Press Release Summary:
Providing 256-bit encryption to prevent interference from external influences such as EMC, C16i digital load cell can automatically implement electronic off-center load compensation, making it suited for applications such as vehicle weighbridges. It is available with maximum capacities of 20, 30, 40, and 60 t, is made of stainless steel, and is rated IP68. With optional IP69K protection, product suits adverse ambient conditions.
Original Press Release:
Secure Digital Load Cells Reduce Compensation Delays
HBM has released its C16i digital load cells with an integrated 32-bit processor providing 256-bit encryption preventing interference from external influences such as EMC.
Designed to complement HBM's DIS2116 digital weighing electronics, the C16i has a wide array of improved functions. Electronic off-center load compensation is very easy to implement which is important for many typical applications, such as vehicle weighbridges.
The procedure takes only a few minutes with the C16i load cell. A weight is applied to each corner of the platform and any mechanical off-center load error resulting from uneven loading is immediately calculated and compensation auto-matically applied.
By comparison, compensation can often take some hours and may require hardware modifications with conventional setups using analog load cells.
The C16i load cells feature optional automatic status messages to a superior host system enabling defective sensors to be quickly located and replaced. The status messages ensure timely maintenance contributing to higher availability.
Users can easily upgrade to the C16i because it has been designed with the same dimensions as HBM's C16A analog load cell and requires no mechanical adjustments.
The C16i digital load cells are available with maximum capacities of 20 t, 30 t, 40 t, and 60 t. Made of stainless steel, the load cells comply with IP68 degree of protection - IP69K protection is available as an option - making them ideally suited to adverse ambient conditions.
More information at http://www.hbm.com/weighing.