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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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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.

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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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NEW! Productivity2000
$255 CPU with
5 built-in comm ports

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The Productivity2000 PLC was designed in the USA to offer you the lowest cost of ownership in its class.

The $255 (everyday price) AutomationDirect P2-550 CPU offers 50MB of built-in memory, a removable micro SD card slot (up to 32GB of data storage and portable program downloads), 5 built-in communications ports, a high resolution OLED text messaging display with keypad, and LED status indicators also. Our USA designed programming software (developed inhouse) is free ($0) with no annual licensing fees. Download as many copies as you want! Give it to your friends! You'll also get our free ($0) unlimited phone-in technical support which has received top service awards for the last 14 years in our industry.

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FREE Software - limited time offer ($495 valu)

Here are a few of the top CPU features:

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Plug-and-play USB programming (no converter cable needed)
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Tag database and program documentation storage on-board the CPU!
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High-speed Ethernet port for HMI and peer or enterprise networking (no separate Ethernet communications module needed)
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Two serial ports for peripheral device interface or controller networking (no separate serial port or ASCII module needed)
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USB data logging to microSD card right on the CPU
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Programmable 4-line OLED for shrot message display (including tag data)
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Secure Web Server for fast easy access to your data!
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Productivity2000 Starter Kit - The fastest way to true PLC ProductivityProductivity2000 Starter Kit

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The Productivity2000 Starter Kit makes it easy to get started! It's got everything you need to be more productive with your next PLC project - including 30 days of online training from our training partner - Interconnecting Automation.

Productivity2000 Online Training

Each Productivity2000 Starter Kit includes:

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(1) P2-550 CPU
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(1) P2-04B 4-slot base
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(1) P2-01AC power supply
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(1) P2-08SIM input simulator module
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(2) P2-FILL slot filler modules
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(1) P2-RTB screw type terminal block
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(1) P2-RTB-1 spring clamp terminal block
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(1) ZL-P2-CBL18 ZIPLink cable
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(1) ZL-RTB20 ZIPLink feedthrough connector module
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(1) USB-CBL-AMICB6 programming cable
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(1) P2-USER-M manual
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(1) PS-PGMSW software CD-ROM
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(1) MICSD-16G microSD memory card
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(1) mini torque screw driver
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(1) 30-day FREE ICA training certificate
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(1) Product insert for each Productivity2000 hardware item
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P2-550
Productivity 3000: CPU
The heart of your Productivity2000 controller only $255
Unbeatable Price!
PLC CPU only $255

With Productivity2000 you get 5 comm ports built-in on every CPU.

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50MB User Memory
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Fast scan time
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Plug-and-Play USB Programming (uses standard A-micro B cable)
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Tag database and program documentation storage in CPU (Program pre-loaded on PC not necessary)
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Supports five built-in communications ports simultaneously
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High-speed Ethernet port for HMI and peer-to-peer or business system
networking (no Ethernet communications
module needed)
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Support for EtherNet/IP devices
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Two serial ports for peripheral device interface or controller networking
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micro SD data logging right from the CPU
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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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