Strain Gauge Meters power up to 12 load cells.

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Designed for weight, millivolt, and force measurement applications, Model PD6100 and explosion proof Model PD8-6100 feature 1-button zeroing of display, auto-zero adjustment to prevent drift, and panel-mounted or rugged, field-mounted enclosure. Tare/Reset Tare function enables meters to compensate for anomalies, such as sludge buildup at bottom of empty tank. Accepting mV input signals up to 300 mV (unipolar) and ±250 mV (bipolar), both meters are rated for max current of 350 mA at 10 V.

Original Press Release:

Precision Digital's New Strain Gauge Meters Feature Improved Sensitivity and Power for up to 12 Load Cells

Holliston, MA — Precision Digital Corporation, global leader in digital panel meters and control instrumentation celebrating its 40th year in business, today announced the latest versions of the PD6100 Strain Gauge Meter and the PD8-6100 Explosion-Proof Strain Gauge Meter. Part of the ProVu® and ProtEX® families of digital panel meters, the PD6100 and PD8-6100 are digital strain gauge and load cell meters designed for weight, millivolt, and force measurement applications. New features include the ability to power up to twelve (12) 350 ohm load cells. Enhanced programming buttons now closely resemble the operation of a typical scale, allowing for zeroing with one button push. The Tare/Reset Tare function enables the meters to compensate for anomalies, such as sludge buildup at the bottom of an empty tank. In addition, the dual-scale function means measurements can be displayed in two different units of measure.

"The PD6100 is the perfect choice for weighing applications in large bins, tanks, or scales, because the meter enables more load cells to be averaged to determine weight, volume, or level," said Jeffrey Peters, President of Precision Digital Corporation. "The PD8-6100’s NEMA 4X/IP68 rating makes it ideal for weighing applications in hazardous or harsh environments."

Both the PD6100 and PD8-6100 feature one-button zeroing of the display, auto-zero adjustment to prevent drift, and highly visible information displays in panel-mounted or rugged, field-mounted enclosures.

The explosion-proof PD8-6100 is rated NEMA 4X/IP68 and carries worldwide agency approvals (FM, CSA, ATEX, IECex, and CE) that allow it to operate in hazardous locations or in the field under the harshest environmental conditions, such as extreme cold.

The PD6100 and PD8-6100 Strain Gauge Meters can perform automatic unit conversions when switching between pre-defined units, such as pounds, kilograms, and tons, without the need for additional scaling. Both meters accept mV input signals up to 300 mV (unipolar) and ±250 mV (bipolar), and are rated for a max current of 350 mA @ 10V.

Availability & Pricing

The ProVu® PD6100 and ProtEX® PD8-6100 Strain Gauge Meters are available now. Prices start at $349 for the PD6100 and $1548 for the PD8-6100.

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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. For more information, see

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Jeffrey Peters


Precision Digital Corporation

89 October Hill Road, Suite 5

Holliston, MA 01746-1378

Tel: 508-655-7300



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