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New HI6850 Application and Weight Controller Now Shipping

New HI6850 Application and Weight Controller Now Shipping
31 May 2024  |
High Performance Achieved through Dual-Core Processor, Modular Configuration and up to Four Weight Channels.

Hardy Process Solutions today announced its new HI6850-AWC is now shipping. The HI6850 combines direct process control and advanced mapping with fast, accurate and stable weight data essential to profitable manufacturing operations.

Versatility is delivered thru a variety of optional configurations that include digital and analog I/O, DC relays, mapping and up to 4 channels of scale inputs per instrument. The HI6850 features either a 7” touch-screen display with a full-color graphical user interface or a DIN rail mount (no display).  

“We designed the HI6850 with the latest dual-core processor and multi-channel weight measurement and Control that is ideal for supporting advanced weighing applications,” said Tim Norman, Senior Product Manager for Hardy Process Solutions. “The controller offloads specialized processing from the PLC, enabling both the PLC and the Weight Controller to each do what they do best. The weight controller can then serve up the data to the PLC to optimize manufacturing process control.”

The Hardy HI6850 modular design accommodates a wide range of weighing applications with the following options:

  • General Purpose Input/Out (GPIO) option card (up to 2)
  • Relay option card with 8 DC Normally Open relays (up to 2)
  • High Speed Scale input card; 24-bit ADC with C2 (second-generation calibration) compatibility at 250 updates per second
  • Three additional weight channels operating at 100 updates per second

The 7-inch (100 x 165mm) color TFT touchscreen can be used for operation, setup, and user-friendly monitoring graphics. The front panel display is ideal for dynamic checkweighing, batch control, rate control, and belt weighing applications.

The Model HI6850 is designed to accommodate future weight-based applications including:

  1. Dynamic checkweighing
  2. Feed Rate Control (loss-of-weight)/Rate of Change (coming soon)
  3. Feed Weight Control (loss-in-weight / gain-in-weight) (coming soon)
  4. Dispensing and Filling (coming soon)
  5. Batch Control (coming soon)

Superior Performance

With the dual-core processor and featuring Hardy’s exclusive WAVERSAVER+®, even in noisy environments with excessive amounts of mechanical vibration, the HI6800 will provide a steady 1:30:000 resolution in oz, lb, ton, g, and kg at 250 or 100 updates per second.

With Hardy’s exclusive C2® Second Generation Calibration for automatic system calibration, the HI6800 Series will save users hours in commissioning and routine maintenance.  By reading the calibration certificate electronically embedded in the C2® load cell sensor, the scale system can be calibrated with the touch of a button; avoiding time consuming and expensive traditional calibration procedures.

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Hardy Process Solutions provides process weighing equipment for a variety of industries including food processing, automated manufacturing, chemical, plastics, rubber, and more. We have been offering accurate, quality industrial weighing systems since 1918. At Hardy,...

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