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Latest Generation of Red Lion HMIs Offer a Great Value Solution for Factory Automation

Red Lion CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs use Crimson 3.1 software to offer improved developer and user experience, delivering protocol conversion, data logging and a web server for monitoring and control (depending on model).

In a market of ever-changing customer requirements and increasing rates of innovation, it is essential that your equipment can adapt to meet these needs. Red Lion’s CR1000 and CR3000 series HMIs enable integrators and system designers to cost effectively plan for future reconfiguration or feature upgrades, without scrapping existing equipment.

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Red Lion CR1000 and CR3000 Series HMIs

A Choice of Displays 

The breadth of screen sizes (from 4.3" to 10.4") and options available with CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs enables you to reduce risk from human error by delivering a consistent user experience across platforms. With 16M colors and widescreen options available, train new operators faster and with greater comprehension by offering full-color visual guides to shorten downtime during changeovers or for troubleshooting common issues.

300 Communication Protocols

Red Lion’s protocol communication capabilities are among the most powerful in the industry. With an ever-expanding library of over 300 industrial drivers and the drag-and-drop simplicity of protocol conversion with Crimson 3.1, the CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs ensure your equipment stays relevant and connected for years to come.

A Choice of Connectivity Options

Added connectivity in the HMI means less burden on the system PLC, reducing complexity & cost. The CR1000 and CR3000 HMIs have up to two 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet ports and up to four serial ports.  A USB device port, standard on every model, speeds program download time versus serial connections. For those applications needing significant human input, USB host ports enable you to speed data entry by adding peripherals like keyboards, a mouse or bar code scanner to your operator process.

Crimson 3.1 Software 

Shorter product lifecycles mean integrators’ and OEMs’ end customers expect them to design & build or quickly retrofit highly customised machines faster than ever before. The easy-to-use import utility in Crimson 3.1  enables users to upgrade existing Crimson databases for these displays with a just a few clicks.

Enhanced primitives offer smoother edges and more fill options with an anti-aliased rendering for a more natural appearance.  More updated symbols & primitives mean less importing and formatting of custom elements. Crimson’s smart conversion utility also allows developers to quickly repurpose key elements or entire databases to scale capabilities between systems.

Data Collection

Features like data logging and web serving enable equipment manufacturers and operations management to evaluate machine usage and operation and offer service recommendations like preventive maintenance before bigger problems arise. Data can be acquired from any or all connected devices and compiled into CSV files which can be stored, displayed, emailed or automatically synchronised with a server.

Further maximise production efficiency by tapping into upstream systems using SQL Queries. The SQL Queries feature available on our CR3000 HMIs automates the downloading of data from Microsoft SQL Server to populate values in a process. Typical applications include recipes for batch applications, production expectations (KPIs) per shift, or to set user IDs eligible to log in to specific equipment.

Remote Monitoring and Control

The web server available on the CR3000 HMI offers a full-screen display option, mobile-responsive pages, HTTPS operation with certificate provisioning and features like HTTP redirect, CSS and Java Script support.

Offer multi-channel alerts to personnel about existing or pending issues both on-screen and via email or SMS to ensure problems are addressed quickly to maximise uptime.

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If you are looking for more information about the CR1000 and CR3000 series of HMIs, check out the PDF downloads (above right). Alternatively, if you would like some advice about which Red Lion HMI to use, call 01254 685900 or e-mail marketing@lca.co.uk and ask your local LC Automation Field Sales Engineer to call and discuss your application.

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