Programmable controllers are the primary automation method for many industries, providing accurate, reliable, easily-modified control. Along with discrete and process functions, controllers can perform complex tasks such as motion, data logging, and email. These controller families support a wide range of applications.
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) contain the hardware and software used for the automation of industrial electromechanical processes, such as control of machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides, or food processing. They are designed for multiple arrangements of digital and analog inputs and outputs and are built for industrial environments with extended temperature ranges, immunity to electrical noise, and resistance to vibration and impact.
Three unique PLC families meet industry demands and are constantly evolving to meet or exceed your needs:
In recent years, open-source controllers have made headway into the industrial realm, partly due to the extremely attractive price tag. These microcontrollers are very inexpensive, small, and typically consist of a single integrated circuit containing a processor, memory, and I/O. Off-the-shelf open-source controllers were originally designed for students and hobbyists, and using one in an industrial setting is just downtime waiting to happen. For those looking to incorporate open-source control into their industrial applications, the ProductivityOpen Arduino-based industrialized controller is the solution.
The CLICK family of PLCs was designed with simplicity in mind, providing reliable control at a low, low cost and with little to no learning curve. CLICK controllers are a perfect solution for small machines, home automation projects, pneumatic applications or anywhere a simple system needs a budget-saving control solution.
The Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of the Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed with many of the features of the Productivity series including tag-name programming, multiple communication ports, and easy integration, housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget, and time savings.
The Productivity2000 rack-based PLC provides advanced features at an extremely affordable price and at the lowest cost of ownership in its class. Considering the memory, performance, versatile tag-name based software, and everything else this controller has to offer, the Productivity2000 is a great choice for any application.
The Productivity3000 rack-based PLC is a communications powerhouse with numerous networking options built in. It's also the I/O leader of the Productivity PLC family with both local and remote expansion.
Do-more BRX, H2 and T1H Series PLCs are the next generation programmable controllers built on strong PLC and field I/O foundations to make control applications easier to implement.
A dependable PLC platform for over 35 years, the DirectLOGIC series PLCs are fixed I/O (brick) and modular, rack-based controllers with a common programming platform. Most components are compatible with existing installations under the DirectLOGIC name as well as legacy private-labeled models. This series is not recommended for new installations.
The ProductivityOpen platform provides all the features of a standard Arduino platform plus the added power and reliability of an industrialized controller. The processor circuit of the P1AM-100 CPU is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller. The P1AM-100 is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or all of the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and can utilize most Arduino sketch programs found on open-source websites.
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ZIPLinks cut wiring time from hours down to minutes. The ZIPLink connection system eliminates the normally tedious process of wiring programmable logic controller I/O to terminal blocks.
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