When it comes to wireless transmitters and receivers inside a weighing scale, we actually do have some options available for you to consider. The Doran Scales lineup features quite a few communications choices such as wireless Ethernet or Bluetooth which can eliminate cables and wires.
We also have the Rice Lake product line which features products like the ConnexLink™ Wireless Radio 900 MHZ which allows wireless transceivers to easily communicate data between various electronics in your scale system. For example, let’s say you have a truck scale and you need to add a remote display across the parking lot. You don’t want to dig up the asphalt to run wire so you add one of these to your digital weight indicator and connect one to the new remote display.
There is also the SendIt and Transend wireless load cell products which are great in many applications from heavy capacity and industrial scales to overhead weighing, of course data communication is essential. SENDit reads the signal from a load cell and sends that data wirelessly to a receiving indicator, eliminating the need for traditional wire runs.
From the initial weighment on the scale to the final numeric value on the indicator, efficient communication is key to the success of the entire operation. Whether it’s overhead, livestock, tank, or heavy capacity weighing, once your traditional conduit is damaged or needs to be replaced, communication is halted and so is your operation.
Speaking of transmitters, din rail mountable weight transmitters are often utilized in the process industry. These din rail mountable high speed devices with weight display are typically connected to a PLC. The large number of weight transmitter choices we offer provide excitation voltage which is needed for load cells. High precision weight transmitters convert the full scale weight signal into a 4-20mA output, 0-10V output, 0-5V output and/or communicate via RS-232, Analog Output, RS-485, Profinet, Profibus, Devicenet, Ethernet IP, etc…
Finally, there are also weigh beams and floor scales available from Transcell Technology. For example, with their floor scale system, the scale platforms are paired with the digital indicator TI-500RF and are factory calibrated for precise weighing and those with bluetooth option are compatible with Transcell IOS and android app. So as you can see, there are some choices available when it comes to weighing and sending the weight data to your devices.