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)
Hardware setup has never been easier... or faster! Simply install each I/O module in the local or remote base(s) and it will be automatically discovered by the software. Physical I/O tags will be generated based on the module's position in the base (and the base's position in the system) and that's it! You are free to program with the auto-configured settings or reconfigure the setup and assign new tags manually.
Don't waste time laboriously entering I/O module part numbers into the system! Just install the modules in your rack(s), connect the programming cable, and the Productivity Suite software will automatically sense which modules you have installed, and configure your programming environment accordingly whenever a configuration update is requested. I/O tagnames are also automatically assigned.
Productivity PLCs even 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)
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 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.