The newest family of controllers, from the industry's original manufacturer of micro PLCs, FT1A SmartAXIS controllers deliver affordability without compromise! With superior features and functions built in, design engineers can now enjoy more versatility and more choices for their automation needs than ever before.

These simple, powerful controllers deliver an exceptional value, giving you the most bang for your buck! FT1A controllers are available with 12, 24, 40 or 48 I/O, while a 3.8-inch HMI + PLC is also available with sophisticated features and a super-bright LCD screen. Whatever your application requires, the FT1A SmartAXIS family has a solution!

FT1A Controllers


Affordability without compromise

Equipped with powerful and abundant features, the FT1A SmartAXIS series is a high-performance solution for limited I/O applications! 12, 24, 40 and 48 I/O models are available in this PLC series.

Smart LCD Screen

The 24 digit x 8 line display can provide visual feedback of system status, I/O status, user configurable messages with dynamic data, bar graphs and ladder program monitor and controls.

Non-LCD Model

FT1A controllers are also available without embedded LCD/keypad. It's a cost effective tamperproof solution.

Digital, Analog and High-speed Inputs

Inputs on the 24V DC power models can be configured as digital, 0-10V DC analog or high-speed counters. 2 analog inputs with 10-bit resolution and up to 4 HSC 100kHz can also be configured.

Real Time Clock

Every FT1A controller is equipped with an embedded real time clock for time-controlled applications. With the built-in real time clock, log data can also be easily tracked. Plus Daylight savings time can easily be set up.

Large Programming Memory

With 12KB of programming memory, the FT1A controllers have enough memory for even complex PLC programming.

10A Relay

The FT1A controller with relay outputs is equipped with four 10A relay contacts.

Memory Cartridge

An optional memory cartridge can be used to transfer programs from internal EEPROM of FT1A controllers to a memory cartridge or vice versa. It’s an effective and convenient method for users to update PLC programming.

USB mini-B

With the USB mini-B port, communication with FT1A controllers is extremely convenient as standard USB Type A to mini-B cable can be used.

Selection Guide

FT1A Controllers  |  Accessories  |  FT1A Starter Kit

12 I/O CPU

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24 I/O CPU

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40 I/O CPU

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48 I/O CPU

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FT1A Starter Kit — with Display/ Keyboard

FT1A Starter Kit — without Display/ Keyboard


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