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Tuesday
May052015

Panasonic releases all-new FP7 PLC

Panasonic, a world leader in Industrial Automation Products, is pleased to announce the NEW FP7 Series Programmable Logic Controllers! The FP7 Series is a compact PLC used in a wide range of manufacturing applications and major assemblies. Its high performance, security features, state-of-the-art programming software, connectivity and reliability make it an optimal solution for factory automation. The FP7 is an essential unit for reducing operational costs associated with unintended stops, debugging time, plant maintenance, and commissioning. Advanced motion control profiles are possible, such as electronic cam control. This allows for fast and precise movements, increasing the productivity and dynamics of all non-linear systems. The FP7 offers the following features:

  • Smaller footprint (backplane-free design)

  • Ethernet and web server integration for expanded connectivity

  • New, faster processor (11 nanoseconds/step)

  • Advanced motion control (integral camming and gearing)

  • Enhanced security features

Monday
Feb242014

CTC 2600 obsolescence notice

The CTC (Control Technology Corporation) 2600 and 2600XM series controllers are no longer in production. The 2700-5 or 2700-10 controllers are direct and drop-in replacements for the 2600 series (5 slot or 10 slot) controllers. The same application programs may be used along with the same modules; the price is the same as well.  Users will not notice any differences except for an improvement in processor performance.  

Any inquiries or orders for 2600 series controllers should be directed to substitute the 2700-5 or 2700-10 controller. CTC will still be offering repair services for the 2600 series controllers for the foreseeable future. 

Available upgrade path information for the 2600/2600XM:

CTC Technote #43

Thursday
Mar152012

Panasonic FP0 Discontinuation: Six Months

 


Product Discontinuation Notice

 

March 15, 2012

FP0 PLC Series

Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America regrets to inform you that it will stop accepting orders for select parts in the FP0 PLC series as of August 31st, 2012.   All control units and digital expansion units will be discontinued and replaced by the FP0R PLC Series.  The analog and communication units will still be available.  The complete list of discontinued parts and their replacements can be found below in the table below, and the attached excel sheet.

Discontinuation Schedule:

Last Order Date: August 31st, 2012 

Repair/Maintenance Deadline: August 31st, 2019

Discontinued Parts:

FP0 Control Units

 

Discontinued Part Number

Product Name

Replacement Part Number

FP0-C10RS

C10 Control Unit, Terminal Block

AFP0RC10RS

FP0-C10CRS

C10 Control Unit, RS-232, Terminal Block

AFP0RC10CRS

FP0-C14RS

C14 Control Unit, Terminal Block

AFP0RC14RS

FP0-C14CRS

C14 Control Unit, RS-232, Terminal Block

AFP0RC14CRS

FP0-C16T

C16 Control Unit, MIL Connector (NPN)

AFP0RC16T

FP0-C16P

C16 Control Unit, MIL Connector (PNP)

AFP0RC16P

FP0-C16CT

C16 Control Unit, RS-232, MIL Connector (NPN)

AFP0RC16CT

FP0-C16CP

C16 Control Unit, RS-232,  MIL Connector (PNP)

AFP0RC16CP

FP0-C32T

C32 Control Unit, MIL Connector (NPN)

AFP0RC32T

FP0-C32P

C32 Control Unit, MIL Connector (PNP)

AFP0RC32P

FP0-C32CT

C32 Control Unit, RS-232, MIL Connector (NPN)

AFP0RC32CT

FP0-C32CP

C32 Control Unit, RS-232,  MIL Connector (PNP)

AFP0RC32CP

FP0-T32CT

T32 Control Unit, RS-232, Clock/Calendar Function, NPN

AFP0RT32CT

FP0-T32CP

T32 Control Unit, RS-232, Clock/Calendar Function, PNP

AFP0RT32CP

 

 

 

Expansion Units

 

Discontinued Part Number

Product Name

Replacement Part Number

FP0-E8X

DC Input: 8

AFP0RE8X

FP0-E8RS

DC Input: 4, Relay Output/Terminal Block: 8

AFP0RE8RS

FP0-E8YRS

Relay Output/Terminal Block: 8

AFP0RE8YRS

FP0-E8YT

Transistor Output, NPN: 8

AFP0RE8YT

FP0-E8YP

Transistor Output, PNP: 8

AFP0RE8YP

FP0-E16X

DC Input: 16

AFP0RE16X

FP0-E16RS

DC Input: 8, Relay Output/Terminal Block: 8

AFP0RE16RS

FP0-E16T

DC Input: 8, Transistor Output, NPN: 8

AFP0RE16T

FP0-E16P

DC Input: 8, Transistor Output, PNP: 8

AFP0RE16P

FP0-E16YT

Transistor Output, NPN: 16

AFP0RE16YT

FP0-E16YP

Transistor Output, PNP: 16

AFP0RE16YP

FP0-E32T

DC Input: 16, Transistor Output, NPN: 16

AFP0RE32T

FP0-E32P

DC Input: 16, Transistor Output, PNP: 16

AFP0RE32P

Parts Exempt from Discontinuation:

Intelligent Units

Part Number

Product Name

FP0-A21

C10 Control Unit, Terminal Block

FP0-A80

C10 Control Unit, RS-232, Terminal Block

FP0-A04V

C14 Control Unit, Terminal Block

FP0-A04I

C14 Control Unit, Connector Type

FP0-TC4

C14 Control Unit, RS-232, Terminal Block

FP0-TC8

C16 Control Unit, MIL Connector (NPN)

 

 

Communication Units

Part Number

Product Name

FP0-CCLS

CC-Link Slave Unit

FP0-IOL

I/O Link Unit

 

Web Address for the FP0R Series:

http://pewa.panasonic.com/automation-controls/plc/fp0r/

 
   

 

If you have any questions, please contact Bay AT directly.

 

Monday
Nov142011

Panasonic Ultra-Slim PLC - FP Sigma

Next-generation compact PLC. Medium-scale functionality provided in nano size

More advanced and complex control is required of PLCs in accordance with equipment functionality enhancements. The FPΣ is compact in size but equipped with a RISC processor that processes basic instruction at speeds of 0.32 usec/ instruction. Some of the features that results are super fast floating point calculation, built-in two axis of motion with linear/circular interpolation (expandable to 10 axes), easy PID instruction that supports up to 24 loops, 4 channels of built-in high speed counters, etc.

The FPΣ can support up to 3 serial ports configurable for Modbus RTU, PLC to PLC networking, Mewtocol, and General Purpose (custom communication protocol). The FPΣ has a programming capacity of 32 k steps, and supports up to 384 I/O points.

Key features

  • Supports high-speed, positioning! Comes standard with pulse output function of maximum 100 kHz.
    Linear and circular interpolation 2 Axis motion control.
  • Program capacity of 32K steps
  • RISC processor with 0.32 micro second processing speed per instruction
  • 4 different communication cassettes. You can add up to two more ports without increasing the size of the CPU unit.
  • Contains convenient instructions and functions for temperature control. A control unit that supports thermistor input is also available.
  • High-level Temperature Control at Low Cost Two built-in thermistors input channels provide high-level temperature control. Thermistors can be connected directly, eliminating the need for an additional unit. The FPΣ can control heaters via PWM outputs controlled by the built-in PID/Auto-Tuning.
  • Modbus RTU Master/Slave communication
  • 50 Micro second interrupt throughput
  • Up to 3 serial ports operating at speeds up to 115.2K baud rate.
Friday
Sep302011

Panasonic adds high performance flagship PLC

Nano Rack PLC

Panasonic Electric Works is pleased to announce its new FP2SH PLC Series. The new FP2SH offers an increased level in performance over the standard FP2. A few of these enhancements include a built-in real time clock, 0.03 µsec execution time per basic instruction, a 32k Step program memory with an option to expand, and a larger internal data memory.

Less than 4 inches in height, the FP2SH is not only one of the smallest rack systems in the market, but one of the most powerful.

Best Combination With Servo

The FP2SH can essentially be a motion controller. It can control up to 64 axes and output up to a 1MHz pulse train or 256 network servo axes. With a response time of less than 0.1 ms and a scan time of 1ms for a 20K step program, the total overhead delay for a 32 axis A Series servo system is only 2.2ms. Now your machine can run faster!

Powerful and Easy to Use

The FP2 can currently support four types of networks: Ethernet, Profibus-DP, MEWNET and Remote I/O. It is possible to have up to 8 network units per rack, and all three can be supported at the same time. There are 2 types of Windows based 32 bit programming software available. FPWIN-GR, easy programming with powerful features and FPWIN-PRO, IEC61131 based object oriented programming.

Key features

  • High Density I/O
  • Removable Terminals
  • Floating Point Math
  • Ethernet Connection
  • 2 Serial Ports
  • 64 Axes Motion Control
  • PID with Auto Tuning
  • Universal Analog Input
  • 1 ms Resolution Timers
  • Run Time Editing