Overall Score (4.7)
(18 reviews / 18 comments)
16 out of 18 reviewers would buy this item again.
By far the easiest and fastest RIO adapter to set up. What can I say, it just works!!
When performance and capability are mapped against price, there is no better PLC on the market than the BRX. It can do everything. The BRX is lightening fast, is easy to program, has an extensive library of instructions, and can hold an enormous program. More and more of my clients are turning to the BRX as their PLC of choice. Many have turned to the BRX to be the controller for their entire product lines.
Prefer this to the Field I/O in size. Would be nice if you could add more then 8 cards though with a power supply like the Field I/O.
Work great and the software is much improved over time. I'm just getting back to Automation Direct products after 7 years in AB land. I thing this product family is a great value and it works well.
I supply this module for all BRX projects. If the customer needs to access the program, this allows the simplest of connections. A WONDERFUL addition to the BRX line! I could wish for such an interface on A-D's earlier PLCs.
My only wish would be to see a real com port instead of a terminal strip for the base 232 connection, because if you don't buy a POM module you will be making a cable to talk to it. Other than that it's a great little unit.
The DoMore series of PLC is the world's best. I would do nothing but DoMore-based projects if I had the choice. Watch out A-B! DoMore is going to show you how PLCs are done!
Although the BRX line is new, I have already developed four products using this controller family and have three more projects quoted. The BRX will become the best-seller at AD. It will replace the DL06 and will serve for 90% of projects that have used the Do-more DM1(E) in the past. Between the version with no I/O allowing you to add the specific I/O you need or this larger base that still can add up to 8 I/O cards, there is so much the BRX can be configured to do. Thew CPU is blazing fast and the programming environment is so productive.
The Do-more is the best PLC on the market when performance is compared to price. The BRX version of the Do-more offers the same processing power and program capacity in a smaller footprint and at lower prices. This makes the BRX the best PLC I know of (and I use all AD products and also all AB products). I already have four product designs based on this BRX model. The flexibility combined with the expansion and performance make for an excellent choice. In two products, we have added a second Ethernet port for just over $60 so that remote I/O traffic and links to multiple HMIs do not interfere with SCADA network traffic. Find me another PLC that offers a second Ethernet port for only $60. Only BRX can do this.
I **love** these new BRX's! I have been using DL06 PLC's in my Manufacturing Systems class for undergraduate ME students since 2001. The DL06's were a good, reliable workhorse. We upgraded to BRX's this year, and they are fantastic! We did stepper motor wiring and configuration from start to finish in one 50 minute class period today, and everybody had their motor running. One team got it working with stages, which was always a minefield with the old DL06/CTRIO combo. Sooo much easier and cleaner than before. The Do-more programming environment is much improved over DirectLogic6, and the BRX hardware is just simpler to wire, and much more compact.