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Standard full-featured, high performance CPU with 50Mb memory
Standard full-featured, high performance CPU with 50Mb memory
Basic full-featured, high performance CPU with 25Mb memory
3, 5, 8, and 11-slot, local, expansion, and remote I/O bases
8-pt 100-240 VAC inputs
16-pt 100-240 VAC inputs
8-pt 100-240 VAC outputs
16-pt 100-240 VAC outputs
Plenty of storage for your program AND...
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 year when you made all those changes. Sure, we recommend that you keep a backup of all your code and documentation, but who hasn't been burned by this classic PLC problem?
You can install any I/O module in any I/O slot of any base in a Productivity3000 system with no restrictions. The only fixed positions are shown in the figure below; a power supply must be in the power supply slot, and one of the three controllers must go in the CPU slot. Other than this, there are no special slots or rules governing placement of your discrete, analog, or specialty I/O modules.
Both the AC and the DC power supply are powerful enough to power any combination of I/O modules in any size base.
Save time and avoid long start-up operations or other down-time related inconveniences. All Productivity3000 I/O modules support hot-swap.
Once you have determined the desired placement of the I/O modules in your Productivity3000 system, you can enable electronic keying to prevent inadvertent rearrangement or improper replacement of any I/O module.
Use ASCII communications instructions to send and receive non-sequenced String data via a serial port. ASCII communications are typically used for receiving bar code strings from a scanner or sending statistical data to a terminal or serial printer.
Send and receive non-sequenced byte arrays with the custom protocol capability. This function is typically used for communicating with devices that don't support the Modbus protocol but do support some other serial protocol.
The P3-550 CPU has seven ports available to handle a variety of communication needs. You shouldn't have to pay extra or take up valuable slots for each communication port required to solve your application. From plug-and-play programming to database connectivity, the Productivity3000 is designed to meet your communication needs.
The P3-550(E) CPUs have two built-in Ethernet ports. One connects to Remote Slave I/O racks (up to 16) and up to 32 variable frequency drives. The other can connect the CPU to HMIs, other controllers, EtherNet/IP devices, and to your factory network.
CPU programming and monitoring including:
Ethernet capabilities include:
The P3-550(E) CPU has two serial ports built in:
Both ports support:
Add up to 44 additional serial ports with SCM modules
Connecting your Productivity3000 to variable frequency drives couldn't be easier! Connect up to 32 of our GS series drives via Ethernet, and the Productivity3000 will automatically detect them. 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 (in both "run mode" and "stop mode") that can be configured for each model of drive - then it's a cinch to fill in the blanks and program your drives!
The Productivity3000 accepts USB-Flash drives and offers this easy-to-configure Data Logger dialog box shown at left. USB drives can be used to log system errors or any type of controller data. Log up to 64 tag values for up to 32GB of data storage. Capture data periodically or when certain events occur.
USB drives can also be used to upload or download a project to/from a Productivity3000 without having a PC present. This feature is great for updating remotely located CPUs - just send your project on a USB drive to any factory in the world, and the controller can be updated with the most current files.
All Productivity3000 analog modules have a four-line LCD on the front panel which provides a quick and easy way to troubleshoot many problems without needing a meter or a PC. Just as you can quickly check the front panel of a discrete module to determine the state of an I/O point, now you can check the status of your analog signals just as easily.
The LCD allows non-invasive measurements; no need to connect a multimeter in line with the analog signal (which might even affect the signal being measured). View the signal in volts or milliamps (depending on the module) or view the resulting tag value - i.e. 0-65535 (Decimal or Hex) that is being processed by the CPU.
If your Productivity3000 is on a network with an SMTP server, it can send e-mails right from your ladder logic. Embed tag data or attach data log files for even more informative messaging. The Send Email instruction makes it simple.
The Remote slave module installs in the CPU slot of the first base in each remote base group. It includes two serial communication ports (both supporting Modbus RTU Master/Slave and ASCII In/Out up to 115.2K baud rate): one (1) RS-232 port and one (1) RS-485 port. So each of your remote base groups can connect to additional serial devices. You can even program your P3-550(E) CPUs from the USB port on any remote slave; just plug in a USB cable and be productive - even in a remote location!
We strongly recommend the use of ZIPLink cables and wiring modules, which eliminate the need for hand wiring of I/O modules to DIN rail terminals. In fact, many of the Productivity3000 I/O modules do not include the terminal block for direct connection of I/O. In particular, the high-density (32-point and 64-point) modules require the use of the ZIPLink cables (there simply isn't enough room on the front of these module to terminate that many I/O points).
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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