PLCs (Progammable Logic Controllers)
PLCs Are Now firmly established as the main component of most factory automation systems.
PLC – based systems have many advantages – among other things they are versatile, extremely reliable, inexpensive and simple to operate. Mitsubishi Electric is the undisputed world leading supplier of compact PLCs:
- Micro PLC to full Plant Process Control System
- Safety PLC’s
- Remote PLC IO stations
- Wide range of optional special function modules
- Internet connectivity for Fault Finding and Monitoring
- Remote plant control/maintenance using GSM and fixed line modem technology
Mitsubishi PLC Series
- MELSEC F series PLC ( FX3S, FX3G, FX3GE, FX3U )
- MELSEC L series PLC
- MELSEC Q series PLC
- MELSEC IQ-F series PLC ( FX5U )
- MELSEC IQ-R series PLC
- MELSEC QS/WS series PLC
The IQ-R and the IQ-F series are the new kids on the block.
The R Series will take over the Q series in time, but the Q series remains the main choice until they have all the functions and option cards in the R series range. The R series catalog of cards is getting stronger every day, so you should start building your PLC projects around the R series if the cards you require are there. This PLC is setting new benchmark standards for processing speed. The IQ-R uses Mitsubishi’s latest programming software GX WORKS 3.
The IQ-F series will more than likely take over the FX series in time. They have started with the FX5U PLC and this has taken things to the next level. With a host of features built into the unit including 2 x analog outputs and 1 x analog input, high-speed counters, positioning outputs, Ethernet port, and SD card slot. The FX5 uses Mitsubishi’s latest programming software GX WORKS 3.