Dual-Range Industrial Platform Scales with Bluetooth Interface

The versatile dual-range SXS industrial platform scale

The versatile dual-range SXS industrial platform scale

Scales used in industrial locations can be exposed to a variety of contaminants as well as stresses and strains during their lifetime.

A new family of dual-range industrial platform scales with high ingress protection (IP) ratings against dust and liquids are ideal for general weighing, piece counting, tolerance weighing and filtering out vibrations in harsh operating environments.  The dual-range Kern SXS series, available from Tovatech, features an extremely rugged stainless steel platform structure resistant to bending. The silicon-coated load cell has an IP rating of 67 or totally protected against dust (6) and against temporary immersion (7).  The backlit stainless steel display connects to the weighing platform by a 2.5 m cable.  Wall-mountable, the display has an IP rating of 68 for continuous use in wet areas.

These rugged industrial scales have 2-second stabilization and can be ordered with an optional wireless Bluetooth data interface or RS-232 and RS-485 (analog) interfaces.

Externally calibrated 110-volt AC SXS series industrial platform scales are available in 10 models and 6 maximum weighing capacities.  Each model automatically switches to the next largest weighing range and readout, essentially doubling its utility.  Weighing plate sizes (W x D x H) range from 300 x 240 x 86 mm to 650 x 500 x 133.5 mm.

SXS Model

Max. Range (kg)

Readout (g)

Reproducibility (g)

Linearity (g)

Minimum Load (g)

6K-3M

3/6

1/2

1/2

1/2

20/40

10K-3M

6/15

2/5

2/5

2/5

40/100

30K-2M

15/30

5/10

5/10

5/10

100/200

60K-2M

30/60

10/20

10/20

10/20

200/400

100K-2M

60/150

20/50

20/50

20/50

400/1000

300K-2M

150/300

50/100

50/100

50/100

1000/2000

 

Useful Features for an Industrial Platform Scale

When specifying industrial platform scales look for these features as found on the SXS series:

Standard:

  • Electrostatic discharge drains (ESD) that avoid weighing inaccuracies due to electrostatically charged weighing items or personnel operating the balance
  • Standard 110-115-volt AC power and
  • Internal rechargeable battery pack operating up to 80 hours (with the LCD backlight off)
  • 3-year warranty

Options:

  • Interface choices RS-232 , analog RS-485 or Bluetooth wireless (specify at purchase)
  • Printers for GLP record keeping
  • Foot switch for hands-free operation to activate tare and print functions (ordered at purchase)

As with all precision weighing instruments the SXS industrial platform scales must be calibrated on receipt, whenever they are relocated and otherwise at regular intervals that should be spelled out in the company’s standard operation procedures.  Calibration instructions are provided in the user manual and are briefly described in our post on maintenance tips for digital platform scales.

Contact the weighing professionals at Tovatech for help in selecting industrial platform scales that meet your weighing requirements.

About Rachel Kohn

So how did an MIT Ph.D. end up selling refrigerators? When I figured out that a lot more scientists buy lab refrigerators than innovative leading-edge instruments. I hope that my many years of lab experience will help you find the right equipment for your work. Before co-founding Tovatech I worked in business development and project management at Smiths Detection, Photon-X, Cardinal Health, and Hoechst Celanese. And before that I spent 12 years as an R&D chemist at Hoechst Celanese and Aventis working on advanced drug delivery systems, polymer films and membranes, optical disks, and polysaccharides. Some day, eventually, I’ll make enough money to develop an innovative technology that will change the world. Read More