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FP-X: the advanced compact PLC

Last date for ordering: September 30, 2021.

The FP-X comes with a larger memory capacity, higher processing speed and optimized motion control signals.

Compact and powerful

Due to the screw terminal design, the FP-X can be integrated without marshalling panels. The compact programmable controller can be expanded easily by using add-on cassettes. The internal USB port facilitates the programming of the PLC, which is suitable for a wide range of applications, for example in telecontrol technology.

Overview

The new FP-X PLC series succeeded the popular FP1. With smaller dimensions, increased memory capacity, higher processing speed and optimized motion control signals, the FP-X is well suited for a wide variety of applications.

The CPUs are available with 14, 30, 38 and 60 I/Os and up to 32k steps program memory. Numerous add-on cassettes, e.g. communication cassettes for RS232, RS422, RS485 and Ethernet communication and function cassettes for analog I/Os, thermocouple, RTD, pulse I/O etc., make the FP-X even more flexible, enabling users to configure the controller to suit their application needs. No additional space is required for these cassettes: you just plug them onto the CPU. When even more functionality or I/Os are required, FP-X and FP0R expansion units can be connected.

Major functions

  • Ultra high-speed processing
    High-speed scan of 0.32µs for a basic instruction (1.9ms scan time for 5 ksteps)
  • Large programme capacity
    Programme capacity of 32k steps with a sufficient comment area
  • Great expandability with a wide variety of options
    Max. I/O expansion of 300 channels and further expansion with function expansion cassettes and expansion units
  • High security
    Program protection with an 8-digit password and a function which prohibits uploads.
  • Up to 3 serial communication ports can be used simultaneously.
    The use of a communication cassette provides up to 3 serial communication ports.
  • USB port
    Easy direct connection with a PC via a commercial USB cable (AB type)
  • Master memory function cassette makes program transfer easy while providing a real-time clock
    • Programme update in a remote location is easy
    • Periodical control and data logging possible
  • Simultaneous 2-axis linear interpolation is possible in two pairs
  • Multi-point PID control
    Sophisticated algorithm and floating-point operations enable high-accuracy PID control
  • Compatible with all FP Series PLCs from Panasonic
    The FP-X can be programmed using FPWIN Pro programming software in compliance with the international standard IEC 61131-3.

Specifications

Part number I/O Power supply Input Output Connection
Relay Types
AFPX-C14R 8/6 100 to 240V AC 24V DC Relay Screw Terminal
AFPX-C30R 16/14
AFPX-C60R 32/28
AFPX-C14RD 8/6 24V DC
AFPX-C30RD 16/14
AFPX-C60RD 32/28
Transistor Types
AFPX-C14P 8/6 100 to 240V AC 24V DC Transistor (PNP) Screw Terminal
AFPX-C30P 16/14
AFPX-C60P 32/28
AFPX-C14T 8/6 100 to 240V AC Transistor (NPN)
AFPX-C30T 16/14
AFPX-C38AT 24/14 230V AC
AFPX-C60T 32/28 100 to 240V AC
AFPX-C14PD 8/6 24V DC Transistor (PNP)
AFPX-C30PD 16/14
AFPX-C60PD 32/28
AFPX-C14TD 8/6 24V DC Transistor (NPN)
AFPX-C30TD 16/14
AFPX-C60TD 32/28

Specifications relay version

PLC Type AFPX-C14R/RD AFPX-C30R/RD AFPX-C60R/RD
Number of inputs 8 16 32
Number of outputs 6 relays 14 relays 28 relays
Output capacity 2A 2A 2A
Digital I/Os (max.) 336 352 382
Analogue I/Os (max.) 26
Processing speed 0.32µs/step (basic instruction)
Memory  
Memory type Built-in Flash-ROM
Programme capacity C14R: 16k steps, C30R/C60R: 32k steps
Data register C14R: 12285 words, C30R/C60R: 32765 words
Special functions  
High-speed counter Input of main unit: 1-phase: 8 ch, 10kHz each;  2-phase: 4 ch, 5kHz each
Input of pulse I/O cassette: 1-phase: 2 ch: 80kHz each, 4 ch: 50kHz each; 2-phase: 1 ch: 30kHz each, 2 ch: 25kHz each
Pulse output / PWM output With 1 ch: 100kHz, with 2 ch: 80kHz each, PWM: 1.5Hz to 41.7kHz
Serial interfaces Up to 3 serial interfaces, C30R/C60R also USB port
Real-time clock Available when AFPX-MRTC installed
Other functions Password (4 digits, 8 digits), upload protection, comment storage (328kByte)
Operating voltage range

AFPX-C14R/ -C30R/ -C60R: 85 to 264V AC

AFPX-C14RD/ -C30RD/ -C60RD: 20.4 to 28.8V DC

Specifications transistor version

PLC Type AFPX-C14P/PD AFPX-C30P/PD AFPX-C60P/PD
Number of inputs 8 16 32
Number of outputs 6 transistors 14 transistors 28 transistors
Output capacity 0.5A 0.5A 0.5A
Digital I/Os (max.) 336 352 382
Analogue I/Os (max.) 26
Processing speed 0.32µs/step (basic instruction)
Memory  
Memory type Built-in Flash-ROM
Programme capacity C14R: 16k steps, C30R/C60R: 32k steps
Data register C14R: 12285 words, C30R/C60R: 32765 words
Special functions  
High-speed counter Single-phase 8 ch: 4 x 50kHz + 4 x 10kHz; 2-phase 4 ch: 4 x 10kHz; Pulse I/O cassette cannot be installed
Pulse output / PWM output

100kHz x 2 ch + 20kHz x 2 ch

PWM: 1.5Hz to 41.7kHz

Serial interfaces Up to 3 serial interfaces, C30R/C60R also USB port
Real-time clock Available when AFPX-MRTC installed
Other functions Password (4 digits, 8 digits), upload protection, comment storage (328kByte)
Operating voltage range AFPX-C14P/-C30P/-C60P: 85 to 264V AC; AFPX-C14PD/-C30PD/-C60PD: 20.4 to 28.8V DC

Expansion modules

All FP-X CPUs can be expanded by up to 3 FP0 expansion units via an adapter. Additionally, the number of I/Os or fuctions can be expanded by using special add-on expansion cassettes. The maximum number of I/O points can be achieved as follows:

  • Without FP0 adapter: CPU + 8 FP-X expansion units + 3 expansion cassettes
  • With FP0 adapter: CPU + 7 FP-X expansion units + 3 FP0 expansion units + 3 cassettes

Communication cassettes

Compact PLC FP-X communication cassettes
  • AFPX-COM1: RS232C 1 channel (non-insulated)
  • AFPX-COM2: RS232C 2 channel (non-insulated)
  • AFPX-COM3: RS485 / RS422 selectable 1 channel (insulated)
  • AFPX-COM4: RS485 1 channel (insulated) + RS232C 1 channel (non-insulated)
  • AFPX-COM5: RS232C 1 channel + Ethernet 1 channel
  • AFPX-COM6: RS485 2 channel (insulated)

Function cassettes

Compact PLC FP-X function cassettes
  • AFPX-IN8: 8 inputs 24V DC
  • AFPX-TR8: 8 outputs, transistor NPN 0,3A
  • AFPX-TR6P: 6 outputs, transistor PNP 0,5A
  • AFPX-AD2: 2 inputs (non-insulated) 0-10V, 0-20mA
  • AFPX-PLS: 2 high speed counter inputs + 1 pulse output
  • AFPX-MRTC: Master memory and RTC
  • AFPX-IN4T3: 4 inputs, 3 outputs transistor NPN, 0.3A
  • AFPX-DA2: 2 analog outputs (insulated) 0-10V, 0-20mA
  • AFPX-A21: 2 inputs (insulated) 0-5V, 0-10V, 0-20mA; 1 output (insulated) 0-10V, 0-20mA
  • AFPX-TC2: 2 thermocouple inputs (insulated) K/J type
  • AFPX-RTD2: 2-channel RTD inputs (insulated), Pt100 (-200ºC to 850ºC)

FP0 expansion unit connection adapter

Compact PLC FP-X FP0 expansion unit connection adapter
  • AFPX-EFP0: all FP-X CPUs can be expanded by up to 3 FP0 expansion units by using the AFPX-EFP0

Downloads

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PDF 072 Industrie 4.0 mit OPC UA über die Bediengeräte der HM Serie Data sheet, Technical information 117.9 KB 28.01.2018 German
PDF 072 Industry 4.0 with OPC UA over the operator panel series HM Data sheet, Technical information 115.5 KB 28.01.2018 English
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PDF Catálogo Resumen Autómatas Programables Catalogue, Shortform 4.6 MB 28.01.2020 Spanish
ZIP Communication Cassette (AFPX-COM5) Firmware Ver. 1.10 Software 673.6 KB 01.04.2011 English
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PDF Data sheet MF20MD, Connector screw terminal 20 pins Data sheet 329.8 KB 04.06.2018 English
PDF Datenblatt AFPC10PINS, 8-fach Klemmen-Terminal Data sheet 492.5 KB 04.06.2018 German
PDF Datenblatt AFPRT8, 8-fach Relais-Terminal mit Wechselkontakten Data sheet 264.8 KB 04.06.2018 German
PDF Datenblatt MF20MD, Klemmenterminal mit 20 Schraubklemmen Data sheet 334.3 KB 04.06.2018 German
ZIP FP Loader Version 2.50: A software tool designed to download program files created with F… Software 327.2 KB 21.06.2011 English
PDF FP Modem-56k RS232C Cable for FP Series PLC COM Port with 9-pin Sub-D connector, 0.5m, CA… CAD, Cable drawing 56.4 KB 27.06.2005 English
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PDF FP Serie Controllori Programmabili Catalogue, Shortform 13.4 MB Italian
ZIP FP Series Programming Manual Manual 9.1 MB 01.08.2011 English
PDF FP-X Autómata Programable Data sheet 2.6 MB 01.12.2011 Spanish
PDF FP-X Benutzerhandbuch (FPWIN Pro), ACGM0409V3.1DE Manual 9.2 MB 01.04.2015 German
PDF FP-X Controllori programmabili Data sheet 5.1 MB Italian
PDF FP-X Ethernet Communication Manual 2.3 MB 01.02.2010 English
PDF FP-X Manual de Hardware Manual 4.2 MB 01.02.2000 Spanish
PDF FP-X Manual de Usario, ACGM0409V3ES Manual 9 MB 01.02.2015 Spanish
ZIP FP-X Manuale Hardware Manual 3.4 MB 01.04.2012 Italian
ZIP FP-X Manuel d'utilisation Manual 20.5 MB 01.08.2011 French
PDF FP-X Manuel de l'Utilisateur, ACGM0409V3FR Manual 13.3 MB 01.02.2015 French
PDF FP-X User's Manual (FPWIN Pro), ACGM0409V3.1EN Manual 9.2 MB 01.04.2015 English
PDF FP-X User's Manual, ARCT1F409E10 Manual 23.1 MB 01.07.2013 English
PDF FP-X User’s Manual (FPWIN GR), WUME-FP-X01 Manual 23.7 MB 13.03.2020 English
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PDF GPRS Einsteigerset Flyer 854 KB German
PDF Kit de Iniciación PLC/Pantalla (FP-X) Flyer 379.2 KB Spanish
PDF Kommunikationskabel zwischen PC (RS232C) und FP0/FPX/FPG (Sigma) COM Port, AFB85D018 CAD, Cable drawing 237.6 KB 23.04.1999 German
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ZIP Motion Control Library for MINAS LIQI / A5 / A6 Series, Pulse Output Control with compact… Software, Library 1.3 MB 12.12.2017 English
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PDF PLC/HMI Starter Kit (FP-X) Flyer 307.3 KB 24.06.2015 English
PDF Programming cable for FP and GT series (MINI-DIN to 9 PIN SUB-D), 3m, AFC8513 CAD, Cable drawing 35.7 KB 19.03.2007 English
PDF SPS/HMI Starter Kit (FPX) Flyer 306.5 KB 06.03.2017 German
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PDF Soluzioni Ethernet & Web Automation Data sheet 6.5 MB Italian
PDF Soluzioni per il Motion Control. Servo Minas A5, Minas LIQI e PLC serie FP Catalogue 9.6 MB 04.12.2016 Italian
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ZIP FPWIN Pro 7, full and update version 7.5. FULL: For a full version buy a license separate… Software 422.5 MB 09.09.2020 English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Jp, Kannada, Cn