Interface securely determines truck loads with high accuracy.

Truck loads can now be checked easily and accurately with HBM’s DIS2116 digital interface rather than using a PC-based solution. Designed to integrate with HBM’s C16 digital load cells, the DIS2116 interface provides encrypted data transfer for added security in legal-for-trade applications and gives a complete check-in and check-out scale for trucks.

The largest device that can be supported is a triple platform with eight C16 load cells for each platform; digital C16 load cells are available for loads from 20t to 60t.

The interface is particularly suited for use in countries such as Russia, Brazil, China, and Australia that have a low population density with towns separated by large distances because no maintenance is needed by the digital equipment. In addition the DIS2116 will forecast likely maintainance on the mechanical parts of truck scales some weeks in advance through internal scale checks.

The device is easy to install as only a few software commands are needed to integrate the DIS2116 into a host system. All legal-for-trade information – such as dates – are held internally.

The DIS2116 features electronic off-centre load compensation so that only a single mass on each corner of the truck scales is needed for initial calibration to remove mechanical corner errors. This takes very little time compared with the two to three hours required for shifting loads and adjusting the registers on analog systems.

The device, which is the first to comply with the new European WELMEC 7.2 rules, provides data storage and has a number of interfaces to suit all applications. These include three RS232 ports, an RS485 port for connecting power and load cells, and an optional Anybus port for connection to Ethernet, Profibus or other bus systems.

An SD memory card can be used for the storage of all settings such as calibration parameters and alibi memory. This makes it easy to transfer scale parameters to a new unit by simply exchanging the SD card.

About HBM:
HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:

1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

October 2008

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