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Next-generation compact PLC. Medium-scale functionality provided in nano size
UL/C-UL , CE Approved
UL : Recognition(FP0 expansion units only)
32 k steps: Approx. 2.7 times bigger than our conventional model
More advanced and complex control is required for PLCs in accordance with equipment functionality enhancements, such as the support of multi-axial positioning, multi-point temperature control, serial communications, or networking. A greater programming memory capacity is thus being increasingly required, even for compact models. FPΣ V3 has a programming capacity of 32 k steps, which is approx. 2.7 times bigger than our conventional model and can accommodate an increase in the number and complexity of programs without difficulty.
0.32 μsec/step for basic instructions:
Approx. 1.2 times faster than our conventional model
Upgraded equipment also requires an increase in the operation speed of PLCs to process increased programs in addition to the expansion of the program memory. FPΣ V3 is compact in size but equipped with a RISC processor. The basic instruction operation speed is 0.32 µs/step, which is 1.2 times faster than our conventional model. The speed of high-level instruction operations, including floating point operations, is also high, reducing the total scan time.
New PID instruction (F356 EZPID) has been added.
Control data can be seen at a glance.
FPΣ V3 is compatible with the world’s Modbus* de facto standard and can serve as both Modbus master and slave RTUs, which are ideal for air conditioning or temperature control etc.
*Protocol developed by Modicon Inc., an American company
These applications are also available.
When 17 or more FPΣ units need to be linked, you can use the Modbus function instead of MEWNET-W0 to link up to 99 units. Since each FPΣ unit can be either a master or a slave, a multi-master link can be created by passing a token from a user program.
The new “MEWTOCOL Master” function is available.
The MEWTOCOL maste
r function automatically creates and transmits commands using the Matsushita open protocol MEWTOCOL. This function significantly facilitates serial communications with MEWTOCOL-compatible equipment, such as PD50, KT4H, and KW4H.
Up to 3 general-purpose serial communication ports can be used at once.
In addition to COM1 and COM2 of a communication cassette, the tool port also became usable as a generalpurpose serial port in the RUN mode. This new feature increases the number of devices that can be connected simultaneously, such as barcode readers, printers, meters, RF-ID, and wireless equipment.
Programs are copy-protected by the upload restriction setting and an eight-character password.
512 steps rewritable in RUN mode
Up to 512 steps can be rewritten simultaneously in RUN mode. The number of steps is four times larger than with the conventional model. This improvement allows efficient program debugging without stopping the equipment operation.
|Power Supply and I/O Specifications||Power supply||24V DC|
|Input||24V DC ±common|
|Performance Specifications||Number of I/O points||C32||32 points|
|Number of I/O points when expanded||C32||Max. 128 points (C32T), Max. 384 points (C32T2)|
|C24||Max. 376 points|
|C28||Max. 380 points|
|Operation speed||0.4μs/step (12 k steps : Order Discontinued),0.32 μs/step (V3 32 k steps)|
|Internal memory||Flash ROM|
|Program capcity||12 k steps (12 k steps : Order Discontinued), 32 k steps (V3 32 k steps)|
|Applied instructions||C32||216 (C32T), 216 (C32T2)|
|Operation memory||Internal relay||1568 points (12 k steps : Order Discontinued), 4096 points (V3 32 k steps)|
|Data register||32765 words|
|Special functions||Pulse catch input||8 points|
|Interrupt input||8 points|
|Analog I/O||Input: Max. 24 ch, Output: Max. 12 ch (When using FP0 analog unit)|
|Volume input||2 points|
1 ch x Max. 50kHz
2 ch x Max. 30kHz
3 to 4ch x Max. 20kHz
1 ch x Max. 20kHz
2 ch x Max. 15kHz
1 ch x Max. 100kHz
2 ch x Max. 60kHz (C16/C32/T32)
|Network function||PLC Link, CC-Link, S-Link, Computer Link, Modem, Modbus|
|Other functions||Program editing during RUN, Constant scan, 8-digit password, Floating point processing, Simple PID command, Calendar timers (when using battery)|