Line Control Monitor Replacements

Line Control Monitor Replacements for Metrox, MD Totco, LM-2000, 3PS & Others
Obsolete LM2000

Over the years Rugged Controls has replaced countless older model winch monitor displays, and has always received incredibly positive feedback from owners, operators and crews. 

Our displays were designed and engineered from the ground up to endure the temperatures, weather conditions and harsh environments faced every day by oceanographic researchers, tugboat operators, offshore oil rig workers and fishing vessel crews around the world.  

From our waterproof stainless steel front panel and buttons to our high visibility electroluminescent display, our monitors are rugged real world solutions meant to perform in real world conditions. Gone are the days when winch operators were forced to deal with poor daytime visilibilty, screen flickering, fadeout and moisture related failure. Also with our intuitive controls, modern data output options and custom software operators no longer have to deal with the frustrations of working with or around a patched together and out-dated software system burdened down with EEPROM failures and serial communication errors.

Take a look at this product comparison and the comparative images on this page and see if it's time to consider upgrading all your old LM-2000 displays to new LCI-90i monitors:

Standard Features LM-2000 Monitor LCI-90i Monitor
Operating Temperature Temperature range is -20°C to 55°C Temperature range is -40°C to 75°C
Front Panel Construction Molded plastic Stainless steel
Panel Window Lexan film attached with doublestick tape Glass coated Lexan, epoxy lamination assembly
Pushbutton Construction Plastic membrane switches Fully sealed stainless steel pushbuttons
Input Voltage Range Either 12 or 24VDC 9 to 36VDC
Display Viewing Angle LCD, less than 90° Electroluminescent, over 160°
Display Pixel Density LCD pixel density 240x128 Electroluminescent pixel density 320x240
Input Modes One analog input channel Up to 4 analog inputs, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, mV/V
Menu Structure Complex, non-intuitive navigation Easy-to-use English language menus
Hardware/Software Dual-axis load pin operation optional Dual-axis load pin operation standard
Units of Measure Switching units requires recalibration Switch units at any time, no recal required
Serial Ports Serial communication is optional RS-485, RS-232, USB & Ethernet ports
Serial Protocols Single serial protocol available Multiple serial protocols supported
Diagnostics Diagnostic functions poorly supported 1 button push brings up diagnostic screen
Calibration Tension input values are in A/D counts Calibration units are actual sensor units


  • The LCI-80 and LCI-90i Have Been Designed as Drop-in Replacements for Existing Winch Monitors
  • Common Replacement Display for:
    • Metrox
    • MD Totco
    • LM-2000
    • 3PS
    • Red Lion
    • Many Others

About Us

Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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