The Basic & Standard CPU's have eight discrete inputs and six discrete outputs built-in. The Analog and Ethernet Analog CPUs have 4 discrete inputs, 4 discrete outputs, as well as 2 or 4 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs.All these DC powered PLCs are mighty controllers as stand alone units, or you can expand the I/O count with up to 8 modules for up to 142 total discrete I/O points and 54 analog I/O channels!
With multiple options for main input power, this flexible unit allows you to decide what best fits in your control cabinet. Use your existing 24VDC power supply (if applicable), select one of our low cost CLICK PLC power supplies (based on your system power budget requirements) or select one of AutomationDirect’s rugged Rhino power supplies.
CLICK modules lock together for easy installation. CLICK is 'rackless', saving valuable panel space by occupying only as much DIN rail length as required for your application. Zip-link modules cut your PLC wiring time down to minutes instead of hours, and can save you hundreds of dollars on terminal blocks and labor.
The I/O line-up includes 27 modules to choose from, including both sinking & sourcing 24VDC input & output options, 120VAC input & output modules, and relay modules for those applications requiring a little more power.
CLICK is a perfect match for C-more Micro, we designed them to work together. Both are an excellent value. And a single, inexpensive cable supplies power and communication.
Two (2) RS-232 communications ports supporting industry standard MODBUS RTU protocol are included on all units. Standard, Ethernet Standard, Analog and Ethernet Analog models also include an RS-485 port for even more connectivity. These ports are suitable for connection to a PC for programming, networking PLCs, C-more/C-more Micro operator interface panels, variable frequency drives, servos, steppers, and any other MODBUS-enabled devices.
The CLICK PLC is annother great product which compliments their already stellar line-up of PLCs. With a starting price of $88.00 for a CPU w/ 8 built-in digital inputs & 6 built-in digital outputs, this stand alone, Micro Brick PLC is by far the most practical PLC for the money.
The CLICK Ethernet PLC units come with a 10/100 Mbps multipurpose Ethernet port for faster networking and control. Use the built-in Ethernet port to program your system, network your CLICK, or control Ethernet-enabled end devices. Using the Modbus TCP Client/Server and EtherNet/IP Adapter Server protocols, the new CLICK PLCs will easily integrate into existing networks and provide a simple, cost effective solution for your application.
Connect multiple Modbus TCP Clients/Servers as well as up to two EtherNet/IP Adapter Server connections to the CLICK Ethernet PLC models. These models also offer a serial port that can be used for Modbus RTU connections. Making this a perfect unit for a low-cost, highly capable control system.
The PLCs not only allow for faster connections but they also come with more memory. The added memory size gives CLICK the ability to perform run-time edits on live machinery and/or processes. This feature can greatly reduce unnecessary downtime and is an important addition to an already extremely practical PLC.
Along with improved communication speed, CLICK Ethernet PLCs are capable of executing logic 3 to 10 times faster than before. Nowhere else will you find this level of performance at this low of a price!
CLICK Ethernet PLC units with DC inputs also offer high-speed functionality capable of handling input pulse frequencies up to 100kHz. Easily count and/or calculate pulse rates from dedicated inputs or encoder signals that are used in many applications including package tracking and picking systems.
High-speed input functions including pulse counting and frequency measurements are made simple with the user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). Simply choose the desired high-speed function and the interface will guide you through the available features and options.
The CLICK PLC family is the lowest cost, easiest to use PLC in the market today and now we've added to it the most user-friendly PID process control. We streamlined CLICK's PID control and included only the features that most users need. We also made the PID configuration more visual with easy to follow steps to help guide you and get your parameters set quickly.
Not only is the CLICK PID simple, but with the ability to configure up to 8 PID control loops executing every 100ms, CLICK provides the most affordable PID available.
From the first (General) tab we make it easy by giving you the option to automatically reserve the addresses needed for the configuration and operation of the PID loop. Intuitive Nicknames are also created automatically for you so that selecting the address you need in your code is quick and simple.
Throughout the configuration, we guide you to the parameters that need to be set using red checkmarks, green checkmarks are ready to go, and yellow are optional parameters.
The CLICK PID Monitor is a very useful tool which can be used to help test and tune your PID loops. The PID Monitor gives access to all the PID parameters necessary for tuning a PID Loop. There is a PID chart that displays the SP, PV's, CO and Bias. There is also an auto-tune interface that allows you to set up and initiate auto-tuning.
We listened to our customers to create a simple, intuitive programming environment. The CLICK PLC Programming Software is based on the C-more & C-more Micro programming environment. We leveraged these two great programming packages and created the latest in our line of intuitive programming tools, and then made it a FREE download from our website. So you can have free software for your practically free PLC!
This includes a more intuative instruction set that is easier to use and extremely functional at the same time. We have worked to create one of the best help files of any software in the industry and we strived to provide the user enough options to easily address all phases of programming (learning, coding, commissioning, troubleshooting).
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The CLICK software includes a more intuitive instruction set that is easier to use and extremely functional at the same time. We used Decimal Addressing and preassigned MODBUS addresses. We have worked to create one of the best help files of any software in the industry and we strived to provide the user enough options to easily address all phases of programming (learning, coding, commissioning, troubleshooting).
CLICK CPU modules can store up to 8,000 steps (instructions) of your ladder logic program in nonvolatile memory. That's more than enough for most CLICK appropriate applications.
Don't need all that memory for your ladder program? You can opt to store all the documentation (your comments, tag names, etc.) on-board the CLICK CPU as well. This can be especially useful if you find yourself editing the program with a different programming PC in the future.
Check out the spreadsheet style math instruction, just enter a formula (with embedded PLC tags if you wish) and enter a "result tag". Supports all the standard scientific calculator functions. Make it a "one shot" with a simple check box. It really couldn't be any easier.
The ladder program can be organized into subroutines with no limit on the number of subroutines other than the total available memory.
Up to 8 Interrupt routines can also be defined, and can be initiated based on time interval (software interrupt) or via the discrete inputs on the CPU module (external interrupt). Interrupt routines execute immediately, causing the normal PLC scan to be paused. These are great for time-critical operations, especially if the normal scan time of the PLC is high.
CLICK CPUs have two or three built-in communications ports. Ethernet ports (when present) are multipurpose, 8 pin RJ45 ports. RS-232 ports are 6-pin RJ12 phone type jacks. Port 3 (when present) is a three wire terminal-block style RS-485 port.
Ports 1 & 2 (serial only) supply 5 VDC, so you can connect our C-more Micro HMI panel without an additional power supply.
The CLICK PLC system does not require a mounting base or rack, which saves money and space. CLICK uses only as much space as needed for a specific application
The CLICK CPU and I/O modules are connected together via an integrated expansion port on the sides of the modules and sliding locking tabs on the top and bottom of all modules.
CLICK mounts on standard 35mm DIN rail, or via slide-out mounting feet.
A basic CLICK CPU module is a complete PLC system by itself, most have eight input points and six output points built-in, or the system can be expanded with the addition of up to eight I/O modules. A variety of I/O modules are available for flexible and optimal system configuration.
The I/O numbering system is decimal to make it easier to comprehend, assign and count the I/O points and data registers. Many older PLCs use octal numbering schemes which can be confusing, and also lead to common mistakes.
CLICK Physical I/O points are also numbered starting with 1, instead of 0 to make addressing more straightforward.
CLICK automatically assigns MODBUS addresses to all I/O points and memory registers, to make communications faster and easier.