What to Expect

In-depth knowledge from industry veterans - This course is instructed by professionals with numerous years of experience as field scale technicians.
A focused learning experience - The class size is restricted to a maximum of four technicians, ensuring personalized attention from instructors to each student.
Active participation is a must - Classes combine hands-on learning situations with traditional classroom activities, requiring active participation in discussions and note-taking.
Four-day schedule - Classes commence at 8 a.m. daily and conclude at 4 p.m., from Tuesday morning to Friday noon.
What to Bring - Essentials include a digital multi-meter equipped with alligator clips, a scale simulator, basic hand tools for wiring connections to a scale indicator, and a laptop computer.
Provided - Water, soda, snacks and Lunch on the full (8am to 4pm) days

Course List

Scenario Based Troubleshooting
Learn a range of advanced, hands-on strategies for troubleshooting various types of scales through numerous scenarios, understanding their corresponding diagnostic processes.
“The Big 3" Review
This review focuses on the importance of good 120VAC power, excitation voltage, and deadload signal mV, which are the “Big 3" voltages critical for the proper operation of an electronic scale.
Loadcell Theory and Troubleshooting Review
This review discusses how a load cell operates, the different types of load cells encountered in the field, and the five-step process for electrically testing a load cell.
Scale Simulator Review
Review the five-step process necessary for effectively using a scale simulator when testing an indicator in the field.
Scale Setup Review
In this review, we will cover the eight basic parameters that should be configured to set up a scale indicator.
Digital Communications Theory
Learn insightful knowledge on serial data and ASCII, as well as interaction with different indicators and auxiliary devices to foster an enriched understanding of digital communications in this field.
Digital Loadcell Theory and Troubleshooting
Distinguish between analog and digital systems, learning how to troubleshoot both hard and intermittent failures.
Mechanical Scale Theory
Understand the fundamental principles of how a mechanical scale operates, how to adjust it, and how to troubleshoot it.
Analog Outputs
Discover how analog outputs work and a three-step process for establishing an analog output connection to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

Take-Home Materials

  • A binder containing training materials, wiring diagrams, cheat sheets, and handwritten notes
  • A set of troubleshooting toolbox reference cards
  • Access to over 30 online training modules
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