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 24 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. The most recent additions are a full line of analog modules including Thermocouple and RTD input modules.
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 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.
This includes a more intuative 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).
ICA has over 75 videos dedicated to CLICK alone, and hundreds more on other topics and PLC families. Check out the full ICA course lineup here.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Koyo Electronics Industries Co., LTD., parent company of AutomationDirect, is part of the multibillion dollar JTEKT group of companies that primarily provides components to automotive manufacturers such as Toyota. With this type of engineering and manufacturing background, we expected nothing but the best when we began developing the CLICK PLC and Koyo delivered! While development focused on building a reliable product, they also were able to deliver a product that offers the best combination of price, ease of use and features. The price is almost free while the quality and ease of use is almost priceless.