Receiving Weight Data from Your Scale… What are the Choices?

Today’s workplace demands a scale that can be integrated into a corporate network, send data to a ticket printer, or transmit weight information to a computer. We have scale controllers from Doran Scales that meet that demand with a wide variety of data communications options.

Available scale data communications options:

  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • USB
  • RS-232
  • 4-20mA
sending scale weights to computer


When it comes to managing scale weight information, one powerful way to do that is with Cardinal’s powerful WinVRS software. This product 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.

Rice Lake has their OnTrak software as well. OnTrak software is an effective data management tool for truck scale operations that use Rice Lake Automated Ticketing Kiosk (ATK) systems.

OnTrak, installed on a PC, uses information from your ATK system for more detailed reporting functions. Quickly view, print, or export weight data as XML files for use in spreadsheets and more.

Apply OnTrak’s reporting features to a wide range of industries. OnTrak is incredibly easy to use, and can be installed and configured without the need for additional support staff.


While you can send weight data in real time via RS-232 or as a digital scale with usb output… one idea that people sometimes overlook is the idea of collecting weight data over the course of days or weeks onto a USB flash drive and then downloading that data and analyzing it on your computer.

Cardinal Scale’s PC Companion is free, user-friendly reporting software that allows you to view a scale’s transactions; create, modify, and delete IDs; and generate a versatile scale data report. This software is programmed exclusively for use with the 2XX-USBA option card for Cardinal Scale’s 200 series indicators.

When used with a 4GB USB memory stick, there is enough storage space available to provide a virtually-unlimited amount of weight transactions and IDs. PC Companion provides one-click transaction reporting in a simple transaction log sorted by date or you may select more extensive filtering by specific time periods and ID. You may print reports directly from PC Companion or export data to a variety of different file types.

The items we mentioned today are just a sample of the scales and communication capabilities that exist. If this is something that interests you, we suggest that you contact us via the Request a Quote button on our website and mention what solutions you are looking for.