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GE
Sensing
Druck PC6-IDOS
Pressure calibrator (Bench/panel mount version)
User manual - K0354
A-8010 Graz, Riesstraße 146
Tel.: +43 316 40 28 05, Fax: 40 25 06
Sensorik
Messtechnik
H a n d e l s g e s e l l s c h a f t m . b . H .

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  • Page 1 Sensing Druck PC6-IDOS Pressure calibrator (Bench/panel mount version) User manual - K0354 Sensorik Messtechnik A-8010 Graz, Riesstraße 146 Tel.: +43 316 40 28 05, Fax: 40 25 06 H a n d e l s g e s e l l s c h a f t m . b . H .
  • Page 2 Publication K0354, Issue 1 Copyright © 2006 General Electric Company. All rights reserved. Trademarks All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS 1.7.3 Tare Value .......... 2.12 Power_Off ........... 1.7.4 Maximum/Minimum ......Cal-menu (menu 3) 1.7.5 Void leak test ........Welcome ( Indicator Note ) ...... 1.7.6 Switch Off .......... Span ........... Safety Warning ........... 1.7.7 Auto Switch Off ........History (overload, zero/span, ...)... Quick Reference (Keys, Activating functions, Exit, 1.7.8...
  • Page 4: Welcome ( Indicator Note )

    WELCOME This detailed operating manual will help you to become familiar with the many features of the PC6-IDOS Calibrator. The simple step by step instructions will quickly guide you through the procedures for using the calibrator and other items needed for accurately testing and calibrating numerous types of instruments.
  • Page 5: Safety Warning

    RECHARGEABLE Ni-MH BATTERIES Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly. May explode if damaged or disposed of in fire. DO NOT short-circuit. CAUTION: Use charger supplied by GE Sensing only. Ni-MH Page iii K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 6: Quick Reference (keys, Activating Functions, Exit, Menu Selection, Data Entry, Tare)

    QUICK REFERENCE Keys Menu Selection Press to turn PC6-IDOS on and off Pressure ON/OFF Display Press to access the menus MENU Press for Menu 1 MENU Press to accept functions or settings Press for Menu 2 MENU Press back to Pressure Display / MENU Press to move cursor up/left or increase values Calibration Menu (see page 33)
  • Page 7 SPECIFICATIONS Overload Pressure 15% FS Model Pressure Range Accuracy (FS) Resolution 6 Digits up to External Pressure Modules. See Appendix 1 for PC6-B-0.07-C -0.07 to 0.07 -1.0 0.05% EPM details. PC6-B-0.2-C -0.2 to 0.2 -3.0 to 3.0 0.05% Pressure Units bar, mbar, MPa, kPa, psi, kg/cm², atm, inH 0, PC6-B-0.35-C -0.35 to 0.35...
  • Page 8: Specifications Maintenance

    Clean the case with a moist, lint-free cloth and a weak detergent. Do not Pressure Media Water, Mineral Oil, Non-corrosive gases use solvents or abrasive materials. (for other media, contact GE). Do not do local repairs. Return the equipment to the Pressure Connection ‘quick-fit’ connector / 1/4”BSP or 1/4”NPT female manufacturer or an approved service agent.
  • Page 9: Description

    DESCRIPTION Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 10: Introduction

    1.0 Introduction PC6-IDOS Pressure Calibrator is a microprocessor controlled, precision instrument powered by an internal 6V rechargeable battery pack. It is portable and capable of accurate pressure measurement, voltage or current measurements and sourcing when calibrating transducers, pressure switches, etc. This section describes the equipment from an external viewpoint, allowing the user to become familiar with the various controls and connections provided.
  • Page 11: Connection Panels (front/rear)

    1.3 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Rear connection panel: (See Page 4, Fig 2) The LCD is a 16 character x 2 line alphanumeric LED COUPLING 1.4.2 ‘Quick Fit’ coupling. Pressure input backlit display which is capable of displaying special connections are made to 'Quick-fit' characters.
  • Page 12 Pressure / RS232 / Power connections Fig 1 Fig 2 Display. Front Connection Panel External Pressure Module Socket RS232 Communication See Note on page 3 Socket See Page 11 Druck PC6-IDOS PRESSURE INPUT RS232 +24V +10V SWITCH 9V DC (See Page 10 for V/mA...
  • Page 13: Functions (menu 1)

    FUNCTIONS (MENU 1) PRESSURE DISPLAY - Allows the user to operate the PC6-IDOS for pressure measurements. (Display Functions) Menu 1 Unit Selection of pressure unit. mbar millibar megapascals kilopascals pounds force per square inch kg/cm² kilograms force per square centimetre atmospheres nH O inches of water (at 4°C)
  • Page 14: Functions (menu 2)

    FUNCTIONS (MENU 2) SETTING MENU - To set user specific functions. (Set Functions) Menu 2 High Allow the user to set a High or Low Pressure Alarm Limit. (by using the increase/decrease facility above which an alarm sounds.) V / mA Measure Voltage / Current input settings for Converted Measurement.
  • Page 15 FUNCTIONS (MENU 2) Continued. Vout Switches the Power Supply outputs +10V & +24V ON or OFF Display Light Switches ON or OFF the LED back light. Resolution Selects low, normal or high resolution. Event Sets up the event status for RS232 output and for logging functions. Sets key driven output or logging.
  • Page 16: Functions (menu 3)

    FUNCTIONS (MENU 3) CAL MENU Menu 3 Span Allows user to set span. Continue Starts span calibration procedure. Exit Returns to Cal Menu. History Allows user to see overload and zero-span history. Displays period of time over which overload occurred. Overload Zero-Span Displays date last calibrated, last span set, range and overload value.
  • Page 17: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 18: Introduction

    1.5 Introduction The PC6-IDOS enables the user to carry out checks on pressure transducers, transmitters, pressure switches, pressure gauges and process indicators quickly and accurately. It is intended for use as a portable, on-site calibrator, used in close proximity with the equipment under test and without the need to remove the unit from its parent system.
  • Page 19: Switch Test

    MENU table below. Alternatively an RS232 communication cable the output. Once initiated, the output is repeated at the selected can be purchased from GE suitable for most RS232 time interval (see ‘Event' function, page 26 ) until the key is MENU applications as shown below.
  • Page 20: Messages & Parameters

    1.7 Messages & Parameters The PC6-IDOS registers pressure input at switch on after the initial start- 1.7.7 Auto Switch off The PC6-IDOS will automatically turn itself of up message. The pressure reading is displayed on the top line of the after a set period (See Page 31 for instructions) LCD (see Page 3).
  • Page 21: Connection Fault

    Note: The display contents can be printed out duri g display hold by 1.7.17 RS232 Output Format The output format is as follows: pressing the key. PRINT Time & date ( 23:13:30 08 1100) +LF 1.7.14 Connection Fault: display top line (16 characters ) + LF In voltage / current source mode, if the PC6-IDOS is unable to control the display lower line (16 characters ) + LF voltage/current output (e.g.
  • Page 22: How To Select Functions (menu 1)

    HOW TO SELECT FUNCTIONS (MENU 1) Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 23: Units

    1.8 Units 1.11 V/mA (procedures are the same unless otherwise stated) To change the units of pressure, proceed as follows: Two main options are available for ‘V’ and ‘mA’:- • Press the key once, then press key to choose ENTER MENU ZERO •...
  • Page 24 To output voltage or current: Note: NOT Available in Ramp or P-V / P-mA modes • Select ‘Source’ using the key and press the key. ENTER ZERO Three options become available; ‘Actual’, ‘Convert’ and ‘P V’ / mA. By pressing and holding the key again for more than MENU ENTER...
  • Page 25: Leak Test

    Repeat procedure for third number and press ENTER key. 1.12 Leak Test ZERO To carry out leak tests, proceed as follows: • Press the key once and scroll to the 'Leak' MENU function using the key. Press key to select. ENTER ZERO Now select the units of time measurement ( e.g.
  • Page 26: File (logged Files)

    1.13 File Date & Time This function allows the user to view, export, import and delete previously stored files. To use the filing system proceed as follows: • Switch the unit on. Pressure Data Complete Reading • Press the key once and scroll to 'File' using the MENU key and press ENTER...
  • Page 27 1.13 File (continued) 1.13.2 Export a file, proceed as follows: • Scroll the cursor using the key and select ‘Export' and press the key. ENTER ZERO • Select a file to export using the keys and The unit will then display: press the ENTER ZERO...
  • Page 28: Set-menu (menu 2)

    SET- MENU (MENU 2) Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 29: Alarm Settings 'high'/'low

    2.0 Alarm settings ‘High’/‘Low’ To set High or Low pressure warning limits proceed as follows: • Press the key to switch on the PC6-IDOS. ON/OFF • Select the 'Set' menu by pressing the key twice. MENU • Select 'High' or Low' by pressing the key and then press the key.
  • Page 30: V / Ma (measure Mode)

    2.1.2 FS (Full Scale): 2.1 V/mA (Measure mode) • From the setup menu select 'FS' using the key and The PC6-IDOS can measure voltage or current and simply then press the key. ENTER display it or convert it using the ‘Converted, Setup’ options ZERO •...
  • Page 31: V / Ma (source Mode)

    2.2 V/mA (Source mode) 2.2.2 Convert: To set up conversion factors for Zero, Full Scale or a user defined (Text) value. • Select ‘Zero’ by pressing the key. ENTER ZERO • Change the zero conversion values as required using the The second option for V and mA is ‘Source’...
  • Page 32 2.2.4.4.3 Dwell_Time • Select ‘Dwell_time with the key and press the ENTER key. 2.2.4 Setup: Sets the parameters for V / mA sourcing ZERO • Change the time if necessary using the ENTER ZERO keys.. 2.2.4.1 Status: • Select ‘Status’ using the key and press the ENTER key.
  • Page 33 Ramp Mode: Nudge Mode press and hold the key for 2 seconds (Not available in P to V / mA mode) MENU Ramp mode consists of two parts, a ramp and level. The Nudge increments are as follows: ‘Step’ and ‘Range’ (zero and full scale) determine the values for voltage / current at each of the levels (see Fig.4).
  • Page 34 2.3 V-out, Display Light These functions may be selected as follows: • Switch on PC6-IDOS. • Press the key twice to select the Set menu. MENU • Select the required function using the keys 2.5.1 Key: and then press the ENTER key.
  • Page 35 • As with the filename, define the record count and then 2.6 Log press the key when completed. MENU • Switch on PC6-IDOS. • If a file has already been set up with the same name • Press the key twice, scroll to and s elect 'Log' and MENU then the ‘Overwrite' option screen will be displayed.
  • Page 36 2.6 Log continued 2.6.3 Delete: • With the file now selected, use the key to To delete a logged file, proceed as follows: ENTER ZERO show the file contents in the sequence shown below. • Select ‘Delete' from the log menu using the key and then press the key.
  • Page 37 2.6 Log (continued) 2.7 RS232 2.6.4 Status: RS232 standard communication protocol is available on the Use this option to enable or disable logging function. PC6-IDOS. Select the RS232 functions as follows: • Select 'Status' from the log menu using the key and •...
  • Page 38 2.8 Date & Time 2.9 Language To select Date & Time proceed as follows: • Press the key twice. MENU MENU • Switch on PC6-IDOS. • Scroll to ‘Language’ using either arrow key and press • Press the key twice to select Set menu. key to select.
  • Page 39 For absolute transducers it is possible to adjust the pressure • Scroll to 'Port' using the key and press the ENTER ZERO reading at barometric pressure. This function should only be • Select a module using the keys and press the performed when there is access to a high accuracy barometer, key to activate.
  • Page 40 Should you wish to change zero or span settings at any time, the original calibration made at time of manufacture by GE will no longer apply. We therefore take no responsibility for any false or inaccurate readings that occur after any changes to span have been made. If the temperature of the pressure sensor is outside the range of 10 to 30 °C (50 to 86 °F) it will not be possible to perform the span operation.
  • Page 41 To access the Cal Menu, press all four top row buttons at the same scale point will be used for the subsequent zero/span. If three points time. A beep will accompany this action. Press the key three are chosen then, by default, a negative pressure value, a zero point MENU times.
  • Page 42 Once all the desired pressure points have been accepted the adjustment will be performed. The message “COMPLETED” will then be displayed. Press the key to finish and return to the MENU ‘Cal menu’. This displays the last pressure reading (from the previous screen) on the top line and on the second line you can set the corrected value.
  • Page 43 3.1 History: 3.1.4 Pressure Module Serial Number: • Press the key to view the sub-menus. • To view the serial number of the selected pressure module, move ENTER ZERO the cursor to “PM_S/No” and press the ENTER key. The accuracy 3.1.1 Overload: ZERO of the sensor will be displayed on the lower line.
  • Page 44 FLOWCHARTS Page 36 K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 45: Display Menu

    Menu 1 Tare Unit ON/OFF MENU display menu Exit Date Switch File Temp C Leak & Time Menu 2 Display High V-out ON/OFF MENU MENU light set menu Exit Resolution Power_Off Event Date Port RS232 Zero Language & Time Menu 3 ENTER Units History...
  • Page 46 Menu 1 sub-menu U nit & Leak Unit kg/cm mbar ENTER ZERO Exit inH O mmHg mmH O UNIT1 inHg mH O UNIT2 Leak Exit Start ENTER time ZERO ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Pressure ENTER Display ZERO ENTER ZERO sec/min/ 0 0 1 ENTER ENTER...
  • Page 47 Menu 1 V/mA sub-menu Status must be switched on to access source functions (Menu 2) Measure ENTER Source Exit ZERO ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ENTER ENTER Actual Actual Pressure ZERO ZERO Display Actual reading Actual reading shown in display shown in display Converted ENTER...
  • Page 48 Menu 1 sub-menu File File Export Import Delete ENTER Exit View ZERO ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO Stop Latest Latest File Exit Import ? File File ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO MENU First ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO File stop ?
  • Page 49 Menu 2 High & Low For setting negative values 10.5000 High ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO Edit next digit For setting negative values -10.5000 ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO Edit next digit Once finished editing, press the MENU Key to go back to Pressure Display Page 41 K0354, Iss.
  • Page 50 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Measure) Exit Source Measure ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Text Exit Root Zero ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ENTER ZERO Pressure Measure Z. Conv Measure FS Conv. ENTER ZERO Display 00.000 000.000...
  • Page 51 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Source - Range) Exit Measure Source ENTER ZERO Pressure Display ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Range Convert P to V/mA Setup Exit ENTER ZERO S.Range Z. Zero Change ENTER ENTER ENTER 00.000 ZERO ZERO ZERO Value? Change value as required MENU S.Range FS.
  • Page 52 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Source - Convert) Exit Measure Source ENTER ZERO Pressure Display ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Range Convert P to V/mA Setup Exit ENTER ZERO S.Con. Z. Conv. Zero Change ENTER ENTER ENTER 00.000 000.000 ZERO ZERO ZERO Value? Change values as required MENU...
  • Page 53 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Source - P to V / mA) Exit Measure Source ENTER ZERO Pressure Display ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Range Convert P to V/mA Setup Exit ENTER ZERO S.P V. Z. Conv. Zero ENTER Change ENTER ENTER ZERO 00.000 000.000 ZERO...
  • Page 54 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Source - Setup) Exit Measure Source ENTER Pressure ZERO Display ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Range Convert P to V/mA Setup Exit ENTER ZERO Status ENTER ZERO ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO Root ENTER ZERO ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO Step: Change...
  • Page 55 Menu 2 sub-menu V/mA (Source - Setup - Ramp) Ramp ENTER Status Rate Dwell_time Exit ZERO ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ENTER Ramp: Rate: Dwell_time: ZERO 1.00 V/sec 0 Sec ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO...
  • Page 56: Resolution

    Menu 2 sub-menu V-out, Display light, Resolution, Event & RS232. ENTER ENTER Display ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO V-out Pressure light Display Resolution Normal High ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Event Exit Timed ENTER ZERO Pressure Display ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO...
  • Page 57: Log

    Pressure ENTER display ZERO Menu 2 sub-menu Exit Status Export ENTER View Import Delete ZERO ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO Select File File Exists ? Last File File Exit Select File Status ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER...
  • Page 58: Date&time

    Menu 2 sub-menu Date&Time , Language, Zero , Port, Power_Off Language Exit Date&Time View ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO Set: nglish ZERO ZERO German Exit e.g. Pressure Menu Display ENTER ZERO Change Menu ‘ xit’ or Language? Finished ENTER 145625 151003...
  • Page 59: Span

    Menu 3 Span -menu History Span Language Units Exit ENTER ZERO Enter Password: ENTER ZERO Stop? ENTER Pressure Display ZERO ENTER ZERO Exit ENTER Continue For 3 calibration points, ZERO ENTER ZERO you will also be asked to ENTER ZERO MENU enter a negative pressure Warming up .
  • Page 60: Menu 3

    Menu 3 History -menu History Span Language Units Exit ENTER ZERO Exit ENTER ZERO PC6S/No PM_S/No Overload Span ENTER ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO ZERO Overload History Last Calibrated Ver2.XXx 22/11/01 IPM1789183 MENU MENU 0.0 secs 00/00/00 PC6-XXXX-XXXX Accuracy 0.025% ENTER ENTER ENTER...
  • Page 61: Menu 3

    Menu 3 Language -menu History Span Language Units Exit ENTER ZERO Special software utility is needed for exporting languages to PC6-IDOS CAL: Language (Contact Supplier) Downloading... Stop Import ? MENU Stop? es No ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO Completes import Page 53 K0354, Iss.
  • Page 62: Menu 3

    Menu 3 Units -menu History Span Language Units Exit ENTER ZERO Enter Password: ENTER ZERO ENTER ZERO Exit View Alter ENTER ENTER ENTER ZERO ZERO ZERO NB There are 2 user-defined units Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 63: External Pressure Module (epm)

    APPENDIX 1: External Pressure Module (EPM) Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 64 EXTERNAL PRESSURE MODULE (EPM) The EPM has been developed to work in conjunction with the PC6-IDOS Pressure Calibrator to provide additional pressure ranges without incurring the full cost of extra calibrators. For a full specification and a list of the available pressure ranges, refer to the datasheet.
  • Page 65 ITEM UNDER TEST EXTERNAL PRESSURE SOURCE Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 66: Calibration Procedures

    APPENDIX 2: Calibration Procedures Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 67 A.2.0 Calibration Procedures A.2.2 File View. Calibration Procedures are created with SiCal PRO. Please Select 'View' from the “File” menu (section 1.13.1, page 18) read this section in conjunction with the SiCal PRO literature. Choose either “data” or “Procedure” with the keys ENTER and press the...
  • Page 68: Panel Mount Dimensions

    APPENDIX 3: Panel Mount Dimensions Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 69 PANEL MOUNT DIMENSIONS 39 HP Druck PC6-IDOS +24V +10V SWITCH 3U x 42HP See page vi for ordering information. Page K0354, Iss. 1...
  • Page 70 INDEX memory errors ... 12 enter......iv menu selection.... iv safety warning..... iii EPM......v, 3, 10, 55 messages & parameters..12 serial number ..... 8, 33, 52 absolute ...... v, 34 event......26, 48 microprocessor.... vi set menu..... 20 accuracy....... v export ......
  • Page 71 Customer service Druck has joined other GE high-technology sensing businesses under a new name GE Sensing. Visit our Website: www.gesensing.com...

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