Precision Digital Loop Leader PD6620 is a loop-powered, 1/8 DIN flow rate/totalizer designed for demanding process control applications. The four front panel buttons make setup and programming of the meter intuitive and straightforward. A dual-line display featuring five digits on the top line and eight digits on the bottom line, preprogrammed engineering units, and optional bargraph display (PD6624) provide a clear and attractive presentation of the process. The units of measure can be changed as needed (e.g., gallons/second to liters/second) without the need to re-scale the meter.
The dual-line display can be customized by the user to operate in such a way as to satisfy a specific application. Typically, the top line is used for the rate while the bottom line is used for the total, grand total, or engineering units. Three programmable function keys and a digital input come standard and allow the meter to be customized for use in specialized applications.
All models come equipped with two open collector outputs and are available with two solid-state relays and a 4-20 mA analog output. These outputs can be programmed for alarm indication, signal retransmission via pulse or analog signal, pump control, and a number of other useful features.
The fact that this meter is loop-powered means that there is no need to run additional, costly power lines; the meter gets all of the power it needs from the 4-20 mA loop. The Loop Leader loop-powered rate/totalizer is built in a shallow-depth case with an IP65 front and features loop-powered backlighting and a wide -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C) operating temperature range. It doesn’t matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, in bright sunlight or a dimly lit plant, or in an area that is wet, dirty, hot, or cold, the Loop Leader can go just about anywhere.
Loop-Powered Backlight with Red Backlight for Alarm Conditions
Display rate & total simultaneously
Total display includes commas for more intuitive readings
1.5 Volt Drop (4.7 Volt Drop w/ Backlight)
-40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C) Operating Temperature Range
Five Digit Top Line
Alphanumeric tag names
Total, Grand Total, or Non-Resettable Grand Total
Up to 13-digit total & grand total
Dual Line Display
1/8 DIN Shallow Depth Case
Optional Loop-Powered Solid State Relays
Optional 4-20 mA Analog Output
Open Collector Output Standard
Optional Bargraph Display (PD6624)
Batch control relay operation
Timer functions for open collectors and relays
Relay runtime and cycle count
Multi-Point Linearization, Square Root, and Programmable Exponent Input Conditioning Functions
Enter initial total & grand total count
Except where noted all specifications apply to operation at +25°C.
Input: 4-20 mA Accuracy: ±0.02% of span ±1 count, Square root and programmable exponent: 10-100% FS Voltage Drop: Without backlight: 1.5 V maximum, With backlight: 4.7 V maximum Equivalent Resistance: With backlight off: 75 Ω @ 20 mA With backlight on: 225 Ω @ 20 mA Input Overload: Over current protection to 1 A maximum Temperature Drift: 25 PPM/°C from -40 to 75°C ambient Function: Linear, square root, or programmable exponent Low-Flow Cutoff: 0.0 to 999,999.9 HART Transparency: Analog input will not interfere with existing HART communications on the wired 4-20 mA signal
Display: Dual-line LCD with backlight. Both lines 14-segment alphanumeric. Top: 0.7″ (17.8 mm), Bottom: 0.4″ (10.2 mm). Display may be programmed to turn red and flash a user-defined message on alarm condition. Backlight: Powered by 4-20 mA loop. Intensity varies with signal level PD6622 & PD6626: Top line: 5 digits (-9999 to 99999) or 5 characters (all capital & most lower case letters) Bottom line: 8 digits (-9,999,999 to 99,999,999; separated by commas) or 8 characters (all capital & most lower case letters) PD6624 & PD6628: Top line: 5 digits (-9999 to 99999) or 5 characters (all capital & most lower case letters) Bottom line: 8 digits (-9,999,999 to 99,999,999; separated by commas) or 8 characters (all capital & most lower case letters) Bargraph: 20 segments, numeric percent indication at top Decimal Point & Commas Top line: Up to four decimal places Bottom line: Up to seven decimal places and commas to indicate 1000s (i.e. 88,987,628) Dual-Scale Feature: The input can be displayed in different scales on the top and bottom lines. For instance, the top line could display the flow in GPM and the bottom line could display that same input in CFM. Alarm Indication: Red backlight, flashing display, alarm symbol (!); Symbols are not available on bargraph skus. Alarm Message: On or Off; user programmable, 8 characters maximum. Displayed every 10 seconds for 1 second on bottom line. Display Update Rate: Ambient > -10°C: 1 update/second Ambient -20°C: 1 update/2 seconds From -20°C to -40°C the update rate slows down 1 second for every -2°C (e.g. at -24°C, 1 update/4 seconds). Overrange: Top: 99999; Bottom: 99,999,999 (flashing) Underrange: Top: -9999; Bottom: -9,999,999 (flashing)
Environmental: Operating temperature range: -40 to 75°C for safe area products -40 to 70°C for hazardous area products Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing. Printed circuit boards are conformally coated. Programming Method: Front panel & Free PC-based USB programming software Enclosure & Materials: Enclosure: 1/8 DIN, IP65, NEMA 4X front panel, high impact plastic, NORYL® polyphenylene ether & polystyrene blend (PPE PS) resin, UL 94V-0, Color: gray, Gasket: silicone rubber, Faceplate: LEXAN® polycarbonate (PC) film, Buttons: silicone rubber Noise Filter: Averages the input signal over a period of time between 1 and 16 seconds to dampen the effects of a noisy signal that causes a jumpy display. Recalibration: Recalibration is recommended at least every 12 months. Max/Min Display: Max/min readings reached by the process are stored until reset by the user or until power to the meter is turned off. Password: There are three password types available: Main, Total, and Grand Total. The Main password prevents access to the meter Programming Mode. Total and Grand Total passwords prevent resetting the total and grand total, respectively. Non-Volatile Memory: All programmed settings and total and grand total values are stored in non-volatile memory for a minimum of ten years if power is lost. Normal Mode Rejection: 64 dB at 50/60 Hz Connections: Removable screw terminals accept 12 to 22 AWG. DI Digital Input Contacts: 2.1 VDC on contact. Connect normally open contacts across DI+ and DI DI Digital Input Logic Levels: Logic High: 2.4 to 30 VDC (max) Logic Low: 0 to 0.9 VDC Tightening Torque: Screw terminal connectors: 4.5 lb-in (0.5 Nm) Mounting screws: 8.0 lb-in max. (0.9 Nm) Overall Dimensions: 4.68″x 2.45″x 3.79″ (119 mm x 62 mm x 96 mm) (W x H x D) Weight: 8.7 oz (247g) with option board Warranty: 3 years parts and labor
Rate Display Capability: Top display: -9999 to 99999; bottom display: -9,999,999 to 99,999,999 (with commas) Total Display Capability: Top display: -9999 to 99999; bottom display -9,999,999 to 99,999,999 (with commas) Grand Total Display Capability: Top display: N/A; bottom display -9,999,999 to 99,999,999 (with commas) 13-Digit Total & Grand Total Capability: Up to 9,999,999,999,999 using both lines with 13-digit total feature enabled. Total & Grand Total Indication: On bottom display; “T” indicates total and “GT” indicates grand total. (not available on bargraph skus) Total Decimal Point: Up to four decimal places on top, up to seven decimal places on bottom. Total decimal point is independent of rate decimal point. Totalizer: Calculates total based on rate and rate units to display total in engineering units. A custom factor must be programmed if using custom defined units. Time Base: Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days Totalizer Rollover: Totalizer rolls over when display exceeds 99,999,999 (9,999,999,999,999 if 13-digit limit enabled). Relay status reflects display. Total & Grand Total Reset: Via front panel button or external contact closure on digital input Total & Grand Total Reset Passwords: Total and grand total passwords may be entered to prevent resetting the total or grand total unless a password is entered. Non-Resettable Grand Total: Grand total reset may be disabled through the meter interface. Grand total reset may be permanently disabled by selecting YES at the PERMLOCK menu. Caution: Once the Grand Total has been programmed as “non-resettable” the feature cannot be disabled
Common Open Collector & Relay (Alarm) Specifications
High or Low Alarm: User programmable for high or low alarm Alarm Deadband: 0-100% FS, user programmable On & Off Time Delay: 0 to 9,999 seconds Fail-Safe Operation: Independent for each open collector and relay Alarm Operation: Automatic, Automatic with manual override, Latching (manual reset anytime), Latching with reset after cleared (manual reset only after alarm has cleared) Alarm Indication: Red backlight, flashing display, alarm symbol (!) (symbols not available on bargraph skus) Alarm Message: On or Off; User programmable, 8 characters maximum. Displayed every 10 seconds for 1 second on bottom line Alarm Acknowledge: Front panel ACK button or external digital input resets output and screen indication Auto Initialization: When power is applied to the meter, open collectors and relays will reflect the state of the input to the meter. Timer Output: One-shot or Continuous Off Time Delay: 1 sec to 99:59:59 (hrs:min:sec) On Time: 1 sec to 99:59:59 (hrs:min:sec) Stopwatch: Output turns on when started and off when stopped
Open Collector Outputs
Rating: Two NPN, Isolated open collector, 30 VDC @ 150 mA max Output Assignment: Pulse, Alarm, Timer, Total Reset, Stopwatch on/off, or Disable Pulse Output Source: Rate, Total, Grand Total, or Test Frequency Pulse Output Factor: 0.000001 to 999,999.9 Pulse Width: 0.5 ms @ 1 kHz; 500 ms @ 1 Hz; 50% duty cycle Pulse Output Frequency: 1,000 Hz maximum Quadrature Pulse Output: Available for Output 2 (90° behind Output 1) Alarm Output Source: Assign to Rate, Total, Grand Total or Digital Input
Solid State Relays
Rating: Resistive Load: 250 VAC/DC @ 1 A Inductive Load: 75 VA @ 0.6 A, 250 VAC/DC max (Safe Area only) Noise Suppression: Metal oxide varistors across outputs Relay Assignment: Alarm, Sample, Timer, Batch, Stopwatch on/off, or Disable Alarm Output Source: Assign to Rate, Total, Grand Total, or Digital Input
4-20 mA Transmitter Output
Accuracy: ±0.05% FS ±0.001mA Output Source: Rate, total, re-transmit; reverse scaling allowed Scaling Range: 1.00 to 23.0 mA Disable: High impedance state, less than 1 mA Calibration: Factory calibrated 4.00 to 20.00 mA Underrange: 1.0 mA, 3.5 mA, or 3.8 mA (If input < 3.5 mA), or Off; user selectable Overrange: 20.5 mA, 20.8 mA, or 23.0 mA (If input > 20.5 mA), or Off; user selectable Isolation: 500 V input-to-output Temperature Drift: 0.5 μA/°C max from -40 to 75°C ambient External Loop Power Supply: 7.0 VDC to 30.0 VDC maximum Output Loop Resistance: 10-750 Ω @ 24 VDC; 100-1100 Ω @ 30 VDC
Methods: Automatic or Manual, count up or count down Manual Batch Start: Pressing F1 function key starts the batch Manual Batch Pause/Stop: Pressing F3 once pauses the batch, pressing it twice cancels the batch Automatic Batching: The Loop Leader can be used as an automatic batch controller where batches run continuously without operator input. Batching Relay Operation: Single or dual-relay batching with optional preclose for dual-stage operation Batch Preset: Set via F2 function key anywhere between 0.0001 to 99,999 based on batch total decimal point. If batch total is assigned to bottom, the preset can be up to 8 digits. Batch Preclose: For two-stage batch application, a preclose value can be set to close the main flow line. Automatic Batch Restart Delay: 1 to 9,999 seconds. The batch will automatically restart after completion of the last batch.
Free Meterview XL PC-Based Programming Software
The main screen displays an image of the connected meter and includes various information about this meter, such as sku number, readings, and status.
Free, PC-based, MeterView XL software that connects to the meter via a micro USB cable is available for programming and setup of the meters. This software greatly simplifies the programming process and also allows the user to save configuration files for later use. The meter will also be powered by the USB connection so no additional power is needed during programming.
Easiest Way to Program Your Loop Leader
Convenient USB Connection
Meter Powered by USB Connection During Programming
Save & Print Configuration Files without Meter Connected
Micro USB Cable Provided
Panel cutout required: 1.772″ x 3.622″ (45mm x 92mm)
Panel thickness: 0.040 – 0.250″ (1.0mm – 6.4mm)
Mounting brackets lock in place for easy mounting
Clearance: Allow 6″ (152 mm) behind the panel
Open Channel Flow
The PD6622/24, in combination with an ultrasonic level transmitter, makes for an economical way to measure and display open channel flow rate and total in most weirs and flumes and take periodic samples.
Differential Pressure Flow
The PD6622/24 can display flow rate and total by extracting the square root from the 4-20 mA signal from a differential pressure transmitter. The user selectable low-flow cutoff feature gives a reading of zero when the flow rate drops below a user selectable value.
Display Flow Rate
User Selectable Low-Flow Cutoff
Only 2 Calibration Points Required
The Loop Leader, when ordered with the two solid state relays, can be used as a simple, one or two-stage batch controller. The user enters a preset and preclose value and sets the Loop Leader to either count up or count down. The top display will show the total and the bottom display will show the preset batch amount. The function keys are automatically changed so that F1 starts a batch, F2 opens the preset menu to allow the preset value to be changed, and F3 pauses/stops the currently running batch. Batching can be either automatic or manual.
The following shows the Loop Leader performing a manual batch operation:
System Setup Both valves are closed with an empty barrel in place. The batched total is displayed in the top display, the preset is selected for the bottom display.
Batch Start The START button (F1) is pressed. Both valves open. The barrel begins to fill.
Preclose Valve When the batch total reaches a value of 50.00 (Preset [55.00] – Preclose [5.00]) the full-flow valve closes. The fill rate of the tank slows as a result.
Completed Batch When the batch total equals the preset amount, the restricted flow valve closes. The barrel is now full.
Change Preset After placing a new, empty barrel, a new preset fill amount may be selected with the Batch key (F2), while the process is stopped.
Begin New Batch Press the START key (F1) and a new batch will begin. With both valves open, the process continues.
Pause/Stop At any time, the STOP button (F3) may be pressed, once to Pause the process, or twice to cancel the batch, which stops the process.
Application Timers are used in everyday life; one of the most common examples is the microwave oven. Industrial timers are used in process control applications where certain events or actions need to be controlled by time. Examples include automatic and batch control applications, where the relay needs to be energized for a specific length of time.
The timer fuction is available on the open collector and relay outputs; which means that you can have up to four timers per meter. The start and stop actions can be triggered from the setup menu or by the function keys and digital input. The meter can be setup to display the off/on timer count down.
There are two modes of operation:
Continuous Timer (Interval) At the start of the timer the output is off and turns on after the Off Delay elapses. The output remains on for the duration of the On Time. The cycle repeats until the user stops the timer either from the menu or a function key.
One-Shot Timer At the start of the timer the output is off and turns on after the Off Delay elapses. The output remains on for the duration of the On Time. The timer stops and the cycle does not repeat.
A sensor detects the bottle is in place and triggers the digital input to start the timer
The timer output controls the filling pump
The On Time is set according to the time needed to fill the bottle
The connectors’ label, affixed to the meter, shows the location of all connectors available with requested configuration.
Current Loop (4-20 mA) Connections
The following figures show a 4-20 mA current loop connected to the meter. The first figure shows the connection with the backlight disabled and the second shows the connection with the backlight enabled. The meter is powered by the 4-20 mA current loop.
Digital Input Connection
A digital input is standard on the meter. This digital input is connected with a normally open contact across DI+ and DI-, or with an active low signal applied to DI+.
4-20 mA Output Connections
Connections for the 4-20 mA transmitter output are made to the connector terminals labeled MA OUT. The 4-20 mA output must be powered from an external power supply.
Relay connections are made to two four-terminal connectors. Each relay’s C terminal is common only to the normally open (NO) contact of the corresponding relay.
Open Collector Outputs
Open collector output 1 and 2 connections are made to terminals labeled O1+ and O1-, and O2+ and O2-. Connect the alarm or pulse input device as shown below.