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Video - Flexible Design

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Use the technology built into the Productivity3000 programmable controller to make your job easier.

More flexible design means more choices that give you freedom to design the system you need.

The Productivity3000 CPU (just $599) or I/O base controller modules install in the controller slot of any of the available 3, 5, 8 or 11 slot bases. Over 35 different I/O modules capture and control a wide range of field signals.  Productivity3000 offers 8-, 16-, 32-, and even (up to) 64-point modules in discrete DC I/O, and 8 or 16-point AC modules and relay outputs. Analog input, output, and analog combination modules are also available - all with 16-bit resolution – and include voltage, current and temperature signals. For signal termination, use either module terminal blocks (sold separately) or time-saving ZIPLink cables and wiring modules, which eliminate the need for hand wiring I/O modules to terminal blocks.

The Productivity3000 offers both AC and DC power supplies, so you can use the most convenient power available for your system. Both supplies deliver enough current so that no power budgeting is required regardless of rack size - you can select any combination of I/O modules for each Productivity3000 rack without worrying about the size of the power supply.

You can install any I/O module in any I/O slot of any base. The only fixed positions are the power supply slot, and the controller slot. Other than this, there are no special slots or rules governing placement of modules.

Once you’ve determined placement of your I/O modules, you can enable electronic keying, which means that once the system has detected I/O placement, it will alert you if the wrong type of I/O module is inserted as a replacement.

Build systems with local and remote racks for a maximum of over 115,000 I/O points:

The P3-550 CPU has a local USB I/O expansion port built-in. This port connects up to 4 additional racks to your base rack using standard USB cables. Any size racks can be used; the use of 11-slot racks allows for a maximum of 55 modules in the local I/O group. All local I/O is updated every program scan.

The built-in Remote Expansion port on the CPU allows connection of up to 32 racks as remote slaves using standard Ethernet cables. There’s no need to buy expensive specialty modules, or take up valuable rack space. Use Remote Slave Expansion when your I/O count is very high, or when the racks must be separated by longer distances. Each remote slave I/O rack can also support up to 4 additional racks via USB connection, so a maximum I/O configuration can support over 115,000 I/O points. Remote I/O updates are asynchronous to the CPU scan.

The Remote slave module installs in the Controller slot of the first base in each remote group. It includes a 4x10 character programmable LCD for system and user-defined messages and alarms; an Ethernet port for connecting the remote slave to the CPU; Two serial communication ports supporting Modbus RTU and ASCII that allow each of your remote base groups to connect to additional serial devices; and Two USB ports -  one for Expansion I/O, one for programming. Just plug in a USB cable and access the CPU program and data – from any remote location!

Once the hardware has been installed and connected to the CPU, one click in the free ProductivitySuite software will detect and auto-configure all detected I/O modules. This can save you literally hours or even days of setup time. Or, configure the system offline by dragging and dropping bases and modules.

Drive-intensive applications are a snap - connect up to 64 GS or DuraPulse AC drives to the Ethernet remote I/O network. When you auto-discover and configure your drives through the software, all drive configuration data is saved with your project data and retained in the CPU, making field replacement simple and fast. After the auto-discovery process, dedicated instructions prompt the programmer with available parameters for each model of drive - it’s a cinch to fill in the blanks and program your drives!

For critical systems, the hot-swap feature can save you from costly downtime or worse. You can configure individual modules, bases or entire systems to be Hot-swappable, which can save valuable time and money when troubleshooting and repairing a system.

Most systems benefit from some form of operator interface. With Productivity3000, you can connect up to 32 C-more touch panels right to the CPU via the Ethernet network port. Or, for a more basic interface, use a serial port to connect a smaller, lower-cost C-more micro panel.

Powerful components make Productivity3000 one of the most flexible yet easiest systems to configure and implement.

Our equation is simple: Performance + Value = Productivity