Altek 830 | Replace it with the updated PIE 830

Altek 830 Process Calibrator – no longer in production!

The Altek 820 was designed back in 1999. The PIE 880 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 830 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 7 thermocouple types in the Altek 830. The PIE 830 also has several advanced functions to make it easy to troubleshoot hidden loop problems.

PIE 830 Multifunction Calibrator vsAltek 830 Discontinued - Suggested replacement PIE 830

Advantages of the PIE 830 over the Altek 830 multifunction calibrator

  • Universal Transmitter feature – Unique to PIE
    Save time and money by using this feature to keep a process running while troubleshooting problems.
  • Loop Diagnostics – Unique to PIE
    Only multifunction calibrator that can power up a loop and tell you that there is moisture, corrosion or a ground fault causing current to leak to ground.
  • Simulates a pH probe
    Calibrate pH tranmitters & analyzers before attaching probe to verify that each is working correctly.
  • Higher Accuracy
    Accurate to 0.006 mA, Pt 100 Ohm RTD to 0.2°C/0.4°F, Type K to 0.3°C/0.6°F, pH to 0.003 pH
  • Isolated internal 24 V loop supply
    Calibrate 2-wire transmitter with electrical isolation between the input and the output for more accurate and stable readings.
  • Wider range of pressure modules & scales
    Choose from 32 different modules with up to 32 engineering units for greater compatibility with your processes.
  • Works with more instruments
    Compatible with smart transmitters, multichannel recorders, PLCs and DCSs – GUARANTEED! More Thermocouple & RTD ranges with 0.1° resolution and better accuracy.
  • Smaller & lighter
    Pocket sized and easier to carry
  • LED for optical pickups
    LED flashes green in sync with frequency output. Illuminates red for overload conditions.
  • Easier to hook-up
    Diagrams are shown on the display indicating where to plug in the test leads.

Looking for more than just an Altek 830 replacement?

The PIE 830 does everything the Altek 830 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 830 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 830 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 830 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