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More functions in our digital panel meter range ...

 :: 0-10V input panel meters
 :: 1-5V input panel meters
 :: 4-20mA input panel meters
 :: Ampere hour meters
 :: ASCII and T24 input displays
 :: BCD Input, 1/8 DIN, 2 digits
 :: BCD Input, 72x24mm, 4 digits
 :: Check Weigher displays
 :: Clock HH:MM:SS
 :: Counter / totalisers
 :: Depth panel meters
 :: Electro Plating meters
 :: Load Cell panel meters
 :: Loop-Powered panel meters
 :: LVDT panel meters
 :: Plating panel meters
 :: PNP/NPN input meters
 :: Pressure digital displays
 :: Process signal panel meters
 :: Rate panel meters
 :: Resistance panel meters
 :: RPM panel meters
 :: RS232, RS485 input panel meters
 :: Serial data input displays
 :: Speed panel meters
 :: Temperature Sensor displays
 :: Torque Sensor meters
 :: Timer displays - UP or DOWN
 :: Totaliser panel meters
 :: Weighing displays

INT4 digital panel meter pricing

If you need to measure process variables, the Intuitive Series of digital panel meters is easy to use, reliable and accurate, with a 3 year warranty. UK designed and built.

These panel meters are easy to set up, saving you time and money.

They can be set to display 2,3,4,5 or 6 digits and have a wide range of plug-in options to give you useful control, recording and communications functions.

They accept most industrial sensors, so you can use one familiar range of products for many applications. All are RoHS compliant.

INT4-L digital panel meter for load cells
Easy to use digital panel meter Loop powered digital panel meter Load cell digital panel meter

See our demo video below, showing just how easy it is to calibrate an Intuitive digital panel meter!

The INT4 is a drop-in replacement for the INT2, but has a clearer setup system and higher performance signal processing. It looks the same, connects the same but works far better.

For manuals, please see [Panel Meter Manuals]

Leaflet for the INT-4 series of digital panel meters [i]
Catalogue page for the INT-4 series of digital panel meters [i]

Mounting dimensions for our most popular digital panel meter - the INT4 series ..
INT4 digital panel meter dimensions

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See how easy the INT4 is to calibrate...

Panel meter IP67 Splashproof cover

SPC4 splashproof cover for digital panel meters. Rated IP67

An INT4-L load-cell panel meter in a portable carrying case, part number PCC1
PCC1 portable carrying case

An INT4 mounted in a wallbox enclosure, complete with SPC4 cover
IP65 wall mounting enclosure for digital panel meter

Other useful accessories for our digital panel meters include:-
  • Data logging to cloud or local drive
  • Wireless communications modules such as T24
  • Portable carrying cases for testing on site
  • Custom software for unique applications

cloud based data logger and trend analysis system

Wireless communications with our digital panel meters and large displays

Wireless digital panel meters and large displays

Model INT4-AH Electro Plating ampere minute or ampere hour meter.

Electro plating ampere hour meter INT2-AH

Velocity meter, suitable for projectiles and vehicles from 0.1m/min to 1000km/h

Projectile velocity measurement meter

Tell us what you need and we will be pleased to help.

INT Series Digital Panel Meters and Fusion Large Digital Displays - how they work, what they can do and why we do the things we do.

The once humble digital panel meter has evolved a lot over the past few years.

Our INT digital panel meters are now much more than simple meters, yet they are still easy to use.

They can perform many more useful functions which used to be possible only with PLCs or specialist equipment. This makes them a cost effective and easy to use alternative to PLC systems.

Their most basic function is as an indicator. They can accept most industrial sensors and signals and can be scaled to read in engineering units.

What are 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 digit panel meters?  
How are digital panel meters scaled?  
What is analogue output used for?  
What are alarm relay outputs used for?  
What are data outputs used for?  
What are logic inputs used for?  
Are these digital panel meters customisable?  
What power voltages do these digital panel meters use?  
What digit sizes are available on thesedigital panel meters?  
What digit brightnesses are available on these digital panel meters?  
What digit colours are available on these digital panel meters?  
What environmental sealing is available on these digital panel meters?  
What is sensor excitation?  

Our INT series of panel meters has 6 digits available, and you can choose to use only 1,or 2,3,4,5 or all 6 digits.

The displays have leading zero blanking, which means that for a small number, like 123, we display 123 instead of 000123, which improves clarity and speed of understanding of the value.

The ultimate in modular flexiblity
Our digital panel meters and displays use a common architecture, shown below. You can use as few of the options or as many as you like, this level of flexibility, coupled with high resolution and precision makes these instruments particularly valuable to distributors and process engineers, as you can be sure a combination will be available to fulfil your needs.

Block diagram of the INT4 digital panel meter

Q. What is meant by the 1/2 digit in a 3 1/2 digit, 4 1/2 digit or 5 1/2 digit panel meter?

You've probably heard the terms 3 1/2 digit, 4 1/2 digit and 5 1/2 digit panel meter, and wondered what they mean. After all, how can you have half a digit?

Look at the digital readouts below...

The 3 1/2 digit display can be used to show values from -1999 to 1999, and can include a decimal point, by lighting up the red segments, to suit the number you want.

If you count the number of segment connections to each digit, you'll see that the 1st digit has only 4 wires, because there are only 4 segments.

The other digits have 8 wires (Although we often refer to these as '7 segment' displays, if you include the decimal point, there are really 8 segments)

We say that the left hand digit is only half a digit, as it has half the number of segment connections of a full digit.

3 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 3 segment digit

3 1/2 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit

4 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit

4 1/2 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit

5 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit

5 1/2 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 3 segment digit

6 digit display...
7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 7 segment digit 3 segment digit

The INT series of digital panel meters and Fusion series of large digital displays can be used in any application calling for a 1 digit, 1 1/2 digit, 2 digit, 2 1/2 digit, 3 digit, 3 1/2 digit, 4 digit, 4 1/2 digit, 5 digit, 5 1/2 digit or 6 digit readout.

Scaling of digital panel meters
The scaling of the panel meter is uniquely simple in the INT4 and Fusion series, allowing you to perform sensor scaling in a matter of seconds. No complex menu programming is used - a real benefit, saving you time and reducing stress. For non-linear systems, we offer 10 point user adjustable linearisation, which is ideal, for example, when using pressure transmitters to monitor tank volume in curved-sided tanks.

They can even give a mirror image display value to allow you to use the panel meters in heads-up applications.

We make life easy for you by using detachable screw terminals.

From your displayed value, we can generate various outputs which we describe below. You can use these for control, recording or system expansion:-

1. Analogue output
Analogue outputs are normally used to send the panel meter's measured value to another device, such as a PLC, datalogger, chart recorder or remote display.

This is generally safer than sharing the sensor's input signal with several devices, as there is less chance that the signal will be corrupted by noise, cabling or connection faults, or by changes in load impedance.

We use a high precision 16 bit system, which ensures that the precision and resolution of the analogue output is high.

We also electrically isolate the analogue output signal from the rest of our circuitry, so that you can confidently connect it to any other equipment without creating a ground loop.

The analogue output can easily be scaled to suit your measurement range. We offer different outputs to suit most requirements, such as 4-20mA, 0-10V and -10 to +10V.

The analogue output can be scaled in proportion to your measurement or in inverse. For example, 0-25000 kg = 4-20mA or 25000 to 0 kg = 4-20mA. It can also be derived from the nett or gross value of your display.

For a full description on the capabilities of the analogue outputs in the INT4 series, please see [here].

2. Alarm Relay outputs
It is often useful to compare your measurement to a reference value and create an output if your measurement goes above or below the reference value.

For example, you may wish to control the level in a storage tank, so that once the level drops to a minimum acceptable level, a relay switches on a pump to refill the tank to a maximum chosen level. This technique reduces the burden on the pump and switchgear as the level is allowed to vary in a band, rather than trying to maintain a fixed volume.

Another common application for the alarm relay outputs is to control the amount of product being filled into bags, boxes, hoppers or vehicles. The alarm relay shuts off the feed once the required amount has been loaded. A refinement to this system is known as 'in-flight compensation'. This shuts the relay shortly before the final weight is achieved, because there will be some material still 'in-flight' which will add to the final weight once it lands. The INT4 series of panel meters can automatically adjust the amount of in-flight compensation to allow for variations in material flow characteristics caused by changes in moisture content, particle size etc.

Relays can also have fully adjustable hysteresis to prevent relay chatter and can be set to be normally de-energised or normally energised, for creating failsafe alarm systems.

We use high quality gold-plated relay contacts to give you the very best reliability in your system.

You can compare your alarm setpoints with the gross or nett value of your measurement, useful in many batching applications.

Alarm relay output styles

Our alarm relay outputs are also available as solid state devices, if that suits your application better. In addition, we include timers to allow you to delay the activation of an alarm relay unless the alrm condition has been present for a certain amount of time. Similarly you can delay the reset of the alarm unless the condition has been clear for a preset amount of time.

For a full description on the capabilities of the alarm relays in the INT4 series, please see [here].

3. Data outputs
Often, devices need to share their measurement with serial data networks. We offer a number of useful output types to provide point to point or addressed data sharing.

A useful application allows the connecting of several digital panel meter comms ports together, to be interrogated by a simple service application wheich we can write for you, which posts the values periodically to a cloud-based database. You can then access near-live data from any browser connected to the internet over https or TLS secure link, with one-way encrypted password access. You can view historic data, trends, alarms, graphs etc.

For a full description on the capabilities of the data output in the INT4 and Fusion series, please see [here].

4. Logic input ports
Our digital panel meters have several logic input ports which you can use to trigger certain actions. For example you can programme a logic input to Tare your display. Or to reset it. Or to freeze the display. Or to blank it. Or to show the peak or valley value. Or to show a 2nd scaled value for metric/imperial applications. Or to toggle between net and gross. Or to trigger a print output data transmission.

5. Customised features
Our digital panel meters are used in so many diverse applications, we invite users to request their own custom special functions. The architecture of the displays is such that it is reasonably straightforward for us to edit the code to provide unique features specific to your needs. If you don't see a feature you would like - just ask!

6. Power supply voltage
Most of our panel meters are used in systems where 95-265V AC or 11-30V DC is available. We also offer 48V AC in the Fusion series of large displays, often required in crane systems.

7. Digit height
We have the widest range of digit heights for our displays. Our traditional panel meters have digits 14mm high, suitable for viewing up to 7m away, but the full range of digit sizes we offer is ...

Digit heightViewing distance
14 mm7 m
20 mm12 m
57 mm25 m
102 mm50 m
150 mm75 m
200 mm100 m
300 mm150 m
400 mm200 m

8. Digit brightness
We offer displays for use inside and for use outside in direct sunlight. All displays have several levels of selectable brightness to allow you to reach the best level as brightness changes throughout the day..

9. Display Colour
The most popular display colour is red, but we can offer many other colours including amber, green, blue and white. Our new INT5 series panel meter range has red, amber and green available as standard.

10. Sealing
Our standard panel meters are sealed to IP65 but we have the option of raising this to IP67. Our large displays are designed to be permanently mounted outdoors, we have numerous examples of displays which have been running 24 hours a day for 20 years outside in all weathers - that is reliability!

Sensor Excitation
Sensor excitation is an output voltage provided by the digital panel meter or large display to power your sensor.

We provide a power supply output on most of our digital panel meters for this purpose. For load cells, we provide 10V DC at up to 120mA, which is sufficient to power 4 x 350 Ohm cells. For process meters, we provide 24V DC to power 4-20mA loops, and can also give 10V DC to power 3-wire potentiometers.

Any questions? Just ask, we are here to help!

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