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AbraxSys Now Offers to Convert your CRT Based Operator Panel to an LCD
Louisiana - Although the LCD market has superseded the CRTs,
there are still a large number of processes and application that utilise CRTs as the main mean of display and
communication between the operator of the machinery and the process. But CRTs are extremely heavy, occupy
large volumes and consume relatively large amounts of electricity.
There are also a number of defects that occur over
time. Some of these defects can hinder the user’s ability to correctly
identify patterns or writing on the screen or in some cases completely inhibit the user’s view altogether. Some of
these defects are colour spots that appear in different sectors of the display area, Raster Burn – ageing effect
when the image has been present for a long period of time and the brightness is reduced considerably, Pattern Burn
– the image gets imprinted on the tube, Scan Burn-a line with reduced visibility.
In the majority of the industrial/medical/military applications, these monitors are
embedded in the equipment they supervise and/or control which makes upgrade difficult and sometime impossible. The
shape and size of the new monitor/panel can be different and fitting it (if at all possible) requires substantial
modifications in the hosting equipment which can be costly and inefficient. The other disadvantage in the upgrade
process is that the new monitor/panel most likely requires learning new software which can be difficult for the
constantly ageing workforce.
Companies utilizing CRT based operator stations be that from the industrial,
resources, medical, utilities or military sectors (Numeric Control Machines, Medical equipment, PLC or DCS based
operator stations/panels) have now access to a better, cheaper and more effective alternative- within the
Industrial Electronic Equipment Repair Services arena, a total refurbishment of the old monitor/panel and
retrofitting the old CRT to a new LCD based display is now readily available.
The main advantages of this option are- at least 50% saving
compared to the upgrade option, a plug and play installation without the need of any additional modifications or
training, a “renewed” item where the components have been replaced with components of higher reliability and
performance using today’s technology and replacing obsolete components originally used when manufactured – this
make the item maintainable, 1 year warranty, superior visibility etc.
Virtually, there are now retrofit solutions for any type of monitor or panel within
the Industrial Automation Services field. Companies do not have to spend their capital funds on an upgrade that
does not add any value to the bottom line and does not improve the characteristics or performance of their process
or the finished goods/service. They can now take advantage of the Industrial Electronic Repair Services that offer
CRT retrofits and achieve significant savings on the way.
Contact an AbraxSys technical associate for
more information and product support.