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Overall Score (4.7)
(51 reviews / 47 comments)
48 out of 51 reviewers would buy this item again.
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.
Great product easy to program with the extra ports required for our needs.
This product was easy to set up like the other EA9 series.
Great hardware and software. I have some EA7's that have been in service for 10 years, and i'm sure these EA9's will be just as reliable. I like all of the comm ports and options. The wide screen gives it more usable real estate.
Super HMI. This new model offers a bigger screen that fits the same hole as the smaller T6CL version, and a better resolution (and cheaper!!) You may have to re-fit the displays a bit, no big deal at all. Lot of built-in functions, can easily be compared to super expensive brands! Would not install any A-B Panelviews anymore!!! I systematically replace them by C-More HMI when the opportunity is given.