Model 6580-M1: Rack Mount Automated ADTS w/ built-in pumps

Model 6580-M1: Rack Mount Automated ADTS w/ built-in pumps

Specifications

Static Output

Pressure function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
units:
0.1 to 42 inHg
0.001 inHg
±0.002 inHg
inHg, mbar

Altitude function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
-4000 ft. to 100,000 ft.
1 foot
± 2 ft. @ 0 ft.
± 6 ft. @ 35,000 ft.
± 12 ft. @ 50,000 ft.
± 50 ft. @ 80,000 ft.
units: feet, meters

Climb function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
units:
0 ft/min to ±50,000 ft/min
1 ft/min
±1% of rate of climb
feet/min, meters/sec

Pitot Output

Pressure function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
Pt units:
Qc units:
0.1 to 60 inHg
0.001 inHg
±0.003 inHg
inHg, mbar, EPR
inHg, mbar

Airspeed function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
0 to 650 knots
0.1 knots
±0.5 knots @ 50 knots
±0.25 knots @ 100 knots
±0.1 knots above 300 knots
units:
Rate of change:
knots, Mach, mph, kmph
0 to 500 knots/min

Mach function

range:
resolution:
accuracy:
0.0 to 3.0 Mach
0.001 Mach
±0.001 above 0.2

Power requirement

90-260 VAC, 47-440 Hz ; 200 VA

External Interface

RS232 and IEEE-488

Dimensions & weights

4U Rack-mount design
7.0” (h) x 19.0” (w) x 20.0” (d) / 30 lbs

Environmental specs

Operating temp.
Storage temp.
Humidity:
0 to 50°C
-25 to 75°C
5 to 95% non-condensing

Features

RVSM compliant The high accuracy of the tester and NIST-traceable calibration make the tester fully RVSM-compliant.

Calibration period: 1 year

Pressure & Vacuum system The unit includes dual vacuum pumps and a pressure pump for higher reliability. The pressure system includes a membrane dryer and filter to provide clean dry air for the entire system. No external pumps are required. Internal pumps have a minimum life of 5000 operating hours.

Automated operation Simply enter the target set-points for altitude and airspeed and the unit automatically achieves the targets, ramping at the programmed rates. Control at the set-point is stable within ± 1 foot, ± 0.1 knot or ±0.001 inHg.  Using an external PC and either the RS232 or IEEE-488 interface, the unit’s operation can be completely automated.

Programmable limits User-programmable limits for altitude, airspeed, Mach and VSI provide protection to the aircraft.

“Jog” and “Hold” features Set-points can be “jogged” up or down in small increments. Ramping to a set-point can be put on “hold” and controlled at the current measured value.

“Ground” feature Brings Pitot and Static outputs to ambient “ground” pressure after completing a test.

“Profiles” feature A profile of set-points can be downloaded from a PC, allowing the user to step through the set-points using a single key. Each profile can have up to 50 set-points and 20 profiles can be stored in the unit.

Leak checks Pitot and Static leak-checks can be performed either independently or simultaneously. Three leak-timers can be programmed to perform timed leaks between 1 to 20 minutes. The display of “instant” leak rates provides immediate feedback to the user.

Local display and keypad The local display and keypad are the operator interface for the tester. All valid parameters, including altitude, climb and airspeed, are clearly displayed simultaneously on a single screen on the local display.

Output Switching Module (OSM) The unit contains an OSM to control six output ports (3-Pitot and 3-Static), and vent solenoid-valves for auto-venting. Outputs and vents can be controlled by external digital inputs applied through a back-panel connector.

Applications

  • Since the pumps are included, this is the Ideal tester for rack-mount ATE systems.
  • Ideal tester for use in an instrument-shop for testing and calibrating ADC’s, altimeters, airspeed indicators, VSI’s, cabin pressure controllers, and other air-data instruments/ transducers.
  • The OSM allows 6 output ports to be individually selected.