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FP Web-Server & FP Web Expansion Unit

  • FP Web-Server & FP Web Expansion Unit

Worldwide communication

The FP Web-Server module connects all FP Series controllers to the Ethernet. No changes to the PLC programs are necessary. Simply assign an IP address to the FP Web-Server and connect the PLC to the FP Web-Server via the serial RS232 interface. A standard browser, e.g. MS Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Chrome, can be used for access at the PC. The HTML page can be created with common tools such as Eclipse (platform-independent development tool), Microsoft Expression Web or a text editor with syntax highlighting.

FP Web-Server advantages

  • Uses existing Intranet, saves wiring
  • Uses standard browser, saves Scada software
  • Remote control
  • Remote monitoring
  • Remote programming
  • Alarm information via e-mail
  • Data logging (with FPWEBEXP)

FP Web-Server highlights

  • Web-server:
    – Display PLC data on HTML or XML pages
    – Access via standard Internet browser or smartphone
    – Modify PLC data via HTML input fields or Java Applets
  • E-mail:
    – PLC can send e-mails
    – E-mail via LAN, e-mail server or Web mail
    – E-mail text, predefined or PLC-defined
    – PLC data as e-mail attachment
    – Data saved on SD memory card as attachment
  • Ethernet <-> RS232C converson (MEWTOCOL)
  • Transparent RS232C data circuit via Ethernet
  • Programming and visualization access via TCP or UDP
  • Dial-up via modem (dial-up networking):
    – A modem can dial up the FP Web-Server
    – One remote gateway for multiple FP Web-Servers in a local network
    – The FP Web-Server can establish an Internet connection (and stay online)
    – Various wireless communication methods via GPRS supported
  • OpenVPN:
    – Secure connection for transferring data thanks to encoding and certificates.
  • Modbus-TCP protocol:
    – Communication using industrial Ethernet standard protocol (server and client)
    – Gateway for Modbus-RTU stations (master and slave)
  • IEC 60870-5-101 and IEC 60870-5-104 protocol:
    – Communication via RS232C, RS485 adapter, leased-line modem, PSTN modem or Ethernet
  • Time synchronization using network server:
    – Correction of the PLC real-time clock using NTP server
  • SNMPv1 agent:
    – Data exchange using SNMP management system
    – Flexible SNMP MIB structures
  • FTP client:
    – Current or logged data can be sent to a remote FTP server
  • Data logger:
    – Logging of PLC data and saving it on an SD memory card or transmitting it via FTP (only possible when FPWEBEXP is attached)


FP Web-Server
Current consumption approx. 65mA at 24V DC
Operating voltage 24V DC (10.8 – 26.4V DC)
Communication interfaces RS232C for connection to a PLC,
RS232C for modem connection,
100Base-TX / 10Base-T Ethernet
Storage space Built-in Flash ROM
Protocols and standards TCP/IP, UDP/IP, DHCP, FTP, TELNET, HTTP, SMTP, ESMTP-Auth, POP3, PPP, IEC60870, NTP, Modbus-TCP, Modbus RTU, DynDNS, MEWTOCOL, DNS, SNMPv1, HTTPS, OpenVPN
Safety Passwords, IP lock, certificates
Ambient temp. 0°C to +55°C
Storage temp. -20°C to +70°C
Dimensions 25 W x 90 H x 60 D (mm)
Weight 0.11kg


FP Web Expansion Unit
Current consumption Max. additional 20mA at 24VDC
Operating voltage Internally powered by FP-WEB2
Communication interfaces USB host port (supports GT series and FP-X PLCs), RS485
Storage space SD/SDHC card slot
Data logging Logging on SD/SDHC card
Digital output High-speed photo coupler output
Ambient temp. 0°C to +55°C
Storage temp. -20°C to +70°C
Dimensions 25 W x 90 H x 60 D (mm)
Weight 0.07kg

Configuration Software: FP Web Configurator Tool

Our Windows-based program helps you easily set up and configure the FP Web-Server, e.g.:

  • Automatic integration of PLC data into HTML pages
  • Preparation of pre-stored e-mail addresses and texts
  • Internet dial-up and e-mail server settings
  • TCP/IP address and parameter changes
  • Passwords and security setup
  • IEC 60870-5 parameters and modem settings
  • Configuration of all other available functions

Using the Internet or Intranet (Ethernet LAN or WAN)
The PLC connects to the FP Web-Server via RS232C (or USB/RS485 using the FP Web Expansion Unit) and MEWTOCOL; the FP Web-Server uses an Ethernet (10Base-T / 100Base-TX) connection to access the TCP/IP network.

Using a dial-up network
The PLC connects to the FP Web-Server via RS232C (or USB/RS485 using the FP Web Expansion Unit) and MEWTOCOL. A modem is connected to the second RS232C of the FP Web-Server. The modem can be dialled up via telephone line. The modem can also be used for Internet dial-up, e.g. to exchange data and to send e-mails .

Combinations: LAN plus dial-up gateway
Any combination of the above LAN and dial-up concepts is possible, e.g. an Ethernet network connecting several FP Web-Servers and an additional FP Web-Server initialized as a gateway for dial-up connections into the Internet.

Application examples:

  • Visualization and remote control via HTTP/HTTPS:
    PLC data can be presented as HTML pages
  • Control FPWIN Pro remote programming via TCP/IP:
    Programming and monitoring access via Ethernet with and without VPN tunnels
  • Alarm sending via e-mail:
    Predefined alarm messages can be sent to a user (optional via Internet dial-up)

FP Web Designer

FP Web Designer is an easy-to-use editing tool used to create Web sites for visualizing process data collected by FP Web-Server. No programming knowledge for HTML, PHP, JavaScript or Java is required! Graphic libraries help users with their design work.

Features of FP Web Designer

  • WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor for graphic design of applications
  • The designed pages can be called up by a Web browser on any PC connected to a LAN or WAN. All process values are shown automatically on the screen.
  • Each diagram can display up to 5 trend curves for measured values stored in PLCs. A simple mouse click updates the page.
  • The measured values together with trend curves can be stored as CSV files.
  • Alarm information can be visualized on a Web browser and saved. Updating alarm information runs in the background so that Web pages always display the current status in the browser.
  • The Web pages in the browser can be password-protected to prevent unauthorized access and changes.
  • Process values can be imported in CSV format from PLC programs written with FPWIN Pro
  • Extensive and expandable macro libraries available
  • Online help in English and German


Part number Description Comments
FPWEB2 FP Web Server 2 Ethernet unit with 10/100MBit/s and modem interface  
FPWEBEXP FP Web Expansion Unit Can only be used with FPWEB2 Version 1.1 onwards
FPWEBTOOL2D FP Web Configurator Tool Ver. 2  
AFPS36510-E FP Web Designer, economy edition Limited for 250 process points, 15 views, 1 offline trend + 1 alarm.
AFPS36510-B FP Web Designer, basic edition Limited for 500 process points, 30 views, 3 offline trends + 1 alarm.
AFPS36510-X FP Web Designer, extended edition No limitation
AFPS36510-E2B FP Web Designer, upgrade from economy to basic edition  
AFPS36510-B2X FP Web Designer, upgrade from basic to extended edition  
AFPS36510-E2X FP Web Designer, upgrade from economy to extended edition  

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