Plug & Test® Adapter

Model PTA

Connect common strain gage-based load cells, force sensors, and torque sensors to Mark-10 indicators with this user-configurable adapter and software.

Sensor capacity and resolutions may be programmed via an included software utility, which includes a library of common force capacities from 0.12 to 750,000 lbF (0.5 N to 4,000 kN), and torque capacities from 10 ozFin to 40,000 lbFft (7 Ncm to 57,000 Nm). An identification number may be programmed, which is displayed upon indicator power-up or the indicator’s Information screen.

Through Plug & Test® technology, all configuration and calibration information is saved within the adapter. This flexibility allows for interchangeability between multiple sensors with Mark-10 indicators.

Requires a Mark-10 indicator, available separately.

Features

  • Integrates 3rd party load cells, force sensors, and torque sensors with Mark-10 indicators
  • Screw terminal block allows for easy connection of sensor wires
  • Software configuration utility is included, for easy programming of sensor capacity, resolution, and identification number
  • Program the adapter via USB or RS-232 through the indicator
  • Supplied with a strain relief, user-writeable identification label, and Resource CD with software

Specifications

Sensor Requirements:
  • Type: Full bridge
  • Resistance: 300 – 1000 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 1-3 mV/V

Indicator Requirements:
  • Mark-10 indicator with firmware version 1.0.9 or later*

*The PTA adapter cannot be configured using older indicator versions.

The PTA adapter can be used with older indicator versions, however, the adapter cannot be calibrated for single-direction load cells, such as load button and thru hole type load cells.

Force Capacity x Resolution With Models M7I and M5I Indicators

Capacity x Resolution 
lbFozFkgFgFNkNmNT-USt-Sl
0.25 x 0.00014 x 0.002100 x 0.051 x 0.00051000 x 0.5
0.5 x 0.00028 x 0.005250 x 0.12.5 x 0.0012500 x 1
1 x 0.000516 x 0.01500 x 0.25 x 0.0025000 x 2
2 x 0.00132 x 0.021 x 0.00051000 x 0.510 x 0.005
5 x 0.00280 x 0.052.5 x 0.0012500 x 125 x 0.01
10 x 0.005160 x 0.15 x 0.0025000 x 250 x 0.02
20 x 0.01320 x 0.210 x 0.00510000 x 5100 x 0.05
25 x 0.01400 x 0.210 x 0.00510000 x 5100 x 0.05
50 x 0.02800 x 0.525 x 0.0125000 x 10250 x 0.1
75 x 0.051200 x 0.540 x 0.0240000 x 20400 x 0.2
100 x 0.051600 x 150 x 0.0250000 x 20500 x 0.2
150 x 0.12400 x 275 x 0.0575000 x 50750 x 0.5
200 x 0.13200 x 2100 x 0.05100000 x 501000 x 0.5
250 x 0.14000 x 2100 x 0.051000 x 0.51 x 0.0005
300 x 0.24800 x 5150 x 0.11500 x 11.5 x 0.001
500 x 0.28000 x 5250 x 0.12500 x 12.5 x 0.001
750 x 0.512000 x 10400 x 0.24000 x 24 x 0.002
1000 x 0.516000 x 10500 x 0.25000 x 25 x 0.002
1500 x 124000 x 20750 x 0.57500 x 57.5 x 0.005
2000 x 11000 x 0.510 x 0.0051 x 0.00051 x 0.0005
2500 x 11000 x 0.510 x 0.0051 x 0.00051 x 0.0005
3000 x 21500 x 115 x 0.011.5 x 0.0011.5 x 0.001
5000 x 22500 x 125 x 0.012.5 x 0.0012.5 x 0.001
7500 x 54000 x 240 x 0.024 x 0.0024 x 0.002
10000 x 55000 x 250 x 0.025 x 0.0025 x 0.002
15000 x 107500 x 575 x 0.057.5 x 0.0057.5 x 0.005
20000 x 1010000 x 5100 x 0.0510 x 0.00510 x 0.005
25000 x 1010000 x 5100 x 0.0510 x 0.00510 x 0.005
30000 x 2015000 x 10150 x 0.115 x 0.0115 x 0.01
50000 x 2025000 x 10250 x 0.125 x 0.0125 x 0.01
75000 x 5040000 x 20400 x 0.240 x 0.0240 x 0.02
100000 x 5050000 x 20500 x 0.250 x 0.0250 x 0.02
150000 x 10075000 x 50750 x 0.575 x 0.575 x 0.5
200000 x100100000 x 501000 x 0.5100 x 0.05100 x 0.05
250000 x 100100000 x 501000 x 0.5100 x 0.5100 x 0.5
300000 x 200150000 x 1001500 x 1150 x 0.1150 x 0.1
500000 x 200250000 x 1002500 x 1250 x 0.1250 x 0.1
750000 x 500400000 x 2004000 x 2400 x 0.2400 x 0.2

* Note: T-US = US ton, t-SI = metric ton

Force Capacity x Resolution With Model M3I Indicator

Capacity x Resolution 
lbFkgFgFNkN
0.12 x 0.000150 x 0.050.5 x 0.0005
0.25 x 0.0002100 x 0.11 x 0.001
0.5 x 0.0005250 x 0.22.5 x 0.002
1 x 0.001500 x 0.55 x 0.005
2 x 0.0021 x 0.00110 x 0.01
5 x 0.0052.5 x 0.00225 x 0.02
10 x 0.015 x 0.00550 x 0.05
20 x 0.0210 x 0.01100 x 0.1
25 x 0.0210 x 0.01100 x 0.1
50 x 0.0525 x 0.02250 x 0.2
75 x 0.140 x 0.05400 x 0.5
100 x 0.150 x 0.05500 x 0.5
150 x 0.275 x 0.1750 x 1
200 x 0.2100 x 0.21000 x 2
250 x 0.2100 x 0.21000 x 2
300 x 0.5150 x 0.21500 x 2
500 x 0.5250 x 0.22500 x 2
750 x 1400 x 0.54000 x 5
1000 x 1500 x 0.55000 x 5
1500 x 2750 x 17500 x 10
2000 x 21000 x 110 x 0.01
2500 x 21000 x 110 x 0.01
3000 x 51500 x 215 x 0.02
5000 x 52500 x 225 x 0.02
7500 x 104000 x 540 x 0.05
10000 x 105000 x 550 x 0.05
15000 x 207500 x 1075 x 0.1
20000 x 2010000 x 10100 x 0.1
25000 x 2010000 x 10100 x 0.1
30000 x 5015000 x 20150 x 0.2
50000 x 5025000 x 20250 x 0.2
75000 x 10040000 x 50400 x 0.5
100000 x 10050000 x 50500 x 0.5
150000 x 20075000 x 100750 x 1
200000 x 200100000 x 1001000 x 1
250000 x 200100000 x 1001000 x 1
300000 x 500150000 x 2001500 x 2
500000 x 500250000 x 2002500 x 2
750000 x 1000400000 x 5004000 x 5

Torque Capacity x Resolution With Models M7I and M5I Indicators

Capacity x Resolution 
lbFinozFinlbFftNcmNmNmmKgFmmgFmmkgFm
10 x 0.0057 x 0.00570 x 0.057 x 0.005700 x 0.5
20 x 0.0114 x 0.01140 x 0.114 x 0.011400 x 1
50 x 0.0235 x 0.02350 x 0.235 x 0.023500 x 2
100 x 0.0570 x 0.05700 x 0.570 x 0.057000 x 5
1000 x 0.5700 x 0.57000 x 5700 x 0.570000 x 50
12 x 0.005192 x 0.11 x 0.0005135 x 0.11.35 x 0.001
20 x 0.01320 x 0.21.5 x 0.001220 x 0.12.2 x 0.001
25 x 0.01400 x 0.22 x 0.001290 x 0.22.9 x 0.002
50 x 0.02800 x 0.54 x 0.002570 x 0.55.7 x 0.005
100 x 0.051600 x 18 x 0.0051150 x 0.511.5 x 0.005
150 x 0.112.5 x 0.011700 x 117 x 0.011700 x 1
200 x 0.116 x 0.012200 x 122 x 0.012200 x 1
250 x 0.220 x 0.022800 x 228 x 0.022800 x 2
400 x 0.232 x 0.024500 x 245 x 0.024500 x 2
500 x 0.240 x 0.025800 x 257 x 0.025800 x 2
600 x 0.550 x 0.056900 x 569 x 0.056900 x 5
1000 x 0.580 x 0.0511500 x 5115 x 0.0511500 x 5
1500 x 1125 x 0.117000 x 10170 x 0.117000 x 10
2000 x 1150 x 0.122000 x 10220 x 0.122000 x 10
2500 x 1200 x 0.129000 x 20290 x 0.229000 x 20
5000 x 2400 x 0.257000 x 20570 x 0.258000 x 50
6000 x  5500 x 0.569000 x 50690 x 0.569000 x 50
10000 x  5800 x 0.5115000 x 501150 x 0.5115 x 0.05
15000 x 101250 x 1170000 x 1001700 x 1170 x  0.1
20000 x 102000 x 1220000 x 1002200 x 1220 x 0.1
50000 x 204000 x 2570000 x 2005700 x 2580 x 0.5
100000 x 508000 x 511500 x 51150 x 0.5
150000 x 10012500 x 1017000 x 101700 x 1
200000 x 10015000 x 1022000 x 102200 x 1
500000 x 20040000 x 2057000 x 205800 x 5

Torque Capacity x Resolution With Model M3I Indicator

Capacity x Resolution 
lbFinozFinNcmNmkgFmmkgFm
10 x 0.017 x 0.017 x 0.01
20 x 0.0214 x 0.0214 x 0.02
50 x 0.0535 x 0.0535 x 0.05
100 x 0.170 x 0.170 x 0.1
1000 x 1700 x 1700 x 1
12 x 0.01192 x 0.2135 x 0.1
20 x 0.02320 x 0.5220 x 0.2
25 x 0.02400 x 0.5290 x 0.2
50 x 0.05800 x 1570 x 0.5
100 x 0.11600 x 21150 x 1
150 x 0.21700 x 21700 x 2
200 x 0.22200 x 22200 x 2
250 x 0.22800 x 22800 x 2
400 x 0.54500 x 54500 x 5
500 x 0.55800 x 55800 x 5
600 x 16900 x 106900 x 10
1000 x 111500 x 1011500 x 10
1500 x 217000 x 2017000 x 20
2000 x  222000 x 2022000 x 20
2500 x 229000 x 2029000 x 20
5000 x 557000 x 5058000 x 100
6000 x 569000 x 5069000 x 100
10000 x 10115000 x 1001150 x 0.1
15000 x 20170000 x 2001700 x 0.2
20000 x 20220000 x 2002200 x 0.2
50000 x 50570000 x 5005800 x 1
100000 x 10011500 x 1011500 x 1
150000 x 20017000 x 2017000 x 2
200000 x 20022000 x 5022000 x 2
500000 x 40057000 x 5057000 x 10

Ordering Information


ModelDescriptionUS Price
PTAPlug and Test®Adapter$215.00