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Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update

Firmware is usually PLC operating system code that is written into a read-only memory. The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) of a PC (personal computer) is a good example of firmware. It provides a low-level interface between the hardware and software. The firmware for the productivity series of PLCs must be downloaded separately from the programming software.
Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update

Previously in this Productivity 1000 series PLC we have discussed:
System HardwareVideo
Installing the SoftwareVideo
Establishing CommunicationVideo
First ProgramVideo
Documenting the ProgramVideo
Monitoring and Testing the ProgramVideo
Online Editing and Debug ModeVideo
Numbering Systems and Tag DatabaseVideo
Contact and Coil InstructionsVideo
Timer InstructionsVideo
Counter InstructionsVideo
Math InstructionsVideo
Data Handling Instructions Part 1Video
Data Handling Instructions Part 2Video
Array Functions Part 1Video
Array Functions Part 2Video
Array Functions Part 3Video
Program ControlVideo
Drum Sequencer InstructionsVideo
Data LoggerVideo
Web ServerVideo
Modbus RTU Serial CommunicationVideo
Modbus TCP Ethernet CommunicationVideo

Watch the video below to see the firmware update sequence on our Productivity 1000 Series PLC.

How to know when to update the PLC firmware?

Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update
Recently I was programming using the Email instruction in the PLC and the above error was displayed when I downloaded the programming. “Mail accounts are only available on newer firmware. Please upgrade the CPU firmware or remove the mail accounts.”
We decided to put a post together and quickly explain how to update the firmware on the Productivity 1000 Series CPU.

Productivity Series Firmware Software Download

The first thing that we must do is download the latest firmware update. This can be found on the Automation Direct website at the following location where we download the free programming suite.
https://support.automationdirect.com/products/p3000.html
Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update
Click on the Firmware Updates link on this page to go to the Firmware Binaries page of the website
https://support.automationdirect.com/firmware/binaries.html
Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update
Under the heading P Series CPU and Intelligent Modules, look for the Productivity 1000 heading. You will find the latest Firmware file under the P1-540 CPU listed. (P1-540_1.2.7.37.adfw)
Click the download now link to save the file into a location that you will remember.
Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update
We now have the firmware file we will use to update our programmable logic controller.

Firmware History

The following link will show you the firmware history for the productivity 1000 series PLC.
https://support.automationdirect.com/firmware/historydetail.php?pid=75

Updating the Firmware

Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update

Watch the video below to see the firmware update sequence on our Productivity 1000 Series PLC.

Productivity 1000 Series PLC from 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 look at Modbus TCP Ethernet communication in the Productivity 1000 Series PLC with AdvancedHMI.

Watch on YouTube: Productivity 1000 Series PLC Firmware Update

If you have any questions or need further information please contact me.
Thank you,
Garry



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