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FP-X: the advanced compact PLC

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

Name Size Date
PDF GPRS Einsteigerset 854 KB
PDF WEB Lite Basic & WEB Lite analog 194 KB 11.07.2016
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