Indicator January 2018

The Indicator - Your Instrumentation Insider
Issue #21 • January 2018

A Message From Sales

Jo Ryan, VP of Sales and Marketing at Precision Digital

As a Precision Digital customer, if you haven't been to recently, you're missing out on a wide range of improvements that could be making your life easier. Precision Digital is constantly updating our website, and our latest features are designed to save you time, money, and aggravation whenever you have a need for our products. Here are just some of the reasons you should consider looking to the next time you think about Precision Digital.

News & Information

New Loop Leader Approved for Hazardous and Safe Areas
Precision Digital's new loop-powered process meters and rate/totalizers will soon be available with a variety of safe and hazardous area approvals. There will be models that are UL and C-UL listed as intrinsically safe and nonincendive and ATEX and IECEx certified as intrinsically safe. All models will be CE marked and UL and C-UL Listed for electrical safety and Type 4X front panel. These loop-powered 1/8 DIN digital panel meters can be installed virtually anywhere to provide convenient and informative displays of any 4-20 mA signal. One of the most convenient features of these instruments is their dual line display which is typically used to display the process variable on the 5-digit alphanumeric top line and the units or a tag on the 8-digit alphanumeric bottom line. Free, PC-based, software that connects to the meter via a micro USB cable is available soon for programming and setup of the meters.

Helios UL approved
The PD685 is now ATEX and IECEx approved as an intrinsically safe device for use in hazardous areas. The PD685 also has a new look, including a new LCD with larger and easier to read digits. This low-cost, NEMA 4X, loop-powered indicator is easy to install and program and can be seen from considerable distance. The fact that this meter is loop-powered means that there is no need to run additional, costly power lines into a hazardous area; the meter gets all of the power it needs from the 4-20 mA loop and the PD685's 1 V drop results in a minimal burden on the loop. The meter features a wide -40 to 85°C operating temperature range and is provided with a ½" conduit hole in a location of your choice for easy installation. Calibration is a quick two-step process involving the adjustment of only two non-interacting potentiometers.

Helios UL approved
As of November 1, 2017 Precision Digital published a new Price List with a number of product pricing adjustments. New prices are now available online at You can download a PDF and an Excel version of the latest edition of our published Price List. Click here to see the new Price List.

Helios UL approved
The Helios Large Display and Controller is now UL and C-UL approved. With its NEMA 4X, IP65 rating, it can operate in the harshest of weather conditions like rain, snow and sleet. It can also withstand windblown materials such as dust, lint, fibers, and dirt. Not only is the Helios well protected from the elements, but is has a whopping 1.8 inch display with super-luminous LEDs readable from up to 100 feet away. This makes it ideal for outdoor applications in bright sunlight. Learn more about the Helios Series.

Featured Product
Helios Is Now UL and C-UL Approved

Featured Video

This "Tech Tips" video will show you how to connect a ProVu process meter to your PC and install free MeterView Pro programming software. This is quick and easy as the meter comes with a common USB cable that installs the software directly to the computer. Watch the video here.

In The Next Issue...

  • Side-By-Side Guide to Hazardous Area Products