Panasonic FP-X PLC: 2-channel RTD
Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America introduces a new addition to the set of analog, digital I/O, and communication cassettes available for the Panasonic FP-X series programmable logic controller (PLC). This is an April 2010 North American edition Product Exclusive.
Panasonic Electric Works Corporation of America introduces a new addition to the set of analog, digital I/O, and communication cassettes available for the Panasonic FP-X series programmable logic controller (PLC). The AFPX-RTD2 (Resistance Temperature Detectors) extends the line of cassettes for the FP-X to 17 types. The AFPX-RTD2 is a two-channel RTD unit that supports PT100 type sensors with resolution of 0.1
One RTD cassette can be used with any AFPX-C14 CPU, or two cassettes (total of 4 channels) on AFPX-C30 and AFPX-C60 CPU. The AFPX-RTD2 offers a quick plug-and-play solution to expand the functions of Panasonic FP-X series PLC.
The compact, brick-style Panasonic FP-X PLC series has processing speed of 0.32
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Also see the Panasonic FX-500 series digital fiber sensors .
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- Product Exclusive: Sealevel 8.4-in. flat panel computer ;
- Product Exclusive Mitsubishi Electric L Series PLC ; and
- Product Exclusive: Yokogawa DAQ, display station .
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