Scale Data Management


  • Eliminate data errors between your scales and financial software packages
  • Operate your scale remotely—within your network
  • Manage scale database items from your PC
  • Reduces operational costs and saves time
  • Enables paperless scale transactions
  • Near real time scale data collection
  • Never lose a ticket again
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to use

Industry Applications

  • Commercial scale transactions
  • Production scale data
  • Batching system performance
  • Filling system performance


  • Local PC, single site
  • Multi-site
  • Networked
  • Cloud based
  • Enterprise wide
  • Email and/or text transactions
  • Eliminate multi part tickets
Scale Data Management

More About Scale Data Management

The S1280 automatically and permanently records scale transactions (“tickets”) to your local computer. Once recorded, your data is easily accessible and redistributed. Experience the power of the S1280 locally at your computer, regionally within your network, or globally in the cloud. Download the brochure for more information.

S1280 Adapter Frequently Asked Questions

The S1280 is a software adapter (or add on) that reads transactional data from a Rice Lake 1280 indicator and deposits that data into a MySQL database on a computer attached to the same network as the indicator. The data is read by the “adapter” and provides a near real time log.

The user can import a “snapshot” of current data from the MySQL database using the MySQL plug in for Excel. The data is then available for analysis, reporting, redistribution or importing into other software applications. Sorting functions are automatically included on the top row for each column of data and importing can be specified by date and time to reduce the amount of data shown on a single Excel sheet. Watch the video to learn more.

A Yes. The S1280 Adapter can be installed on a single computer and have a one-to-one relationship with the indicator, or multiple computers can access the MySQL database when the database resides on a network server. Data from multiple indicators can also be combined into one MySQL database.

Databases on the indicator contain dropdown selections such as ingredients and quantities for batch recipes, customer details and other options. These can be edited in Excel and uploaded back to the indicator. The transaction database on the indicator that contains “as made” batch log, date and time, measured weight, etc. cannot be uploaded back to the indicator. Therefore, a permanent record is maintained. Watch the video to learn more.

Proper credentials are needed to access the databases.

Whether you use a single or multiple RL1280 indicators, is used, all data is consolidated onto one computer and in one MySQL database. The host computer must have a network connection to all RL1280 indicators and the indicators must have static IP addresses. The host computer must have a static IP address as well, and any firewalls/routers must have the proper port open for that host. Remote access to the data is possible.


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