Precision Digital's The Indicator: March 2015

The Indicator - Your Instrumentation Insider
Issue #7 • MARCH 2015

The Value of Webinars

In the last year, the sales team at Precision Digital has conducted over 100 webinars for our distributors, and end users. These webinars range from hour-long informational and technical classes to short 20 minute new product introductions.
There is a lot to learn! We offer many different products to satisfy many different applications. Whether you're attending a New Products Webinar and learning about new PD8 ProtEX-MAX hazardous area batch controllers, or participating in an educational webinar on the Fundamentals of 4-20 mA Signals, the time you spend attending a Precision Digital webinar is never wasted. Our goal is to keep you informed about what you need to do your job, from the latest products to the engineering concepts popular in the process industry.

News & Information

As major as the 4-20 mA loop standard has become in the process control industry, many do not understand the fundamentals of its setup and use. Not knowing the basics could potentially cost you money when it comes time to make decisions about process display and control. This article will define what a 4-20 mA current loop is, break down the components of a 4-20mA loop, and show the pros and cons of using a 4-20 mA loop.

The ProtEX PD6800-0L1 and Vantageview PD6700-0L1 loop-powered meters have a segmented bar graph level indicator included on the main display, making the units ideal for level applications. The top display digit height is 0.6", while the bottom display digits have a height of 0.4". Alarm indication has also been added to the bottom display. The units have been outfitted with an open collector output, with a rating of 30 VDC @ 150 mA maximum, which may be assigned for use with the alarm or totalizer. The PD6800-0L1 and PD6700-0L1 meters can be easily installed into virtually any process application requiring 4-20 mA powered indication. Both the PD6800-0L1 and PD6700-0L1 have input signal conditioning capability for use with flumes, weirs, and/or round horizontal tanks.

We are pleased to introduce the first issue of our quarterly printed magazine ON DISPLAY. Our goal is to deliver practical and relevant information that helps customers make smarter decisions and streamlines their processes. Among the editorial you will find discussions on topics customers request frequently, including fundamental training and solutions for specific applications. The "Letter from sales" section covers issues such as emerging trends, best practices, case studies and more. Subscribe to ON DISPLAY magazine.

Reducing Signal Noise in Process Environments

Precision Digital will be conducting its latest webinar Reducing Signal Noise in Process Environments on March 31 at 1:00 pm. Signal noise is an all too common complaint in process environments. In this webinar we'll discuss the problem behind high noise signals, best practices you can employ to reduce signal noise and show a couple of real life examples where signal noise is typically a big problem and how the noise problem is mitigated. Register now and join our experts for Reducing Signal Noise In Process Environments. If you missed one of our passed webinars or want to see it again, you can visit o watch entire recorded versions of the webinars or download the presentation slides.

Precision Digital Trade Show Booth

Precision Digital will be exhibiting at the ISA Calgary Show on April 22-23, 2015 located at Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way, Calgary. The venue will house over 200 exhibitors and attendees can expect to get access to experts and innovators in the instrumentation, systems and automation industry. See the latest technologies, evaluate vendors, and find the best solutions for process applications. Precision Digital's will be located at booth 815, in Halls D and E. Don't forget to stop by to meet with our experts, demo our latest display and control instrumentation products, and learn how you can improve your process operations. For more details on this event visit

Featured Product

Featured Video

Super Snooper Modbus Scanners Overview Video

This video introduces the ProVu and ProtEX-MAX Super Snooper series of Modbus scanners. These Modbus scanners can display up to 16 Modbus process variables (PVs) on an RS-485 network. The PD6080 series scanners are available with dual analog inputs and a feet and inches display for level applications. Watch video.

In The Next Issue...

  • New 2015 Catalog Release & Highlights
  • In Depth Look at the ProtEX-MAX
  • Loop-Powered Devices, the Fundamentals