Red Lion Controls has expanded its Graphite™ series of Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new plug-in communication modules. Designed for use with Graphite HMIs, which already support more than 300 major industrial protocols, the CAN and J1939 modules provide the communication and connectivity customers need to add powerful HMI functionality to their systems.
Red Lion’s new communication and connectivity modules allow customers to leverage the Graphite host to integrate CAN and J1939 protocols into a single solution. Originally developed for in-vehicle networking of passenger cars, the CAN and J1939 protocols are also used for heavy-duty construction vehicles, trains and rail vehicles, maritime equipment, engine controllers and in building automation applications such as lift control, embedded door controls and HVAC equipment. When added to Graphite HMI operator panels, these modules remove the need for external communication gateways, saving time and money by simplifying the programming and installation costs.