Create a Remote I/O rack by simply installing a P1-RX or 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.
P2-RS Remote Slave
Simply clip each I/O module into the base and power up. The P2000 will automatically discover the modules 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 Productivity2000 programming software is designed to recognize any AutomationDirect GS series drive. Simply connect the drive to the remote I/O port via its Ethernet connection and it is discovered in the Productivity Suite software. And no more searching through drive manuals to find the parameter you need. Each parameter, with description, range, and value, is available in the software. These parameters can be read from, edited, or written to the drive right from the Productivity Suite Hardware Configuration, making initial setup almost too easy! Store all of your drive parameters in the CPU for safekeeping and communicate to your drives with simple read/write instructions in the software. This can save you hours of time.
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.