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Innovative Unique Features

  • Integrated HMI & PLC where "PLC is Free"
  • The only fully modular PLC & HMI with 32 Exceptionally Innovative and Unique Features and up to 64 I/O in one package (soon to double).
  • Dual Driver capability to communicate to other PLC networks such as most serial & EtherNet protocols and DH+/RIO, Modbus+, CCLink, Profibus and DeviceNet.
  • Highest Processing power per cubic inch.
  • Highest Reliability and Noise Immunity in industry.
  • Easiest Integrated HMI and PLC Drag-n-Drop PLC programming software, common to all models, just for $149
  • Advanced functionalities, Auto tuned PID, Math, High Speed counters, PWM.
  • Fastest Processing time
  • Status LED for each I/O in every model.
  • Patented HMI on-line edit, No downtime
  • Choice of 6", 8", 10" displays for Modular I/O PLCs
  • All displays are TFT, rated at 400 NITs, 75K hours at 55° C.
  • IP protection for qualified customers.
  • Incredibly condensed, 32 different combo plug-in I/O modules.
  • All models have EZ Wifi $49 option to connect to your laptop without cable
  • Full HMI project simulation on your PC
  • "C" Level scripting and logic expressions on HMI to reduce real time ladder processing
  • Data logging, Recipes, EMails, USBs, free chart recorder
  • On-Screen Recipe Edit
  • Remote Monitoring & Control smart phones & Ethernet
  • Most advanced alarm management
  • PLC has its own communication to Profibus, Devicenet
  • Best looking objects and animations.
  • EZ Sunlight readable models for 6” & 10” models.
  • Most Rugged 0.090” thick anti-glare touch screen.
  • Unicode for multiple languages.
  • Unique Visibility tag for best screen space utilization.
  • Modular Expandable to 2048 I/O
  • For specifications and features of 31 Cube I/O modules go to I/O module section

EZTouchPLC Original Modular Cube I/O Features & Benefits

Integrated HMI & PLC Saves Panel Space

Whereas sometimes it is mandatory to have Touchpanel and a PLC in two separate packages particularly when the I/O is more than 60, having an integrated HMI & PLC in one unit saves up to 1/3rd of panel space and cost.

PLC is Free

When you compare the pricing of EZTouchPLC to a seperate HMI and PLC you will find that in this integrated solution the PLC is essentially FREE.

 

The only fully modular PLC & HMI with 32 Exceptionally Innovative and Unique Features and up to 64I/O in one package

Along with the most innovative EZPLC and its remarkable IO, EZAutomation was the first company to introduce EZTouchPLC in Jan of 2005. It was the first HMI and PLC combination control that featured a high end HMI and a fully modular PLC with total flexibility in configuring IOs. Prior to this, there were some rudimentary attempts to have this all in one package to save panel space and cost, but the flexibility was not there. EZTouchPLC changed this with 31 different extremely compact and low cost mix-n-match plug-in IO modules with DC inputs, Short Circuit proof DC Outputs, Relay Outputs, AC inputs, AC outputs, Analog Voltage In, Analog Voltage Out, Analog Current In, Analog Current Out, RTD, Thermocouple, High Speed Counter, PLS, PWM modules and their titillating permutations and combinations. These world class modules also have real high end features for EZ troubleshooting and maintenance such as LED visual indicators next to the removable plug-in terminal blocks. All IO modules are optically isolated. Some other manufacturers have entered this space, like Unitronics and Maple, but they simply are no match. We have 32 exceptionally innovative, unique and unmatched features others do not have. To start with Unitronics until just recently did not offer a modular PLC. I/O was extremely limited. Now with UniSeries they are trying to emulate EZTouchPLC but that also is very limited and the price is 2X of EZTouchPLC.

EZTouchPLC has been designed to meet the HALT/HASS standards that are used for electronic products used in the space program for shuttle launch, which means high shock and vibration along with thermal shock. In addition the EZTouchPLC has a very high immunity to noise.

Patented HMI on-line edit, No downtime

All HMIs except for EZTouch, require the machine or process to be shut down to make a change in the HMI program. While a new program is being uploaded to the HMI, it is non-functional and hence the machine can’t be allowed to operate during this time. Every time the HMI program is edited, there is machine down time of typically an hour. All EZTouch series HMIs have a patented on-line edit exceptionally innovative feature that allows the HMI program to be edited without the machine missing a beat.

In a recent study, more than 2/3rds of control engineers stated that after the HMI is installed in a machine or process, the plant user, system integrator or OEM requests some change in the screen design at least 10 times in the first 90 days following installation. Even if you were able to make the change in half-an-hour, machine/process will be down by 0.5 hr. each time change is made. Taking downtime at even a low cost of $1000/hr., the patented unique HMI online feature in all EZTouch HMIs, saves you at least $5000 in just first 3 months of operation.

Easiest Integrated HMI and PLC Drag-n-Drop PLC programming software, common to all models, just for $149

There is a reason why our company is called EZAutomation and our HMI is called EZTouch. We make it so easy to learn our programming language that no user, hundreds of thousands so far, thank you, ever had to attend any class to learn the programming. Most of our competitor’s products, like from Rockwell, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Unitronics, Schneider, Maple and others require a 3-5 day class to learn how to program their products. Our programming language is so intuitive and so simple that the design time for any screen and the entire project is reduced to hours instead of days. PLC software is equally intuitive, simple drag and drop as if you are drawing a ladder diagram. It has great function blocks, project simulation and troubleshooting features. The programing software is fully integrated into one for EZTouchPLC. Additionally, note that the Integrated Programming Software is universal and scalable for all models from top to the bottom.

Highest Reliability and Noise Immunity in industry.

EZTouchPLC has been designed to meet the HALT/HASS standards that are used for electronic products used in the space program for shuttle launch, which means high shock and vibration along with thermal shock. In addition the EZTouchPLC has a very high immunity to noise.

Advanced functionalities, PID, Math, High Speed counters, PWM.

The EZTouchPLC is a very high end PLC with 55 instructions, 8192 registers, Flash memory, Real Time Clock, 32 Bit floating point math, 8 Auto tuned PID loops, High speed counters, PLS and PWM.

Highest Processing power per cubic inch.

EZTouchPLCs are uniquely compact living up to the AVG theme of “Maximum Processing Power per cubic inch”. AVG is a vertically integrated company with in-house capability of high density PCBs, thick film hybrids, flexible boards and semiconductors allowing us to be extremely innovative. We introduced a truly compact modular PLC concept with a non-traditional approach to plug-in IO modules. These compact modules have incredible processing power, for example optically isolated 4 of 12 bit Analog inputs and 4 of 12 bit analog outputs in a 2x2x1 package that plugs into its base and has a removable plug-in terminal block!! EZTouchPLC has 8192 Registers, 64 KB of program memory, Real Time Clock and Flash memory, along with a rich and powerful 55 instructions set of 32 bit floating point math and function blocks. It comes in 2 bases, 4 or 8, that is up to 64 IO (soon to become 128).

Status LED for each I/O in every model.

We have served the Automation industry since 1968. In fact, one of the AVG divisions, Uticor is the inventor of PLCs themselves. We have been around the block and totally understand the value of maintenance and down time in a manufacturing plant. We always make troubleshooting as convenient and EZ as possible. That is why, all our IO points have an LED right next to the output terminal and the terminal block is always Ezily removable and plug-in.

Fastest response time.

EZTouchPLC has  a scan time of 3 ms for 1000 instructions including overhead with 1K instructions and overhead. In additional it has high speed interrupt Inputs and Quadrature Encoder/PLS feature to respond to position change in 100 microseconds. 

Choice of 6", 8”, 10" displays for Modular I/O PLCs

EZTouchPLC modular has a wide choice of six display sizes, all with LED backlight and 50+K hours at 55 degree C ambient.

Incredibly condensed, 31 different combo and Specialty plug-in I/O Cube modules.

Besides the compactness, customers find the mix-match configurations of EZ IO Cube modules used in EZTouchPLC to be very attractive. We have 31 different modules where as we have DC In and DC Out, AC and DC mixed, Analog In and Out mixed, Relay modules mixed, allowing an unparalleled flexibility in configuring a PLC system. In fact, our engineering innovation forced the industry to change. 14 years later a lot more PLC manufacturers are offering mix IO modules but EZ is still at the top. We also have RTD, Thermocouple, High Speed Counter, and PWM modules.
The IO modules are world class with features better than from top line PLCs, Optical isolation, Short circuit proof outputs, LED indicators next to plug-in terminals, easy to insert and lock in IO modules, all with the highest functionality per cubic inch.

All models have EZ Wifi $49 option to connect to your laptop without cable

This tiny little module that plugs into one of the serial ports in the EZTouchPLC  (we recommend installing on every unit) allows a programmer to connect his/her laptop to it without a cable. So many times, it is not so easy to reach the Operator console to connect the programming cable to the HMI/PLC. Combination of our patented On-Line Edit feature and EZminiWifi becomes an exceptionally innovative solution to making changes on HMI screens and PLC ladder logic without having to open up the control cabinet and connecting the Programming cable.

Full project simulation on your PC for EZTouchPLC Series.

EZTouchPLC programming software allows you to preview and test your entire HMI project by our Project simulation feature in the software. You can simulate the entire project on your PC itself before loading it up in your EZTouchPLC. It’s a great time saver for programmers.

"C" Level scripting and logic expressions

Each tag in EZTouch HMI can be defined with a logic expression and C level scripting to get mathematical burden off the PLC and reduce the memory requirement in the PLC. Such a high end HMI can reduce the task of PLC to do simple ladder logic, even though the PLC inside the EZTouchPLCs has sufficient horsepower of their own.

On-Screen Recipe Edit

All EZTouch HMIs have an exceptionally innovative feature of on-screen recipe edit where you can edit the recipe on the HMI itself without needing to connect to a laptop with programming software.

Remote Monitoring & Control smart phones & Ethernet

All EZTouch HMIs have a remote monitoring and control feature where you can monitor and control the functionality of an HMI remotely via a Smart phone with iOS or Android OS. RMC can also be done over Ethernet connection in all EZTouch HMIs.

Most advanced alarm management and Logging

Alarm management in EZTouch HMIs is at a very advanced level. It has an Alarm database, alarm history, alarm preview, alarm count, alarm message to a marquee, alarm preview, alarm simulation and alarm reset protection.

Dual Driver capability to communicate to other PLC networks.

EZTouchPLCs have the capacity to talk to multiple PLCs at the same time. Therefore, besides, the EZPLC, it can also talk to another network. For example, the EZTouchPLC can talk to DH+/RIO, Modbus+, CCLink on one side and also Profibus or EtherNet/IP or DeviceNet on the PLC side.

Best looking objects and animations.

EZTouch HMIs have the best looking objects simulating real life panel actuators and indicators. And the animation of process is great.

EZ Sunlight readable models for 6” & 10” models.

EZTouchPLC HMIs have a 6” 800 NIT and a 10” 1000 NIT Sunlight readable model that allows the screen to be viewed and operated in bright sun light such as the deck of an oil rig or a naval vessel.

Most Rugged 0.090” thick anti-glare touch screen.

All EZTouch HMIs except the 12” model have an extremely rugged customized touch screen that is 0.090” thick as compared to paper thin touch screens used in our competitor’s products, increasing the durability of the EZTouch touch screen.

Unicode for multiple languages.

All EZTouchPLC HMIs have a Unicode feature for multiple languages, that is each Object can be displayed in different languages. This allows every operator of the HMI to be able to communicate to it in the language of his or her choice.

Unique Visibility tag for best screen space utilization.

EZTouchPLC HMis have an extremely innovative Visibility tag on all objects. Object appears on the screen only if the visibility tag is true. Along with EZTouchPLC’s feature of overlapping objects, visibility tag is a great space saver on the screen.

Patented HMI on-line edit, No Machine Shutdown, No downtime!

You wouldn’t buy a PLC today
if it didn’t have On-Line Edit...

...So why should you have to buy a Touch
Panel without On-Line Programming?

Only the EZTouch® has On-Line Programming

1.

After a machine upgrade including a new
PLC and Operator Interface, our System
Integrator asked the Machine Operator what
he would like to see better yet. The Operator
said the new “computer” was great with all
the colors but he missed the old pressure
gauge.

2.

Our System Integrator immediately pulled
out his notebook computer, hooked it up to
the Touch panel, launched his programming
software and put it in On-Line mode.

3.

And then, right in front of the operator’s eyes,
moved the other objects on the screen and
put an Analog Meter exactly to the operator’s
color taste, without ever having to shut down
the machine.

4.

All this took less than 2 minutes.
Operator: “Now that is nice!”
Let’s get these on all the
machines.”

Tiny EZminiWiFi allows laptop to communicate to HMI 50 ft. away

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For those in plant operations, this tiny wifi could be a life saver. No need to jump across machines/tools, open control cabinet and find the right cable to connect your laptop and HMI. Connect over EZminiWifi from anywhere convenient 50 ft. away

Tiny EZminiWifi plugs in to RS232 port of any of EZTouch based devices of any kind.

Highly recommended to be installed on every EZTouch panels made since 2001


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PLC Communications and Drivers

The EZSeries HMI Touchpanels communicate to more PLCs and Networks than any other HMI. Allen-Bradley panels talk to mostly AB PLCs, Siemens panels talk to their PLCs, Mitsubishi HMIs communicate mostly to their PLCs and so on.

A vast majority of North American Plants still have AB's Data Highway Plus (DH+) or Remote I/O (RIO) networks in place.

Industrial Ethernet is fast becoming the hardware communication platform for an increasing number of plants all over the world. But Ethernet without the proper supporting protocol (software driver) is like having a great vehicle without tires. On the HMI side of the EZTouchPLC you can communicate to networks with hardware drivers listed below:

Hardware Drivers Supported:
• DH+
• Remote I/O
• Modbus Plus
• Profibus
• DeviceNet

No other Touchpanel HMI manufacturer other than EZAutomation, Uticor and Allen-Bradley can communicate over Data Highway Plus (DH+) or Remote I/O.

On the PLC side the EZTouchPLC can communicate to EtherNet drivers listed below:

  • Allen-Bradley Ethernet I/P to Controllogix and Compactlogix
  • DF1 protocol over Ethernet for Micrologix & SLC 500 series PLC's
  • Siemens Ethernet ISO over TCP/IP
  • Modbus TCP/IP
  • SRTP for GE networks


EZTouchPLC Supported Drivers:

Allen Bradley:
A-B Ethernet I/P (MicroLogix 800, Control & Compact Logix)
A-B DF1 over Ethernet (for Micrologix & SLC 500 PLCs)
A-B Data Highway Plus (DH+)
A-B Remote I/O

Automation Direct:
Do-More PLC  (Ethernet)
Modbus (Productivity 3000 PACs, Direct Logic PLCs, Click PLCs)
ECOM Ethernet (Direct Logic PLCs)
Entivity Think&Do (Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP/IP)
Productivity Driver (Ethernet)

AVG / EZAutomation:
EZRack PLC TCP/IP
EZPLC
EZ Ethernet

GE:
GE SRTP over Ethernet

Mitsubishi:
Mitsubishi CC Link

Modicon / Schneider:
DeviceNet
Modbus RTU
Modbus TCP/IP
Modbus Plus (Industrial Network)

Siemens:
Siemens Ethernet ISO over TCP/IP
S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 & S7-1500 series
Profibus

Yaskawa:
Memo-bus RTU

Options to Consider

Remote capability over PC, Tablet or Smart Phone (Apple iOS and Google Android)

EZRMC Remote HMI

If you need assistance, be sure to visit the RMC Support page.

iPad Tablet
EZ RMC™ Remote HMI is an application designed for your mobile devices on both iOS and Android platforms, for the monitoring and control of your EZTouch HMIs from EZAutomation.net. Enjoy direct access to your EZTouch HMI from anywhere at the tips of your fingers, on your phone or tablet. The EZ RMC™ Remote HMI is available on both the iTunes App Store as well as the Google Play store.

**Note: Not available when using hardware drivers.

Features:

  • Realtime View and Control of your EZTouch HMI panel
  • "Pinch" style zoom for more in-depth view of your HMI project
  • Save screenshots directly from the App
  • Multiple user accounts can be configured for each panel project, with multiple levels of security, including either only Viewing ability, or both Viewing and Control
  • Record your most used panels in your Favorites for quick access, and designate one HMI for direct access by default when the App is opened


Compatibility:

  • iOS App works with all iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) running iOS version 6 or later
  • Android App works with devices running OS version 4.0.3 - Ice Cream Sandwich or later

EZRMC