Compact & Modular Design Performance

Performance

Batteryless

Batteryless

Batteryless

Thanks to the MRAM memory designed into our new FC5A controllers, the lithium battery is a thing of the past! Values can now be stored permanently to eliminate the hassle and worry of losing dynamic and preloaded data. This makes them ideal for applications that need to retain critical data permanently, beyond the 30 days and limited life expectancy of a backup lithium battery.

USB Maintenance Port

USB Maintenance Port

USB Port

The new MicroSmart Pentra with embedded Ethernet PLC equips with built-in Mini-B type USB port. Now you can download, upload and monitor your PLC program faster.
Also there's no need for special cable. Use standard Type A to Mini-B USB cable which is widely available at any electronics store.

Ethernet Connectivity

Ethernet Connectivity

Easy access and controls

Easily and remotely connect to the PLC using WindLDR software for program download, update and monitor.
Using standard browser such as IE, Firefox and Safari browser on your PC, tablet and mobile devices, you can easily access and controls any parameters in the PLC.

Easy to set-up and deploy

Configuring the IP address can be done in 3 different ways: (1) obtain an IP address automatically from the DHCP server, (2) use special data registers or (3) static IP address.

Modbus TCP, RTU and ASCII

Modbus TCP, RTU and ASCII

The MicroSmart Pentra can be configured as Modbus master and slave at the same time. Any of the PLC comm. ports can be configured as Modbus protocol

Email and Test Notification

Email and Test Notification

Easily configure the MicroSmart Pentra PLCs to send out status and alert to your email address or mobile phone.
Data register values in the PLC can also be incorporated in the body of the email as well.
Up to 255 email messages can be configured and multiple recipients can be included in the email To and cc fields.
Also support email login authentication.

Web Server Functions

Web Server Functions

Using standard browser such as IE, Firefox and Safari browser on your PC, tablet and mobile devices, you can easily access and controls any parameters in the PLC. Use IDEC built-in Batch and Custom monitor web pages to monitor and update and parameters in the PLC.

User Web Page

User Web Page

Up to 1 MB of memory of is reserved for web page creation. Dynamic data can be easily displayed and controlled. With integrated IDEC system library of numerical display, numerical input, and horizontal/vertical bar graph, ON/OF bit button, pilot lights and trend chart, these parts can be easily embedded onto your web page.

Launch Demo Site

Password: idecusa

SNTP Functions

SNTP Functions

SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) is used to sync date and time from SNTP server to the PLC. Date and time information from STNP server are read and stored in special data register D8414-D8420.
Useful for time based applications, and time stamp. Can be easily embedded into Email notifications or web page.

Large Programming Memory

Large Programming Memory

You won't run out of program memory space with our MicroSmart Pentra PLCs. The slim type CPU supports up to 62K bytes (10,400 steps) of programming memory. And if that's still not enough for your applications, a new optional memory cartridge for the embedded Ethernet PLC is now available with 128K bytes (21,300 ladder steps). Create as many comments and tag names and download it to the MicroSmart Pentra.

Integrated 100 KHz high speeed Counters and Pulse Outputs

Integrated 100 KHz high speeed Counters and Pulse Outputs

Integrated 100 kHz High Speed Counters The MicroSmart can be configured to accept up to 4 high speed inputs from high speed output devices such as a rotary encoder or proximity switch at maximum frequency of 100 kHz without regard to the scan time.

Integrated 100 kHz Pulse Outputs The MicroSmart series can be configured to handle up to 3 high speed outputs for simple position control such as controlling the stepper or servo motors.

Maximum 512 I/Os

Maximum 512 I/Os

Don't let the compact size of MicroSmart deceive you – this compact but yet powerfully controller can be expanded up to 512 digital I/Os. You can easily add and expand your systems with the snap-on action and variety of MicroSmart expansion modules.

Maximum 56 Analog I/Os

Maximum 56 Analog I/Os

Expand to 56 Analog I/O 7 analog I/O expansion modules can be configured on MicroSmart Pentra PLCs. That's a total of 56 analog channels that you can utilize!

Integrated and Dedicated PID Controls

Integrated and Dedicated PID Controls

Integrated PID Controls Using built-in PID functions in the MicroSmart Pentra PLCs, and in conjunction with analog I/O expansion modules, a maximum of 56 PID loops can be programmed.

Dedicated PID Module A dedicated PID Control module is available for extreme stability and complex applications.

  • ARW (anti-reset windup
  • Accepts many different input types including:
    • Type K, J, R, S, B, E, T, C, PL-II and N thermocouple
    • RTD
    • 0-20 mA and 4-20 mA
    • 0-1V, 0-5V, 1-5V, and 0-10V DC
  • Numerous control methods including:
    • Cascade
    • External set point
    • Heating and cooling control action
    • Difference input control
Up to 7 Communication Ports

Up to 7 Communication Ports

Field Upgradable Firmware

Field Upgradable Firmware

FREE Upgradeable Firmware MicroSmart Pentra PLCs can keep up with your always expanding applications. This is thanks to field upgradeable firmware that allows you to upgrade and download system firmware as needed. And you never have to worry new features and functions won't be compatible with your MicroSmart Pentra PLC. The newest firmware is always available when you download our most recent version of Automation Organizer suite. Upgrades are always free to our users.

Software Upgrade & Demo

Fast Processing Speed

Fast Processing Speed

Fast Processing Speed with Logic Engine – the fastest micro controller in its class. Able to process simple instruction (i.e. LOD) in just max. of 0.056 μ sec.
Higher instruction sets such as MOV instruction can be processed in just max. of 0.167 μ sec.
What does it means for you – quicker program response and more accurate process performance. The end result is better throughput!

14 Simultaneous Connections

14 Simultaneous Connections

Using Maintenance Communication Server connections, up to 3 Client devices, such as an operator interface, WindLDR software and SCADA OPC server such as WindSRV (KepServerEx), can simultaneously communicate with your MicroSmart Pentra PLC. Using Server Connections, an additional 8 connections can be established and each connection can be defined as Maintenance, User Communication or Modbus TCP server protocol. On top of that, another 3 connections can be configured as Modbus TCP client protocol, with a maximum of 255 requests. Each request can be for different slave devices with different IP addresses on the network.