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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly Into Excel

    Most balances can be configured to output data continuously and when you enable this option in the balance settings, the output rate can be anywhere from 2 to 20 readings per second. This mode is normally meant for updating a display that is connected directly to the balance.Another option is to configure the balance so that it outputs a weight when you send a command to the balance through the RS232 port.A typical command is just an upper case P followed by a carriage return character (ASCII 13) although different manufacturers use different command sets. In any case, if you were to us a software product like WinWedge from TALtech (www.taltech.com/WinWedge), you could configure the software to send the command out the RS232 port at a regular time interval so that you get much more prec...

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    Most balances can be configured to output data continuously and when you enable this option in the balance settings, the output rate can be anywhere from 2 to 20 readings per second. This mode is normally meant for updating a display that is connected directly to the balance.Another option is to configure the balance so that it outputs a weight when you send a command to the balance through the RS232 port.A typical command is just an upper case P followed by a carriage return character (ASCII 13) although different manufacturers use different command sets. In any case, if you were to us a software product like WinWedge from TALtech (www.taltech.com/WinWedge), you could configure the software to send the command out the RS232 port at a regular time interval so that you get much more precise control over the timing of the weight values. You also have better control over when to start and stop the data outputs.I would recommend looking in the user's manual for your particular balance the learn what options are available in the balance and also what commands it responds to.If you have questions, feel free to give me a call at 215-496-0222Just as for Tom or anyone in support if I am not available.

    Most balances can be configured to output data continuously and when you enable this option in the balance settings, the output rate can be anywhere from 2 to 20 readings per second. This mode is normally meant for updating a display that is connected directly to the balance.Another option is to configure the balance so that it outputs a weight when you send a command to the balance through the RS232 port.A typical command is just an upper case P followed by a carriage return character (ASCII 13) although different manufacturers use different command sets. In any case, if you were to us a sift ware product like WinWedge from TALtech, you could configure the software to send the command out the RS232 port at a regular time interval so that you get much more precise control over the timin...

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    Most balances can be configured to output data continuously and when you enable this option in the balance settings, the output rate can be anywhere from 2 to 20 readings per second. This mode is normally meant for updating a display that is connected directly to the balance.Another option is to configure the balance so that it outputs a weight when you send a command to the balance through the RS232 port.A typical command is just an upper case P followed by a carriage return character (ASCII 13) although different manufacturers use different command sets. In any case, if you were to us a sift ware product like WinWedge from TALtech, you could configure the software to send the command out the RS232 port at a regular time interval so that you get much more precise control over the timing of the weight values. You also have better control over when to start and stop the data outputs.I would recommend looking in the user's manual for your particular balance the learn what options are available in the balance and also what commands it responds to.If you have questions, feel free to give me a call at 215-496-0222Just as for Tom or anyone in support if I am not available.

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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly Into Excel

    Technically we don't have a free version but if you can give me a good description of what you need to do along with a good sob story about why you need it for free, we might be able to do something for you.You can contact me directly at tom@taltech.com

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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly Into Excel

    You would need WinWedge for multiple scales. BC-Wedge only supports 1 input and it is designed for barcode scanners - not scales.

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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly Into Excel

    You could have each of the 10 scales sending data int the same workbook or into separate workbooks - whichever way you want. You can also have data go into the workbook(s) when you want. You could have a button in the workbook that you click on when you want a reading or you could have the weight values read in at a regular time interval or when you press a button on the scales. Most scales can also be configured to output data at stability so you could data go into the workbook automatically when the scale stabilizes.Basically, you can make it work whatever way you want.

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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly Into Excel

    if the scale outputs data continuously then you can usea macro in Excel that reads the data in when you click a button in the workbook or press a hotkey on your keyboard or at a regular time interval. You would use a program called WinWedge to read in the data from the scale and then use the macro in Excel to pull the data from WinWedge when you want it. More information can be found at www.taltech.com/winwedgeExcel macro examples can be found at:http://www.taltech.com/winwedge/support/examples

    Yes - you can have as many scales as you want connected to one PC. You run a separate instance of WinWedge for each COM port (each scale) connected to your PC

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  • How to Connect an Electronic Balance or Scale to a PC and Read Weight Values Directly into Excel

    It sounds like your scale is configured to send data continuously. You will need to go into the scale settings and change it so that it only outputs a single weight reading when you press the Print button on the scale. You may need to contact the manufacturer of the scale to get help configuring it to work this way.

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