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MELSEC-F series

FX series supports networking according to control needs, including high speed network with CC-Link and CC-Link/LT for reduced wiring.
Also, easily constructed simple data link between FX series and communication with RS-232C and RS-485 devices are supported.

CC-Link

Model Master station
function
Remote/slave
function
Distance Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-16CCL-M*1
CC-Link
master block
(Master station)
× 1,200 m maximum ×
Max.
1 unit
*4

Max.
1 unit
*2

Max.
1 unit
*2
*3

Max.
1 unit
FX2N-32CCL
CC-Link
Interface block
(Remote device station)
× 1,200 m maximum × *2
*2
FX3U-64CCL
CC-Link
Interface block
(Intelligent
device station)
× 1,200 m maximum ×
Max.
1 unit

Max.
1 unit
*2

Max.
1 unit
*2
*3

Max.
1 unit

*1: The FX3U-16CCL-M, FX2N-16CCL-M cannot be used at the same time with the FX2N-32ASI-M.
The FX3U-16CCL-M cannot be used at the same time with the FX2N-16CCL-M.
FX3U-16CCL-M and FX2N-16CCL-M cannot be used together.
[Remote I/O station]
 Maximum 8 stations can be connected (1 station occupies 32 I/O points of the PLC)
[Total of remote device stations + intelligent device stations]
 Maximum 8 stations can be connected (However, the total number of RX/RY points is 256 or less)

*2: When connecting to FX3GC,FX3UC, FX2NC-CNV-IF or FX3UC-1PS-5V is required.
*3: FX3UC supported from version 2.20 or later.
*4: FX3U supported from version 2.20 or later.

CC-Link/LT

Model Master station
function
Remote/slave
function
Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX2N-64CL-M
CC-Link/LT
master block
× ×
Max.
8 units

Max.
8 units
*1

Max.
5 units
*1

Max.
5 units
FX3UC-32MT-LT
Built-in CC-Link/LT
master
× - - - - -
FX3UC-32MT-LT-2
Built-in CC-Link/LT
master
× - - - - -

*1: When connecting to FX3GC,FX3UC, FX2NC-CNV-IF or FX3UC-1PS-5V is required.

CC-Link/LT: Power Adapter・Dedicated Power Supply

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
CL1PAD1
Power Adapter
×
CL1PSU-2A
Dedicated Power Supply
×

Ethernet

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-ENET-L × × *1

Max.
1 unit
× *1
*2

Max.
1 unit
FX3U-ENET-ADP *7
*8

Max.
1 unit
*3
*5

Max.
1 unit
*4
*6

Max.
1 unit
*3

Max.
1 unit
*4
*6

Max.
1 unit

*1: FX3U,FX3UC supported from version 2.21 or later.
*2: When connecting to FX3UC, FX2NC-CNV-IF or FX3UC-1PS-5V is required.
*3: FX3G, FX3GC supported from version 2.20 or later.
*4: FX3U, FX3UC supported from version 3.10 or later.
*5: When connecting to FX3G, FX3G-CNV-ADP is required.
*6: When connecting to FX3U or FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2), a function expansion board is required.
*7: When connecting to FX3S, FX3S-CNV-ADP is required.
*8: When connecting to FX3S, supported by FX3U-ENET-ADP Ver.1.20 or later.

MODBUS

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-232ADP-MB
Special adapter for
RS-232C communication
*7

Max.
1 unit
*1
*2
*3

Max.
2 units
*4
*5

Max.
2 units
*6

Max.
2 units
*4
*5

Max.
2 units
FX3U-485ADP-MB
Special adapter for
RS-485 communication
*7

Max.
1 unit
*1
*2
*3

Max.
2 units
*4
*5

Max.
2 units
*6

Max.
2 units
*4
*5

Max.
2 units

*1: FX3G 14pt, 24pt models: 1 unit. 40pt, 60pt models: 2 units.
*2: When connecting to FX3G, FX3G-CNV-ADP is required.
*3: FX3G supported from version 1.30 or later.
*4: When connecting to FX3U,FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2), Function expansion board is required.
*5: FX3U, FX3UC supported from version 2.40 or later.
*6: FX3GC supported from version 1.40 or later.
*7: When connecting to FX3S, FX3S-CNV-ADP is required.

Sensor Solution

Model Applicable FX PLC
FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-128BTY-M
AnyWire Bitty series
master block
× *1

Max.
1 unit
*3

Max.
1 unit
*2
*4

Max.
1 unit
*3
*4

Max.
1 unit
FX3U-128ASL-M
AnyWireASLINK system
special adapter
× *1

Max.
1 unit
*3

Max.
1 unit
*2
*4

Max.
1 unit
*3
*4

Max.
1 unit

*1: FX3G supported from version 1.00 or later.
*2: FX3GC supported from version 1.40 or later.
*3: FX3U, FX3UC supported from version 2.20 or later.
*4: When connecting to FX3GC, FX3UC, FX2NC-CNV-IF or FX3UC-1PS-5V is required.

RS-232C communication

Model Communication Function Applicable FX PLC
N:N network Parallel Link Computer Link Non-Protocol Communication Peripheral device communication FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3G-232-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-232C
communication
× × *10

Max.
1 unit
*1

Max.
2 units
× × ×
FX3U-232-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-232C
communication
× ×
Max.
1 unit
× *2

Max.
1 unit
FX3U-232ADP-MB
Specific adapter
for RS-232C
communication
× × *11

Max.
1 unit
*1
*3
*7

Max.
2 units
*4
*8

Max.
2 units
*9

Max.
2 units
*4
*8

Max.
2 units
FX2N-232IF
Special block
for RS-232C
communication
× × × × × ×
Max.
8 units
× *5
*6

Max.
8 units

*1: FX3G 14pt, 24pt models: 1 unit. 40pt, 60pt models: 2 units.
*2: Can only be connected to FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).
*3: When connecting to FX3G, FX3G-CNV-ADP is required.
*4: When connecting to FX3U,FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2), Function expansion board is required.
*5: When connecting to FX3UC, FX2NC-CNV-IF or FX3UC-1PS-5V is required.
*6: For FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2), 7 units. For FX3UC-**MT/D, FX3UC-**MT/DSS, and FX3UC-16MR/D(S)-T, 8 units.
*7: FX3GC supported from version 1.30 or later.
*8: FX3U, FX3UC supported from version 2.40 or later.
*9: FX3GC supported from version 1.40 or later.
*10: Function expansion board and FX3S-CNV-ADP cannot be used together.
*11: When connecting to FX3S, FX3S-CNV-ADP is required.

RS-485 communication

Model Communication Function Applicable FX PLC
N:N network Parallel Link Computer Link Non-Protocol Communication Peripheral device communication FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3G-485-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-485
communication
× *8

Max.
1 unit
*1

Max.
2 units
× × ×
FX3G-485-BD-RJ
Function expansion board
for RS-485 communication
(RJ-45 connector type)
*8

Max.
1 unit
*1

Max.
2 unit
× × ×
FX3U-485-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-485
communication
× ×
Max.
1 unit
× *2

Max.
1 unit
FX3U-485ADP-MB
Specific adapter
for RS-485
communication
× *9

Max.
1 unit
*1
*3
*5

Max.
2 units
*4
*6

Max.
2 units
*7

Max.
2 units
*4
*6

Max.
2 units
FX-485PC-IF-SET

RS-232C/RS-485
converter interface
× × × ×

*1: FX3G 14pt, 24pt models: 1 unit. 40pt, 60pt models: 2 units.
*2: Can only be connected to FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).
*3: When connecting to FX3G, FX3G-CNV-ADP is required.
*4: When connecting to FX3U,FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2), Function expansion board is required.
*5: FX3G supported from version 1.30 or later.
*6: FX3U, FX3UC supported from version 2.40 or later.
*7: FX3GC supported from version 1.40 or later.
*8: Function expansion board and FX3S-CNV-ADP cannot be used together.
*9: When connecting to FX3S, FX3S-CNV-ADP is required.

RS-422 communication

Model Communication Function Applicable FX PLC
N:N network Parallel Link Computer Link Non-Protocol Communication Peripheral device communication FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3G-422-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-422
communication
× × × × *3

Max.
1 unit
*1

Max.
2 units
× × ×
FX3U-422-BD
Function expansion
board for RS-422
communication
× ×
Max.
1 unit
× *2

Max.
1 unit

*1: FX3G 14pt, 24pt models: 1 unit. 40pt, 60pt models: 2 units.
*2: Can only be connected to FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).
*3: Function expansion board and FX3S-CNV-ADP cannot be used together.

USB communication

Model Communication Function Applicable FX PLC
N:N network Parallel Link Computer Link Non-Protocol Communication Peripheral device communication FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX3U-USB-BD
Function expansion
board for USB
communication
× × × × × ×
Max.
1 unit
× *

Max.
1 unit

*: Can only be connected to FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2).

Communication function for function expansion memory (Inverter operation control)

Model Communication Function Applicable FX PLC
N:N network Parallel Link Computer Link Non-Protocol Communication Peripheral device communication FX
3S
FX
3G
FX
3U
FX
3GC
FX
3UC
FX2N-ROM-E1
Function expansion
memory cassette
- - - - - × × × × ×
FX2NC-ROM-CE1
Function expansion
memory board
× × × × ×

Communication function

CC-Link

CC-Link is an open network enabling connection of various FA equipment.
We prepare a master unit setting FX PLC as master blocks of CC-Link, as well as an interface setting them as remote device stations of CC-Link.

Details

CC-Link/LT

CC-Link/LT is an open network in the open network CC-Link family designed to reduce wiring in the cabinet and the machine.
Also, FX3UC-32MT-LT(-2) has CC-Link/LT master functionality built-in, so reduced wiring network can be easily achieved.

Details

N:N network

This network connects multiple FX PLCs (maximum 8 units) and performs automatic data exchange between each PLC. Linked devices are exchanged between each PLC, and all connected PLCs can share (monitor) linked devices.

Details

Parallel Link

Bit devices (M) and word devices (D) automatically refresh.

Details

Computer Link

A computer as master can connect to FX series as slave.
Supports "computer link protocol formats 1 and 4" on the computer side.

Details

Non-Protocol Communication

Non-proocol serial communication is possible to devices with RS-232C or RS-485 (422) communication interface (PC, barcode reader, etc).

Details

Peripheral device communication

PC, GOT, and HPP can connect to RS-232C/RS-422/USB (USB can be used by PC only) and perform PLC program transfer and monitoring.

Details

inverter communication

Mitsubishi inverter prococol and dedicated instructions for communication control are built into FX3 series PLC. Mitsubishi inverters can be easily controlled just by adding an RS-485 communication device.

Details