Vote for the P1000 in Plant Engineering’s 2018 Product of the Year Awards

AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was selected for its powerful features, which provide cost-effective monitoring and control. Here’s how to vote for it.

AutomationDirect’s Productivity1000 PLC was announced as a Plant Engineering 2018 Product of the Year finalist in the Machine & Control category. Check out the new Productivity1000 PLC here, and please vote considering its capabilities. Voting closes January 4, 2019, with winners announced online on April 9, 2019 and featured in the May 2019 issue of Plant Engineering.

Vote P1000 Plant Engineering's 2018 Product of the Year AwardsTo view Product of the Year finalists and vote, please click on this link and register, or sign into the New Products for Engineers Database if you’re already registered. Select Product Voting and click on the Plant Engineering 2018 Product of the Year awards “Cast Votes” box, select the Automation & Control product category, and vote for the Productivity1000 Programmable Controller (AutomationDirect) by selecting the appropriate box. Be sure to click the Review Your Votes and then Submit Your Votes boxes at the bottom right of each page to complete the voting process.

More on the Finalist

AutomationDirect’s Product of the Year finalist is a robust, reliable and industrial- strength automation device. It provides extensive control, communication and data logging capabilities in a cost-effective manner. Add to that free, downloadable and easy to use software, and the future direction of control systems’ functionality, capability and availability become apparent: powerful features that are easy to access in compact form factors, all at affordable prices.

The Productivity1000 is the smallest member of the Productivity controller family. It has many features packed into a smaller, slimmer design and offered at a low price.

This compact design includes 50MB of user memory to handle complex applications. Four built-in communication ports provide easy connectivity to PCs, industrial networks and devices using micro USB, serial RS-485, serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps communications. The high-speed Ethernet port provides HMI and peer-to-peer or business system networking, along with support for EtherNet/IP devices. Data logging up to 32GB onto a separately supplied microSD card is also included.

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