Weight Processor HI 6500 Series

Weight Processor HI 6500 Series
Weight Processor
HI 6500 Series
User’s Guide
Hardy Process Solutions Document Number: 0596-0331-01 REV C
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Chapter 1
HI 6500 Overview - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
General Introduction to the HI 6500 Series Weight Processor - - - - - - - - - - 1
HI 6500 Series Weight Processor Description- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Typical Applications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Features and Capabilities - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Hardy Process Toolbox- - - - - C2® and eCal™ Calibration - - INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® WAVERSAVER® - - - - - - - Weighing System Tests- - - - - -
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Basic Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
General - - - - - - - - - - - - Common Mode Rejection Printer - - - - - - - - - - USB Port - - - - - - - - Network Connectivity - - - - - Environmental Requirements - - -40 to 85º C (-40º to 185º F)
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HI 6500 Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
Unpacking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
Spare Parts List - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Tool List - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Installing the HI 6500 Series Instrument - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Installation options for the HI 6500 series instrument - - - - - - - - - Mounting the Front Panel Display- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Panel Mount Option 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Panel Mount Option 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Making Longer Display Interface Cables - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DIN Rail Mount - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wall Mount - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Remote Display Mount - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Disassembly and Reassembly Notes and Cautions - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Connecting to a Hardy Junction Box or Summing Card - - - - - - - - - - 25
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Network Configuration- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27
Ethernet TCP/IP Network Configuration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 27
LAN Connection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28
DHCP Configuration Using the Front Panel - - - - - - - - - - Direct Connect Hardware - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Windows PC Configuration- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Windows 2000 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Windows XP- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Windows 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Direct Connect Configuration - HI 6500 Series Instrument - - - - - - - Ethernet-UDP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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OUTPUT Table Description
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Installing the Hardy Modbus-Link Test Package: - - - - - - - - - 38
Modbus-RTU (over RS-485) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 43
Modbus Setup - - - - - - Modbus Functions - - - - Modbus Registers - - - - Network Command Interface
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Communications Parameters for the HI 6510 Only - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55
Analog 4-20mA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55
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Instrument Configuration - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 57
Using the Home Page to set Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 57
Using the Front Panel Display Menus to Set Parameters- - - - - - - - - - - - - 58
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Ethernet TCP/IP Commands and Parameters- - - - - - - - - - Enable DHCP Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Fixed IP Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mask Address Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gateway Address Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DNS Server Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ethernet UDP Parameters- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hardy Port Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Modbus TCP Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Modbus-RTU Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Slave Address Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Profibus-DP Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Printer Command Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - USB Memory Stick Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4-20 mA Communications Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - Weight Source Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Diagnostics Parameter Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Display Parameter Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 84
Backlight Parameter - - - - - - Power Saving Parameters - - - - Auto Enable Parameter - - - - - Wait Time Parameter - - - - - - Set Background Parameter - - - Set Foreground Parameter - - - Split Screen Parameters and Commands Filter Parameter Menu - - - - - - - - NumAverages Parameter - - - - -
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Tare Operations Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tare Amount Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tare Offset Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tare Command - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Zero Operations Commands and Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Zero Tolerance Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Zero Amount Parameter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Zero Command - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Zero Command will fail if the scale is in motion- - - - - - - - - - - Auto Mode - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Count Operations Parameters and Commands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Security Parameter Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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The Calibration Lock Parameters - - - Calibration Lock Parameter - - - Calibration Password Parameter The Configuration Lock Parameters- - Configuration Lock Parameter - Configuration Password Parameter
The Display Lock Parameters- - - - - Display Lock Parameter - - - - Display Password Parameter - - The Keypad Lock Parameters- - - - - Keypad Lock Parameter - - - - Keypad Password Parameter - - The Read Only Lock Parameters - - - Read Only Lock Parameter - - - Read Only Password Parameter - Setup Parameter Menu - - - - - - - - - - -
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Electrical Check Procedures - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 110
Load Cell/Point Input/Output Measurements - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 110
Load Check - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 111
C2 & eCAL Electronic Calibration- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 111
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Operation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 119
Getting Started - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 119
Mode Button- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Zero Operation- - - - - - - - - - - - - Tare Operation - - - - - - - - - - - - Auto Mode Tracking – Disabled (Default)
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Security - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 129
Display Security Options - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 129
The Display Lock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 130
The Keypad Lock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 132
The Configuration Lock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 134
The Read Only, Security & Calibration Locks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 135
Modifying the Security Parameters- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 136
Modifying the Calibration Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 136
Modifying the Read Only Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 137
Chapter 9 Troubleshooting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 139
Disassembly and Reassembly Notes, Warnings & Cautions - - - - - - - - - - - 139
Error Messages - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 140
Trouble Shooting Using Integrated Technician (IT®) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 141
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A1. Checking for Unstable Components in a Weighing System - - - - - - - - - 147
B. Guidelines for Electrical, Mechanical or Configuration Issues - - - - - - - - 148
B1 - Guidelines to Verify Electrical Installation- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 149
B2 - Guidelines to Verify Mechanical Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 150
B3 - Guidelines to Verify Configuration/Filter Settings to Improve Stability - - - 151
C - Integrated Technician and Stability Test Overview - - - - - - - - - - - - - 152
E Testing for Non-Return to Zero (System with IT Summing Card.) - - - - - - - 153
F. Verify Individual Load Sensor Millivolt Output readings - - - - - - - - - - - 154
G- Calibration Errors When Performing the Calibration - - - - - - - - - - - - - 155
H. Mechanical Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 156
J- Electrical Inspection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 157
K - Installation Check Points - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 158
M. Weight Processor’s Front Display is Blank or Locked - - - - - - - - - - - - 159
N. Analog Out (HI 6510 Only)- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 160
Tests and Diagnostics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 161
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System and Load Cell Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 163
Overview of Typical Load Cell System
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Chapter 1
HI 6500 Overview
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General Introduction to the HI 6500 Series Weight Processor
This Manual describes installation, setup and troubleshooting procedures for the HI 6500
Series Weight Processor. Be sure to read and understand all cautions, warnings, and safety
procedures in this manual to ensure safe operation and repair of this instrument.
Hardy Process Solutions sincerely appreciates your business. We encourage input about the
performance and operation of our products from our customers. Should you not understand
any information in this manual or experience any problems with this product, please contact
our Technical Support Department at:
Phone: (858) 278-2900
Toll Free:1-800-821-5831
FAX: (858) 278-6700
E-Mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Or visit our web site at:
http://www.hardysolutions.com
Our web site provides information about our products and process weighing applications.
You can also update the HI 6500 User Guide. The latest revised manuals are available
FREE in the product selection pull down menu on our Web Site. Other pages on the site
provide answers to questions about weighing instruments, PLC plug in modules, load
points, summing boxes, process weighing or other Hardy Process Solutions products. Be
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and services. For answers to technical issues and service problems, check the Hardy
WebTech on our Hardy Web Site. Most problems can be resolved by the Hardy WebTech,
365 days a year, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can still contact a technician by phone
during our normal operating hours (6:30 AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time) if necessary.
HI 6500 Series Weight Processor Description
The HI 6500 series of single-channel weight processing instruments with a big, bright
multi-channel display is suitable for LC-based control systems or stand-alone
weighing applications. The primary function of the HI 6500 series is to provide stable
gross or net weight in a variety of units such as oz, lb, ton, gm, kg and mt. It also
provides a piece count mode.
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The HI 6500 series can be used with or without a display. The display is a bright 4.3”
high-contrast LCD capable of high-resolution graphics and discrete messaging. The
unit can be panel mounted, DIN mounted, and remote display mounted. The thin
enclosure and low power consumption allows for high density control cabinet design.
Typical Applications
The HI 6500 series serves a variety of industrial weighing applications found in batching,
blending, filling, dispensing, inventory management, level by weight and check by weight
verification.
Features and Capabilities
Hardy Process Toolbox
The Hardy Process Toolbox is a set of productivity tools that support process weighing
functions. Each tool in the Hardy Process Toobox saves time, increases accuracy, improves
efficiency or reduces risk in process weighing applications. The HI 6500 includes the
following Toolbox functions.
C2® and eCal™ Calibration
Traditional calibration uses certified test weights. C2® (or eCAL™ as it is called in China)
Electronic Calibration allows a scale to be calibrated without the need for test weights. A
C2 or eCAL weighing system consists of up to eight load cell sensors per channel, a two
junction boxes, interconnect cable, and an instrument with C2 capabilities (e.g., the HI
6500 series instrument). Each Hardy Process Solutions C2-certified load sensor outputs
digital information used for calculating the calibration. When the HI 6500 series instrument
reads the signals from the load sensors, it calibrates the scale based on the load sensor’s
output plus a user-supplied reference point value (from 0 to any known weight on the
scale).
INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN®
In conjunction with an IT junction box, the HI 6500 features INTEGRATED
TECHNICIAN® (IT), a system diagnostics program that makes it possible to diagnose
weighing system problems from the instrument’s front panel or over the available
networks. IT reads individual load sensor voltages and weights and isolates individual
system components for quick and easy troubleshooting
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If you do not have a Hardy IT Junction Box connected to the HI 6500, the weight reading
is the total for all load cells on the system.
WAVERSAVER®
When measuring small weight changes, the effects of mechanical vibration and noise from
feeders and other plant environmental conditions can introduce substantial interference.
WAVERSAVER factors out vibration, noise, and other interference-related signals from the
load cell so the weight processor can better decipher the actual weight data.
WAVERSAVER can factor out noise with frequencies as low as 0.25 Hz or as high as 7.5
Hz. Five cut-off frequencies can be selected, with higher frequencies providing a faster
response time. The default factory setting is 1.00 Hz vibration frequency immunity.
Weighing System Tests
These tests are used to diagnose drifting or unstable weight reading problems. It requires a
Hardy IT Junction Box for full utilization, for example the HI 215IT or the HI 6010IT. The
ability to read the weight seen by the individual load sensors allows you to use this test for
making cornering, leveling and load sharing adjustments to the weighing system.
INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN provides the following problem detection support:
1. Integrated Technician Weight and Voltage Test: Reads the weight of each load
sensor in the system to see if the load sensor might be causing the problem.
2. Integrated Technician Stability Test: Disconnects the load sensors and engages
an internal (in the junction box) reference signal to see if the Junction box, the cable
between the instrument and the Junction Box, or the instrument is causing the
problem.
3. Integrated Technician Return to Zero Test: Measures and stores the mV out of
each Hardy load cell during a C2 calibration when zero is used as the reference.
Later when the test is run it measures and compares the voltage with zero weight out
from each load cell to the stored value and indicates either a pass or fail. This test
insures the integrity of the weighing system.
NOTE
C2, INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN and WAVERSAVER are registered trademarks of 
Hardy Process Solutions.
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Specifications
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Chapter 2 provides specifications for HI 6500 series instruments. The specifications
listed are designed to assist in the installation, operation and troubleshooting of your
instrument. All service personnel should be familiar with this section before installing
or repairing the instrument.
Basic Specifications
General
Number of Channels
• 1 Channel
Update Rate
• 110 times per second (processed weight, display, communications)
• Unprocessed weight (A/D conversion) 4800 times per second
Resolution
• Displayed - 1:10,000
• Addressable resolution - 1:999,999
WAVERSAVER
• User Selectable
OFF
7.50 Hz
3.50 Hz
1.00 Hz (default)
0.50 Hz
0.25 Hz
Averages
• 1 to 250 User-selectable in Single Increments
Power
• 12-27 VDC
• 5 Watts nominal with display
• 7 watts maximum with two IT junction boxes and 8 load cells
Input
• Up to eight 350-ohm full Wheatstone bridge, strain gauge load sensor/cells (5 volt
excitation) can be connected to the weigh scale input (Note: Connecting 8 load cells
requires two summing cards with a J10 connector to jumper to next board)
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• 0.0015% of full scale
Common Mode Rejection
• 110dB at or below 60 Hz
Common Mode Voltage Range
• 2.5 VDC maximum (with respect to earth ground)
Front Panel (optional)
• Monochrome 480 x 272 LCD display with back light
• Five tactile keys for menu item selection
• Displays in either white on black or black on white
Load Cell Excitation
• 5 VDC +/- 1.15 VDC maximum
• Isolation from digital section 1000 VDC minimum
C2 Calibration Input
• Isolation from digital section 1000 VDC minimum
Cable Lengths
• 250 feet maximum of C2 authorized cable (Maximum of 8 load sensors) with two
Summing Cards or IT Junction boxes with jumpers)
Printer
• RS232
USB Port
• For Parameter Saving and Backup to PC
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Profibus-DP (-PB models)
Ethernet UDP
Ethernet TCP/IP (Embedded Webserver)
Modbus RTU
Modbus TCP
Analog 4-20mA (HI 6510 models)
Environmental Requirements
Operating Temperature Range
• -10ºC to 60º C (14º to 140º F)
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Temperature Coefficient
• Less than 0.005% of full scale per degree C for Cal-LO and Cal-HI reference points
Storage Temperature Range
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Humidity Range
• 0-90% (non-condensing)
Environmental
• Intended for Building In, indoor use only at ambient temperatures between 10ºC to 60º
C (14º to 140º F) with a pollution degree of 2.
Approvals
• UL, CUL and CE
• Hazardous Class I, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D, T4A and Class I, II, III, Division 2,
Groups F, G, T4A
• EtherNet/IP ODVA Conformance Tested, Level 3
• Profibus-DP DPV0
Front Display Panel
• HI 6110 Front Display Panel is NEMA 4/4X rated when panel mounted using supplied
front gasket
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Chapter 3
HI 6500 Installation
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Chapter 3 covers unpacking, cabling, interconnecting, configuring, and installing the HI
6500 series of instruments. User and service personnel should read this chapter before
installing or operating the weighing functions of the instrument.
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - SUBSTITUTION OF COMPONENTS MAY
IMPAIR SUITABILITY FOR DIVISION 2.
AVERTISSEMENT – Risque d’explosion – La substitution de composants peut
diminuer la conformité pour la Division 2
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT EQUIPMENT
UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE
NON-HAZARDOUS
AVERTISSEMENT – Risque d’explosion – Ne pas débrancher l’équipement à
moins que l’alimentation soit coupée ou que la zone ne présente pas de risques
Unpacking
Step 1. Before signing the packing slip, inspect the packing for damage, and report
damage of any kind to the carrier company.
Step 2. Check to see that everything in the package matches the bill of lading.
Step 3. If items are missing or you have any questions, contact Customer Service at:
Hardy Process Solutions
9440 Carroll Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (800) 821-5831
International: (858) 292-2710
FAX: (858) 278-6700
Web Site: http//www.hardysolutions.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
Step 4. Record the model number and serial number of the HI 6500 series instrument.
Store them in a convenient, secure location for reference when contacting Hardy
Customer Service Department or to buy parts or firmware upgrades
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Spare Parts List
Part Reference
HI 6110
0551-0653-01-0
0578-0072-01
0524-0034-01-0
2140-0092-0
2140-0139-09-0
2140-0139-06-0
2140-0139-03-0
0509-0534-01-0
Description
HI 6500 Series Instrument Display (Optional)
HI 6500 Series Alt. Panel and Wall Mount Kit
(optional)
Paper Mounting Template
Mounting Gasket
J1, 3-pin Power Connector
J2, 9-pin Load Cell Connector
J3, 6-pin Serial Port Connector
J4, 3-pin 4-20mA Connector
Cable Assy: Four Instruments Connector to One
Display Panel
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Tool List
To install the HI 6500 series the following tools will be required.
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Jewelers screw driver (if cable assemble needs to be modified)
4mm nut driver with a maximum outside dimension of 8mm
10-50 mm Unibit (for optional display installation)
Installing the HI 6500 Series Instrument
Before getting started, take the following precautions:
WARNING - Electrostatic discharge may damage semiconductor components in
the module. DO NOT TOUCH THE CONNECTOR PINS.
WARNING AVERTISSEMENT – Les décharges électrostatiques peuvent
endommager les composants semi-conducteurs dans le module. NE TOUCHEZ
PAS les broches du connecteur.
• Wear an approved wrist-strap grounding device when handling the instrument.
• Touch a grounded object or surface to rid yourself of any electrostatic discharged prior
to handling the instrument.
• Handle the instrument from the bezel in front away from the connector. Do not touch
the connector pins.
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Route all the low voltage cables away from high voltage cables.
Installation options for the HI 6500 series instrument
The HI 6500 series instrument can be mounted in four different configurations. There are
two panel mount options, one DIN rail mount option, and a wall mount option. 
Panel Mount Option 1 with mounting kit
Panel Mount Option 2
DIN Rail Mount
Wall Mount with mounting kit
Panel Mount Option 1 and Wall Mounts require additional hardware, which is
available in the Panel Mount Option 1 and Wall Mount kit sold separately (Part#
0551-0653-01-0).
The following sections provide details on how to mount the front panel display on a
panel door or cover and how to install and connect the front panel to the HI 6500 series
instrument for each of these four configurations.
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Mounting the Front Panel Display
Step 1. Make sure that all Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) precautions are taken before and
during installation.
Step 2. A thin plastic template comes with the product. Make the hole pattern in the panel
door or cover using the dimensions provided on the diagrams below.
Panel Hole Dimensions (not displayed to scale)
A printable template is available on the Hardy website. Printers and copy machines can
distort or reduce the template measurements shown above. If you are not using the plastic
template included with the product, verify the dimensional accuracy of any paper template
before use.
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We recommend installing the HI 6500 in a NEMA 4, 4X or IP 55 rated enclosure or better.
ATTENTION
Nous vous recommandons d'installer le HI 6500 dans un boîtier NEMA 4, 4X ou IP 55
ou mieux.
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Panel Mount Option 1
FIG. 1 Exploded View of the Panel Mount Assembly – Option 1 with optional
mounting kit
Step 1. Screw the Panel Mounting Brackets to the top of the enclosure
Step 2. Connect and hand tighten the four screw rods into the front panel display
Step 3. Push the screw rods and cable assembly though the holes in the panel.
Step 4. Connect the front panel display cable assembly
Step 5. Tighten the four 4mm nuts enough to completely compress the gasket for IP65
Step 6. Position the enclosure with the connectors at the back
Step 7. Align the screw rods with the holes in the brackets and the enclosure
Step 8. Connect the cable assembly
Step 9. Slide the enclosure onto the screw rods until flush with the panel
Step 10. Install and tighten keeper nuts.
CAUTION:
Do not over tighten the bracket screws or the mounting nuts as this may damage the
enclosure.
ATTENTION
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Finished Panel Mount Assembly – Option 1
Panel Mount Option 2
Exploded View of the Panel Mount Assembly – Option 2
NOTE
No brackets are needed for this installation.
Step 1. Connect and hand tighten the four screw rods into the front panel display
Step 2. Connect the front panel display cable assembly
Step 3. Push the screw rods and cable assembly though the holes in the panel.
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Step 4. Secure display to panel using four 4mm nuts and washers on the screw rods.
Step 5. Tighten the four 4mm nuts enough to completely compress the gasket for IP65
compliance.
Step 6. Position the enclosure with the connectors pointing downwards
Step 7. Align the screw rods with the holes in the enclosure
Step 8. Connect the cable assembly
Step 9. Slide the enclosure onto the screw rods until flush with the panel
Step 10. Using the 4 mm x 12 mm keeper nuts supplied, secure the enclosure screw rods
CAUTION:
Do not over tighten the bracket screws or the mounting nuts as this may damage the
enclosure.
ATTENTION
Ne pas trop serrer les écrous de montage car cela pourrait endommager l'enceinte.
Finished Panel Mount Assembly – Option 2
NOTE
The HI 6110 front panel display is NEMA 4/4X rated when installed correctly in a panel
mount configuration using the supplied plastic guest
Making Longer Display Interface Cables
If you need to install the front panel further away from the HI 6500 series than is possible
with the supplied cable then, you will need to make a display cable between the panel and
the instrument.
Wiring Specifications
• Wire size: 20 AVG maximum / 26 AWG minimum
• Maximum cable length: 100 ft. (30.48 meters)
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• Pair wires +12 and GND, D1 and D2, D3, and D4
View from the rear of the front display panel
The terminal type is a spring cage type contact. There is a slot provided to use an
insert/release tool. The tool is a 2.0 mm x 0.4 mm wide flat blade screw driver. Inserting
the tool opens the cage contact and allows one or two bare wires to be inserted. Removing
the insertion tool with bare conductor inserted will lock the connection.
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View from the front of the instrument showing the display connector.
DIN Rail Mount
Exploded View of the DIN Rail Mount Assembly
NOTE
The DIN Rail mount can be used with a remote display or operated as a Blind unit
Step 1. Pull down the DIN rail clip to expose the DIN Rail bracket. Do not fully remove the
clip from the housing.
Step 2. Hook DIN rail bracket onto the DIN rail using the groove at the top of the bracket
Step 3. Push the DIN rail clip up until it locks in place.
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Step 4. While holding the HI 6500 series instrument, gently pull the bottom of the HI 6500
away from the DIN rail to verify that it is mounted correctly.
Completed DIN Rail Mount Assembly
Wall Mount
Wall Mount Assembly exploded from the front with optional mounting kit
To wall mount the HI 6500 series instrument, the display and weight processor need to be
assembled; then the assembled instrument can be mounted onto the wall.
Step 1. Connect and hand tighten the four screw rods into the front panel display
Step 2. Connect the front panel display cable assembly
Step 3. Push the screw rods and cable assembly though the holes in the gasket.
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Step 1. Attach the mounting brackets using the supplied brackets and screws
Exploded View of the Wall Mount Assembly – Rear View
Step 2. Place the assembled wall mounted unit against the wall
Step 3. Mark the centers of the wall mounting brackets
Step 4. Drill and insert the required wall plugs if attaching to brick, concrete, or plaster board.
If attaching to wood use a pilot drill to ensure alignment.
Step 5. Position the assembled wall unit over the holes and using the appropriate screw fasten
to the wall.
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Completed Wall Mount Assembly
Remote Display Mount
Exploded View of the Remote Display Mount Assembly
The display for the HI 6500 series instrument can be mounted in a remote location and
the supplied cable can be modified to support the desired length of cable (not supplied).
Step 1. Connect and hand tighten the four screw rods into the front panel display
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Step 2. Disable the cable assembly provided, and replace the original cable with the desired
cable length (not provided--up to 100 ft (30.48 meters)). Build the cable assembly
using the instructions above for Making Longer Display Interface Cables on page
13.
Step 3. Connect the front panel to the newly assembled display cable
Step 4. Push the screw rods and cable assembly though the holes in the gasket.
Step 5. Slide the screw rods through the panel until flush with the surface
Step 6. Using the washers and nuts supplied, tightened the nuts onto the screw rods. Tighten
the nuts enough to completely compress the gasket for IP65 compliance
Step 7. Connect the cable assembly to the HI 6500 series instrument
Finished Remote Display Mount Assembly
Blind Unit (No display)
The front display is not necessary for the HI 6500 series instrument to operate as a
weight processor. Blind units can be fully configured using the Web browser
communication.
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DC Power Input
WARNING - Do not operate with incorrect line voltage. To do so will result in
property damage and/or personal injury. Make sure that the power source does
not exceed 24 VDC.
AVERTISSEMENT – Assurez-vous que la source d’alimentation ne dépasse pas
240 V. L’utilisation d’un mauvaise voltage peut résulter en dégâts matériels
et/ou des risques de blessures.
WARNING - Be careful not to reverse the ground and hot wires, which can
result in damage to the equipment.
AVERTISSEMENT – Attention à ne pas inverser le sol et fils chauds, ce qui peut
entraîner des dommages à l'équipement.
The illustration below shows the connections on the HI 6500 unit.
You must use a power-limited 12-27 VDC power supply (Class 2) on the DC input wiring.
DC power should be supplied by a clean primary line, directly from the DC power source.
Step 1. Make sure the VDC power is shut off before installing the wires to the connector.
Step 2. Connect the 24 VDC voltage wire, ground wire and shield wire to the connector that
plugs into the DC voltage header at the rear panel. The jumper connects the Earth
ground and the internal ground making them common, and should remain in place.
Step 3. Plug the connector into the header at the rear panel.
Step 4. Apply VDC power to the unit.
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WARNING - If the HI 6500 series equipment is used in a manner that is not
specified by the manufacturer, the protection provided by the equipment may
be impaired.
AVERTISSEMENT – Si l'équipement de série HI 6500 est utilisé d'une façon qui
n'est pas spécifiée par le fabricant, la protection fournie par l'équipement peut
être altérée.
Disassembly and Reassembly Notes and Cautions
• Installation of this equipment must comply with International, National and Local
Electrical and Mechanical codes.
• Make sure that any disassembly is done in a clean, well ventilated, properly controlled
static-free environment.
• Always make sure that the assemblies and sub-assemblies are well supported and
insulated when working on the instrument.
• Place small fasteners, connectors and electrical parts in closed containers so as not to
lose parts during reassembly.
• Read the disassembly instructions before disassembly. If you find the instructions for
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Department for additional information and assistance.
Do not disconnect any electrical plug, connector or terminal unless an identification tag
is present or one is attached. Always note where the connector or plug was attached to
the electrical component or wiring harness.
Install complete hardware groups (screws, washers, lock washers, spacers, etc.) back to
the original point of removal.
Replace broken or damaged hardware immediately!
Verify that no loose parts are sitting on printed circuit boards or electrical connectors or
wires when disassembling or reassembling.
Always protect printed circuit boards from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Always use
approved ESD wrist straps and anti-static pads.
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Load Cell Wiring Diagrams
The diagrams below show how Hardy Load Sensor with C2 wiring differs from
standard Load Cell (4 wire and 6 wire are similar except 6 wire adds sense wiring. C2
wiring is required when using a Integrated Technician summing junction box. The C2
wires are used for communicating IT and C2 commands.
Industry standard load cells wiring
Hardy load sensor C2 wiring
The simple wiring diagram above shows how to connect a single load cell to the HI
6500 series instrument. Note: when connecting the HI 6500 series instrument to a
junction box, the sense lines would be connected between the +Sen and –Sen
Connections for the junction box and the instrument.
WARNING - Instrument power should be routed away from all other signal
cables to avoid electrical interference.
AVERTISSEMENT – Tension de l'appareil doivent être acheminés à l'écart de
tous les autres câbles de signaux pour éviter toute interférence électrique.
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Connecting to a Hardy Junction Box or Summing Card
Junction Box Wiring Diagram
NOTE
When connecting two IT Junction Boxes together to connect 8 load points, you must run an
external 5 Volt DC power supply if you will run C2 cabling a long distance. You cannot use
a higher voltage power supply due to over voltage damage to your Hardy controller. For
more information, visit the Hardy Knowledgebase Answer #1370 or search under external
excitation voltage.
Excitation monitor is the current draw on the excitation voltage from the weight controller.
When using an external power supply the excitation monitor will not function properly. The
internal excitation voltage is not being used, therefore no current draw, and the excitation
monitor will improperly report a failure. You should ignore the error bit or turn the
excitation monitor off.
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When connecting a Hardy Summing Box to the HI 6500, you must remove the two
factory installed jumpers on pins 1 & 2 and on pins 5 & 6 on the module and install
C2 and sense wires. C2 wires carry the commands for Integrated Technician and the
C2 calibration information.
Chapter 4
Network Configuration
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Chapter Four contains step-by-step instructions for configuring Hardy HI 6500 series
instruments and related communication networks. We recommend reading these
procedures because having a correct configuration is necessary to ensure trouble-free
operation.
This chapter also explains how to either configure the HI 6500 series instrument from
its own front panel or with a PC-based Web interface connected to the HI 6500 series
instrument over a standard Ethernet network. The features of the HI 6500 series
instrument operate the same way in either case. You must use the Web interface to
configure units that do not have a display.
Before operating the HI 6500series Weight Processor, make sure that:
• Power and load point cables are properly installed and in working order.
• Communication cables are properly installed and in working order.
Ethernet TCP/IP Network Configuration
NOTE
Do not confuse the on-board Ethernet TCP/IP communication with EtherNet/IP®.
Ethernet/IP is an industrial protocol that does not transmit Web traffic.
An embedded Webserver in the HI 6500 series instrument allows you to easily configure
every parameter of the instrument via a standard Web browser. A standard Ethernet
network is required to provide the connectivity between the HI 6500 series instrument and
your desktop / laptop computer.
The HI 6500 series instrument is designed with a standard 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
connection for linking to any Windows PC. Once connected, you can monitor, download
Hardy software from the Internet, or configure the HI 6500 series instrument from that PC.
A Help function can assist you in setup or trouble-shooting. The browser also links to the
Hardy Web Site where the user can find additional services and support.
There are two primary ways to connect the HI 6500 series instrument to your computer:
LAN Connection: Connect the HI 6500 series instrument to an existing Ethernetbased Local Area Network (LAN) that has connectivity to your
desktop or laptop computer. See the LAN Connection section
below.
Direct Connection: A direct point-to-point connection between the HI-6500 and your
desktop or laptop computer using any standard Ethernet cable. See
the Direct Connection section below.
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To connect the HI 6500 series instrument to a LAN, you simply connect a standard Ethernet
cable between the instrument and the common network hub. You will then need to
determine which scheme is used on the network to assign IP addresses. Every node on the
network must have a unique IP address or conflicts will result.
Contact your Network Administrator for the IP address to use for the instrument.
The IP address can be set manually (Fixed IP), or it can be set automatically by a network
service called DHCP.
NOTE
If the DHCP service fails, the instrument will default to the Fixed IP address after a power
cycle. If the DHCP service is repaired, the instrument will revert back to using the DHCP
IP address.
If you are required to use Fixed IP addresses, refer to the section Fixed IP Configuration
Using the Front Panel below. For automatic IP assignment (DHCP), use the following
steps:
DHCP Configuration Using the Front Panel
DHCP works only if a DHCP server is installed on your network.
Step 1. From the Configuration menu, Use the UP or DOWN button to select the
communication menu, then select the Ethernet TCP/IP menu item.
Step 2. Select the DHCP menu item and use the ENTER key to enable/disable this
feature.
Step 3. Select the DHCP IP address menu item and verify that a correct IP address has
been assigned to the instrument by the network server. If an incorrect IP address
has been assigned contact your system administrator; or use a Fixed IP address.
Step 4. This is the IP address to use in your web browser to access the Web Interface.
From here you can jump to the section
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You cannot change the values of the DHCP IP address. The LEFT button returns the
operator to the Ethernet TCP/IP Menu.
Fixed IP Configuration Using the Front Panel
The HI 6500 series instrument can be configured to use any Fixed IP address. The
Fixed IP addresses must be carefully selected to avoid accidentally configuring two
devices to the same address with unpredictable results. Since ‘guessing’ a value could
lead to personal or property damage and/or interrupted network services, your network
administrator should provide this address.
Read-only screens can display a limited number of characters per line. To see the complete
IP address in DHCP, you need to do the following:
Step 1. Press the CONFIG button to enter the Configuration menu; and use the UP or
DOWN buttons to select the Communication menu, then use the UP or DOWN
buttons to select the Ethernet TCP/IP menu item and press the RIGHT or ENTER
button to access the Ethernet TCP/IP menu.
Step 2. Select the Fixed IP menu item.
Step 3. Starting at the right-most digit, enter the IP number using the standard format. Use
the UP or DOWN buttons to select each number, and press the LEFT or
RIGHT button to move between numbers.
Step 4. Press the ENTER button to save the entry.
Step 5. Use the LEFT button to exit the menu structure.
Step 6. The IP address is now saved and the instrument’s embedded Web browser is now
available at the entered IP address. From here you can jump to the Network
Options Configuration section.
Step 7. Cycle power to establish the fixed IP address as the current operating address.
This method of interconnect between an HI 6500 series instrument and a standard Windows
PC allows you to configure the instrument using the embedded web browser, even if an
Ethernet network is not part of the normal installation. A desktop or laptop may be used on
location as necessary.
Step 1. Both sides of the link require configuration of their IP addresses to establish
a working connection. The following steps will walk you through the process
of connecting the hardware and configuring the HI 6500 series instrument and
PC with compatible IP addresses.From the Summary display, press Enter to
activate the Configuration menu. Use the down arrow to select Communications
and press Enter.
Step 2. Use the down arrow again to select Ethernet, and select IP to display the IP screen.
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the IP number using the standard
format. Use the up/down arrows to
select each character, and press the
left arrow to move to the next digit.
Step 4. Press Enter to save the entry.
Step 5. Press the Exit key four times to exit the IP, Ethernet, communications and
configuration menus.
The IP address is now saved and the instrument’s embedded Web browser is now available
at the entered IP address. From here you can jump to the Network Options Configuration
section.
Both sides of the link require configuration of their IP addresses to establish a working
connection. The following steps will walk you through the process of connecting the
hardware and configuring the HI-6500 and PC with compatible IP addresses.
Direct Connect Hardware 
Any standard Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors at each end can be used to connect
the HI 6500 series instrument to your PC. A ‘crossover’ cable is not required. Simply
plug the cable into each instrument.
Windows PC Configuration 
Windows 2000
Step 1. After starting your computer, click the Start button.
Step 2. Click on Settings > Control Panel to display the Windows Control Panel.
Step 3. Click the Network icon to display the Network dialog.
Step 4. Click on TCP/IP; then click the Properties button to open the TCP/IP Properties
dialog. Click the IP Address tab.
Step 5. If the ‘Use the Following IP Address’ box is already checked, write down the
displayed IP Address and jump to the Direct Connect Configuration – HI 6500
section below.
Step 6. Click the ‘Specify an IP Address’ check box; then enter the following into the
TCP/IP Properties dialog.
IP Address = 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.000
Step 7.
Select OK on the TCP/IP Properties dialog. The computer is now fully
configured.
Step 8. To return the PC to the original network settings, return to the ‘Internet Properties
(TCP/IP) dialog, select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically,’ and click OK.
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Step 1. After starting your computer, click Start.and then Control Panel.
Step 2. Click on Settings > Network Connections.
Step 3. Right click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and select Properties.
Step 4. Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button to open the
Internet Properties (TCP/IP) Properties dialog.
Step 5. If the ‘Use the Following IP Address’ box is already checked, write down the
displayed IP Address and jump to the Direct Connect Configuration – HI 6500
section below.
Step 6. Click the ‘Use the Following IP Address’ check box; then enter the following into
the TCP/IP Properties dialog.
IP Address = 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.000
Step 7. Select OK on the TCP/IP Properties dialog box. The computer is now fully
configured.
Step 8. To return the computer to the original network settings, return to the ‘Internet
Properties (TCP/IP) dialog, select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically,’ and click
OK.
Windows 7
Step 1. After starting your computer, click the Start button.
Step 2. Click on Control Panel to display the Windows Control Panel.
Step 3. Click on Network; then click Internet
Step 4. Click on Network Sharing Center.
Step 5. Click on Change Adapter Settings in the left-hand column.
Step 6. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.
Step 7. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)
Step 8. Click the Properties button to open the Internet Properties (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog.
Step 9. If the ‘Use the Following IP Address’ box is already checked, then write down the
displayed IP Address and jump to the Direct Connect Configuration – HI 6500
section below.
Step 10. Click in the ‘Use the Following IP Address’ checkbox; then enter the following
into the TCP/IP Properties dialog.
IP Address = 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.000
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Step 11. Select OK in the TCP/IP Properties dialog box. The computer is now fully
configured.
Step 12. To return the computer to the original network settings, return to the Internet
Properties (TCP/IP) dialog , select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically,’ and click
OK.
Direct Connect Configuration - HI 6500 Series Instrument
The HI 6500 must now be assigned a unique IP address that will connect to the Windows
PC. There are two simple rules for the IP Address:
• It must have the same network identifier
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It must have a different node identifier
than the computer.
If your Windows PC already had an IP address assigned, simply increment by one the Node
Identifier field of the IP Address you wrote down in the Windows PC configuration steps
above. If your Windows PC was originally set to automatically obtain an IP address
(DHCP), use 192.168.100.50 for the HI 6500 IP address.
Ethernet-UDP
HardyPort is the Ethernet port number that one can use to connect to this instrument via
UDP or TCP/IP. You send commands to the instrument to read or set parameters. The
commands are text strings of the form
PARAMETERNUMBER
or
PARAMETERNUMBER=PARAMETERVALUE
For example, send the command 00000090 to read the gross weight value. The response
will be something like: 
Gross = 10.3
To set a parameter, send a command like 0000000D = 0.5 - this command sets the Motion
Tolerance parameter to 0.5
See the Operation/Diagnostics/Parameters web page for a list of parameter numbers.
The HI 6500 series instrument has only 1 TCP/IP socket available for this command
interface, so only 1 master can connect, say using HYPERTERMINAL Telnet. There
is no such limit with UDP – any number of masters can send UDP commands.
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I/O Tables For Communications to PLCs
The following I/O table description is common for the following communication protocols
1
2
3
4
EtherNet/IP
Modbus-TCP
Modbus-RTU
Profibus-DP
For a full list of command parameters, please see the “Default Parameter IDs and Values”
on page 106 at the end of Chapter 5.
OUTPUT Table Description
The first four variables in the output table, Command, Aux Command Information,
Parameter ID, and Parameter Value, are used to send commands to the instrument, write
new parameter values, read existing parameter values, or read data values such as COUNT,
or ROC, etc.
The Command is a 32 bit value, with the top 8 bits indicating the channel (instrument)
number if required, the next 8 bits are reserved, and the bottom 16 bits are used for the
command string as shown below.
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The 32-bit Aux Command Information is used for specific information required for
special commands. To select which parameter is being read or written, set the predefined
number into the Parameter ID. If the value is being read, then the Parameter Value is
ignored, or set to the required value if the value is being written.
The next 3 values, Reserved 1, Reserved 2, and Reserved 3, are reserved, and also provide
padding so the user selectable read only parameters are aligned between the output and
input tables. The next 5 values Parameter RD1 ID, Parameter RD2 ID, Parameter RD3
ID, Parameter RD4 ID, and Parameter RD5 ID are user selectable parameter ID values
which are used to return read only values from the instrument. These read only values can
be anything from an instrument specific measurement such as COUNT to a parameter value
such as WAVERSAVER.
INPUT Table Description
The first four variables in the input table, Command Echo, Command Status, Parameter
ID, and Parameter Value, closely match the first four variables in the output table. The
Command Echo is used to echo the command from the output table, to enable the PLC to
ensure that the correct command has been executed; and also that command has been
completed and the command status value is valid. The response of the instrument to the
generic command value or the read only parameter command values, is provided in the
Command Status value, and verifies if the command was executed with the expected
result.
The top 8 bits are reserved for indicating if the Parameter RDx ID commands were
executed correctly. If the bit is HIGH then either the Parameter ID is invalid or the value
returned is invalid. When this occurs, sending the command using the Command, Aux
Command Information, Parameter ID, and Parameter Value in the output table will
provide the required information to debug the problem.
The Parameter ID; is an echo of the value sent in the output table, while the
Parameter Value is the value for the specified Parameter ID.
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A 32-bit value, Instrument Status, provides the current state of all the major
functions within the instrument. The top 8 bits are a cyclic “measurement
update count”, which will increment by a count of one every time a new
measurement value is taken, following a 0 to 255 then repeat cycle. If this
value remains the same in two consecutive reads from the instrument then
the communication or the measurement function has failed and the
appropriate action needs to be taken. The bottom 24-bits reflect the status
of all the major functions and should be used in conjunction with the
“measurement update count” to determine the health of the instrument.
The Net and Gross Weight values are always provided.
The final five read only command values Parameter RD1 Value, Parameter RD2 Value,
Parameter RD3 Value, Parameter RD4 Value, and Parameter RD5 Value are the read
only values for the different user selectable parameter ID values set in the output table. If a
0x0000 is placed in the Parameter RDx ID value, or the requested parameter does not
exist a 0x0000 value will be returned.
Hardy Command Numbers
Here is a list of Hardy command numbers:
Command number
0
1
2
4
5
6
0x64 (100 dec)
0x65 (101 dec)
0x66 (102 dec)
0x1000 (4096 dec)
0x1001 (4097 dec)
Command
Read Parameter
Zero Cmd
Tare Cmd
Write Non-Volatile Cmd
Print Cmd
Weigh Sample Cmd
Cal Low Cmd
Cal High Cmd
C2 Cal Cmd
Write Integer Cmd
Write Float Cmd
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and 3, most significant word first. The parameter value may then be read from registers
4 and 5, again most significant word first. This value may be in integer or floating point
format, depending on the parameter. The status register in the reply will contain the
lower 16 bits of the system status word.
• Status word bit 0: A/D error
• Status word bit 6 (0x40): Motion status.
• Status word bit 15 (0x8000): Not Found - the requested parameter number does
not exist
1: ZERO CMD. Write a #1 to the command register to ZERO the gross weight. The
status register will read 0 if this command succeeds.
• Status Error code 1 (motion)
• Status Error code 2 (A/D error)
• Status Error code 3 (out of tolerance)
2: TARE CMD. Write a #2 to the command register to ZERO the net weight. The status
register will read 0 if this command succeeds:
• Status Error code 1 (motion)
• Status Error code 2 (A/D error)
4: WRITE NONVOL CMD. Write a #4 to the command register to save parameters in
non-volatile memory.
• No Error Codes
• 5: PRINT CMD: Write a #5 to the command register to send data to the Printer.
• No Error Codes
• 6: WEIGHT SAMPLE CMD: Write a #6 to the command register to run the Weigh
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Sample command to set up the calibration of the Counts (if enabled).
•Status Error code 1 (motion)
•Status error code 2 (A/D error)
0x64 (100 decimal): CAL LOW CMD. Write a 0x64 hex to the command register to
perform the low step of a traditional calibration. The status register will read 0 if this
command succeeds:
• Calibration_Fail 1
• Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
• Calibration_Fail_Adc_Error 4
0x65 (101decimal): CAL HIGH CMD. Write a 0x65 hex to the command register to
perform the high step of a traditional calibration.
• Calibration_Fail 1
• Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
• Calibration_Fail_Adc_Error 4
• HardcalFailCounts 8: not enough counts between hard cal hi and hard cal lo
0x66 (102 decimal): C2 CAL CMD. Write a 0x66 hex to the command register to
perform a C2 calibration.
Calibration_Fail 1
Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
Calibration_Fail_Adc_Error 4
Calibration_Fail_Noc2 5
Calibration_Fail_C2capeq 6
•alibration_Fail_C2clones 7
0x1000 (4096 decimal): WRITE INTEGER CMD. Set the value of an integer
parameter. Write 0x1000 in the command register 0, the parameter ID number in
registers 2, 3 and the desired value in registers 4, 5.
• No Error Codes
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parameter. Write 0x1001 in the command register 0, the parameter ID number in
registers 2, 3 and the desired float value in registers 4, 5.
• Failure 1
• TooHigh -1 : value is above legal limit
• TooLow -2 : value is below legal limit
• ErrorNotFound 0x8000 : parameter id not found
EtherNet/IP™
EtherNet/IP, short for Ethernet Industrial Protocol, is an open industrial networking
standard that takes advantage of commercial, off-the-shelf Ethernet communication chips
and media. Ethernet technology enables the user to access device-level data from the
Internet. The EtherNet/IP networking standard supports both implicit messaging (real-time
I/O messaging) and explicit messaging (message exchange). EtherNet/IP is an open
network that takes advantage of Commercial technology that already exists. EtherNet/IP is
a trademark of ODVA.
IP is the transport and network layer protocol of the Internet and is commonly linked with
all Ethernet installations and the business world. IP provides a set of services that any two
devices can use to share data.
Once you have the Ethernet TCP/IP setup, there is no other configuration needed through
either the web page or the front panel for the Ethernet/IP setup in the HI 6500.
Refer to the I/O tables in the previous section for an understanding of the data and format
for the EtherNet/IP communications.
If you are connecting to an Allen-Bradley® Control Logix PLC®, the following is the setup
parameters needed in the I/O configuration of the PLC to communicate with the HI 6500.
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INPUT INSTANCE 100, LENGTH 12
OUTPUT INSTANCE 112 - LENGTH 12
CONFIGURATION INSTANCE 150 - LENGTH 0
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If there is a problem with the connection between the PLC and the HI 6500, recheck the IP
addresses used and the setup parameters in the PLC I/O configuration.
The read-only Connected entry confirms that the 6500 is connected to the network. If the
instrument is not connected to the network, a message appears saying “Not Connected.”
Check the EtherNet/IP connection at the rear of the instrument to make sure it is securely
fastened to the EtherNet/IP port.
Modbus TCP
MODBUS is an application layer messaging protocol used to support client / server
communications between devices connected on different types of buses or networks. All
the HI 6500 series units have Modbus TCP built-in..There is no setup in the HI 6500 unit
to configure the Modbus TCP.
Refer to the I/O tables in previous section for an understanding of the data and format for
the Modbus TCP communications.
If you do not have a Modbus PLC available to test the Modbus communications, then you
can download the Hardy Modbus Link test software from the Hardy Web site at
http://www.hardysolutions.com. This program can be found currently on the HI 4050
products page under the Docs & Programs tab.
Installing the Hardy Modbus-Link Test Package: If you do not have a PLC or other
client, Hardy has provided the Hardy Modbus-Link Client to test communications with the
HI 6500 unit. This client package only communicates with the unit and is not a full
communications package. If you have problems with this test, contact Hardy Technical
Support. Double click the Hardy Modbus-Link .exe file to install the software on your PC.
Upon completion, a Hardy Modbus-Link icon appears on your Desktop.
Modbus services are specified by function codes that are elements of MODBUS request /
reply PDUs. MODBUS is implemented for the HI 6500 using TCP/IP over Ethernet. The
Client/Server definitions are as follows:
• Client - The module asking for data.
• Server - The module providing the data.
NOTE
MODBUS is positioned at level 7 of the OSI model and is accessed at a reserved system
port 502 on the TCP/IP stack. It will support communication with up to 10 different hosts
(sockets).
Configuring MODBUS
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Step 1. Click the Hardy Modbus-Link icon to open the Hardy Modbus-Link display.
Step 2. Click Connect n the Connection pull-down menu, to display the TCP/IP
Connection form.
Step 3. If TCP/IP is not selected, select it from the pull-down list.
Step 4. Step 4. Type the address of the HI 6500 module you want
to communicate with into the IP Address text box and click
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The red “No Connection”
disappears and the values at
the top of the page start to
change.
You are now connected from
your PC to the HI 6500
weight processor.
Step 5.
Step 5. On the Setup pull
down menu select Poll
Definition and select the
function 04 INPUT
REGISTER and the Adress 0
and Length as 24..
Step 6. On the Hardy Modbus-Link
page. Display pull-down
menu, select Float Inverse.
The Weight value would be
found in register 5 (net) or 6 (gross). Other registers are not float values so be
aware of random numbers in other registers.
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Step 7. From the DISPLAY drop down, select the Long Inverse selection. This will allow
us to write an integer value into the non-float registers.
Step 8. From the FUNCTION drop down list select Read/Write registers, or click button
23 to open the Write multiple registers display.
Step 9. Double click on the first register and the Enter Value box appears. Enter the new
value you wish to write to this register. Our example shows writing a value of “2”,
which is the Tare command number.
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Step 10. Click on OK to accept the value and click on the Send button to send it to the
HI 6500. Click OK to the Response OK message.
Step 11. Change the display back to Float Inverse and notice that our Tare command has
caused the Net weight to change to zero
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Modbus-RTU (over RS-485)
Step 1. Setup a slave address assigned to the HI 6500 series instrument from the
communications menu and the Modbus-RTU submenu.. Use a unique address
between 1 and 247
Step 2. Set the Baud Rate to the same as the master device, typically 9600 or 19,200
Step 3. Set the Parity Bit parameter to match that of the Modbus-RTU master (EVEN,
ODD, or OFF)
The RS 485 half duplex pinout is:
GND
Signal
Ground
DNC
DO Not
Connect
TR+
TRTX+ & Rx- RX+
PrtRX
RS-232 
Pins not
PrtTX
Printer
used
Modbus Setup
• Slave Address may be set to any number in the range of 1-247.
• Set Baud Rate parameter to match the settings of the Modbus master
• Set Parity to match the settings of the Modbus master
Modbus Functions
The Modbus functions allowed in the HI 6500 are: 
Function 3: Modbus Read Holding Registers
Function 4: Modbus Read Input Registers
Function 6: Modbus Write Single Register
Function 16 (0x10): Modbus Write Multiple Registers.
Modbus Registers
This instrument has 64 16-bit MODBUS input registers and 64 16-bit output registers. The
data in these registers is in "big endian" format, meaning that the most significant byte
comes first.
The first 6 registers (0 – 5) are used for the “command interface” in the unit.
Registers 6 & 7 will contain the Net weight in 32 bit floating point format.
Registers 8 & 9 will contain the Gross weight in 32 bit floating point format.
Registers 10 and 11 will contain the statusword
Registers 12 and 13 are for the count function.
Network Command Interface 
The "network command interface" uses 6 registers (0 – 5) in and 6 registers out.
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• Register 1: status
• Registers 2, 3: Parameter number. See the diagnostics/parameters web page for a list of
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• Registers 4, 5: parameter value
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The Modbus master sends a 'command' by writing a value to register 0. Any non-zero
return value is an error.
Here is a list of Hardy command numbers:
• 0: READ PARAM CMD. To read a parameter, write a #0 to the command register
(register #0), and write the parameter number in the parameter ID number in registers 2
and 3, most significant word first. The parameter value may then be read from registers
4 and 5, again most significant word first. This value may be in integer or floating point
format, depending on the parameter. The status register in the reply will contain the
lower 16 bits of the system status word.
• Status word bit 0: A/D error.
• Status word bit 6 (0x40): Motion status.
• Status word bit 15 (0x8000): Not Found - the requested parameter number does
not exist
• 1: ZERO CMD. Write a #1 to the command register to ZERO the gross weight. The
status register will read 0 if this command succeeds.
• Status Error code 1 (motion)
• Status Error code 2 (A/D error)
• Status Error code 3 (out of tolerance)
• 2: TARE CMD. Write a #2 to the command register to ZERO the net weight. The status
register will read 0 if this command succeeds:
• Status Error code 1 (motion)
• Status Error code 2 (A/D error)
• 4: WRITE NONVOL CMD. Write a #4 to the command register to save parameters in
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• No Error Codes
5: PRINT CMD: Write a #5 to the command register to send data to the Printer.
• No Error Codes
6: WEIGHT SAMPLE CMD: Write a #6 to the command register to run the Weigh
Sample command to set up the calibration of the Counts (if enabled).
•Status Error code 1 (motion)
•Status error code 2 (A/D error)
• 0x64 (100 decimal): CAL LOW CMD. Write a 0x64 hex to the command register to
perform the low step of a traditional calibration. The status register will read 0 if this
command succeeds:
• Calibration_Fail 1
• Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
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• 0x65 (101decimal): CAL HIGH CMD. Write a 0x65 hex to the command register to
perform the high step of a traditional calibration.
• Calibration_Fail 1
• Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
• Calibration_Fail_Adc_Error 4
• HardcalFailCounts 8: not enough counts between hard cal hi and hard cal lo
• 0x66 (102 decimal): C2 CAL CMD. Write a 0x66 hex to the command register to
perform a C2 calibration.
• Calibration_Fail 1
• Calibration_Fail_Motion 3
• Calibration_Fail_Adc_Error 4
• Calibration_Fail_Noc2 5
• Calibration_Fail_C2capeq 6
• Calibration_Fail_C2clones 7
• 0x1000 (4096 decimal): WRITE INTEGER CMD. Set the value of an integer
parameter. Write 0x1000 in the command register 0, the parameter ID number in
registers 2, 3 and the desired value in registers 4, 5.
• No Error Codes
• 0x1001 (4097 decimal): WRITE FLOAT CMD. Set the value of a floating point
parameter. Write 0x1001 in the command register 0, the parameter ID number in
registers 2, 3 and the desired float value in registers 4, 5.
• Failure 1
• TooHigh -1 : value is above legal limit
• TooLow -2 : value is below legal limit
• ErrorNotFound 0x8000 : parameter id not found
All communications will be controlled by the Modbus functions. The Modbus
protocol will determine the function, address, size, and offset register for the
message. The command interface data will be within the data portion of the
message and will define the command to our unit.
Example 1: If you wish to read the span weight value you would:
1.
Enter the Span parameter ID into registers 2 & 3. The Span ID is 0x0000 0201.
a.
Place 0x0000 into data register #2.
b.
Place 0x0201 into data register #3.
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Enter the command #0 into data register #0.
3.
Run the Modbus Function code #16 (write multiple registers).
4.
Run the Modbus Function code #4 (read multiple registers).
5.
Read the value for the span parameter in data registers #4 & 5. This value will be
in floating point format.
Example 2: If you wish to write a new span value of 100.55:
1. Enter the Span parameter ID into data registers 2 & 3. The Span ID is
0x0000 0201.
2.
3.
a.
Place 0x0000 into data register #2.
b.
Place 0x0201 into data register #3.
Enter the new value into data registers 4 & 5. The float value 100.55 in hex is
0x42C9 1999.
a.
Place 0x42C9 into data register #4.
b.
Place 0x1999 into data register #5.
Enter the write float command into data register #0. The write float command is
0x1001.
a.
Place 0x1001 into data register #0.
4.
Run the Modbus Function code #16 (write multiple registers).
5.
Run the Modbus Function code #4 (read multiple registers). This will allow the
user to read the status of the command in data register #1.
If you wish to then read back the value you have written:
6.
Enter the command #0 into data register #0.
7.
Run the Modbus Function code #16 (write multiple registers), or Function code
#6 (write single register) insuring the correct data location is being set.
8.
Run the Modbus Function code #4 (read multiple registers).
Read the value for the span parameter in data registers #4 & 5. This value will be in
floating point format.
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Profibus-DP
The Profibus®-DP (Decentralized Peripherals) communication profile is designed for
efficient field-level data exchange. Central automation devices, such as PLC/PC or process
control systems, communicate through a fast serial (RS-485) connection with distributed
field devices, e.g. PLCs. To begin communicating weighing parameters between an HI
6000 Series controller and a PLC, PC or DCS system controller, you need only to load the
*.GSD file and set the node address.
Wiring For Profibus, connect the two wires to pins 3 and 4.
Profibus Configuration
Profibus-DP operates using a cyclic transfer of data between master(s) and slave(s) on an
RS-485 network. An assigned master periodically requests (polls) each node (slave) on the
network. The HI 6500 or HI 6510 is a slave device. All data communication exchanges
between a master and the HI 6500 or 6510 originate from the master device. Each HI 6500
or HI 6510 is assigned to one master and only that master may write output data to that HI
6500 or HI 6510. Other masters may read information from any slave, but can only write
output data to their own assigned slaves.
Because Profibus uses a cyclic (periodic) polling mechanism between masters and slaves,
it is also deterministic. Therefore, behavior of a Profibus system can be reliably predicted
over time. Profibus is designed to guarantee a deterministic response.
The length (and timing) of the I/O data to be transferred from a single slave to a master is
predefined in the slave's device data base or GSD file. The GSD files of each device
connected via the network (slaves and class 1 masters only) are compiled into a master
parameter record which contains parameterization and configuration data, an address
allocation list, and the bus parameters for all connected stations. A master uses this
information to set up communication with each slave during startup. Slaves can only
acknowledge the messages they receive or transfer messages to a master when the latter
requests a slave to do so. Slaves are also designated as passive nodes.
Refer to the section, “I/O Tables For Communications to PLCs,” earlier in this chapter for
an understanding of the data and format for the Profibus communications.
For a full list of command parameters, please see the "Default Parameter IDs and Values"
at the end of Chapter 5.
NOTE
Profibus-DP provides a very flexible network solution. In addition to the basic
guideline provided in this manual, your installation could require procedures that are
beyond the scope of this manual. For more information and to locate lists of links to
other sources of Profibus-DP information, check the Profibus website at
http://www.profibus.com.
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Configuring PROFIBUS From the Web Interface
Step 1. Step 1. From the Configuration menu select Options to open the Options menu;
then Click on Profibus Card. to open then Click on Profibus Card form. Double
click in the Node text field to highlight the current entry. Type in the HI 6500 OR
HI 6510 Node address. Range:1-125 (default 5) Our example uses the default
address #5.
NOTE
Profibus Node Address #5 is the lowest number that can be used by a slave device.
Step 2. Select termination drop down and select termination condition. Termination
maybe be set to Enable, Disable or Link. Link means that the termination is set on
or off depending on whether pin 2 of the connector is low (on) or high (off). There
is an internal pull up on pin 2 that will set the termination off if nothing is
connected to it.
Step 3. Click Save Parameters to save the entry.
Step 4. You can also read the communication status of the instrument.
Step 5. Click Home to return to the Home Page.
Initialization Process
To be able to add an HI 6500 OR HI 6510 to a Profibus-DP network, you need a PC or a
PLC and software such as Siemens Step 7™, Simatic Manager or equivalent, that allows
the Profibus-DP PLC and the HI 6500 or HI 6510 to exchange data
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Profibus-DP .GSD File All devices connected to a Profibus-DP network require a *.gsd
file. The *.gsd file contains all the parameters including the baud rate, table formats and
necessary data required by the network PLC when an HI 6500 or HI 6510 is connected to
the network.
You must download the proper *.GSD file from the Hardy website.
Step 1. Navigate from the products section to the HI 6500 web page.
Step 2. Click on the Tab, Docs & Programs and scroll down to Documents and Programs.
Select the *.GSD option to download the file.
Regardless of Simatic Manager you use, you must go through these three steps:
Step 1. Connect the HI 6500 Series Instrument to the Profibus DP network and verify the
address. (See the Installation Section for Installation and Cabling Instructions.)
Step 2. Step 2. Connect the PC to the Trunk Line. Load the configuration properties to the
initialization software on the PC and transfer them to the PLC.
Step 3. Step 3. Install the *.gsd file.
Pre-Initialization Procedures
Step 1. Inspect the network cables and make sure that the cables have been installed
correctly and satisfy the Profibus-DP guidelines for the data transmission baud
rate(s) required. (See the Cabling Chapter/Profibus Installation in this manual for
Profibus-DP cable specifications and cabling guidelines.)
Step 2. Select the Node address for the HI 6500 or HI 6510. as shown above. This can be
done before or after Initialization.
Step 3. Cycle power, or perform the two previous steps before powering up your network.
Address selection can only occur after cycling the power. Make sure that the
software you use will detect the values as you have set them.
CAUTION: The address should never be changed during operation. if the address is
modified while on line, an internal error could be generated and the instrument
disconnected from the network.
ATTENTION L’adresse ne devrait jamaisêtre changée durant le
fonctionnement. Si l’adresse est modifiée pendant la miseen ligne, une erreur
interne pourrait être créée et le module sera déconnecté du réseau.
Step 4. Complete any additional configuration that is required by your PLC for
initialization. Our initialization example is for a Siemens PLC. Your PLC
initialization requirements may differ.
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Step 5. Install the *.GSD file for the instrument you connected to the Profibus
Network.
Configuring Profibus from the Front Panel
Step 1. Press the Configuration key
Step 2. Down arrow to Communications; press enter.
Step 3. Select Profibus-DP; press enter.
Step 4. Select Termination; press enter
Step 5. Up or down arrow to make termination selection. Press enter to select.
Step 6. Down arrow to select Serial Option;
Step 7. Press enter to toggle between Profibus-DP and Modbus. Select Profibus-DP and
press enter.
Step 8. Down arrow to Node.
Step 9. Press enter to make changes to the Node. Use the arrow keys to enter node number
and press enter to accept.
Step 10. Press exit key until display returns to the Summary Display.
Initialization Procedures on the PLC
NOTE
The examples come from the Siemens Step 7™, Simatic Manager Software. Your software
will vary from these procedures. Step 7™ is a trademark of the Siemens Corporation.
Step 1. Step 1. In the Siemens Step 7™, Simatic Manager, open the Hardware Catalog.
Step 2. Click on the “+” to expand the Additional Field Devices Folder.
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Step 3. Click + to expand the General Folder.
Step 4. Highlight the CPU you selected in the UR dialog box.
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set the address of the instrument, if necessary.
Step 6. Click OK to set the Node Address.
Step 7. The HI 6500 Series module appears in the Profibus Network.
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Step 8. Click in the module properties at slot 1. In the catalog, expand the module
properties and make selection for "48 bytes in and out".
Step 9. Once the selection has been made, you should see the input and output words
showing the associated addresses in the table as shown.
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The HI 6500 or HI 6510 Series Input and Output Sizes are expressed in 32 bit words. 12
words input and 12 words output.
Step 10. Click the Download Icon to download the configuration to the PLC and open the
Select Destination Module dialog box.
Step 11. Click OK to open the Select Station Address Dialog box; then click OK again. A
status box will show the progress of configuration download to the PLC.
Step 12. When the download is complete the HW Config dialog box should look
something like this.
Step 13. Initialization is Complete
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The HI 6500 series can transmit Gross, Net, Count, Tare values to a serial printer over RS232. The printer Baud rate is user selectable at 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, or 19200
(default is 9600).
The RS-232 printer pinout is:
GND
DNC
TR+
TRPrtRX
PrtTX
Signal
DO Not
RS485 Pins Not Used Printer RX Printer TX
Ground
Connect
A sample wiring connection from the HI 6500 seri3esto the printer port is shown above.
The printer parameters can be configured through the web interface or the display panel.
Step 1. Set the baud rate for the RS232 printer, default is 9600.
Step 2. Set the parity bit, default is EVEN
Step 3. Select what values to transmit over the serial interface to the printer using the
printer mode, default is disabled.
a.
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Gross Weight
Net Weight
Tare Weight
Unit Count
All – Gross, Net, Tare, and Count (if Count enabled) values
OFF, Printer disabled.
USB Memory Stick
The HI 6500 series provides an interface to an external USB memory stick that allows 
HI 6500 parameters to be saved, restored. or copied to another instrument.
The USB memory stick commands can be activated through the web interface or the
display panel.
To access the USB Menu, from the front keypad, select Configuration > Enter,
Communications > Enter, USB >Enter, UP or DOWN arrow to Save or Restore > Enter.
On the Web page: Configuration; communications; USB; save/restore.
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Step 1. Insert the USB stick into the HI 6500 series instrument
Step 2. Using the web interface or display panel, save or restore system parameters.
Communications Parameters for the HI 6510 Only
Analog 4-20mA
Available on the HI6510 only
The analog 4-20mA output is directly proportional to the programmed gross, net, or count
range; by setting the low value equal to 4mA and the high value equal to 20mA. These
values can be set from either the front panel or the web interface.
The 4-20mA parameters can be configured through the web interface or the display panel.
From the front display: select the configuration menu then UP or DOWN to
communications, enter; UP or DOWN to 4-20mA, enter; UP or DOWN to setting you
want for Source; enter the value for 4mA; enter the value for 20mA or mA output (read
only). Press enter to select and UP or DOWN arrows to enter value.From the Website,
select the Communications Menu and then
Step 1. Select the source for the 4 to 20mA output, default is gross
a. Gross.
b. Net
c. Count
d. Manual
Step 2. Set the 4mA value
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Step 4. Save Parameters
NOTE
Setting the weigh source to manual allows the A output setting to be set to a fixed
output. This is used to test the circuit level to the host. If not operating in manual mode,
this would should the current mA output level.
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Enter your HI 6500 series home page by typing the IP Address you used to set up the
instrument (see Chapter 4 for information on setting the IP Address) accessing the
instrument via a direct connection on a PC.
From the Home Page, click Configuration to open the Configuration page. Select
Instrument Setup to open the Instrument Setup page.
The HI 6500 series instrument Configuration process sets up the instrument to operate
as a scale. This includes configuring, units of measure, motion tolerance and other
instrument parameters required for your process.
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Front Panel Display
The Front Panel Display is a 480 x 272 LCD graphical display. The Summary screen
displays the current weight in the selected mode (Gross, Net or Count) and the selected
engineering units (oz, lb, t (ton), g, kg, mt (Metric Ton)).
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TARE Command Button
When the TARE button is pressed the NET weight value is set to zero.
ZERO Command Button
When the ZERO button is pressed the GROSS weight value is set to zero.
MODE Command Button
The MODE button toggles the weight displayed between GROSS, NET. & Count.
• Count is included if this mode is enabled
CONFIG (Configuration) Command Button
The CONFIG button minimizes the displayed weight value and provides a submenu
structure on the screen which is navigated by the button cluster.
Press ENTER button to display the Menus and Sub-Menus or to enter the configured
values or selected items form a pick list into non-volatile memory.
• The ENTER button also acts as a PRINT key, when the print mode is enabled.
The second level menu functions are selected when the CONFIG button is pressed. While
the unit is in the second level menu the function for each button is changed to UP, DOWN,
LEFT, or RIGHT to allow the user to navigate, select, and/or enter values for different
parameters to configure the instrument.
To move UP or DOWN a list of submenu items the UP or DOWN buttons are used. To
select the submenu item either the ENTER or RIGHT button can be used. When the
ENTER or RIGHT button is pressed the menu structure transitions to a lower level in
the menu hierarchy. This lower level may have an additional submenu list to select
from or it may require the user to enter a value.
Using the Mode, Zero, and Tare buttons
The HI 6500 series instrument weight processor display shows the weight in Gross or
Net mode. Use the MODE button to change from displaying Gross weights to
displaying Net weights.
To Tare the Scale, press the TARE button. If the Tare is successful, you will get a message:
“Tare OK.” If the Tare is unsuccessful, you will get a message “Tare Failed.” Check the
Motion Tolerance parameter. Chapter 4 provides configuration instructions for the Motion
Tolerance Parameter.
To Zero the Scale, press the ZERO button. If the Zero is successful you will get a message:
“Zero OK.” If the Zero is unsuccessful, you will get a “Zero Failed” message. Check the
Zero Tolerance parameter. Instructions for setting the Zero Tolerance parameter value is
provided in Chapter 4.
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To configure and setup the HI 6500 series instrument press the CONFIG button. To enable
you to continue to monitor the weighing process, the display for the the weight, mode, and
zero symbol are reduced in size and placed in the top right hand corner.
A submenu list is provided on the left hand side, with the current item that you have
selected highlighted and identified by the ♦ symbol.
The numeric or alphanumeric value for the selected item is displayed in the area shown as
----- Value ----- in the above illustration, along with help text for the item selected.
If more than five item are in the submenu list, use the UP/DOWN button to scroll through
the submenu list. To select the item from the submenu list press the RIGHT or ENTER key.
Entering Numeric and Alphanumeric Values
At the lowest level of the menu hierarchy, you may need to enter a numeric value (which
could represent a tolerance), or an Ethernet IP address or an alphanumeric value (such as
those used for entering a user ID or a security password).
When a parameter value is selected, either the current value is displayed or a 0 (zero) is
displayed. In either case, a flashing underscore is generated under the least significant
digital or character.
The LEFT and RIGHT buttons move the cursor left and right within the numeric value
or character set. In the following three number examples the cursor starts under the 300
value, the LEFT button moves the cursor under the 2000 value in example 2, and in
example 3 the RIGHT button moves the cursor under the 40 value.
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Example 1:
12345.01
Example 2:
12345.01
Example 3:
12345.01
The UP and DOWN arrows are used to change the displayed digit.
0→1→2→3→4→5→6→7→8→9→.→ →0
The UP button increments from 0 through 9, then the decimal point, space, and back to 0,
while the DOWN button decrements from 9 through 0, then the space, decimal point and
back to 9.
Example 4:
12345.01
Example 5:
02345.01
Example 6:
2345.01
In example 4, the LEFT button is used to select the 10000 value, in example 5 the DOWN
button is used to decrement the value to 0. In example 6, then the value is removed to
change the original value from 12345.10 to the new value of 2345.01
Once the correct value has been entered, the ENTER button is pressed to accept the value
and the left button will return the user to the next higher level in the menu hierarchy.
When a menu item, such as user ID or password enables the use of alphanumeric characters,
the process is similar to entering a numeric value with additional characters available when
you use the UP/DOWN buttons as shown below.
0→1→…….→9→a→b→…….→z→0
In this example a 4 character security code is entered, and in place of the value being
display, four entry boxes are displayed as in example 7.
Example 7:
□ □ □ □
Example 8:
a 0 z 9
As in the numeric example, the UP button increments from 0 through 9, then the alphabet
letters a through z, then back to 0, while the DOWN button decrements from 9 through 0,
then the alphabet letters z through a, and back to 9.
Once the last alphanumeric digit has been entered as shown in example 8, pressing the
ENTER button will unlock the keypad if the code entered matches the code in memory.
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The instrument commands and parameters are grouped into 10 categories:
Calibration = Cal
Communication = Comm
Diagnostics = Diag
Display (only active for units with a front panel display) = Display
Filter = Filter
Information = Info
Language = Language
Operations = Op
Security = Security
Setup = Setup
These 10 categories are further broken down into sets of commands and parameters as
shown in the following figure.
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Do Cal Lo
Span Wt
Do Cal Hi
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C2 (eCal) Commands and Parameters
Cal Tolerance Parameter
Sometimes, the contents of the vessel you are weighing are in motion. Cal Tolerance allows
you to set a value that determines the amount of motion that the system can tolerate and still
calibrate. In other words, the value you enter for Calibration Tolerance sets the amount of
deviation to allow during the calibration process. This value must be greater than or equal
to the base motion value and/or the Graduation Sizes.
The base motion value can be calculated by using the following formula:
Base Motion value = (Total Load Cell Capacity x 0.0003)
RANGE: .000001 - 999999 (default 10)
Another way to determine what this value should be is to multiply the fluctuation from peak
to peak and multiply this amount by two
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On the Web page, enter the value in the text box provided.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the C2 (eCAL) submenu, then select the Cal Tolerance (Calibration
Tolerance) menu item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT
button if this value needs to be modified.
Do C2 (eCAL) Command
When this command is selected the C2 eCAL calibration process is run using the Cal
Tolerance, Gravity Correction, Ref Weight, and Sensitivity parameter settings.
NOTE
Ensure the Sensitivity, Gravity and Reference weight are all set prior to running C2 cal
command.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the C2 (eCAL) submenu, then select C2 Cal. The instrument will
perform the calculation.
On the Web page, left click on the Do C2 eCAL button
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Gravity Parameter
Gravity Correction compensates for an object weighing less at the equator than at the North
or South Pole.
Before modifying this value, please read the C2 calibration procedure described in Chapter
6.
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and left click inside the Gravity text field and
enter the desired Gravity value (see table in Chapter 6).
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the DO C2 eCAL submenu, then select the Gravity menu item. The
current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value needs
to be modified.
NumDevices Parameter
The NumDevices is a read only parameter that indicates the number of C2 eCAL load cells
that are connected to the HI 6500. This value is automatically calculated when Hardy C2
eCAL load cell(s) are detected during a C2 eCAL Calibration.
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and the number of C2 eCAL load cells
detected will be shown in the NumDevices text field.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the C2 eCAL submenu, use the IP or DOWN button the select the
NumDevices menu item and the number of C2 eCAL load cells detected will be shown on
the display.
Ref Weight Parameter
Reference Weight is the total live load that is currently on the scale. The calibration process
uses a reference weight, which is normally zero (no weight on the scale), but can be any
known weight on the scale. With nothing on the scale, the Reference Weight is 0.00. With
5 lbs on the scale, the Reference Weight is 5.00 lbs.
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and left click inside the Ref Weight text field
and enter the desired reference weight value.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the C2 eCAL submenu, then select the Ref Weight menu item. The
current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value needs
to be modified.
Sensitivity Parameter
The load cell sensitivity, defined in mV/V, sets the expected change in analog signal over
the full scale range of an analog strain gage load cell. For example if a 5 Volt excitation is
applied to a load cell with a sensitivity of 2 mV/V then the full scale signal will be 10mV.
To ensure that the HI 6500 optimizes the processing of the analog signal from the load cell,
the load sensitivity parameter should be set to match that of the load cell.
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and using the Sensitivity drop down list
select the required sensitivity value.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the C2 eCAL submenu, then select the Sensitivity menu item. The
list of sensitivity values supported will be displayed and the current value will be
highlighted, if the sensitivity needs to be modified use the UP and DOWN buttons to select
a new value and press the ENTER button.
Hard Cal Commands and Parameters
These commands and parameters are used when doing a Hard Cal or traditional calibration
of the instrument.
Cal Lo Weight Parameter
The value you enter for Cal Lo Weight sets the lower weight value to be used when
calibrating the system. The Cal Lo weight value, is normally zero (no weight on the scale),
but can be set to any known weight on the scale. With nothing (zero) on the scale, the Cal
Lo Weight is 0.00. With 5 lbs on the scale, the Cal Lo Weight is 5.00 lbs.
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On the Web page, enter the value in the text box provided.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Hard Cal submenu, then select the Cal Lo Weight menu item.
The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value
needs to be modified.
Cal Tolerance Parameter
The value you enter for Calibration Tolerance sets the amount of deviation the instrument
will allow during the calibration process. This value must be greater than or equal to the
base motion value and/or the Graduation Sizes.
The base motion value can be calculated by using the following formula:
Base Motion value = (Total Load Cell Capacity x 0.0003)
We recommend three graduation sizes.
RANGE: 000001 - 999999 (default 10)
On the configuration Web page, enter the value in the text box provided.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Hard Cal submenu, then select the Cal Tolerance (Calibration
Tolerance) menu item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT
button if this value needs to be modified.
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Do Cal Lo Command
Before executing this Do Cal Lo command verify that the Cal Lo Weight value is
correct.
After setting/verifying the Cal Lo Weight value executing this command will run the
Hard Calibration process using the Cal Lo Weight, Cal Tolerance and Sensitivity
parameter settings.
On the Web page, left click on the Do Cal Lo button
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the Hard Cal submenu, then select the Do Cal Lo menu
item then press the ENTER button.
Do Cal Hi Command
Before executing this Do Cal Hi command verify that the Span Weight value is
correct. After setting/verifying the Span Weight value executing this command will
run the Hard Calibration process using the Cal Tolerance, Span Weight, and
Sensitivity parameter settings.
On the Web page, left click on the Do Cal High button as shown.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the Hard Cal submenu, then select the Do Cal Hi menu
item then press the ENTER button.
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The Span Weight value is the weight of the object that is being placed on the scale to
set the “High” calibration point with respect to the “Low” calibration point set using
the Cal Lo Weight parameter.
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and left click inside the Span Weight
text field and enter the load cell sensitivity value.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Hard Cal submenu, then select the Span weight menu item. The
current Span Weight value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
Cal Date Parameter
The Cal Date parameter is used to record the date when the last calibration was completed
on the HI 6500 series instrument. The format is
mm/dd/yyyy
On the Web page, select the calibration menu and left click inside the Cal Date text field
and enter the date the calibration was completed.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Cal Date submenu. The last Cal Date value will be displayed,
press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this date needs to be modified.
Communication Menu
The following parameters are used to setup instrument communication
• EtherNet IP
• -Ethernet TCP/IP
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EtherNet/IP Commands and Parameters
The HI 6500 instrument with the -EIP option will automatically detect and connect to any
available EtherNet IP connection. The system will show either connected or not connected
to display the availability of an EtherNet/IP connection.
The EtherNet/IP Diagnostics Screen The EIP diagnostic screen may help with
troubleshooting connection problems with the HI 6500 series units.
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The EIP diagnostic parameters count the number of packets of various types received
(in) or transmitted (out).
TCP in
24
TCP out
22
UDP out
9
UDP in
9
UDP IO in
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UDP IO out
0
PCCC in
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PCCC out
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TCP is used for most explicit or unconnected messages. The usual sort of EtherNet/IP
connection is one in which packets are sent and received at some specified RPI (requested
packet interval). These packets are sent and received via UDP and show up in the "UDP
IO" count variables. It takes a few TCP packets to set up this connection, and these packets
show up in the TCP counters.
Finally, there are some older PLCs like the 1746 and PLC-5 that lack a full implementation
of EtherNet/IP, and cannot support a cyclic connection. These PLCs sometimes use an older
protocol called PCCC, and the PCCC variables count the number of PCCC messages
received or sent.
Ethernet TCP/IP Commands and Parameters
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The Enable DHCP parameter enables the network to automatically assign an IP address
when DHCP is enabled in the HI 6500. When DHCP is disabled or the network is unable
to assign an IP address the Fixed IP address is used. Please note that DHCP works only if
there is a DHCP server installed on your network.
On the Web page, select the communication menu. Then select Ethernet TCP/IP, UDP and
select either Enable or Disable from the list next to the DHCP parameter.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, then select the DHCP menu item.
The current state of the DHCP value will be displayed, press the ENTER if this value needs
to be modified. When modifying this parameter, the ENTER button toggles the parameter
between two states Enabled and Disabled, and pressing the LEFT button sets the state for
the Enable DHCP parameter.
Fixed IP Parameter
The HI 6500 can be configured to use any fixed IP address. The Fixed IP addresses must
be carefully selected to avoid accidentally configuring two devices to the same address with
unpredictable results. Since 'guessing' a value could lead to personal injury, property
damage and/or interrupted network services, your network administrator should provide
this address.
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On the Web page, select the communication menu and the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu and
left click inside the Fixed IP text field and enter the IP address.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, then select the Fixed IP menu
item. The current IP address for the Fixed IP value will be displayed, press the ENTER or
the RIGHT button if this value needs to be modified.
Mask Address Parameter
The Mask Address parameter, or subnet address, is used by the TCP/IP network to
determine if the host is on a local subnet or on a remote network.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, and
left click inside the Mask Address text field and enter the mask address.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, then select the Mask Address
menu item. The current Mask Address value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the
RIGHT button if the Mask Address needs to be modified.
Gateway Address Parameter
The Gateway Address parameter, is required when the HI 6500 series instrument needs to
communicate to a remote host.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, and
left click inside the Gateway Address text field and enter the Gateway address.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, then select the Gateway Address
menu item. The current Gateway Address value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the
RIGHT button if the Gateway Address needs to be modified.
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The DNS Server parameter provides the host name when the HI 6500 series instrument is
communicating with a remote host.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, and
left click inside the DNS Server text field and enter the domain name of the DNS Server.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, then select the DNS Server menu
item. The current DNS server domain name will be displayed, press the ENTER or the
RIGHT button if the DNS Server domain name needs to be modified.
Ethernet UDP Parameters
Ethernet UDP enables the HI 6500 series instrument to send messages, datagrams, to other
hosts on the IP network.
Hardy Port Parameter
The Hardy Port parameter provides the service port which is combined with the IP address
to provide a unique application socket.
The Hardy Port value can be any 16-bit value between 0 and 65,535.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and the Ethernet TCP/IP submenu, and
left click inside the Hardy Port text field and enter the Hardy Port value.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Ethernet UDP submenu, then select the Hardy Port menu
item. The current Hardy Port value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT
button if the value needs to be modified.
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The HI 6500 instrument will automatically detect and connect to any available Modbus
TCP connection. The system will show either connected or not connected to display the
availability of a Modbus TCP connection.
The Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU Diagnostics screen may help with troubleshooting
connection problems with the HI 6500 series units.
The Modbus Diagnostics parameters count the number of frames received by the Hardy
6500 unit and how many of these are valid compared to error frames. In this case, the unit
is correctly reporting that it is not connected and is not receiving any frames.
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Slave Address Parameter
The Slave Address parameter is a unique network address between 1 and 247
assigned to the HI 6500 series instrument.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and then select the Modbus RTU
submenu, and left click inside the Slave Address text field and enter the Slave
Address assigned to the HI 6500 series instrument.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use
the UP or DOWN button to select the Modbus-RTU submenu, then select the Slave
Address menu item. The current Slave Address value will be displayed, press the
ENTER or the RIGHT button if the Slave Address needs to be modified.
Baud Rate Parameter
No specific baud rate is specified for Modbus-RTU, the Baud Rate parameter is used
to match the baud rate set by the master device, typically 9,600 or 19,200.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and then select the Modbus RTU
submenu and left click inside the Baud Rate text field and enter the Baud Rate.
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the UP or DOWN button to select the Modbus-RTU submenu, then select the Baud
Rate menu item. The current Baud Rate value will be displayed, press the ENTER or
the RIGHT button if the value needs to be modified.
Parity Parameter
The Parity parameter has three options, EVEN, ODD, or OFF.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and then select the Modbus RTU
submenu, and left click inside the Parity field and select even, odd or off using the
drop down menu.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use
the UP or DOWN button to select the Modbus-RTU submenu, then select the Slave
Address menu item. The current Parity value will be displayed, press the ENTER or
the RIGHT button if the Parity needs to be modified.
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RS-232 printer configuration.
The Printer Mode selects what will be transmitted to the serial printer over the RS-232
interface
Gross Weight (default)
Net Weight
Tare Weight
Unit Count
All – Gross, Net, Tare, and Count
(if Count enabled) values
OFF, Printer disabled.
If the Count Mode is not enabled, the option to select count is disabled, and if the “All”
option is selected, the Unit Count value is not printed.
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If any other option is selected when the display is at the summary page level, pressing the
ENTER key is sending the selected weight values over the serial interface to the printer.
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When in the split screen mode, to initiate a print the user needs to:
1. Use the left/right, up/down arrows to select the unit to print from.
2. Press Enter to go to the units summary page level.
3. Press the configuration key to select
a. Exit to go back to split screen display
b. Configuration to enter the configuration menu
c. Print to send the data to the printer.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and using the Printer Mode down list
select the required weight value(s) to send to the printer.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the Printer submenu, then select the Printer Mode menu item.
The list of options available will be displayed and the current printer Mode will be
highlighted, if the printer Mode needs to be modified use the UP and DOWN buttons to
select a new option and press the ENTER button.
Baud Rate Parameter
No specific baud rate is specified for printer, the Baud Rate parameter is used to set the baud
rate for the printer connected to the instrument, typically 9,600 or 19,200.
On the Web page, select the communication menu, and left click inside the Baud Rate text
field and enter the Baud Rate.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the Printer submenu, then select the Baud Rate menu item.
The current Baud Rate value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if
the value needs to be modified.
Parity Bit Parameter
The Parity Bit parameter has three options, EVEN, ODD, or OFF.
On the Web page, select the communication menu, and then select the Printer submenu,
and left click inside the Parity field and select between EVEN, ODD, or OFF using the drop
down menu..
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use
the UP or DOWN button to select the Printer submenu, then select the Parity menu
item. The current Parity value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT
button if the Parity needs to be modified.
USB Memory Stick Parameters
The HI 6500 provides an interface to an external USB memory stick that allows parameters
to be saved, restored or transfered to another instrument.
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This command replaces the existing HI 6500 series parameters by the parameters stored on
a USB memory stick.
On the Web page, go the communication menu and left click on the Restore button.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the USB submenu, then select the Restore menu item then
press the ENTER button.
Save Command
This command saves the current HI 6500 parameters to a USB memory stick.
On the Web page, go the communication menu and left click on the Save button.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Communication menu and use
the UP or DOWN button to select the USB submenu, then select the Save menu item
then press the ENTER button.
4-20 mA Communications Commands and Parameters
Available on the HI6510 only
The analog 4-20mA output is directly proportional to the programmed gross, net, or count
range; by setting the low value equal to 4mA and the high value equal to 20mA. These
values can be set from either the front panel or the web interface.
Weight Source Parameter
The weight source allows the 4-20mA output to be proportional to the gross weight, the net
weight, a count, or can be set to a known mA value
On the Web page, select the communication menu and using the weight source down list
select the required source for the 4 to 20mA output.
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On the HI 6510 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the 4-20mA submenu, then select the weight source menu
item. The list of sources available will be displayed and the current value will be
highlighted, if the source needs to be modified use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a
new value and press the ENTER button.
Value 4mA Parameter
Sets the minimum value that will produce a 4mA output value
On the Web page, select the communication menu and left click inside the Value 4mA text
field and enter the value.
On the HI 6510 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the 4-20mA submenu, then select the Value 4mA menu item.
The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value
needs to be modified.
Value 20mA Parameter
Sets the high value that will produce a 20mA output.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and left click inside the Value 20mA
text field and enter the value.
On the HI 6510 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the 4-20mA submenu, then select the Value 20mA menu
item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
mA Output Parameter
Sets a fixed mA output level when the weight source selected is manual. If any weight
source other than manual is selected, this is a read only value showing what the current
output level is in real time for the weight source selected.
On the Web page, select the communication menu and left click inside the mA Output text
field and enter the desired mA value.
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On the HI 6510 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the
UP or DOWN button to select the 4-20mA submenu, then select the Value 20mA menu
item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
NOTE
The analog output is not isolated. A 4-20mA isolator may be required for stable readings
depending on ground conditions.
WARNING - THE HI 6510 ANALOG 4 TO 20mA IS AN OUTPUT SOURCE.
DO NOT CONNECT THE 4 TO 20mA OUTPUT TO ANOTHER INTERNAL
OR EXTERNAL ANALOG SOURCE. TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR PERSONAL INJURY.
AVERTISSEMENT – Le HI 6510 analogiques 4 à 20 mA est une source de sortie.
Ne pas brancher la sortie 4 à 20 mA à l'autre Source analogique interne ou
externe. Pour ce faire peut entraîner des dommages matériels et / ou corporels.
Diagnostics Parameter Menu
Diagnostics is covered extensively in Troubleshooting (Chapter 9).
The available parameters on the Web page are:
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The available parameters on the device are:
• Stability test
• Weight and Voltage
See the Chapter 9 for further information on Diagnostics.
Display Parameter Menu
The following sets of parameters are only active from the display panel when the display
panel is attached to the instrument. They are not enabled on the Web Page.
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Discover (Command)
Num Display
Display Order
Backlight Parameter
The Backlight parameter sets the display panel brightness level in 16 equal steps shown as
a progress bar on the instrument.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Backlight submenu. The current Backlight level will be
displayed, press the ENTER button if the value needs to be modified, and use the LEFT or
RIGHT buttons to set the required backlight level. Press the ENTER button to set and save
the backlight value.
Power Saving Parameters
To conserve power the display can be automatically dimmed towards a blank screen. While
the weight value is not in motion for the programmed Wait Time, the text is dimmed in 2
steps towards the blank level for the display. If the weight value is in motion, or the ENTER
button is pressed on the display, the value returns immediately to the preset background and
foreground levels.
Auto Enable Parameter
The Auto Enable parameter is used to turn ON or OFF the power saving mode.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Power Saving submenu, then select the Auto Enable menu item.
The current state, ON or OFF, will be displayed. Press the ENTER button if the state needs
to be modified. When modifying this parameter, ENTER toggles the parameter between the
two states ON and OFF, and pressing the ENTER button sets the state for the Auto Enable
parameter.
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Wait Time Parameter
The Wait Time parameter is the amount of time the instrument waits before entering power
saving mode. The time unit for the Wait Time parameter is in integer multiples of minutes.
The Wait Time can be set between 0 and 480 minutes (8 hours).
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the communication menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Power Saving submenu, then select the Wait Time submenu.
The current Wait Time value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if
the value needs to be modified.
Set Background Parameter
The Set Background parameter sets the monochrome level of the display background, the
non-text areas of the display, in 32 equal steps, shown as a progress bar.
The Set Background value can be any value between 0 (Black) and 31 (White) as shown in
the parameter dump.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Set Background submenu. The current background level will
be displayed, press the ENTERbutton if the level needs to be modified, and use the LEFTor
RIGHT buttons to set the required background level. Press the ENTER button to set and
save the background value.
Set Foreground Parameter
The Set Foreground parameter sets the monochrome level of the display foreground, in
other words the text areas of the display, in 32 equal steps shown as a progress bar.
The Set Foreground value can be any value between 0 (Black) and 31 (White) as shown in
the parameter dump.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Set Foreground submenu. The current foreground value will be
displayed, press the ENTER button if the value needs to be modified, and use the LEFT or
RIGHT buttons to set the required foreground level. Press the ENTER button to set and
save the foreground value.
Split Screen Parameters and Commands
The HI 6500 Series supports a split screen summary page mode in addition to the single
screen summary page mode available on the HI 6500.
The split screen modes provides up to four summary pages on the display at the same time.
When the split screen mode is enabled the HI 6500 series automatically detects up to four
HI 6500 instruments connected to the same display. To avoid confusion the instrument 15
character instrument ID is display in each screen segment, and the sequence the instruments
are displayed can be modified under user control.
Display Order Parameter
The display order provides the user the ability to set the sequence the instruments are
displayed on the screen.
Instrument A
Instrument B
Instrument C
Instrument D
On the Web page, this option not configurable via the web interface
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On the HI 6500 instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or DOWN
button to select the Split Screen submenu, then select the Display Order menu item. The
current instrument sequence is displayed:
Instrument A
Instrument B
Instrument C
Instrument D
Use the UP or DOWN buttons to select the instrument to change and press ENTER to “pick
up” the instrument, then use the UP or DOWN buttons to move the instrument UP or
DOWN in the sequence list. Once the instrument is in the correct position in the instrument
sequence then press ENTER to “set down” the instrument and establish the new instrument
sequence. This process can be repeated until the instruments are in the required order.
Instrument ID Parameter
The Instrument ID parameter provides unique identification for the HI 6500 series
instrument.
RANGE: 19 Characters (default BLINST)
On the Web page, enter a name to identify the instrument in the Instrument ID text field.
We used “HI BLI.” In this example.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Instrument ID menu item. The current Instrument ID will be
displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this identifier needs to be modified and
use the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT buttons to input a new identifier, then press the
ENTER button to save and exit this menu.
Mode Parameter
The mode parameter selects between the single unit mode and multiple unit mode. If you
have multiple units hooked up to the display and disable split screen mode, you will get data
from only one of the units.
On the Web page, this parameter is not configurable via the web interface.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Split Screen submenu, then select the Mode menu. The current
mode will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if the mode needs to be
modified.
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Num Display Parameter
The Num Display parameter sets the number of displays to be shown in the split screen
mode. If a number less than four is selected, any display segments above the Num Display
value will be blanked (set to the background color)
On the Web page, this parameter is not configurable via the web interface.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the display menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Split Screen submenu, then select the Num Display menu item.
The current Num Display value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button
if this value needs to be modified.
Discover Command
This command starts the automatic HI 6500 series instrument network discovery of up to
four instruments. Once discovered, the instruments would be available for display in the
split screen mode.
On the Web page, this parameter is not configurable via the web interface.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Display menu and use the UP
or DOWN button to select the Split Screen submenu, then select the Discover menu
item then press the ENTER button.
Filter Parameter Menu
There are two parameters in the Filter menu
• NumAverages (Number of Averages)
• WAVERSAVER
NumAverages Parameter
The value you enter for NumAverages (the Number of Averages) sets the number of weight
readings used to compute a sliding average of displayed weight. This helps reduce the
effects of material impact and/or vibration if material does not enter or exit the scale evenly.
This setting helps the instrument ignore the effects of material impact and/or vibration.
Applications requiring very quick weight readings should reduce this setting to its
minimum. If the weight is unstable, increase the averages. The HI 6500 series instrument
does 110 updates per second, which translates to an update approximately every 9
milliseconds. If you average enough weight readings, the weight loss or gain remains
smooth. If you average the weight too much you can cause over filling. Also see
WAVERSAVER for information on filtering unstable weight readings.
RANGE:1-250 (default 10)
On the Web page, select the Filter menu selection and enter the value for the number of
readings to factor into the average. Our example (for illustration only) has set 10 for
Number of Averages. Yours will vary depending on your application.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Filter menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the NumAverages menu item. The current value will be displayed,
press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value needs to be modified.
WAVERSAVER® Parameter
Typically, mechanical noise (from other machinery in a plant environment) is present in
forces larger than the weight variations you want to detect. WAVERSAVER® reduces the
effects of the vibratory forces that exist in all industrial weight control and measurement
applications so the device can better calculate the actual weight. WAVERSAVER enables
the Weight Processor to distinguish between actual weight data and mechanical noise, both
of which are typically conveyed in the load cell signal. WAVERSAVER can be configured
to ignore noise with frequencies as low as 0.25 Hz. One of three higher additional cut off
frequencies may be selected to provide a faster instrument response time. The function is
user selectable and can be turned off.
RANGE: 0.25 Hz, 0.5 Hz, 1.0 Hz, 3.50 Hz, 7.50 Hz, OFF (default 1.0 Hz)
Chapter 1 describes the benefits of using the WAVERSAVER feature.
On the Web page, from the pull-down list, select the FILTER menu and then select the
value for WAVERSAVER.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the FILTER menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select WAVERSAVER menu item. The current value will be displayed.
If the WAVERSAVER selection needs to be modified, press the ENTER key, then use the
UP and DOWN buttons to select a new value and press the ENTER button to set and save
the new WAVERSAVER setting.
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Information Page
The information page merely displays the firmware versions and description of the HI 6500
series instrument.
On the web page:
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, the information displays on two screens.From
the first page, pressing the right arrow progresses to the second screen and pressing the
left arrow will exit.
Language Parameter Menu
There are 2 possible language selections. The factory default is English:
• Chinese
• English (default)
The Language selected for the front panel HI 6500 series instrument display menu is
independent of the language setting for the Web Page.
To change the Language on the Web Page, select English or Chinese from the Drop Down
Menu and click on Save Parameter.
From the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Language menu, press Enter and
use the UP or DOWN arrow to select your language of choice and press Enter. This will
change the language used on the front panel display
NOTE
If you have multiple HI 6500 units attached to the display, it will change the language for
all the units connected to the display, and not just the one you made the change on.
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The following parameters are used to setup the instrument operations:
• Tare Operations
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o Tare Offset
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Zero Operations
o Zero Tolerance
o Zero Amount
o Zero
Auto Mode
o Auto Mode Enabled
o Auto Mode Disabled
Count Operations
o Count Enable
o Unit Weight
o Enable
o Weigh Sample
Tare Operations Commands and Parameters
Tare Amount Parameter
The Tare Amount parameter displays the total amount that has been "Tared" from the scale
minus the Tare Offset.
This value is reset to zero when net and gross are the same weight, and totalizes the
differences each time the Tare command is run. This value excludes the initial Tare Offset
value, which is a constant value subtracted from the Net weight value without the operator
running the Tare command.
Note that on the Web page, the value will appear on the Operations web page under Tare
Operations.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Tare Operations submenu, then select the Tare Amount menu
item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
Tare Offset Parameter
The value you enter for Tare Offset allows the user to avoid pushing the Tare button each
time he/she places an empty container on the scale.
RANGE: .000001 - 999999. (default 0.0)
On the Web page, under the Operation menu enter the value in the editable text box
provided next to Tare Offset.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Tare Operations submenu, then select the Tare Offset menu
item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
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When the Tare command is selected the Net weight value is set equal to 0 (zero), and the
displayed weight goes to 0.00 if the Net weight is being displayed. If the Gross weight is
being displayed the displayed value does not change.
On the Web page, left click on the Tare button located in the Operations page.
NOTE
The Tare operation will fail if the scale is in motion.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the calibration menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Tare Operations submenu, then select the Tare menu item and
press the ENTER button to execute this command.
Zero Operations Commands and Parameters
Zero Tolerance Parameter
The value you enter for Zero Tolerance sets the weight unit limit from zero the instrument
will accept as gross zero during the zeroing function (when you push the Zero button).
NOTE
The amount of weight zeroed off is cumulative. The zero command will fail if the current
gross weight plus any previously zeroed amount exceeds the zero tolerance.
RANGE: .000001 - 999999 . (default 10.0)
On the Web page, select the Operations menu and enter the value in the text box provided.
Our example, for illustration only, sets the Zero Tolerance to 10.0
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Zero Operations submenu, then select the Zero Tolerance menu
item. The current value will be displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this
value needs to be modified.
Zero Amount Parameter
The Zero Amount parameter is READ ONLY and displays the amount that has been
"zeroed" from the scale.
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On the Web page, the value will appear on the Operations web page.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Zero Operations submenu, then select the Zero Amount menu
item. The current value will be displayed.
Zero Command
When the Zero command is selected the Gross weight value is set equal to 0 (zero) if the
Gross weight is within the Zero tolerance, and the displayed weight goes to 0.00 if the
Gross weight is being displayed.
On the Web page, select the Operations menu and left click on the Zero button
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Zero Operations submenu, then select the Zero menu item and
press the ENTER button to execute this command.
NOTE
The Zero Command will fail if the scale is in motion
Auto Mode
Auto Mode enables one-button functionality when performing Zero and Tare operations,
automatically switching to Net mode when Tare is pressed. The default is Disabled.
On the Web page, select the Operations menu and left click to pull down the
Enabled/Disabled command to select Auto mode. Next select display mode Gross or Net.
Then click on the Save Parameters button.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to Enable or Disable Automode. For display mode, select Gross or Net.
Press the ENTER button to execute this command.
Count Operations Parameters and Commands
The count mode allows the unit to be calibrated and used as a counter. This mode allows
the user to "count" the number of pieces placed on the scale.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Piece Count submenu. Select Count Enable to allow the option
of running the instrument in count mode.
Piece Count can be displayed on the main screen by pressing the MODE button and cycling
through to the count mode: GROSS > NET > COUNT >
Determining Piece Count:
If the weight of an individual piece is known:
Select Unit Weigh by pressing ENTER and input the single unit weight value using the UP,
DOWN, RIGHT and LEFT arrows.
If the weight of an individual piece (or pieces) is unknown:
Place a sample or samples onto the scale and enter the number of pieces being used for the
"sample size".
To weigh the items: Place the items to be counted onto the scale and then press enter while
Weigh Sample is selected. The instrument will then count the items on the scale.
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All the samples must be the same weight, type and size.
Be sure the scale has been Zero’d before determining piece count.
Hint: When the weight of individual pieces varies, it is better to take the Weight Sample
of a larger number of pieces when the weight of individual pieces varies.
On the Web page: first select Count Enabled, and then either enter the weight of a unit in
the unit weight field, or use the weigh sample field entering the correct number of pieces in
the Sample size field as shown above. Then click on the weigh sample field.
Security Parameter Menu
A detailed description of the security features is provided in Chapter 8.
• Calibration Lock
o Calibration Lock
o Calibration Password
• Configuration Lock
o Configuration Lock
o Password
• Display Lock
o Display Lock
o Display Password
• Keypad Lock
o Keypad Lock
o Keypad Password
• Read Only Lock
o Read Only Lock
o Read Only Password
NOTE
The security parameters can be accessed via the front panel display by entering a
preset password, or directly through the network connection. There is no way to
bypass the security password. We recommend you keep your passwords in a secure
location.
The security menu allows the user to lock out different levels of the menu hierarchy.
The user-configurable security settings only limit access through the front panel to
ensure the consistency of the instrument setup and weighing process. Parameter
configuration through the network is unaffected by these security settings.
The factory default for the security menu is to disable all lock modes and to preset each of
the security passwords to 1234. Below is another example where each password in the
security menu is different.
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Calibration Lock Parameter
When the Calibration Lock is enabled, the ability to run calibration through the front panel
is disabled unless the correct calibration password is entered by the operator. If the
Calibration lock is disabled, then calibration through the front panel is enabled.
On the Web page, on the security web page, select the Calibration Lock parameter, change
the password or leave it at the default password and then select either Enable or Disable
from the drop down list.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Calibration Lock submenu, select the Calibration Lock
submenu, press enter. You will be prompted for the current password. Enter the correct
password to access the menu. Select the Lock menu selection, then select the Calibration
Lock parameter. The current state, Enabled or Disabled, will be displayed. To change the
state of this parameter, press the ENTER button.
Calibration Password Parameter
The Calibration Password is a four digit alphanumeric character sequence. If the sequence
is not entered correctly through the front panel display the menu leaves the Calibration
Lock submenu unchanged.
On the Web page, select the security menu. The Calibration Password will be displayed on
the security web page.To change the Calibration Password, left click inside the text field
and enter a new 4 character alphanumeric password or leave it at the default password. The
current state, Enabled or Disabled, will be displayed. To change the state of this parameter,
change the value on the drop down menu.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Calibration Lock submenu. To change the current password,
arrow down to the password menu item and press enter. Now using the arrow keys to
enter the new password. Press enter to accept. Press left arrow key to exit the menu. To
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change the current password press the ENTER or RIGHT button and enter the current
password, then simply enter the new password and press the ENTER button to save and exit
this submenu; and return to the top level security menu.
The Configuration Lock Parameters
Configuration Lock Parameter
When the Configuration Lock is enabled, the ability to enter the configuration menu
structure is disabled. If the Configuration Lock is disabled, all parameters except the
security parameters can be read through the front panel. The ability to modify these
parameters however is controlled by the calibration, read only, and keypad lock
parameters.This will stop the use of the keypad, but will not stop the ability to change a
parameter if the correct password is used.
On the Web page, on the security web page, select the Configuration Lock parameter, then
select either Enable or Disable from the drop down list.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Configuration Lock submenu enter the 4 character
alphanumeric configuration password, then select the Configuration Lock parameter. To
ENABLE the Configuration Lock parameter, press the ENTER button.
Configuration Password Parameter
The Configuration Password is a four alphanumeric character sequence. If the password
sequence is not entered correctly through the front panel display the menu leaves the
Configuration Lock submenu.
On the Web page, select the security menu, the Configuration Password will be displayed
on the security web page. To change the Configuration Password, left click inside the text
field and enter the new 4 character alphanumeric password.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Configuration Lock submenu. Enter the current password to
enter the submenu. To change the current password, arrow to "password" menu selection,
enter and use the arrow keys to enter a new password, To change the current password press
the ENTER or RIGHT button and enter the current password, then simply use the arrow
keys to enter the new password and press the ENTER button to save and exit this submenu;
and return to the top level security menu.
The Display Lock Parameters
Display Lock Parameter
The Display Lock disables and blanks the front panel display and disables the keypad. If
the ENTER button is pressed, a password dialog box is shown on the screen. If the correct
password is entered the display is unlocked and operator can view the weight data and use
the MODE button to change the weight between Gross and Net. If the ENTER button is
pressed again the Display Lock parameter is reset to ENABLED and the display blanked.
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If the keypad is locked, then the tare, zero, mode, and configuration buttons are
disabled
On the Web page, on the security web page, select the Display Lock parameter, then select
either Enable or Disable from the drop down list.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Display Lock submenu, enter the password and then select the
Display Lock parameter. To ENABLE the Display Lock parameter, press the ENTER
button.
Display Password Parameter
The Display Password is a four alphanumeric character sequence. If the sequence is not
entered correctly through the front panel display the menu leaves the Display Lock
submenu.
On the Web page, select the security menu, the Display Password will be shown on the
security web page. To change the Display Password, left click inside the text field and enter
the new four character alphanumeric password.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Display Lock submenu. To change the current password press
the ENTER or RIGHT button and enter the current password, then simply enter the new
password and press the ENTER button. Press the ENTER button to save and exit this
submenu and return to the top level security menu.
The Keypad Lock Parameters
Keypad Lock Parameter
The Keypad Lock disables the front panel keypad. If the ENTER button is pressed, a
password dialog box is shown on the screen. If the correct password is entered the Keypad
is unlocked. If the ENTER button is pressed again the Keypad Lock parameter is reset to
its original locked state.
On the Web page, on the security web page, select the Keypad Lock parameter, then select
either Enable or Disable from the drop down list.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the keypad lock submenu. Enter the password and then press the
ENTER button. Select ENABLE and press the ENTER button to save and exit this
submenu.
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Keypad Password Parameter
The Keypad Password is a four alphanumeric character sequence. If the sequence is not
entered correctly the menu leaves the Keypad Lock submenu.
On the Web page, select the security menu, the Keypad Password will be displayed on the
security web page, to change the Keypad Password left click inside the text field and enter
a new 4 character alphanumeric password and press enter.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the keypad Password submenu. Enter the password and then press
the ENTER button. Select ENABLE and press the ENTER button to save and exit this
submenu.
The Read Only Lock Parameters
Read Only Lock Parameter
The Read Only Lock enables the operator to view all the parameters but not modify their
values or state. There are two exceptions to this;
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It is possible to enter the calibration submenu, but the operator must enter the
Calibration Password if the Calibration Lock is ENABLED.
2
The security parameters can only be changed if the operator knows the
required security password.
On the Web page, on the security web page, select the Read Only Lock parameter, then
select either Enable or Disable from the drop down list.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the read only submenu. Select Read Only and then press the
ENTER button. Select ENABLE and press the ENTER button to save and exit this
submenu.
To change the state of this parameter, press the ENTER button. Pressing the ENTER button
selects the new state for the Read Only Lock parameter.
Read Only Password Parameter
The Read Only Password is a four alphanumeric character sequence. If the sequence is not
entered correctly the menu leaves the Read Only Lock submenu.
On the Web page, select the security menu, the Read Only Password will be displayed on
the security web page, to change the Read Only Password left click inside the text field and
enter the new 4 character alphanumeric password.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Security menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Read Only submenu. Enter the password and then change the
current password press the UP or DOWN button and enter the current password then arrow
to "password" and enter and use the arrow keys to enter new password and press the
ENTER button to save and exit this submenu; and return to the top level security menu.
Setup Parameter Menu
The Setup Menu consists of the following parameters:
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Decimal Point
Grads
Instrument ID
Motion Tolerance
Operator ID
Units
Capacity Parameter
Scale Capacity is the scale's nominal operating capacity (the total weight capacity of the
scale system). If this value is exceeded by six graduations, dashes appear on the front
display. Communications to and from optional devices are not affected.
If a Capacity value is entered which conflicts with either the decimal point value or the
graduation value, the decimal point and/or graduation values are automatically modified to
match the programmed capacity. It is therefore recommended that the Capacity parameter
is entered first before setting the Decimal Point and Grad parameters.
RANGE: .000001 - 999999 (Default 999999).
On the Web page, enter the capacity in the text box provided
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Capacity item. The current value will be displayed, press the
ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value needs to be modified.
Decimal Point Parameter
Use the Decimal Point Parameter to set the resolution you want for the instrument. Here
you set the location of the decimal point for the weight resolution. The higher the number,
the farther to the left the decimal point moves and the higher the resolution of the scale.
Note that setting more decimal points does affect the overall accuracy of the instrument.
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RANGE: 0-5 (default 2) Not to exceed 1 part in 100,000
On the Web page, from the Decimal Point pull-down list, select the decimal position for
this instrument.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Decimal Point menu item. The list of decimal point values
supported will be displayed and the current value will be highlighted, if the decimal point
needs to be modified use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a new value and press the
ENTER button.
Graduation Size Parameter
The Graduation Size is the Minimum increment displayed by the instrument. The Base
Graduation Number can be calculated by dividing the Total Load Cell Capacity by 10,000.
For example, with two decimal points selected, a graduation size of 10 will display
increments of .10 units and the graduation size .50 will display increments of.50 units. For
a scale with 10,000 capacity, graduation size = 1
RANGE:
1, 2, 5,10, 20, 50, 10, 200, 500, 1000 (default 1)
On the Web page, from the Grads pull-down menu, select a Graduation Size Parameter for
this instrument.
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On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Grads menu item. The list of graduation sizes supported will be
displayed and the current value will be highlighted. If the graduation size needs to be
modified, use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a new value and then press ENTER.
Instrument ID Parameter
The Instrument ID parameter provides unique identification for the HI 6500 series
instrument.
RANGE: 19 Characters (default BLINST)
On the Web page, enter a name to identify the instrument in the Instrument ID text field.
We used “HI BLI.” In this example.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Instrument ID menu item. The current Instrument ID will be
displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this identifier needs to be modified and
use the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT buttons to input a new identifier, then press the
ENTER button to save and exit this menu.
Motion Tolerance Parameter
The value you enter for Motion Tolerance sets the amount of deviation to allow for your
process. This value must be greater than or equal to the Graduation Sizes. We recommend
3 times the graduation size.
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The base motion number can be calculated by using the following formula:
Base Motion Number = (Total Load Cell Capacity x 0.0003)
RANGE: .000001 - 999999 (default 10)
On the Web page, enter the value in the text box provided.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Motion Tolerance item. The current value will be displayed,
press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this value needs to be modified.
Operator ID Parameter
The Operator ID is the ID of the user who is going to operate the Weight Processor or
service the instrument. Select three letters or numbers or any combination of letters and
numbers that adequately identifies the user.
On the Web page, type a name that identifies the operator of this instrument in Operator
ID text field.
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Operator ID menu item. The current Operator ID will be
displayed, press the ENTER or the RIGHT button if this identifier needs to be modified and
use the UP, DOWN, LEFT, and RIGHT buttons to input a new identifier, then press the
ENTER button to save and exit this menu.
Unit (of Measure) Parameter
The Unit (of measure) parameter sets the scale to either English or Metric units. The
Selections are:
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Kilogram
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On the Web form, from the Units pull-down list, select the desired weight units to use; then
click Change Unit to set the units value. Our example shows pounds (kg).
On the HI 6500 series instrument display, select the Setup menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Units menu item. The list of weight measurement units
supported will be displayed and the current unit will be highlighted, if the unit needs to be
modified use the UP and DOWN buttons to select a new value and press the ENTER button.
Default Parameter IDs and Values
Below is a list of parameters, their ID numbers and their defaults for reference.
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Chapter 6 describes C2, eCAL and traditional calibration procedures. For the Weight
Processor to give precise readings, it must be routinely calibrated both during operation or
when it has not used for an extended period of time. It is important that users and service
personnel be familiar with the procedures in this chapter before installing or operating the
HI 6500 series instrument.
All calibration is done in the Gross mode. Be sure to follow all the procedures completely
to insure that the weights read by the unit are accurate.
In some incidents it is better to verify a calibration than just re-do the calibration. If during
the scale verification, it is found to be out of calibration, check for damage and a
mechanical problem. When all checks OK, then recalibrate. Perform a calibration and
perform a scale verification. No calibration process ensures the load cells are functioning
or installed correctly.
Always verify your scale after any calibration and maintenance routine.
NOTE
Do not perform a calibration while an application is in operation.
Pre-Calibration Procedures
Verify that the load cells have been properly installed.
• Refer to your load cell operations and installation manual for proper installation
instructions.
• On some sensors and cells an arrow indicates the direction of the applied load. If the
arrow is pointing in the wrong direction, change the position of the load cell so that it is
mounted in the direction of the applied load.
Check for binding on the Load Cell or other parts of the weighing system.
WARNING - Binding on a scale/vessel or load cell does not allow the load cell free
vertical movement and may prevent the instrument from returning to the original zero
reference point.
AVERTISSEMENT – Lier sur une échelle / récipient ou cellule de charge ne
permet pas la cellule de charge libre circulation verticale et peut empêcher
l'appareil de revenir au point de référence zéro d'origine.
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A load cell must be mounted so that
100% of the load (Vessel w/Contents)
passes vertically through the load cell.
Verify that nothing is binding the load
cell. This means that nothing is draped
across the scale/vessel or the load cell,
such as a hose, electrical cord, tubes, or
other objects. Verify that nothing is in
contact with the scale/vessel other than
service wires and piping that have been
properly mounted with flexible
connections. Flexible pipes are not to be
used in any other than the horizontal
plane and are not to be used to correct
pipe alignment problems. Vertical or at
angles other than vertical will have an
affect on the scales ability to repeat and
provide accurate weight readings.
Electrical Check Procedures
Load Cell/Point Input/Output Measurements
The HI 6500 series
instrument is designed
to supply 5 VDC
excitation to as many
as four 350-Ohm load
cells/points per
channel. The expected
output from each load
cell/point will depend
on the mV/V rating of
the load cell/point and
the weight.
For example, a 2mV/V
load cell/point will
respond with a
maximum of 10 mVDC at the load sensor’s full weight capacity, which includes the weight
of the vessel and the weight of the product as measured by the load cell/point. Thus, if the
load cell/point weight capacity is rated at 1000 pounds, the load cell/point will be 10 mVDC
at 1000 pounds, 7.5 mVDC at 750 pounds, 5 mVDC at 500 pounds and so on.
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A zero reference point will vary from system to system depending on the “Dead Load” of
the vessel. “Dead Load” is the weight of the vessel and appurtenances only, with no product
loaded. In our example we will assume the dead load to be 500 pounds.
The operating range for the scale in this example is 5-10 mVDC with a 500 pound weight
range. Note that after zeroing the instrument, the 0 reading refers to the zero reference point
and not absolute 0 mVDC or absolute 0 weight.
NOTE
Load cell/point measurements are checked with a digital voltmeter at the load cell
connector on the front of the module or by using INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN with a
Hardy IT Junction Box. The scale calibration must be completed to enable IT to
function correctly.
Load Check
Place a load (weight) on the scale or vessel, and check to see if the weight reading on the
input table changes in the proper direction.
For example, if the display reads 100 pounds and a 20-pound weight is placed on the vessel
or scale, the display should read 120 or some value over 100. With the display reading 100
pounds, if a 20-pound load is placed on the vessel or scale and the reading is 80 pounds, the
reading is going in the wrong direction and indicates some problem with the system.
If the display reads improperly or shows no change, something is wrong with the setup.
If the display changes weight in the proper direction, remove the weight and proceed
to calibrate the instrument. Refer to Chapter 9 on troubleshooting for additional help
to determine the cause of the poor weight reading.
C2 & eCAL Electronic Calibration
C2 or eCAL, Electronic Calibration, calibrates a scale system electronically without using
certified test weights. It can use up to 2 junction boxes with up to 4 load cells per junction
box, interconnect cable and an instrument with C2 capabilities, such as the HI 6500 series
instrument. Digital information within a Hardy C2 or eCAL-certified load sensor details its
unique performance characteristics. The HI 6500 series instrument reads the performance
characteristics of each load sensor and detects the number of load sensors in the system.
Before running C2 eCAL calibration, run all of the pre-calibration procedures. Make sure
you have configured the HI 6500 series instrument. This includes setting the units, decimal
point, NumAverages etc. For instructions please see the Chapter on Instrument
Configuration.
Gravitation Correction
Objects weigh about 0.5% less at the equator than they weigh at each pole because the force
of gravity is less at the equator than at the poles. For example an object weighing 100
pounds at the North Pole on a spring scale would weigh 99.65 pounds at the equator.
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Depending on the latitude of your location, your scales would measure somewhere in
between. The table below shows the gravitation correction factor for a few cities around the
world.
NOTE
Ensure that the scale system is clean and ready to receive product. This step establishes the
gross zero reference. You must perform a C2 Calibration after setting the Gravity
Correction or the correction factor won’t work.
In general if your location is between the 45th parallel and the equator, gravity correction
is greater than 1.0. For example, at these latitudes, because the gravity is less, you are
adding, 1.0006 for an error that is .06%). For locations between the 45th parallel and the
North or South Pole your correction factor will be less than 1.0. For example .9994 for an
error that is -.06%.
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C2 and eCAL Calibration from the Web Page
From the Home Page, click Configuration to display the Configuration menu; then
click Calibration to open the Calibration page.
Step 1. Check to make sure the number of load cells displayed on the webpage
corresponds correctly to the inputs on the instrument.
Step 2. In the “Ref Weight” text field, enter the reference weight for your application.
Step 3. An empty scale will use a 0.00 reference weight setting.
Step 4. (Optional) If you want to enter the Gravity Correction Factor, see the table
above, then enter the Correction Factor number you selected from the table in
the Gravity Correction field
Step 5. Click the “Do C2 Calibration” button
Step 6. Wait a few seconds and the results will appear. If the Calibration was successful
a Cal completed OK appears and gross weight will read your reference value.
However, if no load points are connected to the HI 6500 series the following
message appears. Check the cable and connectors of the load point(s) and recalibrate.
Step 7. This message appears if no load points are connected to the HI 6500. Check the
cable and connectors of the load point(s) and re-calibrate.
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Step 8. This message appears if no C2 load points are connected to the HI 6500. Either
do a traditional calibration or connect C2 load sensors to the instrument. 
C2 Cal Failed: no C2 sensors found
Step 9. Click Back to return to the Calibration page.
C2 Calibration from the Front Panel
The example settings below are for illustrations only. Your setting requirements may
vary significantly.
Step 1. From the Configuration menu, use the UP or DOWN button to select Calibration,
and press the ENTER button to display the Calibration menu. Select C2 (eCal),
and press the ENTER button to display the C2 Calibration Menu items.
Step 2. Use the UP or DOWN arrow to select the NumDevices menu item. The read-only
NumDevices value provides the number of C2 (or eCal) load cells on the
system detected by the HI 6500 series instrument. Verify that the displayed
number matches the actual number installed. If not, check to ensure that each
load cell/point cable connection is securely fastened and that each load
cell/point cable is not broken. Only Hardy Process Solutions load sensors are
C2 (or eCal) calibration capable
Step 3. When you finish updating the value press Enter to save the Reference Weight and
return to the C2 eCal menu. Use the UP or DOWN button to select the Reference
Weight. The current reference weight will show. Press the ENTER or RIGHT
button if modifications to this value need to be made.
Step 4. Select Gravity Correction to display the value and press the ENTER button if the
value needs to be modified.
Step 5. Use the UP or DOWN button to select Do C2 eCAL and press the ENTER button
to perform the C2 eCAL calibration..
Step 6. A "Cal Completed OK" briefly appears on the screen indicating the C2 calibration
was successful.
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A "Cal Failed" message briefly appears with the error number if the C2
Calibration was not successful. Chapter 9, Troubleshooting lists corrective
actions.
Hard Calibration
Hard Calibration is the method of calibration that uses test weights. We recommend
that the span total 80 to 100% of the scale live load capacity and the weights be
distributed uniformly on/in the scale.
Step 1. Put a load (weight) on the scale or vessel. For a full load test you can put 80% to
100% of the expected weight you will see in your process on the scale or vessel.
Step 2. Check to see if the weight reading changes on the display in the proper direction.
For example, if the display reads 100 pounds and a 20 pound load is placed
on the vessel or scale, the display should read 120 or some value over100.
If the display reads 80 pounds after a 20 pound load is placed on the vessel
or scale, the reading is going in the wrong direction and indicates some
problem with the system. (See Chapter on Troubleshooting for corrective
action)
If the display is reading improperly or shows no change there is something
wrong with the configuration wiring or the load cells.
Step 3. If the display changes in the proper direction, remove the weight and proceed to
calibrate the Weight Processor.
Hard Calibration from the Web page
Step 1. Hard Calibration requires a zero point and the physical placement of test
weights on the scale. To set the Zero Value, if all “live load” weight is
removed from the Scale, the Zero Value should be 0.00. If any product weight
is on the scale when setting this value, the reference weight must be equal to
the amount of load on the scale.
Step 2. Wait 12 seconds or more for the scale to stabilize. Turn off as much vibration and
production equipment as possible to achieve the best calibration.
Step 3. Click in the Ref Weight text field and enter the reference weight you want to use.
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OK” message appears briefly if the calibration was successful. An Error number
appears if the calibration was not successful. See the Error list in the
troubleshooting chapter for help in correcting the error.
Step 5. To set the Span Weight, place certified test weights on the scale.
Step 6. In the Span Weight text field, enter the amount of test weight that was placed on
the scale. 
Step 7. Click the Do Cal Hi button. A “Cal Completed OK” message appears briefly if
the calibration was successful.
Step 8. An Error message appears if the calibration was not successful. See the error list
in the Troubleshooting chapter, for help in correcting errors.
Step 9. The scale is now calibrated.
Hard Calibration from the Front Panel
Step 1. From the Configuration menu, use the down arrow to select Calibration, and then
press Enter to display the Calibration menu. Select the Hard Cal menu item and
press the ENTER button to open the menu.
Step 2. Use the UP or DOWN button to select the Ref Weight value then press the
ENTER to set the reference weight equal to the weight on the scale. Normally,
you would remove all weight "live load" from the scale to obtain a Ref Weight of
0.0. Wait 12 seconds or more for the reading to stabilize. Press the ENTER button
to save the value and return to calibration menu.
Step 3. Use the DOWN button to select " Do Cal Lo, and press the ENTER button to set
the low calibration point. A "Cal Completed OK" message appears briefly if the
calibration was successful.
Step 4. An Error appears if the calibration was not successful. See the Troubleshooting
chapter, for help with errors.
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Step 5. Press the DOWN button to select Span Weight, the current span weight will be
displayed. Press the ENTER button to modify the Span Weight value.
Step 6. To set the Span Weight, place a certified test weight, equal to the span weight
entered in step 5, on the scale. This value is the amount of test weight that you will
apply, typically 80-100% of the expected maximum product loading on the load
cells.
Step 7. Use the DOWN button to select Do Cal Hi, then press the ENTER button to set
the Cal High point and complete the calibration sequence. A "Cal Completed OK"
message appears briefly if the calibration is successful. An Error number appears
if the calibration fails. See the Error list in the Troubleshooting chapter for help
with error correction
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Chapter 7 contains step-by-step instructions for operating the Hardy HI 6500 series
instrument. The procedures include complete instructions for operating the instrument
from the front panel and from the Web page. Operating procedures primarily include
Taring and/or Zeroing the instrument. We highly recommend reading the set-up and
operating procedures before operating the instrument. Being familiar with the
operating procedures insures that the instrument will provide trouble free service.
Getting Started
Before operating a Hardy HI 6500 series Weight Processor, check to make sure the
following procedures have been performed:
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Communication cables properly installed.
Setting of instrument parameters is complete.
Calibration performed.
Mode Button
• Press the Mode Button to switch between different weighing modes of:
• GROSS: Displays the GROSS weight of the system.
• NET: Displays the NET weight of the system. The NET weight displayed is the
GROSS weight minus the TARE value.
• COUNT: Counts the number of objects once the weight for one object is set.
The displayed mode on the instrument can also be changed by selecting DISPLAY MODE
on the Operations webpage and choosing Gross, Net or Count from the drop-down menu
or by sending the DISPLAY MODE command over communications.
Zero Operation
In GROSS mode, remove all weight from the scale and wait until the scale has settled.
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A scale in motion will show the symbol “
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to indicate the scale has not settled. A scale that will not settle may have the Motion
Tolerance parameter established during SETUP adjusted too small for the environment.
Press the ZERO button, a message “ZERO OK” will briefly be displayed and the scale will
show 000.00, indicating the ZERO command was successful.
If “ZERO FAILED” is displayed, the Zero command was unsuccessful. Check the
Zero Tolerance parameter established in Set Up to determine if the zero amount has
exceeded the maximum cumulative value that can be zero’d off the scale.
NOTE
The amount of weight zeroed off each time is cumulative. The zero command will fail
if the current gross weight plus any previously zeroed amount exceeds the zero
tolerance established in the SET UP parameters.
The ZERO command can also be initiated from the Operations webpage by left clicking the
ZERO button as shown in the screen shot from an HI 6500 below.
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Tare Operation
In NET mode, pressing the Tare button will zero out the scale.
Press the Tare button briefly and the scale in NET mode will now show 000.00, indicating
the TARE command was successful.
If the message “TARE FAILED” appears, wait for the scale to settle and try again. If
the tare operation continues to fail, check the Motion Tolerance parameter established
during setup and adjust to allow for the unstable scale environment.
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A scale in motion will show the symbol “
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screen to indicate the scale has not settled.
The TARE command can also be initiated from the web page by left clicking the TARE
button.
A Tare Value can be set two ways:
1
Place an object (such as a container) onto the scale, press the TARE button either
on the front panel display or in the webpage. The Tare weight has now been set as
the weight of the object on the scale.
2
In SET UP, navigate to the Operations section, choose the Tare parameter and
select the Tare Weight option. Manually input the Tare value and press the Enter
key. The Tare value has now been set as the weight of the object.
3
The Tare Value can be viewed by navigating to the Operations menu, choosing the
Tare parameter and selecting the Tare Value option.
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1. The displayed weight mode will remain unchanged when TARE or
ZERO is pressed.
2. To change the displayed weight mode, press the MODE button from
the front panel display
3. or send the DISPLAY MODE command over communications.
4. The ZERO command functions in both NET or GROSS mode at any
time.
Auto Mode Tracking – Enabled
Step 1. The displayed weight mode will automatically change to NET when TARE is
pressed on the front panel display or when a TARE command is sent over
communications.
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The displayed weight mode may also be changed at any time by pressing the
MODE button on the front panel display or by sending the DISPLAY
MODE command over communications.
Sending the TARE AMOUNT=0.0000 command will remove the TARE
weight from memory and cause the displayed weight mode to automatically
switch to display the GROSS weight. (AUTO MODE TRACKING DOES
NOT FUNCTION WHILE IN COUNT MODE)
The ZERO button only functions on the front panel display when the
instrument is in GROSS mode.
a. If an operator presses ZERO button while in NET mode, the display
will message the user “ZERO FAIL - CHANGE TO GROSS
MODE TO USE ZERO SCALE”
The ZERO command functions in both NET and GROSS modes when sent
over communications.
If the instrument is in NET mode when the ZERO command is sent over communications,
the display will automatically switch to showing GROSS mode after the ZERO command
is sent.
Count Operations
On the HI6500 series instrument display, select the Operations menu and use the UP or
DOWN button to select the Piece Count submenu. Select Count Enable to allow the option
of running the instrument in count mode. Piece Count can be displayed on the main screen
by pressing the MODE button and cycling through to the count mode: GROSS > NET >
COUNT >
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If the weight of an individual piece is known:
Select Unit Weigh by pressing ENTER and input the unit weight value using the up, down,
right and left arrows.
If the weight of an individual piece (or pieces) is unknown:
Place the sample or samples onto the scale and then press enter while Weigh Sample is
selected. The instrument will record that weigh value of the sample size. If more than one
piece was used during Weigh Sample, input the Sample Size using the arrow keys.
NOTE:
Be sure the scale has been Zero’d before determining piece count.
Hint: It is better to take the Weight Sample of a larger number of pieces when the weight of
individual pieces varies.
On the Web page: first select Count Enabled, and then either enter the weight of a unit in
the unit weight field, or use the weigh sample field entering the correct number of pieces in
the Sample size field as shown above. Then click on the weigh sample field.
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Split Screen Mode
Before wiring and mounting instruments to be displayed on split screen
Be sure to update the firmware in the Display and each instrument to the latest version to
ensure all menus are up to date. The display must only be connected to a single instrument
to upload new firmware.
Wiring the Units to the Display Panel
Hardy provides a pre-made cable (Part Number: 0509-0534-01-0) for quick installation. Or
instruments can be wired together and connected to a display panel using the following
diagram and specifications.
A sample wiring diagram for wiring four HI 6500 instruments to one HI 6110 Panel
Making Longer Display Interface Cables
If you need to install the front panel further away from the HI 6500 series instruments than
is possible with the supplied cable then, you will need to make a display cable between the
panel and the first instrument. in the series of up to four connected units.
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Maximum cable length: 100 ft. (30.48 meters)
Use three twisted pairs with a drain wires
Pair wires +12 and GND, D1 and D2, D3 and D4
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The terminal type is a spring cage type contact. There is a slot provided to use an
insert/release tool. The tool is a 2.0 mm x 0.4 mm wide flat blade screw driver. Inserting
the tool opens the cage contact and allows one or two bare wires to be inserted. Removing
the insertion tool with bare conductor inserted will lock the connection.
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Once Instruments are Wired and In Place
Connect the display to the port on the instrument. If the Split Screen Display Mode is not
enabled, the user will be connected to a single unit.
Enter the Display->Split Screen menu to enable the Split Screen Display Mode. Here you
can send a Discover command and the display will find all compatible instruments on the
RS-485 Display Network. The product serial codes for each instrument will be listed as
they are found. Once the discovery process has completed the menu will switch to the
Display Order interface and attempt to connect to each discovered instrument. As
instruments connect their Instrument IDs will be displayed next to their product serial
codes.
Reordering Units
When a Discovery completes or when Display Order is selected in the Display->Split
Screen menu, the Display Order interface will open. The order which instruments are listed
determines their locations on the Split Screen Summary Page. Instruments are displayed
left to right, top to bottom.
From the front panel display, use the UP and DOWN buttons to select unit to move to
another location. Press enter to select the unit. Use UP and DOWN button to move it
to the desired location. Once in the desired position, press Enter do complete the move.
Repeat with any other unit you wish to move in the display.
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Hiding Units by Changing the Number of Units to Display
The Num Display parameter sets the number of instruments to display on the Split Screen
Summary Page. Sections higher than the number of instruments to display are left blank
and cannot be selected from the Split Screen Summary Page.
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Chapter 8 covers the security menu, which allows the user to lock out different levels
of the menu hierarchy. The user configurable security settings only limit access
through the front panel to ensure the consistency of the instrument setup and weighing
process. Parameter configuration through the network is unaffected by these security
settings.
Display Security Options
Lock Enabled
Operation
Display
Display is blank; and the Mode, Tare, Zero, and Configuration
buttons are disabled. Pressing ENTER jumps to the password
prompt.
Keypad
Display is active; and the Mode, Tare, Zero, and Configuration
buttons are disabled. Pressing ENTER jumps to the password
prompt.
Configuration
Display is active, and the Mode, Tare, and Zero buttons are active;
but the configuration button is disabled. Pressing CONFIG jumps
to the configuration password prompt.
Read Only
Display is active, and the Mode, Tare, and Zero buttons are active,
the configuration button is active but no parameters can be
modified.
Calibration
Display is active, all buttons are active, and all the parameters
except the calibration parameters can be modified.
No Locks Enabled
When no locks are selected, the display is active, all buttons are
active, and all the parameters can be modified.
The current status and password for each level of security can be read and changed through
the web browser if using an Ethernet connection, or through the serial interface.
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To access or modify the security parameters through the front panel display, a password
always needs to be entered before a lock can be enabled or disabled or the password
modified. Note, that as the password can be read over the network, any security password
can always be over written if the local operator enters an incorrect password.
The changes to the calibration and read only security features are updated when you exit
the security submenu and return to the configuration menu; while changes to the display,
keypad, or configuration security settings are updated when the operator exits the
configuration menu.
The factory default for the security menu is to disable all lock modes and to preset each of
the security passwords to 1234.
The Display Lock
This security setting blanks the front screen so the current weight reading on the scale
cannot be observed; and while the display is locked the Mode, Zero, Tare, and
Configuration buttons are disabled regardless of the keypad lock or configuration lock
settings; as enabling these buttons without the operator being able to read the front panel
display would lead to process errors.
If the ENTER button is pressed the “Enter Password” page will appear on the display. At
this level of security the operator can enter one of three possible passwords for the display
lock, the keypad lock, or the configuration lock.
The display lock flowchart below shows the options and features when the display lock is
enabled.
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Figure 1: Display Lock Flowchart
The following list explains the operation and features available if the correct 4
alphanumeric character password is entered by the operator.
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Display Password:
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The current display lock setting is saved.
The display lock is set to disabled and the MODE button is unlocked,
enabling the operator to view the current Gross or Net weight on the front
panel display.
• Pressing the ENTER button a second time returns the display lock to its
original setting.
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The display lock is set to disabled and the MODE, TARE, and ZERO buttons
are unlocked, enabling the operator to view the current Gross or Net weight
on the front panel display, and to tare or zero the scale.
Pressing the ENTER button a second time returns the display lock and
keypad lock to their original settings.
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Configuration Password:
The current display lock, keypad lock, and configuration lock setting are
saved.
• The display lock is set to disabled and the MODE, TARE, and ZERO buttons
are unlocked, enabling the operator to view the current Gross or Net weight
on the front panel display, and to tare or zero the scale.
• The CONFIG button is also enabled allowing the operator to open the
configuration menus.
When the operator exits the configuration menu, the display lock and keypad lock are
set to their original settings. If no changes to the configuration lock or password
parameters were made the configuration lock is also set to its original lock settings;
otherwise the latest configuration security settings are used.
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While the keypad lock is enabled the Mode, Zero, Tare, and Configuration buttons are
disabled regardless of the configuration lock setting.
If the ENTER button is pressed the “Enter Password” page will appear on the display. At
this level of security the operator can enter one of two possible passwords for the keypad
lock or the configuration lock.
The keypad lock flowchart below shows the options and features when the keypad lock is
enabled.
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Figure 2: Keypad Lock Flowchart
The following list explains the operation and features available if the correct 4
alphanumeric character password is entered by the operator.
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The current keypad lock setting is saved.
The MODE, TARE, and ZERO buttons are unlocked, enabling the operator
to tare or zero the scale.
Pressing the ENTER button a second time returns the keypad lock to its
original setting.
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The TARE and ZERO buttons are unlocked, enabling the operator to tare or
zero the scale.
The CONFIG button is also enabled allowing the operator to open the
configuration menus.
When the operator exits the configuration menu, the display lock and keypad
lock are set to their original settings. If no changes to the configuration lock
or password parameters were made the configuration lock is also set to its
original lock settings; otherwise the latest configuration security settings are
used.
The Configuration Lock
While the configuration lock is enabled the Configuration button is disabled, preventing the
operator from viewing or modifying any instrument parameters.
If the CONFIG button is pressed the “Enter Password” page will appear on the display. At
this level of security the operator can enter only one possible password for the configuration
lock.
The configuration lock flowchart shows the options and features when the configuration
lock is enabled.
Figure 3: Configuration Lock Flowchart
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The following list explains the operation and features available if the correct 4
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The current configuration lock setting is saved.
The CONFIG button is also enabled allowing the operator to open the
configuration menus.
When the operator exits the configuration menu, if no changes to the
configuration lock or password parameters were made the configuration lock
is set to its original lock settings; otherwise the latest configuration security
settings is used.
The Read Only, Security & Calibration Locks
There are three additional levels of security once the operator is within the configuration
menu. These limit access to sensitive parameter settings such as calibration, security
settings, and network settings.
If the operator has been given permission to access the configuration menu, the
operator will at a minimum be able to view all the parameters except the security
parameters.
Figure 4: Parameters Lock Flow Chart
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Modifying the Security Parameters
To view or modify the security parameters use the UP or DOWN button to select the
security menu then press ENTER.
Figure 5: Parameters Lock Flow Chart
To modify the security feature use the UP or DOWN button to select the security feature
then press the ENTER button. The password dialog box will appear; if the correct 4
alphanumeric character sequence is entered the operator will be able to either enable or
disable the security feature or change the password. Note a password must consist of a 4
alphanumeric character sequence to be accepted as a valid password.
If an incorrect password is entered the menu will be returned to the security submenu.
The updated security features for the Read Only Lock and Calibration Lock will not be
active until the operator leaves the security menu, any changes for the Configuration Lock,
Keypad Lock, or Display Lock will not be active until the operator exits the configuration
menu and returns to the top level display.
Modifying the Calibration Parameters
The calibration security locks out users from seeing any calibration parameters until you
enter the correct calibration password.
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To modify the calibration parameters use the UP or DOWN button to select the calibration
menu and press the ENTER button. The password dialog box will appear; if the correct 4
digit alphanumeric character sequence is entered the calibration lock will be disabled until
you exit the calibration menu; at which time the calibration lock will be automatically reset
to the original setting.
If an incorrect password is entered the menu will return to the configuration menu.
Modifying the Read Only Parameters
The security and calibration parameters have their own password protection. The
parameters discussed in this section are those listed under communication, diagnostics,
display, filter, language, operation, and setup.
With the exception of the security and calibration parameters, all parameters can be read by
the operator once the operator is navigating inside the configuration menu; however the
ability to change these parameters can be password protected.
If the read only password is enabled and a parameter is selected, the password dialog box
will appear. If the 4 alphanumeric character sequence is entered the read only lock will be
disabled until you exit the configuration menu; at which time the configuration lock will be
automatically reset to the original setting.
If an incorrect password is entered the menu will return to the configuration menu.
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Chapter 9 provides procedures for troubleshooting the electrical, mechanical and firmware
elements of the HI 6500 series instrument and for using Hardy’s Integrated Technician
(IT®) software utility to isolate problems. Flow charts provide troubleshooting procedures
for the ontroller, load cells, and cabling.
NOTE
Never run Hardy’s Integrated Technician testing while in a production mode. The
reported weight readings will not be correct and can cause equipment to start or stop
unpredictably.
Disassembly and Reassembly Notes, Warnings & Cautions
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WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT REPLACE COMPONENTS
UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NONHAZARDOUS.
AVERTISSEMENT – Risque d’explosion- Ne pas remplacer les composants à
moins que la source d’alimentation soit éteinte ou que la zone est classifiée non
dangereuse.
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT EQUIPMENT
UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE
NON-HAZARDOUS
AVERTISSEMENT – Risque d’explosion – Ne pas déconnecter l’équipement à
moins que la source d’alimentation ait été mise en position « éteint » ou que la
zone soit classifiée non dangereuse.
Always disconnect the power cord before disassembling.
• Always replace broken or damaged modules or hardware immediately.
• Always check to be sure that no loose parts are sitting on printed circuit boards or
electrical connectors or wires when disassembling or reassembling.
• Always protect printed circuit boards from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Always use
approved ESD wrist straps and anti-static pads.
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This chapter describes several tests that can shorten the time for troubleshooting. Most
problems require the use of two or more tests to determine the cause.
If a problem is isolated to a load cell, it may not mean the load cell is the damaged
component. Mechanical imbalances and system piping stress (lack of piping flexures,
pressure hoses draped over, pipes etc.) can make a load cell or Weight Processor seem to
be the problem.
If you are in doubt as to how to resolve a problem or if you need assistance, review
Hardy Process Solutions Web-tech at http://www.hardysolutions.com. Web-tech is
updated often and is available 365 days a year 24/7. It contains frequently asked
questions to aid you in troubleshooting, and it provides a form for requesting additional
information and answers to questions, with no waiting on hold. Located under the
Support menu, select the WebTech Knowledge base. Customer Service is also
available from 6:30AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. For direct factory support
call Hardy Process Solutions Customer Service at:
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Technical Support outside the US and Canada:1-858-278-2900
Error Messages
• A/D Convert Error! - Load Cells input out of range.
• Motion Error! - Check Motion Tolerance Settings and Retry
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enough weight on the scale.
Too Hi Error! - Verify that the load cell signal level is 0-25mV. Verify that there is too
much weight on the scale.
No C2 Sensor! - Instrument did not detect a C2 Load Sensor
CAL Failed! - Too few counts between Zero and Span.
C2 Caps Unequal! - Different load cell capacities (For example 50 lbs capacity load cell
and 100 lbs capacity load cell on one system. Make the load cells equal by removing the
odd load cell and replacing it with a load cell that is equal to the other’s capacity.
HI/LO Too Close! - Zero and Span are not more than 1,000 counts from each other or
there is no change or negative change. Reset either so the counts are more than 1,000
counts of each other.
Not Allowed! - Value entered is outside the range allowed. Try another value.
Need Cal with ITJBOX - IT summing card is not installed. Install an IT summing card
then do a Calibration with the card installed to access the IT information.
Trouble Shooting Using Integrated Technician (IT®)
The front panel display for the HI 6500 instrument’s Stability test is shown below. To
navigate this screen, select a test on the right using the right and left arrows with exit using
the left arrow when you are at the first out of the five positions.
The test displays are live readings and only available if you have an IT summing junction
card, maximum one J-boxes and 4 channels.
The test for pass or fail may take 30 seconds to settle. It will always show the load cells as
fail when the test is started.
The reduced voltage is a Yes or No selection. Then run the J-box test 1 as appropriate.
A more detailed explanation of each section of the test follows below:
Stability Test ALL
Stability: Gross = 0.9lb
RAW
Mean
32918
Variation
0.17
Results
OK
mV/V
0.0184
RTZ
Pass
Waversaver
32993
0.00
OK
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This test computes the variation of the A/D counts. The results show the variance and
indicate pass or fail. The test is valid to help break down the problem into smaller divisions.
Unstable test results can be caused by an internal A/D processor fault, grounding, power
connection, EMI/RFI above specified CE limits, or noisy load cell input.
These numbers reflect a weight change at the smallest measurement of the filter setting, the
internal analog-to-digital converter computer register.
WAVERSAVER TEST
These numbers also reflect weight change at the smallest measurement, the internal analogto-digital converter computer register. The internal RAW A to D counts and filtered A to
D counts are displayed for a comparison. A FAIL on the RAW counts and pass on the
filtered counts indicates the WAVERSAVER filtering is necessary and functioning
properly.- except that this reading is averaged using the WAVERSAVER and AVERAGES
setting parameter from the Processor’s configuration. Using the maximum number of
internal averages and the 10ms update speed equals a maximum delay of 2.55 seconds
Weight and Voltage ALL
This test section looks at the readings from ALL the load cells to test overall system
performance and signal voltage readings. This test works for most load cell types.
Further investigation to
isolate system problems
requires the use of hand
tools and multi-meters or
the INTEGRATED
TECHNICIAN Junction
or Summing Box and
using the IT© Test section.
NOTE
INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN ® (IT) is a registered trademark of Hardy Process Solutions.
Weight This displays the amount of force seen by all load cells installed in the summing
junction box. Further investigation to isolate system problems will require the use of hand
tools and Multi-meters or the Integrated Summing Junction box and using the IT test
section.
Millivolt/Volt equals the output from a load cell per each volt of excitation. The HI 6500
series reads the load cell output in mV/V which is a higher resolution (4 decimal places)
reading than a mV reading, thereby providing more sensitivity to enable you to
troubleshoot the condition of the load cell in question under certain conditions. . Load Cells
are rated in Millivolts/Volts. mV/V are DC voltage signals between 0-5.0000 mV/V.
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mV DC voltage signals are between 0-25 millivolts. Overloads and negative millivolt
readings are not shown as actual readings but 25.5 mVfor over voltage and 0.0 for negative
voltage. You will need to use a multimeter with a 200 or 300mVDC range to view the out
of range voltages.
RTZ (Return to Zero) Test
This check is to see if the scale returns to a zero reading condition when it is empty. Run
this test only when the scale is empty. When the scale is calibrated at the ZERO or
Reference zero, there is a period during which the WEIGHT readings are collected. After
a valid calibration has been completed, the test compares the original weight reading with
collected and current readings. If the difference is more than the combined Motion and the
Zero Tolerance parameters the test will fail.
IT Test
If your system has an Integrated Technician Summing Junction box, the IT test can identify
individual load cell problems up to a maximum of four load cell selections. The dwell
displays are live readings and only available if you have an IT summing junction card, with
a maximum of one JBox and 4 channels. From the front display, select Jbox1.
From the Diagnostics menu, select Integrated Technician.
Sensor Number Indicates which sensor is under test. Using the up or down arrow selects
the target sensor to be tested.Then select the number of load cells to test. and press Do IT
Test. The Dwell test for pass or fail take 30 seconds to settle. Until it settles, it will always
show “fail” when the test is started. If the browser times out during the test, refresh your
browser until the results appear.
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Warning: Do not install your summing board in areas susceptible to high vibrations. The
relays on the board can chatter and affect your weight readings.
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Testing an individual load sensor output requires an IT summing card or Millivolt meter
with two decimal place resolution.To determine the sensitivity and parameters for your load
sensor, use the load sensor certificate or read the C2 chip with the utility found under the
Diagnostic menu.
Example: A 3mV/V Load sensor produces approximately 3.0000 mV/V at rated load. If
the scale capacity is 1,000 lbs with 100 lbs of deadload, when empty the load point mV/V
reading should measure 0.3000 mV/V. This number can be converted to mV by multiplying
the mV/V results by 5. (5V excitation)
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Tests and Diagnostics
The Test and Diagnostics menus provide an expanded view of how the weight processor
and scale are working. You can run several tests from either the test links on the Web
Diagnostic page or the front panel Test menu. Each test is described in its own subsection
below.
You can also obtain information that a Hardy representative may ask for if you make a
request to Technical Support. For example, for the last calibration, you can see the type of
calibration and when it was done. You can also check the graduation size, operator ID, and
other configuration information, and you can learn the serial number, model number,
firmware revision number.
Diagnostic testing from the front panel
From the Configuration menu, use the down arrow to select Diagnostics and press Enter
to open the Menu. This menu lists the tests you can run.
Use the down arrow to select the option.
NOTES
The values entered in the Diagnostics Menu are for illustration purposes only. Your values
will vary.
To download the latest firmware version, see the HI 6500/Downloads page at:
http://www.hardysolutions.com/products/weighing-instruments/weightprocessors/product/461/hi-6500-series
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Parameters
Parameters is the first listed hyperlink at the base of the Diagnostics
page. Click that link to display the
Parameters page. Note the scroll bar
on the right of the list.
The steps below explain how you
can duplicate the configuration of
one HI 6500 to use in configuring
another HI 6500 for sending a copy
of your parameters to
[email protected]
To copy the parameters:
Step 1. Right click in the
parameter list.
Step 2. Click Select All.
Step 3. Right click again.
Step 4. Click Copy.
To paste the parameter
configuration into the instrument you want to configure, or into a text file for storage:
Step 1. Enter the IP address of that instrument into a Web browser to display its Home
page.
Step 2. Select Operation, then Diagnostics, then Parameters, as described above.
Step 3. Right click in the Parameter list.
Step 4. Click Select All.
Step 5. Right click again in the Parameter List.
Step 6. Click on Paste to replace the existing or default parameter settings with the
parameters settings of the instrument you copied. Only the past setting from a text
file will work---you can not paste from a word processing program.
Step 7. Click the Save button. You now have an exact duplicate of the pre-configured
instrument.
If you need to make any modifications to the parameter settings go to Chapter 5,
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System and Load Cell Tests
Overview of Typical Load Cell System
The typical system consists of one or more load cells/points, a summing junction box, and
an HI 6500 Weight Processor.
Load sensor - Used to measure pressure, weight, or torque, the sensor is a strain gaugebased force transducer that generates an electrical signal proportional to the load applied.
This can be done using either tension or compression type load sensors. When the HI 6500
sends the load cell a 5-volt DC excitation signal that powers the load cell, the force
transducer generates a millivolt output proportional to the load (0-10mv DC for 2mv/V load
cells/ points or 0-15mv DC for 3mv/V load sensor).
Weight Processor - This is part of the HI 6500 that, among other functions, powers the load
cell(s)/point(s), receives the millivolt signal output from the load cell(s)/point(s), and
digitizes, interprets, communicates and displays the results.
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INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® (IT) is an optional diagnostics utility that enables the
operator to rapidly troubleshoot individual load cells. The option requires an HI 215IT or
HI 6010IT Summing Box (shown above) that provides distinct inputs for each load cell.
Without the HI 215IT or HI 6010 Summing Box, it is difficult to isolate the signals from
different load cells. If any load cell fails, the test will output a FAIL response without
identifying the problem load cell. For numerical values, the system will return an average
of all the load cell responses and, in some cases, will return values that cannot be used.
The HI 215IT or HI 6010 Summing Box with the IT firmware can provide the HI 6500 both
average numerical values and values specific to each load cell, including PASS/FAIL
values for each load cell, as shown below.
To view this screen on your system, see Diagnostics The number of load sensor(s) is based
on the connections in the IT junction box. Check the installation sequence in the box to
determine which load sensor is number 1, 2 and so on. You can use the IT functions from
either the front panel or Web interface. If you do not have the optional IT junction box,
some of the options described below will not appear on either interface.
Stability Test
The Stability test lets you check the A/D Raw count and filtered. With the IT option, it tests
and reports for each load cell. The test sends the load cell data to the analog-to-digital
converter and calculates the mean squared variation from the average reading, using 100
samples. The test passes if the mean squared variation is less than 5.0.
If the weighing system passes the stability test, the results show OK and the variation and
mean results are posted. FAIL indicates that the Mean Squared Variation is greater than
5.0 so the system is considered unstable. In that case, see the Troubleshooting Flow Charts
Section.
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WARNING - DO NOT PERFORM THE STABILITY TEST DURING PRODUCTION. THE
TEST ACTIVITIES CAN CAUSE INCORRECT READINGS.
AVERTISSEMENT – Ne pas effectuer le test de stabilité lors de la production.
Ces tests peuvent résulter à des lectures incorrectes.
Running the Stability Test from the Web Interface
A Stability Test column on the IT test results display (see picture above) shows PASS or
FAIL for each load sensor. We obtained the data by running the IT test, as described above.
Stability test is in the Diagnostics menu. Select the Stability Test hyperlink and wait a few
seconds.
The results will not be specific to each load sensor, as in the IT test. They will display an
average reading and PASS/FAIL for the system as a whole.If equipped with an IT summing
junction box there will be a selection to run the Weight and voltage test. That test will
display the individual load cell and loop back test results.
Running the Stability Test from the front panel
Step 1. From the Diagnostic menu, select Stability Test with use the down arrow and press
Enter. The HI 6500 runs the test and shows the results.
Step 2. To see the AD/Raw Count and the A/D Filtered select them from the menu.
Step 3. Press Exit to return to the Test Menu.
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RAW
Mean
32918
Variation
0.17
Results
OK
mV/V
0.0184
RTZ
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Waversaver
32993
0.00
OK
Weight and Voltage Tests
The Weight and Voltage tests are used to diagnose a weighing system and, if certain types
of problems are indicated, determine their source. It provides the total scale input to the
instrument such as mV, mV/V and Weight in the units selected (i.e. lbs, kg, oz, g).
Weight and Voltage Test from the Web interface
Since the IT Web page shows all the weight and voltage values at once, it is the preferred
method for troubleshooting. Click Integrated Technician to open the Diagnostics Integrated Technician page.
To view individual load sensor data, click Do IT Test.
These readings are snapshots and allow you to determine if the problem is in the instrument
(internal) or in a load sensor(s) (external).
The specification range for the Weight Processor is 0-25 mV, so a reading between 0-25 mV
is within the normal range. A reading outside this range would normally indicate that the
problem is external to the system (most likely improper wiring).
If all the load sensor readings are 0.00, something is wrong between the HI 6500 and the
junction or summing box box or with the summing or junction box itself. Either the cable
is disconnected, or something is causing the junction box to not transmit the readings to the
HI 6500.
If you do not get a reading for one or possibly two or more load sensors (Sensor 3 for
example reads 0.00 or the reading is either larger or smaller than it should be) and you know
that the Load Sensors are connected to the junction box, the individual load sensor cable is
disconnected from the junction box or the load sensor is malfunctioning.
Running the IT test from the front panel
The same information can be obtained from the Diagnostics menu. Select Enter to show the
menu. Then select Jbox1 to run the test. To read the rest of the results, press the down arrow.
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The screen shows the individual load sensors in dwell mode. Using the right+ left button,
move from Sensor to Sensor. The pass/fail test requires 15-30 seconds to complete testing.
IT Dwell – Jbox1
Channel x (x/5)
RAW
Waversaver
Results
OK
OK
Variation
0.45
0.00
mV/V
0.0219
Weight
-0.378605
RTZ
PASS
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Symbols
D
!C2 Caps Unequal! 140
!Function Error! 140
!Not Allowed! 140
!Security Violation! 140
DC Power Input (-DC) 22
DC voltage header 22
disassembly 23
Disassembly and Reassembly Notes and
Cautions 139
Do C2 eCAL Calibration button 113
Do Cal Hi 68
Do Cal High button 116
Do Cal Lo 68
Do Cal Low button 116
Do IT Test 167
A
A/D Average 165
A/D Convert Error 140
A/D Failure Error 132, 140
AD/Raw Count 165
Analog 4-20mA 55
Applications 2
average reading 164
B
B - Guidelines for Instabilities on Formerly
Operating Systems (Cont’d) 149
Baud Rate 77, 81
C
C - Guidelines for Instabilities on Formerly
Operating Systems 152
C2 Cal 114
C2 Calibration 2
C2 Calibration Menu 114
C2 Calibration Procedures From the Front
Panel 114
Cal completed OK 113
CAL Failed 140
Cal Lo weight 66
Calibration 109
Calibration Tolerance 63
closed containers 23
Communication 69
Communication cables 119
CONFIG Menu 60
Configuring the Hardy Instruments 27
Connection pull down menu 39
connector 23
E
electrical parts 23
electrical plug 23
electrostatic discharge 23
Error Messages 140
ESD 23
Ethernet TCP/IP 27, 71, 72
EtherNet/IP 37
Ethernet-UDP 32
F
Fixed IP Configuration 29
Front Panel Display 12, 58
G
General Troubleshooting Flow Chart Index
145
Getting Started 119
Graduation Size 103
Ground wire 22
H
Hardy Command Numbers 35
Hardy Newsletter 1
Hardy Web Site 1
Hardy Web Tech 1
[email protected] 1
HI 215IT Junction Box 164
HI 5800 Hardy Switch 1
HI 6500 Series USER GUIDE Index
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http
//www.hardyinstruments.com
Humidity Range 7
1
I
I/O Tables For Comm to PLCs 33, 47
INPUT Table Description 34
Installation Options 11
Instrument Configuration 57
INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN 161
IT Test 143
IT Web page 167
K
K - Load Sharing and Load Sensor
Checkout 158
L
OUTPUT Table Description 33
Overview of Typical Load Cell System
163
P
P - SD Card Diagnostics and Losing
Memory at Power Cycles 161
Parity Bit 78, 81
PASS/FAIL and Variance Test 142
Physical Characteristics 7
PP# = Program Part Number 161
Pre-Calibration Procedures 57
printed circuit boards 23
Printer 54
Printer (over RS-232) 54
process weighing 1
R
Raw A/D Average Counts 142
reassembly 23
Ref Weight text field 113, 115
RTZ (Return to Zero) Tests
load (weight) 115
Load Point cables 119
Lock Washers 23
143
M
mean squared variation 164
Modbus TCP 38
Modbus-RTU (over RS-485)
Mode Button 59
Motion Error 140
Motion Tolerance 104
Mv/V and MV
S
43
142
N
N - Weight Controller’s Front Display is
Blank 161
No C2 Sensor 140
Number of Channels 5
NumDevices 114
O
Operation/Diagnostics - Weight & Voltage
page 167
Operation-Diagnostics Page 162
Operator ID 105
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Screws 23
Security 97
Sensor Number
143
Set Background 89
Setup 102
Shield wire 22
Slave Address 77
small fasteners 23
Spacers 23
Span Weight 69
Span Weight text field 116
Stability Test 164, 165, 167
Stability Test ALL 141
Support Section 1
System Integrity Check and Fault
Determination From the Front Panel 161
T
Tare Button
59
Tare Failed 59
Tare OK 59
TCP/IP Connection display 39
Technical Support Department 1
Temperature Coefficient 7
Tension or Compression type load cells
163
Test Menu 161
Too Hi Error 140
Too Lo Error 140
Trad Cal Error 140
Traditional Calibration
U
Unit of Measure 105
Units 106
Update Rate 5
USB Memory Stick
54
W
Washers 23
Waversaver 3
Weight 142
Weight and Voltage ALL
142
Z
115
Zero Button 59
Zero Failed 59
Zero OK 59
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FAX: (858) 278-6700
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Hardy Process Solutions Document Number: 0596-0331-01
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