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EZ3TouchPLC Modular vs AutomatioDirect (C-More + Do-More)

Industry benchmark 48 I/O 24 DC In, 8 DC Out, 8 Relay Outputs 2 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-PLC + I/O modules - $964
AutomationDirect
EA9-T7CL-R + Do-More PLC + PLC cable - $1672.50 with Reduced feature C-More
Prices current but climbing due to tarriffs
HMI + PLC + I/O Configuration 7" Full featured EZ3 HMI + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO (2 AMP 1 Form C), 4 ANI, and 4 ANO 7" EA9 + 24 DCI, 8 DCO, 8 RLO 1 Amp + PLC 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
LED back lighting 400 NITS, 75K Hrs @ 55°C 310 NITS, 50K Hrs @ 25°C
PLC Functionality High End, 55 Instructions, Advance Function Blocks, Advanced Math Capable. About 40 Instructions
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 Paper thin
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 Cumbersome 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
I/O module retention & breaking of tabs No such problems Tabs constantly break & modules sometimes comes loose
High Speed Counter 20 KHz High Speed Counter with 100 µs PLS Output Available.
100 KHz optional
At least $300 additional for high speed counter module but, still no high speed PLS outputs
High speed response to interrupts 40 µs screw to screw In milli seconds
Analog I/O 12 Bit Resolution - Analog 12 Bit Resolution - Analog
Ladder Logic Drag "n" Drop, High End, but very simplistic PLC software Cumbersome
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 2 Amp / Point (1 Form C) 1 Amp (1 Form A).
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 Yes
PID Logic Auto Tuned PID's Yes
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 Modular) vs Unitronics (UniSeries)

60 I/O 24 DC In, 16 DC Out, 4 Relay Outputs 2 Amp 1 Form A, 8 AC Inputs, 12-bit 4 Analog In, 4 Analog Out, 10" HMI

Features EZAutomation
EZ3-T10C-E-PLC - $1693
Unitronics
UniSeries with 10" Screen - $2901
HMI + PLC + I/O Configuration 7" Full featured EZ3 HMI + 24 DCI, 16 DCO, 4 RLO (2 AMP 1 Form A), 8 ACI, 4 ANI, and 4 ANO 10" UniSeries + 24 DCI, 16 DCO, 16 DCO, 4 RLO, external 1 Amp Relay module 1 Form A
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 Most flexible, Most compact, 31 different mix-n-match I/O modules 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 Not Specified
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 2 Amp / Point (1 Form A) with built-in snubbers 1Amp (1 Form A). Will have to use external snubber in the circuit.
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