PLC FP-XH Compact terminal block type controller
Compact and powerful
Thanks to the screw-terminal design, the FP-XH 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, e.g. telecontrol technology.
- Basic instruction (ST instruction): 0.04μs/step, up to 7k steps
Large-capacity program memory
- Program capacity: Max. 40k steps (for C14: 16k steps), 24k / 32k / 40k steps selectable
- Max. number of I/O with FP-X expansion units: 300 inputs/outputs
- Max number of I/O with FP0R expansion units (up to 8) and add-on cassettes: 382 inputs/outputs
- Up to 4 add-on cassettes can be added (for C30, C60)
- Communication port: Max. 5 channels. Support for up to 5 channels including 2 communication cassettes (2-channel type) and TOOL port
- Compatible with Modbus-RTU: Compatible with master / slave of Modbus-RTU, industry standard
- PLC link: Bit data and word data can be shared via connection with FP-XH (up to 16 units)
|Part number||Number of inputs/outputs||Power supply||Connection|
|Relay output type|
|FP-XH-C14R||8/6||100-240V AC||Screw terminal block|
|Transistor output type (PNP)|
|FP-XH-C14P||8/6||100-240V AC||Screw terminal block|
|Transistor output type (NPN)|
|FP-XH-C14T||8/6||100-240V AC||Screw terminal block|
|Processing speed||Basic instruction||0.04μs/step (up to 7k steps)
0.7μs/step (more than 7k steps)
|High-level instruction||0.22μs/step (up to 7k steps)
1.73μs/step (more than 7k steps)
|Program capacity||16k steps||24k / 32k / 40k steps (depending on system register setting)|
|Pulse output||Transistor output type||100kHz x 3 channels / 4 channels / 6 channels|
|Relay output type||100kHz x 2 channels (with pulse output cassette)|
|High-speed counter||Transistor output type||100kHz x 4 channels / 6 channels + 10kHz x 4 channels
(6-channel pulse output available only with 60-point transistor output type)
|Relay output type||Built in: 10kHz × 8 channels
With pulse output cassette: 100kHz x 4 channels
|Add-on cassettes||Max. 4 channels (2 application cassettes, 2 communication cassettes)|
|Others||Analog input (potentiometer input)||1 channel|
FP-XH M8N: the one-stop solution
Motion control unit and programmable controller combined in one device: The FP-XH can control up to eight axes without additional units and is equipped for high-end applications thanks to the real-time bus. The PLC can be easily and quickly integrated into a system with Panasonic servo drives without the need for additional hardware. The FP-XH with its high-precision servo drive system is already being used successfully in the manufacture of electronic components as well as in the packaging industry or the processing of food.
- All-in-one solution / no additional units required
The new FP-XH combines a compact and durable PLC with a motion controller. The all-in-one controller comprises 16 digital inputs/outputs and 4 high-speed-counter channels. This means the FP-XH does not require any additional units to control 8 axes.
- High-speed processing thanks to fast CPU and RTEX communication
The CPU processes programs ultra fast: up to 7k steps, processing a basic instruction takes 0.04μs per step and 0.22μs per step for high-level instructions. Above 7k steps, processing a basic instruction takes 0.7μs per step and 1.73μs per step for high-level instructions. The command update cycle for RTEX communication is 1.0ms for 8 axes.
- Expandable to 256 inputs/outputs with FP-X expansion units and to 338 inputs/outputs with FP0R expansion units.
The CPU has 16 digital inputs/outputs and in addition is equipped with 4 high-speed inputs. The I/O number can be expanded up to 336 I/O with the FP0R and FP-X expansion units.
- Shared memory
The shared memory can be allocated to program and data registers in three different ways. This way, it is possible to allocate for example 64k words to the data registers when there are large amounts of log data or 64k steps to the program memory when there is a large number of programs
|Program-driven setting||Initial state||Data-driven setting|
|Program capacity||40k steps||32k steps||24k steps|
|Data capacity||12k words||32k words||64k words|
- Outstanding real-time performance
The FP-XH has a real-time bus for high-end applications, the proven RTEX (Realtime Express) network with a command update cycle of 1.0ms. The PLC is both fast and cost effective as well as highly resistant to noise. Thanks to the built-in error correction function, the noise immunity exceeds 2.5kV. This makes the FP-XH compliant with IEC61000-4-4.
- Full suite of motion functions
The PLC comes with the full suite of motion functions: Linear, arc, and spiral interpolation as well as electronic gear, electronic clutch, and electronic cam function.
- Highly accurate servo system
The communication via RTEX enables cyclic position commands, absolute position commands, and isochronous transmission.
- Real time monitoring
In real time, the FP-XH can monitor position, speed, torque, and various other items. If a problem occurs, the cause can be determined quickly by reading out the alarm code.
Simple wiring with LAN cables reduces the time needed for design and installation.
FP-XH M8N specifications
|No. of inputs/outputs||8 DC inputs, 8 outputs (transistor)|
|Built-in interfaces||Ethernet port x 2, RS232C port x 1, USB port x 1|
|Operation speed||Up to 7k steps:
More than 7k steps:
|Program capacity||24k / 32k / 40k steps (depending on system register setting)|
|Data register||64k / 32k / 12k words (depending on system register setting)|
RTEX specifications: Combination of control axes
|Number of axes controlled||Max. 8 axes|
|Independent control||Max. 8 axes||Combination of independent, interpolation and synchronous controls: max. 8 axes|
|Interpolation control||2-axis linear interpolation, 2-axis circular interpolation, 3-axis linear interpolation, 3-axis spiral interpolation: max. 8 axes|
|Synchronous control||Master axis (real): max. 4 axis||Combination of real and virtual axes: Max. 4 axes||Combination of master and slave axes: Max. 8 axes|
|Master axis (virtual): max. 2 axis|
|Slave axis: max. 8 axis|
RTEX specifications: Communication specifications for motion control
|Communication port||100BASE-TX (IEEE802.3)|
|Max. cable length||200m (max. 100m between nodes)|
|Cable||Shielded twisted-pair cable (category 5e or more)|
|Connector||9-pin RJ45 x 2|
|Position command update||1ms|
|Max. number of slaves||8 slaves|
|Connectable slave||Panasonic AC Servo Motor A6N/A5N series|
|Communication mode||MEWTOCOL-COM Master/Slave, MODBUS, program controlled|
FP-XH M8N CPU
|FP-XH RTEX and motion control unit for 8 axes, memory for 24k / 32k / 40k steps (configurable), 8 IN / 8 OUT (24V DC / 0.5A), screw terminal block, 24V DC||AFPXHM8N16PD|
Control of gantry mechanism
Position control keeps 2 axes synchronous when two parallel motors drive one gantry.
- Target markets: Production of electronic devices, LC displays, machine tools, etc.
- Target devices: Inspection equipment, coaters, laser scanners, etc.
Control of cam mechanism
An electronic cam controls the slave axis in synchronization with the master axis according to a pre-defined electronic cam table.
- Target markets: Packaging industry, food/chemicals processing, printing industry
- Target devices: Rotary cutters, printing machines, inserters, etc.
|FP-X-COM1 communication cassette, 1 ch. RS232C (5 pin)||AFPXCOM1|
|FP-X-COM2 communication cassette, 2 ch. RS232C (2x 3 pin)||AFPXCOM2|
|FP-X-COM3 communication cassette, 1 ch. RS485 (3 pin)||AFPXCOM3|
|FP-X-COM4 communication cassette, 1 ch. RS232C (3 pin) and 1 ch. RS485 (2 pin)||AFPXCOM4|
|FP-X-COM5 communication cassette, 1 ch. Ethernet (10Base-T, 100Base-TX) and 1 ch. RS232C (3 pin)||AFPXCOM5|
|FP-X-COM6 communication cassette, 2x RS485, 115.2 kbit/s||AFPXCOM6|
|FP-X I/O cassette, 4 IN (24V DC) / 4 OUT (NPN, 0.3A), terminal block||AFPXIN4T3|
|FP-X input cassette, 8 IN (24V DC), terminal block||AFPXIN8|
|FP-X output cassette, 6 OUT (PNP, 0.5A), terminal block||AFPXTR6P|
|FP-X output cassette, 8 OUT (NPN, 0.3A), terminal block||AFPXTR8|
|FP-X pulse I/O cassette, HSC input (single-phase 2 ch., each 80kHz or two-phase 1 ch., 30kHz, pulse output: one axis 100kHz/ch).||AFPXPLS|
|FP-X analog input cassette, 2 inputs (0–10V or 0–20mA, 12-bit, 2ms/2ch.)||AFPXAD2|
|FP-X analog output cassette, 2 outputs (0–10V or 0–20mA, 12-bit, 2ms/2 ch.)||AFPXDA2|
|FP-X analog I/O cassette, 2 ch. inputs (0–5V or 0–10V or 0–20mA, 12-bit, 2ms/2 ch.), 1 ch. output (0–10V or 0–20mA, 12-bit, 1ms/ ch.) (insulated)||AFPXA21|
|FP-X thermocouple input cassette, 2-point thermocouple input, K/J type, -50°C to +500°C, resolution 0.2°C, 200 ms/2 ch. (insulated)||AFPXTC2|
|FP-X RTD cassette, 2-point RTD input, PT100, -200°C to +850°C, resolution 0.1°C||AFPXRTD2|
|FP-X master memory cassette with a clock/calendar function||AFPXMRTC|
|FP-X-E16R expansion unit, 8 IN (24V DC) / 8 OUT (2A relay), terminal block||AFPXE16R|
|FP-X-E16P expansion unit, 8 IN (24V DC) / 8 OUT (PNP transistor output, 0.5A), terminal block||AFPXE16P|
|FP-X-E16X expansion unit, 16 IN (24V DC), terminal block||AFPXE16X|
|FP-X-E14YR expansion unit, 14 OUT (2A relay), terminal block||AFPXE14YR|
|FP-X-E30R expansion unit, 16 IN (24V DC) / 14 OUT (2A relay), terminal block, 230V AC||AFPXE30R|
|FP-X-E30RD expansion unit, 16 IN (24V DC) / 14 OUT (2A relay), terminal block, 24V DC||AFPXE30RD|
|FP-X-E30P expansion unit, 16 IN (24V DC) / 14 OUT (PNP transistor output, 0.5A), terminal block, 230V AC||AFPXE30P|
|FP-X-E30PD expansion unit, 16 IN (24V DC /14 OUT (PNP transistor output, 0.5A), terminal block, 24V DC||AFPXE30PD|
|Adapter for connecting up to 3 FP0R expansion units, 24V DC||AFPXEFP0|