WrightZone Weighbridge Software Manual

Scale Setup

The WZ Scale Administrator is used to search, detect and setup your weighbridge scale so it can be used in your WrightZone Weighbridge Software.
Scale Setup

COM Setup

Communications Setup means the setup of the serial port parameters for the scale. A number of scale indicators can be used or referenced within the Scale field. Should you not see you particular scale terminal name don't worry as typically our Committed Consulting Team would search and set the scale for you. This process can be done remotely and forms part of your WrightZone Weighbridge Scope of Service (implementation plan). 
1. COM Setup
  • Users must select a Scale before Search will occur.
  • Search is disabled without a valid and current WZWB license.
  • Before Search can be applied you must first Stop (if running) the WZ Communication Service
  • Search can take a long time if you don't know any of the valid parameters and will be significantly quicker if you can make True any combination e.g. Where you know the Com Port and Baud Rate (below) click Search where search will look across limited parameters only.
  • With successful Search and Found click to highlight the scale and Set Scale where its then saved to the connection type Com Port ready for Test.
  • Found results can offer multiple scales although there is just one in reality. Where specific parameters are not known, Search (here in) with use of the Set Scale button and Testing can take time.


The Service section of the Scale Administrator is used to Start/Stop and Install/Uninstall the WZ Communication Service (WZCommService) which is responsible for reading, interpreting and passing the weighbridge RS (Radio Sector)  signal (being a standard for serial communication transmission of data) to your computer and WZWB Software. Most applications communicate this signal to just one computer where under WZWB the WZ Communication Service will transport this signal not just within your network but globally over a (WAN) Wide Area Network in addition should such a requirement be of value and interest to our clients.
2. Service
  • On Stop (above) this button is updated to Start and vice versa.
  • On Stop of the service users will see a value of  -- reported within the Tare and Gross Weight Scale Reading fields of the computer running WZWB in having a cabled connection to the specific scale from which the scale is read.   
  • Where no scale is available (as per the demonstration version) WZWB can be tested in Stopping the Service and making True Random Value and Starting the service again. It's here that random scale values will be pre-populated into your Scale Footer (under the standard installation package).
  • The Uninstall button will be highlighted on the Communication Service being successfully installed. on your machine
  • Without Install there is no Communication Service running on the computer resulting in Random Values not being reported within the Scale Footer.

Test the Scale

The Test Scale section is used for successful validation of your scale with the WZ Communication Service.
1. Com Port, reads the scale via a cabled connection (generally via a Serial from the scale terminal to USB adaptor plugged into your computer) and should always be your first testing method in not requiring the the WZ Communication Service and on success, Save.
2. With successful Com Port save testing via the TCP connection is enabled requiring TCP Setup.
3. TCP setup offers Ip Address and Port number variable only making it easy to test. This same value is set and saved for for Weighbridge Scale setup.
3. Test the Scale
  • Successful Com Port type testing requires that the WZ Communication Service is Stopped.
  • Successful TCP type testing requires the Starting of the WZ Communication Service.
  • Click Start on either connection type to test your scale and it's readings.

TCP Setup

TCP Setup is very straight forward where the Ip Address will be a match to that of the computer your scale is physically plugged into on your network (which can be identified in using command prompt and typing ipconfig /all). The port number is user defined and you will need to ensure the port is opened on your firewall and router. 
4. TCP Setup
  • On setting your Ip Address and Port number and using Test Scale with successful Scale Read click Save
  • On Save close Scale Administrator and move to Tools, Options and the Weighbridge Scales tab for scale setup recording the Ip Address and TCP Port values as per Test success.