Scale data is very important for companies to receive and record information. Nowadays, the majority of companies are still recording data by hand and transposing the information to spreadsheets or other digital formats. As technology continues to advance, many customers want to obtain the weight data in digital format directly from the scale to minimize human error and increase efficiency and reporting.
Getting weight data from the scale requires special equipment to allow the scales to communicate with other devices. This article will go over the different types of equipment and how they are used to communicate with the scales. The five main types of communication are: serial, ethernet, fiber optic, USB, and analog (0-10 V or 4-20 mA). Full Article