August 2012Vol 2, Issue 6   


Hardy Insider

August 2012 Edition 

Welcome to Hardy Insider,  

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Visit Hardy Process Solutions at the Rockwell Automation Fair,  Nov 7-8, 2012

 Rockwell Automation Fair 2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

November 7-8, 2012


Mark your calendars for November 7-8 and join us in Philadelphia at the 2012 Automation Fair. It will be a great opportunity to explore a wide selection of smart, safe and sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving your business profitability.


We will be showing our newest products and all the process measurement solutions you need to acheive operational excellence across all areas of your supply chain.

In This Issue
Visit Hardy at the Automation Fair
New Products Spotlight
Video - Integrated Technician
Partner News - Add-On Profiles

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New Products Spotlight: 

Dispenser/Filler module


HI 1756-nDF Dispenser/Filler - Complete Material Feed

Management for Allen-Bradley's ControlLogix PLCs


Hardy Process Solutions' new HI 1756-nDF Dispenser/Filler modules for Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix® PLCs are easy to install and simple to set-up. Designed for use in the Food, Beverage, CPG, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Mining, and Metals industry segments, they are the answer to a variety of material-feed by weight applications; especially when speed, repeatability and accuracy are keys to success.  More info on the HI 1756-nDF here.  



HI 4050CW bundle - Save time and money with Hardy's new

high speed check weighing bundle


Hardy Process Solutions' new HI 4050 CW check weighing bundle can process up to 250 high resolution weight measurements per minute. The bundle consists of a special version of Hardy's HI 4050 weight transmitter with a digital load cell interface card and a high speed Digital Sensor Point (DSP) capable of 0.50 gram resolution. This off-the-shelf open platform solution is easily integrated with existing hardware, and with the End User's plant automation system. This makes it a perfect fit for building new systems for static and dynamic check weighing or retrofitting older, less reliable systems. More info on the HI 4050 CW here.  



New EASY 8™ Series of weigh scale modules Hardy Easy 8 weight controller

for Micro800 programmable controllers 


Hardy Process Solutions' new EASY 8™  is a low cost weighing solution with 14bits of resolution is designed to provide "just enough" functionality that strikes a balance between price, quality of weight reading, and Hardy's reputation for high quality process measurement products. The EASY 8 is a single channel plug-in module that reads, conditions, and digitizes load cell sensor and strain gage signals commonly found in process weighing applications. It is an ideal plug-in solution for stand-alone, small machine applications in which weighing and weight-based controls are critical functions of the equipment. More info on the Easy 8 here.  





Video:  How to simplify troubleshooting and reduce maintenance costs?

A kid can do it! - Integrated Technician for quick and easy troubleshooting
A kid can do it! - Integrated Technician for quick and easy troubleshooting


Troubleshooting made easy


The INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN lowers your weighing system maintenance costs by quickly letting you troubleshoot and diagnose many weighing system problems.


IT allows you to troubleshoot your scale at the push of a button from the HMI, front display or even a PC in seconds! No more ladders, lifts, flashlights, screwdrivers, multimeters! You don't need to be an expert, in fact, a kid can do it!


Check out the video to see how easy it is!



More info on the Integrated Technician here. 

Visit www.hardysolutions.com for more information or e-mail us at hardyinfo@hardysolutions.com

PARTNER NEWS: Add-On Profiles (AOPs) - Making the Automation Engineer's Job Simpler

Add on profilesWhen you need to add a third-party device to your automation and control system, generic profiles can require a lot of your time to download and review user manuals and integrate and set up the device.


Your time can be better spent on other projects, so custom Add-On Profiles (AOPs) now are available on many third-party devices to make it amazingly quick, easy and cost-effective for you to configure and integrate third-party devices. HARDY is a Rockwell Automation Encompasglobals Partner offering AOPs for Rockwell RSLogix™ 5000 software. 

Click here to download this free interactive PDF that explains AOPs and how to use them to make your life easier.

TECH TIP - What is the wiring color code on my load cells?

 Ask a Hardy Expert

There are many color code combinations across the industry and Hardy Instruments has adopted the "West Coast" version for our load sensors.  We add a color code flag to all load cell cables before shipping to our customers. The West Coast color code is: 

 Hardy Load cell

Red = + excitation
Black = - excitation
Green = + signal
White = - signal
Gray = + C2
Violet = - C2


In instances where there are violet and gray wires, these are C2® plus (gray) and C2® minus (violet) connections. C2® second generation calibration is a process by which a scale system is electronically calibrated without the use of test weights, material substitution, hydraulic force or external electronic simulators. This feature is only offered by Hardy Process Solutions.

For more tips and assistance, you can contact our Support department with any questions at Hardysupport@hardysolutions.com, call  1-800-821-5831 or visit out Tech Knowledge Base.


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