Fairbanks Scales updates weighing instrument

Fairbanks Scales updates weighing instrument

Enhancements for the FB6000 offer on-the-fly updates and improved load cell diagnostics.

October 26, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Fairbanks Scales Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, has announced product enhancements for its FB6000 weighing instrument.

Enhancements include an expanded Loop ID field, the ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility, a new configurable power supply, and features that improve functionality and ease of use, according to the company. In addition, Fairbanks says the new digital power supply provides enhanced diagnostic capabilities compared to traditional analog power supplies. The FB6000 features a dynamic web interface that reduces calibration and custom ticket formatting time over previous generations and competing technology, according to the manufacturer.

The new Loop ID field has expanded from three up to 15 alphanumeric characters, allowing the use of more user-friendly IDs. Furthermore, the FB6000 also allows for expansion card updates from the instrument’s front panel keyboard or by using the integrated web utility, letting users make updates “on the fly,” Fairbanks says. 

Power supply configuration is accomplished with the new Easy Config option.

“Simply tell the instrument how many cells and the cell impedance, then push a button and the FB6000 does the rest,” says Fairbanks Scales.

Several new updates to the integrated web utility have been added, including the ability to calibrate by millivolts per volt. When used in conjunction with Fairbanks’ Remote Configuration Device (RCD), a technician can calibrate the FB6000 using his or her tablet or laptop from the scale platform.

“This means there’s no need to walk back and forth between the scale platform and scale instrument to test and calibrate the scale system,” says Fairbanks Scales. “Technicians will have a temporary wireless network between the FB6000 instrument and a hand-held portable device.”

Enhanced web load cell diagnostics now show a representation of the scale platform, each individual cell with its specific stored zero counts and current zero counts, along with the scale’s total gross weight.

Founded in 1830, Fairbanks Scales has become a leader in the industrial weighing market. From bench, parcel, counting, floor and truck scales to animal, railroad track and a full range of specialty scales, Fairbanks Scales serves several industries.