New Product Announcement: New High-Speed I/O and Communications Expansion Modules for the BRX Micro PLC System

AutomationDirect has added high-speed I/O modules and a serial communications expansion module to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX expansion modules add discrete I/O, analog I/O and now high-speed I/O and communications functions as needed to expand machine and process control applications. BRX expansion modules easily snap onto the side of any BRX Micro PLC Unit (MPU).
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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

Weintek Remote i/o and cMT Series, now with CODESYS

cMT HMI with built-in CODESYS is a high-performance HMI with an onboard PLC in compliance with the IEC 61131-3 standard. Combining a cMT+CODESYS HMI with the new Weintek iR Series I/O Modules delivers a new generation solution delivering a more compact and flexible architecture. The CODESYS licence can currently be added to the cMT3151, cMT3090 and cMT3072 models (an OS firmware upgrade may be required for existing models). cMT+CODESYS is a product that integrates high-performance cMT Series HMI with CODESYS PLC controller system, which is built upon an innovative architecture where a dual-core CPU runs 2 independent operating systems. With Continue reading Weintek Remote i/o and cMT Series, now with CODESYS

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 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 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