Automation & Beyond

MicroSmart FC6A

Key Features

  • WindEDIT App for iOS and Android
  • Bluetooth communication
  • Embedded SD port
  • Modbus TCP and RTU
  • Data Logging
  • Web Server Functions 
Plus Type:
  • Dual RJ45 Ethernet ports
  • Up to 33 serial ports
  • Maximum 2060 digital I/O
  • Maximum 511 analog I/O
  • BACnet (spring 2018)
All-in-One Type:
  • Embedded Ethernet port
  • SAE J1939 CPU
  • Maximum 520 digital I/O
  • Maximum 126 analog I/O
  • Embedded RS232C/RS485 user selectable

    The MicroSmart FC6A series is available in two types of CPUs: Plus and All-in-One. The Plus type has a dual RJ45 Ethernet port, embedded web server functions and the capability to expand up to 2060 I/O, while the All-in-One type has an embedded serial port and RJ45 Ethernet port capable of expanding up to 520 I/O.


    MicroSmart FC6A Plus

    The next generation IDEC MicroSmart FC6A Plus PLC stretches performance beyond micro PLC limits! With its 2,060 I/O capacity, this PLC can control large machines or entire small-scale manufacturing facilities, providing more capabilities for even the most demanding applications.

    Two models are available, each with 24V DC input power. The 16 I/O model has 8 inputs and 8 relay or transistor outputs. The 32 I/O model has 16 inputs and 16 transistor outputs. Each model also includes an integral 0-10V DC analog input with 12-bit resolution, and can accommodate up to three plug-in discrete, analog, serial communication or Bluetooth cartridges. 

    Superior Design

    Up to 63 I/O expansion modules can be added, giving the FC6A Plus the capability to handle up to 2,060 I/O with a maximum of 511 analog I/O, much more than a typical micro PLC.

    The FC6A Plus also includes an optional Bluetooth wireless communication adapter, giving users the power to monitor the PLC and download/upload programs from any PC or laptop with Bluetooth capability.  In addition, FTP communication allows users to configure the FC6A Plus as an FTP Client or Server for transfer of programs and logged data between a server and the PLC, providing a convenient and effective way to remotely communicate with the PLC.

    All models have two built-in RJ45 Ethernet ports. With the addition of serial communication modules, up to 33 RS232C/RS485 serial ports are supported.

    IoT

    The FC6A Plus is one of the world’s first micro PLCs with full-featured app access from any iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.  With the WindEDIT Lite app, users can upload and download user programs; monitor and control any parameters in the PLC; monitor and clear PLC error status; start and stop the PLC; send and retrieve program and logged files to a cloud database; and manage the SD memory card.


    MicroSmart FC6A All-In-One

    A powerful micro PLC with up to 520 digital I/O and 126 analog I/O. Three models are available, each with 24V DC or 100-240V AC input power. The 16 I/O model has 9 inputs, and 7 relay or transistor outputs. The 24 I/O model has 14 inputs, and 10 relay or transistor outputs. The 40 I/O model has 24 inputs, and 16 relay or transistor outputs. Each model also includes an integral 0-10V DC analog input. The 16 and 24 I/O models can accommodate one plug-in cartridge, while the 40 I/O model can accommodate two plug-in analog cartridges.

    Basic instructions can be executed in 0.042 microseconds, and program memory is 640kB. There are 1,024 timers, and six of the 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100kHz. All models have a built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, and an RJ45 RS232C/RS485 serial port. A plug-in cartridge adds an additional RS232C/RS485 port. An SD memory port and a mini-B USB port can each be used for data logging, program storage/transfer, firmware updating or recipe storage. The Ethernet port supports the Modbus TCP protocol, and the serial port supports the Modbus RTU protocol. Internet of Things (IoT) capability is provided by a free WindEDIT app for iOS and Android devices, and custom web pages which can be configured for remote monitoring and control.

    Description File Type File Size Download
    FC6A PLUS Brochure PDF 2MB Download
    FC6A PLUS Datasheet PDF 742KB Download
    FC6A All-in-One Brochure PDF 1.1MB Download
    FC6A All-in-One CPU Datasheet PDF 542KB Download
    FC6A Analog IO Datasheet PDF 252KB Download
    FC6A Digital IO Datasheet PDF 403KB Download
    FC6A Expansion PS Datasheet PDF 68KB Download
    FC6A-PH1 HMI Module Datasheet PDF 218KB Download
    FC6A PID Module Datasheet PDF 57KB Download
    User Manual - User PDF 3.5MB Download
    User Manual - Ladder PDF 2.8MB Download
    User Manual - Communication PDF 6MB Download
    User Manual - PID PDF 5MB Download
    Modbus Address Mapping PDF 8MB Download

    Description File Type File Size Download
    AO Demo ZIP 200MB Download
    AO Upgrade ZIP 650MB Download
    AO Revision History ZIP 393KB Download
    MTBF Data - All-in-One CPU PDF 194K Download
    Approval Certificate: CE PDF 237K Download
    Approval Certificate: UL PDF 163K Download
    Approval Certificate: cUL PDF 166K Download
    Approval Certificate: UL Class I Div 2 PDF 111K Download
    Approval Certificate: cUL Class I Div 2 PDF 114K Download
    Approval Certificate: ABS Type Approval PDF 111K Download