Power, Performance, Connectivity

IDEC brought some of the first micro-Programmable Logic Controllers to the market, and has been meeting your changing control automation needs for decades. Our next generation MicroSmart FC6A , a powerful micro PLC with the features of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost and small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications.

MicroSmart FC6A Brochure

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MicroSmart FC6A Datasheet

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MicroSmart FC6A All-in-One

  • 16 I/O

  • 24 I/O

  • 40 I/O

Design

Unmatched Performance

Fast Execution Time

Processing time for Basic instruction

24x

24 time faster than FC4A

16x

16 time faster than FC5A

  • 42ns

    FC6A

  • 56ns

    FC5A Slim

  • 700ns

    FC5A

  • 1000ns

    FC4A

Fast I/O Refresh

Comparing a typical setup with CPU, plus 4 digital I/O and 1 analog expansion module, the MicroSmart FC6A takes only 0.4ms to read and update all the expansion I/O. This is extremely fast comparing to other micro PLC. As a result, your system reacts faster and runs more effieciently.
6x

6 time faster than FC5A

Large 640KB (80,000 steps) programming memory

Handle large and more sophisticated program for bigger systems

Program Capacity (KByte)

  • FC6A

  • FC5A Slim

  • FC5A

  • FC4A

  • FTIA

Large Data Memory

The MicroSmart PLC has 1,024 timers, and six of the 512 counters are high-speed at rates up to 100kHz. These capabilities are combined with extensive data and bit memory, double the capacity of a typical micro PLC.

Built-in Real Time Clock

The MicroSmart PLC has a built-in real-time clock. Alternatively, the PLC can obtain time information from an SNTP server for time-based applications such as lighting controls.

Upgradable Firmware for CPU and expansion modules

The CPU and expansion modules have field-upgradeable firmware, making it easy to keep the MicroSmart PLC up to date.

Communication of Choice

Modbus TCP and RTU protocol

FC6A supports both Modbus TCP and RTU. It can be easily be configured to be a Client (master) or Server (slave) on the Modbus network.

CAN J1939 Protocol

The MicroSmart PLC supports the CAN J1939 protocol, commonly used in diesel power train applications, in-vehicle networks for trucks & buses, agriculture & forestry machinery, military and recreational vehicles, and marine navigation systems.

Email and Text Notification

Using HMI module, FC6A MicroSmart can easily be configured to send Email or Text message to your PC or mobile phone. Dynamic values in the PLC can also be incorporated in the body of the email as well to show status conditions Up to 255 email messages can be configured and multiple recipients can be included in the email To and cc fields. Third party email servers such as Gmail or Yahoo can be configured.

Programming

Web Page Editor

WindLDR version 8+ introduced a new Web Page Editor where anyone can use it to create professional and dynamic web pages to monitor and control the MicroSmart FC6A PLC.

Many industrial applications require motion control, but users are often frustrated by the complexity and high cost of implementation. IDEC Corporation and AMCI, an established supplier of motion control systems, have partnered to address this issue by offering a simple yet highly capable stepper motion control system. This AMCI by IDEC product line includes controllers, stepper motors, a combo controller+drive, a combo drive+stepper motor, and the 3-in-1 controller+drive+stepper motor. When combined with an IDEC FC6A PLC and its embedded motion control software modules, these products allow users to quickly and simply implement single- and multi-axis motion control in a wide range of industries and applications.


What Makes up a Stepper Motion System?

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FC6A MicroSmart

MicroSmart FC6A , a powerful PLC with up to 520 digital I/O and 126 analog I/O. The MicroSmart FC6A provides the power of a PAC (programmable automation controller) in a low-cost controller with a small form factor, making it an ideal fit for demanding applications. Learn more

Controller

A 2-axis motion controller that can be expanded up to 12 axes. It can accept encoder feedback to provides stall detection and move verification. It includes six discrete inputs for move conditioning and other functions, and four discrete outputs to indicate status and provide diagnostics. Learn more

Drive+Controller

AMCI by IDEC’s integrated Stepper controller+drive combo is a ground-breaking approach to PLC-based motion control systems. With its servo performance in a stepper motion hardware, the IANG1 series can be expanded up to 6 axes Learn more Learn more


Stepper Motor+Drive+Controller

AMCI by IDEC’s controller+drive+motor combo unit provides all-in-one motion control with all the features of the two-axis controller, drive and stepper motor. Learn more

Stepper+Drive

AMCI by IDEC’s motor+drive combo unit can control one to six axes of motion, and it combines all the features of the two-axis controller and the drive into a single unit.. Learn more

Drive+Controller

AMCI by IDEC’s integrated Stepper controller+drive combo is a ground-breaking approach to PLC-based motion control systems. With its servo performance in a stepper motion hardware, the IANG1 series can be expanded up to 6 axes Learn more


Stepper Motor+Drive+Controller

AMCI by IDEC’s controller+drive+motor combo unit provides all-in-one motion control with all the features of the two-axis controller, drive and stepper motor. Learn more

Stepper Motor

AMCI by IDEC’s stepper motor comes in standard NEMA 23 frame sizes with output torque rating of 130 and 240 oz-in.

Application Examples

Advances in technology couple with customer demands brings about a push to combine one or more of the basic system components into one product.

Linear Applications

Linear Applications

Flow Wrapper

Flow Wrapper

Rotary Applications

Rotary Applications

Stepper Motion Controls

Type Part Number Description
Controller IANF2E 2-axis stepper controller master module with Modbus TCP
Controller IANF2 2-axis stepper controller expansion module with Modbus TCP
Controller+Drive IANG1E 1-axis stepper indexer + driver master module with Modbus TCP
Controller+Drive IANG1 1-axis stepper indexer + driver expansion module with Modbus TCP
Drive+Motor ISMD23-130 Size 23, 2 stack motor, 130 oz-in with Integrated Drive
Drive+Motor ISMD23-240 Size 23, 3 stack motor, 240 oz-in with Integrated Drive
Stepper Motor ISM2340-130 Size 23, 130 oz-in motor w/ single shaft
Stepper Motor ISM2340-240 Size 23, 240 oz-in motor w/ single shaft
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E-130E Size 23, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+encoder w/ Modbus TCP
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E-130 Size 23, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal +indexer+drive w/Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130E-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130E-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130A-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-130A-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 130 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E-240 Size 23, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E-240E Size 23, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240E-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240A-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240A-M12S Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor w/ shaft seal+indexer+drive+absolute encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch - IP64 Rated
Motor+Drive+Controller ISMD23E2-240E-M12 Size 23 w/ M12 connectors, 240 oz-in motor+indexer+drive+relative encoder w/ Modbus TCP and DLR w/ embedded switch