The Productivity®Open is an Industrial Arduino compatible control platform. This new take on the Arduino platform makes it possible to use the versatile open-source Arduino technology in the Industrial environment and to advance your system for iiot.
In this video, we will cover the hardware options that are possible by using the Productivity Open Industrial Arduino compatible platform.
About the Productivity Open Industrial Arduino Compatible Controller:
The Productivity Open platform allows you to use the proven industrially hardened IO from the Productivity 1000 PLC line, Industrial shields, and even use many 3rd party shields that are compatible with the MKR Arduino controller.
This open-source platform provides all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The processor circuit of the P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller. The P1AM-100 is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and can utilize most Arduino sketch programs found on open-source websites.
Using the readily-available Arduino integrated development environment (IDE), the P1AM-100 is programmed using C++ code; the ProductivityBlocks graphical programming interface uses a more visual approach that simplifies coding and reduces syntax errors.
The P1AM-100 CPU supports the full suite of Productivity1000 I/O expansion modules, including discrete, analog, temperature, relay, high-speed input, pulse-width-modulation. The industrial-grade P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is $49.00.
Priced from $32.00, available ProductivityOpen UL-certified shields include the P1AM-ETH Ethernet shield and the P1AM-GPIO general-purpose I/O shield. The P1AM-PROTO shield is also available for creating customized shields in the MKR form factor.
The Arduino-compatible ProductivityOpen Controller from AutomationDirect is cULus listed, CE approved and backed by a two-year warranty.
Find more info on Github: https://github.com/facts-engineering/P1AM
Link to online community: https://www.automationdirect.com/P1AM-forum
Productivity Open is an Industrial rated Arduino compatible platform. Now, to answer the big question, why do you need industrially rated Arduino? First and foremost the Productivity Open IO, is designed to withstand higher voltages, industrial loads and has improved electrical noise isolation. Now, these three factors have been the main force holding back Arduino from entering the industrial realm. Then there is the professional design of the Productivity Open which allows for easy to use wiring options, din rail mounting, and an overall presentation that you can feel confident in presenting to your customers. And finally the Productivity Open modules are CE and UL certified. So not only do you get a presentable and easy to use platform, but you are also getting one that holds up to the standards in the industrial realm. This system starts with the P1AM-100 CPU. This CPU is designed to be Arduino MKRZero compatible. The beauty to this design is just how many ways you can expand and grow it to meet your system needs. You can add the industrially proven IO modules from the Productivity 1000 PLC line, and you can also use our industrially rated Arduino compatible shields or even many of the 3rd party Arduino compatible shields that work with the MKRZero form factor. Now, you can use industrial rated modules and also add specialized Arduino compatible modules to your process. Giving you the utmost flexibility that will satisfy both the Makers and the demanding industry professional. On the CPU we have a micro USB port, micro SD card slot and a programmable toggle switch and CPU LED. When you add a Productivity power supply it will attach and lock in securely using these clips. When expanding your unit with the industrially proven and certified Productivity IO modules, you can add up to 15 modules if you are using the P1-02AC or up to 8 modules if you are using the P1-01AC or P1-01DC. The Productivity expansion IO modules are all UL and CE certified and come in three categories, Discrete, Analog and Specialty modules. For discrete modules you have a full range of options that include Input, Output and Combo Input/ Output modules. Analog modules also come in Input, Output and Combo Input/Output modules with a variety of analog options. Then there are specialty modules that includes the simulator modules, the high speed counter and the PWM module. Then there are the Productivity Open shields that connect to the left side of the CPU. With an Ethernet card and also a General-purpose IO module. Also you can add 3rd party Arduino shields, by dropping off the power supply and then inserting the specialized shields to the left side of your system. These shields will need to be compatible with the MKR microconroller If you are using Arduino compatible 3rd party shields, you will need to use an external power supply. With all the ways to expand your system, the Productivity Open takes the best of the open source Arduino world and makes it possible to withstand the demanding industrial world. With a 2-year warranty, free shipping on orders over $49.00, a 30-day money guarantee, free product support and 24-hour online ordering that ships the same day, the Productivity Open truly gives you more than you pay for. If you have any questions on the Productivity Open platform, please feel free to comment below or see our online technical community. Select here to see more videos on the Productivity Open platform and make sure to select here to subscribe our YouTube Channel for new products and solutions.