Panel Meters and Bar Graph Panel Meters

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Emma Rea

Here at Metrix Electronics we do like panel meters. In fact we like them so much, digital panel meters are actually one of our most extensive ranges. With more than 62 listed on our website we like to think ourselves experts in the subject.

What sizes do they come in?

They come in a huge variety with case dimensions from 48x24mm all the way up to a colossal 748x229mm with LED displays showing 3, 4, 5 or 6 digits.

The largest is the OC125 which has impressive 125mm high digits. Itis ideal for large warehouse industrial applications as this size of digits can be clearly seen at up to 50m away.

An example of the more compact display is the Simex SWS-94 and at 72x48mm has the option to display 4 digits 13mm high or 6 digits 9mm high.SWS-94

What can they display?

A majority are can act as both and indicator and controller or you can opt for just the indicator.

Some products like the OC125 are universal and with careful selection of options at time of purchase can be used as an ammeter, flow meter, pulse counter, serial data meter, tachometer, temperature meter or voltmeter.

Others, like the SWS-94, are designed to display measurement data sent from a master device and often used in a synoptic system. In this scenario it would allow the user to view a large number of similar measurements quickly and simply.

Do Panel Meters only display numeric or alphanumeric characters?

Panel Meters are often used to display numbers or letters but we have another range of bar graph displays which can display your data in a bar graph format.

These displays can also have a digit display as well to clarify data but are often used as a monitor type display where exact values aren’t as important as the limits or ranges of values achieved. Take a look at our case study which shows an excellent example.


This is just a small introduction to Metrix panel meters. For more details feel free to check out our website, drop us a line or give us a call.

Categories: Meters