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1280 Enterprise™ Series Programmable Weight Indicator and Controller

1280 Enterprise™ Series Programmable Weight Indicator and Controller

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The Rice 1280 Enterprise Series HMI Weight Indicator / Controller is an innovative powerhouse, delivering uncompromising speed for today's operations and expansive options for tomorrow's requirements. More than 150 built-in functions simplify programming, and custom applications are accomplished with Rice Lake's iRite software. A leap forward in technology, the 1280 empowers your operation with limitless programmability. A highly customizable graphical user interface, the ability to power up to eight scales, and a lightning-fast Freescale i.MX6 processer take multitasking to the next level. The 1280 incorporates a durable color touchscreen with a seven-inch LCD display, empowering operators to control functions without sacrificing time or safety. Program multiple screens with customizable widgets and softkeys to create an interface designed for your own process. The 1280 is a dynamic instrument for the growth of any enterprise, and is designed to withstand even the harshest environments. Built with industrial-grade components and stainless steel NEMA Type 4X enclosures, the 1280 features IP69K protection for universal and panel mounts. Seamlessly integrate the 1280 with existing equipment. With a built-in web server, Ethernet TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth® and RS-232/485, you may never need to add an option card; however the 1280 is easily expandable with up to six smart option cards.


  • Graphical color display that adjusts for ambient light conditions

  • Highly customizable graphical user interface

  • Three different enclosure types: universal with tilt stand, panel mount and wall mount

  • Resistive color touchscreen that can be used with gloves

  • On-screen keyboard available during entry mode or use an external keyboard

  • Multi-language operation and text entry

  • Keypad for scale operations, numeric entry and navigation

  • 22 softkeys with 10 user-defined

  • More than 150 built-in functions for programming application process & data tables

  • USB, Ethernet TCP/IP, Wi-Fi Direct®, two RS-232 and RS-485 serial ports

  • Dual port destinations for print and/or email of iQUBE²® alerts, iRite reporting or weight tickets

  • Four configurable data stream formats

  • FTP server for transfer of data to and from the 1280

  • Built-in web server for remote access, systems integration and data monitoring

  • Up to eight scales supporting five scale types:Analog load cell scales
    Total scales
    Serial scales
    Program scales
    iQUBE²® scales

  • Multi-range/interval weighing functions

  • Eight digital I/O for control and pulse count

  • 100 setpoints, 18 configurable setpoint types


AC voltages: 100-240 VAC; 50-60 Hz
DC voltages: 11-30 VDC
Consumption: 60W

Excitation Voltage:
10 ± 0.5 VDC
16 x 350Ω or 32 x 700Ω load cells per A/D card

Analog Signal Input Range:
-60 mV to 60 mV

Analog Signal Sensitivity:
0.3 μV/graduation minimum at 7.5 Hz–120 Hz
1.0 μV/graduation recommended

A/D Sample Rate:
7.5 to 960 Hz, software selectable

Internal: 8 million counts/8,000,000
Display: 1,000,000

System Linearity
± 0.01% full scale

Digital I/O:
Eight I/O channels on CPU board
Optional 24-channel I/O expansion boards

Communication Ports:
Port 1 & 2: Full duplex RS-232 with CTS/RTS,
Baud Rate: 1200 to 115200
Port 3: USB 2.0 Device (Micro)
Port 4: Bluetooth® SPP 2.1+EDR
USB Host: (2) Type A Connectors max 500 mA
Ethernet: Wired 10/100 Auto-MDX
Ethernet: Wireless 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

Selectable filters: Three stage, Adaptive or Damping
Embedded Linux® OS
8 GB eMMC (system use)
460 MB onboard database (SQLite) storage
Up to 32 GB micro SD card (sold separately)

Seven-inch, 800 x 480 pixel,
TFT graphical color, 500 or 1,000 NIT
Twelve-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel,
TFT graphical color, 1,500 NIT

22-key membrane panel, tactile buttons, on-screen keyboard for text and numeric entry, USB port for flash drive, keyboard and printer

Temperature Range:
Certified: 14°F to 104°F (-10°C to 40˚C)
Operating: -4°F to 131°F (-20°C to 55˚C)

Universal enclosure: 11 lb (4.9 kg)
Panel mount enclosure: 8 lb (3.6 kg)
Wall mount enclosure: 23 lb (10.4 kg)
Panel mount 7 in touch-only: 7 lb (3.1 kg)
Panel mount 12 in touch-only: 10 lb (4.5 kg)

Stainless steel 304 enclosure
Universal: IP69K
Wall mount: IP66
Panel mount: IP69K, NEMA Type 4X and 12

Two-year limited warranty

EMC Immunity:
EN 50082 Part 2 IEC
EN 61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11

NTEP CC 15-001/Class III/IIIL 10,000d
Measurement Canada AM-5980C,
Class III/III HD 10,000d
OIML R76/2006-NL1-16.04
Class III/IIII 10,000d
EU Test Certificate TC8596
UL/cUL Listed (universal, wall mount)
UL/cUL Recognized (panel mount)
CE Marked

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