Advantages of PLC Control
Controllers from Matsushita represent "control advantages"
that will pay for themselves right from the start. Matsushita PLC offer
a complete range of the latest in automation technology.
FP0 – The new high-tech
Even in the smallest size it offers a powerful 16bit CPU running at
20MHz, combined with a 500kBaud serial bus. The very new and powerful
features of FP0 and the smallest size offers users new application
possibilities starting from 10 inputs/outputs, up to 128 I/Os.
Another example is the
successful miniature FP1 controller. This range of ultra-compact
controllers is not just an intelligent alternative to conventional
contactor- or relay control systems. The expansion facilities and the
special intelligent modules provide the user with the capability and
flexibility of a high-grade automation system which can handle even
The new FP2 series
covers a wide range of PLC applications very efficiently and offers high
performance in the smallest size. Depending on the application, all
expansion modules can be combined manifoldly – for example for digital
and analogue signal processing. Moreover a whole string of FP2 CPUs is
available. These so-called FP2 Embedded CPUs have various functions
integrate the high performance and expandability required for
intermediate-scale PLCs. At a speed of 30ns per basic instruction step,
the system can execute a programme of approx. 20K steps in a scan time
With PROFIBUS DP and FMS,
Matsushita offers the user a powerful programme for communication at the
intermediate and lower hierarchy levels. As European Standard EN50170,
PROFIBUS is the major open field bus for manufacturer-independent
automation systems communications.
The expansion facilities and networking capability of all PLC series
from Matsushita are also ensured by the standard cross-system
programming software. One software set is now available – from the FP0
micro PLC, through to the FP10SH controller, and conforming to the
industry standard IEC 61131-3.