LabVIEW Panel Meter Library

Compatible with LabVIEW

Panel Meter Communication Library for LabVIEW™

This VI library contains VIs (Virtual Instruments) and example code for implementing communication between National Instruments LabVIEW™ and one or more Red Lion® Controls* CUB5 series panel meters via RS‐485 serial bus. The library also supports communication via USB or RS-232 serial to a single device. It meets NI Compatible with LabVIEW quality standards .

Panel Meter communication with LabVIEW to provide input data or to allow meter configuration

Panel meters communicate with NI LabVIEW to provide input data or to allow meter configuration

Communication between LabVIEW and panel meters allows expanded capabilities such as the ability to log and trend input values or to remotely change the configurations, while maintaining an operator readout at the point of measurement.

A single instance of LabVIEW running on a PC can access multiple panel meters and other devices throughout an installation via the RS‐485 bus to provide a central view or coordinated control and data acquisition capability at very low cost.

RS-485 serial communication is a simple and robust 2 (or 4) wire industrial capable solution for multiple devices. The libraries turn RS-485 communication into a “drag-n-drop” coding process without worrying about synchronizing timing or remembering register addresses. Labor-saving, device-specific palettes of VIs provide quick access to the features you need. Friendly controls and typedefs save you from having to remember command options and interpreting responses.

Supports Red Lion® Controls* CUB5 series panel meters including:


  • RS-485 serial port management
  • Read and write input and setpoint variables
  • Read rates and cycle counts
  • Configure controller modes and settings
  • Monitor alarm conditions


  • Tachometers, Flow meters, Scales
  • Batch management
  • Item counting
  • Multiple configurations
  • Supervisory control
  • Monitoring and data acquisition
  • Process control
  • Laboratory test applications
  • OEM software

More Information:


  • $79 CUB5 Series Communication VI Library

You can purchase the library either by clicking the button below to pay online (using Paypal), or if you prefer, you may Contact Us to arrange a purchase. After your payment is received, we will send you an email containing an online link so you can download and install the library.

This product has a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee. It is for use on a single computer. Please Contact Us if you need volume licensing or a redistributable library.

RS-485 communication requires an RS-485 serial interface (not provided) to be installed in the computer. CUB5 panel meter(s) must have the optional RS-232/RS-485 (CUB5COM) Serial Communication Module or optional USB Communication (CUB5USB) Module installed in the device.

Please Contact Us if you have further questions.

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