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Model 6013, 8-Channel Instrumentation Amplifier-Filter-Digitizer


  • Voltage, thermocouple & DC-LVDT inputs
  • Optional thermocouple reference junction box
  • Gains 1 to 5,000 with 0.05% accuracy
  • Automatic zero & gain calibration
  • Four-pole, low-pass filter
  • Up to 10 kS/s per channel with 16-bit resolution
  • Two alarms with programmable upper & lower limits


The 6013 input module has eight channels, each with programmable gain instrumentation amplifier, low pass filter and sample and hold. The high level outputs are multiplexed and digitized to 16 bits then output to the 6000 data bus. A ninth reference temperature channel conditions the output of the temperature sensor in the Model 6084 thermocouple reference junction box The 6013 provides regulated DC power for transducers with integral electronics. Each channel has a wideband analog output.

The 6013 may be configured for use with voltage, thermocouple and current transducers. It provides ±12/15 Volt power for transducers with integral electronics. Versions are available for current loop, high voltage and 28 Volt powered transducers.

Voltage substitution is provided for channel gain calibration utilizing an external voltage standard. A calibration attenuator enables the voltage standard to be used on its highest accuracy ranges and provides a post-attenuator output for calibration and verification. Using Pacific's PI660 software zero and gain calibration and correction are automatic.

The four-pole, low-pass filter uses an easily changed plug-in module to set bandwidth. Either the wideband or filtered output may be digitized and sent to the 6000 data bus. Two programmable alarms each with upper and lower limits are checked each time the outputs are digitized.

Overview  · Input  · Excitation/Transducer Power  · Amplifier  · Filter  · Digitizer  · Calibration  · Mechanical  · Ordering Information 


Measurement Type




Analog Bandwidth

1 kHz

Excitation/Transducer Power





Sample Rate (Digitizer)

Up to 10 kS/s

Analog Output

Monitor Output


Configuration (Input)

8 channels, differential, 2 wire with shield.


±2 mV to ±10 Volts (±200 mV to ±100 V with optional attenuator).


100:1, ±0.2% (6013-HV).


50 Megohms, shunted by 1,000 pF (1 Megohm with attenuator)


±50 Volts differential, ±30 Volts common mode. ±250 Volts differential with attenuator.

Type (Thermocouple Inputs)

B, C, E, J, K, N, R, S, and T.

Configuration (Thermocouple Inputs)

Differential, 2 wire with shield.

Type (Current Inputs)

4-20 mA input.

Configuration (Current Inputs)

Differential, 2 wire with shield.

Termination (Current Inputs)

200 Ohms

Excitation/Transducer Power


Regulated ±12 or ±15 Volts jumper selectable per channel (6013). 28 Volts (6013-24V).


50 mA per channel, limited to 200 mA maximum per 8-channel module.



Programmable 1-5000, in 1, 2, 3, 5 steps, with ±0.05% accuracy.

Gain Stability

±0.01%, ±0.005%/ºC.


1 kHz

Linearity (Amplifier)

±0.01% for gains 0.1 to 1,000, ±0.02% for gains above 1,000.

Common Mode

60 dB plus gain in dB to 110 dB, DC to 60 Hz.

CM Voltage

±10 V

Zero (Amplifier)

Automatic to ±1 µV RTI, ±0.5 mV RTO.

Zero Stability

±5 µV RTI, ±1 mV RTO. ±1 µV/ºC RTI,
±0.2 mV/ºC RTO. Short term: ±2 µV RTI,
±0.4 mV RTO for 8 hours.

Source Current

±10 nA, ±1 nA/ºC.

Noise (10 Hz)

0.1 µV rms, RTI, 0.5 mV rms, RTO

Noise (1 kHz)

1.0 µV rms, RTI, 0.5 mV rms, RTO


800 µS to ±0.1% for 10X overload to ±10 V.

Monitor Output

±3.0 Volts full scale, unfiltered.


Type (Filter)

Four-pole, low-pass Butterworth.


Plug-in, 4 Hz to 1 kHz, 10 Hz supplied. Alternate fiter characteristics and frequencies are available.


Other filter characteristics and cut offs are available.



Simultaneous sample and hold with ±50 nS channel-to-channel. Droop is less than ±0.005%.


16-bits, two's complement output.

Sample Rate

Up to 10 kS/s per channel

Digitizer Linearity

±2 LSB (±0.006%)


Monotonic to 15 bits.


Two alarms each with upper and lower limits that are programmable from negative to positive full scale. Limits checked on each ADC sample.


Voltage Substitution

Alternate input for external voltage standard. Programmable attenuation steps of 1, 0.1, and 0.01 with ±0.01% accuracy. Output of the attenuator is provided on a rear panel connector for calibration.

Zero Calibration

Amplifier input disconnected and shorted.



Occupies one slot in Series 6000 enclosures.


Input connector is 50-pin Type D. Connectors are mounted on the front and mates are supplied.

Operating Temperature

0 to +50 ºC

Ordering Information 

Ordering Information

6013 - 8-Channel Voltage/Thermocouple, ±12V or ±15V Power.
6013-24V - 8-Channel Voltage/Thermocouple 28V Power.

6013-HV - 8-Channel Voltage, 100:1 Attenuator.

6013-I - 8-Channel Current Loop. 28 Volts, 0 to 20mA.

6081 - Screw Terminal Adapter.

6084 - 8-Channel Thermocouple Reference Junction.


Model 6013
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 Complementary to Model 6013 

Model 6038
Model 6038 8-Channel Strain/Bridge Transducer Amplifier - Filter-Digitizer

Model 6044
Model 6044 32-Bit Discrete Input/Output with Alarms

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