Starting from May 1st 2018, P6000A rate meter will be discontinued. Looking for a possible substitute, please contact your local customer engineering for details.
its base configuration, the P6000A is a microprocessor-based,
6-digit, 1/8 DIN counter which can be configured by front-panel keys
or by a personal computer as a frequency meter/tachometer, frequency-ratio
meter, period/period- average meter, time-interval/time-interval-average
meter or totalizer. It combines these five operating modes with ease
of setup, wide dynamic range, six-figure crystal-based accuracy, and
With the addition
of an optional analog-to-frequency signal conditioner, the P6000A
can become a software-scalable process meter with two setpoints and
exceptionally wide zero offset capability. It can also become a 6-digit
analog integrating totalizer.
provides a five-key front panel, which can be used to select mode
of operation, scale factor, zero offset and two setpoints for ON/OFF
control or alarm. Setup parameters can be saved in non-volatile memory
with four levels of front-panel lockout for program security. In addition,
the P6000A can be programmed via RS-232. It can also report
its own setup data and transmit ongoing readings and alarm status
via RS-232 or 20 mA ASCII current loop. Modem support is built in
for remote operation.
FLEXIBLE SIGNAL CONDITIONING
non-isolated TTL/5 V CMOS-level input channels with protection to
25 V dc are standard and can accommodate frequencies up to 7 MHz.
The inputs can be tied to contact closures by using a spare flip-flop
available at the connector for debounce. They can also be tied to
sensors with an open-collector NPN or PNP output if these are powered
externally. Contact closures require an external 20 kOhm pull-up resistor.
PNP sensors require an external 1 kOhm pull-down resistor.
1 & 2. ISOLATED SIGNAL CONDITIONER WITH
This almost universal signal conditioner is available in single- or
dual-channel versions. It provides sensor excitation output plus AC
or DC coupling, signal isolation to 350 Vp, and jumper-selectable
low-pass filtering, debounce time and hysteresis. It allows the P6000A
to be tied directly to passive magnetic pickups with output down to
±10 mV, to AC line voltages up to 240 V rms, and to NPN, PNP,
NAMUR or contact-closure sensors all with a high degree of input protection.
SIGNAL CONDITIONER WITH EXCITATION OUTPUT
This is an economical single-channel non-isolated signal conditioner
which supplies power up to 16 V at 25 mA for direct 3-wire connection
to NPN sensors, or 2-wire connection to NAMUR sensors (<1 mA ON,
>3 mA OFF) and contact closures. It can also be used with magnetic
pickups and other active voltage sources from 0 to 200 mV up to 60
P6000A measures frequency or period by counting the number
of 11.059 MHz clock pulses during an actual gate time t, which
corresponds to an intergral number of signal periods N. This technique
allows high-accuracy low-frequency measurements. Frequency is
calculated from N/t, period from t/N.
ANALOG-TO-FREQUENCY SIGNAL CONDITIONER
This signal conditioner accepts 4-20 mA, 0-5 V or 0-10 V analog signals
and turns the P6000A into a process meter with isolated input,
6-digit scale and offset capability, two setpoints and RS-232. It
also allows the P6000A to serve as an analog integrating totalizer,
for instance to display volume based on the 4-20 mA signal from a