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Productivity1000 PLC receives an Honorable Mention in Control Engineering’s Engineers’ Choice Awards

AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was selected for its powerful features, which provide cost-effective control of machines and processes.

AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was announced as a Control Engineering 2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention in the Machine and Embedded Control – PLCs category. Check out the new Productivity1000 PLC here, and please consider specifying it in your next application.

The Productivity1000 Aspects

2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards

The Productivity1000 PLC is a robust, reliable and industrial- strength automation device. It provides extensive control capabilities and does it cost-effectively. Add to that free, downloadable and easy to use software, and the future direction of control systems’ capability and availability become apparent: powerful features that are easy to access in compact form factors, all at an affordable price.

The Productivity1000 is the smallest member of the Productivity controller family, and it’s very compact yet highly capable. It has many features packed in a smaller, slimmer design and offered at a low price to deliver cost, time and space savings.

The impressive hardware features in the Prodictivity1000 starts with 50MB of user memory to easily handle complex applications. It requires no base or backplane and can easily be expanded with up to 8 snap-on I/O modules. The P1000 system supports up to 128 discrete I/O points or 48 analog I/O channels total while other Productivity series controllers handle 1000s of I/O points for larger applications.

The Productivity1000 is positioned well for a future in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with its four built-in communication ports including Ethernet 10/100Mbps, micro USB, Serial RS-485, Serial RS-232. This provides easy connections to a programming terminal and the various industrial networks in the IIoT and legacy devices as well. Data logging up to 32GB on a microSD card (sold separately) is also included in this slim, stackable, super compact modern PLC.

The P1000 includes free, full featured Productivity Suite PLC programming software with no strings attached. No more “pay as you go” software with an annual subscription costing thousands of dollars year after year. Productivity Suite is free software—developed and supported in the USA. For more information on the innovative and compact Productivity1000 PLC, visit

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