PLC Ethernet adapter serves as micro PLC alternative

The FX3U-ENET-ADP by Mitsubishi Electric designed to be an alternative to micro PLCs to connect PLCs and HMIs. It also uses GX Works to create a direct connection and synchronizes a PLC's internal clock.

08/27/2012


The FX3U-ENET-ADP by Mitsubishi Electric designed to be an alternative to micro PLC's to connect PLCs and HMIs. It also uses GX Works to create a direct connection and synchronizes a PLC's internal clock. Courtesy: Mitsubishi ElectricMitsubishi Electric Automation's Ethernet adapter for its FX3 Series PLCs, the FX3U-ENET-ADP, can be a cost-efficient alternative to micro PLCs to connect equipment such as PLCs, HMIs and personal computers. It has a built-in data monitoring tool so users can view real-time status and current data values of their equipment.

The FX3U-ENET-ADP features easy setup through standard programming software, four-channel communications for access to a wide range of devices, and an embedded data monitor for viewing network status using just a web browser. The adapter interfaces easily with other control systems and connects with most modular machine components to deliver detailed information about network conditions. It uses GX Works2 to create a direct connection without setting any IP addresses, and automatically synchronizes a PLC’s internal clock to an SNTP time server.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc.

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- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com 



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