We made MC6 a truly multifunctional device. When going out in the field it is so much easier to carry one device with you, instead of carrying several separate devices.
We think that carrying less is a better way.
We made MC6 a documenting calibrator. This means that when you use it in conjunction with Beamex calibration software you have a fully paperless calibration process. No more error prone manual writing of calibration results on paper, manual error calculation or manual typing of results into software.
We think that going paperless is a better way.
The calibrator should have a lot of advanced functionality and it should still be easy to use – that is a pretty challenging situation. As a solution for this we decided to make different user interface modes for different use cases. For example, if you only want to measure something quickly and easily, use the simple Meter mode. If you want to document your calibration, use the Documenting calibrator mode.
The meter mode is designed for simple and easy measurement of signals. Oftentimes, you may need to measure something quickly and easily. Often a simple multi-meter is used for this purpose, as it is easy to use. Some multifunctional calibrators may be too slow and difficult to use, so it is easier to just choose the simpler meter. The meter mode in MC6 is optimized for this type of simple and easy metering.
The calibrator mode is designed for calibrating various process instruments. Oftentimes, you need to check and calibrate a certain process instrument/transmitter. Transmitters typically have an input and an output. So you either need to have two devices, or a device capable of doing two things simultaneously. The calibrator mode in MC6 is optimized for this type of use.
The documenting calibrator mode, working together with calibration software, is designed for the process instrument calibration and documenting of the calibration results. In today’s process plant, calibrations often have to be documented. Without a documenting calibrator, documentation must be done manually, which takes a lot of precious time and is prone to error. The documenting calibrator mode in MC6 is optimized for use as a documenting process calibrator.
The data logger is designed for logging various measurement results. Often in industry, there is a need to measure signals for shorter or longer periods and to save the results in a memory for later analysis. This may be related to troubleshooting, surveillance or calibration. The data logger mode in MC6 is optimized for this type of use.
The communicator mode is designed to communicate with Fieldbus instruments. In today’s process plants, smart instrumentation is being used to an increasing degree. Therefore, engineers need to use communicators or configuration software. Most of this instrumentation is HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus or Profibus PA. The communicator mode in MC6 is optimized for communicator use.
The settings mode allows you to edit the calibrator’s various settings.
What used to take three or four of us to do in the past, can be done by one, maybe two of us. Just the Beamex MC6, is like having another technician on staff.