Mitsubishi PLC

By: Advanced Drives (M) Sdn Bhd  25-04-2008
Keywords: Factory Automation, Plc, Control System

The compact PLC success story continues: · Mitsubishi Electric extends the FX3U series · Over eight million compact PLCs sold Ratingen, 26 October 2007 – Mitsubishi Electric announces the launch of the new FX3UC controller, a particularly compact and space-saving addition to their most powerful line of compact PLCs, the MELSEC FX3U series. At the same time, the company is also celebrating a new record: Mitsubishi Electric has now sold over eight million compact controllers since the release of their first compact PLC in 1981. The new controller has the same basic technology as the other products in the MELSEC FX3U series but it is only around a quarter as wide. The smallest base unit in the new line, with eight digital inputs and eight transistor outputs, measures just 35 x 90 x 89mm (W x H x D). Designed for complex automation tasks, these controllers are among the fastest compact PLC systems on the market, with a processing speed of 0.065µs per logical instruction. Like all the other controllers in the series, the new MELSEC FX3UC features a second expansion bus system, in addition to the standard system bus for expansion, special function and network modules. Up to six additional modules – four analog function adapter modules and two serial interface modules per controller – can be connected to this “adapter bus”, making the controller particularly flexible. A wide selection of add-on modules are available for configuring customised systems, in particular for communication and positioning tasks. The MELSEC FX3UC has very versatile communication capabilities. It can be connected to all common networks, including Profibus-DP, CC-Link, DeviceNet, CANopen, AS-Interface, Modbus RTU/ASCII and Ethernet, and it can also exchange data with up to three different devices via serial ports. A serial RS-422 programming port is integrated in the front panel for easy access, other serial ports (RS-232, RS-485) can be added with modules. The new compact PLC is also ideal for positioning tasks, with three pulse outputs and six fast counters with a frequency of up to 100kHz integrated in the base units as standard equipment. Flexible combined counter and positioning modules – all the way up to units that can control 16 servo drives with data rates of up to 50Mbps per second – can extend the capabilities of the controllers still further, so that they can even handle motion control applications. The base units are available in versions with 16, 32, 64 or 96 integrated I/Os. Expansion modules with 8, 16, 32, 40 and 48 I/Os each can increase the total number of I/Os to 256, or to 384 over networks. Ample memory with capacity for up to 64,000 program steps and a programming instruction set with 210 ready-to-use functions make programming quick and easy and speed up system deployment. The FX3UC is programmed with the GX IEC Developer software package, which conforms to the IEC 61131-3 standard. Over eight million controllers sold The MELSEC FX3U series introduced in 2005 is the latest technology generation in Mitsubishi Electric’s extremely successful range of compact PLCs. The company, which is one of the pioneers in the development of PLC technologies, launched the very first compact controller back in 1981. Today millions of controllers from the MELSEC FX family are in use in almost all industries all over the world. And this year the total number of MELSEC FX controllers sold by Mitsubishi Electric worldwide passed the eight million mark. Captions: Photo Fx3UC: Even smaller: The new FX3UC delivers high performance in a tiny package. With a program execution time of just 0.065µs per logical instruction it is one of the fastest compact controllers on the market. Graphic 8 million compact PLCs:Best seller: Since the launch of the first compact PLC in 1981 Mitsubishi Electric has sold over eight million units worldwide.

Keywords: Automation Control, Control System, Factory Automation, Mitsubishi Plc, Plc, Plc Repair, Programable Logic Controller

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