November 2020, Vol. 247, No. 11

What's New


IDEC Corporation announced an expansion to the MicroSmart FC6A All-in-One PLC family, with three new 12V DC CPUs. End-users, designers and OEMs now have more options for automating battery-backed equipment and heavy-equipment vehicles.

Many applications require 12V DC power. Smaller smart relays may support too few I/O points and lack enough programmability, while more full-featured PLCs are too expensive and do not provide the necessary I/O voltages. The new 16 I/O FC6A All-in-One CPUs with 12V DC offer the right balance, enabling these PLCs to handle more than 100 I/O points in an economical and expandable form factor.

The device can withstand -13 to 149 degrees F (-25 to 65 degrees C) operating temperatures and Class I, Division 2 environments found at the types of remote conditions where these PLCs are often installed.


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