Fairbanks Scales Announces Integration of FB2558 Instrument and Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester

Weight and test information stored in transaction record and included in exported data

Kansas City, MO (January 28, 2019) – Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the United States and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces that its FB2558 instrument is now integrated with the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester. Users can obtain weight data from the scale and test information from the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester and place both on the scale ticket. The data is also stored in the transaction record and included in the exported transaction data.

The Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester is interfaced to the FB2558 instrument using a serial cable. The interface uses up to eight of the ten programmable prompts available with the standard FB2558. The new interface captures a variety of data from the Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester and populates these prompt fields. Available data fields include date, time, product, sample ID, moisture, and test weight, as well as temperature and serial number. Users can choose which data points to collect, based on specific application needs. Any prompt not used by the Perten interface can be used for other (non-Perten) data points.

No special software or cabling is required. Users will need an FB2558 instrument, serial cable (transmit, receive and ground), Perten AM 5200-A Grain Moisture Tester, and Perten USB single port serial adapter (P55.99.91). The interface is standard for all FB2558 instruments featuring rev 6.3 or higher software.


Founded in 1830, Fairbanks Scales has become the leader in the industrial weighing market by creating and manufacturing an unrivaled range of weighing equipment solutions. From bench, parcel, counting, floor, and truck scales to animal, railroad track, and a full range of specialty scales, Fairbanks Scales has a reputation for being the most agile and attentive industrial weighing partner in the business. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., the company is also uniquely positioned to provide services for non-weighing products based on its nationwide contingent of technicians who can provide preventive maintenance and consistent, reliable service. To request more information or to find the Fairbanks representative or authorized distributor nearest you, please call (800) 451-4107, or visit www.fairbanks.com.