Connecting Balances by Network - A leading Weight Calibration Software
The next development stage was defined by the requirements of weight manufacturers and was performed with the support of Mr. Haefner (Haefner Gewichte GmbH company). The new product was renamed to ScalesNet32 and put into production in 1999 at the Haefner Gewichte GmbH company.
With increasing international clients, the requirement arose to integrate a UNICODE SQL database into ScalesNet. A new ScalesNet version with integrated UNICODE database was released in 2004.
The latest overhaul and restructuring of ScalesNet was performed in 2010. ScalesNet was divided into modules. This ensures better customization options to adapt ScalesNet to customer demands. The current ScalesNet version has been renamed to ScalesNet-M (Modularity).
ScalesNet-M is undergoing continuous development, accommodating the requirements of the target markets and to enhance the product's capabilities. This allows adaptation to ever changing customer demands.
ScalesNet-M ensures that all calibrated weights can be traced to a defined National Standard and are in compliance with quality management requirements.
To use ScalesNet in a network, the basic version needs to be expanded by the module network.
ScalesNet can be only installed on a Windows platform!
This module administers the database and organizes all tasks; records the transactions carried out between database and user; establishes the connection to the climate stations and provides climate data when a request from the ScalesMass module is received, and polls climate stations for parameters in the mass metrology laboratory at user-defined intervals. In addition, climate parameters are polled during a weighing procedure and allocated to the corresponding weighing data. Data are transferred over an Ethernet connection to the database server.
Module for the administration of all base data, work orders, and printouts. The connection to the ScalesNet database server is implemented over Ethernet.
This module handles the data concerning test piece and reference weight calibration and calibration/adjustment of mass comparators. The connection to the ScalesNet database server is implemented over Ethernet or WLAN.
Organizes the printer spooler and print jobs, to ensure that each print job is sent to the selected network printer.
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All installations for customers contain identical program codes. ScalesNet does not contain any customer specific program codes. Access rights to program sequences are controlled by programmable Hardlock.
The basic module of ScalesNet can be extended remotely to all available versions individually at any time, including Networking (LAN / WLAN), Automatic Comparators, Climate Stations, Dissemination (Mass Code), all Weight Classes of OIML and ASTM, as well as Robot Systems (Brand dependent).
Calibration of test pieces is processed on the basis of a work order. This work order lists the job number, customer name or numbers, weight or weight set to be tested, type of test, mass comparator used, reference weight set and type of report. These data must be entered, or selected from the available data, before beginning the test. Supports also optional sensitivity weights and check weights. When robotic weighing instruments are used, a job can be defined for each magazine (weight platform for automatically loading weights onto the weighing instrument) encompassing n work orders, n serial numbers, the reference weight and the number of weights to be tested. This program sequence also includes the display of mass scales.
Data on references weights are entered in the base data for administration. In the calibration of reference weight sets, a distinction is made between external and internal calibration. All reference weight sets that require internal calibration are listed under Work order\Internal\Reference set, and can be calibrated internally in accordance with the specified guidelines. During internal calibration, the sequence is the same as for calibration of customer's weights, with the exception that no customer is selected. For reference weight sets requiring external calibration, data can be updated in the base data, with calibration date, calibration certificate number and calibration instance, by clicking on the "New calibration" button; the "Deviation" and Uncertainty" fields are cleared.
Calibration of test pieces with Dissemination of mass scale is processed on the basis of a work order. This work order lists the job number, customer name or number, weight or weight set to be tested, type of test and type of report. The test pieces used in Dissemination of mass scale are not always from a single work order; for this reason, a job must be defined (similar to that described above for the robotic weighing instrument) that contains all work orders, customers and test pieces. Once this job has been defined, the weighing plan must be selected and the data pertaining to the weights (customer no., manufacturer, serial no., etc.) entered in the plan. The comparisons defined in the weighing plan form the basis of the comparative measurements to be performed on the weights. Result are in the entered matrices and calculated, and the values yielded are allocated to the individual weights. When robotic weighing instruments are used, multiple jobs can be defined for each magazine (weight platform for automatically loading weights onto the weighing instrument) encompassing n work orders, n serial numbers, multiple reference weights and the weights to be tested.
Select this menu item to perform a quick test. This feature lets you compare a test piece ether to a reference weight or to a manually entered value, for comparison without placing a reference weight on the weighing instrument. This test is not recorded in the database, but the data obtained can be exported for further processing with MS Excel.
This module is for weighing instruments that do not have a data interface. The weighing instrument is defined in the base data and the operating mode "manual operation" is selected. Calibration of weights with this module is distinguished by manual input of weighing data. Subsequent calculations and printouts correspond to those described under "Calibration of Customer Weights (Test Pieces)."
Calibration of the weighing instrument yields an sp value which can be used as the basis for calculating the permissible class. Calibration is performed at defined intervals. The intervals and a "grace period" are defined in the base data of the weighing instrument. When the calibration interval has elapsed, the weighing instrument is marked by a yellow symbol in the tree diagram, and the weighing instrument remains available for use during the grace period. If calibration is not performed before the grace period has elapsed, the instrument is marked by a red symbol and blocked from further use. When the ScalesMass program is run, a message window shows the weighing instruments for which the grace period is active or which are blocked from further use pending calibration.
Adjustment of the weighing instrument is performed at defined intervals. The intervals and a "grace period" are defined in the base data of the weighing instrument. When the calibration interval has elapsed, the weighing instrument is marked by a yellow symbol in the tree diagram. If calibration is not performed before the grace period has elapsed, the instrument is marked by a red symbol and blocked from further use. The next time the program is run, a message window shows the weighing instruments for which the grace period is active or which are blocked from further use pending calibration. The distinction between internal and external calibration/adjustment affects the sequence of the procedure.
The customer data base identifies customers by address and provides a Point of Contact (POC). An order can be placed and executed in connection with a customer only.
The data base lists all scales and comparators available in the laboratory for use with ScalesNet.
The data base provides all company generated norm data and weights respectively that can be used as references to test customer weights or to test internal norm sets.
All employees using ScalesNet must be registered in the data base by name and their password.
Data of the weight standards used are stored here. All relevant settings/given points for the defined standards (for example OIML R111, ASTM E617, NIST, etc ) are defined in this section.
The data base lists all climate stations and the respective sensors necessary to collect all room parameters necessary.
The data base contains the shapes of the weights.
The work orders are shown in a tree pictograph. All recorded and active orders are shown in the tree pictograph as
Reports and records are used for printing measurement data and header data. A distinction is made between internal and external reports or records.
Folgende Protokolle sind interne Dokumente:
These records are made available in the form of MS Word templates, with bookmarks representing measured values or texts. These bookmarks are replaced by the corresponding value or text when the record is printed.
The external records are Word templates generated by the user. The required bookmarks are presented in a list for selection by the user; users can also add bookmarks for user-defined text passages. All bookmarks that represent text passages can be generated bilingually in this report. The language setting is saved along with the report (Word template). This makes it possible to create DKD calibration certificates in a variety of language combinations (e.g., German / English, Italian / English, etc.). Because the report uses a Word template, graphics can be inserted as well; for example, to add a logo, signature, stamp, etc. Bookmarks for out of tolerance, adjusted and replaced weights (as found and as left) are available.
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