Product Overview: Druck PACE5000 Modular Pressure Controller
The pneumatic GE Druck PACE5000 / PACE6000 modular pressure controllers bring together the latest control and measurement technology to offer an elegant fast flexible and economical solution to pressure control for automated production, test and calibration.
The GE Druck PACE modular pressure controllers employ full digital control to provide high control stability and high slew rate, while its digitally characterized pressure sensor offers the quality, stability, higher bandwidth, and precision associated with this latest generation of piezo-resistive devices.
The GE Druck PACE series includes:
- Single channel pressure controller chassis
- Dual channel pressure controller chassis
- Easy to use colour touch screen display
- Can be used with any interchangeable PACE CM control module as a bench top or rack mounted pressure controller
- Intuitive task driven menu with basic, preset & divide as standard
- Switch test, leak test, burst test, test program, analogue output & voltage free contacts available as optional tasks
- Multi Language – any additional language to suit specific requirements can easily be translated & downloaded
- Aeronautical option enabling full control in aeronautical units
- No module pressure range ratio limit
- With two PACE CM control modules fitted the PACE6000 can be used in single, auto-ranging or simultaneous dual pressure control mode
The switch test option automates the testing of pressure switch devices. Following the test, the pressure at which contacts open and close and the switch hysteresis is displayed. Switch Test Task can also be set to repeat several times to exercise a switch or capture switch toggle max, min and average values.
The leak test option applies a test pressure(s) to an external system connected to the instrument to determine the magnitude of pressure variations due to leaks. This application sets the test pressure and a dwell time to eliminate potential adiabatic effects at the test pressure and the leak test time period. On completion, the display shows the Start Pressure, End Pressure, Pressure Change and Leak Rate.
The test program option provides a facility for creating, storing and executing numerous test procedures within the instrument itself. This is particularly useful for longer, more repetitive and laborious procedures requiring manual inputs for rapid prototyping, manufacturing and life cycle testing. Test Programs can also be transferred to a PC using a mass storage device for further editing and copied back from the mass storage device to the instrument.
The analogue output option can be programmed via the setup menu screen to output a signal proportional to the instrument range selected. This allows the instrument to interface with PC or PLC I/O cards, remote displays, chart recorders or other data logging equipment.
Users can select outputs of 0 to 10 V, 0 to 5 V, -5 to 5 V and 0/4 to 20 mA. Precision with respect to host instrument measured pressure 0.05% FS over the host instrument operating temperature range, variable update rate to 80 readings per second. The option is programmable between minimum and FS pressure for proportional output against pressure.
Volt Free Contacts enable control of peripheral devices such as vacuum pumps, ovens, etc. Each VFC option has three independent volt-free NO/NC relay contacts. A number of conditions can be set within a PACE instrument to trigger a relay toggling its contacts.
The burst test option is an application for the PACE Series designed primarily for the testing of pressure rupture discs. The burst test option applies a controlled increase of pressure and accurately measures the exact point at which the device rupture or burst occurs.