Cardinal 201


The 201 weight transmitter is a fast, accurate instrument for process control-based static and dynamic weighing applications capable of powering up to eight 350-ohm load cells and comes with a 35-mm DIN rail mounting bracket. The 201 transmitter features a 0.5-inch-high, six-digit, transflective LCD display with up to seven different colors and is viewable in all lighting levels from direct light to total darkness. A variety of mounting options and ColorZONE control options make it ideal for quick visual verification of weight status. The 201 offers sample rates of up to 200 samples per second and standard communication protocols include serial interface RS232/RS485, mini USB-B, Analog (0-10V or 4-20mA), Ethernet TCP/IP, EIP, and Modbus TCP, making it easy to connect to a PC, PLC, and other smart devices. NTEP, Measurement Canada, CE, and UL.



  • Power Requirements: 12-24 VDC @ 6w
  • Listed Accessory: The weight transmitter is intended to be used with Listed Information Technology Equipment
  • Enclosure Rating: IP-20 DIN Rail 35mm, mounted in customers enclosure with optional remote display mounting
  • Operating Temperature: 14 to 104 ºF (-10 to +40 ºC)
  • Display Capacity: Six digit, 7-segment, 0.5 inch high with separate annunciators, Over, Under and Accept backlight indicators
  • Display Technology: Transflective LCD with RGB LED backlight
  • Load Cell Excitation: 11.72 VDC
  • Signal Input Range: 0.5 mV min. to 35 mV max.
  • Load Cell Connection: 4 or 6 wire (remote excitation sensing)
  • Minimum Cell Resistance: 43.75 ohms (8 – 350 ohm cells)
  • Division Value Commercial: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 or 50 x 10, 1, 0.1, 0.01, 0.001
  • Division Value Non-Commercial: 0 to 99
  • Sensitivity: 0.5 uV / scale division
  • Resolution: 10,000 divisions
  • Sample Rate: 1 to 200 samples per second, selectable
  • Zero Range: +/-2% to 100% full scale, selectable
  • Units of Measure: Pounds, Ounces, Kilograms, Grams
  • Keys: Pounds, Ounces, Kilograms, Grams
  • Serial Interface: Bi-directional software selectable RS232 (30ft/10m up to 19.2k baud) OR RS485 (3,300ft/1000m) 24 AWG shielded and twisted cable
  • USB: 5-pin mini USB device
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet (DHCP, TCP/IP, Embedded Web Page, Modbus TCP, Ethernet IP)
  • Inputs: 4 Isolated inputs, 12-24 VDC current sink
  • Outputs: 4 Isolated outputs, 12-24 VDC current sink
  • Analog Input: Software selectable Non-isolated 0-10 VDC or 4-20mA DC
  • Analog Output: (1) Non-isolated 0-10 VDC output (12 bit, 2k ohm min.) – (1) Non-isolated 4-20mA DC output (12 bit, 450 ohm max.)
  • Approvals: Class III NTEP and Class III Measurement Canada


  • .5-in-high LCD Display
  • ColorZONE Checkweighing
  • DIN Rail Mounting Bracket
  • NTEP Legal for Trade
  • PLC Connectivity
  • Powers up to 8 Load Cells
  • Versatile Mounting Variations
  • Web Interface Through IP Address

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