The CAS CL-5000 Deli scale is a network enabled scale that prints price-embedded barcodes. When setup correctly, these barcodes may be used within Cash Register Express to scan weighed items for sale. Initial setup of the scale involves working from the scale keypad. Afterwards, a software called CL-Works is used to connect to the scale to create Product LookUp  (PLU) codes. PLU’s are product entries within the CL-5000.

Hardware identification and packaging:

The CL-5000 packaging includes the following:

  • CL-5000 scale and platter
  • Power cable
  • User’s Manual
  • CL-Works Software CD (free licensing)

POSNation includes additional items that are not part of the manufacturer’s packaging:

Network Interface Card (NIC) - installed on underside of the scale

Setup - Initial Scale Configuration and Network Connectivity:

I. Step 1 - Install NIC

     A. Disconnect power to scale
     B. Remove NIC cover plate (underside of scale)
     C. Insert NIC and reuse screw from blank
     D. Connect Ethernet cable to NIC, and other end to the same router or switch of the computer where CL-Works will be installed for programmin

II. Step 2 - Enable Scale Networking

     A. Power on scale
     B. Use the scale keypad to perform settings
     C. Key in 8000 and press the Menu key
     D. Blue LCD screen will prompt for password
     E. Enter the 1st password: 83419 and press the 'Print' key
     F. Blue LCD screen will prompt for password
     G. Enter the 2nd password: 000419 and press the 'Print' key again
     H. Press number 6 and you should see Parameter options
     I. Key in 900 and press the 'Print' key
     J. This is the Hardware Ethernet Settings
     K. Press 1 to set the scale to enable TCP/IP protocol
     L. Press the 'Save' key
     M. Press the 'X' key multiple times until scale returns to the normal weigh mode

III. Step 3 - Determine Network Settings for Scale

     A. Open command line on a computer connected to the same router or switch
     B. On the command line, run the ipconfig report by typing the following: Ipconfig (and press 'Enter')

          1.The response should include the following:

               a. IPv4 Address………………………. :

               b. Subnet Mask………………………. :

               c. Default Gateway...………………… :

     C. Take note of the IPv4 Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway

     D. The “IPv4 Address” listed is the IP address of the computer

     E. The scale must have a similar IP address, but the last number set (octet) must be different

     F. For example, if the computer has an IP address of, we could choose the IP address of for the scale

     G. The first 3 number groups must stay the same (192.168.0.XXX), but the last 3 digits may be different

     H. You may select any IP address  between and

     I. To test for availability of a specific IP Address, open the command line and type the following: ping

     J. A similar response to the following indicates the address is already in use, and you must try another:

          1. Reply from bytes 32 time=<1ms TTL=128

          2. Reply from bytes 32 time=<1ms TTL=128

          3. Reply from bytes 32 time=<1ms TTL=128

          4. Reply from bytes 32 time=<1ms TTL=128

     K. A similar response to the following response indicates that the IP address is available for use:

          1. Reply from Destination host unreachable.

          2. Reply from Destination host unreachable.

          3. Reply from Destination host unreachable.

          4. Reply from Destination host unreachable.

     L. Once an available IP address has been identified to be available, you may proceed to the next section

IV. Step 4 - Configure Scale Networking

     A. Use the scale keypad to perform the following steps
     B. Press 1 9 1 1 and then the “Menu” key to enter Configuration
     C. Set Service Type = 3 - Network Using cursor keys and number pad
     D. Press the “Save” key
     E. Press 2 to configure DHCP
     F. Set DHCP to Disable
     G. Press the “Save” key
     H. Press 3 to configure IP (Network) Settings
     I. The following display will appear (actual numbers may vary):

          1. Scale IP:

          2. Gateway:

          3. Subnet Mask:

     J. Use arrow keys to move cursor into position
     K. Use keypad to adjust settings as required
     L. Configure as follows (based on the example above)

          1. Scale IP: (Available IPv4 Address)

          2. Gateway: (Match the ipconfig report)

          3. Subnet Mask: (Match the ipconfig report)

     M. Press the “Save” key
     N. Scale will make series of beeps and reboot with new network settings
     O. Use command line on the computer to ping the IP address as described above
     P. IP address should now receive a response when the scale is properly configured
     Q. If possible, create a label for the front of each scale, showing the IP address for future reference
     R. Create labels affixed just below the keypad with the scale number and the static IP address if applicable
     S. Determine label type from quote. Reference label number from the CL5000 User Manual, beginning on page 183. The default label that comes in the unit is #10.
     T. Install labels into unit.
     U. Set label format: Code 1510
     V. Setup the assigned department for the scale (scales can only print labels from 1 department at a time): Code 1830
     W. Setup Date/Time: Code 1840

V-B. Step 5B - Activating Wireless Connection

A. Press 1911 and then press the MENU button
B. Press option 6 to Set WLAN Settings

1. Set appropriate SSID (the name of your router)

2. Change USE WEP to appropriate router encryption type

  • 0-No encryption
  • 1-WEP 64 bit encryption
  • 2-WEP 128 bit encryption
  • 3-WPA1 encryption
  • 4-WPA2 encryption

C. Change WEP KEY to the Password you use for your router

Note (If your SSID/Passwords are case sensitive you can use the SHIFT button to change your characters to lower case.)

V. Step 5 - CL-Works Setup

     A. Install CL-Works from hard drive (C:POSNationScalesCAS CL-5000CL Works) or disk
     B. Run CL-Works
     C. From the Menu, Go To: Tool(T)>Configuration
     D. Communication Select = TCP/IP
     E. Click Yes and restart software
     F. ID of Scale = Name
     G. Click Scan to list scales on the network
     H. Click on a scale to select it
     I. Click Edit and add a name to the scale to describe its location or function
     J. Click Save
     K. Use this method to name all scales
     L. Click the “Field Select” Tab
     M. Make sure the following fields are selected:

          1. Department No

          2. PLU No

          3. PLU Type

          4. ItemCode

          5. Name

          6. Price

     N. Select other fields as desired
     O. Save Settings (floppy disk icon, or File>Save)

VI. Step 6 - CL-Works Programming

     A. Click the “PLU” icon in CL-Works to begin adding PLU’s
     B. Click  “Add” to create test items in default department
     C. Double click on the field to change the following pieces of info:

          1. Department = DEPT1

          2. PLU (Unique Number Up To 5 Digits) = 1

          3. Item Number (Unique 4 Digit Number) = 1234

          4. Price (As Charged Per Weight) = 1.00 / LB

          5. Name  = Deli Roast Beef

     D. Save Settings (floppy disk icon, or File>Save) when finished adding items
     E. Click “Transfer>PC to Scale” to send the programmed items to the scale
     F. All changes made in CL-Works must be passed to the scale in this manner
     G. Key in the PLU number (1) and press the “PLU” key to call up the item
     H. Place a weight on the scale
     I. Press the “PRT” button to then print them item on the label
     J. Label is called “Price-Embedded”, and should have the following format: “0201234C$$$$C”
     K. “020” queues CRE that the barcode is “price-embedded”
     L. "1234" represents the Item Number
     M. “C” represents a check digit place holder
     N. “$$$$” indicates a place holder for the pricing on the label
     O. The money format is limited to only 4 characters (maximum of $99.99)
     P. It may take 3 label prints until the scale has initially calibrated and prints properly
     Q. If the barcode prints off the side of the page, you may need to adjust the label roll that is installed
     R. After all programming is completed backup the scale PLU data by going to File>Export, and exporting the data as a spreadsheet  onto a thumb drive

VII. Step 7 - CRE Configuration

     A. Open CRE and login
     B. Go to Options>Setup>Setup Screen
     C. Click the “Scale” button on bottom right of screen
     D. Select Activate, Done, Update
     E. Go to Administrative>Inventory Maintenance>Add Item
     F. Select Standard Item
     G. Select a Department
     H. For the Item Number, it must be the same as the Item Number in CL-Works with “20”as a prefix
     I. For our example, Item Number = 201234
     J. Create Item Name
     K. Set the Price the same as within CL-Works
     L. Uncheck “Count this Item”
     M. Set  Unit Type to “OZ” or “LB” as applicable for the item
     N. Click “Additional Info” Tab
     O. Set “Scale Item Type” =  Barcoded
     P. Click Save


I. Open CRE and login

II. Scan Price Embedded barcode from the CL-5000

III. Verify correct item number, weight units, and pricing are correct

Important Setup Notes:

  • Certificate of Conformance
  • Scale must power on 30 minutes before use for thermal print head to warm up
  • Printer stores PLU data in volatile memory onboard
  • Scale must power on for approximately 24 hours before it can retain memory of programming the first time
  • Price embedded in barcode will override the price configured in CRE
  • Mismatched pricing between scale and CRE will cause miscalculation of weight units instead of price
  • Price mismatch by a very large factor will begin to affect pricing in CRE
  • Pricing changes must be performed in CL-Works, as well as CRE
  • Label format can be globally assigned for situations where only 1 format is being used. When multiple formats are being used, format must be assigned to the PLU itself. In this case, the global label format must be disabled, and the label format must be keyed in as part of the PLU entry in CL-Works
  • Scales may be setup in a self-serve kiosk mode using quick keys for customer input.
  • Prepack mode allows the back room packer to not have to press the print key for the label to print off, saving time and repetitive motion.
  • When creating quantity based items instead of weight based items, the override key allows you to change
  • The CL-5000 scale has onboard memory to hold a list of departments and PLU’s
  • Memory has a capacity of 3000 PLU’s
  • Each CL-5000 may be statically configured to  read from only 1 department at a time
  • PLU’s may all be stored under 1 department for simplicity
  • Otherwise, departments may be created for each individual scale, so that the department name relates to the function of the scale (i.e. PrePack, Seafood, Deli, etc)

Common Problems:

I. Scale will not print labels when very light items are weighed.
Solution – The Minimum Weight Configuration setting may disable very light items from reading on the scale. This setting may be disabled with the following procedure.
     A. Press “Menu” key
     B. Press “Zero” key
     C. Enter password: 000419 and press the Print key
     D. Enter 594 and press the Print key
     E. Press “1” to change the configuration setting to “Y” for yes
     F. Press the Print key to save settings
     G. Press the Esc key until you are back to the main screen
     H. You should now be able to weigh and print very light items