PAX-S Strain Gauge Input

DMS Strain Gauge with load cell, pressure and torque bridge input

About the PAX-S and PAX series

The PAX® Analog Panel Meters offer many features and performance capabilities to suit a wide range of industrial applications. Available in five different models to handle various analog inputs, including DC Voltage/Current, AC Voltage/Current, Process, Temperature, and Strain Gage Inputs. Refer to pages 4 through 6 for the details on the specific models. The optional plug-in output cards allow the opportunity to configure the meter for present applications, while providing easy upgrades for future needs.

The meters employ a bright 0.56" LED display. The unit is available with a red sunlight readable or a standard green LED. The intensity of display can be adjusted from dark room applications up to sunlight readable, making it ideal for viewing in bright light applications.

The meters provide a MAX and MIN reading memory with programmable capture time. The capture time is used to prevent detection of false max or min readings which may occur during start-up or unusual process events.The signal totalizer (integrator) can be used to compute a time-input product. This can be used to provide a readout of totalized flow, calculate service intervals of motors or pumps, etc. The totalizer can also accumulate batch weighing operations.

The meters have four setpoint outputs, implemented on Plug-in option cards. The Plug-in cards provide dual FORM-C relays (5A), quad FORM-A (3A), or either quad sinking or quad sourcing open collector logic outputs. The setpoint alarms can be configured to suit a variety of control and alarm requirements.Communication and Bus Capabilities are also available as option cards. These include RS232, RS485, Modbus, DeviceNet, and Profibus-DP. Readout values and setpoint alarm values can be controlled through the bus. Additionally, the meters have a feature that allows a remote computer to directly control the outputs of the meter. With an RS232 or RS485 card installed, it is possible to configure the meter using a Windows® based program. The configuration data can be saved to a file for later recall.

Key Features

  • Load cell, pressure and torque bridge input
  • Dual Range Input: ±24 mV OR ±240 mV
  • Selectable 5 VDC OR 10 VDC Bridge Excitation
  • Programmable Auto-Zero Tracking


Input Range
±24 mVDC / ±240 mVDC
Accuracy (18 to 28 °C)
0.02% of reading +3 µV / 0.02% of reading +30 µV
100 Mohm / 100 Mohm
Max. continuous overload
30V / 30V
1 µV / 10 µV
Connection type
4-wire bridge (differential) / 2-wire (single-ended)
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