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.
Need to secure your Productivity2000? Enable the two security options, and create the desired user accounts. You can allow users to read the project and monitor data only, and/or allow them to transfer projects into the PLC (make changes). Manage the user accounts independently, or quickly turn the security levels on and off globally for all users.
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.
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 $25.50 . Please understand that AutomationDirect cannot guarantee compatibility with all Flash devices on the market.