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Controllers have to communicate, so why buy one that can't? Or why pay extra so it can? With Productivity2000 you get 5 communication ports built-in on every CPU.
RS-232, RS-485, Ethernet, Remote I/O, USB (programming) - Built in!
Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, ASCII, & custom protocols - Included!
Got a ton of serial connections? No problem, an optional 4 port serial communication module is available if the need arises.
With P2000, you can tie into existing networks with ease or choose the protocol you want. It's your choice and you shouldn't have to extra pay for that...
With support for Modbus RTU Master/Slave and ASCII In/Out up to 115.2K baud rate:
Reference Topic P196 in the help files for detailed descriptions of each port and its specification.
Export your tagname database from the Productivity CPU and import it into your C-more HMI Panel or Point of View SCADA software to jumpstart your HMI development. No more digging through your notes, or hunting through your ladder logic to find the right tagname.
Connect up to 16 C-more HMIs to the Productivity CPU via Ethernet for control and visibility of your process/machine from anywhere in your factory. Use the remote access feature of C-more to view (and possibly control) your system from anywhere via the Internet. C-more offers a wealth of productive features that make it a perfect match for the Productivity2000. More about C-more here.
The P2-550 CPU supports EtherNet/IP - both explicit and implicit (I/O messaging).
The Productivity2000 (P2-550 CPU) supports BOTH types of messages; can function as Client, Server, Scanner or Adapter; AND the Productivity Suite software makes set-up and configuration a snap.
Create a Remote I/O rack by simply installing a P2-RS Remote Slave module in the controller slot of an additional rack. Connect the remote racks to the master with standard Ethernet patch cords and switches. The Productivity2000 master will auto-detect all the I/O, and will create the physical I/O tags automatically. You are free to use the auto-configured settings or adjust them manually.
Install remote I/O racks wherever you need them! In the main enclosure when you have a large local I/O count, OR distribute remote racks to be closer to the actual I/O devices to minimize wiring length, complexity, AND COST. Mount remote racks at the other end of a machine, the other side of the plant floor, or in another building - and wire a single Ethernet cable back to the Master!
Productivity PLCs also auto-discover VFDs
(click here for more details)
Connecting your Productivity series PLC to Variable Frequency Drives couldn't be easier! Connect up to 16 of our GS1, GS2, or Durapulse (GS3) drives via Ethernet (using our GS-EDRV modules), and the Productivity PLC can automatically detect the drives when a configuration update is requested. The auto-discovery process eliminates the configuration headaches - your drives are ready to program in just a few minutes.
After the auto-discovery process, the dedicated instructions "GS Drives Read" and "GS Drives Write" will prompt the programmer with all the available parameters (both "run mode" and "stop mode") that can be configured for each model of drive - it's then a cinch to fill in the blanks and program your drives.
The Productivity Suite software also discovers all the I/O modules in your system ( click here for more details)
The Productivity2000 was designed with database connectivity in mind. The DataWorx Request (DWX) instruction helps you define all aspects of the connection to an optional DataWorx server, and even allows tags to be assigned for “in progress”, “complete”, “success”, “error”, “timeout”, and more. Define your own mapping table, 'where' table, and SQL View, and configure automatic polling with custom polling periods.
The Productivity Suite Software even comes with a trial version of DataWorx P3K (the software that runs on your server), so you can experiment with and test your database application with no risk (this trial version is fully functional, but the server will disconnect after 30 minutes). You can donwload the Dataworx P3K free trial separately here.
A single license (PC-DATP3K-1) for DataWorx P3K Server Software for Windows allows a single Productivity2000 PLC to retrieve, add, delete and update data records in a standard database. Supports connection to a Microsoft Access, SQL Server or ODBC Servers.
An unlimited license (PC-DATP3K-UN) for DataWorx P3K Server Software for Windows allows an unlimited number of Productivity2000 PLCs to retrieve, add, delete and update data records in a standard database. Supports connection to a Microsoft Access, SQL Server or ODBC Servers.
Both packages include software and manual on CD-ROM, 32-bit application, Windows 2000, Windows XP (Pro or Home) or Windows Vista (Home, Basic & Premium, 32-bit & 64-bit) recommended. There is also an upgrade available from the single to the unlimited versions: PC-DATP3K-UPG - $500
Have you ever felt unproductive while configuring stop bits, parity, or baud rates in order to connect to a programmable controller? The Productivity2000 uses USB programming for true plug-and-play functionality. Plug in your USB cable and move on to the productive activities like configuration and programming.
You can program across Ethernet as well, but we wanted Productivity2000 to have a fast reliable way to get started. When combined with auto-discovery of I/O modules, the USB plug-and-play capability helps you be productive right away.
Take a look at our video "Program-ready in minutes".
The Productivity Suite programming software supports both USB programming and Ethernet Programming. The PLC Connections dialog box (shown below) allows you to connect to any PLC on your network for programming or data monitoring operations. The PLC Connections dialog even dispays PLCs that are on other subnets, and will allow you to change the IP address and name of those PLCs so that you can connect to and program those as well. The "Blink CPU Display" buttons are a great way to make sure you are connected to the intended PLC, before risking a program transfer.