GMS-400 New Monitor with DWC-400Bulk Weighing Control & Data Management

If you are bulk weighing and need a low cost solution but require:

  • Excellent speed
  • Legal for trade accuracy
  • Solid state reliability

With the expansion capabilities of the more expensive GMS-4000 … then you need the GMS-400


Least Cost: The GMS-400 uses our lowest cost controller and combines it with our powerful GMS Windows system to provide the most cost effective, full function controller on the market. For many applications this system provides more functionality than you will ever need.

Best User Interface: The GMS user interface is consistently ranked the best and easiest to use. All operator actions can be done through Function keys or a mouse. All scale operations are handled from one window, so there is never any confusion.

Reliable: Both the GMS computer and the DWC-400 controller are purpose built industrial components, not office computers like the other companies use. The industrial computer filters out dust, has vibration protection for the hard drive and has hold down clamps for internal cards. The DWC-400 has no moving parts.

Expandable: The GMS-400 comes with a whole range of options, many unique to CompuWeigh, to precisely meet your needs. Here are some of them:

  • SmartRead RF Tag System automatically reads the RF tag from each car no more walking the track! The latest system incorporates wheel sensors so that the operator is notified when a car is missing its tag.
  • SmartCar railcar database takes the tag number from SmartRead and calculates the maximum amount that can be safely loaded into the car without exceeding the load limit or cubic capacity of the car.
  • SmartGrade provides the weighted average quality for of each factor, for loaded cars in real time. This prevents giving away high quality product to meet a unit train’s overall quality
  • SmartBin inventory shows bin levels and quality in real time. System provides reconciliation to physical and optimizes blending to increase profits.
  • SmartPlay allows the manager to review in detail previous scale transactions in high or super slow motion to better understand what went wrong and how to do better next time.
  • SmartBatch allows rail cars to be unloaded as a batch and then reconciled to the origin weights to ensure that all cars have been accounted for and the total weight deviation is acceptable.
  • SmartLink ensures that all information generated in GMS can be transferred to the accounting system without any data entry.
  • SmartNet provides interfacing of GMS to Automation Systems using the industry standard ModBus

When do you need to step up to the more expensive GMS-4000?

  • When loading rail cars and need the fastest, most accurate controller on the market (less than one bushel deviation typically 10 lbs.).
  • Need gate control on the lower garner gate.
  • Need to run scale at full speed between orders, for example when loading rail cars.
  • Need diagnostics to automatically trouble shoot what is wrong with the scale.
  • Need full screen and full keyboard control in back up mode

Typical GMS-400 Applications

  • Automated Bulk Weighing
  • In Process Weighing
  • Transfer Weighing

Industrial Computer Features:

  • Intel i5-4440 Processor – 3.1 GHz, 3.3GHZ Turbo, Intel Smart Cache 6 MB, Memory: 4 GB DDR3 1600MHz, DVD Writer for back-up, Microsoft Windows 7 with GMS Bulk Weighing Module
  • The 19″ heavy-duty steel frame is rack mountable, includes shock mounted disk drives, stabilizing clamps for video cards, dual push pull cooling fans controlled by SmartFan to reduce dust infiltration, replaceable air filter, heavy-duty power supply and key lock front panel.
  • Industry Standard 19″ TFT-LCD Color Monitor @1024 x 768
  • Industry Standard 104 Alpha Numeric Keyboard & Mouse
  • Cables for Printer, Monitor, Keyboard
  • Built-in serial ports can be programmed to communicate to devices such as RF tag readers, printers, remote displays and automatic grading equipment.
Dimensions Width Depth Height Weight
Computer Enclosure 17 ¼ 20″ 7 1/8″ 36 lbs
104 Keyboard 19″ 8″ 2″ 3 lbs
19″ Monitor 16″ 17″ 17″ 50 lbs

Power 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz

DWC-400 Features

  • The DWC-400 is a heavy-duty microprocessor based controller, mounted in industrial NEMA 4X / IP66 stainless steel enclosure for panel, desk or wall mount configuration.
  • Large 4.6″ W x 3.4″ H 320 x 240 pixel back-lit LCD graphical display of scale operation.
  • Five displayed soft keys with programmed prompts for easy operator interface.
  • Four bi-directional communication ports for peripheral devices such as printers, PLC.
  • Power to handle up to 16 (350 ohm) load cells.
  • Expandable up to 14 additional option card slots.
  • Battery back up memory.
  • Digital I/O up to 24 channels

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