Weight Scale Setup

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Wash-Dry-Fold POS Integrated Weight Scale

Integrating your weight scale into your Wash-Dry-Fold POS system’s software not only speeds up transactions, it also saves your laundromat money by reducing mistakes.  With standalone scales, it is easy to misread a display and charge drop-off laundry customers an incorrect amount.

Our integrated weight scale’s capacity is rated for 150 lb ± 0.05 lb.  It is extremely robust and topped with a stainless steel platter.  It comes with a graphical LCD display already mounted to the front and a built-in bubble level with adjustable feet to help ensure accurate weighing.  There are remote displays with 14′ cables also available that can be mounted on a counter top with a pole display, or to a wall, or on the back of your POS computer.

 

Connecting Your Scale

Wash-Dry-Fold POS Serial to Ethernet adapter

Serial to Ethernet Adapter

Your weight scale comes with an RS232 serial cable for communication. This connects to a DB9 to RJ45 (serial to Ethernet) adapter that comes with your POS computer, which then plugs into the port labeled “COM 1” on the back of the computer. During your setup & training session on the phone with us we will configure your scale to work with your Wash-Dry-Fold POS system’s software.  During your initial training with us you will also be shown how to create items that can be priced by weight.

If you need a longer serial cable (in case your scale is not able to be placed next to your POS system) then search online for a “male to female RS232 extension serial cable”.

 

To change the COM port in the POS software:

  1. Go to Manager > Setup > Setup Screen > Hardware
  2. For “Weight Scale – Primary” select the port to which you connected the scale (COM 1, COM 2, or COM 3)
  3. Click Update

 

How to Tare (Zero) Your Scale

Many laundromats will leave a basket or a tub sitting on top of their weight scale so that customers with loose clothing items can simply dump their laundry order into the container.

Being able to zero out the weight of the container, also known as taring, is super simple with the integrated laundry weight scales sold with Wash-Dry-Fold POS:

Initial automatic zero settings is +/-10% of maximum capacity — active at power up.  Manual zero setting range is +/-2% of maximum capacity — active using the ZERO key.

So, since the maximum capacity of our scales is 150 lbs., then you can zero out up to 15 lbs. by cycling the power on the scale and up to 3 lbs. by pressing the ZERO button on the scale’s display.  This only needs to be done when changing containers or if the display shows anything other than 0.00 lbs. before weighing items.

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