The new Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of AutomationDirect's Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed with many of the features of the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget and time savings. The full-featured P1-540 CPU ($169.00) has 50Mb memory; 4 built-in communications ports including micro USB, Serial RS-485, Serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps. The built-in Micro SD card slot provides data logging up to 32GB (card sold separately). The P1000 PLC supports up to 8 I/O modules for a total of 128 discrete I/O points or 32 analog I/O channels. A full lineup of 14 discrete and analog I/O modules is available. ProductivitySuite programming software is a free download and the P1000 starter kit ($399.00) has everything you need to get started. [...] ...»
STRIDE SiteLink provides secure access over the "industrial internet" to remotely connect, monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. SiteLink easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device. The SiteLink platform consists of three types of VPN routers and two antenna sets (Wifi and cellular). 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free and subscription options include additional bandwidth (up to 50GB) and cloud data logging. The SiteLink platform allows unlimited users, and unlimited concurrent client and mobile connections. Starting at $450.00, router options include wired, cellular 4G LTE and WiFi. The AT&T 4G LTE model allows access to remote locations that do not have internet access. The WiFi model allows configuration of the router as an access point or client. All models have 4 LAN ports and a WAN port for optional wired connections. [...] ...»
CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units provide both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs. These CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with combinations of current and voltage 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC inputs and outputs; and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs. The units feature one built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet communications port for both programming and Modbus TCP networking, plus RS-232 and RS-485 ports. Ethernet/Analog PLC units include a calendar/real time clock, battery backup and are configured with free programming software. CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC Units have a 2-year warranty and start at $179.00. [...] ...»
New lower priced C-more Micro EA3 series HMI panels, available in touch and non-touch versions, have a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and 12 selectable LED-driven backlight colors. The panels feature a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five user-defined function keys each with a red LED indicator. Each panel has one RJ12 serial port for programming and PLC connection (supports only AutomationDirect/Modbus PLC protocols). The EA3-S3ML-RN C-more Micro non-touch panel, priced at only $98.00, is NEMA 1 as shipped but is NEMA 4/4X indoor, when installed with an available optional gasket. The EA3-S3ML-R C-more Micro touch panel ($146.00) is NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated. These panels are powered through the RJ-12 serial port of most AutomationDirect PLCs, or from the USB port of a PC using the EA-MG-PGM-CBL (USB to RJ12) cable. [...] ...»
As connectivity demands continue to grow in the IoT era, constructing a robust network architecture is ever more critical and complex. Advantech's new EKI-9600 Layer 3 Managed Switch is designed to provide mission-critical capabilities such as Static Routing and NAT (Network Address Translation) to help IT and OT professionals to build a robust network infrastructure to achieve greater performance and security at a lower cost in this All-Things-Connected Era. [...] ...»
The SX5E series offers a fast, 5-Port Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switch with a wide range of operating voltages (AC and DC) and operating temperatures. With a compact, industrial-grade design and rugged metal housing, this switch is suitable for installation in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations and for industrial applications in harsh environmental conditions requiring an IP30 degree of protection. The SX5E Ethernet switch supports a 10/100Mbps transmission rate, Broadcast Storm Protection and Auto-MDI/MDIX features. Plus, this switch supports redundant power inputs. [...] ...»
Fast and Secure Remote Access via Smartphone or a Tablet The eWON eCatcher Mobile application establishes a remote connection to your machine through your eWON Cosy or Flexy. This allows you to start native HMI mobile apps from automation vendors such as Schneider Magelis, Rockwell, Siemens SIMATIC, Beijer, Hakko and many others. eCatcher mobile can also be used with VNC client apps [...] ...»
To serve the needs of system integrators and engineers developing applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Moxa has launched the IIoT Gateway Starter Kit, which includes built-in support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This data-acquisition-ready kit provides a reliable ready-to-use platform that simplifies development of IIoT solutions by providing all the essentials needed to get data from edge devices to cloud services, and with little to no programming required. This results in faster development, integration, and time to market, giving system integrators the boost they need.