IDEC brought some of the first micro-Programmable Logic Controllers to the market, and has been meeting your changing control automation needs for decades. Our next generation MicroSmart FC6A , a powerful micro PLC with the features of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost and small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.
MicroSmart FC6A Brochure
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MicroSmart FC6A Datasheet
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The MicroSmart PLC has removable I/O and power terminal blocks to simplify wiring, installation and module replacement. A terminal block can be completely wired, and then plugged into a module. Spring clamp terminal blocks are optional.
An SD memory card can be plugged into the MicroSmart PLC SD port. This card can be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating or recipe storage.
The MicroSmart PLC has a built in RJ45 Ethernet port which supports the Modbus TCP protocol. Easily and remotely connect to the PLC using WindLDR software for program download, update and monitor.
The MicroSmart PLC’s USB port can be used to transfer its software program from a PC to the CPU without connecting a power supply. The USB connection from the PC also provides power to the CPU, so it doesn’t have to be plugged in for program upload or download, or for monitoring by a PC.
The MicroSmart PLC has a built in RJ45 serial port selectable by the user for either RS232C or RS485 communications. A plug-in cartridge adds an additional RS232C/RS485 port. The serial port supports the Modbus User and RTU protocols.
The MicroSmart PLC’s battery can be easily replaced. Warning of low battery level is provided both at the CPU via an LED, and through a special data register which can be used to trigger an alarm on the HMI or send an email alert.
Each analog cartridge has two analog I/O points, either two inputs or outputs. Whereas digital cartridge has four inputs or outputs. This makes the MicroSmart FC6A an ideal solution for applications requiring minimal digital or analog I/O in a compact form allowing space-saving and cost effective.
One communication cartridge can be added to the MicroSmart PLC 16 and 24 I/O models, and two communication cartridges can be added to the MicroSmart PLC 40 I/O model. Each cartridge has one serial port.
Up to 12 expansion modules can be added to the MicroSmart PLC 16 I/O model, and up to 15 expansion modules can be added to the MicroSmart PLC 24 and 40 I/O models. These modules can be of any type with no restrictions as to the number of analog and specialty modules.
An optional HMI module can be added to provide operator interface. The HMI module can also accommodate an optional plug-in analog cartridge, and it has an integral Ethernet port. IoT capability is provided by custom web pages. Now you can create sophisticate and informational web pages using WindLDR built-in web page editor with drag & drop simplicity. These web pages can then be accessed via any web browser running on any Internet-connected device such as a remote PC, a tablet or a smartphone.
Processing time for Basic instruction
24 time faster than FC4A
16 time faster than FC5A
6 time faster than FC5A
|FC6A‑J2C1||2pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA|
|FC6A‑J4A1||4pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA|
|FC6A‑J8A1||8pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA|
|FC6A‑K4A1||4pt output module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA|
|FC6A‑L06A1||4in/2out combination module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA|
|FC6A‑L03CN1|| 2in/1out combination module
0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA, 0-20mA, Thermocouple, RTD input
0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA and 0-20mA output
|FC6A‑J4CN1||4pt input module 0-10VDC, -10 to 10VDC, 4-20mA, 0-20mA, Thermocouple, RTD input|
|FC6A‑J8CU1||8pt input module Thermocouple and Thermistor|
Up to 15 expansion modules can be added to the 24 and 40 I/O models. These modules can be of any type with no restrictions as to the number of analog and specialty modules. This gives the 40 I/O MicroSmart PLC the capability to handle up to 528 I/O with a maximum of 127 analog I/O, much more than a typical micro PLC.
Up to 15 digital I/O expansion modules can be configured to create a maximum of 528 digital I/O.
Handle large and more sophisticated program for bigger systems
Program Capacity (KByte)
3 new high speed pulse output instructions are added for simple positioning controls. This allows the MicroSmart FC6A to be used in many applications that require two positions X-Y controls.
The MicroSmart PLC has 1,024 timers, and six of the 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100kHz. These capabilities are combined with extensive data and bit memory, double the capacity of a typical micro PLC.
The MicroSmart PLC has a built-in real-time clock. Alternatively, the PLC can obtain time information from an SNTP server for time-based applications such as lighting controls.
The CPU and expansion modules have field-upgradeable firmware, making it easy to keep the MicroSmart PLC up to date.
FC6A supports both Modbus TCP and RTU. It can be easily be configured to be a Client (master) or Server (slave) on the Modbus network.
The MicroSmart PLC supports the CAN J1939 protocol, commonly used in diesel power train applications, in-vehicle networks for trucks & buses, agriculture & forestry machinery, military and recreational vehicles, and marine navigation systems.
Using HMI module, FC6A MicroSmart can easily be configured to send Email or Text message to your PC or mobile phone. Dynamic values in the PLC can also be incorporated in the body of the email as well to show status conditions Up to 255 email messages can be configured and multiple recipients can be included in the email To and cc fields. Third party email servers such as Gmail or Yahoo can be configured.
Advances in technology couple with customer demands brings about a push to combine one or more of the basic system components into one product.
|Controller||IANF2E||2-axis stepper controller master module with Modbus TCP|
|Controller||IANF2||2-axis stepper controller expansion module with Modbus TCP|
|Controller+Drive||IANG1E||1-axis stepper indexer + driver master module with Modbus TCP|
|Controller+Drive||IANG1||1-axis stepper indexer + driver expansion module with Modbus TCP|
|Drive+Motor||ISMD23-130||Size 23, 2 stack motor, 130 oz-in with Integrated Drive|
|Drive+Motor||ISMD23-240||Size 23, 3 stack motor, 240 oz-in with Integrated Drive|
|Stepper Motor||ISM2340-130||Size 23, 130 oz-in motor w/ single shaft|
|Stepper Motor||ISM2340-240||Size 23, 240 oz-in motor w/ single shaft|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E-130E||Size 23, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+encoder w/ Modbus TCP|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E-130||Size 23, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal +indexer+drive w/Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130E-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130E-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130A-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-130A-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E-240||Size 23, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E-240E||Size 23, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240E-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240A-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240A-M12S||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated|
|Motor+Drive+Controller||ISMD23E2-240E-M12||Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch|
FC6A can be programmed with ladder or SCRIPT
SCRIPT programming is useful for programmers who are familiar with high level programming language such as C since SCRIPT has similar structure. SCRIPT allows programmer to create more complex and powerful programs
In WindLDR version 8, we introduced a convenient way to configure all the FC6A expansion I/O in System Configuration mode.
Modules can be configured using drag and drop
Analog and specialty modules can be easily configured using the Configure button or left hand navigation menu.
Extremely useful for OEM to provide to their end users to upload and download user program and logged data
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