MITSUBISHI Electric Australia will release its latest programmable automation control platform at this year's Automate Exhibition. The next generation FX3u automation solution is suitable for any industrial application - from controlling factory production lines to remote agricultural irrigation systems.
The FX3u platform will include motion control using Mitsubishi's own SSCNet technology and multiple networking capabilities including Ethernet. The FX3u is expandable up to 384 I/O points and has an optional plug-in display module.
The device offers more memory than its predecessors, with 64k steps and 128 Kbytes RAM, a 500% faster scan time than previous series and advanced functionality such as high speed counters and simple 3-axes positioning.
The FX3u introduces the new concept of a flexible configuration, offering left-hand side bus connection for direct CPU access that can reduce setup time.
"We expect the FX3u series to be very popular with system integrators and OEMs because it offers a complete automation solution for a wide range of industries including machine building, agriculture, utilities, pharmaceutical, and food processing,” said General Manager, Automation and Switchgear at Mitsubishi Electric Australia, Paul Prudhoe.
Mitsubishi Electric released the first generation FX CPU in 1981. Mr Prudhoe added, "We are very proud to be releasing the third generation FX CPU this year and expect the FX3u platform to continue the success of the series, which to date has achieved more than six million FX CPU sales globally."
The FX3u series will be unveiled at this year's Automate Exhibition at Itech Corporation's stand number B24. The exhibition is being held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, 13-15 September 2005. The FX3u series will be available from Itech Corporation. Interested parties should contact Itech Corporation on 02 9558 2700.