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Powerful compact PLC: FPΣ (Sigma)

Last date for ordering: September 30, 2021.

The FPΣ (Sigma) features the very latest control technology and a compact structural design.

Last date for ordering: September 30, 2021

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.


  • 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 FPΣ (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 FPΣ (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 FPΣ (Sigma) CPU.

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

Expansion units

FP-Sigma expansion units

FPΣ (Sigma) can use FP0 expansion units on the right side. FPΣ (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 servo system 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 FPΣ (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.
FPΣ (Sigma) DeviceNet Slave Unit DeviceNet FPG-DEV-S
FPΣ (Sigma) CANopen Slave Unit CANopen FPG-CAN-S
FPΣ (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 FPΣ (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 File Type Size Date Language
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
ZIP Analogmodule für FP0 und FP-Sigma Manual 1.5 MB 01.04.2005 German
PDF Brochure Automates programmables industriels Catalog, Shortform 5.9 MB 09.04.2021 French
PDF Catálogo Resumen Autómatas Programables Catalog, Shortform 13.5 MB 09.04.2021 Spanish
PDF Communication cable between GT terminals and FP Series Tool port, 2m Data sheet, Cable drawing 36.6 KB 01.05.2007 English
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma NPN, 1 axis, DVOP0980W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 50.8 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma NPN, 2 axis, DVOP0981W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 71.4 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma PNP, 1 axis, DVOP0982W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 52.8 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FP-Sigma PNP, 2 axis, DVOP0983W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 73.5 KB 15.02.2011 English
PDF Connection cable MINAS A4/A5/A6 to FPG/FP2 positioning module (line driver), 2 axes, DVOP0986W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 61.9 KB 15.02.2011
PDF Connection cable MINAS LIQI to FP-Sigma/FP0R PNP, 1 axis, 26-pin <-> 2x10-pin MIL connector (for I/O), 2m, DV0P0800T01 Data sheet, Cable drawing 97 KB 03.07.2013 English
PDF Connection cable MINAS-A/A4/A5/A6 to FPG/FP2 positioning module (Transistor) , 2 axes, DVOP0985W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 62.1 KB 15.02.2011 English
PDF Connection cable Minas A4/A5/A6 servo driver to FP-Sigma/FP0R, NPN, 1 axis, DVOP0989W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 161.2 KB 25.01.2012
PDF Connection cable Minas A4/A5/A6 servo driver to FP-Sigma/FP0R, PNP, 1 axis, DVOP0988W1 Data sheet, Cable drawing 163.1 KB 05.05.2011 English
ZIP Control Configurator FM for integration in FPWIN Pro 7. Network Configurator including diagnostic functions for FP0H / FP2 / FP-Sigma Fieldbus Master Units(FMU). Software 45.7 MB 09.09.2010 English
ZIP Control Configurator PM Ver. 1.22 difference file: It is used to upgrade Ver.1.00 to Ver.1.22. This file does not work on its own. To install this software, Control Configurator PM Ver.1.00 must alre… Software 10.4 MB 01.11.2011 English
PDF Corvina Cloud. Komplett vernetzter Kommunikationsservice für die Industrie Data sheet 229.9 KB 29.11.2018 German
PDF Data sheet AFPC10PINS, screw teminal for 8 PLC outputs Data sheet 376.4 KB 04.06.2018 English
PDF Data sheet AFPRT8, Relay terminal with 8 relays (2A), with LED, changeover contact Data sheet 265.4 KB 04.06.2018 English
PDF Data sheet MF20MD, Connector screw terminal 20 pins Data sheet 329.8 KB 04.06.2018 English
PDF Data sheet MF40MD-I, Connector screw terminal 40 pins Data sheet 353.3 KB 01.08.2018 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
PDF Datenblatt MF40MD-I, Klemmenterminal mit 40 Schraubklemmen Data sheet 358.6 KB 01.08.2018 German
ZIP FP Loader Version 2.50: A software tool designed to download program files created with FPWIN GR or FPWIN Pro to a PLC. It supports all FP-Series PLCs without FP7. 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, CABMODPLC211 Data sheet, Cable drawing 56.4 KB 27.06.2005 English
PDF FP Modem-56k RS232C cable for FP Series PLC COM port with screw terminal, 0.5m, CABMOD111D Data sheet, Cable drawing 63.2 KB 22.03.2007 English
PDF FP Serie Controllori Programmabili Catalog, Shortform 13.4 MB Italian
ZIP FP Series Programming Manual Manual 9.1 MB 01.08.2011 English
PDF FP-Sigma / FP2 Positioning Unit RTEX Technical Manual, ARCT1F421-E6 Manual 20.5 MB 01.10.2016 English
ZIP FP-Sigma Benutzerhandbuch Manual 13.9 MB 01.11.2010 German
ZIP FP-Sigma Manual de Usuario Manual 14.6 MB 01.02.2011 Spanish
ZIP FP-Sigma Manuel d'utilisation Manual 15 MB 01.02.2011 French
PDF FP-Sigma Positioning Unit Technical Manual, ARCT1F365E5 Manual 13.1 MB 01.07.2013 English
ZIP FP-Sigma S-Link Technical Manual Manual 3.1 MB 01.11.2010 English
ZIP FP-Sigma User's Manual (European version) Manual 14.5 MB 01.11.2010 English
PDF FP-Sigma User's Manual, ARCT1F333E11 Manual 20.5 MB 01.07.2013 English
PDF FP0 / FP-Sigma CC Slave Link Unit Technical Manual, ARCT1F380E4 Manual 715.8 KB 01.07.2013 English
PDF FP2/FP-Sigma Fieldbus Master Units Technical Manual, ACGM0161V0EN Manual 1.9 MB 01.07.2008 English
PDF FP2/FP-Sigma Fieldbus Slave Units Technical Manual Manual 2.3 MB 01.12.2012 English
ZIP FPWIN Pro projects in LD and ST code for positioning operations using the pulse output function. (Examples related to FP Sigma User's Manual.) Software, Programming examples 872.1 KB 01.10.2011 English
ZIP FPWIN Pro projects in LD and ST code for positioning operations with a single-speed and a double-speed inverter. (Examples related to FP-X, FP Sigma, and FP0R User's Manuals.) Software, Programming examples 306.5 KB 01.10.2011 English
PDF FPΣ (Sigma) Controllori Programmabili Data sheet 2.7 MB Italian
ZIP Fieldbus Master Module (FMU) Library for PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet and CANopen (FP-Sigma, FP2) Software, Library 124.2 KB 01.08.2008 English
ZIP Fieldbus Slave Unit(FNS) Libraries for FP0H, FP2 and FP-Sigma. Supported FNS slaves are PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen, BACnetIP, BACnetMSTP and PROFIINET IO. GSD, EDS and GSDML files are included. FPW… Software, Library 835.9 KB 05.02.2021 English
PDF Kommunikationskabel zwischen PC (RS232C) und FP0/FPX/FPG (Sigma) COM Port, AFB85D018 Data sheet, Cable drawing 237.6 KB 23.04.1999 German
PDF MINAS A5/A6 servo driver to FP series PLC incl. FP0H (PNP output type), 1 axis, 50 pin connector, loose wires for I/Os, DV0P0988WP-x Data sheet, Cable drawing 711.4 KB 29.11.2018 English
ZIP Motion - & Communication FPWIN Pro 7 Library for MINAS A6 Series, Modbus RTU, Version, Included Demo Program. Supported PLCs: FP0R, FP-Sigma, FP-X, FP7, FP0H Software, Library 4.7 MB 12.02.2020 English
ZIP Motion -& Communication Library for MINAS A5N/A6N Series, RTEX, Version, Included Demo Program. Supported PLCs: FP-Sigma Software, Library 799.8 KB 12.02.2018 English
ZIP Motion Control Library for MINAS LIQI / A5 / A6 Series, Pulse Output Control with compact PLCs, Version 1.0, Included Demo Program. Supported PLCs: FP0R, FP-Sigma, FPX, FP7 Software, Library 1.3 MB 12.12.2017 English
ZIP Motion- & Communication FPWIN Pro 7 Library for MINAS BL Series, RS485 Serial Protocol, Version, Included Demo Program. Supported PLCs: FP-0R, FP-Sigma, FP-X, FP-0H, FP-XH, FP7(for COM ports … Software, Library 13.7 MB 08.04.2019 English
PDF Overview Programmable Logic Controllers Catalog, Shortform 6 MB 18.10.2021 English
PDF Programming cable for FP and GT series (MINI-DIN to 9 PIN SUB-D), 3m, AFC8513 Data sheet, Cable drawing 35.7 KB 19.03.2007 English
PDF Serie TB20 - Sistema de E/S distribuidas basadas en bus de campo Data sheet 550.6 KB Spanish
PDF Short Form FPΣ (Sigma) Data sheet 3.2 MB English
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 Catalog 9.6 MB 04.12.2016 Italian
PDF Telecontrol: catalogo resumido Catalog, Shortform 1.1 MB Spanish
User library Modbus RTU - function blocks for Modbus communication with FP-G(FPG951)MCU, (incl. English online help) Software, Library 177.1 KB 28.04.2015 English
PDF Übersicht FPΣ (Sigma) Data sheet 1.5 MB German
PDF Übersicht Speicherprogrammierbare Steuerungen Catalog, Shortform 4 MB 09.04.2021 German
ZIP FPGT Loader, Vers., is a utility for up-/downloading data to and from GT panels(GT01, GT02, GT03-E, GT11, GT21, GT05, GT12, GT32) and PLCs(FP0, FP0R, FP0H, FP7, FP2, FP2SH, FP-Sigma, FP-X, FP-… Software 79.3 MB 10.08.2021 English, German, Spanish