SmartAXIS Touch

Key Features

  • 3.8" HMI+PLC
  • Models with 12 or 14 I/O
  • Embedded RJ45 Ethernet Port
  • Modbus TCP or RTU
  • Built-in 2 analog inputs
  • Built-in 2 analog outputs
  • Optional Analog Cartridges
  • PID Controls
  • USB Maintenance Port
  • Seamless interface with other PLCs
  • Class I Div. 2 Hazardous Locations
  • -20 to 55 degree C operating temp.
  • IP66f, TYPE 4X (indoor), 13

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Many small scale applications such as simple machines could benefit by using a programmable graphical interface along with a discrete and analog controller and I/O, but don’t have the panel space or the budget for separate components. The FT1A SmartAXIS Touch address this need by combining operator interface and control in a single compact package, all programmable with IDEC’s PC-based software.  The FT1A Touch is available in 12 I/O and 14 I/O configurations with analog I/O expansion capability suitable for advanced analog monitoring and control.

Display Function


65,536 TFT Color LCD
With so many color combinations, an intuitive and
crisp graphical user interface can be constructed with
unparalleled visibility.

Super-Bright LED
The 65K TFT color unit is rated at 400cd/m2, while the
monochrome unit is rated at 740cd/m2. With 32 levels of brightness control, the backlight can even be adjusted according to the surrounding conditions.

Drivers for IDEC and other PLCs
FT1A Touch can easily be configured to communicate with DEC or other PLCs such as Siemens, Automation Direct, Mitsubishi, Omron, and more.

Modbus TCP or RTU
The built-in Ethernet ports allow the FT1A Touch to be configured as a Client (Master) or Server (Slave) on the Modbus network. Modbus RTU (Master) is also supported. With these capabilities, FT1A Touch can communicate with other PLCs or devices using Modbus protocol.

Ethernet Connectivity
With the embedded RJ45 Ethernet port, FT1A project file scan be remotely uploaded or downloaded over an Ethernet connection. Critical logging data can also be retrieved quickly.


Control Function 14 I/O Type



Digital and Analog Inputs
The FT1A Touch 14 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC or 4-20mA analog inputs with 10-bit resolution, reducing overall system cost.

Analog Expansion Cartridges
Using analog expansion cartridges, FT1A Touch 14 I/O can utilize 0-10V DC, 4-20mA, RTD and Thermocouple inputs.

PID Controls
With an improved PID algorithm and easier-to-configure dialog box, PID controls can be monitored using a single screen.  Advanced PID control functions, such as auto-tuning, ARW (anti-reset windup) and bumples transfer, are also supported

Remote I/O
Up to three FT1A controllers (24, 40 and 48 I/O) can be configured as remote I/O slaves for the FT1A Touch, expanding your system’s potential. A maximum of 158 I/O can be achieved.

Control Function 12 I/O Type


Digital and Analog Inputs
The FT1A Touch 12 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC analog inputs with 10-bit resolution.

10A Relay Outputs
With 10A contact ratings on all four of the relay outputs, the FT1A Touch 12 I/O can be directly connected to a solenoid valve or motor, which eliminates interposing relays and reduces wiring.

Data Logging
Critical data can be saved and logged into a USB memory stick. Logged data can easily be retrieved over an Ethernet connection or by removing the USB memory stick from the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type  and inserting it into your laptop or PC.

Easy Program File Transfer
Project files can be transferred between a USB memory stick and the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type. It is a quick and convenient way for an OEM to program multiple units and for users to quickly update ladder and HMI programs.

Description File Type File Size Download
Brochure PDF 28.5MB Download
FT1A Touch Datasheet PDF  900KB Download
FT1A Touch Manual
PDF 48.5MB Download
User Manual - Ladder Programming
PDF 7.75MB Download
User Manual - Function Block Programming
PDF 6.1MB Download
User Manual - External Device Communication
ZIP 13.28MB Download

Description File Type File Size Download
AO Demo ZIP 200MB Download
AO Upgrade ZIP 650MB Download
AO Revision History ZIP 1.5MB Download
FT1A USB Driver ZIP  658KB Download
FT1A Touch USB Driver ZIP  658KB Download