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 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 connects to your weight scale via the included RS232 cable and not the included USB cable. DO NOT connect the scale’s USB cable to the computer! Instead, use the USB cable to connect to the included AC power adapter to power the scale.
Your scale’s RS232 serial cable connects to one of the Serial to Ethernet Adapters that come with your POS computer, which then plugs into the port labeled COM 1 on the back of the computer.
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”.
The location of your weight scale’s USB power adapter is easy to overlook. Be sure to check for this small white box tucked in the foam padding of your scale’s package.
Configuring your scale
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, or you can follow the instructions below. During your initial training with us you will also be shown how to create items that can be priced by weight.
On the right-hand side of your scale’s display is a keypad with arrows. In the center is the Enter button:
Press the “Up” arrow on the keypad for 5 seconds to enter the programming mode. Navigate to the option “Setup” and press Enter:
Go to “COMM” and press Enter:
Go to “Serial” and press Enter:
You’ll see the following options in the Serial menu: “Baud”, “DatBit”, “Parity”, “Stop”, and “Protoc”
Enter these settings:
Baud = 9600
Data Bit = 7
Parity = Even
Stop = 1
Protocol = Prot W
Once you’ve confirmed you’ve entered these settings, hold down the Enter button for 5 seconds.
Select “Save” and then press Enter once again to reboot the weight scale:
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.