Cumming, Ga.– AutomationDirect released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more H2 Series PLC. This 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 modules available for the DL205 PLC. However, it has a much more flexible and advanced design that makes integrating I/O and organizing a program much easier. The H2 CPUs offer four times more program memory, nine times more data memory, and operate at speeds up to 20 times faster than current DL205 CPUs.
A Do-more CPU installed in a DL205 9-slot base, supports up to 256 I/O points. The I/O Configuration window performs full auto-discovery of all I/O modules in the local base, simplifying system configuration.
Programmed using Do-more Designer software that can be download free of charge, the Do-more PLC provides an advanced instruction set to reduce programming time, superior memory mapping to improve data management, and data structures to simplify initial programming and long-term software maintenance.
The Do-more PLC enables developers to write program code before selecting the specific target hardware. Nicknames can be assigned to inputs and outputs, then later tied to the physical configuration. Within data memory, the developer can allocate partition size by variable types for maximum flexibility.
Do-more Designer’s built-in simulator creates a virtual PLC so logic can be tested without a PLC present. The tool simulates discrete and analog I/O, with access to timers, counters and control bits, as well as the PID function.
Two available starter kits provide a prewired, 3-slot base with choice of Do-more CPU, an 8-point input simulator module, and an 8-point relay output module. Also included are a copy of the Do-more Designer software on CD, a hard copy of the user manual, a USB programming cable, and a coupon for free online training. Starter kits start at $536.
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