Edgewise Bar Graph Meters

Otek offers a large selection of Edgewise Digital Bargraph Panel Meters that come in many industry standard sizes.  All offer a 51 segment bargraph and 4 or more digits to accurately display your process variable(s). 

As well as being displays, many bargraphs offer serial I/O, Relay and DAC outputs as well as signal conditioning networks to accept a variety of inputs such as current, voltage, thermocouple and RTD.

OTEK's TBD (3.10"W x 6"H x 3"D) is a triple isolated bar-digital controller/meter with 51 sgement auto tri-color bargraph and (3) four digit displays. Essentially, the unit can replace three units in one!  

A nuclear customer liked our model “EBD” and gave us the challenge to put 3 isolated channels in one case, make it to military standards 461,901,810 & 167 (Epri TR-102323R3), Class 1E, and keep the case< 4 inches deep!  Now you can benefit from their need, OTEK’s ingenuity and over 35 years experience in high quality instrumentation and its unique lifetime warranty

***A new version of this model with updated technology is now available. Learn more about the replacement model: NTM-5***

The TRC (3.10"W x 6"H x 3"D) is the first instrument of its kind that offers isolated redundant control at an affordable price in a compact package. This unit is specifically designed and dedicated to triple redundant control of one (1) specific parameter.

DESCRIPTION: What is it?  A redundant controller is a common term used in military, space and nuclear industries to ensure Fail Safe operation of critical processes where human errors, wiring, sensor or equipment failure is possible, thus preventing loss of product, investment or environment. How is it done? In large and small applications, 3 expensive and sophisticated computers are used to monitor/control critical parameters.  The TRC is the first instrument of its kind that offers redundant control at an affordable price in a compact package dedicated to redundant control of one (1) specific parameter.
 
The TRC contains 3 identical isolated channels with their own A/D, DAC, uC, relays, Serial I/O and power supply. The core of the TRC is the algorithm performed by the CPU that continuously compares the serial output of each channel to the other 2.  Having all 3 channels monitoring the signals from 3 different sensors/transmitters at the process site using their own isolated power source and wiring eliminates single point failures.The CPU is con?gured via keypad (or serial) to set a “window” of acceptance (i.e. 5% band).  This means that any channel that falls outside of this window (as compared to the other 2) is disabled by the CPU and reported (alarms) to the supervisory personnel or equipment.  It’s important to note that the TRC’s function is to assure redundant control of the process by a democratic (majority) algorithm in addition to accurate data presentationThe majority rules!  The TRC eliminates 3 out of the 4 most important causes of catastrophes:  sensor, wiring and instrumentation.  The human error is up to the user.  
 
CPU FAILURE:  In the event the CPU was to fail (see block diagram), all 3 channels’ controllers would cease to receive COP data from the CPU.  After a delay, the TRC will:  1) Cease to transmit serial data; 2) Each channel (display, relays, DACS) will continue to operate normally, but independent of each other (lost its commander).3)  All numerical displays will continue to display their data, but their own bargraph will turn ALL orange.4)  Other visual indications on requests (use #9 on digit 8 and contact OTEK).

 

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