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Powerful compact PLC: FP-Sigma

The FP-S (Sigma) features the very latest control technology and a compact structural design. It is able to communicate with all major factory automation products.

Outstanding performance in a compact design

Thanks to the lastest SMD technology, the FPΣ (Sigma) is very compact in size. It has the communication capability of a high-performance programmable controller. Of course, the FPΣ (Sigma) can be programmed with our software control FPWIN Pro according to IEC 61131-3 and is therefore compatible with all Panasonic PLCs.

Last date for ordering: September 30, 2021

The FP-Sigma features the very latest control technology and a compact structural design. It is able to communicate with all major factory automation products. Of course you can program the FP-Sigma using our FPWIN Pro software (conforming to IEC 61131-3), and it is compatible with all Panasonic controllers.

Other highlights:

  • Large program memory (32k commands)
  • Large data memory (32k words)
  • Efficient motion control functions
    - 50kHz fast counter input
    - 100kHz pulse output
    - convenient positioning commands
  • Fastest processing time, 0.32µs/basic command
  • Real-time clock
  • Compact design (W 30 x H 90 x D 60mm)
  • Top communication performance thanks to 3 possible serial interfaces on the CPU
  • MODBUS RTU Master/Slave standard in all CPUs

Specifications FP-Sigma

Number of inputs 16 16 16
Number of outputs 8 relay 12 transistor PNP 16 transistor NPN
Output capacity 2A 4x0.5A and 8x0.3A 4x0.3A and 12x0.1A
Digital I/Os (max.) 376 (192 / 184) 380 (192 / 188) 384 (192 / 192)
Analogue I/Os (max.) 40 inputs / 28 outputs
Processing speed 0.32µs/step (basic instruction)
Memory type Flash-ROM
Programme capacity 32000 steps
Data register 32765 words (expandable to 1024k words)
Special functions  
Potentiometer (Volume) input 2 points, resolution: 10 bits (0 to 1000) (for CT32T2, C24R2, and C28P2 only)
Thermistor input 2 points, resolution: 10 bits (0 to 1000)
(for CT32T2TM, C24R2TM, and C28P2TM only)
High-speed counter 1-phase: 1 ch: 50kHz / 2 ch: 30kHz / 3 or 4 ch: 20kHz
2-phase: 1 ch: 20kHz / 2 ch: 15kHz
Pulse output - 1 channel: max. 100kHz (x 1)
2 channels: max. 60kHz (x 2)
Serial interfaces Up to 3 serial interfaces
Real-time clock Available
Operating voltage range 24V DC (±10%)

Communication cassettes

FP-Sigma communication cassette

The use of a communication cassette provides up to 3 serial communication ports in one FP-Sigma unit (RS232 or RS485). No additional space is required for the expansion cassettes: you just plug them into the CPU.


Product number Specifications
FPG-COM1-A 1-channel, 5-wire RS232C
FPG-COM2-A 2-channel, 3-wire RS232C
FPG-COM3-A 1-channel RS485
FPG-COM4-A 1-channel RS485 + 1 channel, 3-wire RS232C

Serial Data Unit

FP-Sigma serial data unit

The serial data expansion unit is equipped with 3 channels for RS485 communication. Up to two serial data units can be connected to the FP-Sigma CPU.

  • Part number: AFPG951T34
  • Built-in function: 3-channel RS485 (insulated)

Expansion units

FP-Sigma expansion units

FP-Sigma can use FP0 expansion units on the right side. FP-Sigma expansion units can be added to the left side.

Digital I/O expansion unit

FP-Sigma digital I/O expansion unit
Part number FPG-XY64D2P-A FPG-XY64D2T-A
Input 32
Output 32
Output type Transistor, PNP, 0.1A Transistor, NPN, 0.1A
Connection MIL, 2 x 40 pins

Memory expansion unit FPG-EM1

FP-Sigma memory expansion unit
  • One unit can store up to 256k words of data.
  • Up to 4 units can be added to the CPU, enabling up to 1024k words of data to be stored.
  • Backup battery ensures that the stored data will be available for a long time.

Positioning units

FP-Sigma positioning units
  • For system integrated 1- and 2-axis path control. Maximum 4Mpps command ensures high-speed and high-accuracy positioning.
  • Fast startup of 0.005ms makes tact time reduction possible.
  • Feedback pulse count function makes outpulse pulse counting possible for encoders, etc.
  • JOG positioning control supports a wide range of applications.
  • 4 types of S-curve acceleration/deceleration control makes smooth startup and stopping possible.


Product number Specifications
FPG-PP11 Transistor output, 1 axis
FPG-PP21 Transistor output, 2 axes
FPG-PP12 Line driver output, 1 axis
FPG-PP22 Line driver output, 2 axes

Positioning units RTEX

FP-Sigma positioning units RTEX
  • For highly accurate control of network servers with an ultra-compact PLC.
  • Great reduction in wiring costs with the use of commercial LAN cable.
  • Includes manual pulser input, allowing support for precision teaching.
  • Total support from configuration and startup through to monitoring with the dedicated software tool Configurator PM


Product number Specifications
FPG-PN2AN 2 axes positioning unit RTEX
FPG-PN4AN 4 axes positioning unit RTEX
FPG-PN8AN 8 axes positioning unit RTEX

Fieldbus Slave Units

FP-Sigma Fieldbus Slave Units

Powerful, compact, modular and high performance fieldbus slave units (FSU) can be used together with FP-Sigma series PLCs. You can download slave data and convenient, ready-made function libraries free of charge.
Fieldbus slave units are available for PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen and Profinet IO. Others are planned for the future.


Name Specifications Part no.
FP-Sigma DeviceNet Slave Unit DeviceNet FPG-DEV-S
FP-Sigma CANopen Slave Unit CANopen FPG-CAN-S
FP-Sigma Profinet IO Device Unit Profinet IO FPG-PRT-S

Fieldbus Master Units for PROFIBUS DP, CANopen and DeviceNet

FP-Sigma Fieldbus Master Units

The expansion Fieldbus Master Units (FMU) allow you to integrate FP-Sigma PLCs as Master into your network with a maximum degree of flexibility. The units are available for three bus systems: PROFIBUS, DeviceNet and CANopen.

For each network type, ready-made function libraries are available for the programming software Control FPWIN Pro. These libraries drastically shorten the time needed to develop your applications, and consequently save valuable human resource costs.


Name Size Date
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma PNP, 2 axis, DVOP0983W1 73.5 KB 15.02.2011
PDF MINAS A5/A6 servo driver to FP series PLC incl. FP0H (PNP output type), 1 axis, 50 pin co… 711.4 KB 29.11.2018
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma NPN, 1 axis, DVOP0980W1 50.8 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma NPN, 2 axis, DVOP0981W1 71.4 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FPG/FP2 positioning module (line driver), 2 axes, DVOP… 61.9 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable Minas A4/A5/A6 servo driver to FP-Sigma/FP0R, PNP, 1 axis, DVOP0988W1 163.1 KB 05.05.2011
PDF Connection cable Minas A4/A5/A6 servo driver to FP-Sigma/FP0R, NPN, 1 axis, DVOP0989W1 161.2 KB 25.01.2012
ZIP FP-Sigma Benutzerhandbuch 13.9 MB 01.11.2010
PDF Slave Units for FPΣ (Sigma) and FP2 583 KB
PDF Datenblatt AFPC10PINS, 8-fach Klemmen-Terminal 492.5 KB 04.06.2018
PDF Data sheet MF20MD, Connector screw terminal 20 pins 329.8 KB 04.06.2018
ZIP FPWIN Pro projects in LD and ST code for positioning operations with a single-speed and a… 306.5 KB 01.10.2011
PDF Telecontrol: catalogo resumido 1.1 MB
ZIP FPWIN Pro projects in LD and ST code for positioning operations using the pulse output fu… 872.1 KB 01.10.2011
PDF FP-Sigma Positioning Unit Technical Manual, ARCT1F365E5 13.1 MB 01.07.2013
ZIP Fieldbus Slave Unit(FNS) Libraries for FP0H, FP2 and FP-Sigma. Supported FNS slaves are P… 835 KB 13.07.2018
PDF Übersicht Speicherprogrammierbare Steuerungen 2.6 MB 20.10.2016
PDF Data sheet AFPRT8, Relay terminal with 8 relays (2A), with LED, changeover contact 265.4 KB 04.06.2018
PDF FP Modem-56k RS232C Cable for FP Series PLC COM Port with 9-pin Sub-D connector, 0.5m, CA… 56.4 KB 27.06.2005
ZIP Control Configurator FM for integration in FPWIN Pro 7. Network Configurator including di… 45.7 MB 09.09.2010
ZIP Control Configurator PM Ver. 1.22 difference file: It is used to upgrade Ver.1.00 to Ver… 10.4 MB 01.11.2011
PDF Serie TB20 - Sistema de E/S distribuidas basadas en bus de campo 550.6 KB
PDF Short Form FPΣ (Sigma) 3.2 MB
PDF Connection cable MINAS LIQI to FP-Sigma/FP0R PNP, 1 axis, 26-pin <-> 2x10-pin MIL connect… 97 KB 03.07.2013
ZIP FP-Sigma S-Link Technical Manual 3.1 MB 01.11.2010
PDF Soluzioni per il Motion Control. Servo Minas A5, Minas LIQI e PLC serie FP 9.6 MB 04.12.2016
PDF FP Modem-56k RS232C cable for FP Series PLC COM port with screw terminal, 0.5m, CABMOD111D 63.2 KB 22.03.2007
PDF FSU-Module für FPΣ (Sigma) und FP2 2 MB
PDF Datenblatt AFPRT8, 8-fach Relais-Terminal mit Wechselkontakten 264.8 KB 04.06.2018
ZIP FP-Sigma Manual de Usuario 14.6 MB 01.02.2011
ZIP FP-Sigma User's Manual (European version) 14.5 MB 01.11.2010
ZIP FP-Sigma Manuel d'utilisation 15 MB 01.02.2011
PDF FP2/FP-Sigma Fieldbus Master Units Technical Manual, ACGM0161V0EN 1.9 MB 01.07.2008
PDF FP-Sigma / FP2 Positioning Unit RTEX Technical Manual, ARCT1F421-E6 20.5 MB 01.10.2016
PDF Brochure Automates Programmables Industriels 3.3 MB
ZIP FPGT Loader (Windows 7/8.x/10), Vers., is a utility for up-/downloading data to an… 66.8 MB 13.06.2018
ZIP Analogmodule für FP0 und FP-Sigma 1.5 MB 01.04.2005
ZIP FP Loader Version 2.50: A software tool designed to download program files created with F… 327.2 KB 21.06.2011
PDF Short Form Programmable Logic Controllers 13.5 MB 07.09.2020
PDF Catálogo Resumen Autómatas Programables 4.6 MB 28.01.2020
PDF 072 Industry 4.0 with OPC UA over the operator panel series HM 115.5 KB 28.01.2018
User library Modbus RTU - function blocks for Modbus communication with FP-G(FPG951)MCU, … 177.1 KB 28.04.2015
PDF Data sheet AFPC10PINS, screw teminal for 8 PLC outputs 376.4 KB 04.06.2018
PDF Communication cable between GT terminals and FP Series Tool port, 2m 36.6 KB 01.05.2007
PDF 072 Industrie 4.0 mit OPC UA über die Bediengeräte der HM Serie 117.9 KB 28.01.2018
PDF Soluzioni Ethernet & Web Automation 6.5 MB
PDF Fieldbus Master Units for FPΣ (Sigma) and FP2 296.7 KB
ZIP Motion Control Library for MINAS LIQI / A5 / A6 Series, Pulse Output Control with compact… 1.3 MB 12.12.2017
ZIP Motion- & Communication FPWIN Pro 7 Library for MINAS BL Series, RS485 Serial Protocol, V… 13.7 MB 08.04.2019
PDF Data sheet MF40MD-I, Connector screw terminal 40 pins 353.3 KB 01.08.2018
PDF FP-Sigma User's Manual, ARCT1F333E11 20.5 MB 01.07.2013
PDF Datenblatt MF20MD, Klemmenterminal mit 20 Schraubklemmen 334.3 KB 04.06.2018
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma PNP, 1 axis, DVOP0982W1 52.8 KB 15.02.2011
PDF FP0 / FP-Sigma CC Slave Link Unit Technical Manual, ARCT1F380E4 715.8 KB 01.07.2013
PDF Corvina Cloud. Komplett vernetzter Kommunikationsservice für die Industrie 229.9 KB 29.11.2018
PDF Datenblatt MF40MD-I, Klemmenterminal mit 40 Schraubklemmen 358.6 KB 01.08.2018
PDF Connection cable MINAS-A/A4/A5/A6 to FPG/FP2 positioning module (Transistor) , 2 axes, DV… 62.1 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Kommunikationskabel zwischen PC (RS232C) und FP0/FPX/FPG (Sigma) COM Port, AFB85D018 237.6 KB 23.04.1999
PDF Die optimale Lösung für die Vernetzung Ihrer Anlage 297.6 KB
PDF FPΣ (Sigma) Controllori Programmabili 2.7 MB
PDF Übersicht FPΣ (Sigma) 1.5 MB
PDF Programming cable for FP and GT series (MINI-DIN to 9 PIN SUB-D), 3m, AFC8513 35.7 KB 19.03.2007
ZIP Motion -& Communication Library for MINAS A5N/A6N Series, RTEX, Version, Included… 799.8 KB 12.02.2018
PDF FP Serie Controllori Programmabili 13.4 MB
ZIP FP Series Programming Manual 9.1 MB 01.08.2011
PDF FP2/FP-Sigma Fieldbus Slave Units Technical Manual 2.3 MB 01.12.2012
ZIP Motion - & Communication FPWIN Pro 7 Library for MINAS A6 Series, Modbus RTU, Version 2.1… 4.7 MB 12.02.2020
PDF Brochure Automates programmables industriels 3.4 MB
ZIP Fieldbus Master Module (FMU) Library for PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet and CANopen (FP-Sigma, FP… 124.2 KB 01.08.2008
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