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Instrotech launches latest in weighing
Instrotech, a Comtest Group company, has announced the launch of their latest multi-function weighing transmitter, the model 6004MF version II. It’s a powerful, compact, field-mounted unit that can be selected for a variety of weighing functions. Specifically designed for servicing organizations, weighing equipment manufacturing companies and individual users, the 6004MF is a single electronic unit that can be used for almost any application in the weighing industry.
The 6004MF finds application in the areas of loadcell transmitting, belt-weighing, loss-in-weight transmitter, through-put weighing, bag-filling, batch-weighing and a dynamo meter. A multi-function unit allows the user to keep one spare that can replace any of the above-mentioned functions in the field. This also reduces the stock holding requirements for manufacturers, integrators and factories.
The 6004MF weighing transmitter is housed in a rugged, powder-coated, cast aluminum housing with a splash proof keypad. It features a clear 20mm 6-digit LED main display and auxiliary information LCD display, with user-programmable function keys, digital inputs and relay outputs.
The 6004MF uses the popular and powerful ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) microprocessor with integral clock and USB I/O port. Programming, set-up and calibration is via the keypad and backlit LCD. It features precalibration of sensitivity and range, zero trim and deadweight span trim. Also, a 15-point lineariser, min-max hold, auto-zero maintenance and preset tare.
The 6004MF features PI control with auto-manual setpoints, bumpless transfer and anti-reset wind-up. There is a SD Card Bootloader for remote internet firmware updates and program specials. The 6004MF allows for various inputs, including loadcell, incremental encoder and six digital. It also features a standard isolated analog output of 1-5/0-10Volts or 0/4 – 20mA.
Options for the 6004MF include:
- Programmable 2,4 or 6 plug & play, electromechanical or photomos output relays
- Serial ASCII outputs on RS232 or RS485, plug & play option cards
- SD memory card for data logging
Version II of the 6004MF has an improved and simplified user menu interface and operation service manual, as well as much improved EMI immunity. Design technicians have also improved on the standard SD card functionality for fast on-site internet software upgrades with remote registration. While busy, they also vastly improved the on-board PI control and the on-board system diagnostic information and simulation.