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The Productivity3000 programmable automation controller (PAC) is a compact controller that combines the features and capabilities of a PC-based control system with that of a typical programmable logic controller (PLC). The Productivity3000 offers you a more powerful control solution that is easier to use and more cost effective than any control solution in the market.
ProductivitySuite is user-friendly programming software designed to allow quick and easy programming of ladder logic programs for the Productivity3000 PAC. The online help file provides information that will help you get acquainted with the software quickly.
* Built-in database connectivity
* Tag name based programming
* Powerful task manager
* Easy integration with C-more HMI
* Auto-discover I/O modules
* Auto-discover variable frequency drives (VFDs)
* Documentation stored on CPU
* Comprehensive HELP files
* Plug and play USB programming
* Ethernet programming
* Nimble math instructions
* Multi-level security options
* Run-time edits
* Application specific instructions
All right, so now that we’ve covered the histograms we can go back and take a look at our data logger. And see what kind of data we’ve got located on it. So I’m going to stop my data logging with my data view. I’m gonna’ turn my data logger off. So I’ll deselect that in the edits column go back up, send edit. and again just to give you a little bit more of an overview the dataview window you've got a few buttons across the top here if you hit select all you can see you’re going to highlight every single one of your tags so if you're working with something that you want to write the edits every single edit every single time Do a select all or you can go back and deselect the ones that you want to not select But right now we’re just going to write this one tag So we will send this edit and now that takes that one out We’re no longer logging data so i'm going to remove my pen drive And I’m going to go and use the procedure So I hit menu go back to my pen drive, my usb drive I will hit enter and I’ve got a remove at the bottom here and what this does is this ensures that when I hit enter it’s going to pop up and say remove pen drive now And that ensures that you are no longer writing data and that none of your data is corrupted on your drive. And it’s safe to remove your pen drive. so i'm going to plug this into my pc and we’ll pull up the file and see what we’ve got. All right whoo, that was fast. So we’ll jump in and you’ll see again that by default it created this logs folder on our usb drive And we’ve got two files this is the one that was created today and that’s the date month, day and then we go on to uh... the hour, minutes and seconds We will open this file It’s edge triggered forgot about that I should have set it up on one second Let’s do that Okay, all right so let's take a look at the data logger we're gonna put some data on our pen drive and we’re just gonna put the minutes and seconds on here as we discussed before The event tag is edge triggered so we're gonna create an output coil that's triggered like every second off of the one second clock. and write those to the pen drive so we will take those and we will put an output coil and log data tag and we’ll put a normally open contact with a two-second bit so every other second we’re going to log data. And we’ll transfer that and now then we’re logging the minutes and seconds to a log file on the usb drive every other second So let’s look real quick now we’ve covered the data view, data logger, PID tuning We’ve got the PID window We can cover real quick The PID instruction is setup in a tab based instruction so that you’ve got a major and minor loops and this is for a uh... What’s the word Tom? Cascaded loops Cascaded loops So with our PID instruction you’ve got a tabular system setup where that you can work with single PID loops or cascaded loops With a single loop system you've got a major setup, a major advance setup and then a major alarm. The major loop would be your single loop If you're working in your major advanced and you want to work with cascade you set cascade. Then you'll notice now that you've got your minor setup, your minor advanced, and your minor alarms Your minor loop being the uh... uh... the uh... the minor PID loop. so if we look at cascade..if we look at our PID help. A very very intuitive help file in the P3000 system productivity suite software We’ll scroll down and take a look again this goes through detailed definitions of each individual aspect of each tab and gives you the definition of what tags are valid for each individual tag location. It gives you the definitions of each one of those location and we’ll go down and take a look at go all the way through each one of the tabs for the major and minor alarms, excuse me major and minor loops and we'll get into some definition on actual PID. And you'll see that it actually gives you a diagram of your minor and major process for the PID and so when you're considering the setup for the major process you're looking at a main single loop like this and when you have a cascaded loop you're basically dropping a minor process inside of your PID loop of your main process and so that's what we're talking about when we talk about single loop operation and cascade mode operation Again the help file on... on this product is extremely extremely useful uh... we've got a lot of detail uh... all you have to do is click the help at any point and you’ll notice uh... go to the math instruction It’s very powerful in this processor you’ll notice it looks similar to your windows calculator but it allows you to to uh... just free-form enter a formula into this formula area including tag names and standard math equations and signs and so you can and you've got uh... formula entry mode and tag entry mode and you’ll notice that the tags are separated by underlines and red colored and your formula entry is not underlined and they’re color coded black. so that's how you can tell the difference between what inside of your formula is actually a tag name and what is part of the formula entry. You can do this free-form, you can type it in by hand, or you can use the keyboard. If you prefer to use typing it in by hand with your own hide that keyboard or if you want to use some of the sines, cosines, tangents a lot of the square root, inverse, a lot of options available for you Again, the help file gives you a lot of detailed information on the instructions themselves and in an application uh... example for every instruction that’s in the program If we look and see with this one it’s showing an example of taking and doing a basic temperature conversion from celsius to fahrenheit so if you're reading thermocouple value and you’re reading in celsius you can put the formula in to convert that value over. All right let's take a look at our log file data. I’m going to remove the pen drive the usb drive still on remove and hit up and go to my menu, usb enter and down to remove, hit enter now it’s safe to remove the pen drive and we’ll put this pen drive in the PC now we've got our drive folder logs file latest file now there we go, that looks better and you can see that we've got the header files, it’s got the date and the time stamps and then we've got our tag names the clock minutes and the clock seconds. And so as we scroll down every other second were taking a sample so you can see we went from one, three, five, seven, nine and we went all the way through and these are our minutes, thirty seven minutes after, thirty eight minutes after and so every other second we’re logging data And it’s just that simple, it really is. I think that's going to cover the majority of what we're going to go over today. uh... we've got a lot of options left to go over uh... but i think we're gonna cut this one off at this time and probably work on future uh... videos for you to view at AutomationDirect Please remember to come to our Web sites, the learn site, the talk site, and uh... look for new videos at all times I hope you enjoyed todays presentation See you in the future.