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High Performance, Multiple Functions, and Strengthened Lineup to Support a Wider Variety of Applications.
UL/C-UL , CE Approved
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.
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.
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.
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
(14, 30 or 60 points) * (Relay, NPN or PNP) * (AC or DC)
(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|
|Control unit||14 points||Available||Available||Available||Available||Available||Available|
|Expansion unit||14 points||
14 to 300 points
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.
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.
With a communication cassette (Ethernet type), inspection data, production data, and error information can be easily collected.
Communications with equipment compatible with Modbus-RTU (binary), a worldwide de-facto standard, are available without programming. E.g. temperature controllers and inverters
With a communication cassette (RS485 type), bit data/word data can be easily shared among up to 16 FP-X units.
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
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
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.
|Relay output type||Transistor output type|
|Power supply and I/O Specifications||Power supply||100 to 240 V AC (AC power), 24 V DC (DC power)|
|Input||24V DC °C common|
|Output||2 A||0.5 A|
|Service power supply
(AC power type only)
|0.15 A (C14)/ 0.4 A (C30/ C60)|
|Performance Specifications||Number of I/O points||C14||Input: 8 points, Output: 6 points|
|C30||Input: 16 points, Output: 14 points|
|C60||Input: 32 points, Output: 28 points|
|I/O points when expanded||C14||Max. 328 points (When using FP0 expnasion unita and add-on cassette)|
|C30||Max. 352 points (When using FP0 expnasion unita and add-on cassette)|
|C60||Max. 382 points (When using FP0 expnasion unita and add-on cassette)|
|Program memory||Flash ROM built-in (no battery backup required)|
|Program capcity||16 ksteps (C14), 32 ksteps (C30, C60)|
|Operation memory||Internal relay ®||4096 points|
|Timer/counter (T/C)||1024 points|
|Data register (DT)||256 words|
|Special functions||Pulse catch input||14 points||14 points|
|Interrupt input||14 points||14 points|
|Analog I/O||Input: Max. 24 ch, Output: Max. 12 ch (When using FP0 analog unit)
Input: Max. 4 ch (When using add-on cassette)
|Volume input||2 points (C14/C30), 4 points (C60)|
|High-speed counter||Input of main unit||Single-phase: 8 ch x Max. 10 kHz
2-phase: 4 ch Max. 5 kHz
|Single-phase: 8 ch (High-speed: 4 ch, midium-speed: 4 ch)
2-phase: 4 ch (High-speed: 2 ch, midium-speed: 2ch)
With high-speed single-phase:
|when pulse I/Ocassette installed||Single-phase: 2 ch x Max. 80 kHz, 4 ch x Max. 50 kHz
2-phase: 1 ch x Max. 30 kHz, 2 ch x Max. 25 kHz
|Pulse I/O cassette cannot be installed.|
|Pulse output||Input of main unit||–||With high-speed 2 ch x Max. 100 kHz
For linear interpolation, compositespeed: 100 kHz
With medium-speed 2 ch x Max. 20 kHz
For linear interpolation, compositespeed: 20 kHz
|when pulse I/Ocassette installed||1 ch x Max. 100 kHz, 2ch x Max. 80 kHz||Pulse I/O cassette cannot be installed.|
|Serial interface||RS232C.RS485, USB, Ethernet|
|Network function||PLC Link, Computer link, Modem, Modbus-RTU|
|Other functions||Program editing during RUN, Constant scan, 8-digit password, Program|