Keith Crews Cardinal 141 Years Strong

Since 1977 we have built a strong reputation for excellent installation and service work in the weighing industry. Pioneer has grown on this reputation due to the fact that we pay detailed attention and never instead of cutting corners. 

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4 Service Locations and our Corporate Headquaters

Pioneer Scale has our Corporate Headquarters in the Heart of Benton and three convenient service locations with a large team of licensed technicians serving the Arkansas, Mississippi, Lousiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas and New Mexico areas.

Benton, AR


DUNCANVILLE, TX

Texarkana, TX

LAKEWOOD, CO

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Keith Crews Cardinal 141 Years Strong

Since 1977 we have built a strong reputation for excellent installation and service work in the weighing industry. Pioneer has grown on this reputation due to the fact that we pay detailed attention and never instead of cutting corners. 

About Us

Keith Crews Cardinal 141 Years Strong

Since 1977 we have built a strong reputation for excellent installation and service work in the weighing industry. Pioneer has grown on this reputation due to the fact that we pay detailed attention and never instead of cutting corners. 

About Us

People-Backed Products

Pioneer Scale is committed to offer good quality products to our customers.  The manufacturers we work with have the same values and quality requirements that we stand behind. Click below to see the weighing applications for your growing business!

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SmartCan Digital Conversion System


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DIGITIZE YOUR SCALE WITH SMARTCAN

You can now digitize any existing analog scale using Cardinal Scale’s SmartCan analog-to-digital conversion system. SmartCan allows users to digitally monitor each individual load cell and identify cell failures quickly and effectively. The SmartCan system utilizes the advanced, internationally-standardized CAN (Controller Area Network) serial bus system to digitize the analog output signals from two or more independent load cells and send the data to the indicator.

The NTEP-certified SmartCan features Fail-Safe mode which keeps your scale running in the event of a failed cell (coming soon), SmartCal digital calibration adjustments, universal mounting brackets for easy field installation, and remote troubleshooting and scale monitoring through iSite cloud-based software. The compact enclosure size only requires minimal space. SmartCan is ideal for retrofitting existing analog scales or converting analog load cells to a digital system. It may also be used with Guardian® hydraulic load cells.

SmartCan is housed in a compact, rugged weatherproof IP66 / NEMA 4 enclosure and doesn’t require cumbersome external power supplies, in most applications. The indicator software permits a maximum of 32 load cells that could be used in any combination with SmartCan (the homerun cable length, power supply, and sample rate may limit the number of load cells used, in some instances). There are seven different SmartCan boxes available for a wide range of configurations.

Versatile Applications

SmartCan may be used in a variety of different applications with new and existing truck scales, railroad scales, floor scales, bench scales, and batching systems.

Fail-Safe (Coming Soon)

Cardinal Scale’s Fail-Safe feature with SmartCan allows the system to compensate for a failed load cell by mirroring the estimated value of the remaining cells to offset the failed cell. The Fail-Safe feature uses an algorithm to calculate an estimated value from the data of the remaining cells and creates a virtual load cell to replace the data from the down cell.

Troubleshoot through the Indicator

Cardinal Scale’s 225D Navigator and 825D Spectrum weight indicators easily interface with the SmartCan digital conversion system and provide onscreen diagnostics for load cell performance in real-time. The 825D makes corner and section trimming easier with its graphical, full-color display.

SmartCal®

The SmartCan system uses Cardinal Scale’s patented software algorithm called SmartCal® method of calibrating a scale. SmartCal® allows a quick calibration with no manual adjustments while the diagnostic software identifies real and potential system problems before they interrupt your weighing operations.

iSite Remote Monitoring

Cardinal Scale’s iSite is a cloud-based remote monitoring system for load cells connected to the SmartCan conversion box. Text and/or e-mail auto alerts can be sent for errors and warning events. Through secure online dealer access, scale diagnostics may be looked up remotely to quickly identify problems before they interrupt weighing operations.

NEST Toolkit Compatible

Authorized Cardinal Scale dealers may plug a NEST toolkit directly into the SmartCan box for additional onsite diagnostics. NEST allows you to view the diagnostics in your choice of millivolts or pounds. There are three display modes: signals display, minimum-maximum display, and signals minus zero reference display.

Onboard Diagnostics

The SmartCan system has onboard diagnostics that can be used by a technician to alert them of critical errors due to setup issues and hardware problems. The following diagnostics data is available and will be shown to the technician on the main weight screen of the 225D or 825D indicator:

  • Live (real time) Load Cell Weights
  • Minimum and Maximum Load Cell Weights
  • Deadload Shift (from original calibrated deadload)
  • Individual Load Cell Signal in Millivolts
  • DLC Controller Card Communication Error Count
  • iSite Status of Last Connection

Options:

  • 225D Navigator weight indicator
  • 825D Spectrum weight indicator
  • Media box for glass fiber optic cable (Model MB-G)
  • Media box with SnapStream wireless (Model SNAP-DLC)
Features:
  • Perfect for retrofitting existing analog scales or converting analog load cells to a digital system
  • Multiple SmartCans can be connected via daisy-chain for multiple-controller systems
  • Fail-Safe mode keeps your scale running in the event of a failed cell (coming soon)
  • 7 different SmartCan boxes available for a wide range of configurations
  • Enables usage of SmartCal and digital calibration adjustments
  • Remote troubleshooting and scale monitoring through iSite software
  • Analog-to-digital load cell conversion system
  • Receive text and/or e-mail alerts from iSite for any load cell issues
  • Troubleshooting of scale issues with the NEST diagnostic tool
  • All components housed in a rugged IP66 / NEMA 4 rated enclosure
  • Universal mounting brackets for easy field installation
  • No power is required in most applications (SmartCan is also available with AC power)
  • May be used with Guardian® hydraulic load cells
  • Load cell troubleshooting through the Cardinal Scale 225D or 825D indicators
  • Compact enclosure size only requires minimal space
  • Real-time load cell failure and fault diagnostics
  • Lightning/surge protection
  • Ideal for troubleshooting multi-platform truck scales
  • Analog-to-digital conversion on individual channels
  • NTEP certified
Specifications:

Accuracy class: III and IIIL

Weighing range: Single-interval

Maximum Number of Verification Scale Intervals: 10,000 (CLASS III), 1,000 (CLASS IIIL)

Internal Resolution: 1 part in 16,777,216

Minimum Input-Voltage per Verification Scale Intervals: 0.5 uV

Excitation Voltage: 10 VDC

Maximum Analog Range: 1 to 30 mV

Minimum Input-Impedance: 350 ohms

Maximum Input-Impedance: 1100 ohms

Maximum Number of Load Cells: Multiple 4-cell, 6-cell, 8-cell or 10-cell enclosures can be daisy-chained together for a total of 32 load cells (The maximum number of load cells is dependent upon the homerun cable length, indicator sample rate, and power supply. Voltage is provided by the 225D, 825D, or external power supply).

Power Requirements:
SmartCAN 4: 15 VDC from the 225D or 12 VDC from the 825D
SmartCAN 6, 8, 10: 15 VDC from the 225D or 12 VDC from the 825D (Power to the SmartCAN6, SmartCAN8, or SmartCAN10 can be supplied from the 225D or 825D if the CAN interface cable/homerun cable is less than 200 ft/61 m long).
SmartCAN 6, 8, 10-AC: 100 to 240 VAC (50/60 Hz) @ 0.1A

Operating Environment: Temperature: +14 to +140 ºF / -10 to +60 ºC (NTEP certified up to +104 ºF / +40 ºC)

Operating Environment: Humidity: 90% non-condensing (maximum)Junction Box Construction:
SmartCAN 4: IP66 / NEMA 4 rated stainless steel enclosure
SmartCAN 6, 8, 10: IP66 / NEMA 4 rated polycarbonate enclosure
SmartCAN 6-AC, 8-AC, 10-AC: IP66 / NEMA 4 rated polycarbonate enclosure
Junction Box Dimensions:
SmartCAN 4: 8.5 in L x 4.7 in W x 1.3 in H / 216 mm L x 119 mm W x 33 mm H (Dimensions include the mounting strap)
SmartCAN 6, 8, 10: 10 in L x 9.8 in W x 4.0 in H / 254 mm L x 249 mm W x 102 mm H (Dimensions include the mounting brackets)
SmartCAN 6-AC, 8-AC, 10-AC: 10 in L x 9.8 in W x 4.0 in H / 254 mm L x 249 mm W x 102 mm H (Dimensions include the mounting brackets)