AutomationDirect Introduces Remote I/O Controllers to BRX Micro PLC Product Line, Adding 256 I/O Points

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The BRX remote I/O controller provides up to 256 I/O points per remote rack and is designed to work with any Modbus client/master device. The product comes in six controller versions with an inbuilt 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port and supports Do-more! Ethernet remote I/O, Host Ethernet remote I/O, Modbus RTU and TCP protocols. The AC powered units include an integral 24VDC auxiliary output power supply and are available in 120-240 VAC and 12-24 VDC powered units.

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AutomationDirect Adds Remote I/O to BRX Micro PLCs

AutomationDirect has added remote I/O capabilities to its BRX Micro PLC product line. BRX Remote I/O controllers allow thousands of additional I/O to be added to the BRX PLC system. Each remote controller unit can be expanded with up to eight I/O expansion modules providing up to 256 I/O points per remote rack.

Six controller versions are available and are designed to work seamlessly with Do-more! systems, DirectLOGIC ERM modules or any Modbus Client/Master device. Supported protocols include Do-more! Ethernet Remote I/O, HOST Ethernet Remote I/O, Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. Over 4,000 additional discrete and 1,000 additional analog I/O points can be added using the native protocols (over 63,000 additional discrete and 15,000 additional analog points are possible when using Modbus TCP).

All units have a built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. Modbus I/O units also have an onboard RS-485 port with removable 3-pin connector. Both 120-240 VAC and 12-24 VDC powered units are available; the AC powered units include an integral 24VDC auxiliary output power supply.

BRX Remote I/O controllers start at $159 and have a two-year warranty.

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About AutomationDirect:

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. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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