The FB6000 features a dynamic web interface that drastically reduces calibration and custom ticket formatting time over previous generations and competing technology, product engineers contend. The interface leads such recent upgrades as an expanded loop ID field; ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility; new, easily configurable power supply; plus, features that improve functionality and ease of use. Additionally, the new digital power supply provides significantly enhanced diagnostic capabilities compared to traditional analog power supplies.
The new Loop ID field has expanded from three to 15 alphanumeric characters, enabling more user-friendly IDs. The FB6000 now allows for expansion card updates from the instrument’s front panel keyboard or by using the integrated web utility. Power supply configuration is expedited with a new EASY CONFIG option: Users tell the instrument how many cells and the cell impedance, then push a button and the FB6000 does the rest.
Several new updates to the integrated web utility have been added, including the ability to calibrate by millivolts per volt. When used in conjunction with the company’s Remote Configuration Device, a technician can calibrate the FB6000 using a tablet or laptop from the scale platform—eliminating the need to walk back and forth between the scale platform and instrument to test the system. Technicians will have a temporary wireless network between the FB6000 instrument and a hand-held portable device.
Enhanced web load cell diagnostics now show a representation of the scale platform, each individual cell with its specific stored zero counts and current zero counts, along with the scale’s total gross weight. — Fairbanks Scales, Kansas City, 800/451-4107, www.fairbanks.com