3 Advantages of the DDX Explosion Proof Panel Meter

Use the DDX Explosion Proof Panel Meter on oil and gas drilling rigsIf inventory control is part of your job, then worrying about product levels is just something you do. “Do we have enough? How do I know we have enough? What do the sensors say? Can I trust the sensors?” These questions are a natural part of the job. Adding hazardous locations to the mix only makes the questions more stressful. It’s important in these types of situations to have the best and safest equipment possible and often this means explosion proof panel meters.

Three Ways the DDD Din Mounted Digital Display Panel Meter Gives You More Flexibility

broken gaugeFor level and pressure monitoring, dial gauges are all kinds of fun and cool--if you are into retro, steampunk-style fantasy. If you have actual tanks, pipes, vessels, or processes that need to be monitored, dial gauges only make sense if you don’t like options, because dial gauges have no options. They only show one reading, in one place, with no other connection options. The Series DDD Din Mount Digital Display Panel Meter from APG, on the other hand is built for practical versatility, not fantasy. From installation flexibility to input and output options, the DDD has a range of features that make dial gauges look, well, obsolete.

Three Ways the DDL Large Digital Display Panel Meter Helps You Save

Lots of gauges and dials, but no visible readoutsSo, you’re looking for a digital panel meter. Preferably a panel meter with a large display. APG’s Series DDL Large Digital Display Panel Meter has a name that certainly fits the bill. But the DDL is more than just another panel meter with a large display: It’s THE panel meter with a large display, and it will help you save time, save money, and give you peace of mind. Want to see how?

APG Introduces Three New Digital Panel Meters

APG's Digital Display Panel Meters

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces three new analog-input digital panel meters: the Series DDD Din Mount Digital Display, the Series DDL Large Digital Display, and the Series DDX Explosion Proof Digital Display.

APG’s new Digital Display panel meters showcase your critical information where you need it to be seen. Each one features a two-line, six-character display with eight display intensity levels. With an accuracy spec of 0.3% across all three series, you can be confident that measurement sent to the panel meter is the measurement it will display. Every Digital Display panel meter accepts a range of current or voltage analog inputs, and comes with one discrete digital input. Any outputs, from an isolated 4-20 mA to two or four SPDT switches, is up to you.

A Local Display For A Level Sensor (or 10)

Tethering your level or pressure display makes for more convenient readingWe prefer to keep our articles informative rather than promotional. We like to teach about level and pressure measurement principles and the surrounding issues that our customers often have to tackle. But today, we really want to show you something rather cool.

The tethered gauge display – for level or pressure sensors.

What do we mean by tethered? We mean there is simply a cable between the sensing element and the display. You can do it for pressure gauges to make reading them more convenient, and to isolate the electronics from vibration, shock, and heat.

You can also do it for level measurements – kind of like a digital level stick....

A Stand Alone Water Level Sensor & Display

Our MND display can connect directly to several of our water level sensors, providing power and a displayFrom time to time, we do something kind of awesome. Sometimes it starts with a customer’s request, sometimes we foresee the need, but every now and then we start a project and a need surfaces that fits perfectly. It’s a lot like stars aligning, but you don’t need a telescope, an astronomy degree, and ancient Mayan hieroglyphs to be a part of the experience.

This time it’s a stand-alone water level sensor and display that can power itself up, turn itself off, display a digital reading, and whisk you away to level measurement geek-out land (batteries included).

It all started with the development of our Tank Cloud system, which uses Modbus communication protocol to...

MND Tips & Tricks: Powering The Sensor With The Display Battery

The Modbus Network Display (MND) battery can power a sensorAt the beginning of this year we introduced to you the Tank Cloud MND (short for Modbus Network Display). To review, this display unit connects to a Modbus network to provide local tank level readings. You can program it as a sniffer – displaying readings by “eavesdropping on the conversation” between the slave units and the master – or you can use it as the master and poll the slaves sensors on the Tank Cloud network.

Today we would like to tell you a little more about the MND as a master.

Local Display for a Remote Monitoring Tool – Tank Cloud’s MND

The MND may look unassuming, but is a flexible Modbus displayTo be honest, when I first saw the MND (Modbus Network Display) I didn’t know what to expect. It’s a small LCD display housed in a circular plastic mold – a bit unassuming. But I guess the old saying that good things come in small packages is still true today.

What our customers love about the MND is that it is easy to use and is very flexible. While the MND has many capabilities, in its simplest form it is a local display that can be wired into a local Tank Cloud network. Once wired in, it can display readings from any of the sensors in the network (up to ten).

How Can Remote Sensing Raise Safety Standards For You?

Application diagramNot long ago, a major player in the commercial laundry and workforce uniform industry came to us with a few concerns dealing with their detergent and chemical tanks. They wanted to improve safety standards for their employees, and increase their efficiency with managing their chemical inventory. We knew we could help them do just that with our remote sensing solution.

The Concerns

In order to keep track of their chemical inventory, their employees had to climb on top of the tanks and look inside to make a visual evaluation of the liquid level.