Expanding upon the groundbreaking IDEC FC6A Micro PLC, the FC6A Plus can control large machines or entire small-scale manufacturing facilities with:
One port is configured for office network and the second port is configured for control network. Flawless maintenance and control.
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.
Simplifies wiring, installation and module replacement- just wire a terminal block and plug it into a module.
|Battery Status LED||Battery Status|
|OFF||Normal||Suff. battery level|
|Blinking (1 s cycle)||Warning||Low battery level|
|On||Dead battery||Battery is almost dead. Or no battery|
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.
|Battery Voltage (D8056)> 2,300||Normal||Suff. battery level|
|2,300 > Battery Voltage (D8056)> 2,000||Warning||Low battery level|
|2,300 > Battery Voltage (D8056)||Dead battery||Battery is almost dead. Or no battery|
Battery indicator using special data register D8056. Could trigger alarm on HMI or send Email alert to replace new battery.
Up to 63 expansion modules make the MicroSmart FC6A Plus the most powerfule in the market.
These cost-effective I/O cartridges allow users to add I/O point and Bluetooth communication.
Processing time for Basic instruction
2 times faster than FC6A All-In-One
2.5 times faster than FC5A Slim
Up to 63 digital I/O expansion modules can be configured.
|FC6A Plus||FC6A All-in-One||FC5A Slim||FC5A All-in-One||FC4A||FT1A|
|Maximum Digital I/O||2,060||520||512||88||512||48|
|Maximum Analog I/O||511||126||56||32||56||6|
Handle large and more sophisticated program for bigger systems
Program Capacity (kByte)
You get more of everything!
With the new combo RS232C/RS485 expansion module, up to 15 modules can be configured on the FC6A Plus system. Since both RS232C and RS485 can be used in parallel, a maximum of 30 serial communication ports can be configured. With 2 additional ports can be configured in the Expansion Base Module, a total of 33 serial communication ports can be utilized in the FC6A Plus system.
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.
These free apps provide quick and convenient remote monitoring and control from smartphones and tablets. Users can upload and download PLC programs; monitor and update PLC status, data registers, internal relays, timers and counters, etc.; save, retrieve, and send files in cloud database such as Apple iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.; access logged data and manage files in SD memory card; and download system firmware.
MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU can be configured as FTP Client or Server to allow transferring of ladder program and logged data between company server and MicroSmart FC6A. It’s an convenient and effective way to remotely stay on top of your control system.
Bluetooth wireless communication with the MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU can be established using the optional Bluetooth cartridge. Use your laptop/PC to monitor, download, and upload program wirelessly. Use your iOS and/or Android devices with Program File Manager tool to manage data in the PLC. Device such as bar code reader that’s equipped with Bluetooth capability can also be configured to communicate with the MicroSmart FC6A Plus CPU.
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.
WindLDR version 8+ introduced a new Web Page Editor where anyone can use it to create professional and dynamic web pages to monitor and control the MicroSmart FC6A PLC.