Detecto 212G/212GX User manual

Detecto 212G/212GX User manual
212G/212GX
WEIGHT INDICATING INSTRUMENT
INSTALLATION and TECHNICAL MANUAL
8200-M628-O1 Rev A
09/10
203 E. Daugherty, Webb City, MO 64870 USA
Ph: 417-673-4631  Fax: 417-673-2153
www.cardinalscale.com
Technical Support: Ph: 866-254-8261  [email protected]
Printed in USA
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SPECIFICATIONS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 1
Standard Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 2
Optional Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 2
Certifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Page 2
EUROPEAN DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 3
PRECAUTIONS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 4
SITE PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 5
INSTALLATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 6
Mounting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 6
Load Cell Cable Connection For RFI Suppression - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 7
Load Cell Cable Connection (Standard Gland Connection) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 8
Load Cell Connections With Over 30 Feet Of Cable - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 9
Serial I/O Cable Installation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 9
Optically Isolated Inputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 10
Optically Isolated Outputs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 10
Relay Board (Optional) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 11
Main PCB (Figure No. 9) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 12
Main PCB Jumpers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 13
Re-Installing The Front panel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 13
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 14
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 18
ANNUNCIATOR DISPLAY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 19
SETUP AND CALIBRATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 21
SETUP REVIEW - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 39
CALIBRATION "C" NUMBERS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 40
ACCUMULATORS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 40
TROUBLESHOOTING - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 41
Error Codes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 41
Before You Call Service - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 43
CALIBRATION SEAL INSTALLATION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 44
AXLE WEIGHER OPERATION MODE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Page 45
SERIAL NUMBER _____________________
DATE OF PURCHASE _________________
PURCHASED FROM __________________
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RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE USE
PRECAUTIONS
Before using this instrument, read this manual and pay special attention to
all "WARNING" symbols:
IMPORTANT
ELECTRICAL
WARNING
STATIC
SENSITVE
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FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency and if not installed and used
in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications. It
has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device pursuant
to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection
against such interference when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area may cause interference in which case the user will be
responsible to take whatever measures necessary to correct the interference.
You may find the booklet “How to Identify and Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems”
prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful. It is available from the U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, stock No. 001-000-00315-4.
PROPER DISPOSAL
When this device reaches the end of its useful life, it must be properly disposed of. It must not
be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Within the European Union, this device should
be returned to the distributor from where it was purchased for proper disposal. This is in
accordance with EU Directive 2002/96/EC. Within North America, the device should be
disposed of in accordance with the local laws regarding the disposal of waste electrical and
electronic equipment.
It is everyone’s responsibility to help maintain the environment and to reduce the effects of
hazardous substances contained in electrical and electronic equipment on human health.
Please do your part by making certain that this device is properly disposed of. The symbol
shown below indicates that this device must not be disposed of in unsorted municipal waste
programs.
All rights reserved. Reproduction or use, without expressed written permission, of editorial or
pictorial content, in any manner, is prohibited. No patent liability is assumed with respect to
the use of the information contained herein.
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, the Seller assumes
no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting
from use of the information contained herein. All instructions and diagrams have been
checked for accuracy and ease of application; however, success and safety in working with
tools depend to a great extent upon the individual accuracy, skill and caution. For this reason
the Seller is not able to guarantee the result of any procedure contained herein. Nor can they
assume responsibility for any damage to property or injury to persons occasioned from the
procedures. Persons engaging the procedures do so entirely at their own risk.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Power Requirements:
Enclosure Type:
Enclosure Size:
Shipping Weight:
Operating Environment:
Display:
Transducer Excitation:
Signal Input Range:
Number of Load Cells:
Load Cell Cable Length:
Division Value:
Sensitivity:
NON-COMMERCIAL
NTEP
CANADA
212G/212GX: 90 to 264 VAC (50/60 Hz) at 0.4A
Thermoplastic
9.0" H x 11.2” W x 4.3” D
(229mm H x 284mm W x 109mm D)
12 lbs / 5.4 kg
COMMERCIAL: Temperature: 14 to 104 ºF (-10 to +40 ºC)
NON-COMMERCIAL: Temperature: -4 to 158 ºF (-20 to +70 ºC)
Humidity: 90% non-condensing (maximum)
212G: 12 digit, 15 segment, 0.8" high LCD (display)
212GX: 6 digit, 15 segment, 2" high LCD (display)
18 annunciators
212G/212GX: 12VDC
1.0 mV min. to 40 mV max. (with dead load boost)
8 each, 350 OHM minimum resistance
1500 feet maximum. Consult factory for other requirements
30 feet maximum without sense lines
1, 2, or 5 x 10, 1, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001 commercial
0 to 99, non-commercial
0.15uV/e
0.3uV/e (Class III/IIIL)
0.3uV/e (Class III/IIIHD)
Scale Divisions:
NON-COMMERCIAL
NTEP
CANADA
100 to 240,000
100 to 10,000 (Class III/IIIL)
Internal Resolution:
1 part in 16,777,216
Tare Capacity:
Sample Rate:
Auto Zero Range:
Weighing Units:
Keypad:
Standard I/O:
Scale Capacity
1 to 100 samples per second, selectable
0.5 or 1 through 9 divisions
Pounds/Kilograms
Color coded Membrane type, 24 keys
(1) bi-directional RS232 (20mA)
(1) output only RS232 (20mA)
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SPECIFICATIONS, CONT.
Standard Features:
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Push button tare function
Gross, tare, net conversion
Selectable key lockout
Hi-Resolution mode
Adjustable filtering
Gross and Net accumulators
Dual serial ports
Remote input lines for Zero, Tare, Gross and Print (1000 feet maximum)
Programmable print format using Visual Print or nControl (2 Visual Tickets available)
SMA level 2 compliant serial communications
(For more information see http://www.scalemanufacturers.org)
Field re-programmable via PC interconnection
Test feature (performs display and internal tests)
Auto Shutoff and Sleep modes
Numeric keypad
Keypad tare function
Count feature with accumulator
Time and Date with selectable 12 or 24 hour operation
Checkweigher
Three Preset Weight Comparators
Axle Weigher (CWL-40) Operation Mode
Optional Features:
Analog Output*, Allen-Bradley Interface*, 10/100 mbps Ethernet Adapter*, Additional Serial
Port*, Checkweigher Light Bar*, Internal Relay Box*, External Relay Box* and Special
Filtering
*This feature requires additional hardware and includes additional documentation.
Certifications:
This equipment is certified to comply with the requirements for a Class III/IIIL device by the

National Conference on Weights and Measurements (Certificate No. 01-011)

Measurement Canada (Approval No. AM-5397)
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PRECAUTIONS
Static Electricity
CAUTION! This device contains static sensitive circuit cards and components.
Improper handling of these devices or printed circuit cards can result in damage to or
destruction of the component or card. Such actual and/or consequential damage IS
NOT covered under warranty and is the responsibility of the device owner. Electronic
components must be handled only by qualified electronic technicians who follow the
guidelines listed below.
ATTENTION! ALWAYS use a properly grounded wrist strap when handling,
removing or installing electronic circuit cards or components. Make certain that the
wrist strap ground lead is securely attached to an adequate ground. If you are
uncertain of the quality of the ground, you should consult a licensed electrician.
ALWAYS handle printed circuit card assemblies by the outermost edges. NEVER
touch the components, component leads or connectors. ALWAYS observe warning
labels on static protective bags and packaging and never remove the card or
component from the packaging until ready for use. ALWAYS store and transport
electronic printed circuit cards and components in anti-static protective bags or
packaging.
Environmental
The Cardinal 212G/212GX indicators meets or exceed all certification requirements within a
Temperature range of 14 to 104 ºF (-10 to +40 ºC)
In order to keep cooling requirements to
a minimum, the indicators should be
placed out of direct sunlight and to
provide adequate air circulation, keep
the area around the indicators clear.
Make certain the instrument is not
directly in front of a heating or cooling
vent. Such a location will subject the
indicators to sudden temperature
changes, which may result in unstable
weight readings.
Insure that the indicators have good,
clean AC power and is properly
grounded.
In areas subject to lightning strikes,
additional protection to minimize
lightning damage, such as surge
suppressors, should be installed.
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PRECAUTIONS, CONT.
Care and Cleaning
1. DO NOT submerge the indicators in water.
2. DO NOT use acetone, thinner or other volatile solvents for cleaning.
3. DO clean the indicators with a damp soft cloth and mild non-abrasive detergent.
4. DO remove power before cleaning with a damp cloth.
SITE PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS
The Cardinal 212G/212GX indicators are precision weight-measuring instruments. As with any
precision instrument, it requires an acceptable environment to operate at peak performance
and reliability. This section is provided to assist you in obtaining such an environment.
Electrical Power
The 212G/212GX indicators have been designed to operate from 115-230 VAC at 50/60 Hz.
Note that a special order is not required for operation at 230 VAC.
CAUTION! - To avoid electrical hazard and possible damage to the indicator,
DO NOT, under any circumstance, cut, remove, alter, or in any way bypass the
212G/212GX power cord grounding prong.
On models requiring 230 VAC power, it is the responsibility of the customer to have a
qualified electrician install the proper power cord plug which conforms to national electrical
codes and local codes and ordinances.
The AC power outlet for the 212G/212GX indicators should be on a separate circuit from the
distribution panel. This circuit should be dedicated to the exclusive use of the indicator. The
wiring should conform to national and local electrical codes and ordinances and should be
approved by the local inspector to assure compliance.
To prevent electrical noise interference, make certain all other wall outlets for use with air
conditioning and heating equipment, lighting or other equipment with heavily inductive loads,
such as welders, motors and solenoids are on circuits separate from the indicator. Many of
these disturbances originate within the building itself and can seriously affect the operation of
the instrument. These sources of disturbances must be identified and steps must be taken to
prevent possible adverse effects on the instrument. Examples of available alternatives include
isolation transformers, power regulators, uninterruptible power supplies, or simple line filters.
CAUTION! When in parallel runs, locate Load Cell cables a minimum of 24"
away from all AC wiring.
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INSTALLATION
Before beginning installation of your 212G/212GX Weight Indicating Instrument, make certain
that the instrument has been received in good condition. Carefully remove the instrument from
the shipping carton and inspect it for any evidence of damage (such as exterior dents or
scratches) that may have taken place during shipment. Keep the carton and packing material
for return shipment if it should become necessary. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to
file all claims for any damages or loss incurred during transit.
Mounting
The Model 212G/212GX indicators are housed in a thermoplastic enclosure. The gimbal may
be mounted on a desktop or other smooth, flat, horizontal surface or may be mounted on a
wall. Refer to Figure No. 1 for a layout of wall-mounting bolts.
If wall mounted, make certain the mounting surface is strong enough to support the indicator.
The mounting location should be where the display is easily viewed while being close enough
to provide the operator easy access to the keypad. Carefully lay out the mounting hole
locations, then drill and install the anchor bolts. Attach the gimbal to the wall and securely
tighten the retaining bolts.
3.0”
Figure No. 1
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Figure No. 2
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Load Cell Cable Connection
CAUTION! Disconnect any external load cell power supply before connecting
load cells to the instrument. Failure to do so will result in permanent damage to
the instrument.
. Refer to Figure No. 2 for the gland connector layout.
The following instructions describe the load cell connection should it be desired to route the
load cell cable through a standard gland connector.
1. Remove the 12 mounting screws securing the front panel to the main housing.
2. Referring to Figure No. 2, choose a gland connector for the cable and then loosen it.
3. Slip the single cable from the load cell or load cell junction box through the gland connector
and into the enclosure.
4. Remove 4 inches of the outer insulation jacket
5. Next, remove 1/4 inch of insulation from each of the 4 wires and shield (without sense
leads) or 6 wires and shield (with sense leads).
6. Referring to the table below (or on the circuit board) for terminal connections, connect each
of the wires to terminal block P7. Refer to Figure No. 9 for terminal block location.
7. To terminate a wire, use a small flat
blade screwdriver and press down on
the release bar for the terminal (Figure
No. 3). Insert the wire into the terminal
opening. Remove the screwdriver,
allowing the release bar to return to its
original position, locking the wire in
place.
8. Repeat procedure until all of wires are
in place.
9. The shield wire should be connected to
terminal 4 of the P1 terminal block
connector.
Figure No.3
LOAD CELL CONNECTOR P1
PIN NO.
1
2
3
4
Function
+ EXCITATION
+ SENSE
+ SIGNAL
SHEILD
PIN NO.
5
6
7
Function
- SIGNAL
- SENSE
- EXCITATION
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Figure No.4
Load Cell Connections with Over 30 Feet of Cable
For installations with over 30 feet of cable between the indicator and the load cells, sense
wires should be used. The sense wires must be connected between the +SENS, -SENS
terminals on the indicator and the +EXCITATION, -EXCITATION wires of the load cells or the
+SENS, -SENS terminals of the load cell trim board or the section seal trim board.
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Serial I/O Cable Installation
The 212G/212GX indicators may be connected to a printer to record weight and associated
data or it may be connected to a remote display or even to a computer for transmission of
weight data. The weight data may be transmitted on demand (pressing the PRINT key or on
receipt of a command from the computer). Refer to the Setup, SIO Serial I/O section of this
manual.
1. If the front panel of the indicator has been removed, proceed to step 2. Otherwise, remove
the 12 screws securing the front panel to main housing
2. Loosen the gland connector for the serial cable. Refer to Figure No. 2 for the gland
connector layout.
3. Slip the serial cable through the gland connector and into the enclosure.
4. Remove 2 inches (not 5 to 6 inches) of the outer insulation jacket
5. Next, remove 1/4 inch of insulation from each of the wires.
6. Connect each of the wires to the Serial I/O terminal block (P11) referring to Figure No. 9 for
terminal block locations.
7. To terminate a wire, use a small flat blade screwdriver and press down on the release bar
for the terminal. Insert the wire into the terminal opening. Remove the screwdriver,
allowing the release bar to return to its original position, locking the wire in place.
8. Repeat procedure until all of wires are in place.
BI-DIRECTIONAL SERIAL INTERFACE
TERMINAL NO.
Function
1
TXD 1 - RS232
2
RXD 1 - RS232
3
TXD 1 – 20 mA Active
4
GROUND
SERIAL OUTPUT
TERMINAL NO.
Function
5
TXD 2 - RS232
6
TXD 2 – 20 mA Active
7
GROUND
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Optically Isolated Inputs (requires additional hardware)
Included with the I/O are 4 programmable inputs that may be used to remotely (up to 100 feet)
initiate various functions within the indicator. These inputs are accessed via a terminal block
(P9) on the back of the PC board (see Figure No. 9). The 4 inputs are defined as follows:
TERMINAL NO.
1
2
3
4
5
Function
Gross
Print
Zero
Tare
GND
NOTE! The input must be connected to Gnd to initiate the function.
Optically Isolated Outputs (requires additional hardware)
PRESET WEIGHT COMPARATOR CHECKWEIGHER LOGIC LEVEL OUTPUT
If desired, you may use the optically isolated outputs from your Model 212G/212GX indicators’
preset weight comparators or checkweigher to remotely (up to 100 feet) control peripheral
devices used to manage the flow of material or signal when the weight is within preset limits.
J11 (12V) - ACTIVE REMOTE OUT JUMPER
The Active Remote Out jumper J11, when connected, allows the 212G/212GX indicators to
supply (source) 12 VDC to a solid-state relay or other load of 200 ohms or greater. To operate
from the 12 VDC source, the positive connection from the relays must be connected to the
PWC connector pins and the negative wire from the relays to the GND pin. See Figure No. 9
for jumper and REMOTE OUTPUT connector location.
For completely isolated outputs, J11 must be open (positioned on one plug-in pin only or
removed) and the user must provide 12 to 24 VDC to the SRC pin and a ground return to the
load. The load must still be 200 ohms or greater.
To connect the control cable to the preset weight comparator/checkweigher logic level output
connector P10, first loosen the gland connector located on the bottom of the 212G/212GX.
Refer to Figure No. 2 for the exact location of the connector. Slip the cable through the
connector and into the enclosure. Remove 2 inches of the cable insulating jacket and then 1/4
inch of insulation from each of the internal wires. Make the proper terminations on terminal
block P10. To terminate a wire, first press down on the terminal block release bar, insert the
wire into the terminal and remove pressure from the release bar locking the wire in place.
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Relay Board - (Optional)
The relay board (Cardinal p/n 8539-C062-0A) is mounted in the RB4-F external junction box
for use with the 212G/212GX indicators. Connect devices to be controlled as shown in Figure
No. 8.
The relays must be configured to be on (closed) or off (open) at weights under the preset
weight then switch at the preset weight from on-to-off or off-to-on by setting the under weight
condition to on or off during setup and calibration or setup review. Refer to the Setup and
Calibration, “d out” (Digital Output) section of this manual for more information.
EXAMPLE: d oUt= 1,1
The PWC1 relay is on (closed) for weights under the preset weight and off (open) for weights
equal to or over the preset weight.
NOTE! All relays are the “normally-open” type that will open when power to
indicator is lost.
Figure No. 8
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Main PCB
Figure No. 9
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INSTALLATION, CONT.
Main PCB Jumpers
J1 - BATTERY CHARGE MODE (Not Applicable)
J2 - AUTO-ON JUMPER
The AUTO-ON jumper J2, when connected, will cause the indicator to power on automatically
whenever power is applied to the power input connector. If power is lost momentarily and then
reapplied, the indicator will turn on without pressing the ON key.
J3 - 8V EXCITATION JUMPER (Not Applicable)
J4 AND J5 - SENSE JUMPERS
If the sense leads are NOT used, you must install plug-in jumpers at J4 and J5 adjacent to the
terminal block. These jumpers attach the sense leads to the excitation leads. If sense leads
ARE used (as in motor truck scales), these plug-in jumpers should be positioned on one plugin pin only or removed and stored for later use.
J10 - DEAD LOAD BOOST JUMPER
For very low dead loads (less than 10% of the combined load cell capacity) connect the dead
load boost jumper J10 on the printed circuit board.
J11 – PWC SRC (SOURCE)
The J11 jumper, when connected (closed) supplies 12 VDC from the 212G/212GX indicators
to a solid-state relay or other load of 200 ohms or greater. When J11 is open (positioned on
one plug-in pin only or removed), the 12 to 24 VDC must be provided from an external source
to P10-6. The load must still be 200 ohms or greater.
Re-Installing the Front panel
After all terminations have been made, remove the excess cable from the instrument enclosure
and securely tighten each of the cable gland connectors. Do not over-tighten these connectors
but make certain they are snug. DO NOT USE TOOLS! Finger tighten only! Insure any
unused gland connectors are plugged.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make certain no cables or wires are exposed between the main housing and front panel
Place the front panel onto the main housing.
Secure with the 12 mounting screws removed earlier.
Follow a diagonal pattern when tightening the screws.
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KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
The Model 212G/212GX is equipped with a 24-key keypad. The keypad is used to enter
commands and data into the instrument. This section describes each key along with its normal
function. It is helpful to refer to the actual instrument while reading this section.
DO NOT operate the keypad with pointed objects (pencils, pens, etc).
Damage to keypad resulting from this practice is NOT covered under warranty.
Figure No. 10
ON/OFF KEY
This key performs two functions. Pressing it when the indicator is off will apply power to the
instrument. If the indicator is already on, pressing this key will turn the indicator off.
F KEY
Pressing the “F” key will display ERROR. Pressing the “*” and then the “F” key will display the
light reading from the display board. Press ENTER to set the light set point.
HOLD KEY
Pressing the HOLD key will lock the weight and display HOLD on the right for the 0.8” LCD
display and turn on the HOLD annunciator on the 2” display. The HOLD is only available if
LFT=NO in SETUP.
COUNT/SAMPLE KEY
This key performs two functions. The first time it is pressed, the indicator will count (unless
piece weight is 0). The second time it is pressed (or if pcwt=NO on the first press) will show the
prompt "ADD=5" on the display. Continued pressing of the COUNT/SAMPLE key will toggle
between the ADD=5, 10, 25, 50, 75 prompts to select a sample size. When desired sample size
is displayed, press the ENTER key OR with “ADD=__” (5, 10 etc.) displayed, using the
numeric keypad, input any desired sample value and then press the ENTER key. Press the
“*” (ASTERISK) key to abort the input operation. To exit the count function and display weight,
press the NET/GROSS key.
TIME/DATE KEY
This key is used to enter the clock mode to program the time, date and consecutive number.
Pressing the TIME/DATE key will enter the clock mode with the 212G/212GX displaying
HoUr=.
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KEYPAD FUNCTIONS, CONT.
12-Hour Format Selected In Setup (td=12)
1. With the display showing HoUr=, press the ENTER key.
2. If the time displayed is correct, press the ENTER key and proceed to step 4.
3. If the displayed time is incorrect, use the numeric keys to enter the correct time and
press the ENTER key.
4. The display will change to A=. Press the ENTER key.
5. The display will show YES.
 If the time is before noon (12:00 PM), press the ENTER key.
 If the time is after noon (12:00 PM), press the 0/NO key, then press the ENTER key.
6. The display will show dAtE=. Press the ENTER key.
7. If the date displayed is correct, press the ENTER key to proceed to the consecutive
number prompt, Cn.C .n=.
8. If the date displayed is incorrect, use the numeric keys to enter the correct date and
press the ENTER key to proceed to the consecutive number prompt. Remember to
enter the date in the same format (month-day-year or day-month-year) as selected by
the USA setup parameter. Note that with the USA=YES setting, the date format is monthday-year.
24-Hour Format Selected In Setup (td=24)
1. With the display showing HoUr=, press the ENTER key.
2. If the time displayed is correct, press the ENTER key and proceed to step 4.
3. If the displayed time is incorrect, use the numeric keys to enter the correct time and
press the ENTER key. Note that with the 24-hour format selected, entering all times
after noon (12:00 PM), you must add 12 to the time, i.e. 3 PM would be 1500.
4. The display will show dAtE=. Press the ENTER key.
5. If the date displayed is correct, press the ENTER key to proceed to the consecutive
number prompt, Cn.C .n=.
6. If the date displayed is incorrect, use the numeric keys to enter the correct date and
press the ENTER key to proceed to the consecutive number prompt. Remember to
enter the date in the same format (month-day-year or day-month-year) as selected by
the USA setup parameter. Note that with the USA=YES setting, the date format is monthday-year.
Consecutive Number
If the consecutive number displayed is correct, press the ENTER key to resume normal
operation. If the number displayed is incorrect, use the numeric keys to enter the correct
consecutive number (up to 6 digits) and press the ENTER key to resume normal operation.
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PRESET KEY
This key is used to enter the weight values for the three preset weight comparators or for the
checkweigher feature depending on which feature was selected (setup parameter D out)
during setup and calibration.
Preset Weight Comparator
If the Preset Weight Comparator feature was selected in the SETUP menu, and the PRESET
key pressed, the display will show PSET1=. Press the ENTER key and the currently stored
value for the number 1 preset weight comparator will be displayed. If the value displayed is
acceptable, press the ENTER key, otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter the new preset
value and press the ENTER key. The display will show PSET2= if 2 or 3 active presets were
selected in SETUP. Press the ENTER key and the currently stored value for the number 2
preset weight comparator will be displayed. As before, if the value displayed is acceptable,
press the ENTER key, otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter the new value and press
the ENTER key. The display will show PSET3= if 3 active presets were selected in SETUP.
Press the ENTER key and the currently stored value for the number 3 preset weight
comparator will be displayed. As before, if the value displayed is acceptable, press the
ENTER key, otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter the new value and press the ENTER
key.
Checkweigher (Can be used with 2XX-OU, Checkweigher Light Bar Option)
If the Checkweigher feature was selected and the PRESET key pressed, the display will
show UNDER=. Press the ENTER key and the currently stored value for the minimum
acceptable weight will be displayed. Press the ENTER key if the displayed value is correct
or use the numeric keys and enter the new value and press the ENTER key. The display will
show OVER=. Press the ENTER key and the currently stored value for the minimum
acceptable over weight will be displayed. As before, if the value shown is correct, press the
ENTER key. If the value is incorrect, enter the new value and press the ENTER key to save
it.
Note: the OVER=. value must be greater than the UNDER= value.
Remember that both the preset weight comparators and checkweigher
functions operate on the absolute value of weight ignoring the polarity.
After the last preset value is entered, the indicator will return to normal
operation.
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PRINT KEY
Pressing this key will initiate the transmission of weight
and other data selected during setup to the selected
serial output port (see Port= under Print menu) and
add the displayed gross or net weight or piece count to
the associated accumulator. If the continuous data
feature of this port was enabled during setup and
calibration, the busy error will be displayed.
#2
10:19 09/26/2010
100.00 lb G
20.00 lb T
80.00 lb N
0.00 lb GROSS ACCUM
272.00 lb NET ACCUM
If id= was set to 1 (YES) in SETUP, when the PRINT
key is pressed, the indicator will display the id= prompt
TICKET EXAMPLE
for an ID to be printed on the ticket.
Press the ENTER key.
If the A clr= was set to 1 (Yes) in SETUP, the display will show 0. Input up to 6 digits for the
ID and then press the ENTER key to complete the transaction. The print function will occur
after the ENTER key is pressed and the ID will be cleared.
If the A clr=, was set to 0 (no) in SETUP, the display will show the last ID entered. If the ID
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to complete transaction. Otherwise,
input up to 6 digits for the ID and then press the ENTER key to complete the transaction.
The print function will occur after the ENTER key is pressed and the ID will be saved.
NOTE! The indicator will momentarily display unst (unstable) unless the weight
display is stable. If displaying gross weight, the only weight printed is gross weight.
If displaying net weight, the gross, tare, and net weights are printed.
Programmable Print Formats
The 212G/212GX includes support for 2 programmable print formatted tickets in addition to
the standard print tab settings. These tickets are designed by the Cardinal Scale’s PC
based programs Visual Print or nControl and then downloaded to the indicator.
During operation, the print formats are selected by using the * and PRINT keys in
combination (refer to the next section for details). NOTE! When the PRINT key is pressed,
the indicator looks for the selected format. If the selected format is not found, the print tab
settings will be used to print the ticket.
ZERO/REVIEW KEY
This key performs two functions. In normal operation, pressing this key will cause an
immediate zeroing of the weight display up to the selected limit of 4% or 100% of the scale’s
capacity. Note that this selection is made during the setup and calibration of the instrument.
Pressing this key after the “*” key will enter the Review mode of Setup and Calibration. Refer
to description of “*” key and the Setup Review section of this manual for details.
TARE KEY (with diamond "T" symbol)
This is a dual function key. Pressing the TARE key alone (Pushbutton Tare mode) will store
the current gross weight as a new tare weight and cause the weight display to change to the
net weight display mode [NET annunciator (212GX) or N next to the weight display (212G)].
Pressing the key after entering a numeric value (Keypad Tare) will cause the value entered to
be accepted as a new tare weight.
NOTE! Tare weights equal to or greater than scale capacity cannot be entered. In addition,
keypad tare weight division value must be same as scale division value. For example, a
unit with .005 lb as division value will display -Error if you enter 1.003 for tare weight.
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NET/GROSS KEY
This key is used to toggle between the Net and Gross weight modes. The selected mode is
indicated by turning on the NET or GROSS annunciator on the display. Note that if no valid
tare weight has been entered, pressing this key will cause a momentary notArE display error
and the indicator will remain in the Gross weight mode.
TARE KEY (with weight "T"symbol)
Pressing this key will display the current tare weight for three seconds.
UNITS/TEST KEY
This key performs two functions. In normal operation, it is used to select the units in which the
weight is to be displayed. The available units of measure ("unit1" and "unit2") are enabled or
disabled in setup. The available units include tons, pounds, ounces, tonnes (metric tons),
kilograms, and grams. Note that not all combinations are supported. Pressing this key after
the * key will enter the Test mode. The Test mode is used to conduct a test of all display
elements. Refer to description of * key for details.
0 THROUGH 9 KEYS
These keys are used to enter numeric data during the setup and calibration as well as during
normal operation of the instrument. NOTE! The 1 and 0 keys have dual functions. They are
used to enter numeric data during setup and calibration as well as during normal operations
and are also used to answer yes (1 = YES) or no (0 = NO) to various prompts.
ENTER KEY
This key serves two purposes. First, when reviewing setup parameters, pressing the ENTER
key will display the current setting of the parameter. Second, the ENTER key is used to signal
completion of the entry of data and causes the indicator to process the data entered.
* (ASTERISK) KEY
This key is used for several functions. During Setup, when a setup parameter (not a
parameter value) is displayed, pressing it key will "backup" to the previous prompt. In normal
operation, this key is used in conjunction with other keys on the keypad to access additional
indicator features. These features and their associated key combinations are as follows:
* and 1/0 KEY
This combination is used to adjust the brightness of the weight display. Refer to
Display Brightness section of this manual for details.
* and ZERO/REVIEW KEY
This combination will enter the Review mode of Setup and Calibration. Refer to
Setup Review section of this manual for details.
* and NET/GROSS KEY
This combination will display the Net accumulator.
* and NET/GROSS KEY, PRINT KEY
This combination will print the Net accumulator.
* and NET/GROSS KEY, ZERO KEY
This combination will zero (clear) the Net accumulator.
* and NET/GROSS KEY, NET/GROSS KEY
This combination will display the Gross accumulator.
* and NET/GROSS KEY, NET/GROSS KEY, PRINT KEY
This combination will print the Gross accumulator.
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* and NET/GROSS KEY, NET/GROSS KEY, ZERO KEY
This combination will zero (clear) the Gross accumulator.
* and UNITS KEY
This combination will enter the Test mode. The Test mode is used to test all the
display elements and provide indicator information. It consists of four (4) cycles,
lasting about 30 seconds:
1. Model number
2, Software Revision number
3. All display segments will cycle on and off in four stages.
4. The calibration numbers (C1 to C4).
* and PRINT KEY
This combination is used to change the selected print ticket format. Pressing the *
and then the PRINT key will display a prompt Prt=. Press the ENTER key to show
the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again
to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and then press
the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
0 = print tab settings
1 = visual ticket format 1
2 = visual ticket format 2
In addition to using the * and PRINT key combination to change the print ticket
format, the operator (just prior to printing the ticket) can change the print ticket format
at the end of the weighing operation. This is accomplished by performing the normal
weighing operation and then pressing the desired format number (0, 1 or 2), followed
by pressing the PRINT key.
NOTE! When a print format is selected (by either method), it will
remain active until changed by the operator.
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SETUP AND CALIBRATION
Your Model 212G/212GX indicator has been thoroughly tested and calibrated before being
shipped to you. If you received the indicators attached to a scale, calibration is not necessary.
If the indicator is being connected to a scale for the first time or recalibration is necessary for
other reasons, proceed as indicated.
The calibration switch is located on a bracket on the inside of the enclosure front panel. You
may gain access to this switch simply by removing the 12 access screws on the front panel.
Refer to Figure No. 11.
Figure No. 11
Enter Setup Mode
1. With the 212G/212GX indicator OFF;
2. Remove the front panel.
3. With the 212G/212GX indicator ON, press and release the calibration switch. Refer to
Figure No. 11.
4. The SETUP menu prompt will be displayed.
5. Continue to press and release the switch to step to the beginning point for other menus.
MENUS
SEtUP Setup Mode (starts at USA prompt)
A -D
Analog to Digital Filtering (starts at dFLt= prompt)
CAL
Calibration (starts at CAL1 prompt)
SIO
Serial Input/Output (starts at BAUD prompt)
Figure No. 12
Print Print Tab Settings (starts at PORT prompt)
FSPAn Fine Span Adjustment
Hi rES Display high resolution weight mode
LoCoUt Key lock out function
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DO NOT operate the keypad with pointed objects (pencils, pens, etc).
Damage to keypad resulting from this practice is NOT covered under warranty.
During the setup and calibration process it is necessary to enter operational parameters via the
indicators’ keypad. Pressing the ENTER key without entering a new value will retain the
current setting and advance to the next prompt. To change a setting, enter a new value and
press the ENTER key. This will save the new value and advance to the next prompt. Pressing
the * (ASTERISK) key will "backup" to the previous prompt.
. Press the ENTER key to select the parameters in each main menu.
NOTE! Setup may be interrupted at any time. ALL data previously entered
and finalized with the ENTER key will be retained in the non-volatile memory.
Pressing the calibration switch at any prompt will return you to the SEtUP menu. By pressing
and releasing the calibration switch at the SetUP prompt, you may skip to any other section To
exit setup, press the * key with any of the above menu selections displayed or cycle power at
any time (press the ON/OFF key twice).
NOTE! With the exception of the SEtUP prompt, the prompts displayed for each section
are different if you push the calibration switch instead of pressing the ENTER key to
proceed through the section. For example, if you press the calibration switch with the
SEtUP displayed, the next prompt displayed will be A-d. If you step through the setup
prompts by pressing the ENTER key, the next prompt displayed will be A-d?. In addition,
at a prompt with the question mark (?) displayed, you must press the ENTER key, the
1/YES key and then the ENTER key again to proceed with that section. To skip the
section and advance to the next menu selection, press the ENTER key twice.
SEtUP
USA= (Domestic or International)
With SEtUP displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to USA=. Press the
ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER
key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting
and then press the ENTER key to save it.
USA=YES (Domestic)
Date= mm/dd/yy
Trl= no
Cap + 4% to OC
USA=NO (International)
Date= dd/mm/yy
Trl= yes
Cap + 9 grads to OC
PT printed with tare
Lamp test on power up
If you selected USA = 0 (International), an additional prompt, PASS= will be displayed.
If you selected USA = 1 (Domestic) proceed to LFt= (Legal For Trade).
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PASS (Password Y/N)
The PASS (Password Y/N) prompt determines whether a password is required to enter Setup
and Calibration on indicators programmed for international use. Note that this prompt is only
displayed when USA = 0 (International) is selected.
With the display showing PASS, press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric
keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting, then press the ENTER key to save it.
PASS (NO)
PASS (YES)
Password protection is NOT needed.
Setup advances to the LFT= prompt.
Password protection is desired. The
next prompt will be PASS=
Press the ENTER key to see the current password value. If the password displayed is
acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter
the new password (up to 6 digits) and then press the ENTER key to save it.
Password Operation
With the PASS prompt enabled (set to YES), anytime the operator tries to enter Setup, the
display will show the PASS= prompt requiring the operator to enter the correct password. If
the wrong password is entered the indicators displays ERROR momentarily and returns to the
weight mode. Note that the password is not shown on the display when the operator is
entering it.
NOTE! It is recommended to write the password down and store it in a secure location. If
the password is forgotten or lost and a change to the indicators setup is required, the
indicators must be reprogrammed. WARNING! Reprogramming the indicators will erase
all the contents of the Nov-Ram and memory.
LFt= (Legal For Trade)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
LFt=YES
Interval Settings (Int=) allowed
are: 1, 2, 5, 10 , 20, 50
LFt=NO
Interval Setting (Int=) is
selectable from 1 to 99.
NOTE! When both LFt=YES and USA=YES, the followings results occur:
Scale must have between 100 and 10,000 divisions
Tra= .5 or 0 to 3
Inhibit serial data during input
Disables COUNT key
Date= mm/dd/yy
Trl= no
Cap + 4% to OC
NOTE! When LFt=YES and USA=NO, the followings results occur:
Uns= 1
Date= dd/mm/yy
Tr = yes
Cap + 9 grads to OC
PT printed with tare
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Unit1= (Weighing Unit 1)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
0 = none
1= tn (tons)
2= g (grams)
3 = lb (pounds)
4 = oz (ounces)
5 = kg (kilograms)
6 = tonnes (metric tons)
Int= (Interval Setting)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value.
If LFt=YES (Legal For Trade = YES), using the numeric keys enter the new setting and then
press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 50.
If LFt=NO (Legal For Trade = NO), using the numeric keys enter the new setting and then
press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1 through 99.
In either case, if the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again it.
dPP= (Decimal Point Setting)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 0, 1, 2 or 3.
0 = XXXXXX
1= XXXXX.X
2 = XXXX.XX
3 = XXX.XXX
CAP= (Capacity)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1 through 999,999.
NOTE! Capacity cannot exceed 999,999.
Unit2= (Weighing Unit 2)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
0 = none
1= tn (tons)
2= g (grams)
3 = lb (pounds)
4 = oz (ounces)
5 = kg (kilograms)
6 = tonnes (metric tons)
NOTE! The selection for Unit2 can not be the same as Unit1. In addition,
dependent upon the selection for Unit1 and the interval and decimal point settings,
not all unit combinations are available.
trA= (Zero Tracking Range)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 0 (disables Zero Tracking), .5, or 1
through 9.
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trL= (4% Zero Range)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
trL=YES
4% of scale capacity
trL=NO
Full capacity (no limit)
PUO= (Power-Up Zero Feature)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
PUO=YES
Automatic Re-Zero on Power-Up
PUO=NO
No Re-Zero on Power-Up
td= (12 or 24 Time Format)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to select the format (12 or
24 hour) clock operation and then press the ENTER key to save it. Note that in the 24 hour
format, 12 is added to all times after noon, i.e. 3 PM would be 1500.
td=12
12 hour clock (3PM displays 3:00)
td=24
24 hour clock (3PM displays 15:00)
D oUt= X, Y (Digital Output)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to select the X, Y values for
the digital output and then press the ENTER key to save it.
d out= X, Y
where:
X = State below cutoff (0 = LOW, 1 = High)
Y = Preset Number or Checkweigher Mode
0 = Digital Output is disabled
1 = Low State before cutoff with 1 active Preset
2 = Low State before cutoff with 2 active Presets
3 = Low State before cutoff with 3 active Presets
11 = High state before cutoff with 1 active Preset
12 = High state before cutoff with 2 active Presets
13 = High state before cutoff with 3 active Presets
4 = Low State before cutoff on Checkweigher Mode
14 = High state before cutoff on Checkweigher Mode
5 = Axle Weigher Operation Mode
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P-bAL= (Preset Print-On-Balance)
With only one Preset selected (d OUt= 1 or 11), an additional prompt P-bAL= (automatic Print on
Balance) will be displayed. If selected (P-bAL=YES), when weight is above or equals the preset
value and all motion stops, weight will be printed (if a printer is attached). The weight must go
below 50% of the preset value before another print operation can be performed.
If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key to save it. Otherwise, using the
numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
P-bAL= YES
Automatic Print on Balance Enabled
P-bAL= NO
Automatic Print on Balance Disabled
P-bAL= (Checkweigher Print-On-Accept)
With Checkweigher selected (dOUt= 4 or 14), an additional prompt P bAL, Print on Balance,
(automatic print on accept) will be displayed. If selected (P-bAL=YES), when the scale weight is
stable and in the accept range of the checkweigher, the weight will be printed (if a printer is
attached).
If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key to save it. Otherwise, using the
numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
P-bAL= YES
Automatic Print on Accept Enabled
P-bAL= NO
Automatic Print on Accept Disabled
SLEEP= (Sleep Mode Feature)
The Sleep Mode feature conserves battery power when the indicator remain unused for a
selected period of time. With the feature enabled, the load cell excitation will be reduced and
the display will be blank.
Press the ENTER key to show the current status of this feature. If a number other than 0 is
shown, this feature is selected and the number shown corresponds to the number of minutes
of a stable zero weight reading before the indicator enter the sleep mode. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric
keys to enter a new value (0 to 10) and then press the ENTER key to store the new setting.
Note that entry of a 0 disables this feature.
A oFF= (Auto Shutoff)
The Automatic Shutoff feature will automatically turn the indicator off (when it is not in use)
after a predetermined period of inactivity to prolong battery life. To turn the instrument back on
you must press the ON / OFF key.
Press the ENTER key to show the current status for this feature. A number other than 0
indicates that the auto shutoff feature is enabled and the displayed number corresponds to the
number of minutes of stable weight displayed before the indicator is turned off automatically.
Note that a 0 indicates the feature has been turned off. If the setting displayed is acceptable,
press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new value
(0 to 10) and then press the ENTER key to store the new setting.
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CLtAr= (Clear Tare)
The Clear Tare feature allows the indicator to clear the Stored Tare weight when the Net
weight goes below a value greater than 1/2 the stored tare weight or goes below zero (a
negative net weight after display of a positive net weight). With this feature enabled, the
operator must re-set the tare after completion of a transaction when the load (container plus
item) is removed from the scale.
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
CLtAr= YES
Automatically clears Stored Tare
when Net weight goes below zero
CLtAr= NO
Stored Tare is not cleared when
Net weight goes below zero
The following is a typical example of the Clear Tare feature in use.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place container on scale, then press TARE key (with diamond “T” symbol).
Load container with item to be weighed and perform normal weighing operation.
Remove load (item AND container) from scale.
Scale weight returns to below zero (weight of container) and is then reset to zero.
Operator is required to repeat step 1 before next weighing operation.
id= (ID Prompt)
The id= (ID=) prompt enables an ID prompt before printing a ticket.
With the display showing id=, press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric
keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
id= YES
id= will be displayed when PRINT key is
pressed and printed on the ticket.
id= NO
Normal print operation (no ID prompt)
will occur.
If you selected id= 1 (Yes, ID Prompt), an additional prompt, "a clr=" will be displayed.
If you selected id= 0 (No ID Prompt) proceed to A-d (A-d?) Analog to Digital Filtering.
A cLr= (Auto Clear ID)
The a clr= (Auto Clear ID) prompt determines whether the ID is automatically cleared after
printing the ticket. Note that it is only displayed when id= YES is selected.
With the display showing a clr=, press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric
keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
A clr= YES
Automatically clears the ID after the
ticket has printed.
a clr= NO
ID is not cleared when ticket prints
and can be used for next transaction.
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A-d (A-d?) - Analog to Digital Filtering
SErSCL – (REMOTE INDICATOR SETUP)
If the indicator is to function as a remote indicator, press the YES key at the SErSCL
prompt. If not then press the NO key at the prompt.
If SErSCL was set to YES then, an additional prompt has also been added in the SIO
section for selecting the port for the LOCAL/REMOTE communications.
At the LrP prompt enter either 1 for port 1 or 3 if the optional 2xx-RS232 card is
being used.
IMPORTANT!
If a 200, 205, 210 or 215 indicator is to be used as the LOCAL and as the REMOTE,
then both indicators MUST have Rev 2.6.3 or greater software installed.
If a combination of 200, 205, 210 or 215 and a 225 indicator are to be used in a
LOCAL/REMOTE configuration, then the remote 200, 205, 210 or 215 indicator MUST
have Rev 2.6.1 or greater software installed, and the 225 indicator MUST have Rev
1.0.K or greater software installed.
dFLt= (Digital Filtering)
With A-d (A-d?) displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to dFLt=. Press the
ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER
key to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and then press the
ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 0, 1, 2 or 3. Note that if you select 3 (Custom
Filtering) two additional prompts will be displayed.
dFLt=
0
1
2
3
Disabled – NO Filtering
MINIMAL FILTERING (sample rate = 2)
MODERATE FILTERING (sample rate = 1)
CUSTOM FILTERING
NOTE! The prompts, F= (Filter Level) and b= (Break Range) will only be displayed if you
selected 3 (Custom Filtering) for the dFLt= (Digital Filtering) prompt.
F= (Filter Level)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the filter level. The filter level is a number
from 1 to 99 that corresponds to the level of filtering with 1 the least and 99 being the greatest
filtering. To accept the value displayed, press the ENTER key, otherwise, use the numeric
keys to enter a new value and then press the ENTER key to save it.
b= (Break Range)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the break range. The break range is a
number from 1 to 255 that corresponds to the number of division change to break out of the
filtering. Press the ENTER key to keep the displayed value or use the numeric keys to enter a
new value and then press the ENTER key to save the new setting. Note that entry of a 0
disables this feature.
Sr= (Sample Rate)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the sample rate. The value displayed is
the sample rate in samples per second. Press the ENTER key to save the displayed value or
use the numeric keys to enter a new value (1 to 100) and then press the ENTER key to save it.
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UnS= (Motion Range)
Press the ENTER key to view the current setting for the range of motion detection. If the
displayed value is acceptable, press the ENTER key to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric
keys to enter the new range (the number of divisions of change permitted before indicating
unstable) and then press the ENTER key to save the new setting. Allowable range values are:
0 through 99 divisions.
SC= (Stable Count)
Press the ENTER key to view the current setting for the number of consecutive stable weight
readings before indicating stable weight. This helps filter weight readings for stability for use
with Auto Print on Balance, or and anything trying to capture stable weight. If the displayed
value is acceptable, press the ENTER key to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter
a new value and then press the ENTER key to save the new setting. Allowable values for the
stable count are: 3 through 255.
FILTER SETTING RECOMMENDATIONS
Non Critical Sample Rate
If the sample rate is not critical, as in static weighing, set dFLt= to “0” (no filtering),
dFLt= “1” (F=6, b= 12, Sr= 2/Sec), or dFLt= “2” (F=6, b=8, Sr= 1/Sec).
Critical Sample Rate
If the sample rate is critical, as in a filling operation, use the Custom Filtering
(set dFLt= to “3”).
1. Sr= SAMPLE RATE (1 to 100 samples/second) determination:
Set the sample rate as close as possible to produce a display graduation change for
every graduation of material added to the scale.
Material Flow Rate (lbs/second)
= Sr
Resolution
EXAMPLE:
100lbs/sec
= 10s/s = Sr
10lbs
2. b= BREAK RANGE (1 to 255 graduations) determination:
Turn the filtering off by setting the dFLt= setting to “0”. Operate the system as it will be
normally used and, by observation, determine the number of grads of instability that
needs to be filtered out. Set the break range (b=) to that value.
Weight Change
= b
Graduation Value
EXAMPLE:
20,000 x 10lb capacity scale with 800lb variation in the weight display.
800
= b = 80
10
3. F= FILTER SETTING (1 to 99) determination: Set to desired results.
4. If stability is unacceptable with any setting of F=, reduce the sample rate and/or
increase the break range, b= setting for increased filtering.
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CAL (CAL?) - Calibration
With CAL (CAL?) displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to show the current
setting NO. If calibration is desired, press the 1/YES key, then press the ENTER key to
continue to the CAL1= setting, otherwise press the ENTER key to advance to the Sio menu.
CALIBRATION MODES
The 212G/212GX has five modes that can be used to perform calibration. Three of the modes
require a test load or test weights, one requires the scale to be empty (and at zero) and the
last uses the calibration “C” numbers from a previous calibration. The modes are as follows:
1. Dual-Point with Zero (First Zero)
This is a standard calibration method requiring one weight, an empty scale and has one
conversion factor. This method uses two calibration points (CAL1= and CAL2=) to establish a
zero (no load) calibration value and to span the indicator. The two points correspond to
zero weight and the test load or test weight and can be applied in any order. This method
should be used for first-time calibration and complete recalibration.
2. Dual-Point without Zero (False Zero)
This calibration method requires one test weight and establishes a new conversion factor
only. It is used to establish a false (temporary zero) zero without affecting the zero
calibration value stored during the last calibration. This is particularly useful in tank
weighing applications, where it may be impractical or impossible to completely empty the
tank. This method uses two calibration points, CAL1= and CAL2=. The value of the test
weight is entered when CAL1= is displayed and the NET/GROSS key is pressed when CAL2=
is displayed.
3. Single-Point for Span Only (Last Zero)
This calibration method requires one test weight and establishes a new conversion factor
(span) without affecting the zero calibration value stored during the last calibration. This
minimizes placing and removing test weights and is especially useful when checking high
capacity scales. This method uses two calibration points, CAL1= and CAL2=. The value of the
test weight is entered when CAL1= is displayed and the ZERO key is pressed when CAL2= is
displayed.
4. Single-Point for Zero Only (Only Zero)
This calibration method requires no test weight, an empty scale and establishes a new
zero without affecting the conversion factor (span). This is useful to regain the full range of
zero limit when the dead load of the scale has changed. This would occur for example, if a
guard rail has been added to the scale platform. This method uses two calibration points,
CAL1= and CAL2=. The ENTER key is pressed when CAL1= is displayed and the ZERO key is
pressed when CAL2= is displayed.
5. Calibration “C” Numbers
The calibration “C” numbers (C1, C2, C3 and C4) are displayed only during the Test mode
operation and are shown at the end of the test. Each number is displayed for
approximately 4 seconds, allowing you to record them. These numbers correspond to the
calibration setting of the indicator. The numbers may be up to three digits in length. By
recording these numbers you will be able to return the indicator to its present calibration
settings without using test weights simply by entering the “C” numbers. Refer to the
Calibration "C" Number section of this manual for instructions on viewing the “C” numbers.
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Dual-Point with Zero (First Zero) Calibration
CAL1= – FIRST CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL1=0. This is the first of two calibration weights. This weight
could be ZERO (NO LOAD) or the TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD.

If the first calibration weight is to be ZERO (NO LOAD), press the ENTER key.

If the first calibration weight is to be the TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD, use the
numeric keys to input the value of the calibrated test weights. NOTE! When entering
values for CAL1=, the digits start displaying on the right side of the display and proceed
to the left. When large values are used (more than 3 digits), the CAL1= prompt will
automatically scroll off the left side of the display to show the additional digits on the
right as they are entered.

Place the weights on the scale platform and then press the ENTER key.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily, then disappear, after which the display
will show: CAL2=.
CAL2= - SECOND CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL2=0. This is the second of two calibration weights. This weight
could be ZERO (NO LOAD) or the TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD.

If the second calibration weight is to be ZERO (NO LOAD), press the ENTER key.

If the second calibration weight is to be the TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD, use the
numeric keys to input the value of the calibrated test weights. NOTE! When entering
values for CAL2=, the digits start displaying on the right side of the display and proceed
to the left. When large values are used (more than 3 digits), the CAL2= prompt will
automatically scroll off the left side of the display to show the additional digits on the
right as they are entered.

Place the weights on the scale platform and then press the ENTER key.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily and then disappear, after which the
display will show: Sio?.
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Dual-Point without Zero (False Zero) Calibration
CAL1= – FIRST CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL1=0. This is the first of two calibration steps. This weight is the
TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD.

Place the weights on the scale platform.

Using the numeric keys, input the value of the calibrated test weights / test load and
then press the ENTER key. NOTE! When entering values for CAL1=, the digits start
displaying on the right side of the display and proceed to the left. When large values
are used (more than 3 digits), the CAL1= prompt will automatically scroll off the left side
of the display to show the additional digits on the right as they are entered.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily, then disappear, after which the
display will show: CAL2=.
CAL2= - SECOND CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL2=0. This is the second of two calibration steps.

Remove the weights on the scale platform and then press the NET/GROSS key.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily, then disappear, after which the display
will show: Sio?.
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Single-Point for Span Only (Last Zero) Calibration
CAL1= – FIRST CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL1=0. This is the first of two calibration steps. This weight is the
TEST WEIGHTS / TEST LOAD.

Zero the scale and then place the weights on the scale platform.

Using the numeric keys, input the value of the calibrated test weights / test load, then
press the ENTER key. NOTE! When entering values for CAL1=, the digits start
displaying on the right side of the display and proceed to the left. When large values
are used (more than 3 digits), the CAL1= prompt will automatically scroll off the left side
of the display to show the additional digits on the right as they are entered.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily, then disappear, after which the
display will show: CAL2=.
CAL2= - SECOND CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL2=0. This is the second of two calibration steps.

Remove the weights on the scale platform and then press the ZERO key.

The display will advance to Sio?.
Single-Point for Zero Only (Only Zero) Calibration
CAL1= – FIRST CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL1=0. This is the first of two calibration steps.

Insure the scale is empty.

Press the ENTER key.

Starting at the left and proceeding right, a series of dashes will appear on the display.
The dashes will stay on the display momentarily, then disappear, after which the
display will show: CAL2=.
CAL2= - SECOND CALIBRATION WEIGHT
The display will show CAL2=0. This is the second of two calibration steps.

Press the ZERO key.

The display will advance to Sio?.
Calibration “C” Numbers
1.
2.
3.
4.
With CAL1= displayed, press the "diamond T” TARE key.
At the C1= prompt, press the ENTER key to show the current value of the C1 number.
If the C1= number displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it.
Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new C1= number and then press the ENTER
key.
5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for C2=, C3= and C4=.
NOTE! If any components have been changed that affect calibration and/or
your scale is used in a commercial application and must be "Legal for Trade"
you cannot use the “C” numbers to re-calibrate.
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Sio (Sio?) - Serial Input/Output
With Sio (Sio?) displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to show the current
setting “nO”. To skip configuring the Sio (serial input/output) and proceed to the Print? menu,
press the ENTER key again. To configure the Sio, press the numeric key 1/YES and then the
ENTER key. The display will change to bAud=.
bAUd= (Serial Port Baud Rate)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new baud rate for
the serial ports and then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
12 = 1200 Baud
96 = 9600 Baud
76 = 76.8k Baud
24 = 2400 Baud
19 = 19.2k Baud
48 = 4800 Baud
38 = 38.4k Baud
Prty= (Serial Port Parity)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 0, 1, or 2.
0 = NONE (No Parity)
1 = Odd Parity
2 = Even Parity
bitS= (Serial Port Data Bits)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 7 or 8.
StoP= (Serial Port Stop Bits)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1 or 2.
Cont1= (Continuous Output Serial Port 1)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
Cont1=YES
Continuous Output
Cont1=NO
No Continuous Output
If you selected Cont1=YES (Continuous Output), an additional prompt, tyPE= will be
displayed.
If you selected Cont1=NO (No Continuous Output) proceed to the Weight On Demand
section.
tyPE= (Continuous Output Format)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
0 = SMA
4 = AnDFV
1 = SB-400
5 = WI110
2 = SB-200
6 = Number
3 = Rice Lake IQ355
7 = Toledo Short
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If SMA is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<lf><s><r><n><m><f><xxxxxx.xxx><uuu><cr>
Where:
lf =
s=
Line Feed
Flags
r=
n=
m=
f=
xxxxxx.xxx =
uuu =
cr =
Range
Mode
Motion
Custom
Weight
Units
Carriage Return
Z= center of Zero, O = Overcap, E = zero Error,
e = weight not currently being displayed
1, 2, 3, ...
G = Gross, T = Tare, N = Net
M = Motion, " "(blank) = no motion
Custom flag
Six digits with decimal point
ton, lb , l/o, oz , t , kg , g
(hex 0D)
If SB-400* or Computer is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<s><xxxxxx><d><uu><m><cc><cr>
Where:
*
s=
xxxxxx.xxx =
d=
uu =
m=
cc =
Sign
Weight
Decimal point
Units
Mode
Weight Status
cr =
Carriage Return
"-" = negative, " " (blank) = positive
Six digits
Added to string if enabled in setup
tn, lb, l/o, oz, t, kg, g
G = Gross, N = Net
OC = overcap
CZ = center of zero
MO = motion
ee = weight not currently being displayed
(hex 0D)
The SB-80, SB-300 (multiple displays not supported) and WinVRS use the SB-400 format.
If SB-200 is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<cr><s><xxxxxx><d><c><uu><m> ETX
Where:
cr =
s=
xxxxxx.xxx =
d=
c=
Carriage Return
Sign
Weight
Decimal point
status
(hex 0D)
"-" = negative, " " (blank) = positive
(with leading zeros)
Embedded into weight (after weight dpp=NO)
m = motion
o = overcap
e = weight not currently being displayed
uu =
m=
ETX =
Units
Mode
End of TeXt
tn, lb, l/o, oz, t, kg, g
G = Gross, N = Net
(hex 03) MUST terminate ALL serial commands
If Rice Lake IQ355 is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<stx><s>xxxxxxx<u><m><s><cr><lf>
If AnDFV is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<hdr1>,xxxxx<uu><cr><lf>
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If WI110 is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<m><sp><s>xxxxx<sp><uu><cr><lf>
If number only is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
xxxxxx<cr><lf>
If Toledo Short is selected, the data will be transmitted in the following format:
<stx><swa><swb><swc>xxxxxx<cr><sum>
Weight On Demand
If continuous output has not been selected for Serial Port 1 (Cont1=NO), the 212G/212GX
indicators will respond to a weight request (ENQ).
The host device (computer) sends:
ENQ - (hex 05)
The 212G/212GX will respond:
<s><xxxxxx><d><uu><m><cc><cr>
Where:
s=
xxxxxx.xxx =
d=
uu =
m=
cc =
Sign
Weight
Decimal point
Units
Mode
Weight Status
cr =
Carriage Return
"-" = negative, " " (blank) = positive
Six digits
Added to string if enabled in setup
tn, lb, l/o, oz, t, kg, g
G = Gross, N = Net
OC = overcap
CZ = center of zero
MO = motion
ee = weight not currently being displayed
(hex 0D)
NOTE! The Weight On Demand function is not available for Serial Port 2.
Cont2= (Continuous Output Serial Port 2)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the
new setting and then press the ENTER key to save it.
Cont2= YES
Continuous Output
Cont2= NO
No Continuous Output
If Cont2=YES (Continuous Output) is selected, an additional prompt, tyPE= will be
displayed.
tyPE= (Continuous Output Format)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are:
0 = SMA
4 = AnDFV
1 = SB-400
5 = WI110
2 = SB-200
6 = Number
3 = Rice Lake IQ355
7 = Toledo Short
NOTE! See Continuous Output Serial Port 1, tyPE= for description of output formats.
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LrP= (Local/Remote Port – only displayed if SERSCL, in the A-D section,
was set to YES )
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using the numeric keys enter the new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1 for port 1 or 3 for the optional
2xx-RS232 card (if installed).
Print (Print?) - Print Tab Settings
With Print (Print?) displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to show the
current setting “nO”. To skip configuring Print Tab Settings and proceed to the FSPAn? menu,
press the ENTER key again. To configure Print Tab Settings, press the numeric key 1/YES
and then the ENTER key. After pressing the ENTER key the display will change to Port=.
The general format for the input is A = YY.XX where A is the
character identifying the data printed, YY is the number of lines
down and XX is the number of spaces to the right.
NOTE! Enter 00 in either location, YY or XX, to disable
the data from printing.
Port= (Select Port for Printer)
Press the ENTER key to show the current value. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press
the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new setting and
then press the ENTER key to save it. Allowable values are: 1 or 2.
NOTE! Although either port can be used for the printer port, it is recommended to
use the bi-directional port 1 with a bi-directional cable.
HoUr= (Time Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of time printing. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric
keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
dAtE= (Date Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of date printing. If the setting
displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric
keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
id = (ID Prompt Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of ID prompt printing. If the
setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the
numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
CnC n= (Consecutive Number Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of consecutive number
printing. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it.
Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
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GroSS= (Gross Weight Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Gross weight printing. If
the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the
numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
tArE= (Tare Weight Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Tare weight printing. If the
setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the
numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
nEt= (Net Weight Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Net weight printing. If the
setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the
numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
G ACC= (Gross Weight Accumulator Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Gross weight accumulator
printing. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it.
Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
n ACC= (Net Weight Accumulator Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Net weight accumulator
printing. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it.
Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
CoUnt= (Count "number of pieces on the scale" Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Count (number of pieces
on scale) printing. If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it.
Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
EACH= (Piece Weight Print Location)
Press the ENTER key to show the current setting for the location of Piece weight printing. If
the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, use the
numeric keys to enter a new location and then press ENTER to save it.
CrLF= (Carriage Return Line Feed) - Data Format Termination
Data transmitted from the serial I/O port can be terminated with a single carriage return and
either no line feed or a single line feed command. Press the ENTER key to view the current
setting. A "YES" displayed means the data will be terminated with a carriage return AND a line
feed. A "no" displayed means the data will be terminated with a single carriage return only.
If the setting displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER key again to save it. Otherwise, using
the numeric keys, 0/NO or 1/YES, enter the new setting and then press the ENTER key to
save it.
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EoP= (End-Of-Print Line Feeds)
At the end of a data transmission to a printer, the indicator can transmit a pre-selected number
of line feed commands to space the paper in the printer to the desired position for withdrawal
or for the next print.
Press the ENTER key to view the current setting. If the displayed value is acceptable, press
the ENTER key to save it. Otherwise, use the numeric keys to enter the new the number of
End-Of-Print linefeeds and then press the ENTER key to save the new setting. Allowable
values are: 0 through 99.
FSPAn (FSPAn?) - Fine Span Adjustment
NOTE! The FSPAn and Hi rES modes require a load of 10% of Capacity be on the
scale before adjustments can be made.
With the FSPAn? prompt displayed after pressing the ENTER key at the last Print prompt:
With FSPAn? displayed, press the ENTER key. The display will change to show the current
setting “no”. To skip the Fine Span Adjustment and return to the SEtUP menu, press the
ENTER key again. To perform the Fine Span Adjustment, place a calibrated test weight on
the scale and press the numeric key 1/YES and then the ENTER key.
After pressing the ENTER key, the display will change to show the amount of the test weight
and the annunciator display will alternately flash off and on i.e. (all ON, weighing unit off,
then all OFF, weighing unit ON). Press the 1/YES to increase the span OR press the 0/NO
key to decrease the span. Press the * key to return to the previous prompt or press the
ENTER key to exit FSPAn? and return to the SetUP menu.
With the FSPAn prompt displayed after pressing the Calibration switch:
With FSPAn displayed, place a calibrated test weight on the scale and press the ENTER key.
After pressing the ENTER key, the display will change to show the amount of the test weight
and the annunciator display will alternately flash off and on (all ON, weighing unit off, then
all OFF, weighing unit ON). Press the 1/YES to increase the span OR press the 0/NO key
to decrease the span. Press the * key to return to the previous prompt or press the ENTER
key to exit FSPAn and return to the SEtUP menu.
Hi rES - Display High Resolution Weight
With Hi rES on the display, pressing the ENTER key will show the active weight in "high
resolution" mode (in 1/10 interval). Press the PRINT key to print the weight (followed by the
text TEST) via the selected printer output port enabled during setup and calibration.
LoCoUt - Key Lock Out Function
With LoCoUt on the display, pressing any key will display "LoCd" (locked) or "UnLoCd" (unlocked)
for the current key state. Pressing a locked key during normal operation will results in a 1/2
second display "LoCd" and the key will be ignored. To exit the LoCoUt function, press the
calibration switch or cycle power (press the ON/OFF key twice).
NOTE! The menu selections Hi rES and LoCoUt can only be selected using the
calibration switch.
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SETUP REVIEW
The 212G/212GX indicators allow several operational parameters to be reviewed and changed
without breaking the calibration seal. These operational parameters are:
Power Up Zero Reset Enable/Disable
Time Format
Digital Output Control Enable/Disable
Sleep Mode Feature Enable/Disable
Auto Shutoff Feature Enable/Disable
Serial Input / Output Configuration
Baud Rate
Parity
Number of Data Bits
Number of Stop Bits
Continuous Output Port 1
Continuous Output Format
Continuous Output Port 2
Continuous Output Format
Print Tab Settings
Printer Port Selection
Time
Date
Consecutive Number
Gross Weight
Tare Weight
Net Weight
Gross Weight Accumulator
Net Weight Accumulator
Count
Piece Weight
To enable the Setup Review feature, with the indicator ON:
1. Press the * key. The indicator will respond by showing the FunCt= (Function) prompt
and alternately flashing off and on (all ON, weighing unit off, then all OFF, weighing unit
ON) the annunciator display.
2. Press the ZERO/REVIEW key. The display will change to the prompt for the selection of
power-up zeroing (PUO=).
3. Using the same procedure as described in the Setup and Calibration section of this
manual, make the required changes.
4. Press the * key to return to the previous prompt.
5. To exit Setup Review, press the ENTER key to step through the remaining prompts OR
at anytime, cycle the power (press the ON/OFF key twice).
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CALIBRATION “C” NUMBERS
The “C” numbers are displayed only during the Test mode operation by pressing the * key and
then the UNITS/TEST key. The "C" numbers are shown at the end of the test operation and
each number is displayed for approximately 4 seconds, allowing you to record them. Each
number may be up to three (3) digits in length. By recording these numbers you will be able to
return the indicator to its present calibration settings without using test weights simply by
entering the “C” numbers. Refer to the Setup and Calibration, "CAL" section of this manual for
instructions on using the "C" numbers.
If any components have been changed that affect calibration and/or your scale
is used in a commercial application and must be "Legal for Trade" you can not
use "C" numbers to re-calibrate.
ACCUMULATORS
To view the NET accumulator:
1. Press the * key and then the NET/GROSS key.
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
To print the NET accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the NET/GROSS key and then the PRINT key
2. The indicator will return to normal operation when printing has been completed.
To clear (zero) the NET accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the NET/GROSS key and then the ZERO key
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
To view the Gross accumulator:
1. Press the * key and then the NET/GROSS key twice.
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
To print the Gross accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the NET/GROSS key twice and then the PRINT key
2. The indicator will return to normal operation when printing has been completed.
To clear (zero) the Gross accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the NET/GROSS key twice and then the ZERO key
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
To view the Count accumulator:
1. Press the * key and then the COUNT/SAMPLE key.
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
To print the Count accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the COUNT/SAMPLE key and then the PRINT key
2. The indicator will return to normal operation when printing has been completed.
To clear (zero) the Count accumulator:
1. Press the * key, the COUNT/SAMPLE key and then the ZERO key
2. Press the * key to return to normal operation.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Error Codes
The 212G/212GX indicators are equipped with software that indicates when an error in the
operation takes place. The following lists the error codes displayed by the 212G/212GX along
with their meaning. Should you encounter an error code, please refer to this list for the cause.
CALbtn (Calibration Button)
CALbtn will be displayed (until the condition changes), on power-up if the calibration switch is
pressed in by the operator, the switch is disconnected from the PC board, or the switch is
defective.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Release the switch. Referring to Figure No. 9, make sure
calibration switch cable is plugged into P7 on the PC board. Replace calibration switch
assembly. Consult your scale service provider.
ConFiG (Configuration)
E2PROM checksum failure. Indicates improper stored calibration data, calibration is
necessary.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Recalibrate with calibrated test weight.
Error
An invalid keypad entry was attempted:
A.
B.
C.
D.
PRINT key pressed with a negative weight.
TARE key pressed to enter a push button tare value of a negative value.
ENTER key pressed to enter a tare weight value that exceeds the scale capacity.
ENTER key pressed to enter a tare weight value that is inconsistent with the scale
division value (i.e. attempt to enter a tare of 123 with scale divisions of 5).
E. ZERO key pressed when the gross weight is outside the scale zero weight range.
F. lb/kg key pressed to change to kg when the kg tare weight value exceeds 4 digits
in length.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Determine which of the reasons for the error display is applicable
and take the appropriate corrective action.
ErrA h (Analog Error High)
1. The load cell input is above the range of the indicator.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Check for improper load cell wiring, excessive load, and for
output of 1 to 40mV.
2. Load cell or circuit failure.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Consult your scale service provider.
ErrA L (Analog Error Low)
1. The load cell input is below the range of the indicator.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Check for improper load cell wiring and for output of 1 to 40mV.
2. Load cell or circuit failure.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Consult your scale service provider.
Err1
A program checksum mismatch has been detected.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Consult your scale service provider.
Err3
Internal RAM failure.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Consult your scale service provider.
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Error Codes, Cont.
HuH?
UNITS key pressed in an attempt to perform a “unit” conversion that is not allowed.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Determine the reason for the error display and take the
appropriate corrective action.
notArE
NET key pressed with no stored tare weight value.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Determine the reason for the error display and take the
appropriate corrective action.
OCAP (Over Capacity)
The load on the scale exceeds the scale capacity plus nine (9) divisions.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Remove the over capacity load from the scale platform. May
indicate miscalibration.
-oF- (Overflow)
The indicator is attempting to display a positive number greater than six (6) digits in length
or a negative number of more than five (5) digits.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Return to Gross Weight mode and review Tare value. May
indicate miscalibration.
toobiG
UNITS key pressed in an attempt to perform a “unit” conversion where the interval would
have been greater than 50.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Determine the reason for the error display and take the
appropriate corrective action.
UnStb (Unstable)
Motion is present when trying to power up, print, zero or perform a push button tare function.
CORRECTIVE ACTION: Wait for a stable weight display (STABLE annunciator on) before
performing any of these operations.
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TROUBLESHOOTING, CONT.
Before You Call Service
The 212G/212GX indicators have been designed to provide you with years of trouble-free
operation. However, should you experience a problem, please refer to the troubleshooting
guide below before you call for service. The following describes several types of symptoms
along with suggested remedies.
PROBLEM
Display does not turn on
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
AC operation:
Is the AC power cord fully inserted into the wall
receptacle? Check wall receptacle for proper AC power.
Try another electrical appliance in the same receptacle,
does it work? Check the circuit breaker. Has there been
power failure?
Incorrect weight displayed
Has the instrument been calibrated? Insure that the scale
platform isn't touching an adjacent object. Check the load
cell connector wiring. If using four (4) wire load cells,
insure the sense lead jumpers (J4 & J5) are installed.
Have proper operation procedures been followed?
Indicator will not
display weight
Refer to Error Codes section and make certain that the
"oCAP" message is not displayed. If so, and scale is not
loaded, perform the calibration sequence.
The printer prints but does
not use the Print Tab Settings
or prints a test ticket
The print tab setting or visual ticket format must be
selected prior to beginning the weighing operation or just
prior to printing the ticket.
To select the ticket format prior to beginning the weighing
operation:
1. Press the * key and then the PRINT key. The display
will change to the Prt=.
2. Press the ENTER key to show the current value.
3. If the value displayed is acceptable, press the ENTER
key again to save it.
4. If the displayed value is incorrect (or another ticket
format is desired), use the numeric keys to enter the
new value and then press the ENTER key to save it.
To select the ticket format just prior to printing the ticket:
1. Press the desired format number.
2. Pressing the PRINT key.
Allowable values for ticket formats are:
0 = print tab settings
1 = visual ticket format 1
2 = visual ticket format 2
NOTE! When a print format is selected (by either
method), it will remain active until changed by the
operator.
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CALIBRATION SEAL INSTALLATION
If your 212G/212GX Weight Indicating Instrument is used in a commercial application it must
be tested and sealed by your local weights and measurements official. The 212G/212GX has
been designed to accept a lead and wire security seal to prevent unauthorized access to the
calibration adjustments. Refer to Figure No. 12 for details on the installation of the seal.
Figure No. 12
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AXLE WEIGHER MODE OPERATION
After placing the wheel load weighers on the ground in front of the vehicle(s) to be weighed,
the two weighers are connected together using the interconnection cable assembly. One
weigher (makes no difference which) is connected to the indicator using the indicator interface
cable. The interconnection diagram is shown below:
Printer
Indicator Cable
Weight
Indicators
Interface Cable
Wheel Load
Weigher
Wheel Load
Weigher
12 VDC Power
1. With power applied to the indicator, press the ON key to turn on the indicator.
2. Verify that the weight display is at zero ( 00 ). If not, press the ZERO key.
3. Have the vehicle driven forward until the first axle is on the center of the wheel load
weighers.
4. Observe the weight of the first axle and press the PRINT key to record the weight,
date and time.
5. Have the vehicle pull forward until the next axle is on the center of the wheel load
weighers. NOTE! If the next axle is a tandem or tridem set of axles, place ONLY
the first axle of the group on the wheel load weighers.
6. Observe the weight of this axle and press the PRINT key to record the weight, date
and time.
7. Repeat step 5 until all of the remaining axles have been weighed and printed.
8. After the last axle has been weighed and its value recorded, pull the vehicle off the
wheel load weighers.
9. Press the  key and then press the PRINT key. The total of all of the vehicle axle
weights will be recorded and printed. The example below illustrates a typical print
ticket for a five-axle truck.
Time
13:47
1
2
3
4
5
Total
09-26-10
15440 lb
16320 lb
15980 lb
15880 lb
15700 lb
79320 lb
Date
Axle Weights
Total Vehicle
Weight
Axle Numbers
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AXLE WEIGHER MODE OPERATION, CONT.
Additional Features
If you wish to also record the total of any axle groups, press the number key corresponding to
the number of axles in the axle group to be totaled when the first axle in the group is weighed.
After the last axle in the group is recorded, the printer will automatically record the subtotal of
the axle group weights. In the previous example, assume that axles 2 and 3 form a tandem
pair of axles as do axles 4 and 5. To record the total weight of these axle groups, press the
number 2 key followed by the PRINT key when printing axles 2 and 4. This indicates that the
next two axles form an axle group whose total is to be recorded. The example below
illustrates the print format when the two axle groups are identified.
13:47
1
2
3
2,3
4
5
4,5
Total
09-26-10
15440 lb
16320 lb
15980 lb
32300 lb
15880 lb
15700 lb
31580 lb
79320 lb
Axle Group
Totals
Note that there is a maximum of 9 single axles in an axle group and that the axles must be
weighed in a consecutive group. The axles comprising the axle group are also identified on
the printed record.
If you wish to print additional copies of the printed record for the vehicle, press the  key again
followed by the PRINT key and a summary print will be produced. This can be repeated as
often as necessary to secure the number of desired copies. Note, however, that as soon as
the first axle of the next vehicle is printed, the weights from the previously weighed vehicle are
cleared.
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