iQ-R Series

iQ Platform-compatible PAC

Bridging the next generation of automation

Advanced Performance and functionality

Reduces development costs with intuitive engineering

Reduced maintenance costs and downtime

Extensive compatibility with existing products

Productivity

Improve productivity through advanced performance/functionality

Integrating high-performance capabilities based on the high-end iQ-R system bus, high-speed network, and advanced motion control system; applications requiring these characteristics can be easily realized using the MELSEC iQ-R Series as the core of the automation system.

  • New high-speed system bus realizing a shorter production cycle
  • Super-high-accuracy motion control utilizing advanced multiple CPU features
  • Inter-modular synchronization resulting in increased processing accuracy

Engineering

Reducing development costs through intuitive engineering

The engineering software is sometimes considered a fundamental part of the control system in addition to the hardware components. The core of the system includes various steps of the product lifecycle, from the design stage all the way to commissioning and maintenance of the control system. Today, intuitive, easy-to-use software suites are expected as a standard for modern manufacturing needs.  GX Works3 is the latest generation of programming and maintenance software offered by Mitsubishi Electric specifically designed for the MELSEC iQ-R Series control system. It includes many new features and technologies to ensure a trouble-free engineering environment solution

  • Intuitive engineering environment covering the product development cycle
  • Simple point-and-click programming architecture
  • Understanding globalization

Maintenance

Reduce maintenance cost and downtime utilizing easier maintenance features

A manufacturing plant is seldom stopped or taken offline and continuously produces the desired product or component.  However, the control system occasionally requires maintenance; for example, at the time of a faulty product or system upgrade for manufacturing a new or updated component. At that time, thanks to the extensive maintenance functions embedded in the hardware and software, the user can trust the control system to handle the transition into/out of the maintenance period for both preventive and post maintenance.

  • Visualize the entire plant in real-time
  • Extensive preventative maintenance functions embedded into modules

Quality

Reliable and trusted MELSEC product quality

The MELSEC iQ-R Series is based on two fundamental aspects of quality.

“Quality of product”
“Quality of application”

These two characteristics are part of the main principle behind the MELSEC iQ-R Series.  This new control system includes various features designed-in to provide a solution that not only improves the overall manufacturing productivity but also maintains a high level of industrial quality that is ideal for the hard and rugged environments that it is subjected to on a daily basis.

  • Robust design ideal for harsh industrial environments
  • Improve and maintain actual manufacturing quality
  • Conforms to main international standards

Connectivity

Seamless network reduces system costs

The MELSEC iQ-R Series is part of a family of products all interconnected across various levels of automation. Based on the seamless message protocol (SLMP*1), data flows transparently between the sensor level and the management level across multiple industry-standard automation networks. CC-Link IE, Asia’s No 1 industrial network, realizes fast gigabit data transmission speeds, further optimizing the manufacturing cycle, In addition, the SSCNET III/H high-speed motion control network further enhance the factory-wide connectivity solution. In parallel to this, production data is visible from the shop floor directly into MES database servers via the MES interface.

  • Seamless connectivity within all levels of manufacturing
  • High-speed and large data bandwidth ideal for large-scale control systems
  • Easy connection of third-party components utilizing device library

Security

Robust security that can be relied on

As technology becomes more complex and the distribution of manufacturing systems more global, the protection of intellectual property is even more significant. When shipping a finished product overseas, the last thing an OEM needs to consider is the unauthorized copying or changing of the original project data.  In addition to this, unauthorized access to the control system can have very serious implications to the control system and the end user, which can compromise the overall safety of the plant. The MELSEC iQ-R Series has a number of embedded features that help to maintain these requirements, such as hardware and software keys to protect intellectual property, and multi-level user access password hierarchy to protect the project at the design stage.

  • Protect intellectual property
  • Unauthorized access protection across distributed control network

Compatibility

Extensive compatibility with existing products

Whenever introducing a new system or technology into an existing manufacturing plant or control system, utilization of existing asses as much as feasibly possible is a mandatory requirement for today’s manufacturing needs. The MELSEC iQ-R Series addresses these subtle but substantial needs with various system hardware support and engineering project compatibility to achieve an easy path to higher technology and improved performance capabilities.

  • Utilize existing assets while taking advantage of cutting-edge technology
  • Compatible with most existing MELSEC-Q Series I/O