New Weintek Driver Announcement – Automation Direct Productivity Series

To compliment the excellent Productivity Series Controller from Automation Direct, Weintek have added a dedicated driver and tag import facility so user Tags from the controller project can be easily added to an HMI program. First write your Productivity Controller program in Productivity Suite… If you’re familiar with Productivity Suite, you no doubt know that you can define tags for your i/o, registers, timer values etc as you go making it a very intuitive controller to use. The Productivity tag database is accessed from the edit menu. In this example, we’re only looking at Discrete i/o, Integers & Booleans… You Continue reading New Weintek Driver Announcement – Automation Direct Productivity Series

Version 2.30 CLICK Programming Software Released – CLICK CPU now with High Speed Inputs!

We’re excited to announce the release of version 2.30 of the CLICK programming software – this can be downloaded from our website here.  The big news items here is that High-Speed inputs are now available on the CLICK Ethernet CPUs – a list of the available configurations by CPU type is at the bottom of this article. There are a couple of minor points to note for those migrating from Version 2.20 of the CLICK Software, the main one is that the Input setup that was previously configured in the CPU Built-in I/O Setup as below… …is now done from the “High Speed Continue reading Version 2.30 CLICK Programming Software Released – CLICK CPU now with High Speed Inputs!

New Discrete and Analogue Modules Added To The Productivity 1000 Series

10 new modules have been added to the popular Productivity 1000 Series. These are as follows: P1-08NE3 – 8pt 24V VAC/VDC input module, 2 isolated commons P1-08NA – 8pt 120-240VAC input module, 2 isolated commons P1-08TA – 8pt 120-240VAC output module. 0.5A/pt, 2 isolated commons P1-16ND3 – 16pt 24VDC sink/source input module, 2 isolated commons P1-16NE3 – 16pt 24VCD/VAC input module, 2 isolated commons P1-15TD1 – 15pt 24VDC sinking output, 1A/pt P1-15TD2 – 15pt 24VDC sourcing output, 1A/pt P1-04RTD – 4ch RTD input, 16bit resolution P1-4ADL2DAL-1 – 4ch 0-20mA input/2ch 0-20mA output P1-4ADL2DAL-2 – 4ch 0-10v input/2ch 0-10v output

More Productivity2000 PLC Discrete I/O Modules Added

The AutomationDirect Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. Using remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are possible! New DC discrete I/O modules include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module. The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports allow programming, Continue reading More Productivity2000 PLC Discrete I/O Modules Added

Productivity 1000 Starter Kit

Following on from our new product announcement about the Productivity 1000 range, we’re pleased to announce our starter kit – P1-STARTER. The kit includes the following parts: • 1 x P1-540 CPU • 1 x P1-01AC Power Supply • 1 x P1-08TRS 8point Relay Output Module • 1 x P1-08SIM 8point input simulator • 1 x P2-RTB Terminal block – screw-type • 1 x P2-RTB-1 Terminal block – spring type • 1 x USB-CBL AMICB6 – USB programming cable • 1 x D2-BAT-2 Backup battery • 1 x PCON-KIT Power connector Ordering information Order online here – P1-STARTER or over the phone Continue reading Productivity 1000 Starter Kit

New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O

New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O The popular CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units have been added to the range providing both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs. The CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with a variety of current and voltage (0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC) inputs and outputs, and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs. The new CLICK Analog Continue reading New! – CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with Built-in Analog I/O

New from Automation Direct – GS4 Drives

Announcing the DURApulse AC Drives – GS4 Series  (230 / 460 VAC Sensorless Vector w/PLC) New! … Next Generation GS4 Series DURApulse AC Sensorless Vector Drives. 1 to 25 HP … 230 VAC Single/Three-Phase 1 to 100 HP … 230 VAC Three-Phase 1 to 300 HP … 460 VAC Three-Phase The DURApulse GS4 series of AC drives includes many of the same standard features as our other GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, removable keypad, and much more:   Single-phase input capability (all 230VAC drives can be supplied single-phase) V/Hz control or sensorless vector control for improved speed regulation 100kA Continue reading New from Automation Direct – GS4 Drives

Announcing the Productivity 1000!

The new Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of AutomationDirect’s Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed withmany of the features of the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget and time savings. The P1-540 CPU has a 50Mb memory and features four onboard communications ports including micro USB, serial RS-485, serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps connections. Supported communications protocols include EtherNet/IP®, Modbus RTU/TCP and ASCII. The micro USB 2.0 (type B) port provides a plug-and-play connection for programming, online monitoring and firmware upgrades. The 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Continue reading Announcing the Productivity 1000!

Announcing our support of The Hyperloop UPV Project

We’re pleased to announce our support of the Hyperloop project at Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain). Hyperloop UPV (a.k.a. Hyperloop Makers UPV) is a team of students from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain) designing a rail-free concept of Hyperloop. They were awarded Top Design Concept and Propulsion/Compression Subsystem Technical Excellence Award at SpaceX’s Design Weekend, the first phase of the Hyperloop Pod Competition held in Texas on January 2016. Their design stands out for its use of magnetic levitation based on attraction to the top of the tube thanks to their unique levitation units located at the Continue reading Announcing our support of The Hyperloop UPV Project

We’re exhibiting at the Factories of the Future Expo 4-5th April 2017

Running parallel to the Industry 4.0 Summit, the Factories of the Future EXPO will showcase the latest products and services for Industry 4.0, IIoT, smart factories and the future of manufacturing. The expo will be attended by manufacturing professionals from the UK & continental Europe  and will givethem an opportunity to see the latest advances/ new technologies in automation, robotics, software, sensors, virtual reality, augmented reality and other related areas. We will be showing products from Automation Direct & Weintek that can help you build your IIoT & Smart Factory. Come and see on stand S60. See event details here: Continue reading We’re exhibiting at the Factories of the Future Expo 4-5th April 2017