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The Productivity2000 is AutomationDirect's newest addition to the Productivity line of industrial controllers. The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports. In this video, we show three available options for wiring to the Productivity2000 I/O hardware.
Have you seen AutomationDirects newest PLC, the Productivity 2000? Today I am going to show you one more of the cool features incorporated into the Productivity 2000 hardware. Multiple wiring options for the I/O hardware! I know you are probably going to ask: Why does AutomationDirect NOT include a wiring terminal with most of its Productivity I/O Hardware?? So let me explain: When AutomationDirect launched our Productivity3000 controller, we tried something new: We did not include a wiring terminal block with I/O modules. We found that our customers purchasing our DirectLogic hardware were tossing the included terminal blocks and opting to buy a Ziplink wiring system. Since so many terminal blocks were unused and tossed in the garbage, we tried to find ways to lower the cost of our I/O, be more environmentally friendly and serve our customers. The new method worked well for the Productivity3000, so we followed suit with the Productivity2000. Most of the Productivity2000 I/O modules do not include the terminal blocks for direct connection of I/O. We let YOU choose your method of wiring when purchasing Productivity2000 I/O hardware. There are three wiring options available to better serve the specific needs of your application. We offer two different terminal blocks; one screw type, and one clamp type. These two options both have wire strip guides printed on the top. I will quickly show how to connect to each style of terminal. If you are like most designers, you opt for the third choice: 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 cable to the I/O module and to the Ziplink terminal, connect your field wiring to the ZIPLink terminal and your wiring job is done. Here at AutomationDirect, we strongly recommend the use of ZIPLink cables and wiring modules, which eliminate the need for hand wiring of I/O modules to terminal blocks. When we started offering Ziplink cables and modules many years ago, customers would call tech support and I would always recommend the Ziplink wiring solution. Some would grumble at the additional cost but once we discussed the time of wiring up each I/O module to a set of terminal blocks on din rail, as well as the extra cost of the terminal blocks not to mention headaches if a wire was in the wrong slot or wasn't connected securely, the customers would agree, it WAS beneficial to use the Ziplink system. AutomationDirect offers Ziplinks in standard feed through terminals, Fuse, Relay and Sensor with LED terminals. Connection cables can be found in several lengths. We hope you enjoy the Productivity2000 and whichever wiring solution you choose. You can find all of the specs, information and current prices on the Productivity 2000 and parts on our website at automationdirect.com . I hope you enjoyed this quick video. Please go to our website and watch our other Productivity videos and more! Thank you and have a great day!