PD8-6081 ProtEX-MAX Explosion-Proof Feet & Inches Modbus Scanner with Dual Analog Inputs


The ProtEX-MAX™ PD8-6081 feet & inches Modbus® scanner offers all the functionality of the ProVu PD6081 as a fully FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEx approved explosion-proof product. It displays level information on a specially designed feet & inches display, instead of the usual decimal format. It is the ideal display for hazardous areas with Modbus level or multivariable transmitters and is capable of scanning up to 16 Modbus process variables. Its unique feet & inches upper LED display can indicate up to 99 feet, 11 and 15/16 inches. The 6-digit lower display can indicate units, tags, or other variables such as volume, temperature, or density. The PD8-6081 also has dual analog inputs, for integrating traditional 4-20 mA or voltage inputs in the display scanning. The scanner can be setup as a Modbus master, slave, or snooper. Various math functions may be applied to the analog or Modbus inputs, such as addition, difference, average, and ratio. The PD8-6081 includes a 24 VDC power supply to drive the transmitter and can be equipped with up to four internal relays and two 4-20 mA outputs. It can be programmed and operated without opening the housing by using the built-in SafeTouch® through-glass buttons.

Quick Overview

  • Input: Modbus with five-wire RS-485 for up to 16 Modbus process variables; two analog inputs, each separately field selectabe;
    0-20 mA, 4-20 mA; ±10 VDC (0-5, 1-5, 0-10 V); Modbus PV (slave)
  • Display: Dual-line 6-digit, 0.60" (15 mm) & 0.46" (12 mm). Upper feet and inches display: Up to 99 ft, 11 and 15/16 inches.
  • Case: Smooth die-cast aluminum explosion-proof
  • Power: 85-265 VAC or 12-24 VDC option
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to 65°C


  • SunBright Display Standard
  • Display level in feet and inches
  • Modbus RTU master, slave, or snooper mode with RS-485 serial communications
  • Master mode to can up to 16 Modbus PVs from Modbus level or multivariable transmitters
  • Snooper mode to scan up to 16 Modbus PVs polled by a different Modbus master
  • Up to four math channels for addition, difference, average, ratio & more
  • SafeTouch® through-glass button programming
  • Isolated 24 VDC @ 25 mA transmitter power supply
  • 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-5 V, 1-5 V, and ±10 V inputs
  • Onboard USB and ScanView programming software
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