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R400 Series IndicatorsBatching Applications

K410, K411, K412

Key Highlights & Features
Product Description
  • III/III L NTEP 08-720
  • 100 Recipes (Products)
  • 3 Speed Fill
  • Fill correction using jogging or in-flight
  • 10 batching stages - Fill, Dump and Pulse
  • Negative batching
  • Batch suspend

The R400 indicator 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. For example a Recipe can be defined as a FILL with Material 1 to target, followed by a DUMP, followed by a PULSE to release a bag. The FILL stage can use up to three I/O to control slow, medium and fast filling.

Application Firmware: K410 K411* K412
Number of Materials 1 6 20

* Only K411 supports the Analog Module

Smart weighing batching features:

Negative batching is supported by setting the fill direction which defines if the weight is increasing or decreasing while batching - ideal for discharge and dosing applications.

Batch Suspend can be allocated to a function key - the batch will pause and adjust the tare weight when resuming the batch. Ideal for when a material feeding the batch needs to be topped up during the batch without affecting the batched amount, or when feeding from multiple bulker bags etc.

Timer based multiple batching uses the Real Time Clock to control the batch start time and the duration between repeat batches - ideal for bio-fuel applications. When using timer based batching, the current weight is displayed along with the time to go before the next batch, keeping the operator informed.

Detailed reporting with material usage and batch statistics, along with QA records of every batch run possible when combined with the data logger;

Batching operation flexibility where batch size can be varied by either weight or proportion and the operator can set number of batches to run.

Key features of the R400 hardware that make it ideal for 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. As the outputs are isolated high side (current source) drivers they are capable of driving low voltage actuators directly or can be connected directly with PLC controllers.
  • The multi-line display shows batch progress, current weight, target weights, material name along with dedicated batch status annunciators. For example in a batch out scenario current net weight and target weight along with name of the material that is being batched is displayed.

A more complex multi stage multi material recipe might be defined as:


Smart Weighing

Functions for Industry

  • Automatic proportion calculation after first fill stage
  • Proportions of remaining batch are adjusted automatically according to first material fill quantity
  • Ideal for applications with a manually loaded first fill stage
  • Timer based multiple batching
  • The Real Time Clock is used to control the batch timing for time based batching
  • Ideal for bio-fuel applications

..now that's smart weighing

Product Downloads
The following files are available for download for the Batching Applications. Ensure you select the correct documentation for your unit's software version. Check back regularly for software and other updates.

To download files, please click on a filename below. A save dialogue box should appear allowing you to specify your save location.
If a save dialogue box does not appear, right click on the link and select save target as.


 Application Note - 1 Material Application Note - 1 Material - 22 Nov 12 - 69KB (PDF) file - K410  
 Application Note - 3 Material Application Note - 3 Material - 22 Nov 12 - 275KB (PDF) file - K411 and K412 
 Application Note - Negative Batching Application Note - Negative Batching - 22 Nov 12 - 809KB (PDF) file - For K410, K411 and K412 
 Batching Data Sheet Batching Data Sheet - 28 Nov 13 - 1254KB (PDF) file - For K410, K411 and K412 
 Manual - Operator Guide Manual - Operator Guide - 22 Nov 12 - 3421KB (PDF) file - For K410, K411 and K412 
 Manual - Quick Start Manual - Quick Start - 22 Nov 12 - 2417KB (PDF) file - For K410, K411 and K412 
 Manual - Reference Manual - Reference - 14 Feb 18 - 7424KB (PDF) file - For K410, K411 and K412 
 NTEP Certificate of Conformance 08-072A1 NTEP Certificate of Conformance 08-072A1 - 21 Aug 09 - 220KB (PDF) file 
 Test Certificate Test Certificate - 05/03/2009 - 2382KB (PDF) file 
 Type Approval Type Approval - 05/03/2009 - 982KB (PDF) file