Red Lion Controls' PAXDR Dual Rate Meter provides real-time viewing of dual input rates

Red Lion Controls Inc. introduces the PAXDR, a dual rate meter that provides real-time viewing of dual input rates and can measure and display the sum, difference, ratio, draw or percentage of total between the two rates. PAXDR is a five-digit dual rate indicator and a six-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.

Six values are viewable on the meter’s .56-inch 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 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. Plus, 10-point scaling for both input rates is provided for non-linear processes.

To expand the PAXDR’s capabilities, users may select from several field-installable plug-in option cards, providing features such as:

  • Four setpoint outputs assigned to any rate or totalizer value and configured to suit varying control and alarm requirements
  • Retransmitted analog output, scaled independently of the input range
  • Communication and bus capabilities, including RS232, RS485, Modbus, DeviceNet and Profibus-DP

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 that the PAXDR can withstand harsh plant conditions.

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