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CLICK
Our best value PLC

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The CLICK PLC is rapidly becoming one of the industry's favorite control
systems in the 142 I/O or less category.

Get standard PLC features (discrete and analog) in a compact yet expandable design. The FREE software offers an extremely easy to use programming experience with
powerful features commonly found in programs costing several hundred dollars.

FREE CLICK software

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The CLICK PLC line now includes:

bullet Eleven stand-alone DIN-rail mountable
DC-powered CPU combinations including
  Basic CPUs:
- 8 DC In / 6 DC Out (sinking) ($69)
- 8 DC In / 6 DC Out (sourcing) ($69)
- 8 DC In / 6 Relay Out ($79)
- 8 AC In / 6 Relay Out ($79)
  Standard CPUs:
  - 8 DC In / 6 DC Out (sinking) ($99)
  - 8 DC In / 6 DC Out (sourcing) ($99)
  - 8 DC In / 6 Relay Out ($109)
  - 8 AC In / 6 Relay Out ($109)
  Analog CPUs:
  - 4 DC In / 4 DC Out (sinking),
2 Analog In, 2 Analog Out (current/voltage selectable) ($129)
  - 4 DC In / 4 DC Out (sourcing),
2 Analog In, 2 Analog Out (current/voltage selectable) ($129)
  - 4 DC In / 4 Relay Out,
2 Analog In, 2 Analog Out (current/voltage selectable) ($139)
bullet Built-in communication ports (two in Basic
CPUs, three in Standard and Analog CPUs)
bullet Optional battery backup (Standard and
Analog CPUs only)
bullet Real time clock/calendar (Standard and
Analog CPUs only)
bullet Removable terminal blocks for easy wiring
bullet Thirteen stackable, discrete I/O option
modules (DIN-rail or panel mountable)
bullet Program AND documentation stored in CPU
bullet Decimal memory addressing
bullet 21 easy to use instructions
bullet 8,000 steps of program memory

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NEW! Do-more PLC
Spend Less; Do More!

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Do-more is a micro-modular PLC that leverages the existing line of DL205 I/O modules and base units to create an incredibly powerful PLC at a fraction of the cost of comparable PLCs and PACs. Watch the Overview Video here.

Download The FREE Do more software

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11 Ways You can Do More with this PLC:
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Cost effective hardware
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All documentation on board
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Built-in Communications include USB, serial, and (optional) Ethernet...
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4Practical Counting/Pulse
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Expansion I/O
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High-Performance Processor
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FREE! Programming Software (with built-in simulator)
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Smarter Architecture
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Powerful Control over Program Execution
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Enhanced Troubleshooting Tools
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Practical High-density Modules and ZipLink Connections
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Kickstart Your Experience with the
Do-more Starter Kit:
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Get started fast!
Choose the Do-more starter kit to get going fast. You get a prewired, 3-slot base with your 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. This is everything you need to evaluate the product and see for yourself what a powerful and easy-to-use controller Do-more can be!


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Every CPU (and each Starter Kit) includes a coupon for a 30-day free trial of online training from Interconnecting Automation (the official training partner of AutomationDirect). You'll get full, unlimited access to all the training videos free for 30 days.


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DirectLOGIC
The most practical PLCs

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DirectLOGIC PLCs (nano fixed I/O to modular units) are industry workhorses, time-tested in some of the toughest industrial settings. Installed in thousands of applications, their wide range of I/O and communication options ensure you’ve got the tools you need to do the job.

Download DS100: The FREE 100-word version of DirectSOFT5

From simple machine sequencing to process control, you will find a quality programmable controller to suit your application at a fraction of the price you'd normally expect to pay.

There are five types of DirectLOGIC PLCs but our most popular are:dl05 photo


DL05 micro PLC:
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Eight inputs and six outputs (integrated), expandable to 30 I/O total (one option card slot)
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Six I/O models of AC, DC and relay I/O
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2K program memory
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4K data memory
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Two built-in communication ports, supporting a variety of protocols including Modbus RTU
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Removable terminal block connectors
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DC-powered DD and DR models
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DeviceNET slave, Profibus slave, and Ethernet option module, Data communications, including serial and Ethernet modules
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129 instructions, including four PID loops; powerful functions such as FOR/ NEXT loops, subroutines, and drum sequencers
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DL06 micro modular PLC: [LEARN MORE]

The DL06 combines fixed I/O of 20 inputs and 16 outputs with four option card slots for expansion (discrete, analog, communication modules), all in the same package. With the DL06, you can use the same PLC panel layout for applications from 36 to 100 I/O.

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14.8 KB of total memory
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229 instructions, including 8 PID loops
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Two communication ports, including RS232/ 422/ 485 capability
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Supports networking for MODBUS RTU master/slave, Ethernet, DeviceNET slave, Profibus slave, and ASCII in/out
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Integrated high-speed inputs and pulse output
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Thermocouple and RTD temperature inputs
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Built-in real-time clock/calendar
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Optional LCD display for operator interface or maintenance troubleshooting
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DL205 modular PLC: [LEARN MORE]
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If your application requires the flexibility of a modular control system, a DL205 PLC is the lowest cost, most versatile solution you'll find. In fact, all you need to do is pick out a CPU, plug it in the first slot of the base you choose, and then mix and match various modules into the available slots.

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Six CPUs from 2.4 K memory with 256 I/O to 30.4 K memory with a total of 16,384 possible I/O
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Four base sizes (with built-in power supply)
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Local expansion I/O bases in all sizes, along with expansion modules
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Selection of 35+ I/O and communications modules
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AC/ DC discrete input/ output, up to 32 points, 10 Amp relay out
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12-bit and 16-bit analog I/O, Temperature inputs, Up to 16 PID loops with autotune
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Data communications, including serial and Ethernet modules
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Counter input/ pulse output
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Servo connectivity
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Remote I/O master and slave, Ethernet and serial-based
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Productivity3000
PAC features for a PLC price!

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An innovation in powerful design captured in elegant operational simplicity.

The Productivity 3000 shatters the price per feature paradigm in every category.
Once again, AutomationDirect challenges the status quo to remain the #1 Value in Automation. A price that can't be beat and a two-year warranty on all modules.

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FREE Software - limited time offer ($495 valu)

TOP Software Highlights

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Auto set-up and discovery of hardware
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Tag name database programming
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Task management
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Advanced “fill-in-the-blank” instructions
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Seamless Database connectivity
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Graphical HTML-based Help File
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Run-time editing
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Project file and user documentation stored in CPU\USB data logging on the CPU
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Tag database import to C-more HMI
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TOP Hardware Highlights

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High-performance CPU with 50Mb memory, fast scan time
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Modular rack-based footprint with 36
discrete and analog I/O option modules, up to 115K+ I/O
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Unmatched built-in communications
capabilities, including local and remote I/O ports and networking
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Integrated drive communications over
Ethernet
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LCD display on CPU and Remote Slave for configuration and diagnostics
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Patent-pending LCD display on ALL analog modules - multimeter not required for troubleshooting or reading process values
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Hot-swappable I/O
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Auto set-up and discovery of hardware
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No module placement restrictions - any
module in any slot, any base
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No power budget limitations
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Optional I/O terminal blocks or easy ZIPLink plug-and-play wiring
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P3-550
Productivity 3000: CPU
High Value CPU features only $599
High Value CPU
only $599

This CPU, with its seven built-in communication ports, does in one module what other controllers need four or five to accomplish:

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Plug-and-play USB programming
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Tag database and program documentation storage
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USB local I/O expansion
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Ethernet remote I/O expansion
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High-speed Ethernet port for HMI and peer or enterprise networking
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Two serial ports for peripheral device interface or controller networking
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USB data logging right from the CPU
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Check out manual for full view of capabilities [download]
*FREE software offer for a limited time only
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