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Welcome Bjorn Viljoen to our Rinstrum team

Welcome Bjorn Viljoen to our Rinstrum team

Release date: 09 Jan 17

We would like to welcome Bjorn Viljoen to our Rinstrum team in 2017 as our heavy capacity weighing specialist. His initial focus will be on helping customers develop the best solution for container weighing for shipping.

Looking after the conWEIGHr and axleWEIGHr products is fitting for his passion in innovation and quality engineered products. Bjorn has a wealth of knowledge in the industrial, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain environment with more than 19 years of successful experience implementing valued solutions for customers.

Bjorn is based in our Brisbane office. He moved to Australia from South Africa. He studied a Bachelors in Commerce.

conWEIGHr mobile container weighing


Merry Christmas and warmest wishes  from everyone at Rinstrum

Merry Christmas and warmest wishes from everyone at Rinstrum

Release date: 09 Dec 16

Merry Christmas and warmest wishes

from everyone at Rinstrum

…with a real WA Christmas Tree!

(interesting little fact: Nuytsia floribunda is a true mistletoe)

Last Day for dispatch – Thursday 22nd Dec 2016
Office Closed - Monday 26th Dec to Friday 30th Dec
Office Re Opens - Monday 2nd Jan

Rinstrum Conweigh Partnership in Mobile Container Weighing  conWEIGHr

Rinstrum Conweigh Partnership in Mobile Container Weighing conWEIGHr

Release date: 04 Nov 16

Conweigh and Rinstrum are delighted to formally announce a new partnership. The licensing agreement will see Rinstrum manufacture and sell the Conweigh mobile container weighing pedestals, branded conWEIGHr. The pedestal has been developed to allow customers to comply instantly with the new SOLAS shipping requirements at the point of packing. SOLAS requires the shipper to provide a VGM certificate for their containers. Weighing is performed using the conWEIGHr Pedestal set and Conweigh phone app. The VGM certificate is generated and submitted instantly and also accessible via the user's secure Conweigh VGM Cloud account.

Currently containers are generally weighed over a weigh bridge. This timing means the VGM certificate has to be prepared in the time between when the truck goes over the bridge and when it arrives at port and it offers no opportunity for repacking and no indication of load distribution. Whereas the conWEIGHr allows for the container to be weighed at point of packing (and modified for load distribution or over/under capacity) and ensure you have a safely loaded container with a certified VGM certificate prior to any form of transport also helping comply with road legislation. All of which can occur well before the truck arrives to take the container to port.

Conweigh offer an on demand service through a licensee network. The on demand service is ideal for customers who ship from various locations or small volumes of containers. A weighing is booked and a licensee comes to site to perform the container weighing and issue of the VGM Certificate. Customers shipping more containers per week should consider investing in a conWEIGHr set of pedestals to perform their own container weighing.

The conWEIGHr pedestals offer a fully mobile trade approved solution that caters for uneven ground and accommodates for angled or out of level containers on most types of ground. Low power Bluetooth is used from the pedestals back to the Conweigh application on the mobile phone. A separate lifting system is available where there is no heavy load lifting equipment onsite already or if preferred. conWEIGHr is ideal for side loader applications, straddle lifters and reach stackers.

Globally 140 million containers are shipped annually that all need to be weighed with a VGM certificate before they ship! The conWEIGHr pedestals and the online VGM certificate are ideal for mid-range operations.

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Conweigh " Weigh to Go " On Demand Service |Ph +61 7 3073 3901 | www.conweigh.net

Call or email Rinstrum for enquires about the purchase of a pedestal sets. Click through to conWEIGHr product page and brochure
Rinstrum - conWEIGHr - Pedestal set purchase | | www.rinstrum.com
Australia Rinstrum Pty Ltd : Ph +61 7 3216 7166 | sales@rinstrum.com
Europe Rinstrum GmbH : Ph 49(0)6162 91 65 6-0 |
USA Rinstrum Inc: Toll Free 1 877 829 9152 | Ph: +1 248 680 0320 |


Sri Lanka - Rinstrum Pvt Site Acquisition

Sri Lanka - Rinstrum Pvt Site Acquisition

Release date: 06 Sep 16

Last week Rinstrum completed another major milestone with the acquisition of the property that our manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka has been operating in for the past 3 years. It is located on the south west coast of Sri Lanka only 15 minutes from the International Airport and Air Freight Terminal. The site has full back-up power, a 21,000 sq ft building and a bungalow. It accommodates our primary manufacturing operation and our Sri Lankan engineering team. Currently we have 32 staff working in Rinstrum Pvt. Recently we have expanded our in house capability to include a small run surface mount assembly line. Rinstrum Pvt manufactures componentry that is used in the build to order manufacturing in our Australian, German and US offices.

1203  Weight Transmitters

1203 Weight Transmitters

Release date: 21 Jul 16

Did you know that the 1203 allows you to do direct calibration using mV/V entry?
• Zero and Span calibration is completely independent.
• Built-in mV/V display mode allows for high accuracy direct mV/V calibrations.
• Calibration is possible with partially filled vessels without the need to empty the vessel or use test weights.

Contact one of our sales engineers to discuss or download the 1203 Application Note for more details.

>> Moew Details

Rinstrum's 1203 weight transmitter is an economical, robust instrument that provides fast and accurate weight readings. And all of this rolled into the standard unit:

- 2 isolated outputs
- drive capability 300mA at up to 30VDC
- isolated input
- configurable 16-bit isolated analogue output
- serial outputs.

>> Product page


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SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement

SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement

Release date: 08 Jun 16

The updated SOLAS convention requires the shipper to provide a container verified gross weight, using verified equipment according to the state, in the shipping documentation to the terminal operator, effective 1 July 2016.

Rinstrum has been working with companies on a range of solutions to satisfy the SOLAS convention to provide verified container weights. Some countries/states have interpreted verified as trade others have not, this will affect the selected solution. Rinstrum can assist in solutions that range from weighing the truck to weighing the container:

Truck Weighing Solutions:
- Dynamic axle weighing – axleWEIGHr www.axleweighr.com
- Weigh bridge using R400 Series Indicator and Weigh In Weigh Out Application (K404) http://www.rinstrum.com/product.php?id=63
- Weigh bridge using R400 Series Indicator and Group Static Axle Application (K405) http://www.rinstrum.com/product.php?id=92

Container Weighing Solutions:
- Fork lift on board weighing using an R320 Indicator and Pressure Transducer
- Four load cells installed under the container and summed
- Skeleton frame/ weigh bar (bridge no deck)

Rinstrum existing onboard truck weighing application would also allow for container weighing (R400 Series Indicator using K491 firmware)
Contact your local Rinstrum office to discuss the best solution with our Sales Engineers.
Summary of the requirements produced by the World Shipping Council (WSC)

Extracts from the WSC SOLAS Summary:

- The responsibility for obtaining and documenting the verified gross weight of a packed container lies with the shipper. The shipper is responsible for providing an accurate “verified gross mass” for each packed container.
- Shipping Document: This document can be part of the shipping instructions to the shipping company or a separate communication (e.g., a declaration including a weight certificate produced by a weigh station using calibrated and certified equipment on the route between the shipper's origin and the port terminal). In either case, the document should clearly highlight that the gross mass provided is the "verified gross mass".
- Where container weight verification is performed outside a container terminal, carriers shall transmit shippers’ container weight verifications to the terminal operator, per agreed formats and standards,
- SOLAS amendments become effective on 1 July 2016 for packed containers received for transportation (gate-in or off-rail).

Calibrated and certified equipment: means a scale, weighbridge, lifting equipment or any other device, capable of determining the actual gross mass of a packed container or of packages and cargo items, pallets, dunnage and other packing and securing material, that meets the accuracy standards and requirements of the State in which the equipment is being used.
Shipper: means a legal entity or person named on the bill of lading

 More details >>> www.axleweighr.com

Bagging Scale with Robotic Arm using a Rinstrum R423 Lua Programmable Indicator

Bagging Scale with Robotic Arm using a Rinstrum R423 Lua Programmable Indicator

Release date: 18 May 16

After a permissive start and the scale is tared. Parts and material are then robotically adds to the product, after which there is a second control trigger and weight capture. This is compared to the three check weighing bands to confirm the proper amount of material was actually dispensed. What was challenging about this project is that it is a 3 kg scale that measures 20 inches across and the tolerances are extremely tight (~½ gram). The application uses an R423 programmable weight indicator running custom Lua script.



 >>>  more about lua



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Conveyor Application - Lua Programmable Rinstrum R423 Indicator

Release date: 16 May 16

Conveyor roller scale application that allows for averaging and weight capture along with high/low/go recordings on an R423 Stainless Steel Indicator panel mounted on a custom a console running custom Lua script.

*Sensors must both be high at idle.
*Sensor 1 breaks upon package entry then re-establish.
*Sensor 2 breaks and averages stop and mean value captured.
*Menu Item under the select key to set the target weight - high and low tolerance.
*Menu Item under F3 to check on the high, low, good packages that have weighed across the scale.
*There are 3 lights - high, low and good (green) that trigger for a moment after each weighment.

If any packages are outside the high or low tolerance the powered belt conveyor will shut down. The re-start button will need to be pressed to re-start the belt motor.

Call your local Rinstrum office for further details.

>>> video on youtube

>>>more about  lua



Release date: 28 Apr 16

Merrick Heley in our Design team in Australia has setup a pretty flash scoring arrangement for our lunch time table tennis - fondly named rinSCORE in keeping with Rinstrum tradition.

rinSCORE is a table tennis scoreboard that acts as sample code for a number of key Lua library features incorpating:
=> RFID tags for the players (third party USB RFID reader)
=> displaying the score on a remote display
=> push button scoring at the table (buttons wired to button module on R400)
=> automatic posting of the score on the web based Elo ranking server

All on an R420 indicator running Lua!

This sample code can be used in weighing applications, for example to save and process live weight data on an external server, rather than backing it up on a USB and synchronising it after a certain time period.


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Updated X320 and R300 Firmware

Updated X320 and R300 Firmware

Release date: 07 Apr 16

- Rename GRADS menu item to DUAL, change default value to 60000 and setting changes.
- Use the 1 and 2 annunciators for the set points when in single range mode
- Fixed the GRADS/DUAL setting having units and decimal point in the viewer/ via comms
- Update weight after waiting for no motion when printing / adding to totals
- Add fixed over/under set points to K354

Available on the product downloads R320 / X320

Any questions please call your local Rinstrum office.


Position: Vertriebsmitarbeiter(in)

Release date: 01 Apr 16

1992 als Ranger Instruments in Australien gegründet, erfolgte 2003 die Eröffnung der Rinstrum Europe GmbH in Deutschland. Seit 2007 befindet sich die Rinstrum Europe GmbH mit großem Servicebüro und Lager in Reinheim bei Darmstadt.
Rinstrum befasst sich mit Entwicklung, Produktion und Vertrieb von:
Digitalen Wägeelektroniken
Dosier- und Abfüllelektroniken
Fern- und Zweitanzeigen
Kontinuierliche Forschungsarbeit, innovative Entwicklung und technisches Knowhow sind die Grundlagen unserer Arbeit und gewährleisten qualitative hochwertige Produkte zu attraktiven Preisen.
Für unser Stammhaus in Reinheim und unsere Niederlassung in Bergisch Gladbach suchen wir ab sofort eine/-n Vertriebsmitarbeiter zur Festanstellung.
Ihre Aufgaben
• Mit vertrieblichem Geschick gewinnen Sie neue Partner aus dem Bereich der industriellen Wägetechnik / Verfahrenstechnik / Dosiertechnik
• Sie analysieren selbstständig die aktuelle Marktlage und erarbeiten Konzepte zur Gewinnung neuer Kunden. Sie engagieren sich bei der Entwicklung von Ideen und Maßnahmen zum Ausbau vorhandener Kundenbeziehungen mit dem Ziel die Kundenzufriedenheit und -bindung zu steigern.
• Von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme bis zur stabilen Kundenbindung sind Sie für Ihre Kunden der vertriebliche Ansprechpartner und beraten sie erfolgsorientiert bei der Planung, sowie Umsetzung Ihrer Projekte mit besonderem Fokus auf Kundenzufriedenheit

Unsere Anforderungen
• Akquisitorisch agierender Vertriebsmitarbeiter mit abgeschlossenem techn./kfm. Hochschulabschluss oder techn./kfm. Ausbildung mit ausgeprägter Kundenorientierung
• Mehrjährige Berufserfahrung im Vertriebsdienst von Businesskunden (B2B) im Bereich ist wünschenswert.
• Freude am kommunikativen und verkaufsfördernden Umgang mit Businesskunden im persönlichen, schriftlichen und telefonischen Kontakt
• Sichere EDV-Kenntnisse aller MS-Office-Produkte
• Gültige Fahrerlaubnis, Führerscheinklasse B, mit erhöhter Reisebereitschaft
• Sie sprechen sicheres Englisch

Sollten wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben und Sie möchten in einem kleinem jungen sowie dynamischen Team mitarbeiten so senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung unter Angabe Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellungen und dem frühestmöglichen Eintrittstermin per Email an marek.swierzy@rinstrum.com

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