Now a family of new controllers — the iQ-F Series compact controllers from Mitsubishi Electric Automation — gives engineers a compact and affordable design option.
Based on Mitsubishi Electric’s FX Series, they deliver the same control capabilities as their predecessors … but the controllers have new functionalities for even better performance and user experience. More specifically, the controllers offer synchronized motion control, data logging, and sophisticated security features. The controllers also have some of the features of Mitsubishi Electric’s more advanced iQ Platform controllers, unifying connectivity and programming with other Mitsubishi Electric automation components for a scalable solution.
“With our new iQ-F Series, OEMs can build powerful automation systems with fewer components, shorter engineering time, and at lower total cost,” said Deana Fu, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Here’s a link to the product overview (as a PDF) from Fu.
“Plus advanced security features let OEMs protect intellectual property at the final installation. Each controller can have a security key that allows users to easily manage access to and operation of both software and hardware.”
Download a summary PDF about the controllers.
Engineering managers, maintenance engineers and other end users get more throughput, ease of maintenance, and extended machine life-cycles.
When paired with Mitsubishi Electric’s D700 Variable Frequency Drives, the compact controller provides intelligent drive control that is useful in the water industry, specifically irrigation and pump control applications. When combined with the GOT2000 Series Graphical Operator Interface (GOT), the iQ-F Series is an excellent solution for food-and-beverage applications that require recipe management such as filling, sealing and labeling.
The iQ-F Series controller also has embedded functions such as analog and digital I/O, positioning control, security features, data logging, serial and Ethernet communication. Aside from built-in positioning, an add-on Simple Motion Module lets users perform synchronous and cam control for up to four axes of servo via SSCNET III/H in an easy and intuitive format.
Additional functionality with the add-on Simple Motion Module includes gearing, torque control, and linear and circular interpolation, making it a suitable for food and beverage, packaging, and assembly equipment. Applications include labelers, small packaging machines, pick and place, and cut to length.
Get information on the new iQ-F Series Compact Controller and other factory-automation products at mitsubishielectric.com.
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