Upgrades to Fairbanks scale

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Fairbanks Scales has upgraded the FB6000 scale that includes a web interface, which reportedly reduces calibration and custom ticket formatting time.

Enhancements include an expanded loop ID field, ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility, a new easily configurable power supply, and many features that improve functionality and ease of use. The new digital power supply provides significantly enhanced diagnostic capabilities compared to traditional analog power supplies, the company adds.

The new Loop ID field has expanded to 15 characters from three, clearing the way for user-friendly IDs. Expansion card updates are possible through the front panel keyboard or by using an integrated web utility.

That utility has also been upgraded to make it possible to calibrate by millivolts per volt (mV/V). When used with Fairbanks’ Remote Configuration Device (RCD), a technician can calibrate the FB6000 using their tablet or laptop from the scale platform rather than walking back and forth to the instrument.

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