Simple Scale Collector v1.0

Scale Collector v1.0

This program was developed for ease of use with Gineers scales. Every measurement is collected in the computer, when a button from the scale is pressed. One record holds information for: Article name, weight, single price, total price, date, hour, operator, object number, note. This measurement collection allows on later stage a quick report to be made for a given period. Measurement file can be open directly with MS Excel.

This software has version under DOS and Windows 95/98/2000/XP.

user manual

General information

The software consists of several main modules:

  • user module - 2 different access levels for operator and administrator
  • communication module (RS-232/RS-485)
  • article module - defining of articles with name and price
  • archive module - backup of database

The purpose of this program is to collect all measurements, made by the scale. Our own scales can work in blocking mode (i.e to freeze after measurement, until information is not sent to a computer). Scales v1.0 tracks all measurements and unblocks the scale automatically. It is easy to work with, user uses only arrows, Enter, Escape and Space to navigate. Articles can be defined with name and price, notes can not be printed. It is possible to connect more than one scale. Measurements are saved in *.csv file format, which is compatible with MS Excell. There are two modes - Buy/Sell, protection against emergency situations, database archive. DOS version is capturing all system interrupts, with aim to prevent malicious acts against the program data.

Additional information

Connection with electronic unit is made via RS-232/RS-485 serial interface. In the moment we have implemented protocols to work with electronic indicators of Gineers, HBM, “Libra engineering” and “Elicom Electronics”, but it is not a problem to add other manufacturers.

Database is not SQL type, but a file structure, so no SQL server is needed. PC requirements are quite low and are noticed in User manual. Works under DOS and Windows 95/98/2000/XP, it is easy to be ported on Linux.