We want the opportunity to serve anyone in need of an affordable automation solution. Whether you're dealing with tight budget constraints or you're just tired of getting squeezed for every last dollar you have, the Productivity series of PLCs has a solution for you.
With a focus on customer satisfaction, the Productivity1000 PLC was designed to provide the advanced features you need at a price anyone, not just the big guys, but anyone can afford. On top of the low-cost hardware, you also get FREE software, FREE tech support for the life of the product, FREE training and many other goodies to help you smoothly and successfully complete your project.
The Productivity Suite programming software is available for download free of charge. Take it for a test drive before you buy or get started on your project immediately. There are no licensing fees or maintenance charges to be concerned with and any subsequent upgrades are available for free download as well. If you need assistance, the embedded help file contains detailed information on over 260 topics; also check out our instructional videos or give us a call at 770-844-4200 - we are here to help.
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As the world around us becomes more and more automated, an understanding of electrical control systems becomes more and more vital. To better serve our customers and the industry we rely on, we offer absolutely free online training to anyone looking to learn PLCs. No purchase necessary! This training covers both basic PLC fundamentals as well as specific training on the Productivity Suite Programming Software. Check out this free training here: www.automationdirect.com/plc-training
The Productivity1000 requires no base or backplane and can easily be expanded with up to 15 snap-on I/O modules. The P1000 system can support up to 240 discrete I/O points or 120 analog I/O channels total. The I/O modules can be easily added or removed using the single latch mechanism on the topside of each module. This stackable design allows you to purchase only the I/O required for your particular application.
This versatility also means you can use the Productivity1000 CPU as a stand alone, low-cost data logger or protocol converter (no I/O modules).
Several expansion I/O modules are available to choose from:
Use the interactive PLC configurator tool on our webstore to quickly configure your Productivity1000 system to your specifications. Simply choose the CPU and I/O modules you require with the connection options you prefer and send the selected parts right to the shopping cart.
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Once an I/O module is installed, the P1000 will automatically discover the module and create a realistic picture of your configuration in the free Productivity Suite software. Physical I/O tags will be generated based on each module's position in the base and that's it! You are ready to program with the auto-configured settings just seconds after power-up, or you can reconfigure the setup and assign new tags manually.
The Productivity Suite software is designed to recognize any AutomationDirect GS series drive. Simply connect the drive to the Remote I/O port of the P1-550 CPU and it is discovered in the Productivity Suite software. No more searching through drive manuals to find the parameter you need, each parameter, with description, range, and value, is available in the software.
The Productivity Suite software will auto detect the Protos X field I/O system (using a Modbus coupler) connected to the Remote I/O port of the P1-550 and automatically assign tags to the installed I/O terminals. The configuration can be manually changed and it is saved within the PLC project.
All Productivity1000 I/O modules have QR codes printed on the underside of their wire covers. Scan the code with your smart phone or tablet QR app to get the latest specifications/wiring diagrams for that module.
The Productivity1000 series PLCs are designed with features you'd expect to pay a whole lot more for. Built-in data logging, tag name programming, limitless PID, web server and mobile access, plus many other advanced features are packed into this budget and space-saving PLC series.
Track up to 64 tags at a time and save the data to the removable micro SD card stored 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. Log tag data, system errors and system events which can be used to track efficiency and performance, troubleshoot recurring or intermittent faults, and predict future breakdowns.
With the P1000 CPU's integrated Web Server, you can access Data Logger files stored on an installed flash device (optional) as well as monitor system status via the (read-only) System Tags.
The FREE PAC/PLC Data Remote Monitor App allows you to connect to remote P1000 systems from a Wi-Fi or cellular network connection. The Remote user can monitor the local PLC system and user tags configured for remote access inside the tag database of the controller.
With 50MB of user memory, you have practically limitless PID functionality. The integrated PID function blocks make it easier to configure and control the process loops in your application.
The PID Monitor utility allows you to monitor your loops and tune them in real time. We also offer a built-in Auto-tuning algorithm (Ziegler-Nichols) to help give you a jump on fine tuning your loops.
The PID instruction supports either individual or cascade mode operation. It also includes a tab for configuring all of your process alarms, including Low-Low, Low, High, High-High Limits and Deviation Alarms.
Export your tag name database from the Productivity1000 and import it into C-more software to jump start your HMI development. No more digging through your notes, or hunting through your ladder logic to find the right tag name.
Connect up to 16 C-more HMIs to the Productivity1000 via Ethernet for control and visibility of your process/machine from anywhere in your factory.
Two serial ports are included on the Productivity1000 CPUs for communication to peripheral devices:
(1) RJ12 (6P6C) port for RS-232 devices
(1) 4-wire screw terminal for RS-485 multi-drop devices
These ports provide Modbus RTU Master/Slave capability, ASCII In and Out capability and Custom Protocol over Serial capability.
The RS-485 port can support up to 50 multi-drop devices (more if repeater is added to network).
Both Productivity1000 CPUs come standard with a general purpose Ethernet port and two of the top industrial Ethernet protocols in our market. Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP are a must for any up-to-date networked control system.
10/100Mbps multipurpose Ethernet port for programming, monitoring, firmware upgrades and a mixture of the following client/server connections:
A total of 128 EtherNet/IP connections and over 5000 EtherNet/IP messages per second! And unlike many controllers, the Productivity series CPUs support both Explicit and Implicit (I/O) messaging for greater functionality.
The Productivity1000 also provides a Custom Protocol over Ethernet (CPE) option which gives the user the ability to create their own communications protocol between the Productivity series CPU and a 3rd party Ethernet device via TCP or UDP.
The ProNET feature is also available and allows any P-series CPU to seamlessly share data by publishing to or subscribing to data from other P-series CPUs. Up to 32 publishers and/or subscribers are allowed per CPU.
Supports up to 16 GS series variable frequency drive connections and 4 distributed I/O racks using the Protos X field I/O system. GS Drive parameters and Protos X field I/O configurations are easily modified within ProductivitySuite and saved with the PLC project.
Productivity1000 PLCs have low-cost specialty modules to tackle specific functions that are out of the realm of standard I/O modules. High-speed input counting and pulse width modulated outputs are capabilities provided by these modules for applications that require a little more than generic I/O.
ProductivitySuite makes it easy to configure your specialty modules. Simply use the convenient fill-in-the-blank GUI to pick the functions you desire, set the scaling (standard or custom), assign the appropriate tags or create them on the fly, it couldn't be any easier.
The P1-02HSC is capable of handling input pulse frequencies up to 100kHz. Easily count and/or calculate pulse rates from dedicated inputs or encoder signals that are used in many applications including package tracking and picking systems. Additionally, there are two general purpose inputs for use as 5-24 VDC inputs.
The P1-04PWM pulse width modulation module provides four channels of sinking or sourcing 0-20 kHz, 0-100% duty cycle outputs. The varying pulse widths produced by the PWM module are seen as varying power levels to the end device and are ideally suited for running motors/pumps, controlling LED lighting, opening/closing solenoid valves and more.