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Overall Score (4.4)
(7 reviews / 7 comments)
6 out of 7 reviewers would buy this item again.
Have a BRX 18 for the bench, but deployed a 36 in the field. IO combination is good, with Digital and Analog mixed in a very usable amount. Form Factor is compact, but the purchased separately IO blocks are a bit "large", especially the spring clamp versions. Processor is very fast. Needs analog addon cards to really put the DL-06 to pasture. And best of all: MADE IN THE USA
Everything in 1 package, Ethernet, Rs232/485, SD slot AND option modules for USB, additional Ethernet, RS232 (RJ12). Really well thought out product. Software is one of the easiest and full featured I used.1 person found this review helpful.
I really like the Do-More software, and this new hardware is a great addition. I have 2 of these units now. One is running 2 sets on stepper drives using RS485 Modbus. This control has been running flawlessly. The automatic control of the RS485 reads and writes makes for very easy programming! The second unit I am using as a data logger for a 205 based Do-More plc. Sending WX messages to the BRX has been easy and robust. We just bought a 3rd BRX and I am looking forward to using the built in hi speed inputs! With the built in analog in and outputs along with the hi speed in/outputs I can see a lot of uses for these units for us! Great job. Can't wait to see more IO become available.
So far I have three of these installed in Machines at our manufacturing plant. They have been wonderful. The abilities and attachments have fit all of our needs. I am looking forward to analog card attachments and stage view. But for me as a beginner programmer you can not beat the ease of use and powerful abilities. The support team has been a tremendous help when i have any questions.
money well spent i can't see how any other plc maker can compete for the money and ease of use and free support
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.
If you like to document your project before you buy components this Zip stuff is not for you. I you dont believe me just specify a ZL-RTB20 with a ZL-D0-CBL24-1 connected to a D0-16ND3 and see how much time you spend trying to produce a terminal to terminal drawing. If the terminal label for this module exist on Automation Direct web site I cant find it. I did read a PDF saying it comes with the module but by the time I get the components Its a little late for making new drawings. Also, these Zips add at least two more items to purchase plus they take up more room in your panel (need a bigger box?) and as far as I can tell (at least in the above example) do not reduce the number of wires I have to terminate at all. In fairness I have to say that some of the ZIP stuff is beneficial and have used them to my advantage. But some seem, to me, just a way sell more product.