- March 02, 2017
March 2, 2017 - AutomationDirect has added the BRX PLC platform to the Do-more line of programmable logic controllers. The BRX PLCs offer features including built-in data logging, motion control, serial and Ethernet communication, an interchangeable (hot-swappable) communications port and integrated I/O. Support for EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU and TCP, ASCII and custom protocols is also included. Designed as stand-alone controllers with expansion capabilities, these micro PLC units are available in four distinct form factors: M series (no onboard I/O), 10-point series, 18-point series and 36-point series.
The BRX M Series is a simple (no built-in I/O) controller that can be used for a variety of purposes including machine data logging. Ethernet communication is included in the M Series which can be expanded with user-selected I/O modules if needed. The BRX 10-point series includes all of the standard features with the addition of 10 onboard discrete I/O points. The 18-point series contains 18 total onboard discrete I/O and the 36-point comes with 36 built-in discrete I/O points. BRX controllers with onboard I/O are offered with AC, DC, and relay configurations, as well as with software-selectable analog I/O and Ethernet options. I/O is also built in to every BRX PLC unit with onboard DC I/O.
All BRX PLC units have an additional slot for a hot-swappable Pluggable Option Module (POM). These POM modules are available in USB, Ethernet, RJ12 RS-232, 3-pin RS-485 and 3-pin RS-232 versions and allow for on-demand networking changes as communication needs change.
The BRX platform requires no base or backplane and the PLC units can be expanded with up to 8 additional I/O modules (depending on model). 27 discrete I/O expansion modules are currently available with 8, 12 and 16-point versions, allowing the BRX system to expand up to 164 discrete I/O points total. The stackable design of the BRX platform allows users to purchase only the I/O required for their particular application.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more.