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.
MicroSmart FC6A Brochure
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MicroSmart FC6A Datasheet
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The MicroSmart PLC has removable I/O and power terminal blocks to simplify wiring, installation and module replacement. A terminal block can be completely wired, and then plugged into a module. Spring clamp terminal blocks are optional.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Processing time for Basic instruction
24 time faster than FC4A
16 time faster than FC5A
6 time faster than FC5A
Handle large and more sophisticated program for bigger systems
Program Capacity (KByte)
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.
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.
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.
The MicroSmart PLC supports the CAN J1939 protocol, commonly used in diesel power train applications, in-vehicle networks for trucks & buses, agriculture & forestry machinery, military and recreational vehicles, and marine navigation systems.
Using HMI module, FC6A MicroSmart can easily be configured to send Email or Text message to your PC or mobile phone. Dynamic values in the PLC can also be incorporated in the body of the email as well to show status conditions Up to 255 email messages can be configured and multiple recipients can be included in the email To and cc fields. Third party email servers such as Gmail or Yahoo can be configured.
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.