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Scale with faster processing power can be networked with four other scales

Jan. 25, 2019
The new and improved FB2558 scale (the FB2558) from Fairbanks Scales Inc.,the oldest scale company in the U.S.

The new and improved FB2558 scale (the FB2558) from Fairbanks Scales Inc.,the oldest scale company in the U.S., has industry leading features and incorporates faster processing power, an updated operating system, and more memory. Up to five FB2558 instruments can be networked, sharing transactional data and traffic light controls from up to eight scale platforms. Transaction data is shared between each networked instrument.

The new scale has a built-in web utility that gives technicians complete access to all menu options, including calibration, with a user friendly, web accessible interface. All configuration and calibration functions can be performed from a connected laptop or tablet using an Ethernet crossover cable or an existing network. When used with Fairbanks’ unique Remote Configuration Device (RCD), a technician can calibrate the FB2558 right from the scale, eliminating the need to move between the platform and instrument to test and calibrate the scale.

The FB2558 lets users automatically email transactional data or trouble codes, improving access to transaction data and providing faster response times if there is ever an issue. Daily transaction data can be automatically exported to a shared user-defined network folder at the end of the day, placing key corporate data at customers’ hands in a timely and reliable manner. Load cell diagnostics data can be viewed, printed, exported, or emailed. Also standard on the FB2558 is short or long platform Axlematic software, which lets customers secure axle weights along with total vehicle weight to ensure compliance with DOT requirements. IP camera interface capabilities round out the new features.
Fairbanks Scales Inc., 816-471-0231,

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