As Mark Singleton, product manager for the new PACE 1000, explains, “This is an exciting addition to the PACE platform and establishes GE’s Sensing business as a leading player in the precision pressure indicator market. As well as being a versatile and flexible stand-alone solution, the PACE 1000 also integrates seamlessly with our recently launched 4Sight , web-based calibration and maintenance software to provide a fully automated and powerful workstation.”
The inherent precision and stability of the PACE 1000 is derived from the instrument’s incorporation of GE’s range of digitally-characterized, piezo-resistive and resonant pressure sensors. This has allowed three grades of accuracy, up to 0.005% of full-scale deflection, to be offered to suit specific requirements, while long term stability is up to 0.01% of reading over a year. The instrument’s internal logging feature simplifies tasks such as sensor- and leak-testing and data is available through an on-screen display or can be downloaded to a PC.
Pressure ranges are available up to 1000bar (14500psi) gauge and absolute and up to three individual channels can be displayed on the instrument’s high resolution touch screen. A touch screen and a high-resolution ¼ VGA display ensure that the PACE 1000 is extremely easy to operate and read. A simple icon menu allows easy and intuitive set-up of controller parameters and connectivity is via RS232, IEEE, Ethernet and USB providing for easy PC and peripherals connection, the use of set-up software and diagnostics downloads for technical support. A wide range of options includes a leak test facility, a switch test capability for automating the testing of pressure switch devices, volt-free contacts for control of peripheral devices such as vacuum pumps and ovens and analog output to allow the instrument to interface with PC or PLC I/O cards,remote displays or other data logging equipment.