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New VPG Transducers Weight Indicators With Large LED / LCD Displays Deliver Versatility for Commercial and Industrial Applications
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Jan. 18, 2016 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG Transducers brand has introduced two new weight indicators featuring large six-digit LED and LCD displays. Combining weighing and counting modes with an array of advanced features and communication interfaces, the Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i provide versatile solutions for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.
For truck, bench, floor, and counting scales, the Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i drive up to 10 x 350 Ω load cells (4/6 wires), while their built-in counting modes are optimized for inventory control applications. The units support batching up to eight batched steps for process weighing, and local / remote display capabilities and alibi memory — capable of retaining the last 10,000 transactions — for any application involving legal for trade weighing.
The instruments released today each feature two programmable RS-232 serial ports for printing and networking, and are available with optional Ethernet, USB 2.0, and RS485 serial ports. The Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i feature ticket printing with gross, net, and setpoint customizable up to 300 characters, while a real-time clock option allows for automatic data and time storage to clearly document all printout records. For weighing multiple transactions, the units offer an accumulation capability with an armed print function for summing the total weight. When the gross weight is at zero, the user can enter a preset tare value.
With its LED display, the Intuition 20i is optimized for outdoor applications in sunlight, while the LCD display of the Intuition 22i is ideal for indoor, low-intensity-light environments. The units are available with rechargeable batteries providing up to 18 and 42 hours of operation time, respectively, while their rugged IP67 stainless steel enclosures enable operation in harsh environments. Two password protection levels allow both the user and operator to access the instrument’s setup and configuration menu. For easy operation, calibration, and setup, both instruments are available with seven-key standard keyboards and 19-key numeric keyboards.
The reliable and robust Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i are based on a proven hardware and software modular structure, which has undergone outdoor field testing for two years. Due to their modular architecture the units are designed for simple servicing. Nearly every module in the system — whether electronic or mechanical, such as a power supply, A/D, CPU, or communication interface — can be easily replaced in the field. The instruments include full diagnostics, offer 100 % customizable hardware and software, and can be custom labeled.
VPG Transducers is fully committed to supporting the Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i in the event of any quality issues, and is dedicated to continuing the development of the units' hardware and software platform by adding new features based on market demand. For example, an update will soon be released that features a digital scale interface.
The Intuition 20i and Intuition 22i are available now. Further information on VPG Transducers and its products is available at http://www.vpgtransducers.com.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
About VPG Transducers
VPG Transducers is comprised of the Tedea-Huntleigh, Sensortronics, Revere, and Celtron brands of Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Our transducers use advanced strain gage technology, enabling VPG to offer a wide range of standard and custom-tailored sensors and solutions for measuring force (weight, torque, pressure, etc.).