Sleek, Rugged Construction:
Graphite HMIs feature reliable, resistive analog touchscreens and a rugged aluminum housing that allow operation 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 modules and expansion racks that can easily be installed on site and allow for application customization. Available Graphite 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. In addition, our Graphite Crimson® Control module enables users to leverage industry-standard IEC 61131 programming languages to develop logic code without added expense. Extend even further with E3 I/O™ high-density modules.
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 offer a powerful HMI communication platform. Use Graphite devices to manage multiple-vendor applications and network-enable existing equipment. Select and control PLCs, drives, motion controllers or PID controllers directly from the Graphite platform.
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® software is a remarkable programming platform that unlocks the power of the Graphite HMI platform with simple drag-and-drop, point-and-click configuration. Unlike competitive HMIs that charge you extra for cumbersome software, Red Lion’s Crimson software is included with each Graphite HMI. And, advanced IEC 61131 control and programming functionality can easily be added with the Graphite Crimson Control module.