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ROM-Control Converts CRT-Based Operator Panels to LCD Displays

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According to ROM-Control Pty Ltd , the cumbersome CRT-based operator panels can be retrofitted with LCD display panels to achieve significant savings.  

While the LCD market is firmly in place today, there are still a large number of processes and applications that utilise CRTs as the main means of display and communication between the operator of the machinery and the process.  

CRTs are extremely heavy, occupy a large volume of space and consume relatively large amounts of electricity. These panels can be found in numeric control machines, medical equipment as well as PLC or DCS-based operator stations.  

CRTs are also subject to defects that occur over time and include:  

  • User’s inability to correctly identify patterns or writing on the screen
  • Colour spots that appear in different sectors of the display area
  • Raster burn or the ageing effect when the image has been present for a long period of time and the brightness is reduced considerably
  • Pattern burn where the image gets imprinted on the tube
  • Scan burn causing reduced visibility

CRT monitors are typically embedded in the equipment in most industrial, medical or military applications, making upgrades difficult and sometimes impossible.  

Not only can CRT upgrades be costly and inefficient, the new monitor or panel may require the operator to learn new software.  

The Industrial Electronic Equipment Repair Services offer total refurbishment of old CRT monitors and panels, retrofitting the equipment to a new LCD-based display.  

The retrofitting service is highly suitable for companies utilising CRT-based operator stations from the industrial, resources, medical, utilities or military sectors, who now have access to a better, cheaper and more effective alternative over expensive upgrades.  

Key advantages of the LCD panel retrofits: 

  • At least 50% saving compared to the upgrade option
  • Plug-and-play installation without need for any additional modifications or training
  • Obsolete components replaced with components of higher reliability and performance make the item maintainable
  • 1-year warranty
  • Superior visibility

Retrofit solutions are available for any type of monitor or panel, eliminating the need for companies to spend their capital funds on wasteful upgrades.

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