The Mitsubishi FX1n Programmable Logic Controller, available from Oceania Automation , provides a simple introduction to modular micro control, offering comprehensive functionality and expansion options.
The FX1n PLC provides a number of user benefits including compatibility with other FX Family PLCs. The FX1n PLC is compatible to the FX2n PLC using most of the FX2n’s input, output and special function blocks. The FX1n PLC also shares the same programming structure as the Mitsubishi FX1s PLC. This means that users can benefit from learning and using PLC programming syntax, which results in faster programme development and reduced programming errors.
The FX1n PLC includes four different types of main units. The main units can be powered by 12V DC, 24V DC, 110V AC and 200V AC. Each FX1n PLC system can be expanded up to a total of 128 inputs and outputs with a number of special functions modules. Utilising the MELSEC-F series selection, PLC systems can be configured without error.
Implementing the multiple communication boards or BD boards, the FX1n PLC allows for up to two communication ports through RS422, RS232 and RS485. This allows the possibility of a Human Machine Interface or HMI while simultaneously talking to the programming software. GX Developer and GX IEC Developer connectability means that engineers can programme their PLCs in the tried and tested Ladder Logic and/or in the many languages available in the IEC code generators.
With a scan time of 0.55µsec/logical instruction, the FX1n PLC main units have in-built motion functions that allow the connection of the MR-C, MR-J2, MR-E, MR-J2S and MR-J3 Melservo motion systems. Built in positioning tools such as two 100kHz pulse train outputs and two 60kHz high speed counters can be used to create simple 2-axis positioning systems, linked to servo amplifiers or stepper motor drivers without the need for additional PLC hardware saving space, cost and engineering time.