Automation NotebookIssue 12 – 2008Learning ResourcesNotebook Issue

Product Snapshots – Issue 12, 2008

We have added several exciting products since our last edition of the Automation Notebook. Here are some highlights about some of those new products including: 6” C-more Micro-Graphic Panels, DC Output Modules With Fault Protection, Think & Do 8.0.

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6” C-more Micro-Graphic PanelsAutomationDirect’s C-more Micro-Graphic panel line now includes six-inch display models. The new touch style graphic/text panels offer a 320×240 pixel graphical display that supports bitmap files. Used in a horizontal orientation, the 6-inch C-more Micro supports 40 lines by 80 characters of static text; 53 lines by 60 characters are supported in vertical orientation. Two optional keypad bezels are available for either horizontal or vertical panel mounting. C-more 6” Micro-Graphic panels are equipped with drivers to support allDirectLOGIC protocols as well as Allen-Bradley DF1 Full duplex, Allen-Bradley DF1 Half duplex, Allen-Bradley PLC5 DF1, AB DH485, Omron Host Link, Omron FINS serial, GE SNPX, Mitsubishi Melsec FX, Siemens PPI, and Entivity Modbus RTU. The free panel configuration software features a built-in project simulator.

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DC Output Modules With Fault Protection

DC Output Modules With Fault ProtectionAutomationDirect’s line of DirectLOGIC option modules includes new fault-protected output modules designed for the DL205 PLCs. The F2-16TDxP 16-channel current output modules, available in sinking and sourcing configurations, feature 16 input points which are automatically assigned as fault status indicators for the corresponding outputs. Equipped with electronic short circuit protection, the modules detect missing external 24VDC, open load, overtemperature, and overcurrent load. The protected output modules also feature user-resettable fault conditions.

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AutomationDirect Offers Think & Do 8.0 

Think & Do 8.0 AutomationDirect® has released Think & Do™ version 8.0, the cornerstone of its PC Control product offering. The latest version supports development, deployment and operation of high-value automated control systems for material handling and manufacturing. The intuitive and open-architecture environment readily integrates with hardware and software components from virtually all major suppliers.

Major components of Think & Do 8.0 include ProjectCenter to create various projects, FlowView for creating control logic in easy-to-use and read control flowcharts, ScreenView for creating and editing HMI screens, I/OView for configuring project I/O, and the AppTracker feature provides a fast, graphical debugging tool.

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