DirectLOGIC DL06 (and DL05) PLCs can be customized to fit the requirements of applications by adding option modules in the built-in slots.
F0-CP128 Co-Processor Module
Triple-port BASIC, ASCII Overdrive CoProcessor Module interfaces the DL05/DL06 family of programmable controllers with bar code readers, operator interface terminals, instrumentation equipment, computers and other serial devices.
Applications - BASIC CoProcessors are designed for use with intelligent devices such as:
H0-CTRIO2 Counter Modules
H0-CTRIO2 High-Speed Counter I/O modules are designed to accept high speed pulse-type input signals for counting or timing applications and to provide high speed pulse-type output signals for stepper/servo motor control, monitoring, alarm or other discrete control functions.
F0-08SIM Input Simulator Module
F0-08SIM 8 point input simulator module for DL05 and DL06 DirectLOGIC PLCs
New option modules may not be
supported by older CPUs purchased prior to the module's release.
Be sure to check for the latest firmware for your PLC. You can refer to the module specification page on our Web site for this information, or find it in our free catalog.
Here is the direct link to the Firmware Upgrade section of our Web site where you can find the firmware revision histories, the latest files and tools required to download the firmware into your CPU.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Can I control a servo/ stepper motor with a DirectLOGIC PLC?
The answer is YES. The DirectLOGIC DL05 or DL06 PLC with the counter/ pulse output module (H0-CTRIO or H0-CTRIO2) has two independently configurable timer/ counter channels (up to 100 kHz or 250 KHz) and one pulse output generator (up to 25 kHz or 250 KHz). An easy-to-use configuration tool is included in the AutomationDirect PLC programming software, so it's simple to integrate with your other application logic. For example, the DL05 or DL06 PLCs, using a pulse output signal, work very well with the SureStep stepper systems offered by AutomationDirect, as well as other servo/ stepper system products.
Servo and stepper systems come in many flavors and can be difficult to apply due to application-specific conditions, such as physical inertia of a mass, mechanical windup, mechanical tolerances, friction, etc. Addressing these conditions will typically consume significantly more time and effort than developing the basic programming for the PLC and servo controller. AutomationDirect has simplified the programming of the PLC and H0-CTRIO(2) module that interfaces to the servo or stepper systems. The SureStep microstepping drive offers a simplified drive and stepping motor setup. Together, they can make the positioning or motion control part of your project go more smoothly.