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AutomationDirect Releases DirectSOFT6

AutomationDirect Releases DirectSOFT6

AutomationDirect’s DirectSOFT6 PLC programming software, the 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the entire DirectLOGIC line of PLCs, provides faster status updates and contains many new and upgraded features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier. DirectSOFT6 includes over 40 additional “IBoxes”. The popular packetized fill-in-the-blank style instructions (compatible with DirectLOGIC DL05, DL06, D2-250-1, ... Read More
 
Sinking and Sourcing Concepts

Sinking and Sourcing Concepts

When choosing the type of input or output module for your PLC system, it is very important to have a solid understanding of sinking and sourcing concepts. Use of these terms occurs frequently in discussion of input or output circuits. It is the goal of this post to make these concepts easy to understand, so
 
New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels

New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels

AutomationDirect Adds Hardware Features with New Series of C-more Touch Screen Interface Panels AutomationDirect has released its new EA9 series operator touch panels for the C-more line. The color TFT touch screens are available in 6, 8, 10, 12 and 15-inch versions. Loaded with new features and higher performance but at a lower cost than ... Read More
 
Systems & Controls Takes Time for Tea

Systems & Controls Takes Time for Tea

Systems & Controls in Lenoir City, Tennessee, was contacted by a scale manufacturing company to develop a brewed tea and coffee container filling machine using four weight transmitters, a DirectLOGIC DL-205 PLC, a RHINO power supply,  a C-more touch panel and a GS2 variable frequency drive.
 
Do-more H2 or Do-more T1H: How to choose

Do-more H2 or Do-more T1H: How to choose

Which is better? A DirectLOGIC style Do-more or the new Terminator I/O style Do-more? The incredible power of the Do-more processor is now available in the popular Terminator I/O form factor. Functionally, both units have identical Do-more engines, so how do you know which one is better for your application? The answer is … It ... Read More
 
An Affordable Retrofit Prevents Expensive Replacements

An Affordable Retrofit Prevents Expensive Replacements

The Harvest-Monrovia Water & Sewer Authority (HMWSA) was established in August 1965 to operate and maintain a water system to provide domestic water in the Harvest-Monrovia area of Madison County, located near Huntsville, Alabama. In the early years, the utility serviced only 700 customers. As a result of growth in the area, the HMWSA now ... Read More
 
DataWorx with Do-more PLC support

DataWorx with Do-more PLC support

AutomationDirect has partnered with BizWareDirect for several years, supplying DataWorx data collection and monitoring software for compatible DirectLOGIC programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Productivity3000 and WinPLC controllers. Previously, it had been necessary to purchase an OPC/DDE server and write code, or buy an HMI package, to collect data from AutomationDirect controllers. BizWareDirect’s data collection software makes ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Adds New High-Speed Counter and Ethernet Modules

AutomationDirect Adds New High-Speed Counter and Ethernet Modules

Cumming, GA — February 20, 2013 … Designed for all DirectLOGIC DL05 or DL06 PLCs, the H0-CTRIO2 module offers great flexibility for applications requiring precise counting or timing, based on an input event or high-speed control output. Priced at $199, H0-CTRIO2 is designed to work with incremental encoders or other field devices that send pulse outputs. The ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Launches New Do-more PLC and Counter Module

AutomationDirect Launches New Do-more PLC and Counter Module

Cumming, GA — September 6, 2012 … AutomationDirect has released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more H2 Series PLC. This new PLC line offers features and performance of high-end PLCs for an economical price. Using the proven DirectLOGIC DL205 hardware as a platform, the Do-more H2 PLC supports all base units, discrete and analog I/O ... Read More