Productivity2000 offers 8-point and 16-point versions of the DC discrete inputs and discrete outputs (in sinking or sourcing), and 8 or 16-point AC modules, relay outputs and Specialty Modules (including High-Speed I/O Modules). Analog Inputs, Outputs, and Combination modules are also available - all with 16-bit resolution. Click a module below to see the full range of each type.
8 or 16 point, DC or AC, isolated or shared commons.
Prices start at $43.50
8 or 16-point; AC, DC, or Relay; sinking or sourcing.
Prices start at $44.00
4, 8 or 16-point; voltage, current, RTD, and thermocouple. 16-Bit resolution.
Prices start at $210.00
4, 8 or 16-point; voltage or current; sinking or sourcing. 16-bit resolution.
Prices start at $209.00
Combination of analog inputs and outputs on the same module. 16-bit resolution.
Prices start at $334.00
2 Channel Input &. 2 Channel Output. Both have general purpose I/O on-board.
Prices start at $210.00
4-port Serial Modules and more.
Prices start at $177.00
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)
Productivity2000 is all about productivity, even down to the wiring. Three wiring options are available to better serve the specific needs of your application. Two terminal blocks; one screw type, and one clamp type are available, as well as our ZIPLink wiring system. Why spend the time wiring each I/O point to a terminal when you can get them prewired? ZIPLink pre-wired cables and terminals not only save you valuable time but also keep your installation clean and efficient, which helps when troubleshooting, and ZIPLinks use half the space at a fraction of the cost of standard terminal blocks. Simply snap the ZIPLink connector to the I/O module, connect your field wiring to the ZIPLink terminal and your wiring job is done.
AutomationDirect strongly recommends the use of ZIPLink cables and wiring modules, which eliminate the need for hand wiring of I/O modules to terminal blocks. In fact, many of the Productivity2000 I/O modules do not include the terminal blocks for direct connection of I/O.
Note: ZIPLinks are available for most, but not all I/O modules.
ZIPLink Pigtail Cable
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 is an unbeatable value at $273.00. Its 50 MB of memory and fast scan time are just for starters - this CPU does the work of at least four or five pieces of hardware compared to other controllers. With its five built-in communication ports, it does the usual CPU stuff like storing and running the program, plus:
The P2000 PLC was designed in the USA to offer you the lowest cost of ownership in its class. Here's some proof. Compare our new P2000 PLC CPU (P2-550) to the Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC CPU (1769-L33ER).
The $3,186.02 (list price) Allen Bradley CPU offers 2MB of user memory, a 1GB SD card slot, three communications ports (serial communication is extra!) and LED on/off CPU status indicators. Of course, you will also need to purchase programming software for the Allen Bradley CPU for $914.00 (list price for RSLogix 5000 Mini Edition).
The $273.00 (list price) AutomationDirect P2-550 CPU offers 50MB of built-in memory, a removable micro SD card slot (up to 32GB of data storage and portable program downloads), 5 built-in communications ports, a high resolution OLED text messaging display with keypad, and LED status indicators also. Our USA designed programming software (developed in house) is Free ($0.00) with no annual licensing fees. Download as many copies as you want! Give it to your friends! You'll also get our Free ($0.00) unlimited phone-in technical support which has received top service awards for 15 years in a row.
Check out the price comparison chart at right to see how other components of the P2000 PLC stack up in price.
AutomationDirect's Product Development team in partnership with FACTS Engineering, one of our trusted PLC hardware suppliers for over 20 years, took advantage of years of combined experience in the North American controls market and engineered the Productivity2000's features to give you the best price/performance ratio we've offered to date.