AutomationDirect has released the latest addition to its PLC offerings, the Do-more H2 Series PLC. This new PLC line offers features and performance of high-end PLCs for an economical price.
Using the proven DirectLOGIC DL205 hardware as a platform, the Do-more H2 PLC supports all base units, discrete and analog I/O modules available for the DL205 PLC. However, it has a much more flexible and advanced design that makes integrating I/O and organizing a program much easier. The H2 CPUs offer four times more program memory, nine times more data memory, and operate at speeds up to 20 times faster than current DL205 CPUs.
A Do-more CPU installed in a DL205 9-slot base supports up to 256 I/O points. The I/O Configuration window performs full auto-discovery of all I/O modules in the local base, simplifying system configuration.
For larger applications, one or more Remote I/O Master modules installed in the local base can each connect to up to 16 remote I/O subsystems, which can provide hundreds of additional I/O points.
H2 series CPUs reduce system cost and space by including embedded communications ports. The H2-DM1 CPU with one serial and one USB port sells for $299; the H2-DM1E also includes an embedded Ethernet port for just $399. “Device abstraction” makes it easy to connect external devices by allowing the user to assign logical names and then refer to those names throughout the program code for ease and clarity.
Programmed using Do-more Designer software that can be download free of charge, the Do-more PLC provides an advanced instruction set to reduce programming time, superior memory mapping to improve data management, and data structures to simplify initial programming and long-term software maintenance.