OM 1212

US 269

The OM1212 Lamp/Pushbutton Panel provides a flexible and cost-effective alternative to expensive hard-wired indicator lights and pushbuttons. The panel features 12 user-legendable high intensity LED light bars and 12 user-legendable pushbuttons.  Each of the lamps can be individually controlled to be on, off, or flash.  Each of the buttons can be individually configured to operate as either a momentary or alternate-action pushbutton.

Lamps and buttons can be custom labeled by the user with plastic label inserts.  The inserts can be custom legended with text and/or graphics, and slipped into a protective pocket behind the faceplate.

The OM1212 Lamp/Pushbutton Panel is part of Optimation's OptiMateŽ series.  Each OptiMateŽ module is designed to connect to a microprocessor or most PLC's with a single cable connection. OptiMateŽ modules can be used individually, or together with any combination of other OptiMateŽ modules.

When used with a microprocessor system, simple communications over either an RS232 or RS422 communications cable allows the microprocessor to directly control each lamp and read the state of each button.

When used with a PLC, operation is transparent to the user.  Lamps and buttons appear in the PLC ladder logic as coils and contacts.  The OM1212 takes care of the rest.

12 Plug-In LED Light Bars
Red, green, or yellow lamps available
12 tactile snap pushbuttons
Independently configurable for momentary or alternate-action mode
Stand alone capability with direct connection to most PLCs
Compatible with any computer via serial communications
Mix and match with other OptiMateŽ modules

Saves valuable I/O rack space
Eliminates the need for controller I/O modules for operator panel use
Reduces system integration and retrofit costs
Remove and replace maintainability
Rapid future expansion
Reduced maintenance costs
Attractive, eye-appealing appearance

Direct Connect to PLCs
OptiMateŽ modules connect and operate directly with most major PLCs.  A simple cable connection allows the PLC to access each button directly simply by reading bits in data registers.  Everything else is totally transparent.

PLC Multi Modules
The OptiMateŽ series provides the means to construct large custom panels with standard building block modules.  OptiMateŽ modules can be grouped together or separated  by up to 4000 feet.  Any combination of operator panels can be incorporated into a system. 

Microprocessor-Based Systems
OptiMateŽ modules connect to any computer or microprocessor-based system through a serial link.  Either RS232 or RS422 communications can be employed.  The microprocessor controller simply polls for module data or sends module commands to completely control the operator panels.

Legending the Buttons
Legending the OM1212 module involves simply sliding legend transparencies in two pockets in the module overlay.  The bezel can be removed from the front of the module as shown on the right.  Once this is done, legend transparencies can be placed in the pockets in the overlay (behind the lexan surface layer).
A legend transparency can be created by a number of  methods. Computer graphics programs combined with overhead transparency paper and a laser printer and/or copier produce excellent results.  Other options are listed in the OM1212 data sheet.


Recessed Mount Housing 9.5"L x 4.0"H x 1.75"D
Cutout size for above 3.55"Hx8.45L
Panel Fasteners : Four, 6x32 threaded studs (on ends, symmetrical about center line)
Weight : 18 ounces
Color :   Dark Gray with black panel 
Button dimensions :  .65" square on .75" centers
Button life : 1,000,000 switch cycles
Lamp colors available : Red, Green, Yellow (Standard unit contains all red lamps.  Lamps are socketed and can be individually replaced with any  color listed)

Power (all LED's on) : 8 - 30VDC @ 7Watts
570 mA @ 12VDC,   285 mA @ 24VDC
Power connector :  Pluggable terminal block, 2 position 

RS232 and RS422
4800 to 19200 baud
Compatible with most major PLC protocols
Microprocessor-compatible protocol
15 pin female 'D' shell connector

Enclosure  - NEMA 4 (installed) recessed mount
Temperature  - 0 to 50 C
Humidity  - 95% Non-condensing
Labeling of Lamps and Pushbuttons
User-defined slide-in labels

OM1212 - Module with all red light bars

Please note that each PLC has a different suffix according to the following table.

Allen Bradley
Automation Direct
GE Fanuc
OptiMate Hex