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Productivity 2000 Series PLC Program Documentation


Previously we created our first program using the Productivity Suite Software and transferred this to our connected Productivity 2000 Series PLC. One of the most important aspects of programming the PLC is to document. This will aid you and your team in programming, troubleshooting, and modifying the automation control system. Your documentation should read like a book so information can be quickly obtained when required. Time spent on the PLC documentation will be priceless when you go to read your program in 1, 3, or 10 years from now. The Productivity Suite software provides several different methods for documenting your PLC program.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC Program Documentation
Tag Names and Details, Task Names and Descriptions, Rung Comments and Instruction comments are the ways that we will be looking at documenting our PLC program. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Debug Mode


The productivity suite programming software has a debug mode. This will allow you to view and control the rung execution on your ladder logic code. These programming tools allow you to troubleshoot, find, and correct errors in the PLC programming logic.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC Debug Mode
We will be adding a couple of rungs to our exiting start-stop circuit we created last time in our productivity 2000 PLC. Using the debug mode we will explain the scan of the PLC and use these tools to sequence the logic. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker Example


The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that are used to show different programming techniques. The warehouse stacker example is one of these machines. Pallets are loaded and unloaded into the stacker machine. A maximum of 30 pallets can be stored. The stacker will work as a FIFO (First In First Out) device. This means that the pallets are stored in a sequence and retrieved in a sequence.
Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker Operation
The Click PLC will be used to program this virtual 3D stacker machine. Indirect addressing (pointers) will be used to track the positions on the stacker to store and retrieve the pallets. Using the Click Plus PLC, we will connect to the warehouse stacking machine. This will be done using Modbus TCP (Ethernet) for communications. Using the five steps for program development we will show how this FIFO is programmed. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

Productivity 2000 Series PLC First Program


We will be creating our first Productivity 2000 Series PLC program. This will be done in ladder logic. The default physical IO and PLC task management will be discussed. Previously we communicated to our productivity 2000 PLC and automatically created the hardware configuration. We also set the hot-swap feature of our physical input and output cards on the controller.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC First Program
We will now write our first PLC ladder logic program in our Productivity 2000 Series controller. This will be a simple start-stop circuit. We will download and then run the program, monitoring the ladder logic using the Productivity Suite software. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Software Install


The Productivity 2000 Series PLC uses the Productivity Suite Software. The software can be downloaded free of charge. It is the full package without restrictions or limitations.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC Software Install
The latest Productivity Suite software version is 3.10.2(1). Automation Direct has put over 20 years of programmable controller software experience along with customer suggestions and feedback into this programming package. It has great features that we will be exploring as we program our Productivity 2000 Series PLC.
This is the same software that will program the entire Productivity Series of programmable logic controllers.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC Software Install
Productivity 1000 P1 (Stackable Micro PLC) P1000
Productivity 2000 P2 (Micro Modular Programmable Controller) P2000
Productivity 3000 P3 (Modular Programmable Controller) P3000
We will be installing and reviewing the Productivity Suite software version 3.10.2(1). Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

Productivity 1000 Series PLC P1-RX Remote Slave


You can add a remote PLC slave rack of productivity 1000 series modules using a P1-RX. Up to 4 remote I/O base controllers can be added to the P1000 system.
Productivity 1000 Series PLC P1-RX Remote SlaveWe will be updating our P1-540 CPU unit to a P1-550 CPU in order to take advantage of remote IO. A P1-RX remote IO-based controller will be added and configured. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!