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OEM Packweigh using R400 Series K410 Filling Firmware

OEM Packweigh using R400 Series K410 Filling Firmware

Release date: 23 Dec 14

Australian based OEM Packweigh has been using Rinstrum R420's on their packaging equipment for many years. Their range includes bag filling and weighing systems, bulk bag and automatic bagging machines. The K410 filling firmware allows for multi-stage filling, fill, dump and pulse and multi-speed filling.  

What's a FILL stage?

A FILL stage allows for a material to be filled using single, double or triple speed filling. These can be concurrent or one after another. Within a FILL stage there can be:
start and end time delays;
fill interlock input;
start condition of an auto tare; and
error correction using jogging.

What makes the R400 Series great for filling and batching?

Overall system accuracy with unprecedented filling control with uncertainty of less than 1 millisecond.
The 32 I/O control points allow for complex control with multiple set points, enables and interlocks.
The multi-line display shows batch progress, current weight, target weights, material name along with dedicated batch status annunciators.

www.packweigh.com.au

Batching Applications Product Details

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R400 Series Firmware Update K401/K402/K491 Available

R400 Series Firmware Update K401/K402/K491 Available

Release date: 15 Dec 14

 Includes minor bugs fixes relating to streaming and timing on registers to improve interoperability with the M4223 Lua Module. Latest firmware available  R400 Download  (Note you will need to log with your dealer log on to see the firmware.) or for rinLIVE customers in the download section on rinLIVE.rinstrum.com.

R400 product page >>

 

 

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Christmas Holidays

Christmas Holidays

Release date: 11 Dec 14

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Lua - NEW State Machine libraries

Lua - NEW State Machine libraries

Release date: 08 Dec 14

 This week the AU sales team did training on the new state machine framework in Lua. We worked through an application that collects the weight of a product and stores it to a csv file (for use in our dispatch area to collect product weight). A product is selected using a barcode scan of the product code. It is a rewrite of an earlier programme and it now uses a state machine framework to make the application more robust to user operation. The new state machine libraries make a wonderful simple starting framework for so many applications where you need to establish the various states and the transitions between the states.

State Machine:

The application is basically a cycle of loading and unloading items for weighing. It accepts a bar code scan during the load cycle and logs the weight and the scan together with the current time. Pressing the cancel key aborts one iteration of the cycle and continues on with the next.

Logging:

The data is logged into the file log.csv which can be copied to USB storage.

Call one of our sales engineers today to discuss using Lua scripting on our programmable R400 series indicators on your next application. Make your R400 programmable today with an M4223 Lua Ethernet module.

...now that's smart weighing

R400 Lua Programmable Indicators >>

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Lua Application - University of New England

Lua Application - University of New England

Release date: 06 Nov 14

Lua Data Logger Application for Recording Sheep Feeding with RFIDrn

University of New England have built a sheep feed intake recorder that consists of a load cell mounted under the feed hopper, infra-red beam and electronic ear tag reader. A Rinstrum Programmable R400 Series Indicator is used to record the amount of feed eaten by each animal.

As the sheep approaches the feed hopper, down the raceway, the IR beam is broken. At this point the initial weight of the feed hopper is recorded, along with the time and date stamp. The ear tag reader antenna is positioned further down the race from the IR beam, close to the feed bin. When the tag is read the ear tag number is displayed on the R420 screen.

The IR beam is positioned such that the body of the animal blocks it continually while it is feeding. When the animal leaves, the beam is unblocked and the feed bin weight is again recorded and time stamped. These feeding events are recorded on the R400 Lua module for download at a later time.

Lua Logs: Start weight/time, end weight/time, RFID and consumed amount.

R400 Series Lua Programmable Indicators - contact our Sales Engineers today to discuss your application.

Thanks to University of New England (Armidale, Australia) for providing the photographs and Rinstrum Sales Engineer Blake Anderson.

 

R400 Lua Programmable Indicators Product Details

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Canadian Approvals for R400 Series

Canadian Approvals for R400 Series

Release date: 06 Nov 14

 Rinstrum R400 Series indicators are now trade approved in Canada, approval number AM5962. 

R400 Series Product Details

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rinLIVE Update: Firmware download now available directly and Sub Accounts

rinLIVE Update: Firmware download now available directly and Sub Accounts

Release date: 16 Oct 14

We have a couple of new features on rinLIVE, the first is that firmware can now be downloaded directly from rinLIVE using the \"Download Firmware\" button on the main menu. Just a reminder that cold indicators come with following un-activated firmware.

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R400 Series: K401
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\r\nX320 Series: K376

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Example: If you need K342 on an R320, then all you have to do is get the passcode from rinLIVE and activate it, cold R320\'s have K342 firmware loaded as the default. Whereas if you need K344 you will download the firmware (if you haven\'t got a copy already), reflash the unit and get the passcode from rinLIVE to activate K344 on that unit. Any questions give us a call and one of our sales engineers will step you through the process.

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Customer Configured Sub Accounts:

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The second new feature is the ability to set up sub accounts. If you have multiple offices and want to distribute cold units to your offices then we can setup your main office as the Master Account. This allows you to setup offices as you require with their own rinLIVE user name and password and you can transfer serial numbers to these offices when you ship them out. You as the Master Account will be billed for their activations. This allows you full visibility of what stock they have on hand and to see what activations are being done. If you are interested in this feature give us a call.

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Sunbelt Ag Expo

Sunbelt Ag Expo

Release date: 19 Sep 14

Rinstrum will be at the Sunbelt Ag Expo October 14-15-16 Lot F6-A-12A, drop by to discuss the axleWEIGHr, our in-motion axle scale. Spence Field in Moultrie, GA, USA.

October 14 - October 16
Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia 31788

axleWEIGHr Product Details

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Product Launch Moving Message support on the D840

Release date: 15 Sep 14

D800 Series Alpha Numeric Displays:

Our D840 full alpha numeric remote display now supports scrolling messaging. With a fixed format text string length of up to 150 characters it is ideal for providing instructional messages to truck drivers or equipment operators. The D840 can be configured with factory fit firmware (K802) for moving messages to interface with a PC or equivalent

Moving Message Video

The new super bright LED remote displays range: D730, D820 and D840.

  • The D820 (50mm/2" digits) and D840 (100mm/4" digits) feature full alpha numeric characters, annunciator and unit switching support. As well as optional DC and Ethernet. They support a wide range of protocols making them compatible with a range of manufacturers.
  • The D730 is a 7 segment display (75mm/3" digits) with traffic lights.

The D740, N740 and C740 are discontinued but will continue to be supported with spares and repairs. If you have an N740 or C740 application please call to discuss options using the new remote displays teamed up with a weight transmitter.

D820 / D840 Super Bright LED Alpha Numeric Product Details

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Rinstrum Comparison Matrix

Rinstrum Comparison Matrix

Release date: 02 Sep 14

An updated indicator comparison matrix has been released. This comparison matrix compares Rinstrum indicators and firmware across a range of functions and features to assist in selecting the correct indicator for an application.

Contact us if you would like us to include a laminated copy in your next shipment.

 

Download document

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R400 Series - K405 Axle Weighing updated firmware

R400 Series - K405 Axle Weighing updated firmware

Release date: 01 Sep 14

R400 Series - K405 Axle Weighing updated firmware with bug fix on band error on finishing truck weight.

Did you know? K405 Axle firmware allows for two pass weighing with the axle weight captured on no motion.

The latest firmware available in download section of K405 product page. Note you will need your dealer log in to see the firmware.

Contact us if you have any questions about updating the firmware in an R420 or R423.

K405 Static Axle Weighing Product Details

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