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R300 Basic Weighing - K342 Firmware

R300 Basic Weighing - K342 Firmware

Release date: 31 Oct 13

A new range of firmware is now available on the R300 Series hardware offering increased flexibility for application selection.  Specifically the K342 and K344 firmware is available for basic weighing applications.  The K342 firmware offers basic weight display and hold, replacing the R310 or 2100. 
 

Applications
The K342 firmware is ideal for basic weight display (applications not requiring communications or printing).   It uses the Zero, Gross/Net, Tare buttons and the function key is set to the Hold function.  Applications:
- Tank and silo level
- Weigh beams
- Wheel pads or portable weighbridge
- Scale bases and chaser bin scales
 

R323 Stainless Steel Indicators Product Details

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World Solar Challenge Underway - Team Arrow motoring along

World Solar Challenge Underway - Team Arrow motoring along

Release date: 08 Oct 13

The World Solar Challenge is underway with teams leaving Darwin last Sunday - with Team Arrow the underdog in pole position for the Challenger Class!  

Team Arrow is in 8th position at the end of day 3 and will cross from the Northern Territory to South Australia tomorrow.  They have been averaging around 75km/hr and are delighted with the performance of the car so far.  

Team Arrow is car #30 and you can follow their progress along with all the other cars using the GPS tracker on the World Solar Challenge Site.   Team Arrow is competing against home grown University of Michigan

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In-Motion Axle Weigher

In-Motion Axle Weigher

Release date: 04 Oct 13

Rinstrum's in-motion axle scale allows you weigh your truck axle by axle while driving over it at 2 mph.  The In-Motion-Axle scale is preconfigured for easy installation with the load cells factory calibrated and the indicator is preprogrammed. Just add power, zero the scale and start weighing.

The In-Motion-Axle scale is a precast concrete slab with a precast concrete scale in the center. It can beinstalled just about anywhere. Just pick it off the back of a truck and place it on a 12 inch bed of compacted crushed stone, backfill as needed.

On average +/- 0.5% repeatability can be obtained with good quality approaches. Talk to us today!

axleWEIGHr Product Details

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Rinstrum Goes Green on Wheels

Rinstrum Goes Green on Wheels

Release date: 06 Sep 13

Our global MD, Darren Pearson (with some assistance from our R&D team) has been working nights on a project that doesn't weigh anything.  Well actually it weighs around 440lb.  Rinstrum is a foundation member of Team Arrow, a Brisbane (Australia) based solar car racing team that will be competing in the Challenger Class in the World Solar Challenge in October.  The race is from Darwin to Adelaide, on solar power only. 

Rinstrum is working with Tritium, a specialised designer and supplier of powertrain systems for electric vehicles, to build the electrical system within the car and the continuous communications to the chase car.  The electrical system is built using our new LUA technology and CAN bus for communication within the car.   We need to liaise between the battery monitoring system, solar array, indicators, brake lights and much more and with LUA we have been able to do it all.

Keep an eye out for Team Arrow as it races down the centre of Australia in October.  Also keep an eye out for our new LUA programmable indicator.

Other commercial team members:

Overall project management, IT and number crunching by Integral delivering the complex.  Mechanical design by Brisbane based mechanical engineering consultancy firm, CMP Engineers
 

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Rinstrum R325's installed at Bahrain International Airport

Rinstrum R325's installed at Bahrain International Airport

Release date: 05 Sep 13

Rinstrum is proud to see the installation of our new stainless steel luggage indicator, the R325 teamed up with our remote display (D323) at the departure counters Bahrain International Airport.  The R325 and D323 offer a high quality cost effective combination for luggage counters.

R325 Luggage Weighing Indicator Product Details

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R400 Firmware Update

R400 Firmware Update

Release date: 26 Aug 13

 New versions of firmware have been released for K401, K402, K410 and K491, incorporating a range of improvements and bug fixes.

K401:
- Improved DSD read back
- Hold status now available for logic setpoints
- Removed default functions for F2 & F3
- Add print token for product ID
Download latest K401 firmware here

K402:
All K401 changes plus:
- Improved key locks
- Added option for disabling long press on special functions
- Enable editing of Ethernet settings when using DHCP
Download latest K402 firmware here

K491:
All K401 changes plus:
- Added option for disabling long press on special functions
- Improved tilt calibration routine, this requires new tilt module (V1.21)
- Added print tokens for tilt values
Download latest K491 firmware here

K410:
- Improved DSD read back
- Enable editing of Ethernet settings when using DHCP
- Fix custom print strings not always restoring correctly from the Viewer
Download latest K410 firmware here

The latest version of firmware is available for downloaded on the respective product pages in the Download Section - note that Dealer log on is required.

R400 Series Product Details

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A10062 USB - RS232 Converter

A10062 USB - RS232 Converter

Release date: 21 Aug 13

The A10062 is a converter cable that provides a USB to RS232 serial interface (tinned ends) suitable for a permanent communication connection between a PC and Rinstrum indicator. It offers data transfer rates from 300 baud to 1 Mbaud and is FCC and CE compliant. Visual indication of Tx and Rx traffic is via LEDs in the transparent USB connector. Cable length: 6 feet

Converters Product Details

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R325 Luggage Weighing Indicator

R325 Luggage Weighing Indicator

Release date: 28 May 13

 Rinstrum has launched a stainless steel dedicated baggage-weighing indicator, the R325. It allows for easy monitoring of both the total weight summing and the number of bags to ensure preset bag numbers and weight limits are not exceeded. Dedicated key pad functions increase input capabilities and decreases the chance of operator error. Pre-determined bag and total weight limits prevent excess baggage weights being accepted by the operator.

The R325 has built in RS323 and RS485 communications to work with the D323 remote display and a network or printer. The R325 indicator and D323 remote display are slim line stainless steel panel mounting and feature an LCD with LED backlighting. The R325 and D323 team up to provide an economical high quality luggage weighing solution for airports.

R325 Luggage Weighing Indicator Product Details

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R400 Batching - Product Launch K412

R400 Batching - Product Launch K412

Release date: 22 Nov 12

The R400 indicator now supports three (3) batching firmware applications to create a powerful and flexible batching controller. The three variants of firmware differ primarily in the number of materials they each support. The K410 is single material and ideal for filling, the K411 supports 6 materials and the K412 20 materials. The K411 and K412 are both suitable for multi-head batching machines and more complex control systems using multiple materials.

Each supports 100 recipes and 10 stages of batching. The batching stages can be defined as fill, dump or pulse. Three (3) speeds of filling can be configured depending on the complexity of the batching system.

Application Firmware:  K410  K411* K412
Number of Materials 1 6 20
 
*Only K411 supports Analog Module

Batching Applications Product Details

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Rinstrum Expands to Sri Lanka

Rinstrum Expands to Sri Lanka

Release date: 11 Jul 12

Rinstrum has formed Rinstrum Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary, to expanded our Australian production capacity into Sri Lanka. Our new facility is located in Dankotuwa one hour north of Colombo on the west coast. Both the Australian and Sri Lankan production facilities are equipped with ovens to allow us to do 100% unit calibration and temperature testing on all Rinstrum indicators.  Sri Lanka will offer improved logistics for shipments through to Europe, India and USA (port New York).

Rinstrum hubs located in Australia(Brisbane), USA (Detroit) and Germany (Darmstadt) all use a build to order assembly process - units are built up when an order is received. For example R423 stainless steel units are built up with the AC/DC/Battery power option as required and the firmware (Standard K401, Batching K411 etc) is loaded by the regional Rinstrum office.

Our customers will continue to order products through our sales and service hubs in Brisbane, Detroit and Darmstadt as is currently the process.

Link to Sri Lankan news item announcing Rinstrum Pvt Ltd

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Rinstrum Continues Supply

Rinstrum Continues Supply

Release date: 03 Jul 12

Avery Weigh-Tronix have advised customers that the GSE 250SS, GSE 255 and GSE 250X weight-based indicators are discontinued through AWTX. Rinstrum is the original manufacturer of these products and they remain standard products in the Rinstrum line. Rinstrum will continue to manufacture and supply the R323 (250SS), R420 (255) and X320 (GSE250X) indicators. Dealers and distributors who want to continue providing their customers with weighing excellence, please contact Rinstrum Inc. to learn about our enhanced firmware features, product availability and the entire Rinstrum line of weighing indicators.

R323 Product Page

R400 Series Product Page

X320 Product Details

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