Global Processing

High-Performance PLC with High CPU Scanning Speed

March 7, 2011
The FA-M3V range-free multi-controller, a programmable logic controller (PLC) delivers high speed CPU scanning speed performance. The PLC is well suited not only for the control of conventional discrete manufacturing processes, but also batch processes. Product features include: High CPU scanning speed; Small and lightweight; and secure and reliable. The FA-M3V can scan a 100 K-step program in just one millisecond, making it the world’s fastest PLC in terms of CPU scanning speed, according to the manufacturer. This incredible speed is made possible by the hardware/firmware combination of the company’s Vitesse engine and a parallel instruction processing system (PIPS). With a built-in Ethernet port, the FA-M3V delivers single module processing and eliminates communications overhead, ensuring both higher throughput and a smaller footprint. The FA-M3V provides a login function with three different layers of access control. The login history can be archived on an SD card (sizes up to 32 GB supported). The FA-M3V CPU comes with error check and correct (ECC) functionality.