Red Lion Launches New PAX2 Dual Line Display

The PAX2D digital panel meter is a single package featuring 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 single meter can suit virtually any digital pulse application.

Line one consists of a 0.7" 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 colours: 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" 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 both a.c. and d.c. inputs.

“With its dual display and versatile functionality, the PAX2D delivers an ideal solution for applications that require two parameters to be visualized at the same time,” said Jeff Thornton, Red Lion Product Manager. “For instance, the PAX2D can count the piece count output of a machine and display the machine rate simultaneously.” Thornton adds, “Optional plug-in cards allow users to configure the meter for present applications, while allowing easy upgrades to accommodate future needs.”

In addition to easy 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 that make the PAX2D particularly effective and simple to operate include;

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

The PAX2 series, including the PAX2A (featured in the information video below) and PAXD2 can be found on pages 250-251 of the LC Automation 2012 Product Catalogue.

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