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PLC FP0R: new standard for compact PLCs

  • PLC FP0R: new standard for compact PLCs

FP0R - with enhanced, advanced functionality and performance

Our customers stand to benefit from the advanced features of the FP0R control units.

  • Ultra high-speed processing enhances productivity
    An ultra high speed of 0.08µs/step for basic instructions for the first 3000 steps and 0.58µs/step thereafter. The FP0R is ideal for positioning and process automation applications, e.g. in labeling machines.
  • Large programming capacity of 16k or 32k steps
  • Generous data register of up to 12k or 32k words
  • Independent comment memory
  • USB2.0 port provides high-speed program transfer
  • The new F-type FP0R provides maintenance-free and complete backup of all data without requiring a battery. Industry's first!
  • Highly advanced, built-in positioning functions 
    - Jog operation
    - Individual settings for acceleration and deceleration for ramp functions
    - Target speed can be changed by an external signal input during jog operation or trapezoidal control
    - Can read encoder signals of up to 50kHz (pulse frequency measurement)
    - 6-channel high-speed counters and 4-axis pulse outputs can be used simultaneously
  • FP0R units provide various kinds of networking communication using a built-in interface or expansion units
    - Ethernet (Modbus TCP/IEC60870)
    - Profibus
    - CC-Link
    - MEWNET-W0
    - C-NET
    - RS232C or RS485 serial communication

FP0R - same ultra compact size as FP0
The FP0R control unit has the same dimensions as the FP0: W25 x H90 x D60mm. You can connect up to 3 FP0 expansion units to the FP0R, yielding up to 128 I/O points at a total width of just 100mm!

FP0R - fully compatible with FP0 units
FP0R control units are the same size and color, and have the same pin assignment and wiring as the FP0 control units. The FP0R can use existing FP0 programs without needing to change them, making replacement as simple as “plug and play”. Of course, the FP0R can use all FP0 expansion units.


PLC type C10 series
(relay output)
C14 series
(relay output)
C16 series
(transistor output)
C32 series
(transistor output)
T32 series
(transistor output)
F32 series
(transistor output)
Number of inputs 6 8 8 16 16 16
Number of outputs 4 relay 6 relay 8 NPN/PNP 16 NPN/PNP 16 NPN/PNP 16 NPN/PNP
Output capacity 2A 2A 0.2A 0.2A 0.2A 0.2A
Digital I/Os (max.) 106 110 112 128 128 128
Processing speed Up to 3000 steps: 0.08µs/step (basic instruction)
After 3000 steps: 0.58µs/step (basic instruction)
Program memory EEPROM (no back-up battery required)
Program capacity 16000 steps 32000 steps
Data register (DT) 12315 words 32765 words
Memory backup (Flash ROM) Backup with F12, P13 instruction for all areas
Auto backup when power is off:
Counter: 16 points
Internal relay: 128 points
Data register: 315 words
Memory backup (RAM)   Backup of the entire area by a built-in battery Backup of the entire area by FRAM without needing a battery
Special features
High-speed counter Single-phase: 6 channels (50kHz); 2-phase: 3 channels (15kHz)
Pulse output -- 4 channels (50kHz), two channels can be controlled individually
PWM output -- 4 channels (6Hz to 4.8kHz)
RS232C port Up to two serial interfaces
RS485 port The following types support RS485 communication with the COM port: C10MRS, C14MRS, C16MT, C16MP, C32MT, C32MP, T32MT, T32MP, F32MT, F32MP.
3-pin terminal block. Baud rate: 19200, 115200 bits/s. Transmission distance: 1200m. Communication method: half-duplex.
Clock/calendar function -- available --
Other functions Editing in RUN mode, download in RUN mode (including comments);
8-character password setting, and program upload protection
Operating voltage 24V DC (± 10%)

Control units with relay output

AFP0RC10RS, input 6, relay output 4
AFP0RC10CRS, input 6, relay output 4, with RS232C
AFP0RC10MRS, input 6, relay output 4 , with RS485
AFP0RC14RS, input 8, relay output 6
AFP0RC14CRS, input 8, relay output 6, with RS232C
AFP0RC14MRS, input 8, output 6, with RS485

Control units with transistor output

AFP0RC16T, input 8, NPN output 8
AFP0RC16CT, input 8, NPN output 8, with RS232C
AFP0RC16MT, input 8, NPN output 8, with RS485
AFP0RC16P, input 8, PNP output 8
AFP0RC16CP, input 8, PNP output 8, with RS232C
AFP0RC16MP, input 8, PNPoutput 8, with RS485
AFP0RC32T, input 16, NPN output 16
AFP0RC32CT, input 16, NPN output 16, with RS232C
AFP0RC32MT, input 16, NPN output 16, with RS485
AFP0RC32P, input 16, PNP output 16
AFP0RC32CP, input 16, PNP output 16, with RS232C
AFP0RC32MP, input 16, PNPoutput 16, with RS485

Control units T type

AFP0RT32CT,  input 16, NPN output 16, with RS232C, built-in battery
AFP0RT32MT, input 16, NPN output 16, with RS485, built-in battery
AFP0RT32CP,  input 16, PNP output 16, with RS232C, built-in  battery
AFP0RT32MP, input 16, PNP output 16, with RS485, built-in battery

Control units F type

AFP0RF32CT,  input 16, NPN output 16, with RS232C, battery-less data backup
AFP0RF32MT, input 16, NPN output 16, with RS485, battery-less data backup
AFP0RF32CP,  input 16, PNP output 16, with RS232C, battery-less data backup
AFP0RF32MP, input 16, PNP output 16, with RS485, battery-less data backup

FP0R is fully compatible with all FP0 expansion units

Input only type

  • FP0-E8X, input 8 points
  • FP0-E16X, input 16 points

Relay output type

  • FP0-E8RS, input 4 points, output 4 points
  • FP0-E8YRS, output 8 points
  • FP0-E16RS, input 8 points, output 8 points
  • FP0-E32RS, input 16 points, output 16 points

Transistor output type

  • FP0-E8YP, output 8 points PNP
  • FP0-E8YT, output 8 points NPN
  • FP0-E16YP, output 16 points PNP
  • FP0-E16YT, output 16 points NPN

Transistor output type

  • FP0-E16P, input 8 points, output 8 points PNP
  • FP0-E16T, input 8 points, output 8 points NPN
  • FP0-E32P, input 16 points, output 16 points PNP
  • FP0-E32T, input 16 points, output 16 points NPN



Analogue units

Input data
Channels 4 8 2 4  
Voltage mode -10 to +10 V 14 bits
-5 to +5 V 14 bits
0 to +10 V 14 bits
0 to +5 V 14 bits
Current mode 0 to 20 mA 14 bits  
Thermocouple mode          
Resolution 14-bit  
Conversion speed
for voltage / current
for thermocouple
2 ms/all channels
Output data
No. of outputs     1 2 4
Voltage mode     -10 to +10 V 14 bits
-5 to +5 V 14 bits
0 to +10 V 14 bits
0 to +5 V 14 bits
Current mode     0 to 20mA 14 bits
4 to 20mA 14 bits
Resolution     14-bit
Conversion speed     500µs / ch.

Multiple floating point calculation, accurate PID and auto-tuning can be performed with great efficiency.

RTD input unit

The new module determines temperatures with extreme precision and is easy to use. The temperature data obtained using the RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) is converted to the digital value to be read by the FP0/FPS control unit.
  • The module can be easily installed in an existing system.
  • Multiple RTD types are allowed in one module, yielding a cost-effective solution.
  • The temperature data measured can be converted to either degrees Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit inside the FP0 RTD unit.
  • A broken RTD can be detected.

Available RTD types:
Pt100 (to IEC751), Pt1000 (to IEC751), Ni1000 (to DIN43760)


Product FP0-RTD6
Input channels 6
Input range Pt100: -200°C to +500°C
Pt1000: -200°C to +300°C
Ni1000: -30°C to +150°C
Resistor: 20W to 2200W
Resolution 0.1K/°F, 0.01K/°F (selectable via output register)
Sampling cycle 0.1 or 1s for all channels (selectable via DIP switches)
Pt100 Cycle 1s Ambient temp.: 25°C 0.3K (-10°C to +30°C
0.2%/1.4K (-200°C to +500°C)
Entire temp. range 0.35%/2.5K
Cycle 0.1s Entire temp. range 0.5%/3.5K
Pt1000 Cycle 1s Ambient temp.: 25°C 0.3K (-10°C to +30°C
0.2%/1.0K (-200°C to +300°C)
Entire temp. range 0.35%/1.7K
Cycle 0.1s Entire temp. range 0.5%/2.5K
Ni1000 Cycle 1s Entire temp. range 1K
Cycle 0.1s Entire temp. range 2K
Resistor Cycle 1s Entire temp. range 1W (20 to 2200W)
Cycle 0.1s Entire temp. range 2W (20 to 2200W)

Thermocouple input units

Product FP0-TC4 FP0-TC8
Channels 4 8
Input range K, S type thermocouple: -100°C to 500°C
T type thermocouple: -100°C to 400°C
R type thermocouple: 0°C to 1500°C
Resolution 0.1°C
Sampling cycle 300ms: when using 2 channels for an input point
500ms: when using 4 channels for an input point
700ms: when using 6 channels for an input point
900ms: when using 8 channels for an input point
Accuracy Range for K and J (-100°C to 500°C): 0.8°C
Range for T (-100°C to 400°C): 0.8°C
Range for R (0°C to 99.9°C): 3°C
(100°C to 299.9°C): 2.5°C
(300°C to 1500°C): 2°C
Input impedance More than 1MW
Insulation method
  • Between thermocouple input terminals and control unit internal circuits: photo-coupler insulation/DC-DC insulation
  • Between thermocouple input terminal channels: PhotoMOS relay insulation
  • Up to three units can be added to each control unit enabling temperature control of up to 24 channels.
  • Broken thermocouples can be detected.


The FP0 DSP2 can operate either as a DP slave module or as a remote I/O system to which different decentralized inputs and outputs can be connected. A DIP switch can be used to switch between the two modes:
Mode 1: DP Slave module. Connect the FP0 or FPS CPU + expansion modules to the PROFIBUS network.
Mode 2: remote I/O. Connect up to three expansion modules without CPU to the PROFIBUS network.
In remote I/O mode, the unit can be connected to any PLC from any manufacturer that offers a PROFIBUS communication interface.


MEWNET-F is remote I/O system with reduced wiring that connects PLCs and I/O slave stations via 2-core cabling. By adding an I/O link unit to the FP0, you can link a master station PLC and FP0 inputs and outputs via the network.


FP0 connects directly to the S-LINK for reduced wiring and simple installation. It can control up to 128 points for S-LINK-related devices. Similar to other FP0 units, up to three expansion units can be used for efficient I/O wiring.

CC-Link Slave Unit FP0-CCLS

This slave unit was developed for the open standard network CC-Link. By connecting this module to FP0R, FP0 or FP-X, data can be exchanged quickly between Panasonic PLCs and external devices, providing a vendor-independent data communication solution.

Relay output terminal FP0-RT8Y-6A

The FP0-RT8Y-6A unit provides reliable insulation between peripheral equipment and the PLC system, even for electrical loads up to 250VAC/6A. Standardized MIL connectors establish a direct connection to the FP0R or FP0 unit.

The FP-PS24 high-end power supply units - also for arduous application conditions

  • Up to 91.5% efficiency (FP-PS24-060E)
  • Current limiting and short-circuit protection
  • High power density with minimal loss
  • Wide ambient temperature range from -10°C to +70°C, without performance loss
  • Safety Standards Approved (IEC60950, UL60950,CSA22.2-60950, EN60950) tested by CSA
  • Protection class II, without grounding
  • Easy mounting and wiring
  • Extremely compact with optimal air cooling

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