Weight Scale Setup
About Your 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 18″x18″ weight scale’s accuracy is rated for 150 x 0.05 lbs. It is extremely robust and topped with a stainless steel platter. It also includes a remote display with a 7′ long cable that can be mounted on a counter top, or a wall, or the back of your POS computer, or to the front of the scale.
Connecting Your Scale
Your weight scale comes with a 10′ white 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”, “COM 2”, or “COM 3” on the back of the computer. The weight scale is already configured to work with your Wash-Dry-Fold POS system’s software, although you may need to specify in the software to which COM port you connected the scale. During your initial training with us you will be shown how to create items that can be priced by weight.
To change the COM port in the POS software:
- Go to Manager > Setup > Setup Screen > Hardware
- For “Weight Scale – Primary” select the port to which you connected the scale (COM 1, COM 2, or COM 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.