MELSEC iQ-F Series FX5S

MELSEC iQ-F Series FX5S

A simple single module with ease of use

MELSEC iQ-F Series FX5s

MELSEC iQ-F Series FX5s firmware update

This compact CPU module comes with a built-in Ethernet port

MELSEC iQ-F Series iQ Platform-compatible PLC

Offering outstanding cost performance with abundant performance features

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. has expanded its line of MELSEC iQ-F series compact controllers to now offer a basic model providing OEMs with an all-in-one controller for small machines up to 60 I/O with integrated Ethernet connectivity. The FX5S PLC is a solution for simple automation applications at a more affordable price than the original FX5U high-performance model and FX5UJ mid-range model.

The Mitsubishi MELSEC-F Series has been reborn as the MELSEC iQ-F Series, offering enhanced high-speed bus, expanded built-in functions, advanced SSCNETIII/H support and improved engineering environment. Program and parameters are set with the GXWorks3 engineering software. From stand-alone use to networked system application, MELSEC iQ-F brings your business to the next level of industry.

Unique features of the FX5S PLC include a built-in Webserver for connection to customized webpages and CC-Link IE network capability for reliable communication to HMI, VFD, servo, and remote I/O. The MELSEC iQ-F series compact controllers have faster speeds and increased memory for programming, bringing superior performance and reliability to customers.

MELSEC iQ-F Series FX5S

“The iQ-F series FX5S PLC is the perfect product for customers that need to modernize from serial to Ethernet required for modern IoT connectivity, while simultaneously keeping costs down,” said Lee Cheung product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. “This basic model is programmed in the same GX Works3 software environment as other iQ-F series compact PLCs which makes it a great fit for simple automation applications in packaging, material handling, food & beverage, water, and printing industries.”

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All-in-one main unit with power supply, CPU and I/O. Built-in features include high-speed counters, positioning outputs, Ethernet, and SD card slot. I / O modules are available with and without a built-in power supply and in various input/output configurations. Options for analog inputs and outputs, temperature sensor inputs, and temperature control. FX3 series analog intelligent function modules can also be connected. High speed counter modules. FX3 series high speed counter modules can also be connected. Simple motion module supporting CC-Link IE TSN and SSCNETⅢ/H. FX series pulse output modules can also be connected.

Next-generation compact model with various built-in functions

“The iQ-F series FX5S PLC is the perfect product for customers that need to modernize from serial to Ethernet required for modern IoT connectivity, while simultaneously keeping costs down,” said Lee Cheung product manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation. “This basic model is programmed in the same GX Works3 software environment as other iQ-F series compact PLCs which makes it a great fit for simple automation applications in packaging, material handling, food & beverage, water, and printing industries.”

Small-scale IoT with a simple model

The strength of FX5S is the CPU module has a built-in maintenance function and communication connectivity with various devices necessary for IoT of types of equipment and machines. Further expansion of IoT functions (data collection, remote monitoring, etc.) is also possible. Programless communication can be performed not only with Mitsubishi Electric PLCs, but also with other companies’ PLCs. Since device data can be obtained by just setting parameters, it is easy to build a retrofit system.

  • On-site status can be monitored from a remote office.
  • Enables hassle-free debugging.
  • File transfer function.
  • Real-time monitor function.
  • Web server function.
  • Memory dump function.

FX5S CPU module and MELSERVO-JET can be connected using CC-Link IE Field Network Basic. Higher level drive control is achievable with the FB, that is provided free of charge.

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