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AutomationDirect Offers Free PLC eBook Download

AutomationDirect Offers Free PLC eBook Download

AutomationDirect’s new eBook, “PLC Handbook: A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers” is now available as a free download. Designed as an easy-to-read guide for users new to PLCs, this eBook explains what a PLC is and its history. It also provides detailed information about what to look for when choosing a controller, with both ... Read More
 
AutomationDirect Unveils Productivity2000 Programmable Controller

AutomationDirect Unveils Productivity2000 Programmable Controller

The Productivity2000 is AutomationDirect’s newest addition to the Productivity line of industrial controllers. 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 for $255. The P2-550 CPU features LED status indicators as well ... Read More
 
Space-saving Distributed Field I/O System Added

Space-saving Distributed Field I/O System Added

AutomationDirect has added a new line of distributed field I/O to its product offering. The new Protos X expansion I/O allows you to easily add low-cost I/O points to your programmable logic controller (PLC) or PC-based control system without investing in additional controllers. Designed to save space, a single Protos X system can save users ... 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
 
The Future Of Technology – Joe Blakely

The Future Of Technology – Joe Blakely

Who: Joseph Michael Blakely (Joe) From: Toledo, OH, USA Attending College: University of Washington (Seattle, WA) Major: M. S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, graduated December 2008 What first got you interested in your area of focus? I have been deeply fascinated by air and space vehicles for as long as I can remember. When I was a young ... Read More
 
CLICK™ PLC FAQs

CLICK™ PLC FAQs

Will the CLICK PLC work with my C-more and C-more Micro graphics panels? Yes. Currently the CLICK PLC driver is available in the C-more Micro panel with firmware version 0201001 or later, so native CLICK addresses are available. The CLICK PLC driver for C-more touch panels is currently under development and scheduled to be available soon. You can communicate ... Read More
 
Introducing…The Practically Free PLC

Introducing…The Practically Free PLC

PLC Speaking has something new and exciting to talk about. AutomationDirect® and our parent company KOYO Electronics have released a new line of stackable micro brick PLCs – the truly innovative CLICK™ PLC. You get a stand alone CPU/PLC with eight digital inputs and six digital outputs which is easily expandable up to 142 I/O. ... Read More
 
Applying AutomationDirect Products

Applying AutomationDirect Products

I did my thesis work in the ZaP Flow Z-Pinch Lab at the University of Washington: (http://www.aa.washington.edu/AERP/ZaP/). ZaP Flow Z-Pinch Experiment The ZaP Flow Z-Pinch Experiment is a basic plasma physics experiment which investigates the effects of sheared flow on the stability of magnetically confined plasma in a Z-pinch configuration. Possible applications of this technology ... Read More
 
C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support

C-more HMI With Enhanced Allen-Bradley PLC Driver Support

With the growing popularity of the C-more Operator Interface line, we have had many requests to add PLC protocol drivers. These drivers allow customers with different PLC brands to standardize on the C-more HMI product. This article takes a look at C-more’s PLC drivers and demonstrates how to import/export tags and optimize communication. Due to the abundance ... Read More
 
Educating Future Engineers Requires Teamwork

Educating Future Engineers Requires Teamwork

The goal of any technology or engineering educational program is to educate its students utilizing techniques built upon sound theoretical principles. But, how does one teach college level students to utilize automation components like robots, PLC’s, and sensors? The field of automation is constantly changing and educators need to maintain pace with these changes in ... Read More