Case Study: SAACKE COMBUSTION SERVICES Ltd – Boiler Sequencer Control

DL06 PLC in application

Electrical Design Engineer George Albery talked to us about using a DirectLogic 06 PLC with a Weintek HMI to modernise a boiler control system. the DL06 platform has proven to be reliable, easy to use and cost effective Tell me about yourself – where are you located, what’s your background? I’m an electrical design engineer at SAACKE Combustion Services Ltd, located in Hampshire. I got into the electrical industry after I left school, completing a level 3 NVQ in electrical installations before working for a domestic electrician for a number of years. I was then taken on as an engineering Continue reading Case Study: SAACKE COMBUSTION SERVICES Ltd – Boiler Sequencer Control

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

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

Announcing the BRX Series Stackable PLCs

BRX – Your Automation Foundation! New! … Do-more PLCs – BRX Series  The BRX platform is a versatile stackable Micro PLC system that combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. Four Micro PLC Unit (MPU) form factor combinations are available (3 with built-in I/O) to provide strong system designs that fit application requirements exactly, keeping system costs to a minimum. The BRX platform is designed to be used as a stand-alone controller or can be expanded using a wide variety of expansion modules The expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU) creating Continue reading Announcing the BRX Series Stackable PLCs

More Discrete and Analogue i/o Modules to Productivity2000® Line

AutomationDirect’s Productivity2000 programmable controller line now includes additional low-cost discrete and analogue input and output modules. The new AC and DC discrete I/O modules include 8-point, 100-120 VAC input and output modules, 8 and 15-point, 3.3-24 VDC input and output modules and high-density, 32-point,12-24 VDC input modules. These I/O modules allow easy connections for photo eyes, proximity sensors, limit switches, pushbuttons, light curtains, or any other discrete control device. The new 12-bit, low-resolution, 4-channel, current and voltage analogue I/O modules are available to precisely measure and control process variables such as level, flow, and pressure. And for easy I/O module Continue reading More Discrete and Analogue i/o Modules to Productivity2000® Line