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IDEC Corp.: Controller

The newest family of controllers from IDEC delivers affordability without compromise.
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Equipped with powerful and abundant features, the FT1A SmartAXIS series is a high-performance, cost-effective solution for limited I/O applications! The five models in this series include our exclusive FT1A Touch, a 3.8” HMI with 12 I/O PLC (HMI + PLC), as well as 12, 24, 40, and 48 I/O PLCs.

FT1A Touch
The 3.8-inch FT1A SmartAXIS Touch is available in 65K TFT color or Monochrome with a super bright screen of up to 700cd/m2. The Touch is an All-in-One Touchscreen interface and logic controller packed in a compact body big on features.

The FT1A Touch has an embedded RS232C/RS422/RS485 interface terminal for communication with other serial devices or Modbus RTU communications; USB Type A port for maintenance communication; and USB mini Type B port for data logging and recipe data. Offered with 12 I/O (8 inputs, 4 outputs), 10A relay outputs and built-in 2pt Analog inputs, the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port also allows users to remotely connect to the unit. Modbus TCP is supported and like other similar IDEC touchscreens, SmartAXIS Touch can be mounted horizontal or vertically and has 5MB of programming memory. It is IP66f (watertight and oil tight) rated and available with a silver, light gray or dark gray bezel. 

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FT1A Controllers
FT1A SmartAXIS Controllers are available with 12 (8 inputs, 4 outputs), 24 (16 inputs, 8 outputs), 40 (24 inputs, 16 outputs), and 48 I/O (30 inputs, 18 outputs) with and without embedded LCD/keypad. Each CPU is equipped with 2 to 8 point 0-10V DC analog inputs, an embedded real time clock, 10A relay contacts, remote I/O, 4 to 6 high-speed counters up to 100KHz, and a USB mini B programming port. An optional RS232 or RS485 adapter is available for connection to other serial devices, such as an IDEC HMI and Modbus RTU communications. Modbus TCP is also supported on the Ethernet port. With a built-in keypad, the operation menu and PLC parameters can be easily controlled and edited. On top of that, Ladder Logic can be displayed and controlled; a unique feature with the FT1A SmartAXIS controllers. Text messages with bar graph and dynamic values can also be configured for scrolling and flashing on the embedded LCD.


Automation Organizer Software
In conjunction, with the release of the FT1A family of controllers, the Automation Organizer software suite has been upgraded to support this series. All FT1A controllers now support Ladder, Function Block and Script programming. Automation Organizer now includes our intuitive WindLDR software to program all IDEC PLCs, WindO/I-NV2 for IDEC touchscreens, WindO/I-NV3 for FT1A Touch and WindCFG software. Upgrading AO is FREE for current WindLDR and WindO/I-NV2 users.

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