How to use the Do-more PLC and Do-more Designer Software in a Directlogic PLC System
Overview of the features and benefits of using the Do-more PLC in a Direct Logic 205 PLC system
Serial version of the Do-more Starter kit is no longer sold, please consider H2-DM1E-START as a replacement.
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If you are already familiar with the Directlogic 205 PLC system, the Do-more CPU is a complete no-brainer. Just swap out the CPU module with the new Do-more CPU and in addition to retaining almost all of the current 205 functionality, you instantly get - four times the ladder logic memory, - 18 times the user data memory - 256 times as many counters - 256 times as many timers - Over 125 times the number of PID loops - A possible 20x improvement in scan time - A built-in USB programming port - And there’s even a version with a built in Ethernet port. All for a price that’s actually lower than the top of the line direct logic 260 CPU. And if you compare the Do-more with the built in Ethernet port to that same 260 plus an Ethernet module, well like we said – it’s a no-brainer. While there is a free version of the DirectSOFT programming software, it limits you to a hundred words of ladder logic. The fully functional Do-more Designer software is 100% free. You can download it right now and be up and running in minutes without hardware because it also has a fully functional built in Do-more simulator. You can’t use DirectLogic programs on the new Do-more. It’s a completely different animal inside. Kinda like you can’t run Mac software natively on a Windows PC. But, the good news is the new Do-more Designer software took the time-proven DirectSOFT programming software as a starting point, and then took all of the feedback we’ve gotten from users like you over the years and completely re-worked it for the best programming experience yet. Check out the Do-more Designer software overview videos to learn how all those new features will make your life MUCH easier. Speaking of Videos, there are several How To videos that will walk you through some simple projects so you can see how it all fits together. Each one is only a couple minutes long so you get up and running quickly. And the best news is you get FREE on-line training from Interconnecting Automation with the purchase of every Do-more CPU. Just enter the special code you get with the Do-more CPU and you will have unlimited access for 30 days. Now I can’t guarantee this offer will last forever, so take advantage of it today before it goes away. By the way, if you don’t have a DirectLogic 205 PLC system laying around that you can use to test the Do-more CPU, Checkout the new Do-more Starter kit. It has everything you need to get started. The Do-more Designer Programming Software, the free training offer, the USB programming cable, a fully populated 3-slot base with the Do-more CPU and a printed version of the manual. The 205 base is even pre-wired so all you have to do is plug it in and go. And remember, the Do-more also comes with the standard AutomationDirect 30 day return policy. Try it. If you don’t like it, just send it back. So why not try it today? Spend Less. Do More. From AutomationDirect.