Weight Indicator / Micro Controller VPI-U-Advanced


High performance digital weight indicator. Equipped with programmable inputs and outputs, 3 serial ports, transmission protocols for data communication, completely programmable printouts, graphic display and input for included bar code/badge reader. The wide range of connectable accessories and printers guarantees the maximum interfaceability and versatility.

Specially designed for advanced industrial automation. The available serial commands enable to automate many functions in the weighing system (implementation depending on application and firmware).

See further under the tab Product information.

There are 12 different firmware versions available (FW-00). Click on a link below for particular applications and properties:

FW-01 for Totalizing and Dosing
FW-02 for counting quantities (pcs, liters, etc.)
FW-03 for vehicle weighing
FW-04 for static checkweighing
FW-05 for automatic price computing
FW-08 for wheel axle weighing
FW-09 for dynamic static axle weighing
FW-D1 for 1 component dosing
FW-DM for multi component dosing
FW-CW for checkweighing
FW-BD for belt-weighing
FW-BN for belt weighing (unload)

Weight indicator / micro controller VPI-U-Advanced

General main features

  • CE approvable (application for legal trade)
  • waterproof 25-key numerical functional keyboard
  • programmable function keys, for customising the keyboard functions according to the needs
  • backlit graphic LCD display, with a clear visualisation of the weight and wide range of information
  • equipped with 3-way LED control light made up to sinoptic bar-graph with 3 groups of 3 Leds each, to tolerance check and setpoint
  • IP64 stainless steel splashproof case, easy to clean and resistant in harsh and corrosive environments, dim. 269 x 58.8 x 183 mm; installation on a table, pole (option) or at the wall, mounting bracket included
  • real time clock; integrated alibi memory for CE- M approvable communication with PC and printer, permanent data memory, even without electricity
  • easy data entry into spreadsheet, database or wordprocessor like Excel, Access, Word: the weight indicator
  • communicates directly with the active Windows application
  • selection of the programme language directly in the set-up
  • A/D 24 bit sigma-delta 4-channel conversion, up to 200 conv./sec. with automatic selection; filtering system through programmable software, adjustable according to the system; connectable with up to 8 analogue load cells with 350 O input resistance
  • calibration and Set-Up parameters, configurable from PC through optional software or with the keyboard; theoretical calibration with the entry of the characteristics of the load cells
  • up to 1.000.000d displayable for internal factory use and up to 10.000e or multirange 3 x 3000e @ 0,3 µV/d M
  • CE approvable version; internal resolution of up to 3.000.000 points
  • management of a weighing system with digital equalisation of the 4 cells or management of up to 4 independent weighing systems (depending on the application software)
  • connectable with up to 16 analogue load cells with 350 Ω input resistance (45 x 1000 Ω cells) and to the main digital load cells available on the market
  • connectable to printers and labellers through the available command drivers
  • power: 12 Vdc with external power adapter

Functions available with optional weighing software for Windows PC:

  • extensive reporting options
  • advanced options for building a database structure
  • easily export data to for example Excel

I / O Section

  • RS232/RS485 port configurable for PC, PLC, or other external units
  • keyboard emulation input for connection to PC keyboard or bar code reader, through cable with mini DIN connector
  • 2 optoisolated inputs, configurable as remote function keys or other functions depending on the software program automation
  • 4 optoisolated outputs, with configurable functions depending on the software program automation
  • external Profibus interface (optional), for automation management (only for VPI-U-Advanced-01-version)
  • optional Bluetooth connection, for quick wireless programming of the activities and the formulas, through PC or PDA

For the available firmware versions, see elsewhere on this page.

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