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Beamex MC6-T advanced temperature calibrator and communicator

Beamex MC6-T

Multifunction Temperature Calibrator and Communicator

The most versatile temperature calibrator

The Beamex MC6-T combines a state-of-the-art temperature dry block with built-in multifunction process calibrator and communicator technology. It offers versatility that no other temperature calibrator can match, providing calibration capabilities for temperature, pressure, and various electrical signals as well as a multi-bus communicator for fieldbus instruments.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator

Superior metrological performance

The MC6-T provides superior metrological performance and accuracy for temperature and electrical calibrations. The active multizone (triple/dual) temperature control technology ensures an excellent temperature gradient. Each MC6-T is delivered with a traceable, accredited calibration certificate as standard as proof of its accuracy.

Stable and safe

The MC6-T uses advanced, patented methods for following stability, ensuring that only stable temperature readings are used even in demanding industrial environments or with fluctuating mains voltage. It also includes several patented safety features.

Advanced functionality

The MC6-T offers versatility that no other temperature calibrator can match, providing calibration capabilities for temperature, electrical signals, and even pressure. The MC6-T150 and MC6-T660 provide temperature range from -30 to 660 ⁰C (-22 to 1220 ⁰F)and can perform fully automatic calibrations. Most measurement functions can be used with the rechargeable battery without mains voltage connected.

Field communicator

The MC6-T contains a multi-bus field communicator for HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and Profibus PA protocols to calibrate, configure, and trim your smart instruments. All three protocols can be enabled simultaneously.

Digital data flow

The MC6-T is a documenting calibrator that communicates with Beamex calibration management software, enabling a fully digitalized calibration process.

Measurement, generation and simulation capabilities

  • Temperature generation
  • Pressure measurement (internal barometric and external pressure modules)
  • Voltage measurement (±1 V and −1…60 VDC)
  • Current measurement (±100 mA) (internal or external supply)
  • Frequency measurement (0…50 kHz)
  • Pulse counting (0…10 Mpulse)
  • Switch state sensing (dry/wet switch)
  • Built-in 24 VDC loop supply (low impedance, HART impedance or FF/PA impedance)
  • Voltage generation ( ±1 V and −3…24 VDC)
  • Current generation (0…55 mA) (active/passive, i.e. Internal or external supply)
  • Resistance measurement, two simultaneous channels (0…4 kΩ)
  • Resistance simulation (0…4 kΩ)
  • RTD measurement, two simultaneous channels
  • RTD simulation
  • TC measurement, two simultaneous channels (universal connector/mini-plug)
  • TC simulation
  • Frequency generation (0…50 kHz)
  • Pulse queue generation (0…10 Mpulse)
  • HART communicator
  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus communicator
  • Profibus PA communicator

(Some functions are optional)

General specifications

FEATUREVALUE
Dimensions322 mm x 180 mm x 298 mm (12,68″ x 7,09″ x 11,73″)
WeightMC6-T150: 9.4 kg (20.7 lbs)
MC6-T660: 8.6 kg (18.96 lbs)
Display5.7” Diagonal 640 x 480 TFT LCD Module
Touch Panel5-wire resistive touch screen
KeyboardMembrane keyboard
BacklightLED backlight, adjustable brightness
Power requirements230 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz, 380 W (MC6-T150, 1560 W (MC6-T660)
115 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz, 380 W (MC6-T150), 1560 W (MC6-T660)
Fuse size (MC6-T660)230 V: T 8A 250V / 115 V: T 16A 250V
Fuse size (MC6-T150)230 V: T 3.15A 250V / 115 V: T 3.15A 250V
Max. input voltage30 V AC, 60 V DC
Operating temperature0 … 45 °C (32 … 113 °F)
Operating humidity0 … 90% R.H. non condensing
Storage temperature-20 … 60 °C (-4 … 140 °F)
Computer interfaceUSB
Calibration certificateAccredited calibration certificate
Warmup timeSpecifications valid after a 5 minute warmup period
Battery typeRechargeable lithium-ion polymer, 4300 mAh, 11.1 V
Charging timeApproximately 4 hours
Battery operation time10 … 16 hours
Battery operated functionsAll functions except temperature control and R3 measurement
SafetyDirective 2014/35/EU, EN 61010-1:2010
EMCDirective 2014/30/EU, EN 61326-1:2013
RoHS complianceRoHS II Directive 2011/65/EU, EN 50581:2012
DropEN 61010-1:2013
WarrantyWarranty 3 years, 1 year for battery pack. Warranty extension programs available.

Temperature specifications

FEATUREMC6-T150MC6-T660
Temperature range at 23 °C (73 °F)-30 … 150 °C (-22 … 302 °F)50 … 660 °C (122 … 1220 °F)
±0.2 °C at 50 °C
Display uncertainty with internal reference 1)±0.15 °C±0.3 °C at 420 °C
±0.5 °C at 660 °C
±0.02 °C at 50 °C
Stability 2)±0.01 °C±0.03 °C at 420 °C
±0.04 °C at 660 °C
±0.05 °C at 50 °C
Axial uniformity at 40 mm±0.05 °C±0.25 °C at 420 °C
±0.40 °C at 660 °C
±0.10 °C at 50 °C
Axial uniformity at 60 mm±0.07 °C±0.40 °C at 420 °C
±0.60 °C at 660 °C
Radial uniformity Difference between borings±0.01 °C at 50 °C
±0.01 °C±0.05 °C at 420 °C
±0.08 °C at 660 °C
Loading effect with internal reference sensor With 4 pcs 6 mm sensors±0.02 °C at 50 °C
± 0.08 °C±0.08 °C at 420 °C
±0.15 °C at 660 °C
Loading effect with external 6 mm reference sensor With 3 pcs 6 mm sensors±0.01 °C at 50 °C
±0.005 °C±0.02 °C at 420 °C
±0.03 °C at 660 °C
Hysteresis±0.03 °C±0.15 °C
Display resolution0.001 °C /°F / K0.001 °C /°F / K
Immersion depth150 mm (5.9 in)150 mm (5.9 in)
Insert outer dimensions30 mm (1.18 in)24.5 mm (0.96 in)
Heating time23 to 150 °C:  19 min50 to 660 °C:  15 min
-30 to 150 °C: 23 min
150 to 23 °C:  17 min660 to 50 °C:  35 min
Cooling time23 to -30 °C:  23 min660 to 100 °C: 25 min
150 to -30 °C: 37 min
Stabilization time 3)5 to 10 min10 min

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Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator

Ready for the field

The MC6-T is unique in terms of the functionality it provides in one device, meaning you have less to carry in the field.

The calibrator is designed to remain accurate even in varying environmental conditions or with fluctuating mains voltage.

The patented temperature control algorithm provides fast heating and cooling without overshoots, improving efficiency and saving time.

The MC6-T includes several unique safety features, such as a tilt sensor, warning light, and standalone overheat protection.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator

A better way to calibrate

Temperature calibrations are quite slow by nature, but the MC6-T helps you calibrate more efficiently.

The extensive built-in process calibrator and advanced group calibration feature enable fully automatic documenting calibration of multiple temperature instruments simultaneously.

Even with automatic calibration, low calibration uncertainty is guaranteed since the MC6-T ensures that only stable temperature readings are used and the active multizone temperature control technology compensates for the heat loss caused by the temperature sensors installed in the insert.

As a truly multifunctional device, the MC6-T can also be used for accurate electrical and pressure calibrations.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator

The full built-in MC6 interface in the Beamex MC6-T is a useful feature. Being able to connect external pressure modules allows us to build different routes based on those temperatures and ranges while the other routes can be accomplished with the built-in modules.

It’s amazing to see when the probe is actually at the correct temp and stable before taking a measurement. No guessing and reduces human error. This would save money on probes that may have been tested too early and noted as failed due to its error not yet stabilizing in any other temperature block.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator and software.

Digital data flow

The MC6-T is a documenting calibrator that digitally captures data at source and ensures a secure data flow between the calibrator and Beamex LOGiCAL or CMX calibration management software.

As a communicator, it even enables digital communication with smart field instruments. The seamless data flow between products delivers efficiency and high-quality data.

Use calibration management software to manage what, how, and when to calibrate, and execute the calibration with the MC6-T according to your pre-configured calibration procedure – even fully automatically. Maintain the full calibration history in LOGiCAL or CMX.

This solution provides accurate measurements and traceable, reliable, and reusable data that can be used for analysis, reporting and calibration certificates.

Sustainable by design

Sustainable by design

Sustainability is a core component of the Beamex design philosophy. We want you to continue using your calibrators for many years, so they are designed to have a long service life and to be as easy as possible to repair, maintain, and upgrade.

Our world-leading experts can help you to get the most out of your calibrator throughout its entire lifecycle with calibration and repair services, training, and calibration consultancy.  

To meet your changing needs, our products are constantly evolving. Firmware updates provide new features or performance improvements, and you can also upgrade your existing products with new modules or software functionalities. Accessories are quickly and easily available in the Beamex webshop.

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Beamex MC6-T short sanitary temperature sensor calibration

Sanitary and short sensor calibration

The MC6-T150 is designed to accurately calibrate short and sanitary sensors, which is typically not possible with traditional temperature dry blocks.

The immersion depth of flanged sensors can be optimized with a dedicated insert and Beamex SIRT – a special short reference sensor with a flexible cable.

Learn more on how to calibrate short and sanitary sensors.

Available models

MC6-T150

-30 … 150 °C
(-22 … 302 °F)

MC6-T660

50 … 660 °C
(122 … 1220 °F)

User interface modes

A calibrator should have advanced functionality yet remain easy to use, which is why the MC6-T offers several user interface modes that are optimized for different use cases. For example, the Temperature Calibrator mode is made for quick and easy temperature generation and measurement. If you want to perform automatic documented calibrations, use the Documenting Calibrator mode.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator user interface

Temperature Calibrator

The Temperature Calibrator mode is optimized for quick and easy usage of temperature generation and measurement.

The desired temperature can be quickly entered using the virtual numerical keyboard. The internal or external reference sensor can also be easily measured.

The temperature values can be displayed in numerical or graphical view.

Additional channels can be measured simultaneously.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator user interface

Documenting Calibrator

The Documenting Calibrator mode is designed for the documented and automated calibration of process instruments.

In today’s process plants, calibrations often have to be documented – without a documenting calibrator, this must be done manually, which takes a lot of precious time and is prone to errors.

With the Documenting Calibrator mode, the calibration process is guided, and the calibrator can automatically set the calibration points and document the results.

The Documenting Calibrator mode also works together with calibration management software.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator user interface

Calibrator

The Calibrator mode is designed for calibrating various process instruments. It enables you to measure or simulate two signals at a time.

Often you need to check and calibrate process instruments, which typically have an input and an output. This means you either need two devices, or a single device capable of doing two things simultaneously.

The Calibrator mode is optimized for this type of use.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator user interface

Data Logger

The Data Logger is designed for logging up to nine measurements simultaneously.

Often in industry, there is a need to measure signals for a certain period and to save the results for later analysis. This may be related to troubleshooting, surveillance, or calibration.

The data log results can be displayed in numerical or graphical view, and results can be transferred to a PC for further analysis.

The Data Logger mode is optimized for this type of use.

Beamex MC6-T temperature calibrator user interface

Communicator

The Communicator mode is designed to communicate with fieldbus instruments.

In today’s process plants, smart instrumentation is being used to an increasing degree, so engineers need to use communicators or configuration software. Most of this instrumentation is HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, or Profibus PA.

The Communicator mode is optimized for communicator use to calibrate, configure, and trim your smart instruments.

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