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INDICATOR B-TEK SCALES QUARTERLY PUBLICATION

2013 MARKS RECORD PRODUCTION FOR B-TEK OFF ROAD VEHICLE SCALES PAGE 4

VOLUME 4 ISSUE 4

TECHNICAL CORNER PRINTING ON A C100 WITH WORLDWEIGH LP-50 LABEL PRINTER PAGE 6

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TABLE OF CONTENTS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS

2 ANNOUNCEMENTS 3 OFF-ROAD VEHICLE 4 SCALE SOLUTION TECHNICAL CORNER 6 UPCOMING TRADE 7 SHOWS

COVER STORY

A steel-servicing company based in Pennsylvania purchased multiple off-road vehicle scales to send throughout the country. Scrap, steel and aggregate industries contributed to the most off-road vehicle scales B-TEK has produced since its inception.

DD 2050 Pay-To-Weigh Available NOW

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BRING YOUR CUSTOMERS TO SEE OUR PUBLIC SCALE

Our new public scale combines variations of galvanized, concrete, and steel decks. We also show our yellow sight rail, along with a galvanized catwalk. This new scale is a great way to show customers all that B-TEK has to offer.

Features • Unattended DD 2050 solution • Custom setup/options available • Industry standard security (More secure than cash systems) Options • RFID scanner • Camera/video support • Credit card processing • Touch screen navigation • Scoreboards • Traffic Lights

Payments The DD 2050 relies on credit card processing to collect fees for weighments. Communication is securely transmitted over the web just like when you swipe your card at the store. The terminal communicates with payment gateways to validate the authenticity of a credit card. If details are validated, the terminal accepts the card, and prints a ticket. However, no sensitive information is stored on the device.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS KENT SNELLER

We would like to thank Kent Sneller for his 13 years of service and dedication to B-TEK Scales. Kent started with B-TEK in 2000. Kent’s territory stretched from West of the Mississippi until most recently working in the mid western states. Kent says he will miss the people the most. He has been doing this for the past 30 years and has made many good friends around the United States. He is afraid some of these people he has met along the way he may never see again and that is tough for him to deal with. He says, we (the distributors) have celebrated and gone through crisis together and that brings lots of feeling for each other.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT KENT!

NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2014

STALLION FLOOR SCALE PACKAGE The B-TEK Stallion Floor Scale Package comes with a B-TEK 4 Square and a BWS WorldWEIGH Digital Indicator. The Stallion Floor Scale Package offers a well constructed platform for use in warehouses, commercial facilities and light industrial locations. The NTEP approved platform features mild steel construction, tread plate decking, top access junction box and a tough two-component epoxy paint. Precision alloy steel load cells and adjustable leveling feet can maintain scale performance on rough or uneven mounting surfaces. The sealed junction box and IP67 rated load cells allow the scale to be used inside or outdoors. The standard 48” x 48” platform is the most common size produced for industry. The B-TEK - WorldWEIGH BWS Indicator is ideal for general weighing and simple check-weigh applications. The BWS features a stainless steel housing and swivel bracket along with a large 2” backlit LCD display, raised tactile buttons, built-in rechargeable battery and simple operation. For more information contact your local B-TEK Sales Rep at 800.266.8900

SG8 LED TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL FEATURES OUTSTANDING VISIBILITY The new B-TEK SG8 LED Traffic Control Signal is designed for outdoor industrial environments. The 8” diameter high-brightness LED display features outstanding visibility up to distances up to 150 feet and extremely low power consumption of less than 10W. Applications include traffic flow control or process status indication. The SG8 can be controlled by a simple closed contact switch, 1 or 2 TTL levels or via control codes in a serial data stream. This unit has an integral sun visor and a universal mounting bracket that can be used on both a wall and a pole.

OPTIONS Wireless Transceivers For Signal Control

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Voltage: 110-220 VAC 50/60 Hz or 12 VDC Power Consumption: 8 Watts Enclosure: Weather-Proof Aluminum Alloy With Polyester Powder Coating Dimensions: 16” H x 14” W x 7” D

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Each year, B-TEK is called on to manufacture multiple off-road vehicle scales. What is exciting about these projects is it usually works out that no two of these scales are the same. We see all types of variations, from “beefed-up” standard models, to 24’ widths and even 1” thick deck plating. 2013 marked our largest year for the production of off road-vehicle scales, we shipped these not only throughout the entire U.S. but also into Canada and Mexico as well. Our focus for this article will be an Off-road Vehicle Scale project we completed for a customer with locations in Reading, PA and also in Mobile, AL.

Complete Off-Road Vehicle Scale Solution

Customer Study The project we completed in Reading was relatively straight forward and did not require any unattended options. But when we learned of the application in Mobile, we quickly put our systems team to work on what was sure to be a project much beyond a weighbridge. What makes the Mobile project a bit different than others was our ability to integrate peripherals and software for the customer to be able to track every shipment and truck that came through the yard. As you will see from the following B-TEK was

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able to come up with a solution that encompassed not only one of the heaviest digital weighbridges ever made, but also a fully automated system which ensured all product and drivers would be accounted for 24/7.

Scale Specs: 70’ x 16” Big Bertha Custom 30” Height 400k lb. Capacity –150k CLC ½” Tread Plate Decking (8) CPD Digital Load Cells

Application: Customer has (5) of the same trucks, owned by them, coming through the yard every day. But up to (5) other trucks from outside vendors that will use the scale as well.

Request: Utilizing the (2) DD2050 terminals, we designed software with the customer that would ensure drivers a quick and easy way to record scrap coming and going from the scrap yard. The customer wanted all transaction data stored on their server for real time data access and reporting. Our Response: As the truck pulls on the scale, the tag reader placed next to the scale will read the RFID windshield tag and identify the truck. The truck ID is shown on the main screen of the 2050 along with the weight. If the transaction is an empty/inbound weight, the data will be stored and the truck pulls off the scale. If the transaction is a full/outbound weight, the driver will be prompted for the scrap source and type. Once the outbound transaction is complete, all of this information is printed on a ticket and the information is sent back to the office via a wireless Ethernet bridge. When the information reaches the office it is then populated into an MS Excel spreadsheet for the customer to utilize how they would like. ** Note: Outside vendor trucks will not have RFID windshield tags, and will have to key in to the DD 2050 their truck ID. Peripherals: (2) DD2050s w/custom Truck In/Out software TransCore SmartPass 4 RFID Reader TransCore AT5402 Windshield RFID Tags GhostBridge Wireless Ethernet Bridge Dealers:

Michelli Scales– Mobile, AL McIntyre Scale – Philadelphia, PA

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TECHNICAL CORNER

Printing on a C100 With WorldWeigh LP-50 label printer

The LP-50 is a small thermal printer, made to work on the entire line of WorldWeigh products. It features the ability to print on either labels or bar codes. The Ability to print time and date (settable only with use of supplied computer program). All in a small inexpensive package.

With Jason Paulus

Sealing the DD 1050, 1050i and 2050s

The DD series have two different options to seal the device for approved applications, a Hardware and a software seal. The hardware seal on the 1050 involves a sticker covering the rear access to the Calibration switch. On the 1050i and 2050 the seal is applied to the front of the board. See picture below.

Hooking up to a C100 Scale Connector: Db9 pin socket From C100 Pin 2 Output Pin 3 Input Pin 5 Signal Ground To LP50 Pin 2 Input Pin 3 Output Pin 5 Signal Ground Connection to the LP 50 printer Set Parameter F2 in the C100 to 9600 8n1 LP50 Note Capacity and division size for local base can NOT be changed

Sample prints

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To select the type of sealing, enter the setup menu by press and hold the B-TEK logo and entering the password 2835. From there select the paper with the ribbon attached to it bringing up the Sealing status window. • Click on “not approved” line to select USA • Then select hardware or software. If software seal is selected it will require entering a password to access parameters. To enter a password, Select the lit software button. User: Will always be the Current Year 2013 Password: 64045105 2014 Password: 14511984 2015 Password 112841757 Unsealing the device, either toggle the Calibration switch on the main board if in hardware Or enter a password to unseal the device in software. It is recommended that the device be sealed. Even in non legal for trade applications.


Upcoming Trade Shows with

Brett Kaufman Each year B-TEK sets aside part of our marketing budget for trade shows and publications. We feel that being in front of end users is not only the best way to help supplement a dealer’s efforts but also that there is no substitute for face-to-face interaction with some of the largest corporations in America. This year is no different, we will be kicking our trade show season at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY on February 12-15, 2014. This exhibit is done in conjunction with Central Illinois Scale and we will be one of only three scale companies featured at this prestigious show. Our next show will be the CONEXPO-CON/ AGG Show in Las Vegas, NV, March 4-8 2014. The CONEXPO-CON/AGG is held once every three years and encompasses the World of Asphalt and AGG1 Shows as well. This is not only the biggest show that B-TEK exhibits at, it is the largest construction show in the world! In April we will shift our focus to Scrap Metal and again be in Vegas for the ISRI Show. If anybody should need passes to any of the aforementioned shows, please contact your local B-TEK representative. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Trade Show Dates National Farm Machinery Show

CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Discover the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products and services available from more than 850 exhibitors. Name brands and assistance from industry experts in 1.2 million square feet of indoor space. Need more? You can learn at any of the free seminars.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG will represent an immense unveiling of all the newest equipment, technology and product breakthrough in construction. From earthshaking big iron to groundbreaking innovations, it’s all assembled in one place to help you work smarter.

EXHIBITING WITH DEALER February 12-15, 2014 Louisville, KY

EXHIBITING March 4-8 2014 Las Vegas, NV

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