The P3-550E has 50MB of memory and fast scan time (266MHz processor) - this CPU does the work of at least four or five pieces of hardware compared to other controllers. With its six built-in communication ports, it does the usual CPU stuff like storing and running the program, plus:
The P3-530 CPU has a few less features than the P3-550, but it's a top performer in its own class and a great value!
The P3-550 CPU provides all the performance of the P3-550E plus a USB type B programming port.
With Productivity3000, you can get all the power you need for advanced applications. The great thing is, even if you don't need every bell and whistle, you still get an easy-to-use, super-flexible machine that costs less than most traditional PLCs.
Who wouldn't want a controller that's a communications powerhouse with seven built-in communication ports, easy local and remote I/O connection, USB or Ethernet programming and an integrated LCD display - and that's just the CPU!
With Productivity3000, we're giving you advanced features in a rugged PLC frame at a fraction of the cost compared to similarly equipped competitive products. Expansive communications capability built into the CPU is standard.
The FREE ($495 value) full-featured Productivity Suite software lets you take a test drive before you buy, plus no licenses to register, track or transfer.
It's pretty simple - install the CPU in a rack, add local and/or remote I/O, even GS series drives. There's no power budget to calculate or other restrictions - install any module in any base.
Local and remote I/O ports are built into the CPU, as well as Ethernet and serial ports for device and network communications.
Once you've connected the components, let the system auto-discover the hardware configuration and save it in your project. Modules are then electronically keyed to prevent incorrect replacement.
Programming and commissioning a system with any type of automation controller is time consuming and can be a large part of your overhead. We've created powerful processes in the programming environment to reduce your development time.
Timesavers include combined ladder logic and function block programming; tag name database for easier documentation; task management that minimizes scan time; advanced instructions that simplify complex tasks, and an exhaustive HELP file that covers both hardware and software topics.
Run-time editing, hot-swappable I/O modules and onboard program documentation are tools that help you commission and troubleshoot your system more quickly and conveniently.
Use the built-in LCD display on the CPU and Remote Slave modules for system diagnostics, configuration and troubleshooting.
The LCD interface built into each analog module allows you to view field signal levels without the hassle of an external meter.
Over 35 I/O modules capture and control a wide range of field signals.
I/O modules can be placed in any slot, in any base - no need to remember special restrictions or calculate power budgets. And for critical systems, the hot-swap feature can save you from a downtime or worse.
To make I/O wiring fast and easy, use our ZIPLink cables and connector modules.
With EtherNet/IP as a native protocol (P3-550 & P3-550E CPUs only), we make it easier to connect to your existing devices. Whether you are configuring a new application or looking to expand an existing one, we can get you connected for less. Connect to existing EtherNet/IP enabled controllers, variable frequency drives and I/O.
Connect up to 16 remote base groups from the P3-550(E)'s Ethernet remote expansion port. Each remote group supports up to four additional local bases. You could end up with over 59,000 I/O!
The convenient USB port on the Remote Slave module lets you program and monitor (P3-RS only) from any remote I/O location; plus two serial ports support Modbus or ASCII devices.
Drive-intensive applications are a snap with this remote I/O network. Connect up to 32 AutomationDirect GS series AC drives on the Ethernet remote I/O network. Units are auto-discovered when configuration update is requested - it's that easy.
The Productivity Suite programming software is available for download free of charge. Take it for a test drive before you buy or get started on your project immediately. There are no licensing fees or maintenance charges to be concerned with and any subsequent upgrades are available for free download as well. If you need assistance, the embedded help file contains detailed information on over 260 topics; also check out our instructional videos or give us a call at 770-844-4200 - we are here to help.
Download as often as you need. No license or key needed. Click here to download the free software.
As the world around us becomes more and more automated, an understanding of electrical control systems becomes more and more vital. To better serve our customers and the industry we rely on, we offer absolutely free online training to anyone looking to learn PLCs. No purchase necessary! This training covers both basic PLC fundamentals as well as specific training on the Productivity Suite Programming Software. Check out this free training here: www.automationdirect.com/plc-training