Altek 820 | Replace it with the updated PIE 820

Altek 820 Process Calibrator – no longer in production!

The Altek 820 was designed back in 1997. The PIE 820 matches the Altek in fit, form and function with a few features bringing the design into the 21st century. It has a rubber boot and lower profile switches for protection in the field and a backlit display making it easier to use in the dark corners of your plant. The PIE 820 is also guaranteed to be compatible with all RTD measuring instruments including multichannel PLC input cards. It also has 14 different thermocouple types built-in making it more universal than the 4 thermocouple types in the Altek 820.

PIE 820 vsAltek 820 Discontinued - Suggested replacement PIE 820

Advantages of the PIE 820 over the Altek 820 multifunction calibrator

  • Automatic stepping and ramping
    Setp 2,3,5 & 11 steps or continuous ramp from 5 to 60 seconds to match your test procedures
  • Larger Display with Backlight
    Easy viewing in dark locations. Icons on display indicate where to plug in test leads.
  • More Resistant to Accidental Damage
    Rubber boot and stronger switches
  • More thermocouple and RTD ranges with .1 degree resolution and better accuracy
    Compatible with smart transmitters, multichannel recorders, PLC’s and DCS’s
  • Smaller and 25% lighter
    Pocket sized and easier to carry
  • LED for optical pickups
    LED flashes green in synch with frequency output. Illuminates red for overload conditions.
  • Includes Certificate of Calibration
    All PIE Calibrators come with a free signed and dated certificate. Altek’s come only with an unsigned Statement of Calibration Practices with a certificate of calibration available for an extra charge.

Looking for more than just an Altek 820 replacement?

Altek 820 Discontinued - Suggested replacement PIE 820
Discontinued Altek 820

Recommended Replacement
PIE 820
PIE 820 Multifunction Calibrator
Recommended Replacement
PIE 820
PIE 820 Elite Multifunction Calibrator
Recommended Replacement

The PIE 820-Elite does everything the Altek 820 or PIE 820 can do with higher resolution and simple to use loop troubleshooting features. Calibrate smart transmitters with the built-in 250 Ohm resistor for HART® compatibility, high resolution to 0.001 milliamp and the the ability to check loop power supplies or batteries with built-in DC Voltage measurement range. The 820-Elite works with a full range of PIE pressure modules. Save time troubleshooting loops by using the Advanced Loop Diagnostics to find hidden loop problems caused by moisture and corrosion in junction boxes. This feature is only found in PIE Calibrators!

Why choose a PIE 820 instead of some other brand of multifunction calibrator? We are the same team that designed the Altek 820 and the Altek 830 and no other manufacturer has as much multifunction process calibrator experience as PIE. PIE also manufactures a complete line of milliamp, voltage, thermocouple, RTD and frequency single function calibrators as well as multifunction calibrators matching and surpassing the Altek line of handheld calibrators.

When it is time for service on your Altek 820 PIE has the most experience in calibration and repair of Altek electronic calibrators. Or, if it is time to upgrade or replace a failing Altek 820 calibrator, we offer a discount on a new PIE calibrator similar to the Altek that you are replacing – in working or non working condition! Click for repair and calibration pricing.

Replacing a different Altek Calibrator? Click Altek Calibrator Replacements or download the complete Altek Calibrator Replacement Guide