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7" TFT Color, EZ12-EZAutomation vs EA9-AutomationDirect

EA9 from AutomationDirect is manufactured in China whose price is invariably going to increase due to tarrifs. It is constantly going up and you will be well advised to take in to account this uncertainity of price and/or availabilty at all.

EZ12-T7C-E vs EA9-T7CL
Feature EZAutomation
EZ12-T7C-E - $699
(7" w/ Full Features)
Automation Direct
EA9-T7CL-R - $594
(7" w/ Reduced Features)
Automation Direct
EA9-T7CL - $686
(7" Full Features)
HMI On-line edit to change program without shutting down the HMI or the machine. This feature saves at least $2500 per HMI in just first 3 months of operations due to frequent screen changes. Patented Online Edit Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
LED back lighting 400 NITS, 75K Hrs @ 55°C 310 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C 310 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C
Housing Depth 1.82" 2.99" 2.99"
DIN Clips Built-in, Patent pending External External
Dual PLC protocol to talk to two netwrks at the same time, to also act as a bridge between the two networks Dual PLC Protocol Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Touch screen Rugged 0.090" thick anti-glare touchscreen Flimsy Touchscreen Flimsy Touchscreen
Edit recipe on screen without software Onscreen Recipe Edit Feature not available Feature not available
No software needed to transfer PLC program OEM Packager. No need of software to transfer program to PLC. Feature not available Feature not available
Protocol conversion between two networks Protocol Conversion. Read and Write tags from 2 different PLC networks. Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Logic expressions to save PLC code

Scripting / Expressions

No Scripting / Expressions No Scripting / Expressions
IP protection service available for qualified customers to put their part numbers on the product, load their start up screen, and perform basic testing of the product getting shipped. IP Protection Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Local chart recorder in USB USB local datalogging. Transfer the logged files via file manager to any PC or Server half way across the world. Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Program/Edit HMI screens from 50 ft away without a programming cable EZ-WiFi Programming Not Available Not Available
EZPlantview software allows all panels in a plant to be monitored on Computer screens Yes No No
Program Time in minutes Eziest Programming software, no class required Not so good Not so good
Visibilty tag on each object to conserve display space Yes No No
MicroSD chart recorder Yes Unknown Unknown
PLC pass-through programming to allow same HMI port and cable to program the PLC Yes Unknown Unknown
Remotely monitor the Panel on any and all screens through Smart phones or Plant internet, or Intranet, or just ethernet RMC, Yes Limited Limited
Quality Testing of each unit shipped Mini HASS, temperature shock and vibration for each unit shipped No No
24 Hour Burn Room Each unit shipped No No
Made in America to create and sustain American jobs Made in America, Free of Tariffs Made in China, Constant threat of Tarrifs Made in China, Constant threat of Tarrifs