Easy 8

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.

Easy 8™ Micro800 Weigh Scale Module

Hardy Process Solutions EASY 8™ Weigh Scale Module (HI 2080WS) is for the Allen-Bradley® Micro800™ programmable controller. This low cost solution 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.

The Hardy EASY 8 is a powerful weight processing module that calculates and digitizes net and gross weight data from Hardy load cells (or industry standard load cells) and sends this data directly to the backplane Allen-Bradley® Micro800™ PLC.

Featuring vibration immunity based on Hardy’s WAVERSAVER® technology, the EASY 8 module is delivered with SELECTABLE FILTERING that ignores vibration and mechanical noise typically found in machine and factory environments. By ignoring the effects of unwanted vibration or system noise – scale settling time is reduced and the output speed of stable Gross and Net weight readings is dramatically increased.


Rockwell Automation has produced a video showing the Hardy HI Easy 8 (2080-WS) and the Micro800 in a shrink wrapping application where pallets can be weighed after they are shirinkwrapped.  See the Video

Hardy’s process weighing solutions are easy-to-install, configure, commission and operate. They are easy-to-maintain and save you time, money, raw materials and/or finished product. Visit our Case Studies or Application Notes to learn more. 

Specifications

Resolution
• 16 bit
Common Mode Rejection
• 84dB at or below 60Hz
Conversion Rate
• 55 updates per second
Vibration Frequency Rejection
• 1.0 Hz, 3.5 Hz, 7.5 Hz, OFF
Power
• Provided from the backplane: +24Vdc
Backplane Current
• 60mA
Inputs
• Signal: -0.3mV through +15.3mV
• Sense: + 5Vdc
Outputs
• Excitation 5Vdc
Supported Sensors
• Single: 350Ω - 1000Ω
• One to four: 1000Ω
Processing
• Net, Gross, Tare
Calibration
• Traditional (test weights)
Environmental Conditions
• Operating Temperature: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Relative Humidity
• 0 to 90% (non-condensing)
Weight
• 0.78 oz (22 grams)
Dimensions
• 2.5" H x 1.25" W x 1.8" D (62mm x 31mm x 20 mm)
Warranty
• Two-year warranty against defects in workmanship

All specifications subject to change without notice. Please contact
the Hardy factory or visit our website for the latest specifications.

 

Hardy Process ToolboxHardy Process Toolbox

The Hardy Process Toolbox is a set of productivity tools that support industrial weighing functions. Each tool saves time, increases accuracy, improves efficiency or reduces risk in process weighing applications, including WAVERSAVER® to eliminate vibration. 

The Easy 8 features the following Toolbox technologies:

WAVERSAVER® Vibration Eliminator
Hardy's WAVERSAVER core technology eliminates the effects that surrounding vibration has on the scale weight signal, providing only true data for fast, accurate weight reading.  The Easy 8 features a three step version of WAVERSAVER.