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Overall Score (4.6)
(13 reviews / 12 comments)
11 out of 13 reviewers would buy this item again.
only suggestion i have is to add file savable bookmarking by rung number. to allow tabbing between sections of logic
The unit works very well for us, we use lot of them. But i would like to have some numbering 1-40 by default on the terminal. It will make much easy to wire up, and minimize mistake. If you want numbers labels you need to purchase the cable, but if you do not need the cable you are SOL
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DirectSoft is a very easy software to use. I have been very pleased with the product. Documentation, features and ease of use are a great plus for use in any project.
An easy way to connect a 40 wire ribbon cable to this module for interconnecting between circuit boards. We have purchased many of these and never encountered a problem. Appears to be a bit expensive but likely your neat and best option to connect wires and extended them out via a ribbon cable using this module.
ZipLink modules are awesome and really keep a panel cleaned up.
The Direct Logic PLC is excellent. Compared to the "big" guys (AB, Siemens, GE) it is a hands down winner for features and ease of use. The only negative is that the "free" software only allows 100 words of program. That is barely enough to get 8 inputs to turn on 6 outputs with a minimum of other logic programmed in between. The full software package gets past that, albeit for $395. The manual that comes with the software is good at explaining the various features but contains no functional help. You must use the online help from within the software for that assistance.
I have used this product in a large number of my designs. The ease of access and labeling makes it quite easy to use. If you document your project this is a easy tool for field wiring. For documentation I simply download the CAD drawing of the RTB and ensure the labeling stays up to date. I have used them for going on 2 years now and have no complaints.
Facilitates ease of remote wiring to PLC modules in a neat, compact package. LED's are helpful for status indication at a glance. DIN rail mount makes installation a snap.1 person found this review helpful.
There are several improvements that I have notice since I started using this software today. I upgraded from DS 4. I was able to transfer the existing programs from ver. 4. I had to copy them to a thumb drive then copy them out, but this was necessitated by the fact that 4 was running in an XP emulator. Copying the files directly from 6 was out of the question. But once placed in the program folder, a right-click was all that was needed. Also, I noticed that the link auto-detected immediately upon startup. I remember the half-day I spent on 4 when I first fired it up. What a relief. It also has remarks on the "leads" for the timers and sequencers that are already programmed. I expected to lose a bunch of that kind of stuff since the ver. 4 did not have it. It worked!!!! Looks good, has other good features. I may update this when I have actually generated a full program in the future. I wish I had upgraded much sooner!!!!