22 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Industry News T Ǧ ǲǦǳ ơ Ǧ Ǥ ǡ Ǧ Ƥ Ǧ Ƥ ǡ Ƥ Ǥ Ƥ Ǧ ͡ ǡ ơ performance in a compact, cost ơ Ǥ ǡ European Business Development Manager for compact PLCs ǣ ǲ ͡ ƪ with a huge range of new and existing add-on options which further enhance the built-in functions of Ethernet, analogue Ȁ ǡ ǡ ǡ communications and networking functions incorporated as standard. The FX5U will provide users with the ability to specify more powerful systems but with fewer overall components, saving time and cost.” The FX5U supports the user with functions which to date have only been available on larger PLCs, such as motion control and sophisticated security features. For example, the 4-axis simple motion module brings advanced motion control in an easy to use format for applications such as food and beverage packaging, providing features such as torque control and circular interpolation. With security being a key issue today, the FX5U provides comprehensive security features to protect both the developer’s Ƥ installation. Each PLC can have a security ‘key’ that allows users to easily manage access to both software and hardware. All of this functionality is combined with a processing speed of 34ns per instruction. MELSEC iQ-F realises high-speed system bus communication at speeds of 1.5 k Ȁ performance even when using the intelligent function module with large amounts of data. The result is a platform that allows users, especially machine builders, to standardise on the FX5U in a host of applications that would previously have required much larger and more costly PLCs. The FX5U is programmed using the new GX Works3 software which provides an intuitive, graphical, structured programming Ǥ ͟ ơ a wide range of programming options including dynamic labels, parameterisation instead of programming and reduced development time with the FB module (Function Block). GX Works3 utilises drag-and- drop hardware and software Ƥǡ Ƥ time, whilst the intuitive approach to programming reduces development time and costs. The iQ-F Series reaches new applications thanks to its high- speed system bus, extensive built-in functions and network support, bringing your business up to the next level. ͡ Ƥ in the iQ-F series, which will extend ơ more choice in the compact PLC range. ǣ ͟Ǥ Ǥ Ȁ Mitsubishi Electric’s IQ-F, the latest in compact PLCs ർ Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its iQ range of PLCs with the compact MELSEC iQ-F series, building on the legacy of the market-leading FX platform. Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its iQ range of PLCs with the compact MELSEC iQ-F series, building on the legacy of the market leading FX platform and broadening the range of available applications with a comprehensive set of “built-in” functions.