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Cardinal Scale Rail Weight Transmitter Has PLC Connectivity


Cardinal Scale’s model 201 weight transmitter is a fast, accurate instrument for process control-based static and dynamic weighing applications, according to the company.

The 201 is capable of powering up to eight 350-ohm load cells and comes with a 35-mm DIN rail mounting bracket. The USA-made 201 transmitter features a 0.5-in. high, six-digit, transflective LCD display with up to seven different colors and is viewable in all lighting levels from direct light to total darkness. A variety of mounting options and ColorZONE control options make it ideal for quick visual verification of weight status.


The model 201 weight indicator offers sample rates of up to 200 samples per second and standard communication protocols include serial interface RS232/RS485, mini USB-B, Analog (0-10V or 4-20mA), Ethernet TCP/IP, EIP, and Modbus TCP, making it easy to connect to a PC, PLC, and other smart devices. Four programmable digital inputs and outputs are included to make it even more flexible.

Connectivity set-up is simple using the printed legend on the front of the 201 enclosure. Setup and calibration of the model 201 weight controller is fast and easy using both the on-screen indicator menu prompts or Web browser interface via IP address.

The 4- x 4.2- x 1.9-in. compact size uses very little panel space, and the enclosure can be DIN rail mounted with the display either internal or remotely mounted on the face of the cabinet making it easy to implement into new and existing systems. The 201 weight indicator is both NTEP and Measurement Canada certified for legal-for-trade applications and is UL listed and CE certified.


Cardinal Scale, www.cardinalscale.com