Manual - Lift-N

Manual - Lift-N
MODEL LNW-5
LIFT-N-WEIGH
LIFT TRUCK SCALE
Pacific Scale Co. Clackamas, Oregon
LIFT-N-WEIGH
The Lift-N-Weigh model LNW-5 provides a quick and convenient weight check for shipping and receiving. Weighing while handling eliminates those extra time consuming
trips to a stationary scale. Mounted for viewing, while
not interfering with visibilty, it gives th e operator a quick
check for unsafe overloads.
The Lift-N-Weigh operates on the principal that there is a
direct correlation between the pressure in a lift cylinder
and the weight on the forks. A transducer in the instrument changes hydaulic pressure to an electrical signal,
which ends up as a weight reading on the display.
Installation consists of mounting the display at a convenient location. “Teeing” into the lift truck hydraulic line
and connecting it to the display. The D.C. power lin e is
then connected to the lift truck battery. The unit comes
pre-calibrated for a specific lift truck. If the weight reading is incorrect or the scale is installed on a different
truck it can be re-calibrated in the field. A 6 foot - high
pressure hose and DC wiring harness are in cluded. We do
not furnish the “Tee” fittin g to connect to your hydraulic
lines.
SPECIFICATIONS
CAPACITIES - up to 199,000 lbs.
DISPLAY - 6 digit liquid crystal display
height of numbers 0.70”
backlit for high visibility
POWER - 12 volt D.C. to 50 volt D.C.
CONTROLS - External - ZERO knob and ON/OFF switch
Internal - calibration and lb/kg
HOUSING - Cast Aluminum
GRADUATIONS - 10 lb. up to 10,000 lbs.
100 lb. up to 199,000 lbs.
DIMENSIONS - Housing - 5.75” wide x 3.75” high
x 3.5” deep
Overall - 6.65” wide x 6” tall
x 4.74” deep
ACCURACY
The operating accuracy, when installed on the vehicle, is
governed by the mechanical conditions of the vehicle. The
indicator operates off the pressure developed in the main
lifting ram. Because of the friction in the piston and the
mast, actual weighing accuracy will be from 1% to 2% of
the scale capacity for lift trucks. THIS SCALE IS A WEIGHT
ESTIMATOR AND SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCE.
P.O. Box 1606 - 16002 SE 106th
Clackamas, OR 97015
Phone (503) 657-7500 - (800) 537-1886
Fax (503) 657-5561
email - psco@pacifier.com
Web - Pacific Scale Co. - www.pacificscale.com
- LNW Mfg. Dept. - www.forkliftscales.us
Warranty
Pacific Scale Co. warrants to the original purchaser that it will repair
or replace any part which in its judgement is defective in material or
workmanship. Warranty period is 365 days from date of shipment.
Special 5 year warranty on Main board electronics if found to be
defective in material or workmanship. See ownerʼs manual for
complete warranty and return instructions.
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LNW-5
Table Of Contents
Important Notice................................................................................... ii
Caution & Dry packs............................................................................ iii
DC Power Filters................................................................................. iv
Introduction & Description....................................................................1
Principle of Operation
Pressure Transducer
Digital Indication
Housing
Power Requirements
Installation............................................................................................2
Lift Truck Conditions
Indicator Installation
Hose Installation
Installation Diagram..............................................................................3
Operation..............................................................................................4
Weighing Reference Point
First Stage Cylinder
Weighing Height
Repeatability is the Key to Good Weighing
Description of Controls
Weighing Procedure - (Suggested)
Calibration Procedure.................................................................... 5 & 6
Check ZERO and Span
Set span
Return to Normal weighing and check Span
Troubleshooting....................................................................................7
Warranty...............................................................................................8
Parts List (partial).................................................................................9
Manual Version 7
June 2008
LNW-5
Important Notice
Your new LNW-5, Serial No.___________, was calibrated for
installation on a Make ________________
Model _____________ before leaving the factory.
Please read the Operating Instructions on page 4 and the
Troubleshooting chart on page 7 before attempting to recalibrate the indicator.
Do NOT spend over 30 minutes
in testing and adjusting.
If you spend more time than this or are having problems,
please call for technical assistance
1-800-537-1886
If you call, please have available:
1. LNW Indicator Serial number ____________.
2. Make (Truck)____________.
3. Lift capacity of the vehicle____________.
4. Number of Lift cylinders______________.
5. D.C. voltage supplied by the truck______.
6. Description of the problem.
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LNW-5
**** CAUTION ****
Safety First
Because Lift trucks can vary greatly in their configuration from Manufacturer to Manufacturer and model to model, the instructions for
installation of the indicator are general in scope. A qualified lift truck
technician may find an alternate means to install the scale which is
better suited to the situation.
Pacific Scale Co., Inc. strongly recommends that when installation
procedures are followed which depart from those outlined herein,
the safety of personnel and equipment must be accorded primary
consideration.
Dry Packs
LNW Scales are designed with gaskets to be weather tight, as well
as having heavy duty cast aluminum cases. However, they are NOT
hermetically sealed and in a changing weather enviroment, (heat
and cold, humidity) moisture may be drawn into the case. When
manufactured and shipped, the LNW units include “Dry-pack” dessicant packages internally to absorb the moisture that is drawn into
the case.
Your LNW scale unit should be checked periodically to insure
that the “Dry-pack” dessicant packages are still dry enough to absorb moisture or be replaced. If unable to locate dessicant locally,
contact Pacific Scale to purchase more .
1-800-537-1886
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LNW-5
DC Power Filters
Pacific Scale Co. builds LNW Indicators for use on a wide variety of equipment and
vehicles. Our Wide Input Voltage Regulator (WIVR) will work on an input voltage of 12-48
volts DC and has basic power line noise filtering built in.
Depending on design, some vehicles, particularly electric forklifts, may need additional
external power filtering to protect our LNW indicators from surges and power spikes that
may damage our WIVR.
We can pass along suggestions from what our customers have used, but each end
user must determine what their particular equipment requires to provide adequate power.
Due to recent electrical design changes on forklifts, Pacific Scale cannot
guarantee that our LNW units will work as is without external power filters and
conditioners supplied by the customer or with the filter and regulator we have
provided
Pacific Scale Co. has included with this LNW unit;
1
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SM480-8 Heavy Duty DC Power line filter (HDLF)
1
-
SM2412-25 Heavy Duty Voltage regulator (HDVR)
If the customer wishes to use his own filters, or if the Heavy Duty external filter and Regulators we have provided are not needed, please return the Heavy Duty filter and regulator for $25
credit to:
Pacific Scale Co., LNW Mfg. Dept., 16002 SE 106th, Clackamas, OR 97071
The End User and/or Installer should use their experience and vehicle dealers suggestions on the need for additional power filters and conditioners.
One source for vehicle mounted power conditioning equipment is www.servicemate.
com
We hope each customer who solves a particular problem can share their experience
with our tech dept. to pass along to new customers via our www.forkliftscales.us website.
For further information contact LNW Tech Support at 1-800-537-1886 ext. 109
Or email: tech@forkliftscales.us
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Pacific Scale Co. /LNW MFG
February 2005
LNW-5
Introduction
Your new LIFT-N-Weigh Model LNW-5 was designed to provide you with a reliable, versatile and compact weighing system. While there are a number of variables affecting the
hydraulic system pressure - fluid viscosity, temperature, mechanical friction, leaking seals,
etc. - this manual is intended to show you how to get the best performance out of your
LIFT-N-WEIGH.
Description
Principle of Operation - The lift truck scale works on the principle that the lift truck hoisting
pressure is directly proportional to the applied weight on the forks. The hydraulic pressure
is converted into an electrical signal by a pressure transducer. After completion of the calibration procedures, the reading on the display is the weight on the forks.
Pressure Transducer - The transducer uses a strain gage bridge to convert the hydraulic
pressure in the lifting cylinder into a proportional electrical output. This unit is capable of
sensing pressure from 0 PSI to 5,000 PSI at full scale. The transducer is built into the indicator enclosure for maximum protection and easier installation. A high pressure hose from
the Lift truck (see Installation diagram page 3) connects to a 1/4” NPT female swivel fitting
on the back of the Indicator housing.
Digital Indication - The LNW indicator uses solid state technology to acheive a high degree
of accuracy on the Test bench. This, however, is downgraded by the friction in the lift truck.
Fork load is displayed on a backlighted Liquid Crystal Display for easy viewing in both
bright and poorly lighted situations.
Housing - The unit is housed in a heavy cast aluminum housing to help protect it against
mechanical damage. All openings are gasketed and sealed to minimize contamination from
dust and moisture. (Note: Moisture can be drawn into case. Customer must check periodically.)
Power Requirements 12 through 48 Volts DC
NOTE: If power to a unit normally drops below 11.5 volts, the Wide Input Voltage regulator
may need to be bypassed for proper operation.
NOTE: Units before Serial Number #5660 need the special shunt (jumper) removed for use
above 12 Volts DC - See board outline on page 5
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LNW-5
Installation
Lift Truck Condition - To achieve the best accuracy possible, approximately +/- 2% of the
capacity of the truck or better, the lift truck should be in good mechanical - hydraulic condition. The lifting mechanism must be checked for satisfactory operation: leaks; proper fluid
level; the mast slides for worn or bent sections and mast rollers for worn bearings; hoist
piston and ram seals for wear; insure mast slides are clean and lubricated.
Indicator Installation - Mount the indicator bracket to facilitate viewing and necessary
clearances for adjustments (mounting bolts are provided). Connect the power cable to
power sources. White lead should go to Positive and the Black to Negative. Connections
should be made directly to the Battery to avoid electrical noise.
Note - For Units before #5660, if the power source is above 12 VDC, remove the
HI-V jumper per the drawing on Page 5.
Hose Installation - The 6’ hose is connected between the lift valve and the primary lift
cylinder(s). The Indicator is located so the other end of the hose can connect to the fitting
on the back. Locate the indicator so hose and electrical cable are clear of moving parts and
display can be seen by the operator.
(See page 3 - Installation outline drawing)
a. Before loosening hydraulic fittings, insure the release of hydraulic pressure by lowering the forks to the ground.
b. Somewhere between the lift valve and the lift cylinder(s) install a fitting that will accept the 1/4” NPT male on the end of the hose. Remember the indicator must see
the pressure in the main cylinder when lifting a load so watch for any pressure bypasses. If truck has two (2) lift cylinders, be sure you install the hose so pressure is
read from both cylinders.
c. With the appropriate fitting installed between the lift cylinder and the valve, install
one end of the hose at the fitting and tighten. Attach the other end of the hose to the
fitting on the indicator. Before tightening, pressurize the system and bleed air from
the hose.
d. Start the lift truck and check for leaks.
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LNW-5
Installation Diagram
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LNW-5
Operation
Weighing Reference Point - A point established for all zeroing and weighing. This point
must be within the freelift portion of the uprights.
First Stage Cylinder - The LIFT-N-WEIGH will weigh accurately only in the first stage on a
truck telescoping hoist cylinders.
Weighing Height - To set the weighing height:
a. Raise forks approximately 16” above ground level.
b. Apply one (1) of the supplied red Arrow decals to the mast, within clear view of the
operator, and another to the fork carriage directly opposite the first mark, also within
clear view of the operator.
Repeatability is the Key to Good Weighments - Pick up the forks about 18”-20” and lower
about 2” - then set Zero - repeat procedure several times to assure that display repeats
within 2% of truck capacity. (+/- 100 Lbs. on a 5,000 Lb. truck) - Do NOT keep readjusting zero if it repeats within the 2% range. Pick up a load in the same manner and see if it
repeats within 2% of truck capacity.
If display repeats but the weight is wrong, go to page 5 and follow the calibration instructions.
Note: 16” is given as a convenient height. If repeatability is better at another level, change
the reference marks. Weighing must be in the first stage. It really doesn’t matter how it is
done, as long as you get repeatability at Zero and with a load - all within 2% of truck capacity,
Description of Controls - (2 only)
ZERO KNOB: Located on bottom left side of housing.
ON/OFF SWITCH: Located on bottom right side of housing.
Overload Indication - Since the LNW-5 can only display upto 19,990 x 10 or 199,900 x 100,
exceeding these will be indicated by either a “1 0” or a “1 00” on the display.
Weighing Procedure (Suggested)
1. Bring mast to vertical position.
2. Raise forks 2” or so above weighing mark.
3. Jog forks down to mark and adjust ZERO knob until display reads Zero. ZEROING
and WEIGHING must be done in the same manner and at the same point.
4. To weigh a load, lift the load in the same manner as when setting Zero - 2” above
the mark and jog down to the mark. When display pauses or hesitates, read the
weight. The pause will normally be just momentary.
5. Recheck your ZERO occasionally during use. Reset if it has changed.
Note: If above method does not give repeatable readings, see Steps 1 & 2 Page 5.
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LNW-5
ZERO
Calibration Adjustments
On Units before #5660
w/o External VR
The Lift-N-Weigh is normally pre-calibrated to the customer supplied lift truck specifications. This is a test bench calibration to the calculated pressure. Because of friction in
the lifting mechanism and control valve bleedback, weight errors may exist in the system when installed on the customers equipment. These can often be easily corrected
by performing the following adjustments:
Step 1. Lift the forks at normal lifting speed to 18” to 24” height and lower (jog down) a
couple of inches. Wait until the numbers on the display pause or hesitate (usually 3-7
seconds) to take a reading. Do this several times to insure the zero setting is correct
DO NOT BE CONCERNED WITH AN ERROR WITHIN 2% OF THE TRUCK CAPACITY.
(e.g.. tolerance for a 5,000 lb. truck capacity @ 2% = 100 lbs.error plus or minus.)
If the empty (ZERO) weight repeats within 2% proceed to Step 2.
If the empty weight readings DO NOT repeat within 2% tolerance, try lifting the
forks to the weighing height - 16” to 20”- and take your readings as soon as you release the lift valve - do not lower. Try any method that will give you repeatable readings within the 2% tolerance.
Step 2. Lift a known weight equal to approximately 1/2 of lift truck capacity or more.
Raise the load in the same manner as when setting zero (Step 1). Do this several
times to insure that the system repeats within the 2% tolerance. Repeatability is the
key to good weighments.
If the weight readings don’t repeat within the 2% tolerance (of Capacity), try a different method of lifting. If a different method works, remove the load and recheck ZERO
using the same method. It doesn’t make any difference how the weighments are done as
long as the ZERO and Weight readings are done in the same manner and the weights
repeat within tolerance.
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LNW-5
Calibration Instructions - Continued
Step 3. If the weighments repeat within tolerance and are correct - Start using the LIFT-NWEIGH. If the weighments repeat but are the wrong weight, proceed with Step 4.
Step 4. Remove the six (6) stainless screws from the front cover. Remove the cover and
the cover gasket exposing the board with the display. Check Zero setting then lift the known
weight. With the fine blade screwdriver, adjust the FINE SPAN potentiometer (see diagram
previous page) counterclockwise to RAISE the weight reading and clockwise to LOWER the
weight reading. Do not worry about turning it too far as it has an internal clutch that clicks
when you are at the limit of adjustment. If the correct weight reading cannot be reached
with the potentiometer, turn it in the opposite direction about 10 turns and turn on or off the
span switches next to it - starting with Number 1. ON will increase the weight readings.
Note: The LNW-5 is normally shipped with position 3 -“High Span” ON. To reduce Span
range, turn position 3 OFF and position 2 ON. Then adjust the Fine Span Pot to get a correct reading.
If still too high, turn Position 2 OFF and Position 1 ON. Then adjust the Fine Span Pot to
get a correct reading.
Step 5. When you make a change in the weight adjustment, lower the forks and re-lift to
the weighing height. The easing off of the friction in the lifting system causes the weight to
drop over time.
Step 6. Remove the load and recheck the Zero setting. If Zero is still within tolerance - Start
using the LIFT-N-WEIGH.
REMEMBER - Repeatability & consistency are the key to
good weight readings.
Calibration should take less than 30 minutes.
Should you have any problems
call 1-800-537-1886
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LNW-5
Trouble Shooting
Malfunction
Probable Cause
Corrective Action
Indicator does not Display
•Power leads reversed.
numbers
•Power not connected.
•Connect White to Positive,
•Connect Black to Negative
•Defective Indicator
•Connect per instructions
•LCD out of socket
•Replace Indicator or plug
•Place the LCD in its socket
Intermittant operation
•Electrical Fault in Main Board
or Voltage Regulator
•Return for repair •(Call for RMA)
Indicator readings do not
•Transducer connected to
wrong side of valve
•Reconnect to output of
valve
•Hydraulic Hose obstruction
•Repair or Replace hose
•Loose hydraulic connection
•Tighten couplings
•Inconsistent weighing
procedure
•Follow recommended method
•Inconsistent Zero setting
•Repair
•Leaking Hoist cylinder
•Bleed system
•Air in hydraulic system
•Weigh & Zero w/Mast upright
•Mast not upright
•Add proper amount of fluid
•Hoist cylinder fluid low
•Clean & lubricate
•Mast slides dirty
•Repair as required
•Mechanical system worn/bent
•Lubricate mastparts & be
sure load on forks is against
the carriage
change
Inconsistent weight
•Friction in cylinder, rollers,
slides, etc.
Fine Span Pot screw does
•Follow proper procedure
At least one of the three Span
switches, #1, #2, #3 is not “ON”
•See section on calibration
is displayed
•Electrical interference caused
by: Bad ignition system, rotating
light, etc.
•Clean or replace plugs; check
wiring & replace if needed;
clean noisy contacts, etc.
Moisture on inside of lens
•Check cover gasket & screws
•Tighten screws & or replace
gasket
not adjust display
Display numbers jump up &
down erratically or hash
If problems still exist
Call the Pacific Scale Co. Service Department
1-800-537-1886 ext. 109
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LNW-5
Warranty
Pacific Scale Co., Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that it will repair or
replace - at its option - any part which in its judgement is defective in material or
workmanship. Such repairs or replacements shall be performed without charge at
Pacific Scale’s service facilities.
The defective unit is to be returned to Pacific Scale Co., Inc. prepaid with
a description of the problem, after calling and receiving a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number. No unit will be accepted for Warranty without an RMA
number.
This warranty covers:
Entire unit for a period of one (1) year;
Main electronics board for a period of five (5) years;
from the date of shipment from Pacific Scale Co., Inc. and is subject to the following
limitations:
Limitations: This warranty shall not apply to a. Damage which in the opinion of Pacific Scale Co., Inc. is the result of
overloading, misuse, water damage, negligence, alteration, accident or service
performed by other than Pacific Scale Co., Inc. authorized personnel.
b. The replacement of expendable or consumable parts.
c. Normal deterioration due to wear or damage and deterioration due to
extended storage or exposure while in the purchaser’s possession before
installation.
This Warranty is the only warranty expressed or implied. Pacific Scale Co.,
Inc. neither assumes nor authorizes any other person to assume for it any other
obligation or liability. Pacific Scale Co., Inc. will not be responsible or liable for
any consequential or contingent damages and its liability is limited to the original
purchase price of the equipment sold.
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LNW-5
Parts List, (partial)
Description
QTY
Part NO.
Bezel, Silkscreened............................................................ 1
L5-BZ
Bezel Gasket...................................................................... 1
L5-BZ-G
Bezel screws...................................................................... 6
L5-BZ-S
Hose, high pressure synthetic, 6’, 1/4” NPT Male each end ..................... 1
LC-HH-72
Hose Fitting, 360 Deg. swivel ell........................................ 1
LC-PT-FS
Install Kit (Includes Power Cord, Scotchlok
L5-Install Kit
taps, Bolts & Nuts, and misc.)
. .............. 1
Main Board, (for use with external VR - #5660 on) ............................ 1
L5-MB-VR
ON/OFF Power Switch, toggle ............................................. 1
L5-PS-ASSY
ON/OFF Power Switch Boot . ............................................ 1
LC-SW-B
Power Cord Assy................................................................ 1
LC-PC-ASSY
Pressure Transducer.......................................................... 1
LC-PT
U-Bracket Mount (w/Knobs) .................................................... 1
L5-UB-ASSY
U-Bracket Knobs, Black..................................................... 2
LC-UB-KB
Voltage Regulator Assy...................................................... 1
WIVR
Zero Knob (w/o gasket) . ........................................................... 1
L5-ZP-ASSY
Zero Knob Gasket ............................................................ 1
L5-ZP-G
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