AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 line of programmable controllers now includes basic CPU and remote slave modules. The P3-530 CPU’s five integrated communications ports include Ethernet for programming, monitoring, and networking; a USB port for data logging; USB I/O port for up to four local expansion bases; RS-232 and RS-485 ports for ASCII and Modbus, and is programmed using the free Productivity Suite software. The Productivity3000 P3-530 basic CPU is priced at $419.
The new P3-RX remote slave module connects to a Productivity3000 P3-550 CPU module’s Ethernet port for remote I/O expansion. It features four integrated communications ports: Ethernet for connection to the Productivity3000 CPU, USB I/O port that supports up to four additional local I/O bases, and RS-232 and RS-485 ports for connecting to serial devices. The module is priced at $299.
Both are UL and CE approved and are backed with a two-year warranty.