Start with high-density I/O modules (up to 64 inputs or outputs per module) install those in an 11- slot base, and you've got over 700 I/O in a single rack! Add up to 4 local racks to your local base group, and the possible I/O total grows to over 3,500 I/O points.
Still need more? Add up to 16 Remote Slave racks, each with its own set of four local expansion racks and the number is truly staggering - well over 59,000 I/O points.
Have you ever felt unproductive configuring stop bits, parity, or baud rates in order to connect to a programmable controller? The Productivity3000 uses USB programming for true plug-and-play functionality. Plug in your USB cable and move on to more productive activities like configuration and programming. (not available on the P3-550E CPU)
You can program across Ethernet as well, but we wanted Productivity3000 to have a fast reliable way to get started. When combined with auto-discovery of I/O modules, the USB plug-and-play capability helps you be productive right away.
The P3-550(E) CPU's lightning fast processor executes your ladder code quickly and efficiently!
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The performance benchmark used for testing the Productivity3000 includes 3 kbytes of Boolean logic, and 1k of I/O. The Productivity3000 CPUs consistently executes this test with a scan time of less than 650 microseconds.
This processing power also means that there are practically no limits on the number of timers, counters, and 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.
High-Speed Output Module 2 channels @ 1MHz/channel
High-Speed Input Module 2 channels @ 1MHz/channel
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Motion controller with up to 4 axes, 1 MHz maximum switching frequency
The PS-AMC motion controller is an ideal solution for motion control applications requiring several independent axes of motion and/or coordinated motion between some or all axes. Available in one to four axes models, the PS-AMC provides highly accurate positioning using encoder fed control (one encoder per axis). Used in conjunction with select Productivity CPUs and programmed with the FREE Productivity Suite software, the AMC can supply up to 1MHz of pulse-train command signals to servo or stepper drives for extremely responsive movements in any application.
The primary function of a flying cut-off system is to synchronize the speed of a servo-driven carriage, on which a cutting mechanism is mounted, with the speed of a continuously fed material to make a perpendicular cut without stopping the feed. These applications are used where it isn't practical to stop and start a continuous production operation.
The flying cut-off shown above employs four axes of motion, (1) a rotating pipe cutter, (2) a continuous pipe infeed system, (3)carriage positioning drive, and (4)outbound conveyor. With the PS-AMC4, all four of these axes can be easily controlled and synchorinized within the same controller, and it's only $465
Each remote I/O capable Productivity2000/3000 CPU can control up to 16 axes using four PS-AMC4 controllers each coordinating up to four axes on their own (P1000 systems can control up to 4 axes using 1 PS-AMC controller). So whether you have a single system with 4 or more axes of motion, multiple coordinated systems across your facility, or if you're anticipating future expansion, the PS-AMC is a perfect solution for your motion application.
The Productivity Suite software provides the following for the PS-AMC:
When it comes to package handling, pick-and-place or similar applications, product spacing is very important. One way to ensure proper spacing is to send the products through a smart conveyor system. With a smart conveyor, products arriving from an upstream process are brought to the right distance and phase position using several belts that are electronically coupled with each other through a PS-AMC controller. Each conveyor's servo motor will speed up or slow down to achieve the appropriate spacing between products. Four coordinated four-belt smart conveyor systems can be controlled with just one CPU.
With machinery that uses coordinated motion where one move is dependant on another, especially in situations where a secondary move can only happen once the first has cleared its path, positioning inaccuracies can cause major production loss or even substantial equipment damage. Even small fluctuations can compound and become big issues if not corrected in time. The Productivity AMC has features built-in to compensate for measurement drift and allows on-the-fly position corrections to maintain superior accuracy.
Rotary table applications are very common in manufacturing and can be used to move products into position for drilling, welding, milling, or even for simple tool changes. Behind the scenes, rotary tables aren't very complicated and can be controlled with simple index moves to index the product to the next station or to a specific station.
Depending on the number of stations, one PS-AMC4 may be all you need to handle the rotation of the table, as well as, product placement and station movements.
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One inherent problem with this type of application (as well as other continuous, same direction motion applications), is when the difference between steps/stations is fractional. If the controller doesn't account for these fractions, the system will drift. The PS-AMC controller takes this into consideration and will accurately handle fractional steps to prevent drifting over time and always remain on target.
1 - Install Hardware
Once your PS-AMC arrives, install the controller either locally to or remotely from the CPU and connect the needed Ethernet cable(s). Wire up the system, power the controllers and download the free Productivity Suite software to your PC if you haven't already. At this point, you could use the software test tool in Productivity Suite to test the hardware and verify the physical wiring, otherwise on to step 2.
2 - Configure Hardware
With the communication cables connected, and power applied, the Productivity CPU will auto-discover any PS-AMC controllers that are on the same Ethernet network. Once discovered, you can easily set the hardware parameters and modify data tags from within Productivity Suite.
3 - Set Up Motion Profile
Productivity Suite has numerous built-in motion instructions that allow you to quickly and easily configure standard motion profiles like flying cut off, rotary tables and more using simple drop-down selections. If you need something different, you can also create your own custom move profiles using the Motion Sequencer (MSEQ) instruction. Create your profile, download the updated project file to the CPU and you are done!
The P3-HSI is a high-speed (1MHz) input module that has both differential and single-ended inputs. This module accepts Pulse/Direction and Quadrature signals on each of two independent input channels. It also provides four general purpose high-speed inputs and four general purpose 5-24VDC @ 0.5 Amp outputs.
The P3-HSO is a high-speed (1MHz) output module that supports Pulse/Direction, Step Up/Step Down and Quadrature pulse outputs on each of two independent output channels. It has both line driver and open drain outputs. Additionally, it has six general purpose inputs and four general purpose outputs.
Both the High Speed Input (P3-HSI) and High Speed Output (P3-HSO) modules can be configured using Productivity Suite's intuitive function blocks. Simply define your tags for each input/output channel on the appropriate Channel (1 or 2) Setup Tab.
And with Productivity Suite's built-in instructions, like Find Home (HOME), Simple Move and Velocity Move (SMOV), it's easier than ever to program routines based on target position, target velocity, accel rate, decel rate, and more.
The Registration (REG) instruction can trigger several internal and external position based events such as the capturing of positions, setting a tag, counting events and turning on, off or pulsing an output. The action can also be delayed by a set number of pulses as in this pneumatic stamping application. The P3-HSI module is used to accurately stamp parts as they move past on a conveyor. A blank part is detected by the sensor and the instruction is triggered. The output or stamping function is delayed by the appropriate number of encoder pulses. Once the part travels to the precise location under the stamp, the pneumatic stamp is activated and the image is stamped onto the part
The Find Home (HOME) instruction initializes this pick and place application on power-up. Homing routines are used to align the P3-HSO channel position to a known real-world physical position. Choose from four preconfigured move routines and simply identify the desired speed, direction and acceleration.
The integrated High-Speed module testing tool is a great way to test your hardware, including the module, module wiring, I/O operations and connected stepper or servo (if applicable). With this simple tool, no programming is necessary to see if you are getting pulse signals from your high-speed output module.
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.
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