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PCE Instruments launches sound level meters

PCE Instruments recently launched three brand-new and highly accurate class 1 and 2 sound level meters. These have been designed to tackle the wide-spread problem of noise at the workplace which can cause health issues. However, with their many functions, they can be used in many other areas of application.

An alarming number of employees worldwide has to deal with unacceptable noise levels at work, which often causes severe hearing problems that cannot be reversed. Several rules and regulations are there to prevent these problems. In order to take the right precautions, noise must become measurable. This is where manufacturers of high-end test instruments like PCE Instruments come into play.

The recently launched PCE-428, PCE-430 and PCE-432 noise meters can do A, B, C and Z frequency weightings as well as fast, slow and impulse time weightings which makes them highly helpful when it comes to assessing noise nuisance at the workplace, traffic noise, industrial noise, etc. For companies which have to stick to certain rules and regulations, it is important to know that the new SPL meters are in line with the standards GB/T 3785.1-2010, IEC 60651:1979, IEC 60804:2000, IEC 61672-1:2013, ANSI S1.4-1983 and ANSI S1.43-1997. The PCE-428 is a class 2 model whereas the PCE-430 and PCE-432 are class 1 models.

The standard versions of the noise level meters are with 1/1 octave band but optionally with 1/3 octave band. The user can set the alarm threshold. The sound meters can calculate SPL, LEQ, Max, Min, Peak, SD, SEL, and E values. Data can saved to a Micro SD card and evaluated via a PC software which is included in the delivery. The new PCE sound level meters come with a microphone, a wind noise suppressor (foam ball), a USB cable, a mains adaptor, a factory calibration certificate according to ISO 9001, a user manual and a carrying case.

Calibrators or a tripod can be purchased at an extra charge. For more information, please visit

PCE Instruments UK Ltd

PCE Instruments offers first-class test devices, control systems, laboratory equipment and scales and balances equipment, particularly for clients from the industrial sector. Repairs and calibration services round off PCE’s range of products and services.

PCE Instruments has been manufacturing and selling high-quality test devices, control systems, laboratory and weighing equipment since 1999. Three German engineers founded the company which now has subsidiaries in many countries and sells test equipment under the trademark “PCE Instruments®”, but also high-value instruments from other renowned producers in the online shops of the countries where PCE has its offices.

PCE Instruments has its headquarters in Germany, where the company was founded, and several offices around the world. The PCE Holding GmbH comprises the following companies: PCE Deutschland GmbH, PCE Produktions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, PCE Instruments UK Ltd, PCE Ibérica S.L., PCE Italia S.R.L., PCE Brookhuis B.V., PCE-Teknik Cihazlar Paz.Tic.Ltd.Şti., PCE Instruments Chile SA, PCE Instruments France EURL, PCE Americas Inc., Pingce (Shenzhen) Technology Ltd., PCE Instruments HK Ltd. and PCE Instruments Polska S.p.z.o.o.

The company supports prospective engineers by granting discounts to universities and offering internship and dissertation opportunities.

PCE constantly develops new products and solutions at their PCE Produktions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH in Germany and seeks to improve their existing products as innovation is an important factor to compete on a saturated market.

PCE’s product range includes durometers to test the hardness of several materials, pressure meters, viscometers for laboratory as well as industrial applications, temperature meters with different measurement ranges, hand-held moisture and humidity meters and permanently installed ones for very specific measuring tasks like concrete moisture measurement or moisture measurement of bulk materials during the process, inspection cameras / borescopes for monitoring and maintenance purposes, condition monitoring equipment like vibration meters for industrial environments, different types of data loggers, e. g. sound level meters, force gauges for tensile and compressive forces as well as adhesion, hanging scales for heavy loads, analytical balances such as counting scales, industrial scales with many different weighing ranges, pallet scales, pH meters for use in industrial laboratories, colorimeters for quality control, laser distance meters, clamp meters / power analysers for AC and DC voltages, Geiger counters, air quality meters, air flow meters and many more. PCE Instruments recently added some new products to their range of sensors for the inline moisture measurement of various products like grain, oil, wood, pellets, other wood products, etc. A product overview can be found here.

Highly skilled technicians are always happy to give advice to customers trying to find the right device or solution for their measuring task or help them with any questions.

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