SOURCE: A & D Weighing

February 21, 2007 19:39 ET

Weighing Technology Breakthrough: FX-i Precision Balance by A&D

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- A&D Weighing announces the launch of the new FX-i series of compact precision balances. A&D engineers faced a formidable task when asked by customers to design a precision balance with a 25% smaller footprint than their popular GF series. A&D had already provided breakthrough technology with the Super Hybrid Sensor (SHS), which combines the precision of a force restoration motor with the quick response time of a load cell. The key challenge was to reduce the size of the SHS in order to fit within the smaller configuration. Through the development of the unique Double Lever Mechanism (patent pending) A&D was able to reduce the volume of the SHS by 50% while still meeting stringent performance criteria. An additional benefit of the Compact SHS is that it consumes one-half of the electrical current of the full-size model, allowing an optional battery to last up to 8 hours on a single charge.

The FX-i offers several connectivity choices, from the standard RS-232C to the optional USB port or optional Ethernet interface with WinCT-Plus software. The new Statistical Calculation Function (SCF) provides statistical data display or output of weighed samples. The FX-i is also capable of measuring in twelve different weighing units as well as providing percentage and counting functions. Six models are available from 120 g x 0.001 g to 3200 g x 0.01 g.

Since its inception in 1977, A&D has always been a technology driven company.

Mr. Masa Eto, Director and Managing Executive Officer for A&D, states "This is further proof of A&D's philosophy in facing a challenge: We redo the whole thing when we want to design a product which advances A&D's technological edge." The FX-i Series is yet another example of how A&D provides "...Clearly a Better Value."

For more information visit our web site at or call A&D Weighing at (800) 726-7099.

About A&D

A&D, an ISO 9001 certified company, designs and manufactures a complete line of electronic balances, scales, weighing indicators, viscometers, and controllers for pharmacy, laboratory, food service, and industrial applications, as well as advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment for both home health care and professional markets. Founded in 1977, A&D is a multinational company with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the United States.

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