Programmable Digital Scale Weight Indicator for User Management

Industrial scales can be a big investment, especially if you’re working with more advanced weighing technology like the ArlynGuard T Intrinsically Safe Chlorine Ton Scale. When you have a scale worth thousands of dollars that is used for important tasks like monitoring gas levels in a cylinder, you might not want just anybody to have access to your scale.

And in case something goes wrong, you want to be able to find out who the last person to access the scale was. By upgrading your scales with Arlyn UpScale Indicators, you can control access to your scales, record usage, and allow basic employee time management.

Understanding Digital Scale Weight Indicatorsprogrammable digital scale weight indicator

Today’s scales do way more than just basic weighing. Many scales are now equipped with digital weight indicators that allow remote display, send email alerts when setpoints are reached, and facilitate data collection. But their real power lies in customization.

The right weight indicator and controller allow distinct user access levels, ensuring that team members see only what’s relevant to their role. In industries prioritizing precision and data-driven decisions, such user management is a necessity.

Harnessing the Potential of a Programmable Weighing Indicator

Programmability in weight indicators revolutionizes scale operations. No longer are scales mere standalone units; they can now be seamlessly integrated into an organization’s IT infrastructure. The customizable nature of a programmable weight indicator means you can set up interfaces tailored to your unique processes and personnel hierarchies.

Imagine a busy warehouse where staff roles range from inventory specialists to managers. A programmable indicator can be set to provide inventory specialists with real-time weight readings for their tasks, while managers can access more comprehensive data to assist in inventory management and decision-making.

This targeted access doesn’t only streamline operations but also adds an extra layer of security. By limiting data access based on user roles, you minimize the potential for errors and unauthorized adjustments.

Controlled Access for Enhanced Security

A digital weight indicator with user management features safeguards sensitive data and operations. Imagine an employee without the right expertise accidentally altering a weight setting in a critical environment— the consequences could be significant.

By using programmable weight indicators with user-specific access, only trained personnel can make adjustments or view sensitive weight data. This reduces errors and protects your equipment from misuse. Especially in industries where accurate weight readings are crucial for product quality or regulatory compliance, a digital weight indicator that emphasizes user management is a worthy investment.

What is the Arlyn UpScale Digital Weight Indicator?

The Arlyn UpScale is a digital, touch screen indicator that you can add to any of your Arlyn industrial scales. This indicator is easy to read and use with its color touchscreen display, visually driven interface, and swivel bracket.

The UpScale also features customizable accuracy control, multiple data export options, and user management capabilities. Exclusively available from Arlyn Scales, our UpScale gives you the flexibility you need to keep things running efficiently.

Control Access to Your Industrial Scales

The User Table is where you can add, edit, and delete scale users. To access this table, you will want to start at the Quick Action Menu and go to “Settings”, “System”, and then “User Management”. Here you will see the usernames, emails, roles, and activation status of every user. The “Active” field is where you can see if the user has access to the scale or not.

At the top of the table, you will see a “Current User”, which is the user who is currently logged in. You will also see a “Require Login” checkbox. Marking this box will force a Login Dialog to pop up at every reboot.

Adding, Editing, and Removing Users

Editing the user table is easy and intuitive. The plus symbol (+) at the top is where you can add new users to the scale. In the dialog box that appears, enter the username, password, email(s), and role for this user. By checking the “Active” field, you give the user access to this scale.

Unchecking the field will lock the user out. To edit existing users, simply press the user record you want to edit. To delete a user or multiple users, press and hold a single user record. If you want to delete multiple users, you will be able to select other users from here. Once you have them all selected, click the trash icon to delete them.

Audits and Tracking Users

When combined with the digital outputs available on your scale, the User Management system can track scale usage. The user you want information on must be logged in. You will be able to print information about what date and time the user was logged in and the weighing data recorded at that timestamp.

There are standard Print Frames for this feature, but formats can also be customized by the factory. For more information about user management and audits, please look at the Arlyn Upscale user manual.

Manage and Track Users With the Arlyn UpScale Indicator

User Management is just one of the great features that come along with our UpScale Indicator. Take advantage of User Management, USB data logging, Enhanced Setpoint Functions, and more by upgrading your scale with the Arlyn UpScale Indicator today. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call us toll-free at 800-645-4301 or contact us online.