York, Pa. – Sept. 21, 2015 – Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that its rugged Graphite® Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels have been tested to meet ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) standards. ABS approval assures equipment is safe for operation in a manner that protects life, property and the marine environment when used in shipboard and offshore settings.
Red Lion’s modular Graphite HMIs have been ABS tested and approved to monitor and control equipment in maritime applications that range from workboats to offshore energy and gas vessels. In these marine environments, Graphite HMIs provide reliable functionality that helps drive operational efficiencies as well as adhere to international standards for environmental performance.
“Following the success of Graphite HMIs in land-based oil and gas applications, ABS approval now enables us to meet the demands associated with maritime and offshore markets,” said Jeff Thornton, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. “With support for more than 300 industrial protocols, our rugged HMIs enable customers to confidently integrate powerful monitoring and control functionality into multi-vendor maritime environments.”
In addition to ABS approval, Graphite HMIs are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Class I, Division 2 listed for hazardous locations and ATEX and IECEx zone 2/22 approved for potentially explosive environments. With rugged aluminum construction, a wide operating temperature range and flexible plug-in modules, Graphite HMIs enable customers to connect, monitor and control processes in several industries to meet varying industrial automation requirements in both factory and extreme locations.
Since its launch in July of 2013, Red Lion’s Graphite platform has received numerous global accolades, including Automation World’s “First Team Supplier, HMI Hardware” award, the “Industrial Control Award” from Plant Engineering China and “Best Product of the Year” from Control Engineering China.
For more information on Red Lion’s modular Graphite HMI platform, visit www.redlion.net/Graphite.