AE 703

AE 703
Handheld force display
AE 703
Original of
Manual
A.S.T. - Angewandte System Technik GmbH, Mess- und Regeltechnik
Marschnerstraße 26
Phone +49 3 51 44 55 30
www.ast.de
1
01307 Dresden, Germany
Fax +49 3 51 44 55 555
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Contents
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Scope of use ..................................................................................................... 1
Operation........................................................................................................... 1
Power supply .................................................................................................... 2
Display ............................................................................................................... 3
Keypad functions.............................................................................................. 4
Setting up Ranges ............................................................................................ 5
Calibration by load (Calibration) ..................................................................... 9
Sensor identification TEDS ............................................................................ 12
Sensor plug pin assignment .......................................................................... 13
Error messages............................................................................................... 13
Setup diagram ................................................................................................. 15
Manual for ASTAS .......................................................................................... 16
Declaration of Conformity .............................................................................. 17
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1.
Scope of use
The handheld device displays forces or loads sensed by strain gauge load cells. It must not be
used as the only device for safety relevant measurements.
2.
Operation
The battery operated device supplies a stabilized excitation voltage for a strain gauge full
bridge. A load change exposed to the sensor results to a change of his output signal. The
device digitizes the signal and compares it to the adc-data stored in the ranges memory.
Through this, loads can be displayed and the data transfered via the USB-interface to a PC.
The user can store up to 16 ranges. In each of these set of data, the features of a certain
sensor and display options can be stored. The setup of ranges and also a load calibration can
be carried out also with the PC-software ASTAS delivered together with the device.
When using sensors with TEDS or TEDS-M (masterforce sensor) the instrument will recognize
the sensor automatically and it is not necessary to select a range. TEDS-M sensors include up
to 6 calibration points, TEDS sensors have 0 and nominal load points stored.
force transducer
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plug
XKC 041.03 or
XKC 071 (TEDS) or
XKC 072 (TEDS-M)
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3.
Power supply
The display can be powered either by:
 3 batteries AA (HR6 Mignon) or
 3 rechargeable batteries of the same size (1,2V) or
 USB power supply (battery display indicates full battery) or
 USB cable to a powered on PC (battery display indicates USB)
If powering via the USB, the mounted batteries are disconnected automatically. The backlight is
switched on permanently. If powered by batteries the device is switched off after 2 hours of
operation (default setting).
The device will be delivered with batteries mounted. To exchange the batteries open the battery
compartment with a Philips screw driver. Remove the batteries if they might not be used for a
very long time e.g. than powering by USB only.
Battery charger, rechargeable batteries and USB power supply can be purchased from your
dealer or from the manufacturer.
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4.
Display
When switching on the instrument, the disply will start shwoing the sensor information (this
example shows a TEDS-M sensor with 100N nominal load and its serial number connected)
After app. 2 seconds the display will show the measure value (here with a sensor KAM/1kN)
Name of range
with TEDS/TEDS-M
Nominal value
Battery status
/ USB
Status zeroed
Status max / min /
current value
Unit
Typical display with masterforce sensor (TEDS-M) connected.
TEDS/ TEDS-M
Nominal value
Battery status /
USB
Unit
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5.
Keypad functions
key
description
function
Max/min/current
value
To switch between the display of
max/min/current value
Zero
To switch between net and
gross value
To set display (max/min/current
value) to zero
Unit
Scroll between units
(if available)
Backlight
On/Off (***)
+
+
Ranges
Scroll to next range
(if available)
Gross / net
Toggle between not zeroed and
zeroed display
***: press for 1 second.
Hints for the operator
Max/Min/Current value: When using tension transducers, tension can be defined as positive
direction of force. To do this set the sensitivity value negative e.g.. -2mV/V.
Zero: The zero value will be deleted when leaving a range. To store pre-loads permanently use
the function ZeroLoad cal. The function is disabled when the unit mV/V is active.
Auto-Tare: When the device is switched on, the display is set to zero. Pressing the “zero” key
will switch between net and gross value in the display.
The Auto-Tare-Function can be turned off by using the PC-Software “ASTAS”. This feature is
included in all devices from Firmware-Version 1.5.4..
Unit: Scroll between units that have been enabled in Ranges. If there is only one unit enabled
the key has no function. In case the value to be displayed exceeds the possible range, the
device switches to the next possible unit.
Example: 99 999g + 15g = 100.01kg
If the value to be displayed is falling, there will be no switching back into the initial unit.
Backlight: The duration can be adjusted in Device setup.
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6.
Setting up Ranges
General
A range (channel) is stored as a set of parameter per sensor. It can be identified by a name
displayed on top of the display. There is no connection between two ranges. If more then one
range is defined the user needs to choose the range related to the used sensor. Up to 16
ranges can be stored in the device memory. When using TEDS-sensors or masterforce Sensors
(with TEDS-M) all paramters are stored in the sensor, see also chapter 8. Therefore it is no
necessary to select a range or channel in the instrument.
Keypad functions for setting up
key
+
description
function
Setup(***)
Set up, edit and calibrate a range
▲ up
One line up or raise value by one
ENTER
Activate menu or function
save value and exit
► right
Move cursor to the right by one
digit (loop)
▼ down
One line down or lower value by
one
Escape
Exit menu or function
without saving
***: press long.
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Create/edit a measuring range
Press ▲▼ simultaneously to get into the setup mode. Press ENTER to proceed to Ranges.
Use the keys ▲▼ ► and ENTER to input the password (default: „0000“).
Move the Cursor to „Create a new range“ and press Enter or choose an existing range. Use the
keys ▲▼ to move to the parameter you want to edit and press ENTER to get to the editing
mode.
There is always one current range. In the list of ranges it is marked with two #. The range used
for the latest measuring is the current range.
Parameters
Base unit:
(mandatory input)
This unit is used for calibration. When choosing another unit in measuring
mode the value displayed will be computed from the base unit value. The
display of the base unit may be deactivated.
Range of values:
N
Newton
kN
kiloNewton
(1 kN = 1000N)
g
gram
(1 g = 0,009807N)
kg
kilogram
(1 kg = 9,807N)
t
ton
(1 t = 9807N)
lbf
pound (brit.) (1 lbf = 4.448221615N)
oz
ounce
(1 oz = 0.278013851N)
mV/V
signal of a strain gage
M300
MN/m² for plate load tester 300mm plate (1 M300 = 70685N)
M600
MN/m² for plate load tester 600mm plate (1 M600 = 282743N)
to
long ton (brit.) (1 long ton = 9964N=1016kg)
Unit
user defined unit
NOTE: The unit mV/V is calibrated at the manufacturer’s site. Re-calibration by the use
is disabled. When using mV/V as the base unit other units cannot be activated.
Rated Load
(mandatory input)
Nominal load of the sensor in the base unit.
Only integer values can be put in
Select digits
(mandatory input)
resolution of display or decimal places
range of values 10...99 999 steps
Sensitivity
(mandatory input)
output at rated load. This value will be overwritten by a more correct
value acquired during calibration by load. If a calibration exists this value
cannot be edited.
Range of values: 0... 5 mV/V, default 2mV/V
Overload (+)
Overload warning in positive force direction in percent of the rated load
refers to the gross value
The warning “Overload” will be displayed if the measured force exceeds
the defined overload limit in positive force direction
Range of values 0... 999%, default 120%
Overload (-)
Overload warning in negative force direction in percent of the rated load
refers to the gross value
The warning “Underload” will be displayed if the measured force exceeds
the defined Overload (-) limit in negative force direction
Range of values 0... 999%, default -120%
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Averaging
output values per second
The ADC takes 3200 samples/second. A moving average filter reduces
the number of values and improves the accuracy. Use a low value for
static measurements and a high value for dynamic measurements. A high
value improves the quality of the Min/max value display but also allows
more noise and distortions and therefore might lead to a unsteady
display. Changing Average has no effect to Sensitivity.
range of values: 6,25; 12,5; 25; 50; 100; 200; 400; 800; 1600 / s
default: 50 / s
Units
List of enabled units
defines the units that can be chosen by the user.
No= unit is not accessible by the user
Yes= unit is accessible by the user
Values: see base unit
default = only base unit = Yes
Name
name/description of the measuring range
this text is displayed in the head of the display to allow easy assignment
of the sensor to a measuring range
Values: text, 22 characters
default ##: (sequential number of range)
User unit
User text
Characterization of a user defined unit
displayed symbol or text of the unit
Values: text, 4 characters
Default: „Unit“
User factor conversion factor of the user unit
1 * base unit = user factor * user unit
Values: 0...9999 in steps of 0,001...
default: 1.0
Delete Range
deletes the measuring range (possible only if no calibration exists on this
range and the range to be deleted is not the only range)
Change password:
to define a 4 character password to protect the set up data of this range
Change the password with the keys ▲▼ ►.Press ENTER to save the
new password.
Default „0000“
(After calibration at the manufacturer site, a password will be applied)
Conversion of units:
Units will be converted according to the SI-system. Please note that when converting force into
weight the gravitational acceleration of 9.8107 m/s² (valid for Germany 3) is used. The gravitational acceleration varies according to the position on the globe. To ensure weight display
accuracy of better than 0.1%, a load calibration should be carried out at the production site.
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Device Setup
T switch off
(Auto off)
auto power off of the device after (1…999) minutes
(0 min means the device never switches off automatically)
Default: 120 min
If the device is powered via the USB the function is changed to standby to
keep the current values
Duration:
Automatic switch off of the display backlight (1...239) seconds (0 sec
means the backlight is never switched off
default: 60s
Brightness:
Brightness of the display backlight % (10% steps)
default: 80%
Serial-No:
Firmware:
Serial number of the device (entered by the manufacturer), read only
Version of the firmware, read only
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7.
Calibration by load (Calibration)
(only with force transducers without TEDS/ TEDS-M)
The calibration is carried out by means of a known load for the current range. The calibration
with a strain gage simulator is possible too. The calibration always uses the base unit. The first
calibration point is zero load, the second point. A former calibration as well as the value
Sensitivity will be overwritten by the new calibration. The calibration can be cancelled until the
last step to keep the old data.
Calibration means assigning two display values to two sensor signals. All other points will we
extrapolated. A calibration of up to five points is possible with the pc-software ASTAS.
Setup – Mode: Press the two buttons simultaneously for longer than 1 second
(▲) und
Display
>Calibration<
(▼).
Key
Function
Open menu
Hint
(ENTER)
>Start calib: No<
Delete calib: No
New calibration
(ENTER)
(▲)
(▼)
>Start calib:
Yes<
Confirm Start
(ENTER)
Place zeroload, then
ENTER
(ENTER)
Enter calibration load
(▲)
Calibration of zero load: Confirm that the
Unload the sensor!
sensor is unloaded
Input of load display
relating to calibration
load
Refers to base unit
Rated load proposed
Calibration by load,
apply a known load!
Load should be at
least 50% and max.
150% of the rated
load
Press ESC to restore
old values
(▼)
(►)
(ENTER)
Place Ca.-load, then
ENTER
ENTER=Store / ESC =
cancel
>Start calib: No<
Delete calib: No
(ENTER)
(ENTER)
Confirmation of the
calibration
Back to menu “Ranges”
(ESC)
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Example for a load calibration (5000g scale)
Range setup:
Base Unit:
Rated load:
Sel. Digits:
Sensitivity
Overload (+):
Underload (-):
Conv. Rate:
Used units:
Name:
Known calibration load
Display
>Calibration<
g
5000
5000
2.0000
+120%
-10%
6.25
g, N
5000g
4993g
Key
Function
Enter menu
Hint
(ENTER)
>Start calib: No<
Delete calib: No
Start new calibration
(ENTER)
(▲)
(▼)
>Start calib:
Yes<
Confirm Start
(ENTER)
Place zeroload, then
ENTER
Enter calibration load
5000
Unload the scale
(ENTER)
Confirm that
the scale is free
of load
Numerical entry: 4993; Input of load display
relating to calibration load
(ENTER)
Place Ca.-load, then
ENTER
ENTER=Store / ESC =
cancel
>Start calib: No<
Delete calib: No
(ENTER)
Press key after applied
load has settled
Confirm calibration
(ENTER)
Back to load display
(ESC)
Test your
calibration
(ESC)
(ESC)
(ESC)
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Delete calibration
To delete a Range the calibration must be deleted beforehand. After deletion of a calibration,
zero and Sensitivity stay unaffected. The unit still displays correctly. Potential calibration point in
between zero and related load (linearization points) will be removed.
Display
>Calibration<
Key
Function
Enter menu
Hint
(ENTER)
>Load calib: No<
Delete calib: No
(▲)
(▼)
>Delete calib: No<
Start calib: No
(ENTER)
>Delete calib: No<
(▲)
(▼)
>Delete calib: Yes<
Delete calibration
(ENTER)
>Delete calib: is deleted<
Start calib: No
Back to menu Ranges
(ESC)
ZeroLoad cal
Corrects a zero deviation of the sensor itself of/or a dead load.
ATTENTION! The overload indication is moved by the same offset. There is a risk of
overload warning failure.
The zero load calibration shifts the zero position of the load curve which slope is defined by
Sensitivity. It should be applied after load calibration.
NOTE: The function is not allowed if the load calibration contains more than two points
(linearization).
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8.
Sensor identification TEDS
This function enable a plug and play sensor identification by the AE 703. The assignment of
ranges to the respective sensors by the users are omitted and mistakes are avoided. All data
regarding a particular sensor and of range are stored in the sensor and not in the display unit.
All instruments after S/N 2009023822 (after Dezember 2009, firmware V1.3.05) can be used
together with A.S.T.-TEDS-/ TEDS-M sensors. The instrumentwill automatically select the
correct range.
After exchanging the sensor the display unit will restart automatically and displays the following
TEDS-/ TEDS-M message:
TEDS
---------------------------rated load in N
serial number
or
TEDS-M
---------------------------rated load in N
serial number r
TEDS/ TEDS-M sensors:
TEDS/ TEDS-M sensors by A.S.T. can be recognized also on the imprint on the plug „AST /
TEDS/ TEDS-M“. The TEDS/ TEDS-M plug is an option to a sensor with order code XKC 071
(TEDS) or XKC 072 (TEDS-M). In case a customer prefers to mount the TEDS/TEDS-M plug by
himself the order code is XKC 077. The TEDS connecteor can also be used with non-A.S.T.
sensors and is only compatible to specified instruments like the AE 703.
How is TEDS/TEDS-M data displayed in the AE 703
For the user TEDS/ TEDS-M data appears like an ordinary range of the AE 703. Some
adjustments can be carried out by the Software ASTAS only.
Please note the following peculiarities:
As long as a TEDS/ TEDS-M sensor is connected to the AE 703 all other ranges of the AE 703
are not accessible.
A TEDS/ TEDS-M sensor can only store a two points calibration, a TEDS-M sensor can store a
6-point calibration
TEDS parameters and range data can be overwritten with the manufacturers default values with
the command "TEDSrestore". By this all user generated data gets lost.
Data in the origin TEDS data range can only be written by the Software ASTAS in conjunction
with the AE 703. This refers to Rated load, Base Unit and Sensitivity. That means that a sensor
calibration is possible only with ASTAS running on a PC. All other data can be edited by means
of the AE 703.
ATTENTION! Never connect a TEDS-Sensor plug into a six wire (sense wires)
instrument. The TEDS-chip will be destroyed by the voltage of the sense pins!
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9.
Sensor plug pin assignment
Pin
assignment
1
Excitation - (-EX)
2
Excitation + (+EX)
3
Not connected (TEDS data)
4
Signal + (+SI)
5
Signal -(-SI)
6
Not connected (TEDS ground)
Assignment for plug types: XKC 041.(03), XKC 047 and XKC071-TEDS, XKC 072-TEDS-M)
Image: View to solder pins
10. Error messages
„ADC error“
The input signal exceeds the input range of the ADC
Possible causes:
- No sensor connected
- Damaged sensor cable
- Moisture in or at the sensor connector
- Sensor extremely overloaded
„Overload / Underload“
The input signal exceeds the span as defined in Ranges with the parameters Overload (+) and
Overload (-)
Possible causes:
- Sensor overloaded/under loaded
Display of current value is flashing
The unit tries to display more than 99999 parts. The decimal point disappears, the last digit is
not displayed.
Example: value to be displayed:103.888, actual flashing display: 10388
Current value display shows minus signs only (-----)
The calculation result in incomputable values (mathematic overflow).
Possible causes:
- Sensitivity exceeds the computable range
- other causes see ADC error
Flashing „T“
A TEDS sensor with invalid data has been detected
Display „USB“ not in capital letters
Error in PC connection. Retry by re-connection the USB-cable!
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Application notes
Sensor that have different sensitivities in tension and pressure:
Solution1: Create and calibrate a second range for the same sensor
Solution2: Calibrate more than 2 calibration points with the pc-software ASTAS
Plate load test for soil according to DIN 18134
The device supports load plates with diameters 300mm (unit M300) and 600mm.
Setup a ordinary range for the sensor used (e.g. KAM/100kN) and activate the units M300 and
M600 if needed. When the user chooses one the special units the force value in kN is converted
to the axial stress unit MN/m² according to the DIN 18134. The display resolution can be
adjusted by parameter Select digits. Calibration of the measuring chain can be carried out in kN,
but also in M300 if set as base unit. If calibration has been done in KN this unit might be
deactivated afterwards to prevent it from being displayed after starting up the AE 703 in the
field.
example: KAM/100kN
Base Unit:
kN
Rated load
100
Selected digits:
100,0
Sensitivity
1mV/V
Units:
M300=YES, M600=Yes
Resolution of display
kN
100,0
M300
0,001 (MN/m²)
M600
0,0001(MN/m²)
Linearization of nonlinear sensors
Use the pc-software ASTAS to calibrate 5 points plus zero
Quick and comfortable edition of ranges
ASTAS allows comfortable calibration and edition of a range. Also setup data of a range can be
stored in a pc. The can be helpful for service purposes.
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11. Setup diagram
Setup (▼+▲)
Ranges …
„Range AST“
Enter
Enter
ESC
Base Unit
1)
1)
Rated Load
ESC
Sel. digits
Sensitivity
1)
Overload(+)
Overload(-)
Enter
Averaging
Units
N ; kN ; g ; kg ; … ;
User
Enter
Name
Calibration
1)
Load calib
Place zeroload
ESC
Enter
Enter calibration load:
Place Cal-load
ESC
ENTER=store
Delete cal.
ESC
ZeroLoad calib
User unit
User text
User factor
Delete range
2)
1: User defined range
…..
Create a new range
Change password
Device Setup
1 When using TEDS transducers, these
parameters can be set by ASTAS software.
Not necessary with TEDS-M sensors.
T switchoff
Duration
Brightness
2 With TEDS-/ TEDS-M sensors
this menu is called
„TEDSrestore:“
Serial-No.
Firmware
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12. Manual for ASTAS
Load the software
Information”.
from our website www.ast.de or CD-ROM “Product
TIP: Linearization: If the measured values between zero and rated load should
deviate from the real load, up to four additional points can be set to increase the
measurement accuracy. These measuring points can be made in any order, similar to
the input of the zero point and end point. After entering all of the calibration points, the
result must be stored.
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13. Declaration of Conformity
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