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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.
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
Need to secure your Productivity2000? Enable the two security options, and create the desired user accounts. You can allow users to read the project and monitor data only, and/or allow them to transfer projects into the PLC (make changes). Manage the user accounts independently, or quickly turn the security levels on and off globally for all users.
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.
Track up to 64 tags at a time and save the data to the removeable micro-SD card housed in the CPU. Capture up to 32GB of data either periodically (minute, hour, day, week, etc.) or when certain events occur. Scheduling and setup is done with the easy-to-use Data Logger configuration tool in the software (shown below). Log tag data, system errors and system events which can be used to track efficiency and performance, troubleshoot reoccurring or intermittent faults, and predict future breakdowns.
You can also access your log data securely from any connected web browser via the built-in web server!
Flash devices can also be used to upload or download a project to/from a Productivity2000 without having a PC present. This feature is great for updating remotely located PLCs - just send your project on a Flash devices to any factory in the world, and the controller can be updated with the most current project.
While microSD cards are readily available from many sources, AutomationDirect sells this model (Part Number: MICSD-16G), which offers extended vibration and temperature specs for $25.50 . Please understand that AutomationDirect cannot guarantee compatibility with all Flash devices on the market.