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John Russo , Senior Engineer Weight Scale Systems
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Alright everyone, I am excited because I just got my first job with the new Fairbanks FB3000 windows based scale indicator. If is a fully programmable touch screen windows XP machine. I do not have it yet but my client is sending it this week. Ladies and gentlemen if this thing works it will be NICE. I also have some interest in the new Sartorius Combics Pro programmable indicator as it has some very nice features as well. I sat in on a demo of this indicator and was impressed. How does this all compare to the
John Russo – The worlds greatest scale blogger and Weight scale systems man.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Alright guys…what you have all been waiting for
Yes we found a post of many scale calibration procedures for you!! If you have some you would like to share then post some. This was done by the creators of X-Calibar the original calibration system that was ruthlessly copied by other manufacturers, and they still didn’t get it right. X-Calibar scale calibration system goes WAY beyond!! That is at calibrationreports.com If you need a demo they will walk you through step by step online and their model is by scales in the system so there is really very little start up costs unlike the 8-10 thousand dollars plus ongoing licensing with the other guys
I am so tired of running into clients who could have spent half the money for a system just as effective as the one they purchased. The reason for the over spending is typically over engineering. I am currently working with a client that hired a scale manufacturer to build them a custom batching system. It is a very basic automated fill application, but it has some problems and I am being called in to rescue. Well here’s what I am getting at. This system has WAY too much “What If” factor built in. To index 2 boxes on a conveyor the control panes has 14, 3 position control buttons and all to fill 1 box because they could not get the slow fill (2nd scale) to work. You have got to be kidding me! I understand that these are really smart guys developing these systems and so am I , but you do not have to prove your batching and design prowess on a simple scale batching system at the clients expense.
-John Russo scaleprogrammers.com
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Well everyone I just wasted a week. I had good working code for a quickbooks custom interface but thought I did not and spent a week trying to fix something not broken. Here’s what happened, The company I made the interface for used 2 quickbooks datafiles. To my dismay they added the products I was invoicing to only one of the quickbooks companies, therefore I was trying to invoice something that wasn’t there on the second data file. I got no errors but no invoice either. I finally decided to look at the items and found the items I was invoicing did not exist in this company file. If you ever need some quickbooks interface sample VB.net code follwo that link. I went through hell to get this to work and maybe I can make someones life a little better. Maybe throw me a link on your site to http://www.scaleprogrammers.com/ because I just saved you HOURS of work alpha geek peter vogel watch out!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Scale dealers often call me in the same situation. They hired a scale manufacturer to do their scale programs yet they are not delivering or they are too hard to deal with, and here’s the kicker..I could actually help these people if I could get the original source code. Most of the programmers however will not release that and the client is left to start over from scratch. The key is, next time you sign up with a programming house, find out if you will have access to the source code or not. If not please choose carefully as you can get really stuck if they do not deliver.
John Russo http://www.scale.net