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All about efficiencies for your manufacturing

RoHS規格 C-UL-US CE Marking

UL/C-UL , CE Approved
CE : Excluding AFPRP2□
UL : Excluding some models

NEW August 2017 Motion Control Units have been upgraded.

  • SL-VGU1-EC, S-LINK V gateway controller for open network, and MINAS A6B will be available for slave units.
  • Available for SDO/PDO communication by users' program.
  • Available for time chart monitor (logging data for multiple axes).

NEW August 2017 - Multi-wire Link Unit has been added.

Features


Click "Move", "Collect", "Store", "Transfer" or "Check" in the below image to see the details of each item.

Move Collect Store Transfer Check Single PLC with two roles Enter an era in which you can see the “current state” of the remote site. Move Collect Store Transfer Check

Control machinery and facilities

EtherNet/IP compatibility

Models with built-in Ethernet ports add functionality to CPU unit.
Easy connection with all kinds of robots and PLCs enables control and communication.
* EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA, Inc.

EtherNet/IP compatibility

Cassette system reduces unit cost and footprint

With ease and at low cost, extend the serial communication and analog functionality of CPU units.

Cassette system reduces unit cost and footprint

* Ethernet is a registered trademark of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. and Xerox Corporation.

Moreover, when used as a serial communication unit, expansion to as many as 35 channels is possible. Reduces cost and footprint.

Moreover, when used as a serial communication unit, expansion to as many as 35 channels is possible. Reduces cost and footprint.

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Collect Collect work site information

Equipped to deal with any protocol, it can be installed in existing facilities to enable collection of information.

To enable information collection, because the FP7 can deal with any protocol for Ethernet / serial communications, the FP7 can be installed in existing facilities.

Equipped to deal with any protocol, it can be installed in existing facilities to enable collection of information.

Communicating with up to 220 equipment units

Communicate easily with many units, including automation control equipment such as PLCs and information equipment such as PCs.

Communicating with up to 220 equipment units

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Store Logs collected information

Easy multiple concurrent logging

Logging set up is done via the configuration screen.
Moreover, it is possible to keep up to 16 files concurrently active.

・Various triggers:
 periodic, cycle, bit,
startup, etc.

Easy multiple concurrent logging

Protection of log data

Diagnosis of rewrite life of SD memory card helps protect valuable information assets.

Protection of log data
* Diagnosis possible when Panasonic industrial-spec SD memory cards are used.

Use program and data register sharing to resolve data space shortage.
No need repurchase expensive upgrade models.

Use program and data register sharing to resolve data space shortage. No need repurchase expensive upgrade models.

Reference value: for 196 k steps type CPU unit (Note)

Program 234k
steps
221k
steps
196k
steps
145k
steps
52k
steps
Data
register
64k
words
128k
words
256k
words
512k
words
976k
words

Note:For data register (DT), data up to 256 k words can be backed up.

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Transfer Information can be transferred to different types of media

Information can be transferred to different types of media

Allows the PC to read the logging data in the FP7's SD memory card and to write setting values and other parameters.

Information can be transferred to different types of media

Refer to "Applications"
>>Applications

FTP(S) client function (SSL-compatible)

The FP7 can generate and write data files to an FTP server on a PC as well as read data files from the FTP server.
The sessions use SSL, protecting IDs and passwords.

FTP(S) client function (SSL-compatible)

Refer to "Applications"
>>Applications

HTTP(S) client function (SSL-compatible)

Transfer data from the FP7 to a web server for easy viewing with a browser. Send and receive data from multiple FP7 units on a schedule controlled by the FP7.
Communicate both inside the firewall on an intranet and outside the firewall to the wider world through the Internet.

HTTP(S) client function (SSL-compatible)

Allow users from around the world to access the current state of their equipment.

Allow users from around the world to access the current state of their equipment.

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Check Check information at your fingertips

Web server function

Monitor and control the FP7 without the use of custom software. Users can check the accumulated data in the FP7 with a browser.

Web server function

Refer to "Applications"
>>Applications

Check available in two Web contents

Custom Web

Screens (content) that are setup as desired by the user with Control Web Creator are uploaded to the FP7. Then, the information in the FP7's internal Web server can be monitored on a browser.

Custom Web
* Ethernet is a registered trademark of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. and Xerox Corporation.

Control Web Creator
This is a graphics creation tool that allows you to easily design Web content that is published by the FP7. You can creatively design content by arranging Web components such as switches, lamps and meters on the screen and then setting the properties. Your content will be linked to information in the PLC without needing any knowledge of HTML.
・Same style of operation as the program display image creation tool
・Components can be arranged by dragging and dropping.
・Detailed component settings are easy using properties.
・Components don't lose quality when enlarged or reduced, and you can color them as desired.
・Images can be pasted in.

Control Web Creator

System Web

This is the Web content that is contained as default in the CPU unit.
Status of the FP7 (settings, operation history, errors, etc.) can be checked.

System Web

Even without Control FPWIN GR7 ladder editing software, as long as you have a browser, you can check the FP7 status.

You can view the data register, etc., using a PC or smartphone.

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Information updates viewable in e-mail.

The managers can receive and view e-mailed malfunction notifications and daily reports of equipment operations.

E-mail sending function (SSL-compatible)
Use instructions and timings controlled by the FP7 to send e-mails on a pre-set schedule or when a pre-set condition changes in the PLC. The e-mails can have data files attached and communication is SSL-capable to protect the e-mails.

Information updates viewable in e-mail.

Refer to "Applications"
>>Applications

Motion Control of Up to 64 axes in One Unit.

A Single FP7 Motion Control Unit can Control 64 axes of MINAS A5B/A6B and 32 Virtual axes.
It is Now Easier to Perform Multiple axial Control.(Dedicated unit for MINAS A5B/A6B series)

*EtherCAT® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
  • Up to 32 synchronous groups! (32 groups of 2 axes to 2 groups of 32 axes)
  • Industry's fastest class with 0.5 ms* control cycle
  • Control system: Cyclic position control
  • Positioning table: 1,000 tables / axis

*4 axes (2-axis interpolation × 2 groups). Our company created send/receive allocation.

  • Supported Servo Motors
    MINAS A5B/A6B Series
    Panasonic Corporation
    To learn more about servo motors, please contact Panasonic Corporation.
    >>MINAS A5B Seriesopen link in new window

Operational status of motor is remotely monitored.
More powerful preventative maintenance and historical management.

Through use of Web server function on FP7 CPU unit, remote monitoring is possible of things such as torque, speed and position of the motor. Also, with inclusion of peripheral sensor, total operation monitoring is achieved.

Operational status of motor is remotely monitored. More powerful preventative maintenance and historical management.

Smooth debugging at startup.

Unit equipped with SD memory card.
Communications log can be analyzed at startup which makes debugging easy.

*When logging during operation, be aware of communication lags on the EtherCAT side when data is being written.
*Please use the Ethernet function built-in type CPU units (AFP7CPS□E, AFP7CPS□ES).

Select the functions you need and control various devices! Multi Input/Output Unit

Select the functions you need among the many available and achieve a wide range of control with one unit.

■For example

・Control possible of connected dedicated boards, custom-built jigs, and all types of sensors.

Can also be used for central control of devices with different voltage and as a converter for 5 V devices.

Capable of direct inspection in inspection lines for 5 V drive electronic components.

Accomplish motor positioning at the best price.

・Complex control achieved in one unit.

Control high-speed counter, positioning and I/O with one unit.

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