- May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014 - AutomationDirect announces EA3 series operator touch panels, available in 8 and 10-inch versions. The EA3 series 8- and 10-inch micro-graphic touch panels are equipped with TFT LCD 800 x 600 pixel displays and a palette of 32K colors for customizing objects, screen backgrounds and displaying bitmap graphics. With 30MB memory, the panels feature seven user-defined function keys, each key with a user-defined red LED indicator. Additional features include a USB type-B programming port, two serial communications ports (15-pin and RJ12) and built-in alarm control setup. In landscape mode, the panels can display 100 lines of static text, maximum 200 characters wide; in portrait mode the screens can display 133 lines of static text, maximum 150 characters wide. The panels also support 40 characters of dynamic text with embedded variables. The EA3 series panels are UL rated for use on a flat surface of NEMA4/4X enclosures (for indoor use only); panels are powered from a Class 2, 12-24 VDC power supply. The new line of C-more Micro graphic panels is backed with a two-year warranty; prices start at $749. About AutomationDirect: In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor control, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply.