Overall Score (4.7)
(68 reviews / 61 comments)
66 out of 68 reviewers would buy this item again.
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We have bought a lot of the 6" black/white Cmore ea7 in the past and they have been a great value. As they fail(Broke out lens by impact covered with epoxy one that lost the back light)we are replacing them with this 7" EA9 color. The color make highlighting things better and the price was not that much more. However the software feel the same and the screen has better graphics. You can still stack more than 5 deep on screen make object appear and disappear by PLC. With the addition of an SD card you can track multiple data point and then email the daily to you. These screen are great for the value. Also the operator love them compared to the old text screens; so much easy for them to use. They now enter there own setup name with the large keypad on screen so they don't have to remember what setup # go with which product. Best of all I don't have to go add them in. Also don't for get you can use them to remote in from your cell or an other computer.
My customers have been ecstatic about the visibility and performance of the unit.
This unit is easy to work with and has excellent resolution. I have installed one of these to replace a Panel view 550 and the customer is ecstatic.
As a first time user of the EA9-T12CL I've really liked getting to know the hardware and software involved. The C-More programming software has been fairly intuitive after a couple of small roadblocks. I've been able to get the screens on it that I've needed for this project to control ~150 motors/pumps. You do have to be careful if you put pressure on more than one point on the screen. The screen seems to take an average and will activate an area of the screen between the two points of pressure. Other than that - so far so good.
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Have been using these well over a year now. Solid, easy to program. Good value. The ethernet comms seem a lot faster than the EA7. My HMI of choice.
I am very impressed with this product. The emailing function works great for sending reports to our customers. Our only issue is sometimes the customer asks for Trending in data form, or TXT, on a weekly bases instead of daily and we cannot help them. At best we can take a screen shot once a week of a weekly trending graph. I would like the capability to choose to send a weeks worth of txt files once a week. Maybe you can make this happen in the next update?
In a nutshell, these panels (and indeed, the entire EA9 line) offer great value, usability, and ease of use for the price. It seems like Automation Direct keeps coming out with new improved models at a cheaper cost than the previous ones. The programming is very straightforward and the panels have quite a lot of functionality. I've used EA9 panels from 7" to 15", and the programs transfer over easily if you decide to up- or down-size a particular panel. If you compare these to the AB Panelviews, I'm not sure what that extra $3000 buys you, but it's nothing I need. As long as it's up to me, I'll save my employer that money, (and myself the frustration) of dealing with AB products.
I have put in several of these units. They work great as all the EA9 family does. The price is excellent and has allowed me to use this larger HMI on some fairly small projects.