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Mitsubishi Compact PLC

Mitsubishi Electric launched the first compact PLC on the European market. Since then Mitsubishi has become the world market leader in this sector, with over 10 million of its compact controller installations to its credit.

With their compact dimensions and low cost compact controllers have opened up new perspectives in industrial automation. Many applications for which automation was once not even an option can now benefit from the many advantages of these controllers.

The FX3U series that is now being launched worldwide is the third generation Mitsubishi Electric's extremely successful family of compact PLCs. The new flagship line once again sets new standards - and not only in the compact controllers class. The FX3U takes compact controllers into another dimension, delivering performance that was formerly the exclusive domain of larger control systems in a compact package.

The FX family now includes independent but fully mutually-compatible product lines:

Product lines

What can you expect from the MELSEC FX series?

  • Worldwide compatibility
    thanks to their wide power supply range the FX controllers can be used all Mitsubishi the world
  • Internationally approved
    MELSEC FX controllers conform to all major international industrial standards and maritime classifications
  • Flexible solutions
    the base unit can be combined with optional expansion and special function modules to configure a system that is precisely geared to the needs of your application
  • Simple programming
    complex functions can be combined and executed with a single instruction
  • Speed
    the entire FX family has always set the standards for execution speed (FX3U: 0.065µs per logical instruction)
  • Compatibility
    The lines in the FX family are different and independent products, but they are still fully compatible with one another

Product range

TypeFX1SFX1NFX3GFX3UFX3UC
Power supply 100–240 VAC/ 24 VDC 100–240 VAC/ 12-24 VDC 100–240 VAC/ 24 VDC 100–240 VAC/ 24 VDC 24 VDC
No. of inputs 6–16 8–36 8–36 8–64 8–48
No. of outputs 4–14 6–24 8–24 8–64 8–48
Digital outputs Relay, transistor Transistor
Program cycle period per logical instruction 0.55–0.7 µs 0.55–1 µs 0.21–0.42 µs 0.065 µs 0.065 µs
User memory 2k steps EEPROM (internal) 8k steps EEPROM (internal), EEPROM/EPROM cassettes (optional) 32k steps EEPROM (internal), EEPROM cassettes (optional) 64k steps (standard), FLROM cassettes (optional) 64k steps (standard), EEPROM cassettes (optional)
Dimensions in mm (WxHxD) 60–100x90x49 90–175x90x75 90–175x90x86 130–350x90x86 34–86x90x74

 

TypeFX2N
Power supply 100-240 VAC/ 24 VDC
No. of inputs 8-64
No. of outputs 8-64
Digital outputs Relay, transistor
Program cycle period per logical instruction 0.08 µs
User memory 8,000 steps PLC-Program (RAM internal), optional 16 k RAM/EEPROM
Dimensions in mm (WxHxD) 150-350x90x87
Product Categories
The new MELSEC FX3UC CPU brings greater flexibility and more performance to applications which do not have space for traditional style PLC's. Like all other members of the FX family, each FX3UC PLC consists of a fully-integrated base unit that contains all the necessary PLC components, from the CPU to memory and the I/O controller.
 

The new FX3U series is the third generation of Mitsubishi Electric's successful compact PLC family. Developed for the international market, the new controllers feature a special second "adapter bus" system, which complements the existing system bus used for expansion, special function and network modules. Up to ten additional modules can be connected to this new adapter bus.

 

While being intended for smaller systems, the FX3G still delivers a powerful combination of essential features, plus more not expected from a controller at this level. These include; a large program memory to implement sophisticated algorithms, ample space for data storage, logging or recipes, plus high speed execution to enhance system productivity. A dual bus architecture provides flexible expansion possibilities for additional I/O capacity and communication functions.

The FX1N combines the benefits of an inexpensive compact controller with the flexible expansion capabilities of a modular control system. It can be expanded for up to 128 inputs and outputs and with a comprehensive range of special function modules.The FX1N also features a powerful integrated positioning controller.

The controllers of the FX1S series deliver outstanding functionality with up to 30 inputs and outputs in a very compact package. The FX1S is ideal for applications in difficult-to-access installations and systems where normal servicing is not possible. The integrated real-time clock and maintenance-free EEPROM with capacity for up to 2,000 program steps make the FX1S an autonomous and very service-friendly system.

The MELSEC WS Safety Controller provides a cost effective way to add a safety controller capability to individual machines, or smaller scale systems. Mitsubishi Electric is proud to announce that the WS is a joint development with SICK AG of Germany, an acknowledged leader in the global machine safety industry. Its compact size insures easy placement in most control cabinets, without adding extra cost. Configuration saves engineering time by using a graphical icon based method, and program development and certification is simplified by the use of safety function blocks. For more complex needs, the WS is also scalable by simply adding additional I/O modules. Finally, integration with conventional control systems is easily achieved with the CC-Link open network connection or Ethernet.

 

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