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Published: 07/24/2011

by Avery Weigh-Tronix


Fairmont, MN—August 22, 2006—Avery Weigh-Tronix, Inc., has introduced its 640 Series family of indicators for agribusiness weighing applications. The 640 Series includes three easily programmable high performance models—the 640 for a wide variety of general applications, the 640XL with the industry’s largest 2" display, and the miniature 640M that is 72% smaller and ideal for places where space is limited such as in a truck or tractor cab. 640 Series indicators come with a 3-year factory warranty and pricing starts at $675.

The 640 Series offers the indication of gross and net weights along with a tare function that allows for the temporary zeroing of a scale—all at the push of a button. The 640 Series also offers one of the largest backlit LCD displays available (1.1" for the 640 and 640M and 2" for the 640XL). The bright green-yellow display features 10 adjustable brightness levels for optimal viewing in environments with poor visibility or from extended distances.

Data is stored in over 100 memory accumulation channels that can be set to display in alpha or numeric symbols and for manual or automatic accumulation. According to Avery Weigh-Tronix Product Manager Dave Swanson, “This is especially useful in identifying and sorting fields, seed type, groups of livestock, or amounts of recipes batched and fed for large-scale farming operations.” Swanson added, “The extensive offering of accumulation channels on the 640 Series is exactly what today’s progressive farmer needs to increase data recording efficiency for any operation.”

Collecting data reports is also made easy. Standard G/T/N printouts are available for transfer to a computer, printer or transfer data system with the optional RS-232 bi-directional serial port. Additional reports list the total accumulation, count and average of each channel for easy analysis of data needed for the following applications:

Applications. The 640 Series indicators are a flexible and ideal solution for integration with a wide variety of agribusiness weighing equipment, including:

  • Total Mix Ration (TMR) mixers
  • Livestock scales
  • Grain carts
  • Platform and truck scales
  • Weigh carts or seed tenders

Features. Many built-in features make the 640 indicators particularly easy to install and use.

  • Features a robust, seamless polycarbonate enclosure with a sealed back panel that resists moisture and dust
  • Hold mode maintains a constant weight when moving mobile equipment or when the scale is turned off
  • Motion filtering device settles down the weight display, ideal for mixers and livestock applications
  • Auto-LOC function locks and holds livestock weights on the display regardless of excess movement or vibration
  • Power recovery system secures all recorded statistics and automatically turns the indicator back on once power is restored
  • Operates reliably from -20° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)

Options. The 640 and 640XL plug directly into weigh bars or load cells without the use of a junction box. Users looking for a completely wireless solution may include the RF option with their Avery Weigh-Tronix 640, 640XL or 640M indicator. The RF option provides full remote control—convenient for all weather conditions—that can be installed—for example—inside a front end loader or in a feed room.

Pricing starts at $675 for the 640M, $795 for the 640 and $990 for the 640XL.

For the nearest Avery Weigh-Tronix equipment supplier, please call 877-888-1646. More information on the 640 Series indicators is available on the company’s website at www.agscales.com.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the agricultural design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-8253. Fax: 507-238-8258. email:ag@awtxglobal.com. Web: www.agscales.com