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FP-X

High Performance, Multiple Functions, and Strengthened Lineup to Support a Wider Variety of Applications

RoHS規格 C-UL-US CE Marking

UL/C-UL , CE Approved

Features

High Performance

High-speed Operation

The 32-bit RISC processor provides the top-level processing speed in compact PLCs. The scan time is 2 ms or less for 5,000 steps*1. A high-speed PLC is indispensable for enhancing the functionality of equipment.

Large Capacity Program Memory

FP-X, which is equipped with 32k steps*2 program memory, is ideal for fully covering the increasing functions, such as communications, positioning, and analog control. The sufficient program capacity can also support future equipment modifications.

Independent Comment Memory

There are difficulties with program management on a PC, such as identifying the latest program. The use of the program in the PLC of equipment in operation is often regarded as the best option. Since FP-X has an independent comment memory, all comments can be stored in the PLC together with programs, facilitating program management and maintenance.

Maximum Number of I/O Points

Since up to eight expansion units can be connected to one control unit, the maximum number of I/O points is 300. Furthermore, with the add-on cassette and expansion FP0 adapter connected, the number of I/O points can be increased to 382.
*1 Basic instructions: 40%, Data transfer and operation instructions: 60%
*2 C14: 16k steps

Lineup

Control Unit: 18 Types

(14, 30 or 60 points) * (Relay, NPN or PNP) * (AC or DC)

Expansion Unit: 11 Types

(16 points) * (Relay, NPN or PNP)
(30 points) * (Relay, NPN or PNP) * (AC or DC)
(16 points only input)
(14 points only relay output)

 
Ry output
NPN output
PNP output
AC DC AC DC AC DC
Control unit 14 points
Available
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30 points
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60 points
Available
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Expansion unit 14 points

Available

(without a power supply section)

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16 points

Available

(without a power supply section)

Available

(without a power supply section)

Available

(without a power supply section)

30 points
Available
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97 Combinations (Number of I/O Points)

14 to 300 points

Add-on Cassette: 16 Types *3

Digital I/O, Pulse I/O, Analog I/O, Communication (RS485, RS232C, Ethernet), External memory
*3 Please read the 'Limitation of use' before using FP-X Add-on cassettes.

Network

Up to Three Channels

Three channels are available with a combination of a communication cassette (two-channel type) and the tool port. The combinations of a wide variety of communication functions can support diversified applications.

Ethernet

With a communication cassette (Ethernet type), inspection data, production data, and error information can be easily collected.

Modbus-RTU

Communications with equipment compatible with Modbus-RTU (binary), a worldwide de-facto standard, are available without programming. E.g. temperature controllers and inverters

PLC Link

With a communication cassette (RS485 type), bit data/word data can be easily shared among up to 16 FP-X units.

Computer Link

Easy communications with equipment compatible with Panasonic's open protocol "MEWTOCOL" are available without programming. E.g. displays, image processors, temperature controllers, and power meters

General-purpose Serial Communications

Commands are generated/transmitted in accordance with the communication protocol of the target equipment.
Or, nonprocedural data receiving is available. E.g. measuring instruments, barcode readers, and RF-ID

Positioning

Built-in 4-axis Pulse Output (Transistor Output Type)

The transistor output type C14 comes with 3-axis while C30/60 comes with 4-axis pulse output built-in the control unit. The multi-axis control, which previously required a higher-level PLC or additional positioning unit, or two or more PLC units, can now be achieved with only one FP-X transistor output type unit in a small space at a low cost. In addition, as this type does not require a pulse I/O cassette needed for a relay output type, other function expansion cassettes such as communication or analog input can be attached for more diversified applications.

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