matrix ii calibration data
MATRIX II User’s manual
Revision:
For software versions:
July 2016 (English)
1.008X
MATRIX II
CALIBRATION DATA
Write the system calibration data below.
Scale 1
Scale 2
Serial number:
Serial number:
Model:
Model:
Supply voltage:
Supply voltage:
Date of purchase:
Date of purchase:
Date of installation:
Date of installation:
Calibration coefficients:
Calibration coefficients:
ZERO:
ZERO:
SPAN:
SPAN:
Manufacturers unique identification code (ID):
2802
Custom identification code (ID):
WARNING
Keep this new number in a safe place. It is the only one that will
allow access to the protected parameters (scale definition,
calibration, etc.)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
For proper grounding, the power cord must be connected to a
grounded socket.
WARNING - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
For proper grounding, the grounding cord (green or green/yellow)
must be connected to the general ground connection.
WARNING - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Due to the risk of electrical shock, the device must only be installed
by qualified personnel.
WARNING - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Due to the risk of electrical shock, the device must only be opened by
qualified personnel. Unplug power plug prior to open it.
WARNING
Calibration and configuration must be performed only by qualified
personnel.
WARNING
Electrical shock. Do not open the device. Get assistance from
qualified personnel.
WARNING
The circuits built in the MATRIX II are sensitive to electrostatic
discharges (ESD). Use suitable means for transportation, storage and
handling.
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CONTENTS
1 Introduction ............................................................................. 1-1
1.1 Characteristics of the Indicator .................................................................................. 1-1
1.1.1 Analog load cell connection ................................................................................ 1-1
1.1.2 Digital load cell connection ................................................................................. 1-1
1.1.3 Operator’s interface ............................................................................................ 1-1
1.1.4 Serial communication ......................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.5 Power Supply...................................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.6 Operating conditions and mechanical data ......................................................... 1-1
1.2 Keypad....................................................................................................................... 1-2
1.2.1 Functions ............................................................................................................ 1-2
1.3 Display ....................................................................................................................... 1-3
1.3.1 Functionalities ..................................................................................................... 1-4
1.4 Device Labels ............................................................................................................ 1-5
1.4.1 Indicator characteristics label ............................................................................. 1-5
1.4.2 Label with characteristics and metrological identification ................................... 1-5
1.5 Error Messages ......................................................................................................... 1-5
1.6 PC Keyboard Assignment.......................................................................................... 1-9
1.7 Maintenance .............................................................................................................. 1-10
1.7.1 Replacing Fuses ................................................................................................. 1-10
1.7.2 Cleaning.............................................................................................................. 1-10
2 Operation ................................................................................. 2-1
2.1 Turning Indicator On .................................................................................................. 2-1
2.2 Normal Weighing ....................................................................................................... 2-1
2.3 Zero ........................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.4 Tare ........................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.4.1 Normal tare ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2.4.2 Manual tare ......................................................................................................... 2-1
2.4.3 Disable tare......................................................................................................... 2-2
2.5 Gross/Net................................................................................................................... 2-2
2.6 Print Ticket ................................................................................................................. 2-2
2.7 Communications ........................................................................................................ 2-3
2.7.1 General Characteristics of the Remote Control .................................................. 2-3
2.7.2 RS-232 Protocol ................................................................................................. 2-6
2.7.3 Network Communications (RS-485) ................................................................... 2-6
2.8 Verified data storage device (DSD) ........................................................................... 2-7
2.8.1 Introduction and operation of DSD memory ....................................................... 2-7
2.8.2 DSD memory weighing query ............................................................................. 2-9
2.8.3 DSD function configuration ................................................................................. 2-10
2.9 Remote scale Matrix II ............................................................................................... 2-11
2.9.1 Description .......................................................................................................... 2-11
2.9.2 Connection.......................................................................................................... 2-11
2.9.3 Configuration ...................................................................................................... 2-11
2.9.4 Functioning ......................................................................................................... 2-12
2.10 Connection to a repeater ........................................................................................... 2-13
2.10.1 Description and connection ................................................................................ 2-13
2.10.2 Configuration ...................................................................................................... 2-13
3 Truck Weighing Application................................................... 3-1
3.1 Application selection .................................................................................................. 3-1
3.2 Description of Function Keys ..................................................................................... 3-1
3.3 Obtaining Net Weight with Two Weighings................................................................ 3-1
3.3.1 First weight ......................................................................................................... 3-1
3.3.2 First weight manual ............................................................................................. 3-2
3.3.3 Second weight .................................................................................................... 3-2
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3.3.4 Second weight manual ........................................................................................ 3-3
3.4 Obtaining Net Weight with a Single Weighing............................................................ 3-3
3.4.1 Weighing a vehicle with the tare stored .............................................................. 3-3
3.4.2 Weighing a vehicle using the tare on the indicator .............................................. 3-4
3.5 Single Weighing Ticket............................................................................................... 3-5
3.6 Print ticket for the last weight recorded. ..................................................................... 3-6
3.7 Access control/Gate function ..................................................................................... 3-7
3.8 Filling function ............................................................................................................ 3-8
3.8.1 General description ............................................................................................. 3-8
3.8.2 Main characteristics ............................................................................................ 3-8
3.8.3 Description of the filling process ......................................................................... 3-9
3.8.4 Initial screen of the filling system ........................................................................ 3-11
3.8.5 PAUSE function key ............................................................................................ 3-12
3.9 Truck Weighing Application Options Menu ................................................................ 3-12
3.9.1 CONFIG .............................................................................................................. 3-13
3.9.2 WEIGHINGS ....................................................................................................... 3-19
3.9.3 REPORTS ........................................................................................................... 3-20
3.9.4 TICKETS ............................................................................................................. 3-22
3.9.5 GATES ................................................................................................................ 3-22
3.9.6 FILLING............................................................................................................... 3-25
3.10 Database Menu .......................................................................................................... 3-33
3.10.1 CONFIG .............................................................................................................. 3-33
3.10.2 COMPANY Table ................................................................................................ 3-36
3.10.3 PRODUCT Table ................................................................................................ 3-36
3.10.4 VEHICLES Table ................................................................................................ 3-36
3.10.5 WEIGHIGNS Table ............................................................................................. 3-37
3.10.6 Weighing database edition blocking.................................................................... 3-37
4 Industrial Application ............................................................. 4-1
4.1 Application selection .................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2 Operation ................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1 Normal Weighing................................................................................................. 4-1
4.2.2 Zero ..................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.2.3 Tare ..................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.2.4 Gross/Net ............................................................................................................ 4-2
4.2.5 Print ticket ........................................................................................................... 4-2
4.2.6 Piece counter ...................................................................................................... 4-2
4.2.7 Totalize................................................................................................................ 4-3
4.2.8 Dosing function ................................................................................................... 4-4
4.3 CONFIGURATION ..................................................................................................... 4-22
4.3.1 Entering the configuration mode ......................................................................... 4-22
4.3.2 TOTALIZER ........................................................................................................ 4-23
4.3.3 PROGRAMMED TARES..................................................................................... 4-23
4.3.4 DOSIFIER configuration...................................................................................... 4-24
5 Configuration and Calibration ............................................... 5-1
5.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 5-1
5.1.1 Mono-User .......................................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2 Multi-User ............................................................................................................ 5-1
5.1.3 SETUP menu ...................................................................................................... 5-3
5.2 INDICATOR ............................................................................................................... 5-5
5.2.1 CONFIG .............................................................................................................. 5-5
5.2.2 COM1 .................................................................................................................. 5-10
5.2.3 COM2 .................................................................................................................. 5-11
5.2.4 COM3 .................................................................................................................. 5-12
5.2.5 OPTION BOARD................................................................................................. 5-13
5.2.6 ETHERNET ......................................................................................................... 5-14
5.2.7 PRINTER ............................................................................................................ 5-14
5.2.8 TICKET ............................................................................................................... 5-17
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5.3 SCALE 1 (ANALOG LOAD CELL SCALE) ................................................................ 5-17
5.3.1 CONFIG SCALE ................................................................................................. 5-17
5.3.2 SCALE DEF ........................................................................................................ 5-18
5.3.3 CAL MASS.......................................................................................................... 5-20
5.3.4 CAL mV .............................................................................................................. 5-25
5.4 SCALE 2 (DIGITAL LOAD CELL SCALE) ................................................................. 5-25
5.4.1 GUIDED INSTALATION ..................................................................................... 5-26
5.4.2 COMPLETE CONFIGURATION ......................................................................... 5-30
5.4.3 DIAGNOSIS ........................................................................................................ 5-47
5.5 EXTERNAL MODULES ............................................................................................. 5-48
5.5.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................... 5-48
5.5.2 Previous configurations ...................................................................................... 5-49
5.5.3 Modules installation ............................................................................................ 5-50
5.5.4 Inputs and outputs configuration......................................................................... 5-53
5.5.5 External modules TEST ...................................................................................... 5-58
5.5.6 Error messages on starting................................................................................. 5-60
5.5.7 Error messages in the relay or inputs programming ........................................... 5-61
5.5.8 Serial commands related to the external modules .............................................. 5-61
5.6 PRINT CONFIG ......................................................................................................... 5-63
6 Description of the connectors ............................................... 6-1
6.1 Load cell connector.................................................................................................... 6-1
6.1.1 Analog load cell .................................................................................................. 6-1
6.1.2 Digital Load Cell.................................................................................................. 6-2
6.1.3 Load cell connector security seal........................................................................ 6-3
6.2 PC Keyboard Connector ............................................................................................ 6-3
6.3 Communications Connectors..................................................................................... 6-3
6.3.1 RS-232 COM1/COM2 Connector ....................................................................... 6-3
6.3.2 RS-485 (COM3) Connector ................................................................................ 6-4
6.3.3 Expansion port connector (COM4) ..................................................................... 6-4
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Introduction
1 Introduction
1.1 Characteristics of the Indicator
1.1.1 Analog load cell connection
Maximum input signal
Input impedance
Internal resolution
Measurement rate
Linearity error
Zero stability
Span stability
Excitation voltage
Minimum resistance of transducer
Maximum resistance of transducer
Cable length
Maximum input voltage
±3.0 mV/V
200 MΩ (typical)
24 bit A/D converter; 16,700,000 accounts
(± 8.350.000)
50 measurements per second
≤ 0.01 % of measurement range
150 nV/ºC max.
3.5 ppm/ºC max.
6 ± 0.3 VDC
43Ω (8 cellsx350Ω, 16 cellsx700Ω)
1000 kΩ
400 m/mm2 max. (6 wires)
30 m/mm2 max. (4 wires)
± 6.8 V
1.1.2 Digital load cell connection
Load cell type
Load cell power supply
Load cell communication
Maximum number of load cells
740D model or compatible
18 V DC / 1.5 A (external adaptor)
Bus RS-485 full duplex, 38400 bauds
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1.1.3 Operator’s interface
Display
Keyboard
External keyboard (optional)
Graphic LCD (240x128) with backlighting
29 key membrane keyboard
Standard PC, PS/2 connector
1.1.4 Serial communication
Port Tx/Rx: (Channel 1)
Port Tx/Rx: (Channel 2)
Port Tx/Rx: (Channel 3)
Transmission speed
Number of bits and parity
RS-232C bidirectional
RS-232C bidirectional
RS-485 half duplex
115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600 and 4800 bauds
7 and 8 bits, both with no parity, with even parity or with odd
parity
1.1.5 Power Supply
Power supply connection
DC Power Supply
Fuse
90-260 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 18 W max.
18 VDC external fuse 1A
250 V, 2 A, 5x20mm, slow fusion
1.1.6 Operating conditions and mechanical data
Operating temperature range
Temperature limit
Size
Weight
Mounting
-10ºC to 40ºC
-25ºC to 70ºC
278.5 x 132.3 x 185 mm
3.2 kg
Desktop, support or panel
1-1
Introduction
1.2 Keypad
Special functions keys
Alpha-numeric keys
Context keys F1 to F6
The keypad, which is located on the front of the device, is membrane and features 29 keys. Its
layout is as shown in figure 1.2.1
Switch on f
Weighing keys
Operation keys
Switch off
Figure 1.2.1 Keypad layout
1.2.1 Functions
Operating Keys
Normal State
On-Off
Setup
----
Access to the device configuration
----
Exit any operation
Exit setup, change level or cancel
Confirmation and execution
Confirmation and execution of
parameters
Scale change
(only bi-scale)
----
Reset to zero
----
Enter tare
----
Indication change
Gross/Net
----
Weighing Keys
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Introduction
Print Ticket
----
Enable/disable numbers and characters
Enable/disable numbers and
characters
Delete the previous character
Delete the previous character
Alpha-numeric keys
Alpha-numeric keys
Key reserved
for additional functions - Change F1-F6
----
F1 to F6 keys have various functions
depending on context shown on graphic
display
F1 to F6 keys have various
functions depending on context
shown on graphic display
Alpha-Num Keys
...
Special Keys
…
1.3 Display
The indicator features a graphic display just as is shown in figure 1.3.1:
Figure 1.3.1 View of display
The date and time are shown in the upper left corner. On the right, appears the DSD memory
indicator (DSD OFF indicates that the DSD memory is not activated and DSD xxx% shows the
percentual value af free DSD storage memory).The Ethernet connection status can be seen to the
right, then the power status and finally, whether the character option for the numeric keys is activated.
The main weighing indicator is just below this across the entire display. This shows the weight
on the scale that is currently selected - in this case, scale 1-, and whether it is gross or net, if the
weight is stable and if it is zero.
Then, the secondary weighing indicator is shown. It is configurable (see section 5.2.1.7), and
shows the weight on the scale that is not currently selected,- in this case, scale 2-, and whether it is
gross or net, if the weight is stable and if it is zero. On weighing, this part is used to enter the data
(license plate, company, product, etc.).
Finally, the icons that assign the functionality to the F1 to F6 context keys appear (see 1.2.1).
1-3
Introduction
In industrial mode, the icons that assign the functionalities to the F1 to F6 context keys are (changes
from the first to the second group by pressing the
key):
1.3.1 Functionalities
Indicator
R1/R2
Meaning
Main scale number
*Stable indication
Tared indication
*System zero
*Range situation
Programmed Tare indication
Double weighing operations
(for first and second weighing)
Single weighing ticket
Print ticket for
most recent weighing
Automatic filling (only appears is the filling function is activated)
Application options
View or edit data base
Tare
Remove tare
Programmed tare
Change weight indication
from Gross to Net
Totalize
Exit Totalize
Piece counter
Last dosing ticket printing
Start charge function
Start discharge function
Start charge + discharge function
Main scale number
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Introduction
1.4 Device Labels
1.4.1 Indicator characteristics label
There is a label (M) on the back that defines the device characteristics (see figure 1.4.1.1):
A,B
Figure 1.4.1.1 View of labels
M
1.4.2 Label with characteristics and metrological identification
As can be seen in figure 1.4.1.1, the characteristics and metrology identification labels (A, B)
are located at the back of the indicator. It is a security label for each individual scale that shows the
characteristics of the device and features an area for the metrology values and marks for each scale.
1.5 Error Messages
Display
Error
Possible Cause
What To Do
Reference error
No signal from load cell
Check load cell
connector and cable
ADC error
No signal from load cell
Check load cell
connector and cable
ADC Fault
ADC failure
Contact your technical
service
-0- out of range
Scale is not empty
Remove weight from
the scale
Out of range
Entry (Tare, Setpoint) not
permitted
Check the entry
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Introduction
Display
Error
Possible Cause
Overload
Weight on the scale exceeds
Remove weight from
maximum capacity
the scale
Input signal exceeds
Check installation
maximum range
Underload
Input signal lower than
minimum range
Check installation
Locked
Key pushed disabled
Check configuration
Weight not valid
The weight on the scale is
lower than the minimum
weight
Place a weight that is
heavier than the
minimum on the scale
(see 5.3.2.11)
Invalid Input
The value entered is not
correct for the type of
variable
Enter a correct value
Input too high
The value entered is too high
Enter a lower value
for the current field
Input too low
The value entered is too low
Enter a higher value
for the current field
Too much decimals
The decimal number entered Reduce the number of
exceeds the permitted
decimal
Ratio not fulfilled:
Error MAX
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MAX
≤ 100000
DIV
What To Do
Verify that the MAX
value is correct
Modify DIV to fulfill ratio
Introduction
Display
Error
Error DIV
Possible Cause
What To Do
Ratio not fulfilled:
Verify that the DIV
value is correct
MAX
≤ 100000
DIV
Ratio not fulfilled:
Error DIV1
MAX 1
≤ 100000
DIV 1
Ratio not fulfilled:
Error DIV2
Error P_DIV IS
ZERO
MAX 2
≤ 100000
DIV 2
Modify MAX to fulfill
ratio
Verify that the DIV1
value is correct
Modify MAX1 to fulfill
ratio
Verify that the DIV2
value is correct
Modify MAX2 to fulfill
ratio
The zero value entered is not
Modify the zero value
valid for these parameters
An attempt is being made to
modify a protected parameter
Enter the PIN correctly
without having entered the
and/or change position
Error PROTECTED PIN correctly or the
of the calibration switch
calibration switch is in the
PARAMETER
and then modify the
LOCK position when trying to
parameter
access a metrological
parameter
An attempt is being made to
Enter a ticket number
Error TICKET
repeat a ticket, the number of
that exists in the data
DOES NOT EXIST which does not exist in the
base
data base
Error TICKET IS
OPEN
You want to print a ticket
Gross / Tare / Net without
closing the ticket
accumulation
When it shows “FAILURE
LOAD CELL x” it means it is
Error in the digital not possible to communicate
with that load cell
scale “n”
When it shows “ERROR IN
(that error is only for
scales with digital load LOAD CELL x” it exists
cells)
communication with the load
cell but the configuration is
not correct
Close it by pressing the
key
Check connections and
external digital scale
power supply
Configure the load cell
for the scale (see
5.4.2.3.2)
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Introduction
Display
Error
Error in the digital
scale “n”
Power supply
failure
Possible Cause
What To Do
External digital scale power
supply not connected
Check external digital
scale power supply
Digital scale not configured
Configure digital scale
Load cell power supply
failure
Connect and check
external power supply
Communication error in
some load cells
Contact your technical
service
(error found only in
scales with digital load
cells)
Communication error in all
load cells
Contact your technical
service
Error 0056:
An address for a digital
Install a digital module
installed
installed
(that error is only for
scales with digital load
cells)
No Dcell config
(error found only in
scales with digital load
cells)
Power error
(error found only in
scales with digital load
cells)
Weight blinks
(error found only in
scales with digital load
cells)
No comm.
INSTALLED
module function has been
in that address or
MODULE IS NOT
introduced
but
in
that
introduce correctly the
COMPATIBLE WITH
address
an
analog
module
is
address where it is
THIS FUNCTION
Error 0060:
INTERFACE
DIGITAL VERSION
NOT COMPATIBLE
Is attempt to access to
system functions not
(error found only in
available due to digital
scales with digital load interface software
cells
Contact your technical
service to update the
digital interface
software to access the
new functions
Error 0061:
ERROR IN THE
SUPPLY OF THE
SCALE(error found
only in scales with
digital load cells)
ERROR IN THE
SUPPLY OF THE
SCALE(error found
only in scales with
digital load cells)
1-8
The scale supply is not
connected or does not work.
Possible short-circuit in the
scale supply wires or
possible overconsumption
due to a broken load cell.
Check the supply of the
scale and its
connection. Check
wiring and load cells.
Introduction
Display
Error
Possible Cause
Not connected to power
supply
Indicator broken
Display off
Fuse blown
Equipment is turned OFF
What To Do
Connect it to power
supply
Contact your technical
service
Change fuse
Turn it ON pressing
1.6 PC Keyboard Assignment
The indicator can be used with different PC keyboards language types. The character you get
from pushing a certain key will depend on the type of keyboard that has been configured in the device
(see section 5.2.1.13). The keyboard types can be: Spanish, Portuguese, French and Czech.
The keys shown in figure 1.6.1 have the same function as those on the indicator keypad that
appear in that figure.
Context keys F1 to F6
Figure 1.6.1 PC Keyboard
WARNING
Never connect or disconnect the keyboard if the indicator is in
operation.
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Introduction
1.7 Maintenance
1.7.1 Replacing Fuses
If displays do not appear when it is connected to power, the problem may be a defective ac power
fuse. Replace the defective fuse as specified below.
a) Disconnect the indicator from the power point.
b) Open the fuseholder in the rear side of the equipment (see figure 1.4.1.1).
c) Replace the defective fuse as specified section 1.1.5.
d) Close the fuseholder and connect the equipment.
1.7.2 Cleaning
a) Disconnect the indicator by unplugging it from the wall socket.
b) Clean the indicator with a clean, dry cloth.
WARNING
Never use any type of alcohol or solvent to clean the indicator.
These chemical products can damage it.
Do not allow water to get inside the indicator; it could damage the
electronic components.
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Operation
2 Operation
2.1 Turning Indicator On
The indicator can be turned on by using the ON/OFF
button that is located on the keypad
on the front of the device once it has been connected to the power supply. Before using the device, it
is best to give it some time to stabilize. This is particularly important when it is going to be calibrated.
In this case, waiting 30 minutes is recommended. To avoid waiting for it to warm up and possible
condensation in the event of significant outside temperature changes, the device can be left
permanently connected.
2.2 Normal Weighing
Upon loading the platform, the weight on the scale currently selected will be indicated on the
graphic display:
Figure 2.2.1
2.3 Zero
The indicator features a manual reset to zero device. If you press the zero key, the indicator will
use the current weight value as the system zero value.
Operation:
2.4 Tare
There are different types of tare. They are described in the following sections.
2.4.1 Normal tare
By pressing the tare key, the current value on the indicator will become the tare value. The
word NET will be shown to the right of the weight.
Operation:
2.4.2 Manual tare
To manually enter a specific tare, you must indicate the tare value with the numeric keys,
press
or
and then press
. The message
will temporarily appear and NET and
PT will be shown to the right of the weight, which will be reduced by the tare value entered. See
figures 2.4.2.1 and 2.4.2.2.
Operation:
nnn →
or
→
2-1
Operation
Figure 2.4.2.1 Message shown when you press TARE
Figure 2.4.2.2 Weight once the tare has been subtracted
2.4.3 Disable tare
To disable the tare currently in use, you must press Exit and then the tare key.
Operation:
→
2.5 Gross/Net
If the weight in
the display is
Gross
OFF
Weight in the
display is
Net
ON
Gross
The indication NET is
Net
On pressing
the key
The indication NET is
ON
OFF
Only acts if a tare is active.
2.6 Print Ticket
To print a ticket, you must press the print key. If the weight does not pass the divisions entered
with PRINT MIN function (see 5.3.2.10), the display will show the message
Operation:
The ticket will be printed in accordance with the selected configuration (see 5.2.8).
2-2
.
Operation
2.7 Communications
The device has three serial ports for transmission and reception.
These communication ports can be configured in the configuration menu (points 5.2.2, 5.2.3
and 5.2.4)
As an optional module, it may feature a fourth communication port, which can be configured in
the configuration menu explained in section 5.2.5.
2.7.1 General Characteristics of the Remote Control
2.7.1.1 Remote Control Commands
The device can be controlled through one of the communication ports. For this function the
device must be configured in the ‘DEMAND’ mode (see sections 5.2.2, 5.2.3 and 5.2.4).
Commands:
A
G
P
P1
P2
P3
CA1
CA2
Q
R
T
Z
$
STX, ENQ, ETX
SYN
B

PR

E
S
Request for weight in F4 format
Same as EXIT + TARE keys
Request for weight with a response in the selected format (*)
(See sections 5.2.2.4, 5.2.3.4 and 5.2.4.4)
Returns scale 1 weight(**) in format selected in FORMAT
Returns scale 2 weight(**) in format selected in FORMAT
Returns scale 3 (Remote scale) weight(**) in format selected in FORMAT
Returns scale 1 number of calibrations and last calibration date.
Format: Number_calibrations DD/MM/YY
Returns scale 2 number of calibrations and last calibration date.
Format: Number_calibrations DD/MM/YY
Same as PRINT key
Reset the device
Same as TARE key
Same as ZERO key
Request for weight: The command does not require <CR>
Request for weight: The command does not require <CR>
(only F12 and F13 formats, see 2.7.1.2)
Request for weight. It responds when there is stability. <CR> not required.
Same as GROSS key
Commands only available in truck weighing mode:
Sends the weighings table through serial port
Commands only available in industrial mode:
Same as EXIT + TOTALIZE keys
Same as TOTALIZE key
(* )
Weight petition with P command returns the weight of the scale programmed in the communications port SCALE
parameter. If the scale is not installed, invalid weight “I” status is returned for the F1 format. For the rest of formats weight 0
is returned without further indications.
(**) Not depens on the communication port SCALE parameter configured.
TARE Programming:
This makes it possible to program a pre-set TARE. The decimal point is obtained from the
system. It is not possible program with negative values. The maximum value of tare is supported in
paragraph OVLIMIT programmed the scale, which is the value at which the indicator shows
OVERLOAD with hyphens. If you try to set a negative value or more OVLIMIT ignores the command
team.
2-3
Operation
Check : T ?
Program: T + p p p p p p p
Returns the value in the programming format regardless of whether there is a tare or a pre-set
tare in the system. Transmission of the date in ASCII:
+
:
sign: + positive value
p
:
weight (7 digits)
SETPOINTS programming:
Command SPi
Allows changing the VALUE(i) parameter of the digital output i (see 5.5.4.1), the decimal
point is taken from the system.
Program:
S P i ± p p p p p p p
Check :
S P i ?
Returns the value in the programming format. ASCII data transmission:
±
: Sign: + positive value; - negative value
i
: Digital output number (1 - 8)
p
: Weight (7 digits)
SETPOINTS programming:
Command STii
Allows changing the VALUE(i) parameter of the digital output i (see 5.5.4.1), the decimal
point is taken from the system.
Program:
S T i i ± p p p p p p p
Check : S T i
i ?
ASCII data transmission:
±
:
Sign: + positive value; - negative value
i
:
Digital output number (1 - 16)
p
:
Weight (7 digits)
2.7.1.2 Data Block Formats
F1 Format:
<STX> POL ppppppp
F2 Format:
‘ ’ POL ppppppp
U
G/N S T
T
F3 Format:
<STX> ‘1’ ‘ ‘ ‘0’ ‘ ‘ POL ppppppp <ETX> ‘ ‘ T
F4 Format:
POL aaaaaaa
T
F5 Format:
<STX> ‘ ’ POL ppppppp <ETX> T
F6 Format:
For UTILCELL weight repeaters. The display content is transmitted in hexadecimal.
D7
D6
D5
D4
D3
D2
D1 Status
digit coding
bit 7
segment DP
bit 6
segment A
bit 5
segment B
bit 4
segment C
bit 3
segment D
bit 2
segment E
bit 1
segment F
bit 0
segment G
2-4
A
F
G
E
B
C
D
DP
status coding
bit 7
totalize activated
bit 6
range 1 (R1)
bit 5
range 2 (R2)
bit 4
piece counter activated
bit 3
pre-set tare (PT)
bit 2
ZERO
bit 1
NET
bit 0
STABLE
Operation
F7 Format:
<STX> Status POL ppppppp T
The status is obtained by adding 0x20hex .to the following status values:
Gross= 0x01hex
Net= 0x02hex
Zero= 0x08hex
Stable=0x20hex
F8 Format:
<STX> POL ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ppppppp ‘ ‘ Unit Unit ‘ ‘ Mode Mode ‘ ‘ T
UNIT: kg = ‘KG’
lb = ‘lb’
F9 Format:
ppppppp T
POL
MODE:
Gross = ‘BR’
Net = ‘NT’
Polarity
F10 Format:
<STX> <STA>
ppppppp T
<STA>:status, 1 character: "+" positive weight; "-" negative weight; "?" unstable weight
Format F11:
<STX> ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ POL ppppppp T
POL Polarity:
‘ ‘:Weight ≥ 0
‘;‘:
Weight < 0
Format F12:
<STX> <STA> “ “ weight T
<STA>:
weight:
F13 Format:
<STX>
““
<STA>:
weight:
status, 1 character: "S"
stable weight; "N"
unstable weight
without decimal point  6 digits; with decimal point  7 digits
<STA> weight T
status, 1 character: "S"
stable weight; "N"
unstable weight
without decimal point  5 digits; with decimal point  6 digits
F16 Format:
<STA> Mode POL ppppppp Unit T
<STA>:
status, 2 characters: "ST" stable weight; "US" non stable weight
“ER” Error
“OL” overload;
“UL” underload
Mode:
Gross= ‘GS’
Net= ‘NT’
POL Polarity: ‘+‘: Weight ≥ 0
‘-‘:
Weight < 0
Weight:
without decimal point  6 dígits; with decimal point  7 dígits
Units:
kg = ‘kg’
lb = ‘lb’
t = ‘t_’
g = ‘g_’
oz = ‘oz’
Unitless= “ “
Definitions:
<STX>
<ENQ>
Start of Text (ASCII 2)
Enquire (ASCII 5)
<ETX>
<SYN>
End of Text (ASCII 3)
Synchronous Idle (ASCII 22)
<CR>
‘‘
‘1’
Carriage Return (ASCII 13)
Space
Character ‘1’
<LF>
‘0’
ppppppp
Line Feed (ASCII 10)
Character ‘0’
Net weight, 7 digits (*)
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aaaaaaa
Analog/digital converter filtered
output, 7 digits(**)
POL
U
Polarity:
‘‘
Weight > 0
‘-‘
Weight < 0
Gross/Net:
G
Gross
N
Net
Units:
G/N
K
kg
T
t
G
g
L
lb
‘‘
oz, no unit
S
Status:
T
Termination:
‘‘
Valid weight
CR
M
Unstable weight
CR + LF
ETX
O
Overload
none
I
Weight value not valid
ACK
(ASCII 6)
NAK
(ASCII 21)
(*) In the unoccupied digits at the left, zeros are placed in formats F1 to F5, F10 and F11. In
formats F7 to F9 spaces are placed. The rest of cases are explained for every case.
(**) If REMOTE SCALE is selected in the serial port and the Weight is sent in F4 format
(transmittion of ADC output) the device will send a zero value (0000000) because it doesn’t
have access to the direct ADC output of the remote scale.
2.7.2 RS-232 Protocol
The communication between two point-to-point devices with a maximum link distance of 15m.
The protocol format can be seen in the following table:
Command CR
All the commands found in section 2.7.1.1 can be used.
2.7.3
Network Communications (RS-485)
The communication among several equipments (32 maximum) in a BUS with a maximum link
distance of 1,200 m.
The indicator can only be the SLAVE and it must be assigned an address from 0 to 99.
#
Masters queries and slaves responses have the following formats:
Master query:
dd
CR
Termination (CR fix)
Command
Address (2 bytes decimal, see 5.2.2.9)
Start master query
>
Slave response:
dd
TERMIN
Termination (see 5.2.2.7)
Response
Address (2 bytes decimal, see 5.2.2.9)
Start slave response
There are three types of responses:
Data
Received and responded query command
ACK
Received and understood command
NAK
Received but not understood command
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2.8 Verified data storage device (DSD)
2.8.1 Introduction and operation of DSD memory
DSD memory is a device that stores all the weighings performed (depending on configuration)
for a later verification of the printed tickets of weighings or sent to a communication port.
To make this check the DSD device generates a weighing identification code (ID) that is
printed on the tickets or is sent to the communication ports along with the weighing data. This ID and
the weighing date and time univocally identify the weighing.
This ID if the DSD is a cyclic counter that can reach up to 999999 and afterwards returns to 1.
Each time an operation is stored to the DSD that counter is incremented.
Weighing stored in that memory are configured in the SETUP menu (see 2.8.3.4).
2.8.1.1 DSD in Ticket
When DSD function is activated in ticket, the weighing identifier number (ID) is printed which may be
used when an operation wants to be checked (see section 2.8.2.1).
Example of ticket with DSD identification:
DSD ID:
173
TICKET NUM:
DATE
22/03/13
GROSS
TARE
NET
1
TIME
09:20
6000 kg
0 kg
6000 kg
. In the first line
That example corresponds to a gross/tare/net ticket that appears on pressing key
the ID of the DSD is showed.
For use in Germany an additional line is printed informing about the possibility of verifying the
authenticity of the weighing values through a query to the equipment.
2.8.1.2 DSD in Communications
DSD functionality may also be used through communication ports. In this case are always on
demand petitions and never in STREAM mode.
WARNING: When DSD functionality is used through serial ports it is
necessary to configure them with parity and that the equipment to which
MATRIX II is connected verifies the parity of the received data as a
measure for integrity check of it.
When a weight petition is performed through DSD functionality the equipment first checks that
the weight fulfills the conditions to be sent, afterwards it is saved to the DSD memory and then sent
through the communication port along with the ID generated by the DSD device.
Condition that the weight has to fulfill to be sent in petition with:
- Weight stability
- No ADC error or from the digital load cells
- Corresponding scale interface installed
- No OVERLOAD or UNDERLOAD
- Equipment DSD activated
- DSD not full
- Access to DSD with no error
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If any of the previous conditions is not fulfilled the weighing is not stored in the DSD and returns
an error code.
Petition of weight command with serial port DSD:
- PDSD1 <CR>: stores the weighing of scale 1 to the DSD and returns the DSD block of data.
- PDSD2 <CR>: stores the weighing of scale 2 to the DSD and returns the DSD block of data.
- PDSD3 <CR>: stores the weighing of scale 3 (remkote scale) to the DSD and returns the DSD
block of data.
Format of the equipment answer in case of error:
DSD-ERROR n
Term.
(Length 11 characters + termination):
Where n is an error code with the following values:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DSD deactivated
DSD full
DSD write error
Scale not installed
ADC or digital load cell error
Unstable weight
Underload
Overload
Format of equipment answer in case of correct operation:
<STX> DSD-ID Date/Time Scale Gross Tare Term. Length: 40 characters + termination
<STX> … START OF TEXT (ASCII 2)
DSD-ID … identifier, 6 characters ASCII, values 1 – 999999
Date/Time … date/time of weighing, format DDMMYYhhmm
DD – day, MM – month, YY – year, hh – hour, mm – minutes, 10 characters
Scale … scale number in which the weighing has been performed, values 1 or 2, 1 character
Gross … gross weight with indication of unit, 11 characters
- format of gross weight:
Sign
Gross weight - 8 digits
unit
space
Tare … tare weight with unit indication and if it is a manual tare, 11 characters
- format tare weight:
Sign
Tare weight - 8 digits
Unit
P
- Sign: negative weight – positive weight +
- unit: K – kg, L – pounds, T –tons, G – grams, O – ounces, space for the rest of units
- P: marks P if the tare is manual, or space if it is acquired by the scale
-Term.: Termination of the block of data according to the serial port programming (CR, CR+LF,…)
2.8.1.3 Indication of free space in DSD memory
When the DSD function is activated the percentage of free space available in memory is
showed in the main screen. When the DSD function is not activated the indicator shows DSD OFF.
The indication is to the right of the time:
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Figure 2.8.1.3.1 DSD free space
2.8.2 DSD memory weighing query
The DSD memory query is made through the SETUP mode. To Access SETUP press the key
from the main screen (it is not necessary to enter the PIN)
2.8.2.1 DSD QUERY
This menu is found in the SETUP mode main screen. From this the DSD stored registers are queried.
Figure 2.8.2.1.1 Access to DSD QUERY menu
On accessing DSD QUERY the following screen appears:
Figure 2.8.2.1.2 DSD query: ID entry
We enter the ID, by instance 173, which we had in the previous example ticket, and the
following information will be shown:
Figure 2.8.2.1.3 DSD query: weighing view
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Operation
With key
we perform the query. With
we return to previous menu and with
we
return to weighing mode.
Format of query screen will depend on the operation type queried.
If the entered ID is not found in the DSD memory the error “0063: ID NOT FOUND” will be shown.
If the register in memory is corrupted the error “0064: DSD REGISTER CORRUPTED” will be shown.
2.8.3 DSD function configuration
DSD function configuration is found in the SETUP\INDICATOR menu and requires entering
the PIN for modification.
To enter SETUP press the key
from the main screen.
Inside the SETUP menu enter the INDICATOR option (menus are accessed with the arrow to the
right). In this screen we will find the DSD menu:
Figure 2.8.3.1 DSD configuration menu access
2.8.3.1 DSD menu
Inside menu DSD we will find the following screen:
Figure 2.8.3.1.1 DSD configuration
2.8.3.2 MODE
Activates / deactivates the DSD function. Options are OFF and ON.
2.8.3.3 PERIOD
Determines the minimum time that and operation shall remain stored in the DSD memory.
Possible values: NONE, 1 MONTH, 2 MONTHS, 3 MONTHS, 6 MONTHS, 1 YEAR, 18 MONTHS, 2
YEARS.
As DSD memory has limited space, once full, the new records will be stored in the space
occupied by the older ones. The parameter PERIOD set to NONE means that no date check is
performed before storing a new record in a previous occupied memory space. If any of the other
options is selected, the system will not overwrite any of the records within the selected period. If all
the records are within this period, no new records can be stored and a DSD full error will appear.
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Figure 2.8.3.3.1 DSD full error.
2.8.3.4 APPLIES TO
Determines which operations are stored in the DSD memory. The possible options are:
-
TICKET: Gross/tare/net ticket made with key
.
COMMUNICATIONS: Weight petitions with DSD function made through communication ports.
TRUCK 1ST: Truck-weighing first weight ticket (F1 key).
TRUCK 2ND: Truck-weighing second weight ticket (F1 key).
TRUCK F2: Truck-weighing simple ticket (F2 key).
TOTALIZER: Totalization in industrial application.
2.9 Remote scale Matrix II
2.9.1 Description
This indicator is able to use a platform connected to another device as if it was of its own. That
platform will appear as platform 3 and will be necessary a RS485 serial connection with the server
equipment and that it has the corresponding protocol.
The equipment that has the scale connected is called Server and the equipment that uses it
remotely is called Client.
2.9.2 Connection
The connection between the Server and Client equipments is performed through RS485 ports.
Matrix II may have two RS485 ports: COM 3 which is standard for all equipments, and an option
board RS485 isolated, that may be assembled as an option. Any of them may be used as Server or
Client as well.
2.9.3 Configuration
2.9.3.1 Client equipment configuration
For a remote scale is only necessary to configure the RS485 port in mode "WEIGHT CLIENT"
with the same baudrate and parity parameters as for the server equipment. Is is always necessary to
select 8 bits of data.
Figure 2.9.3.1.1
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NOTE: When equipment has two RS485 ports it is not posible to configure both simultaneously
as "WEIGHT CLIENT". The error "VALUE NOT VALID" on trying to configure a port as "WEIGHT
CLIENT" when the other is already configured that way.
2.9.3.2 Server equipment configuration
The RS485 port in the server equipment has to be configured in the mode "WEIGHT SERVER"
with the same baudrate and parity parameters as the client equipment.
Figure 2.9.3.2.1
2.9.4 Functioning
Remote scale is selected with the scale change key
and it will always appear as scale 3 no
matter the number of own platforms connected to the equipment.
It has to be taken into account that all the scale management like weigh calculations, zero
tracking, stability control, tare, gross net function, etc. are performed by the server equipment and the
client only sends requests and receives the weigh. So, all parameters and scale calibration may only
be performed by the server equipment.
In the setup section SETUP\INDICATOR\CONFIG\INITIAL SCALE it is also possible to select
the remote scale as the initial scale:
Figure 2.9.4.1
Differences between local and remote scale:
In the secondary weighing indication line it is not possible to show neither the mV/V nor the
weight x10 of the remote scale.
The use of the remote scale in the truck weighing application is exactly the same that for the
local scales, appearing in the tickets or database as scale 3. The remote scale has to have the same
units and decimal places that the local scales.
In the industrial applications the only difference with the local scales is that it is not allowed the
piece counter for the remote scale
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2.10 Connection to a repeater
2.10.1 Description and connection
This device allows connecting a repeater through communication ports COM1 or COM2 for RS232 (up to 15m) communication, COM3 for RS-485(up to 1200m) communication or COM4 in
RS-232 or RS-485 depending on which optional COM4.
2.10.2 Configuration
We should perform the following configutation port in both devices:
Parameters
Indicator
Repeaterr
MODE
STREAM
See 5.2.2.1
FORMAT
Fixed in F6
See 5.2.2.4
BAUD RATE
Same values
See 5.2.2.5
PARITY
Fixed in 8n
See 5.2.2.6
DELAY
Fixed in 250ms
See 5.2.2.3
TERMIN
Fixed in CR
See 5.2.2.7
*to connect to a RD-60 the baud rate has to be equal to 19200 bauds. This device does not
accept other baud rate value.
.
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Truck weighing application
3 Truck Weighing Application
3.1 Application selection
This equipment has two different modes of operation: truck weighing application and industrial
application.
In this case for selecting the truck weighing application we access the SETUP menu by
pressing the SETUP key of the indicator, then select the INDICATOR option, after select CONFIG
and finally access the APPLICATION option where we choose the TRUCK SCALE option.
3.2 Description of Function Keys
Double weighing operations (the first and the second
weighing).
Single weighing ticket
Print ticket for the most recent weighing.
Application options
View, edit or configurate data base
Automatic filling (only appears if the filling function is
activated)
NOTE: if the equipment has dual scale it is mandatory that both scales have the same units and
decimal places.
3.3 Obtaining Net Weight with Two Weighings
3.3.1 First weight
To record the first weight of a vehicle, press the
or
key. Enter the license plate and press
to validate it.
→License Plate→
or
.
This message will appear on the display:
Next, depending on the options chosen as described in section 3.9.1.3, the device will ask for
additional information to record for this weight (i.e.: company code (client or supplier), product code,
field 1, field 2 and remarks, as long as in section 3.9.1.3 the selection was made to show this field and
the content of the wording has not been modified and changed to another). See figure 3.3.1.1:
Figure 3.3.1.1
Before validating and storing the weight, the device verifies if the weight indicated is stable
appears on the display until the
(see 5.3.1.6 and 5.4.2.1.6). If the weight is not stable,
stability requirement has been met. If the stability requirement is not met after 10 seconds have
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passed, the weight is validated and stored, but the weight will appear without the unit when the
weighing ticket is printed, indicating that the weight may not be correct.
If at any time during the data entry process, the
or
key is pressed, the process is
aborted and the weight will not be stored.
The indicator automatically records the date and time for this weight.
It will not be possible to weigh this way in any of the following circumstances:
• There is a system error
• The indicator is in the “Overload” or “Underload” status (see 5.3.2.9 and 5.4.2.2.9)
• The gross weight is less than PRINT MIN (see 5.3.2.10 and 5.4.2.2.10)
3.3.2 First weight manual
To manually enter a weight, you must enter the weight using the keypad and then press the
or
key to confirm.
entered. Then press the
is shown on the display along with the weight value
key and follow the same process described above. This message will
appear on the display:
appear when the ticket is printed.
. The weight unit for these manual weighings does not
3.3.3 Second weight
To record the second weight of a vehicle, press the
it from the vehicles in transit with the up or down keys (
key. Enter the license plate or select
) and press
→License Plate→
or
to validate it.
or
This message will appear on the display:
.
Next, depending on the options chosen as described in section 3.9.1.3, the device will ask for
additional information to record for this weight (i.e.: company code (client or supplier), product code,
field 1, field 2 and remarks, as long as in section 3.9.1.3 the selection was made to show this field and
the content of the wording has not been modified and changed to another). See figure 3.3.3.1:
Figure 3.3.3.1
Before validating and storing the weight, the device verifies if the weight indicated is stable
appears on the display until the
(see 5.3.1.6 and 5.4.2.1.6). If the weight is not stable,
stability requirement has been met. If the stability requirement is not met after 10 seconds have
passed, the weight is validated and stored, but the weight will appear without the unit upon printing
the weighing ticket, indicating that the weight may not be correct. Once the weight has been validated,
the net weight for the complete weighing is shown on the display for 3 sec.
or
key is pressed, the process is
If at any time during the data entry process, the
aborted and the weight will not be stored.
The indicator automatically records the date and time for this weight.
The indicator assigns a correlative number to each double weighing operation. This number
makes it possible to recover each weighing in order to check, modify or print the information that has
been stored. The weighing number can be changed by the user by using the N.TICKET option in the
truck weighing application options menu (see section 3.9.2.4).
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It will not be possible to weigh this way in any of the following circumstances:
• There is a system error
• The indicator is in the "Overload" or "Underload" status (see 5.3.2.9 and 5.4.2.2.9)
• The gross weight is less than PRINT MIN (see 5.3.2.10 and 5.4.2.2.10)
3.3.4 Second weight manual
To manually enter a weight, you must enter the weight using the keypad and then press the
or
key to confirm.
entered. Then press the
is shown on the display along with the weight value
key and follow the same process described above. This message will
appear on the display:
appear when the ticket is printed.
. The weight unit for these manual weighings does not
3.4 Obtaining Net Weight with a Single Weighing
3.4.1 Weighing a vehicle with the tare stored
To record a weight for a vehicle for which the tare is stored in the VEHICLE TABLE (see 0),
press the
key. Enter the license plate and press
or
to validate it.
→ License Plate →
o
.
This message will appear on the display:
Next, depending on the options chosen as described in section 3.9.1.3, the device will ask for
additional information to record for this weight (i.e.: company code (client or supplier), product code,
field 1, field 2 and remarks, as long as in section 3.9.1.3 the selection was made to show this field and
the content of the wording has not been modified and changed to another). See figure 3.4.1.1:
Figure 3.4.1.1
Before validating and storing the weight, the device verifies if the weight indicated is stable
appears on the display until
(see 5.3.1.6 and 5.4.2.1.6). If the weight is not stable,
the stability requirement has been met. If the stability requirement is not met after 10 seconds have
passed, the weight is validated and stored, but the weight will appear without the unit upon printing
the weighing ticket, indicating that the weight may not be correct. Once the weight has been validated,
the net weight for the complete weighing is shown on the display for 3 sec.
or
key is pressed, the process is
If at any time during the data entry process, the
aborted and the weight will not be stored.
For this operation, the gross weight on the scale when the last field is validated is recorded as
the second weight. The tare stored for this vehicle is recorded as the first weight.
The indicator automatically records the date and time for this weight. For these kinds of
operations, the date and time of the first and of the second weight are the same.
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The indicator assigns a correlative number to each double weighing operation. This number
makes it possible to recover each weighing in order to check, modify or print the information that has
been stored. The weighing number can be changed by the user by using the N.TICKET option in the
truck weighing application options menu (see section 3.9.2.4).
For this kind of weighings, the indicator records that the vehicle tare (first weight) was entered
manually. When the ticket for this weighing is printed (see section 3.5), the weight will appear without
the unit, indicating that this weight was not on the scale at the time of the weighing.
It will not be possible to weigh this way in any of the following circumstances:
• There is a system error
• The indicator is in the "Overload" or "Underload" status (see 5.3.2.9 and 5.4.2.2.9)
• The gross weight is less than PRINT MIN (see 5.3.2.10 and 5.4.2.2.10)
To manually enter a weight, you must enter the weight using the keypad and then press the
or
key to confirm.
entered. Then press the
is shown on the display along with the weight value
key and follow the same process described above. This message will
appear on the display:
appear when the ticket is printed.
. The weight unit for these manual weighings does not
3.4.2 Weighing a vehicle using the tare on the indicator
To record a vehicle weight using the tare on the indicator (see section 2.4.1) or a manually
entered tare (see 2.4.2), do the process described in the sections mentioned and then press the
key. Enter the license plate and press
or
to validate it.
→License Plate→
or
This message will appear on the display: “
”.
Next, depending on the options chosen as described in section 3.9.1.3, the device will ask for
additional information to record for this weight (i.e.: company code (client or supplier), product code,
field 1, field 2 and remarks, as long as in section 3.9.1.3 selection was made to show this field and the
content of the wording has not been modified and changed to another). See figure 3.4.2.1:
Figure 3.4.2.1
Before validating and storing the weight, the device verifies if the weight indicated is stable
” appears on the display until
(see 5.3.1.6 and 5.4.2.1.6). If the weight is not stable, “
the stability requirement has been met. If the stability requirement is not met after 10 seconds have
passed, the weight is validated and stored, but the weight will appear without the unit upon printing
the weighing ticket, indicating that the weight may not be correct. Once the weight has been validated,
the net weight for the complete weighing is shown on the display for 3 sec.
If at any time during the data entry process, the Exit key is pressed, the process is aborted and
the weight will not be stored.
For this operation, the gross weight on the scale when the last field is validated is recorded as
the second weighing. The tare on the indicator at that time is recorded as the first weighing.
The indicator automatically records the date and time for this weight. For these kinds of
operations, the date and time of the first and of the second weight are the same.
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The indicator assigns a correlative number to each double weighing operation. This number
makes it possible to recover each weighing in order to check, modify or print the information that has
been stored. The weighing number can be changed by the user by using the N.TICKET option in the
truck weighing application options menu (see section 3.9.2.4).
It will not be possible to weigh this way in any of the following circumstances:
• There is a system error
• The indicator is in the "Overload" or "Underload" status (see 5.3.2.9 and 5.4.2.2.9)
• The gross weight is less than PRINT MIN (see 5.3.2.10 and 5.4.2.2.10)
To manually enter a weight, you must enter the weight using the keypad and then press the
or
key to confirm.
entered. Then press the
appear on the display:
when the ticket is printed.
is shown on the display along with the weight value
key and follow the same process described above. This message will
. The weight unit for these manual weighings does not appear
3.5 Single Weighing Ticket
By pressing the
key, a weighing ticket is printed that is not stored in the weighings data
base.
→License Plate→
or
Next, depending on the options chosen as described in section 3.9.1.3, the device will ask for
additional information to record for this weight (i.e.: company code (client or supplier), product code,
field 1, field 2 and remarks, as long as in section 3.9.1.3 the selection was made to show this field and
the content of the wording has not been modified and changed to another).
or
key is pressed, the process is
If at any time during the data entry process, the
aborted and the weight will not be stored.
The indicator assigns a correlative number to each ticket. The weighing number can be
changed by the user by using the N.TICKET option in the truck weighing application options menu
(see section 3.9.2.4).
Once the data entry is complete, a ticket will be printed with the gross weight the device
indicates at that time.
It is also possible to print a ticket without entering the license plate, company and remarks data
by pressing the print ticket key (see 2.6).
Depending on the TICKET value configured in section 5.2.8, the ticket that is printed will be
standard or a customized one that is programmed using the Smart Ticket (v1.1+) program. If the
TICKET value was configured to OFF in section 5.2.8, no ticket will be printed. Figure 3.5.1 shows an
example of a ticket.
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1......................................40
....HEADER TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 3 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 4 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 5 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
----------------------------------------TICKET NUM:
6964
LICENSE: 0987CBA
COMPANY CCCCCCCCCC
DDDDDDDDDD...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
PRODUCT PPPPPPPPPP
EEEEEEEEEE...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
FIELD1 FFFFFFFFFF
FIELD2 GGGGGGGGGG
REMARKS HHHHHHHHHH...(MAX. 20 CHARS)..
----------------------------------------24/03/09
17:09
1st WEIGHT
39740 kg
----------------------------------------In order:
----------------------------------------....FOOT TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
....FOOT TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
Figure 3.5.1 Example Ticket
3.6 Print ticket for the last weight recorded.
To print a weighing ticket with the information recorded for the last operation, press the
key.
PRINTING
Depending on the TICKET value configured in section 5.2.8, the ticket that is printed will be
standard or a customized one that is programmed using the Smart Ticket (v1.1+) program. If the
TICKET value was configured to OFF in section 5.2.8, no ticket will be printed. Figure 3.6.1 shows an
example of a ticket.
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....HEADER TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 3 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 4 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 5 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
----------------------------------------TICKET NUM:
6965
LICENSE: 0987CBA
COMPANY CCCCCCCCCC
DDDDDDDDDD...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
PRODUCT PPPPPPPPPP
EEEEEEEEEE...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
FIELD1 FFFFFFFFFF
FIELD2 GGGGGGGGGG
REMARKS HHHHHHHHHH...(MAX. 20 CHARS)..
----------------------------------------24/03/09
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GROSS
39740 kg
24/03/09
15:15
TARE
18340 kg
NET
OUTPUT
21400 kg
----------------------------------------In order:
----------------------------------------....FOOT TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
....FOOT TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
Figure 3.6.1 Ticket 40 Characters Wide
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....HEADER TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 3 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 4 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
....HEADER TEXT 5 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS)...
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------TICKET NUM:
6965
LICENSE: 0987CBA
COMPANY CCCCCCCCCC
DDDDDDDDDD...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
PRODUCT PPPPPPPPPP
EEEEEEEEEE...(MAX. 30 CHARS)..
FIELD1 FFFFFFFFFF
FIELD2 GGGGGGGGGG
REMARKS HHHHHHHHHH...(MAX. 20 CHARS)..
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/03/09
15:27
GROSS
39740 kg
24/03/09
15:15
TARE
18340 kg
NET
OUTPUT
21400 kg
In order:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------....FOOT TEXT 1 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
....FOOT TEXT 2 (MAX. 40 CHARACTERS).....
Figure 3.6.2 Ticket 80 Characters Wide
3.7 Access control/Gate function
(By means of an optional digital output external module)
Functionality with which an access control may be performed using the digital outputs of the
optional external module. For that the option is activated by programming the paramenters of the
GATES option (see 3.9.5). Control is performed with the COM3 port or by the optional RS-485
internal board (COM4).
Digital outputs change its state to indicate if a truck may enter or exit the scale. These signals
are designed to control traffic lights or gates.
Input gates/traffic light allows access when the scale is free and closes/ser to red when the
weight value is above a certain value (programmable) and stabilizes. The weighing sequence is
started with F1, F2 or F4. Once the gross weight is below the programmed value, indicating the truck
is coming out and another one may come in, the gate/traffic light will open/set to green.
The output gate/traffic light is normally closed/red and is opened on ending the weighing
sequence started with F1, F2 or F4, allowing the truck to come out. The output gate/traffic light
closes/sets to red when the truck comes out and the weight is below the programmed value in section
GATES.
Operation:
 Scale empty 
Input gate/traffic light: open/green
Input gate/traffic light: closed/red
 Truck comes in 
Weight above minimum programmed for input and stable 
Input gate/traffic light: closed/red.
Input gate/traffic light: closed/red (keeps as it was)
 Start of weighing sequence with F1, F2 or F4. On ending the weighing sequence 
Input gate/traffic light: open/green.
Input gate/traffic light: closed/red (keeps as it was)
 Truck cones out  Weight below minimum programmed for output 
Input gate/traffic light: closed/red,
 Weight below minimum programmed for input 
Input gate/traffic light: open/green
 Scale empty (end of operation)
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If the same minimum weight is programmed for both input and output, when the truck comes out
both gates/traffic lights change their state at once.
SAFETY NOTE
In case of using that function for mechanical gates control, it is highly
recommendable that they have a safety device to avoid them to close
while a truck is passing through
3.8 Filling function
3.8.1 General description
The filling function enables the control of an automatic loading system of material in a truck.
Control is performed through one or more external modules with DIN rail format of digital outputs
(relays) and inputs. These modules connect to a Matrix II through a RS485 bus using COM3 port or
the optional COM4.
The filling process has a similar sequence than an entrance and exit of a truck. In this case the
two weighings take place without moving the truck: the first weighing is made before starting the filling
process and the second on ending. The start of the filling sequence is made through the key F4 instead of F1 - and the result of the filling is stored in the database in the same way that it would in a
double weighing -made through F1-. Once pressed F4 the equipment requires introducing the truck
license plate. On the developing of this function the equipment shall never take into account if the
truck has already a first weighing introduced in the system, and is then pending of a second weighing,
or else, if the truck has a memorized tare. The two corresponding weights shall always be performed.
3.8.2 Main characteristics
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3-8
Filling to 1 or 2 speeds.
Filling entering net or gross weight.
Programming of inflight (cut-off point of the thin filling) with automatic adjustment.
Programming of slow section (cut-off point of the coarse filling) when a filling to 2 speeds is
performed.
Programmable error margins above and below the desired weight.
Programming of error margins by percentage or by weight.
Detection of lack of material (configurable).
Start of filling by external input, by keyboard or by external input.
Automatic acceptance of the second weighing or by user’s validation.
Independent configuration and filling parameter for scale 1 and scale 2.
Indicator relays of the filling process and errors.
Digital inputs for starting, pausing, blocking and cancelling the filling by means of external
signals.
Truck weighing application
3.8.3 Description of the filling process
The filling process has the following steps:
1. Press
to start the process.
Figure 3.8.3.1
2. Introduce the truck license plate.
Figure 3.8.3.2
3. Fill the weighing data in the indicator. This data is the same that for a conventional weighing
and is configurable.
by means of key
The following steps depend on how this function is configured in the equipment:
4. Type of filling: NET or GROSS.
Figure 3.8.3.3
5. Weight to fill or use a pre-programmed value.
Figure 3.8.3.4
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6. Start of filling. There may be 4 cases:
a. Automatic starting of filling.
Figure 3.8.3.5
b. Wait confirmation by keyboard to start filling.
Figure 3.8.3.6
c. Wait confirmation by external digital input to start filling.
Figure 3.8.3.7
d. Wait confirmation by keyboard or external input (the first occurrence).
Figure 3.8.3.8
7. Execute 1 or 2 speeds filling.
8. Final check if the filled weight is within the programmed margins, showing, if necessary, an
error message and activating its corresponding error relay.
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Figure 3.8.3.9
9. Once the filling is performed the second weighing is performed:
a. Directly on ending the filling.
b. Asking the user’s confirmation to accept the second weighing.
Figure 3.8.3.10
10. The net weight filled is showed.
Figure 3.8.3.11
11. With F3 a ticket is printed with the two weighings and the net weight filled.
3.8.4 Initial screen of the filling system
When the equipment has activated this filling function we shall have a new icon at F4:
Figure 3.8.4.1
Pressing at
the filling sequence starts introducing the license plate.
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3.8.5 PAUSE function key
Pressing the PAUSE key (F1) the filling is stopped (fast and slow relays are deactivated) and
the following screen showing the blinking message FILLING PAUSED:
Figure 3.8.5.1
With PLAY (F2) the filling continues. With STOP (F6) the following screen appears:
Figure 3.8.5.2
With YES the weighing is stored in the database, with CANCEL is discarded.
3.9 Truck Weighing Application Options Menu
The options in this menu allow you to manage the information generated with each weighing, as
well as the auxiliary information that will be used to create the weighing tickets.
.
To access the options menu for the truck weighing application, press
What will appear on the display is showed in the following illustration:
Figure 3.9.1 General Menu Layout
To move around the menus, use the cursor movement keys. To move around the same level,
use the right and left keys; and to change levels, use the up or down keys.
key.
To exit the menu, press the
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3.9.1 CONFIG
This option allows you to configure the different options available in the truck weighing option.
The menu is as shown in the following illustration:
Figure 3.9.1.1
Using the
Using the
Using the
Using the
The
key, you can go down to the next option.
key, you can go up to the previous option.
key, you enter the menu for the option currently selected.
key, you exit the menu for the option currently selected.
or
key validates the option or the data entered. If you do not wish to validate
the option or data entered, press the
or
key.
3.9.1.1 DATA BASE
This option allows you to define the data base source. At this time, this data base can only be
local.
Figure 3.9.1.1.1
3.9.1.2 AUTO-DELETE
This parameter determines how the indicator works when there is no free space in the data
base to do more weighings and a new weighing is attempted.
It admits two possible values NO/YES.
Figure 3.9.1.2.1
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Automatic deletion OFF (Default option): When an attempt is made to store a weighing beyond
the capacity of the WEIGHINGS table, the message "OUT OF MEMORY" appears on the display. In
this case, in order to continue storing weighings, does a complete deletion (see 3.10.1.1).
Automatic deletion ON: The indicator searches the weighings table for the oldest record and
overwrites it with the new weighing. The record used may correspond to both a 1st weight and a
complete weighing.
3.9.1.3 AUTO-TICKET
If this option is activated the equipment will send to the printer the corresponding ticket of the
end of weighing. With key F3 we may repeat the ticket if necessary.
To be able to print tickets the equipment shall be configured for it.
Figure 3.9.1.3.1
1st WEIGHT
In this menu we select it the first weight ticket will be automatically printed or not. Options are:
NO: Will not be automatically printed (default value)
SI: Ticket will be printed on finishing the weighing.
3.9.1.3.1
2nd WEIGHT
In this menu we select if the second weight ticket will be automatically printed or not. Options
3.9.1.3.2
are:
NO: Will not be automatically printed (default value)
SI: Ticket will be printed on finishing the weighing.
FILLING
In this menu we select if the filling ticket will be automatically printed or not. Options are:
NO: Will not be automatically printed (default value)
SI: Ticket will be printed on finishing the weighing.
3.9.1.3.3
3.9.1.4 LABEL
Using this option, you can configure the texts/labels that are shown for the different fields:
LICENSE, TRAILER, COMPANY, PRODUCT, FIELD 1, FIELD 2 and REMARKS.
Figure 3.9.1.4.1
RESET LABELS
Using this option, you can reset the texts/labels to their default values. To do so, select the
3.9.1.4.1
YES option and press the
3-14
or
key.
Truck weighing application
Figure 3.9.1.4.1.1
LICENSE
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the LICENSE field, the maximum length of
which is 10 characters.
3.9.1.4.2
key several times. Enter the desired text for the
To delete the current text, press the
wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
Figure 3.9.1.4.2.1
TRAILER
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.3.1:
3.9.1.4.3
Figure3.9.1.4.3.1
The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
,
or
keys. You access this option using the
key.
3.9.1.4.3.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the TRAILER field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
or
The desired option is selected by using the
key.
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3.9.1.4.3.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the TRAILER field, the maximum length of
key several times. Enter the desired
which is 10 characters. To delete the current text, press the
or
text for the wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
key.
COMPANY
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.4.4.1.
3.9.1.4.4
Figure 3.9.1.4.4.1
keys. You access this option using the
The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
,
or
key.
3.9.1.4.4.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the COMPANY field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
or
The desired option is selected by using the
key.
3.9.1.4.4.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the COMPANY field, the maximum length of
which is 10 characters.
To delete the current text, press the
key several times. Enter the desired text for the
wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
PRODUCT
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.4.5.1:
3.9.1.4.5
Figure 3.9.1.4.5.1
The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
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,
or
keys. You access this option using the
key.
Truck weighing application
3.9.1.4.5.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the PRODUCT field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
or
The desired option is selected by using the
key.
3.9.1.4.5.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the PRODUCT field, the maximum length of
key several times. Enter the desired
which is 10 characters. To delete the current text, press the
text for the wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
FIELD1
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.4.6.1:
3.9.1.4.6
Figure 3.9.1.4.6.1
keys. You access this option by using the
The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
,
or
key.
3.9.1.4.6.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the FIELD 1 field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
or
The desired option is selected by using the
key.
3.9.1.4.6.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the FIELD 1 field, the maximum length of
which is 10 characters. To delete the current text, press the
key several times. Enter the desired
text for the wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
FIELD2
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.4.7.1:
3.9.1.4.7
Figure 3.9.1.4.7.1
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The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
,
or
keys. You access this option by using the
key.
3.9.1.4.7.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the FIELD2 field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
The desired option is selected by using the
or
key.
3.9.1.4.7.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the FIELD2 field, the maximum length of which
is 10 characters.
To delete the current text, press the
key several times. Enter the desired text for the
wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
REMARKS
This menu contains the options shown in the following figure 3.9.1.4.8.1:
3.9.1.4.8
Figure 3.9.1.4.8.1
keys. You access this option by using
The desired option is selected by using the
key. You exit the option using the
the
,
or
key.
3.9.1.4.8.1 ACTIVATED
This allows you to activate or disable the appearance of the REMARKS field in the data entry
sequence for a weighing. The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
The desired option is selected by using the
or
key.
3.9.1.4.8.2 LABEL
This allows you to modify the wording shown in the REMARKS field, the maximum length of
which is 20 characters.
To delete the current text, press the
key several times. Enter the desired text for the
wording using the alphanumeric keypad and finally, press the
or
key.
3.9.1.4.8.3 AUTO-DELETE
This allows you to perform an auto-delete of data in the REMARKS field for the next weighing.
The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
The desired option is selected by using the
or
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3.9.1.5 MANUAL WEIGHT
This allows you to introduce manual weight values for truck scale weighings.
The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
The desired option is selected by using the
or
key.
If this option is ‘NO’, when trying to perform a weighing with a manual weight, appears ERROR
0065, the manual weight is automatically deleted and the process continues.
3.9.1.6 TARE PERMITED
This allows you to perform a truck scale weighing using a tare.
The possible options are YES/NO.
keys. You confirm by pressing the
The desired option is selected by using the
or
key.
If this option is ‘NO’, when trying to perform a weighing with a tare, appears: TARE NOT
PERMITTED, the tare is automatically deleted and the process continues.
3.9.2 WEIGHINGS
Using this menu, you can do the operations shown in the following figure:
Figure 3.9.2.1
3.9.2.1 REPEAT TICKET
With this option, you enter a screen where you can print a ticket again. To do so, you must
enter the ticket number and press the
or
key as shown in the figure.
Figure 3.9.2.1.1
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3.9.2.2 DEL WEIGHINGS
This deletes all the weighings in the memory up to the date entered on the following screen:
Figure 3.9.2.2.1
3.9.2.3 DELETE TRANSIT
This option allows you to delete all the weighing records that exist in the indicator memory. To
do so, select YES and press the
or
key as shown in the following figure.
Figure 3.9.2.3.1
3.9.2.4 N. TICKET
On this screen, you can modify the ticket number assigned for the next weighing. To do so,
enter the desired number and press the
or
key as seen in the following figure.
Figure 3.9.2.4.1
3.9.3 REPORTS
Menu where you can get reports on vehicles in transit, a list of weighings, of companies, of
products and of vehicles. When you access the menu, it will look just as it appears in figure 3.9.3.1:
Figure 3.9.3.1
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3.9.3.1 TRANSIT
Using this option, you can get a printed list of vehicles in transit.
3.9.3.2 WEIGHINGS
A menu where you can get a list of weighings with a filter and order option. When you enter,
the screen shown is as follows:
Figure 3.9.3.2.1
FILTER
An option that allows you to filter the list of movements according to different criteria:
- License plate number (REG.N)
From a date (FROM DATE)
- Product code (PROD.C)
To date (TO DATE)
- Company code (COMP.C)
To remove the current filter, there is an option to reset the filter (RESET FILTER)
3.9.3.2.1
SORTKEY
An option with which you can choose an order criteria for the list of movements. The possible
options are:
PRODUCT
- DATE 2nd WEIGHT
nd
- 2 WEIGHT
COMPANY
- DATE 1st WEIGHT
N. TICKET
- 1st WEIGHT
FIELD 1
- LICENSE
FIELD 2
3.9.3.2.2
PRINTOUT
With this option once the desired filter and order options have been chosen, the list of
movements is sent to the printer. ATTENTION: When using a slow printer or a printer with a small
buffer, is recommended to activate a DELAY (see 5.2.2.3, 5.2.3.3, 5.2.4.3) in order to avoid losing
weighing printings.
3.9.3.2.3
3.9.3.2.3.1 COMPANY
Using this option, you can get a printed list of companies.
3.9.3.2.3.2 PRODUCT
Using this option, you can get a printed list of products.
3.9.3.2.3.3 VEHICLES
Using this option, you can get a printed list of vehicles.
TOTALS
With this option once the desired filter have been chosen, the list of total weighings is sent to
the printer.
3.9.3.2.4
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3.9.4 TICKETS
An option to choose what type of ticket will be used for:
- First weighing
Second weighing
First and second weighing, the possible options are:
- Standard
Programmed
Single weighing, the possible options are:
- Standard
Disabled (OFF)
Single weighing
Disabled (OFF)
3.9.5 GATES
With the options of the following screen you can configure the options of an Access
control/Gate (see 3.7):
Figure 3.9.5.1
The different options that may be configured are:
Figure 3.9.5.2
) it means that the module has not
If a question mark appears after the exit (e.g.:
been installed through the SETUP menu and therefore it will not function. No matter if the module has
been correctly mounted and connected it will not function until the installation process through the
SETUP menu has been performed (see 5.5)
3.9.5.1 INPUT GATE ACTIVATION
With this option you may activate this functionality for the selected scale. The different options
are ENABLED or DISABLED, as shown in figure 3.9.5.1.1:
Figure 3.9.5.1.1
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3.9.5.2 MIN. WEIGHT INPUT GATE
With this option you may configure the value of the minimum weight from which the digital
output will be deactivated. The admitted range is from 0 to scale MAX.
Figure 3.9.5.2.1
3.9.5.3 OUTPUT GATE ACTIVATION
With this option you may activate this functionality for the selected scale. The different options
are ENABLED or DISABLED, as shown in figure 3.9.5.3.1:
Figure 3.9.5.3.1
3.9.5.4 MIN. WEIGHT OUTPUT GATE
With this option you may configure the value of the minimum weight from which the digital
output will be deactivated. The admitted range is from 0 to scale MAX.
Figure 3.9.5.2.1
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3.9.5.5 INPUT GATE RELAY
With this option you may configure the output that will be used for the input gate. The module
adress and the relay number have to be introduced.
Module
adress
Relay
number
.
Figure 3.9.5.5.1
If the output selected is already being used by another function -as another scale gate
(indicator bi-scale) or the standard digital outputs- the indicator will show an error like the one below:
Figure 3.9.5.5.2
3.9.5.6 OUTPUT GATE RELAY
With this option you may configure the output that will be used for the output gate. The module
adress and the relay number have to be introduced.
Module
adress
Relay
number
Figure 3.9.5.6.1
If the output selected is already being used by another function -as another scale gate
(indicator bi-scale) or the standard digital outputs- the indicator will show an error like the one below:
Figure 3.9.5.6.2
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3.9.5.7 Error messages in the relay programming
See 5.5.7
3.9.6 FILLING
Filling configuration can be found in the truck weighing configuration menu. It is accessed on
pressing
showing the following menu:
Figure 3.9.6.1
On accessing the filling options the equipment will require the correct introduction of the PIN,
which will then allow us to modify the configuration:
Figure 3.9.6.2
If the correct PIN is not introduced the parameter will be showed but it is not possible to change
them. Once the PIN is introduced the following screen will be shown:
Figure 3.9.6.3
In the bi-scale equipments we shall have two independent filling systems although only one truck
may be filled every time.
On accessing the corresponding scale filling menu the following configuration parameters are
showed:
Figure 3.9.6.4
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3.9.6.1 Filling parameters
ACTIVATED
Indicates if the filling function is available. When available the corresponding icon appears at the
3.9.6.1.1
key of the main screen.
Possible values: YES, NO.
SPEEDS
Indicates if the filling will be performed at one or two speeds.
- One speed: there is a material control relay and so one only filling speed. The equipment will
activate the FINE relay until reaching the desired weight minus the inflight.
- Two speeds: there are two material control relays and so two filling speeds. While the weight
is below the desired weight minus the slow section the FINE and GROSS relays are
activated. Once this value is reached only the FINE relay will continue activated. On reaching
the desired weight minus the inflight the FINE relay will be desactivated.
3.9.6.1.2
Possible values: 1,2
FILLING TYPE
That parameter selects if the weight introduced will be net or gross.
Net weight means that the truck will be loaded with the weight of the filled material. The final
weight on the scale will be the weight of the truck empty plus the weight to be filled.
Gross weight means that the filling of the truck will be performed until the gross weight reaches
the filling value introduced, and so, the final weight on the scale will be that weight.
Possible values: NET, GROSS, ASK
3.9.6.1.3
If the option ASK is selected, on performing the filling data entrance sequence the indicator will
ask the user what type of filling desires. Example:
Figure 3.9.6.1.3.1
If CANCEL is selected the filling is aborted.
ASK WEIGHT
That parameter indicates if during the filling data entrance sequence the weight to dose will be
required to the user or if the weight programmed at the configuration menu will be used. In case the
weight is required there is the option that the last introduced weight to be showed or that always
shows zero.
3.9.6.1.4
Possible values: NO, LAST, ASK
NO: the programmed weight will be used without asking.
LAST: a window will be showed asking for the weight. The initial value will be the same introduced
in the previous filling or zero if the equipment has just started.
ASK: a window will be showed asking for the weight. The initial value will always be zero. That
makes the introduction of the value mandatory every time and avoids the accidental validation of a
previous value.
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Example of the screen showed when asking the weight to fill is activated:
Figure 3.9.6.1.4.1
START OF FILLING
Indicates how the filling is started after the filling data entrance:
Possible values:
AUTO: The filling starts immediately after the entrance of the parameters.
KEY: the equipment will require a keyboard confirmation before starting the filling.
ENTRADA: starting will be validated through an external digital input (for example a pushing
button).
TECLA+ENTRADA: the filling will be started by a keyboard confirmation or an external input (the
first occurrence).
Example of screens showed before starting the filling:
3.9.6.1.5
Figure 3.9.6.1.5.1
Figure 3.9.6.1.5.2
2nd WEIGHING
Configuration option used to indicate if on ending the filling the second weighing will be performed
directly or if a user confirmation will be required.
3.9.6.1.6
Possible values:
AUTO: Second weighing will be performed directly after ending the filling process.
KEY: A user confirmation will be required to perform the weighing.
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Example of weighing confirmation requirement:
Figure 3.9.6.1.6.1
In that case the weight used as the second weighing will be the one in the screen at the moment
of acceptance, it is to say, if during the confirmation requirement material is added or removed that
will be reflected in the second weighing. That allows manual corrections of the filling.
FINAL WEIGHT
That weight is used as the weight to fill when the parameter ASK WEIGHT is configured to NO. For
the rest of cases that weight is not used.
3.9.6.1.7
INFLIGHT
Menu for the inflight configuration. The screen is as follows:
3.9.6.1.8
Figure 3.9.6.1.8.1
The inflight for dosing or filling is the amount of product that keeps falling once the gates or the
product control system is closed. To compensate that fall of material the FINE relay is cut before
reaching the desired weight. That difference between the desired value and the cut value is the
inflight.
As that value shall be varying in time and is also difficult to predict accurately, the equipment has
an automatic correction system that adjusts the inflight value according to the results of the different
fillings. That automatic correction system shall be configured or void if desired.
Inflight configuration has three parameters: Inflight, correction and maximum correction.
INFLIGHT: Weight value for the calculation of the cut value for the FINE relay. The calculation is:
FINE cut weight = Filling weight - INFLIGHT
CORRECTION: Percentage of correction to be applied to the current INFLIGHT after a filling. That
means that after a filling the final error is calculated (difference between real and desired weight) and
that percentage is applied adding or subtracting it to the INFLIGHT accordingly:
Correction value =(Desired weight − Real weight ) ⋅
CORRECTION
100
If that parameter is left to zero the automatic correction is deactivated and the value of
INFLIGHT is kept the same as the programmed value.
MAX. CORRECTION: Maximum correction value to be applied at once. If after making the
calculation the correction value surpasses the MAX.CORRECTION parameter value only that
correction will be applied. If that value is left to zero the comparison is deactivated and so there is no
limit of correction.
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Default values:
INFLIGHT = 0
CORRECTION = 0 (DEACTIVATED)
MAX. CORRECTION = 0 (DEACTIVATED)
SLOW SECTION
Parameter only valid if the filling is at two speeds. This parameter determines, along with the
inflight, the GROSS relay cut value point, leaving only activated the FINE relay.
To calculate the GROSS cut point, subtract the final weight desired, the inflight and the
programmed slow section value:
GROSS cut value = Final weight – INFLIGHT – SLOW SECTION
3.9.6.1.9
Default value = 0
3.9.6.1.10 MARGIN OF ERROR
Menu option where the final weight check is configured allowing to give an error if the final weight
is outside the margins programmed here.
That check may be activated or deactivated. The inferior margin is independent from the superior
and the value may be programmed in weight or in a percentage of the desired value.
The menu is as follows:
Figure 3.9.6.1.10.1
MARGIN TYPE: Indicates if the margin values programmed are in weight or in percentage.
ERROR MARGIN+: Positive error margin. If the final weight is above that value or the percentage
to the desired weight will show an error in screen and an error relay will be activated.
ERROR MARGIN-: Negative error margin. If the desired weight minus the final weight is above
that value or percentage an error in the screen will be shown and an error relay will be
activated.
If both margins are left to zero that check is deactivated.
Example of the screen with the final weight out of margins:
Figure 3.9.6.1.10.2
The equipment gives the option to accept or reject the weighing. Before accepting the weighing
material can be added or removed manually if the filling wants to be corrected. On accepting it the
current weight is acquired as the second weighing.
Default values:
MARGIN TYPE: Weight
MARGIN OF ERROR+:0 (DEACTIVATED)
MARGIN OF ERROR-:0 (DEACTIVATED)
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3.9.6.1.11 MATERIAL ERROR
Option through which the lack of material detection may be programmed. In case of being
activated en error will generated if during the filling process it is detected that the weight does not
increase.
Figure 3.9.6.1.11.1
Detection is configured through two parameters:
TIME: Indicates the time of detection in seconds. If it is set to zero the detection is deactivated.
Default value: 0
WEIGHT CHANGE: Possible values are: STABILITY, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 divisions. That
value indicates how much the weight has to change during the time programmed in the
TIME parameter. Default value: STABILITY.
STABILITY option indicates that if during the filling the weight becomes stable in a time as the
programmed in TIME, a lack of material error will arise.
If instead of STABILITY we select some divisions we will be selecting that the weight has to
increase more than these divisions by time programmed. If the speed is lower a lack of material error
will arise.
Example of a lack of material error screen:
Figure 3.9.6.1.11.2
When an error arises we have three options:
CANCEL: Cancel the filling and the weighing. Will be shown:
RESUME: Resumes filling from the point where it was. Option to be selected when the lack of
material problem has been solved (for example: material has been replaced)
END: Accepts the weighing as is. The second weighing will be done with the current weight and
the weighing will be recorded. Option to be selected when the lack of material may not be solved
immediately and the current weighing wants to be accepted even though the final desired value has
not been reached. See figure 3.9.6.1.11.3
Figure 3.9.6.1.11.3
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3.9.6.1.12 WAITING TIME
Once reached the desired weight the FINE relay is deactivated, waits for stability and starts that
waiting time. On ending, the process of the weighing checking and ending continues. If during that
time the weight becomes unstable the time counter starts again from zero.
That time is used in systems where there is not enough with waiting for stability on ending the
filling because material may fall after reaching stability.
Default value: 0
3.9.6.1.13 RELAY.CONFIG
Section to configure the filling control and information relays.
The screen is as follows:
Figure 3.9.6.1.13.1
A list of the available functions appears and at the right side the assigned relay. The relay is
specified with a number and module direction (1 to 15) and a relay number (1 to 8). For example
[01:3] indicates relay number 3 of module 1. If no relay has been assigned appears[--.-].
Function that may be assigned to a relay:
FAST: Relay to control the gross flow of the filling system.
SLOW: Relay to control the fine flow of the filling system.
ERROR: Activated when there is an error in the equipment during the filling.
FILLING ERROR: Activated if on ending the filling the weight is outside the programmed margins
of error.
MATERIAL ERROR: Activated if there is a lack of material error.
ACTIVATED: Activated during the filling process.
PAUSE: Activated if the filling is paused.
If a relay is not programmed it means that this function will not activate any relay.
To start the filling is mandatory to program at least the FINE relay for 1 speed fillings, or the FINE
and GROSS relays for a 2 speed.
It is not allowed to program two functions to the same relay.
Neither is allowed to use the same relay for more than one equipment function, such as gates and
dosing. If a relay is already being used in another function an error will arise on programming it.
Option RESET CONFIG.erases all the configuration of the filling relays for that scale.
Used for starting a configuration from scratch.
If a question mark appears at the right side of the relay, as showed in figure 3.9.6.1.13.2, means
that the module that corresponds to that relay is not installed. Go to \SETUP\EXTERNAL
MODULES\INSTALLATION to install the modules.
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Figure 3.9.6.1.13.2
All the relay configuration screens have the following format:
Module
adress
Relay
number
Figure 3.9.6.1.13.3
If a relay which is being used by another function is introduced the equipment will arise an error.
That is solved using another relay or changing it to the function that was already using it.
3.9.6.1.14 CONFIG. INPUTS
Section to configure the filling control inputs throught the following screen:
Figure 3.9.6.1.14.1
Option RESET CONFIG.erases all the configuration of the filling inputs for that scale.
Used for starting a configuration from scratch.
It is only necessary to configure these inputs if the corresponding function wants to be used.
Possible functions:
START INPUT: Used to start the filling when parameter START FILLING is configured to INPUT
or KEY+INPUT.
PAUSE: On activating that input during the filling process it is stopped and placed in pause.
CANCEL: On activating that input during the filling it is cancelled directly.
CONTINUE: Validates weight, pieces and cycles entries. Resumes the filling when the equipment
is paused.
BLOCKING: That signal blocks the filling while being active. The filling is automatically resumed
when the signal is deactivated. Blocking state is similar to pause: the filling relays are
deactivated and all error checks are stopped. During blocking the filling may be cancelled
pressing
or activating the CANCEL external input. In case of using the
shall have the opportunity yo sabe the weighing with the current weight.
The following figure shows an example screen of a blocked filling:
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Figure 3.9.6.1.14.2
3.10 Database Menu
In this menu, you can view and modify the fields for the different database tables in the truck
weighing application.
key, and the display will look like figure 3.10.1:
You enter this menu by pressing the
Figure 3.10.1
You select the table you wish to access using the
and
selected table using the
key. You exit the option using the
keys. You access the
key.
3.10.1 CONFIG
This allows you to modify the dimensions of the COMPANY, PRODUCTS, VEHICLES and
WEIGHINGS tables in the data base. Access to this option is protected and requires you to enter an
access code (ID):
Figure 3.10.1.1
The menu is as shown in the following figure. The number shown to the right of each field is
the maximum number of records in the corresponding table:
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Figure 3.10.1.2
WARNING
Modifying the dimension of any of the tables leads to a
deletion in the data base
3.10.1.1 INIT TABLES
Using this option, you can reset the data base tables to their default values. To do so, select
the YES option and press the
or
key.
Figure 3.10.1.1.1
WARNING
Resetting the data base tables leads to a deletion of the data
base
3.10.1.2 COMPANY
This option allows you to modify the quantity of maximum records available in the COMPANY
table in the data base. This quantity can be anywhere from 1 to 1000 records.
Figure 3.10.1.1.1
Once the value for this option has been modified, the data base is initialized and the number of
records available in the WEIGHINGS table is recalculated.
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3.10.1.3 PRODUCT
This option allows you to modify the quantity of maximum records available in the PRODUCT
table in the data base. This quantity can be anywhere from 1 to 1000 records.
Figure 3.10.1.3.1
Once the value for this option has been modified, the data base is initialized and the number of
records available in the WEIGHINGS table is recalculated.
3.10.1.4 VEHICLES
This option allows you to modify the quantity of maximum records available in the VEHICLES
table in the data base. This quantity can be anywhere from 1 to 1000 records.
Figure 3.10.1.4.1
Once the value for this option has been modified, the data base is initialized and the number of
records available in the WEIGHINGS table is recalculated.
3.10.1.5 WEIGHINGS
This option does not feature a submenu as the number of records is calculated based on the
quantity of records in the rest of the tables. Each record in each table requires the following memory
quantity:
TABLE
COMPANIES
PRODUCTS
VEHICLES
WEIGHINGS
Necessary Memory [bytes]
40
40
13
82
The number of weighings is calculated in accordance with the following formula:
nº weighings = [262144 – (nº companies * 40) – (nº products * 40) – (nº vehicles * 14)] / 84
So, for example, if the number of records in the COMPANIES, PRODUCTS and VEHICLES
tables is 100, the quantity of records available for the WEIGHINGS table would be 3008.
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3.10.2 COMPANY Table
The structure of this table is just as shown in figure 3.10.2.1. Certain texts can be modified
(see section 3.9.1.3):
Figure 3.10.2.1
and
keys to move through the different record lines. Press the
key
Use the
while the cursor is on any record in the ID column and a menu will appear that allows you to directly
skip to a certain record. Use the
and
keys to move through the different record fields. To
edit the field you are in, press the
key and confirm with the
key or cancel with the
key.
key.
You exit this menu with the
3.10.3 PRODUCT Table
The structure of this table is just as shown in figure 3.10.3.1. Certain texts can be modified
(see section 3.9.1.3):
Figure 3.10.3.1
Use the
and
keys to move through the different record lines. Press the
key
while the cursor is on any record in the ID column and a menu will appear that allows you to directly
skip to a certain record. Use the
and
keys to move through the different record fields. To
edit the field you are in, press the
key and confirm with the
key or cancel with the
key.
You exit this menu with the
key.
3.10.4 VEHICLES Table
The structure of this table is just as shown in figure 3.10.4.1. Certain texts can be modified
(see section 3.9.1.3):
Figure 3.10.4.1
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Use the
and
keys to move through the different record lines. Press the
key
while the cursor is on any record in the ID column and a menu will appear that allows you to directly
skip to a certain record. Use the
and
keys to move through the different record fields. To
edit the field you are in, press the
key and confirm with the
key or cancel with the
key.
key.
You exit this menu with the
3.10.5 WEIGHIGNS Table
The structure of this table is just as shown in figure 3.10.5.1. Certain texts can be modified
(see section 3.9.1.3):
Figure 3.10.5.1
The fields that have been disabled (see 3.9.1.3) do not appear in the columns of this table.
and
keys to move through the different record lines. Press the
key while
Use the
the cursor is on any record in the ID column and a menu will appear that allows you to directly skip to
a certain record. Use the
and
keys to move through the different record fields. To edit the
key and confirm with the
key or cancel with the
key. You exit
field you are in, press the
this menu with the
key
3.10.6 Weighing database edition blocking
Weighing database edition can be blocked through EDITABLE paramenter in the table
configuration menu. If EDITABLE parameter is left to YES (default value) the weighing database will
be editable. If is left to NO the edition will be blocked.
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4 Industrial Application
4.1 Application selection
This equipment has two different modes of operation: truck weighing application and industrial
application.
In this case for selecting the industrial application we access the SETUP menu by pressing the
SETUP key of the indicator, then select the INDICATOR option, after select CONFIG and finally
access the APPLICATION option where we choose the INDUSTRIAL option.
4.2 Operation
4.2.1 Normal Weighing
Upon loading the platform, the weight will appear on the main display:
4.2.2 Zero
The indicator features a manual reset to zero device. If you press the zero key, the indicator
will use the current weight value as the system zero value.
Operation:
4.2.3 Tare
The types of tare that can be done are as follows:
- Normal tare
- Manual tare
- Programmed tare
4.2.3.1 Normal Tare
By pressing the
or
key, the current value on the indicator will become the tare value.
The word NET will appear to the right of the weight.
Operation:
or
4.2.3.2 Manual Tare
To enter a specific tare, you must indicate the tare value using the numeric keys, enter it using
the
or
key and finally, validate it by pressing the
appear to the right of the weight.
Operation:
nnn→
or
or
→
key. The words NET and PT will
or
4.2.3.3 Programmed Tare
To select a programmed tare, you must enter the tare number (1…20) and press the
key. Then, press the programmed tare key
or
. The programmed tare will appear on the screen.
If it is the desired value, you must confirm with the
programmed tare, enter the new value and press the
will appear to the right of the weight.
Operation:
or
key; if you wish to change the
or
key. The NET and PT indications
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1..20→
1..20→ or
Selecting the Programmed Tare:
Program Tare:
→ →
→ →nnn→
or
4.2.3.4 Disable tare
To disable the tare, regardless of the type, press the delete tare key
. The net indicator will
turn off and, if applicable, the pre-set tare one, and the gross weight will be shown.
Operation:
4.2.4 Gross/Net
If the weight in
the display is
Gross
OFF
Weight in the
display is
Net
ON
Gross
The indication NET is
Net
On pressing
the key
The indication NET is
ON
OFF
Only acts if a tare is active.
4.2.5 Print ticket
To print a ticket, you must press the
or
key. If the weight does not pass the divisions
entered with the PR MIN function (see 5.3.2.10 or 5.4.2.2.10), the device will indicate the message
“Weight not valid”. If the weight is not stable when you press the
“WAITING TO PRINT...” will appear.
or
key, the message
Operation:
or
The ticket will be printed in accordance with the selected configuration (see 5.2.8).
4.2.6 Piece counter
It can operate in two different ways:
- By number of pieces
- By weight per piece
The display can not show more than 9.999.999 pieced and not less than -999.999.
4.2.6.1 By number of pieces
To operate according to a number of pieces, place a known number of pieces on the platform,
press the count pieces key
-press key
if the count pieces key is not showed in the displayand enter the number of pieces there are on the platform. The indication Pcs will appear. If the unit
weight is less than a hundredth of a division, an error message will appear. For example if a scale has
a division of 0.01kg the minimum admitted unit weight shall be of 0.0001kg..
From this time on, the indicator will indicate the quantity of pieces. The display will indicate the
weight of one piece at an accuracy of two decimals more than the division at which the indicator
operates (e.g.: in a scale with an adjustment in kg with a division of 0.01kg, the weight per unit shall
be showed in kg with a precision of four decimal places). See the following figure:
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Figure 4.2.6.1.1
→Nº pieces→
or
Operation:
This operation can be repeated by adding more pieces to those already on the scale if you wish to
readjust the system again.
To exit the pieces counter function, you must press the
key. The indicator will show weight
again.
4.2.6.2 By weight per piece
To operate according to weight per piece, you enter the weight per piece and press the
or
key. The maximum accuracy of the weight per piece is two decimals more than the division at
which the scale operates (e.g.: if a scale is adjusted in kg with a division of 0.01kg the maximum
. The Pcs indicator turns on
resolution shall be of 0.0001kg). Then, press the count pieces key
instead of the weight units. The weight per piece entered will be shown on the auxiliary display. From
this time on, the indicator will indicate the quantity of pieces.
Operation:
Weight per piece→
To exit the pieces counter function, you must press the
weight again.
or
→
key. The indicator will show
4.2.6.3 Bi-scale indicators
In bi-scale indicators it is possible to calculate or introduce the weight per unit in one scale and
the switch to the other keeping the pieces counter mode. For that the following conditions shall
be accomplished:
- Both scales shall work with the same units.
- The weight per unit entered or calculated in one scale shall not be lower than a hundredth part
of the division of the other scale in order for it the indicate pieces.
4.2.7 Totalize
This function gives the total sum of the different weighings and the number of weighings
completed.
key.
To enter the current weight on the scale in the sum, press the
The auxiliary line shows the cumulative total and the number of weighings. If you are in the pieces
counter function, it will also give the sum of the pieces. See the following figure:
Figure 4.2.7.1
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Operation:
key. The acumulative total and the number of
To exit this function, you must press the
weighings will be set to zero and the ticket that is created with this function will be closed.
key, the message “WAITING TO
If the weight is not stable when you press the
ACCUMULATE” will appear. If the weight does not pass the divisions entered with the PR MIN
function (see 5.3.2.10 or 5.4.2.2.10), the device will indicate the message "Weight not valid". If you
key and not yet exited the totalize function, the device will show the error
were to press the
.
“Ticket open”. To exit the totalize function press
4.2.8 Dosing function
4.2.8.1 General description
Dosing function allows loading and unloading of a product controlled by its weight in an automatic
way.
Dosing electromechanical system control is performed through one or more external modules
DIN-rail format that have digital outputs (relays) and inputs. These modules are connected to a Matrix
II through a RS485 bus using COM3 port or COM4 (optional, galvanically isolated).
There are six different working modes that are selected through the industrial application
configuration menu. Once selected the working mode, the access keys to the dosing functions will
appear in the context keys of the main display.
Dosing program allows interacting with other systems (light and sound alarm indicators, starting
buttons, blocking security sensors, PLCs, etc)
Dosing function operation will be given by its own configuration and according to it we will have to
introduce more or less parameters for starting dosing.
Main characteristics
One product dosing at 1 or 2 speeds.
Six dosing functions: 2 for loading, 2 for unloading, loading+unloading and loading/unloading.
Possibility to work with weight or pieces.
Dosing in gross or net (only in loading mode).
Possibility to make cycles (up to 99).
Inflight programming (cut-off point of the thin filling) with configurable automatic adjustment.
Dosing parameters set by configuration or by keyboard input by the user on starting dosing.
Programmable error margins above and below the desired weight.
Error margins programming by percentage or weight.
Lack of material detection (configurable).
Possibility to add material to the weighing Hopper when a lack of material error appears when
working in discharge.
Filling start through external input, keyboard or automatic.
Independent configuration and dosing parameters for scale 1 and scale 2.
Programmable delay time before acquiring final weight after dosing.
Option for executing a configurable initial function before starting dosing.
Option for executing a configurable end function after dosing.
Execution of emptying function after dosing (configurable).
Possibility for automatic ticket printing after each dosing.
Dosing process and errors indicator relays.
Digital inputs for dosing start, pause, block and cancel through external signals.
4.2.8.1.1
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Dosing start screen
For using the dosing function we have to configure it. See section 4.3.4 of the industrial
application configuration menu.
According to the working function chosen in the configuration we will have some icons or
4.2.8.1.2
others in the main screen. To access them it can be necessary to press the key
because they are
placed in the second group of the context key.
If we have selected the working model Charge we will have the following screen:
Figure 4.2.8.1.2.1
Key
placed at F3 performs the last dosing ticket printing. That key is always present as
long we have activated the dosing function independently of the working mode chosen.
Key
starts the dosing function in Charge mode.
Dosing starting keys according to the working mode:
Function
Basic charge
Key Icon
F4
Function
Starts function Charge
Basic discharge
F4
Starts function Discharge
1 PROD.- Charge
F4
Starts function Charge
1 PROD.- Discharge F4
4.2.8.1.3
Starts function Discharge
Charge + Discharge
F4
Starts function Charge + Discharge
Charge / Discharge
F4
F5
Starts function Charge
Starts function Discharge
Dosing functions
4.2.8.1.3.1 Possible functions resume
As already indicated there are six possible working functions:
1. Basic Charge
2. Basic Discharge
3. 1 PROD.-Charge
4. 1 PROD.-Discharge
5. Charge+Discharge
6. Charge/Discharge
See section 4.3.4 to select the dosing function.
Functions Basic Charge and Basic Discharge allow performing charges and discharges
without cycles with a basic and fast configuration.
1 PROD.- Charge function performs one or more dosing cycles (up to 99) charging material on
the weighing platform.
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In the 1 PROD.- Discharge function the weighing platform is part of the material deposit that
has the dosing valve or valves and the programmed material quantity is discharged from this platform.
Discharge is always performed in net (weight or pieces).
Function Charge+Discharge performs a charge mode dosing (always working in gross weight)
followed by one or several discharging dosages (net). In that case we will have a charging system
comprised, for example, by a material deposit with one or two valves that charge material into the
hopper that makes the weighing platform. Also that hopper will have one or two valves with whom the
discharging to a third receptacle will be performed. In that case we will have up to 4 relays for dosing
control.
Charge/Discharge function is similar to Charge+Discharge but charging and discharging
operations are not automatically linked. In that case we will have a start charge key
and
. Charging will perform a dosing up to a programmed gross weight
another one for discharge
on the weighing platform and the discharging will perform one or more discharges from the weighing
platform of a programmed net weight.
4.2.8.1.3.2 Dosing screen
Example of a dosing screen:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.2.1
That is an example of a dosing screen of the charge function.
In the superior zone the standard weight screen is kept.
In the middle and inferior zone we will have the following information:
• A: Shows the working function.
• B: Shows the dosing target. In that case dose 400kg plus a charge and discharge
cycle counter according to the case. That counter does not appear if one only cycle is
performed.
• C: Indication in real time of the real charged or discharged weight.
• D: Graphic and percentage indication of the charge or discharge process.
• E: Shows the current process status. Texts showed:
 "CHARGE FAST": Charge fast at 2 speeds.
 "CHARGE SLOW": Charge slow or at 1 speed.
 "DISCHARGE FAST": Discharge fast at 2 speeds.
 "DISCHARGE SLOW": Discharge slow or at 1 speed.
 "¿STABLE?:" Waiting stability to read weight.
 "WAIT...": Programmed delay time after dosing.
 "EMPTYING – nn": Emptying relay activated along with remaining time.
 "** PAUSED **" : Pause mode activated by keyboard or external input.
During pause charging and discharging valves are deactivated.
 "EXTERNALLY BLOCKED": Dosing blocked by an external digital input. During
block charging and discharging valves are deactivated.
 In case of performing any process or cycle start or end function it will also be
showed here.
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4.2.8.1.3.3 Pause, continue or end during dosing
These options are common to all available working functions.
or through an external input if
We can pause dosing by two ways: pressing key
programmed (see section 4.3.4.2.12). For both cases the relays that control the dosing valves will be
disconnected stopping the process. The screen will look like the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.3.1
In the indication status it is showed that we are in pause mode with a blinking message.
If a pause relay is programmed (see section 4.3.4.2.12) it will be activated.
From no won we have two possible keys:
Continue dosing from where it was paused.
Ends process aborting dosing.
Or, with the external input CONTINUE (see section 4.3.4.2.12) we can continue dosing when
we are in pause, and activating the external input CANCEL (see section 4.3.4.2.12) cancel dosing at
any time being or not in pause.
4.2.8.1.3.4 Dosing phases
Dosing is defined in two blocks: process and cycle. For basic function we do not have the
process block. If we have the process block, this includes the cycle. Graphically it would be as
follows:
Functions 1 PROD.- Charge,
1 PROD.- Discharge and
Charge/Discharge
Start process
1 dosing cycle
(basic charge or basic
discharge)
Function
Charge+Discharge
Start process
Charge
Dosing cycle/s
(charge/s or discharge/s)
Discharge cycle/s
End process
End process
Repeat process if necessary
Functions Basic Charge
and Basic Discharge
Process parameters are common for all working functions but Charge+Discharge. In that case
you can program the repetitions of the whole process (up to 99 repetitions).
Action performed by the cycle will be defined by the selected function. Actions performed by
the cycle may be charge, discharge or charge+discharge linked.
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When charge or discharge are programmed with several cycles these are performed
successively and at the end the process ending is performed.
4.2.8.1.3.4.1 Dosing phases for Basic Charge and Basic Discharge functions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Start of function with F4 key or external input *.
Dosing parameters input according to configuration.
Execute cycle start command *.
Wait stability and get initial weight.
Dosing start at one or two speeds according to configuration. For that its corresponding relays
are activated. It can be charge or discharge.
6. For two speeds: on reaching fast relay cut point, it is disconnected and only the slow relay will
remain connected.
7. On reaching slow relay cut point, it is disconnected.
8. Wait for weight stabilization.
9. Once reached stability wait the programmed time of the parameter WAIT TIME.
10. Read final weight for calculating the dosed material.
11. Execute the final cycle function *.
12. Make the automatic ticket printing *.
* Option available if configured
4.2.8.1.3.4.2 Dosing phases for 1 PROD.- Charge, 1 PROD.- Discharge and Charge/Discharge
functions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Start of function with F4 or F5 key (as appropriate) or external input *.
Dosing parameters input according to configuration.
Wait for process start command *.
Execute process start command *.
Wait for cycle start command *.
Execute cycle initial function *.
Wait stability and get initial weight.
Dosing start at one or two speeds according to configuration. For that its corresponding relays
are activated. It can be charge or discharge.
9. For two speeds: on reaching fast relay cut point, it is disconnected and only the slow relay will
remain connected.
10. On reaching slow relay cut point, it is disconnected.
11. Wait for weight stabilization.
12. Once reached stability wait the programmed time of the parameter WAIT TIME.
13. Read final weight for calculating the dosed material.
14. Execute the final cycle function *.
15. Execute the emptying function *.
16. If there are pending cycles it returns to point 5.
17. Execute the final process function *..
18. Execute the emptying function *.
19. Make the automatic ticket printing *.
* Option available if configured
In the Charge/Discharge mode cycles may not be performed. A dosing in gross is performed
until its programmed value.
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4.2.8.1.3.4.3 Dosing phases for Charge+Discharge function
That mode links one charge in gross with one or more discharges in an automatic way
(discharges are always in net). It has the peculiarity that it allows the programming of the whole
process repetition (up to 99 repetitions) and that there is not emptying function like in the rest of
modes
The dosing phases for the Charge+Discharge mode are the followings:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
Start of function with F4 or external input *.
Dosing parameters input according to configuration.
Wait for process start command *.
Execute process start command *.
Wait for charge start command *.
Execute charge initial function *.
Wait stability and get initial weight.
Charge start at one or two speed according to configuration. For that the corresponding relays
are activated.
For two speeds: on reaching fast relay cut point, it is disconnected and only the slow relay will
remain connected.
On reaching slow relay cut point it is disconnected.
Wait for weight stabilization.
Once reached stability wait the programmed time of the parameter WAIT TIME.
Read final weight for calculating the dosed material.
Execute the final charge function *.
Wait for discharge start command *.
Execute discharge initial function *.
Wait stability and get initial weight to start discharge.
Start discharge at one or two speed according to configuration. For that its corresponding
relays are activated.
For two speeds: on reaching fast relay cut point, it is disconnected and only the slow relay will
remain connected.
On reaching slow relay cut point it is disconnected.
Wait for weight stabilization.
Once reached stability wait the programmed time of the discharge parameter WAIT TIME.
Read final weight for calculating the discharge dosed material.
Execute the final discharge function *.
If there are pending discharge cycles it returns to point 15.
Execute the final process function *.
Execute the emptying function *.
Make the automatic ticket printing *.
If there are process cycles pending it return to point 3, otherwise the process ends.
* Option available if configured
4.2.8.1.3.5 Function Basic Charge
Main screen for that function is the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.1
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Key
prints the last dosing ticket.
Function start can be performed through external input, pressing key
or both
methods, according to equipment configuration (see 4.3.4.2.2).
According the configuration the possible screens that may appear are the followings:
- Weight to load (if configured to work in weight). Two possibilities depending on if working in
net or gross:
• Net:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.2
•
Gross:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.3
-
Pieces to load (if configured to work in pieces). Two possibilities depending on if working in net
or gross:
• Net:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.4
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•
Gross:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.5
When loading start the following screen appears:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.5.6
4.2.8.1.3.6 Function Basic Discharge
Main screen for that function is the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.6.1
Key
prints the last dosing ticket.
Function start can be performed through external input, pressing key
or both
methods, according to equipment configuration (see 4.3.4.2.2).
According the configuration the possible screens that may appear are the followings:
- Weight or pieces to load (according to function configuration). In discharge we always have to
enter net values:
• If working in weight we have:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.6.2
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•
If working in pieces we have:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.6.3
When discharge starts the following screen appears:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.6.4
4.2.8.1.3.7 Function 1 PROD.-CHARGE
That mode main screen is as follows:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.1
Key
performs the last dosing ticket printing.
starts process. According to configuration, the equipment will require more or less
Key
parameters before starting dosing or it will start the charge directly.
The possible screens that may appear according to configuration are the followings:
Type of dosing (gross or net):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.2
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Weigth to charge (if configured to work in weight). Two possibilities depending on if we work in
net or gross:
- Net:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.3
-
Gross:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.4
Pieces to charge (if configured to work in pieces). Two possibilities depending on if we work in
net or gross:
- Net:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.5
-
Gross:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.6
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-
Number of charges to perform:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.7
-
Start process confirmation:
By keyboard:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.8
-
By external digital input:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.9
-
Confirmation of start charge:
By keyboard:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.10
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-
By external digital input:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.11
When charge starts the following screen is showed:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.7.12
4.2.8.1.3.8 Function 1 PORD.-DISCHARGE
Main screen for that mode is the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.1
Key
performs the last dosing ticket printing.
Key
starts discharge process. According to configuration, the equipment will require
more or less parameters before starting dosing or it will start the discharge directly.
Discharge is always performed in net weight or pieces.
The possible screens that may appear according to configuration are the followings:
Weight to discharge (if configured to work in weight):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.2
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Pieces to discharge (if configured to work in pieces):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.3
Number of discharge cycles to perform. From 1 to 99. If we enter 0 it will perform discharges
until there is not enough material to make a complete discharge. For example if we make discharges
of 50kg and are left 48 kg on the platform it will not continue discharging. Screen:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.4
Start process confirmation (by keyboard or external digital input):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.5
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.6
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Start discharge confirmation (by keyboard or external digital input):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.7
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.8
-
When discharge starts the following screen is showed:
Working in weight:
-
Working in pieces:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.9
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.8.10
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4.2.8.1.3.9 Function Charge+Discharge
Main screen for that mode is the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.1
Key
performs the last dosing ticket printing.
starts charge+discharge process. According to configuration, the equipment will
Key
require more or less parameters before starting dosing or it will start directly.
Charge is always performed in gross and discharge or discharges in net.
The possible screens that may appear according to configuration are the followings:
Petition of number of complete charge+discharge cycles:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.2
Gross weight to charge (if working in weight):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.3
Gross pieces to charge (if working in pieces):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.4
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Net weight to discharge (if working in weight):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.5
Net pieces to discharge (if working in pieces):
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.6
Number of discharges to perform:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.7
Here we enter the number of continued discharges to perform with a maximum 0f 99. If we
enter zero or nothing and validate, the equipment will perform as many discharges as possible with
the material on the platform. So, it will keep making discharges as long the weight is the same or
above the programmed discharge value.
-
Start process confirmation:
Confirmation by keyboard:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.8
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-
Confirmation by external input:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.9
-
Start charging confirmation:
Confirmation by keyboard:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.10
-
Confirmation by external input:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.11
-
Once all values are entered or confirmed, charge is started with a screen like the following:
If working in weight:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.12
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-
If working in pieces:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.13
Once the charge is finished, will start the discharge, or a start of discharge confirmation
message will appear if programmed to require it:
-
Example of start of discharge confirmation screen:
Confirmation by keyboard:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.14
Confirmation by external input:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.15
-
Once discharge has started we have a screen like the following:
If working in weight:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.16
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-
If working in pieces:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.9.17
The equipment will perform as many discharges as configured, and if several
charge+discharge cycles have been selected, will start again with another charge.
4.2.8.1.3.10 Charge/Discharge function
As already commented this is a mixed mode that allows making charges and discharges
pressing one key or another. Charges are always in gross weight and admit no cycles. Discharges
are always in net and several cycles may be selected. There is also the option to perform cyclic
discharges until there is not material enough to start more discharges.
The main screen for this mode is the following:
Figure 4.2.8.1.3.10.1
Key
performs the last dosing ticket printing.
Key
starts charge process.
Key
starts discharge process.
Like in the rest of modes, depending on the configuration, the equipment will require more or
less parameters before starting dosing.
Screen that are showed are the same than in the charge and discharge modes already
explained except that the charge is always in gross and the discharge is always in net. Furthermore
charge admits no cycles.
That mode has not emptying option as well.
4.3 CONFIGURATION
4.3.1 Entering the configuration mode
If the following appears at the bottom of the screen:
Figure 4.3.1.1
Press the
key so the following appears:
Figure 4.3.1.2
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Then press the
key to enter the configuration mode. The following screen will be shown:
Figure 4.3.1.3
4.3.2 TOTALIZER
The options are as follows:
- Ticket type
- Reset
4.3.2.1 TICKET TYPE
On this screen, you select the type of ticket that will be used in the totalize function. The
possible options are:
- Standard
- Programmed
- Disabled
4.3.2.2 REARM
On this screen, you program the value of the rearm weight in order to do a totalize operation.
This weight value is programmed in divisions.
The rearm weight means the following: after a weight accumulation operation, the weight
should go down below the programmed rearm value to allow for a new accumulation.
If the programmed value is zero, the weight just has to be unstable for a moment in order to
allow for a new accumulation. For this reason, the word STABILITY will appear if the zero value has
been programmed.
If you do accumulations with weight values below the rearm value, the weight just has to be
unstable for a moment in order to allow for a new accumulation.
4.3.3 PROGRAMMED TARES
There are three options in the programmed tare menu:
- Printout
- Edit
- Erase
4.3.3.1 PRINTOUT
Makes a printed list of all the programmed tares.
Figure 4.3.3.1.1
To make the printout, select the “Yes” option and validate with
or
.
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4.3.3.2 EDIT
This allows you to view and modify the programmed tares.
Figure 4.3.3.2.1
The tare number, its value and the units appear in the table.
and
. You
You select the tare number and field to modify with the arrows
key. You exit the menu with the
key.
edit the field with the
If you are in the “NUM” column, press
and a box will appear in order to enter a record
number to skip to.
The admitted units are: kg, lb, t, g, oz and no units (blank).
4.3.3.3 ERASE
With this option, you can delete all the stored tares. When you delete, all of them are initialized
with the zero value and the units and decimal points of the active scale.
4.3.4 DOSIFIER configuration
On accessing the configuration menu of the industrial application by means of key
will have the following screen:
we
Figure 4.3.4.1
We access DOSIFIER option and from now on, if we want to modify any dosing parameter, we
will have to enter the PIN.
Figure 4.3.4.2
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Once we access we have the following screen:
Figure 4.3.4.3
We select the scale for whom we want to modify its configuration and access with
:
Figure 4.3.4.4
Screen shows two options: Dosing function modification or configuration.
4.3.4.1 Dosing function selection
On accessing the function selection we will have the following options:
Figure 4.3.4.1.1
Once the option has been selected we return to the previous screen and access the selected
function configuration.
If we select BASIC CHARGE OR BASIC DISCHARGE and there is no serial port assigned to
the external modules then the indicator gives us the option to make an automatic configuration. In this
case the screen showed is the following:
Figure 4.3.4.1.2
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Here the equipment requires us the RS485 port to which the inputs/outputs module will be
connected. COM4 is only showed if we have the option installed. If we select NOT INSTALL NOW no
change will be performed.
On selecting COM3 or COM4, if no external module is configured to the equipment, module 1
will be installed automatically. Also, if relays and inputs used by the function are not configured these
will be initialized as follow:
Relay default configuration
FAST CHARGE
[01:1]
SLOW CHARGE
[01:2]
FAST DISCHARGE [01:1]
SLOW DISCHARGE [01:2]
ERROR
[01:3]
DOSING ERROR
[01:4]
MATERIAL ERROR [01:5]
ACTIVATED
[01:6]
RELAY A
[01:7]
RELAY B
[01:8]
Input default configuration
START PROCESS
[01:1]
START CHARGE
[01:1]
START DISCHARGE [01:1]
PAUSE
[01:2]
CANCEL
[01:3]
CONTINUE
[01:4]
BLOCKING
[01:5]
INPUT A
[01:6]
INPUT B
[01:7]
4.3.4.2 Dosing function configuration
That section describes the possible options and parameters to configure.
Initial configuration screens according to selected function are the followings:
BASIC CHARGE function:
Figure 4.3.4.2.1
BASIC DISCHARGE funtion:
Figure 4.3.4.2.2
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1 PROD. – Charge function:
Figure 4.3.4.2.3
1 PROD. – Discharge function:
Figure 4.3.4.2.4
Charge+Discharge function:
Figure 4.3.4.2.5
Charge/Discharge function:
Figure 4.3.4.2.6
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MODE
We can configure if the dosing input values will be in weight or pieces. To work in pieces it will
be mandatory being in count-pieces mode (have an active unitary weight). The screen is the
following:
4.3.4.2.1
Figure 4.3.4.2.1.1
BEGIN FUNCTION
Here we select the starting mode of the selected function. From the basic mode we can start
4.3.4.2.2
or
accordingly or with an external digital input or with
the dosing function with the keys
any of these two options. The screen is the following:
Figure 4.3.4.2.2.1
Options are:
• KEY: Function can only be started with a key.
• DIGITAL INPUT: Function can only be started with a digital input configured through
INPUT CONFIG (see 4.3.4.2.12).
• KEY or INPUT: Can be started by any of the two previous options.
START CHARGE
Has the same functionality that START PROCESS but only for the charge when
CHARGE/DISCHARGE dosing function is selected.
4.3.4.2.3
START DISCHARGE
Has the same functionality that START PROCESS but only for the discharge when
CHARGE/DISCHARGE dosing function is selected.
4.3.4.2.4
PROCESS
With that option we select the process parameters, which depend on the selected dosing
function. Not available for BASIC CHARGE and BASIC DISCHARGE functions.
For 1 PROD.- Charge, 1 PROD.- Discharge and Charge/Discharge we will have the following
options:
4.3.4.2.5
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Figure 4.3.4.2.5.1
For Charge+Discharge we have the following options:
Figure 4.3.4.2.5.2
4.3.4.2.5.1 PROCESS START
Establish if the process starts automatically or waits for confirmation. The possible options are:
• AUTO: Process continues automatically without requiring confirmation.
• KEY: Process will stop waiting for a keyboard confirmation.
• INPUT: Process will stop waiting for a signal through an external digital input.
• KEY+INPUT: It is a combination of the previous two. Process will stop waiting for either
a keyboard confirmation or external input.
4.3.4.2.5.2 INITIAL FUNCTION
Allows selecting a function that will be executed on starting the process. See section
4.3.4.2.13 for available options.
4.3.4.2.5.3 END FUNCTION
Allows selecting a function that will be executed on ending the process. See section
4.3.4.2.13 for available options.
4.3.4.2.5.4 ASK CYCLES
Establishes if the number of complete Charge+Discharge cycles to perform, will be required to
the used. Possible options are:
• NO: No screen is showed requiring the number of cycles.
• LAST: The number of cycles to perform will be required. When the screen is showed
will have as default the last programmed value.
• ASK: The number of cycles will be required showing always zero as default. It is
mandatory to enter a value.
4.3.4.2.5.5 Nº CYCLES
Allows programming the number of Charge+Discharge complete cycles that will be performed
when we select option NO in section ASK CYCLES.
Possible values: from 1 to 99 cycles.
CHARGE
Configure charge dosing. Parameters will depend on the dosing function selected.
4.3.4.2.6
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Here we have a list of the CHARGE parameters according to the dosing function selected:
Basic Charge function
SPEEDS
WEIGHT TYPE
ASK WEIGHT
TARGET WEIGHT
INFLIGHT
SLOW SECTION
ERROR MARGIN
MATERIAL ERROR
WAIT TIME
INITIAL FUNCTION
END FUNCTION
CHARGE parameters
1 PROD.- Charge
function
SPEEDS
ASK CHARGES
Nº CHARGES
WEIGHT TYPE
ASK WEIGHT
START CHARGE
TARGET WEIGHT
INFLIGHT
SLOW SECTION
ERROR MARGIN
MATERIAL ERROR
WAIT TIME
INITIAL FUNCTION
END FUNCTION
Charge+Discharge or
Charge/Discharge function
SPEEDS
ASK WEIGHT
START CHARGE
TARGET WEIGHT
INFLIGHT
SLOW SECTION
ERROR MARGIN
MATERIAL ERROR
WAIT TIME
INITIAL FUNCTION
END FUNCTION
Each parameter description is done in section 4.3.4.2.8.
Example of CHARGE configuration screen:
Figure 4.3.4.2.6.1
DISCHARGE
Section for Discharge configuration. The possible parameters are different for BASIC
DISCHARGE that for 1 PROD.- DISCHARGE, CHARGE+DISCHARGE or CHARGE/DISCHARGE.
Below there is a list of the Discharge parameters:
4.3.4.2.7
DISCHARGE parameters
BASIC DISCHARGE 1 PROD.- Discharge,Charge+Discharge,
Charge/Discharge
SPEEDS
SPEEDS
ASK WEIGHT
ASK DISCHARGES
TARGET WEIGHT
Nº DISCHARGES
INFLIGHT
ASK WEIGHT
SLOW SECTION
START DISCHARGE
ERROR MARGIN
TARGET WEIGHT
MATERIAL ERROR INFLIGHT
WAIT TIME
SLOW SECTION
INITIAL FUNCTION ERROR MARGIN
END FUNCTION
MATERIAL ERROR
WAIT TIME
INITIAL FUNCTION
END FUNCTION
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Each parameter description is done in section 4.3.4.2.8
Example of Discharge configuration screen:
Figure 4.3.4.2.7.1
CHARGE and DISCHARGE parameters description
Because charge and discharge functions have coincident parameters they are described in
only one section. For each parameter it is indicated it it is available for charge, discharge or both. For
that we use the following signs:
4.3.4.2.8
 available parameter
 not available parameter
4.3.4.2.8.1 SPEEDS
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Establishes if dosing is performed at one or two speeds or flow rates. Possible options are:
• 2 SPEEDS: Two flow rates control relays are used. It allows faster dosing because
initially two dosing valves are open (fast+slow) and from one point only one valve
(slow) continues allowing a higher precision in the TARGET WEIGHT.
• 1 SPEED: Only one valve Works during the whole process.
4.3.4.2.8.2 ASK CHARGES
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Establishes if the number of charges to perform will be requeted to the used. Possible options
are:
•
•
-
NO: No screen will be shown requiring the number of charges.
LAST: The number of charges to perform will be required. When the screen is shown
the last programmed value will be shown as default.
• ASK: The number of charges will be required showing zero as the default value. It is
mandatory to input as value.
Parameter not available in BASIC CHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.3 Nº CHARGES
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

For programming the number of cyclic charges that will be performed if we select NO in ASK
CHARGES.
Possible values: from 1 to 99 charges.
- Parameter not available in BASIC CHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.4 ASK DISCHARGES
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Establishes if the number of discharges to perform will be required to the used. Possible
options are:
• NO: No screen will be shown requiring the number of discharges.
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LAST: The number of discharges to perform will be required. When the screen is
shown the last programmed value will be shown as default.
• ASK: The number of discharges will be required showing zero as the default value. It is
mandatory to input as value.
Parameter not available in BASIC DISCHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.5 Nº DISCHARGES
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

For programming the number of cyclic discharges that will be performed if we select NO in
ASK DISCHARGES. For the rest of cases it is not used.
Possible values: from 1 to 99 discharges.
If we select 0 the equipment will perform discharges until there is not enough material on the
scale to perform a complete discharge, so, as long there is a weight on the platform that is the same
or more than the weight to dosify.
- Parameter not available in BASIC DISCHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.6 WEIGHT TYPE
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

It allows programming the type of charging. Possible values:
• NET: Weight or pieces to dosify will be taken as net, so, the programmed quantity will
be added to the current quantity on the scale.
• GROSS: Weight or pieces to dosify will be taken as the end dosing value. The material
dosified will be the necessary so that if it is summed to the one already in the scale on
starting, will give the selected value as the result. Interesting option for filling a tank
until a selected value no matter the initial value that was already on starting the
CHARGE.
• ASK: The type of charging will be required to the used.
4.3.4.2.8.7 ASK WEIGHT
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Parameter to establish if the weight or pieces to dose will be required to the user.
Possible values:
• NO: Weight or pieces will not be required. The programmed parameter of TARGET
WEIGHT will be used.
• LAST: Weight or pieces to dose will be required to the user. When the screen is
showed the last input will be shown as default.
• ASK: Weight or pieces to dose will be required to the user showing zero as the default
value. It is mandatory to input as value.
4.3.4.2.8.8 START CHARGE
CHARGE
-

DISCHARGE

Establishes if CHARGE starts automatically or waits for confirmation. Possible options are:
• AUTO: Starts automatically without requiring confirmation.
• KEY: Will stop waiting for a keyboard confirmation.
• INPUT: Will stop waiting for a signal through an external digital input.
• KEY + INPUT: It is a combination of the previous two. Process will stop waiting for
either a keyboard confirmation or external input.
Parameter not available in BASIC CHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.9 START DISCHARGE
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Establishes if discharge starts automatically or waits for confirmation. Possible options are:
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•
•
•
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AUTO: Starts automatically without requiring confirmation.
KEY: Will stop waiting for a keyboard confirmation.
INPUT: Will stop waiting for a signal through an external digital input.
KEY + INPUT: It is a combination of the previous two. Process will stop waiting for
either a keyboard confirmation or external input.
Parameter not available in BASIC DISCHARGE.
4.3.4.2.8.10
TARGET WEIGHT
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Se programa el peso o las piezas a dosificar en el caso de que seleccionemos ASK WEIGHT
= NO. Para el resto de casos este valor no se utiliza.
For programming the weight or pieces to dose if we select ASK WEIGHT = NO. For the rest of
cases that value is not used.
4.3.4.2.8.11
INFLIGHT
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Menu for inflight configuration. Screen example:
Figure 4.3.4.2.8.11.1
Inflight in a dosing is the quantity of product that is still falling once the valves or product
control system is closed. To compensate that material fall the SLOW relay us cut before reaching the
desired weight. That difference between the desired weight and the cut value is the INFLIGHT.
As this value may vary with time and is hard to predict exactly, equipment has an automatic
correction system that adjusts INFLIGHT value according to the results of the different dosings. That
system may be voided if desired.
Inflight configuration has three parameters: INFLIGHT, correction and maximum correction.
INFLIGHT: Weight value for SLOW relay cut point calculation. Value calculation is the following:
SLOW relay cut value = TARGET WEIGHT - INFLIGHT
CORRECTION: Correction percentage applied to the current INFLIGHT after a dosing. That means
that after a dosing the final error is calculated (difference between real weight and target) and the
percentage of this parameter is applied adding or subtracting to INFLIGHT value accordingly:
CorrectionValue =(TargetWeight − Re alWeight ) ⋅
CORRECCTION
100
If we set this value toz ero the automatic correction is disables and INFLIGHT value is left fix
to its programmed value.
MAX. CORRECTION: Maximum correction value to be performed at once. If after making the
correction value calculation, that value is higher than the MAX. CORRECTION parameter, only that
correction will be applied. If it is set to zero that comparison is disabled and so there is no correction
limit.
Default values:
INFLIGHT = 0
CORRECTION = 50%
MAX. CORRECTION = 0 (DISABLED)
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4.3.4.2.8.12
SLOW SECTION
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

That parameter is only valid if dosing at two speeds. Establishes, along with INFLIGHT, the
FAST relay cut point, only leaving the SLOW relay activated.
To calculate the FAST cut point we will subtract the desired TARGET WEIGHT, INFLIGHT
and the programmed slow section value:
FAST relay cut value = TARGET WEIGHT – INFLIGHT – SLOW SECTION
Default value = 0
4.3.4.2.8.13
ERROR MARGIN
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Menu option to configure the TARGET WEIGHT check allowing to give an error if TARGET
WEIGHT is out of the margins programmed here.
That check may be activated or deactivated. Inferior margin is independent from superior and
may be programmed in weight or in percentage with respect the dosed value.
Example of the menú for CHARGE:
Figure 4.3.4.2.8.13.1
TYPE OF MARGIN: Indicates if we program the margins values in weight or percentage.
ERROR MARGIN+: Positive error margin. If TARGET WEIGHT is above in that value or
percentage to the desired weight an error on screen will be shown and DOSING ERROR
and ERROR relays will be activated (if configured).
ERROR MARGIN-: Negative error margin. If desired weight minus TARGET WEIGHT is above
that value or percentage weight an error on screen will be shown and DOSING ERROR
and ERROR relays will be activated (if configured).
If a margin is set to zero its check will be disabled.
Example of a TARGET WEIGHT out of margin screen:
Figure 4.3.4.2.8.13.2
Equipment gives the option to accept or reject the weighing.
If cyclic charges or discharges are being performed and the weighing of that cycle is not
accepted it will not be taken into consideration and will be repeated.
Default values:
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TYPE OF MARGIN: Weight
ERROR MARGIN+:0 (DISABLED)
ERROR MARGIN-:0 (DISABLED)
4.3.4.2.8.14
MATERIAL ERROR
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Option for lack of material programming. If activated will provide an error if while dosing it is
detected that the weight does not increase.
Figure 4.3.4.2.8.14.1
Detection is configured through two parameters:
TIME: Indicates detection time in seconds. If set to zero, detection is deactivated. Default
value: 0
WEIGHT CHANGE: Possible values are: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 divisions. That value
indicates how much has the weight to change during the time programmed in the parameter TIME.
Default value: 2.
That number of divisions indicates that weight has to increase more than such divisions per
programmed times. If speed is lower a lack of material will be produced.
Lack of material error screen example:
Figure 4.3.4.2.8.14.2
When that error is produced we have three options:
CANCEL: Cancels charging and weighing. Will appear:
RESUME: Resumes charging from the point is was. Option to be selected when the lack of
material problem has been solved (for example: material replacement).
END: This function will actuate in different ways depending on if we are ending a charge or a
discharge:
Charge: The indicator reads the actual weight in the platform when pressing the END option.
So the user can add manually material to the scale and it will be showed in the ticket.
Discharge: The indicator gets the weight when the lack of material error appears. Any
modification in the weight after the error appears does not modify the ticket.
END: Accept the weighing as it is. The weighing will be made with the current weight. Option to
be selected when the lack of material can not be solved immediately and the current weighing wants
to be accepted, even though the desired final value has not been reached.
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4.3.4.2.8.15
WAIT TIME
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

That parameter is an optional time that the equipment will wait after the weight becomes stable
after ending the dosing. When that time ends the process continues checking margins and weighing
end. If during wait time weight becomes unstable time counter starts back to zero.
That time is used in systems where waiting stability after charging is not enough because
material may fall after reaching stability.
That value is entered in seconds with one decimal resolution.
Default value: 0
4.3.4.2.8.16
INITIAL FUNCTION
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Allows selecting a function that will be executed just before starting dosing. See section
4.3.4.2.13 for available options.
4.3.4.2.8.17
END FUNCTION
CHARGE

DISCHARGE

Allows selecting a function that will be executed just after ending dosing. See section
4.3.4.2.13 for available options.
EMPTYING
Emptying is an action that consists in activating a relay after dosing or ending the process,
understanding process as a cycle of dosings.The emptying function it is only available in 1 PROD.CHARGE and 1 PROD.-DISCHARGE functions.
Screen is the following:
4.3.4.2.9
Figure 4.3.4.2.9.1
The two parameters are described below:
4.3.4.2.9.1 EMPTYING
Selected moment to perform emptying:
Figure 4.3.4.2.9.1.1
Possible options:
• OFF: Function not used.
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•
END CHARGE: Emptying relay will be activated on ending each dosing, no matter if
working with cycles or not.
END PROCESS: Emptying relay will be activated on ending the last dosing of a cycle
of dosings.
4.3.4.2.9.2 EMPTY TIME
Programmed time, in seconds, that the emptying relay will be active every time it is activated.
4.3.4.2.10 TICKET AUTO.
Parameter to select if a ticket is automatically printed after every dosing process.
.
Independently of that parameter we can always print the last dosing ticket with the key
4.3.4.2.11 RELAY CONFIG.
Menu for the assignation of the relays that each funtion will activate. Is is mandatory to
program the SLOW relay to work at 1 speed or the FAST and SLOW for 2 speeds. If not, the
equipment will return an error on trying to dose. The use of the rest of relays is optional.
Relay configuration screen example:
Figure 4.3.4.2.11.1
Relay list will depend of the dosing function selected. Following there is a table with the
possible functions and the associated relays:
BASIC
1 PROD.- 1 PROD.CHARGE+
CHARGE/
Function BASIC
CHARGE DISCHARGE CHARGE DISCHARGE DISCHARGE DISCHARGE
Relay
FAST CHARGE
SLOW CHARGE
FAST
DISCHARGE
SLOW
DISCHARGE
ERROR
DOSING ERROR
MATERIAL
ERROR
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RELAY D
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At the end of that relay list there is the option RESET CONFIG. that is used for deleting the
configuration of all the dosing relays:
Figure 4.3.4.2.11.2
On accessing RESET CONFIG. We have:
Figure 4.3.4.2.11.3
For deleting the entire relay configuration we select YES and press Enter
.
The function of every relay is the following:
• FAST CHARGE: It is activated during the fast charge at two speeds. That relay has to
control the high flow charging valve.
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SLOW CHARGE: It is activated during the fast and slow charge. That relay has to
control the slow flow charging valve
•
FAST DISCHARGE: It is activated during the fast discharge at two speeds. That relay
has to control the high flow charging valve.
•
SLOW DISCHARGE: It is activated during the fast and slow discharge. That relay has
to control the slow flow charging valve
•
ERROR: That relay is activated when en error on dosing appears.
•
DOSING ERROR: It is activated when the dosed TARGET WEIGHT is outside the
programmed error margins. If no error margins are programmed that relay is never
activated.
•
MATERIAL ERROR: It is activated when a lack of material is detected on dosing. For
that the lack of detection has to be activated.
•
ACTIVATED: It is activated during the dosing process.
•
PAUSE: It is activated if the dosing is interrupted and is set in pause mode.
•
EMPTYING: It is activated when the emptying function is executed.
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RELAY A: Generic relay that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
RELAY B: Generic relay that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
RELAY C: Generic relay that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
RELAY D: Generic relay that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
4.3.4.2.12 INPUT CONFIG.
Menu to configure the inputs that will be used for dosing, assigning a physical input (module
and position). If one input is not configured it can not be used.
Input configuration screen example:
Figure 4.3.4.2.12.1
Input list will depend on the dosing function selected. Following there is a table with the
possible functions and related inputs:
BASIC
1 PROD.Function BASIC
CHARGE DISCHARGE CHARGE
Input
BEGIN FUNCTION
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

1 PROD.DISCHARGE

CHARGE+
DISCHARGE
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
BEGIN CHARGE
BEGIN
DISCHARGE
START PROCESS
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START CHARGE
START
DISCHARGE
PAUSE
CANCEL
CONTINUE
BLOCKING
INPUT A
INPUT B
INPUT C
INPUT D
CHARGE/
DISCHARGE
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At the end of that inputs list there is the option RESET CONFIG. that is used for deleting the
configuration of all the dosing inputs:
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Figure 4.3.4.2.12.2
On accessing RESET CONFIG. We have:
Figure 4.3.4.2.12.3
For deleting the entire inputs configuration we select YES and press Enter
Inputs functions are the followings:
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•
BEGIN FUNCTION: That input will be used when in option BEGIN FUNCTION
“DIGITAL INPUT” or “KEY or INPUT” is selected. On activating that input being the
equipment in repose the dosing function will start.
•
BEGIN CHARGE: That input will be used when in option BEGIN CHARGE “DIGITAL
INPUT” or “KEY or INPUT” is selected. On activating that input being the equipment in
repose the loading function will start.
•
BEGIN DISCHARGE: That input will be used when in option BEGIN DISCHARGE
“DIGITAL INPUT” or “KEY or INPUT” is selected. On activating that input being the
equipment in repose the discharge function will start.
•
START PROCESS: Input use when in the option PROCESS START of the PROCESS
menu the option INPUT or KEY+INPUT is selected.
•
START CHARGE: Input used when the option START CHARGE of the CHARGE
menu the option INPUT or KEY+INPUT is selected
•
START DISCHARGE: Input used when the option START DISCHARGE of the
DISCHARGE menu the option INPUT or KEY+INPUT is selected
•
PAUSE: If that input is activated during dosing that is stopped leaving it in PAUSE
mode.
•
CANCEL: If that input is activated during dosing that is canceled.
•
CONTINUE: If that input is activated it validates weight, pieces or cycle inputs, if being
in pause mode it return to active mode.
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BLOCKING: If that input is active the dosing will be blocked until it is deactivated.
During blocking the dosing may be cancelled with the key
.
•
INPUT A: Generic input that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
INPUT B: Generic input that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
INPUT C: Generic input that may be used for the user programmable functions (initial
function or end function).
•
INPUT D: Generic input that may be used for the user programable functions (initial
function or end function).
4.3.4.2.13 PROGRAMMABLE INITIAL AND END FUNCTIONS
At different configuration points initial functions may be selected (to be executed before
starting the process or dosing) and end functions (to be executed after ending the process or dosing).
When any of these functions is executed the process or dosing does not continue until executed.
That section shows the possible function selectable by the user during configuration. The
possible functions are the same for initial than for ending.
A configuration screen example would be the following:
Figure 4.3.4.2.13.1
On accessing the function configuration we will have:
Figure 4.3.4.2.13.2
We select the function and validate with Enter.
If the function has a parameter we can edit it:
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Figure 4.3.4.2.13.3
We would enter the time in seconds that the execution of the function has to last.
4.3.4.2.13.1 Listing of initial and end functions
There are functions that have a parameter such time, specified in seconds. Other functions
have no parameter; in that case will appear dashes in PARAMETER.
For BASIC CHARGE and BASIC DISCHARGE there are only available some of the options. It
is showed in the corresponding column.
Initial and end functions table:
Function
Parameter Available for
Comment
basic functions
TARE
no
yes
Equivalent to press
.
CLEAR TARE
no
yes
Equivalent to press
TOTALIZE
no
no
Equivalent to press
END
no
no
Equivalent to press
TOTALIZE
WAIT
yes
no
Waits the time indicated in the parameter
RELAY A
yes
yes
Waits the time indicated in the parameter activating
relay A
RELAY B
yes
yes
Waits the time indicated in the parameter activating
relay B
RELAY C
yes
no
Waits the time indicated in the parameter activating
relay C
RELAY D
yes
no
Waits the time indicated in the parameter activating
relay D
INPUT A
yes
yes
Waits activation of A input to continue
INPUT B
yes
yes
Waits activation of B input to continue
INPUT C
yes
no
Waits activation of C input to continue
INPUT D
yes
no
Waits activation of D input to continue
For using one relay or input these have to be configured through RELAY CONFIG. (see
4.3.4.2.11) or INPUT CONFIG (see 4.3.4.2.12).
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5 Configuration and Calibration
5.1 Introduction
There are two different operating modes to access SETUP parameters: Mono-User (by default)
or Multi-User.
5.1.1 Mono-User
There are 2 different Access levels:
UNPROTECTED: Allows changing all parameters. Access with PIN
PROTECTED: Allows changing non protected parameters. Access without PIN
To enter the calibration and configuration menu, you must press the
request to introduce the access code (PIN)
key, the indicator will
Figure 5.1.1.1
If the PIN introduced is correct we shall access the SETUP in UNPROTECTED mode. That will
allow us to modify the protected settings.
5.1.2 Multi-User
There are 3 different access levels:
UNPROTECTED (SAT): Allows changing all parameters. Access with SAT PIN*
*(SAT PIN is the same access code used as Mono-user PIN)
PROTECTED (USER): Allows changing non protected parameters. Access with USER PIN
READ ONLY: Allows only to read parameters. Access without PIN
5.1.2.1 Enable Multi-User
To enable Multi-User mode is needed to enter SETUP\INDICATOR\CONFIG\USER PIN and
introduce a USER PIN.
Figure 5.1.2.1
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Figure 5.1.2.1.2
While working in Multi-User mode, entering to SETUP mode will show a new screen with
options: READ ONLY and EDITABLE
Figure 5.1.2.1.3
If we choose ONLY READ option, we will enter in SETUP mode but we won’t be able to change
any parameter. We will only be able to make DSD queries or Reset SAT PIN code by using PUK
code.
Choosing EDITABLE option, will show a window requesting PIN code:
Figure 5.1.2.1.4
After entering PIN code, the indicator will Check that the introduced code matches with SAT PIN
or USER PIN code. In case that the PIN entered doesn’t match with any of existing PINs, an error will
appear in the Screen.
Figure 5.1.2.1.5
Same Windows will appear while entering in application configuration screen or consulting
Weight-bridge data base.
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5.1.2.2 Disable Multi-User
To disable Multi-User mode and set the indicator in Mono-User mode we must set USER PIN to
‘0000’. We can check that Multi-User has been disabled in SETUP\INDICATOR\CONFIG\USER PIN
parameter USER PIN must be configured as ‘NOT USED’. In the Mono-User mode, PIN code will be
the same as SAT PIN.
5.1.3 SETUP menu
Entering the SETUP menu we will find different parameters types in the indicator configuration
and calibration menu:
-Those that are free-access and can always be read and modified.
in the diagrams).
-Those that are read-only, which you can not modify (accompanied by an
-Those that are protected, which you can read, but can only modify under certain circumstances
(accompanied by a
in the diagrams).
Enter the menu and see the following:
Figure 5.1.3.1
The position you will be in is shown with the inverted font.
To move around the different menu options, you must use the
key. You exit the option using the
selected option, press the
enter the desired value and press
press the
or
or
keys. To access the
key. To modify a parameter,
. If you wish to exit without modifying the parameter,
key. To exit the calibration and configuration menu, press the
or
key.
If we access the INDICATOR menu we will see a screen like the following:
Figure 5.1.3.2
There are two different calibration levels in this menu and they feature different levels of
protection:
- Indicator configuration: the protected parameters may only be modified if setup menu has
been accessed in the UNPROTECTED mode
- Configuration and calibration of the scale(s): besides being in UNPROTECTED mode,
there is a switch on the back of the indicator (see figure 5.1.4) for each one of the two
scales (a second scale is optional). This is a selector that can be mechanically sealed off
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and in the LOCK position, prevents any modification of the protected parameters even in
UNPROTECTED mode.
Any time a protected parameter is modified, this access will be recorded in the read-only
parameter CAL COUNTER and the date of this most recent modification in the read-only parameter
CAL DATE, which is found in the SETUP\SCALE i\CONFIG SCALE (i is 1 if it affects scale 1 and 2 if
it affects scale 2)
Switch
scale 1
Switch
scale 2
Figure 5.1.3.3 Mechanical Security seal
The following is the general layout of the SETUP menu:
SETUP
INDICATOR
SCALE 1
See
SCALE n
CONFIG
COM1
COM2
COM3
OPTION
BOARD
ETHERNET
SCALE 2
See
SCALE n
PRINTER
EXTERNAL
MODULES
See optional external
modules section
PRINT
CONFIG
CANCEL•PRINT TO COM1•
PRINT TO COM2
TICKET
STANDARD•PROGRAMMED•OFF
According to
optional board
PRINTER•PAGE_L•PAGE_W•ALIGN•HEADER_L• H. TEXT1•
H. TEXT2•H. TEXT3•H. TEXT4•H. TEXT5• FOOT_L•F. TEXT1•
F. TEXT2•N.LF• TICKET_ID
IP•MASK•GATEWAY
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
SNR•INITIAL SCALE•SCALE 1•SCALE 2•DATE•TIME•AUX.DISPLAY•LCD CONTRAST•LCD BACKLIGHT•POWER RECOVER•
DISPLAY VER.•LANGUAGE• KEYBOARD•SW. VERSION•APPLICATION•PIN•USER PIN•STARTUP LOGO•LOGO DELAY•PUK•
SW. UPDATE•LOAD/SAFE CONFIG
Figure 5.1.3.4 General Menu Layout
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SCALE menu for analog scales:
SCALE n
CONFIG
SCALE
SCALE
DEF
CAL
MASS
CAL mV
LCAP•LNUM•LSn•ZERO•P RESET
ZERO•SPAN•TW SPAN•LIN
M_USE•
MAX•DIV
MAX1•DIV1•MAX2•DIV2
•UNIT•ZEROTRACK•ZERORANGE•
ZEROSTART•ZERO-NEG•OVLIMIT•PRINT MIN
TYPE•SNR•CAL COUNTER•CAL DATE•FILTER•MOTBAND•
AUTOCLEAR TARE•LABEL•LOCK
Figure 5.1.3.5 Analog Scale Menu
SCALE menu for digital scales:
SCALE n
COMPLETE
CONFIGURATION
GUIDED
INSTALATION
NEW
SCALE
CHANGE
LOAD CELL
NEW
INDICATOR
CONFIG
SCALE
SCALE
DEF
DIAGNOSTICS
CONF IG
DCELL
CAL
MASS
ZERO•SPAN•TW SPAN•LIN
NUMCELL•DCELL•ZERO•SPAN•AXLE
CONFIG•CORNER/AXLE ADJUST•DIAG.
DCELLS•DIAG.INTERFACE•PARAM.RESET•
DCELL CLEAR
M_USE•
MAX•DIV
MAX1•DIV1•MAX2•DIV2
•UNIT•ZEROTRACK•ZERORANGE•
ZEROSTART•ZERO-NEG•OVLIMIT•PRINT MIN
TYPE•SNR•CAL COUNTER•CAL DATE•FILTER•MOTBAND•
AUTOCLEAR TARE•LABEL•LOCK
Figure 5.1.3.6 Digital Scale Menu
5.2 INDICATOR
At the indicator configuration level, you will find the options shown in figure 5.2.1.
Figure 5.2.1 INDICATOR Configuration
5.2.1 CONFIG
The available options at the CONFIG level are shown in figure 5.2.1.1:
CONFIG
SNR•INITIAL SCALE•SCALE 1•SCALE 2•DATE•TIME•AUX.DISPLAY•LCD CONTRAST•LCD BACKLIGHT•
POWER RECOVER• DISPLAY VER.•LANGUAGE• KEYBOARD•SW. VERSION•APPLICATION•PIN•USER PIN•STARTUP
LOGO•LOGO DELAY•PUK•SW. UPDATE•LOAD/SAVE COFIG
Figure 5.2.1.1
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5.2.1.1 SNR
Non-modifiable serial number .
5.2.1.2 INITIAL SCALE
Indicates the active scale when the device is started up. This can only be modified if there are
two scales connected. The different options are:
- SCALE 1
- SCALE 2
- LAST active scale
5.2.1.3 SCALE1
This allows you to view different parameters for scale 1, just as shown in figure 5.2.1.3.1. All
these parameters are read-only :
Figure 5.2.1.3.1
5.2.1.4 SCALE2
The same as for scale 1. It allows you to view different parameters for scale 2. All of these
parameters are read-only .
5.2.1.5 DATE
Shows the date on the device and allows you to modify it.
5.2.1.6 TIME
Shows the time on the device and allows you to modify it.
5.2.1.7 AUX.DISPLAY
Allows you to configure what is shown on the auxiliary part of the display. All the possible
options are:
1. OFF: Nothing is shown.
2. WEIGHT NOT ACT.SCALE: Net weight of the inactive scale.
3. WEIGHT SCALE 1: Net weight of scale 1
4. WEIGHT SCALE 2: Net weight of scale 2
5. mV/V ACTIVE SCALE: mV/V of the active scale.
6. mV/V SCALE 1: mV/V of scale 1
7. mV/V SCALE 2: mV/V of scale 2
8. x10 ACTIVE SCALE: Net weight x10 of the active scale
9. x10 SCALE1: Net weight x10 of scale 1
10. x10 SCALE2: Net weight x10 of scale 2
11. GROSS ACTIVE SCALE: Gross weight of the active scale.
12. GROSS SCALE 1: Gross weight of scale 1.
13. GROSS SCALE 2: Gross weight of scale 2.
14. TARE ACTIVE SCALE: Tare on the active scale.
15. TARE SCALE 1: Tare on scale 1.
16. TARE SCALE 2: Tare on scale 2.
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If you select a scale that is not installed on the device, then apostrophe marks “------“ will be
shown.
If the mV/V option is selected on a digital scale, the word "digital" will be shown.
5.2.1.8 LCD CONTRAST
Allows you to configure the display contrast value.
5.2.1.9 LCD BACKLIGHT
Allows configuration of display illumination. Options are OFF, LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH.
5.2.1.10 POWER RECOVER
Allows you to choose what the device will do upon recovery if the power goes out. The
different options are:
- POWER ON, POWER OFF and LAST STATE
5.2.1.11 DISPLAY VER.
Shows the display version .
5.2.1.12 LANGUAGE
Allows you to configure the language of the indicator menus. The possible options are:
SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, FRENCH, ENGLISH, CATALAN, CZECH, GERMAN, POLSKI,
RUSSIAN.
5.2.1.13 KEYBOARD
Allows you to configure the type of PC keyboard. The possible options are:
SPANISH, PORTUGUESE, FRENCH, CZECH, DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, USA.
Only If KEYBOARD is configured as RUSSIAN, you may change between Cyrillic (Russian)
and Latin (USA) using external keyboard shortcut ALT + left SHIFT
5.2.1.14 SW.VERSION
Shows the version and the checksum of the indicator software. Checksum is a 16 bits number
in hexadecimal format (4 digits) that allows to check the software integrity. This is a read-only
parameter .
Figure 5.2.1.14.1
5.2.1.15 APPLICATION
Allows you to configure the type of application the indicator will execute. The possible options
are TRUCK SCALE and INDUSTRIAL .
5.2.1.16 PIN
Allows you to modify the SAT PIN value. To do so, you must correctly enter the new SAT PIN
twice .
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5.2.1.17 USER PIN
Allows you to modify the USER PIN value. To do so, you must correctly enter the new USER
PIN twice . If USER PIN is set to ‘0000’ or is empty, it will be not used.
5.2.1.18 STARTUP LOGO
With this option, you can configure the logo that appears upon starting up the device. The
possible options are: OFF, Standard and Programmable, when selecting programmable we should
load a bitmap max. size 240x60 pixels on MATRIX II with our PC program LogoWriter.
5.2.1.19 LOGO DELAY
This allows you to configure the time in seconds that the device will continue showing the
LOGO once the device start-up has finished. The possible values are 0 to 15 s.
5.2.1.20 PUK
With the PUK code PIN value shall be restored.
Procedure:
Access the PUK option of the indicator’s CONFIG menu:
Figure 5.2.1.20.1
Introduce PUK:
Figure 5.2.1.20.2
In case of introducing a wrong PUK the equipment will show the following warning and will
restart:
Figure 5.2.1.20.3
On introducing the correct PUK the option of introducing the new PIN appears:
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Figure 5.2.1.20.4
The process ends introducing the new PIN twice:
Figure 5.2.1.20.5
5.2.1.21 SW. UPDATE
This places the device in a mode that enables a software update. Correctly entering the SAT
PIN , having at least one scale interface connected and the switch calibration lock in “unlock”
position is required. If those requirements are not met, an error message will appear flashing on the
screen and the indicator will leave configuration menu. Once correctly entered, the following screen
appears:
Figure 5.2.1.21.1
In this mode, the device is waiting to connect to a PC for the software update. At this
point, you can still cancel the update with
or
, or by turning the device off with the
key.
In this moment the PC software has to be started (Bootloader-MatrixII). Once the connection
to the PC has been established and the software update process has begun, you cannot cancel the
operation because the device will be left unprogrammed.
If for any reason, the device cannot finish loading, it may be caused by one of two things:
Case A: The communication between the device and PC has failed, or the PC has interrupted
the loading process, but the device continues waiting for the update to finish.
Case B: The power went off and the device turned off without having completed the update. In
this case, the device will not start up.
In case A, you must restart the update by starting the PC program again and repeating the
update process. In case B, disconnect the device from the power supply and send it to the technical
service where the program can be loaded using special tools.
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5.2.1.22 LOAD/SAFE CONFIG
To copy the configuration of one MATRIX II to another, we need to use the software CLONE
MATRIX II. To communicate CLONE MATRIX II software with MATRIX II indicator we need to use the
serial COM1 of the indicator and set MATRIX II in a special mode by accessing to:
SETUP\INDICATOR\CONFIG LOAD/SAVE CONFIG mode using the PIN (or SAT PIN if working in
Multi-user mode).
Figure 5.2.1.22.1
Selecting LOAD/SAVE CONFIG will show the following screen:
Figure 5.2.1.22.2
At this point MATRIX II is ready to communicate with CLONE MATRIX II software through
serial COM1. Please read the software manual for further information.
5.2.2 COM1
At this level, you can configure the different COM1 communications port options. The
available options are shown in figure 5.2.2.1:
COM1
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
Figure 5.2.2.1
5.2.2.1 MODE
Port operation mode. The possible options are:
OFF, DEMAND, STREAM, TICKET
OFF
Port disconnected
STREAM Always transmits
DEMAND Transmits if there is an external
TICKET
Transmits if there is an internal
request through the serial port
request (
key)
5.2.2.2 SCALE
This allows you to select which of the scales is associated to the port.
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5.2.2.3 DELAY
In the STREAM mode is the waiting time between the data request and transmission.
In the TICKET mode is the time from one printing request and another.
The possible options are: OFF, 100ms, 250ms, 500ms, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s.
5.2.2.4 FORMAT
Format of the data transmitted for DEMAND and STREAM (see 5.2.2.1).
The possible options are:
F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, F13
(see 2.7)
5.2.2.5 BAUD
Transmission speed in bps.
The possible options are: 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200
5.2.2.6 PARITY
Selection of number of bits and parity.
The possible options are:
NONE-8bits 8 data bits
EVEN-8bits 8 data bits, 1 even parity bit
ODD-8bits 8 data bits, 1 odd parity bit
NONE-7bits
EVEN-7bits
ODD-7bits
7 data bits
7 data bits, 1 even parity bit
7 data bits, 1 odd parity bit
5.2.2.7 TERMINATION
Termination of the data blocks for DEMAND and STREAM (see 5.2.2.1).
The possible options are: CR+LF, CR, LF, ETX, CR+ETX, NONE
5.2.2.8 PROTOCOL
If NONE is selected, the protocol established in 2.7.2 is used and the parameter
“ADDRESS” is forced automatically to be “0”.
5.2.2.9 ADDRESS
Address of the device on an RS-485 network. For it to work as an RS-232 port, it has to be “0”.
5.2.3 COM2
At this level, you can configure the different COM2 communications port options. The available
options are shown in figure 5.2.3.1 and they are the same as for the COM1 port:
COM2
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
Figure 5.2.3.1
5.2.3.1 MODE
See 5.2.2.1.
5.2.3.2 SCALE
See 5.2.2.2.
5.2.3.3 DELAY
See 5.2.2.3.
5.2.3.4 FORMAT
See 5.2.2.4.
5.2.3.5 BAUD
See 5.2.2.5.
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5.2.3.6 PARITY
See 5.2.2.6.
5.2.3.7 TERMINATION
See 5.2.2.7.
5.2.3.8 PROTOCOL
See 5.2.2.8.
5.2.3.9 ADDRESS
See 5.2.2.9.
5.2.4 COM3
At this level, you can configure the different COM3 communications port options. The available
options are shown in figure 5.2.4.1 and they are the same as for the COM1 port:
COM3
MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
Figure 5.2.4.1
5.2.4.1 MODE
Port operation mode. The possible options are as shown in figure 5.2.4.1.1:
Figure 5.2.4.1.1
And its use is as follows:
OFF:
Port disconnected
DEMAND:
Transmits if there is an external request through the serial port
STREAM:
Always transmits
key)
TICKET:
Transmits if there is an internal request (
WEIGHT-SERVER:
Weight server for remote equipment. See 2.9.3.2.
WEIGHT-CLIENT:
Weight client. See 2.9.3.1.
EXTERNAL MODULES:
Fixed configuration for use with the optional external modules
(can not be selected for COM3 and OPTION BOARD simultaneously). See 5.4.2.4.
5.2.4.2 SCALE
See 5.2.2.2.
5.2.4.3 DELAY
See 5.2.2.3.
5.2.4.4 FORMAT
See 5.2.2.4.
5.2.4.5 BAUD
See 5.2.2.5.
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5.2.4.6 PARITY
See 5.2.2.6.
5.2.4.7 TERMINATION
See 5.2.2.7.
5.2.4.8 PROTOCOL
See 5.2.2.8.
5.2.4.9 ADDRESS
See 5.2.2.9.
5.2.5 OPTION BOARD
This menu option is only accessible if an optional board has been mounted. When the device
starts up, checks whether the board is mounted. If it is not, this option cannot be configured.
The list of parameters may vary depending on the module model used.
5.2.5.1 RS TYPE MODULE
The list of parameters that may be selected for this type of module is shown in figure 5.2.5.1.1:
OPTION
BOARD
MODULE•MODE•SCALE•DELAY•FORMAT•BAUD•PARITY•TERMINATION•PROTOCOL•ADDRESS
Figure 5.2.5.1.1
MODULE
Type of optional board that is mounted in the device and which is determined through
hardware when starting the device up. If there is no board mounted, the rest of the parameters remain
inaccessible.
5.2.5.1.1
MODE
See 5.2.2.1.
5.2.5.1.2
SCALE
See 5.2.2.2.
5.2.5.1.3
DELAY
See 5.2.2.3.
5.2.5.1.4
FORMAT
See 5.2.2.4.
5.2.5.1.5
BAUD
See 5.2.2.5.
5.2.5.1.6
PARITY
See 5.2.2.6.
5.2.5.1.7
TERMINATION
See 5.2.2.7.
5.2.5.1.8
PROTOCOL
See 5.2.2.8.
5.2.5.1.9
5.2.5.1.10 ADDRESS
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See 5.2.2.9.
5.2.6 ETHERNET
Configuration options for the Ethernet port as shown in the following figure:
ETHERNET
IP•MASK•GATEWAY
Figure 5.2.6.1
Status indication in Ethernet connection on the main screen:
Status indication
“DI”
“CO”
“NE”
“FA”
“ “ (blank)
Meaning
Disconnected
Connected and running
Negotiating connection
Connected but failed negotiation
Ethernet not available on this board
Figure 5.2.6.2
Location of Ethernet connection status on the main screen:
Figure 5.2.6.3
5.2.6.1 IP
Allows you to configure the IP address for the device.
5.2.6.2 MASK
Allows you to configure the subnet mask.
5.2.6.3 GATEWAY
Allows you to configure the gateway.
5.2.7 PRINTER
PRINTER
PRINTER•PAGE_L•PAGE_W•ALIGN•HEADER_L• H. TEXT1•
H. TEXT2•H. TEXT3•H. TEXT4•H. TEXT5• FOOT_L•F. TEXT1•
F. TEXT2•N.LF• TICKET_ID
Figure 5.2.7.1
5.2.7.1 PRINTER
Defines what type of printer is connected and whether it admits special commands (bold,
enlarged, etc.)
The possible options are:
OFF
Option disabled (only text. The printer does not admit special commands)
ESC/P Printers that use the ESC/P command language (i.e. EPSON LX-300)
SP-X Ticket printers (i.e. STAR SP-2000 or Samsung SRP-270)
ESC/POS
Epson TM-U220 and Samsung SRP-275 printers
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If the option “ESC/POS” or “SP-X” is selected, this automatically forces the parameter “PAGE
WIDTH” to 40.
5.2.7.2 PAGE_L
(Only for “ESC/P” printers)
Length of the label in lines. The length must be greater than or equal to the sum of the number
of header lines, plus the number of footer lines, plus the number of label body lines, plus three
additional lines that are not used for printing.
The number of lines can be calculated my multiplying the length of the page in inches by 6.
NUMBER LINES = NUMBER INCHES ⋅ 6
Examples:
Page Length
4”
5” ½
6”
Number of Lines
24
33
36
Page Length
11”
12”
Number of Lines
66
72
5.2.7.3 PAGE_W
Page width in characters. The possible options are: 40, 80
5.2.7.4 ALIGN
Type of alignment desired.
The possible options are:
LEFT: Left alignment; CENTER: Center alignment; RIGHT: Right alignment
5.2.7.5 HEADER_L
Number of lines used for the header. The possible options are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
5.2.7.6 H.TEXT1
To enter the text for each header 1 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 1 to 5. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters. See figure 5.2.7.6.1:
Figure 5.2.7.6.1
5.2.7.7 H.TEXT2
To enter the text for each header 2 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 2 to 5. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
5.2.7.8 H.TEXT3
To enter the text for each header 3 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 3 to 5. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
5.2.7.9 H.TEXT4
To enter the text for each header 4 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 4 or 5. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
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5.2.7.10 H.TEXT5
To enter the text for each header 5 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 5. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
5.2.7.11 FOOT_L
Number of lines used for the ticket foot. The possible options are: 0, 1, 2
5.2.7.12 F.TEXT1
To enter the text for each foot 1 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 1 or 2. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
5.2.7.13 F.TEXT2
To enter the text for each foot 2 line. This can only be modified if the value indicated in
HEADER LINES is 2. The line may have a maximum of 40 characters.
5.2.7.14 N.LF
Number of separation lines between tickets.
The possible options are: 0÷99
5.2.7.15 TICKET_ID
Ticket number that is assigned to the next ticket that is printed. This value increases
automatically by a unit when each ticket is printed. This can be modified and the maximum value is
65535.
1......................................40
1 ................H.TEXT 1.................
2 ................H.TEXT 2.................
3 ................H.TEXT 3.................
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
................H.TEXT 4.................
................H.TEXT 5.................
TICKET Nº:
DATE
DD/MM/AA
Gross:
Tare:
Net:
PAGE WIDTH =
40
ALIGN = LEFT
HEADER LINES =
5
FOOT LINES =2
N.LF = 1
5498
TIME
HH:MM:SS
150,000 kg
100,000 kg
50,000 kg
................F.TEXT 1.................
................F.TEXT 2.................
Body lines: 10
Figure 5.2.7.15.1 Example 40-Character Wide Ticket
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1.................21.......................................50.....................80
................H.TEXT 1.................
................H.TEXT 2.................
................H.TEXT 3.................
................H.TEXT 4.................
................H.TEXT 5.................
TICKET Nº:
DATE
31/01/09
5498
TIME
12:59:59
Gross: 150,000 kg
Tare: 100,000 kg
Net:
50,000 kg
................F.TEXT 1.................
................F.TEXT 2.................
PAGE WIDTH = 80
ALIGN = CENTER
HEADER LINES = 5
FOOT LINES =2
N.LF = 2
Body lines: 10
Figure 5.2.7.15.2 Example 80-Character Wide Ticket
5.2.8 TICKET
Menu where you configure the type of printed ticket on pressing the key
options are:
. The possible
TICKET
STANDARD•PROGRAMMED•OFF
Figure 5.2.8.1
5.3 SCALE 1 (ANALOG LOAD CELL SCALE)
In this section, you can view and configure the parameters that define scale 1. The options
that are shown depend on whether the scale is analog or digital. In this section, only the analog scale
will be explained. This will be equally valid when scale 2 is analog. The digital scale will be explained
for scale 2 in section 5.4.
Figure 5.3.1 shows the options that appear for the analog scale.
SCALE 1
CONFIG
SCALE
SCALE
DEF
CAL
MASS
CAL mV
Figure 5.3.1
5.3.1 CONFIG SCALE
At this level, the general parameters of the scale are shown. These are shown in figure
5.3.1.1:
CONFIG
SCALE
TYPE•SNR•CAL COUNTER•CAL DATE•FILTER•MOTBAND•
AUTOCLEAR TARE•LABEL•LOCK
Figure 5.3.1.1
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5.3.1.1 TYPE
Read-only parameter that shows the type of interface for scale 1 (analog or digital) .
5.3.1.2 SNR
Interface serial number. Read-only parameter
.
5.3.1.3 CAL COUNTER
Internal read-only counter with following format: XXXXX:YYY
XXXXX: Is the number of calibrations completed. This value increase each time a modification
is made that affects at least one protected parameter.
YYY: Is the number of software updates.
5.3.1.4 CAL DATE
Date of the last modification recorded in CAL COUNTER. Read-only .
5.3.1.5 FILTER
Filter level. You can choose from different levels or disable this function. The higher the value
selected, the higher the filter level.
The possible options are: OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64
5.3.1.6 MOTBAND
Indication movement band, outside of which stability is not indicated.
The possible options are:
OFF
Disable function
2div Two divisions
1div
One division
3div Three divisions
5.3.1.7 AUTOCLEAR TARE
This allows you to remove the tare automatically. Protected parameter . This occurs when the
gross weight goes back to zero.
The possible options are: OFF, ON
5.3.1.8 LABEL
Scale label for the ticket printing.
5.3.1.9 LOCK
This makes it possible to block certain protected functions :
KEYBOARD Block the following functions, PRINT, ZERO, TARE, C.
TARE and PROGRAMMED TARE.
PRINT
Blocks printing
TARE
Blocks tare
ZERO
Blocks zero
Each function can take on the LOCKED value and be blocked or UNLOCKED value and be
unblocked.
5.3.2 SCALE DEF
Menu that allows for the definition of the scale. The options are as follows:
SCALE
DEF
M_USE•
MAX•DIV
MAX1•DIV1•MAX2•DIV2
•UNIT•ZEROTRACK•ZERORANGE•
ZEROSTART•ZERO-NEG•OVLIMIT•UNLIMIT•PRINT MIN
Figure 5.3.2.1
When the value of M_USE is ON instead of showing MAX and DIV, this menu shows the
options for multi-range MAX1, DIV1, MAX2 and DIV2.
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5.3.2.1 M_USE
Activates the multi-range function. In the ON position, the menu lets you access the MAX1,
DIV1, MAX2 and DIV2 parameters, and the MAX and DIV parameters disappear from the menu.
Protected parameter .
5.3.2.2 MAX, MAX1, MAX2
MAX is the maximum capacity of the scale in a mono-range system.
MAX1 is the capacity of the first range and MAX2 is the capacity of the second range in a
multi-range system. Protected parameter .
5.3.2.3 DIV, DIV1, DIV2
DIV is the scale division in a mono-range system.
DIV1 is the division of the first range and DIV2 is the division of the second range in a multirange system. Protected parameter .
5.3.2.4 UNIT
Weight unit of the scale. Protected parameter
The possible options are:
kg
Kilograms
t
Tons
lb
Pounds
g
Grams
.
oz
none
Ounces
None
5.3.2.5 ZERO_TRACK
Band where the zero track works. There will be an automatic zero if the weight is within the
selected band. Protected parameter .
The possible options are:
OFF
Function disabled
1div
± 1 division
0,5div
2div
± 0.5 divisions
± 2 divisions
5.3.2.6 ZERO_RANGE
key and zero track). Protected parameter
The limit permitted for the zero functions (
The possible options are:
1.9%: The reset to zero can be moved 1.9% from the initial zero value.
100%: The reset to zero can be moved 100% from the initial zero value.
3%:
The reset to zero can be moved 3% from the initial zero value.
5%:
The reset to zero can be moved 5% from the initial zero value.
5.3.2.7 ZEROSTART
The indicator automatically goes to zero upon starting. Protected parameter
The possible options are: ON - Function activated; OFF - Function disabled
.
.
5.3.2.8 ZERO-NEG
The possible options are: ON - Function activated; OFF - Function disabled
The indicator goes to zero automatically when the weight value is negative, stable for 5 seconds
and less than the ZERO_RANGE % value of calibration zero or zero start.
5.3.2.9 OVLIMIT
Maximum weight admitted on the scale before indicating “OVERLOAD”.
The possible options are:
MAX:
Maximum value of the scale
MAX+1div:
Maximum value of the scale plus one division
MAX+9div:
Maximum value of the scale plus nine divisions
MAX+2%:
Maximum value of the scale plus 2%
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5.3.2.10 UNLIMIT
Allows you to configure the weight as of which it will indicate “UNDERFLOW”.
The possible options are:
-OVLIMIT:
The same value as OVLIMIT, but in negative
-20div:
- 20 display divisions
The default value is -OVLIMIT.
5.3.2.11 PRINT MIN
Minimum weight to be able to print. The error that will be shown on the display if it cannot print
is “Weight not valid”. It can take on the values: 0÷255 div
5.3.3 CAL MASS
The parameters shown in figure 5.3.3.1 can be found in the calibration with masses level.
CAL
MASS
ZERO•SPAN•TW SPAN•LIN
Figure 5.3.3.1
5.3.3.1 ZERO
It shows and allows you to adjust the scale zero point. Make the zero point adjustment by
pressing the
key. The zero point adjustment menu will appear with the options shown in the
following figure:
Figure 5.3.3.1.1
ZERO CALIB
This option allows access to the menu where the current weight on the scale can be set as the
scale zero point. Protected parameter . To do so, all the weights must be removed from the scale,
press the
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.3.3.1.1.1:
5.3.3.1.1
Figure 5.3.3.1.1.1
To confirm the value shown in the ZERO field as the current scale zero point, press the
key. To exit without confirming, press the
the calibration process on the display:
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or
or
key. Upon confirming, the system will show
Configuration and calibration
Figure 5.3.3.1.1.2
Once the process has finished, it will return to the CAL MASS menu showing the stored zero
point coefficient value.
ZERO COEFF
This allows you to manually enter the scale zero point value. Protected parameter
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.3.3.1.2.1:
press the
5.3.3.1.2
. To do so,
Figure 5.3.3.1.2.1
Next, enter the zero value and validate it with the
press the
or
or
key. To exit without validating,
key.
5.3.3.2 SPAN
It shows and allows you to adjust the scale span. To make the span adjustment, press the
key. The span adjustment menu will appear with the options shown in the following figure:
Figure 5.3.3.2.1
SPAN CALIB
This option allows you access to the menu where the scale span is calibrated using a known
quantity of mass on the scale. Protected parameter . To do so, place the mass quantity on the scale
and press the
key; you will then access the following menu:
5.3.3.2.1
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Figure 5.3.3.2.1.1
In this menu, you enter the value of the mass quantity on the scale - in the mass units defined
in UNIT (see 5.3.2.4) –, which by default is the MAX scale value (see 5.3.2.2). This value is validated
or
key. To exit without validating, press the
with the
system will show the calibration process on the display:
or
key. Upon confirming, the
Figure 5.3.3.2.1.2
Once the process has finished, it will return to the CAL MASS menu showing the stored span
coefficient value.
SPAN COEFF
This allows you to manually enter the scale span value. Protected parameter
press the
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.3.3.2.2.1:
5.3.3.2.2
. To do so,
Figure 5.3.3.2.2.1
Next, enter the span value and validate it with the
press the
or
or
key. To exit without validating,
key.
5.3.3.3 TW SPAN
Fine span adjustment. Protected parameter
menu:
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. To do so, press the
key to access the
Configuration and calibration
Figure 5.3.3.3.1
This menu shows the weight with an increased resolution (x10). Using the
you can increase or decrease this value. It is validated with the
validating, press the
or
or
and
keys,
key. To exit without
key.
5.3.3.4 LIN_ADJ
Function of linearity adjustment. Protected parameter
.
Figure 5.3.3.4.1
Linearity adjustment function LIN:
Figure 5.3.3.4.2
These are the options:
OFF: Linearity adjustment deactivated
ON: Linearity adjustment activated
RESET:
Linearity adjustment deactivated and linearity adjustment parameters cleaning
LIN_M:
Applied load (known value of the mass chosen for the correction)
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Figure 5.3.3.4.3
LIN_I: Indication of the applied load. Once introduced the linearity is activated in case it was
not activated previously.
Figure 5.3.3.4.4
These parameters allow the correction of a possible non linearity in the system.
This adjustment is performed in the point you choose from 0 to MAX.
After adjusting the scale (zero and span), if a linearity error is detected due to a discrepancy
between the load and the system indication, choose a point where discrepancy is more significant and
then adjust linearity.
In repetitive systems the linearity error disappears at that point and is fundamentally reduced in
the other points (see figure 5.3.3.4.5).
Figure 5.3.3.4.5 Linearity adjustment performance before and afterwards, respectively
This is the procedure:
1-Select Reset in the LIN parameter in order to assess the system linearity without any pre-existing
correction. The LIN parameter is deactivated and any previous correction is deleted.
2-Place a known load in a point of the range where there is a significant linearity error. Note down
the indication value.
3-Select ON in the LIN parameter.
4-Key in the load value in the LIN_M parameter.
5-Key in the indication value in the LIN_I parameter.
6-The correction has been made.
7-This procedure can be repeated without clearing the previous correction (continue from point 2).
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This adjustment calculates an internal algorithm which will be applied whenever the LIN
parameter is ON. If a span adjustment is made (SPAN parameter) indicator will show a window
warning that linearization is being deactivated.
5.3.4 CAL mV
If there is no reference weight, it is possible to do a theoretical calibration using the capacity and
sensitivity values (mV/V) of the load cells used.
For the most accurate calibration, always use the calibration with masses.
The parameters shown in figure 5.3.4.1 can be found in the theoretical calibration level.
Figure 5.3.4.1
5.3.4.1 LCAP
Nominal capacity (Emax) of one of the cells used in the scale, expressed in the same units
that have been used in MAX and DIV (see scale definition 5.3.2.2 and 5.3.2.3). Protected parameter
.
5.3.4.2 LNUM
Load cell receiver support numbers. The supports that rest on the load cells as well as those
that don't must be counted. Protected parameter .
5.3.4.3 LSn
Nominal sensitivity in mV/V of the load cells used (if the values are not equal, calculate the
average). Protected parameter .
5.3.4.4 ZERO
Adjust the scale zero point. The process is the same as explained in section 5.3.3.1. Protected
parameter .
5.3.4.5 P RESET
Resets all the parameters to the default values. Protected parameter
.
WARNING
All the configurations and calibrations that have been done
previously to the device will be lost.
5.4 SCALE 2 (DIGITAL LOAD CELL SCALE)
In this section, you can view and configure the parameters that define scale 2. The options
that are shown depend on whether the scale is built on analog or digital load cells. In this section, only
the digital load cell scale will be explained. This will be equally valid when scale 1 is built on digital
load cells. The analog load cell scale is explained for scale 1 in section 5.3.
Figure 5.4.1 shows the options that appear for the digital load cell scale.
SCALE 2
GUIDED
INSTALLATION
COMPLETE
CONFIGURATION
DIAGNOSIS
Figure 5.4.1
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5.4.1 GUIDED INSTALATION
In the guided menu installation we have three options: install a new scale, replace a load cell
in an existing scale or install a new indicator in a configured scale. All the options require the PIN
code and affects to the calibration counter.
GUIDED
INSTALLATION
NEW
SCALE
CHANGE ONE
LOAD CELL
NEW INDICATOR
Figure 5.4.1.1
5.4.1.1 NEW SCALE
This option is used to perform a new scale’s installation. The load cells installation has to be
done one by one, starting for number 1 and ending for number n, being n, the number of load cells of
the scale.
When accessing to this option will appear the following warning:
Figure 5.4.1.1.1
ATTENTION
When making an installation of a new scale using that assistant
will lose any previous adjustment of the scale. Also will erase any
previous corner adjustment.
Once we have accepted to start the process, appears the following screen, where we can
modify the MAX and DIV value of the scale:
Figure 5.4.1.1.2
To continue select the option CONNECT LOAD CELLS, and enter the number of load cells of
the scale:
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Figure 5.4.1.1.3
When entering the number of load cells, the device will initialize the assistant and starts the
installation process of the load cells, one by one, starting for load cell number 1:
Figure 5.4.1.1.4
By pressing the option CONTINUE the device will recognize the connected load cell and will
configure it as number 1. Once done, the system will ask us to connect the next load cell.
Figure 5.4.1.1.5
This process will be repeated for all the load cells. Once being installed all the load cells, the
device will make a theoretically SPAN adjustment with the information collected by the load cells and
then will give us the possibility to perform the cero of the scale:
Figure 5.4.1.1.6
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Next, place the zero of the scale:
Figure 5.4.1.1.7
In case of cannot perform the zero calibration in that moment for any reason, we can always
perform the zero later, going to ZERO option in the menu (see 5.4.2.3.3 for digital scales).
If necessary we can perform a corner adjustment in the corresponding menu (see 5.4.2.3.5)
and a mass calibration of the scale (see 5.4.2.4).
5.4.1.2 CHANGE ONE LOAD CELL
This option allows changing a load cell in a scale already installed:
Figure 5.4.1.2.1
To perform it we have to remove the load cell to be changed and connect the new one. Go
inside the menu and indicate to the device the load cell number to change:
Figure 5.4.1.2.2
The device will install the new load cell and will configure it with the existing corner adjustment
of the broken load cell. That replacement does not modify the corner adjustment or the gain of the
scale. It can be necessary check the calibration of the scale with the new installed load cell.
If we have to replace more than one load cell, we should repeat this procedure for any load
cell.
ATTENTION
During the load cell replacement process do not turn off or
disconnect the device to avoid unconfigure the scale.
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5.4.1.3 NEW INDICATOR
This menu is used to replace the indicator in an already installed scale, where all the load cells
are working properly and want to change the indicator by a new one:
Figure 5.4.1.3.1
Go into the menu, change the MAX and the DIV value, if necessary, and select the option
CONNECT SCALE.
Figure 5.4.1.3.2
Here the device will ask us the number of load cells of the scale and after will perform the
installation automatically.
Figure 5.4.1.3.3
After recognizing and install the load cells the device will give us the possibility to perform a
cero calibration of the scale
Figure 5.4.1.3.4
In case of cannot perform the zero calibration in that moment for any reason, we can always
perform the zero later, going to ZERO option in the menu (see 5.4.2.3.3 for digital scales).
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If the previous device had made a corner adjustment, the adjustment will not be lost when
doing the procedure.
If the previous device had a corner adjustment, that adjustment will be erased. Only in case of
having the gain coefficient (SPAN) of the previous indicator (see 5.3.3.2.1 ) then we can introduce
manually the value to the new device using the corresponding option in the menu (see 5.3.3.2.2).
5.4.2 COMPLETE CONFIGURATION
Using this menu we can perform all the configuration options supported by the indicator. The
general options of this menu are the followings:
COMPLETE
CONFIGURATION
CONFIG
SCALE
SCALE
DEF
CONFIG
DCELL
CAL
MASS
Figure 5.4.2.1
5.4.2.1 CONFIG SCALE
At this level, the general parameters of the scale are shown. These are shown in figure
5.4.2.1.1:
CONFIG
SCALE
TYPE•SNR•CAL COUNTER•CAL DATE•FILTER•MOTBAND•
AUTOCLEAR TARE•LABEL•LOCK
Figure 5.4.2.1.1
TYPE
A read-only parameter that shows the type of interface for scale 1 (analog or digital) .
5.4.2.1.1
SNR
Interface serial number. Read-only parameter
5.4.2.1.2
.
CAL COUNTER
This parameter has the following format: XXXXX:YYY
• XXXXX is the internal read-only counter for the number of calibrations completed .
This increases each time a modification is made that affects at least one protected
parameter.
• YYY is the number of software updates.
5.4.2.1.3
CAL DATE
Date of the last modification recorded in CAL COUNTER. Read-only
5.4.2.1.4
.
FILTER
Filter level. You can choose from different levels or disable this function. The higher the value
selected, the higher the filter level.
The possible options are: OFF, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64
5.4.2.1.5
MOTBAND
Indication movement band, outside of which stability is not indicated.
The possible options are:
OFF
Disable function
2div Two divisions
1div
One division
3div Three divisions
5.4.2.1.6
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AUTOCLEAR TARE
This allows you to remove the tare automatically. Protected parameter
gross weight goes back to zero. Possible options are: OFF, ON
. This occurs when the
LABEL
Scale label for the ticket printing.
5.4.2.1.7
LOCK
This makes it possible to block certain protected functions. Protected parameter :
KEYBOARD Total block on PC and device keyboard. You can only
TARE
Blocks tare
enter in the SETUP menu on the device.
PRINT
Blocks printing
ZERO
Blocks zero
Each function can take on the LOCKED value and be blocked or UNLOCKED value and be
unblocked.
5.4.2.1.8
5.4.2.2 SCALE DEF
Menu that allows for the definition of the scale. The options are as follows:
SCALE
DEF
M_USE•
MAX•DIV
MAX1•DIV1•MAX2•DIV2
•UNIT•ZEROTRACK•ZERORANGE•
ZEROSTART•ZERO-NEG•OVLIMIT•UNLIMIT•PRINT MIN
Figure 5.4.2.2.1
When the value of M_USE is ON instead of showing MAX and DIV, this menu shows the
options for multi-range MAX1, DIV1, MAX2 and DIV2.
M_USE
Activates the multi-range function. In the ON position, the menu lets you access the MAX1,
DIV1, MAX2 and DIV2 parameters and the MAX and DIV parameters disappear from the menu.
Protected parameter .
5.4.2.2.1
MAX, MAX1, MAX2
MAX is the maximum capacity of the scale in a mono-range system.
MAX1 is the capacity of the first range and MAX2 is the capacity of the second range in a multirange system. Protected parameter .
5.4.2.2.2
DIV, DIV1, DIV2
DIV is the scale division in a mono-range system.
DIV1 is the division of the first range and DIV2 is the division of the second range in a multirange system. Protected parameter .
5.4.2.2.3
UNIT
Weight unit of the scale. Protected parameter
The possible options are:
kg
Kilograms
t
Tons
lb
Pounds
g
Grams
5.4.2.2.4
.
oz
none
Ounces
None
ZERO_TRACK
Band where the zero track works. There will be an automatic zero if the weight is within the
selected band. Protected parameter .
The possible options are:
5.4.2.2.5
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OFF
0,5div
5.4.2.2.6
Function disabled
± 0.5 divisions
1div
2div
± 1 division
± 2 divisions
ZERO_RANGE
The limit permitted for the zero functions (
key and zero track). Protected parameter
The possible options are:
1.9%: The reset to zero can be moved 1.9% from the initial zero value.
100%: The reset to zero can be moved 100% from the initial zero value.
3%:
The reset to zero can be moved 3% from the initial zero value.
5%:
The reset to zero can be moved 5% from the initial zero value.
.
ZEROSTART
The indicator automatically goes to the zero point upon starting. Protected parameter .
The possible options are: ON - Function activated; OFF - Function disabled
5.4.2.2.7
ZERO-NEG
The possible options are: ON - Function activated; OFF - Function disabled
The indicator goes to zero automatically when the weight value is negative, stable for 5 seconds
and less than the ZERO_RANGE % value of calibration zero or zero start.
5.4.2.2.8
OVLIMIT
Maximum weight admitted on the scale before indicating “OVERLOAD”.
The possible options are:
5.4.2.2.9
MAX:
MAX+1div:
MAX+9div:
MAX+2%:
Maximum value of the scale
Maximum value of the scale plus one division
Maximum value of the scale plus nine divisions
Maximum value of the scale plus 2%
5.4.2.2.10 UNLIMIT
Allows you to configure the weight as of which it will indicate “UNDERFLOW”.
The possible options are:
-OVLIMIT:
The same value as OVLIMIT, but in negative
-20div:
- 20 display divisions
The default value is -20div.
5.4.2.2.11 PRINT MIN
Minimum weight to be able to print. The error that will be shown on the display if it cannot print
is “Weight not valid”. It can take on the values: 0÷255 div
5.4.2.3 CONFIG DCELL
Using this menu, you can configure the characteristics of the digital scale and certain
adjustments. The available options are as follows:
CONFIG
DCELL
NUMCELL•DCELL•ZERO•SPAN•AXLE
CONFIG•CORNER/AXLE ADJUST•SCALE DIAGNOSIS
•DIAG. INTERFACE•PARAM.RESET•DCELL CLEAR
Figure 5.4.2.3.1
NUMCELL
To program the number of scale load cells. Protected parameter
The possible values are: 1÷16
5.4.2.3.1
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DCELL INSTALL
To enter the load cells in the system and view their parameters. Protected parameter . You
access this by pressing the
key and then a menu is shown just like the one in figure 5.4.2.3.2.1:
5.4.2.3.2
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.1
All the cells that have been programmed in NUMCELL appear in this menu (see section
5.4.2.3.1).
and
keys, you select the cell you wish to enter in the system. You access
Using the
the selected cell - in this case, cell 1 - by pressing the
key. Then, a menu will appear just like the
one shown in figure 5.4.2.3.2.2:
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.2
the system looks for a load cell with the direction that corresponds
By pressing the key
with the load cell number that we are installing. If a cell is found with a different serial number from the
one recorded in the indicator or if the indicator has no load cell installed, will show the message
, then will show the serial number of the cell found, as showed in the figure 5.4.2.3.2.3.
the system finds no load cell the indicator will then ask for
If on pressing the key
introducing the serial number of the load cell to be installed. If the serial number of the cell found is
the same as an already installed one will show the following error: 0026: LOAD CELL ALREADY
INSTALLED. That error means that it is not necessary to install the cell as it is already installed.
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.3
If you wish to confirm this serial number so it is installed as cell number 1 in the system, press
the
or
key. If you wish to enter the serial number by hand, do it and then press the
key. To exit without confirming, press the
or
or
key.
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This process must be completed for all the scale cells. Once completed, the display will show
all the installed cells just as shown in the following figure:
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.4
Once a load cell is installed GAIN parameter can be edited. Protected parameter .
and
keys, select the load cell you wish to edit.
To modify the GAIN value with the
key. Then the menu with the parameters for the
You access the load cell by pressing the
selected load cell will appear.
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.5
and
keys, you select the option GAIN and access this by pressing the
Using the
key. The following menu will appear where you can modify the GAIN value.
Figure 5.4.2.3.2.6
If you wish to confirm the GAIN value entered, press the
confirming, press the
or
or
key. To exit without
key.
If the software version of the load cell is V1.006 or inferior, the load cell capacity may also be
edited. Protected parameter .
ZERO
It shows and allows you to adjust the scale zero point. Make the zero point adjustment by
key. The zero point adjustment menu will appear with the options shown in the
pressing the
following figure:
5.4.2.3.3
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Figure 5.4.2.3.3.1
5.4.2.3.3.1 ZERO CALIB
This option allows access to the menu where the current weight on the scale can be set as the
scale zero point. Protected parameter . To do so, all the weights must be removed from the scale,
press the
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.4.2.3.3.1.1:
Figure 5.4.2.3.3.1.1
To confirm the value shown in the ZERO field as the current scale zero point, press the
or
key. To exit without confirming, press the
or
key. Upon confirming, the system will show
the calibration process on the display:
Figure 5.4.2.3.3.1.2
Once the process has finished, it will return to the D CELL menu showing the stored zero point
coefficient value.
5.4.2.3.3.2 ZERO COEFF
This allows you to manually enter the scale zero point value. Protected parameter
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.4.2.3.3.2.1:
press the
. To do so,
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Figure 5.4.2.3.3.2.1
Next, enter the zero point value and validate it with the
validating, press the
or
or
key. To exit without
key.
SPAN
This option allows you to make a theoretical SPAN adjustment. Protected parameter . To do
key. This menu will appear:
this, access the menu by pressing the
5.4.2.3.4
Figure 5.4.2.3.4.1
If you select the CANCEL option, the device returns to the previous screen without making any
, the device will theoretically
change. However, if you select YES, CALC. SPAN and press
calculate the scale SPAN value. Once the process has finished, it will return to the CONFIG DCELL.
AXLE CONFIG.
Allows setting load cells on each scale axle. You can only access into AXLE CONFIG if the
number of load cells is even and greater than or equal to 4, If those conditions are not met, error
0065 will occur, warming the user that current configuration doesn’t allow AXLE CONFIGURATION.
In order to modify the axle settings is necessary to enter the PIN (or SAT PIN if working in
Multi-user mode) when entering the SETUP.
5.4.2.3.5
Figure 5.4.2.3.5.1
As we can see in the picture above, axle 1 is composed by load cells 1 and 2; axle 2 is
composed by load cells 3 and 4; axle 3 is composed by load cells 5 and 6; axle 4 is composed by
load cells 7 and 8. After last axle configuration you will find SAVE function (safe configuration and
exit) and CLEAR function (Delete all axle configuration).
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Using cursors you can choose the axle to configure or the function to apply. By clicking
or ENTER the axle is selected or the function is applied.
We can exit the menu without saving configuration by clicking
. If we exit without saving,
the indicator will warn us about that.
In case of having load cell numbers that are not valid, will be marked with an asterisk ‘*’. If the
identification number of the load cell is repeated, will be marked with a question mark ‘?’. In the figure
below there is an example of both errors (a repeated load cell indicator number and a non-valid
identification value):
Figure 5.4.2.3.5.2
option.
To save configuration select
To initialize all positions to ‘00’, select
option.
CORNER/AXLE ADJUST
This option allows you to access a menu where you can make a corner/axle adjustment to the
scale. The available options in this menu are:
5.4.2.3.6
Figure 5.4.2.3.6.1
5.4.2.3.6.1 AUTOMATIC BY CORNER
This option allows you to make an automatic corner adjustment. This automatic adjustment is
done by taking readings of all corners with the same weight. At the end of the readings, the span
adjustment correction is calculated automatically for each cell in order to equal out all the readings of
all the corners. Protected parameter .
You enter the menu by pressing the
key. Using the
and
keys, you select the
number of the cell in the corner of which you have placed the weight and press
or
.
Figure 5.4.2.3.6.1.1
Once the reading has been done correctly, the display will show OK. Complete this process for
button. This
all the scale cells. Once this process has been done for all the cells, press the
adjustment will modify the calibration counter.
If the indicator detects that a cell number is to be read for which the signal is not the largest of
all of them, the system will show the error message VERIFY CORNER !! POSSIBLE ERROR and it
will only complete it if it is asked again to do the reading.
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5.4.2.3.6.2 AUTOMATIC BY AXLE
This option allows you to make an automatic axle adjustment. This automatic adjustment is
done by taking readings of all axles with the same weight. At the end of the readings, the span
adjustment correction is calculated automatically for each cell in order to equal out all the readings of
all the axles. Protected parameter .
You enter the menu by pressing the
key. Using the
and
keys, you select the
.
number of the axle in which you have placed the weight and press
Figure 5.4.2.3.6.2.1
Once the reading has been done correctly, the display will show OK. Complete this process for
button. This
all the scale axles. Once this process has been done for all the axles, press the
adjustment will modify the calibration counter.
5.4.2.3.6.3 MANUAL
A menu where you can view and modify the individual span of each one of the load cells.
Protected parameter . You enter the menu by pressing the
key. Using the
and
keys,
you select the number of the cell for which you wish to modify the span and press
again. Then,
the screen shown in figure 5.4.2.3.5.2.1 appears:
Figure 5.4.2.3.6.3.1
If you wish to increase the value, press
and to decrease it, press
. For a rapid
increase, press
, and for a rapid decrease, press
. The span change is confirmed by pressing
or
. To exit without modifying the span, press
or
.
5.4.2.3.6.4 CLR. CORRECTIONS
With this option, you can delete the corner and axle adjusts. Protected parameter
key, the screen shown in figure 5.4.2.3.6.4.1 appears:
access the menu using the
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Figure 5.4.2.3.6.4.1
If you select CANCEL option, the device returns to the previous screen without making any
, the device will
change. However, if you select CLR. CORNER/AXLE CO. option and press
delete any corner and axle adjustment previously made (it will return the span values of all the cells to
1.000000).
SCALE DIAGNOSIS
Allows to access diagnosis menu and alarm configuration.
5.4.2.3.7
5.4.2.3.7.1 DIAGNOSIS
A menu with several diagnostic functions for the load cells. Read-only
.
5.4.2.3.7.1.1 SIGNAL AND WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
The first screen shown upon accessing the SCALE DIAGNOSIS menu is one that shows the
counts of each cell followed by the percentage that these represents from the scale total; to the right,
the total points and gross weight. The screen format is the following:
Figure 5.4.2.3.7.1.1.1
The load cell that provides a greater signal is highlighted.
To show the screen with the next diagnostic function, press
one, press
. Press
to return to the previous menu. Press
menu.
and to go to the previous
to completely exit the SETUP
5.4.2.3.7.1.2 SIGNAL STABILITY
Shows signal stability of each load cell:
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Figure 5.4.2.3.7.1.2.1
This screen shows the counts of each load cell (Cel. Counts). On the right of each count, there
is the variation peak to peak during last second (Var.).
Alarm indication: If variation exceeds the value set in ALARM SETTINGS\MOTION (see
5.4.2.3.7.2) it will be marked with the text inverted (white over black). If MOTION = 0, alarm will never
trigger.
5.4.2.3.7.1.3 CHANGE OF ZERO
It shows the counts variation compared with the zero calibration:
Figure 5.4.2.3.7.1.3.1
On this screen each line corresponds to one load cell. In case of having more than 8 load
will be activated to change the screen and show the rest of load cells.
cells, button
On each line and from left to right the following values are shown:
Cel.: Load cell number
ZERO.CAL.: Zero calibration: counts of each load cell at the moment of calibration. If the
load cell hasn’t been calibrated, the value will be zero.
CURRENT: Current counts. Counts of each load cell at current time.
CHANGE: Diference between current counts and calibration counts.
%: Diference in percentage respect SPAN (MAX).
Alarm indication: If the difference exceeds the value set in ALARM SETTINGS\ZERO SHIFT
(see 5.4.2.3.7.2) it will be marked with the text inverted (white over black). If ZERO SHIFT = 0, alarm
will never trigger.
5.4.2.3.7.1.4 COMMUNICATION ERROR RATE
Index of communication errors:
Figure 5.4.2.3.7.1.4.1
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This screen indicates the percentage of communication errors for each cell. If there are no
errors, it indicates “0.000”. When there is some kind of error, the letters “T” for time-out error and “F”
for format error are added. When there is some kind of error, this is highlighted with an inverted
background. A counter with the sum of the total individual weight requests made for each one of the
cells is shown.
5.4.2.3.7.1.5 LOAD CELL STATUS
This screen shows the status of each cell. If everything is correct, “OK” appears. If there are
one or more errors, the following texts are shown highlighted with an inverted background:
Text
“SN”
Error
The serial number does not coincide with the NVM value (adjustment
value).
The span does not coincide with the NVM value (adjustment value).
“GA”
The cell capacity does not coincide with the NVM value (adjustment value).
“CA”
The cell NOM does not coincide with the NVM value (adjustment value).
“NO”
The cell status indicates some kind of error.
“ST”
"NOT CONNECTED" There is no communication with load cell
?????
Unable to determine the status due to errors in communications.
If there is more than one error, they are shown separated by hyphens. For example, a serial
number and span error: “SN-GA”. When appears “?????” may be caused due to collisions in the
communications because more than one load cell is connected with the same number.
The screen format is the following:
Figure 5.4.2.3.7.1.5.1
5.4.2.3.7.2 ALARM SETTINGS
On this screen we can set the values to trigger alarms.
Figure 5.4.2.3.7.2.1
On this screen there are two alarms to set:
ZERO SHIFT: Maximum difference allowed between load cell signal and the zero value at the
moment of scale calibration. This value is set as a percentage with a resolution of 1 decimal. The
percentage value is referred to the SPAN value of the scale (MAX) (see 5.4.2.2.2).. If this parameter
is set to zero, the comparison is not done in the diagnosis screen. Range 0.0% … 25.0%.
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MOTION: Maximum change allowed (peak to peak) per second. The value is introduced in
weight units, at a resolution one decimal greater than scale configuration. If this parameter is set to
zero, alarm will never trigger. In order to work properly, the indicator must have SPAN parameter
calibrated (see 5.4.2.4.2).
DIAG. INTERFACE
A menu with several diagnostic functions for the interface. The screen is as shown in
figure5.4.2.3.7.1:
5.4.2.3.8
Figure 5.4.2.3.8.1
NVM STATUS: This shows the status of the non-volatile memory (NVM) of the load cell
communication interface. It will show “OK” if everything is correct and “CORRUPTED” if not. Readonly parameter .
POWER DCELLS: This shows the status of the power supply of the load cells. It will show “OK”
if everything is correct, “OFF” if it is turned off and “FAIL” if there is some kind of power failure
(example: a short circuit in the cell power supply). Read-only parameter .
SW.VERSION: Shows the version of the communication interface software. Read-only
parameter .
TEST COM.: Enter in the communications port test mode.
5.4.2.3.8.1 TEST COM
A test is done on this screen of the RS485 communications port of the digital platform
interface. This screen indicates the test status. To run the test, a test connector that connects the
transmission to the reception must be placed in the digital load cell connector.
The test result shows four counters. They mean the following:
MESSAGES: Counts the test messages sent.
OK: Counts the test messages received correctly.
TIMEOUT: Counts the timeouts. With each test message sent that is not correctly received on
time, this counter increases. If this happens, it might be because the test connector is not in.
ERROR: Counts the error messages. The message received does not coincide with the one
sent. Possible failure in the RS485 driver or in the connection between transmission and
reception.
When the test connector is in the correct place, only the MESSAGES and OK counters should
increase.
Test connector:
For connecting transmission to reception in the digital load cell connector a 9-way male sub-d
connector shall be used. Pins 4 with 8 and 2 with 7 have to be connected, as showed in the following
figure:
Male sub-d connector welding side
Figure 5.4.2.3.8.1.1
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PARAM RESET
A menu that allows you to reset the device back to the default parameters. Protected
parameter .The screen shown is as follows:
5.4.2.3.9
Figure 5.4.2.4.8
If you select the CANCEL option, the device returns to the previous screen without making any
, the device resets the
change. However, if you select YES, RESET PARAMETERS and press
interface parameters back to the default values.
This deletion does not affect the cell numbering or “user gain” they have programmed. These
values can be deleted in the DCELL CLEAR menu (see 5.4.2.3.9).
WARNING
All the configurations and calibrations that have been done
previously to the device will be lost.
5.4.2.3.10 DCELL CLEAR
Returns one or several load cells to their factory status: “user gain” equals 1, cell address 0 and
19200 bps communication speed. Protected parameter . This process can be done with one specific
load cell or for all those connected to the device.
This deletion only affects the cells and not the parameters configured in the indicator. Using the
and
keys, you select the desired option and confirm with
The possible options are:
NO:
Returns to the previous menu without doing anything.
ALL:
Deletes all the cells connected to the indicator.
1,2...16: Deletes the cell which number has been selected.
or
.
5.4.2.4 CAL MASS
The parameters shown in figure 5.4.2.4.1 can be found in the calibration with masses level.
CAL
MASS
ZERO•SPAN•TW SPAN•LIN
Figure 5.4.2.4.1
ZERO
It shows and allows you to adjust the scale zero point. Make the zero point adjustment by
pressing the
key. The zero point adjustment menu will appear with the options shown in the
following figure:
5.4.2.4.1
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Figure 5.4.2.4.1.1
5.4.2.4.1.1 ZERO CALIB
This option allows access to the menu where the current weight on the scale can be set as the
scale zero point. Protected parameter . To do so, all the weights must be removed from the scale,
press the
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.4.2.4.1.1.1:
Figure 5.4.2.4.1.1.1
To confirm the value shown in the ZERO field as the current scale zero point, press the
key. To exit without confirming, press the
or
show the calibration process on the display:
or
key. Upon confirming, the system will
Figure 5.4.2.4.1.1.2
Once the process has finished, it will return to the CAL MASS menu showing the stored zero
point coefficient value.
5.4.2.4.1.2 ZERO COEFF
This allows you to manually enter the scale zero point value. Protected parameter
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.4.2.4.1.2.1:
press the
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. To do so,
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Figure 5.4.2.4.1.2.1
Next, enter the zero point value and validate it with the
validating, press the
or
or
key. To exit without
key.
SPAN
It shows and allows you to adjust the scale span. To make the span adjustment, press the
key. The span adjustment menu will appear with the options shown in the following figure:
5.4.2.4.2
Figure 5.4.2.4.2.1
5.4.2.4.2.1 SPAN CALIB
This option allows you access to the menu where the scale span is calibrated using a known
quantity of mass on the scale. Protected parameter . To do so, place the mass quantity on the scale
key; you will then access the following menu:
and press the
Figure 5.4.2.4.2.1.1
In this menu, you enter the value of the mass quantity on the scale - in the mass units defined
in UNIT (see 5.3.2.4) -, which by default is the MAX scale value (see 5.3.2.2). This value is validated
or
key. To exit without validating, press the
with the
system will show the calibration process on the display:
or
key. Upon confirming, the
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Figure 5.3.3.2.1.2
Once the process has finished, it will return to the CAL MASS menu showing the stored span
coefficient value.
5.4.2.4.2.2 SPAN COEFF
This allows you to manually enter the scale span value. Protected parameter
key to access the menu shown in figure 5.4.2.4.2.2.1:
press the
. To do so,
Figure 5.4.2.4.2.2.1
Next, enter the span value and validate it with the
press the
or
or
key. To exit without validating,
key.
TW SPAN
Fine span adjustment. Protected parameter
5.4.2.4.3
. To do so, press the
key to access the
menu:
Figure 5.4.2.4.3.1
This menu shows the weight with an increased resolution (x10). Using the
you can increase or decrease this value. It is validated with the
validating, press the
or
or
and
keys,
key. To exit without
key.
LIN_ADJ
A linear adjustment functionality equivalent to the one described in section 5.3.3.4. Protected
parameter .
5.4.2.4.4
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5.4.3 DIAGNOSIS
Menu where you can find all the available tests for digital load cells.
Figure 5.4.3.1
5.4.3.1 SCALE DIAGNOSIS
Same menu as chapter 5.4.2.3.7.
5.4.3.2 INTERFACE DIAGNOSIS
Same menu as chapter 5.4.2.3.8.
5.4.3.3 DIGITAL LC TESTER
This is a special help menu to diagnosis each digital load cell individually.
Although this option does not affect the calibration counter is necessary introducing correctly
the PIN code to access to the available options. This is necessary to protect the installation and avoid
accidental misconfigurations or handling for unauthorized personnel.
The load cell to verify has to be connected before click CONTINUE, the device after clicking
continue search the load cell connected to the communications bus. Also to avoid wrong information
due to communication collisions only one load cell can be connected to the bus at the time of access.
Figure 5.4.3.3.1
When accessing to this option the screen will show us the basic parameters as well as the
signal delivered in points and in weight.
Example of screen:
Figure 5.4.3.3.2
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The screen shows the following parameters:
- CELL:
Number of load cell (in the communications bus)
- SNR:
Serial Lumber of the load cell
- CAP:
Capacity
- GAIN:
Gain coefficient (see 5.4.2.3.4)
- SW. VER:
Software version of the load cell
- BAUD:
Configuration baudrate for the communications bus.
- POWER:
Voltage supply (options OK/FAIL)
- STATUS:
Internal status of the load cell (options OK/FAIL/NO COMM.)
- COUNTS:
Internal counts delivered by the load cell
- WEIGHT:
Equivalent weight to the internal counts
- COM.MSG.:
Messages counter
- COM.ERR.:
Communications errors counter
reset the messages counter and the communication error messages.
By pressing
By pressing
give back to the cell to its factory settings, delete the corner adjustment, If It
had, and leave the tester menu.
5.5 EXTERNAL MODULES
5.5.1 Introduction
MATRIX II indicator allows using external modules in DIN rail format for connection with external
systems. Currently there are two types of modules
1. Digital inputs/outputs module: 8 inputs, 8 outputs (relays).
2. Analog output module: configurable 0...20mA, 4...20mA, 0...10V or 0...5V
Connection among modules and indicator is performed by means of a RS-485 bus. We may use
both COM3, available in all indicators, as well as COM4 if we have installed the optional RS-485
output board. This optional board has the advantage of being galvanic isolated, so it may be
interesting in industrial environments. Modules have to be powered to 24 VDC.
Example of connection of two modules of digital inputs/outputs and an analog output module to a
MATRIX II:
Figure 5.5.1.1
RS-485 communication bus is made of a couple of wires that connect in parallel all existing
modules to a MATRIX II. To be able to distinguish every module in the bus they all have a direction –
different for every module- which is configured by means of 4 DIP format switches. The possible
directions are from 1 to 15 (zero is reserved).
Modules configuration is made in the SETUP menu:
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Figure 5.5.1.2
On entering the "EXTERNAL MODULES" menu the following options will be shown:
Figure 5.5.1.3
The options’ functionality is as follows:
CONFIGURE: Digital inputs/outputs configuration, and analog outputs.
TEST:
External modules checking and information.
INSTALLATION:
Installation of modules in the system (necessary for functioning).
The use of the external modules comprises two different parts:
1) Installation of modules in the system (menu INSTALLATION)
2) Configuration of inputs and outputs (menu CONFIGURE)
If we connect a module to the system but we do not install it, it will not be accessible even if the
direction is correct and we have programmed it in any input or output.
5.5.2 Previous configurations
5.5.2.1 Serial port configuration
Communication with external modules is made through MATRIX II COM3 –or COM4 if available. To configure it Access the configuration menu of the corresponding port and select "EXTERNAL
MODULES" in the parameter MODE:
Figure 5.5.2.1.1
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Once accepted the rest of parameters will disappear because external modules use a fix
configuration:
Figure 5.5.2.1.2
Option "EXTERNAL MODULES" cannot be selected simultaneously for ports COM3 and COM4,
showing error "INVALID INPUT" if that happens.
5.5.2.2 External modules numbering
External modules include four DIP switches to configure its direction. That can be from 1 to 15,
being necessary to have a different value for each module. If a module direction is changed once in
functioning, the change will not apply until the module is switched off and on.
Next figure shows the correspondence among DIP switches position and the direction:
Dir. 0
Reserved
Dir. 1
Dir. 2
Dir. 3
Dir. 4
Dir. 5
Dir. 6
Dir. 7
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
Dir. 8
Dir. 9
Dir. 10
Dir. 11
Dir. 12
Dir. 13
Dir. 14
Dir. 15
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
ON DIP
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
Figure 5.5.2.2.1
5.5.3 Modules installation
Installation process is performed from section "INSTALLATION" in menu "EXTERNAL
MODULES":
Figure 5.5.3.1
The options available are:
a) AUTO-SEARCH: Searches automatically all modules connected to the bus. That option
may be used for first time configuration or for adding a new module automatically.
b) MANUAL: To manually add or remove modules. No communication with the modules is
required, which may be connected later.
c) CLEAR: Removes all configured modules.
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5.5.3.1 AUTO-SEARCH
Mode "AUTO-SEARCH" installation requires the modules to be connected, powered and with its
direction configured. Also has to be assured that the serial port is correctly configured (see section
5.5.2.1). In case it is not configured the following error will be shown: "0038:NO SERIAL PORT
CONFIGURED FOR EXTERNAL MODULES ".
"AUTO-SEARCH" option may be used when beginning an installation from scratch or for adding
one or more modules to an already configured installation.
Accessing the menu the following screen will be shown:
Figure 5.5.3.1.1
, a modules search will begin. Every time a non-installed module is detected a
On pressing
message will be shown and it will be added to the indicator configuration:
Figure 5.5.3.1.2
5.5.3.2 MANUAL
On accessing the "MANUAL" option, the display will show a menu like the one in figure
5.5.3.2.1:
Figure 5.5.3.2.1
In this case there are three installed modules ordered by direction. At the left side modules are
numbered from 1 to 15. The middle column is the address inside the bus to which the module is
assigned is shown and at the right side the type of module.
With the keys
With the key
we move around the list.
we go back to the previous menu.
With
we return to weighing mode.
With
we delete the selected module once confirmed.
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With
direction:
we add a module to the installation. On adding a module we first have to enter the
Figure 5.5.3.2.2
Enter the direction and validate with
. Then the indicator will ask for the module type:
Figure 5.5.3.2.3
we choose the desired type and with
we validate it. If the entered
With the keys
direction is already in use a warning message will be showed allowing us to replace the installed
module or not.
Figure 5.5.3.2.4
we choose the desired option. If we choose "NO" the operation is
With the keys
cancelled and if we choose “YES" we will be required for the type.
5.5.3.3 CLEAR
Option "CLEAR" allow us to delete all modules from the indicator configuration.
Figure 5.5.3.3.1
To confirm the deletion select
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NOTE: This deletion does not affect the configurations of the digital inputs and outputs neither the
analog output (menu "CONFIGURE").
5.5.4 Inputs and outputs configuration
To access the configuration enter in the "CONFIGURE" option of the external modules main
screen:
Figure 5.5.4.1
With keys
we choose what to configure and with
we enter the menu.
5.5.4.1 DIGITAL OUTPUTS configuration
On entering into configuration the display will show a screen as follows:
Figure 5.5.4.1.1
A list of 16 logical outputs appear numbered from 1 to 16. With keys
the list and with key
we move around
we enter into the outputs configuration.
The list has three columns:
Left: Output number.
Middle:
Output programmed function.
Right: Relay related to the output.
On entering into an output with the key
we will have the following displayed:
Figure 5.5.4.1.2
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The parameters to configure and its possible values are the followings:
TYPE:
This function activates the output. Possible values:
OFF:
Deactivated.
GROSS:
Reference to gross weight.
NET:
Reference to net weight.
ZERO:
Output acts if zero flag is turned on.
ZERO NET: Output acts if there is a tare and the weight value is zero.
STABLE:
Output acts if weight us steady.
WEIGHT OK: It is activated while weight is within the scale configuration margins and there is
no error in the scale.
NEG:
Output is activated if the display shows a negative weight, no matter if it is
because of a tare or because the weight is below the scale zero.
TARE IN:
Output acts if there is a tare.
PRINT:
Output acts on printing.
TOTALIZE: Output acts when there is an open totalization in the industrial application.
REMOTE:
Output controlled by the serial port.
SCALE SELECTED: Output acts if the active scale is the one selected in the SCALE
parameter.
SCALE:
Indicates the scale related to the function that controls the output. Possible values:
SCALE 1: Function relates to scale 1
SCALE 2: Function relates to scale 2
REMOTE SCALE: Function relates to Remote scale
ACTIVE SCALE: Function relates to active scale.
NOTE: When using a TYPE function that doesn’t use the SCALE parameter (as SCALE, PRINT,
TOTALIZE and REMOTE) it is shown as: (“-------“) and is not allowed to edit this field (the right
arrow is in grey). Functions GROSS, NET and SCALE SELECTED do not admit the option
ACTIVE SCALE, so this option is not showed with these functions.
VALUE:
Weight of action when the output acts as a setpoint. Only available for GROSS and NET functions.
HYSTERESIS:
Weight margin given so that a relay to returns to its previous state. This is used to avoid the relay
to be repeatedly changing its state when the weight is just around the action point (VALUE). Only
available for GROSS and NET functions.
TRIP:
Parameter to select the output action logic when in setpoint mode (functions GROSS and NET).
Possible values: HIGH (default value) and LOW. The functioning is as follows:
HIGH:
Relay activated when weight >= VALUE
Relay deactivated when weight < (VALUE - HYSTERESIS)
LOW:
Relay deactivated when weight >= (VALUE + HYSTERESIS)
Relay activated when weight < VALUE
RELAY:
Shows the relay related to the output. The format is as follow: [MM:S] where 'MM': it is the module
direction (1...15) and 'S' is the output inside the module (1...8).
When no physical output is defined (direction = 0) it is showed [--:-]. If the selected module is
not installed or it is not of the proper type a question mark will be showed next to the relay:
.
when:
An error by means of the symbol '*’ next to the relay will be shown
a) A relay used by the truck weighing or industrial application is also used by a standard output.
b) A relay is configured for two functions of different scales.
The equipment will not work with that type of error.
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NOTE: It cannot be selected the same physical output for more than one logical output. An error
will occur if we enter the same relay to more than one output.
Example of configured outputs:
Figure 5.5.4.1.3
With this example we see 4 configured outputs. Sign '?' appears right to the output 4 indicates
that the module is not installed in the system or that it is not a digital outputs module.
5.5.4.2 DIGITAL INPUTS configuration
On accessing "DIGITAL INPUTS" we see the following screen:
Figure 5.5.4.2.1
A list of 16 possible logical inputs appears. With the keys
we move around the list
and with the key
we enter the input’s configuration.
The list has three columns:
Left: Number of logical input.
Middle:
Function related to the input.
Right: Physical input related to the logical input.
On accessing an output with the key
we will see the following screen:
Figure 5.5.4.2.2
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The parameters to configure and its possible values are the followings:
TYPE:
Function associated to the input. Possible values:
OFF
: Not used
TARE
: Tare a platform
CLEAR TARE
: Deletes a tare
ZERO
: Performs a zero
PRINT
: Prints a ticket (simple)
GROSS/NET
: Function Gross/Net
SCALE CHANGE
: Scale change (if possible)
SELECT SCALE 1
: Scale 1 selection (if possible)
SELECT SCALE 2
: Scale 2 selection (if possible)
TOTALIZE
: Totalize function of the industrial application (only available for the active
scale)
EXIT TOTALIZE
: Function Exit Totalize of the industrial application (only available for
the active scale)
REMOTE
: Input only used for being read from the serial port (parameters
SCALE and LEVEL have no effect for that function).
Function REMOTE is included in order to allow using one input exclusively for being red from the
serial port. With the function REMOTE the input has no effect on the operative. Inputs with a configured
function other than OFF may also be red from the serial port.
SCALE:
Shows the scale associated to the input function (selected through TYPE).
Possible options:
SCALE 1
SCALE 2
REMOTE SCALE
ACTIVE SCALE
NOTE: When using a TYPE function that doesn’t use the SCALE parameter (as SCALE
CHANGE, SELECT SCALE 1, SELECT SCALE 2 and REMOTE) it is shown as: (“-------“) and is not
allowed to edit this field (the right arrow is in grey). If the TYPE function is in GROSS/NET, TOTALIZE
or END TOTALIZE the SCALE parameter will always show ACTIVE SCALE.
LEVEL: Indicates the polarity with which the input acts. Possible values:
HIGH
: The function acts on closing the contact connected to the input.
LOW
: The function acts on opening the contact connected to the input.
MODULE INPUT: This is where the physical input associated to the input is programmed. The format
used is the following: [MM:E] where 'MM'is the module direction (1...15) and 'E' is the number of
the input in the module (1...8). When no physical input is defined (direction = 0) dashes are
shown: [--:-].
When the selected physical input belongs to a module that is not installed or it is not a module of
digital inputs-outputs a '?' will be showed to the right of the input.
NOTE: We may associate a physical input to more than one logical input. It is the user’s
responsibility that the configuration makes sense. When an input is used in more than one logical
as a warning of a possible
input an exclamation mark '!' is showed to the right of the input
error.
Besides error '!' we may have error '*'
when:
a) An input is used for the truck weighing or industrial application and also for a standard input.
b) An input is configured for two functions of different scales.
The equipment will not work with that type of error.
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5.5.4.3 ANALOG OUTPUTS configuration
With this menu the analog outputs are configured. The indicator allows using one analog output
per scale and each analog output is a module with a certain direction. These modules will provide an
analog indication proportional to the weight in the scale.
In bi-scale indicators the analog outputs work simultaneously no matter which scale is active.
On entering the menu for the first time the following screen will be showed:
Figure 5.5.4.3.1
Two options appear: one to configure the analog output of the scale 1 and the second for the 2.
Entering the desired option the following screen will be showed:
Figure 5.5.4.3.2
The parameters to configure and its possible values are the following:
TYPE: Indicates the function of the analog output. Possible values:
OFF:
Output disconnected.
GROSS:
The reference is the gross weight.
NET:
The reference is the net weight.
OUTPUT: Configures the signal that the module delivers:
0...20mA; 4...20mA; 0...10V; 0...5V
ERROR: Indicates the signal that the module will deliver in case of an error in the scale.
FULL: Output = FULL
HOLD: Output does not change.
ZERO: Output = MIN
MIN.: Weight for the minimum output.
FULL: Weight for the maximum output.
TW MIN: Fine adjustment of the minimum analog output. With the cursors the analog signal level is
modified.
TW FULL: Fine adjustment of the maximum analog output. With the cursors the analog signal level is
modified.
TEST: The configured analog output (voltage or current) will send the minimum or maximum value
adjusted in the menu TW MIN and TW FULL depending on the selected option MIN or FULL.
Selection is done with the cursors.
MODULE ADDRESS: Address of the analog module in the RS-485 bus. Possible values: 1...15. If we
program address 0 it is the same that disconnect the module.
STATUS:
This is a read only parameter and gives us an indication of the module configuration.
Possible values:
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"OK": Configuration correct and module working properly.
"ADR. CONFLICT": Conflict with bus addresses with the other analog output.
"NOT INSTALLED": Analog module not installed in the system.
"NOT COMPATIBLE": Module selected in MODULE ADDRESS is not an analog output.
"NOT USED": Associated scale is not installed in the indicator.
"FAIL": Failure of communication with module.
"NO MODULE SELECTED": Module address not programmed.
5.5.4.4 CLEAR I/O CONF.
This option is for returning the inputs and outputs configuration to the factory defaults. On
performing this option the digital inputs and outputs and the analog outputs are set to OFF.
On entering this option we shall have the following screen:
Figure 5.5.4.4.1
Selecting
the clearing is performed.
NOTA: This clearing does not affect the module installation in the system (menu
INSTALLATION).
5.5.5 External modules TEST
Being in the external modules main menu:
Figure 5.5.5.1
We select "TEST" and press
. The screen will show:
Figure 5.5.5.2
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This is just an example with one analog output module and two digital input/output modules.
The column to the left shows the module address, in the central column the module type is
showed and in the right column the module status.
The possible values of STATUS are the followings:
STATUS
Meaning
OK
Everything correct
OK:OPEN-LOOP Only showed for analog output modules working with current output. It
means that the current output is open or that it has too high impedance.
ERROR
Communication with module failure.
UNMATCHED
Type of installed module does not match with the detected in the bus.
TEMPERATURE! Only showed for analog output modules. Means that the internal DAC is
too hot. There is a hardware problem.
NO COM.
There is no serial port configured for communication with modules. The
test can not be performed. Configure the serial port (COM3 or COM4) for
connection with modules.
From the screen we shall access the modules if the status is OK.
we shall enter the module information
We place on the desired module and on pressing
menu. If it is a digital I/O module a screen like that in figure 5.5.5.3 will be showed. In the case of an
analog output will be like in figure 5.5.5.4:
Figure 5.5.5.3
Figure 5.5.5.4
In the screens is showed information of the software version of the modules and their serial
. The tests are the followings:
number. Also we shall access a modules test with the key
For digital I/O modules we have an inputs and outputs test.
For the analog outputs modules we have a 0…10V voltage output and a 4…20mA current output
test. It’s possible to choose the output from 0% to 100%.
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Following the corresponding screens are showed:
Digital 8 outputs/8 inputs module test:
Figure 5.5.5.5
At the left side the output status is showed and for the input is at the right side. If we act on any
input we will see it in the screen.
and pressing
we change its state
To modify an output we select it with
alternatively.
If there is a communication failure during the test the message "Error" will be shown instead of
the input or output state.
NOTE: During the module test their standard functioning is deactivated. On exit the test mode it is
restored.
WARNING
Acting on the output relays may cause damage or personal injury.
Make sure that you know the functions of the devices connected to
the relays before activating them. Make an inspection previous the
test if necessary.
5.5.6 Error messages on starting
If we have configured the use of the external modules, on starting the indicator it always perform a
check of them. If any module is not detected an error message will be showed like the following:
Figure 5.5.5.6
If no serial port for the control of the external modules has been configured that check cannot be
performed. In that case the following error message will be showed:
Figure 5.5.5.7
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5.5.7 Error messages in the relay or inputs programming
5.5.7.1 Use of a not installed module
The program allows performing the installation process in that moment.
Figure 5.5.7.1.1
Options:
NO: relay or input is assigned and the installation is left for later
YES: the module is installed
CANCEL: back to edition screen
5.5.7.2 No serial port for external modules assigned
Figure 5.5.7.2.1
Options:
NOT INSTALL NOW – leave it for later
COM 3 – assign to COM3 for external module control
COM 4 – assign to COM4 (only if installed)
5.5.8 Serial commands related to the external modules
There are a series of commands for the serial communication related to the external modules.
-
Act output REMOTE mode:
X O i x <CR>
Act:
(Command compatible with MATRIX)
i: number of digital output (1...8)
x: status of the output 0=OFF; 1=ON
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
This command only acts on an output configured in REMOTE mode.
Act:
X 2 O
i i x
<CR> (MATRIX II new command)
ii: number of digital output (1...16)
x: status of the output 0=OFF; 1=ON
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
This command only acts on an output configured in REMOTE mode.
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-
Read outputs:
X
Request:
O
?
(Command compatible with MATRIX)
<CR>
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
Answer: X O o8 o7 o6 o5 o4 o3 o2 o1
on is the status of the logical output n. This command only return the status of the 8 first
outputs and it is necessary in order to maintain compatibility between software written for
MATRIX or SMART.
Request:
:
X
2
O
?
<CR>
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
Answer:
X 2 O o1 o2 o3 o4 o5 o6 o7 o8 o9 o10 o11 o12 o13 o14 o15 o16
on is the status of the output n.
-
Read input status:
Reading of the input allows knowing the current input status. It has to be remembered that these
are logical inputs, 16 for MATRIX II. These inputs are configured with a physical input by means of
assigning an address of the external module and an input number. If option TYPE of a digital input is
set to OFF we shall always read zero with these commands. Parameter LEVEL of the input’s
configuration has no effect in the reading performed with these commands. We will read “0” when the
input is open and “1” when the contact is closed to ground (COM).
Request:
X
I
?
<CR>
(Command compatible with MATRIX)
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
Answer: X I x8 x7 x6 x5 x4 x3 x2 x1
xn is the status of input n. This command only returns the status of the first 8 inputs for
keeping compatibility with software written for MATRIX or SMART indicators.
Request:
X
2
I
?
<CR>
<CR> : CARRIAGE RETURN character (0x0d)
Answer:
X 2 I X1 X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 X10 X11 X12 X13 X14 X15 X16
xn is the status of input n. This command returns the status of the 16 logical inputs
available in MATRIX II.
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5.6 PRINT CONFIG
Option used for printing the indicator configuration. The screen is as shown in figure 5.6.1:
Figure 5.6.1
On accessing this option the submenus shown in figure 5.6.2 appear. These allow printing the
indicator configuration to ports COM1 or COM2, or cancel the operation.
Using the
and
keys, you select the option and confirm with
or
:
Figure 5.6.2
Indicator shows on screen the evolution of the operation.
Figure 5.6.3
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6 Description of the connectors
Seal 1
Scale 1
Seal 2
COM 1
COM 2
COM 3
Scale 2
PS/2
(Optional) External
18 VDC / 1A power supply
External power supply 100-240 VAC
50/60 Hz + Fuse slow 2A
(Optional) Digital output
scale power supply
(Optional)
Communication modules
(Optional) Digital output
scale power supply
Figure 6.1 Connectors
6.1 Load cell connector
6.1.1 Analog load cell
To connect the load cell to the indicator, a SUBD-9 male aerial connector must be used. The
cell cables will be welded in this connector as shown in the attached tables. For a 6 wire connection,
bridging the 1-6 and 5-9 pins is recommended in order to double the contact surface of the power
supply wires.
PIN
SIGNAL
UTILCELL Load Cell Code
1
SUB-D 9 Connector
EXC +
Green
6
Male aerial
2
Sense +
Blue
7
SIG +
Red
3
Shield
Pin Assignment
8
SIGWhite
View from welded side
4
Sense Yellow
5
EXC Black
9
Table 6.1.1.1 -6-Wire PIN Assignment
If using a 4-wire connection cable, the 1-6-2 (EXC+ and SENSE+) and 4-5-9 (EXC- and
SENSE-) pins must be bridged in the aerial connector.
PIN
SIGNAL
UTILCELL Load Cell Code
1
SUB-D 9 Connector
6
EXC +
Green
Male aerial
2
7
SIG +
Red
3
Shield
8
SIGWhite
Pin Assignment
4
View from welded side
5
EXC Black
9
Table 6.1.1.2 -4-Wire PIN Assignment
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Description of the connectors
6.1.2 Digital Load Cell
Use a SUBD-9 aerial male connector for connecting the load cell to the indicator. Weld wires in
accordance with the following table. It is recommended to bridge pins 1-6 (GND) and 5-9 (V+) to
double the contact surface of the power supply wires. The bus signals denomination is made under
the load cell point of view.
SUB-D 9 aerial male
connector
Pin allocation
welding's side view
PIN
SIGNAL
UTILCELL Load Cell Code
1
GND
BLACK
6
2
RxD+
GREEN
4
RxDBLUE
3
SHIELD
7
TxD+
YELLOW
8
TxDWHITE
5
V+
RED
9
Table 6.1.2.1 Wire PIN Allocation
The connection cable characteristics to be used have to comply with the requirements regarding
the maximum length and wire section showed on the following table:
MAX. CABLE LENGTH
Number of connected load cells
Wire section **
1
4
6
8
10
0.22 mm2
715 m
180 m
120 m
90 m
70 m
2
748 m
185 m
125 m
95 m
75 m
0.35 mm2
> 1200 m *
280 m
185 m
140 m
110 m
0.50 mm2
> 1200 m *
390 m
260 m
195 m
155 m
0.75 mm
2
> 1200 m *
630 m
420 m
315 m
250 m
1.00 mm
2
> 1200 m *
780 m
520 m
390 m
310 m
2.50 mm2
> 1200 m *
> 1200 m *
> 1200 m *
950 m
760 m
0.25 mm
* Specifications for RS-485 Bus is limited to a max. bus length of 1200 m
** Power supply wire section. Minimum RS-485 wire section 0.22 mm2
Table 6.1.2.2 Connection cable characteristics
6.1.2.1 Digital scale power supply
When digital load cell is used it is necessary to plug the external power supply to the digital
output scale power supply inlet.
WARNING
If the external power supply is not plugged the scale will NOT
work.
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Description of the connectors
6.1.3 Load cell connector security seal
The load cell connector is sealed with an adhesive destructible pull label for each load cell
connector as shown in figure 6.1.3.1.
Seal
Seal
Figure 6.1.3.1 Security Seal for the Load Cell Connectors
6.2 PC Keyboard Connector
Connecting a standard PC keyboard with a PS/2 connector.
WARNING
Never connect or disconnect the keyboard if the indicator is in
operation.
6.3 Communications Connectors
6.3.1 RS-232 COM1/COM2 Connector
The indicator connector is a SUB-D 9 Male.
PIN
SIGNAL
1
SUB-D 9 Connector
2
RxD
Aerial female
3
TxD
4
5
GND
6
Pin Assignment
7
RTS
View from welded side
8
CTS
9
Table 6.3.1.1 RS-232 Connector Assignment
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6.3.2 RS-485 (COM3) Connector
PIN
SIGNAL
1
A (DATA+)
SUB-D 9 Connector
2
Aerial female
3
4
5
GND
6
B
(DATA-)
Pin Assignment
7
View from welded side
8
9
Table 6.3.2.1 RS-485 Connector Assignment
6.3.3 Expansion port connector (COM4)
6.3.3.1 RS-232 Opto-isolated Expansion Port (89404)
The expansion port connector is a male SUB-D 9.
PIN
SIGNAL
1
SUB-D 9 aerial female
2
RxD
connector
3
TxD
4
5
GND
6
Pin allocation
7
welding's side view
8
9
Table 6.3.3.1.1 RS-232 Connector Allocation
6.3.3.2 RS-485 Opto-isolated Expansion Port (89405).
The expansion port connector is a male SUB-D 9.
PIN
SIGNAL
1
A (DATA+)
SUB-D 9 aerial female
2
connector
3
4
5
GND
6
B
(DATA-)
Pin allocation
7
welding's side view
8
9
Table 6.3.3.2.1 RS-485 Connector Allocation
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MATRIX II
WEIGHT INDICATOR
OPERATION AND
CONFIGURATION
MANUAL
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