New DIN Rail Weight Transmitter with PLC Connectivity

cardinal 201There’s all kind of cliche’s that come to mind with the new Cardinal 201 like good things come in small packages. That is definitely the case for this new item from Cardinal Scale. The Cardinal Scale model 201 weight transmitter is a fast, accurate instrument for process control-based static and dynamic weighing applications. The 201 is capable of powering up to (8) 350 ohm load cells and comes with a 35-mm DIN rail mounting bracket. The Made In The USA 201 transmitter built by Cardinal Scale out of Webb City, Missouri features a 0.5-inch-high, six-digit, transflective LCD display with up to (7) different colors and is viewable in all lighting levels from direct light to total darkness. A variety of mounting options and ColorZONE control options make it ideal for quick visual verification of weight status.

The Cardinal Scale model 201 weight indicator offers sample rates of up to 200 samples per second and standard communication protocols include serial interface RS232/RS485, mini USB-B, Analog (0-10V or 4-20mA), Ethernet TCP/IP, EIP, and Modbus TCP, making it easy to connect to a PC, PLC, and other smart devices. Four programmable digital inputs and outputs are included to make it even more flexible. Connectivity set-up is simple using the printed legend on the front of the 201 enclosure. Setup and calibration of the model 201 weight controller is fast and easy using both the on-screen indicator menu prompts or Web browser interface via IP address.

The 4-in W x 4.2-in H x 1.9-in D compact size uses very little panel space, and the enclosure can be DIN rail mounted with the display either internal or remotely mounted on the face of the cabinet making it easy to implement into new and existing systems. The 201 weight indicator is both NTEP and Measurement Canada certified for legal-for-trade applications and is UL listed and CE certified.

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company has with an extensive product line of scales and weighing systems complete with a wide selection of peripheral equipment for your truck scale or weighing operation. Cardinal’s customer service and technical support center is all located at the factory headquarters in Webb City, MO. When you buy your Cardinal Scale from Central Carolina Scale you’re not just buying a high-quality Made In America product — you are also putting Americans to work.

New ARMOR® Series Truck Scales

cardinal armor truck scaleCardinal Scale Manufacturing recently announced a new “brand name” for its popular line of EPR truck scales. With our many popular name-brand products, such as the GUARDIAN® hydraulic scales, STORM indicators, and SnapStream wireless applications, it was time to give a brand name to the most popular Cardinal heavy capacity product of all.

As the EPR truck scale series has evolved into the cornerstone of Cardinal’s business, it needed a name that best suits the heavy-duty scale that it actually is. Effective immediately, the EPR series scales will now be known as the ARMOR® series for all electronic truck scale products. What better name to put on a product that bests represents the quality and longevity of a Cardinal truck scale. A Cardinal ARMOR® truck scale is all you require for protecting your investment and weighing requirements.

Arriving at the most opportune time for the busy upcoming truck scale buying season, Cardinal Scale has added yet another series of scales to the ARMOR® series products. You now have two competitive choices in ARMOR®, designed to meet the varying needs of the industry. The new 100-ton overall capacity/30-ton Concentrated Load Capacity ARMOR® truck scale includes all the great features of the 45-ton CLC model for the value-rated price you may require for certain applications. From stainless steel USA-made load cells and rodent protection to robotic-welded bridges, this new scale is everything you expect from a Cardinal ARMOR® Truck Scale. The 30-ton CLC models are designed for normal legal over-the-road trucks. Put on the ARMOR® of Cardinal and purchase a scale that will provide many years of great service to your business.

ARMOR® Truck Scale Features
USA-made stainless steel load cells and junction box
Single source supplier for all optional equipment such as weight indicators, remote displays, and software
Concrete or steel deck models
Optional grain dump modules
NTEP legal-for-trade up to 14 ft. wide
Anti-corrosion industrial tan powder paint complements any environment
Arrives fully-prepared for installation

Cardinal Scale, an ISO-9001 certified scale manufacturer, markets a complete line of quality weighing products and systems. Cardinal’s headquarters is in Webb City, Missouri, USA with warehouses in Canada and England. Established in 1950 by founder WH Perry, the company has been featured on the TV shows like “How It’s Made” and “World’s Greatest!…” Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company provides a one-stop shop for all of your weighing needs with an extensive product line of scales and weighing systems complete with a wide selection of peripheral equipment for your truck scale or weighing operation. Your risk is eliminated when you own a Cardinal scale, since you only have one call to make for new products and service support from dealers like Central Carolina Scale in Sanford, North Carolina. Cardinal’s customer service and technical support center is all located at the factory headquarters in Webb City, MO. When you buy from Cardinal, you’re not just buying a high-quality USA-made product… you’re putting Americans to work.

WinVRS Vehicle Weight Recording System


Cardinal Scale’s powerful WinVRS has been a popular vehicle recording system for truck scale weighing applications many years, allowing high-traffic applications fast, accurate collection of data on vehicles, accounts, orders, and materials. The literature for this product has recently been updated.

Cardinal’s powerful WinVRS software keeps traffic moving over your scale by providing fast, accurate collection of data on vehicles, accounts, orders, and materials. Unique, user-defined fields allow you to easily configure the system to meet your needs. A wide range of reports are available to provide period histories, material totals, customer information and more. WinVRS’s convenient file utilities menu allows data to be exported to other applications such as accounting and materials control. NTEP legal-for-trade certified. WinVRS-TOUCH offers all the same great features as WinVRS, but comes with larger fonts and buttons for convenient touchscreen navigation. When a user enters into any WinVRS window with input prompts, an on-screen keyboard appears.

With 9 models of WinVRS to select from, customers oftentimes have questions about which system is right for their particular application. To help explain in an easy-to-use format, we have created the WinVRS Models Comparison Guide. The chart helps specify the differences with each particular model explaining exactly which features are included with which models and listing all of the extensive features that are offered with WinVRS.

The literature has also been updated and modernized to offer you the latest information and graphics to help understand all the features of this powerful system. Programmed completely in-house by Cardinal software programmers, WinVRS is all-Cardinal and all-USA-made. WinVRS has been time-tested and a popular add-on to Cardinal truck scale orders for many years!