Digital panel meter with dual functions

The PAX2D digital panel meter from Red Lion features a dual counter and dual rate meter with a third counter and rate display that can perform math functions.


The PAX2D digital panel meter features a dual counter and dual rate meter with a third counter and rate display that can perform math functions. Courtesy: Red Lion ControlsThe PAX2D Digital Panel Meter from Red Lion Controls has a dual counter and dual rate meter, with a third counter and rate display that allows the user to perform math functions. With universal features and versatile programming capabilities, this meter can suit virtually any digital pulse applications, the company said.

Line one consists of a 0.7-in. high, 6-digit LCD display that can be programmed to show counters A, B, or C; rate A, B, or C; or the high or low values. The main display also offers three programmable, easy-to-read colors: red, orange and green. The color change can be tied to programmable setpoints. This feature provides the operator with a visual display of changing conditions—even when they are not close enough to read the meter value.

A second display line is a 0.35-in. high, 9-digit, green LCD that can also be programmed for any of the Line One parameters. The 9-digit display accommodates totalizing applications that exceed normal 6-digit displays. The meter also offers a programmable custom unit indicator for both displays.

In addition to the dual displays, the PAX2D offers features designed for maximum flexibility, allowing users to stock a single meter for numerous applications. The meter accepts inputs from proximity sensors, magnetic sensors, photo eyes, length sensors, rotary pulse generators, transistors and simple switches. A universal power supply accommodates ac and dc inputs. In addition to front panel key programming, the PAX2D can be programmed via Red Lion Crimson 2.0 software with simple mouse clicks and dropdown menus. Eight intuitive programming windows guide users through various parameters, such as input setup, display format and output format.

Features include:

  • Dual counter with math functions
  • Dual rate with math functions
  • Slave display
  • Universal ac/dc power supply
  • Programmable units display
  • Bus capabilities: DeviceNet, Modbus and Profibus-DP
  • Built-in USB programming port
  • NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed front bezel 

Red Lion Controls Inc.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering,

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