Fast-track your development of displays and user interfaces for vehicles of all kinds with PanelPilotACE. Designed for easy integration with analogue and digital sensors, as well as integrated process control and data logging, ACE is an incredibly adaptable solution that saves you time and money.
Available in 4.3" and 7" versions, ACE features an integrated full colour touch screen with a powerful ARM processor. ACE units accept inputs including 4-20 mA analogue, direct digital I/O, RS485, CANBUS and MODBUS and there are also digital alarm outputs and a built-in PWM generator.
Design your own interface with our unique Design Studio software. An intuitive system, Design Studio replaces the need for coding with a drag-and-drop interface and a library of functional and graphic elements. Need a rotating needle gauge? It's already there, just drag it into place and link the rotation to an input or variable within your App. It takes seconds instead of hours, and the library includes maths functions, logic builders and data logging for flexible but powerful process control.
An off the shelf hardware and design software combination for rapid development of scientific display and control applications... without writing a single line of code. Design Studio even includes an emulator function and it's free to download, so why not try it today?
Low cost TFT displays available in 2.4", 2.8" and 3.5" sizes. The M series all feature dual-analogue input, touch-screen, I2C and SPI capabilities and 0-40 V dc or 4-20 mA options. Our free PanelPilot M software allows you to select an App from a wide range of more than 50 meter styles, including many touch screen options. Choose custom display colour, text labels and scaling options before saving and uploading your customised App to the display via USB.
These popular panel mounted displays are incredibly versatile and easy to use.
E-paper PanelPilot B
The 2.1" PanelPilot B has a sunlight readable and splash proof display, with a 12-bit resolution analogue input, and dual alarm max/min and tare functionality. Using our free PanelPilot B software you can choose from six App templates and set your own label text and measurement units. Select the decimal places to be displayed, and apply input scaling and alarm functions. You can also upload a splash screen to be shown when the unit starts up. Then simply connect your display to a PC, and upload your configuration.
PanelPilot B is a low-power device that's perfect for handheld equipment.
Turbocharge your next project with one of our PanelPilotACE Development Kits. Available for both the 4.3" and 7" units, they include everything you need to get started: an ACE unit, a development board and a USB cable. The board combines screw terminals and plug-in headers for connecting all inputs and outputs to the ACE, while switches, potentiometers and LEDs allow you to simulate changes to inputs and outputs, accurately modelling your application as your project progresses.
Case Study - Fertiliser Control System
Increasing precision in agriculture is a key contributor to the rising crop yields that help farmers stay competitive. So when Specialist Instruments Ltd were asked to build the control system for a tractor-mounted fertiliser spreading system, they knew they'd need something with enough intelligence to not only measure flow rates but also combine this with vehicle speed so that coverage per square meter could be monitored. Switching to a PanelPilotACE meant that the control system could be developed much faster than previous projects.
“I can code but it’s a time-consuming process. Using the design software supplied with the display, what would have taken weeks took me half a day. That’s more time to test, more time to run a business.” Glynne Rees, founder of Specialist Instruments Ltd
Multi-Channel Data Logging
Need a shortcut to temperature data logging? Our OEM products include 4.3" and 7" ACE display units supplied with 4-channel thermistor boards and a pre-loaded App for data logging between one and four channels. The App displays real-time readings and data graphs that scale automatically.
And because it's created with our Design Studio software the App is perfect for further customising if your project needs it.
Application Design and Development
At Lascar we know how difficult it can be to complete critical projects when resources are limited but deadlines can't be extended. Our experienced designers can create your interface for you, including detailed storyboarding and graphic design. Our engineers can also develop and test your App in Design Studio, saving you time but leaving you free to make further updates yourself if needed.
We can even design and manufacture your entire product if that's what you need - see how Lascar can help you achieve engineering success here.