PD8-6100 ProtEX-MAX Explosion-Proof Strain Gauge, Load Cell & mV Meter

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The ProtEX-MAXTM PD8-6100 offers all the functionality of the ProVu PD6100 as a fully FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx approved explosion-proof product. It accepts strain gauge & load cell inputs and mV signals up to 300 mV (unipolar) and ± 250 mV (bipolar) for weight and force measurement applications. The PD8-6100 strain gauge meter's dual-line display and powerful dual-scale capability allows the measurement to be displayed in two different units of measure. Another use for the PD8-6100's dual-lines is to simply display the units of measure on the bottom line. SafeTouch® through-glass buttons allow for access to zero, tare, and other functions without the need to remove the enclosure cover. The PD8-6100 includes a 24 VDC power supply to drive the sensors and can be equipped with up to four internal relays and two 4-20 mA outputs.

Quick Overview

  • Input: 0-10, 0-20, ±10, ±20, ±100, ±200 mV; Modbus PV (slave)
  • Display: Dual-line 6-digit, 0.60" (15 mm) & 0.46" (12 mm)
  • Case: Smooth die-cast aluminum explosion-proof
  • Power: 85-265 VAC or 12-24 VDC option
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 65°C

Features

  • SunBright Display Standard
  • Selectable 5 or 10 VDC excitation power supply
  • Capture or programmable tare feature
  • Ratiometric operation
  • Dual-scale feature - single input
  • Rounding function 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100
  • Auto-zero feature eliminates zero drift
  • SafeTouch® through-glass button programming
  • Modbus RS-485 serial communications
  • Flanges for wall or pipe mounting
  • Isolated 24 VDC @ 25 mA transmitter power supply
  • Onboard USB and MeterView® Pro programming software
 
Specifications

General

Display:Upper display: 0.60" (15 mm) high. Lower display: 0.46" (12 mm) high. Both are 6 digits (-99999 to 999999), red LEDs.
Display Intensity: Eight intensity levels
Display Update Rate: 5/second (200 ms)
Overrange: Display flashes 999999
Underrange: Display flashes -99999
Display Assignment: The upper and lower displays may be assigned to PV1, PV2, PCT (percent), max/min, alternate max & min, set points, units (lower display only), or Modbus input.
Programming Methods: Four through-glass SafeTouch buttons, four mechanical buttons behind glass, digital inputs, PC and MeterView Pro software, or Modbus registers.
F4 Digital Input Contacts: 3.3 VDC on contact. Connect normally open contacts across F4 to COM.
F4 Digital Input Logic Levels: Logic High: 3 to 5 VDC; Logic Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC
Noise filter: Programmable from 2 to 199 (0 will disable filter)
Filter Bypass: Programmable from 0.1 to 99.9% of calibrated span
Recalibration: Calibrated at the factory. Recalibration is recommended at least every 12 months.
Max/Min Display: Max / min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off.
Password: Three programmable passwords restrict modification of programmed settings.
Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings are stored in nonvolatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost.
Input Power Options: 85-265 VAC 50/60 Hz, 90-265 VDC, 20 W max, or optional model with 12-24 VDC ±10%, 15 W max.
Fuse: Required external fuse: UL Recognized, 5 A max, slow blow; up to 6 meters may share one 5 A fuse.
Isolated Sensor Power Supply: Terminals Ex+ & Ex-: 10 VDC or 5 VDC ± 10%. Rated @ 350 mA max.
Note: Do not use 24 VDC to power strain gauge bridge
Normal Mode Rejection: Greater than 60 dB at 50/60 Hz
Isolation: 4 kV input/output-to-power line. 500 V input-to-output or output-to-P+ supply.
Overvoltage Category: Installation Overvoltage Category II: Local level with smaller transient overvoltages than Installation Overvoltage Category III.
Environmental:
T6 Class operating temperature range Ta = -40 to 60°C
T5 Class operating temperature range Ta = -40 to 65°C
Max Power Dissipation: Maximum power dissipation limited to 15.1 W. See PD8 instruction manual for additional details.
Connections: Removable screw terminal blocks accept 12 to 22 AWG wire, RJ45 for external relays, digital I/O, and serial communication adapters.
Enclosure: Explosion-proof die cast aluminum with glass window, corrosion resistant epoxy coating, color: blue. NEMA 4X, 7, & 9, IP68. Default conduit connections: Four ¾" NPT threaded conduit openings and two ¾" NPT metal conduit plugs with 12 mm hex key fitting installed. Additional conduit opening configurations may be available; verify quantity and sizes on specific device labeling during installation.
Mounting: Four slotted flanges for wall mounting or NPS 1½" to 2½" or DN 40 to 65 mm pipe mounting
Dimensions: 6.42" x 7.97" x 8.47" (W x H x D) (163 mm x 202 mm x 215 mm)
Weight: 16.0 lbs (7.26 kg)
Warranty: 3 years parts & labor
USB Connection: Compatibility: USB 2.0 Standard, Compliant
   Connector Type: Micro-B receptacle
   Cable: USB A Male to Micro-B Cable
   Driver: Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000, Server 2003/2008, XP 32/64-Bit,
   Vista 32/64-Bit, Windows 7 32/64-Bit, Windows 10 32/64-Bit
   Power: USB Port

 

Strain Gauge Input

Inputs: Field selectable: 0-15, 0-30, 0-150, 0-300 mV, ±15, ±25, ±150, ±250 mV, or Modbus PV (Slave)
Accuracy: ±0.03% of calibrated span ±1 count
Temperature Drift: 0.002% of calibrated span/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.005% of calibrated span/°C max from -30 to 0°C ambient
Function: Linear with multi-point linearization
Low-Flow Cutoff: 0-999999 (0 disables cutoff function)
Decimal Point: Up to five decimal places or none: d.ddddd, dd.dddd, ddd.ddd, dddd.dd, ddddd.d, or dddddd.
Calibration Range:

Input Range Minimum Span Input 1 & Input 2
15 mV 0.2 mV
25 mV, 30 mV 0.4 mV
150 mV 2.0 mV
250 mV, 300 mV 4.0 mV

An Error message will appear if the input 1 and input 2 signals are too close together.
Input Impedance: Voltage ranges: greater than 1 MΩ.

 

Relays

Rating: 2 or 4 SPDT (Form C) internal and/or 4 SPST (Form A) external; rated 3 A @ 30 VDC and 125/250 VAC resistive load; 1/14 HP (≈ 50 watts) @ 125/250 VAC for inductive loads such as contactors, solenoids, etc.
Noise Suppression: Noise suppression is recommended for each relay contact switching inductive loads.
Deadband: 0-100% of span, user programmable
High or Low Alarm: User may program any alarm for high or low trip point. Unused alarm LEDs and relays may be disabled (turned off).
Relay Operation: Automatic (non-latching), latching (requires manual acknowledge), sampling (based on time), pump alternation control (2 to 8 relays), Off (disable unused relays and enable interlock feature, manual on/off control mode).
Relay Reset: User selectable via front panel buttons or digital inputs.
   1. Automatic reset only (non-latching), when input passes the reset point.
   2. Automatic + manual reset at any time (non-latching).
   3. Manual reset only, at any time (latching).
   4. Manual reset only after alarm condition has cleared (latching).
Note: Front panel button or digital input may be assigned to acknowledge relays programmed for manual reset.
Time Delay: 0 to 999.9 seconds, on & off relay time delays. Programmable and independent for each relay.
Fail-Safe Operation: Programmable and independent for each relay.
Auto Initialization: When power is applied to the meter, relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter.

 

Serial Communications

Compatability: EIA-485
Connectors: Removable screw terminal connector
Max Distance: 3,937' (1,200 m) max
Status Indication: Separate LEDs for Power (P), Transmit (TX), and Receive (RX)
Protocol: Modbus® RTU (Slave Only)
Meter Address/Slave ID: 1 - 247
Baud Rate: 300 - 19,200 bps
Transmit Time Delay: Programmable between 0 and 199 ms or transmitter always on for RS-422 communication
Data: 8 bit (1 start bit, 1 or 2 stop bits)
Parity: Even, odd, or none with 1 or 2 stop bits
Byte-to-Byte Timeout: 0.01 - 2.54 seconds
Turn Around Delay: Less than 2 ms (fixed)
Note: Refer to the ProVu Modbus Register Tables for details

 

Isolated 4-20 mA Transmitter Output

Output Source: Process variable (PV), max, min, set points 1-8, manual control setting, or Modbus input
Scaling Range: 1.000 to 23.000 mA for any display range
Calibration: Factory calibrated: 4.000 to 20.000 = 4-20 mA output
Analog Output Programming: 23.000 mA maximum for all parameters:
Overrange, underrange, max, min, and break
Accuracy: ± 0.1% of span ± 0.004 mA
Temperature Drift: 0.4 µA/°C max from 0 to 65°C ambient, 0.8 µA/°C max from -40 to 0°C ambient
Note: Analog output drift is separate from input drift.
Isolated Transmitter Power Supply: Terminals I+ & R: 24 VDC ± 10%. Isolated from the input at >500 V. May be used to power the 4-20 mA output or other devices (except load cell/strain gauge). All models @ 25 mA max.
External Loop Power Supply: 35 VDC maximum
Output Loop Resistance:

Power supply Minimum Maximum
24 VDC 10Ω 700Ω
35 VDC (external) 100Ω 1200Ω

 

Digital Inputs and Outputs

Channels: 4 digital inputs & 4 digital outputs per module
System: One expansion module may be added for a total of 8 inputs & 8 outputs
Note: The jumper located between the RJ45 connectors must be removed on the expansion module.
Digital Input Logic: High: 3 to 5 VDC; Low: 0 to 1.25 VDC
Digital Output Logic: High: 3.1 to 3.3 VDC; Low: 0 to 0.4 VD
Source Current: 10 mA maximum output current
Sink Current: 1.5 mA minimum input current
+5 V Terminal: To be used as pull-up for digital inputs only. Connect normally open pushbuttons across +5 V & DI 1-4. Warning: DO NOT use +5 V terminal (pin 1) to power external devices.
Function Assignment: The on-board digital inputs (1-4) are designed to mimic the behavior of the front panel buttons (Menu, F1, F2, & F3). If you wish to change their behavior, re-assign F1-F3 to the desired function, then change the corresponding digital input to match.

4-Relay Expansion Module

Relays: Four Form A (SPST) rated 3 A @ 30 VDC and 125/250 VAC resistive load; 1/14 HP (approx. 50 watts) @ 125/250 VAC for inductive loads.

Product Ratings and Approvals

FM Enclosure: Type 4X; IP66
   Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D
   Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
   Class III, Division 1, T5/T6
   Class I, Zone 1, AEx d, IIC Gb T5/T6
   Zone 21, AEx tb IIIC T90°C; Ta -40°C to +65°C
   T6 Ta = -40°C to +60°C; T5 Ta = -40°C to +65°C
   Certificate Number: 3047283
CSA: Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D
   Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
   Class III, Division 1
   Class I Zone 1 Ex d IIC
   Zone 21 Ex tb IIIC T90°C
   -40°C < Tamb. < +60° C; Temperature Code T6
   -40°C < Tamb. < +65° C; Temperature Code T5
   Enclosure Type 4X & IP66
   Certificate Number: 2531731
ATEX: II 2 G D    Ex d IIC T* Gb
   Ex tb IIIC T90°C Db IP68
   Ta = -40°C to +*°C
   *T6 = -40°C to +60°C
   *T5 = -40°C to +65°C
   Certificate number: Sira 12ATEX1182
IECEx: Ex d IIC T* Gb
   Ex tb IIIC T90°C Db IP68
   Ta = -40°C to +*°C
   *T6 = -40°C to +60°C
   *T5 = -40°C to +65°C
   Certificate Number: IECEx SIR 12.0073

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