Global Processing

Weight controller now with network interface

December 7, 2009
Only three inches deep, the general-purpose weight controller is available with a patented network interface, which allows the fast transfer of time-critical application information at 5 Mbit/sec in a redundant, deterministic and predictable manner. Information can be transmitted to up to 98 additional nodes at distances of 250 to 5,000 meters. The interface comes with two BNC convertors for cable redundancy. The weight controller also eliminates the effects of surrounding vibration for fast, stable weight display, electronic calibration without test weights, a Secure Digital (SD) based Secure Memory Module card for fast transfer of configuration data, and a system for diagnostics and troubleshooting. It comes standard with EtherNet, and optional DeviceNet, ControlNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, Profibus, Allen-Bradley Remote I/O, or Analog.