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New at RS Components, Mitsubishi FX5 Series takes compact PLC performance to the next level

Latest generation of popular FX series delivers all-round performance boost, enhanced IoT and Industry 4.0 support, and built-in position control

Taiwan, 30 July 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced the latest Mitsubishi FX5U compact PLCs, which extend the capabilities of the popular FX PLC platform with increased CPU performance and extra built-in functions including sophisticated position control.

The FX5U PLCs are part of the new Mitsubishi MELSEC iQF family, which features an ultra-fast 34ns/step sequence-execution engine with 64k-steps program capacity, and 150-times faster system bus speed allowing maximum performance even when handling large quantities of data.

New built-in features enhance support for IoT and Industry 4.0 applications, including an Ethernet port that simplifies connectivity and allows remote maintenance, advanced security, and an SD Card slot for data logging and program updates.

Other built-in features, such as eight channels of high-speed pulse inputs and 4-axis pulse outputs, allow developers to create more powerful systems for applications like controlling packaging machinery, using fewer modules.

RS is stocking six FX5U PLC variants with up to 80 I/Os and relay or transistor outputs, plus compatible modules including digital I/O expanders, serial interface adapters, bus-conversion module, and SCNET III/H-compatible motion-control module.

Configuration using the familiar GX Works3 environment is also easier, with enhancements such as table-based parameterisation, motion setup tools and extra positioning instructions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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