The new Mitsubishi Electric FX1S and FX1N PLC ranges will fill the functionality and pricing gap between the highly successful Mitsubishi FX0S and the top of the range PLC, the FX2N
Mitsubishi Electric the worlds leading supplier of Micro PLCs has
now extended its already formidable product range with the
addition of two new ranges.
The new FX1S and FX1N PLC ranges will
fill the functionality and pricing gap between the highly
successful Mitsubishi FX0S and the top of the range PLC the FX2N.
The FX1S offers in its extremely compact construction very
advanced functionality and a range of sizes covering 10, 14, 20
and 30 I/O models, for high-speed stand alone applications.
does not describe the FX1S's programming ability, with up to
2000 programming steps available, this powerful micro, enhances
its capacity with 114 programming commands to choose from,
allowing even complex programmes to be run.
Data handling has
never been so extensive on any micro PLC, and with up to 2000 16
bit data registers to choose from, even complicated mathematics
can be processed on this tiny controller.
The New FX1N PLC range
can be configured to handle between 14 to 128 I/O.
The users I/O
requirement is created by selecting a base unit of CPU and I/O,
and then adding expansion base units and Blocks to form the exact
PLC size they require.
The Expansion blocks also allow the PLC to
control up to 48 Analogues (including thermocouples) and be a
master to Fieldbus and Sensorbus networks such as CC-link, I/O
Link and AS-i, or as a slave device to a host of other networks.
The FX1N also has the ability to have its own multi-drop network,
where up to 8 PLCs can be connected, or if a PC is the master of
the multi-drop up to 16 stations can be networked.
With up to
8000 programming steps available, an impressive 118 programming
commands, and over 8000 16 bit data registers to utilise, the
FX1N's ability to handle not just logical control system,
but complicated mathematical and data processing, means that
there are no limits to the application potential of this
Both of these new PLC ranges offer the latest in
cutting edge PLC technology, With common features such as 60kHz
high speed counter inputs, multi-loop PID algorithm control,
integral real time calendar clocks, time channel switching, and
dedicated time management functions which allow events to be
logged, compared and actioned.
If positioning is the control
requirement, the transistor output variants of the FX1S and FX1N
can use 2 of the independent outputs as 100kHz pulse trains.
These can be used to drive servo amplifiers or stepper motors,
and with the new positioning commands, they allow positioning
tasks to be performed and complement perfectly Mitsubishi
Electric's servo amplifiers, giving an extremely cost
effective positioning system solution.
Both the FX1N and FX1S
have flexible communication capability.
Both ranges allow the
user to install additional RS232, RS422 or RS485 communication
ports, for connecting peripherals.
The additional comms ports for
RS232 can be used in 'No Protocol' mode and for RS422
or RS485 in a 'fixed protocol' mode.
With the addition
of the easy to use GX-Developer or FX-PCS-WIN programming
software, an HMI and either of the compact FX1S or FX1N PLCs, you
can achieve reduced energy consumption at a low cost for a wide
range of control solutions.
Editors Notes Mitsubishi Electric
Europe, through its Automation Systems business, provides
automation and information systems to manufacturing and process
A part of the $36 billion Mitsubishi Electric
Corporation, and one of the largest players in the industrial
automation market, the business unit has European sales of $200M.
In the UK, automation systems solutions are delivered through a
network of key distributors and Systems Integration Partners,
selected, trained and closely monitored by Mitsubishi.
leading products include FX small PLCs, A Series modular PLCs, AC
Drives, Servo Positioning Systems and Q Series Process Control
A comprehensive array of supervisory and control
software, industrial Human Machine Interfaces and fast mini
industrial robots completes the range.