Store your entire project with ALL documentation in the CPU, and never hunt for that old laptop again. You know, the only one that has the updated code from last summer when you made all those changes.
Sure, we recommend that you make a back-up, but who hasn't been burned by this classic PLC problem?
Now you can download the free software to any available PC, grab the project (with documentation) from the Productivity CPU and you can quickly be productive with any required changes, updates, or troubleshooting.
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.
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
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 $40.50
8 or 16-point; AC, DC, or Relay; sinking or sourcing.
Prices start at $41.50
4, 8 or 16-point; voltage, current, RTD, and thermocouple. 16-Bit resolution.
Prices start at $198.00
4, 8 or 16-point; voltage or current; sinking or sourcing. 16-bit resolution.
Prices start at $197.00
Combination of analog inputs and outputs on the same module. 16-bit resolution.
Prices start at $315.00
2 Channel Input &. 2 Channel Output. Both have general purpose I/O on-board.
Prices start at $198.00
4-port Serial Modules and more.
Prices start at $167.00
Avoid costly shutdowns, production losses and long start-up operations with Productivity2000 hot-swappable hardware.
That's right, all the I/O modules for the Productivty2000 are hot-swappable! When used appropriately, this capability can save time and help avoid long start-up operations or other down-time related inconveniences. Now that can make you more productive!
Of course, it's up to the system designer to determine if hot-swapping is appropriate and safe for each application.
Commissioning or troubleshooting a system can be less time-consuming if you can make program edits on the fly. Download edits to the CPU without pausing I/O updates or stopping/restarting the program. From melting rubber to making paper, you can keep your process running, avoiding downtime and product waste.