Fully Customizable, PC Programmable LED Signal Tower Now With Ethernet Connectivity
PATLITE announces the LA6 POE LED Signal Tower - the most advanced, fully customizable signal tower series now with Ethernet (Modbus/TCP UDP) connectivity. The LA6-POE is able to read and write all necessary data through a network connected Ethernet cable. Also, it supports PoE (Power over Ethernet), so there is no more need for input and output modules for PLCs or running wires. The LA6 series features multi-color LEDs able to display 21 colors, 11 buzzer, animated pattern capabilities (using the internal timer function) and endless flash rate settings to fit users’ unique signaling needs. No longer are users limited to the common 3 or 5 stack lights with preset colored light modules. Instead the LA6 features clear modules equipped with multi-color LEDs, which enable users to customize the signal tower specifically for their application.
Free, easy to use PC software is available to program the LA6’s light and sound patterns. The LA6 can then be controlled by simple discrete I/O or Modbus/TCP UDP using a PLC to display all the programs from the PC.
The LA6 was designed to solve the drawbacks of traditional stack lights, one drawback being that individual stack light modules can be difficult to see across large plant floors. To fix this issue, the LA6 can be programmed to display one single, solid color throughout the entire unit when an error occurs, making it highly visible even from the farthest ends of a factory.
Another issue with current stack lights is that they only show that an error has occurred, with a single blinking light, and give no additional information. The LA6 can be programmed to show any number of processes with different colors or alarm sounds, including but not limited to: indicating the severity of an error on a machine, showing the progress of a machine process, or visually indicating the depletion of tank fluids in real time. It can even be used in a countdown mode, visually aiding the pace of an assembly line.
Workers can visualize and understand more accurate and detailed machine information at a distance without having to be tethered to an HMI. This information can be conveyed throughout the plant floor in real time, increasing efficiencies and decreasing the need for more complicated, large-scale capital investments.
The LA6 signal tower has a 60mm diameter, making retrofitting/upgrading using an existing pole or wall mount brackets easy. Other specifications include:
- Rated Voltage DC24 V
- 21 colors and 11 alarms per unit
- 85dB alarm at 1m
- Operating Ambient Temperature -25° C to +60° C
- Signal Wire Current Maximum 70mA
- Protection Rating IP65 (with alarm IP54)
- 3 LED stack model and 5 LED stack model available.
- Approvals: UL508, CSA-C22.2 No.14, CE, RoHS, FCC Part 15 Superpart B, Class B
- Full color LEDs driven by microcomputer in the tower.
- Rewritable software configurations
There are an endless variety of applications for the LA6 REVOLITE, and it is ideal for the automotive, aerospace, construction, packaging, processing, semiconductor, and medical industries, as well as for airports, retail stores and transportation purposes.
Founded in 1947, PATLITE is a leading provider of innovative LED status indicating lights, sound alarms, visual and audible communication network systems and solutions which enhance the safety, security and comfort of workplaces and communities. The company’s products and services help improve the quality control, productivity and safety of industrial automation, commercial, municipal and governmental customers. PATLITE has more than 600 employees and has wholly-owned sales subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and China. For more information visit www.patlite.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-214-2580.