Red Lion launches PM-50 panel meter
Red Lion, distributed by Control Logic, has released the next generation of graphical touchscreen panel meters, the PM-50. It expands Red Lion’s existing portfolio and is available in either 3.5” or 4.3” display.
Using simple ‘swipe’ technology, users can easily switch between relevant screens and receive comprehensive operational data for monitoring equipment and production. Visual alerts notify the user that immediate action is necessary, either on the unit itself or through push notifications to smartphones via the app, available on Google Play or Apple Store.
The PM-50 offers both analogue and digital signal processing with many modular IO options. Including connectivity via serial, Ethernet, and built-in WiFi with Modbus for users to remotely access critical workflow and process data from the confines of the plant floor to create a smarter plant floor.
The PM-50 is easy to install, program and expand. The PM-50 can replace a meter with a 1/8 or 1/16 DIN panel cut out. An on-device programming wizard, mobile app, or web browser provides an easy and intuitive setup. Additional capability is available with field-installable modules to provide outputs, communications, and AC power functionality when needed.
“Today’s manufacturing environment is changing quickly and there is a greater need for data visibility, connectivity, and collection,” Red Lion senior director, product management Rod Smith says.
“So, when developing this next generation panel meter, the team at Red Lion challenged themselves to create a product that would help solve these challenges and allow manufacturers to take additional steps in creating a smarter factory floor. The PM-50, with its innovative graphical display, does just that – allowing for more efficient processes, improved uptime, and lower operational costs.”