SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

February 08, 2012 11:00 ET

New VPG Process Weighing Video Highlights Features and Capabilities of G4 Modular Instrument for Weighing and Force Measurement

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG Process Weighing division has unveiled a new video highlighting the features and capabilities of the G4 modular high-speed instrument for weighing and force measurement and control applications. Based on more than 60 years of experience, BLH and Nobel Weighing Systems have developed the G4 for multi-channel operations and for today's communications requirements. The new five-minute, animated presentation provides a 3D view of the instrument, allowing users to see exactly how to set it up and use it.

The video "G4: State of the Art Instrument for Weighing and Force Measurement" demonstrates the G4's easy-to-use interface and the optimal visibility provided by the unit's 5.7 inch color touchscreen and graphics display. Viewers can see how six different hardware modules can easily be added to or replaced on the instrument according to customer or application requirements.

By equipping the G4 with single- or dual-channel modules -- or two-channel, high-speed modules with sample rates up to 800 updates per second -- the instrument can provide up to eight weighing or force measurement channels, all synchronized to improve performance in industrial environments. To increase I/O communication, the G4 can be equipped with I/O modules featuring eight digital inputs and outputs, in addition to a single or quad analog output for PLC-based control systems.

The G4's wide variety of communication interfaces for industrial applications are also highlighted in the video. USB, Ethernet, and Serial communication are standard on the CPU module, and fieldbus interfaces can be changed easily via a plug-in module. Ethernet with Modbus TCP and the Ethernet/IP protocol support process monitoring and control in addition to remote set-up by a browser application on a PC or mobile device.

The video concludes with a discussion of the G4's many weighing and force measurement applications, from single or multiple tank weighing to batching and web tension. Through the Windows® CE operating system, the VPG Process Weighing division can tailor software to fit the needs of any application for process weighing or force measurement.

The G4 video is available now on the VPG Process Weighing website at

About VPG Process Weighing
VPG Process Weighing is a division of Vishay Precision Group and includes products from BLH and Nobel Weighing Systems, providers of process weighing and force measurement systems for decades. We use our advanced Micro-Measurements strain gage technology and foil resistor products and know-how in all our transducers and instruments. Our experience and design capabilities make it possible to provide a wide range of standard and custom-made products and solutions. We design and manufacture load cells, web tension blocks, instruments, hardware and software, and complete systems for weighing and force measurement.

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, VPG's decades-long track record encompasses innovations in precision foil resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for VPG's more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at

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  • Agency Contact:
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    Vishay Precision Group Contact:
    Marti Spalding
    Director, Global MarCom
    Tel: +1 919-374-5515
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