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.
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 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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.
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.
Comparing a typical setup with CPU, plus 4 digital I/O and 1 analog expansion module, the MicroSmart FC6A takes only 0.4ms to read and update all the expansion I/O. This is extremely fast comparing to other micro PLC. As a result, your system reacts faster and runs more effieciently.
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.