Panel Meter performs high-speed math functions on 2 inputs.

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Model PAXDP 1/8 DIN, Dual Process Input Meter lets user monitor, scale, and display 2 independent input sources, perform math function on input values, and display resulting value. It incorporates 16-point scaling for non-linear processes and 9-digit totalizer with batching capabilities. Available in ac and dc models that accept two 4-20 mA or 0-10 Vdc input signals, meter features NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed front bezel and 5-digit LED display.

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New Dual Process Panel Meter Performs High-Speed Math Functions on Two Separate Input Sources

York, PA-May 7, 2004-Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces the PAXDP Dual Process Input Meter, an innovative two-in-one process control solution that lets users monitor, scale, and display two independent input sources, perform a high-speed math function on the input values, and display the resulting value. The PAXDP can be set up to display input values from both signal sources, calculate, and display a resultant value based upon the two input values. With optional plug-in cards, the meter can be equipped to generate desired outputs including alarm triggering, retransmission of analog output, or data to comms via a host of industrial communication protocols.

"The PAXDP adds sophisticated monitoring of tolerances and ranges to many process applications, including displaying and calculating of input/output and before/after differentials in pressure, voltage, flow, dimension and levels" said Jeff Thornton, Product Manager. "By adding a second input to our industry-standard PAX metering platform, PAXDP offers a flexible means of monitoring, comparing and calculating from two separate input sources."

Among the integrated math functions in the PAXDP are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and complex calculations incorporating a defined constant value. Math functions are performed at high speeds and results can be calculated at user-selectable rates from 5 to 105 updates per second. The meter incorporates 16-point scaling for non-linear processes and a 9-digit totalizer (integrator) with batching capabilities.

The 1/8 DIN PAXDP meter is available in both AC and DC models that accept two 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC input signals. Features include a NEMA 4X/IP65 sealed front bezel, a 5-digit sunlight-readable .56" LED display with variable intensity, Flash programmable software upgrades, and programmable function keys/user inputs. Available for programming the PAXDP is the robust, intuitive Crimson 2 software-a flexible and powerful programming language that facilitates communication across a broad range of industrial controls and devices.

A series of optional drop-in cards expand the PAXDP's output capabilities. Four setpoint output cards are available including dual FORM-C relays, quad FORM-A relays, quad sinking or quad sourcing. A retransmitted analog output card offering 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC is also available. The PAXDP offers the Modbus communication protocol standard; additional communication/bus card offerings include RS232, RS485, DeviceNet and ProfiBus-DP.

The company offers a free brochure detailing typical applications for the PAXDP. More information can also be found at the company's web site:

Red Lion Controls, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial control solutions worldwide. Products include digital/analog control, monitoring and panel meters, PID control, human-machine interface panels, and signal conditioning. For more information, or to find the Red Lion distributor nearest you, go to, or contact: Red Lion Controls, Inc., 20 Willow Springs Circle, York, PA 17402; (717) 767-6511.

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