Service Manual - Mettler Toledo

Service Manual - Mettler Toledo
Service Manual
BC
Shipping Scale
BC Shipping Scale
Essential Services for Dependable Performance of Your BC Shipping Scale
Congratulations on choosing the quality and precision of METTLER TOLEDO. Proper use of your
new equipment according to this Manual and regular calibration and maintenance by our factorytrained service team ensures dependable and accurate operation, protecting your investment.
Contact us about a service agreement tailored to your needs and budget. Further information is
available at www.mt.com/service.
There are several important ways to ensure you maximize the performance of your investment:
1.
Register your product: We invite you to register your product at
www.mt.com/productregistration so we can contact you about enhancements, updates and
important notifications concerning your product.
2.
Contact METTLER TOLEDO for service: The value of a measurement is proportional to its
accuracy – an out of specification scale can diminish quality, reduce profits and increase
liability. Timely service from METTLER TOLEDO will ensure accuracy and optimize uptime and
equipment life.
a. Installation, Configuration, Integration and Training: Our service representatives are factorytrained, weighing equipment experts. We make certain that your weighing equipment is
ready for production in a cost effective and timely fashion and that personnel are trained for
success.
b. Initial Calibration Documentation: The installation environment and application
requirements are unique for every industrial scale so performance must be tested and
certified. Our calibration services and certificates document accuracy to ensure production
quality and provide a quality system record of performance.
c. Periodic Calibration Maintenance: A Calibration Service Agreement provides on-going
confidence in your weighing process and documentation of compliance with requirements.
We offer a variety of service plans that are scheduled to meet your needs and designed to
fit your budget.
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Copyright 2015 METTLER TOLEDO. This documentation contains proprietary information of METTLER
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TOLEDO.
METTLER TOLEDO reserves the right to make refinements or changes to the product or manual
without notice.
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METTLER TOLEDO is a registered trademark of Mettler-Toledo, LLC. All other brand or product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
METTLER TOLEDO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE REFINEMENTS OR CHANGES
WITHOUT NOTICE.
FCC Notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and the Radio Interference Requirements of the
Canadian Department of Communications. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her expense.
RoHS Compliance Statement.

The majority of our products fall within categories 8 and 9. Those categories currently do not fall
within the scope of the Directive 2002/95/EG (RoHS) of January 27, 2003. If our products are
intended for use in other products which themselves fall within the scope of the RoHS Directive,
compliance requirements have to be separately negotiated contractually.

Those products which fall within categories 1-7 and 10 will be in compliance with the EU RoHS
Directive from no later than July 1, 2006.

If it is not possible for technical reasons to replace any non-RoHS-compliant substances in any of
the above products as required, we plan to inform our customers in a timely manner
Statement regarding harmful substances
We do not make direct use of harmful materials such as asbestos, radioactive substances or
arsenic compounds. However, we purchase components from third party suppliers, which may
contain some of these substances in very small quantities.
Warnings and Cautions

READ this manual BEFORE operating or servicing this equipment and FOLLOW these
instructions carefully.

SAVE this manual for future reference.
WARNING
ALWAYS REMOVE ALL POWER BEFORE SERVICING ANY EQUIPMENT. METTLER-TOLEDO
RECOMMENDS THAT ONLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS OPEN THE UNIT FOR MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIR. IF YOU MUST OPEN THE BC SCALE, READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY TO AVOID
DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS.
WARNING
AC POWER SOURCES MUST HAVE PROPER SHORT CIRCUIT AND OVER-CURRENT
PROTECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS MAY RESULT IN BODILY INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
NOTICE
OBSERVE PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES.
Disposal of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
In conformance with the European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) this device may not be disposed of in domestic waste. This also applies
to countries outside the EU, per their specific requirements.
Please dispose of this product in accordance with local regulations at the collecting point
specified for electrical and electronic equipment.
If you have any questions, please contact the responsible authority or the distributor from
which you purchased this device.
Should this device be passed on to other parties (for private or professional use), the
content of this regulation must also be related.
Thank you for your contribution to environmental protection.
Contents
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Introduction ................................................................................. 1-1
1.1.
Standard Features ......................................................................... 1-2
1.1.1.
1.1.2.
1.1.3.
1.1.4.
BC15 ................................................................................................................. 1-3
BC30 and BC3L .................................................................................................. 1-3
BC60 and BC6L .................................................................................................. 1-3
BC150 ............................................................................................................... 1-3
1.2.
Optional Accessories ..................................................................... 1-3
1.2.1.
1.2.2.
General .............................................................................................................. 1-3
0271 Graphical or 0270 Basic 7 segment Display Options ..................................... 1-4
1.3.
Specifications ............................................................................... 1-4
1.3.1.
Physical Dimensions ........................................................................................... 1-4
1.4.
Power Requirements ..................................................................... 1-6
1.5.
Environmental Requirements .......................................................... 1-6
1.6.
Standards Compliance................................................................... 1-6
1.7.
RFI Susceptibility ........................................................................... 1-7
2
Installation .................................................................................. 2-1
2.1.
Unpacking ................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1.
2.1.2.
Package Inspection ............................................................................................. 2-1
Box Contents ...................................................................................................... 2-2
2.2.
Setup........................................................................................... 2-3
2.2.1.
2.2.2.
2.2.3.
2.2.4.
Scale Installation ................................................................................................. 2-3
Preparation, All Models ........................................................................................ 2-4
PC Connection .................................................................................................... 2-6
Scale Configuration ............................................................................................. 2-8
2.3.
Installing Accessory Items ............................................................ 2-10
2.3.1.
2.3.2.
2.3.3.
Remote Displays ............................................................................................... 2-10
Ball and Roller Top Platters ................................................................................ 2-14
Conveyor Drop-In Kit for BC-150......................................................................... 2-15
3
Operation and Maintenance .......................................................... 3-1
3.1.
Power-Up Sequence ...................................................................... 3-1
3.2.
Keypad and Display ...................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1.
Display .............................................................................................................. 3-3
3.3.
Keys and Navigation ..................................................................... 3-3
3.3.1.
3.3.2.
3.3.3.
3.3.4.
Navigation Keys .................................................................................................. 3-3
Softkeys ............................................................................................................. 3-3
Page Layout in Weighing Mode ............................................................................ 3-4
Accessing and Navigating Setup Mode .................................................................. 3-5
3.4.
Operator Functions ........................................................................ 3-8
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3.4.1.
3.4.2.
3.4.3.
Parcel Weighing .................................................................................................. 3-8
Zeroing the Scale ................................................................................................. 3-9
Unit Switching ..................................................................................................... 3-9
3.5.
Modes of Operation ..................................................................... 3-10
3.5.1.
3.5.2.
3.5.3.
3.5.4.
3.5.5.
3.5.6.
3.5.7.
Selecting Modes ................................................................................................ 3-10
Weight and Tare Mode ....................................................................................... 3-11
Label Offset Mode .............................................................................................. 3-11
Product Verification Mode ................................................................................... 3-12
Take-Away Mode: Differential Weighing ............................................................... 3-13
Bulk Mail/Counting Mode ................................................................................... 3-13
Price Mode ....................................................................................................... 3-14
3.6.
Cleaning and Regular Maintenance ............................................... 3-15
3.6.1.
3.6.2.
3.6.3.
Overloads ......................................................................................................... 3-15
Display Check ................................................................................................... 3-16
Cal Weight Check .............................................................................................. 3-16
3.7.
7 segment 0270 display – Basic weighing only ............................. 3-17
3.7.1.
The 7 segment 0270 keypad.............................................................................. 3-17
4
Technical Manual ........................................................................ 4-1
4.1.
Setup Parameters and Calibration ................................................... 4-1
4.1.1.
Quick Setup to Carrier’s Defaults ........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.
Bypassing the Metrology Lock ........................................................ 4-2
4.3.
Scale Program Menus ................................................................... 4-4
4.4.
Configuration: Overview ................................................................. 4-6
4.4.1.
4.4.2.
4.4.3.
4.4.4.
Entering Setup Mode ............................................................................................ 4-7
Keyboard Shortcuts ............................................................................................. 4-7
Exiting Setup Mode .............................................................................................. 4-8
Remote Configuration .......................................................................................... 4-8
4.5.
Configuration: Info ........................................................................ 4-8
4.6.
Defaults ....................................................................................... 4-9
4.7.
Operating Mode .......................................................................... 4-10
4.7.1.
4.7.2.
4.7.3.
4.7.4.
4.7.5.
4.7.6.
4.7.7.
WtTare ............................................................................................................. 4-10
Hold ................................................................................................................ 4-11
LabOff .............................................................................................................. 4-11
TakeAW – Differential Weighing .......................................................................... 4-12
Price ................................................................................................................ 4-12
Count ............................................................................................................... 4-12
ProdVy ............................................................................................................. 4-13
4.8.
Setup: Overview .......................................................................... 4-13
4.9.
Setup: Display ............................................................................ 4-14
4.9.1.
4.9.2.
4.9.3.
Language ......................................................................................................... 4-14
Filter ................................................................................................................ 4-15
Feedback .......................................................................................................... 4-16
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4.9.4.
4.9.5.
4.9.6.
Logo ................................................................................................................ 4-16
Custom Message .............................................................................................. 4-16
Password ......................................................................................................... 4-16
4.10.
Setup: Communications ............................................................... 4-18
4.10.1.
4.10.2.
4.10.3.
4.10.4.
4.10.5.
Serial ............................................................................................................... 4-19
USB ................................................................................................................. 4-21
Ethernet ............................................................................................................ 4-22
Bluetooth .......................................................................................................... 4-23
SendWT ........................................................................................................... 4-23
4.11.
Setup: Scale ............................................................................... 4-24
4.11.1.
4.11.2.
4.11.3.
4.11.4.
4.11.5.
4.11.6.
4.11.7.
4.11.8.
4.11.9.
Metrology Lock.................................................................................................. 4-25
Type Approval ................................................................................................... 4-25
Set Default ........................................................................................................ 4-25
Capacity and Increment ..................................................................................... 4-26
Calibration ........................................................................................................ 4-29
Zero ................................................................................................................. 4-34
Rounding ......................................................................................................... 4-37
Functions ......................................................................................................... 4-37
Boot-Up............................................................................................................ 4-38
4.12.
Setup: Maintenance ..................................................................... 4-40
4.12.1.
4.12.2.
4.12.3.
Overloads ......................................................................................................... 4-40
Display Test ...................................................................................................... 4-41
Calibration Check .............................................................................................. 4-41
4.13.
End ........................................................................................... 4-42
4.14.
Basic Display – 7 Segment .......................................................... 4-43
4.15.
Metrological Sealing .................................................................... 4-46
5
Service and Repair ...................................................................... 5-1
5.1.
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 5-1
5.1.1.
5.1.2.
5.1.3.
5.1.4.
5.1.5.
5.1.6.
5.1.7.
Error Codes......................................................................................................... 5-1
7 Segment Error Codes ........................................................................................ 5-2
Check Power Adapter ........................................................................................... 5-3
Blank Display ..................................................................................................... 5-4
No Keypad Interaction .......................................................................................... 5-4
Display Indicator Locked ...................................................................................... 5-4
Serial Communication Test with PC ....................................................................... 5-4
5.2.
Update Scale Software ................................................................... 5-8
5.2.1.
5.2.2.
Update by USB .................................................................................................... 5-9
Update by Serial ................................................................................................ 5-10
5.3.
Main PCB Replacement ............................................................... 5-12
5.4.
Load Cell Replacement ................................................................ 5-15
5.4.1.
5.4.2.
5.4.3.
BC-15 scales .................................................................................................... 5-17
BC-30 / 60 scales ............................................................................................. 5-18
BC-150 scales .................................................................................................. 5-19
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5.4.4.
All Scales ......................................................................................................... 5-19
5.5.
Base-Mounted Display Replacement.............................................. 5-20
A
Serial (RS-232) Host Interface ..................................................... A-1
A.1.
Communication Parameters ........................................................... A-1
A.2.
Protocols - Toledo ......................................................................... A-1
A.2.1.
A.2.2.
ASCII Characters and Conversions ......................................................................... A-2
Toledo Protocol Host Commands .......................................................................... A-4
A.3.
Protocols – Mettler-Toledo SICS Level 0 ........................................... A-7
A.3.1.
A.3.2.
A.3.3.
A.3.4.
A.3.5.
A.3.6.
A.3.7.
Command Format ............................................................................................... A-7
Response Format ................................................................................................ A-7
Response Format with Weight Value ...................................................................... A-8
Response Format without Weight Value ................................................................. A-8
Error Messages ................................................................................................... A-8
Commands and Responses MT-SICS Level 0 ......................................................... A-9
Inquiry of Implemented MT-SICS Commands .......................................................... A-9
B
USB Host Interface ....................................................................... B-1
B.1.
References ................................................................................... B-1
B.2.
Hardware ..................................................................................... B-1
B.3.
Electrical Connection ..................................................................... B-1
B.4.
Power.......................................................................................... B-2
B.5.
Protocol ....................................................................................... B-2
C
USB Virtual Serial Driver .............................................................. C-1
C.1.
Hardware ..................................................................................... C-1
C.2.
Driver Installation .......................................................................... C-1
C.2.1.
Installation.......................................................................................................... C-2
D
Ethernet Setup ............................................................................. D-1
D.1.
Setting up the Scales for Ethernet .................................................... D-1
D.2.
Setting up the network connections on PC ........................................ D-2
D.3.
Test Ethernet Connectivity ............................................................... D-4
D.4.
Test Scale Serial Communication .................................................... D-4
E
Bluetooth Setup ........................................................................... E-1
E.1.
Bluetooth Module PC Setup Configuration......................................... E-1
E.2.
Serial Communication Setup........................................................... E-3
F
Special Configuration................................................................... F-1
F.1.
Price Command ............................................................................ F-2
F.1.1.
F.1.2.
Serial Communication .......................................................................................... F-2
Price Mode with USB report .................................................................................. F-3
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F.2.
Custom Message Command .......................................................... F-3
F.3.
Logo Command ............................................................................ F-3
G
BC Configuration Tool for Scale Setup ........................................... G-1
G.1.
Driver Installation .......................................................................... G-1
G.2.
Installation ................................................................................... G-1
G.3.
Starting the Configuration Tool ........................................................ G-5
G.4.
Reading From a Scale ................................................................... G-6
G.5.
Writing to a Scale ......................................................................... G-6
G.6.
Reading from a File ....................................................................... G-7
G.7.
Saving to a File ............................................................................. G-8
G.8.
Errors .......................................................................................... G-8
H
GEOCAL Codes ............................................................................ H-1
H.1.
US Codes by Location.................................................................... H-1
H.2.
Canada ....................................................................................... H-2
H.3.
Europe......................................................................................... H-2
H.4.
GEOCAL Codes by Latitude and Altitude ........................................... H-3
I
Alibi Memory Retrieval Tool .......................................................... I-1
I.1.
Set Up .......................................................................................... I-1
I.2.
Record Format ............................................................................... I-2
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1
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a BC shipping scale from METTLER TOLEDO.
This chapter covers
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Standard Features
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Power Requirements
Environmental Requirements
The BC scale, like all METTLER TOLEDO products, is designed for maximum
durability and reliability in even the most demanding shipping applications. The BC
is manufactured in one of METTLER TOLEDO’s ISO 9000 certified facilities so you
are assured to receive a high-quality product.
The BC scale is designed for robust use in parcel shipping, mail, and other light
industrial environments. BC scale models have a wide temperature and humidity
range and can be used on most unheated shipping docks.
Standards Compliance
FRI Susceptibility
The BC scale is a low profile, high precision scale designed to meet the needs of the legal-for-trade
parcel/manifest markets. The BC scale is capable of communicating through Toledo, SICS, and the
protocols of the major shipping carriers. The scale configuration can be customized, or easily
programmed through default communication settings. For preconfigured models, set up is simple
and easy with plug and play capability.
The BC scale family has 4 main models with maximum capacity at 15 kg (30 lb), 30 kg (70 lb),
60 kg (150 lb) and 150 kg (300lb). There are four postal versions with high resolution to process
letters as well as parcels. Typical BC models and platter options are summarized in Table 1-1.
Refer to the “Cap-inc” program block in Chapter 4 for the default capacity and increment settings.
The letter and parcel models provide the high resolutions required for shipping via postal and parcel
carriers. The parcel models offer superb reliability for retail stores, mail rooms and shipping
departments sending packages via parcel carriers or truck lines.
Table 1-1: BC Scale Versions
Letter and Parcel
Model
Capacity
Readability
Platter
Construction
PC Connection
Units
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BCA-15
BCA-30
BCD-3L
BCA-6L
BCA-15
BCA-30
BCA-60
BCA 150
30 lb
15 kg
70 lb
30 kg
70 lb.
35 kg
30 lb
15 kg
70 lb
30 kg
150 lb
60 kg
150 / 300 lb.
60 / 150 kg
0-15lb x 0.1oz
15-30lb x 0.2oz
0-7lb x 0.1oz
7-70lb x 0.2oz
0-7lb x 0.05oz
7-70lb x 0.2oz
0-3kg x 0.001kg
3-15kg x 0.005kg
0-15kg x 0.005kg
15-30kg x 0.01kg
0-3kg x 0.001kg
3-15kg x 0.005kg
15-35kg x 0.01kg
150 lb.
(lb only)
0-10lb x 0.1oz
0-70lb x 0.2oz
0-149lb x 0.5oz
0-5lb x 0.005lb
0-25lb x 0.05lb
0-150lb x 0.1lb
0.01lb
0.005kg
0.05lb
0.02kg
0.05lb
0.02kg
0.05 / 0.1lb
0.02 / 0.05
kg
ABS Plastic
ABS Plastic
Stainless Steel
ABS Plastic
Stainless Steel
ABS
Plastic
ABS Plastic
Stainless
Steel
ABS Plastic
Stainless Steel
Ball Top
Roller Top
Stainless Steel
Ball Top
Roller Top
ABS Plastic
Stainless Steel
Ball Top
Standard: USB, RS-232, Virtual Serial, Keyboard Wedge
Optional : Ethernet, Bluetooth
Standard: USB, RS-232, Virtual Serial, Keyboard Wedge
Optional : Ethernet, Bluetooth
Lb., Lb-oz, Kg, g
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Letter and Parcel
Model
BCA-15
Introduction
Approval
BCA-30
Parcel
BCD-3L
EC / OIML / NTEP / Metro. Canada / UL
BCA-6L
BCA-15
NTEP / UL
BCA-30
BCA-60
BCA 150
EC / OIML / NTEP / Metro. Canada / UL
The BC60 has 60 kg (150 lb) capacities. The BC150 (150 / 300 lb.) version is utilized for the
applications that need a larger platter size.
BC6L, BC3L, and a version of the BC15 have multi-interval technology for high resolution, autoranging scales that are approved as weight classifiers for letters as well as parcels. It is like having
multiple scales in one.
Additional information can be obtained from the MT website to help with installation and operation
of the scale:
www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale
In the unlikely event you experience difficulties operating your scale, please contact the local
distributor or METTLER TOLEDO representative from whom you purchased the scale.
1.1.
Standard Features
The following are standard features built into each BC shipping scale.
1-2
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High quality Mettler Toledo precision load cell that is capable of being programmed for Lb., lboz, Kg or grams.
•
Unit switching between the selected primary and secondary units.
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Multi-interval capacities that provide better weight resolution at the lower range. Scale has auto
range capability to automatically switch between intervals.
•
Capacities and resolution can be customized. Legal for Trade units must be within approval
requirements.
•
GeoCal Setup compensates the sensitive factory calibration for local gravitational differences,
eliminating the expense of an onsite calibration.
•
Graphical display with soft key selections and easy to use navigation keypad. Intuitive interface
that allows easy configuration of the scale.
•
Adjustable display angle for better viewing
•
Detachable display for remote mounting. Option for 2nd display in a graphical or seven segment
option.
•
Simple to communicate to a PC. Scale is capable of communicating via USB or RS232. For
USB, the BC scale can be set up to use Microsoft POS HID scale protocol, virtual serial (serial
communication over a USB cable), or Keyboard wedge functionality.
•
Selectable communication protocols to match major carrier or manifest software’s.
•
USB Cable (10 ft.)
•
RS-232 serial interface cable (10 ft)
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Universal Power supply with localized plug (Used with RS232, Ethernet, and BlueTooth
communication, Scale is self-powered through USB connection)
The following features are specific to particular BC models.
1.1.1.
1.1.2.
1.1.3.
1.1.4.
BC15
•
30 lb / 15 Kg capacity
•
Coated steel plate for base and sub-platter
•
Base mounted display
•
ABS Plastic platter, and housing skirt
BC30 and BC3L
•
70 lb / 30 or 35 Kg capacity
•
Die-cast aluminum base and sub-platter
•
Base mounted display
•
ABS Plastic or stainless steel platter
BC60 and BC6L
•
Standard Capacity 150 lb / 60 Kg
•
Die-cast aluminum base and sub-platter
•
Base mounted display
•
Stainless steel, ABS plastic, or ball top platter
BC150
•
150 lb / 60 Kg or 300 lb / 150 Kg capacity
•
Painted steel base and sub-platter
•
Display bracket with 14 ft cable where display can be base mounted or wall mounted
•
Platter is typically packaged in a separate box.
1.2.
Optional Accessories
1.2.1.
General
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Ethernet Option and Bluetooth Option.
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Alibi Memory (Europe).
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Roller Top transfer platter (BC-60 and BC-150) is used for conveyor applications. It allows
easy movement of package in bi-directional (right-left) motion.
•
Ball Top transfer platter (BC-60 and BC-150) that allows easy rotation of package on the
platter.
•
Conveyor Rail mounting Kit for installing the scale in a gravity conveyor.
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1.2.2.
1.3.
•
Platter overlay – can place graphic under overlay for letter sizing
•
Mounting well Kit for In-Counter applications - mount scale level with counter top
0271 Graphical or 0270 Basic 7 segment Display Options
•
Single wall mount display (Graphical or basic) with 14 ft. cable, replaces the base display.
•
Single tower display (Graphical or basic) with 14 ft. cable for counter top mounting, replaces
the base display.
•
Dual wall mount displays (Graphical or basic) with 10 ft. cables, replaces the base display.
•
Dual display tower (Both Graphical or both basic) with 10 ft. cable for counter top mounting,
replaces the base display.
•
2nd display, wall- or tower-mounted (Graphical or basic) with 10 ft. cable. Used in conjunction
with base display.
•
2nd display, base-mounted (Graphical or basic). Used in conjunction with first base display.
•
Display cable extension kit, 14 ft. (basic only).
•
RS232 extension cable, 10 ft with male / female adapters.
•
See BC Accessory Documents on www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale
Specifications
The BC shipping scale conforms to the product dimensions and product weights as specified in
Figure 1-1, Table 1-2 and Table 1-3.
1.3.1.
Physical Dimensions
Figure 1-1: Key to Physical Dimensions
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Table 1-2: Physical Dimensions of BC Scales, Pounds and Inches
Weight and Dimensions
Scale
Shipping Box
Model
Platter
Wt
L
W
H
D
Wt
L
W
H
BC-15
Plastic
9.2
11.6
10.9
3.5
2
12.6
17
16
8
BC-30
Plastic
Stainless Steel
12
13.9
12.3
4
2
17
19
19
8
Plastic
Stainless Steel
12
13.9
12.3
4
2
17
19
19
8
Ball Top
19
13.9
12.3
5.2
2
24
19
18
8
Roller Top
24
17
17.6
5.8
0
29
22
19
17
No Platter
20
19.6
15.6
4.25
2.3
26.1
24
22
8
Stainless Steel
28
20.5
16.5
4.25
2.3
36
24
22
12
Ball Top
41
19.8
15.8
4.8
2.6
50
27
22
15
Roller Top
39
22.8
17.5
6.3
2
48
27
22
14
BC-60
BC-150
Table 1-3: Physical Dimensions of BC Scales, Kilograms and Millimeters
Model
Weight and Dimensions
Platter
Scale
Shipping Box
Wt
L
W
H
D
Wt
L
W
H
BC-15
Plastic
4.2
295
277
88.9
51
5.7
416
400
203
BC-30
Plastic
Stainless Steel
5.5
353
312
102
51
7.7
483
457
198
Plastic
Stainless Steel
5.5
353
312
102
51
7.7
483
457
198
Ball Top
8.6
353
312
132
51
10.5
483
457
198
Roller Top
10.9
432
447
147
0
14.1
559
483
432
No Platter
20.0
498
397
110
58
11.9
603
559
203
Stainless Steel
20.0
521
419
112
58
24.1
603
559
305
Ball Top
24.5
203
401
122
66
29.5
686
559
381
Roller Top
24.1
579
445
155
51
28.6
686
559
406
BC-60
BC-150
Table 1-4: Pallet Dimensions of BC Scales,
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Model
Platter
Qty
BC-15
Plastic
BC-60
BC-150
Wt (Lbs) & DIM (inches)
Wt (Kg) & DIM (mm)
Wt
L
W
H
Wt
L
W
H
20
277
43
38
44
126
1092
965
1117
Plastic, SS
20
364
48
40
44
165
1220
1016
1120
No Platter
10
286
46
32
44
130
1170
815
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1.4.
Power Requirements
Introduction
The BC operates on an input voltage of 5 VDC, at a current of 100-150 mA or less. The scale is
powered through the USB port on the scale so the USB cable is always used for power.
•
For USB operation, the scale communicates and is powered through the USB port of the PC.
With the low power consumption, the BC scale is within the USB power requirements for
connection to your PC without requesting additional power. Scale can also communicate and
be powered through a USB hub.
An external 5 VDC power supply is required for power to the BC scale for standalone applications,
RS232 applications, Ethernet applications or BlueTooth applications. For these applications, the
scale will be powered by the universal power adapter located in the scale’s shipping box. The wall
mounted transformer is rated between 110-220V and 50-60 Hz. Connect the USB cable to the PC
and then to the power supply. The power supply may have multiple plug adapters that can be
clipped to the transformer based on the available country outlet.
1.5.
Environmental Requirements
The BC scale is designed to operate in conditions of 10-90% relative humidity, non-condensing,
and a temperature range of:
BC-15
-10° to +40°C (+14° F to +104°F)
BC-3L
0° to +40°C (+14°F to +104°F)
BC-60
0° to +40°C (+14°F to +104°F)
BC-150
0° to +40°C (+14°F to +104°F)
BC-6L
0° to +40°C (+14°F to +104°F)
The shipping and storage temperature range is −20° to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) at 0 to 95%
relative humidity, non-condensing.
The scale is designed for use in parcel shipping and other light industrial environments. This unit is
not intended for wash down or hazardous area operation, nor for operation in environments of
extreme heat, cold, or humidity (outside of the range listed above for each model).
1.6.
Standards Compliance
The BC Family:
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Meets or exceeds USA NIST HB-44, EC and international OIML requirements for a 3000
division, Class III parcel scale.
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Meets UL and CE safety requirements.
•
Meets RoHS and REACH material requirements.
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1.7.
RFI Susceptibility
The BC scale meets the requirements of the European Norm. 45501 for RFI susceptibility as listed
below with a maximum of one display increment of change when calibrated for recommended
builds.
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Radio Interference Frequency
Field Strength
80 - 2000 MHz
10 volts/meter
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2
Installation
This chapter covers
• Unpacking
• Setup
• Installing Accessory Items
This chapter gives detailed instructions and important information you will need to
install the BC scale successfully. Please read this chapter thoroughly before you
begin installation. This information is also covered in the BC Quick Start Guide.
2.1.
Unpacking
2.1.1.
Package Inspection
Please inspect the package as the carrier delivers it.
•
If the shipping container is damaged, check for internal damage and file a freight claim
with the carrier if necessary.
•
If the container is undamaged, open the box, remove the scale, and place it on a solid, flat
surface.
The platter provided with the BC-150 is shipped in a separate box.
Please keep the packing material and shipping insert in case the scale needs to be returned to
METTLER TOLEDO. The BC is a precision instrument and may be permanently damaged if not
shipped in factory-approved packaging.
Open box and remove the packaging material from the top of the scale. Remove the platter (BC15/30/3L/60/6L). Remove scale by grasping the bottom sides and lifting straight up. Do not lift the
scale by grasping the sub-platter. Remove any protective shipping materials under the platter or on
top of the sub-platter.
If you choose to dispose of the package, please recycle the materials. The scale documentation
includes the list of recycling centers for the scale packaging.
Locate a suitable environment for the scale.
The proper environment enhances the operation and longevity of the scale.
The scale will need to be placed on a sturdy, level surface. Refer to Chapter 1 for environmental
specifications. If communication to the PC will be serial RS232, Ethernet, or Bluetooth, the scale
will need to be located near an AC outlet for power.
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2.1.2.
Box Contents
Installation
Check the contents of the box.
Note: For "USB Only" scales, the power supply and serial cable are not included.
2.1.2.1.
BC-15
Scale base and display
Platter
USB Cable – 10 ft. (for USB connection to PC)
Power Supply
(for Serial
connection to PC)
RS-232 cable – 10 ft.
2.1.2.2.
BC-60, 6L, 30, 3L
Differs from BC-15 only in the appearance of the base and platter
Scale base and display
Platter
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2.1.2.3.
BC-150
Scale base and display
Platter (in separate box)
Display with base/ wall-mount, adhesive pad,
14 ft. cable, and bag of mounting hardware
USB Cable – 10 ft. (for USB connection to PC)
Power Supply
(for Serial
connection to PC)
RS-232 cable – 10 ft.
2.2.
Setup
2.2.1.
Scale Installation
WARNING
AC POWER SOURCES MUST HAVE PROPER SHORT CIRCUIT AND OVER CURRENT
PROTECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS MAY RESULT IN BODILY INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
The BC shipping scale is fully assembled at the factory and ready for installation.
For the BC-60, BC-6L, BC-30, BC-3L, and BC-15, proceed to section 2.2.2.
2.2.1.1.
BC-150 Display Installation
Mount the display as instructed below. The BC-150 display can be mounted to the scale base, or
wall-mounted with the use of an adhesive pad.
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2.2.1.1.1.
Base Mounting
Installation
Attach the display to the base with the T20 torx screws. Display bracket should be underneath the
scale plate.
2.2.1.1.2.
Wall Mounting
Remove liner on one side of the adhesive pad and insert into the display bracket. For the graphical
display, the adhesive pad has square cuts to fit between the ribs of the display bracket. Remove
liner from the other side of the adhesive pad and position the display on the wall. Display should be
located on the bottom portion of the bracket. When positioned correctly, press bracket firmly against
the wall until it is secured.
2.2.1.2.
Scale Base Preparation, BC-150 Only
With the display mounted:
1. Connect the display cable to the display and scale at the two red arrows below. Note that the
cable can be inserted through guide holes in the back of the display bracket. The scale
connector panel will have four connectors. Insert cable at connector labeled “Display”. The
male cable connectors have a tab. Press cable into display connector and scale connector until
the tab locks into position.
2. Use the two grey clips on the bottom of the scale (indicated in Figure 2-1) to wrap excess
cable beneath scale.
3. Adjust the display angle according to the scale’s mounting position. Hold the top and bottom of
the display and gently rotate it up or down.
Figure 2-1: Display Installation
2.2.2.
Preparation, All Models
1. Level the scale by turning the adjustable feet on the bottom of the unit. The scales are equipped
with a level bubble. When the bubble is within the circle in the bubble indicator, the BC scale is
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level. The feet must be adjusted so the scale is stable and does not rock. After leveling, tighten
the thumb wheel, or hex, locking nut if equipped. The level bubble may be on the display
bracket, under the platter or on a side bracket.
Thumb wheel
locking knob
Adjustable foot
INCORRECT
CORRECT
Figure 2-2: Leveling the Scale
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2. Place the Platter on the scale. The platter is held in place by compression fit with the rubber
grommets on the sub-platter, or spider.
Figure 2-3: Installing the Platter
3. Confirm the method that will be used to connect the scale to the PC for communication. USB
and RS232 configurations are standard. Choose one method only.
USB
RS-232
Figure 2-4: Connection Methods
•
USB is preferred if the Shipping/Carrier manifest system supports and designates the scale
for USB set up. Consult the Carrier’s software documentation for details.
•
USB by HIDPOS must be used if the scale is to communicate with multiple shipping
programs.
For other communication options, see Appendix D for Ethernet instructions and Appendix E for
Bluetooth instructions.
2.2.3.
PC Connection
2.2.3.1.
USB
USB is the preferred method of connection.
1. Plug the small end of the USB cable (B connector) into the scale connector port marked USB.
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Figure 2-5: USB Connections, Scale and PC
The scale must be turned over to access the scale connector ports.
Plug the large end of USB cable (A connector) into the PC.
A power supply is not required since the low power requirement of the PS scale is met by power
from the computer’s USB port.
If the PC has difficulty powering the scale through the USB Port, connect scale to a powered
USB hub, then connect the PC to the hub.
For USB Key Board Wedge and Virtual Serial, see section 4.10.2 and Appendix C.
2.2.3.2.
Serial
Serial is the alternative method of connection. Note that the serial connection requires the use of the
USB cable to supply power from an electrical socket via the transformer.
Figure 2-6: Serial Connections, Scale (left, top) and PC (bottom center); Power Supply (right)
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1. Plug the small connector of the RS232 cable (B connector) into the scale connector port
marked “RS232”.
2. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the scale port marked USB.
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3. Locate the serial connector on your PC (typically labeled COM 1, COM A or IOIOI).
4. Plug the large connector on the RS232 cable into the PC serial connector.
5. Plug the large end of the USB cable (A connector) into the power supply and plug the Power
Supply into an AC outlet.
Note: BC-15, BC-150 Connectors are labeled in the reverse direction.
Note: If additional cable length is needed, a 10 ft RS232 extension cable - 0900-0322-000
(62010759) is available.
If the RS232 cable is plugged into the incorrect PC port, turn the computer off first, then change
ports and reboot the computer.
For a power adapter, use only the Mettler Toledo 5 VDC Power Supply to energize the scale.
NOTE: Scale can also be powered by USB portable power banks (approved to UL2056) for
charging cell phones.
2.2.4.
Scale Configuration
The patented GEOCAL™ feature provides the best scale accuracy. This feature precisely
compensates for gravitational differences between the factory location (where the scale was
calibrated) and the scale’s point of use location. Since the Earth’s gravity varies based on latitude
and altitude, the GeoCal feature allows the BC scale to maintain the sensitive factory calibration to
ensure the most accurate weighting results. The GeoCal is part of the BC “boot up wizard”. With the
proper code, the scale re-calibrates mathematically and is ready to be sealed for legal for trade
applications.
For Legal-For-Trade applications, contact your local Weights and Measure office for additional
requirements and certification.
Visit www.ncwm.net/state for listing of the US Weights and Measure offices by state.
2.2.4.1.1.
GEO Calibration Values
Refer to Appendix G for a table of regions and corresponding GEO codes.
2.2.4.1.2.
Graphical Display
1. Observe the display when the scale is first powered up:
If 0.00 displays, then GEOCAL is not activated, and no code is required. Proceed to step 7.
Refer to sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.11.5 for calibration procedures. For best accuracy, the
scale should be calibrated on-site by a trained technician using certified weights.
If the initial boot screen (Figure 2-7) is displayed, the scale will prompt for the entry of a Geo
code. If enabled, the scale will also prompt for the entry of language, unit selection and the
manifest software program the scale will communicate to.
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Figure 2-7: Initial Boot Screen, Graphical Display
2. After boot-up, the Initial Setup screen is displayed. Selection blocks could be Geo Code,
Language and Units, or Manifest SW. In general:
a. Use the up ▲ and ▼ down arrows to scroll to and highlight the selection with the
bolded box.
b. Use the left ◄ and right ► arrows to scroll through the selection’s parameters
c. Press Enter to accept the selection.
Note: the scale will only prompt for the “Initial Setup” information on the first power up.
3. Geo Code – If highlighted, press ◄ or ► to scroll through the code numbers. Refer to Appendix
G for the correct code. Numbers will repeat. Press Enter to accept.
4. Language / Units - Use the up▲ and down ▼ arrows to scroll to and highlight the Language
parameter. Press ◄ or ► to scroll through the options: English – Lb., English – Kg, Spanish,
French, German, and Chinese. Options will repeat. Press Enter to accept.
5. Manifest SW - Use the up and down arrows to highlight the manifest parameter. Press ◄ or ►
to scroll through the options: Current (no change), FedEx ShipManager, UPS World ship, DHL
EasyShip, Purolator E-Ship. Options will repeat. Press Enter to accept.
If the correct GEOCAL code was not entered at first power up, refer to Chapter 4.11.5.3 “Use
Geo” to reset the code for the next power up.
For states that have multiple listings, choose the location that is closest. The GeoCal code
within a state is based on latitude and is segmented between north and south directions only.
Locations near a boundary can chose either code.
For the scale’s exact latitude and altitude of where it will be used, see appendix H.4 for a
website link.
2.2.4.1.3.
Basic, 7-Segment Display
If “GEo in” is displayed, enter the two digit GeoCal Location Code for the area where the scale will
be used. Refer to Appendix G for the correct code.
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Figure 2-8: GEOCAL Screen, 7-Segment LCD Display
1.
From the “Geo in” screen, press UNITS key to see the first code.
2. Then press the ZERO key repeatedly to scroll through the Codes. If the correct code is missed,
keep scrolling since numbers will repeat
3. With the proper code displayed, press the UNITS key. SAVE will be displayed, press UNITS
again, and NO will be displayed.
4. Press the ZERO key and the display will show YES. Press the UNITS key again to save. Scale
will reboot and display 0.00.
2.2.4.1.4.
PC Configuration
Configure the Carrier or Shipping software on the PC to communicate with the scale. Open your
carrier or shipping software and go to the Set Up screen. Select the proper scale model from the
pull-down list. (Example: Toledo, PS60, or BC-60).
For serial, virtual serial, and Bluetooth communication, the scale’s assigned COM port on the PC
will need to be known. On the PC check:
START > Control Panel > Device Manager > Ports (COM & LPT)
For additional assistance, contact the shipping software provider.
2.3.
Installing Accessory Items
2.3.1.
Remote Displays
METTLER TOLEDO offers several options for displays: they can be base-, wall- or tower-mounted.
Power down the scale before plugging in a remote or base mounted display. If display is
plugged in “Hot” and is displaying erratically, power down the scale for 10 seconds and
reboot.
•
The base mounted display has the display mounted to the scale base.
•
Wall mounted displays allow the weight to be seen at eye level.
•
Tower mounted display is typically used for mounting on a counter top.
Remote displays are often used for better visibility. Most scales are ordered with a base-mounted
display. Remote wall or tower displays are typically used where package size is large enough to
obstruct the view of the scale’s base display. In Legal-for-Trade applications, a customer-facing
display is typically required in addition to the operator-facing display.
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There are two display connectors (RJ45) on the scale, and it can support two displays. Each
display will have its own cable.
There are two display types, the graphical display model 0271 and the basic display model 0270
(seven segment LCD). The display types can be mixed, except in dual tower displays (where a
single tower supports two back-to-back displays).
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The 0271 model consists of a monochrome graphical display. The 0271 can show
special messages and the added value applications. The 0271 display will recognize the
scale and display the correct capacity and increment.
•
The 0270 model is for basic weighing only and needs a printed lens to show the capacity
and increment size. The display lens needs to be matched to the scale capacity and
increment size (build). So changing the scale “build” requires a new Lens for the 0270
model.
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2.3.1.1.
Second Display, in Addition to Base-Mounted Display
A 2nd wall- or tower-mounted display can be added in parallel to the base display with the use of a
10 ft cable. Display kits are 0270-3X00-000 or the 0271-3100-000 (30125729). If a blank
keypad is required, the 0271-5100-000 (30125730) can be used. To install this option:
Figure 2-9: Second Display Installation
1. Disconnect power to the scale and locate the scale connectors on the bottom of scale.
2. The base display should already be connected to one of the display connectors. Locate the
other unused connector marked “Scale display”, insert the jack of the 10 ft. cable, closest to the
ferrite, into this RJ45 connector port.
3. Mount remote display (Wall or Tower) in proper location with mounting screws.
4. Connect the other end of the cable into the back side of the remote display.
5. Power up the scale.
Make sure any excess cable is properly secured and does not provide a trip hazard for
personnel or customers
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2.3.1.2.
Wall-Mounted Display
If the base display is not desired, then a single wall or tower mounted display can be substituted for
the scale base display. Display accessories models are wall mounted 7 segment (0270-3X00000) or graphical (0271-3100-000). The tower mounted displays are 7 segment (0270-2X00000) or graphical (0271-2100-000) These remote displays include a 10 ft. cable.
1. Disconnect power to the scale and locate the scale connectors on the bottom of the scale.
2. For the connector marked “Scale display”, disconnect base display cable by pressing in the
latching tab on the jack while pulling the cable out. Remove the screws mounting the Base
Display.
3. Mount remote display (Wall or Tower) in proper location with mounting screws. Connect the
Display Cable into the one of the Scale Display Jack and the remote display.
4. Power up the scale.
2.3.1.3.
Dual Displays
If two displays are needed and the base display is not desired, then use one of the following
options:
•
•
Dual wall mounted display
o
Two 0270-3X00-000 each with a 10 ft. cable or
o
Two 0271-3100-000 each with a10 ft. cable, or
o
One 0271-3100-000 and one 0271-5100-000 with blank keypad
2 sided Tower display
o
0270-6X00-000 with one Y cable
o
0271-6100-000 with two10 ft. cable
Note: The “X” in the 7 segment 0270 display indicates the display must be matched to the
capacity and increment size. Contact Mettler Toledo service for additional details on the proper
model number for the 7 segment display.
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Figure 2-10: Dual Displays
1. Disconnect power to the scale and locate the scale connectors on the bottom of the scale.
2. For the connector marked “Scale display”, disconnect base display cable by pressing in the
latching tab on the jack while pulling the cable out. Remove the screws mounting the Base
Display.
3. Connect the Display Cable/s into the Scale connector labeled Display Jack
4. Mount remote display (Dual Wall or Tower) in proper location with mounting screws. Connect
the Display Cable into each display.
5. Power up the scale.
2.3.2.
Ball and Roller Top Platters
A ball top or roller top transfer platter is available for the BC-60 and BC-150. To install the ball or
roller transfer platter:
1. Remove the platter supplied with the BC-60. BC-150 can be ordered without a platter.
2. Place the ball or roller top transfer platter on the BC - scale.
3. Ensure that the ball or roller top transfer platter drops into place without mechanical
interference.
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If the unit fails to capture zero, reboot the scale by cycling power (unplug the Wall transformer
and/or USB cable). Reconnect the power source. If the scale still fails to capture zero, recalibration will be required. The difference in dead load between platter types can be substantial
and outside the power-up criteria of the scale.
2.3.3.
Conveyor Drop-In Kit for BC-150
The Conveyor drop in kit includes two adjustable width rail brackets that allow a BC-150 scale to
be integrated into a standard gravity conveyor, that measures between 22 and 32 inches wide
(between the conveyor frame rails). The kit is designed for standard conveyors that use 1.9”
diameter rollers on a frame that supports 1.5” spacing increments.
NOTICE
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS KIT IN A POWERED CONVEYOR.
2.3.3.1.
Conveyor Drop-In-Kit 64058112
Figure 2-11: Conveyor Drop-In Kit Installed
Reference the detailed instructions (document 64058111) provided in the shipping box, or obtain
a copy at www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale.
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•
The BC-150 scale can be mounted lengthwise or transverse in the conveyor frame for the
Ball Top Platter. The ball-top platter allows packages to be rotated easily when on the
scale. This option is commonly used when packages have labels that must be scanned at
the shipping station.
•
The BC-150 scale should always be mounted lengthwise when used with the roller-top
platter. The roller-top platter is commonly used when packages are significantly larger than
the scale.
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3
Operation and Maintenance
This chapter provides operating instructions for the BC scale during normal
operation. Before weighing parcels, the BC Scale should be configured properly
and power applied as instructed below. How the scale operates is based on the
parameter settings selected in the setup program. Refer to Chapter 2 for
installation instructions and Chapter 4 for advanced programming of the setup
parameters.
This chapter covers
•
•
•
•
•
•
Power-Up Sequence
Keypad and Display
Keys and Navigation
Operator Functions
Modes of Operation
Cleaning and Regular Maintenance
3.1.
Power-Up Sequence
The scale is energized whenever power is applied to it (plugged in), and de-energized when
power is removed (unplugged).
A power adapter is not needed for USB connection to a PC since the power requirements are
within standard USB specifications of 100ma.
The PC can provide additional power up to 500 mA, required for scale options.
In the unlikely event that the PC is not providing power through the USB port, a powered USB
hub can be used.
Special software versions may be used for specific applications.
If a power switch is required, use a terminal strip with a power switch.
Power is applied by plugging the scale into a power source. Since the scale is a USB peripheral
device with low power consumption, it does not have a typical on/off switch. The scale operates
similar to a USB keyboard or PC mouse where a power switch is not needed. To power up the
scale:
USB communication
Plug in USB cable to an energized PC. Power can also be
supplied from a powered USB hub between the scale and PC.
Other communication (RS232, Plug in USB cable to the power adapter and then plug the power
Ethernet, Bluetooth)
adapter into an AC outlet.
Note: For units with a graphical backlight display, the backlight can be turned off in the
parameter settings. HOME > SETUP > DISPLAY > BCKLGT.
When using other communication types than USB, the power input to the scale is through the USB
cable and a power adapter with USB connection (like many cellphones).
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Operation and Maintenance
The BC goes through a power-up sequence each time power is applied. The power-up sequence is
as follows:
1. All pixels or segments of the display characters are activated. This verifies operation of all
display segments.
2. The scale displays the software part number followed by the software revision status. An
example of a Software number for the BC model is 30233384, version 1.00.XXX.
3. The scale then captures zero based on the Power Up zero setting, which can be ±10% or 20%
of calibrated capacity, and is ready for normal operation.
4. To turn off the scale, unplug the power source to the scale:
3.2.
USB
Unplug the USB cable (and power adapter if used).
Other (RS232, Ethernet, Bluetooth)
Unplug the power adapter from AC outlet.
Keypad and Display
The BC scale includes a monochrome graphical display with backlight (Version 1.00.00X), and a
navigational keypad with a central “Enter” key. The keypad is similar to a TV remote control and
can scroll up, down, right, and left between soft selection keys on the display. An item is selected
by scrolling to its position and pressing the center “Enter Key”. The keypad is used for scale
operation as well as configuration. To turn on or off the backlight, press left arrow key for 3
seconds.
A Basic 7 segment 0270 LCD display can also be used for weight display only. The 0270
display is very limited in set up capability, and has a zero key and unit switching keypad. See
section 3.7 and 4.14 for additional instructions.
Press the navigation keys by placing one finger behind the bottom-right corner of the display to
support it while pressing the keys with the thumb (similar to texting on a cellphone).
Figure 3-1: Graphical Display, Default Screen
The R1 / R2 / R3 icon will indicate the weight range on Multi-Range models. Range indication is
not needed with Multi-Interval models that have auto-ranging capability.
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3.2.1.
Display
The BC scale graphical display has a monochrome screen with a resolution of 240 x 160 pixels.
Each weight digit is 12 mm high standard, with option for 21mm high. The BC’s status symbols
(Ranges, Gross/Net, center of zero, etc.) are smaller letters and appear below the weight data or to
the left. Units (Lb., oz., Kg) are to the right of the data and are also in smaller letters.
The display area also indicates over-capacity and under-capacity conditions. Over- and undercapacity are indicated on the display as follows:
Figure 3-2: Over- and Under-Capacity Displays
3.3.
Keys and Navigation
The BC keypad contains a navigation key for easy scrolling and selection of the softkeys, as well as
entering of parameter options.
3.3.1.
Navigation Keys
Four navigation keys (Figure 3-3) allow the cursor to be moved UP, DOWN, RIGHT, and LEFT, to
select softkeys and parameters on the graphical display. The position of the cursor is indicated by
the softkey box (outline) being shown in bold (e.g., Figure 3-6). The central ENTER key allows
selection of the softkey.
Figure 3-3: Keypad, Graphical Display
3.3.1.1.
Special Functions
Press and hold the UP key for 5 seconds to enter Setup mode.
Press the DOWN Key to increase numeric weight characters to 20mm. To exit this display mode
press any key.
3.3.2.
Softkeys
Table 3-1 lists the softkeys available in the scale, and describes each softkey’s function.
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Table 3-1: BC Scale Softkeys
Operation and Maintenance
Position
Symbol
Function
6
Zero
5
Switch Units
Description
Zero the scale - nothing on the platter. If Pushbutton Zero is
not set for 0%, this softkey will appear in all modes.
Toggle between primary and secondary weighing units. If Unit
switching is enabled, this softkey will appear in all modes.
Open the Mode page to select the weighing process.
4
Mode
3
Tare
2
APW
Calculate the average piece weight (APW) of a quantity of
items. This softkey appears if Bulk Mail / Counting mode is
enabled.
Hold
Activate the Hold function for weighing large parcels that may
block the view of the scale display. Function maintains weight
reading on the display after parcel is removed. If enabled, this
softkey will appear in Basic Weigh mode only.
SendWT
Manually send weight from scale for serial communication. If
Send weight (SendWT) is configured for Send Key, this softkey
will appear in all modes.
1
If Basic Weigh is the only mode available, this softkey will not
be shown. See list of modes below.
Tare a container on the scale for a Net weight instead of Gross
weight.
In normal operating mode, these keys function as follows.
3.3.2.1.
Mode
Press the Mode key to access available modes of operation.
3.3.3.
Page Layout in Weighing Mode
Space for customerdefined message
Capacity and increment
size shown on display
Navigation keypad with
UP, LEFT, RIGHT,
DOWN and ENTER keys
Multi-line display shows
additional information
Functional softkeys, if
enabled
Figure 3-4: Weighing Mode Display
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The screen may include one or more of the following status indicators:
3.3.3.1.
G
Gross weight
R1
Current weighing range, in multi-range configuration
>0<
Center of Zero
Display Option for Larger Font (21mm)
While in the basic weighing mode screen, press the down arrow and release.
Figure 3-5: Large Display Mode
To exit the large font screen press the down key again.
3.3.4.
Accessing and Navigating Setup Mode
3.3.4.1.
Entering Setup
To enter setup, press and hold the UP key for 5 seconds. The Home screen will display.
Figure 3-6: Home Screen
Use the RIGHT arrow to scroll to select Setup, then press ENTER. The first Setup screen will appear.
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Menu structure location
indication; displays one
level back
Current location
Parameter selection
softkeys
Current setting of
selected parameter
Figure 3-7: Initial Setup Mode Display
A typical setup screen includes the elements shown in Figure 3-8.
Menu structure location
indication
Currently selected
parameter
Current setting of
parameter
Softkeys for available
parameter settings;
current setting highlighted
Arrow indicates more
settings available by
pressing the RIGHT button
Figure 3-8: Typical Setup Screen
3.3.4.2.
Navigation
A small arrow at the bottom right of the screen (as in Figure 3-8) indicates that more settings are
available on the next page; press the RIGHT arrow to scroll to it.
To select the menu structure softkeys at the top of the screen, press the UP key; then press LEFT or
RIGHT to select a screen, and ENTER to access that screen.
To reduce keystrokes, the selection wraps around. For example, pressing RIGHT five times in Figure
3-9 will return to highlight Baud.
If TYPE APPROVAL is set to No, press the DOWN arrow when in weighing mode to show the large
21mm typeface.
3.3.4.2.1.
Exiting Current Screen
When a setting softkey is selected, and its setting is current (for example, in Figure 3-8 9600 is
highlighted, and 9600 is the current setting), pressing ENTER returns the display to the next level
up – this case, the Serial setup screen (Figure 3-9).
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Figure 3-9: Serial Setup Screen
3.3.4.2.2.
Exiting Setup
At any point when in setup, press and hold ENTER for 5 seconds to jump immediately to the END
(exit) screen (Figure 3-10).
Figure 3-10: END Screen
Saving changes will cause the scale to restart in order to implement the changes.
Options available on this screen are:
Abort
After a warning notice displays, returns to weighing mode without saving any
changes made to the scale configuration while in setup.
Figure 3-11: Abort Confirmation Screen
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Save
After displaying a notice screen, saves changes made in setup, restarts the scale,
and returns to weighing mode.
Figure 3-12: Save and Update Confirmation Screen
No
Returns view to the Home screen. Pending changes are neither saved nor
abandoned.
CstDft
Saves the current configuration as the custom default, and returns to the Home
screen.
Figure 3-13: Custom Default Update Confirmation Screen
3.4.
Operator Functions
The BC scales are easy to operate, and support the primary function of parcel weighing. When the
right two soft keys are displayed, the operator has functions for:
3.4.1.
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Unit switching
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Zeroing the scale
Parcel Weighing
To weigh a package:
1. If the display shows a weight when there is nothing on the platter, press ZERO to capture zero.
The display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear on right
side of screen.
2. Place the parcel to be weighed on the platter. The display reads the parcel weight with
corresponding units of weight (lb. or kg) in smaller font.
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3. Record the parcel weight as needed, then remove the parcel from the platter.
You may wish to recapture zero periodically when the scale is in continuous use. It is not
necessary to press ZERO before each transaction.
3.4.2.
Zeroing the Scale
Most scales are set up to re-zero if weight is within 2% of the scale capacity. If the zero change
exceeds the 2% limit, the scale will not capture zero. In this case, cycle power or recalibrate.
Remove all weight and debris from the scale platter and press ZERO to capture the zero weight. The
BC display will indicate a zero reading 0.00 and a center of zero icon ( >0< ) on the right side of
the screen. The scale will re-zero provided the weight is within the designated percentage of scale
capacity as programmed in setup (Home > Setup > Scale > Zero > Power-Up Zero).
If the scale does not capture zero with the above procedure:
1. Unplug the scale, remove all weight from the platter, make sure nothing is touching the platter,
and reconnect the power.
2. If cycling power does not work, recalibrate the scale as described in Chapter 4.
3.4.3.
Unit Switching
Some selections made in setup, may inhibit unit switching and the symbol would not be shown
on the weighing screen.
The BC scale allows the displayed scale weight to be viewed in primary and secondary units. Unit
switching must be enabled in setup mode to convert and display in secondary units. The primary
units are also designated in setup. Refer to section 4.11.4 in Chapter 4.
To switch units:
1. With scale weight displayed, press the UNITS key. The BC scale automatically converts the
displayed primary weight to the secondary weight unit.
2. Press UNITS again to switch the scale back to the primary units. The weight shown on the
display will be the primary units as indicated by the weight symbol (lb / kg).
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3.5.
Modes of Operation
3.5.1.
Selecting Modes
The BC scales have seven operating modes. Press the MODE softkey to access other modes of
operation. Depending on the scale’s configuration, a screen like the one shown in Figure 3-14 will
appear.
Figure 3-14: Mode Selection Screen
Selections are:
Basic Weighing
Gross weight only
Weight and Tare
Tare a container for Net weight instead of Gross weight.
Label Offset
Gross plus an offset weight to compensate for labels added after weighing
process.
Take Away Mode
(Differential weighing)
Gives the decremented differential weight to weigh letters pulled out of a
container.
Product Verification
Gives incremental differential weight for verification of an item placed into
the parcel at a packing station.
Bulk Mail / Counting
Weighs sample quantity to give Average Piece weight.
Show Price
The scale will display the price calculated and communicated from the
local PC for the item weighed.
When the Mode page opens, the current mode’s softkey is highlighted in bold, and its description
appears at the bottom left of the screen. Use the navigation keys to scroll to softkey for the desired
mode, then press ENTER to select it. The mode description will be updated with the newly selected
mode. Press ENTER again to exit the Mode page.
If a mode is disabled, the rectangle box around its name will consist of small dashed lines instead
of solid lines. A disabled mode cannot be selected.
Modes are enabled in two places:
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Home > OPMode, where function parameters are set. This area can be password protected by
a manager.
Basic Weighing cannot be disabled. If Basic Weighing is the only mode available, the Mode softkey
will not be shown.
3.5.2.
Weight and Tare Mode
Weight and Tare can be set for either Auto Clear or Keypad Clear in setup at Home > OPMode
> WT-Tare > Enable.
The Weight and Tare mode allows the container weight to be subtracted from the gross weight to
provide the Net weight of the contents. Enable the Mode as described in section 3.5.1, above.
1. If the display shows a weight with nothing on the platter. Press ZERO to capture zero. The
display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear at lower right
on the screen.
2. Place the container to be used on the platter. Scroll to the Tare softkey and press ENTER to tare
the container. The display will read 0.00 with the container still on the scale, and an N for NET
weight will appear. Add material to the container. The display reads the NET weight of the
material with corresponding units of weight (lb. or kg) in smaller font.
3. Record the NET weight as needed, then remove the container from the platter.
4. If Auto-Clear Tare is selected, the tare will be cleared once the scale sees a zero gross weight. If
Keypad Tare is selected, the tare is cleared only when the TARE softkey is pressed with nothing
on the scale platter. Keypad tare is used when the same container will be used for multiple
weighments.
3.5.3.
Label Offset Mode
Label Offset can be set for an Auto Clear or Keypad Clear in Home > OPMode > LabOff >
Enable.
Parcels are always weighed and dimensioned by the carriers, and if the addition of the packing list
causes the parcel to weigh into the next pricing tier, the carriers will implement back charges. With
Carrier pricing tiered at every whole pound or ½ kg, there is plenty of opportunity for back-charges
to occur on an average shipping day. For “Prepay and Add” parcels, the back charges cannot be
recovered.
Label Offset mode is designed to minimize these back-charges from Carriers in a non-legal for
trade application. It is similar to a Tare but it adds an offset instead of subtracting one. This mode
allows compensation for items added to the parcel after the final weight was taken for weighing and
pricing of the shipping service. Typical items are labels and packing lists which can equate to
several scale increments. This is important in “Pre-pay and Add” transactions where several US
dollars could be lost per back-charge.
In this mode, the displayed weight is the gross weight plus the offset weight tared into the scale.
When this mode is in use, the display will show G+ and the secondary line will show OFFSET =
0.45 lb (where the document weight is 0.45 lb). The document weight should be a representative
sample to cover the majority of weighments. Enable the LabOff Mode as described in section 3.5.1,
above.
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1. If the display shows a weight with nothing on the platter. Press ZERO to capture zero. The
display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear on right side of
screen.
2. Place the documents to be used on the platter. Scroll to the Tare softkey and press ENTER to
input the document weight. The display will read twice the document weight with the document
still on the scale. The G+ will be displayed. Remove the document from the scale.
3. Add a parcel to the scale. The display will show the gross weight of the parcel plus the
document offset. The corresponding unit of weight (lb. or kg) is shown in smaller tyepface.
4. Record the G+ weight as needed, then remove the parcel from the platter.
5. If Auto-Clear is selected, the offset will be cleared once the scale sees a zero gross weight. If
Keypad Clear is selected, the offset is cleared only when the TARE softkey is pressed with
nothing on the scale platter. Keypad Clear is used when the same representative offset will be
used for multiple weighments.
3.5.4.
Product Verification Mode
Product Verification mode is designed for warehouse packing stations to verify the weight of each
item placed added to the box during packaging. Weight verification eliminates mistakes. This mode
will communicate the gross weight and the positive change in weight from the last stable weight.
Gross weight is indicated by the “G” on the display, and is in the large typeface. The verification
weight is shown below the Gross weight in smaller typeface.
During the packing of the box, the incremental weight can be communicated to a connected PC and
merged with the last bar code scan, to confirm that the correct item was placed in the box. When
the pick and pack order is complete, final packaging can be added, the box sealed, and final gross
weight communicated for shipping services. Enable the ProdVy mode as described in section
3.5.1, above.
If the display shows a weight with nothing on the platter, press ZERO to capture zero. The
display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear on right side of
screen.
If an item is removed from the box it will show a negative incremental weight.
1. Place the packing box on the scale; note that the gross weight and incremental weight are the
same. Scan the first item to be packed, and add the first item to the box. In large font, the
display will show the Gross weight of the box and first item. The incremental weight will show
only the first item.
2. Record the + incremental weight as needed.
3. Scan a second item and add it to the box. In large font, the display will show the Gross weight
of the box, first item and second item. The incremental weight will show only the second item.
4. Record the + incremental weight as needed.
5. After weighing all items and sealing the box, record the gross weight for shipping.
6. Remove the parcel from the scale. Scale will zero the Gross weight and incremental weight
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3.5.5.
Take-Away Mode: Differential Weighing
Differential Weighing mode is similar to Product Verification mode, but items are removed instead
of added. Differential weighing is designed to accommodate a container of letters, where the whole
container can be placed on the scale, and weights of individual letters are communicated as each
is removed from the container. The container can be tared if necessary.
This mode communicates the gross weight (or Net weight, if a tare was taken) and the negative
change in weight from the last stable measurement. Gross/Net weight is indicated by the G/N on the
display, and is in the large font. The differential weight is shown below the Gross/Net weight in
smaller font. Enable the TakeAW mode as described in section 3.5.1, above.
If the display shows a weight with nothing on the platter. Press ZERO to capture zero. The
display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear on right side of
screen.
If an item is removed from the box, a negative incremental weight will display.
1. Decide if a container is to be used or not:
a. If yes, place the container on the platter. Scroll to the Tare softkey and press ENTER to tare
the container. The display will read 0.00 with the container still on the scale, and display
an N for NET weight. Add letters to the container. The display reads the NET weight of the
material with corresponding units of weight (lb. or kg). The tare value is still shown in the
line below the Net weight on an increasing weight. It will show the decremented weight
once a letter is removed.
b. If no, place the letters on the platter. The display reads the Gross weight of the material with
corresponding units of weight (lb. or kg).
2. Remove a letter and note the decremented weight in smaller font below the Gross/Net weight.
3. Record the decremented weight as needed.
4. Remove another letter and record the decremented weight as needed.
5. Remove additional letters until the Net value or Gross value is zero.
6. If Net is zero, remove the container, and tare the scale (scroll to the Tare softkey and press
ENTER) with nothing on the platter.
3.5.6.
Bulk Mail/Counting Mode
Mettler Toledo offers a wide variety of counting scales. For higher accuracy or functionality,
consult your local representative.
Bulk Mail/Count can be set at Home > OPMode > COUNT > Enable. Once Enable is pressed,
options for the APW (Average Piece Weight) quantity are shown.
For best results, zero the scale first to clear the tare before calculating a new APW.
BC scales will display the APW to two additional decimal places then the increment size. A
0.02 lb increment will display the APW to 4 decimal places per USPS requirements.
The BC scales have a simple counting mode designed for bulk mailers and warehouse packing
stations to determine non-critical quantities. Accuracy of the counting mode is based on the
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accuracy of the load cell. Bulk Mail/Counting mode allows for a sample of identical parts or letters
to be weighed, and the Average Piece Weight (APW) recorded, to four decimal places. As more
identical parts are added to the scale, the scale will calculate the estimated quantity by dividing the
Net weight by the APW.
Enable the Bulk Mail/Counting mode as described in section 3.5.1, above.
1. If the display shows a weight with nothing on the platter. Press ZERO to capture zero. The
display will read 0.00 and, if enabled, a center of zero icon ( >0< ) will appear on right side of
screen.
2. Decide if a container is to be used or not:
a. If yes, place the container on the platter. Scroll to the Tare softkey and press ENTER to tare
the container. The display will read 0.00 with the container still on the scale. The left side
of the display indicates an N for NET weight. The units of weight (lb. or kg) are indicated
on the right side. The tare value is still shown in the line below the Net weight.
b. If no, go to step 3. The display reads the Gross weight of the material with corresponding
units of weight (lb. or kg).
3. Scroll to the APW softkey. Once the softkey is highlighted, the number of sample pieces to be
added (i.e. 10) to the scale will display at the bottom of the screen. Place this quantity of items
or letters on the scale. You will see the weight increase. Now, with the APW softkey still
selected, press ENTER. The sample count (i.e. 10) will be shown on the display as well as the
Average Piece Weight.
4. Add additional items or letters to the scale and the new count or quantity will automatically be
displayed.
5. Record the count and APW weight as needed.
6. Remove the items from the scale. The APW will still be active. Add additional identical items for
a new count with the same APW.
7. To calculate a new APW, remove all items from the platter. Put the new sample quantity on the
scale and press ENTER to recalculate the APW.
8. Scroll to the ZERO softkey and press ENTER. The count will return to zero. Scroll to Tare or APW
and enter a new COUNT sequence.
3.5.7.
Price Mode
The Price mode is designed for retail counters and legal-for-trade applications. When this mode is
enabled, a connected local PC will provide the scale the calculated total price of the current
weighment. The weight and price will appear on the operator graphical display, and on the remote
customer graphical display. No operator action is needed except to enable the Price Mode as
described in section 3.5.1, above.
For the price to be displayed, the parcel must be on the scale (non-zero weight). Once the scale
returns to zero, the price is erased.
Refer to Appendix F for the commands required to display the weight. To disable the Price mode,
scroll to the MODE Softkey and enable a different mode.
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3.6.
Cleaning and Regular Maintenance
The BC scale is basically maintenance free.
Depending on environmental conditions, it may be necessary to wipe the keypad and platter with a
clean, soft cloth that has been dampened with a mild cleaner. Do not use any type of industrial
solvent such as toluene or isopropanol (IPA). These may damage the display finish. Do not spray
cleaner directly onto the display LCD. Make sure no overspray hits the cable connectors or circuit
board.
The set up menu includes a Maintenance page (Figure 3-15) to assist with the longevity and
accuracy of the scale. The maintenance setup screens are also described in section 4.12 of
Chapter 4.
Figure 3-15: Maintenance – Selection Screen
3.6.1.
Overloads
After selecting this softkey, a pop up window (Figure 3-16) will display the number of overloads the
scale has experienced from heavy parcels or abuse. An overload may be registered due to the
impact of a weight dropped onto the scale. The second line shows the cumulative time for which
the scale was subject to an overload condition.
Figure 3-16: Maintenance – Overloads Display
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3.6.2.
Display Check
Operation and Maintenance
When this check is selected, the scale will cycle through a sequence of display views (Figure 3-17)
to power each pixel. This is a check for any bad locations on the LCD display area.
Figure 3-17: Maintenance – Display Check
3.6.3.
Cal Weight Check
This test provides an expanded weight (x10) reading on a calibrated test weight to check the
scale’s accuracy before rounding.
Figure 3-18: Maintenance – Cal Weight Check
First, press the zero softkey with nothing on the platter. A pop up window will appear stating ZERO
OK. Select EXIT and press ENTER to proceed.
Figure 3-19: Zero Check
Next, place a test weight on the scale and scroll to the CalWt softkey. Press ENTER and a pop up
window will show the expanded weight.
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Figure 3-20: Cal Weight Check Pop-Up
The test weight must be within the scale capacity range.
The weight shown is the weight before rounding (X 10 resolution). If weight is outside tolerances,
recalibrate the scale.
3.7.
7 segment 0270 display – Basic weighing only
The BC scale 0270 display consists of six digits and five cursor positions. Each digit is composed
of seven segments and is 12 mm high. The BC’s cursor can appear above one or more of the
legends printed on the display to indicate the current weight unit, weight range, a stable condition,
zero, or options in setup mode. Curser will indicate the weight range on Multi-Range models.
Range indication is not needed with Multi-Interval models that have auto-ranging capability.
Figure 3-21: 7-Segment Display
3.7.1.
The 7 segment 0270 keypad
The display has two push buttons.
The right push button is the ZERO key.
The left push button is the UNITS key.
Pressing and holding the UNITS key for 8 seconds will access the Set Up Menu. See section 4,14
for additional instructions.
The display area also indicates over-capacity and under-capacity conditions. Over- and undercapacity are indicated on the display as follows:
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4.1.
Setup Parameters and Calibration
This chapter covers
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Setup Parameters and Calibration
Bypassing the Metrology Lock
Scale Program Menus
Configuration: Overview
Configuration Info:
Defaults
This chapter discusses basic information and specific instructions for configuring
each program block of the BC scale, setting the operating parameters, and
calibrating the BC scale.
The scale’s interface program for the graphical display is shown in the menu trees
in section 4.3. 62 functions or programming steps are available, with three levels of
access:
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Normal set up parameters that can be accessed by any operator.
Setup: Overview
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Password-protected parameters for Manager Access only.
Setup: Display
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Full access to all set up parameters after pressing the calibration button
(Cal Button) under the green cap on the scale.
Operating Mode
Setup: Communications
Setup: Scale
Removing the green cap will require removal of the metrology seal if the scale is
used in a Legal-For-Trade application.
Setup: Maintenance
End
Basic Display
Metrological Sealing
The Metrology lock affects items in the Scale program block. Password protection
affects parameters in the Default, Operation Mode, and Setup areas accessed from
the Home screen.
Note: Refer to section 4.14 for the configuration menu for the Basic 7 segment display.
4.1.1.
Quick Setup to Carrier’s Defaults
For a quick setup process that does not include calibration parameters, the BC scale menu has a
specific default setting for each of the major Shipping Carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL NA, Purolator,
etc). Go directly to the Default (Deflt) soft key in the Home screen and select the default for the
carrier. The scale will automatically input the other parameters (Baud, Parity, etc.); however, they
are not yet saved at this point. Scroll to select End and press ENTER. From the End screen, select
Save. Please use one of the default settings if you do not wish to customize the parameter settings
and you are not calibrating the scale with test weights.
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4.2.
Bypassing the Metrology Lock
Technical Manual
Accessing the Cal button requires breaking the Weights and Measures seal.
When the Metrology Lock is enabled and an attempt is made to access the setup menus, the scale
will request that the SW2 calibration (Cal) button be pressed. Pressing this button will momentarily
by-pass the Metrology lock.
To access the scale setup menus, press the UP arrow on the keypad for five seconds. On the Home
screen, use the RIGHT arrow to scroll to Setup, and press ENTER.
Figure 4-1: Home Screen and Setup Screen
On the Setup.screen, use the RIGHT arrow to scroll to Scale, and press ENTER.
With Scale selected, press ENTER; a popup message will display requesting that the Cal button be
pressed.
The SW2 Cal button is located under the green or black cap which is under the platter on the right
center side of the scale (BC-60U / BC-30U), as viewed from display side.
BC15
Turn scale over and remove the screw securing the plastic cover. Break the Metrology seal if
installed Remove the slotted screw, lift the front edge of PCB Cover and pull it free from the
rear base tabs. Press the SW2 Cal switch button on the side of the scale PCB.
BC30, BC3L,
BC6L, BC60
Remove the Platter, then unscrew the green or black cap. The green/black cap is located to
the right of center on the scale housing. Break the Metrology seal if installed and unscrew
the green/black cap. Use a stylus, pencil, or finger to push down on the SW2 switch and
release.
Figure 4-2: Access to Cal Button, BC30, BC3L, BC60, BC6L
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BC150
Remove the platter and look for two hex screws on the left side of the load cell when viewing
from the display flange (data label) side. Break the Metrology seal if installed, and remove
the back screw on the scale labeled CAL. Use a thin 2 inch (50mm) long stylus, tooth pick,
or bent paper clip to push down on the SW2 switch and release.
After pressing the SW2 CAL switch, the Scale setup menu will appear.
Figure 4-3: Scale Setup Menu
When leaving the Scale setup menus, the Cal button must be pressed again.
In non-Legal-for-Trade modes, the Cal button can be disabled by scrolling to the metlck softkey on the Scale
menu, then pressing ENTER.
Figure 4-4: Metrology Lock Screen
The Metrology Lock options are enabled or disabled. Scroll to desired option and press ENTER to
accept. To implement this change for future use, Save the parameters from the End screen.
Saving changed parameters will cause the scale to restart.
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4.3.
Scale Program Menus
The Scale menu screens are accessed by pressing the UP arrow for five seconds. Figure 4-5, Figure
4-6 and Figure 4-7 show all the branches of the menu structure. In these figures, blue shading
indicates displays of information, while green shading highlights lists of parameter options
available for selection.
Figure 4-5: Info, Defaults and Operating Mode Menu Structure
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Figure 4-6: Setup Menu Structure
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Figure 4-7: End Menu Structure
4.4.
Configuration: Overview
WARNING
ONLY PERMIT QUALIFIED PERSONNEL TO SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT. EXERCISE CARE
WHEN MAKING CHECKS, TESTS AND ADJUSTMENTS THAT MUST BE MADE WITH POWER
ON. FAILING TO OBSERVE THESE PRECAUTIONS CAN RESULT IN BOIDLY HARM.
The BC scale can be:

Customized by accessing the setup menus and configuring each parameter

Preset to a default configuration which automatically sets all parameters. There are two
Preset selections:
1. Home > Dflt provides a default configuration for each of the major carriers, focusing on a
serial setup parameters and protocols. Use a default selection if you do not wish to
customize the parameter settings; the default setting will automatically enter the parameter
settings. It is necessary to save the parameters by accessing the END screen and selecting
Save.
2. Selecting a Type Approval of None, HB44 or OIML (at HOME > Setup > Scale > TpAppv)
then selecting Yes at Home > Setup > Scale > SetDft will automatically enter the approved
capacity and increment parameters for the scale. It is necessary to save the parameters by
accessing the END screen and selecting Save.
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4.4.1.
Entering Setup Mode
To enter setup, press and hold the UP arrow on the navigation keypad for 5 seconds, until HOME is
displayed.
Figure 4-8: Home Screen
To configure the scale, use the navigation keys to scroll to the desired softkey, then press ENTER.
The display will show selection softkeys across the bottom of the screen. At the top of the screen,
softkeys will appear, representing the various levels of the menu structure.
The Home screen provides the following options. Asterisks (*) indicate sections that can be
password-protected.
INFO
Deflt
*
Allows setting of the METTLER TOLEDO defaults, carrier defaults, or a Custom default
previous saved from the END menu. (Figure 4-5)
OPMode
*
Configure the availability of modes available to the operator when the M (Mode) softkey is
pressed on the weighing screen. Modes include Tare, Count, HOLD, Label offset, etc.
(Figure 4-5)
Setup
*
Accesses the setup menu tree (Figure 4-6) where display, communication, scale and
maintenance parameters are configured.
END
4.4.2.
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Displays scale status information such as full model number, scale calibration weight,
capacity and increment size, etc. (Figure 4-5)
Save or abandon changes, set a Custom default (Figure 4-7).
Keyboard Shortcuts

If the cursor is on a softkey representing the currently-selected value, pressing ENTER will
move the view to the next higher menu screen.

Press and hold ENTER to jump directly to the END screen.

A small arrow at lower right on a screen of selections (see Figure 4-9) indicates that further
options may be viewed by scrolling right.

When the cursor reaches the last item in a row of options, pressing RIGHT will return the
cursor to the first item in the list – it wraps around.
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Exiting Setup Mode
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There are three ways of leaving setup:
4.4.4.

Press ENTER and hold for five seconds. The END screen will appear.

Press the UP arrow and scroll to HOME, then press ENTER. Scroll to select END and press
ENTER. Scroll to select either Save or Abort, and press ENTER.

Disconnect the scale from power. Changes will not be saved.
Remote Configuration
The BC scale can also be configured remotely using:
1. The TOLEDO Host Interface. Details on the use of this interface are given in Appendix A.
2. PC Configuration Tool application program. Scale serial protocol will need to be set to
SICS. Details on the use of this program are given in Appendix G.
4.5.
Configuration: Info
The info screen, accessible from the HOME screen (Figure 4-8), provides important reference and
setup information. To exit an information screen, press the UP arrow and highlight either Info or
Home, then press ENTER.
Figure 4-9: Info Screen
Model
Scale information
Includes full model number and serial number of the scale.
SW Ver
Software Info
Software number / version, Checksum, Rainbow OS, build
Cal Info
Calibration Info
WT Info
Weight information
Work
BT
4-8
Working time
Bluetooth
Calibration Geo Code used, Cal Weight used (Home > Setup > Scale >
Cal), Local Geo Code, and Number of Weight cycles since last
calibration.
Scale’s capacity, increment, ranges and minimum weight settings
(Number of increments used to calculate the minimum weight).
Shows scale’s power on time (secs) including time at zero, time spent
from 25% to 49% of capacity, and time spent at > 50% capacity.
Displays the scale’s Bluetooth address and device name.
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IP
IP Address
ERRORS
Scale error log
Help
4.6.
Help
Shows the type of IP address (static or DHCP) and, if the address is
static, lists IP address, subnet mask, gateway values, and Mac address.
Displays a log of the five most recent scale errors.
Displays the BC scale website address, and technical support telephone
number either for METTLER TOLEDO or local dealer.
Defaults
Default values for various carriers can be set automatically. Values affected are:
Filter
Baud
ASCII BIT string
Parity
Stop Bits
Protocol
USB
Metrology Lock
Unit Switching
PB Zero
Zero Indicator
AZM
Power-Up Zero
Rounding Mode
To select a default settings for the Carriers or MT protocol:
The highlighted items are under the Metrology Lock. The MET Lock must be disabled, or the Cal
button needs to be pressed at time of selecting the default to change these parameters.
Note: Custom Default will also include Send Weight function
1. On the Home screen, scroll to the Deftl softkey and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to the desired default and press ENTER again. The scale will be updated with the
parameters, but the change is not immediately saved. Options are:

Default: METTLER TOLEDO

Def F – FedEx

Def F2 – FedEx 2

Def U – UPS

Def D – DHL

Def P – Purolator

TLDOML – Toledo OIML

SICS – MT SICS

CUSTOM – Values saved at END > CUSTOM Save. (Refer to section 4.13)
3. Scroll up to the Home softkey and press ENTER.
4. Scroll to END and press ENTER.
5. Scroll to Save, press ENTER, and confirm the operation.
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4.7.
Operating Mode
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For a Function to be displayed in the Mode selection screen, accessible to the operator, it must first
be enabled in setup at Setup > Scale > Function, an area protected by the metrology lock; and then
enabled from the Operate Mode screen (Figure 4-10), which can be password protected on a
managers level.
Figure 4-10: Operating Mode Screen
WtTare
Hold
Weight and Tare
Allows use of tare function to subtract container weight and display a net
weight value
Hold
Holds the display weight after a large parcel is removed – useful in cases
when a parcel on the platter conceals the display
LabOff
Label Offset
Adds an offset for items such as packing lists, added after the parcel is
weighed
TakeAW
Take Away
Allows differential weighing – for example, removing letters from a basket
Price
Show Price
Shows price and weight on the display
Count
Bulk Mail / Count
ProdVy
Product Verification
Calculates the Average Piece Weight (APW) to determine a count
Shows differential weight for a packing station, to assist in verifying
package contents
In each of these options, values are communicated using the Toledo Protocol; refer to Appendix
A. Tare and Count are also supported by SICS protocol.
4.7.1.
WtTare
Tare mode is used when the application needs a net weight of contents without container weight.
The scale will allow the container to be subtracted from the Gross Weight. The tare value is created
by placing the container on the scale and pressing the T soft key. The display will then display an N
for Net weight.
To disable tare, press the T softkey again when the platter is empty. Tare can also be set to clear
automatically, so that when the scale sees zero gross weight the Tare is cleared. Auto clear is used
for a single weighment. Key pad Tare can be used for multiple weighments with the same
container. To enable the Tare function, scroll to WtTare and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
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2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, the scale will prompt for the type of
Tare. Scroll to and highlight either Auto-C (auto-clear) or Key-T (keypad tare).
3. Press ENTER.
4.7.2.
Hold
The hold function will retain the displayed weight for a specified length of time after the weight has
been removed from the platter. This function is used when scale weight is being recorded manually,
and a large box makes it impossible to see the display. To enable this function, access the Operate
Mode screen (Figure 4-10), scroll to Hold, and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, the scale will prompt for the hold time
(HdTime) and stable time (stbTm).
3. Scroll to HdTime and press ENTER. This value determines the amount of time, in seconds,
for which the scale will retain the displayed weight after it sees a significant change in
weight. Options are:

2 sec

5 sec

7 sec

10 sec

15 sec

20 sec
4. Highlight the desired value and press ENTER.
5. Scroll to stbTm and press ENTER. This value determines the amount of time the weight
must be steady on the platter (without motion or vibration) before the scale will recognize it
as the final weight. Options are;

0.5 sec

1.0 sec

1.5 sec

2.0 sec
6. Highlight the desired value and press ENTER.
7. Press ENTER again to exit the screen.
4.7.3.
LabOff
The Label Offset Mode is similar to the Tare mode, except the weight amount is added to the gross
weight to give a Gross+ value. Label Offset mode allows a shipper to compensate for any packing
labels, box tape, or other items added to the parcel after final weighing for price determination. This
is important for Pre-pay and Add scenarios, where Carriers will back-charge for a higher weight
than the one originally determined when the parcel was shipped.
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The Offset value is determined by placing a sample load on the scale and pressing the T softkey.
The display will display G+ (for Gross Plus weight).
The offset can be disabled by pressing the T soft key button with nothing on the platter, or it can be
set to Auto-Clear so when the scale sees zero gross weight the Offset is cleared. Auto-clear is used
for a single weighment. Keypad Tare can be used for multiple weighments using the same
container. To enable the label offset function, scroll to LabOff and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, the scale will prompt for the type of
clearing function – Auto-C or Key-C.
3. Select the desired option and press ENTER. Press ENTER again to exit the screen.
4.7.4.
TakeAW – Differential Weighing
Differential weighing is designed to accommodate a container of letters, where the whole container
can be placed on the scale, and the weight of each letter is communicated as it is removed from
the container. If necessary, the container can be tared. To Enable the differential weighing function,
scroll to TakeAW and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, press the Enabled softkey a second
time to exit the screen.
4.7.5.
Price
When the price mode is enabled, the scale will accept communication of the calculated total price
of the weighment from a local PC. The scale will display the weight and price on the operator
display and the remote customer display, if one is attached. This feature is only available in MTSICS protocol. To enable the label offset function, scroll to Price and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, press the Enabled softkey a second
time to exit the screen.
With Price mode enabled, the scale will look for a command from the PC, such as
GSPMNY"xxxxxx”, where xxxxxx denotes the price to be displayed, including the currency symbol
and decimal or comma. For example, if the PC sends GSPMNY"$12.40” , the $12.40 will be
displayed. Refer to Appendix F for additional details. The price will be displayed until the parcel is
removed and the scale returns to zero.
4.7.6.
Count
Bulk Mail / Counting mode allows for a sample of identical parts or letters to be weighed, and an
Average Piece Weight (APW) calculated to four decimal places. As more identical parts are added
to the scale, the scale will calculate the number of parts by dividing the Net weight by the APW. To
enable the counting function, scroll to Count and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
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2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, the scale will prompt for the number of
pieces used to calculate the average piece weight. Options are:
4.7.7.

APW 10

APW 20

APW 50

APW 100
ProdVy
The product verification mode is designed for Warehouse packing stations where verifying the
weight of each item placed in to the box during packaging helps eliminate packing errors. The
mode will communicate the gross weight and the incremental weight from the last stable weight.
The incremental weight can be compared to the database weight for compliance. To enable the
product verification function, scroll to ProdVy and press ENTER.
1. Select Disable or Enable, and press ENTER.
2. If Disabled was selected, Exit the screen. Otherwise, press the Enabled softkey a second
time to exit the screen.
4.8.
Setup: Overview
The Setup screen (Figure 4-11) offers four options.
Figure 4-11: Setup Screen
Disp
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Display
COMM
Communications
Scale
Scale configuration
Maintc
Maintenance options
Sets operator interface parameters such as Language, feedback, etc.
Sets parameters for Serial USB, Ethernet, etc.
Configures scale metrology calibration
Accesses scale information useful for troubleshooting and preventive
maintenance
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4.9.
Setup: Display
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The Display screen allows the scale’s user interface to be configured. It includes six options.
Figure 4-12: Display Setup Screen
4.9.1.
lang
Language
filter
Filter
FeedBk
Feedback
LOGO
Screen-saver
CusMsg
Custom message
LCDcon
LCD Contrast
Backlt
Backlight
PwdSet
Password set
Sets the scale’s display language
Sets the filter value used to compensate for vibration
Configures the visual feedback used to indicate that an input has been
accepted
Enables the display of the screen-saver logo
Enables the display of a custom message
Adjust contrast of LCD screen, three light and three dark settings.
Turn backlight on or off
Used to set the manager’s password
Language
Five standard languages are supported in the BC scale series:

English

Spanish - Español

French - Français

German - Deutsche

Chinese.
In the Language screen (Figure 4-13) select the desired language and press ENTER. Each option
should be shown in its own language. Thus, Spanish is displayed as Español with softkey
description ESPANL.
Language translation is mainly for operational functionality. Communication and Metrology set up data is still
in English.
If French language is enabled, the Keyboard Wedge functionality will be based on an AZERTY keyboard. All
other languages are QWERTY.
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Figure 4-13: Language Setup Screen
To return to the Language screen If the wrong language is selected, either:

Scroll UP to the last (right-most) softkey in the location display at the top of the screen, and
press ENTER. Repeat until the Language screen appears – each option will still display in
its own language. Scroll to the correct language softkey and press ENTER.

Power down the scale by unplugging the power supply or USB cable. Parameter settings
not yet saved at END > Save will be cancelled.
or
4.9.2.
Filter
This setting configures the vibration noise filter used to determine weight stability on the scale. The
BC disregards environmental vibrations that affect the weighing accuracy, depending on the filter
setting. If the scale display reading is not stabilized while a steady load is on the scale, then
increase the filter setting to LIGHT or HEAVY. A higher filter setting will take a longer time to reach a
stable weight. The default setting is NONE, and this is appropriate for most applications
To configure the filter setting:
1. Access Home > Setup > Display > Filter.
2. Select the desired option:

None

Light

Heavy
3. Press ENTER to confirm. Press ENTER again to leave the screen.
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4.9.3.
Feedback
The BC scale can provide a visual indicator when a navigation keypad press has registered with the
scale. The indicator is a small circle that appears at the bottom right of the screen (Figure 4-14). In
weighing mode, it is directly below the ZERO softkey. The option can be Disabled or Enabled at
Home > Setup > Display > Feedback.
Figure 4-14: Keypress Feedback Symbol
4.9.4.
Logo
The BC scale can display a logo as a screen-saver. This can be disabled or enabled, and an idle
time configured that determines how long the scale will wait before switching to screen-saver mode.
The option can be configured at Home > Setup > Display > LOGO.
The idle time can be set to:

1 minute

5 minutes

10 minutes
The logo image must be a monochrome bitmap measuring 240 by 160 pixels. A special SICS
program is needed to download a custom logo image. Refer to Appendix F for details.
4.9.5.
Custom Message
The BC scale can display a custom message at the top of its Weighing Mode screen. To enable a
message, access the scale setup. Go to Home > Setup > Display > CusMsg.
The message to be displayed must be downloaded to the scale using a SICS command:
GSPMSG "xxxxxx-AAAAAA- CCCCC"
Refer to Appendix F for further instructions on how to load a message.
4.9.6.
Password
Before entering a password, write down the keystroke sequence for future use. Passwords are
created using the UP, DOWN, RIGHT, and LEFT arrow keys. Keep the password in a safe
location for future use.
A manager’s password can be set in the BC scale, to limit access to the program modes. In the HOME page,
the DEFAULTS, OPERATOR MODE, and SETUP soft keys are password protected. Only INFORMATION and END
are not password protected. A password consists of 1 to 6 key strokes on the navigation keys (UP, DOWN,
RIGHT, LEFT).
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If Password is lost or forgotten, contact your local METTLER TOLEDO representative for the password bypass.
1. To set a password, access Home > Setup > Display > PwdSet.
Figure 4-15: Password Set Screen
2. Select either DisPwd (disable) or SetPwd (set password).
a. If DisPwd was selected,a confirmation screen will appear. Press ENTER to confirm, or
any arrow key to cancel. To confirm disabling the password, press ENTER and exit the
screen by scrolling up to the location line, selecting a previous page, and pressing
ENTER.
b. If SetPwd was selected, a popup window will appear for password entry.
c. If SetPwd was selected, a popup window will appear for password entry.
Figure 4-16: Password Entry Screen
3. Use the arrow keys to enter a password sequence of 1 to 6 key-presses; press ENTER to
assign the password.
4. A confirmation prompt will appear; re-enter the password and press ENTER.
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Figure 4-17: Password Confirmation Screen
5. If the passwords do not match, the Password Entry screen will reappear with the message
Not same, please retry! Repeat the process from the beginning.
6. If the passwords match, the initial password screen (Figure 4-15) will reappear.
7. To accept the password and exit the screen, use the UP arrow to highlight an icon in the
location line at the top of the screen, then press ENTER. The password will not be finalized
until all changes are saved at Home > END > Save.
8. To exit either password entry screen without creating a password:
4.10.

Either: Visit Home > End > Save and, Abort, and confirm. Changes made in any area of
Setup will not be saved, and the weighing screen will reappear.

Or: Cycle power to the scale. Changes made in any area of Setup will not be saved.
Setup: Communications
The COMM screen allows the scale’s communication settings to be configured. It includes five
options.
Figure 4-18: Communications Setup Screen
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Serial
Serial settings
Sets parameters such as baud rate and data bits
USB
USB settings
Sets USB options
ETH
Ethernet settings*
Sets Ethernet address settings. (Requires additional hardware)*
BT
Bluetooth settings*
Sets Bluetooth connection settings*
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SendWT
4.10.1.
Sends weight data
Weight data can be sent, either by a keypad press or continuously
Serial
The SERIAL program block is used to configure RS-232 communications including Protocol used.
This set up will also apply to the Virtual Serial settings in USB applications, as well as the Ethernet
and Bluetooth options. Refer to sections 4.10.2, 0 and 4.10.4.
IMPORTANT: For successful communication between the scale and a PC, both the serial
parameters and the protocols in the scale and PC must match. The weight request command is
case sensitive. Thus, if a weight “request” command is a capital W, sending a lower case w
will not get a weight response from the scale.
Figure 4-19: Serial Communications Setup Screen
4.10.1.1.
Baud
This sets the baud rate for the RS-232 connection. The Baud is the speed, in bits per second, at
which data is transmitted.
1. In the Serial screen, scroll to Baud and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to desired baud rate to highlight it and press ENTER to accept the value. Options are:
1200
2400
4800
19200
38400
57600
9600
3. Press ENTER again to return to Serial page, or press the UP arrow and highlight the Serial
softkey, then press ENTER.
4.10.1.2.
ASCII Data Bits
Sets the number of data bits that make up an ASCII character for the RS-232 connection. Options
are seven or eight data bits.
1. In the Serial screen, scroll to DatBit and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to the desired value to highlight it, and press ENTER to accept the value. Options are:

7

8
3. Press ENTER to select the value.
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4. Press ENTER again to return to the Serial page, or press the UP arrow and highlight the
Serial softkey, then press ENTER.
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4.10.1.3.
Parity
This sets the parity option for the RS-232 connection. Parity is an error checking mechanism. The
setting selected here depends on the configuration of the ASCII Data Bits:

If ASCII = 7, then typical Parity options are Space, Mark, Odd and Even.

If ASCII = 8, then Parity is typically set to None.
To configure parity:
1. In the Serial screen, scroll to Parity and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to the desired value to highlight it, and press ENTER to accept the value. Options are:
Space
mark
Odd
Even
None
3. Press ENTER to select the value.
4. Press ENTER again to return to the Serial page, or press the UP arrow and highlight the
Serial softkey, then press ENTER.
4.10.1.4.
Stop Bit
Select the number of stop bits to be transmitted for each ASCII character in an RS-232 connection.
1. In the Serial screen, scroll to Stop and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to the desired value to highlight it, and press ENTER to accept the value. Options are:

1

2
3. Press ENTER to select the value.
4. Press ENTER again to return to the Serial page, or press the UP arrow and highlight the
Serial softkey, then press ENTER.
4.10.1.5.
Protocol
Select a pre-configured set of scale commands for an RS-232 connection. Protocols are configured
in the factory according to your ordering information. This screen permits a pre-configured protocol
to be selected.
1. In the Protocol screen, scroll to Baud and press ENTER.
2. Scroll to desired selection to highlight it and press ENTER to accept the value. Options are:
disabl
toledo
mt-sic
Prot F
Prot U
Prot P
(Disabled)
(METTLER TOLEDO)
MT-SICS
FedEx
UPS
Purolator
3. Press ENTER again to return to Serial page, or press the UP arrow and highlight the Serial
softkey, then press ENTER.
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4.10.2.
USB
The USB screen allows various types of USB communication to be configured. These include
HIDPOS, Virtual Serial, and Keyboard Wedge.
The Home > Setup > Communication > USB screen includes the following options:
HIDPOS
HIDPOS is a standard Microsoft Human Interface Device protocol for Point-of-Sale
equipment which includes a scale. If the software on the PC is programmed for
HIDPOS, the connection is “Plug and Play” and no additional drivers are needed. In this
case, the scale operates as a USB peripheral to the PC.
To configure the parameter from the USB screen, scroll to HIDPOS and press ENTER. To
exit the page, press ENTER again to go back to the USB screen, or press the UP arrow
and select the desired page and press ENTER.
Virtua
The Virtual USB setting enables communication over a USB cable using a serial
protocol. No additional cabling or hardware adapter is needed, but a special software
driver is required for the PC. Refer to Appendix C for details.
To configure the parameter from the USB screen, scroll to VIRTUA (Virtual Serial) and
press ENTER. To exit the page, press ENTER again to go back to the USB screen, or
press the UP arrow and select the desired back page and press ENTER. The Serial
settings and protocol will apply. See SERIAL program block 4.10.1 above.
KBWed
The BC scale has the flexibility to configure the scale to operate like a Keyboard without
any additional cabling or hardware. In this setting, the scale is configured as a
keyboard in the HID of the PC. Weight is effectively “typed” into any software program
from the scale, as if the operator was typing in the weight using a keyboard. Keyboard
Wedge functionality is based on a QWERTY keyboard, except French language is
AZERTY
This setting is used in conjunction with the SendWT (send weight) command accessible
at Home > Setup > COMM. The scale can be configured for weight to be sent by
pressing the keypad, upon sensing a stable weight, or sent continuously.
Once the KB Wedge screen (Figure 4-20) is accessed, a further option appears: an
additional character can be designated after the weight data is typed, to index to the
next space in the program. Options are None, Tab and Return. In Excel, the Tab will
scroll one cell to the right. The Return will scroll one cell down.
Figure 4-20: Keyboard Wedge Configuration Screen
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For Warehouse packing stations, a remote display can be used so the transmit key on the display
is positioned next to the keyboard. Operator only has to move a short distance to press the keypad.
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4.10.3.
Ethernet
Figure 4-21: Ethernet Configuration Screen
The Ethernet functionality is an option to the basic BC configuration and requires an option circuit
board to be ordered with the scale. The Ethernet screen allows setup for the DHCP mode or Static IP
mode including configuration of the static IP address.
The Home > Setup > Communication > Ethernet screen includes the following options:
IP Address by DHCP – If selected the BC scale will utilize Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol to
allow the server to designate the IP address, subnet mask, and default Gateway of the scale. No
additional settings are required.
Static IP address – Allows the operator to set the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway
with the graphical display. After highlighting the Static IP radio button, press ENTER. The cursor will
be in the first digit of the IP address.

Press the UP or DOWN arrows to select the number value, press the right arrow to scroll to
the next digit.

Press ENTER to jump between sections of three digits.

To EXIT the address section, scroll to the first digit of the IP address (left side) and press
the LEFT arrow.
To accept or cancel the Ethernet settings that were programmed, use the UP and DOWN keys to
highlight OK or CANCEL, and press ENTER.
Check the HOME > INFO > IP screen for the Port number. It is typically set to 82.
Note: For LAN, if the address is not displayed on the INFO screen the Ethernet is not functional.
Make sure the Ethernet cable is connected and PC and scale are powered.
The scale will communicate by the serial protocol over the Ethernet communication. Make sure the
serial protocol is properly set. Refer to section 4.10.1. Refer to Appendix D for additional details.
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4.10.4.
Bluetooth
The Bluetooth functionality is an option to the basic BC configuration and requires an option circuit
board to be ordered with the scale. The Bluetooth set up screen allows for simple enabling of the
communication.
The Home > Setup > Communication > Bluetooth screen includes the option to Enable or Disable
the Bluetooth Function for communication to a PC. The ScnTp option is for the Scantape
dimensioner to communicate by Bluetooth through the BC scale so weight and dimensions are
communicated in one message. After Enabling and pairing with a device, the address and name
are shown in the Info screen for any operator to view. Refer to Appendix E for further details.
Figure 4-22: BlueTooth Configuration Screens
4.10.5.
SendWT
The Send Weight function is typically used with Keyboard Wedge, or serial communication in the
Toledo protocol. The function activates a communication message when

The Send Weight softkey is selected and pressed on the weighing screen,

or Automatically when the scale detects a stable, non-zero weight,

or as a continuous output.
In the SendWT screen, select the type of output and press ENTER. Options are:
Disabl
Disable
Disables the Send Weight function.
Send K
Send Softkey
The Send icon will appear at the left of the weighing screen. Manually
send the current scale weight by scrolling to the icon and pressing
ENTER.
AutoSe
Auto Send
Sends the weight value whenever a non-zero stable weight is detected
on the scale. The delay time after stability is detected must be selected
from the following options:




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0.5 sec
1.5 sec
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Contin
Continuous
Sends the weight value continuously at a specified time interval. Select
the interval from the following options:





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0.1 sec
0.2 sec
0.5 sec
1.0 sec
1.5 sec
Setup: Scale
The Scale setup menu system allows the user to configure parameters that determine the scale’s
performance. If the metrology lock is in place (enabled at Home > Setup > Scale > metlck). This
lock can only be bypassed using the method detailed in section 4.2.
Figure 4-23: Scale Setup Screen
The following options are available from this screen:
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metlck
Metrology lock
Enable or disable the metrology lock, which prevents modification of
the Scale setup parameters.
TpAppv
Type approval
Selects the type of approval for the scale.
SetDft
Set default
Populates the default capacity and increment parameters based on
the Type Approval.
CapInc
Capacity and
Increment
Sets the primary units, ranges, and increments, and the capacity and
increment sizes for each range.
Calib
Calibration
Sets the Geo code and calibrates the scale
Zero
Zero
Configures the scale’s zero functionality.
Round
Rounding
Determines the rounding methods used.
Func
Functions
Enables the operating modes that will appear on the Mode selection
screen (refer to Chapter 3).
BootUp
Boot-up menu
Configures the scale’s boot-up behavior.
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Settings selected in the Scale Setup block are not saved until Home > END > Save has been
selected and confirmed.
4.11.1.
Metrology Lock
The Metrology Lock can be disabled or enabled. If it is enabled, the Cal button SW2 must be
pressed to obtain access to the Home > Setup > Scale menu items described in this section.
Access is ended by accessing the Setup screen, or anywhere higher in menu structure. To re-enter
the Scale menu system, the Cal button must be pressed again.
It may be acceptable to disable the Metrology Lock for easier access to applications that are not
Legal-for-Trade.
IMPORTANT: Check with local authorities if your application is Legal-for-Trade, and if you are
required to have the Metrology lock sealed (refer to section 4.15) to prevent tampering.
1. To set the metrology lock, access Home > Setup > Scale > metlck.
2. Highlight the desired selection – either Disabl or Enable.
3. Press ENTER to make the selection, then press ENTER again to return to the Setup screen.
4.11.2.
Type Approval
The Type Approved parameters allow selection of the approval criteria. It is also used in conjunction
with the Set Default parameter (section 4.11.3) to populate the remaining scale setup parameters.
1. To set the type approval, access Home > Setup > Scale > TpAppv.
2. Highlight the desired selection:

None

HB44 Follows Handbook 44, the requirements for the National Type Evaluation Program
(NTEP), for the USA, and Metrology Canada, for Canada.

OIML Follows requirements of the International Organization of Legal Metrology’s R76
model regulations for member states, such as countries of the European Community (EC)
Scale not approved
3. Press ENTER to confirm the selection, then press ENTER again to return to the Setup screen.
4.11.3.
Set Default
Set Default simplifies configuration by setting the remaining scale setup parameters, depending on
the type approval selected (4.11.2). Once this parameter is enabled by selecting Yes, default
capacities and increments are set. However, the scale parameters can still be customized.
Parameters are not saved until the Home > End > Save > [confirm] sequence is complete. To
abandon the change, select Home > End> Abort, or power down the scale without saving.
1. To set a default configuration, access Home > Setup > Scale > SetDft.
2. Highlight the desired selection – either NO or Yes.
3. Press ENTER. A pop-up window will appear with the message build loaded ok! Press
ENTER again to exit to the Home > Setup > Scale screen.
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If Type Approval is changed and Set Default set to NO, a save error will be displayed when
Home > End > Save is selected. Either Abort the changes, or return to Set Default and select
Yes. In this case, check all parameters at Home > Setup > Scale > CapInc.
4.11.4.
Capacity and Increment
Figure 4-24: Capacity and Increment Setup Screen
The Capacity and Increment parameters set the scale’s metrological configuration, including
primary and secondary units if unit switching is enabled. To set these parameters, access Home >
Setup > Scale > CapInc.
In the Capacity and Increment screen, select from:
4.11.4.1.
Primry
Primary units
Sets the scale’s primary units of measure
UntSwt
Unit switching
Enables switching between primary and secondary units
Sndary
Secondary units
Sets the scale’s secondary units of measure
Primary Units
Figure 4-25: Primary Units Setup Screen
Here, the primary units, number of ranges, capacity and increment size, over-capacity value and
minimum weight parameters can be set.
In the CapInc > Primry screen, highlight the desired softkey and press ENTER. The following options
are available:
Units
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4.11.4.1.1.
Ranges
Number of ranges
Sets the number of ranges or intervals
Pr Cap
Capacity and increment
Sets capacities and increments for the configured ranges
OvrCap
Over capacity
Sets the weight value at which the scale will blank, or
display the overcapacity symbol
MinWgt
Minimum weight
Sets the minimum weight that will display on the weighing
screen
Units
Options for primary weight units are:
4.11.4.1.2.

Lb-Lb
(Example: 45.85 lb.)

Lb-oz
(Example: 45 lb. 13.6oz)

Kg
(Example: 20.840 kg)

G
(Example: 20840 g)
Ranges
Options are for a single range, multiple ranges, or multiple intervals. Options are:
Single
Single range
MR2
Two ranges
MR3
Three ranges
MI2
Two intervals
MI3
Three intervals
Capacity and increment selections for the configured range/s or intervals are made at Home >
Setup > Scale > CapInc > Prmry > PrCap (section 4.11.4.1.3 below).
4.11.4.1.3.
Capacity and Increment
When this screen is accessed, a chart of options will display, with contents determined by the
range and increment settings made at Setup > Scale > CapInc > Prmry > Range. The Cancel
button will be highlighted.
Figure 4-26: Capacity and Increment Setup Screen
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1. Press the UP arrow to access the first cell of the chart, then use the arrow keys to select the
values to be modified.
2. With the cell highlighted, press ENTER. The last digit will be highlighted.
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3. Use the UP or DOWN arrow to increase or decrease the value.
4. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow to move to the previous or next value, and use UP and DOWN
to change it.
5. When all digits are at the desired value for the block, press ENTER. The highlight will
disappear from the selected digit.
6. Use the arrows keys to move to the next block and press ENTER to access the digits.
Repeat the modification process described in steps 2 to 5.
7. When all values are set for all ranges, use the DOWN arrow to highlight OK and press
ENTER. The Primary screen will reappear.
Default values for these parameters are shown in Table 4-1.
Table 4-1: Capacity and Increment Default Values
W&M
Approved
4.11.4.1.4.
BC-15
BC-30
BC-3L
BC-60
BC6L
BC-150
No
30 x 0.005 lb
7 x 0.005 lb
70 x 0.02 lb
Multi-Range
7 x 0.005 lb
70 x 0.02 lb
Multi-Range
60 x 0.02 lb
150 x 0.05 lb
Multi-Interval
5 x 0.05 lb
25 x 0.05 lb
150 x 0.1 lb
Multi-Interval
150 x 0.05 lb
300 x 0.1 lb
Multi-Range
HB44
15 lb x 0.1 oz
30 lb x 0.2 oz
Multi-Interval
7 lb x 0.1 oz
7 lb x 0.2 oz
Multi-Interval
7 lb x 0.05 oz
15 lb x 0.1 oz
70 lb x 0.2 oz
Multi-Interval
150 x 0.05 lb
Single Range
10 lb x 0.1 oz
70 lb x 0.2 oz
149 lb x 0.5 oz
Multi-Range
150 x 0.05 lb
300 x 0.1 lb
Multi-Range
OIML
3 x 0.001 kg
15 x 0.005 kg
Multi-Interval
15 x 0.005 kg
30 x 0.001 kg
Multi-Interval
3 x 0.001 kg
6 x 0.002 kg
35 x 0.01 kg
Multi-Interval
60 x 0.02 kg
Single Range
5 kg x 5 g
30 kg x 10 g
60 kg x 20 g
Multi-Range
60 x 0.02 kg
150 x 0.05 kg
Multi-Range
Over-Capacity
This parameter sets the high weight value at which the scale’s display will blank, or show the overcapacity symbol, as well as the low weight value at which the display will blank, or show the
under-capacity symbol. Options are expressed as divisions in the increment size for the range:
4.11.4.1.5.
5d
Five divisions
9d
Nine divisions
12d
Twelve divisions
Minimum Weight
This parameter sets the minimum weight the scale will communicate for the capacity and increment
size. Postal applications may have different minimum weight requirements than retail applications.
Example: Max: 15/30 kg
Min 25 g
e = 5/10 g
Options are expressed as divisions in the increment size for the range:
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5d
Five divisions
10d
Ten divisions
20d
Twenty divisions
Unit Switching
The secondary unit softkey will only display on the weighing screen if Unit Switching is
enabled.
The UntSwt parameter can be set to disable or Enable.
4.11.4.1.7.
Secondary Units
This parameter sets secondary units for the scale capacity. The scale converts primary units into
secondary units. The maximum capacity may not be a whole number; the converted increment size
is a factor of 1, 2 or 5, and is equal to or less than the primary unit size.
Options for the Sndary parameter are:
4.11.5.

Lb-Lb
( Example 45.85 lb.)

Lb-oz
(Example 45 lb. 13.6oz)

Kg
(Example 20.840 kg)

g
(example: 20840 g)
Calibration
Figure 4-27: Calibration Setup Screen
The parameters set from the Calibrate menus include the following:
4.11.5.1.
CalWgt
Calibration weight
Cal
Perform calibration
UseGeo
Use the Geo code for the scale’s location
CalPrm
Calibration prompt for quality control
Calibration Weight
The versatility of the BC scale allows it to be configured for a primary unit of pounds, but be
calibrated with a kg test weight.
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Figure 4-28: Calibration Weight Setup Screen
This parameter sets the size of the weight used to calibrate the scale. Select either Pounds or Metric,
then press ENTER. Depending on which option was selected, a calibration weight selection screen
will appear. Figure 4-29 shows the screen displayed when Pounds is selected. There are 4 weight
options that can be selected for each BC model. Scroll to the desired weight and press ENTER to
return to the CalWgt screen.
Figure 4-29: Calibration Weight Selection Screen, Pounds
Table 4-2: Calibration Weight Options
Scale
BC-15
BC-30/3LU
BC-60/6LU
BC-150U
4.11.5.2.
Units
Cal 1
Cal 2
Cal 3
Cal 4
Pounds-lb.
5
10
20
30
Metric-kg
2
5
10
15
Pounds-lb.
5
25
50
70
Metric-kg
5
10
20
30
Pounds-lb.
25
50
100
150
Metric-kg
10
20
45
60
Pounds-lb.
50
70
100
300
Metric-kg
20
25
45
150
Calibration
Access this screen to set the Geo code for the calibration location, and perform scale calibration.
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Changes made here will be saved immediately once the calibration sequence is complete. The
scale will automatically save the calibration data, exit setup mode, and reboot. The End
program block will not be displayed after calibrating the scale.
Note: If the calibration sequence is the end of the programming process, make sure the
Metrology lock is Enabled for Legal-For-Trade applications. To check this, attempt to access
Home > Setup > Scale.
Refer to Appendix H for a table of areas and corresponding Geo codes.
1. When the Calibration screen is first accessed, the GEO Adjust softkey will be highlighted. (If it is
not highlighted, scroll to it using the arrow keys).
Figure 4-30: Geo Adjust Screen
2. Press the UP or DOWN key to adjust the GEO code value. When the correct value is shown,
press ENTER to accept it. Refer to Appendix H for a table of locations and corresponding GEO
codes.
3. Scroll to the Calibration softkey and press ENTER to start the calibration sequence.
4. The scale will request Start Calibration, please Empty scale, then Press ENTER.
Figure 4-31: Start of Calibration Sequence
5. Ensure that the platter is on the sub-platter, there is no weight or debris on the platter, and
there is nothing touching the platter. Once the above items are confirmed, press the ENTER
key. The scale will capture zero.
6. Now the scale will request to Put Load, then Press ENTER. The calibration weight value is
shown at lower left of this screen. The scale will capture span.
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Figure 4-32: Calibration Sequence – Place Load
7. The scale will request Empty Scale again, and then Press ENTER. Remove weight from the
scale platter and press ENTER.
Figure 4-33: Calibration Sequence – Empty Scale Again
8. The scale will display a status message – Calibration was OK.
Figure 4-34: Calibration Sequence Successful
9. The scale will count down a few seconds, and then reboot to save the calibration parameters.
To exit during the process described above, use the arrow keys to highlight EXIT, then press
ENTER. If GEO code setting or the calibration sequence is underway, it must be completed. To
exit immediately during either the GEO setting or calibration sequence, power down the scale
and reboot it.
When the scale powers back up, check the accuracy of the scale. Verify zero and span using test
weights. Place the test weight at multiple locations on the platter.
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Refer to section 4.11.2. for information on sealing the scale for Legal-for-Trade applications.
4.11.5.3.
Use GEO
The METTLER TOLEDO GEOCAL procedure, which prompts for the Geo-Code update on the first
power up, uses the USEGEO parameter.
In remote areas, it is expensive to send a service technician to the scale’s location. The Use GEO
function will update the GEO-code value for a location other than the calibration site. In countries
where W&M authorities allow this procedure, a certified technician can:

Set the GEO Code for the calibration location.

Calibrate the scale.

Reset the Geo code for the point of use location.

Seal the scale and fill out proper documentation.

Ship the sealed scale to the remote point of use location.
The USEGEO simplifies the resetting of the Geo-code while keeping record of the original calibration
GEO Code. Values can be viewed at Home > Info > Cal Info.
To configure the parameter:
1. In the Calibration setup screen (Figure 4-27), scroll to UseGeo and press ENTER.
2. A numeric box will appear on screen.
Figure 4-35: Use Geo Setup Screen
3. The right digit will be highlighted, press the UP or DOWN arrow to increase or decrease the
value. Once the correct digit is shown, press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow to scroll to the tens digit.
The Geo code range is 00 to 31. The tens digit will display a 3 only if the ones digit is 0 or 1.
4. Update the tens digit in the same way and press ENTER to accept the value.
5. Press the DOWN arrow and scroll to the Save softkey. Press ENTER to confirm the setting. The
Calib screen will display.
Refer to Chapter 2 for a table of areas and corresponding Geo codes.
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Cal Prompt
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The CalPrm softkey allows a message to be set, to remind an operator to check the calibration
accuracy of the scale after a specified number of weighments or weighing cycles. Scale accuracy
can be checked by accessing Home > Setup > Maintc > CalChk.
Figure 4-36: Calibration Prompt Screen
The reminder screen has the selection to clear the reminder (CLEAR PROMPT) or select for the
reminder to reappear on the next power up (NEXT PROMPT).
Options for this parameter are:

Disabl

5K wts (5,000 weighing cycles)

10k wt

50k wt

100k wt
Select the desired value and press ENTER to accept it. The Calibration screen will display.
4.11.6.
Zero
Figure 4-37: Zero Screen
The Zero screen allows the configuration of parameters that affect the way the scale zeroes. The
options in this screen are:
Pb 0
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4.11.6.1.
>0<
Zero Indicator – displays a center-of-zero icon on weighing display when the scale is
zeroed
AZM
Automatic Zero Maintenance
Pwr 0
Zero at power up
Pushbutton Zero
Figure 4-38: Pushbutton Zero Screen
When Pb 0 is enabled, the Zero softkey
will appear on the weighing screen. Depending on the
status of the scale and the setting selected in the PushBtn 0 screen, the operator will be able to rezero the scale by pressing the softkey.
The options are expressed as a percentage of the scale’s capacity, and determine how far from zero
the scale can be before the pushbutton zero softkey won’t zero the scale. Options are:

Disabl

2%

5%

100%
If 100% is selected, the zero softkey will always zero the scale.
4.11.6.2.
Zero Indicator
>0< can be set to Disabl or Enable. When it is enabled and the scale is stable within 0.25% of a
division (the scale’s smallest increment size) of calibrated zero, an indicator will appear on the
weighing screen at right, immediately below the weight display.
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Figure 4-39: Center of Zero Indication
For example, on a scale with an increment size of 0.05 lb in normal rounding, debris on the platter
weighing 0.0249 lb would still display a zero weight, and the center of zero icon will display
whenever the debris weight is below 0.0125 lb.
4.11.6.3.
Automatic Zero Maintenance
AZM can be set to Disabl or Enable. When it is enabled, and the weight indication on a scale is
within a certain programmable band of zero but is not exactly at the center of zero, the scale will
automatically track itself back to the center of zero.
AZM typically works in a range of 0.5 divisions (the smallest scale increment).
4.11.6.4.
Power-Up Zero
Figure 4-40: Power-Up Zero Screen
Pwr 0 sets the range, in percent of scale capacity, within which the scale will capture zero when it
is first powered up. Options are:

Disabl

10%

20%
If Power-Up Zero does not capture zero, try re-booting the scale. If it fails again, recalibrate the
scale.
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4.11.7.
Rounding
This parameter sets the rounding method used by the scale. Normal rounding means that with a
0.05 lb increment, 0.0250 will round up to 0.05, and 0.0249 will round down to 0.00.
Figure 4-41: Rounding Screen
The options for this parameter are:
Classi
Weight classifier rounding up; round up for values above zero (1+).
Used for basic weighing only.
Normal
Retail rounding: round up for values 5+.
Usps
USPS rounding within maintenance tolerances. Used for basic
weighing only.
Expand
Displays expanded weight, typically at 10x resolution.
Classifier and USPS rounding are used in basic weighing only.
Expanded weight displays the raw weight before rounding. It is not a legal rounding mode in
the scale.
4.11.8.
Functions
Figure 4-42: Functions Screen
The Func screen enables and disables weighing modes available to the operator. The set of modes
available is protected by the metrology lock. Functions enabled here must also be selected in the
Home > OPMode screen in order to be available from the weighing screen.
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Each function can be set to disabl or enable.
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Available functions are:
WtTare
LabOff
TakeAW
Count
Price
Hold
ProdVy
These functions are described in detail in Chapter 3, Section 3.5.
4.11.9.
Boot-Up
The Bootup dialog screen is similar to a setup wizard, which prompts the operator for configuration
on first power-up only. After first power up, the Bootup setting is disabled.
Figure 4-43: Bootup Dialog Screen
The options available in this screen are:
disable
Disable the dialog.
GEO
Prompt for GeoCal location code only.
G+M
Prompt for GeoCal location code and Manifest Software with which
the scale will communicate.
G+M+L
Prompt for GeoCal location code, scale language and units, and
Manifest Software with which the scale will communicate.
Selections are described in detail in sections 4.11.9.1, 4.11.9.2 and 4.11.9.3 below. Once a
selection is made in this screen and changes are saved at Home > End > Save > [confirm], the
selected dialog will display at next power-up. For example, if G+M+L is selected and the
configuration saved, the next time the scale is powered up, the initial screen will be like the one
shown in Figure 4-44.
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Figure 4-44: Boot Dialog, G+M+L
4.11.9.1.
GeoCal
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to select the correct value, from 00 to 31. Press ENTER to accept
the selection.
For details about GeoCal, refer to section 2.2.4, Scale Configuration, in Chapter 2. This section also
includes a table of locations and corresponding GEO codes.
The METTLER TOLEDO GeoCal™ procedure uses the USEGEO parameter. Geo values can be
viewed in the Home > Info > Cal Info screen.
4.11.9.2.
Language and Units
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to select the correct value. Options are:
4.11.9.3.

English – Lb

English – Kg

Spanish – Kg

French – Kg

German – Kg

Chinese – Kg
Manifest Software
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrows to select the serial communication defaults used to communicate
with manifest software. Options are:

Current
No change

F ShipMGR
FedEx Ship manager

U Worldship
UPS WorldShip

D EasyShip
DHL EasyShip

P E-Ship
Purolator E-Ship
"Current" selection means "no change" or the default for that model
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4.11.9.4.
Exit
Technical Manual
Once the parameters are set, scroll to the EXIT softkey and press ENTER. The scale will continue the
boot-up process.
4.12.
Setup: Maintenance
Figure 4-45: Maintenance Setup Screen
Scale tests can be run from the Maintenance screen, which also provides information about scale
usage. Options are:
4.12.1.
Ovlds
Displays the number of times the scale has been over-loaded.
dspTst
Runs a series of display test patterns to verify that all pixels are operating.
CalChk
Performs a calibration check for zero, and x10 resolution of a test weight.
Overloads
The scale tracks the number of times it has been overloaded. It keeps track of the date and time as
long as power is applied to the scale.
Figure 4-46: Scale Overloads Display
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4.12.2.
Display Test
The display test resembles the one that runs when the scale is powered up.
Figure 4-47: Example Display Test Screen
4.12.3.
Calibration Check
Figure 4-48: Calibration Check Screen
To perform the calibration check from this screen:
1. Check that the scale is level by looking at the level bubble.
2. For the zero test, clear the scale platter, scroll to the zero softkey and press ENTER. The scale
will display a pop up window indicating that the test has completed successfully.
Figure 4-49: Zero Test Confirmation Screen
3. For the calibration weight test, place a test weight on the platter, scroll to the calwt softkey, and
press ENTER. The scale will display the weight in expanded mode (x10) before rounding.
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Figure 4-50: Calibration Weight Test Screen
4. If the test weight does not read the proper weight, check the tolerance allowed. The weight
tolerance for Legal-for-Trade usage can be found via a web search for Handbook 44 (in North
America) or R76 (for European and OIML approvals).
4.13.
End
Before any changes (other than scale calibration) are saved, Home > End must be accessed, the
settings saved, and the action confirmed.
Figure 4-51: End Screen
The End screen offers the following options:
Abort
After the selection is confirmed, the scale will reboot without saving setup changes.
Figure 4-52: Abort Confirmation Screen
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Save
After the selection is confirmed, all changes will be saved and the scale will reboot.
Figure 4-53: Save Confirmation Screen
No
Returns to the Home page (Figure 4-1).
CstDft
Saves current settings as a custom default for future reference. Default settings can be
recalled at Home > Deflt > Custom. When this option is selected, the scale will confirm
the action and return to the End screen.
Note that at this stage, changes have not been saved. To save changes, scroll to Save
and press ENTER twice.
Figure 4-54 Custom Default Setting Confirmation Screen
4.14.
Basic Display – 7 Segment
Figure 4-55: Basic (7-Segment) Display
Although the 0270 Basic Display (seven-segment type) is typically used as a remote display, it
can also be used as the scale’s primary display. The scale functionality is greatly reduced in
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comparison to use of the graphical display. Basic weighing is the only operating mode when this
display is used. The limited setup parameters are accessed by pressing and holding the UNITS key
for 5-8 seconds.
Note: The 7 segment display has limitations in displaying all alpha characters. For example,
the letter “m” cannot be displayed, and will be replaced with an “n.”
This display includes a Unit Switch key and a Zero key. All functionality is accessed using these
buttons.
After entering Setup, the scale will display the Geo-Cal function on the first power up only if the
parameter is enabled. Use the ZERO key to scroll through the selection of codes 00-31, and the
UNITS key to accept the selection.
The other parameters that can be configured are:
GeoCal
Geo Code
Refer to the location and code table in Chapter 2.
CAL
Scale
Calibration
When YES is selected, the scale will prompt for the zero
capture, prompt for the selection of the Cal weight to be used,
and complete the Span capture.
Mode (Node)
Rounding
Method
Options are Classifier (Round Up), Normal rounding, USPS
rounding, Expanded mode, and Factory mode.
For serial
communication
Note that due to its graphical limitations, the 7-segment
display shows N in place of M; hence, Mode appears as
Node.
Use the ZERO key to scroll through the options; accept a
selection by pressing UNITS key. Options are:
Defaults
No Change, Toledo, Def F1, Def F2, Def U, Def D, Def P,
Toledo-OIML, MT-SICS, and Custom.
Press CAL button to change values behind Metrology lock.
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SAVE
Save
parameters
00
All parameters are saved if YES is selected, and the scale will reboot. If NO is
selected, settings are not saved and the scale returns to its basic weighing
mode.
Press UNITs key for 5-8
sec to enter SETUP
Setup
SF no.
xxxxxx
SF VEr
CP (RB
CORE+WP)
1.00.00x
2.1.x
SP
1.70.ZZ
GeoCal
Current Geo
No
CAL
Button
YES
CAL
Button
Select value 00-31
No change
save
Yes
No
Reboot
To Bypass Metlock:
Press and Hold CAL button
then press
Functions Under Metrology Lock
Cal
no
yes
empty
Add CalWt
CalWt2
CalWt1
CalWt3
CalWt4
exit
Mode
Reboot
Done
add
Cal
Current mode
Normal
USPS
Expand
Classifier
Deft
No Change
Tld-lb
No-chg
Def-F1
Def-F2
Def-u
Def-d
Custom
MT-Sics
Tld-OIML
Def-P
Save
No
Yes
Current Display
Reboot
Figure 4-56: Parameter Configuration Using 7-Segment Display
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4.15.
Metrological Sealing
If a wire seal is required for Weights and Measures approval, the BC scale can be sealed after
calibration and setup by installing a wire seal on the Main PCB access cover,
BC-15
Single seal
Loop the wire through the holding screw for PCB cover and holes in the
plastic cover
Figure 4-57: BC-15 Sealing
BC-60
BC-6L
BC-30
BC-3L
Two seals
Loop the wires through:
1. The holding screw for the PCB cover on the bottom of the scale (left,
in Figure 4-58).
2. The green cap and tab hole on the housing scale (right, in Figure
4-58).
Figure 4-58: BC-60, -6L, -30 and -3L Sealing
BC-150
Two seals
1. Loop the wire through the holding screw for the PCB cover on the
bottom of the scale (left, in Figure 4-59).
2. Loop the wire through the two drilled-head screws over the
calibration switch (right, in Figure 4-59).
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Figure 4-59: BC-150 Sealing
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5
Service and Repair
This chapter covers
• Troubleshooting
• Update Scale Software
• Replacement of PCB, load cell and display
5.1.
This chapter provides information on servicing, upgrading and maintaining
the BC scale, including troubleshooting and replacement of key
components.
Troubleshooting
The BC shipping scale is designed to be virtually error-free and reliable. If problems do occur, do
not attempt to repair the scale before you have determined the source of the problem. Record as
much information as possible about what has happened including any messages and physical
responses. The following troubleshooting information may help to determine the cause of the
problem.
WARNING
ALWAYS REMOVE ALL POWER BEFORE SERVICING ANY EQUIPMENT. METTLER-TOLEDO
RECOMMENDS THAT ONLY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS OPEN THE UNIT UP FOR MAINTENANCE
AND REPAIR. IF YOU MUST OPEN THE BC SCALE, READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY TO AVOID
DAMAGE TO THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS.
5.1.1.
Error Codes
The BC scale keeps a log of the five most recent errors. This information can be viewed by pressing
the UP arrow for 5 seconds, then navigating to Home > Info > Errors.
When error codes are displayed on the weight indicator, they are shown with a leading E to
distinguish them from weight data.
Table 5-1: Error Codes
Graphical Message Text
Action
Type Approval (HB44 / OIML) is interlocked with SetDft, the Default
Build.
New Approval selected, but SetDft
not configured
Access Home > Setup > Scale > SetDft and select Yes. Parameters
will be updated in setup, but not saved. Review the parameters in the
remainder of setup.
If they are acceptable, access Home > End > Save.
If they are not acceptable, make the appropriate change or select
Home > End > Abort and press Yes. Parameters will not be saved.
Error Menu Parameters
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Graphical Message Text
5.1.2.
5-2
Action
Error Uart Parameter
Check set up menu
Error Uart Framing
Serial Data Incorrect, check device and PC settings (Baud rate, etc)
Error read EEprom
Reboot scale
Error Write EEPROM
Check if Load Cell cable is attached, Reload Firmware
Error LC disconnected
Check if Load Cell (LC) cable is attached, Check if correct
configuration of LC in Firmware, replace LC
Overload occur
Weight exceeded Scale capacity.
READ_LC_CAP = 0,
Wrong Build for scale model, Check if Load Cell cable is attached
Error Calibration Order,
Recalibrate
Error Calibration WT
Reconfigure Calibration weight
Error Clear Calibration Parameter
Recalibrate the scale, make sure there is no vibrations while
calibrating
Error Read Span Tolerance
Error reading Test weight during calibration. Weight is out of tolerance
range. Check setting of Cal Weight selected.
Error Store Parameters
Clear EEPROM. Refer to the SICS commands
Error GEO Set
Error in setting the GEO CAL. Reset and try again
7 Segment Error Codes
Err 1:
Error read Eeprom
Retry, if error occurs again, eeprom is broken
Err 2:
Error write Eeprom
Retry, if error occurs again, eeprom is broken
Err 3:
Error read RF Eeprom
Retry, if error occurs again, eeprom is broken
Err 4:
Error write RF Eeprom
Retry, if error occurs again, eeprom is broken
Err 5:
Error RF data
Re write RF data
Err 6:
Error Menu Params
Reconfigure scale
Err 7
Error Uart Parameter
Check baud, Data bits, Parity, Stop
Err 8:
Error LC disconnected
Check LC and its cable
Err 20:
Read Loadcell type error
Re configure scale type
Err 21:
0270 calibration order error
Re calibrate according to 0270 calibration
guide
Err 22:
Calibration weight is bigger than capacity or
less than 10% capacity
Reselect calibration weight in Graphic display
or use setup string set new calibration weight
Err 23:
Clear calibration parameters error
Retry, if still this error, eeprom is broken
Err 24:
Calibration load's weight error
Select accurate calibration load
Err 25:
Store to EEprom error
Retry, if still this error, eeprom is broken
Err 26:
Write GEO error
Retry, if still this error, eeprom is broken
Err 27:
Other error
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5.1.3.
Check Power Adapter
Contact METTLER TOLEDO for the correct power adapter part number. Using the wrong type of
adapter may damage the scale.
The BC scale can have either of two power sources, depending on its mode of communication:
USB
Does not require the power adapter. Scale is powered by PC.
RS232, Ethernet,
Bluetooth*
A power adapter is used with the USB cable to supply power to the scale.
Note: Scale is a low powered USB peripheral device. Like other USB peripheral devices
(Keyboard, PC mouse) the BC scale does not have a power switch. To power down, unplug
the USB cable.
If the graphical display has a backlight, the backlight can be turned off:
1. Press the left arrow key and hold for 3 seconds on software version 1.00.006 and higher
2. In the parameter settings HOME > SETUP > DISPLAY > BAKLGT (shown in figure 4-6) in
software versions below 1.00.006.
To see if the scale is powered, check the display for activity, and/or look at the connectors under the
scale. A green status light on the PCB behind the connectors should be lit or flickering, if the scale
is receiving power.
Figure 5-1: Green PCB Status Light Illuminated
If the scale is not powered, use the following method to determine if there is a problem with the
power adapter, the USB cable, or the scale:
1. Confirm that the AC outlet has power by plugging in another, functioning device.
2. Check the USB connections to the power adapter and the scale. Make sure the USB A connector
is firmly attached to the power adapter and the USB B connector is firmly attached to the scale
USB port. Plug the power adapter into the AC outlet.
3. If there is no power through the Power adapter, disconnect the serial cable, then disconnect the
USB A connector from the power adapter and plug it into a USB port on the PC.
4. If there is still no power, try another USB cable that is known to be functional. Connect the new
USB cable to the scale and PC.
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5.1.4.
If there is still no activity, consult a METTLER TOLEDO technician. The PCB may be damaged.
Blank Display
Service and Repair
If the scale’s display is blank:
•
Check that the scale is receiving power, and that the display cable is attached to the scale
base properly. Refer to section 5.1.2.
•
Look at the connectors under the scale to see if the green PCB light is energized (Figure
5-1). If the scale is receiving power, the green light should be lit or flickering.
•
For RS-232, confirm that the power adapter is plugged into a working AC outlet and the
USB cable is properly plugged into the power adapter and scale.
•
For USB, make sure the USB cable is pushed in all the way at both the scale and the PC.
Once it is verified that the scale is receiving power, and the display remains blank, check the
display cable at the connectors. Unplug the display by pushing in on the connector tab and pulling
back on the cable. Reinsert the display cable into the scale connector, making sure the tab clicks
into position.
If the display still does not work, connect the display to the secondary display connector.
If the display is still blank, it must be replaced. Scale display can be ordered under accessory
model 0271 for a graphical display or 0270 for 7 segment display.
5.1.5.
No Keypad Interaction
To test the operation of the keypad, remove power from the scale, then reapply it. With the unit
powered, allow the scale to go through its boot-up sequence, and then attempt to enter setup mode
by pressing and holding the UP key for 5 to 8 seconds. If the display does not display the Home
page, replace the display.
5.1.6.
Display Indicator Locked
A display test can be run to check the functionality of display pixels. This is the same test shown at
boot-up. Access Home > Setup > Maintc. Select dspTst and press ENTER. A series of test patterns
will display.
To test operation of the display indicator, remove power and then reapply it. With the unit powered
and display reading zero, add weight. If the displayed weight does not change, check the cable
connection from the load cell to the PCB. Disconnect and reconnect the cable. Refer to section 5.4,
Load Cell Replacement.
If the display appears to function but will not indicate a weight, replace either the load cell or the
PCB.
5.1.7.
Serial Communication Test with PC
This test does not apply if PC communication is via USB by HIDPOS or KB Wedge.
A HyperTerminal serial (RS-232) test can be conducted to see if serial communication problems
are occurring. This test can determine if the issue is with the scale connection / communication to
the PC, or if the issue is within the shipping software program itself.
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Note: HyperTerminal is no longer standard in Win 7 or later versions of Windows. It can still be
obtained on-line or copied from an XP computer. Similar Programs such as PuTTY or MT
Albatross can also be used.
The HyperTerminal test will confirm
•
If the scale is properly connected to the PC
•
If the scale is able to communicate by serial RS232 to the PC
•
If the scale is able to display the correct weight
Run this test whenever it is unknown why the manifest or shipping software is not showing a
weight, or the proper weight, on the PC screen.
1. Connect the scale to the PC as shown in Figure 5-2. Note the COM port on the PC that the scale
is connected to; this information will be needed in step 5.
PC Connectors
Display
Serial
AC
Outlet
USB &
Power
Power Supply required with RS232 connection
Figure 5-2: Serial Connections
2. After the scale powers up, enter the GeoCal value if Geo in is displayed. Refer to Chapter 3 for
Geo Location Codes, and how to enter the value.
3. Check the scale’s serial set up parameters at Home > SetUp > Comm > Serial. Write down the
values for Baud, ASCII, Parity, Stop Bits and Protocol; they will be needed to enter the matching
data in the HyperTerminal screen.
4. Access the HyperTerminal program on your PC as shown in Figure 5-3 (the way to run a
program differs between different Windows operating systems). HyperTerminal is a standard
Windows program in XP operating systems under Accessories > Communications, and can
still be downloaded from the Internet for later versions of Windows. An Internet search for
HyperTerminal will show numerous suppliers.
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Figure 5-3: Opening Hyperterminal
5. Once HyperTerminal is opened, choose File | New Connection. Name the connection BC Scale
for future reference and click OK. Click on the drop-down bar for Connect Using. Select the
communication port that the scale cable connects to on the PC. COM A is equivalent to COM 1.
Click OK when completed.
6. Program the same setup parameters in HyperTerminal as used in the scale (Baud = Bits per
second). For the Flow Control setting, select None – the scale does not use this parameter.
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7. Click Apply after entering the values. The data will be accepted. Click OK, and a blank
HyperTerminal screen will appear.
8. Now that the scale set up matches the HyperTerminal set up, put some weight on the scale and
note the displayed value.
9. Go to the HyperTerminal screen and click on the blank screen.
10. Enter the weight command that corresponds to the scale’s protocol setting (Home > Setup >
COMM > Serial > Protoc).
Weight Protocol
Proto
Enter
METTLER TOLEDO
Toledo
W
FedEx
Proto F
W <CR>
UPS
Proto U
<CR>
Purolator
Proto P
W <CR>
DHL
Proto D
W <CR>
MT SICS
MT-SIC
S <CR>
<CR> is carriage return, or ENTER.
Uppercase letters must be used.
The typed character will not display unless Echo is checked in HyperTerminal’s settings – in
HyperTerminal, access File | Properties | Setting | ASCII Setup, and click Echo typed characters
locally. If the MT-SICS is used, also check Send line ends with line feeds.
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Figure 5-4: HyperTerminal ASCII Settings
11. A weight value should now be displayed on the HyperTerminal screen that matches the weight
on the scale display. If another message appears, zero the scale first by repeating this step with
no weight, then try again with a weight.
12. If the same weight is displayed on the scale and HyperTerminal screen, the scale is
communicating correctly to the PC.
Consult the Shipping Software provider for further assistance.
Note: Exit HyperTerminal before trying to communicate to the manifest software again.
5.2.
Update Scale Software
NOTICE
OBSERVE PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING ELECTROSTATIC SENSITIVE DEVICES.
Ensure that current settings are saved by backing them up for future reference.
The BC scale software can be updated without any hardware changes. Consult Mettler Toledo to
download the latest software version.
There are two methods of updating the scale software.
•
5-8
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Software version below 1.00.006, are updated by Serial.
BC Firmware updates are only possible if the Metrology Lock is disabled. If Metlock is enabled, the
system will not initiate firmware update mode. To disable the Metlock with graphical display, go
into Setup:
1. Press UP arrow for 5 seconds
2. Go to HOME > INFO > SW VER. Reference if version number and build number
3. Go to HOME > SETUP > SCALE (Push Metrology or CAL button) > METLOCK > Disabled.
4. Press and hold ENTER for two seconds, or go to HOME > END > SAVE. Press enter twice.
5. After saving, Scale will reboot.
Refer to section 4.2 for additional details on disabling the Metlock.
5.2.1.
Update by USB
To initiate the firmware update through storage file transfer:
1. Have the new version of the BC scale software on the same PC that will update the scale. The
USB upload software will be a file type of "mot.bin".
2. Press and hold the left arrow key of the graphical display while plugging the USB cable into an
available PC port. Once the scale is energized, the backlight graphical display will flash
ON/OFF and the BC scale will act as a USB storage device.
3. Open the scale BC Firmware folder, locate the "firmware.bin" file, and delete it.
Delete
Drag and Drop
4. Open the file on the PC with the new BC scale software. Copy and paste (drag and drop) the
new software file to the BC Firmware folder. The file transfer progress bar will be shown during
the download.
5. Once the file transfer is completed, unplug the USB cable momentarily to cycle power to the
scale.
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6. On boot up, verify the new firmware. For Graphical display, press and hold the UP arrow key for
5 seconds. Go to HOME > INFO > SW VER
Check the software number and version (30233384 Ver 1.00.006) as well as the "Build" number
(18432 or higher).
NOTE: For scale units with 7 segment display, press and hold the left "UNITS" key in step #2
while plugging in the USB cable and holding down the CAL Button at the same time. Two
people will be required. Then follow Steps #3 through #5 above. Software version is verified on
the boot up.
5.2.2.
Update by Serial
The scale software is a .mot file. Simple Loader is a METTLER TOLEDO application used to load the
new software into the scale. The application can be downloaded from the METTLER TOLEDO
website at www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale. Click on the Download tab, select Simple Loader, and
download to a local PC folder.
This procedure requires a serial connection. An external USB-to-Serial adapter (such as
Keyspan USA-19HS) can be used if the PC does not have a serial connection to the scale. The
scale’s virtual serial setting will not function for this purpose, since it uses the USB port. Use
cable 64052046 (Old part number is 16317400A).
Please reference the operating instructions (Simple Loader Operating Instructions.pdf) additional
details are needed:
Check which PC COM port the scale is connected to.
On the PC, go to Start > Control Panel > Device Manager. Click on Ports and select the proper COM
port. Make sure no other serial program is using the same port as the scale. Shut down
HyperTerminal or any other serial tool before starting the firmware update.
Figure 5-5: Device Manager, Port Settings
Simple Loader program is based on the SICS protocol, but the scale will upload the firmware
regardless of what Protocol the scale is set for. If the SICS protocol is not used, an error message
107 will appear. This message can be ignored if the scale is not set up for SICS.
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For an upload that does not encounter Error 107, set the scale protocol to MT-SICS. This can be
done by pressing and holding the UP key for 5 seconds to enter setup, then accessing Home >
Defaults, highlighting MT. Access Home > Deflt, highlight SICS and press ENTER. Access to
Home > End > Save and save the settings.
Open the PC file for the SimpleLoader by double clicking on the icon.
Figure 5-6: SimpleLoader Icon
With SimpleLoader open, click on the Settings tab in the toolbar, then click on General Settings in
the drop down list. Update the COM port if needed, and set Baud rate to 57600 or 115200. Click
the Change… button in the bottom portion of the box, and browse to the location of the scale .mot
file. Highlight the file and click Open. The file is now selected.
Figure 5-7: Configuring SimpleLoader
If necessary, select radio buttons for Bridge, Rainbow, and Request power cycle and send bells.
Check Activate Loading and click OK.
When ready for the update, press Start (at left, in Figure 5-7) and immediately reboot the scale. The
scale software will start to load into the scale, and progress will be indicated by a blue bar (Figure
5-8). The download time may be several minutes.
Once the process is started, the system must be rebooted quickly – within 3 seconds. The
procedure is to click Start, immediately unplug the scale’s power adapter, then plug it back in
to reboot the scale.
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Figure 5-8: SimpleLoader Running (left) and Download Complete (right)
When the download is complete, the screen will state Program successfully loaded into the
product.
If an error 101 Timeout error is shown, the scale was not rebooted in time. Initialize the process
again. An error 107 can be ignored.
5.3.
Main PCB Replacement
To replace the PCB:
1. Record the scale’s setup configuration. Refer to the setup menu trees in section 4.3 of Chapter
4 – a printed copy of these can be used to note current settings.
2. Remove power from the scale and remove the platter.
3. Use an appropriate wrist wire or other means to ensure static grounding.
4. Turn the scale upside down.
5. Disconnect the scale display cable, communication cable (USB/RS-232), and power adapter
cable (if used) from the scale connectors.
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6. Remove the PCB cover, shown outlined in Figure 5-9. If there is a metrology lock seal, it must
be broken. Note the scale connectors that are attached to the PCB.
Figure 5-9: PCB Cover In Place
BC-15
Remove the slotted screw, lift the front edge of the PCB cover and
pull it free from the rear base tabs.
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Remove the base display by unscrewing the three T20 Torx screws.
Remove the PCB cover by removing the slotted screw and the two
T20 Torx screws. Lift off the cover.
BC-150
Remove the slotted screw. Release the snap tab next to the
connector opening and lift the cover assembly from the scale frame.
The PCB is attached to the cover.
7. Remove the PCB.
Figure 5-10: BC Scale PCB Mounting – Example
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BC-15
Remove the two T20 Torx screws and lift the PCB out.
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Remove the two T20 Torx screws and lift the PCB out of the cover.
BC-150
Release the snap tabs near the rear of the PCB and lift it out of the
cover.
8. Disconnect the load cell harness. Carefully slide the tabs on either side of the connector away
from the connector body. Slide out the load cell harness.
Figure 5-11: Load Cell Harness Connected to PCB
9. Connect the load cell harness to the new PCB. Note the connectors are slotted and can only be
installed in one direction.
10. Install the new PCB using the fasteners removed in step 7. Hold the PCB’s edges to keep the
board square as it is being secured.
11. Reconnect the display cable and communication cable (USB or RS-232) to the scale connector
ports.
12. Reinstall PCB cover using the fasteners removed in step 6, and power up scale.
13. Press and hold the UP arrow to access setup. Enter required setup parameters and calibrate the
scale, as described in Chapter 4, section 4.11.5.
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5.4.
Load Cell Replacement
When replacing a load cell, please be sure to use the correct part number to match the capacity
shown on the scale’s data label, or at Home > Info > Model. (Press the UP arrow for 5 seconds to
access the Home screen.) In case of uncertainty, contact METTLER TOLEDO Technical Service for
the correct part number to order.
Figure 5-12: Bottom View of Scale
Figure 5-13: Top View of Scale
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To change out the load cell refer to Figure 5-12 and Figure 5-13, and follow these steps:
Service and Repair
Note: On some models the Main PCB will be in the load cell spare part kit. The main PCB will
need to be updated also since the load cell and PCB are a matched set. See section 5.3
1. Remove power from the scale and remove platter.
2. Make sure you are statically grounded with appropriate wrist wire or other means.
3. Remove the scale sub-platter (spider) from the load cell.
BC-15
Remove the two T30 Torx screws and lift off the sub-platter.
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Remove the two T30 Torx screws and lift off the sub-platter.
BC-150
Remove the four T30 Torx screws and lift off the sub-platter frame.
4. If provided with the scale, remove load cell cover (BC-60, -6L, -30, & -3L only). Use a small
flat blade screw driver to release the cover from the retention tabs (one on each side) on the
scale base.
5. Turn scale over. Remove the PCB cover (Figure 5-9). If there is a metrology lock seal, it must
be broken. Note the scale load cell connector is attached to the PCB.
BC-15
Remove the slotted screw, lift the front edge of the PCB cover and
pull it free from the rear base tabs.
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Remove the base display by unscrewing the three T20 Torx screws.
Remove the PCB cover by removing the slotted screw and the two
T20 Torx screws. Lift off the cover.
BC-150
Remove the slotted screw. Release the snap tab next to the
connector opening and lift the PCB cover assembly from the scale
frame. The PCB is attached to the cover.
6. Unbolt the PCB from the base with T20 Torx. Lift the PCB carefully and flip over to access the
load cell connector.
7. Disconnect the load cell harness from the PCB (Figure 5-11).
BC-15, BC-60, 6L, 30
and 3L
Carefully pull up white tabs on each side of connector and pull
ribbon harness out.
BC-150
Pull up on white tabs of harness connector.
8. Remove the bottom load cell bolts, flip the scale over, and remove load cell from the scale
base. If shims were used on this load cell, note their orientation and location so the shims can
be reused.
BC-15
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Use a T30 Torx (6 mm hex wrench) to remove the two bolts on
bottom of base by the load cell harness.
BC-150
Remove the four T30 Torx screws and lift out the load cell.
9. Install new load cell using the fasteners removed in step 8. Orient load cell so harness is in its
proper position to attach to its connector. If shims were used on the previous load cell, please
install on the new load cell in the same orientation.
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BC-15
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
BC-150
Use a T30 Torx (6 mm hex wrench) to tighten the screws to 85
in.lbs / 9.9 N-m torque.
Use a T30 Torx (6mm hex wrench) to tighten the screws to 85
in.lbs / 9.9 N-m torque.
10. Connect the load cell harness to the PCB.
11. Except for BC-15, attach the PCB to the scale housing using the fasteners removed in step 6.
12. If Load cell cover is provided, attach the load cell cover using the fasteners removed in step 5.
Push until the plastic cover clips into place. Make sure the load cell cover does not touch the
load cell.
13. Attach the spider to the load cell using the fasteners removed in step 3. Make sure load cell
cover does not touch the spider.
BC-15
Use a T30 Torx (6 mm hex wrench) to tighten the screws to 85
in.lbs / 9.9 N-m torque.
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
Slide the load cell harness through the housing towards the PCB.
Use a T30 Torx (6 mm hex wrench) to tighten the screws to 85
in.lbs / 9.9 N-m torque.
BC-150
Use a T30 Torx (6 mm hex wrench) to tighten the screws to 85
in.lbs / 9.9 N-m torque.
14. Set overload protection by adjusting the overload set screws.
5.4.1.
•
BC-15 : Single overload under the load cell. To access this overload, turn scale over
and remove PCB cover and PCB mounting screws if not already done to see the
overload.
•
BC-30/60 – Four overload set screws, one at each corner. To access, remove the
platter.
•
BC-150 – Four overload set screws, one at each corner, plus two overload screws in
the middle of the frame on front and back. To access, remove the platter.
BC-15 scales
1. Place scale on an electrically isolated surface (wood table or rubber mat). Place solid blocks
under each foot of the scale, allowing enough space (150 mm - 6 inches) under the scale to
adjust the overload screw with a T8 Torx wrench. Make sure scale is level and stable enough to
support the maximum capacity while adjusting the overload underneath it. PCB should be off
the scale base and supported by the harness. Make sure PCB is electrically isolated from
surface. Place the full weight capacity on the scale platter.
WARNING
IF THE SCALE IS NOT STABLE AND NOT WELL SUPPORTED, DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS STEP. INJURY COULD
OCCUR. CALL A METTLER TOLEDO SERVICE TECHNICIAN TO SET THE OVERLOAD.
2. If scale can read full weight, screw overload upward until the weight reading starts to be
affected. Then unscrew the overload one half turn downward after max capacity is seen.
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Service and Repair
5.4.2.
BC-30 / 60 scales
5.4.2.1.
If Test Weights for maximum capacity are available
1. Unscrew each overload from the spider to expose 10mm or more of the threads (Torx screw).
Add a fresh amount of Loctite 242 adhesive (several drops) to the threads and screw back into
the spider so set screw is slightly above the top of the spider. Note: Adhesive will start to set in
10 minutes, be prepared to set the overloads within this time frame.
2. Turn the platter over and place it on top of scale so the corner overload screws can be seen
under the spider.
3. Place a set of full-capacity weights on the scale and check for clearance at each corner
overload. Turn the corner set screw with fingers until it contacts the base, then rotate in the
opposite direction by ½ turn.
4. Use a feeler gauge to check that the gap is set at 0.010” (0.254 mm) +/- 0.003” (0.076
mm). Adjust the set screw if needed for the proper gap.
5.4.2.2.
If Test Weights are not available
1. Unscrew each overload from the spider to expose 10mm or more of the threads. Add a fresh
amount of Loctite 242 adhesive (several drops) to the threads and screw back into the spider.
Note: Adhesive will start to set in 10 minutes, be prepared to set the overloads within this time
frame.
2. With no platter on the scale, screw the overloads into the spider until the gap below is made.
For the BC-30, use a T15 Torx screwdriver.
•
Corner A + B = 2.5mm gap (The two thicker spider legs)
•
Corner C+D = 1.9 mm gap (The two thinner spider legs on the load cell side)
Access to set screw
Gap
Figure 5-14: Location of Gap setting and designated scale corners
For the BC-60, use a T15 Torx screwdriver.
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•
Corner A + B = 5.1mm gap (The two thicker spider legs)
•
Corner C+D = 4 mm gap (The two thinner spider legs on the load cell side)
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5.4.3.
BC-150 scales
BC-150 utilizes a 14mm bolt and 14mm locking nut for the overload protection. Loctite is not
required with a tightened locking nut.
5.4.3.1.
If Test Weights for maximum capacity are available
1. Turn the platter over and place it on top of scale so the corner overload screws can be seen
under the spider.
2. Place a set of full-capacity weights on the scale and check for clearance at each corner
overload. With 14mm wrench, unloosen the lock nut and turn the overload bolt or screw until it
contacts the base, then rotate in the opposite direction by ½ turn.
3. Use a feeler gauge to check that the gap is set at 0.020” (0.508 mm) +/- 0.003” (0.076
mm). Adjust the set screw if needed for the proper gap.
4. With two wrenches, hold overload bolt steady while tightening the locking nut. Tighten the nut
so it will not come loose. Do not let overload bolt turn.
5.4.3.2.
If Test Weights are not available
1. With no platter on the scale, use 14mm wrench to unloosen the lock nut and turn the overload
bolt or screw until the gap below is made.
BC-150 –Use standard 14mm wrenches
•
Four Corners = 3.2 mm gap (left and right sides)
•
Two center = 1 mm (front and back)
2. With two wrenches, hold overload bolt steady while tightening the locking nut. Tighten the nut
so it will not come loose. Do not let overload bolt turn.
5.4.4.
All Scales
1. If needed, turn the platter over and place it on the scale. Power up the scale by attaching the
USB cable to a PC or the power adapter.
2. Calibrate the scale as described in Chapter 4, section 4.11.5.
3. Check that maximum capacity is seen on the scale. If scale does not read up to its maximum
capacity (e.g., weight only goes to 54 kg on a 60 kg capacity scale), then adjust the
overloads.
Note: There may be up to 6 overloads for BC-150 – four corner overloads and two under the
scale load cell.
4. If required, add metrology seal/s per local regulations. Refer to Chapter 4, section 4.15.
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5.5.
Base-Mounted Display Replacement
Service and Repair
The model number for a base-mounted graphical display unit is 0271-1100-000 (30111587).
For the 7 segment display, consult Mettler Toledo Technical service for the proper 0270 display.
To replace the base mount display:
1. Disconnect the cable from the scale display socket on the bottom of the scale by pushing in the
tab and gently pulling the cable.
Figure 5-15: Display Connector Sockets
2. Remove the existing display bracket from the scale by loosening the display bolts.
Display cable
passing through
slot in bracket
Figure 5-16: Display Mounting Bolts and Cable
BC-15
BC-60, 6L, 30 and 3L
BC-150
5-20
Three T20 Torx (M4 10 mm) screws
Three T20 Torx screws . The BC-150 is equipped with a long cable
since a high percentage of BC-150 installations have the display
mounted remotely, rather than base-mounted. If the scale has a
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base-mounted display unit, the standard model 0271-1100-000 is
an acceptable replacement and the long cable is not needed.
3. Pull the display cable out from the slot in the bracket.
4. Thread the end of the display cable through the slot at the back of the new mounting bracket,
then attach the new display unit to the bottom of the scale using the fasteners removed in step
2.
5. Attach display cable to one of the connector sockets labeled Display (Figure 5-15).
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A
Serial (RS-232) Host
Interface
This appendix covers
•
•
•
•
Communication Parameters
The METTLER TOLEDO BC shipping scale can function as a peripheral device to
a host computer. In host mode you can:
Calibrate the scale (Toledo Proto setting only)
Protocols
Scale Status Byte Information
Scale Confidence Byte
Information
• Calibration Using Host Interface
Request and receive weight data when the scale is in a stable state
Request and receive the scale’s status when the scale is in an unstable or
invalid state
Zero the scale and/or switch units (depending on setup)
This Appendix presents information and instructions on how to use the BC in host mode.
The scale does not reply to host weight commands if it is in calibration mode or if the scale
cannot capture zero on power-up
A.1.
Communication Parameters
Data is transmitted and received by the scale through an RS-232 serial port connection. The following
communication parameters are supported:
•
Baud Rate (1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57500)
•
Parity (none, even, odd, mark, space)
•
ASCII bit string (7 or 8)
•
Stop bits (1, 2)
The scale only responds to commands from the Host, unless the Send Weight (Transmit) function
is activated. The Send Weight transmit capability can be done through a Keypad press, stable
weight, or continuous data output.
In addition, the BC scale supports multiple serial protocols including this Toledo protocol and SICS
covered in Appendix A , as well as the protocols for the major carriers.
A.2.
Protocols - Toledo
The scale can be programmed to respond to a selected “menu” of defined protocols. The host
sends requests to the scale in the form of ASCII data and control characters as determined by the
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A-1
Serial Host Interface
selected protocol. The scale responds to the host with a string of ASCII characters. ASCII characters
and their binary conversions are listed in the following table:
A-2
A.2.1.
ASCII Characters and Conversions
ASCII CHAR.
DEC
HEX
76543210
ASCII CHAR.
DEC
HEX
76543210
NULL
0
00
00000000
SPACE
32
20
00100000
SOH
1
01
00000001
!
33
21
00100001
STX
2
02
00000010
”
34
22
00100010
ETX
3
03
00000011
#
35
23
00100011
EOT
4
04
00000100
$
36
24
00100100
ENQ
5
05
00000101
%
37
25
00100101
ACK
6
06
00000110
&
38
26
00100110
BELL
7
07
00000111
’
39
27
00100111
Backspace
8
08
00001000
(
40
28
00101000
TAB
9
09
00001001
)
41
29
00101001
Line Feed
10
0A
00001010
*
42
2A
00101010
Vert. Tab
11
0B
00001011
+
43
2B
00101011
Form Feed
12
0C
00001100
,
44
2C
00101100
Carr. Return
13
0D
00001101
-
45
2D
00101101
Shift Out
14
0E
00001110
.
46
2E
00101110
Shift In
15
0F
00001111
/
47
2F
00101111
Data Link Esc
16
10
00010000
0
48
30
00110000
DC1
17
11
000010001
1
49
31
00110001
DC2
18
12
00010010
2
50
32
00110010
DC3
19
13
00010011
3
51
33
00110011
DC4
20
14
00010100
4
52
34
00110100
NAK
21
15
00010101
5
53
35
00110101
SYNCH IDLE
22
16
00010110
6
54
36
00110110
End Trans.
23
17
00010111
7
55
37
00110111
CANCEL
24
18
00011000
8
56
38
00111000
End Of Medium
25
19
00011001
9
57
39
00111001
Substitute
26
1A
00011010
:
58
3A
00111010
ESCAPE
27
1B
00011011
;
59
3B
00111011
FS (Cur. Right)
28
1C
00011100
<
60
3C
00111100
GS (Cur. Left)
29
1D
00011101
=
61
3D
00111101
RS (Cursor Up)
30
1E
00011110
>
62
3E
00111110
US (Cur. Down)
31
1F
00011111
?
63
3F
00111111
@
64
40
01000000
`
96
60
01100000
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ASCII CHAR.
DEC
HEX
76543210
ASCII CHAR.
DEC
HEX
76543210
A
65
41
01000001
a
97
61
01100001
B
66
42
01000010
b
98
62
01100010
C
67
43
01000011
c
99
63
01100011
D
68
44
01000100
d
100
64
01100100
E
69
45
01000101
e
101
65
01100101
F
70
46
01000110
f
102
66
01100110
G
71
47
01000111
g
103
67
01100111
H
72
48
01001000
h
104
68
01101000
I
73
49
01001001
i
105
69
01101001
J
74
4A
01001010
j
106
6A
01101010
K
75
4B
01001011
k
107
6B
01101011
L
76
4C
01001100
l
108
6C
01101100
M
77
4D
01001101
m
109
6D
01101101
N
78
4E
01001110
n
110
6E
01101110
O
79
4F
01001111
o
111
6F
01101111
P
80
50
01010000
p
112
70
01110000
Q
81
51
01010001
q
113
71
01110001
R
82
52
01010010
r
114
72
01110010
S
83
53
01010011
s
115
73
01110011
T
84
54
01010100
t
116
74
01110100
U
85
55
01010101
u
117
75
01110101
V
86
56
01010110
v
118
76
01110110
W
87
57
01010111
w
119
77
01110111
X
88
58
01011000
x
120
78
01111000
Y
89
59
01011001
y
121
79
01111001
Z
90
5A
01011010
z
122
7A
01111010
[
91
5B
01011011
{
123
7B
01111011
\
92
5C
01011100
|
124
7C
01111100
]
93
5D
01011101
}
125
7D
01111101
^
94
5E
01011110
~
126
7E
01111110
_
95
5F
01011111
127
7F
01111111
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Serial Host Interface
A.2.2.
Toledo Protocol Host Commands
Table A-1 provides a list of host commands and scale responses. Brackets “< >” are used to
indicate that the characters within are a description of the transmitted data and are not part of the
transmitted data string. <STX> indicates an ASCII Start-of-Text character (HEX 02). <CR> indicates
an ASCII Carriage Return (HEX 0D).
Table A-1: Host Commands
Command
‘W’
‘H’
Command
Description
Scale Response
Send normal resolution
weight data.
<STX>YYYlbYY.Yoz<CR> (for lb-oz build with one decimal)
<STX>YYlbYY.YYoz<CR> (for lb-oz build with two decimal)
<STX>XXXXXX<CR> (for kg/lb/g increment)
<STX>?<StatusByte><CR> (if current weight is invalid)
Weight and tare,
<stx>XXXXXXG<sp>XXXXXXuuN?<status-byte><cr> uu is unit name
”kg/lb/oz/ g”, oz will output when lb-oz build
Label Offset
<stx>XXXXXXG<sp>XXXXXXuu+?<status-byte><cr> uu is unit name
”kg/lb/oz/ g”, oz will output when lb-oz build
Send high resolution
weight data.
<STX>XXXXXXX<CR> or
<STX>?<StatusByte><CR>(if current weight is invalid)
oz will output when lb-oz build
‘A’
Perform a confidence
test of RAM, ROM and
EEPROM. Store results
of tests in confidence
status byte for later
retrieval.
<STX><CR>
The scale responds with <STX><CR> indicating the command was received
‘B’
Send results of
confidence test.
<STX>?<Confidence Status byte><CR>
Confidence test status byte
‘C’
Initiate host interface
scale calibration.
Refer to Section A.1.3 for detailed description
‘D’
Differential Weights
(Take away, Prod
verification Modes)
G=Gross, N= Net, D=
differential wt (x10)
‘E’
Enter “echo” serial port
test mode. All character
sent to the scale will be
echoed back to the host.
“F” terminates test
<STX>E<CR> The scale echoes back the letter E indicating the command
was received.
‘F’
Terminate the “echo”
serial port test mode.
<STX>F<CR> The scale echoes back the letter f indicating the command
was received.
‘G’
Not Supported
Not Supported
Switch to avoir (lb)
weight.
Same as" W" <stx>A<CR>
‘L’
(Digital load
cell)
A-4
Take away, Prod verification Modes;
<stx>XXXXXXG<sp>XXXXXXN<sp>XXXXXXXuuD?<status-byte><cr>
uu is unit name ”kg/lb/oz/ g”, oz will output when lb-oz build
All other modes, <stx>N<CR>
If unit switching mode is disabled in setup or build,;<stx>N<CR>
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Command
‘K’
(Digital
load cell)
Command
Description
Scale Response
Switch to metric (kg)
weight.
Same as "W"; <stx>A<CR>
Measurement – Wt and
Dimensions in a single
message. Used with BT
option and ScanTape.
<STX> L,W,H,DU,WT,WU,WS,B<CR>
L,W,H = dimensions. DU = Dim units (mm), WT=Weight, WU = Wt units,
WS = Weight status, B = Barcode
M2
Scantape string format
+ Weight message
Reference Scantape Manager and Scantape specification
Requires Bluetooth –BT menu to be set to ScanTape
M3
CSN810 Weight and
DIM Message
Reference Scantape specification
Requires Bluetooth –BT menu to be set to ScanTape
‘P’
Send counting mode
data.
Counting Mode;
<stx>XXXXXXG<sp>XXXXXXN<sp>XXXXXXXXuuA<sp>XXXXXXC?<statusbyte><cr>
uu is unit name” kg/lb/oz/ g”, oz will output when lb-oz build
M1
G=Gross, N=Net,
A=Average Piece Weight
(The value has two
more decimal than the
current increment),
C=Count
‘T’
If unit switching mode is disabled in setup or build,;<stx>N<CR>
(Requires Bluetooth –BT menu to be set to ScanTape)
All other modes,
<stx>N<CR>
<STX>A<CR> tare is being done. That likes scale has accepted your Tare key
press in display
Take weight on the
platter as TARE.
<STX>N<CR> tare can’t be run.
‘Z’
A.2.2.1.
Zero scale unless in
motion or out of range
under or over capacity.
<STX>?<status byte><CR>
Scale status byte.
The status byte is the old value ( before the Zero command run ).
Scale Status Byte Information
When communicating in host mode using the standard Toledo protocol, the BC may send status
bytes containing information such as motion and over/under-capacity conditions. The message
<STX>?<status byte><CR> indicates transmission of a status byte. The status byte sent is an ASCII
character that must be converted to binary form for decoding the bits. The ASCII character table with
binary conversion (given in the previous section) can be used to convert status bytes. The bits of
the status byte in the standard Toledo protocol are defined in Table A-2.
Table A-2: Status Bytes
Bit No.
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Bit Description
6
1 = Avoir 0 = Metric
5
1 = No tare or label offset were taken
0 = Tare or label offset were taken
4
1 = Center of zero
0 = Not at center of zero
3
1 = Outside zero capture range
0 = Within zero capture range
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Serial Host Interface
A.2.2.2.
2
1 = Under zero
0 = Not Under Zero
1
1 = Over capacity
0 = Not Over Capacity
0
1 = Scale in motion
0 = Stable weight data
Scale Confidence Byte Format
When communicating in host mode using the standard Toledo protocol, the host may ask the BC to
store and send confidence bytes containing information about RAM, ROM, and EEPROM testing.
The message <STX>?<confidence byte><CR> indicates transmission of a confidence byte. The
confidence byte sent is an ASCII character that must be converted to binary form for decoding the
bits. The ASCII character table with binary conversion (given in section 0) can be used to convert
status bytes. The bits of the confidence byte in the standard Toledo protocol are defined in Table
A-3.
Table A-3: Confidence Bytes
A.2.2.3.
Bit No.
Bit Description
6
1 = New status data available.
0 = Host has read data.
5
Bit is always a 0.
4
1 = ROM test failed.
0 = ROM test passed.
3
1 = RAM test failed.
0 = RAM test passed.
2
Bit is always a 0.
1
Bit is always a 0.
0
1 = EEPROM test failed
0 = EEPROM test passed.
Calibrate Using Host Interface
The BC shipping scale can be calibrated using the host interface. The command to initiate the
calibration sequence is available in the METTLER TOLEDO command set. Calibration is based on
the current scale configuration for units and capacity/increment. These can be changed (through the
keypad or the host interface) before calibrating the scale through the host interface.
To calibrate using the host interface:
1. Remove the platter, break the legal-for-trade seal (if present) on the green cap, and remove the
green cap to give access to the PCB.
2. Press the Cal button SW-2. Refer to the calibration diagram in Chapter 4 of this manual. DO
NOT ENTER SETUP MODE. The BC does not respond to host commands in calibration mode.
3. Send the command C to initiate calibration sequence. The scale responds
4. <STX>CALIBRATE?<CR><LF>.
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5. Send the command Y to continue with the calibration sequence, or send the command N to
abort the sequence. The scale responds <STX>UNLOAD SCALE- Y?<CR><LF>.
6. Remove any weight on the platter and send the command Y to continue. A stable zero reading
is taken, then the scale responds
7. <STX> ADD (Weight Value) (Weight Units) Y? <CR><LF> , where
(Weight Value) = weight amount (two or three digit number) to add to scale
(Weight Unit ) = LB or KG
8. Add the requested calibration weight to the scale, and then send the command Y to continue.
The scale responds
<STX> CAL DONE <CR><LF>
or
<STX> INCORRECT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT <CR><LF>.
A.3.
Protocols – Mettler-Toledo SICS Level 0
MT-SICS is a standard protocol used in Mettler-Toledo scales offered in Europe for RS232
communications to a host. The implementation of this protocol in the BC product line is described
below.
A.3.1.
Command Format
Commands sent to the scale are comprised of one or more characters of the ASCII character set.
The following are rules that must be followed.
A.3.2.
•
Commands are upper case.
•
The parameters of the command must be separated from one another and from the command
by a space character (ASCII 32 decimal).
•
The text characters must be within the ASCII character set from 32 decimal to 255 decimal.
•
Each command is terminated with a <CR><LF>.
•
Commands are only processed when the scale is in normal weighing mode. Any command
received while capturing zero at power-up, calibration or setup will be ignored until the
procedure is completed and any queued up commands will be executed then. This is based on
how both the Panther and the PG2002-S bases handle these conditions.
Response Format
All responses sent by the scale to acknowledge the received command have one of the following
formats:
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Response with weight value.
•
Response without weight value.
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Error message.
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A.3.3.
Response Format with Weight Value
ID
Response identification.
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Space (ASCII 32 Dec.).
Status
Status of scale weight is: "S" for stable, "D" for dynamic non-stable, "I" for not
executable, "+" for over capacity, "-" for under zero.
WeightValue
Weighing result; shown as number with 10 digits, including decimal point and
sign – directly in front of the first digit if value is negative. The weight value
appears right-aligned. Preceding zeros are not shown with the exception of the
zero to the left of the decimal point.
Unit
Weight unit actually set under unit 1.
Valid options include: “lb”, “kg” and “g”
A.3.4.
A.3.5.
CR
Carriage Return (ASCII 13 Dec.).
LF
Line Feed (ASCII 10 Dec.).
Response Format without Weight Value
ID
Response identification.
|_|
Space (ASCII 32 Dec.)
Status
Status of scale weight is: "S" for stable, "D" for dynamic non-stable, "I" for not
executable, "+" for over capacity, "-" for under zero.
Parameters
Command-dependent response code
CR
Carriage Return (ASCII 13 Dec.).
LF
Line Feed (ASCII 10 Dec.).
Error Messages
There are three different error messages. The identification is always comprised of two characters.
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ID
Error identification. Possible error messages are:
ES
Syntax error. The scale has not recognized the received command.
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A.3.6.
A.3.7.
ET
Transmission error. The scale has received a "faulty" command, e.g. due to a parity error
or interface break.
EL
Logical error. The scale cannot execute the received command. (Not Implemented)
CR
Carriage Return (ASCII 13 dec.).
LF
Line Feed (ASCII 10 dec.).
Commands and Responses MT-SICS Level 0
Command
Description
I0
Displays all level "0" supported commands
I1
Inquiry of MT-SICS level and MT-SICS versions
I2
Inquiry of scale data
I3
Inquiry of scale SW version and type definition number
I4
Inquiry of serial number
I5
Inquiry of Software Part Number
S
Send stable weight value
SI
Send weight value immediately
SIR
Send weight value immediately and repeat
Z
Zero
ZI
Zero immediately (Not Supported)
@
Reset
Inquiry of Implemented MT-SICS Commands
Command: I0
Send list of supported MT-SICS commands
Response:
I0_B_0_”I0”
I0 List of Implemented commands
I0_B_0_”I1”
I1 MT-SICS Level and Version
I0_B_0_”I2”
I2 Scale Model and Capacity Data
I0_B_0_”I3”
I3 Software Version, Type Definition Number
I0_B_0_”I4”
I4 Scale Serial Number (dummy response)
I0_B_0_”I5”
I5 Software Part Number
I0_B_0_”S”
Send Stable Weight
I0_B_0_”SI”
Send Weight Immediate (stable or unstable)
I0_B_0_”SIR” Send Weight Immediate continuously
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Request Zero (if weigh is stable)
I0_A_0_”@”
Reset Communication (also switch to power-up units)
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USB Host Interface
This appendix covers
•
•
•
•
•
References
The USB 2.0 interface on this scale is used in applications where a USB interface, which
conforms to the Microsoft USB HID Point-Of-Sale, is required.
Hardware
Electrical Connection
Power
Protocol
B.1.
References
The following documents can be found on the official USB Web page.
Universal Serial Bus Specifications, Revision 2.0:
http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/
Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Human Interface Devices (HID), Version 1.11:
http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_docs/HID1_11.pdf
Universal Serial Bus HID Usage tables, Version 1.12:
http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_docs/Hut1_12.pdf
Universal Serial Bus HID Point of Sale Usage Tables, Version 1.02:
http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_docs/pos1_02.pdf
B.2.
Hardware
The scale communication to the PC host is via a standard USB interface cable with an A connector
and a B connector. This cable will connect to a Series B type receptacle on the scale and the Series
A type receptacle on the PC.
B.3.
Electrical Connection
The scale supports one USB interface. Refer to Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0 for
details on signal termination, signal levels and other electrical specifications for the USB interface.
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USB Host Interface
B.4.
B-2
Power
The BC scale can be considered bus-powered as a low power device because it consumes less
than 1 unit load of power (<100ma) with up to two non-backlit displays connected. The backlight
display will add about 40ma each. It does not fully comply with the USB specifications because it
does not support the “suspend state”.
B.5.
Protocol
This interface supports the standard Universal Serial Bus HID Point of Sale Usage Tables for scales.
Refer to the Universal Serial Bus HID Point of Sale Usages Tables document for details on this
protocol.
METTLER TOLEDO has additional information to assist software developers to communicate to the
PS scales by USB. Please request document 30126465, USB Protocol Specifications for BC
Scales, from your local METTLER TOLEDO representative or call 1-800-786-0812. In addition to
the usage tables referenced above, this document includes the vendor extensions for full BC scale
functionality.
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USB Virtual Serial Driver
This appendix covers
• Hardware
• Driver Installation
C.1.
The Virtual Serial Driver allows the BC scale to communicate serially over a USB cable
connection. This driver allows the scale to communicate serially with PC’s that do not have
a serial DB9 connection. The programming of the Virtual Serial capability is explained in
Chapter 4.
Hardware
The scale communication to the PC host is via a standard USB interface cable with an A connector
and a B connector. This cable will connect to a Series B type receptacle on the scale and the Series
A type receptacle on the PC.
An external USB/Serial adapter is not needed for communication.
Note: If a serial cable was supplied with the scale, please retain for future use in case the scale
software version needs to be updated.
The VIRTUAL DRIVER (USB) can communicate scale weight to the PC, but it cannot be used to
download new scale firmware. The scale serial port must be used to download scale firmware.
An external USB/Serial adapter (like Keyspan USA-19HS) utilizes the scale serial port and can be
used for PC’s that do not have a serial connection.
C.2.
Driver Installation
The software program required to enable the virtual serial capability of the BC scale is called the
Mettler Toledo Virtual Serial Port Installer, and it can be downloaded from the Mettler Toledo website
at:
•
www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale
Click on one of the BC models (BC-60), Go to the Download tab, select Virtual Driver, and
download to a folder on the local PC.
Once downloaded, open the setup.exe file on the PC.
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C.2.1.
Installation
USB Virtual Serial Driver
1. With the BC scale unplugged from the USB port, double-click the setup.exe file in the driver
installation directory.
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2. Click Next > to begin the installation. The installer will install the drivers to the preconfigured
driver’s directory on the computer.
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3. When the installation is complete, press the “Finish” button and plug in the BC scale.
4. Windows will search the preconfigured driver’s folder to find the BC GSP driver.
5. When the search and configuration is complete, the BC scale GSP Virtual Serial Port is ready to
use. In this case, the BC scale has been configured to use COM13. This COM port should be
used by any software that wishes to communicate with the scale.
Note: The COM port selected may vary from system to system.
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D
Ethernet Setup
This appendix covers
• Scale Setup
• PC Setup
• Connectivity Test
D.1.
Setting up the Scales for Ethernet
1. Select the correct Serial protocol setting. Choose either a or b.
a. For Carrier Defaults:
Home > Deflt > Def U > Enter
(Example)
b. For setting serial parameters:
Home > Setup > Scale > Comm > Serial
2. Update Ethernet IP setting:
Home > Setup > COMM > ETH
3. Press Enter.
Note: A default static IP setting has been programmed into the scale.
4. Press UP/DOWN key to select
•
IP address by DHCP
•
Static IP address
•
OK
•
Cancel
5. To update the static IP address, highlight the static IP address field.
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6. Press the Enter key.
•
Press RIGHT/LEFT key to scroll through the octet or ENTER to scroll through each IP
address, subnet, and gateway setting.
•
Press UP/Down key to change IP address octet values, example; (192.168.000.002).
7. To save updated static IP address, move the cursor to the first octet of the IP address and press
LEFT key.
8. Press the Down key to select OK, then press Enter.
D.2.
Setting up the network connections on PC
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Select Network and Sharing Center.
3. Select the desired Local Area Connection port. Local area connection statuses will pop-up.
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4. Open Properties and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCPIP/IPv4).
5. Open Properties. Enter the correct IP, Subnet Mask, and gateway address, then click OK.
Note: When using static IP addresses, please enter the same IP address programmed in the
scale.
6. Close Local Area Connection properties.
7. Close Local Area Connection Status.
8. Close Control Panel window.
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D.3.
Test Ethernet Connectivity
Ethernet Setup
1. Open Windows Command Prompt. Type PING 192.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx… represents the IP
address programmed into the scale).
2. If connection and setting are correct, the port will reply as shown in the example in section D.4,
below.
D.4.
Test Scale Serial Communication
1. Set the desired Serial Protocol on scale. This is important to ensure the command sent to scale
will function correctly; the scale will not respond to incorrect Host commands.
2. Set COMM selection on scale to ETH and SAVE setting.
Albatross
3. Open serial tool like Albatros or Hyperterminal and set the correct Port Type, IP address, and
Port setting. Click OK.
4. Check the HOME > INFO > IP screen for the Port number. It is typically set to 82. Refer to
section 4.10.3 for additional details
For LAN, if the address is not displayed on the INFO screen the Ethernet is not functional. Make
sure the Ethernet cable is connected and PC and scale are powered. There could also be a
factory dip switch setting on the older version of the main PCB, by the CAL button, which is not
enabled.
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5. Open Terminal Port.
6. Enter Serial Protocol supported command.
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Bluetooth Setup
For the BC scale to communicate by Bluetooth the following is required:
E.1.
•
Bluetooth option hardware
•
Bluetooth must be enabled in HOME > Set Up > Communication > Bluetooth.
Bluetooth Module PC Setup Configuration
1. Locate the BT icon on the lower right corner of the PC screen. Make sure that the wireless
feature of the PC is enabled.
If you do not see a Bluetooth Icon, please consult your IT department to enable the Bluetooth
device on your PC.
2. Click on the "Show Bluetooth Devices" field.
3. All known BT devices will appear in the list. The BC scale BT module has unique ID that starts
with RNBT-xxxx.
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Bluetooth Setup
4. Click on the Add a Device to add the BC scale BT module. If the BT modules is working
correctly, it will appear as a new device.
5. Select the device and click Next. The PC will try to establish connection with the BT device. If
connection is established, the PC will create a pairing code. Click Next.
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6. Connection is successful and the new device is added to the list of active devices with which
the PC can communicate. The PC will install the driver of the BT device and create a virtual
COM port.
E.2.
Serial Communication Setup
1. Before opening a serial communication tool, such as HyperTerminal or Albatros, verify the
serial COM port assigned to the BT module.
2. Right click on the device you want to communicate with, and click on Properties.
3. Click on the Hardware field. It will list the COM port assigned to the device.
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Bluetooth Setup
4. Open the serial communication tool and configure the serial parameter specific to the serial
protocol you want to communicate with.
Note: The scale serial parameters must match those in the PC in order to send and receive the
correct data string.
5. The serial communication tool will verify whether the scale is communicating properly with the
PC.
6. Once communication is established, close down the serial tool to free the COM port for the PC
shipping application.
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Special Configuration
The following Price, Custom Message and Logo commands are designed to allow special
configuration of the graphical display screen only. The 0270 seven segment display does not
support these functions.
For the following commands to work, the scale must be able to communicate by MT SICS serial
protocol. For the PRICE command, the primary communication must be SICS protocol. For the
Custom Message update or the Logo update, the SICS protocol only needs to be set temporally. It is
best to write down the program parameters of the current set up before making any updates. You
can also set the CUSTOM Default in the scale to save the current communication set up. Refer to
chapter 4, section 13.
The SICS serial protocol can be used with RS232, Virtual USB (Serial by USB), Bluetooth (Serial by
Bluetooth), and Ethernet (Serial by Ethernet). The BC scale standard Bluetooth and Ethernet options
are already set up to communicate by the serial protocols.
To set the BC protocol to SICS, go to Home > Set-Up > Communication > Serial, and set the
following parameters
•
BAUD = 9600
•
Data Bit = 8
•
Parity = None
•
Stop = 1
•
Proto = SICS
If the scale is communicating by USB cable, you will also need to set Home > Set-Up >
Communication > USB = Virtual.
To send test messages, a terminal program like HyperTerminal can be used. Make sure the COM
port is correctly set:
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Special Configuration
•
Baud =9600
•
Data bit = 8
•
Parity = None
•
Stop = 1
•
Flow Control = None.
In HyperTerminal, access ASCII setup and click radio buttons for Send Line Ends with the Line Feed,
Echo type Characters locally, and Append incoming line feed.
Note: HyperTerminal is standard on XP systems, but not on Win 7 or later versions. A copy can
be downloaded from the internet.
Type an upper case S, then press <ENTER> to see if scale responds with a weight. If it does, the
scale is communicating. Type the GSPMSG message and then press <ENTER>.
F.1.
Price Command
F.1.1.
Serial Communication
For the Price command to be effective, the scale needs to be set up for MT SICS protocol for both
weight and price communication. The host PC can send the price to the scale through the GSPMNY
command. The scale display will show the weight and Price as long as there is weight on the
platter. Once the scale reads zero again, the price is disabled.
•
F-2
GSPMNY<sp>"currency symbol<sp> value" – Host sends price to scale
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The scale will respond with:
•
GSPMNY A –to indicate that the message has been accepted.
•
GSPMNY L – to indicate that the message has not been accepted.
Refer to sections 3.5.7, 4.7.5, and 4.11.8 in this manual.
F.1.2.
Price Mode with USB report
This feature is for future development.
F.2.
Custom Message Command
The host PC can send a custom message to the scale through SICS protocol, and the message will
be stored and displayed when the "custom message" option is enabled.
•
GSPMSG<sp>"custom message"
The scale will respond with:
•
GSPMSG A –to indicate that the message has been accepted.
•
GSPMSG L – to indicate that the message has not been accepted.
Only one message can be displayed at a time. Message length should be no more than 30
characters including spaces.
Note: After the message has been sent, the scale may need to be rebooted to display it.
Refer to sections 4.9 and 4.9.5.
F.3.
Logo Command
The host PC can send a custom logo to the scale through SICS protocol, and the image will be
stored and displayed when the "Logo" option is enabled. Only one logo at a time can be stored and
displayed in the scale. The logo file has to be in a file.bmp format with a size of 5182 bytes. A 2
byte checksum will be added to the end of the file in the download process for a total of 5184
bytes.
Please contact Mettler-Toledo, LLC. for additional documentation on how to upload a specific logo.
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BC Configuration Tool for
Scale Setup
G.1.
Driver Installation
The BC scale Configuration software driver can be downloaded. Program is called BC Serial
Configuration Tool. This driver can be downloaded from the METTLER TOLEDO website at.
www.mt.com/ind-bc-scale
Click on the BC model (e.g.: BC-60). Click on the Download tab, select BC Configuration Tool and
download to a folder on the local PC.
G.2.
Installation
1. To start the installation of the BC Configuration Tool, open the install directory and double-click
on the setup.exe file.
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BC Configuration Tool
2. Click Next.
3. Read the license agreement and select I Agree to continue. Click Next.
4. Select the installation folder where you would like the installer to install the files, select who can
access the program, and click Next to continue.
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5. After configuring the setup options, click Next to continue.
6. The installation can take several minutes to complete and a User Account Control popup
window may appear. Select "Yes” on the popup window to continue the installation.
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7. When the installation is complete, press Close to exit the installation.
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G.3.
Starting the Configuration Tool
1. To start the BC Configuration Tool, select Start > All Programs > Mettler Toledo > BC
Configuration Tool.
2. The BC Configuration Tool window appears.
3. The BC Configuration Tool must be able to communicate with the scale. From the
Communication Settings panel, select the proper parameters.
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BC Configuration Tool
4. These options must match the communication settings of the BC scale before communication
can begin.
G.4.
Reading From a Scale
To read settings from the scale, either click the Read Settings button in the Ribbon control or click
the Read Information from Scale button in the Info tab.
Note: The Info tab is disabled until a valid configuration is either read from the scale or a BC
configuration file is opened.
G.5.
Writing to a Scale
1. To write to the scale, click the Write to Scale button.
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2. If the operation is successful, a popup will display, “Menu string successfully written.”
3. You may encounter a message reading, Please press the metrology lock button, if a setting
behind the metrology lock is changed. Press the metrology lock button on the BC to continue.
G.6.
Reading from a File
1. To read settings from a file, click the Open File button in the Ribbon control.
2. A file selection window will open. Select the desired *.gsp file and click Open.
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G.7.
Saving to a File
BC Configuration Tool
1. To save a configuration, click the Save File button in the Ribbon control.
2. Enter the desired file name and click the Save button.
G.8.
Errors
Listed below are the most common errors and the suggested solution:
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Port name not found in list
Make sure the BC scale is attached and reopen the BC
Configuration Tool.
Could not open serial port
Make sure the BC scale is attached and reopen the BC
Configuration Tool.
Serial port read timeout
Make sure the BC scale is attached and reopen the BC
Configuration Tool.
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H
GEOCAL Codes
H.1.
US Codes by Location
®
GeoCal USA Location Codes
State
Alabama
Birmingham & North
South of Birmingham
Alaska
Anchorage & South
Anchorage – Kotzebue
North of Kotzebue
Arizona
Phoenix & North
South of Phoenix
Arkansas
California
North of Chico
Chico – San Francisco
San Fran. - Bakersfield
South of Bakersfield
Colorado
Denver & North
South of Denver
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
West Palm Beach & North
South of West Palm Beach
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
North of Salmon River Mt.
South of Salmon River Mt.
Illinois
Bloomington & North
South of Bloomington
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Code
13
12
23
26
27
12
11
13
16
15
14
13
13
12
16
15
11
10
12
9
17
16
16
15
State
Indiana
North of Indianapolis
Indianapolis & South
Iowa
North of Des Moines
Des Moines & South
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
NW of Lake Michigan
SE of Lake Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Kosciusko & North
South of Kosciusko
Missouri
North of Springfield
Springfield & South
Montana
Helena & North
South of Helena
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Albany & North
South of Albany
Code
16
15
17
16
14
14
12
18
15
17
18
17
18
13
12
15
14
18
17
15
13
17
16
11
17
16
State
North Carolina
Raleigh & North
South of Raleigh
North Dakota
Ohio
Akron & North
South of Akron
Oklahoma
Oregon
Salem & North
Salem - Oakridge
South of Oakridge
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
NE of Colorado River
SW of Colorado River
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington, DC
Washington State
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Green Bay & North
South of Green Bay
Wyoming
North of Casper
Casper & South
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14
13
18
16
15
13
18
17
16
16
16
13
17
13
12
11
13
17
14
15
18
15
18
17
15
14
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H.2.
Canada
®
GEOCAL Codes
GeoCal Canada Location Codes
Providence
Alberta
Calgary
Edmonton
British Columbia
Vancouver
Victoria
Prince Rupert
H.3.
H-2
Code
19
21
20
19
22
Manitoba
Moose Jaw
Winnipeg
20
20
New Brunswick
Moncton
Saint-John
19
18
Providence
Code
Newfoundland
Come by Chance
St. John’s
19
19
Nova Scotia
Halifax
18
Ontario
Ottawa
Sudbury
Thunder Bay
Toronto
Windsor
18
18
20
17
16
Providence
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown
Quebec
Charlesbourg
Montreal
Trois Rivieres
Ville de Quebec
Saskatchewan
Regina
Saskatoon
Code
19
19
18
19
19
20
21
Europe
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H.4.
GEOCAL Codes by Latitude and Altitude
The table below designates the specific geocode for the ‘point of use’ city, based on its latitude and
altitude.
An internet search can be done to determine the city’s latitude and altitude. For example, the web
site linked below is one of several that calculates the latitude and altitude of a city:
http://www.mapcoordinates.net/
Height Above Sea Level, in Meters
Latitude North
or South,
in Degrees and
Minutes
0
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
3575
Height Above Sea Level, in Feet
0
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
11730
0° 0'–5° 46'
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
5° 46'–9° 52'
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
0
9° 52'–12° 44'
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
12° 44'–15° 6'
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
15° 6'–17° 0'
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
17° 10'–19° 2'
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
19° 2'–20° 45'
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
20° 45'–22° 22'
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
22° 22'–23° 54'
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
23° 54'–25° 21'
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
25° 21'–26° 45'
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
26° 45'–28° 6'
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
28° 6'–29° 25'
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
6
29° 25'–30° 41'
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
6
30° 41'–31° 56'
12
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
7
31° 56'–33° 9'
12
12
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
7
33° 9'–34° 21'
13
12
12
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
8
34° 21'–35° 31'
13
13
12
12
11
11
10
10
9
9
8
35° 31'–36° 41'
14
13
13
12
12
11
11
10
10
9
9
36° 41’–37° 50’
14
14
13
13
12
12
11
11
10
10
9
37° 50’–38° 58’
15
14
14
13
13
12
12
11
11
10
10
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GEOCAL Codes
Height Above Sea Level, in Meters
H-4
Latitude North
or South,
in Degrees and
Minutes
0
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
3575
Height Above Sea Level, in Feet
0
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
11730
38° 58’–40° 5’
15
15
14
14
13
13
12
12
11
11
10
40° 5’–41° 12’
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
12
12
11
11
41° 12’–42° 19’
16
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
12
12
11
42° 19’–43° 26’
17
16
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
12
12
43° 26’–44° 32’
17
17
16
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
12
44° 32’–45° 38’
18
17
17
16
16
15
15
14
14
13
13
45° 38’–46° 45’
18
18
17
17
16
16
15
15
14
14
13
46° 45’–47° 51’
19
18
18
17
17
16
16
15
15
14
14
47° 51’–48° 58’
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
16
15
15
14
48° 58’–50° 6’
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
16
15
15
50° 6’–51° 13’
20
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
16
15
51° 13’–52° 22’
21
20
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
16
52° 22’–53° 31’
21
21
20
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
16
53° 31’–54° 41’
22
21
21
20
20
19
19
18
18
17
17
54° 41’–55° 52’
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
19
18
18
17
55° 52’–57° 4’
23
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
19
18
18
57° 4’–58° 17’
23
23
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
l9
18
58° 17'–59° 32'
24
23
23
22
2\2
21
21
20
20
19
19
59° 32'–60° 49'
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
60° 49'–62° 9'
25
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
21
20
20
62° 9'–63° 30'
25
25
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
21
20
63° 30'–64° 55'
26
25
25
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
21
64° 55'–66° 24'
26
26
25
25
24
24
23
23
22
22
21
66° 24'–67° 57'
27
26
26
25
25
24
24
23
23
22
22
67° 57'–69° 35'
27
27
26
26
25
25
24
24
23
23
22
69° 5'–71° 21'
28
27
27
26
26
25
25
24
24
23
23
71° 21'–73° 16'
28
28
27
27
26
26
25
25
24
24
23
73° 16'–75° 24'
29
28
28
27
27
26
26
25
25
24
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Height Above Sea Level, in Meters
Latitude North
or South,
in Degrees and
Minutes
0
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
325
650
975
1300
1625
1950
2275
2600
2925
3250
3575
Height Above Sea Level, in Feet
0
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
1060
2130
3200
4260
5330
6400
7460
8530
9600
10660
11730
75° 24'–77° 52'
29
29
28
28
27
27
26
26
25
25
24
77° 52'–80° 56'
30
29
29
28
28
27
27
26
26
25
25
80° 56'–85° 45'
30
30
29
29
28
28
27
27
26
26
25
85° 45'–90° 00'
31
30
30
29
29
28
28
27
27
26
26
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I
Alibi Memory Retrieval Tool
The PC Tool will be used to output the Alibi data into a text format with no provision to store or
modify any portion of the data. The PC tool compares the checksum of each record in the Alibi
memory during the download process. If the checksum matches, then the data will be displayed by
the tool. The records with un-matched checksum will not be displayed. Instead the records will be
replaced by an '*'.
The tool will retrieve valid scale weight values from the scale memory for the last 30 days or more.
The Alibi Memory Retrieval tool can be downloaded from the MT website. See the download tab.
www.mt.com\ind-bc-scale.
I.1.
Set Up
To access the tool, the scale must be able to communicate by MT SICS serial protocol. It is best to
write down the program parameters of the current set up before making any updates. You can also
set the CUSTOM Default in the scale to save the current communication set up. Refer to chapter 4,
section 13.
The SICS serial protocol can be used with RS232, Virtual USB (Serial by USB), Bluetooth (Serial by
Bluetooth), and Ethernet (Serial by Ethernet). The BC scale standard Bluetooth and Ethernet options
are already set up to communicate by the serial protocols.
To set the BC protocol to SICS, go to Home > Set-Up > Communication > Serial, and set the
following parameters in the scale
BAUD = 9600
Data Bit = 8
Parity = None
Stop = 1
Proto = SICS
If the scale is communicating by USB cable, you will also need to set Home > Set-Up >
Communication > USB = Virtual. Note: BC Virtual Serial driver may be needed.
Figure I-1: Serial Settings Dialog
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Special Configuration
To retrieve scale weights, input the set up parameters into the Alibi PC tool and click on the
DOWNLOAD tab. Make sure the COM port is correctly set. On the PC, check Control Panel > Device
Manager > Ports (COM & LPT) to get the correct COM Port:
I.2.
Record Format
<TIMESTAMP> <CCCCCC> <NET> <TARE/DIFF> <UNITS>
Where:
TIMESTAMP
Date & Time, Timestamp format (See “Date & Time.Doc”)
CCCCCC
Transaction Counter
NET
Net weight
TARE/DIFF
Tare Weight/Differential Weight
UNITS
Unit string (see “Units.Doc”)
Figure I-2: Example of Alibi Memory Record
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Gross weight is the NET weight with a zero Tare.
After retrieving the data, set the scale back to its original communication parameters at Home > SetUp > Communication > Serial
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To protect your METTLER TOLEDO product’s future:
Congratulations on choosing the quality and
precision of METTLER TOLEDO. Proper use
according to these instructions and regular
calibration and maintenance by our factory-trained
service team ensure dependable and accurate
operation, protecting your investment. Contact us
about a METTLER TOLEDO service agreement
tailored to your needs and budget.
We invite you to register your product at
www.mt.com/productregistration so we can contact
you about enhancements, updates and important
notifications concerning your product.
www.mt.com/IND-BC-scale
Mettler-Toledo, LLC
1900 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
Phone 800 438 4511
Fax 614 438 4900
© 2016 Mettler-Toledo, LLC
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