Weight Transmitters for Scales

We design high-accuracy and high-speed OEM scales and weighing systems for the self-checkout industry. Furthermore, we manufacture them in high volume.
Turn your bridge crane into a crane scale by adding sensors to your support columns.
If you can’t use CraneWeigh, here’s a classic crane scale with wireless connection to its indicator
Scale-bars allow you to make a scale of any length and various widths
The latest weight transmitter uses USB for power and data, with extremely low noise, jitter of 1 in 100,000 and an advanced filter for fast response.

Scale-Tron manufactures a range of weight transmitters for use in automation, batching systems and commercial scales.

USB weight transmitter with Auto-Cal

1945 weight transmitter is USB connected

With both power and data direct from the PC computer’s USB port, the 1945 weight transmitter allows PC applications to access weight or force readings from any load cell assembly with high precision and settling speed.  The 1945 USB transmitter has 24 bit resolution and typical noise/jitter of better than 1 part in 100,000 at settling times of ½ second or less.  PC software handles setup and calibration.  The 1945 USB transmitter replaces the 1932 RS232 transmitter in all new scale projects.  We can design load cell mounts to fit your application. Read our article on Applying Mini-Mounts.  Or Contact us now!


A detailed application manual gives information to interface the transmitter with software for the user's main application.  Furthermore, engineering and interfacing software assistance is available on request . . . . Read more
  • Very low noise, very fast settling, high stability.
  • Customize your own base and platter to your unique design.
  • Use our Mini-Mounts or Scale-Bars.  Just add your platter.
  • High volume production gives you the lowest price, especially for large quantities.
  • Delivery from stock.
  • Fully RoHS and CE compliant.
  • Native USB driver or choice of optional VCP (virtual serial port) operation, where USB connection simulates a serial RS232 port, to match existing serial software.
  • Backward compatible with older models when using VCP version.

The Auto-Cal advantage

Auto Cal is a shunt-calibration system that, when used with suitable Auto Cal load cells can eliminate test weights after the initial calibration.  Shunt calibration is a method of using a resistance in parallel with one arm of the load cell bridge to simulate a known load.  Once the scale is calibrated, the resistance is switched in and the reading recorded, for use in subsequent accuracy checks and recalibration.  When load cells are manufactured to tight tolerances they can be interchanged without need for recalibration, contributing further to the Auto Cal system as a result.  Auto-Cal is optional on the 1945.


Weight Transmitter 1945 Specification

Load cell excitation:4.5 volts, up to four 350 ohm load cells (Scale-Bars) or ten 1000 ohm load cells (Mini-Mounts)
Load cell signal:0.2 - 4.0 mV/V full scale
Compatibility:all scales listed in main menu
Resolution:15,000 displayed counts with less than 1/10 count RMS jitter
Reading speed:20 readings per second max (polled).  Up to 50 per second and streaming data available on special order
Filtering:Advanced 3-stage adjustable digital filter - extremely fast settling with good noise rejection
Output:USB "B" type connector, female, and 4-pin lockable Molex Micro-Fit connectors for both power and data
Load cell inputs:Four 8-pin lockable Molex Micro-Fit connectors
Power:5V DC +/- 0.25V  from USB connection or external to 4-pin Micro-Fit connector
Physical:Steel case 5.5" x 2" x 1" or bare board.  Same case mounting holes as for 1932 but half the size
Optional shunt calibration:Switchable shunt resistor creates reading to confirm calibration at power-up
Optional Virtual Serial Port (VCP):Allows the USB connection to appear as a serial RS232 port when using Windows

Other weight transmitters

The 1217 analog load cell transmitter replaces the 1410 with all-surface-mount technology
Past and present scale designs include the following.  You can use these OEM scale components in your own scale designs with confidence, knowing that they are well-proven and reliable.  Or you can ask us to create new weighing systems for you . . . Read more
  • RL Scales transmitter model 1932 (obsolescent) giving 20,000 division resolution and very fast response while rejecting shocks and vibration.  RS232 communication, supports up to four load cells and uses standard terminal emulator software for setup and calibration.  Superseded by 1945, above.
  • Scale transmitter DJB2  giving 24 bit resolution and raw, unprocessed 4-channel output.  12/24V power, RS485 multi-drop communication, supports up to eight load cells.  Uses addressed commands to communicate with multiple scales on a single RS485 cable.
  • Scale transmitter model 1417 (pictured at right), single channel analog processing with variable gain and offset, plus variable signal filtering.  Supports up to eight load cells.  Output is 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-5 V or 0-10 V.  Bare board, NEMA-4 enclosure or DIN rail mounting.
  • Summing unit model 1280 with DIN rail mount, NEMA-4 enclosure or bare board handles 2 or 4 load cells.

We can design load cell mounts to fit your application.  Contact us now!  Check our other scale components here.

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