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EZ3TouchPLC Micro vs AutomatioDirect (C-More + Click and Do-More)

Industry benchmark 48 I/O 24 DC In, 8 DC Out, 8 Relay Outputs 10 Amp 1 Form C, 12-bit 4 Analog In, 4 Analog Out, 7" HMI

C-more & Click from AutomationDirect are 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.

Features EZAutomation
EZ3-T7C-E-Micro48-PLC - $699
AutomationDirect
EA9-T7CL-R + CLICK PLC + PLC cable - $1139 for Reduced feature
$1216 for Full feature
+ up to $320 for snubbers
Prices current but climbing due to tarriffs
AutomationDirect
EA9-T7CL-R + Do-More PLC + PLC cable - $1847 with Reduced feature C-More + up to $320 for snubbers
Prices current but climbing due to tarriffs
HMI + PLC + I/O Configuration 7" Full featured EZ3 HMI + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO (10 AMP 1 Form C), 4 ANI, and 4 ANO 7" EA9 + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO, external zip module & cable needed to get to 1 Form C , 8 Amp reading, still without snubbers.
ZL-RRL16F-24-1 Relay module,
ZL-CO-CBL 20-1 cable.
7" EA9 + 24 DCI, 8DCO, 8 RLO, external zip module & cable needed to get to 1 Form C , 8 Amp reading, still without snubbers.
ZL-RRL16F-24-1 Relay module & asscociated zip-link cable
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. HMI Online Edit. Absolutely no machine downtime Feature not available on HMI or PLC Feature not available on HMI
LED back lighting 400 NITS, 75K Hrs @ 55°C 310 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C 310 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C
PLC Functionality High End, 55 Instructions, Advance Function Blocks, Advanced Math Capable. Only 21 Instructions, Primitive PLC not ladder logic About 40 Instructions
DH+ Connectivity option Yes No No
Dual PLC protocol allows EZTouchPLC to talk to another PLC/Network that also acts as a bridge between the two networks Dual PLC Protocol Feature not availabe Feature not availabe
Real-time clock and battery Yes Yes Yes
Touch screen Rugged 0.090" thick anti-glare touchscreen Not Specified Not Specified
Edit recipe on screen without software HMI on-screen recipe edit Feature not available Feature not available
No software needed to transfer Panel & PLC program OEM Packager. No need of software to transfer program to PLC. Feature not available Feature not available
Logic expressions to save PLC code Scripting / Expressions Feature not available Feature not available
MicroSD chart recorder Yes No No
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
Upload program through USB without software & cable Yes No No
Program/Edit HMI screens from 50 ft away without a programming cable EZ-miniWifi for programming. No Programming cable required. Feature not available Feature not available
EZPlantview software allows all panels in a plant to be monitored on Computer screens Remote Monitoring & Control with birds eye view of the plant, Yes No No
Program Time in minutes Eziest Programming software, no class required Primitive for PLC Cumbersome for PLC
Visibilty tag on each object to conserve display space Yes No No
Remotely monitor the Panel & PLC on any and all screens through Smart phones or Plant internet, or Intranet, or just ethernet Yes No No
I/O module retention & breaking of tabs No such problems No such problems Tabs constantly break & modules sometimes comes loose
High Speed Counter 20 KHz High Speed Counter with 100 µs PLS Output Available No At least $300 additional for high speed counter module but, still no high speed PLS outputs
Analog I/O 12 Bit Resolution - Analog 12 Bit Resolution - Analog 12 Bit Resolution - Analog
Ladder Logic Drag "n" Drop, High End, but very simplistic PLC software Primitive Ladder Logic with 21 instructions Ladder Logic with 40 instructions
Free Flow Logic that cuts down number of rungs by atleast 50% Yes No No
DC Input Response Time for normal inputs 3 ms DC Input response time 10 ms DC Input response time 10 ms DC Input response time
Short Circuit Proof Digital Outputs are Short Circuit protected

No

No

Relay Outputs 10 Amp / Point (1 Form C) with built-in snubbers 1Amp (1 Form A). Will have to use snubber in the circuit. 1Amp (1 Form A). Will have to use snubber in the circuit.
Life of Relay contacts 1 million under load with built-in snubbers 100,000 without snubbers 100,000 wihtout snubbers
32 bit Floating point Math and Logic Yes No Yes
Runtime Edit for PLC Yes No Yes
Function blocks to make PLC programming easier Advanced Function Blocks No Function Blocks Yes
PID Logic Auto Tuned PID's Function not available Yes
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 No No

EZ3TouchPLC Micro vs Unitronics (Vision 700 Series )

Industry benchmark 48 I/O 24 DC In, 8 DC Out, 8 Relay Outputs 10 Amp 1 Form C, 12-bit 4 Analog In, 4 Analog Out, 7" HMI

Features EZAutomation
EZ3-T7C-E-PLC - $699
Unitronics
Vision 700 with 7" Screen - $1291+ $250 for 10 Amp 1 form C Relays + up to $320 for snubbers
HMI + PLC + I/O Configuration 7" Full featured EZ3 HMI + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO (10 AMP 1 Form C), 4 ANI, and 4 ANO 7" Vision 700 + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO, external 10 Amp Relay module 1 Form C, still without snubbers + $20 for each snubber network across Relay contacts.
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. HMI Online Edit. Absolutely no machine downtime Feature not available on HMI or PLC
LED back lighting 400 NITS, 75K Hrs @ 55°C Not Specified
PLC Functionality High End, 55 Instructions, Advance Function Blocks, Advanced Math Capable. Limited Ladder logic
DH+ Connectivity option Yes No
Dual PLC protocol allows EZTouchPLC to talk to another PLC/Network that also acts as a bridge between the two networks Dual PLC Protocol Feature not availabe
Real-time clock and battery Yes Yes
Touch screen Rugged 0.090" thick anti-glare touchscreen Not Specified
Edit recipe on screen without software HMI on-screen recipe edit Feature not available
No software needed to transfer Panel & PLC program OEM Packager. No need of software to transfer program to PLC. Feature not available
Logic expressions to save PLC code Scripting / Expressions Feature not available
MicroSD chart recorder Yes No
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
Upload program through USB without software & cable Yes No
Program/Edit HMI screens from 50 ft away without a programming cable EZ-miniWifi for programming. No Programming cable required. Feature not available
EZPlantview software allows all panels in a plant to be monitored on Computer screens Remote Monitoring & Control with birds eye view of the plant, Yes No
Program Time in minutes Eziest Programming software, no class required Not so easy for PLC
Visibilty tag on each object to conserve display space Yes No
Remotely monitor the Panel & PLC on any and all screens through Smart phones or Plant internet, or Intranet, or just ethernet Yes No
High Speed Counter 20 KHz High Speed Counter with 100 µs PLS Output Available No High speed PLS outputs
Analog I/O 12 Bit Resolution - Analog 12 Bit Resolution - Analog
Ladder Logic Drag "n" Drop, High End, but very simplistic PLC software Basic Ladder Logic
Free Flow Logic that cuts down number of rungs by atleast 50% Yes No
Short Circuit Proof Digital Outputs are Short Circuit protected

No

Relay Outputs 10 Amp / Point (1 Form C) with built-in snubbers 1Amp (1 Form A). Will have to use snubber in the circuit. External Relay boards needed for 10 Amp outputs.
Life of Relay contacts 1 million under load with built-in snubbers 100,000 without snubbers
32 bit Floating point Math and Logic Yes Yes
Runtime Edit for PLC Yes No
Function blocks to make PLC programming easier Advanced Function Blocks Basic Function Blocks
PID Logic Auto Tuned PID's Auto Tuned PID's
Quality Testing of each unit shipped Mini HASS, temperature shock and vibration for each unit shipped No
24 Hour Burn Room Each unit shipped No
Made in America to create and sustain American jobs Made in America, Free of Tariffs No

EZAutomation (EZ3TouchPLC Micro) vs Unitronics (UniSeries)

Industry benchmark 48 I/O 24 DC In, 8 DC Out, 8 Relay Outputs 10 Amp 1 Form C, 12-bit 4 Analog In, 4 Analog Out, 7" HMI

Features EZAutomation
EZ3-T7C-E-PLC - $699
Unitronics
UniSeries with 7" Screen - $1746 + $250 for 10 Amp 1 form C Relays + up to $320 for snubbers
HMI + PLC + I/O Configuration 7" Full featured EZ3 HMI + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO (10 AMP 1 Form C), 4 ANI, and 4 ANO 7" UniSeries + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO, external 10 Amp Relay module 1 Form C, still without snubbers + $20 for each snubber network across Relay contacts.
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. HMI Online Edit. Absolutely no machine downtime Feature not available on HMI or PLC
LED back lighting 400 NITS, 75K Hrs @ 55°C Not Specified
PLC Functionality High End, 55 Instructions, Advance Function Blocks, Advanced Math Capable. High End Ladder logic
DH+ Connectivity option Yes No
Dual PLC protocol allows EZTouchPLC to talk to another PLC/Network that also acts as a bridge between the two networks Dual PLC Protocol Feature not availabe
Modular Plug-in I/O No, not for this model **Available in EZ3TouchPLC Modular Yes
Real-time clock and battery Yes Yes
Touch screen Rugged 0.090" thick anti-glare touchscreen Not Specified
Edit recipe on screen without software HMI on-screen recipe edit Feature not available
No software needed to transfer Panel & PLC program OEM Packager. No need of software to transfer program to PLC. Feature not available
Logic expressions to save PLC code Scripting / Expressions Feature not available
MicroSD chart recorder Yes No
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
Upload program through USB without software & cable Yes No
Program/Edit HMI screens from 50 ft away without a programming cable EZ-miniWifi for programming. No Programming cable required. Feature not available
EZPlantview software allows all panels in a plant to be monitored on Computer screens Remote Monitoring & Control with birds eye view of the plant, Yes No
Program Time in minutes Eziest Programming software, no class required Not so easy
Visibilty tag on each object to conserve display space Yes No
Remotely monitor the Panel & PLC on any and all screens through Smart phones or Plant internet, or Intranet, or just ethernet Yes No
High Speed Counter 20 KHz High Speed Counter with 100 µs PLS Output Available No High speed PLS outputs
Analog I/O 12 Bit Resolution - Analog 12 Bit Resolution - Analog
Ladder Logic Drag "n" Drop, High End, but very simplistic PLC software High End Ladder Logic
Free Flow Logic that cuts down number of rungs by atleast 50% Yes No
Short Circuit Proof Digital Outputs are Short Circuit protected

No

Relay Outputs 10 Amp / Point (1 Form C) with built-in snubbers 1Amp (1 Form A). Will have to use snubber in the circuit. External Relay boards needed for 10 Amp outputs.
Life of Relay contacts 1 million under load with built-in snubbers 100,000 without snubbers
32 bit Floating point Math and Logic Yes Yes
Runtime Edit for PLC Yes Yes
Function blocks to make PLC programming easier Advanced Function Blocks Limited Function Blocks
PID Logic Auto Tuned PID's Auto Tuned PID's
Quality Testing of each unit shipped Mini HASS, temperature shock and vibration for each unit shipped No
24 Hour Burn Room Each unit shipped No
Made in America to create and sustain American jobs Made in America, Free of Tariffs No