Productivity 1000 Series PLC System Hardware

The Productivity 1000 series of programmable logic controllers has a slim stackable super compact design. This is sometimes also referred to as a shoebox PLC because of the shape and way in which expansion modules are added. This new Productivity 1000 series PLC is the latest in the Productivity series of controllers that have hit the market.

Productivity 1000 (Stackable Micro PLC)
Productivity 2000 (Micro Modular Programmable Controller)
Productivity 3000 (Modular Programmable Controller)

These three series currently make up the Productivity Series form Automation Direct.

The Productivity 1000 series PLC provides the following features for your automation control panel.
– 50MB user memory – Can handle very complex applications easily.
– 4 built-in communication ports – Easy connectivity to your network. This would include your PC, HMI, Networks, etc.
– Data logging up to 32 GB on a microSD card
– Add up to 8 IP modules to communicate to your field sensors. This will give you a total of 128 discrete IO points or 32 analog IO channels.
– Free Software and 30 days of free training with every CPU from Automation Direct.
– Interactive PLC Configuration Tool
– Tag Names
– Auto discovery IO – Physical I/O tags will be generated based on each module’s position in the base. You can also reconfigure the setup and assign new tags manually.
– I/O Modules have QR codes under the wiring cover. This can be scanned so you can have the latest specifications / wiring diagrams for the module.
– Limitless PID – Auto tuning – Individual or Cascade Mode – etc
– Web Server and Mobile Access
– Advanced Software instruction set

We will be looking at allot of these features of this powerful controller. Let’s start by looking at the hardware.

System Hardware
CPU

The CPU (central process unit) has 50MB of user memory, four built-in communication ports, data logging and tag name programming. Some of the big features of this compact CPU are:
– Tag database and program documentation storage in the CPU
– Support four built in communication ports simultaneously
– High speed Ethernet port for HMI, Peer to peer or system networking. No additional equipment or modules required.
– Support for EtherNet/IP devices (Protocol)
– Two serial ports for peripheral device interface or controller networking. (Barcode, Temperature Process Controller, etc)
– MicroSD data logging right on the CPU

Discrete I/O Modules
Discrete input, output and combination modules are available in 8 or 16 point versions. Inputs are a blue colour on the module. Outputs are a red colour on the module. Combination modules are white on the module. Various ranges of DC/AC are available. A QR label (Barcode) is located on each module. If you scan the module the latest information is displayed for that card. This includes wiring diagrams.

Relay I/O Modules
Relay output modules (cards) support devices that operate with voltages up to 240VAC or 24VDC.

Analog / Temperature I/O Modules
Analog input and outputs are available in 0 – 20 mA, 0 -10 VDC, 4 – 20 mA, Thermocouple or Thermistor.

Interactive PLC Configurator Tool
This interactive PLC configuator tool will quickly configure your Productivity 1000 system to match your specifications.
Configurator Link

We can add our 8 IO modules to our system from this configurator tool. A bill of material (BOM) will be generated that can be emailed or exported as part of your documentation. This tool makes it very easy to document your control system.


Here is our demo unit that we configured assembled. You can see that it is just a bit larger than a light bulb.

Watch the video below to see the features of the Productivity 1000 Series PLC. This includes using the configurator tool to make our demo system. We also unbox and assemble our demo system.

Productivity 1000 Series PLC form Automation Direct
Overview Link (Additional Information on the Unit)
Configuration (Configure and purchase a system – BOM)
User Manual and Inserts (Installation and Setup Guides)
Productivity Suite Programming Software (Free Download Link)
This software contains all of the instruction sets and help files for the Productivity Series.

Next time we will install the software for the Productivity 1000 PLC. (Productivity Suite Programming Software)

Watch on YouTube : Productivity 1000 Series PLC System Hardware
If you have any questions or need further information please contact me.
Thank you,
Garry



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