OM 1224

US 269

The OM1224 Pushbutton Panel provides a flexible and cost-effective alternative to expensive hard-wired pushbuttons. The panel features 24 user-legendable pushbuttons arranged in three rows of eight buttons.  Each of the buttons can be individually configured to operate as either a momentary or alternate action pushbutton.

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

The OM1224 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 read the state of each button.

When used with a PLC, operation is transparent to the user.  All the user  must do to retrieve button status is to read PLC registers.  The OM1224 takes care of the rest.

24 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
Removes  and replaces  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 and I/O 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 and IO.

Legending the Buttons
Legending the OM1224 module involves simply sliding a legend transparency in a pocket in the module overlay.  The bezel can be removed from the front of the module.  Once this is done, a legend transparency can be placed in the pocket in the overlay (between the surface layer and the white backing).

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 OM1224 data sheet.


Recessed Mount Housing 9.5"L x 4.0"H x 1.75"D 
Cutout size for above  3.55"Hx8.45"L
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

Power (all LED's on) : 8 - 30VDC @ 4Watts
310 mA @ 12VDC
170 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 Pushbuttons
User-defined slide-in label

OM1224 - Module with Dark Gray enclosure 

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

Allen Bradley
Automation Direct
GE Fanuc
OptiMate Hex