PAX-DP Strain Gauge Amplifiers

Dual Channel Process Meter

About the PAX-DP Strain Gauge Amplifiers

The PAX-DP Dual Process Input Meter offers many features and performance capabilities to suit a wide range of industrial applications. Available in two models, AC or DC power, the meter has the capability to accept two, 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 10 VDC input signals. Each input signal can be independently scaled and displayed. In addition, a math function can be performed on the two signals, C + A + B, C - A - B, C + A - B, AB / C, CA / B, or C (A / B - 1). Any of the three meter values can have Alarms, Comms, and/or a Retransmitted Analog Output capability by simply adding optional cards. The optional plug-in output cards allow the opportunity to configure the meter for current applications, while providing easy upgrades for future needs.

The update rate of the meter is user selectable. This will help in those applications where a quick response from the meter is of the utmost importance. The rate can be adjusted from eight selections with a minimum of 5 updates/second to a maximum of 105 updates/second.

The meters employ a bright 0.56" (14.2 mm) red sunlight readable LED display. 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 operations.

The meter has 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. The standard output is in Modbus Protocol. Any of the following option cards, RS232, RS485, DeviceNet, or Profibus can be used with the meter. 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.

A linear DC output signal is available as an optional Plug-in card. The card provides either 20 mA or 10 V signals. The output can be scaled independent of the input range and can track either the input, totalizer, max/min readings, or math calculation value. Once the meters have been initially configured, the parameter list may be locked out from further modification in its entirety or only the setpoint values can be made accessible.

The meters have been specifically designed for harsh industrial environments. With NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed bezel and extensive testing of noise effects to CE requirements, the meter provides a tough yet reliable application solution.

 

Key features PAX-DP

  • Accepts two 4 - 20 mA or 0 - 10 VDC input signals
  • Programmable A/D conversion rate, 5 ... 105 readings per second
  • 5-digit 0.56" red sunlight readable display
  • Variable intensity display
  • Linearization/square root extraction input range
  • Programmable function keys/user inputs
  • 9 digit totalizer (integrator) with batching
  • Optional custom units overlay w/backlight
  • Four setpoint alarm outputs (w/option card)
  • Communication and bus capabilities w/option card)
  • Retransmitted analog output (w/option card)
  • IP65 sealed front bezel
  • PC software available for meter configuration

Specifications

Supply Voltage
85-250 VAC 50/60 Hz; 11-36 VDC
Configuration
Enclosure for control panel mounting
Dimens. [mm]
97 x 50 x 104
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