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Overall Score (4.7)
(54 reviews / 50 comments)
52 out of 54 reviewers would buy this item again.
I can't say enough about the 7" display. Much bang for the buck! I have installed four of these at various locations on an operating commercial ship. The EA9s provide the crew with insight into their machinery from centralized locations that they never had before, and they love them! The programming was about a simple as it can get, and I have the EA9s communicating with DL 205 series PLCs via Ethernet through Stride switches. I have added the EA9 to my arsenal of customer solutions!
Employees love the color screen and ease of use compared to other brands we have used. Also the price is much lower then others.
In a world where prices keep going up, it is refreshing to see the EA9 series of panels that seem to keep coming out with new models and at lower prices. These 7" panels are now cheaper than 6" panels. The ease of programming and connecting these to multiple PLCs is as good as it gets.
I've already used two of them. Great addition to the C-More line!
Ordered as a replacement for an EA7 that had not failed, but rather did not have a screen protector and got resin on the touch screen. C-more software handled the conversion perfectly. This was pretty much plug and play.
I have been using a DL205 PLC for 20years to control a biomass boiler in a greenhousa complex. We wanted to upgrede the HMI and be able to send Emails on alarms. The CMore EA9-T7CL as been chosen to do the job and the system will be in operation soon. The preliminary tests are conclusive.
I have installed and programed over 20 of these wonderful HMIs over a 10 year period (dating back to EA7 days). The software is easy to use, intuitive and a great price! I've been replacing AB and WW screens anytime I have the opportunity. The exorbitant and cumbersome licensing schemes AB and WW employ make it more cost effective to buy and reprogram an entire HMI setup on a Cmore than it is to pay the license to repair or maintain their equipment/software. I greatly prefer the Cmore anyways, so it is a win-win situation.
Same great panel in a small widescreen, it's great! Built quality is as good as the other EA9 panels with the same great software.
C-More is one of the best and easiest to use panel programming packages available. It is fast to learn, intuitive, and amazingly connects to almost any PLC or other device. We've been using C-more panels exclusively for almost 3 years.
This is not a review of the product itself, but a review of AutomationDirect's customer service in regards to the software. *** Be advised, unlike 99.9% of online software purchases today, YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A LICENSE KEY WHEN PLACING THE ORDER. AD must invoice the order first. *** After a call and several emails, I was told I had to wait until invoicing was completed. Even after invoicing was completed, the license key was unavailable and I have had to email again. I would not recommend buying the panel and waiting until you are ready to program to purchase the software. Purchase both together to save yourself time.1 person found this review unhelpful.