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...
From plug-and-play programming to database connectivity, the Productivity2000 is designed to meet all your communication needs.
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 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!
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 P2-550 and automatically assign tags to the installed I/O terminals. The configuration can be manually changed and it is saved within the PLC project.
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/GS4) drives via Ethernet (using our GS-EDRV modules when needed), 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)
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.