PLC series incorporates Wi-Fi, data logging

Mike Edwards   

Products AutomationDirect data logging PLC wireless

The Click Plus PLC series from AutomationDirect builds on the existing Click PLC series with advanced options like Wi-Fi communication and data logging. The new CPUs are offered in wired-only, wireless-only, and wireless/wired styles.

All three AutomationDirect CPUs offer USB programming and support the IIoT standard MQTT protocol as well as Modbus TCP. CPU modules with a built-in Ethernet port also support EtherNet/IP communication, and serial-capable models utilize Modbus RTU.

Wi-Fi-capable CPUs are said to provide time-saving installations as no new network cabling is required (antenna sold separately).

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Each CPU has a slot for an optional I/O module so it can be configured as a stand-alone PLC with the user’s preference of I/O.

Numerous Option Slot I/O modules are available to add discrete I/O with high-speed capability, analog I/O, or combinations of both.

For larger systems, up to 8 stackable I/O modules can be connected to the side of the Click Plus CPU providing an additional 128 discrete or 48 analog I/O points.

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