printer is connected, we recommend you to activate the three most important
information fields for the statistics of your application (e.g. “n”, “x”, and “s”, see Chapter
12.3.4).
Operating sequence
To specify the number of piece counts for a series in advance, you can press the “Max
n” function key and enter the number (1 ... 999). After the last piece count, the series
is terminated automatically, the results window opens, and the results report is printed.
Note: This function key can only be activated if there are no values in the statistics. If you
enter 0 (zero) for “Max n”, the series is unlimited, and you can include up to 999 piece
counts in the statis­tics.
If you are working with a weighing container, place it on the pan and press the «H»
key to tare the balance.
Determine the reference by the desired method (fixed reference piece count, variable
re­ference piece count, or input of a known piece weight, see Chapter 12.4.1).
Perform the first piece count and press the function key “M+” to include the result in the
statistics. As soon as the result is stable (horizontal dashes disappear), it is included in the
statistics. The report header line is printed, followed by the individual value of the current
piece count (Chapter 12.3.6).
Remove the pieces of the first piece count from the weighing pan. Perform the respective
piece counts of the series. Confirm each result with the “M+” function key. Remove the
pieces and tare the balance. Each time a result is included in the statistics, it is printed
automatically.
Notes:
– If you press the “M+” function key when no weight change has occurred, an error
message appears. This is to make sure you do not record the same result twice by
mistake.
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– If you saved an incorrect piece counting result by mistake, you can remove it from the
statistics with the “CL Last” function key. However, this is only possible for the last result
that was saved. The “CL Last” function key is only active if there are values saved in
memory; otherwise the key is dimmed and cannot be operated. After you have cleared
a result, the key is inactivated and only functions again after you have included the
next result in the statistics.
When you have performed all the piece counts in the series, press the “Result” function
key. (The key can only be operated if there are values in the memory; otherwise it is
dimmed and cannot be operated). This temporarily terminates the series of piece counts
and opens the results window. (You can, however, continue the series at any time.) Note:
If you specified the number of piece counts in the series with the “Max n” function key,
the results window opens automatically after the last piece count and indicates that the
maximum number of piece counts has been reached.
The results window shows the results of the counting series, with the information you
selected to be included in the report (see Chapter 12.3.6). Please refer to the instructions
in Chapter 12.4.4 regarding the units, resolution, and accuracy of the displayed values.
If the results window spreads over several display pages, you can use the arrow keys to
move between the pages. You can print the results report by pressing the «F» key.
You will find an example of a complete report with all the statistical values in Chapter
12.4.4.
When you have definitely completed the current piece counting series and want to clear
the memory ready for a new series, press the “CL Result” function key. For safety, you will
be asked to confirm that you really want to delete the statistics. Note: If the key is shown
dimmed, there are no values in the statistics.
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12.4.3 Counting to a target value
The “Piece Counting” application has additional functions which make it easier for you to count to a specified target value. You can use
these functions for individual piece counts as well as for series of piece counts with statistics. In the following description it is assumed
that the reference for the piece count has already been determined.
Settings
Before you can enter a target value and the associated tolerances, the function keys
shown at left must be activated (Chapter 12.3.3). If you want the specified values to be
shown in the display, you must also activate the information fields with the same name
(Chapter 12.3.4).
We also recommend you to activate the “Abs/Diff” function key, so you can switch between the quantity already weighed and the quantity that still needs to be weighed to
reach the target value.
Operating sequence
Note: If the statistics already contain values, the function keys for entering the target value
and tolerances are inactive. In this case, you must clear the statistics with the “CL Result”
function key before you can specify the target value and tolerances.
Press the “Nominal” function key.Type in the desired value. Check the weighing unit which
is displayed to the right of the target value. Press the weighing unit to display the units
available for selection, which include “PCS” (pieces). Note: The units are not converted
automatically, i.e. if you have entered a value in one unit, the value remains the same
even if you change the unit.
When you have entered the value, press “OK” to activate the target value.
To specify how accurately you want to count, you can use the “+Tol” and “–Tol” function
keys. The input window is the same as for target value. Both tolerance values are set to
2.5% at the factory. When you have entered the desired percentage values, press “OK” to
activate the tolerance. Piece counts which lie outside the tolerances are specially marked
with “>T” or “<T” in the report of individual values.
When you have entered the target value and tolerances, the tolerance marks for the“SmartTrac” graphical weighing aid appear in the display. The tolerance marks make weighing
to the target value easier. You can weigh your samples roughly until the lower tolerance
value is reached, and then dispense finely to the target value.
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12.4.4 Example of a piece counting report with statistical values
---- Piececounting ----1.Sep 2004
17:34
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
Nominal
110.00 PCS
+Tol
2.50 %
-Tol
2.50 %
RefPcs
10 PCS
PcsWgt
24.688 g
NetPcs
110 PCS
1
110 PCS
RefPcs
10 PCS
PcsWgt
24.688 g
NetPcs
105 PCS
2<T
105 PCS
RefPcs
10 PCS
PcsWgt
24.688 g
NetPcs
109 PCS
3
109 PCS
Max n
3
>T+
0
<T1
n
3
x
108.000 PCS
s
2.646 PCS
s.rel
2.45 %
Min
105 PCS
Max
110 PCS
Diff
5 PCS
Sum
324.00 PCS
SumPcs
324 PCS
Signature
........................
Shown at left is an example of a report for piece counting with statistical values.The values
shown in the header line, as individual values, and as results depend on the individual
report settings you made (Chapter 12.3.6).
Only the specific items of information relating to piece counting, and the associated
statistical values contained in the example report, are explained below. You will find explanations of the other information items in the report in Chapter 7.2.7.
“Nominal”:
The specified target value (in this example as number of pieces).
“+Tol”:
Specified plus tolerance (in percent).
“–Tol”:
Specified minus tolerance (in percent).
“RefPcs”:
Number of reference pieces for each piece count.
“PcsWgt”:
Reference piece weight for each piece count.
“NetPcs”:
Net number of pieces determined for each piece count.
“1” ...“3”:
Sequence numbers and net values of the individual piece counts
in the series. Any piece counts which lie outside the tolerances
are specially marked with “>T” or “<T” (in this example, the second
count). Note: The results are displayed in the current display unit,
which need not necessarily be “PCS”.
“Max n”:
Specified number of piece counts in the series.
“>T+”,“<T–:
Number of piece counts in the series which were outside the
respective tolerances. In this example, the result of the second
piece count was below the lower tolerance limit.
“n”:
Number of piece counts recorded.
“x”:
Average (mean) piece count of all recorded counts. The value is
reported in the current display unit,in this case“PCS”.The resolution
of the reported value is higher than that of the individual measured
value with the highest resolution.
“s”:
Standard deviation of the series. The value is reported in the current display unit, in this case “PCS”.The same comment regarding
resolution applies as for “x” (see above).
“s.rel”:
Relative standard deviation of the series (in percent). The value is
always reported with 2 decimal places.
“Min”:
Lowest value determined in the current series.
“Max”:
Highest value determined in the current series.
“Diff”:
Difference between the highest and lowest values in the current
series.The value is reported in the current display unit, in this case
“PCS”.
“Sum”:
Accumulated result of all individual weighings that were saved.
Note: The result is shown in the current display unit which need
not necessarily be “PCS”.
“SumPcs”:
Total piece count (accumulated result of all individual piece counts
of a series that were saved).
Important information for interpreting the reported results
The values for “x” and “s” are calculated results which are displayed with a higher resolution than the individual measurement values.
With small measurement series (< approx. 10 measurement values), and measurement series which have small deviations, the significance of the last decimal place cannot be guaranteed. You will find information about the formulas used to calculate these values
in Chapter 8.4.4.
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13 The “Dynamic Weighing” application
In this chapter you will be introduced to the “Dynamic Weighing” application.You will find practical information about working with this application and about the different settings. (You will find information about the non-application-specific system settings in Chapter 5).
13.1 Introduction to the “Dynamic Weighing” application
The “Dynamic Weighing” application allows efficient, convenient, and accurate weighing of unstable weighing objects (e.g. animals).
The application supports the user of a chip scanner for fast and error-free identification of measurement results to individual test animals. You can connect the chip scanner like a barcode reader and configure it in the system settings (Chapter 6.6, “Barcode”). In the
application-dependent settings you specify how the data from the scanner should be processed. This is described in the “Weighing”
application, Chapter 7.2.11.
Many of the application-dependent settings are identical to those of the “Weighing” application. However, additional settings are available to you for dynamic weighing. In the descriptions that follow, only those settings are explained in detail which are different from the
“Weighing” application.
13.2 Selecting the application
I
If the “Dynamic Weighing” application is not already active, first press the «I» key. In the
selection window, touch the symbol for the application.
After you have selected the application, the display shown at left appears. Some of the
special information fields for dynamic weighing are activated at the factory. How you can
adapt these and other settings to your needs is described in the chapters that follow.
Note: If the information fields are not displayed on your balance, press the “Display”
function key to reduce the size of the weight display and thereby make room to display
the information fields.
13.3 Settings for the “Dynamic Weighing” Application
For dynamic weighing you have various specific settings available which you can use to adapt the application to your needs.
13.3.1 Overview
J
The application-dependent settings can be accessed with the «J» key. When this key is
pressed, the first of 5 menu pages appears.
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With only a few exceptions, the settings available in the “Dynamic Weighing” application are identical to those of the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2). Only the settings that are different are described below. These settings are contained in the following menus
on the first 4 menu pages:
“Function Keys”:
Additional function keys are available for
dynamic weighing.
“Data Acquisition”:
Adaptation of the application to the weighing object.
“Start Mode”:
Settings for the start of the weighing.
“Beep”:
Activates/deactivates the beep that signifies
completion of a weighing.
“AutoTare”:
Activates/deactivates the automatic tare
function.
“Info field”:
Additional information fields are available for dynamic weighing.
“Reports”:
Additional information is available for dynamic weighing reports.
“Single Value Print”:
Activates/deactivates automatic printing of individual weighing results.
“Output channel selection”:
Selects the destination for the output data (host and/or printer).
“Data output format”:
Formatting of the output data.
“Statistics”:
Activates/deactivates the statistics function.
Please note tat in contrast to the “Weighing” application, no free units can be defined. In the following chapters you will be given a
detailed introduction to the specific settings for the “Dynamic Weighing” applic­ation.
13.3.2 Special function keys for dynamic weighing
The following special function keys are available for dynamic weighing:
“Start”:
You can use this function key to start a manual weighing cycle. If
the “automatic start” function is activated (Chapter 13.3.4), this
function key is not required. If the auto­matic start function has
been switched off, you must activate this function key, otherwise
no weighings can be performed!
“Result”:
Opens the results window. This function key is only required if the
statistics function has been activated (Chapter 13.3.12).
“CL Result”:
Clears the statistics of a weighing series. This key is only required
if the statistics function has been activated.
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“CL Last”:
Deletes the last measurement value which was included in the
statistics.This function key is only required if the statistics function
has been activated.
All other function keys are the same as for the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2.2).
Factory setting:
“ID”, “1/10d” and “Display” activated (in this order). No specific
function keys for dynamic weighing are activated.
13.3.3 Adapting the application to the dynamic behavior of the weighing material
You can use the settings in the “Data Acquisition” menu to adapt the application to the behavior of the weighing object and thereby
optimize the speed of a result determination. The following settings are available:
With the “Dynamic Behavior” setting, the balance determines the release of the weighing
result based on your specifications (filter settings):
“Stable”:
This setting is suitable for relatively stable weighing objects.
“Standard”:
This setting is suitable for normal weighing objects.
“Unstable”:
This setting is suitable for unstable weighing objects.
Alternatively, the “Time Interval” setting allows you to define a fixed amount of time (1 ...
99 seconds) until the weighing result is released. This can impair precision, but it can
be practical when the above filter settings result in long measuring times in the case of
extremely unstable weighing materials, or when you have to conclude your measurements
within a certain amount of time.
Factory setting:
“Time Interval” = “5 sec”.
13.3.4 Settings for the start of weighing
In the “Start Mode” menu, you must specify how a weighing cycle should be started.
“Step procedure”:
No automatic start. Each measurement cycle must be started
manually and the “Start” function key must be active (Chapter
13.3.2). Loading and removing the object that is being weighed
must be confirmed.
“AutoStart”:
A measurement cycle is started automatically as soon as the
weighing object is placed on the balance which is heavier than the
specified minimum weight. To change the minimum weight, press
the corresponding button, and a numeric input field will appear
into which you can type the minimum weight value in grams. The
purpose of the minimum weight value is to check whether or not
there is a weighing object on the balance. Define the minimum
weight value so that it is less than the weight of your lightest weighing object, but not so low that even slight soiling of the weighing
pan, or vibrations, trigger a weighing.
Note: If the “AutoTare” function (Chapter 13.3.6) is activated,
the display is automatically reset to zero after each weighing is
completed.
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“Quick procedure”: No automatic start: Each measurement cycle must be started
manually and the “Start” function key must be active (Section
13.3.2). Different than the “Step procedure”, loading the object being weighed does not have to be confirmed, and the measurement
starts immediately when you press the “Start” key. Unloading the
object being weighed also does not have to be confirmed.
The“AutoTare”function is inactive; if necessary,weighing containers
must be tared manually before starting the measurement.
To ensure backward compatibility with earlier products, only the
weight values that are determined are recorded in the protocol,
irrespective of the selected protocol settings. The settings for formatting the output data are ignored.The values are protocolled in
a fixed format and the symbol “*” is inserted before each value.
Factory setting:
“AutoStart” (minimum weight 5.00 g)
13.3.5 Settings for the beep at the end of the measurement cycle
In the “Beep” menu you can specify whether a beep should indicate the end of a measurement cycle.
“Off”:
There is no beep at the end of a dynamic weighing.
“On”:
As soon as the result of a dynamic weighing is ready, a beep is
emitted. If you switch the beep on, after you have started a weighing cycle you can do another job until the beep tells you that the
result is ready.
Factory setting:
“On” (beep switched on)
13.3.6 Settings for the automatic tare function
In this menu item you can specify whether the balance should be automatically reset to zero when required (see also Chapter 12.4.1
and 12.4.2).
“On”:
When the weighing object is removed, the display is automatically
reset to zero and the balance is immediately ready for the next
dynamic weighing.
“Off”:
The display must be manually reset to zero with the «G» or
«H» key before a new weighing is performed.
Factory setting:
“On” (automatic tare function activated)
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13.3.7 Special information fields for dynamic weighing
In the menu for information fields the following special settings for dynamic weighing are available:
“AutoStart”:
Indicates whether the“AutoStart”function is active (Chapter 13.3.4).
With this function activated, the associated minimum weight is
displayed.
“Status”:
Current status of the application (for explanations, see Chapter
13.4.1).
The following information fields are only relevant if the statistics function is activated
(Chapter 13.3.12):
“n”:
Number of samples weighed.
“x”:
Average (mean) weight of all samples.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation as absolute and percentage value.
“Min” and “Max”:
Lowest and highest determined weight value of the current measurement series.
“Diff”:
Difference between the lowest and the highest weight value.
“Sum”:
Accumulated weight of all individual weighings.
All other information fields are identical to those for the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.2.3).
Factory setting:
“AutoStart”,“Status”, and “ID1” activated (in this order).
13.3.8 Special report information for dynamic weighing
In the three submenus where you can specify the options for the header line of reports,
the options for individual values, and the options for the results, there are additional settings available which are described below.
Note: All other items of information in the reports are the same as for the “Weighing”
application (Chapter 8.2.8) and are not listed here.
Report header line
The information available in the report is identical to that for the “Weighing” application
(Chapter 7.2.7).
Factory setting:
“Appl. Name” (“Dynamic Weighing”) and “Date/Time”.
If the header line has been defined as a component of the weighing report, it is printed
automatically (see “Reporting individual values” on the next page). The header line can
also be printed out separately by pressing the “Header line” function key.
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Reporting individual values
In this submenu the following special settings for dynamic weighing are available:
“Sample”:
Reports the net weight value of the current weighing.
Factory setting:
“Sample”.
An individual value is printed out either by pressing the «F» key with the result window
open, or automatically (see Chapter 13.3.9).
Footer line of the report
On the second and third pages of this submenu you can specify additional statistical
information which should be printed out in the footer of the weighing report after the
results (individual values):
“n”:
Number of samples weighed.
“x”:
Average (mean) weight of all samples.
“s” and “s.rel”:
Standard deviation as absolute and percentage value.
Note: These two values are only reported if the statistics contain
at least 3 values, otherwise horizontal lines are printed instead of
the values.
“Min, Max, Diff.”:
Lowest and highest weight values determined in the current measurement series and the difference between these values.
“Sum”:
Accumulated weight of all individual values saved.
Factory setting:
“Signature”; no specific information items for dynamic weighing
are activated.
The footer line is printed out when the “Footer” function key is pressed.
You will find an example of a dynamic weighing report in Chapter 13.4.4.
13.3.9 Automatic or manual reporting of individual values
In the “Print single value” menu you specify whether the individual values (Chapter 13.3.8) should be printed out automatically or
manually.
“Automatic”:
A report of individual values is printed out automatically after each
successfully completed measurement.
“Manual”:
As soon as the result of a dynamic weighing is displayed, the
individual value report can be printed out with the «F» key.
Factory setting:
“Automatic”
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13.3.10Selecting the destination for the output data
In the “Output channel selection” menu you can specify the instruments to which the weighing results should be transmitted.
“Printer”:
The data are transmitted to the printer according to the selected
protocol settings (Section 13.3.8).
“Host”:
The weighing results are transmitted to the computer according
to the settings for formatting the output data (Section 13.3.11).
“Printer + Host”:
The data are transmitted to both the printer and the computer
(according to the protocol settings and the settings for formatting
the output data).
Factory setting:
“Printer”
Note:
If you selected the “Quick procedure” setting for the start of the
weighing (Section 13.3.4), only the weight values that are determined are protocolled on the printer, irrespective of the protocol
settings that were selected. In the data output to the host, the
settings for formatting the output data are ignored.The values are
protocolled in a fixed format, and the “*” symbol is inserted before
each value.
13.3.11Formatting the output data
In the “Data output format” menu, you can specify how the weighing results that are
output to the host computer should be formatted. This can be necessary if you operate
your balance together with other instruments, programs, or peripheral devices that require
a particular data format.
At the factory, data output is set to a standard format.
Example (21.45 g):
1
2
3
4
5
6
d
w
7
8
N
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
2
1
.
4
5
20
21
g
22
23
24
25
26
CR
LF
The identifier “dw” indicates that the data record relates to the calculated weight value
of a dynamic weighing,“N” stands for a net weight value. The weight value is followed by
the end-of-line character that was defined for the host (Section 6.6).
If you want to change the output format, activate “Customise” and then touch “Define”
key.
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This menu contains settings for the following data fields:
– DW identifier
– Net weight symbol
– Weight value
– Weight unit
In the output data, these fields are always separated by a space character. The complete
data record is terminated with the end-of-line characters that were defined for the host
(Section 6.6).
The settings for the individual data fields are explained below.
DW identifier
In the standard output format, the weight values are always preceded by the identifier
“dw” (“dynamic weighing”) which indicates that the weighing result is calculated from
several individual measurements. In this menu, you can activate and deactivate (“Off”)
this function, select the symbol to be used (“*” or “dw”), and also specify the field length
(1 – 10 characters). The identifier is aligend right-justified in the field.
Factory setting:
Identifier deactivated (“Off”).
Field length 2 characters.
Net weight symbol
In the standard output format, net weights are identified with “N” . In this menu you can
activate and deactivate this function and also define the field length (1 – 10 characters).
The net symbol is aligned left-justified in the field. Note: If the balance has not been tared,
the net symbol is not transmitted, and space characters corresponding to the selected
field length are transmitted instead.
Factory setting:
Net weight symbol deactivated (“Off”).
Field length 5 characters.
Format of the weight value
For formatting the weight value, the following options are available:
“Field length”:
Total length of the data field for the weight value including
sign, decimal point, and decimal places (1 – 20 characters).
Note: Irrespective of your setting, enough characters are always
output for the weight value that is displayed on the terminal to
be transmitted. The weight value is output right-justified. Factory
setting: 10.
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“No. of dec. digits”: Number of decimal places (0 – 6 characters).If the value that is set is less
than the number of decimal places displayed on the terminal,a rounded value with the selected number of decimal places is trasnmitted.
Factory setting: Max. number of decimal places of the balance.
“Sign”:
When set to “Always”, the weight value is always preceded by a
plus or minus sign. If you select “Neg. values”, negative values will
be preceded by a minus sign, but positive values will be transmitted
without a sign. Factory setting:“Neg. values”.
“Sign position”:
You can use this setting to specify whether the sign should be immediately in front of the weight value (right justified) or with a gap in between.
Factory setting: Right justified (immediately in front of the weight
value).
Field for the weight unit
In the standard output format, each wight value is output with the corresponding weight
unit (corresponding to the current display unit). In this menu you can choose whether
weight units should be trasnmitted with or without unit and also specify the field lenght
for the weight unit (1 – 5 characters). Irrespective of your setting for the field length,
enough decimal places will be output for the weight vaalue shown on the display to be
completely transmitted. The weight unit is output left-justified (separated from the weight
value by a space character.
Factory setting:
Output of th weight unit is activated.
Field length 3 characters.
13.3.12Activate or deactivate statistics
In the “Statistics” menu you can specify whether the results of the individual weighings should be included in the statistics.
“Off”:
The results of the weighings are not included in the statistics.
“On”:
The results of the dynamic weighings are included in the statistics
and can be subsequently evaluated. You will find information about
use of the statistics function in Chapter 13.4.3.
Factory setting:
“Off” (statistics deactivated)
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13.4 Working with the “Dynamic Weighing” application
In this chapter you will learn how to work with the “Dynamic Weighing” application. It goes without saying that you can change the
resolution of the weighing result (e.g. to speed up the weighing operation), work with identifications, etc. Since you already know about
these possibilities from the “Weighing” application (Chapter 7.3), they are not explained again here.
13.4.1 Dynamic weighing with automatic start
Settings
To perform a dynamic weighing with automatic start,you must have activated the“AutoStart”
function and specified the corresponding minimum weight (Chapter 13.3.4). No special
function keys need be activated, but we recommend you to switch on the “ID” function key
if you want to assign an identification to each sample. Both of the required information
fields,“AutoStart” and “Status” are already activated at the factory (Chapter 13.3.7).
Performing the weighing
Make sure that the “Status” information field is displaying “Ready”. If it is displaying “Not
ready”, wait until the display is stable and the status changes to “Ready”. If “Please Zero”
is displayed, press the «G» key.
If you work with a weighing container, place the container on the weighing pan and press
the «H» key to tare the balance. If you want to give the weighing object an identification, press the “ID” function key and enter the desired identification. (Alternatively you can
read the identification in with a chip scanner.)
Place the weighing object on the balance.The weight of the weighing object must be greater
than the weight shown in the “AutoStart” information field, otherwise the weighing cycle
will not start automatically. After the automatic start, the window shown at left appears.
When the weighing is finished, the result is displayed along with a prompt to remove the
weighing object.
If automatic reporting of the individual values is activated (Chapter 13.3.9), the result
of the weighing is printed out automatically. To print the weighing result manually, press
the «F» key.
When you remove the weighing object (and provided the“AutoTare”function is activated) the
display is automatically reset to zero. The balance is then ready for the next weighing.
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13.4.2 Dynamic weighing with manual start
Settings
To perform a dynamic weighing with manual start, the “Step procedure” or “Quick procedure” function must be activated (Section 13.3.4). The “Start” function key must also
be activated.
Both of the information fields “AutoStart” and “Status” are activated at the factory (Section 13.3.7). Note:The “Status” information field is not needed for dynamic weighing with
manual start since the application is always “Ready”.
Performing the weighing
If you work with a weighing container, place the container on the weighing pan and press
the «H» key to tare the balance. If you want to give the weighing object an identification, press the “ID” function key and enter the desired identification. (Alternatively, you
can read the identification in with a chip scanner).
– If you selected the “Step procedure” function:
Press the “Start” function key. If the “AutoTare” function is activated, the display is automatically set to zero. You will then be prompted to place the weighing object on the
balance. When you have done this, press the “OK” button to start the measurement.
– If you selected the “Quick procedure” function:
Place the object to be weighed on the balanceand press the “Start” function key. The
measurement starts immediately.
When the weighing is finished, the result is displayed along with a prompt to remove the
weighing object.
If automatic reporting of individual values is activated (Section 13.3.9), the result of the
weighing is printed out automatically. To print out the weighing result manually, press the
«F» key.
Remove the weighing object and confirm with “OK” (not necessary for the “Quick procedure” function). The balance is then ready for the next weighing.
13.4.3 Recording statistics of dynamic weighing
Settings
To record statistics of dynamic weighing, the statistics function must be activated
(Chapter 13.3.12). You should also activate the function keys shown at left (Chapter
13.3.2).
Using the statistics
With the statistics function activated, all weighing results are automatically transferred
to the statistics (up to 999 values). If an incorrect result is included in the statistics by
mistake, you can remove it with the “CL Last” function key. However, you can only remove
the last result that was included. After you have removed the incorrect result, the key
becomes inactive and only functions again after the next result has been transferred to
the statistics.
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You can press the “Result” function key to open the statistics window. (The key is only
available if there are values in the statistics, otherwise it is shown dimmed and cannot
be operated.)
You can print the statistics by pressing the «F» key. You will find explanations of the
individual values in Chapter 13.4.4.
If you want to terminate the current weighing series and clear the statistics ready for a
new series, press the “CL Result” function key. For safety, you will be asked for confirmation before the statistics are finally deleted. Note: If the key is shown dimmed, there are
no values in the statistics.
13.4.4 Example of a dynamic weighing report
--- Dynamic Weighing --31.Aug 2004
15:47
Balance Type
XS6002S
WeighBridge SNR:
1234567890
Terminal SNR: 1234567890
dw
dw
dw
dw
dw
n
x
s
s.rel
Min
Max
Diff
Sum
30.61
31.34
30.65
30.21
31.06
g
g
g
g
g
30.774
0.437
1.42
30.21
31.34
1.13
153.87
g
g
%
g
g
g
g
5
Signature
........................
Shown at left is an example of a report of statistical values for a series of dynamic weighings. The values which are included in the header line, as individual values, and in the
footer, depend on your individual report settings (Chapter 13.3.8).
The following explanations relate only to the specific items of information for dynamic
weighing and the associated statistical values contained in the example report shown
at left. You will find explantations of the other information items in the report in Chapter
7.2.7:
“dw”:
Results of the individual weighings (“dw” = dynamic weighing).
“n”:
Number of individual weighings included in the statistics.
“x”:
Average (mean) weight of all weighings included in the statistics.
The mean is reported with a resolution 10 times higher than for
the individual measurements.
“s”:
Standard deviation of the series. The same comment regarding
the resolution applies as for “x” above.
“s.rel”:
Relative standard deviation of the series (in percent). The value is
always reported with 2 decimal places.
“Min”:
Lowest value determined in the current measurement series.
“Max”:
Highest value determined in the current measurement series.
“Diff”:
Difference between the lowest and highest values in the current
measurement series.
“Sum”:
Accumulated weight of all individual measurements which have
been saved.
Important information for interpretation of the reported results
The values of “x” and “s” are calculated results which are shown with a higher resolution
than the individual values. For small series of measurements (< approx. 10 measurement
values),and measurement series with small deviations,the significance of the last decimal
place cannot be guaranteed. You will find the formulas used for calculating these values
in Chapter 8.4.4.
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14 The application “LabX Client”
This section provides an introduction to the “LabX Client” application. It provides information on starting the application and the setting
options (for information on non-application-specific system settings, see section 6).
14.1 Introduction to the “LabX Client” application
The “LabX Client” application registers your balance as a client in the “LabX balance” PC application (“LabX light balance” or “LabX
pro balance”).“LabX balance” enables the definition of complete dialog-controlled work processes for the balance, and can be used
to store and manage measured values and additional data in a database on the PC.
As soon as you have started the application, the balance establishes contact with “LabX balance” and following successful logon, the
PC application assumes control of the balance. The balance screen then displays the user navigation for “LabX balance”.
The “LabX balance” PC software is not covered in these instructions. For more information on working with this software, see
the separate operating instructions for “LabX balance”.
Since your balance is controlled as a “LabX Client” by the PC software,“LabX Client” only has a few application-specific settings.
14.2 Selecting the application
I
If the “LabX Client” application is not already active, press the «I» key. Choose the icon
for the application in the selection window.
Once the application has been selected, the balance tries to establish contact with the
“LabX balance” software on the PC. If logon is successful, the user navigation for “LabX
balance” is displayed. For all further instructions, refer to the operating instructions
for “LabX balance”.
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15 Software updates
METTLER TOLEDO is continuously improving its software for the benefit of customers. So that you, the customer, can benefit quickly and
easily from further developments, METTLER TOLEDO makes the latest software versions available on the internet. The software made
available on the internet has been developed by Mettler-Toledo GmbH using processes that meet the guidelines of ISO 9001. MettlerToledo GmbH does not, however, accept liability for consequences that might arise from using the software.
15.1 Operating principle
You will find all the relevant information and updates for your balance on the METTLER TOLEDO website at the following address:
www.mt.com/balance-support
We recommend that you create a bookmark for this address in your web browser, so that you can access the site directly in future.
The balance software is loaded onto your computer along with the so-called “e-Loader II”. You can use this program to download the
software to the balance. The “e-Loader II” can also save the settings in your balance before the new software is downloaded to it. You
can reload the saved settings into the balance after the software downloading.
If the selected update includes an application that is not described in these instructions (or that has been updated in the meantime)
you can download the corresponding instructions in Adobe Acrobat® PDF format.You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader®, which is already
installed on many computers, to open PDF documents (e.g. from www.adobe.com).
The following Sections offer detailed information on obtaining software updates from the internet and downloading software into the
balance.
15.2 Requirements
The minimum requirements for obtaining applications from the internet and downloading them into your balance are as follows:
– PC with Microsoft Windows® operating system (Version 98, 98SE, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP)
– Internet connection and web browser
– PC – balance connection cable (RS232 cable, 9-pin sub-D plug m/f, order number 11101051)
15.3 Loading software updates from the internet
The first step is to download the software from the internet on to your computer:
Connect to the internet.
In your browser, select “www.mt.com/balance-support” as the internet address, and then click the “Software” link.
Click on the appropriate update package for your balance.
Enter the information required for registration.
Load the software package onto your computer.
Before you install the “e-Loader II” software program, please read Chapter 15.4.
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15.4 Loading the new software into the balance
Before you can load the software obtained from the internet into the balance, you must connect the balance through the RS232 cable
to the serial interface of your computer. Note: The cable must always be connected to the RS232C interface that is permanently
fitted at the factory!
Set the interface on the balance to the following values (detailed information on these system settings can be found in Section 6.6).
Select “Host” as the peripheral device, and then set the following communication parameters: baud rate: 9600, parity: 8 bits/none,
handshake: none, end of line: <CR><LF>, character set: ANSI/WIN.
Make sure that the corresponding communication parameters on your computer are set to the same values.
Start the “e-Loader II VXXX” installation program that you obtain from the internet (“XXX” is a place holder for the version number). This
program installs the e-Loader on your computer.
Follow the instructions, which will take you step-by-step through the installation.
The e-Loader II will start automatically after installation.This diagram illustrates the starting
screen for the e-Loader II.
You are asked to select the interface on the computer to which the balance is connected (if necessary, this setting can be changed at any later time in the “Options” –>
“COM Port” menu).
Having selected the interface, click “Proceed”.
A message window appears, reminding you that the standard RS232C interface on the
balance is to be used.The interface settings are also listed once again (see above). Close
the window by clicking on “OK”.
Under the factory settings, the e-Loader II guides you through the updating process using
English as the language. If you wish, you can enter the “Options” –> “Language” menu
to select one of the other available languages. The e-Loader II will then display all the
instructions and notes in the language that you have chosen.The following diagrams and
information are based on the English version.
Before you update the software of your balance, please check in the “Help” menu that the
communication with the balance is functioning. (In the example shown here, the e-Loader
II is confirming that a balance is connected.)
If the e-Loader II reports that a balance is not connected, first check whether the correct
interface, with the right setting, has been selected, and then, if necessary, check that the
communication settings of the computer and the balance correspond.
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You can begin the updating process once you have made the necessary settings and
checked that the connection is operating. Click on “Start Software Update Procedure” to
do this. Follow the instructions provided by e-Loader II; these will guide you step-by-step
through the updating process. e-Loader II will ask you whether you want to save the current
balance settings on your computer. We recommend that you carry out this data backup.
This will save you from having to enter all the settings again, since they will all be returned
to the factory settings in the course of the update. At the end of the updating procedure,
e-Loader II will ask whether the saved data should be reloaded back into the balance.
Before you start the actual updating operation, you have the possibility to define a Secure
ID to protect the balance against unauthorized software updating operations. To do this,
click on the “Create Secure-ID” button. If you do not wish to use this function, click on
“Continue”.
The Secure ID is balance-specific and saved in the balance. Please make a note of the
Secure ID and keep it in a safe place. If you forget the Secure ID, no further updates can
be made to the balance.
Define the “Secure ID” and confirm it by entering it again in the field provided. Then click
on “Continue”.
The balance now displays a list of the updates which have been performed. In this window
you can enter a user identification “User ID” so that it is subsequently possible to trace
who performed the software updating operation.
Click on “Continue” to start the updating operation.
The balance software consists of a terminal software and a weighing-platform software.
After the terminal software has been loaded, updating of the weighing-platform software
begins. Here, too, you can define a Secure ID and enter a User ID.
Changing the Secure ID: The Secure ID can be changed when a new software updating
operation is started.To do so, click on the“Change Secure ID” field.You can now enter a new
Secure ID. If you leave the field empty, the Secure ID is deleted and no longer active.
When the updating process has been completed, you can close e-Loader II. Your balance
will now operate with the newly loaded software.
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15.5 Saving and reloading balance settings
As well as balance software updates, e-Loader II also offers a data backup function whereby the current balance settings can be copied
to a PC. This means that you have a backup copy of your settings available at all times. If necessary, you can copy this back into the
balance. The function can also be used to copy the settings from one balance to another.
In order to save the current balance settings on a PC, start e-Loader II and call up the data
backup function, as shown in the diagram here.
The dialog box opposite prompts you to select the path for saving the backup file through
the “Browse” button. e-Loader II suggests a combination of the current date and the
current time as a name for the backup file, and the file extension “.dat”. (For example:
“2003_08_19_12_06.dat” for backup file that was created on the 12th August 2003 at
12.06.) You are free to alter the file name, if you wish, but not the “.dat” extension.
Click on “Start” to begin the data backup. Successful completion of the backup is confirmed on the display.
To copy the balance settings from the PC back into the balance, call the reload function,
as illustrated here.
Having started the reload function you can select, via the “Browse” button, the settings file
that is to be loaded back into the balance, after which you can begin the transfer process
with “Start”. Bear in mind that this will cause all the settings saved in the balance
to be overwritten!
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16 Error and status messages
16.1 Error messages occurring during normal operation
Most error messages appear in plain text directly in the respective application, and usually accompanied by a text describing how to
correct the error. Error messages of this type are self-explanatory and therefore not mentioned below.
The following error messages can appear instead of the weighing result:
Overload
The weight on the pan exceeds the weighing capacity of the balance. Reduce the weight
on the weighing pan.
Underload
Ensure that the weighing pan is correctly in place, can move freely, and does not catch
on the draft cover.
Error when switching on or zeroing G (weight display flashes)
When the balance was switched on (i.e. when it was connected to the power supply,
switched on from standby mode or by zero adjustment) one or more limits were exceeded.
The usual reason for this message to appear is when there is a weight on the weighing
pan when the balance is switched on. Remove the weight.
Taring or zeroing was interrupted
A taring or zeroing operation was aborted because a stable result was not obtained during the settling time. Close the doors of the draft shield and check the working location
(drafts, vibrations). Press “OK” and repeat the taring/zeroing.
16.2 Further error messages
If any error messages appear (“Error x”) other than those described above, please contact your METTLER TOLEDO dealer.
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16.3 Status messages
Status messages are displayed by means of small icons (symbols) in the top right of the display (close to the date or time, see Section 5.2). The status icons indicate the following:
The balance would like to carry out a fully automatic FACT adjustment but is unable because another operating
sequence is running. The adjustment is carried out as soon as the balance is unloaded, the display becomes
stable and no key has been pressed for 2 minutes (Section 7.4.1). The status icon disappears after the adjustment is successfully completed.
This status icon appears if the “CalInfo” function is active (Chapter 6.3.1) and an adjustment is required. In this
case, the adjustment must be started manually with the internal or external adjustment weight (Chapters 7.4.2
and 7.4.3). After successful completion of the adjustment, the status icon disappears.
The battery in your balance must be replaced. This battery ensures that the date and time are not lost when
the balance is disconnected from the network. Contact your dealer’s service department as soon as possible to
have a service technician change the battery.
Your balance is due for servicing. Contact your dealer’s customer service department as soon as possible to
have a technician service your balance.
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17 Cleaning and service
Every now and then, clean the weighing pan, draft shield element, draft shield (depending on the model), housing and terminal of your
balance using a damp cloth.
Your balance is made from high-quality, durable materials and can therefore be cleaned
with a standard, mild cleaning agent.
To thoroughly clean the U-shaped draft shield glass, carefully remove it from the draft
shield.
Place it on a clean, soft surface, as illustrated in the diagram.
When reinserting the glass, ensure that it is in the correct position (see Section 2).
Your balance is made from high-quality, durable materials and can therefore be cleaned
with a standard, mild cleaning agent.
Please observe the following notes
– On no account use cleaning agents, which contain solvents or abrasive ingredients, as this can result in
damage to the terminal overlay.
– Ensure that no liquid comes into contact with the balance, the terminal or the AC adapter.
• The balance is protected against dust and water when it is fully set up (with pan support and weighing
pan).
– Never open the balance, terminal or AC adapter - they contain no components, which can be cleaned, repaired
or replaced by the user.
Please contact your METTLER TOLEDO dealer for details of the available service options. Regular servicing by an
authorized service engineer ensures constant accuracy for years to come and prolongs the service life of your
balance.
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18 Technical data (L-weighing platform,see Section 3) and accessories
In this Section you will find the most important technical data for your balance. Accessories from the METTLER TOLEDO range increase
the functionality of your balance and open up additional areas of application. In this chapter you will find a list of the options currently
available.
18.1 General data
Power supply
• Power supply connector
with AC/DC adapter:
11132070, PSU30A-3
• Cable to AC adapter:
Secondary: 12 VDC ±5%, 2.25 A (with electronic overload protection)
3-core, with country-specific plug
12 VDC ±5%, 2.25 A, maximum ripple: 80 mVpp
• Power supply to the balance:
Primary: 100-240 V, -15%/+10%, 50/60 Hz, 0.8 A
Use only with a tested AC adapter with SELV output current.
Ensure correct polarity
Protection and standards
• Overvoltage category:
• Degree of pollution:
• Protection:
• Standards for safety and EMC:
• Range of application:
Class II
2
Protected against dust and water, IP54 in use with weighing pan inserted
See Declaration of Conformity (separate brochure 11780294)
For use only in closed interior rooms
Environmental conditions
• Height above mean sea level:
• Ambient temperature:
• Relative air humidity:
Up to 4000 m
5-40 °C
Max. 80% at 31°C, linearly decreasing to 50% at 40 °C, noncondensing
Materials
• Housing:
• Terminal:
• Weighing pan
• Wind shield
• Wind shield element
Die-cast aluminum, laquered, plastic and chrome steel
Die-cast zinc, chromed and plastics
Chrome-nickel steel X2CrNiMo-17-12-2
Plastic, chrome steel and glas
Die-cast zinc, chromed
Standard equipment
• Delivered with balance:
AC adapter with country-specific power cable
RS232C interface
Protective cover for the terminal (1 mg model)
Protective cover (10 mg, 0.1 g and 1 g models)
• Documentation:
Feedthroughs for below-the-balance weighing and for antitheft device
Operating instructions
Production certificate
EC declaration of conformity
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18.1.1 Explanatory notes for the METTLER TOLEDO AC adapter
METTLER TOLEDO balances are operated with a certified external power supply which conforms to the requirements for Class II double
insulated equipment and it is not provided with a protective earth connection but with a functional earth connection for EMC puposes.
Information about conformance of our products can be found in the brochure “Declaration of Conformity” which is coming with each
product or can be downloaded from www.mt.com
Consequently an earth bonding test is not required. Similarly it is not necessary to carry out an earth bonding test between the supply
earth conductor and any exposed metalwork on the balance.
In case of tetsting with regard to the directive 2001/95/EC the power supply and the balance has to be handled as Class II double
insulated equipment.
Because precision balances can be sensitive to static charges a leakage resistor, typically 10kΩ, is connected between the earth
connector and the power supply output terminals. The arrangement is shown in Fig.1. This resistor is not part of the electrical safety
arrangement and does not require testing at regular intervals.
Equivalent circuit diagram:
Plastic Housing
Double Insulation
P
AC
Input 100…240V AC
N
Output 12V DC
DC
10 kΩ coupling resistor for
electrostatic discharge
E
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18.2 Model-specific data (S and M platforms)
18.2.1 XS precision balances with readability 1 mg, S platform with draft shield
Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS203S
XS403S
XS603S
XS603SDR
XS1003S
Maximum load
210 g
410 g
610 g
610 g
1010 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
–
–
120 g
–
Readability
1 mg
1 mg
1 mg
10 mg
1 mg
Readability, fine range
–
–
1 mg
–
Taring range
0…210 g
0…410 g
0…610 g
0…610 g
0…1010 g
Repeatability (sd)
0.9 mg
0.9 mg
0.9 mg
6 mg
0.8 mg
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
–
–
1 mg
–
Linearity
2 mg
2 mg
2 mg
6 mg
2 mg
Eccentric load deviation (measured at)
3 mg (100 g)
3 mg (200 g)
3 mg (200 g)
10 mg (200 g)
3 mg (500 g)
Sensitivity offset
2.5×10-5·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
7.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
5×10-6·Rnt
5×10-6/°C·Rnt
5×10-6/°C·Rnt
2×10-6/°C·Rnt
2×10-6/°C·Rnt
2×10-6/°C·Rnt
Sensitivity temperature drift
1)
2)
2.5×10-5/a·Rnt
2.5×10-5/a·Rnt
1×10-5/a·Rnt
1×10-5/a·Rnt
1×10-5/a·Rnt
Settling time
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.5 s
1.5 s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
1
1
1
Balance dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
194 x 366 x 276
194 x 366 x 276
194 x 366 x 276
194 x 366 x 276
194 x 366 x 276
Usable heigh of draft shield [mm]
175
175
175
175
175
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
127 x 127
127 x 127
127 x 127
127 x 127
127 x 127
Weight [kg]
7.6
7.6
7.6
7.6
7.6
Sensitivity stability
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS203S
XS403S
XS603S
XS603SDR
XS1003S
Repeatability (sd) typical
0.5mg+1.5×10-6·Rgr
0.5mg+8×10-7·Rgr
0.5mg+5×10-7·Rgr
4mg+1.5×10-6·Rgr
0.4mg+2×10-7·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√(6×10-10g·Rnt)
√(3×10-10g·Rnt)
√(2×10-10g·Rnt)
√(2×10-10g·Rnt)
√(1.2×10-10g·Rnt)
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·R
1.5×10-6·Rnt
6×10-7·Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
8×10-6·Rnt
4×10-6·R
2.5×10-6·R
5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5g+4.5×10-3·Rgr
1.5g+2.4×10-3·Rgr
1.5g+1.5×10-3·Rgr
12g+4.5×10-3·Rgr
1.2g+6×10-4·Rgr
–
Minimum weight
4)
Minimum weight
4) (acc.to
(according to USP) typical
nt
nt
nt
–
–
–
6g+1.2×10-2·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) typical
100mg+3×10-4·Rgr
100mg+1.6×10-4·Rgr
100mg+1×10-4·Rgr
800mg+3×10-4·Rgr
80mg+4×10-5·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typ.
–
–
–
400mg+8×10-4·Rgr
–
USP) fine range,typ.
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Year (annum)
1) In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2) Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time , with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3) The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4) The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
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18.2.2 XS precision balances with readability 10 mg, S platform with draft shield element
Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS802S
XS2002S
XS4002S
XS4002SDR
XS6002S
XS6002SDR
Maximum load
810 g
2100 g
4100 g
4100 g
6100 g
6100 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
–
–
800 g
–
1200 g
Readability
10 mg
10 mg
10 mg
100 mg
10 mg
100 mg
Readability, fine range
–
–
–
10 mg
–
10 mg
Taring range
0…810 g
0…2100 g
0…4100 g
0…4100 g
0…6100 g
0…6100 g
Repeatability (sd)
8 mg
8 mg
8 mg
60 mg
8 mg
60 mg
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
–
–
8 mg
–
8 mg
Linearity
20 mg
20 mg
20 mg
60 mg
20 mg
60 mg
Eccentric load deviation (measured at)
20 mg (500 g)
30 mg (1 kg)
30 mg (2 kg)
100 mg (2 kg)
30 mg (2 kg)
100 mg (2 kg)
Sensitivity offset
7.5×10-5 · Rnt
3×10-5·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
1×10-5·Rnt
2.5×10-5·Rnt
1)
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
3×10-6/°C·Rnt
Sensitivity stability 2)
2.5×10-5/a·Rnt
2.5×10-5/a·Rnt
1.5×10-5/a·Rnt
1.5×10-5/a·Rnt
1.5×10-5/a·Rnt
1.5×10-5/a·Rnt
Settling time
1.2 s
1.2 s
1.2 s
1.2 s
1.2 s
1.2 s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
1
1
1
1
Balance dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
170 x 205
170 x 205
170 x 205
170 x 205
170 x 205
170 x 205
Weight [kg]
6.9
6.9
6.9
6.9
6.9
6.9
Sensitivity temperatur drift
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS802S
XS2002S
XS4002S
XS4002SDR
XS6002S
XS6002SDR
Repeatability (sd) typical
4mg+2.5×10-6·Rgr
4mg+1×10-6·Rgr
4mg+5×10-7·Rgr
40mg+2.5×10-6·Rgr
4mg+3×10-7·Rgr
40mg+1.5×10-6·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√(1.5×10-8g·Rnt)
√(6×10-9g·Rnt)
√(3×10-9g·Rnt)
√(3×10-9g·Rnt)
√(2×10-9g·Rnt)
√(2×10-9g·Rnt)
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
3×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
1.5×10-6·Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
2×10-5·Rnt
8×10-6·Rnt
4×10-6·Rnt
4×10-6·Rnt
2.5×10-6·Rnt
2.5×10-6·Rnt
12g+7.5×10-3·Rgr
12g+3×10-3·Rgr
12g+1.5×10-3·Rgr
120g+7.5×10-3·Rgr
12g+9×10-4·Rgr
120g+4.5×10-3·Rgr
Minimum weight
4)
Minimum weight
4) (acc.to
(according to USP) typical
–
–
–
12g+7.5×10-3·Rgr
–
12g+4.5×10-3·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) typical
800mg+5×10-4·Rgr
800mg+2×10-4·Rgr
800mg+1×10-4·Rgr
8g+5×10-4·Rgr
800mg+6×10-5·Rgr
8g+3×10-4·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typ.
–
–
–
800mg+5×10-4·Rgr
–
800mg+3×10-4·Rgr
USP) fine range,typ.
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Year (annum)
1) In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2) Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time , with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3) The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4) The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
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18.2.3 XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g, S platform
Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS4001S
XS6001S
XS8001S
Maximum load
4100 g
6100 g
8100 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
–
–
Readability
100 mg
100 mg
100 mg
Readability, fine range
–
–
–
Taring range
0…4100 g
0…6100 g
0…8100 g
Repeatability (sd)
80 mg
80 mg
80 mg
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
–
–
Linearity
60 mg
60 mg
100 mg
Eccentric load deviation (measured at)
200 mg (2 kg)
200 mg (2 kg)
200 mg (5 kg)
Sensitivity offset
6×10-5·Rnt
4×10-5·Rnt
7.5×10-5·Rnt
1)
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
Sensitivity stability 2)
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
Settling time
0.8 s
0.8 s
1.0 s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
1
Balance dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 366 x 96
194 x 66 x 96
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
190 x 223
190 x 223
190 x 223
Weight [kg]
6.4
6.4
6.4
Sensitivity temperature drift
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS4001S
XS6001S
Repeatability (sd) typical
40mg+5×10-6·Rgr
40mg+3×10-6·R
40mg+2.5×10-6·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√2.5×10-8g·Rnt
√1.5×10-8g·Rnt
√4×10-8g·Rnt
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
8×10-6·Rnt
8×10-6·Rnt
3×10-6·Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
2×10-5·Rnt
1.2×10-5·Rnt
2×10-5·Rnt
120g+1.5×10-2·Rgr
120g+9×10-3·Rgr
120g+7.5×10-3·Rgr
–
Minimum
weight 5)
Minimum
weight 5) (acc.to
(according to USP) typical
USP) fine range,typ.
XS8001S
gr
–
–
Minimum weight5) (1%, 2 sd) typical
8g+1×10-3·Rgr
8g+6×10-4·Rgr
8g+5×10-4·Rgr
Minimum weight5) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typ.
–
–
–
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Year (annum)
1) In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2) Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time , with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3) The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4) The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
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18.2.4 XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform
Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS6001M
XS6001MDR
XS10001M
XS12001MDR **
XS16001M
Maximum load
6100 g
6100 g
10100 g
12100 g
16100 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
1200 g
–
2400 g
–
Readability
100 mg
1g
100 mg
1g
100 mg
Readability, fine range
–
100 mg
–
100 mg
–
Taring range
0…6100 g
0…6100 g
0…10100 g
0…12100 g
0…16100 g
Repeatability (sd)
50 mg
600 mg
80 mg
600 mg
80 mg
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
80 mg
–
80 mg
–
Linearity
60 mg
600 mg
100 mg
600 mg
200 mg
Eccentric load deviation (measured at)
200 mg (2 kg)
1 g (2 kg)
200 mg (5 kg)
1 g (5 kg)
200 mg (5 kg)
Sensitivity offset
4×10-5·Rnt
5×10-5·Rnt
5×10-5·Rnt
5×10-5·Rnt
5×10-5·Rnt
1)
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
Sensitivity stability 2)
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
Settling time
1s
1s
1.2 s
1s
1.2 s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
1
1
1
Balance dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
240 x 393 x 110
240 x 393 x 110
240 x 393 x 110
240 x 393 x 110
240 x 393 x 110
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
237 x 237
237 x 237
237 x 237
237 x 237
237 x 237
Weight [kg]
8
8
8
8
9.3
Sensitivity temperature drift
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS6001M
XS6001MDR
XS10001M
XS12001MDR **
XS16001M
Repeatability (sd) typical
40mg+3×10-6·Rgr
400mg+1.5×10-5·Rgr
40mg+1.5×10-6·Rgr
0.4g+8×10-6·Rgr
40mg+1×10-6·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√(1.5×10-8g·Rnt)
√(1.5×10-8g·Rnt)
√(2.5×10-8g·Rnt)
√(2.5×10-8g·Rnt)
√(2.5×10-7g·Rnt)
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
8×10-6·Rnt
8×10-6·Rnt
3×10-6·Rnt
3×10-6·Rnt
3×10-6·Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
1.5×10-5·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
1.5×10-5·Rnt
1.2×10-5·Rnt
8×10-6·Rnt
120g+9×10-3·Rgr
1200g+4.5×10-2·Rgr
120g+6×10-3·Rgr
1200g+2.4×10-2·Rgr
120g+3.6×10-3·Rgr
Minimum weight
4)
Minimum weight
4) (acc.to
(according to USP) typical
120g+4.5×10-2·Rgr
–
120g+2.4×10-2·Rgr
–
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) typical
8g+6×10-4·Rgr
80g+3×10-3·Rgr
8g+4×10-4·Rgr
80g+1.6×10-3·Rgr
80g+2.4×10-4·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typ.
–
8g+3×10-3·Rgr
–
8g+1.6×10-3·Rgr
–
USP) fine range,typ.
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Year (annum)
1) In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2) Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time, with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3) The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4) The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
** Available from July 2006
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Technical data (limit values)
Model
XS10000M *
XS16000M *
Maximum load
10100 g
16100 g
Maximum load, fine range
–
–
Readability
1g
1g
Readability, fine range
–
–
Taring range
0…10100 g
0…16100 g
Repeatability (sd)
600 mg
600 mg
Repeatability (sd), fine range
–
–
Linearity
600 mg
600 mg
Eccentric load deviation (measured at)
1 g (5 kg)
1 g (5 kg)
Sensitivity offset
5×10-5·Rnt
5×10-5·Rnt
Sensitivity temperature drift 1)
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
1.5×10-5/°C·Rnt
Sensitivity stability 2)
5×10-5/a·Rnt
5×10-5/a·Rnt
Settling time
1s
1s
Interface update rate
23 /s
23 /s
Internal adjustment weigths 3)
1
1
Balance dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
240 x 393 x 110
240 x 393 x 110
Weighing pan dimensions (W x D) [mm]
237 x 237
237 x 237
Weight [kg]
8
9.3
Typical data for determination of the measurement uncertainty
Model
XS10000M *
XS16000M *
Repeatability (sd) typical
0.4mg+1×10-5·Rgr
0.4 g+6×10-6·Rgr
Differential nonlinearity (sd) typical
√(3×10-8g·Rnt)
√(2.5×10-6g·Rnt)
Differential eccentric load deviation (sd) typical
3×10-6·Rnt
6×10-5·Rnt
Sensitivity offset (sd) typical
1.5×10-5·Rnt
8×10-6·Rnt
4)
1200g+3×10-2·Rgr
1200g+1.8×10-2·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (acc.to USP) fine range,typ.
–
–
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) typical
80g+2×10-3·Rgr
80g+1.2×10-3·Rgr
Minimum weight 4) (1%, 2 sd) fine range, typ.
–
–
Minimum weight
(according to USP) typical
Rgr = Gross weight
Rnt = Net weight (sample weight)
sd = Standard deviation
a = Year (annum)
1) In the temperature range 10…30 °C
2) Sensitivity drift/year after putting into operation for the first time , with the FACT self-calibration function activated
3) The adjustment weights of the XS precision balances are made from stainless antimagnetic chrome-nickel steel.
The masses of the adjustment weights are traceable to the prototype kilogram which is the standard unit of mass kept in Paris.
4) The minimum weight can be improved by the following measures:
– Selecting suitable weighing parameters
– Choosing a better location
– Using smaller taring containers
* no certified models available
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18.3 Dimensions (S and M weighing platforms)
18.3.1 XS precision balances with readability 1 mg, S platform with draft shield
175
Models:
XS203S
XS403S
XS603S
XS603SDR
XS1003S
276
182
58
77
95
115
72
128
197
257
82
156
251
366
194
178
127
176
127
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18.3.2 XS precision balances with readability 10 mg, S platform with draft shield element
Models:
XS802S
XS2002S
XS4002S
XS4002SDR
XS6002S
XS6002DR
88
96
194
263
58
77
25
72
128
197
22
257
226
115
251
366
168
170
156
178
205
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18.3.3 XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g, S platform
Models:
XS4001S
XS6001S
XS8001S
58
77
96
25
72
128
197
22
257
115
226
251
366
263
194
168
190
156
178
223
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18.3.4 XS precision balances with readability 0.1 g / 1 g, M platform
Models:
XS6001M
XS6001MDR
XS10001M
XS12001MDR
XS10000M
58
77
110
32
77.8
135
206.5
34
115
278
393
309
214
240
237
178
202
237
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Models:
XS16001M
XS16000M
58
77
110
32
33
135
206.5
34
115
278
393
309
214
240
237
39
178
202
237
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18.4 Specifications of the RS232C interface
Interface type:
Voltage interface according to EIA RS-232C/DIN 66020 (CCITT V24/V.28)
Max. cable length:
15m
Signal level:
Outputs:
Inputs:
+5V ... +15V (RL = 3 – 7kΩ)
+3V ... 25V
–5V ... –15V (RL = 3 – 7kΩ)
–3V ... 25V
Connector:
Sub-D, 9-pole, female
Operating mode:
Full duplex
Transmission mode:
Bit-serial, asynchronous
Transmission code:
ASCII
Baud rates:
600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 1) (software selectable)
Bits/parity:
7-bit/even, 7-bit/odd, 7-bit/none, 8-bit/none (software selectable)
Stop bits:
1 stop bit
Handshake:
None, XON/XOFF, RTS/CTS (über Software wählbar)
End-of-line:
<CR><LF>, <CR>, <LF> software selectable)
Data
GND
Pin 2: Balance transmit line (TxD)
Pin 3: Balance receive line (RxD))
5
1
9
Pin 5: Ground signal (GND)
Pin 7: Clear to send (hardware handshake) (CTS)
6
Pin 8: Request to send (hardware handshake) (RTS)
Handshake
1) 38400
baud is only possible in special cases, such as:
• Weighing platform without terminal, or
• Weighing platform with terminal, only via the optional RS232C interface.
17.5 Specification of the “Aux” connections
You can connect the METTLER TOLEDO “ErgoSens” or an external switch to sockets Aux 1 and Aux 2. This allows you to start functions
such as taring, zeroing, printing and others.
External connection:
∅ 3.5 mm
Do not connect!
GND
Connection contact
Connector:
3.5 mm stereo jack connector
Electrical data:
Max. voltage 12 V
Max. current 150 mA
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18.6 MT-SICS Interface commands and functions
Many of the balances and scales used have to be capable of integration in a complex computer or data acquisition system.
To enable you to integrate balances in your system in a simple manner and utilize their capabilities to the full, most balance functions
are also available as appropriate commands via the data interface.
All new METTLER TOLEDO balances launched on the market support the standardized command set “METTLER TOLEDO Standard Interface
Command Set” (MT-SICS). The commands available depend on the functionality of the balance.
Basic information on data interchange with the balance
The balance receives commands from the system and acknowledges the command with an appropriate response.
Command formats
Commands sent to the balance comprise one or more characters of the ASCII character set. Here, the following must be noted:
• Enter commands only in uppercase.
• The possible parameters of the command must be separated from one another and from the command name by a space (ASCII 32
dec., in this description represented as /).
• The possible input for “text” is a sequence of characters of the 8-bit ASCII character set from 32 dec to 255 dec.
• Each command must be closed by CRLF (ASCII 13 dec., 10 dec.).
The characters CRLF , which can be inputted using the Enter or Return key of most entry keypads, are not listed in this description, but it
is essential they be included for communication with the balance.
Example
S – Send stable weight value
Command
S
Send the current stable net weight value.
Response
S/S/WeightValue/Unit
Current stable weight value in unit actually set under unit 1.
S/I
Command not executable (balance is currently executing another command, e.g. taring, or timeout as stability was not reached).
S/+
Balance in overload range.
S/-
Balance in underload range.
Command
S
Send a stable weight value.
Response
S/S/////100.00/g
The current, stable weight value is 100.00 g.
Example
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The MT-SICS commands listed below is a selected list of available commands. For additional commands and further information please refer to the Reference Manual “MT-SICS for Excellence series 11780711” downloadable from the Internet under
www.mt.com/xs-precision.
S – Send stable weight value
Command
S
Send the current stable net weight value.
SI – Send value immediately
Command
SI
Send the current net weight value, irrespective of balance stability.
SIR – Send weight value immediately and repeat
Command
SIR
Send the net weight values repeatedly, irrespective of balance stability.
Z
Zero the balance.
@
Resets the balance to the condition found after switching on, but without a zero setting being performed.
Z – Zero
Command
@ – Reset
Command
SR – Send weight value on weight change (Send and Repeat)
Command
SR
Send the current stable weight value and then send continuously the stable weight
value after every weight change.
The weight change must be at least 12.5 % of the last stable weight value, minimum = 30d.
ST – Send stable weight after pressing «F»key
Command
ST/1
Send the current stable net weight value each time when F is pressed.
SU – Send stable weight value with currently displayed unit
Command
SU
As the “S” command, but with the currently displayed unit.
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18.7 Accessories
18.7.1 Accessories for all weighing platforms (S, M + L)
You can increase the functionality of your balance with accessories from the METTLER TOLEDO range. The following options are
­available:
Printer
RS-P42: Printer with connection cable RS232, for recording results
00229265
BT-P42: Bluetooth printer with wireless connection to the balance
11132540
Optional interfaces (second interfaces)
RS232C (second RS232C interface)
11132500
LocalCAN: Connecting for max. 5 instruments with LocalCan connection
11132505
MiniMettler (downward compatibility to older devices from METTLER TOLEDO)
11132510
PS/2: For connection of commercially available keyboards and barcode readers
11132520
BT (Bluetooth): For wireless connection to max. 7 peripheral instruments
11132530
BTS (Bluetooth): For wireless connection to 1 peripheral instrument
11132535
Ethernet: For connection to an Ethernet network
11132515
e-Link IP65 EB01: Ethernet connection to the e-Link network with IP65 protection
11120003
Cable for RS232C interface (for standard interface or option 11132500)
RS9 – RS9 (m/f), connection cable for computer or RS-P42 printer, length = 1 m
11101051
RS9 – RS25 (m/f), connection cable for computer (IBM XT or compatible), length = 1m
11101052
RS9 – RS9 (m/m), connection cable for devices with DB9 socket (f), length = 1 m
21250066
Cable for LocalCan interface (option 11132505)
LC-RS9: Cable for connecting a PC with RS-232C, 9-pin, length = 2m
00229065
LC-RS25: Cable for connecting a printer or PC with RS-232C, 25-pin (m/f), length = 2m
00229050
LC-RS open: Cable for connecting the MT ComBus system, length = 4m
21900640
LC-CL: Cable for connecting a device with METTLER TOLEDO CL interface (5-pin), length = 2m
00229130
LC-LC03: Extension cable for LocalCAN, length = 0.3m
00239270
LC-LC2: Extension cable for LocalCAN, length = 2m
00229115
LC-LC5: Extension cable for LocalCAN, length = 5m
00229116
LC-LCT: Cable branch (T-connector) for LocalCAN
00229118
Cable for MiniMettler interface (option 11132510)
MM – RS9f: RS232C connection cable for MiniMettler Interface, length = 1,5m
00210493
Auxiliary display (displays only the weight value and unit, if defined)
RS/LC-BLD: Auxiliary display with RS232 & LC connection and external power supply, with table stand
00224200
RS/LC-BLDS: Auxiliary display with RS232 & LC connection for table stand or balance stand
11132630
BT-BLD bluetooth auxiliary display for wireless connection to balance with BTS interface, with table stand
11132555
LC-AD: Auxiliary display, active, with table stand
00229140
LC-ADS: Auxiliary display, active, with table stand
00229150
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Input/output devices
ErgoSens: programmable sensor for hands-off operation, cable length = 0.6 m
11132601
LC-IO: Relay interface with digital inputs and outputs, switch eight different devices on and off
21202217
LC-FS: Foot switch with adjustable function for balances with LocalCAN interface
00229060
LC switchbox; connect up to three balances with LocalCan interface to a printer
00229220
Barcode reader RS232
• AC adapter 230V EUR
• AC adapter 115V USA
21900879
21900882
21900883
LV11 automatic feeder for small items
21900608
Kit for dynamic weighing
4 l container and contact mat
11132657
Software
LabX pro balance (network capable solution for management of weighing data)
11120301
LabX light balance (management of weighing data made easy)
11120317
LabX direct balance (simple data transfer)
11120340
Freeweigh. Net
21900895
Various
Terminal extension cable, length = 4.5 m
11600517
Wall fixture for terminal
11132665
Anti-theft device (steel cable)
11600361
18.7.2 Accessories for balances with the S weighing platform
Density determination kit
For 1 mg Models: Kit for density determination of solids and liquids
11132680
Sinker 10 ml: for density determination of liquids
00210260
Sinker 10 ml, certified model
00210672
Precision thermometer, certified model
11132685
Various
Weighing pan (support included), 190 mm x 223 mm
11132655
Weighing pan (support and draft shield element included), 170 mm x 205 mm
11132660
MPS (Magnetic Protection Shield) weighing pan for 0.1 g models, 190 mm x 223 mm
11132625
MPS (Magnetic Protection Shield) weighing pan for 10 mg models, 170 mm x 205 mm
11132626
Simple draft shield, usable heigh 175 mm (10 mg and 0.1 g*)
* For the 0.1 g model the weighing pan set “11132660” must be ordered additionally.
11131653
Draft shield “Pro”, usable heigh 248 mm (1 mg models)
11131651
Draft shield “Pro” made of plastic, usable heigh 248 mm (1 mg models)
11131652
Draft shield to cover the entire balance, (W x D x H) 300 x 450 x 450 mm
11134430
Technical data and accessories
147
LV11 Special door
11132711
Stand for terminal, terminal hight over weighing pan = 0.3 m
11132636
IP54 Protective housing for AC adapter
11132550
Protective cover for XS terminal
11106870
Protective cover for XS precision balances with S platform,10 mg und 0.1 g models
11132571
Protective cover for S platform, 10 mg und 0.1 g models (only for Platform)
11133034
Transport case for XS precision balances with S platform, 10 mg und 0.1 g models
11132595
18.7.3 Accessories for balances with the M weighing platform
Various
Protective cover for XS precision balances with M platform, 0.1 g und 1 g models
11132572
Protective cover for M platform, 0.1 g und 1 g models (only for Platform)
11132574
Protective cover for XS terminal
11106870
Draft shield to cover the entire balance, (W x D x H) 300 x 450 x 450 mm
11134430
Draft shield to cover the entire balance, (W x D x H) 550 x 470 x 580 mm
11134470
IP54 Protective housing for AC adapter
11132550
Stand for terminal, terminal hight over weighing pan = 0.3 m
11132636
Hook for the hanger (XS16001M and 16000M)
11132565
18.7.4 Accessories for balances with the L weighing platform
Various
Stand for terminal, terminal hight over weighing pan = 0.3 m, Waagenmontage
11132653
Protective cover for XS terminal
11132573
Hook for the hanger
11132565
Draft shield to cover the entire balance, (W x D x H) 550 x 470 x 580 mm
11134470
Appendix
148
19 Appendix
19.1 Conversion table for weight units
Kilogram
1 kg
= 1000.0
g
1 g =
Milligram
1 mg
=
0.001
g
1 g =
1000.0
mg
Microgram
1 µg
=
0.000001
g
1 g = 1000000.0
µg
Carat
1 ct
=
0.2
g
1 g =
5.0
ct
Pound
1 lb
=
g
1 g ≈
0.00220462262184878
lb
Ounce (avdp)
1 oz
=
28.349523125
g
1 g ≈
0.0352739619495804
oz
Ounce (troy)
1 ozt
=
31.1034768
g
1 g ≈
0.0321507465686280
ozt
Grain
1 GN
=
0.06479891
g
1 g ≈
Pennyweight
1 dwt =
1.55517384
g
1 g ≈
0.643014931372560
dwt
Momme
1 mom =
3.75
g
1 g ≈
0.266666666666667
mom
Mesghal
1 msg ≈
4.6083
g
1 g ≈
0.217
msg
Tael Hong Kong
1 tlh
=
37.429
g
1 g ≈
0.0267172513291833
tlh
Tael Singapore
(Malaysia)
1 tls
≈
37.7993641666667
g
1 g ≈
0.0264554714621853
tls
Tael Taiwan
1 tlt
=
37.5
g
1 g ≈
0.0266666666666667
tlt
Tola
1 tola =
11.6638038
g
1 g ≈
0.0857353241830079
tola
Baht
1 baht =
15.16
g
1 g ≈
0.0659630606860158
baht
453.59237
0.001
15.4323583529414
kg
GN
Appendix
149
19.2 SOPs - standard operating procedures
In the documentation of a GLP test, the SOPs are a small, but very important part.
Practical experience confirms that SOPs written in-house are followed much better than SOPs written by an an external, anonymous
source.
You will find below a brief overview of the responsibilities in relation to SOPs, as well as a checklist for creating an SOP.
Responsibilities in relation to SOPs
Head of testing laboratory
Instructs SOPs to be created
Approves SOPs with date and signature
Testing supervisor
Ensures that SOPs are available
Approves SOPs as deputy to laboratory head
Employees
Follow the SOPs and other guidelines
GLP quality assurance
Checks whether valid SOPs are available
Checks whether the SOPs are followed
Checks how and when changes are documente
Checklist for creating SOPs
Administrative matters
1.
Use of SOP forms
2. Name of testing laboratory
3. Date of creation of SOP
4. Archive reference for SOPs
5. Page number (1 of n)
6. Title
7. Date of release
8. Modification number
9. Designation of departments/offices responsible for implementation
10. Date and signaturesn:
a) Author
b) Person checking
c) Person authorized to approve
11. Distribution list
YES
NO
Appendix
150
Contents of the SOP
1. Introduction and objective
2. Material required
3. Description of work steps
4. Description of documentation
5. Data processing and evaluation
6. Documents, samples, etc., to be preserved
7. Archiving information
YES
NO
Index
151
20 Index
A
“Aux” connections 142
AC adapter 10, 17, 130, 131
Accessories 10, 145
Access rights 43
Additive mode 69
Adjustment 34
Adjustment (calibration) 61
Adjustment with the internal weight 71, 72
Ambient conditions 38
Application-specific settings 29
Application “LabX Client” 122
Applications 29
Automatic zero setting 38
AutoZero 38
Auxiliary liquid 82, 87
B
Backup copy 126
Balance information 45
Balance parameters 37
Barcode data 57
Battery 128
Beep 113
Brightness of the display 41
C
Calibration 34
Certificate 35
Certified versions of balances 29, 39, 51
Checking the adjustment 63
Cleaning 129
Cleaning agents 129
Contact switches 44
Continuous mode 40
Contrast 41
Controls 27
Conventions 9
D
Data backup 125, 126
Date 28, 42
Density application 81
Density determination kit 146
Density statistics 91
Density table 94
Dimensions 137
Dimensions of balances with L weighin 25
Display 28
Display area remains dark 22
Display mode 28
Draft shield door 15
Dynamic Weighing 110
E
e-Loader II 123
Energy saving function 44
Environmental conditions 23, 130
ErgoSens 44, 142
Error messages 127
External adjustment weight 35
External keyboard 58
External test weight 36
F
FACT 34, 61, 128
Factory settings 45
Features 9
Fixed reference piece count 101
Footer 53
Formulae 93
Formulas 73
Formulation application 74
Free weighing unit 51
Fully automatic adjustment (calibration) 61
Function keys 29, 49, 66, 75, 83, 96, 101, 111
G
Gamma sphere 89
General Data 23
GLP 9, 149
Good Laboratory Practice 9
H
Hanger 81
Header 52
I
Identifiers 57, 59
Individual values 53
Info fields 96
Information fields 28, 50, 67, 76, 84, 102, 114
Installing the “Magic Cube” draft shield 13
Index
152
Interface 39, 145
ISO 14001 9
ISO 9001 9
Item counter 59
R
Keyboard 58
Keys 26, 27
Kit for dynamic weighing 146
Reference 96
Reference piece count 101
Reference weight 98
Relative standard deviation 73
Reload function 126
Repeatability 38
Resolution 59
RS232C interface 142
L
S
K
LabX balance 122
LabX Client 122
LabX light balance 122
LabX pro balance 122
Language 39
Level indicator 16
Leveling the balance 16
Line voltages 17
Local line voltage 17
Location 16
L weighing platform 19
M
Materials 23, 130
Mean value 73
Mean weight 72
Minimum weight 112
Model-specific data 24
MT-SICS 143
O
Operating sequence 31
Overload 127
P
Password 32, 43
Percent Weighing application 95
Peripheral devices 10, 39
Piece counting 100
Placing the terminal on the L weighing platform 20
Power supply 17, 23, 130
Power supply for the L weighing platform 22
Power supply voltage 10
Printout 54
Protection and standards 23, 130
Protection of the instrument 10
Safety 10
Secure ID 125
Security system 32
Selecting the location 16
Self-test 17, 22
Series of weighings 69
Service 128, 129
Setting options with the draft shield glass 14
Setting up 11
Setting up the balance 13
Setting up the balance with «L weighing platform» 20
Simple weighing 26
Sinker 81, 88
SmartTrac 28
Software 27, 29, 123
Software updates 123
Solid body 87
SOP 9, 149
Stability detector 26
Standard deviation 73
Standard equipment 12, 23
Standard equipment with L-weighing platform 20
Standard operating procedures 9, 149
Statistics 65, 83, 118, 120
Statistics application 65
Status icons 28, 128
Status messages 128
Summer time 42
Switch balance off 26
Switch balance on 26
Symbols 9
System settings 30, 33
Index
153
T
Target value 79
Taring 26
Technical data 130
Technical Data L weighing platform 23
Temperature criterion 61
Terminal 27
Terminal settings 41
Time 28, 42
Tolerances 79
Touch Function 41
Touch screen 28
Transporting the balance 17
Transporting the balance with L-weighing platform 22
U
Underload 127
Unpacking the “Magic Cube” draft shield 11
User ID 125
V
Value release 38
Volume 41
W
Weighing application 47
Weighing below the balance 18
Weighing pan 13
Weighing result 28
Weighing type 38
Weighing unit 28, 51
Weight display 28
Weight display flashes 127
Weight units 148
Winter time 42
Z
Zero adjustment 26
Zero setting 38
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