Overall Score (4.7)
(7 reviews / 7 comments)
6 out of 7 reviewers would buy this item again.
Overall the product mostly works but we have had many issues with the ModBus server, and perhaps the ethernet stack on the device. We are using ModBus to connect and set bits to control the ladder logic and we end up with repeated disconnects and with the latest purchase we are having problems even on the initial connection. I think if this part of the product was solidified it would be top notch.1 person found this review helpful.
Was previously using the DL260 CPU on all my equipment,, while we still keep these CPUs stocked for the older systems, any new integration we design, we push for the DO-MORE for the ease of use. There was little to no learning curve going from the DirectSoft to Do-More Designer. The automatic assignment of I/O and visualization in the designer are great to use. Seamless integration with C-MORE HMI and other AD devices keep me returning to this CPU.
This is by far one of the easiest PLCs to use and to program out there. I have used other brands including the DL05 and 06 families in the past and this simply does as the name states Do-more. Networking the units together to share information and data is extremely easy as is communicating with the DL series. Math capabilities are also a breeze with the math function. Calculations such as taking raw data and converting to gallons, inches of vacuum, pressure can be performed in one rung rather than multiple steps. I am continually impressed with the capabilities of these units. If I need support or ask a question on these, the support is second to none!1 person found this review helpful.
The Do-More PLC have been very easy to learn and use. I have been able to write sub-routines that is some much like AOI's in AB devices. The Do-More Program Routine folder makes it very easy to section your program out for great organization. We are making the Do-More our go to processor for furture projects.
We have converted almost all of our Direct soft Plc's to Do More and would not go back. Programming is so much easier and the program blocks make it easier to troubleshoot by not having to scroll thru your whole program. Highly Recommend!
We had been longtime users of the DL250 series CPUs and DirectLogic series PLCs but had been growing frustrated with the networking setup and modern connectivity. Ethernet has become a critical connection for our PLCs now and while the DL series does have networking it is an add on and the setup was never as simple as we'd like. When the DoMore series was released with Ethernet, USB and RS232 on the CPU we were immediately interested and purchased a starter kit. We immediately realized that the Free DoMore software and the new CPU addressed nearly all of our frustrations with the DL series and we would not need to purchase new PLC racks and cards! We immediately started rolling it out for new installations and putting it in the works for upgrades to existing systems. We have had nothing but success with the new DoMore CPUs. The price is a no brainer, but when you combine it with the ease of setup and programming and the excellent phone support provided by Automation Direct it becomes too good of a deal to turn down. At this point we wouldn't consider using anything but AD for our PLC installations.
The DoMore product line is great, and this is coming from a mechanical engineer by trade! I started PLC programming with the Click, moved on to DL06 and now I'm on a DoMore and am here to stay! Most of my tasks are more straightforward coordination (i.e. have not done any major communications, PID loops, etc), but what I have done works fantastic, especially when connecting to a CMore HMI. The real seller is that the DoMore software does not cost extra. Great work AD, and keep them coming! I gave ease of use 4 smiles mainly because there are SO many capabilities of this package, you may not be aware that a particular function exists to help a particular project. For example, I JUST heard about the MAPIO command, and I'm kicking myself because I'd been doing this using math instructions! That is also the occupational hazard of being self-taught; you figure out how to get the job done, and not necessarily finding the best tools you can utilize to accomplish that. Keep up the great work AD!