Innovative Unique Features
- Highest Processing power per cubic inch.
- Highest Reliability and Noise Immunity in industry.
- Lowest cost high end PLC with base of 32 rugged I/O + I/O Modules.
- 2 EZPLCs for the cost of 1 Automationdirect equivalent PLC.
- Incredibly condensed, 31 different combo plug-in I/O modules.
- Easiest Drag-n-Drop programming software
- Free Flow Logic cuts down number of rungs by at least 50%
- Communications galore, DeviceNet, Profibus, all Industrial Ethernet protocols. (DH+/RIO coming soon)
- Advanced functionalities, Math, High Speed counters.
- 32 bit Floating point Math and Logic
- 8 Auto tuned PID loops and unique PID monitor
- Highest processing speed, 40µs response to Interrupt
- Drum Sequencer, and send to marquee instruction
- RS422/485 Modbus Master Port
- Advanced instructions: Data convert, move block, bit move, strings and subroutines
- Password protection for OEM/SI investment
- Modular Expandable to 2048 I/O
- Flash Memory Module to upload program without laptop, software or cable
- Status LED for each I/O in every model and Plug-in Terminal Blocks.
For specifications and features of 31 Cube I/O modules go to I/O module section
EZPLC Features & Benefits
Highest Processing power per cubic inch.
EZPLCs 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 inch package that plugs into its base and has a removable plug-in terminal block!! EZPLC has 8192 Registers, 64 KB of program memory, Real Time Clock and Flash memory, along with a rich and powerful instruction set of 32 bit floating point math and function blocks. It comes in 4 bases, 4, 6, 8, and 12 modules and is expandable to 2048 IOs without missing a beat.
2 EZPLCs for the cost of 1 Automationdirect equivalent PLC.
PLCDirect before it became AutomationDirect in 2000 made its name by offering 2 for 1, that is two of their PLCs for one of Allen Bradley. In every bench mark, now you can get two of EZPLCs for one of theirs, and ours are Designed and Made in America, but shipped to you Factory Direct to save you the 50+% of mark-up of the national importer. For more details check the comparisons. For example, a 48 I/O EZPLC with 4 12-bit Analog In and 4 12-bit Analog Out costs less than $600!!
Fastest Processing Time.
EZPLCs have a scan time of 3 ms for 1000 instructions including overhead. In addition, it has high speed interrupt Inputs and Quadrature Encoder/PLS feature to respond to position change in 100 microseconds.
8 Auto tuned PID loops and unique PID monitor
EZPLC not only has 8 Auto tuned PID loops, it has a unique PID monitor that gives you a graphical representation of the process being controlled by the PID.
Highest processing speed, 40µs response to Interrupt
EZPLC has a special interrupt feature which allows it to respond, from screw to screw, to an interrupt input from EZIOP-4DCI4DCIF module in 40 microseconds.
Drum Sequencer, and send to marquee instruction
EZPLC has a unique drum sequencer function which will control the outputs sequentially either time based or event based.
Send to Marquee instruction allows the EZPLC to generate an
ASCII string and send it to a Marquee connected to the EZPLC.
Advanced instructions: Data convert, move block, bit move, strings and subroutines
EZPLC has all the Advanced Instructions usually found only in PLC costing 10 times more.
Password protection for OEM/SI investment
This exceptionally Innovative feature allows an OEM or SI to protect his investment in the PLC program by requiring the program to be password protected so that the program cannot be viewed, edited or copied.
Flash Memory Module to upload program without laptop, software or cable
EZPLC has another exceptionally innovative unique feature that allows a flash memory module to upload a program to the PLC without a laptop, software or cable. All you have to do is plug-in this flash memory module in to any PLC I/O slot, power the PLC up and the program will be uploaded in fraction of a second.
Highest Reliability and Noise Immunity in industry.
EZPLC 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 EZPLC has a very high immunity to noise.
Incredibly condensed, 31 different combo and Specialty plug-in I/O modules.
Besides the compactness, customers find the mix-n-match configurations of EZ IO modules 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.
Easiest Drag-n-Drop programming software with Advanced math, PID, and Function blocks
Programming software is extremely powerful yet simple. It is intuitive, and has already been used by tens of thousands of engineers without ever attending a class. Buy a Starter Kit with Programming Software almost free, and experience it yourself.
Free Flow Logic to cut down number of rungs
Unrestricted free flow logic allows the number of rungs in typical PLC program to cut down number of rungs by half.
Communications galore, DeviceNet, Profibus, all Industrial Ethernet protocols. (DH+/RIO coming soon)
Standard EZPLC has another unique feature of PLC communication to Profibus, Devicenet and soon to introduce DH+/RIO so that EZPLC can become a convenient part of the DH+ and RIO network of Allen Bradley/Rockwell.
Modular Expandable to 2048 I/O.
EZPLC IO is expandable to 2048 IOs.
Status LED for each I/O in every model and Plug-in Terminal Blocks.
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.
Almost Free, Drag-n-Drop Software
When PLCs came into existence, the PLC
manufacturers followed the same convention
as in relay ladder logic, however each
manufacturer chose their own rules for
connecting and adding ladder elements,
such as start and stop contacts. Just like
English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Hindi
and other languages have their own scripts
and their own grammar, PLC manufacturers
like AB, Modicon, Siemens, Mitsubishi,
Uticor and others developed their own
grammar and syntax. Once you learned
one language, you usually stuck with that
brand of PLC.
Today, one single plant is likely to have
multiple brands of PLCs, requiring
Electricians & Maintenance personnel to
remember these multiple languages. One
may have learned AB Language months
ago, but had not gotten a chance to use it.
Troubleshooting the PLC system months
later, it is going to be difficult trying to
remember the correct syntax. If it is a
Siemens PLC, it might take the same
person a week to just get started. It is in
this context the EZPLC Drag-n-Drop
software was developed. It is essentially
a graphical language. You draw the
No complicated syntax and rules. It
can be learned in a few minutes. Tens of thousands of users learned this software without having to ever attend a class.
Unique Patent Pending Free Flow Logic
The concept of this patent pending Free Flow
Ladder Logic is to create less restricted rungs
of logic. This saves the user rung space and
valuable scan time. On the right you will see
an example of Free Flow Ladder-Logic. As you
can see the Free Flow logic allows logic to be
placed and connected anywhere in the rung
rather than creating a new rung. This allows
the user to spend more time on other parts of
the machine development and let the CPU do
more of the work of solving the logic.