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Mitsubishi Electric FX3U-232-BD User Manual

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Table of Contents

   Summary of Contents for Mitsubishi Electric FX3U-232-BD

  • Page 1   N:N Network  Parallel Link  Computer Link  Inverter Communication  Non-Protocol Communication  Programming Communication  Remote Maintenance FX SERIES PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS USER'S MANUAL Data Communication Edition RS-232C Interface -232-BD -232-BD -232ADP(-MB) -232ADP -232-BD FX-232ADP -232-BD -232IF -232ADP RS-485 Interface...
  • Page 3 Safety Precaution (Read these precautions before use.) Before installation, operation, maintenance or inspection of this product, thoroughly read through and understand this manual and all of the associated manuals. Also, take care to handle the module properly and safely. This manual classifies the safety precautions into two categories: Indicates that incorrect handling may cause hazardous conditions, resulting in death or severe injury.
  • Page 4 • Do not disassemble or modify the PLC. Doing so may cause fire, equipment failures, or malfunctions. For repair, contact your local Mitsubishi Electric representative. • Turn off the power to the PLC before connecting or disconnecting any extension cable.
  • Page 5 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 6 • Since the examples within this manual, technical bulletin, catalog, etc. are used as reference; please use it after confirming the function and safety of the equipment and system. Mitsubishi Electric will not accept responsibility for actual use of the product based on these illustrative examples.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents Table of Contents SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ....................(1) A.Common Items 1. Introduction 1.1 Communication Types .........................A-1 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types................A-3 1.2.1 CC-Link Network ..........................A-3 1.2.2 Ethernet communication.......................A-6 1.2.3 N:N Network ..........................A-7 1.2.4 Parallel Link ..........................A-8 1.2.5 Computer Link ..........................A-9...
  • Page 8 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 3. Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series A-65 3.1 Setting Method ...........................A-65 3.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) ..........A-67 3.2.1 Operating procedure........................A-67 3.2.2 Correspondence between parameter setting and each communication type......A-68 3.3 Communication Setting in Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) ............A-69 3.3.1 Operating procedure........................A-69 3.3.2 Correspondence between parameter setting and each communication type......A-71...
  • Page 9 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents B. N:N Network 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System.........................B-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ......................B-4 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC ...................B-5 1.3.1 Applicable versions........................B-5 1.3.2 Version check ..........................B-5 1.3.3 How to look at the manufacturer's serial number .................B-5 1.3.4 Products whose production was stopped ..................B-5 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability....................B-6...
  • Page 10 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 7. Creating Programs B-33 7.1 Checking Contents of Related Devices..................B-33 7.2 Creating Programs for Master Station (Station No. 0) ...............B-35 7.3 Creating Programs for Slave Station (Station No. "n")...............B-38 7.4 Cautions on Program Creation....................B-40 8.
  • Page 11 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents C. Parallel Link 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System........................C-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ..................... C-4 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC .................. C-5 1.3.1 Applicable versions........................C-5 1.3.2 Version check ..........................
  • Page 12 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 6. Test Run (Communication Test) C-35 6.1 Test Procedure.......................... C-35 6.2 Creating Programs for the Communication Test............... C-36 6.2.1 For FX (FX), FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX...
  • Page 13 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents D. Computer Link 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System........................D-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ..................... D-4 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC .................. D-5 1.3.1 Applicable versions........................D-5 1.3.2 Version check ..........................
  • Page 14 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 5. Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller D-40 5.1 Communication Setting Methods ....................D-40 5.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) ..........D-41 5.2.1 Operating procedure........................D-41 5.3 Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) ..........
  • Page 15 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 8. Troubleshooting D-86 8.1 Checking FX PLC Version Applicability ..................D-86 8.2 Checking Communication Status Based on LED Indication ............. D-86 8.3 Checking Installation and Wiring....................D-86 8.4 Checking Sequence Program ....................D-86 8.5 Checking Error Codes.......................
  • Page 16 1.4.2 For non-applicable versions (setting an alternative model) ............E-7 2. Specifications 2.1 Communication Specifications (Reference) .................E-8 2.2 Connectable Mitsubishi Electric General-purpose Inverters ............E-8 2.3 Link Specifications ........................E-9 2.3.1 When monitoring inverter operations (PLC  inverter)..............E-9 2.3.2 When controlling inverter operations (PLC  inverter) ..............E-9 2.3.3 Parameters (PLC ...
  • Page 17 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 5. Communication Setting in Inverter E-48 5.1 Communication Port and Applicable Parameters ..............E-48 5.2 S500 Series (When Connected to RS-485 Port)................E-50 5.2.1 Contents of parameter setting ....................E-50 5.2.2 Parameter setting method (reference)..................E-51 5.3 E500 Series (When Connected to PU Port)................E-53 5.3.1 Contents of parameter setting ....................E-53 5.3.2 Parameter setting method (reference)..................E-54...
  • Page 18 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 7.7 Second Parameter Specification Codes ..................E-85 7.7.1 S500 Series ..........................E-85 7.7.2 E500 Series ..........................E-85 7.7.3 A500 Series ..........................E-86 8. Practical Program Examples (FX , FX E-87 8.1 Practical Example 1 ........................E-87 8.1.1 System configuration example ....................E-87 8.1.2 Contents of operation .........................E-87 8.1.3 Program example ........................E-88...
  • Page 19 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 10. Practical Program Examples (FX , FX , FX , FX , FX E-119 10.1 Practical Example 1 .......................E-119 10.1.1 System configuration example ....................E-119 10.1.2 Contents of operation ......................E-119 10.1.3 Program example ........................E-120 10.2 Practical Example 2 .......................E-125 10.2.1 System configuration example ....................E-125...
  • Page 20 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents F.Non-Protocol Communication (RS/RS2 Instruction) 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System.........................F-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ......................F-7 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC ...................F-8 1.3.1 Applicable versions........................F-8 1.3.2 Version check ..........................F-8 1.3.3 How to look at the manufacturer's serial number .................F-8 1.3.4 Products whose production was stopped ..................F-8 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability....................F-9...
  • Page 21 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 6. Creating Programs (RS Instruction) F-45 6.1 Checking Contents of Related Devices..................F-45 6.2 How to Use RS Instruction ......................F-46 6.2.1 Applicable frames ........................F-46 6.2.2 Function and operation.......................F-47 6.2.3 Send/receive data and amount of data..................F-48 6.2.4 Operation when data is sent.......................F-50 6.2.5 Operation when data is received ....................F-50 6.3 Operation of Control Line ......................F-52...
  • Page 22 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 11. Troubleshooting F-87 11.1 Checking FX PLC Version Applicability ...................F-87 11.2 Checking Communication Status Based on LED Indication ............F-87 11.3 Checking Installation ........................F-87 11.4 Checking Sequence Program ....................F-88 11.4.1 Checking communication port settings (in FX , FX , FX...
  • Page 23 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents G.Non-Protocol Communication (FX -232IF) 1. Outline 1.1 Features ............................G-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ..................... G-4 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC .................. G-5 1.3.1 Applicable versions........................G-5 1.3.2 Products whose production was stopped ..................
  • Page 24 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 5. Creating Programs G-14 5.1 Outline of Communication between FX PLC and 232IF ............G-14 5.1.1 For FROM and TO instructions ....................G-14 5.1.2 For direct specification of buffer memory (U\G) ..............G-14 5.2 FROM and TO Instructions .......................
  • Page 25 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents H.Programming Communication 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System........................H-3 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ..................... H-4 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC .................. H-5 1.3.1 Applicable PLC ..........................H-5 1.3.2 Products whose production was stopped ..................
  • Page 26 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 6. Connection Setting for Personal Computer H-41 6.1 Connection Setting (GX Works2) ....................H-41 6.1.1 Setting RS-232C or USB, communication port, and transmission speed........H-42 6.1.2 Setting for using GOT transparent function ................H-44 6.1.3 Setting communication time check and number of retries............
  • Page 27 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents I.Remote Maintenance 1. Outline 1.1 Outline of System.......................... I-3 1.1.1 Maintenance for programs in PLC....................I-3 1.1.2 File transfer between personal computers (supported only by FXGP/WIN)........I-4 1.2 Procedures Before Operation ....................... I-5 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC ..................
  • Page 28 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Table of Contents 7. Connecting Line I-46 7.1 Preparing for Connection of PLC ....................I-46 7.2 Line Connection Procedure......................I-47 7.2.1 For GX Works2..........................I-47 7.2.2 For FXGP/WIN ..........................I-51 8. Troubleshooting I-54 8.1 Checking FX PLC Applicability....................
  • Page 29: Introduction

    1.2.5 Protocols in a computer support computer link protocol formats 1 and 4. Application Data acquisition and centralized control. Function Communicates with and controls Mitsubishi Electric inverter FREQROL. Inverter 1.2.6 Operation monitoring, writing of control values, referencing and communication Application changing parameters, etc.
  • Page 30 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.1 Communication Types Reference I/O link subsection CC-Link/LT Function Constructs a CC-Link/LT system whose master station is an FX PLC. (built in 1.2.11 -32MT- Application Wire-conserving network inside control panel and unit. LT(-2)) Constructs an AnyWireASLINK system whose master station is an FX Function...
  • Page 31: Outline And Features Of Communication Types

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types Outline and Features of Communication Types This section outlines the communication types supported by FX PLCs. 1.2.1 CC-Link Network For details, refer to the FX -16CCL-M USER’S MANUAL.
  • Page 32 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 3) When the master station is an FX -16CCL-M Master station FXCPU -16CCL-M Terminal resistor Terminal resistor Sensor, solenoid valve, Remote Inverter, Remote I/O...
  • Page 33 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 3. Communication targets Equipment operating in accordance with the CC-Link standard 4. Function Master station allows connection of remote device station, remote I/O station (inverters, AC servos, sensors, solenoid valves, etc.) supporting the CC-Link network to achieve data link.
  • Page 34: Ethernet Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.2 Ethernet communication For details, refer to FX -ENET-ADP User’s Manual. 1. Outline Network Range (Only within LAN) Router SNTP server -ENET-ADP Local station...
  • Page 35: N:n Network

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.3 N:N Network Refer to the "N:N Network" section. 1. Outline  FX CPU FX CPU FX CPU Station Station Station No.
  • Page 36: Parallel Link

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.4 Parallel Link Refer to the "Parallel Link" section. 1. Outline FX CPU FX CPU Master Slave station station Terminal resistor Terminal resistor...
  • Page 37: Computer Link

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.5 Computer Link Refer to the "Computer Link" section. 1. Outline 1) 1-to-N connection (RS-485) A computer link FXCPU FXCPU ACPU Terminal RS-232C...
  • Page 38: Inverter Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.6 Inverter Communication Refer to the "Inverter Communication" section. 1. Outline FXCPU  Terminal Terminal resistor resistor Inverter Inverter Inverter ...
  • Page 39: Non-protocol Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.7 Non-protocol Communication Refer to the "Non-protocol Communication (RS/RS2 instruction)" section. Refer to the "Non-protocol Communication (FX -232IF)" section. 1. Outline FXCPU 500 m (1640' 5") maximum...
  • Page 40: Modbus Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.8 MODBUS Communication For details, refer to FX User's Manual - MODBUS Serial Communication Edition. 1. Outline 1) In the case of the RS-485 FXCPU FXCPU FXCPU...
  • Page 41: Programming Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.9 Programming Communication Refer to the "Programming Communication" section. 1. Outline 1) Standard built-in port in accordance with RS422 (programming tool or personal computer) Programming tool Cable RS-422...
  • Page 42 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 5) Communication equipment operating in accordance with USB (personal computer) Programming tool FXCPU Cable Personal computer 6) Ethernet adapter (personal computer) Programming tool FXCPU Cable...
  • Page 43 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 2. Applicable PLCs :Applicable (If applicable versions of main units are limited, they are described inside ( ).) —:Not applicable (FX), FX , FX Standard built-in port in...
  • Page 44: Remote Maintenance

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.10 Remote Maintenance Refer to the "Remote Maintenance" section. 1. Outline 1) Remote access (GX Works2, GX Developer or FXGP/WIN) Programming tool Line (such as general subscriber's...
  • Page 45: Cc-link/lt Network

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.11 CC-Link/LT Network For FX -32MT-LT(-2) built-in CC-Link/LT master, refer to FX Hardware Edition. For the FX -64CL-M, refer to FX -64CL-M USER’S MANUAL (Detailed Volume).
  • Page 46: Anywireaslink

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.12 AnyWireASLINK For details, refer to the FX -128ASL-M User's Manual. 1. Outline AnyWireASLINK Terminating FXCPU unit master Slave module Slave module Slave...
  • Page 47: As-i System

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.13 AS-i system For details, refer to the FX -32ASI-M User's Manual. 1. Outline AS-i flat cable AS-i FXCPU master Slave Repeater AS-i power...
  • Page 48: Internet Mail Sending

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.14 Internet Mail Sending For the detains, refer to the FX-232DOPA USERS MANUAL. (Only Japanese manual is available for this product.) 1.
  • Page 49: Short Mail Sending

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types 1.2.15 Short Mail Sending For details, refer to the FX PLC PROGRAMMING MANUAL. (Only the Japanese Manual is available.) 1. Outline Line (such as general subscriber's NTT DoCoMo...
  • Page 50 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Introduction Common Items 1.2 Outline and Features of Communication Types MEMO A-22...
  • Page 51: Communication Types And Communication Equipment

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.1 Relationship between Equipment and Communication Types Communication Types and Communication Equipment This chapter explains which communication types are supported by serial ports of communication equipment and connectors of networks.
  • Page 52: Communication Equipment Applicability Map

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Communication Equipment Applicability Map The table below shows the communication types applicable in each FX Series and includes the supporting communication equipment.
  • Page 53 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Ethernet General-purpose Mail Wire-reducing network Sequence program communication communication sending Non-protocol CC-Link/ AnyWire AS-i MELSEC- Remote Internet mail Ethernet Programming communication...
  • Page 54 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Data Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter MODBUS CC-Link Network link link communication communication MODBUS Product Manual name (Obtain manuals if necessary.) ...
  • Page 55 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Ethernet General-purpose Mail Wire-reducing network Sequence program communication communication sending Non-protocol CC-Link/ AnyWire AS-i MELSEC- Remote Internet mail Ethernet Programming communication...
  • Page 56 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.2 -32MT-LT(-2) PLCs Data Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter MODBUS CC-Link Network link link communication communication MODBUS Product...
  • Page 57 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Ethernet General-purpose Mail Wire-reducing network Sequence program communication communication sending Non-protocol CC-Link/ AnyWire AS-i MELSEC- Remote Internet mail Ethernet Programming communication...
  • Page 58 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.3 and FX PLCs Data Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter MODBUS CC-Link Network link link communication communication MODBUS...
  • Page 59 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Ethernet General-purpose Mail Wire-reducing network Sequence program communication communication sending Non-protocol CC-Link/ AnyWire AS-i MELSEC- Remote Internet mail Ethernet Programming communication...
  • Page 60 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.4 Data Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter MODBUS CC-Link Network link link communication communication MODBUS Product Manual name (Obtain manuals if necessary.) ...
  • Page 61 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map Ethernet General-purpose Wire-reducing network Sequence program Mail sending communication communication Non-protocol MELSEC-I/O Remote Internet mail Ethernet CC-Link/LT AS-i system Programming communication LINK...
  • Page 62 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.5 and FX PLCs Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter CC-Link Network link link communication Product Manual name (Obtain manuals if necessary.) ...
  • Page 63 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map General-purpose I/O link Sequence program Mail sending communication Non-protocol CC-Link/ AS-i MELSEC-I/O Remote Internet mail Short mail Programming communication system LINK...
  • Page 64 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.6 , FX , and FX PLCs Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter CC-Link Network link link communication Product...
  • Page 65 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map General-purpose I/O link Sequence program Mail sending communication Non-protocol MELSEC-I/O Remote Internet mail CC-Link/LT AS-i system Programming communication LINK maintenance sending...
  • Page 66: Fx 0n Plcs

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map 2.2.7 PLCs Link Communication Communication equipment specifications Parallel Computer Inverter CC-Link Network link link communication Product Manual name (Obtain manuals if necessary.)  This manual manual -232ADP...
  • Page 67 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.2 Communication Equipment Applicability Map General-purpose I/O link Sequence program Mail sending communication Non-protocol MELSEC-I/O Remote Internet mail CC-Link/LT AS-i system Programming communication LINK maintenance sending...
  • Page 68: Combination Of Communication Equipment (block Diagram)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) The block diagram below shows combinations of optional communication equipment applicable in each FX Series. 2.3.1 How to look at combination pages FX Series name...
  • Page 69 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.2 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks refer to the next page. , and indicate the mounting position.
  • Page 70 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 3U Series , and indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type and communication expansion boards...
  • Page 71: 232adp *1

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.3 For FX (D, DS, DSS) Series (D, DS, DSS) Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position.
  • Page 72 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) (D, DS, DSS) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type , refer to the previous page.
  • Page 73 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.4 For FX -32MT-LT(-2) -32MT-LT(-2) For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) Either FX 232ADP(-MB),...
  • Page 74 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) -32MT-LT(-2) indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type and communication expansion boards...
  • Page 75 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.5 For FX Series 1. FX Series (14-point, 24-point type) For special function units/blocks , refer to the this section 3. indicate the mounting position.
  • Page 76 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2. FX Series (40-point, 60-point type) For special function units/blocks , refer to the this section 3. and indicate the mounting position.
  • Page 77 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 3. FX Series (Special unit/special block diagram) indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual. For special adapters with communication type communication expansion board , refer to this section 1,2.
  • Page 78 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.6 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) Either FX 232ADP(-MB),...
  • Page 79 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type , refer to the previous page.
  • Page 80 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.7 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks are not connectable. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European...
  • Page 81 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.8 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European...
  • Page 82 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type , communication expansion board...
  • Page 83 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.9 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European terminal block...
  • Page 84 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type and function extension memory boards...
  • Page 85: 485adp

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.10 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European...
  • Page 86 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type and communication expansion boards...
  • Page 87 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.11 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European terminal block...
  • Page 88: Fx 1nc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type , refer to the previous page.
  • Page 89 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.12 For FX Series Series special units/blocks are not connectable. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European terminal block...
  • Page 90 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.13 For FX Series Series For special function units/blocks , refer to the next page. indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 European terminal block...
  • Page 91 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) For special adapters with communication type , refer to the previous page.
  • Page 92 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Communication Types and Communication Equipment Common Items 2.3 Combination of Communication Equipment (Block Diagram) 2.3.14 For FX (FX) and FX Series (reference) (FX),FX Series indicate the mounting position. (For the mounting procedure, refer to the respective communication equipment manual.) RS-485 M3.5 terminal block Computer link...
  • Page 93: Outline Of Communication Setting In The Fx Series

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.1 Setting Method Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series This chapter describes which communication parameters can be changed for the following communication types, and provides methods on how to change them.
  • Page 94 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.1 Setting Method 4. Time at which the settings become valid 1) Specifying the settings using parameters in the programming tool: When the PLC power is turned ON, the contents of the parameters are automatically transferred to the PLC.
  • Page 95: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (gx Works2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication settings may be changed by the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 96: Correspondence Between Parameter Setting And Each Communication Type

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) 3.2.2 Correspondence between parameter setting and each communication type The table below shows the communication types and set items which can be set using parameters: Set item Contents Remarks...
  • Page 97: Communication Setting In Parameter Method (fxgp/win)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.3 Communication Setting in Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication Setting in Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication settings may be changed by the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 98 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.3 Communication Setting in Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) 2. When there are already parameter settings There is communication setting. Confirm the setting contents. When using programming communication, parallel link, N:N Network or remote maintenance, click the [Clear] button.
  • Page 99: Correspondence Between Parameter Setting And Each Communication Type

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.3 Communication Setting in Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) 3.3.2 Correspondence between parameter setting and each communication type The table below shows the communication types and items which can be set using parameters: Set item Contents Remarks...
  • Page 100: Extension Of Ports (for Fx 3g , Fx 3gc , Fx 3u , Fx 3uc )

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.4 Extension of Ports (For FX3G, FX3GC, FX3U, FX3UC) Extension of Ports (For FX , FX , FX , FX In FX , FX , FX...
  • Page 101 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.4 Extension of Ports (For FX3G, FX3GC, FX3U, FX3UC) • When using two communication expansion board Communication Communication expansion board expansion board (ch1) (ch2)
  • Page 102 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.4 Extension of Ports (For FX3G, FX3GC, FX3U, FX3UC) 3.4.2 Extension of Port (For FX , FX PLC) When a communication expansion board and communication special adapter are used, the board is handled as ch 1 and the adapter is handled as ch 2.
  • Page 103: Limitation When Ch1 And Ch2 Are Used At The Same Time

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 Outline of Communication Setting in the FX Series Common Items 3.4 Extension of Ports (For FX3G, FX3GC, FX3U, FX3UC) 3.4.3 Limitation when ch1 and ch2 are used at the same time When using ch1 and ch2 at the same time, available communication type combinations are limited.
  • Page 104: Version Number

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Version Number Common Items 4.1 Manufacturer's serial number check method Version Number Manufacturer's serial number check method The year and month of production of the PLC main unit can be checked on the nameplate, and "LOT" indicated on the front of the product.
  • Page 105: Checking The Front Of The Product

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Version Number Common Items 4.2 Version check 4.1.2 Checking the front of the product The year and month of production of the PLC main unit can be checked from the manufacturer's serial number "LOT"...
  • Page 106: Introduction Of Manuals (type, Reading Method And Acquisition Method)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.1 Rank and Use Method of This Manual Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) This chapter specifies the manuals related to PLC main units for each communication type. Rank and Use Method of This Manual When communication equipment is connected, an FX PLC can offer various communication options.
  • Page 107: Introduction Of Related Manuals

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Introduction of Related Manuals This section shows major manuals required to use the communication types in this manual. Manuals for PLC main units and manuals for communication equipment are classified separately.
  • Page 108 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Included/separate Manual name Manual number Contents document Series  For detailed explanation, refer to the FX Series User's Manual - Hardware Edition.
  • Page 109 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Included/separate Manual name Manual number Contents document Manuals for programming Explains basic instructions and applied Programming Manual - Basic &...
  • Page 110: Communication Equipment (option)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals 5.2.3 Communication equipment (option) The table below specifies the manuals for communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-232C, RS-422, RS-485 or USB and for the Ethernet adapter.
  • Page 111 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Included/separate Manual name Manual number Contents document Describes the contents of the RS-422 communication -422-BD JY992D84101 Included...
  • Page 112: Related Options For Communication

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Introduction of Manuals (Type, Reading Method and Acquisition Method) Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals 5.2.4 Related options for communication The table below specifies the manuals for products required to use communication equipment (options) above in the system configuration.
  • Page 113: Abbreviations, Generic Names And Terms Used In This Manual

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual The table below shows abbreviations, generic names and terms used in this manual. 1.
  • Page 114 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Abbreviation/ Name generic name Series Generic name of FX Series PLCs Generic name of FX Series PLC main units PLC or main unit Only Japanese manual is available for this product.
  • Page 115 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Abbreviation/ Name generic name CF card special adapter Generic name of CF card special adapter CF-ADP -CF-ADP Communication special...
  • Page 116 6. Others Abbreviation/ Name generic name Inverters Generic name of Mitsubishi Electric F800, A800, F700, A700, E700, D700, V500, FREQROL inverter F500, A500, E500, and S500 Series inverters Communication Generic name of communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-232C, communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-422, communication...
  • Page 117 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals Abbreviation/ Name generic name Personal computers Personal computers supporting Windows in which GX Works2, GX Developer or Personal computer FXGP/WIN is installed Refer to the manual for each software product for supported Windows versions.
  • Page 118 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Abbreviations, Generic Names and Terms Used in This Manual Common Items 5.2 Introduction of Related Manuals MEMO A-90...
  • Page 119 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 120 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition N:N Network...
  • Page 121: Outline

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.1 Outline of System Outline This chapter explains the N:N Network. Outline of System The N:N Network allows connection of up to eight FX PLCs via mutually linked devices through communication in accordance with RS-485.
  • Page 122: Procedures Before Operation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.2 Procedures Before Operation Procedures Before Operation The flow chart below shows the N:N Network setting procedures up until data link: N:N Network Refer to Chapter 1. Outline of system Outline •...
  • Page 123: Communication Type Applicability In Plc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC Communication Type Applicability in PLC 1.3.1 Applicable versions The communication type is applicable in the following versions. :Applicable (If applicable versions of main units are limited, they are described inside ( ).) —:Not applicable Applicability (applicable version) Remarks...
  • Page 124: Programming Tool Applicability

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Programming Tool Applicability 1.4.1 For applicable versions The programming tool is applicable for each FX Series from the following version: 1. English versions Product name Model name Applicable version...
  • Page 125 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks GOT-F900 Series display units F940WGOT-TWD-E F940WGOT-TWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*WD-E F940GOT-LWD-E, F940GOT-SWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*BD-H-E F940GOT-LBD-H-E, F940GOT-SBD-H-E (Ver.
  • Page 126: For Non-applicable Versions (setting An Alternative Model)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline N:N Network 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks , FX and FX PLCs GX Works2 SWDNC-GXW2-J Ver. 1.07H or later GX Developer SWD5C(F)-GPPW-J SW5 A or later FX-PCS/WIN SW0PC-FXGP/WIN Ver.
  • Page 127: Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications N:N Network 2.1 Communication Specifications (Reference) Specifications This chapter explains the communication specifications and performance. Communication Specifications (Reference) Communication is executed according to the (fixed) specifications shown in the table below. Specification items such as baud rate cannot be changed.
  • Page 128: Link Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications N:N Network 2.2 Link Specifications Link Specifications 2.2.1 Link patterns and number of link points in each FX Series The number of occupied link points varies depending on the number of slave stations used. For example, when three slave stations are connected in "Pattern 1", M1000 to M1223 and D0 to D33 are occupied, and unoccupied devices can be used as general devices for control.
  • Page 129: Link Time

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications N:N Network 2.2 Link Specifications 2.2.2 Link time The link time indicates the cycle time in which link devices are updated. The link time varies depending on the number of linked units (master station and slave stations) and the number of linked devices as shown in the table below.
  • Page 130: System Configuration And Equipment Selection

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.1 System Configuration System Configuration and Equipment Selection This chapter explains the configuration of the communication equipment operating in accordance with RS- 485 and the system selection required by FX PLCs. System Configuration This section outlines the system configuration required to use the N:N Network.
  • Page 131: Applicable Fx Plc And Communication Equipment

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Select a (optional) communication equipment combination, and put a check mark in the "Check" column. During selection, pay attention to the following: - In the table below, only the external dimensions are different between the units shown in "FX -485ADP/...
  • Page 132 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ (European terminal block) (RJ45 connector) 500 m (1640' 5")
  • Page 133 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ...
  • Page 134 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 500 m (1640' 5") --BD -485ADP(-MB)
  • Page 135 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection N:N Network 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 500 m (1640' 5") -485ADP(-MB) (European terminal block)
  • Page 136: Wiring

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.1 Wiring Procedure Wiring This chapter explains the wiring. WIRING PRECAUTIONS • Make sure to cut off all phases of the power supply externally before attempting installation or wiring work. Failure to do so may cause electric shock or damage to the product.
  • Page 137: Selecting Cables And Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors Select cables using the procedure described below. 4.2.1 Twisted pair cable Use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS- 485.
  • Page 138: Connecting Cables

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors 4.2.3 Connecting cables 1. European type terminal block The FX -485-BD-RJ terminal block is used for grounding. The other options use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485.
  • Page 139 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors • Tool Select a When tightening a terminal on the European terminal block, use a small screwdriver with a commercial straight shape screwdriver whose tip is shown in the figure to straight tip.
  • Page 140: Connecting Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors 4.2.4 Connecting terminal resistors Make sure to provide a terminal resistor at the end of each line. Brown Precision In the case of one-pair wiring, connect a terminal resistor to the RDA-RDB signal terminal of the communication equipment.
  • Page 141: Connection Diagram

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.3 Connection Diagram Connection Diagram Use one-pair wiring for an N:N Network. -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485-BD -485ADP(-MB) -485ADP -485ADP(-MB) -485ADP (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) Terminal Terminal...
  • Page 142 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.3 Connection Diagram • FX -485-BD-RJ -485-BD-RJ Distributor (BMJ-8) Distributor (BMJ-8) -485-BD-RJ Terminal Terminal resistor resistor Connector metal frame Connector metal frame 5 4 3 6 1 2 7 8 5 4 3 6 1 2 7 8 Class-D Class-D...
  • Page 143: Grounding

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring N:N Network 4.4 Grounding Grounding Grounding should be performed as stated below. • The grounding resistance should be 100 or less. • Independent grounding should be performed for best results. When independent grounding can not be performed, perform "shared grounding"...
  • Page 144: Communication Setting (initialization) In Fx Programmable Controller

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller N:N Network 5.1 Check Procedure Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller The communication setting is not required in FX PLCs for the N:N network. Using the following procedure, verify that the communication setting is not specified for another communication type and verify that the setting is correct.
  • Page 145: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (gx Works2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller N:N Network 5.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication setting may be changed using the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 146: Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (fxgp/win)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller N:N Network 5.3 Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication setting may be changed using the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 147: Test Run (communication Test)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) N:N Network 6.1 Test Procedure Test Run (Communication Test) This chapter explains the communication test procedures for the N:N Network. It is recommended to first wire the master station and slave stations, initialize communication settings in the FX PLCs, and then execute the communication test using the following procedure to confirm proper operation.
  • Page 148 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) N:N Network 6.1 Test Procedure Confirming the link of slave stations Set the PLC inputs (X000 to X003) to ON or OFF in each slave station, and confirm that the outputs (Y004 to Y007, Y010 to Y013, Y014 to Y017...
  • Page 149: Creating Programs For The Communication Testing

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) N:N Network 6.2 Creating Programs for the Communication Testing Creating Programs for the Communication Testing Create the programs shown below for the master station and each slave station. (In the communication test, set the refresh range to pattern 0.) 6.2.1 Creating a program for the master station...
  • Page 150: Creating A Program For Each Slave Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) N:N Network 6.2 Creating Programs for the Communication Testing 6.2.2 Creating a program for each slave station Create the program shown below for the communication test. (This program is not required during actual operation.) Determine the station number of each slave station, and then transfer a program corresponding to the station number to each slave station.
  • Page 151: Creating Programs

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.1 Checking Contents of Related Devices Creating Programs This chapter explains how to set the N:N Network and how to create programs. In N:N Network, pattern 0, 1 or 2 can be set according to the refresh range value. The number of used devices varies depending on the pattern.
  • Page 152 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.1 Checking Contents of Related Devices 2. Devices for determining errors in the N:N Network These devices are used for determining errors in the N:N Network. Use them to output link errors to the outside and interlock sequence programs.
  • Page 153: Creating Programs For Master Station (station No. 0)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.2 Creating Programs for Master Station (Station No. 0) Creating Programs for Master Station (Station No. 0) Create programs for the master station. Arbitrarily create programs for reading and writing link devices. Program for setting the N:N Network Make sure to start the program for setting the N:N Network Parameter setting...
  • Page 154 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.2 Creating Programs for Master Station (Station No. 0) Program for indicating link errors Station No. 1 Data transfer sequence error This program is required to indicate the N:N Network status. M8184 Y000 When a link error occurs in the station No.
  • Page 155 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.2 Creating Programs for Master Station (Station No. 0) Station No. 2 Data transfer sequence error M8185 M1128 The information from M1128 (link device) is read to M1. M1129 Y012 The information from M1129 (link device) is read to Y012.
  • Page 156: Creating Programs For Slave Station (station No. "n")

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.3 Creating Programs for Slave Station (Station No. "n") Creating Programs for Slave Station (Station No. "n") Create programs for the slave stations. Arbitrarily create programs for reading and writing link devices. Program for setting the N:N Network Make sure to start the program for setting the N:N Network Parameter setting...
  • Page 157 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.3 Creating Programs for Slave Station (Station No. "n") Program for reading link devices (slave station  master or slave station) This program is required to read information from the master station or another slave station to a slave station.
  • Page 158: Cautions On Program Creation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs N:N Network 7.4 Cautions on Program Creation Cautions on Program Creation 1. Effect on the operation cycle When the N:N Network is used, the operation cycle in each PLC becomes longer by about 10% regardless of the number of linked stations and adopted communication patterns.
  • Page 159: Practical Program Examples

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) Practical Program Examples This chapter shows practical programs. Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) This program example adopts pattern 2 which uses the maximum number of link devices. When an FX or FX PLC is included, however, only pattern 0 is applicable.
  • Page 160: Setting Contents

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 8.1.3 Setting contents The program examples shown later adopt the following communication parameters: System device Master station Station No. 1 Station No.
  • Page 161 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 3. Operation program RUN monitor M8000 Operation [1] K1X000 K1M1000 Data transfer sequence error in slave station No. 1 M8184 Operation [2] K1M1064...
  • Page 162: Setting Program For Slave Station (no. 1)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 8.1.5 Setting program for slave station (No. 1) For the slave station setting program, refer to the program shown below. The program shown below consists of three blocks, "parameter setting program", "error indication program"...
  • Page 163 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 3. Operation program Counter reset X001 Master station Data transfer sequence error M8183 Operation [1] K1M1000 K1Y010 Operation [2] K1X000 K1M1064 Data transfer...
  • Page 164: Setting Program For Slave Station (no. 2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 8.1.6 Setting program for slave station (No. 2) For the slave station setting program, refer to the program shown below. The program shown below consists of three blocks, "parameter setting program", "error indication program"...
  • Page 165 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples N:N Network 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Pattern 2) 3. Operation program Counter reset X001 Master station Data transfer sequence error M8183 Operation [1] K1M1000 K1Y010 Data transfer sequence error in slave station No.
  • Page 166: Troubleshooting

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.1 Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Troubleshooting This chapter explains troubleshooting. Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Verify that the FX Series PLC main unit is an applicable version. For the version applicability check, refer to Section 1.3.
  • Page 167 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.4 Checking Sequence Program 3. Ethernet port setting (in FX , FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs) Verify that the same channel is not used in the Ethernet port setting. Do not set the channel used in N:N network. After changing the setting, make sure to reboot the PLC's power.
  • Page 168: Checking Setting Contents And Errors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.5 Checking Setting Contents and Errors Checking Setting Contents and Errors 1. Checking the setting contents Verify that the N:N Network is set correctly. Each FX PLC has devices for checking the setting. Verify that the correct contents are stored in the devices shown in the table below.
  • Page 169: Checking Data Transfer Sequence Errors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.6 Checking Absence/Presence of Data Transfer Errors 9.6.2 Checking data transfer sequence errors When a link error occurs in the master station or slave station, the data transfer sequence error flag turns ON. The data transfer sequence error flag varies depending on the FX Series and station number.
  • Page 170 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.6 Checking Absence/Presence of Data Transfer Errors Station Station Error in which which Error name Contents of error Check point code error detected occurred error An unexpected slave station responded Station number Station number to the sending request by the master...
  • Page 171 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting N:N Network 9.6 Checking Absence/Presence of Data Transfer Errors MEMO Apx.A B-53...
  • Page 172: Related Data

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List 10. Related Data 10.1 Related Device List 10.1.1 For FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs...
  • Page 173 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List Master Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station station No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No.
  • Page 174 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List 2. Word devices (data registers) Device Initial Detec- Name Description number value tion Devices for checking Corresponding station D8173 Provided to check the station number. —...
  • Page 175 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List Master Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station station No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No.
  • Page 176 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List 10.1.2 For FX and FX PLCs 1. Bit devices Device Initial Detec- Name Description number value tion Devices for communication setting M8038 Parameter setting Communication parameter setting flag —...
  • Page 177 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.1 Related Device List Master Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station Slave station station No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No.
  • Page 178: Details Of Related Devices

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2 Details of Related Devices The devices described below are used in the N:N Network. 10.2.1 Parameter setting [M8038] This device works as the communication parameter setting flag. 1.
  • Page 179: Data Transfer Sequence Error [m8138 To M8190] [m504 To M511]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.4 Data transfer sequence error [M8138 to M8190] [M504 to M511] These devices turn ON when a data transfer sequence error occurs in the master station or a slave station. 1.
  • Page 180: Corresponding Station Number Settings Status [d8173]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.7 Corresponding station number settings status [D8173] This device is used to check the station’s own station number settings status. 1. Stations requiring program setting Setting is required for the master station and slave stations to check the setting status.
  • Page 181: Slave Station Quantity Setting [d8177]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.11 Slave station quantity setting [D8177] Set a value ranging from 1 to 7 to the special data register D8177 (initial value: 7). 1.
  • Page 182: Number Of Retries [d8179]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 4. Cautions on use 1) Cautions on using FX and FX PLCs When FX and/or FX PLCs are included in the system, make sure to set the refresh range to pattern If any other pattern is selected, data transfer error will occur in all FX and FX PLCs included in the...
  • Page 183: Maximum Link Scan Time [d8202] [d202]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.16 Maximum link scan time [D8202] [D202] This device stores the maximum value of the network cycle in the N:N Network (unit: 10 ms). 1.
  • Page 184: Data Transfer Error Code [d8211 To D8218] [d211 To D218]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.18 Data transfer error code [D8211 to D8218] [D211 to D218] These devices store the error code in the master station and slave stations. 1.
  • Page 185: Operation Mode Display [d8419 And D8439]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.19 Operation mode display [D8419 and D8439] These devices store the communication type being used. (in the FX , FX , FX , FX and FX 1.
  • Page 186 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data N:N Network 10.2 Details of Related Devices MEMO B-68...
  • Page 187 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 188 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Parallel Link...
  • Page 189: Outline

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.1 Outline of System Outline This chapter explains the parallel link. Outline of System The parallel link allows connection between two FX PLCs of the same series to mutually link devices. 1) According to the number of devices to be linked, either pattern can be selected between the regular mode and the high speed mode.
  • Page 190: Procedures Before Operation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.2 Procedures Before Operation Procedures Before Operation The flow chart below shows the Parallel Link setting procedures up until data link: Parallel link Refer to Chapter 1. Outline Outline of system •...
  • Page 191: Communication Type Applicability In Plc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC Communication Type Applicability in PLC 1.3.1 Applicable versions The communication types are applicable in the following versions.  : Applicable (If applicable versions of main units are limited, they are described inside ( ).) —: Not applicable Applicability (applicable version) Remarks...
  • Page 192: Programming Tool Applicability

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Programming Tool Applicability 1.4.1 For applicable versions The programming tool is applicable of main units for each FX Series from the following version: 1.
  • Page 193 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks GOT-F900 Series display units F940WGOT-TWD-E F940WGOT-TWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*WD-E F940GOT-LWD-E, F940GOT-SWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*BD-H-E F940GOT-LBD-H-E, F940GOT-SBD-H-E (Ver.
  • Page 194: For Non-applicable Versions (setting An Alternative Model)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Parallel Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks , FX and FX PLCs GX Works2 SWDNC-GXW2-J Ver. 1.07H or later GX Developer SWD5C(F)-GPPW-J SW5 A or later FX-PCS/WIN SW0PC-FXGP/WIN Ver.
  • Page 195: Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Parallel Link 2.1 Communication Specifications (Reference) Specifications This chapter explains the communication specifications and performance of the parallel link. Communication Specifications (Reference) The parallel link is executed using the (fixed) communication specifications shown in the table below. Specification items such as baud rate cannot be changed.
  • Page 196: Link Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Parallel Link 2.2 Link Specifications Link Specifications 2.2.1 PLC communication type applicability status  : Applicable (If applicable versions of main units are limited, they are described inside ( ).) —: Not applicable Regular parallel link mode applicability High speed parallel link mode applicability...
  • Page 197: Link Device Numbers And Number Of Points

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Parallel Link 2.3 Link Device Numbers and Number of Points Link Device Numbers and Number of Points 2.3.1 For FX , FX and FX Series Regular parallel link mode High speed parallel link mode Mode Bit device (M)
  • Page 198 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Parallel Link 2.3 Link Device Numbers and Number of Points 2.3.2 For FX (FX), FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX , FX and FX Series Regular parallel link mode...
  • Page 199: System Configuration And Selection

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.1 System Configuration System Configuration and Selection This chapter explains the configuration of communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485 and the system selection required by FX PLCs. System Configuration This section outlines the system configuration required to use the parallel link.
  • Page 200: Configuration Of Each Group

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.2 Configuration of Each Group Configuration of Each Group indicate the communication equipment combination patterns. 1. Group 1 (FX and FX PLCs) Total extension Communication equipment operating FX PLC Important point in selection...
  • Page 201 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.2 Configuration of Each Group 2. Group 2 (FX and FX PLCs) Total extension Communication equipment operating FX PLC Important point in selection in accordance with RS-485 distance This is the communication board 50 m...
  • Page 202 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.2 Configuration of Each Group 4. Group 4 (FX and FX PLCs) Total extension Communication equipment operating FX PLC Important point in selection distance in accordance with RS-485 This is the communication board 50 m...
  • Page 203 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.2 Configuration of Each Group 6. Group 6 (FX PLC) Total extension Communication equipment operating FX PLC Important point in selection in accordance with RS-485 distance This is the communication board 50 m...
  • Page 204: Applicable Fx Plc And Communication Equipment

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Select a (optional) communication equipment combination, and put a check mark in the "Check" column. During selection, pay attention to the following: - In the table below, only the external dimensions are different between the units shown in "FX -485ADP/...
  • Page 205 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ (European terminal block) (RJ45 connector) 500 m (1640' 5")
  • Page 206 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ...
  • Page 207 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 500 m (1640' 5") --BD -485ADP(-MB)
  • Page 208 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 500 m (1640' 5") -485ADP(-MB) (European terminal block)
  • Page 209 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Parallel Link 3.3 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 50 m (164' 0") -40AP (for optical fiber) (FX) 10 m (32' 9")
  • Page 210: Wiring

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.1 Wiring Procedure Wiring This chapter explains the wiring. WIRING PRECAUTIONS • Make sure to cut off all phases of the power supply externally before attempting installation or wiring work. Failure to do so may cause electric shock or damage to the product.
  • Page 211: Selecting Cables And Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors Select cables using the procedure described below. 4.2.1 Twisted pair cable Use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS- 485.
  • Page 212: Connecting Cables

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors 4.2.3 Connecting cables 1. European type terminal block The FX -485-BD-RJ terminal block is used for grounding. The other options use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485.
  • Page 213: Optical Fiber Cable

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors • Tool Select a When tightening a terminal on the European terminal block, use a small screwdriver with a commercial straight shape screwdriver whose tip is shown in the figure to straight tip.
  • Page 214: Connecting Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.2 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors 4.2.5 Connecting terminal resistors In the case of one-pair wiring, connect a terminal resistor to the RDA-RDB signal Brown Precision terminal of the communication equipment. In the case of two-pair wiring, connect a terminal resistor to the RDA-RDB signal terminal and SDA-SDB terminal of the communication equipment.
  • Page 215: Connection Diagram

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.3 Connection Diagram Connection Diagram 4.3.1 For FX , FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs 1. In the case of one-pair wiring -485-BD, -485-BD -485-BD, -485-BD -485-BD-RJ -485-BD-RJ...
  • Page 216 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.3 Connection Diagram 3. Switching of 1 pair / 2 paired wiring (FX -485-BD-RJ) The FX -485-BD-RJ has a built-in wiring circuit switch. Set the wiring circuit switch to 1 pair / 2 pair. Wiring circuit switch 4.3.2...
  • Page 217: Grounding

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Parallel Link 4.4 Grounding 2. In the case of two-pair wiring -485-BD -485-BD -485ADP -485-BD -485ADP -485ADP -485-BD -485ADP (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD-) (TXD-) (TXD-) (TXD-) (TXD-) (TXD-) (RXD+)
  • Page 218: Communication Setting (initialization) In Fx Programmable Controller

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller Parallel Link 5.1 Check Procedure Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller The communication setting is not required in FX PLCs for parallel link. If the communication setting is already provided for another communication type or for checking the existing communication setting, perform the following procedure.
  • Page 219: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (gx Works2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller Parallel Link 5.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication settings may be changed using the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 220: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (fxgp/win)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting (Initialization) in FX Programmable Controller Parallel Link 5.3 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication settings may be changed using the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 221: Test Run (communication Test)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) Parallel Link 6.1 Test Procedure Test Run (Communication Test) This chapter explains the communication test procedures for the parallel link. It is recommended to wire the master station and slave station, initialize communication settings in the FX PLCs, and then execute the communication test using the following procedure to confirm the proper operation.
  • Page 222: Creating Programs For The Communication Test

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) Parallel Link 6.2 Creating Programs for the Communication Test Confirming the link of the slave station Set the PLC inputs (X000 to X003) to ON or OFF in the slave station, and confirm that the outputs (Y000 to Y003) turn ON or OFF in the master station.
  • Page 223 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Test Run (Communication Test) Parallel Link 6.2 Creating Programs for the Communication Test 2. Program for communication test (for the slave station) Create the program shown below for the communication test. (This program is not required during actual operation.) M8000 M8071...
  • Page 224: Creating Programs

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.1 Regular Parallel Link Mode Creating Programs The parallel link has two modes, regular parallel link mode and high speed parallel link mode. Program settings and the number of device to be used are different in each mode. When connecting FX PLCs in the parallel link, use the same mode in both PLCs.
  • Page 225 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.1 Regular Parallel Link Mode 3. Link devices 1) Sending devices for the master station These devices are used for sending the information from the master station to the slave station. To prevent malfunctions, do not change the setting of these devices in the slave station.
  • Page 226: Creating Programs For Master Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.1 Regular Parallel Link Mode 7.1.2 Creating programs for master station Create programs for the master station. RUN monitor Master station setting Program for setting the master station M8000 M8070 M8070 is set to ON to set a PLC as the master station.
  • Page 227: Creating Programs For Slave Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.1 Regular Parallel Link Mode 7.1.3 Creating programs for slave station Create programs for the slave station. RUN monitor Slave station setting Program for setting the slave station M8000 M8071 M8071 is set to ON to set a PLC as the slave station.
  • Page 228: High Speed Parallel Link Mode

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.2 High Speed Parallel Link Mode High Speed Parallel Link Mode This section explains the program setting method in the high speed parallel link mode. 7.2.1 Checking contents of related devices The tables below show devices used in the parallel link.
  • Page 229 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.2 High Speed Parallel Link Mode 2) Sending devices for the slave station These devices are used for sending the information from the slave station to the master station. To prevent malfunctions, do not change the setting of these devices in the master station.
  • Page 230: Creating Programs For Master Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.2 High Speed Parallel Link Mode 7.2.2 Creating programs for master station Create programs for the master station. RUN monitor Master station setting Program for setting the master station M8000 M8070 M8070 is set to ON to set a PLC as the master station.
  • Page 231: Creating Programs For Slave Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.2 High Speed Parallel Link Mode 7.2.3 Creating programs for slave station Create programs for the slave station. RUN monitor Slave station setting Program for setting the slave station M8000 M8071 M8071 is set to ON to set a PLC as the slave station.
  • Page 232: Cautions On Program Creation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs Parallel Link 7.3 Cautions on Program Creation Cautions on Program Creation 1. Program for reading link devices 1) Do not change the contents of link devices for the other station. 2) When a link error occurs, the link device information remains the same as the status just before the error.
  • Page 233: Practical Program Examples

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples Parallel Link 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Regular Parallel Link Mode) Practical Program Examples This chapter shows practical programs examples. Practical Example 1 (Regular Parallel Link Mode) When many link devices are required, use the regular parallel link mode. 8.1.1 System configuration example The example below shows a system configuration in which two FX...
  • Page 234: Program For Master Station

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Practical Program Examples Parallel Link 8.1 Practical Example 1 (Regular Parallel Link Mode) 8.1.3 Program for master station For the master station, refer to the program shown below. RUN monitor M8000 M8070 RUN monitor...
  • Page 235: Troubleshooting

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting Parallel Link 9.1 Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Troubleshooting This chapter explains troubleshooting. Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Verify that the FX PLC main unit is an applicable version. For the version applicability check, refer to Section 1.3.
  • Page 236 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting Parallel Link 9.4 Checking Sequence Program 3. Ethernet port setting (in FX , FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs) Verify that the same channel is not used in the Ethernet port setting. Do not set the channel used in parallel link. After changing the setting, make sure to reboot the PLC's power.
  • Page 237: Checking Absence/presence Of Errors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Troubleshooting Parallel Link 9.5 Checking Absence/Presence of Errors Checking Absence/Presence of Errors Verify that errors have not occurred in the master station and slave station. Errors can be checked using the flags shown below.
  • Page 238: Related Data

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data Parallel Link 10.1 Related Device List 10. Related Data 10.1 Related Device List 1. Bit devices Device Initial Detec- Name Description number value tion Devices for communication setting Parallel link master ...
  • Page 239: Details Of Related Devices

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data Parallel Link 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2 Details of Related Devices The devices described below are used in parallel link. 10.2.1 Parallel link master station declare [M8070] When this device is set to ON, the PLC is handled as the master station in the parallel link.
  • Page 240: Parallel Link On [m8072]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data Parallel Link 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.5 Parallel link ON [M8072] This device is provided to verify that the parallel link is being executed. 1. Applicable stations The master and slave station may check parallel link status.
  • Page 241: Serial Communication Error Code [d8063 And D8438]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data Parallel Link 10.2 Details of Related Devices 10.2.9 Serial communication error code [D8063 and D8438] These devices store the serial communication error code. (D8438 is available only in the FX , FX , FX and FX...
  • Page 242 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 10 Related Data Parallel Link 10.2 Details of Related Devices MEMO C-56...
  • Page 243 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 244 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Computer Link...
  • Page 245: Outline

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.1 Outline of System Outline This chapter explains computer link. Outline of System Computer link allows connection of up to sixteen FX PLCs and A PLCs to a personal computer working as the master station to link data.
  • Page 246: Procedures Before Operation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.2 Procedures Before Operation Procedures Before Operation The flow chart below shows the Computer Link setting procedures up until data link. Computer link Refer to Chapter 1. Outline of system Outline •...
  • Page 247: Communication Type Applicability In Plc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC Communication Type Applicability in PLC 1.3.1 Applicable versions The communication type is applicable in the following versions. : Applicable (If applicable versions of main units are limited, they are described inside ( ).) —: Not applicable Applicability (applicable version) Remarks...
  • Page 248: Programming Tool Applicability

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Programming Tool Applicability 1.4.1 For applicable versions The programming tool is applicable for each FX Series from the following version shown: 1. English versions Product name Model name Applicable version...
  • Page 249 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks GOT-F900 Series display units F940WGOT-TWD-E F940WGOT-TWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*WD-E F940GOT-LWD-E, F940GOT-SWD-E (Ver. 1.00 or later) F940GOT-*BD-H-E F940GOT-LBD-H-E, F940GOT-SBD-H-E (Ver.
  • Page 250: For Non-applicable Versions (setting An Alternative Model)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Computer Link 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks , FX and FX PLCs GX Works2 SWDNC-GXW2-J Ver. 1.07H or later GX Developer SWD5C(F)-GPPW-J SW5 A or later FX-PCS/WIN SW0PC-FXGP/WIN Ver.
  • Page 251: Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Computer Link 2.1 Communication Specifications (Reference) Specifications This chapter explains the communication specifications and performance. Communication Specifications (Reference) Communication is executed within the specifications shown in the table below. The baud rate, etc. can be changed in the parameter settings of a programming tool or in a sequence program.
  • Page 252: Link Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Computer Link 2.2 Link Specifications Link Specifications 2.2.1 Applicable commands and number of device points Number of points processed in Command one-time update (FX), Name Contents of processing Sym- ASCII , FX , FX...
  • Page 253: Applicable Device Ranges

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Computer Link 2.2 Link Specifications 2.2.2 Applicable device ranges The tables below show devices and device number ranges applicable for the device memory access. • Construct each of the BR, BW, BT, WR, WW, and WT commands in five characters. Device Device number = 5 characters...
  • Page 254 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Computer Link 2.2 Link Specifications 2. Word devices Available Device Device number range (character) number commands Device expression (FX), Decimal/ Octal TN000 TN000 TN000 TN000 to Timer TN000 to TN255 —...
  • Page 255: Link Time

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Computer Link 2.2 Link Specifications 2.2.3 Link time 1. Data transfer Data transfer Data transfer Interval time 2. Data transfer time + 4  Number Time to read continuous word devices (timers, counters or data registers) in one station = (21 ) ...
  • Page 256: System Configuration And Equipment Selection

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.1 System Configuration System Configuration and Equipment Selection This chapter explains the system configuration and communication equipment selection operating in accordance with RS-485 or RS-232C required by FX PLCs. System Configuration This section outlines the system configuration required to use computer link.
  • Page 257: Applicable Fx Plc And Communication Equipment

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Select a (optional) communication equipment combination, and put a check mark in the "Check" column. During selection, pay attention to the following: - In the table below, only the external dimensions are different between the units shown in "FX -485ADP/...
  • Page 258 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 15 m (49' 2") -232-BD (9-pin D-Sub, male) 15 m (49' 2") -CNV-BD...
  • Page 259 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 15 m (49' 2") -232-BD (9-pin D-Sub, male)
  • Page 260 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 15 m (49' 2") -232-BD (9-pin D-Sub, male)
  • Page 261 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 15 m (49' 2") -232ADP(-MB) (9-pin D-Sub, male)
  • Page 262 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 15 m (49' 2") -232-BD (9-pin D-Sub, male)
  • Page 263: For Communication In Accordance With Rs-485

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment 3.2.2 For communication in accordance with RS-485 Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 500 m (1640' 5") -485ADP...
  • Page 264 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ (European terminal block) (RJ45 connector) 500 m (1640' 5")
  • Page 265 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ...
  • Page 266 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 2 (ch 2) 500 m (1640' 5") --BD -485ADP(-MB)
  • Page 267 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 500 m (1640' 5") -485ADP(-MB) (European terminal block)
  • Page 268 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Equipment Selection Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total extension FX Series Communication equipment (option) Check distance 500 m (1640' 5") FX-485ADP (Terminal block) 500 m (1640' 5") FX-485ADP...
  • Page 269: Wiring

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Wiring This chapter explains the wiring. WIRING PRECAUTIONS • Make sure to cut off all phases of the power supply externally before attempting installation or wiring work. Failure to do so may cause electric shock or damage to the product.
  • Page 270: Wiring Procedure

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.1 Wiring Procedure Wiring Procedure Selecting the connection method Select the wiring method suitable to the application. For details, refer to Section 4.2. Preparing for wiring Prepare cables and terminal resistors required for wiring. For details, refer to Section 4.3.
  • Page 271: Selecting Connection Method

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.2 Selecting Connection Method Selecting Connection Method When using computer link, communication can be achieved in accordance with RS-232C or RS-485 (422). In FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs, computer link is applicable in up to two channels at the same time.
  • Page 272: Selecting Cables And Terminal Resistors (rs-485)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.3 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors (RS-485) Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors (RS-485) Select cables using the procedure described below. 4.3.1 Twisted pair cable Use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS- 485.
  • Page 273: Connecting Cables

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.3 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors (RS-485) 4.3.3 Connecting cables 1. European type terminal block The FX -485-BD-RJ terminal block is used for grounding. The other options use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485.
  • Page 274 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.3 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors (RS-485) • Tool Select a When tightening a terminal on the European terminal block, use a small screwdriver with a commercial straight shape screwdriver whose tip is shown in the figure to straight tip.
  • Page 275: Connecting Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.3 Selecting Cables and Terminal Resistors (RS-485) 4.3.4 Connecting terminal resistors Make sure to provide a terminal resistor at the end of each line. Brown Precision In the case of one-pair wiring, connect a terminal resistor to the RDA-RDB signal terminal of the communication equipment.
  • Page 276: Connection Diagram For Rs-232c

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.4 Connection Diagram for RS-232C Connection Diagram for RS-232C Representative wiring examples are shown in this section. When pin numbers in the external equipment are different, wire the pins as shown below. 4.4.1 Connection diagram between FX PLC and personal computer External equipment operating in accordance...
  • Page 277: Connection Diagram For Rs-485 And Rs-422

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.5 Connection Diagram for RS-485 and RS-422 Connection Diagram for RS-485 and RS-422 4.5.1 One-pair wiring -485-BD Communication -485-BD equipment operating -485-BD in accordance with -485-BD RS-485 -485ADP -485ADP(-MB) -485ADP...
  • Page 278 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.5 Connection Diagram for RS-485 and RS-422 • FX -485-BD-RJ Communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485 Distributor (BMJ-8) Distributor (BMJ-8) -485-BD-RJ (TXD+) Terminal resistor (TXD-) 110Ω (RXD+) Terminal (RXD-)
  • Page 279: Two-pair Wiring

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.5 Connection Diagram for RS-485 and RS-422 4.5.2 Two-pair wiring -485-BD Communication -485-BD equipment operating -485-BD in accordance with -485-BD RS-485/RS-422 -485ADP -485ADP(-MB) -485ADP (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD+) (TXD-) (TXD-)
  • Page 280 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.5 Connection Diagram for RS-485 and RS-422 • FX -485-BD-RJ Communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485/RS-422 Distributor (BMJ-8) Distributor (BMJ-8) -485-BD-RJ (TXD+) (TXD-) (RXD+) Terminal (RXD-) resistor Terminal Terminal...
  • Page 281: Grounding

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Computer Link 4.6 Grounding 4.5.3 Switching of 1 pair / 2 paired wiring (FX -485-BD-RJ) The FX -485-BD-RJ has a built-in wiring circuit switch. Set the wiring circuit switch to 1 pair / 2 pair. Wiring circuit switch Grounding...
  • Page 282: Communication Setting In Fx Programmable Controller

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Computer Link 5.1 Communication Setting Methods Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller This chapter explains the communication setting method types and setting methods for computer link. Communication Setting Methods This section explains the communication setting methods and setting procedures in FX PLCs.
  • Page 283: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (gx Works2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Computer Link 5.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) 4. Time at which the settings become valid 1) When specifying the setting using parameters: When the PLC power is turned ON, the parameters set using the parameter setting window in the sequence programming software are automatically transferred to the PLC.
  • Page 284 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Computer Link 5.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Setting the serial communication (parameters) Click the [PLC System(2)] tab on the dialog box. Setting the serial communication (parameters) Select a channel and check the box labeled "Operate Communication Setting"...
  • Page 285: Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (fxgp/win)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Computer Link 5.3 Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication settings may be changed by the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 286 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Computer Link 5.3 Communication Settings Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) 2. When there are already parameter settings The existing communication setting contents are displayed. Adjusting serial setting (parameter) Execute the communication setting as shown below.
  • Page 287: Control Procedures And Setting Methods

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.1 Data Flow by Link Control Procedures and Setting Methods Data Flow by Link The figures below show images of data flow achieved when data is read from or written to a PLC CPU and the status is controlled.
  • Page 288: Important Points In Computer Link

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.2 Important Points in Computer Link Important Points in Computer Link This section explains important points to be understood before creating programs for computer link. 6.2.1 Operations of PLC caused by data transfer The PLC operations and scan time using computer link are as described below.
  • Page 289: How To Understand Control Procedure

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.3 How to Understand Control Procedure How to Understand Control Procedure This section explains how to understand the transfer data shown in the later description of each function. 1.
  • Page 290: Control Procedure Format 1

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 6.4.1 Control procedure format 1 The table below shows the control procedure for format 1. Description Control procedure (protocol) Transfer order Character area A...
  • Page 291: Control Procedure Format 4

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 6.4.2 Control procedure format 4 The table below shows the control procedure for format 4. Description Control procedure (protocol) Transfer order Character area A...
  • Page 292: Contents Of Set Items In Each Control Procedure (protocol)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 6.4.3 Contents of set items in each control procedure (protocol) This subsection explains the contents of the data used in each control procedure. 1.
  • Page 293 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 3. PLC number The PLC number is used to identify a PLC to be accessed when computer link is combined with the MELSECNET (II) or MELSECNET/B in A Series PLCs.
  • Page 294 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 6. Sum check code The sum check code indicates a two-digit ASCII code converted from the least significant byte (8-bit) of the sum check target data added as hexadecimal data.
  • Page 295: Time-out Time Setting

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.4 Basic Formats of Dedicated Protocol 6.4.4 Time-out time setting When the receiving of data from the computer is interrupted and is not restarted within the preset time (time- out time setting), the PLC regards the situation as a timeout error and initializes the transfer sequence.
  • Page 296: Transfer Sequence Time Chart And Communication Time

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.5 Transfer Sequence Time Chart and Communication Time Transfer Sequence Time Chart and Communication Time This section explains the communication time chart between the computer and the PLC. As shown in the figures below, communication between the computer and the PLC is always executed after "END".
  • Page 297: Transfer Time In Transfer Sequence

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.5 Transfer Sequence Time Chart and Communication Time 6.5.3 Transfer time in transfer sequence This subsection explains how to calculate the approximate time after the computer starts data transfer and the PLC gives a response until all communication is completed.
  • Page 298: Transfer Data In Character Area

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.6 Transfer Data in Character Area Transfer Data in Character Area This section explains the transfer data in the character area sent and received between the computer and a PLC using each command.
  • Page 299: When Word Device Memory Is Read Or Written

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Control Procedures and Setting Methods Computer Link 6.6 Transfer Data in Character Area 6.6.2 When word device memory is read or written In the case of word device memory, one word is expressed in 4-bit units in turn from the most significant bit in hexadecimal.
  • Page 300: Commands

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 6.6 Transfer Data in Character Area Commands This chapter explains specification methods and specification examples of commands in dedicated protocols used in computer link communication type. For control procedures in dedicated protocols, refer to "6. Control Procedures and Setting Methods". The table below shows a reference section for each command.
  • Page 301: Br Command [reads Device Memory In 1-bit Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.1 BR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Bit Units] BR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Bit Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and specification example when the bit device memory is read all at once.
  • Page 302: Wr Command [reads Device Memory In 1-word Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.2 WR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] WR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and specification examples when the word device memory is read all at once or when the bit device memory is read (in 16-point units) all at once.
  • Page 303 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.2 WR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] Point The WR command handles data in 1-word units. When reading thirty-two devices from X040 to X077, specify the number of device points as "02"...
  • Page 304: Qr Command [reads Device Memory In 1-word Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.3 QR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] QR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and specification examples when the word device memory is read all at once or when the bit device memory is read (in 16-point units) all at once.
  • Page 305 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.3 QR Command [Reads Device Memory in 1-Word Units] Example 2: When reading the contents of two devices from R30000 to R30001 in the PLC whose station number is 5 (while the message waiting time is set to 0 ms) 0 5 F F Q R 0 R 0 3 0 0...
  • Page 306: Bw Command [writes Device Memory In 1-bit Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.4 BW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Bit Units] BW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Bit Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification example when the bit device memory is written all at once.
  • Page 307: Ww Command [writes Device Memory In 1-word Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.5 WW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] WW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification examples when the word device memory is written all at once or when the bit device memory is written (in 16-point units) all at once.
  • Page 308 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.5 WW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] Example 2: When writing data to two devices D0 and D1 in the PLC whose station number is 0 (while the message waiting time is set to 0 ms) 0 0 F F W W 0 D 0 0 0 0...
  • Page 309: Qw Command [writes Device Memory In 1-word Units]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.6 QW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] QW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification examples when the word device memory is written all at once or when the bit device memory is written (in 16-point units) all at once.
  • Page 310 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.6 QW Command [Writes Device Memory in 1-Word Units] Example 2: When writing data to two devices from R30000 to R30001 in the PLC whose station number is 5 (while the message waiting time is set to 0 ms) 0 5 F F Q W 0 R 0 3 0 0 0 0...
  • Page 311: Bt Command [tests Device Memory In 1-bit Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.7 BT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Bit Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] BT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Bit Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification example when the bit device memory is specified arbitrarily and written all at once.
  • Page 312: Wt Command [tests Device Memory In 1-word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.8 WT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] WT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification example when the word device memory and bit device memory (in 16-point units) are specified arbitrarily and written all at once.
  • Page 313 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.8 WT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] 2. Specification example When writing data for setting the current value of D500 to "1234H", Y100 to Y117 to "BCA9H" and the current value of C100 to "64H"...
  • Page 314: Qt Command [tests Device Memory In 1-word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.9 QT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] QT Command [Tests Device Memory in 1-Word Units (by Writing Arbitrarily)] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification example when the word device memory and bit device memory (in 16-point units) are specified arbitrarily and written all at once.
  • Page 315: Rr/rs Command [remotely Sets Plc To Run/stop Mode]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.10 RR/RS Command [Remotely Sets PLC to RUN/STOP Mode] 7.10 RR/RS Command [Remotely Sets PLC to RUN/STOP Mode] This section explains the control procedure specification method and shows a specification example when the computer remotely sets the PLC mode to RUN or STOP.
  • Page 316: Remote Control Specification Method And Specification Examples

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.10 RR/RS Command [Remotely Sets PLC to RUN/STOP Mode] 7.10.3 Remote control specification method and specification examples This subsection explains the control procedure specification method and specification examples when remote RUN or STOP mode control is executed.
  • Page 317: Pc Command [reads Plc Model Name]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.11 PC Command [Reads PLC Model Name] 7.11 PC Command [Reads PLC Model Name] This section explains the control procedure specification method and specification example when the model name of a PLC linked to the computer is read.
  • Page 318 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.11 PC Command [Reads PLC Model Name] 2. Specification example When reading the model name of the PLC whose station number is 15 (while the message waiting time is set to 0 ms) This range is regarded as the sum check target.
  • Page 319: Gw Command [offers Global Function]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.12 GW Command [Offers Global Function] 7.12 GW Command [Offers Global Function] The global function executed in the computer sets a special auxiliary relay to ON or OFF in all PLCs linked to the computer in the multi-drop link method.
  • Page 320: On-demand Function

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 7.13 On-demand Function When there is data to be sent from a PLC to the computer, the on-demand function can specify the data register area storing the data to be sent, and let the PLC start sending. When data is sent between the computer and a PLC, only the computer can start data transmission.
  • Page 321 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 2. When ch2 is used in FX , FX , FX and FX PLCs Device Name Description Remains ON while the on-demand function is being executed. On-demand send M8427 ON: On-demand data is being sent.
  • Page 322: Control Procedures In On-demand Function

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 7.13.2 Control procedures in on-demand function This subsection explains the control procedures for the on-demand function. When using ch2 in an FX , FX , FX or FX Series PLC, exchange special auxiliary relays (M) and...
  • Page 323 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 2) Control procedure in the computer Receiving of on-demand data Judges whether receive data is To the on-demand data, the PLC adds "FE" as the PLC ..
  • Page 324: On-demand Function Specification Method And Specification Examples

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 7.13.3 On-demand function specification method and specification examples This subsection explains the on-demand function specification method and specification examples. When using ch2 in an FX , FX , FX or FX...
  • Page 325 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 2. Specification example 1 When sending the data stored in the data registers D100 and D101 by a trigger from a sequence program (when the station number is 0 and the data unit to be sent is set to "word") The PLC number "FE"...
  • Page 326 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.13 On-demand Function 3. Specification example 2 When sending the data stored in the data registers D100 and D101 by a trigger from a sequence program (when the station number is 0 and the data unit to be sent is set to "byte") The PLC number "FE"...
  • Page 327: Tt Command [loop-back Test]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Commands Computer Link 7.14 TT Command [Loop-back Test] 7.14 TT Command [Loop-back Test] The loop-back test function checks whether or not communication between the computer and a PLC is normal. This section explains the control procedure specification method and specification example when the loop- back test function is used.
  • Page 328: Troubleshooting

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Troubleshooting Computer Link 8.1 Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Troubleshooting This chapter explains troubleshooting. Checking FX PLC Version Applicability Verify that the FX PLC main unit is an applicable version. For the version applicability check, refer to Section 1.3.
  • Page 329 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Troubleshooting Computer Link 8.4 Checking Sequence Program 4. Presence of VRRD and VRSC instructions 1) Except FX , FX and FX PLCs Verify that the VRRD and VRSC instructions are not used in the program. If these instructions are used, delete them, reboot the PLC’s power.
  • Page 330: Checking Error Codes

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Troubleshooting Computer Link 8.5 Checking Error Codes Checking Error Codes 8.5.1 Error codes when NAK is sent The table below shows error codes and contents of errors when NAK is sent in communication between the computer and a PLC.
  • Page 331: Error Codes In Plc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 8 Troubleshooting Computer Link 8.5 Checking Error Codes 8.5.2 Error codes in PLC When an error is included in a message sent from the computer to a PLC, an error occurs in the PLC. When such an error occurs, the serial communication error flag turns ON.
  • Page 332: Related Data

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.1 Related Device List Related Data Related Device List 1. Bit devices Device Name Description Turns ON when an error occurs in serial communication using M8063 Serial communication error 1 ch 1.
  • Page 333 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.1 Related Device List 2. Word devices Device Name Description Serial communication error Stores the error code when an error occurs in serial D8063 code 1 communication (for ch 1).
  • Page 334: Details Of Related Devices

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices Details of Related Devices The devices described below are used for computer link. 9.2.1 Serial communication error [M8063 and M8438] These devices turn ON when an error occurs during serial communication. 1.
  • Page 335: On-demand Error Flag [m8128 And M8428]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices 9.2.5 On-demand error flag [M8128 and M8428] These devices turn ON when an error is included in a specified value for data sending used with the on- demand function.
  • Page 336: Communication Format Setting [d8120 And D8420]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices 2. Cautions on use Error codes are not cleared even after communication recovers its normal status. Serial communication errors are cleared in FX , FX , FX , FX...
  • Page 337: Station Number Settings [d8121 And D8421]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices • Contents of D8420 Contents Bit No. Name 0 (bit = OFF) 1 (bit = ON) Data length 7-bit 8-bit b2, b1 (0, 0): Not provided Parity (0, 1): Odd...
  • Page 338: On-demand Data Head Device Number Specification [d8127 And D8427]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices 9.2.10 On-demand data head device number specification [D8127 and D8427] These devices set the head data register device number containing the data to be sent using the on-demand function in a sequence program.
  • Page 339: Time-out Time Setting [d8129 And D8429]

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.2 Details of Related Devices 9.2.12 Time-out time setting [D8129 and D8429] These devices set the evaluation time for error when receiving of data from the computer is interrupted. 1.
  • Page 340: Communication Setting Method Using Sequence Program

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.3 Communication Setting Method Using Sequence Program Communication Setting Method Using Sequence Program When adjusting the communication setting using a sequence program, transfer values to D8120 (communication format), D8121 (station number settings) and D8129 (time-out time setting), and then turn the power ON.
  • Page 341: Ascii Code Table

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.4 ASCII Code Table ASCII Code Table <ASCII code table (8-bit code expressed in hexadecimal)> The ASCII codes A1 to DF indicate Japanese characters. \ (ASCII CODE:5C) symbol is displayed as " " in Japanese. Apx.A D-99...
  • Page 342 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 9 Related Data Computer Link 9.4 ASCII Code Table MEMO D-100...
  • Page 343 This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual.
  • Page 344 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition Inverter Communication...
  • Page 345: Outline

    RS-485 . 1) Mitsubishi Electric general-purpose inverters FREQROL F800, A800, F700, A700, E700, D700, V500, F500, A500, E500 and S500 (containing the communication type) Series can be linked.
  • Page 346: Procedures Before Operation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Inverter Communication 1.2 Procedures Before Operation Procedures Before Operation The flow chart below shows the Inverter Communication setting and sequence programs creation procedures up until data link: Inverter Communication Refer to Chapter 1 Outline Outline of system...
  • Page 347: Communication Type Applicability In Plc

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Inverter Communication 1.3 Communication Type Applicability in PLC Communication Type Applicability in PLC 1.3.1 For applicable versions The communication types are applicable for the following versions. : Applicable —: Not applicable Applicability Remarks Series...
  • Page 348: Programming Tool Applicability

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Inverter Communication 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability Programming Tool Applicability 1.4.1 For applicable versions The programming tool is applicable for each FX Series from the version shown: 1. English versions Product name Model name Applicable version...
  • Page 349: For Non-applicable Versions (setting An Alternative Model)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 1 Outline Inverter Communication 1.4 Programming Tool Applicability 2. Japanese versions Product name Model name Applicable version Remarks and FX PLCs The IVMC instruction is supported in GX Works2 SWDNC-GXW2-J Ver. 1.07H or later Ver.
  • Page 350: Specifications

    Stop bit 1-bit and FX Series PLC Ver. 2.41 or later, and FX , FX , FX Series PLC is applicable. Connectable Mitsubishi Electric General-purpose Inverters Series Built-in PU connector FR-A5NR (option) Remarks Only models containing the RS-485 FREQROL-S500 —...
  • Page 351: Link Specifications

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.3 Link Specifications Link Specifications The tables below show applicable parameters and operation commands. When monitoring inverter operations (PLC  inverter) 2.3.1 Applicable inverter Instruction code Read contents F800, A800, F700, (hexadecimal) V500, F500, A500...
  • Page 352: Execution Times In Inverter Communication Instructions

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions 2.4.1 Outline The period of time after one inverter communication instruction is driven until communication with the inverter is completed (M8029 turns ON) is regarded as the required time for the inverter communication instruction as shown in the figure below.
  • Page 353 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions Some inverter communication instructions execute several times of sending/receiving in a single instruction. The following table shows the number of times of sending/receiving in each communication instruction. Inverter communication instruction Number of times of sending/receiving in per instruction IVDR...
  • Page 354: Calculation Method

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions 2.4.2 Calculation method Calculate the required time "T " for inverter communication instruction in units of "ms" as follows. "INT(n)" in the calculation formula indicates an integer obtained by truncating decimal places of "n". 1.
  • Page 355 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions Refer to the following table for the number of sent/received characters. Inverter First Second Third Parameter/ communication instruction code Sending Receiving Total Sending Receiving Total Sending Receiving Total instruction Change of the 2nd parameter is...
  • Page 356: Calculation Example

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions 2.4.3 Calculation example This is a calculation example for the following communication settings and scan time when communicating with an inverter. Communication speed = 19200[bps] Length of 1 character = 10[bit] Scan time = 10[ms]...
  • Page 357 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 2 Specifications Inverter Communication 2.4 Execution Times in Inverter Communication Instructions 3. Calculation example 3 Calculation of required time when Pr. 10 to Pr. 14 [ = 5] are written by the IVBWR instruction = 512[ms] = 1[ms], T = 1[ms]...
  • Page 358: System Configuration And Selection

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.1 System Configuration System Configuration and Selection This chapter explains the system configuration and communication equipment selection operating in accordance with RS-485 required by FX PLCs. System Configuration This section outlines the system configuration required to use inverter communication.
  • Page 359 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.1 System Configuration Total extension Communication equipment operating FX PLC Important point in selection distance in accordance with RS-485 Attach the expansion board to the Expansion Communication 500 m...
  • Page 360: Applicable Fx Plc And Communication Equipment

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Select a (optional) communication equipment combination, and put a check mark in the "Check" column. During selection, pay attention to the following: - In the table below, only the external dimensions are different between the units shown in "FX -485ADP/...
  • Page 361 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total FX Series Communication equipment (option) extension Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 50 m (164' 0") -485-BD -485-BD-RJ...
  • Page 362 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total FX Series Communication equipment (option) extension Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) RD A 50 m RD B SD A...
  • Page 363 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total FX Series Communication equipment (option) extension Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) 500 m (1640' 5") -485ADP(-MB) (European terminal block)
  • Page 364 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 3 System Configuration and Selection Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Total FX Series Communication equipment (option) extension Check distance When using channel 1 (ch 1) RD A 50 m RD B SD A...
  • Page 365: Wiring

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 3.2 Applicable FX PLC and Communication Equipment Wiring This chapter explains the wiring. WIRING PRECAUTIONS • Make sure to cut off all phases of the power supply externally before attempting installation or wiring work. Failure to do so may cause electric shock or damage to the product.
  • Page 366: Wiring Procedure

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.1 Wiring Procedure Wiring Procedure Confirming the connection method Confirm the inverter connection method. For details, refer to Section 4.2. Preparing for wiring Prepare cables, distributors and terminal resistors required for wiring. For connection cables, refer to Section 4.3.
  • Page 367: Selecting Cables And Connection Devices

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.2 Selecting Cables and Connection Devices Selecting Cables and Connection Devices When connecting equipment operating in accordance with RS-485, use the following connection method with 10BASE-T or shielded twisted pair cables. Terminal resistor Non-stranded cable PU connector...
  • Page 368: A500, F500 And V500 Series (fr-a5nr)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.2 Selecting Cables and Connection Devices 4.2.2 A500, F500 and V500 Series (FR-A5NR) 1. In the case of 1-to-1 connection When a distributor is not used FR-A5NR Terminal Twisted pair cable resistor...
  • Page 369: F800, A800, F700 And A700 Series (built-in Rs-485 Terminal)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.2 Selecting Cables and Connection Devices 4.2.3 F800, A800, F700 and A700 Series (built-in RS-485 terminal) 1. In the case of 1-to-1 connection Set the terminal resistor switch in the inverter to "100 ". Built-in RS-485 terminal Twisted pair cable...
  • Page 370: E700 Series (fr-e7tr)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.2 Selecting Cables and Connection Devices 4.2.4 E700 Series (FR-E7TR) 1. In the case of 1-to-1 connection When a distributor is not used FR-E7TR Twisted pair cable Terminal resistor 2.
  • Page 371: Connection Cables

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.3 Connection Cables Connection Cables 4.3.1 10BASE-T cable 10BASE-T cables used in LAN wiring for a personal computer can be connected. 1. Selection procedure when purchasing 1) Cable type : 10BASE-T cable (Category 3 or 5) 2) Connection specifications : Straight type...
  • Page 372: Connecting Cables

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.3 Connection Cables 4.3.3 Connecting cables 1. European type terminal block The FX -485-BD-RJ terminal block is used for grounding. The other options use shielded twisted pair cables for connecting communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485.
  • Page 373: Connection Devices (rj45 Connector And Distributor)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.4 Connection Devices (RJ45 Connector and Distributor) • Tool Select a When tightening a terminal on the European terminal block, use a small screwdriver with a commercial straight shape screwdriver whose tip is shown in the figure to straight tip.
  • Page 374: Connecting Terminal Resistors

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.5 Connecting Terminal Resistors Connecting Terminal Resistors Connect a terminal resistor to both the communication equipment of the FX PLC and the RDA-RDB signal terminal in the last inverter. For details on connection, refer to each wiring diagram.
  • Page 375: Wiring A Shielding Wire (class-d Grounding)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.6 Wiring a Shielding Wire (Class-D grounding) • FX -485-BD-RJ Terminal resistor selector switch 4. Connecting a terminal resistor to the inverter Communication may be affected by noise echo depending on the transmission speed and transmission distance.
  • Page 376: Connector In Inverter

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.7 Connector in Inverter Connector in Inverter 1. In the case of PU port connector Pin No. Signal name Remarks When seen from inverter front Not used (receptacle side) Modular jack Not used...
  • Page 377 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.7 Connector in Inverter 4. In the case of built-in RS-485 terminal F800, A800, F700 and A700 Series inverters are equipped with a built-in RS-485 terminal. Terminal symbol Connect them to the communication equipment operating in accordance with RS-485 of the PLC.
  • Page 378: Connection Diagram

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram Connection Diagram 4.8.1 For S500, E500, A500, F500 , V500 and D700 Series (PU connector) 1. When one inverter is connected Terminal resistor: 110  •...
  • Page 379 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 2. When two or more (up to eight) inverters are connected Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD and Connect a terminal resistor of -485ADP(-MB): 100 , 1/2 W (not supplied) to Set the built-in selector switch.
  • Page 380: For A500, F500 And V500 Series (fr-a5nr)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 4.8.2 For A500, F500 and V500 Series (FR-A5NR) 1. When one inverter is connected Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD and -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch.
  • Page 381: For E700 Series (pu Connector)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 4.8.3 For E700 Series (PU connector) 1. When one inverter is connected (4-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch.
  • Page 382 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 2. When two or more (up to eight) inverters are connected (4-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  Connect a terminal resistor of  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB):...
  • Page 383 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 3. When one inverter is connected (2-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch. Distributor Connect a terminal resistor of 100 , 1/2 W...
  • Page 384 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 4. When two or more (up to eight) inverters are connected (2-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  Connect a terminal resistor of  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB):...
  • Page 385: For E700 Series (fr-e7tr)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 4.8.4 For E700 Series (FR-E7TR) 1. When one inverter is connected (4-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch.
  • Page 386 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram When adopting branches, perform the wiring as shown below: (4-wire type) When connecting a 100  terminal resistor, set the switch to the "100  " side. For crossover wiring of a shielded cable using the terminal SG, set the terminal 2/SG selector switch to the right side (ON) to change over the terminal 2 to the terminal SG.
  • Page 387 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 3. When one inverter is connected (2-wire type) Terminal resistor: 110  • FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch. Twisted pair cable (0.3mm or more)
  • Page 388: For F800, A800, F700 And A700 Series (built-in Rs-485 Terminal)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.8 Connection Diagram 4.8.5 For F800, A800, F700 and A700 Series (built-in RS-485 terminal) 1. When one inverter is connected Terminal resistor: 110 - FX -485-BD, FX -485-BD, FX -485ADP(-MB): Set the built-in selector switch.
  • Page 389: Grounding

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 4 Wiring Inverter Communication 4.9 Grounding 4.8.6 Switching of 1 pair / 2 paired wiring (FX -485-BD-RJ) The FX -485-BD-RJ has a built-in wiring circuit switch. Set the wiring circuit switch to 1 pair / 2 pair. Wiring circuit switch Grounding...
  • Page 390: Communication Setting In Inverter

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.1 Communication Port and Applicable Parameters Communication Setting in Inverter Before connecting an inverter to a PLC, set parameters related to communication in the inverter parameter unit (PU) in advance using the procedure described in this chapter.
  • Page 391 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.1 Communication Port and Applicable Parameters Inverter connection Parameters applicable in Reference Model Model classification destination inverter section S500 Series Only models with built-in RS-485 port RS-485 port Pr79, n1 to n12 E500 Series Models with built-in PU port PU port...
  • Page 392: S500 Series (when Connected To Rs-485 Port)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.2 S500 Series (When Connected to RS-485 Port) S500 Series (When Connected to RS-485 Port) 5.2.1 Contents of parameter setting 1. Contents of communication setting (essential items) The table below shows parameters which should be set in all cases.
  • Page 393: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.2 S500 Series (When Connected to RS-485 Port) 5.2.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 394 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.2 S500 Series (When Connected to RS-485 Port) Setting the set value of "n2" to "192" ("192" indicates the baud rate of 19200 bps.) Turn the setting dial to display "n2".
  • Page 395: E500 Series (when Connected To Pu Port)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.3 E500 Series (When Connected to PU Port) E500 Series (When Connected to PU Port) 5.3.1 Contents of parameter setting 1. Contents of communication setting (essential items) The table below shows parameters which should be set in all cases.
  • Page 396: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.3 E500 Series (When Connected to PU Port) 5.3.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 397 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.3 E500 Series (When Connected to PU Port) • Method to set each digit of the parameter number a) Press the SET key to flash the most significant digit. Set a numeric value using the UP and DOWN keys.
  • Page 398: V500, F500 And A500 Series (connection To Pu Port)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.4 V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to PU Port) V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to PU Port) 5.4.1 Contents of parameter setting 1.
  • Page 399: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.4 V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to PU Port) 5.4.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 400 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.4 V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to PU Port) b) Press the SET key to flash the middle digit. Set a numeric value using the UP and DOWN keys. c) Press the SET key to flash the least significant digit.
  • Page 401: V500, F500 And A500 Series (connection To Fr-a5nr)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.5 V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to FR-A5NR) V500, F500 and A500 Series (Connection to FR-A5NR) 5.5.1 Contents of parameter setting 1. Contents of communication setting (essential items) The table below shows parameters which should be set in all cases.
  • Page 402: E700, D700 Series (when Pu Port, Fr-e7tr Is Connected)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.6 E700, D700 Series (when PU port, FR-E7TR is connected) E700, D700 Series (when PU port, FR-E7TR is connected) 5.6.1 Contents of parameter setting 1.
  • Page 403 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.6 E700, D700 Series (when PU port, FR-E7TR is connected) 3. Others (which should be set if necessary) The table below shows parameters to be considered when using various system configuration and inverters. For the method of use, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 404: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.6 E700, D700 Series (when PU port, FR-E7TR is connected) 5.6.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 405 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.6 E700, D700 Series (when PU port, FR-E7TR is connected) Press the SET key to determine the set value. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately, and the setting is completed.
  • Page 406: F700 And A700 Series (when Built-in Rs-485 Terminal Is Connected)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.7 F700 and A700 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) F700 and A700 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) 5.7.1 Contents of parameter setting 1.
  • Page 407: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.7 F700 and A700 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) 5.7.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 408 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.7 F700 and A700 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) Press the SET key to determine the set value. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately, and the setting is completed.
  • Page 409: F800 And A800 Series (when Built-in Rs-485 Terminal Is Connected)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.8 F800 and A800 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) F800 and A800 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) 5.8.1 Contents of parameter setting 1.
  • Page 410: Parameter Setting Method (reference)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.8 F800 and A800 Series (when built-in RS-485 terminal is connected) 5.8.2 Parameter setting method (reference) This subsection explains the parameter setting method using the operation panel. For details on the operation panel, refer to the respective inverter manual.
  • Page 411: Cautions On Setting

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 5 Communication Setting in Inverter Inverter Communication 5.9 Cautions on Setting Press the SET key to determine the set value. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately. The set value and parameter number are displayed alternately, and the setting is completed. Setting the parameter Pr.
  • Page 412: Communication Setting In Fx Programmable Controller

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Inverter Communication 6.1 Parameter Assigning Method Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller This chapter explains the communication setting method for inverter communication. Set non-protocol communication for inverter communication. Parameter Assigning Method Use parameters for communication setting in the FX PLC.
  • Page 413: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (gx Works2)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Inverter Communication 6.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Communication settings may be changed via the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 414 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Inverter Communication 6.2 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (GX Works2) Setting the serial communication (parameters) Set the parameters as shown below: [1] Set the channel to be used. (This parameter can be set only in the FX , FX PLCs.) [2] Check the "Operate Communication Setting"...
  • Page 415: Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (fxgp/win)

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Inverter Communication 6.3 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) Communication settings may be changed via the parameter method with GX Works2, GX Developer, FXGP/WIN for Windows and FX-30P handy programming panel.
  • Page 416 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 6 Communication Setting in FX Programmable Controller Inverter Communication 6.3 Communication Setting Using Parameter Method (FXGP/WIN) 2. When there are already parameter settings The existing communication setting contents are displayed. Adjusting serial setting (parameter) Execute the communication setting as shown below.
  • Page 417: Creating Programs (fx 2n , Fx 2nc )

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.1 Checking Contents of Related Devices Creating Programs (FX , FX This chapter explains how to create programs which change inverter parameters and give operation commands to inverters.
  • Page 418: Common Items In Inverter Communication Instructions

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.2 Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions 7.2.1 Inverter communication types (EXTR K10 to K13) An FX and FX PLC and inverter execute communication using EXTR (FNC180) instruction.
  • Page 419 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.2 Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions - The PLC waits for 15 ms after acquiring the communication port, and then starts communication using EXTR instructions.
  • Page 420: Instruction Completion And Error Flag Operation

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.2 Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions 7.2.3 Instruction completion and error flag operation When two or more EXTR instructions are programmed, the following flags turn ON or OFF according to the execution result of each EXTR instruction.
  • Page 421 FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.2 Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions 3. Program examples X000 Start command FNC180     EXTR M8156 Communication error Error in the 1st instruction M8029 FNC 12...
  • Page 422: Cautions On Programming

    FX Series PLC User's Manual - Data Communication Edition 7 Creating Programs (FX2N, FX2NC) Inverter Communication 7.2 Common Items in Inverter Communication Instructions 7.2.4 Cautions on programming 1. Using the EXTR instruction together with another instruction • The EXTR instruction cannot be used together with the RS instruction. •...
  • Page 423: Inverter Operation Monitoring Instruction (plcinverter) [extr K10]

    FX Seri