Discrete and Process Automation

New motion controller, remote I/O module from AutomationDirect

23 August 2021

AutomationDirect has added PS-AMC motion controllers designed to work seamlessly with select Productivity PLCs to provide accurate, coordinated, plug-and-play motion control. These controllers are capable of up to four coordinated axes of motion per controller (PS-AMC4) with differential encoder feedback for each axis and a maximum switching frequency of 1 MHz. Up to 24 general-purpose high-speed inputs and 12 general-purpose high-speed outputs are also included.

Available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 axes models, AMC controllers are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite Source: AutomationDirectSource: AutomationDirectprogramming software, which has numerous built-in motion instructions allowing for easy configuration of standard motion profiles, including flying cut-offs and rotary tables.

The Productivity1000 remote I/O module provides a low-cost remote I/O solution for both the P1-550 and P2-550 controllers. Up to four P1-RX remote modules can be used with the P1-550, and up to eight can be used with the P2-550. That adds an additional 512 I/O points to the P1000 system, which did not offer remote expansion before, and an additional 1024 for the P2000 at a much lower cost than the existing P2-RS expansion module. All P1-RX modules and connected I/O are auto-discovered in the Productivity Suite programming software with pre-assigned tags for each I/O point that can be used right away in the ladder code or modified as needed.

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