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This part 1 of 2 How-To video will show you how easy it is to power up and connect up the Productivity3000 Programmable Controller. The easy setup and configuration of the Productivity3000 will help you be more productive. With no power budget restrictions and no module location restrictions, the Productivity3000 stands out from other programmable controllers.
Legacy Video Sequence Number: L-PC-P3K-002
you may have heard or read about AutomationDirects newest programmable automation controller The Productivity3000 you might ask what is it? How does it work? Will it work for my application and how much easier is it to use than a traditional programmable controller? Well, in this video we're going to show you the out of the box experience how easy it is to power and connect up to the new Productivity3000, configure the hardware and be on your way to programming your new application For this video we're going to solve a hypothetical application Our application will be let’s say an assembly machine like this one for this machine we're going to need a controller that will do all of the following support AC and DC voltage inputs and outputs isolated relay outputs, a few voltage and current analog input and output signals communicate directly with a GS-2 AC drive interface to a C-more touch panel and the entire system needs to use Ethernet connectivity okay in order to accomplish all this we're going to need the following hardware as shown here let's get started here we have all of the P3000 components in their shipping boxes Watch as we assemble the hardware prior to connecting any wires Let me make a quick statement about the terminal blocks on the I/O modules. Most of the I/O modules you'll need to purchase removable terminal blocks like this one the part number is going to be a P3-RTB they're not supplied with the modules well we did this because a lot of our customers prefer using our ZIPLink modules and ZIPLink cables so we give you the option of which route you would prefer for your application and finally because we have all the I/O modules that we require for our application in the first seven slots I’ll install a filler module in the last slot The filler module is not just for aesthetics but also helps eliminate dust and contaminants from getting into the base Okay, as you watched me put the models in the base it was simple I just pressed them into place and locked the tabs on the top and bottom I’ll show you again real quick each I/O module has a tab on the top and on the bottom just slide the module into the base and lock the tabs and if you notice the power supply and the CPU both have tabs just on the bottom and it rotates at a forty five degree angle on the top if you noticed I didn't worry about which modules I selected or which slot I placed them into that's because there's no power budget restrictions for the P3000 it was designed to accept worst-case scenarios So no more adding up power consumptions of each I/O module. The P3000 doesn't have any module location restrictions when it comes to placing the modules in the base now of course the power supply and the CPU both have dedicated slots but all of the I/O modules can be inserted in any order Now, here’s a tip. Typically you would lay out your system so that all of your discrete input modules are together and come first from left to right, then your discrete output modules, analog input, analog output, and if you had any specialty modules like high-speed or communication modules they’d typically be at the end of the base now there's no rules stating that you layout must follow this example this just makes wiring and programming and troubleshooting easier in most applications also keep in mind that the I/O modules can be hot swapped on the P3000 system and we go into more detail with this feature and other features in later videos Well, our assembly machine control system will be using a GS-Drive and a C-more touch panel That both have Ethernet connectivity it's good practice to extend both the ethernet and remote I/O ports on the CPU to ethernet switches to make it simpler to connect to these devices and future devices here we've added a couple of our stride ethernet switches and we provided twenty four volt DC power to the switches Please note that the remote I/O port Uses Ethernet connectivity Our assembly machine will be using an AC motor with a variable frequency drive so let's get the GS2 drive connected to the Productivity3000. The P3000 system has the ability to auto detect GS drives that are connected to the P3000’s remote I/O port by the way of a GS Ethernet drive module or this part number (GS-EDRV100) Here's the GS-EDRV100 module wired to our twenty four volt DC power source The P3000 has built-in software instructions that allow us to both configure and control the GS drive interfaced through the EDRV Here we connect the supplied black cable to the GS-Drive and back to the EDRV For your reference, there are switch settings and configurations that are required on the GS2 AC drive and the GS-EDRV module that we’ll cover in future videos it's a simple matter of powering our C-more touch panel with twenty four volts and connecting an Ethernet cable between its Ethernet port and the Stride Ethernet switch and the Stride Ethernet switch is connected to the CPUs Ethernet port here Okay, our hardware is configured Now we’ll apply power by wiring up a hundred and twenty volts AC to our P3000 power supply Well, we've wired up a few I/O points now to show the connectivity and how simple it is to use the programming software to identify the I/O and add them to our program well what I did is I’ve wired up a limit switch in this box here to an input module I’ve used the normally closed contact on the limit switch because I want a signal back to the P3000 when the switch is not being actuated Next I connected a stack light to one of the input models on the P3000. Again our intention in this video is to show how easy you can get the P3000 out of the box, assembled, connected and programmed. We apply power to the CPU and we connect the communications cable now if you’ve programmed PLCs in the past you’re used to having some type of proprietary or special made cable for communications well not anymore in the past few years what has been the most popular type of communications? USB I even have USB on my cheap car stereo Most new PC's have several USB communications ports Well guess what this is? It's USB Simply Connect the P3000 with a standard USB cable and it doesn't get any better than that We’ll continue with our out of the box experience in part two of this video by showing how simple it is use the software to configure the hardware And then we’ll program a simple rung using tag names thanks for watching, see you soon