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.
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 $26.50 . Please understand that AutomationDirect cannot guarantee compatibility with all Flash devices on the market.
The P2-550 CPU’s lightning fast processor executes your ladder code quickly and efficiently!
The performance benchmark used for testing the Productivity2000 includes 3K Boolean logic + 240 I/O points (the maximum amount of discrete I/O that will fit in a 15-slot base. The Productivity2000 P2-550 CPU executes this test with a scan time of 470 microseconds.
This processing power combined with 50Mb total memory means that there are practically no limits on the number of timers, counters, & PID loops for your application. And the powerful task management tools built-in to the software help you streamline your ladder code for maximum efficiency.
Supporting five built-in communication ports simultaneously, the P2-550 CPU handles all your communications needs without slowing the I/O throughput since it doesn't have to exchange data with separate communication modules over the backplane.
The P2-550 has an Ethernet port on-board, and EtherNet/IP support built-in - so there is no need to spend extra $ or waste a slot for Ethernet communications. And the wide variety of I/O modules , the ability to hot-swap I/O modules , and the innovative diagnostic capabilities of the analog modules assure that the Productivity2000 can handle your system's requirements for most any application.
The Productivity Suite makes mathematical operations a cinch. Simply type your formula into the formula box area, or use the calculator style keypad to enter equations. Insert tagnames wherever they are needed, and make sure to enter a tagname for the result. You can type the tagnames or use the tagname chooser to look up a specific tag and insert it. How much more productive could this make you?
In addition to the Math Instruction, the Productivity Suite offers the Data Statistics instruction shown below for calculating sums, averages, or median values or for determining the Min. or Max. value from a group of tags. Simply type or select your tags from the pulldown list, and enter a tag for the output.
There are so many time-saving instructions, and they all have one thing in common - their "fill-in-the-blank" approach makes it easy to configure even the more complex tasks that used to require a whole bunch of program code. Scaling, calculator-style math, statistics, send email, it goes on and on... Here is a list of all the instructions.
Consider these two frequent ladder logic headaches - finding a average value from a dynamic tag value or its min./max. values. With Productivity2000, you just fill in the blanks. How productive is that!
In this non-linear scaling example, the volume of the cylindrical tank needs to be determined based on the measured height of the fluid:
With the SCLN instruction it's a simple matter to enter a few pairs of values, and the Productivity2000 interpolates between the points:
Of course with this particular example additional pairs of values could be used to improve the accuracy of the conversion.