Backlit displays for flow & pressure instruments
Standard Alicat devices have an 6-button, monochrome backlit display that simultaneously shows all process variables. Color displays and remote, panel-mount displays are also available.
Backlit color TFT display
The backlit color TFT display shows measured flow parameters in white with green engineering unit labels. Parameters turn yellow when they exceed their full-scale ranges, or red when they have exceeded their maximum measurable values. An Alicat instrument ordered with a color display shows -TFT in its part number.
Backlit monochrome display
Our highly reflective monochrome LCD display is easy to read in direct sunlight. In a dark environment, press the Alicat logo below the screen to turn on the blue backlight. The backlight remains on until switched off again. An Alicat instrument ordered with a monochrome display shows -D in its part number.
The default contrast level set at the factory is 10. You can change the display contrast level by selecting: MENU > ADV SETUP > DISP SETUP > LCD CONTRAST.
Remote panel-mount displays
Both the monochrome and color displays may be ordered as remote displays for easy mounting in instrument panels. These displays are seated inside an aluminum bezel with four 5/32″ diameter mounting holes. The bezel is connected to the meter or controller unit by a shielded ribbon cable as long as 12 feet/3.6 m (length determined at time of order).
Enclosed remote display
The enclosed remote display is connected to the meter or controller by a 10 pin locking industrial cable 3 m in length. This enclosed display is IP54 rated and provides better protection in high EMI environments.
For use in OEM applications, Alicat instruments may be ordered without a display at all. In this case, all data monitoring and setpoint commands require connection to a computer or PLC. For most applications, it is best to retain the standard monochrome display to make troubleshooting in the field easier. An Alicat instrument ordered without a display shows -O in its part number.