Display provides instant instrumentation for diesel engine equipment

CANtrak universal automotive- and industrial-grade operator display from TeleflexMorse now includes an SAE J1587 protocol in its communications capability.



J1587-compatible LCD from TeleflexMorse simplifies the creation of instrument displays for diesel-powered plant and equipment, including pumps, compressors, and generators.

CANtrak universal automotive- and industrial-grade operator display from TeleflexMorse now includes an SAE J1587 protocol in its communications capability. The addition makes it simple to create instrument displays for diesel-powered plant and equipment, such as pumps, compressors, generators, and drilling rigs, and is said to be particularly useful for suppliers of refurbished engines that need to interface to data using an older protocol. Users also have the option of interfacing using CANtrak’s existing CANbus port and J1939 communications capability.

Large LCD (4.3 in. x 4.3 in./110 mm x 110 mm DIN format) universal HMI can provide a complete instrument panel for equipment, able to display four instruments and alarms simultaneously with five user keys for accessing other engine gauges or data. Module offers a two-wire RS-485 interface for connection to ECUs (engine management computer).

Instrument comes with the company’s ready-to-use “generic engine monitoring” (GEM) software, which automatically creates highly graphical instrument clusters to display engine parameters and alarms. It supports all major diesel engine parameters and active fault alarms. Engine data are displayed graphically using menu-driven screens. Configuration possibilities include the selection of gauges displayed on any screen, display of data in analog or digital form, graph trending, units used, and selection from up to 8 languages. Data parameters supported include engine rpm, torque, accelerator position, coolant temperature and level, oil temperature and pressure, battery voltage, fuel rate (instantaneous), engine hours, and total fuel used.

The 160 x 128 pixel display features FSTN (film supertwist nematic) technology for visibility in direct sunlight with backlighting. It is IP67 rated and operates from–25 to 75 °C; optionally to –40 °C with the aid of a heating element.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me