PLC vs Industrial Arduino: What to Know for the PLC Guru – (VID-PA-0003)
– The Productivity®Open is an Industrial Arduino compatible control platform. This new take on the Arduino platform makes it possible to use the versatile open-source Arduino technology in the Industrial environment. With Arduino products entering this realm, the question will be if it can replace a PLC. This is a thought-provoking topic and not one that should not be taken lightly.

When comparing a PLC vs Arduino there are some concerns that you should be aware of. This video will detail some of the differences in the platforms and help the viewer see some methods to get the best performance out of both.

About the Productivity Open Industrial Arduino Compatible Controller:
The Productivity Open platform allows you to use the proven industrially hardened IO from the Productivity 1000 PLC line, Industrial shields, and even use many 3rd party shields that are compatible with the MKR Arduino controller.

This open-source platform provides all the great features of a standard Arduino plus the added power and reliability of an industrial controller. The processor circuit of the P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is designed to mimic the Arduino MKRZero microcontroller. The P1AM-100 is compatible with most available Arduino MKR format shields, and/or the industrially-hardened ProductivityOpen shields, and can utilize most Arduino sketch programs found on open-source websites.

Using the readily-available Arduino integrated development environment (IDE), the P1AM-100 is programmed using C++ code; the ProductivityBlocks graphical programming interface uses a more visual approach that simplifies coding and reduces syntax errors.
The P1AM-100 CPU supports the full suite of Productivity1000 I/O expansion modules, including discrete, analog, temperature, relay, high-speed input, pulse-width-modulation. The industrial-grade P1AM-100 Arduino-compatible CPU is $49.00.
Priced from $32.00, available ProductivityOpen UL-certified shields include the P1AM-ETH Ethernet shield and the P1AM-GPIO general-purpose I/O shield. The P1AM-PROTO shield is also available for creating customized shields in the MKR form factor.

The Arduino-compatible ProductivityOpen Controller from AutomationDirect is cULus listed, CE approved and backed by a two-year warranty.

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Related part numbers: P1AM-100, P1AM-ETH, P1AM-GPIO, P1AM-PROTO, P1-04PWM, P1-02HSC, P1-04RTD, P1-4ADL2DAL-2, P1-4ADL2DAL-1, P1-08DAL-2, P1-08DAL-1, P1-08ADL-2, P1-08ADL-1, P1-04AD, P1-08TA, P1-08NA, P1-15TD2, P1-15TD1, P1-16NE3, P1-16ND3, P1-08NE3, P1-02AC, P1-01DC, P1-540, P1-550, P1-START, MICSD-16G, P1-01AC, P1-08ND3, P1-08TD1, P1-08TD2, P1-15CDD1, P1-15CDD2, P1-16CDR, P1-08TRS, P1-16TR, P1-04ADL-1, P1-04ADL-2, P1-04DAL-1, P1-04DAL-2, P1-04THM, P1-04NTC, P1-08SIM, P1-10RTB-1, P1-10RTB,

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