IDEC MicroSmart FC6A PLC

June 17, 2016
Provides PAC power with fast processing speeds, high-capacity programming and data memory, and ability to handle up to 126 analog I/O.

IDEC Corporation’s FC6A MicroSmart, a new PLC with up to 520 I/O, aims to provide the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost controller with a small form factor.

Basic instructions can be executed in 0.042 microseconds, and program memory is 640 kB. There are 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, billed as double the capacity of a typical micro PLC.

Three MicroSmart PLC models are available, each with 24 Vdc or 100-240 Vac input power. The 16 I/O model has 9 inputs, and 7 relay or transistor outputs. The 24 I/O model has 14 inputs, and 10 relay or transistor outputs. The 40 I/O model has 24 inputs, and 16 relay or transistor outputs. Each model also includes an integral 0-10 Vdc analog input. The 16 and 24 I/O models can accommodate one plug-in analog cartridge, and the 40 I/O model can accommodate two plug-in analog cartridges. Each cartridge has two analog I/O points, either two inputs or two outputs.

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