Precision Digital Corp. - PRODUCT NEWS
PRECISION DIGITAL'S NEW SUPER SNOOPER MODBUS® SCANNERS
FEATURE 1/8 DIN OR EXPLOSION-PROOF ENCLOSURES
ProVu® PD-6080 Series 1/8 DIN Modbus Scanners;
ProtEX®-MAX Explosion-Proof PD8-6080 Series Modbus Scanners
Precision Digital, global leader in digital panel meters and control instrumentation, today announced the Super Snooper line of Modbus® scanners, including the ProVu® PD6080 Series of 1/8 DIN digital panel meters and the ProtEX®-MAX PD8-6080 Series of
explosion-proof scanners. The Super Snooper scanners can be set up as Modbus
RTU Masters, Slaves, or Snoopers, monitoring multiple Modbus devices for up
to 16 process variables, including level, interface level, density, and
temperature. The meters also provide two independently programmed analog
inputs and an array of math functions for sum, difference, average, and
The ProVu PD6080 Series Super Snoopers are NEMA 4X 1/8 DIN panel indicators
with bright, easy to read digits. The PD6080 and PD6081 include dual analog
inputs and an RS-485 serial communications module, allowing integration of
existing 4-20 mA transmitters and Modbus devices on the same display. The
PD6088 and PD6089 include on-board RS-485 serial communications and no
analog inputs. The PD6081 and PD6089 have a unique feet and inches display,
ideal for level applications.
The ProtEX-MAX PD8-6080 Super Snooper scanners are housed in explosion-proof
enclosures for use in hazardous areas. SafeTouch®, through-glass buttons
provide accessibility to the front buttons without removing the enclosure
cover. The entire product carries FM, CSA, ATEX, and IECEX approvals for use
in hazardous area applications.
"Most Modbus scanners are dated technology in the form of low-level software
packages or DIN rail devices with no display," said Jeffrey Peters,
President of Precision Digital Corp. "The Super Snooper scanners integrate
sophisticated packet sniffing capabilities with industry standard packaging
-- 1/8 DIN housing that meets NEMA 4X specifications or explosion-proof
enclosures for hazardous areas. With the ability to poll up to 16 process
variables, a single Super Snooper can replace an entire control panel's
worth of instruments."
The Super Snooper scanners can be easily integrated into an existing Modbus
network. Remote displays can be added without making changes to other Modbus
devices. In Master mode, the Super Snoopers are Modbus masters, polling
slave devices for the process variables. In Snooper mode, the devices
display any process variable being polled on the bus. All the process
variables are clearly labeled with a custom tag and unit.
Each scanner is provided with RS-485 Modbus RTU serial communications
standard. Options include up to four (4) relays, a 4-20 mA analog output,
and dual 24 VDC power supplies. Expansion modules for the 1/8 DIN models add
an additional four (4) relays, two (2) 4-20 mA outputs, and eight (8)
Availability & Pricing
The ProVu® PD6080 Series and ProtEX-MAX PD8-6080 Series are both available
now. Prices start at $559 for ProVu and $1698 for ProtEX-MAX.
ProVu PD6080, PD6081 data sheet: www.predig.com/PD6080/index.php
ProVu PD6088, PD6089 data sheet: www.predig.com/PD6088/index.php
ProtEX-MAX PD8-6080 data sheet: www.predig.com/PD8-6080/index.php
About Precision Digital Corp.
Established in 1974, Precision Digital manufactures a comprehensive line of
digital display and control instrumentation for demanding industrial
applications. The core of the company's products is the ProVu® family of
digital panel meters, featuring large, dual-line 6-digit displays, advanced
signal input conditioning, programmable function keys, MODBUS® RTU serial
communications, and control of up to eight relays. Other products include
loop-powered indicators, rate/totalizers, scanners and annunciators, and
temperature indicators and controllers. Certified to UL, CSA, FM, ATEX,
IECEx, CE, and NEMA standards, the company's process meters and controllers
reliably perform in challenging environments. For hazardous areas, the
ProtEX® series of process meters features explosion-proof housings.
Precision Digital is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
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