Forklift Scale Instruments support bar code scanners.

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Designed exclusively for forklift scales, FLI 425 features 7 in. TFT color LCD display and can display up to 19 data fields simultaneously. Unit includes 4 hard keys for quick operator training, Windows CE.NET Platform for compatibility with existing Information System infrastructures, and data transmission via serial ports, USB, or Ethernet. For simpler weighing needs, compact FLI 225 provides Fast View(TM) LCD display with ¾ in. digits, 9 hard keys, and serial ports for data transmission.

Original Press Release:

Sophisticated, Multi-Faceted In-Cab Forklift Scale Instruments Deliver Comprehensive Weight Data Efficiently with High Visibility and Simple Operation

Fairmont, MN-September 29, 2008-Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC announces the FLI 425 and FLI 225 in-cab instruments, two powerful, convenient data management solutions for en route forklift scale systems. The FLI 425 instrument, designed exclusively for forklift scales, features a 7" TFT color LCD display for exceptional visibility and can display up to 19 data fields simultaneously-each of which can be easily accessed via the touchscreen. For simpler weighing needs, the compactly sized FLI 225 provides a Fast View(TM) LCD display with 3/4" digits for efficient weight data readability, and it displays multiple lines of additional data-delivering crisp visibility in bright conditions and backlit for dim areas.

The FLI 425's touch activation demonstrates exceptional reliability in a wide range of field environments, and the instrument offers simple operation by displaying on-demand diagnostics and status updates, as well as storing records and metrological details. To expedite operator training, it has with four hard keys for the most common tasks: Power, F1 (for special applications), Store and Zero. The robust FLI 425 also effortlessly integrates into existing Information System infrastructures, since it runs on a Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET operating system platform. Plus, the FLI 425 transmits stored data via serial ports USB or Ethernet, and features a foam rubber surround to help prevent head injuries upon accidental contact. It additionally provides calibration validation and a Diagnostics Manager for sophisticated data management, and it is expandable into a data terminal device for cross docking.

The FLI 225 offers a space-saving design to consume minimal cab space while delivering exceptionally readability well beyond the forklift driver's seat. It features nine hard keys-with a touchpad display image accessible for alphanumeric entries when needed-and provides dual serial ports for data transmission and peripheral connections.

Both the FLI 425 and FLI 225 are available with an optional instrument-mounted barcode scanner to expedite product data input. Plus, the in-cab instruments offer optional Wi-Fi capability (802.11g/b) to facilitate real-time communications for improved efficiency. Adding the Wi-Fi transmitter option removes the step of manually downloading data via a wired connection, and if the wireless link is lost, the instrument will save all data until the link is re-established. Data can be used locally and/or transferred via WAN to a central server or data center, allowing it be simply accessed by account or inventory management personnel globally.

"The multi-faceted FLI 425 and straightforward FLI 225 instruments make data transmission and storage easier than ever-delivering diagnostics and weight information efficiently and powered simply by the attached forklift scale's electrical system," said Don Halbert, Global Product Manager, Forklift Scales at Avery Weigh-Tronix. "Plus, our new wireless instrument option provides real-time data updates for validation of inbound/outbound goods and stock management."

Applications. When combined with a rugged Avery Weigh-Tronix forklift scale system, the FLI 425 and FLI 225 provide simple, robust weight data management for forklift applications in demanding conditions and hectic distribution and manufacturing plant environments.

In addition, several features of the FLI 425 and FLI 225 make them particularly effective and easy to use.

The FLI 425 offers:

o 7" touchscreen TFT color LCD display, capable of displaying up to 19 data fields simultaneously

o 4 hard keys for simple, quick operator training

o Windows CE.NET Platform for compatibility with existing Information System infrastructures

o Flexible data transmission via serial ports, USB or Ethernet

o Foam rubber surround to prevent injuries from accidental head contact

o Wi-Fi transmitter option for real-time data communications

o Supports bar code scanners for quickly inputting product identification

The FLI 225 provides:

o Fast View LCD with 3/4" high digits for enhanced readability-even in bright sunlight

o Backlit display for dim areas

o Compact size to consume minimal cab space

o Nine hard keys with alphanumeric display screen accessible

o Serial ports for data transmission and peripheral connection or optional Wi-Fi capability for increased communication efficiency

o Bar code scanner support for efficient input of product information

For more information or to find the nearest Avery Weigh-Tronix equipment supplier, visit the company's website at or call 800-368-2039.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC, 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-4461. Fax: 507-238-8224. Email: Web:

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