PMD 180 Master Message Display

PMD180 Text Message Display is a compact and versatile 2- or 4-line programmable message display with 20 or 40 vacuum fluorescent characters per line 0.197" (5 mm) high. The PMD 180 comes with drivers that allow it to be interfaced to over 30 different brands and/or models of PLCs.

Depending on which options you order, the PMD 180 can have 8K, 32K, 64K, or 128K of EEPROM. Also available as an option is an extra board, which adds a parallel, slave, and printer port to the unit.

PMD 180 features chaining, blinking, scrolling, printing, and centering messages. Hardware features include data logging, 16- message circular queuing with prioritization capability, and the ability to program messages in U.S., English, Swedish, French, Danish, German, Cyrillic, and Japanese Kana international character sets.

Any ASCII terminal or personal computer with an RS-232C interface can be used to program a whole network of message displays. Free DOS-based custom program development software (part number 10F54) provides the menus, prompts, and help screens that make message entry and editing easy. And, the message simulation feature lets you see your messages as they will appear on your PMD 180.


  • 2 x 40 or 4 x 20 character display
  • 5 X 7 dot matrix characters, 10 ft. (3.05 m) viewing distance
  • Message priority& queue to 16 messages

Advanced Features

  • Power & Battery Status LEDs
  • Mode, Enter, and Restart pushbuttons on front panel
  • Display time, date, variable data
  • Scroll, chain, blink, print, log, & center messages
  • Message Memory: EEPROM (8-128K)
  • 115/230 VAC (standard), 24 VDC (optional)
  • UL Listed
  • CSA Certified
  • FM Division I, Class 2, Groups A, B, C, D
  • Front Panel: NEMA 12