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Online BeBuLamar

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Re: Geting started with PLCs
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2021, 06:55:31 pm »
When I said the Click series PLC from Automation Direct is cheap I meant you can get a full functional PLC for $70. Software is free.
 

Offline ijchan223

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Re: Geting started with PLCs
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2021, 02:09:45 am »
For budget projects, we use Click PLC by Koyo under 100 USD
 

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Re: Geting started with PLCs
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2021, 07:37:02 pm »
I see some series they sell:

Productivity Series Controllers
Do-more Series (BRX, H2, T1H) PLCs (Micro Modular & Stackable)
DirectLogic Series PLCs (Micro to Small, Brick & Modular)
CLICK Series PLCs (Stackable Micro Brick)

Instead of loosing some days in the specs, I ask here:
Are they somewhat related, or just a collection of worldwide rebrands?
What are the major spec differences ?

The Directlogic was to original line of PLC that AutomationDirect carries by Koyo. The Click also a products of Koyo. The Do More series is developed by Host Engineering and uses some of the Koyo hardware. The Productivity developed by Facts Engineering.
 

Offline Kracin

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Re: Geting started with PLCs
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2021, 06:58:27 pm »
I'm a PLC programmer by career. I always recommend first-timers to purchase a MicroLogix 1100 series from Rockwell Automation. The software for that specific model is free and is something is widely used in the industry.

Others have recommended a number of PLCs and platforms that are also acceptable, but I personally have not seen many of them in the field (in North American plants).

If you need a guide on how to get the software, including an emulator of the PLC, if you don't want to spend any $, here's one: https://www.solisplc.com/tutorials/downloading-a-free-copy-of-rslogix-500-rslogix-500-emulate-rslinx

Also, you can get a MicroLogix 1100 on eBay for 150-200$ USD.

All the best and feel free to reach out if you have questions,
Vlad

rslogix 500 lite is free, but limited in functionality. and any of the micrologix 1000 and 1100 will be phased out now (1100s being phased out beginning of the year).


even though I work primarily with AB, I would still recommend just getting either Click, or Do-more from automation direct. free software, and FREE SUPPORT!

if you get stuck wiring it, programming it, have issues you can't resolve. the support is free, which is awesome considering how the rest of the industry is.
 


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