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The new SI 3000 range of transducer controllers from Solartron Metrology provide a clear graphical display of single or dual channel inputs. The high quality benchtop instruments have been designed to operate with Solartron's extensive range of measurement transducers as well as third party sensors.

An IP65 rated front panel provides a high resolution, seven digit, colour LCD display. Bar graphs can be set to change colour when measured values are out of range for either transducer or the sum of their inputs.

The seven digit display enables high resolution to be achieved when used with long absolute displacement transducers and even higher resolution when precise positioning or measurements are required.

Data logging of up to 10 000 readings is available, and other functions include peak hold, presets, simple mathematics and max-min values. The intuitive menu-driven display makes setting up and operating the instrument easy.

"High performance and flexibility don't have to come at a high price," said Solartron's sales and marketing director Neil Curtis. "The use of a common platform throughout the range, and the ability to accept inputs from diverse transducer technologies make the SI 3000 models extremely flexible, cost effective and easy to use."

Solartron's extensive and continually growing range of digital probes, linear encoders and analogue input modules are all compatible with the SI 3000, as are the company's LVDT, half bridge, dc, 4-20mA displacement transducers. Ametek Gemco 4-20mA magnetostrictive transducers can also be used.

The SI 3000 series can accept inputs from other types of dc and 4-20mA transducers, for example, pressure, force and temperature or third party LVDT transducers. Outputs include dc, 4-20mA and RS232 interfaces.

The high quality units are ideal for use in an extremely wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, steel production, process automation as well as the test and measurement sector.

Where more channels are required, Solartron offers the higher specification SI 7500 controller, which can accept up to 16 digital probes or modules. This advanced model provides SPC support and offers a suite of mathematical functions.

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The SI 3000 range of transducer controllers from Solartron Metrology provide a clear graphical display of single or dual channel inputs.

Notes for editors:

Solartron Metrology is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision dimensional measurement and position measurement transducers and instrumentation. Based in West Sussex, where it has a 4000 m2 manufacturing facility, the company exports over 90 per cent of its products.

Solartron Metrology's parent company is AMETEK, a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualised sales of $2.5 billion.

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Date: 4 September 2008

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Neil Curtis
Solartron Metrology
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Solartron Metrology, Steyning Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9ST, UK

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