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.

  • 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
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.

Capacity x Resolution 
lbF ozF kgF gF N kN mN T-US t-Sl
0.25 x 0.0001 4 x 0.002 100 x 0.05 1 x 0.0005 1000 x 0.5
0.5 x 0.0002 8 x 0.005 250 x 0.1 2.5 x 0.001 2500 x 1
1 x 0.0005 16 x 0.01 500 x 0.2 5 x 0.002 5000 x 2
2 x 0.001 32 x 0.02 1 x 0.0005 1000 x 0.5 10 x 0.005
5 x 0.002 80 x 0.05 2.5 x 0.001 2500 x 1 25 x 0.01
10 x 0.005 160 x 0.1 5 x 0.002 5000 x 2 50 x 0.02
20 x 0.01 320 x 0.2 10 x 0.005 10000 x 5 100 x 0.05
25 x 0.01 400 x 0.2 10 x 0.005 10000 x 5 100 x 0.05
50 x 0.02 800 x 0.5 25 x 0.01 25000 x 10 250 x 0.1
75 x 0.05 1200 x 0.5 40 x 0.02 40000 x 20 400 x 0.2
100 x 0.05 1600 x 1 50 x 0.02 50000 x 20 500 x 0.2
150 x 0.1 2400 x 2 75 x 0.05 75000 x 50 750 x 0.5
200 x 0.1 3200 x 2 100 x 0.05 100000 x 50 1000 x 0.5
250 x 0.1 4000 x 2 100 x 0.05 1000 x 0.5 1 x 0.0005
300 x 0.2 4800 x 5 150 x 0.1 1500 x 1 1.5 x 0.001
500 x 0.2 8000 x 5 250 x 0.1 2500 x 1 2.5 x 0.001
750 x 0.5 12000 x 10 400 x 0.2 4000 x 2 4 x 0.002
1000 x 0.5 16000 x 10 500 x 0.2 5000 x 2 5 x 0.002
1500 x 1 24000 x 20 750 x 0.5 7500 x 5 7.5 x 0.005
2000 x 1 1000 x 0.5 10 x 0.005 1 x 0.0005 1 x 0.0005
2500 x 1 1000 x 0.5 10 x 0.005 1 x 0.0005 1 x 0.0005
3000 x 2 1500 x 1 15 x 0.01 1.5 x 0.001 1.5 x 0.001
5000 x 2 2500 x 1 25 x 0.01 2.5 x 0.001 2.5 x 0.001
7500 x 5 4000 x 2 40 x 0.02 4 x 0.002 4 x 0.002
10000 x 5 5000 x 2 50 x 0.02 5 x 0.002 5 x 0.002
15000 x 10 7500 x 5 75 x 0.05 7.5 x 0.005 7.5 x 0.005
20000 x 10 10000 x 5 100 x 0.05 10 x 0.005 10 x 0.005
25000 x 10 10000 x 5 100 x 0.05 10 x 0.005 10 x 0.005
30000 x 20 15000 x 10 150 x 0.1 15 x 0.01 15 x 0.01
50000 x 20 25000 x 10 250 x 0.1 25 x 0.01 25 x 0.01
75000 x 50 40000 x 20 400 x 0.2 40 x 0.02 40 x 0.02
100000 x 50 50000 x 20 500 x 0.2 50 x 0.02 50 x 0.02
150000 x 100 75000 x 50 750 x 0.5 75 x 0.5 75 x 0.5
200000 x100 100000 x 50 1000 x 0.5 100 x 0.05 100 x 0.05
250000 x 100 100000 x 50 1000 x 0.5 100 x 0.5 100 x 0.5
300000 x 200 150000 x 100 1500 x 1 150 x 0.1 150 x 0.1
500000 x 200 250000 x 100 2500 x 1 250 x 0.1 250 x 0.1
750000 x 500 400000 x 200 4000 x 2 400 x 0.2 400 x 0.2

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

Capacity x Resolution 
lbF kgF gF N kN
0.12 x 0.0001 50 x 0.05 0.5 x 0.0005
0.25 x 0.0002 100 x 0.1 1 x 0.001
0.5 x 0.0005 250 x 0.2 2.5 x 0.002
1 x 0.001 500 x 0.5 5 x 0.005
2 x 0.002 1 x 0.001 10 x 0.01
5 x 0.005 2.5 x 0.002 25 x 0.02
10 x 0.01 5 x 0.005 50 x 0.05
20 x 0.02 10 x 0.01 100 x 0.1
25 x 0.02 10 x 0.01 100 x 0.1
50 x 0.05 25 x 0.02 250 x 0.2
75 x 0.1 40 x 0.05 400 x 0.5
100 x 0.1 50 x 0.05 500 x 0.5
150 x 0.2 75 x 0.1 750 x 1
200 x 0.2 100 x 0.2 1000 x 2
250 x 0.2 100 x 0.2 1000 x 2
300 x 0.5 150 x 0.2 1500 x 2
500 x 0.5 250 x 0.2 2500 x 2
750 x 1 400 x 0.5 4000 x 5
1000 x 1 500 x 0.5 5000 x 5
1500 x 2 750 x 1 7500 x 10
2000 x 2 1000 x 1 10 x 0.01
2500 x 2 1000 x 1 10 x 0.01
3000 x 5 1500 x 2 15 x 0.02
5000 x 5 2500 x 2 25 x 0.02
7500 x 10 4000 x 5 40 x 0.05
10000 x 10 5000 x 5 50 x 0.05
15000 x 20 7500 x 10 75 x 0.1
20000 x 20 10000 x 10 100 x 0.1
25000 x 20 10000 x 10 100 x 0.1
30000 x 50 15000 x 20 150 x 0.2
50000 x 50 25000 x 20 250 x 0.2
75000 x 100 40000 x 50 400 x 0.5
100000 x 100 50000 x 50 500 x 0.5
150000 x 200 75000 x 100 750 x 1
200000 x 200 100000 x 100 1000 x 1
250000 x 200 100000 x 100 1000 x 1
300000 x 500 150000 x 200 1500 x 2
500000 x 500 250000 x 200 2500 x 2
750000 x 1000 400000 x 500 4000 x 5
Capacity x Resolution 
lbFin ozFin lbFft Ncm Nm Nmm KgFmm gFmm kgFm
10 x 0.005 7 x 0.005 70 x 0.05 7 x 0.005 700 x 0.5
20 x 0.01 14 x 0.01 140 x 0.1 14 x 0.01 1400 x 1
50 x 0.02 35 x 0.02 350 x 0.2 35 x 0.02 3500 x 2
100 x 0.05 70 x 0.05 700 x 0.5 70 x 0.05 7000 x 5
1000 x 0.5 700 x 0.5 7000 x 5 700 x 0.5 70000 x 50
12 x 0.005 192 x 0.1 1 x 0.0005 135 x 0.1 1.35 x 0.001
20 x 0.01 320 x 0.2 1.5 x 0.001 220 x 0.1 2.2 x 0.001
25 x 0.01 400 x 0.2 2 x 0.001 290 x 0.2 2.9 x 0.002
50 x 0.02 800 x 0.5 4 x 0.002 570 x 0.5 5.7 x 0.005
100 x 0.05 1600 x 1 8 x 0.005 1150 x 0.5 11.5 x 0.005
150 x 0.1 12.5 x 0.01 1700 x 1 17 x 0.01 1700 x 1
200 x 0.1 16 x 0.01 2200 x 1 22 x 0.01 2200 x 1
250 x 0.2 20 x 0.02 2800 x 2 28 x 0.02 2800 x 2
400 x 0.2 32 x 0.02 4500 x 2 45 x 0.02 4500 x 2
500 x 0.2 40 x 0.02 5800 x 2 57 x 0.02 5800 x 2
600 x 0.5 50 x 0.05 6900 x 5 69 x 0.05 6900 x 5
1000 x 0.5 80 x 0.05 11500 x 5 115 x 0.05 11500 x 5
1500 x 1 125 x 0.1 17000 x 10 170 x 0.1 17000 x 10
2000 x 1 150 x 0.1 22000 x 10 220 x 0.1 22000 x 10
2500 x 1 200 x 0.1 29000 x 20 290 x 0.2 29000 x 20
5000 x 2 400 x 0.2 57000 x 20 570 x 0.2 58000 x 50
6000 x  5 500 x 0.5 69000 x 50 690 x 0.5 69000 x 50
10000 x  5 800 x 0.5 115000 x 50 1150 x 0.5 115 x 0.05
15000 x 10 1250 x 1 170000 x 100 1700 x 1 170 x  0.1
20000 x 10 2000 x 1 220000 x 100 2200 x 1 220 x 0.1
50000 x 20 4000 x 2 570000 x 200 5700 x 2 580 x 0.5
100000 x 50 8000 x 5 11500 x 5 1150 x 0.5
150000 x 100 12500 x 10 17000 x 10 1700 x 1
200000 x 100 15000 x 10 22000 x 10 2200 x 1
500000 x 200 40000 x 20 57000 x 20 5800 x 5
Capacity x Resolution 
lbFin ozFin Ncm Nm kgFmm kgFm
10 x 0.01 7 x 0.01 7 x 0.01
20 x 0.02 14 x 0.02 14 x 0.02
50 x 0.05 35 x 0.05 35 x 0.05
100 x 0.1 70 x 0.1 70 x 0.1
1000 x 1 700 x 1 700 x 1
12 x 0.01 192 x 0.2 135 x 0.1
20 x 0.02 320 x 0.5 220 x 0.2
25 x 0.02 400 x 0.5 290 x 0.2
50 x 0.05 800 x 1 570 x 0.5
100 x 0.1 1600 x 2 1150 x 1
150 x 0.2 1700 x 2 1700 x 2
200 x 0.2 2200 x 2 2200 x 2
250 x 0.2 2800 x 2 2800 x 2
400 x 0.5 4500 x 5 4500 x 5
500 x 0.5 5800 x 5 5800 x 5
600 x 1 6900 x 10 6900 x 10
1000 x 1 11500 x 10 11500 x 10
1500 x 2 17000 x 20 17000 x 20
2000 x  2 22000 x 20 22000 x 20
2500 x 2 29000 x 20 29000 x 20
5000 x 5 57000 x 50 58000 x 100
6000 x 5 69000 x 50 69000 x 100
10000 x 10 115000 x 100 1150 x 0.1
15000 x 20 170000 x 200 1700 x 0.2
20000 x 20 220000 x 200 2200 x 0.2
50000 x 50 570000 x 500 5800 x 1
100000 x 100 11500 x 10 11500 x 1
150000 x 200 17000 x 20 17000 x 2
200000 x 200 22000 x 50 22000 x 2
500000 x 400 57000 x 50 57000 x 10
Model Description US Price
PTA Plug and Test®Adapter $215.00