AutomationDirect adds Ethernet PLCs to CLICK line.
AutomationDirect has added Ethernet basic and standard PLCs to the company’s CLICK line that are 3-10 times faster and are 100% upward compatible. With 8 input and 6 output points built in, the units are available with 24 VDC or 120 VAC inputs and DC or relay outputs and can be used as a complete PLC system. Both unit types feature one built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet communications port for both programming and Modbus TCP networking, plus one standard RS-232 serial communications port; Ethernet Standard PLC units add an RS-485 port. The PLCs include a calendar/real time clock and an optional battery backup for the internal SRAM. The units’ Ethernet capabilities allow for run time edits, which means edits to the ladder project can be downloaded while the CLICK PLC keeps running.