New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a high performance and very efficient Ethernet-based Fieldbus, thanks to these advantages, it is one of the most widely adopted industrial Ethernet technologies and has gradually become a standard communication interface in industry. Responding to the increasing demand for EtherCAT, Weintek are releasing a new iR Series EtherCAT communication coupler, iR-ECAT, to facilitate the integration of iR Series I/O modules into EtherCAT applications. Continue reading New Product Announcement – iR-ECAT EtherCAT Communication Coupler

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

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

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