EZ Text character-based PLC operator interface was introduced in January 2001. The combination of its EZ to programme features, rugged construction, high noise immunity and low price has made the EZ Text Panel a good choice for control engineers.
This product series has been continuously enhanced to add a number of new communication protocols and new bright vacuum fluorescent displays.
Most recently, DH-485 protocol has been added to EZ Text which allows it to replace Allen Bradley's obsolete Data Liners at a fraction of the cost.
These operator interfaces are sensible PLC Text Panels. EZ Text Panels support serial drivers for Aromat, Idec, CTC, Omron, Allen Bradley, GE, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Seimens, Automation Direct and EZAutomation's EZPLCs.
EZ Text character based PLC operator interface is available from Balmoral Technologies .
- Each PLC variable can have its own data instead of having to route all PLC data through a number of fixed registers and requiring cumbersome ladder programming
- Has up to 256 messages that can have up to 3 embedded variables
- Has PLC message indicator LED that tells the operator that the PLC triggered a message
- Built in menu system makes it EZ to use for the operator
- Heavy duty mounting gasket
- EZ Text Panels have EMI filtered power supply which reduces noise and communication problems
- EZ Multidrop is a EZ Multiplexer communication master unit which allows upto 5 EZ Text Panels to communicate with a single PLC
- Fits in the same cutout dimensions as OP-1000 and OP-600 series Optimate panels
- Vaccum fluorescent display option for 2 line character display which has greater visibility and wider viewing angle
- Programmable high bright LED annunciator lamps eliminate the need for external indicator lamps saving hundreds of dollars
- Vast array of PLC drivers including DH-485
- Thin profile, 1.154" depth
- EZ to use programming software with menu configuration similar to the computer file folders
- Low price on programming and communication cables
- EZ Text OEM update utility is a free software which allows the users to download new or updated projects to the EZ Multidrop or to individual panels without requiring the EZ Text programming software