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4" TFT Color, EZ-EZAutomation vs EA3-AutomationDirect and HMI5043L Maple Systems

EA3 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.

EZ-T4C-FSE vs EA3-T4CL & HMI5043L
Feature EZAutomation
EZ-T4C-FSE: $399
Automation Direct
EA3-T4CL: $276
Maple Systems
HMI5043L: $320
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 370 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C 400 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C
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
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
Visibilty tag on each object to conserve display space Yes No No
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