mobile | classic  
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine


Electronics Buyers' Guide


Multi-function weighing transmitter
6 March 2013, Test & Measurement

Instrotech has announced the launch of its latest multi-function weighing transmitter – the model 6004MF version II. It is a powerful, compact, field-mounted unit that can be selected for a variety of weighing functions.

Specifically designed for servicing organisations, weighing equipment manufacturing companies and individual users, the 6004MF is a single electronic unit that can be used for almost any application in the weighing industry. It finds application in the areas of load cell transmitting, belt weighing, loss-in-weight transmitter, throughput weighing, bag filling, batch weighing and a dynamo meter.

A multi-function unit allows the user to keep one spare that can replace any of the above-mentioned functions in the field. This also reduces the stock holding requirements for manufacturers, integrators and factories.

The 6004MF is housed in a rugged, powder-coated, cast aluminium housing with a splashproof keypad. It features a clear 20 mm 6-digit LED main display and auxiliary information LCD display, with user-programmable function keys, digital inputs and relay outputs.

The unit uses an ARM microprocessor with integral clock and USB I/O port. Programming, setup and calibration are via the keypad and backlit LCD. The 6004MF features pre-calibration of sensitivity and range, zero trim and deadweight span trim, as well as a 15-point lineariser, min-max hold, auto-zero maintenance and preset tare.

The instrument features PI control with auto-manual setpoints, bumpless transfer and anti-reset wind-up. There is an SD card bootloader for remote Internet firmware updates and program specials. The device allows for various inputs, including load cell, incremental encoder and six digital. It also features a standard isolated analog output of 1–5/0–10 V or 0/4–20 mA.

Options for the 6004MF include programmable 2,4 or 6 plug-and-play, electromechanical or photoMOS output relays; serial ASCII outputs on RS232 or RS485; plug-and-play option cards; and an SD memory card for data-logging.

Version II of the weighing transmitter has an improved and simplified user menu interface and operation service manual, as well as much improved EMI immunity. Design technicians have also improved on the standard SD card functionality for fast on-site Internet software upgrades with remote registration. Also vastly improved are the onboard PI control and the onboard system diagnostic information and simulation.

Supplied By: Instrotech
Tel: +27 (0)11 462 1920
Fax: +27 (0)11 462 1958

Further reading:

  • Sensor interface for testing with a PC
    29 October 2014, Peter Jones Electronic Equipment, Test & Measurement
    Kyowa’s PCD-400A sensor interface is an amplifier that can carry out measurements simply by connecting to a PC using a USB interface. On the sensor side, eight different types of input adaptor connect ...
  • Portable appliance testers
    29 October 2014, Comtest, Test & Measurement
    Fluke has announced the launch of its new 6200-2 and 6500-2 PAT (portable appliance testers) to replace its 6200 and 6500 models. The instruments verify the electrical safety and operation of portable ...
  • Frequency domain analysis for real-time scopes
    29 October 2014, Concilium Technologies, Test & Measurement
    Keysight Technologies announced the availability of a frequency domain analysis (FDA) option, the industry’s first user-extensible spectrum frequency domain analysis application solution for real-time ...
  • When the fibre hits the HetNet
    29 October 2014, Lambda Test Equipment, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, Test & Measurement
    All across the globe, the landscape of high-rise buildings and municipal water towers is changing. Once barren, these locations are now home to core macrocellular network installations, specifically ...
  • Wireless test set upgraded
    29 October 2014, Concilium Technologies, Test & Measurement
    New functionality enhancements bestowed by Keysight Technologies on its E7515A UXM wireless test set include support for LTE-A category 7 data throughput, expanded functional test capabilities, and in-depth ...
  • NI focuses on software design and test tools
    29 October 2014, National Instruments, Test & Measurement
    National Instruments has released a new version of its LabVIEW system design software, in addition to new software-designed instrument types. The company’s LabVIEW 2014 system design software, the heart ...
  • Motor drive power analyser software
    29 October 2014, Comtest, Test & Measurement
    Teledyne LeCroy unveiled new three-phase motor drive power analyser software for its HDO8000 oscilloscopes, whose 8 input channels, 12-bit resolution and up to 1 GHz bandwidth are well suited for motor ...
  • Debugging software for field use
    29 October 2014, Test & Measurement
    Undo Software announced the release of UndoDB Out-and-About, a new way of licensing its high-performance reversible debugging software. The company is a commercial supplier of Linux and Android reversible ...
  • Optical spectrum analyser
    8 October 2014, Protea Electronics-Comms & Measurement Div, Test & Measurement
    The new AQ6370D benchtop optical spectrum analyser, the successor to Yokogawa’s best-selling AQ6370C, incorporates a number of new functions designed to enhance its accuracy and analysis capabilities ...
  • DC voltage transducer
    8 October 2014, Denver Technical Products, Test & Measurement
    OSI recently released a new DC voltage transducer with user-selectable input ranges and 4 – 20 mA output. It has 16 user-selectable input ranges designated millivolt, low-voltage and high-voltage, 50 ...
  • LNA for EMI compliance testing
    8 October 2014, Accutronics, Test & Measurement
    Miteq’s TTA series of broadband low-noise amplifiers (LNA) were specifically developed for electromagnetic compliance (EMC) testing. The latest addition to the range is a battery operated version which ...
  • Custom vs. generic test solutions
    17 September 2014, Mateq Systems, Test & Measurement
    As test and measurement technology has advanced to keep pace with the evolution of the electronics industry itself, the test setups used by engineers and technicians have become almost as varied as the ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.