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Full colour touch screen displays with integrated process control


Need to increase the level of automation in your industrial processes and equipment? Fast-track your development with PanelPilotACE, combining a full colour touch screen with powerful process control. Designed for easy integration with analogue and digital sensors, ACE is perfect for all types of automated process equipment.

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 process 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?

PanelPilot M

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.

Featured products

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2.4” Waterproof Programmable TFT


SGD 43-A
4.3” with Analogue, Digital, PWM & Serial Interfaces


SGD 70-A
7” with Analogue, Digital, PWM & Serial Interfaces

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SGD 24-M-IP420
2.4” Waterproof Programmable TFT 4-20mA

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SGD 35-M
3.5” Programmable TFT Panel Meter

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SGD 21-B
2.1" E-paper Dot Matrix Display

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SGD 35-M420
3.5” Programmable TFT 4-20mA Loop Process Meter


SGD 28-M
2.8” Programmable TFT Panel Meter

Development Kits

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 - Survey Vessel Propulsion Controls

From her base in Alaska, the NOAA hydrographic survey vessel Fairweather maps the world's oceans to support safe navigation and commerce. The ability to control the position of the ship with absolute precision is key to her work, but when the propulsion controls needed replacing the original manufacturer could no longer support the equipment. Up stepped the GBS Group, whose Maritime Division are experts in navigational and propulsion systems. They selected Lascar's SGD 24-M-IP420 waterproof intelligent panel meter to display engine speed and propeller pitch for both of the main engines and the bow thruster, at a total of four positions around the ship. Lascar was also able to help out with a custom configuration to control the display's brightness levels on one of the analogue inputs.

“In addition to the customized dimming function, the most useful feature of the PanelPilot meters is the ability to configure the units for many different parameters and display configurations. This allows only minimal spares to be kept on board which can be installed in many different locations.” Ron Donston, Senior Controls Engineer, The GBS Group

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.