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New Single-Channel Load Cell Indicator Shows Precise Force and Weight


 June 8, 2021 - Morehouse Instrument Co. Inc.’s new PD6100 is an easy-to-use, single-channel load cell indicator that accepts direct strain gauge, load cell, or mV input and displays it in scaled engineering units.

Its two-line display and dual-scale capability allow measurements to be displayed in two units of measure. That function can be used for pressure and force, weight and piece count, feet and meters, and other units of measure.

The PD6100’s features include: bi-directional operation for tension or compression; a 1/8 DIN indicator with a NEMA 4X, IP65 front; a six-digit view of the process measurement; an auto-zero feature that eliminates drift over time; an easy to read Sunbright display; capture or programmable tare; a rounding function with 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 options; unipolar input ranges of 15, 30, 150, 300 mV; bipolar input ranges of ±15, ±25, ±150, ±250 mV ; selectable 5 or 10 VDC sensor excitation; and MeterView Pro software that connects directly to a PC to configure, monitor, and datalog the indicator.

The indicator can support 350-ohm load cells, making it ideal for multipoint weight measurement.


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