ADW15 Strain Gauge Input Digital Indicator and Controller

The ADW15 range of products is very versatile offering many software and hardware variants, designed to meet specific application areas, whether these be weighing or force measurement.

These expanded configurations enable systems to be simplified, by using a single indicator, where otherwise it may have been necessary to use several instruments or even a PC with software.

The ADW15's flexibility makes it the first choice for many control system designers. Supporting products like PC software, printers, and sensors, means most customers can deal with a single supplier.

Output options include:-

Analogue voltage and current, Industry standard digital communications, Relays, Printer Drive.

Options and Accessories include:-

A fast (peak & trough) 10mS input version (FPT), Panel mounting or DIN rail mounting, Power Supplies for 115/230 V AC or 9-32V DC, Communications outputs for printer, PLC or PC.

The ADW15 can be supplied and calibrated with any of LCM Systems compatible sensors, and can be supplied on it's own or as part of a more complex system. Please contact LCM Systems technical department to discuss your application requirements.

  • 10V @ 150mA excitation with sense facility
  • 4½ digit display
  • Auto calibration
  • Auto zero (tare)
  • Fully programmable via keypad & communications port
  • High noise immunity
  • Isolated inputs and outputs
  • Peak hold
  • Programmable in flight compensation
  • Suitable for full bridge sensor with a sensitivity of ±0.5 to ±200mV/V

DC Analogue Outputs


Order code

0 to 10V V04  
4-20mA A03  

Other Information

Accuracy Typical ±0.08% of output, ± 0.08%FSD
Resolution As display resolution, max 15 bits
Calibration By 15-turn pre sets for gain and offset
Inversion By keypad value
Isolation ±130V RMS or DC max to analogue input or to any other port
Ranging Fully keypad scalable over desired display range

Communications Port


Order code

RS485/232 RS485 - For up to 32 instruments on 1 bus, 4 wire
RS232 ­ printer or direct connection to 1 device, 3 wire

Other Information

Baud rates 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600 (19200 MANTRABUS only)
Electrical isolation ±130V RMS or DC max to analogue input or any other port
Formats MODBUS RTU, MANTRABUS and printer output formats
Cable Length 1km (depending on baud rate)
The printer option utilises the communications board RS232 output. With the output drive for a printer offering a Time/Date stamp and log number together with the label of units of measure, or With the output drive for a log number only, together with label of units of measure. A wide range of printer may be connected.

Alarm/Control Outputs


Order code

SPCO 1 relay on SP1 R01
SPCO 2 relays on SP1& 2 R03

Other Information

Relays 230V at 5A AC resistive
Isolation ±130V RMS
Keypad Inversion, Delay Times, PID values and Time Proportioning

Power Supplies


240 220V-230V AC 50-60Hz 10W
110 110V-120V AC 50-60Hz 10W
12 &24V 9-32V DC 10W isolated

Mounting Type

Order code

Front Panel P
Din Rail Adaptor D

Communication Port CP Operation

All display data can be accessed via the communications port along with relay and EEPROM status. All user configurable data can be changed including EEPROM enable/disable and relay reset (address code cannot be changed).

Other Options & Accessories

20mA PC Communications Interface (IF25)
VisualLink PC SCADA Software

Base ADP15

Displays 7 segment LED 4.5 digit 10mm.3 x 3mm LED's 2 for relay status, 1 for program and hold indication.


4 membrane panel keys Scroll key to view/update parameter.
  Digit select key.
  Digit increment key.
  Reset key.
  Keypad disable by internal links behind front panel.
  Hold function by digit select key when in input mode.

Data Retention/Protection

Retention 10 years for set up values, minimum of 100,000 write cycle
  Protection of data and function(s)Watchdog timer giving repeat auto resets.
  Impending power detection and hold off.
  Keypad security and time out.

CE & Environmental

Storage temperature -20 to +70ºC
Operating temperature -10 to 50°C
Relative humidity 95% maximum non condensing
Safety/Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC


Case Dimensions DIN 72 x 72 x 163mm (excluding mounting terminal)
Case Material Grey Noryl, flame retardant
Weight 750 grams
Terminals 2.5mm, saddle field terminals
Accessibility All electronics removable through front panel leaving field wiring and case in situ.

adp15 drawing 1

To view the various input and output options available for the ADW15, please view the ADW15 product datasheet by clicking here.

  • Vessel/Silo weighing
  • Simple batch control
  • General force measurement
  • Machinery condition monitoring
  • Pump and motor torque control
  • Crane overload protection
  • Crane weighing

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