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Red Lion Controls, Inc. introduces the PAXDR Dual Rate Meter, providing real-time viewing of dual input rates, paired with sophisticated math functions to measure and display the sum, difference, ratio, draw or percentage of total between the two rates. PAXDR is a 5-digit dual rate indicator and 6-digit dual totalizer that monitors mission-critical factors such as inflow and outflow, unwind and rewind wire tension, feed and tension roll speed, and other pivotal production rates.

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Red Lion PAXDR Dual Rate Meter Monitors Two Signal Inputs at Once & Performs Application Specific Calculations

Within its industry-standard 1/8 DIN housing, PAXDR simplifies dual rate applications as a single, easy-to-use device-without the need for any complex programming that would otherwise be required to perform application-specific calculations. Six values are viewable on the meter's .56" LED display: one each for rates A and B, totalizers for A and B, and the rate and totalizer for calculation C. These readings improve production quality and reduce rejects by ensuring a parameter such as feed rate, line speed, flow rate or tension is properly maintained throughout processing.

Users can simply select the desired scale for each of the two signal inputs using PAXDR's programmable function keys, with independent scaling provided for A and B totalizers. This capability makes PAXDR ideal for applications such as flow measurement, where both flow rate and volume must be monitored and scaled to a common unit of measure. Plus, 10-point scaling for both input rates is provided for challenging non-linear processes.

PAXDR is available with a standard green or sunlight-readable red LED display, with variable intensity for easy readability in conditions ranging from low light to bright sun. Its NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed bezel ensures PAXDR withstands harsh plant floor conditions to deliver dependable, long-lasting operation.

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SQL Sync Allows Customers to Send Plant Floor Data from G3 HMIs Directly to a SQL Server Database

Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces SQL Sync, a new feature of the company's advanced programming software, Crimson 3.0. The SQL Sync service allows customers to synchronize logged data from their G3 HMIs directly with Microsoft's SQL Server, eliminating the need for third-party software or a custom script.

SQL Sync is available on the 8", 10" and 15" G3 Series HMIs. These advanced operator interfaces reliably bridge the gap between automation and IT by offering dual Ethernet ports. An engineer can assign a fixed IP address to the port connected to the appropriate PLCs, drives and more, and IT personnel may either choose their own IP address or select DHCP to configure the enterprise port.

The G3 Series HMIs, along with Red Lion's other data management products, are programmed via the company's free Crimson 3.0 software. Crimson's drag-and-drop interface is an efficient, user-friendly platform that allows programmers to quickly configure protocol conversion, data and event logging, and remote system access.

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Red Lion Adds Multi-Carrier Capabilities to Sixnet Cellular Automation Family

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major North American carriers is now built into its rugged Sixnet series RAM and IndustrialPro cellular automation products. New multi-carrier capabilities enable customers to simplify deployment and reduce inventory requirements by selecting from a list of preconfigured wireless carriers that include AT&T, BELL Mobility, Rogers, TELUS and Verizon Wireless.

With 4G LTE support for multiple North American carriers in each unit, customers using Red Lion's RAM cellular RTUs and IndustrialPro routers can easily select and switch between wireless carriers to alleviate varying cellular coverage or bandwidth issues without having to replace equipment. In addition, a powerful built-in event engine can trigger I/O or send SMS text messages based on real-time data to provide automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators local control and real-time remote monitoring of field-deployed assets.

Red Lion's cellular automation devices combine optional I/O and Wi-Fi with active GPS and multiple serial and Ethernet ports to securely monitor remote devices over a 4G LTE cellular network with fallback to 3G. Ideal for deployment in industrial M2M networks such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility, transportation and mining applications, RAM and IndustrialPro cellular RTUs and routers provide a seamless network extension to remote locations.

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Crimson Software Reaches Milestone with Support for over 300 Protocols

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that the company's flagship Crimson 3.0 software now offers communication support for more than 300 industrial protocols. Protocol conversion is a key element needed to make the concept of the Connected Factory a reality, empowering plant managers to adapt existing equipment including drives, PLCs and HMIs to drive efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership in industrial environments.

With just a few clicks, Crimson converts protocols for disparate industrial devices, allowing them to share work-in-process, machine status and other information. Deployed on Red Lion's award winning Graphite HMI panels, ProducTVity Station, Data Station Plus or other industrial automation offerings, Crimson gives organizations the ability to boost productivity, optimize material usage and troubleshoot systems in real time. Supporting the simultaneous conversion of multiple protocols, the use of Red Lion's Crimson-enabled products allow companies to easily integrate almost any PLC, PC or SCADA system for data collection, monitoring and control of factory floor equipment from different manufacturers.

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Red Lion Controls Introduces PXU Series of PID Controllers

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the launch of its new PXU series of proportional integral derivative (PID) controllers. The PXU series, which is the latest addition to Red Lion's portfolio of industrial automation solutions, is designed for machine builders, system integrators and commercial equipment manufacturers. The PXU series enables tighter, more reliable control over a wide range of processes, including temperature, flow and pressure, from a single model.

Capable of being deployed in precision process applications within the food and beverage, plastics, packaging, energy, gas, heat-treating, commercial and medical industries, the PXU series offers 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 DIN size models to provide a range of space-saving options. Features and benefits include:

  • Enhanced bezel design with larger, easy-to-read displays for better visibility from long distances
  • Optional RS-485 communications allows integration with PCs, PLCs and HMIs
  • One inch shorter in depth to save panel space
  • Programmable via front panel push buttons and/or Red Lion's Crimson configuration software
  • On demand auto-tuning for easy set up
  • Universal inputs support thermocouple, RTD, 0 - 10 VDC and 4 - 20 mA (0 - 50)
  • UL listed, 61010-1, process control equipment meets industry standards

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Red Lion Unveils Large Display Strain Gage (LDSG) for More Accurate Weight Measurement

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the availability of its new Large Display Strain Gage (LDSG). The LDSG is the latest addition to Red Lion's popular Large Display portfolio for advanced control and communication of weight measurement in environments such as food processing, truck and crane scales, cement mixing and transport, and other weight monitoring scenarios. Its advanced functionality and larger display screen gives plant engineers and maintenance staff the reliability and ease of use required to improve efficiency and reduce costs by increasing weight measurement accuracy.

Available in both a 2-1/4-inch and 4-inch display size, Red Lion's LDSG accepts most load cell and strain gage inputs and communicates real-time weight information to a database or management system for accurate monitoring, storage and reporting. This type of information is important for applications such as food processing, where weight monitoring and controlling of each ingredient is essential to accurately following recipes in batch production. By using alarming setpoints and a display that is readable from distances up to 180 feet away, operators are automatically alerted and can easily see when weight limits are being approached or exceeded.

With easy, push-button setup and NEMA4X/IP64 sealed enclosure design, LDSG implementation is simple. Once installed, weight values can be collected in real time and used later via its RS232/RS485 serial communication ports. This is especially significant for the crane industry, where insurance mandates are starting to require operators to verify that cranes are not picking up more weight than designed to hold. The LDSG is supported by Red Lion's award-winning Crimson 3.0 software. Crimson makes it fast and easy to configure the display, enable setpoints and more.

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Red Lion Unveils ZR Series Enhanced Data Station Plus and Modular Controller

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the ZR Series Enhanced Data Station Plus and Modular Controller. Designed to act as the key connection point for industrial data collection and management, the ZR Series offers protocol conversion, data logging and remote machine access - all at processing speeds six times faster than previous products.

The ZR Series simplifies complex plant floor environments by allowing disparate devices to communicate seamlessly using a 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet port that supports up to ten protocols simultaneously. In addition, the Ethernet port and three built-in serial ports leverage more than 250 communication drivers to convert numerous protocols simultaneously and connect and collect data from virtually any PLC, drive or bar code scanner.

A built-in data logger logs tags at user-programmable rates before automatically time/date stamping each tag. The information can then be stored in an open CSV file format, allowing easy access from virtually any application. The ZR Series can also synchronize log files with any FTP and/or Microsoft SQL server for further analysis. In addition, USB host capabilities allow thumb drives for programming and log file storage as well as other USB devices to be used. To extend production monitoring to remote personnel, the ZR Series also provides text message and email alerts. A built-in webserver enables global access to data logs and allows information to be monitored using a smartphone or Internet-connected PC.

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