09 October 2016
Red Lion’s Graphite® advanced HMI operator panels are the industry's first HMI touchscreens to combine rugged yet aesthetically-pleasing all-aluminum construction with a modular I/O architecture. All of the Graphite HMI models offer drag-and-drop protocol conversion, data logging and web-based monitoring and control. With UL Class 1, Division 2, ABS, ATEX and IECEx approvals, Graphite HMIs enable customers to connect, monitor and control processes in harsh environments.
Sleek and Rugged:
Graphite HMIs feature reliable, resistive analog touchscreens and a rugged aluminum housing that allow them to operate in high shock, vibration and temperature applications. Standard and widescreen models are available in sizes ranging from 7 inch to 15 inch. Both the 7 inch and 10 inch models are available with UV-resistant, sunlight-visible displays for outdoor use.
Graphite HMIs are the industry’s most rugged HMI to offer the versatility of plug-in expansion modules. Expansion modules can be installed on-site and allows each Graphite HMI to be customized to any application. Available modules include dedicated PID controllers, digital I/O, analog I/O, high-density thermocouple, RTD, strain gage, as well as a fully-isolated universal analog input module. Mix and match modules to meet your application needs.
Graphite HMIs come standard with one 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet port, two RS-232 and one RS-422/485 serial ports, one USB Device and two USB Host ports and support serial to Ethernet conversion. Additional Ethernet and/or RS-422/485 ports are available on specific models.
Communicating with over 300 different protocols, Graphite HMIs are the most powerful HMI communication platform available today. They can manage multiple-vendor applications and provide the ability to network-enable existing equipment. Select the PLCs, drives, motion controllers or PID controllers that work best with your application, and control them all from one Red Lion Graphite HMI.
Remote Monitoring and Control:
Graphite HMIs excel at keeping personnel informed of machine and process performance. With its built-in web server, remote personnel can monitor as well as control equipment from virtually any networked device. Graphite HMIs can also alert personnel about existing or pending issues via email or SMS text messages to ensure problems are addressed quickly in order to minimize downtime.
With its built-in data logger, Graphite HMIs offer a powerful means for recording continuous data as well as events and alarms. Data can be acquired from any connected devices and compiled into CSV-formatted files, where it can be stored, displayed, emailed or automatically synchronized with an FTP or Microsoft SQL server.
Red Lion’s powerful Crimson® 3.0 software is a remarkable programming platform that unlocks the power of the Graphite HMI platform with simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration. And unlike competitive HMIs that charge you extra for cumbersome software, Red Lion’s Crimson software is included with each Graphite HMI.