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  • The only fully modular PLC & HMI with 32 Exceptionally Innovative and Unique Features and up to 112 Rack mount I/O in one package.
  • Highest, Fastest 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, PID, Math, High Speed counters, PWM
  • Loops FOR/NEXT/JUMP loops
  • Math: Advanced Function Blocks: Integer, Floating Point, Trignometric, Logical, Bitwise
  • 4 USB, 2 Ethernet and 3 or 4 Serial ports
  • EtherNet/IP Scanner built-in to be the master for entire EtherNet/IP network
  • Status LED for each I/O in every model.
  • Patented HMI on-line edit, No downtime
  • Choice of 7", 8", 10" displays for Modular I/O PLCs
  • All displays are TFT, rated at 400 NITs, 75K hours at 55 degree C.
  • At least 2 for 1 for Unitronics & Maple HMI + PLC, and Cmore/Domore products
  • EZTouch.RackPLC I/O (17 modules) with patent pending design to avoid tab broken tabs.
  • All models have EZ Wifi $49 option to connect to your laptop without cable
  • Fastest touch response time of any HMI
  • Full project simulation on your PC
  • "C" Level scripting and logic expressions
  • Data logging, Recipes, EMails, USBs, free chart recorder
  • On-Screen Recipe Edit
  • Remote Monitoring & Control smart phones & Ethernet
  • Most advanced alarm management
  • Dual Driver capability to communicate to other PLC networks.
  • Best looking objects and animation with 65K colors.
  • Most Rugged 0.090” thick anti-glare touch screen.
  • Unicode for multiple languages.
  • Full Project simulation on your PC.
  • Unique Visibility tag for best screen space utilization.
  • IIOT ready EZTouchRackPLC with MQTT for data-logging & Ethernet IP Scanner
  • Control relays 131,072
  • USBs for local data-logging.
  • For specifications and features of 17 Rack I/O modules go to I/O module section

EZTouchRackPLC EZ12 Series Features & Benefits

The only fully modular PLC & HMI with 32 Exceptionally Innovative and Unique Features and up to 112 I/O in one package

Along with the most innovative EZPLC and its remarkable IO, EZAutomation was the first company to introduce EZTouchRackPLC 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. EZTouchRackPLC 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. The EZTouchRackPLC EZ12 Series offering is further enhanced by combining an even more advanced HMI, EZTouch EZ12 series, with the IIOT ready EZRackPLC. 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.
EZTouchRackPLC 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 EZTouchRackPLC 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.

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.

Highest Reliability and Noise Immunity in industry.

EZTouchRackPLC 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 EZTouchRackPLC has a very high immunity to noise.

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

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

Highest Processing power per cubic inch.

EZTouchRackPLCs 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. EZTouchRackPLC 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. EZTouchRackPLC comes in 3,5, and 7 module bases, that is up to 112 IOs.

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.

Choice of 6", 7", 8”, 10" displays for Modular I/O PLCs

EZTouch.RackPLC has a choice of 4 displays, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” with LED backlight and 50+K hours at 55 degree C ambient. 

At least 2 for 1 of Unitronics, Maple HMI+PLC models, & Cmore and Separate Domore PLCs.

If you compare the HMI+PLC offering of EZAutomation and Unitronics, you will find that apples to apples, Unintronics Uni Series, Maple HMC Series, and  Automationdirect Cmore/Domore, shall be at least 3 for one, and if you compare the apples to oranges, that is EZAutomation’s EZTouchRackPLC to their equivalent models, they will be at least 2 for 1.

EZTouch.RackPLC I/O (17 modules) with patent pending design to avoid tab broken tabs.

EZTouch.RackPLC I/O is a 16 point IO with 17 different mix-n-match functionalities for great flexibility. Automationdirect DL205 series had a nagging problem and still has one. The IO modules get locked into the rack but the tabs break constantly. EZAutomation designed its rack so that its modules fit both in EZ and DL racks. In the process, our mechanical engineers solved the problem of broken tabs and a lock in without the tabs, both is ADC and EZ racks.

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 EZTouchRackPLC  (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 EZTouch.RackPLC models

EZTouch 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 EZTouch. It’s a great time saver for programmers. In addition, the advanced EZRackPLC programming software connecting through the pass through programming port, also has full project simulation of the PLC project.

"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 EZTouchRackPLCs has sufficient horsepower of their own.

Data logging, Recipes, EMails, USBs, free chart recorder

EZTouch HMIs with data-logging features log large amount of data on the local Micro SD card or USB flash drive. EZRackPLC has its own flash drive for PLC data collection. This data can subsequently be up loaded to a local server or cloud. This feature turns the EZTouchRackPLC into a chart recorder saving hundreds of dollars on an external chart recorder. EZTouchRackPLC also offers advanced Recipe Management to program different variables of a Recipe simultaneously. In addition, EZTouchRackPLC HMIs have another advanced feature of sending emails or texts to designated personnel in the event of an alarm. In case of EZTouchRackPLC, the IIOT protocol of the product enables massive amount of data to be logged on to Cloud.

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.

EZTouchRackPLCs have the capacity to talk to multiple PLCs at the same time. Therefore, besides, the EZRackPLC, it can also talk to another network. For example, the EZTouchRackPLC can talk to Ethernet IP on one side and also Profibus on the PLC side. Or it can talk to DH+ on HMI side and Profibus on the PLC side.

In addition the RackPLC inside the EZTouchRackLC has an Ethernet port that serves as an EtherNet/IP Scanner.allowing the EZTouchRackPLC to become the master in communcation with other devices like EtherNet/IP encoders and EtherNet/IP variable frequency drives labelled Powerflex.

Best looking objects and animation with 65K colors.

EZTouch HMIs have the best looking objects simulating real life panel actuators and indicators. And the animation of process is great. All EZTouch HMIs except the EZTouch Original now have 65K colors.

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 EZTouchRackPLC 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.

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

IIOT ready EZTouch. RackPLC with MQTT for data-logging & Ethernet IP Scanner

EZTouch.RackPLC is our latest entry in the PLC world. It is exceptionally innovative with its IIOT ready MQTT protocol, a very tough mechanical design for IO retention, variety of 16 Point IO modules, Built in Ethernet, USB ports for programming and local data logging, Micro SD, and two serial ports. Its Ethernet IP Scanner allows it to control the entire network of Rockwell and compatible devices. It comes in 3, 5, and 7 module bases not counting the CPU. It also has 16 bit Analog IO. It is the most advanced EZTouch.RackPLC in EZAutomation offering and a great value.

USBs for local data-logging.

If you need massive amount of data to be logged from a PLC, EZTouch.RackPLC is the best choice. It has a local USB port and of course it’s built-in IIOT compatibility allows the PLC/Process data to be stored at convenience for years.

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® have 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

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. Not so with EZAutomation, our EZTouchRackPLCs can communicate to all major ethernet networks including but not limited to:

  • 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

 

EZTouchRackPLC Supported Drivers:

Allen Bradley:
A-B Ethernet I/P (MicroLogix 800, Control & Compact Logix)
A-B DF1 over Ethernet (for Micrologix & SLC 500 PLCs)

Automation Direct:
DirectNET (Direct Logic PLCs)
Do-More PLC  (Ethernet)
ECOM Ethernet (Direct Logic PLCs)
Productivity Driver (Ethernet)

AVG / EZAutomation:
EZPLC
EZ Ethernet

GE:
GE SRTP over Ethernet

Modicon / Schneider:
Modbus RTU
Modbus TCP/IP

Siemens:
Siemens Ethernet ISO over TCP/IP

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.

This App currently works with EZAutomation's EZTouch EZ3 Series, Windows based CE Series HMIs (6" to 10"), Windows 7 based EZWindows HMI (10" or 15"), EZTouch Plus Dedicated OS HMIs (15"), or using our runtime EZ-SOFTHMI software running on a compatible PC. Support for other platforms is under development, and updates will be announced when available.

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