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Laureate Scale Meter for Weighing Applications

High accuracy weight, low cost, plus control outputs



  • Digital panel meter optimized for weighing applications
  • 5-digit resolution with scaling from 0 to 99,999
  • Selectable fixed zero for display form 0 to 999,990
  • Auto-tare or manual tare, with tare value stored in non-volatile memory
  • Auto-zero display function
  • Display toggle between gross or net weight
  • Count by 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 with rounding
  • Isolated 10 Vdc excitation to power four 350-ohm load cells in parallel
  • 4- or 6-wire hookup to avoid lead resistance effects
  • Universal 85-264 Vac / 90-300 Vdc or 10-48 Vdc / 12-32 Vac power
  • Wide choice of options:
    - Two relays, mechanical or solid state (isolated)
    - Analog output, 4-20 mA, 0-10V, or -10V to +10V (isolated)
    - Communications: WiFi, USB, RS232, RS485 (isolated)
    - Custom curve linearization, rate from consecutive readings
  • -X extended temperature option from -40°C to 70°C

The Laureate™ Scale Meter is compact, inexpensive, and extremely accurate digital panel meter with special firmware for weighing applications. It is available with the Laureate load cell or DC signal conditioner board. If you do not need the special weighing firmware, consider using the Laureate load cell meter or Laureate process meter.

PowerThe load cell signal conditioner board accepts full-scale ranges of 20, 50, 100, 250 and 500 mV with 4- or 6-wire load cell hookup to display up to 99,999 counts or 999,990 counts with a selectable dummy right zero. With 4 wires, the meter operates in a ratiometric mode to eliminate errors due to supply variations. With 6 wires, it also compensates for resistance of the excitation wires, thereby allowing long cable runs. The built-in, isolated excitation supply can power up to four 350-ohm load cells in parallel at 5 Vdc or 10 Vdc.

The DC signal conditioner board can used in lieu of the load cell signal conditioner board, be set to ratiometric operation, and be used with ther meter's 5 Vdc or 10 Vdc excitation. It's most sensitive full-scale range is ±200 mV with 10 µV resolution, while the load cell signal conditioner board offers most sensitive ranges of ±20 mV and ±50 mV, both with 1 µV resoltuion. Meters with both boards offer an accuracy of 0.01% of full scale ± 2 counts.

Display & Setpoint Functions for Weighing Applications

  • Relay setpoint offset. The ON/OFF setpoint control action can be programmed to occur with a specified offset. For instance, if bags are to be filled to 100 lbs and the material delivery spout is known to hold and dispense an additional 2.5 lbs following shut-off, an offset of -2.5 lbs can be programmed. The setpoint can then be set to 100 lbs, and the filling valve will be automatically shut off when the measured weight reaches 97.5 lbs.
  • Count-by function. The weight meter can be programmed so that the display is rounded off to multiples of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100. For example, if count-by 10 is selected, the meter will display 20 for an internal count of 15 to 24.
  • Fixed right-hand dummy zero. The display can be shifted to the left for a fixed zero to the right, allowing values up to 999,990 to be displayed. The right-hand zero precludes the use of decimal points.
  • Auto-zero function. An auto-zero limit from 0 to 9 counts can be programmed to compensate for load cell drift. Whenever the meter comes to rest within that limit from zero, it will auto-zero. Entering 0 disables auto-zero.
  • Two tare functions: auto-tare and manual tare. In auto-tare, an input line is grounded by an external pushbutton. This causes the current weight, which is normally the empty weight of the container to be stored in memory as an offset. In manual tare, the tare value can be entered manually via the front panel or a computer. For instance, the tare value may be the stated empty weight of a truck or rail car. Pressing the Reset button on the front panel toggles the display between gross weight (total weight on the scale) and net weight (gross weight with tare subtracted).

Easy scale calibration is achieved using a simple two-point calibration method. First, the desired LO IN reading is set to 0, and the desired HI IN reading is set to a desired value. With no weight on the scale, a button is pushed for LO IN. With a known weight on the scale, that button is pushed again for HI IN. The meter then automatically computes scale and offset for readout up to five digits in weight units.

Fast read rates to 60/sec are provided for weigh-in-motion systems, setpoint control, and computer interface. Concurrent Slope (Pat 5,262,780) is a method of analog-to-digital conversion which allows up to 60 conversions per second while integrating the input signal over a full AC line cycle.

An adaptive digital filter can be set for time constants from 17 ms to 9 s, yet responds rapidly to a change in input signal level exceeding a threshold value. The meter can also automatically select the best filter setting for maximum noise rejection and minimum response time. Peak and valley capture are standard.

Designed for flexibility. Optional plug-in boards for communications and control include WiFi and serial communication boards, dual or quad relay boards, and an isolated analog output board. Laureates may be powered from 85-264 Vac or optionally from 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc. The display is available with red or green LEDs. The 1/8 DIN case meets NEMA 4X (IP65) specifications from the front when panel mounted. Any setup functions and front panel keys can be locked out for simplified usage and security. A built-in isolated 5, 10, or 24 Vdc excitation supply can power transducers and eliminate the need for an external power supply. All power and signal connections are via UL / VDE / CSA rated screw clamp plugs..

Electrical Connections & Setpoint Offset

4-wire connection to resistance signal condidioner In 4-wire DC or load cell connection, the excitation and sense lines are tied together. The meter can make ratiometric corrections for supply voltage variations, but not compensate for variations in lead resistance. This connection is often used with short cable runs.
3-wire connection to resistance signal condidioner In 6-wire load cell connection, the sense lines are separate from the excitation lines, thereby eliminating effects due to variations in lead resistance. This allows long cable runs in outdoor environments with temperature extremes.
2-wire connection to resistance signal condidioner The DC signal conditioner board can also be utilized to accept preconditioned 4-20 mA or 0-10 V scale signals. In two-wire 4-20 mA transmitter connection, the same two wires are used to apply voltage and carry the output current.
2-wire connection to resistance signal condidioner In a repetitive fill operation (as illustrated by example), a setpoint offset of -50 allows a shutoff setpoint to be set for 1000 and actual shutoff to occur at 950 if it is known that 50 units will still flow following shutoff. An offset can also be applied to emptying operations.

With Load Cell Signal Conditioner

Full-Scale Input Input Impedance Zero Adjust Span Adjust Error at 25°C
±20.00 mV        
±50.00 mV   -99,999 0  
±100.00 mV 1 GΩ to to 0.01% FS
±250.00 mV   +99,999 ±99,999 ± 2 counts
±500.00 mV        

With DC Signal Conditioner

Full-Scale Input Input Impedance Zero Adjust Span Adjust Error at 25°C
± 200.00 mV 1 GΩ      
± 2.0000 V 1 GΩ -99,999 0 to 0.01% FS
± 20.000 V 10 MΩ to +99,999 ±99,999 ± 2 counts
± 20.000 mA 10 Ω      

With Load Cell or DC Signal Conditioner

Readout 5 LED digits, 7-segment, 14.2 mm (.56"), red or green
Range -99999 to +99999
  -999990 to +999990 (with fixed selectable right-hand zero)
Rounding Count by 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Indicators Four LED lamps
Error at 25°C 0.01% FS ± 2 counts
Span tempco 0.0015% of reading/°C
Zero tempco 0.1 µV/°C (use auto-zero when temperature changes)
Calibration Method 2 points using zero weight and known weight
Noise Rejection
CMR, DC to 60 Hz 130 dB
NMR at 50/60 Hz 90 dB with min filtering
A-to-D Conversion
Technique Concurrent Slope (Pat 5,262,780)
A-to-D rate 60/s at 60 Hz, 50/s at 50 Hz
Output update 56/s at 60 Hz, 47/s at 50 Hz
Display update 3.5/s at 60 Hz, 3/s at 50 Hz
Power Supply Boards (one required)
Voltage, standard 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc
Voltage, optional 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc
Frequency DC or 47-63 Hz
Power  consumption (typ. with four 350Ω load cells at 10V) 2.4W @ 120 Vac, 2.7W @ 240 Vac, 2.5W @ 10 Vdc, 2.6W @ 20 Vdc, 2.75W @ 30 Vdc, 3.0W @ 40 Vdc, 3.35W @ 48 Vdc
Power Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Excitation Output (standard)
5 Vdc 5 Vdc ± 5%, 100 mA
10 Vdc 10 Vdc ± 5%, 120 mA
24 Vdc 24 Vdc ± 5%, 50 mA
Output Isolation 50 Vdc to meter ground
Analog Output Board (one optional)
Output levels 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10V
Current compliance 2 mA at 10V ( > 5 kΩ load)
Voltage compliance 12V at 20 mA (< 600 Ω load)
Scaling Zero and full scale adjustable from -99999 to +99999
Resolution 16 bits (0.0015% of full scale)
Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Relay Output Boards (one optional)
Dual magnetic relays 2 Form C, 8A at 250 Vac or 24 Vdc, 0.3A at 250 Vdc, resistive load
Quad magnetic relays 4 Form A (NO), 8A at 250 Vac or 24 Vdc, 0.3A at 250 Vdc, resistive load
Dual solid state relays 2 Form A (NO), 120 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc, resistive load
Quad solid state relays 4 Form A (NO), 120 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc, resistive load
Relay commons Isolated commons for dual relays or each pair of quad relays
Relay isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 minute test
Relay latching modes Latching or non-latching
Relay active modes Active on or off, active high or low
Hysteresis modes QA passband mode, split hysteresis, span hysteresis
Communication Boards (one optional)
Board selections RS232RS485 with dual RJ11 connectors, RS485 with dual RJ45 connectors, USB, USB-to-RS485 gatewayWiFi with built-in antenna plus USB & RS485, WiFi with external antenna plus USB & RS485
Protocols Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Modbus TCP (Ethernet), Laurel ASCII
Digital addresses 247 (Modbus), 31 (Laurel ASCII),
Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Operating temperature 0°C to 55°C standard, -40°C to 70°C with -X option
Storage temperature. -40°C to 85°C
Relative humidity 95% at 40°C, non-condensing
Protection NEMA-4X (IP-65) when panel mounted

Application Example: Weighing the Load on a Truck

Electronic Counters & Timers

The Laureate weight meter power all four 350 ohm load cells of the scale with its 10 V, 120 mA isolated excitation output. Six-wire connection eliminates the effects of lead resistance and allows long cable runs from the control room to the scale.

The five-digit meter can be scaled to display truck weight up to 99,999 lbs with 1 lb resolution or 999,990 lbs with 10 lb resolution. Accuracy is 0.01% of full scale at 25°C. To avoid the effects of system-level noise, different filter settings as well as "count by" of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100 with rounding are selectable.

To read out net weight of the load, the truck can first be weighed empty, and this weight can be entered as tare at the push of a button in an auto-tare mode. Or the nominal tare value of the truck can be entered manually. Display of net weight or gross weight is at the push of a button. The gross weight and net weight can be alarmed, be transmitted to a computer via RS232 or RS485, or be transmitted via a 4-20 mA analog signal.

For applications assistance, phone 714-434-6131 ext. 104, or email
Ordering Guide
Laureate™ Scale Meters for Weighing Applications
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Main Board LW  Laureate scale / weighing meter, plug-in screw terminal connectors $197
Display Color 1  Scale meter with green LEDs. $0
2  Scale meter with red LEDs. $0
Power 0  Isolated 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc $75
1  Isolated 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc $115
0  None $0
1  Two 8A Contact Relays $101
2  Two 120 mA Solid State Relays $70
3  Four 8A Contact Relays $128
4  Four 120 mA Solid State Relays $96
0  None $0
1  Isolated 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10 V, -10 to +10V $115
0  None $0
1  RS232 (L232) $81
2  RS485 (L485, dual RJ11 connectors) $109
4  RS485 (LMOD, dual RJ45 connectors, not for new design) $135
5  USB (LUSB) $81
6  USB-to-RS485 gateway (LUSB485) $135
A  Ethernet + USB (LNET1) $182
B  Ethernet + RS485 (LNET1485) $204
C  WiFi + USB internal antenna (LWIFI) $171
D  WiFi + USB, external antenna (LWIFIX) $193
E  WiFi + USB + RS485, internal antenna (LWIFI485) $204
F  WiFi + USB + RS485, external antenna (LWIFIX485) $226
Process Signals (4-20 mA, 0-5 V, etc.)  
P  Default Scaling. 4-20 mA = 0-100.00 $81
P1  Custom Scaling. $103
In the write-in field of your order, specify min input, min reading; max input, max reading.  
Strain Gage, Potentiometer (4-wire ratio)  
SG  Default Scaling. 0-200 mV = 0-100.00. $81
SG1  Custom Scaling. $103
In the write-in field of your order, specify min input, min reading; max input, max reading.  
Note:  The same DC signal conditioner board can be user-configured for process, strain, potentiometer follower, DC Volts, or DC Amps. It is precalibrated in EEPROM for all Laureate DC Volt and Amp ranges.  
WM1   Load cells (6-wire ratio). Custom scaling. Specify min signal and displayed reading, max signal and displayed reading. Full-scale input is 20-500 mV. Excitation is 10V for up to four 350-ohm load cells. $164
-X  Extended operating temperature option from -40°C to 70°C $33
CBL01  RS232 cable, RJ11 to DB9, 7 ft. Connects RS232 ports of meter and PC. $23
CBL02  USB to RS232 adapter cable. Combination of CBL02 and CBL01 connects meter RS232 port to PC USB port. Combination of CBL02 and CBL04 connects transmitter RS232 terminals to PC USB port. $47
CBL03-1  6-wire data cable, RJ11 to RJ11, 1 ft. Used to daisy chain meters via RS485. $10
CBL03-7  6-wire data cable, RJ11 to RJ11, 7 ft. Used to daisy chain meters via RS485. $10
CBL05  USB cable, A-B. Connects USB ports of meter and PC. $19
CBL06  USB to RS485 adapter cable, half duplex, RJ11 to USB. Connects meter RS485 port to PC USB port. $47
CASE1  Benchtop Laboratory Case for One 1/8 DIN Meter $140
CASE2  Benchtop Laboratory Case for Two 1/8 DIN Meters $140
NL  Meter Lens with Button Pads but no Laurels Logo $5
BL  Meter Lens without Button Pads or Laurels Logo $5
IPC  Splash-proof Cover $48
BOX1  NEMA-4 Enclosure $169
BOX2  NEMA-4 Enclosure plus IPC $198
Configured model number LW10000P
Configured price per model $353
Quantity 1
Extended price $353
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