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Beef Stocker USA 2013 Survey of the Animal Identification Industry

Responding Company: Osborne Industries, Inc.
Survey Section: Scale Head



Osborne Industries, Inc.


Manufacture Scale Head:

NO. We do not use manufacture load bars, but do make the scale head weigh cells and weigh indicators.


Compatible Readers:

Unknown other than our own. 


Compatible Weigh Bars:

We have developed interface solutions for all commercially available weigh bars and load cells that we have encountered.


Hardware Required to Enable:

Many combinations of scale heads, load cell/weigh bars, and PC or handheld databases exist, and at this stage of market development, each usually requires a unique solution.  Costs are quoted for integration of each system as they are encountered.  No standard cost currently exists except for complete Osborne pre-engineered systems.



Power is typically supplied by a 24 VAC, 1 amp, AC/DC wall cube.  Battery power is also possible, i.e. with solar power trickle recharging


Added Features:

A wide range of functionality can be provided with our IFC (Intelligent Function Controller) which includes reading RFID inputs from two antennas, two load cells for weighing, and up to four on/off or proximity switch inputs.  

* The IFC can also store data and activate up to four functional outputs to controlled devices, based on programmed instructions, RFID reads, load cell outputs, and any of its four signal inputs.  

* The IFC is protected from high voltage by Osborne-designed protective devices that are very effective at shielding the equipment and data from lightning.  

* The IFC also has two communication channels, RS232 and RS485.  

* Power requirements are 24 VDC, which can be supplied by batteries or an Osborne-engineered AC/DC power supply.  

* The IFC is a full-featured reader with “work-horse” capabilities which can be custom configured to fully utilize identification for management purposes as well as data capture.  Its high reliability has been shown in continuous duty in many livestock applications for over five years.



KI-00B360 IFC ISO Reader Board with mount and double antenna input = $2,650.00



Our RFID-enabled equipment is available through a wide range of Osborne dealers throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and from inventory by direct contact with Osborne Customer Service at 1-800-255-0316. 

* Many scaling systems are custom designed to match the needs and geometry of use for specific customer applications, often using pre-owned parts of the system.  These custom-engineered systems are ordered by direct arrangement with Osborne Customer Service at 1-800-255-0316 and Osborne Engineering.


If NO, RFID Readers:





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