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Overall Score (4.7)
(67 reviews / 64 comments)
66 out of 67 reviewers would buy this item again.
These are great little PLCs. We have deployed several of them and have been very pleased. There are a few glitches/quirks with the Ethernet "send" command, but setting the scan time to a fixed 30mS seems to help, as well as using fixed comm timeouts. Overall they are fast, very easy to program and deploy, and so far are 100% reliable. I would like to see a few more instructions - for example, there's no "absolute value" instruction, but overall we have no problems getting these units to work for us. Personally I find them much easier to program than AB SLC/500's but that's just a personal preference. The free programming software is a big plus too.
I really like the CLICK series PLCs. However, these power supplies require separate wiring to the PLC module. It would have made sense to add the same DIN header on this power supply as the other modules, so it would connect directly into the PLC without separate wires. Then if you chose to use another power supply you could wire it in, but if you use the CLICK power supplies, no need for wiring to the PLC. It would have made my cabinets look nicer, and a bit easier to set up. Otherwise, this is a great system and this little power supply is great and a good value.1 person found this review helpful.
We use these for several applications. The Modbus port is great for connecting this to my Plant Monitoring system so I can see/track status of equipment from my office. Inexpensive yet powerful enough for many applications.
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does what it says and is very versatile
I have a J thermocouple on ch1 and a load cell connected to ch2. Channel 2 has a 12VDC power supply connected to the load cell and the channel is set on 0 - 156mvdc. The data from the load cell is very stable and was very easy to scale without any dampening. We have other load cells with amps and special dampening read outs that are not as stable as this simple input card. Nice job, we will definitely be using this setup for other jobs.
I purchased this PLC for use with an automated clamping fixture for machining. I had never programmed a PLC before this, but using AutomationDirect's CLICK Programming software made it very easy to get everything working properly. I also found the video tutorials on the site extremely helpful. I am using the unit with a C-more Micro touch screen and all input/outputs are easy to configure. I haven't used the PLC system extensively, so I can't comment on longevity, but at this price it seems to be a great deal.1 person found this review helpful.
I have used the Click PLC's for many applications. One great place to use these is when you need a communication bridge. For example, I have 2 flow meters both producing a 4-20mA signal, and I have another device that needs the combined flow, but only has one 4-20ma input. I use this click to combine the 2 analog signals creating one signal. Having this ability to do such task has been a huge help in making a low cost stream lined final solution. It is very much value add to our customer. Thanks Koyo and Automation direct. Much appreciated to have the opportunity to provide such features to the customer.
I needed these for a last minute application change. They dropped in and incorporated into my programming with no changes. They were a perfect solution and required no extra support to get my system up and running.
We have used many different PLC Controllers but the Click PLC is easy to use for the new people that are getting into using Logic Controllers for the first time yet they are powerful enough with the extra slots that can be added on to them to allow you to do complex operations that a normal PLC would have issues with. The fact that they are easily expandable is a great plus.