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New Lightweight Load Cells from Red Rooster

The self-indicating (SWL) unit has 11mm high digits mounted on a robust display with easy-to-use control buttons. The unit has IP68 protection with tare, peak hold, zero, unit selection, low battery indicator, and rechargeable batteries, and is available with a capacity from 2t to 25t.

The self-indicating (SWL) unit has 11mm high digits mounted on a robust display with easy-to-use control buttons. The unit has IP68 protection with tare, peak hold, zero, unit selection, low battery indicator, and rechargeable batteries, and is available with a capacity from 2t to 25t. The updated electronics has increased battery life to 24 hours continuous, depending on charge and conditions.

Red Rooster’s remote indicating (SWLD) comes complete with a 10m cable and a heavy-duty IP65 display, with large 18mm high digits. The easy-to-use control buttons on the handset access many functions, such as tare, zero, optional peak hold and an RS232 output for a printer or data logging. The rechargeable batteries will give up to 24 hours continuous use, depending on charge and conditions.

Red Rooster Industrial has recently launched a new lightweight range of load cells. The existing range has proven to be very popular over the years, but after listening to our customers ideas, we have developed the new RRI model. Along with the redesign of the tensile link body, we now have a lighter unit with disposable batteries in the handset that also give a greatly increased battery life.

The new display can easily fit in a pocket or, at only 270g, can hang from a lanyard around the neck. The new electronics and software have features such as optional auto shut-off on the RRI-C and sleep mode on the RRI-T, which also increases battery life. The control buttons are covered by a polyester tactile membrane.

The new RRI range includes a pocket sized handset for telemetry operation or supplied with a 10m cable, and the IP65 handset has eight digits, 8mm high. The functions are as per the SWLD units along with auto shut-off after five minutes of no use (if required ) and the option of a serial output for a PC or printer. The unit also has a five point linear calibration.

Reduced power consumption in the new design means longer battery life, and the RRI-T model has unit selection, sleep mode and peak hold. The RRI-T telemetry link comes complete with integral antennae and is available in three frequencies: 433MHz, 900MHz and 2.4GHz.

The three frequencies have different ranges from 50m to 100m. Lower frequencies are more suited to internal work, while the 2.GHz has a longer battery life. With sleep mode on both handset and link, coupled with the new electronics, the power consumption has been vastly reduced. In addition to the functions of the older SWLT, the new RRI-T load link offers unit selection, sleep mode and peak hold. Serial Output for PC or printer is also an available option.

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