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Industrial Message Displays / Variable Message Signs

Engineered in the UK for reliability, clear visibility and ease of use, these industrial message displays are the sensible choice if you need reliability and clarity.

Being used in a Site Safety outdoor display to show Days Since Last Accident statistics and safety warnings

Outdoor health and safety days since last accident large digit digital timer

large message display for outdoor use

"We had a specific requirement for our station timers and London Electronics were not fazed by this at all.

James visited our site with demo models and explained very clearly what he needed from us in order to get the best product.

We had changing circumstances in our project and LE responded quickly to all. When faced with meeting a much earlier deadline than expected they really pushed on so we could get all the timers we needed.

Overall they are a very professional company, the products they have supplied are top quality and I will be using them in any further projects."

Paul Johnson, Maintenance Engineer: Bentley Motors Limited

Titan message displays at Bentley Motors

Outdoor LED Vehicle marshalling variable message signs

Our Titan series of LED variable message signs is ideal for a wide range of industrial messaging, where you need to keep your teams informed of important site conditions in real time.

We were selected to design and build these outdoor vehicle routing signs for the busy Port of Cork.

High brightness marine LED variable message sign

Rugged marine-tolerant enclosures include front swing-doors to make installation and maintenance simple.

Port authority LED vehicle routing information message display

We can help you with your display project, contact our helpful technical sales team today:

Titan industrial moving message displays are in use at Tilbury Docks, near London.

message display

The displays were custom made to be controlled by the Dock Authority, by the Police and by the Traffic Department, using a shared web-based scheduling tool, with priority rules.

The displays accept data over the GSM phone network and over the internet.

moving text message display

The model shown above is the Titan-128-16-DLV version, with ultra-bright clear daylight viewing LEDs for outdoor mounting. Designed and built by us in the UK with 5 year warranty.

Titan moving message displays mounted above manufacturing cells on a prestige automotive manufacturing line.

message display

"Hi Bob,

Here are some photos of the Displays and a short video in action.

Thanks for some good work by LEL, they are just what we wanted."

Best Regards,
Denis Sturman
C&I Engineer
Saint Gobain Glass

Titan moving message display count down timer video

With these rugged yet attractive industrial message displays, you can share important production and plant information with all your team. Information which is up to date and easy to see is vital for efficient teamwork.

Industrial message displays

They are easy to integrate into a wide range of industrial fieldbus networks and we can provide pre-configured gsd files for most formats.

  • Standard Inputs = RS232, RS485, Binary contact closure
  • Optional network inputs = TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Profibus, ControlNet, GSM, Profibus etc.
  • Character heights = 50mm, 120mm, 200mm, 400mm
  • Sealed for washdown
  • Up to 20 lines
  • Indoor and Outdoor versions
  • AC and DC power versions
  • RoHS compliant

moving message display

This family of industrial message displays is modular, so modules can be combined to give the ideal character height, number of characters per line and number of lines per system to suit your application.

Tell us what you need and we'll send you a message display specification to do the job perfectly.

Titan message displays being assembled at our Bedfordshire factory

Industrial moving message text display

New: Ex nR Atex text / marquee / message displays

ExnR zone 2 atex certified large digital text / marquee / message displays ExnR zone 2 atex certified large digital and text text / marquee / message displays

For hazardous areas we can offer the following explosion proof options on most text / marquee / message displays. Tell us what you need and we will be pleased to quote for Atex certified systems
  • Zone 1 ii 2 G Ex px iiC T6/T5/T4 Gb *
  • Zone 2 ii 3 G Ex nR iiC T6/T5/T4 Gc **
  • EXD Zone 2 on request - POA

* - Requires pressurised air system
** - any product

Ex nR certified large digital displays

The London Electronics ATEX certified text / marquee / message displays are supplied certified for use in the condition in which they are supplied. No liability will be assumed for any loss or damages of any nature, direct or indirect, including any loss of profits or consequential damages, injury or death suffered or incurred by the buyer as a consequence of failure to install, use and/or apply the product within the scope of the installation document and certification supplied.

Characters vs. pixels

8 pixel high
(Single line 50mm high)

Titan 32x8 pixels = 5 char.s, single line
Titan 64x8 pixels = 10 char.s, single line
Titan 96x8 pixels = 16 char.s, single line
Titan 128x8 pixels = 21 char.s, single line
Titan 160x8 pixels = 26 char.s, single line
Titan 192x8 pixels = 32 char.s, single line
Titan 224x8 pixels = 37 char.s, single line
Titan 256x8 pixels = 42 char.s, single line

16 pixel high
(Two lines 50mm high, or 1 line 120mm high)

Titan 32x16 pixels = 5 char.s, 2 line / 4 char.s, 1 line
Titan 64x16 pixels = 10 char.s, 2 line / 8 char.s, 1 line
Titan 96x16 pixels = 16 char.s, 2 line / 12 char.s, 1 line
Titan 128x16 pixels = 21 char.s, 2 line / 16 char.s, 1 line
Titan 160x16 pixels = 26 char.s, 2 line / 20 char.s, 1 line
Titan 192x16 pixels = 32 char.s, 2 line / 24 char.s, 1 line
Titan 224x16 pixels = 37 char.s, 2 line / 28 char.s, 1 line
Titan 256x16 pixels = 42 char.s, 2 line / 32 char.s, 1 line

24 pixel high
(1 line 150mm high)

Titan 32x24 pixels = 2 char.s, 1 line
Titan 64x24 pixels = 4 char.s, 1 line
Titan 96x24 pixels = 7 char.s, 1 line
Titan 128x24 pixels = 9 char.s, 1 line
Titan 160x24 pixels = 12 char.s, 1 line
Titan 192x24 pixels = 14 char.s, 1 line
Titan 224x24 pixels = 17 char.s, 1 line
Titan 256x24 pixels = 19 char.s, 1 line

32 pixel high
(1 line 200mm high)

Titan 32x32 pixels = 4 char.s, 2 line/1 char, 1 line
Titan 64x32 pixels = 8 char.s, 2 line/3 char.s, 1 line
Titan 96x32 pixels = 12 char.s, 2 line/5 char.s, 1 line
Titan 128x32 pixels = 16 char.s, 2 line/7 char.s, 1 line
Titan 160x32 pixels = 20 char.s, 2 line/9 char.s, 1 line
Titan 192x32 pixels = 24 char.s, 2 line/11 char.s, 1 line
Titan 224x32 pixels = 28 char.s, 2 line/13 char.s, 1 line
Titan 256x32 pixels = 32 char.s, 2 line/15 char.s, 1 line

Titan documents

1. Titan full zipped manual pack

2. Titan simple messaging examples

3. Titan detailed messaging examples

4. Titan IP Message Displays leaflet

5. Titan controller board connection layout

6. Titan guide for installing on a network

7. Titan Manager Software

8. Profibus AB7000 .cfg file for Titan 128x8

9. Profibus AB7000 .cfx file for Titan 128x8

10. Tibbo Software + DS Manager

11. Matrix creator

Download our guide with ideas on how to improve the efficiency of your operation...
Ideas for improving the efficiency of your factory

Modularity for Flexibility
Titan message displays are designed and built in England, using a modular system. This allows us to create a unique message display to suit your requirements exactly.

The number of lines of text, text character height, data communication method, power supply, sealing, brightness, mounting method - all are selectable in different combinations.

This allows us to create exactly the right format message display for your application.

Titan IP display leaflet

How to connect our displays to popular fieldbus networks such as Profibus, Ethernet I/P, CanOpen, DeviceNet, TCP/IP, RS232, RS485

industrial fieldbus profibus ethernet IP gateway With the use of HMS industrial network gateways such as the AB7000 range, you can connect our displays to almost any industrial network type.

The gateway device mounts in an area with an available network connection and sends RS485 to our display.

We recommend that the gateway device be mounted in an accessible location, such as a PLC cabinet, so that you can easily configure it and view its diagnostic indicators.

HMS have an extensive technical library to help you to configure your gateway to your requirements.

Fieldbus TypeSupport data
EthernetIP[Docs and files]
Profibus DP[Docs and files]
ProfiNet[Docs and files]

Dimensions for the Titan range of moving message display

Panel mounting dimensions for Titan moving message display

Titan Atex approved Ex nR message display

A real time multi-production line performance display with colour to show how well each line is doing against daily, weekly and monthly target.

Real time production line monitor with cloud based admin system

Titan displays above sections of an automotive manufacturing line, communicating via Ethernet/IP

Titan message displays in an automotive manufacturing line, communicating over Ethernet/IP

Examples from the Titan range of message displays

A few of our 50mm character IP displays, showing red. green and amber colours.
Industrial message display

Outdoor message display in marine environment with GSM / SMS message update.
Note small antenna block on top surface of the message display for mobile phone network connection.

Beach quality message display

Message display in food processing plant

Distribution Bay message displays

We produce message display systems for use in distribution warehouses. These are often installed at the lorry bays to indicate such information as next destination, trailer number, ETA and so on.

logistics and demurrage message display

We also make message displays for demurrage / vehicle delay calculation and display, with statistical analysis according to each site's particular requirements.

logistics and demurrage loading bay message display

logistics and demurrage loading bay message display

Forticrete message display

Forticrete message display

Titan Message Displays in the London Underground

Titan message displays were chosen by London Underground for their lift or elevator information displays

Titan message display for use in lifts and elevators

Custom message display software

In addition to the wide range of physical possibilities with Titan message displays, you can also tell us exactly what sort of interface you need and we will gladly design a format to suit you precisely.

Our philosophy is one of providing exactly the message display format YOU want

A typical custom-built message display we have just delivered. The coloured rectangles on the right are full colour LED andons which can be illuminated to indicate different conditions on the line.

Titan message display with andon beacons

The message displays are driven from a PLC and can store preset messages, or can act as slaves directly from an RS485 or EtherNet data stream.

The building blocks of a Titan message display...
These are the main parts of our message displays. The top 2 modules are display boards which can be assembled together like non-ovelapping bricks to create a message display panel as large as you need.

Each section is controlled by the message controller module at the bottom.

This can store up to 255 messages, which can be triggered by a binary logic input, or it will accept RS232 or RS485 serial data input, TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Profibus, Profinet etc.

Titan message display boards

A custom-made outdoor message display for vehicle routing in an industrial plant...

Outdoor message display

Moving message displays for Jaguar / Land Rover, during manufacture at our Bedfordshire factory ...

Titan moving message display during manufacture

Moving message displays with custom format for batch status indication...

Titan moving message display with custom format

Our camera strobed with the display for this video, but here we see a 32 pixel high Titan message display with 200mm high character capacity.

Titan electronic message display

A networked message display which can be controlled by smart phone from anywhere in the world...

Outdoor message display

A networked message display which can be controlled by smart phone from anywhere in the world...

Outdoor message display

30 years of digital panel meter and large digital display design, manufacture and export

Tech events during our 30 years in business
1992 : World Wide Web becomes widely available
1993 : Email widely adopted, PDF files
1994 : First EU car with SatNav as standard
1995 : PHP and Apache web server released
1996 : USB port widely adopted.
1997 : Broadband replaces dial-up, Netflix
1998 : Google, Digital terrestrial TV
1999 : Wifi networks available, IoT born
2000 : USB Flash drive / memory stick
2001 : The dotcom crash
2002 : The wireless headset developed
2003 : Hybrid cars, Human Genome project
2004 : Honda's Asimo running robot
2005 : Youtube video hosting service
2006 : Nintendo Wii released
2007 : iPhone - the 1st smartphone, Facebook
2008 : Android operating system released
2009 : Mobile phone apps become widely available
2010 : Instagram
2011 : Raspberry Pi computer announced
2012 : Voyager 1 leaves solar system
2013 : Whatsapp
2014 : The year Virtual Reality became popular
2015 : Apple Pay launched
2016 : 1st Amazon parcel delivered by drone
2017 : Blockchain gains traction
2018 : First rover to land on an asteroid
2019 : Quantum computer beats 'normal' computer
2020 : First private owned human space flight
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