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Communication Unit for Open Network SC-GU3

Link digital sensors directly to open networks

Commnunication Unit for Open Network SC-GU3
CE Marking

CE Approved
CE : EMC Directive

SC-GU3 series have become compatible with LS-500 Laser Sensor.

*SC-GU3-01 was changed from shipping in February 2014.

*SC-GU3-02 was changed from shipping in May 2014.

*SC-GU3-03 was changed from shipping in August 2014.

Profile for SC-GU3-01

Features

To minimize life cycle cost

The continuously shortened life cycle of equipment has highlighted the importance of reduced costs during manufacturing and initial installation. Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX offers a line of devices, the SC-GU3 series communication units for open network, that maximize the capabilities of open networks, streamline regular maintenance and preventive maintenance, and reduce wiring and installation work. We offer solutions that minimize costs during the life cycle of equipment.

High reliability: Remote monitoringReduce installation time: Simple wiring and space-savingIncrease uptime ratio: Efficient maintenance procedures

Traceability

It is useful to keep track of the sensor configurations at equipment start-up so that failures can be quickly identified and the user alerted.

Traceability
(Note) : Maximum of 12 units in case of including the FX-500 / LS-500 series.

Remote monitoring of equipment

Since the sensor settings can be checked over the network, it is possible to minimize the man-hours spent by field workers to resolve failures of equipment or line.

Remote monitoring of equipment

Increase uptime ratio: Efficient maintenance proceduresReduce installation time: Simple wiring and space-savingHigh reliability: Remote monitoring

Streamline maintenance work

By saving the default settings as "Configuration file" when equipment was shipped out, sensor replacement can be smoothly performed by downloading via an open network. Replacement work is also easy, for sensor is equipped with connector that require no tools.

Streamline maintenance work

Preventive maintenance

Observe digital data such as incident light intensity or pressure value of sensors and graph them for preventive maintenance.

Example : Decrease in incident light intensity due to dirt on fiber sensor.

Preventive maintenance

Easy maintenance with the memory function

Store Settings of the connected digital sensors into the SC-GU3 series. Just press the “Setting extension (EXT.)” key and setting data can be transmitted and restored to original status. Maintenance such as sensor replacement can be performed smoothly. Also, the settings stored in the SC-GU3 series is checked against the settings of the digital sensors when the power is turned on. When the setting is different, memory function indicator (MEM.) will flash, and warning signal sent, preventing the equipment from operating with settings changed.

Easy maintenance with the memory function

Reduce installation time: Simple wiring and space-savingHigh reliability: Remote monitoring

Reduction in wiring, construction, and space

Installation space for slave devices is eliminated. Cascade connection is simply done with connectors so that the time taken for wiring and construction can be reduced.

Reduction in wiring, construction, and space

Space saving with open unit setting

Open unit (sensor) setting is achieved when performing the process for every 1 byte (sensor input for 8 units) in order to make the data control clear, or planning to add sensors later. In addition, the SC-GU3 series minimizes installation space by reducing space required for all I/O units.

Example: In case of dividing 16 units into every 8 units and create open unit for 3 units each.

Space saving with open unit setting

Make use of spare channels

Standard, general-purpose sensors can also be connected in cascade to the SC-GU3 series with connector input units of SC-A01, SC-A02, SC-E1, SC-E81 and SC-E82. Further wire-saving can be achieved.

(Note) Analog output type devices can be connected to the SC-A01 and SC-A02 (1 to 5 V / 4 to 20 mA)

Make use of spare channels

Models that can be connected to the SC-GU3-0□

(Use in combination with SC-71, with the exception of certain models)

Sensors capable of communicating internal digital values (Models that support optical communications)

Models that can be connected to the SC-GU3-0□ (Use in combination with SC-71, with the exception of certain models) Sensors capable

Sensors capable of communicating internal digital values (Models that support optical communications)

Fiber sensors FX-551, FX-301 (manufactured before May 2004), FX-301(B/G/H), FX-301-HS
Fiber sensors for manual setting FX-411, FX-412, FX-311 (B/G)
Fiber sensors for leak / liquid fiber FX-301-F, FX-301-F7
Laser sensors LS-401
Compact inductive proximity sensors GA-311
1-channel connector input extension unit SC-E1, SC-T1J
8-channel connector input extension unit SC-E81
8-channel connector input extension unit (without an input signal indicator) SC-E82

Sensors can be replaced easily without detaching neighboring sensor amplifiers

Sensors are detachable simply by pushing down the lever of cascading connector unit and sliding the sensor amplifier sideways. This improves maintenance.

Sensors can be replaced easily without detaching neighboring sensor amplifiers

No tools needed

Sensor amplifier is equipped with one-touch connector, eliminating the need for tools.

No tools needed

Optical communications for simple installation

the need for tools. Optical communications are used to send and receive data from the end units instead of a link cable. This facilitates easy installation and maintenance.

Optical communications for simple installation

Parallel output connector

A parallel output connector allows the output signal from each sensor unit to be captured in real time.

Parallel output connector

Cable orientation on the left side

All cable connections have been placed on the left side of the communication unit in order to make the most effective use of installation space.

Cable orientation on the left side
COMMUNICATION UNIT FOR CC-Link

Support for Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Sensor Solution SC-GU3-01

The SC-GU3-01 Communication Unit for CC-Link is compatible with Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Sensor Solution (iQSS) and can be used in combination with products that support iQSS, for example Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC series.

Support for Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Sensor Solution

Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Works utility can be used to control digital sensors connected to the SC-GU3-01.
The following functionality is supported by using iQ Works to load CSP+ data.
(Note) CSP+: CC-Link family system profile


(1) CC-Link configuration information can be used to easily check the configuration of devices connected to the SC-GU3-01. (sensor types [fiber, pressure etc.], cascading configuration, number of units)
(2) A list of sensor-specific parameter data (write / read) can be acquired and changed.
(3) SC-GU3-01 device allocations can be displayed by loading CSP+ data.
(Note) This approach dramatically reduces the need to consult the SC-GU3-01 specifications and manual.

(Note) Capabilities include easy setup, sensor monitor, parameter read / write, and backup / restore.
Requires Mitsubishi Electric’s GX Works 2 sequencer engineering software Ver. 1.492 or later.

Distinguishing SC-GU3-01 versions that support iQSS

The SC-GU3-01 gained iQSS support starting with units produced in December 2012, at which time the nameplate design was changed as shown below.

Distinguishing SC-GU3-01 versions that support iQSS

The upgraded model and older models can be distinguished by the period “.” or colon “:” after the model No. (SC-GU3-01) on the bottom right of the nameplate.

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