PanelPilotACE is an off the shelf hardware and intuitive design software platform for rapid development of display projects. Without writing any code. Combining free PanelPilotACE Design Studio software with a choice of capacitive, colour, touchscreen displays, the system allows users to significantly reduce the design time of multiscreen display applications.
From background images to text elements, analogue style meters, touch screen navigation, complex logic statements, PID control, serial communications, multi-channel data logging, ethernet FTP for data transfer, trend graphs and maths functionality, PanelPilotACE Design Studio software allows users to build multi-screen interfaces using simple drag and drop functionality.
Design Studio includes a library of meters, buttons and switches. You can also create your own content by combining behaviour and graphical elements. Hardware elements are dragged from the library into a function builder where associations with graphical elements (such as a needle on a meter) can be defined. Set scaling for analogue inputs, define alarm triggers and behaviours for digital I/O.
Design Studio includes a ‘Preview in Emulator’ function which emulates the hardware inputs/outputs allowing you to test projects prior to their upload to the PanelPilotACE display via USB. Try before you buy any hardware by downloading Design Studio at lascarelectronics.com/software/panelpilotace/
The 4.3 inch SGD 43-A and 7 inch SGD 70-A are the first in a range of PanelPilotACE compatible displays and panel meters designed specifically to run projects created in the PanelPilotACE Design Studio. Both displays feature capacitive touch screens and a wealth of hardware interfaces including four 16-bit bipolar analogue inputs, eight digital input/output pins, two alarm outputs, four PWM outputs, RS232 and RS485 comms, CANbus and FTP data transfer via wired Ethernet.
Get a project off the ground quickly with a choice of two development kits. The SGD 43-A DK+ and SGD 70-A DK+ are the best choice if starting to develop on the PanelPilotACE platform. They include a PanelPilotACE display module, a development board and a USB cable. The board itself provides switches, dials, LEDs and screw terminal connections for all the input and output functionality of the PanelPilotACE display.
4-Channel data logging kits
For users who wish to integrate data logging functionality into their applications, EL-SGD 43-ATP and EL-SGD 70-ATP are four channel temperature data loggers based on
PanelPilotACE technology. Both the 4.3” and 7” panel mounted display modules include a
four-channel thermistor temperature board and four compatible temperature probes.
Both displays are pre-loaded with an advanced logging application which shows real-time
readings for all four temperature channels, live trend graphs and access to a suite of real-time data analysis information. The loggers can store up to 100,000 readings per channel at sample rates from 5 seconds to 12 hours.
Whether looking to develop a completely custom PanelPilotACE display application or modify an existing project template, the PanelPilotACE University has a multitude of resources to make screen design as quick and efficient as possible. From How To Guides, video tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions to an ever growing number of pre-configured ACE Templates and an Icon and Graphic Library, visit lascarelectronics.com/panelpilotace-university