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Modular high-speed PLC FP2SH

  • Modular high-speed PLC FP2SH


A high-performance model for high-speed operation
Scanning time of 1ms for 20k steps. With an operating speed at the top of its class, super high-speed processing is made possible. The result is a dramatically decreased tact time and high-speed device.

Large programming capacity of up to 120k steps
Large programming capacities of 60k and 120k are available, depending on the model.

Combine modules like building blocks
I/O units, intelligent units, power supply units and backplanes can be used together for the FP2 and the FP2SH. I/O units can be located anywhere on the backplane.

Optional small PC card is also available
The small PC card is available for programming backup or data memory expansion. This allows you to process great amounts of data.

Built-in comment and real-time clock functions
These functions, optional with the FP2, are built right into the FP2SH.


Performance specifications
PLC type FP2-C2, FP2-C2L, FP2-C2P, FP2-C3P
Inputs/outputs Central: max. 1600 (with 25 modules)
Locally expanded: max. 8172 (via MEWNET-F or S-LINK)
Memory RAM (EPROM or FROM and IC memory card optional)
Programme memory

FP2-C2L 32,000 steps
FP2-C2, FP2-C2P 60,000 steps
FP2-C3P 120,000 steps

Number of instructions  
Basic instructions 95
High-level instructions 434
Operating speed 0.03µs per basic instruction
Internal relay (R) 14,192
Memory Timer/counter (T/C) 3,072
Data register (DT) 10,240 words
File register (FL) 32,765 words x 3 banks
Master control relay (MCR) 256 (1st programme: 256 points / 2nd programme: 256 points)
Jump labels (JMP + LOOP) 256 (1st programme: 256 points / 2nd programme: 256 points)
Max. main memory
 programme steps
Number of subroutines 100
Interrupt programme 1
Time interrupt 0.5ms to 1.5s
Other functions Test run operation, forced input/output, interrupt processing, batch conversion, function for multiple instructions in RUN mode, calendar time, computer link and modem control via the TOOL and COM port, IC card, 2MB SRAM, flash-EEPROM, ROM operation, comment input function

Power supply modules

P / N Voltage Rating (at 5V side)
FP2-PSA1 100 - 120V AC 2.5A
FP2-PSA2 200 - 240V AC 2.5A
FP2-PSA3 100 - 240V AC 5A
FP2-PSD2 24V DC 5A

Input modules

P / N I/O Number Voltage Connection
FP2-X16D2 16 12 - 24V DC Terminal
FP2-X32D2 32 24V DC Connector
FP2-X64D2 64 24V DC Connector

Output modules

P / N I/O Number Voltage Connection
FP2-Y6R 6 relay 250V AC / 5A terminal
FP2-Y16R 16 relay 250V AC / 2A terminal
FP2-Y16P 16 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.5A terminal
FP2-Y16T 16 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.5A terminal
FP2-Y32P 32 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.1A connector
FP2-Y32T 32 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.1A connector
FP2-Y64P 64 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.1A connector
FP2-Y64T 64 transistor
12-24V DC / 0.1A connector

I/O mixed modules

  FP2-XY64D2T FP2-XY64D2P
Input 32
Voltage 24V DC
Response time OFF-> ON 0.3ms or less
Output 32
I/O number Transistor NPN Transistor PNP
Voltage 5 to 24V DC
Rating 0.1A (12-24V DC) 50mA (5V DC)

Analogue modules

Analogue input modules
Input range +/-100mV, +/-10V, 1-5V,
thermocouples, RTD
+/-10V, 1-5V,
+/-20mA, 4-20mA
Conversion speed 500µs/ch voltage
20ms/ch temp.
500µs/ch 20ms/ch
Accuracy +/-0.1% Voltage
+/-0.3% V temp.
+/-1.0% +/-0.3%
Analogue output module
Outputs 4
Output range -10V to +10V, 0 to 20mA 
Conversion speed 500µs/ch
Accuracy +/-1.0% (at 0 to 55°C)

Twenty types of input range such as voltage and temperature sensor are selectable and available for various connection devices (FP2-AD8X). RTD device and thermocouple can be directly connected (FP2-AD8X, FP2-RTD).

Positioning modules

For system-integrated 2- and 4-axis path control. Maximum 4Mpps command yields high-speed and high-precision positioning.
0.005ms high-speed drive reduces tact time.
Feedback pulse count function makes output pulse counting possible for encoders, etc.
JOG positioning control supports a wide range of applications.
Product number Specifications
FP2-PP21 Transistor output, 2 axes
FP2-PP41 Transistor output, 4 axes
FP2-PP22 Line driver output, 2 axes
FP2-PP42 Line driver output, 4 axes

FP2 Positioning units RTEX

  • For highly accurate control of network servers with an ultra-compact PLC.
  • Great reduction in wiring costs with the use of commercial LAN cable.
  • Includes manual pulser input, allowing support for precision teaching.
  • Maximum control axes: 112 axes.
  • Total support from configuration and startup through to monitoring with the dedicated software tool Configurator PM.


Product number Specifications
FP2-PN2AN 2 axes positioning unit RTEX
FP2-PN4AN 4 axes positioning unit RTEX
FP2-PN8AN 8 axes positioning unit RTEX

High-speed counter and pulse I/O modules

High-speed counter modules
Counter 4 channels, max. 200kHz
Interrupt input 8 points
Calculation range 32-bit
Input type PNP NPN
Pulse I/O modules
Counter 4 channels, max. 200kHz
Interrupt input 8 points
PWM output 4 points: 1Hz to 30kHz
Pulse output 4 points: 100kHz
Output type PNP NPN

Multi communication unit

The FP2-MCU module enables quick and efficient data exchange between Panasonic's FP2 series PLCs and other automation systems. Detachable interface modules make it easy to connect an FP2 PLC to a variety of serial communications devices such as operator terminals, sensor systems, vision systems, temperature controllers, remote maintenance or diagnostic systems or to additional PLCs.
  • Fast communication speeds of up to 230Kbps
  • Communication protocol options including RS232C, RS422 or RS485
  • Double isolation of the communications channel
  • Up to 19 modules can be connected in one system
  • Transmission distances of up to 1200m can be achieved


  Product number Specification
FP2-CB232 FP2 communication block (RS232C)
Baud rate: 300 to 230400 bps
Transmission distance: up to 15m
FP2-CB485 FP2 communication block (RS2485)
Baud rate: 300 to 230400 bps
Transmission distance: up to 1200m
FP2-CB422 FP2 communication block (RS422)
Baud rate: 300 to 230400 bps
Transmission distance: up to 400m

FP2 Multi-wire link module and S-Link module

FP2 multi-wire link module FP2-MW
  • PLC link function:
    Enables data to be shared between programmable controllers, using cyclically transmitted link relays (L) and link registers (LD).
  • Data transfer function:
    Programmable controllers in the same system send and receive information pertaining to contacts and registers using the high-level instructions F145 and F146.
  • Remote programming function:
    The programming functions of a programmable controller can be used to program other programmable controllers in the same system, and for operations such as monitoring contacts and registers.
S-Link module FP2-SL2
  • The S-Link unit is used by assigning inputs (X) and outputs (Y). The inputs/outputs on the FP2 side that result from these assignments are treated as I/O addresses (S-Link I/O devices in the S-Link).
  • It controls up to 2,048 remote I/Os per FP2 system.

Ethernet-LAN module FP2-ET2

The FP2 ET-LAN module enables data exchange between different types of PLCs with a vendor-independent protocol and a short processing time. TCP/IP establishes logical point-to-point communication between two devices and provides the basis for exchanging information among all areas of production. You can connect 8 Ethernet segments with each other at a transmission speed of up to 100Mbits/s. Three communication interface types are supported: 10 BASE 5, 10 BASE-T, 100 BASE-TX.


With the FP2 MEWNET-VE Link Unit, you can connect PLCs controlled by an FP2SH CPU to our proprietary MEWNET network in VE mode and to other manufacturers’ devices in the FL-net network.

FL-net is an increasingly popular, open technology based on industrial Ethernet and endorsed by the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association. In contrast to standard Ethernet, FL-net guarantees transmission times for data transfer, i.e. real-time data transmission is realized by employing FA link protocol on top of UDP/IP, yielding communication with a baud rate of 10Mbps.

Maximum number of connected link units
- VE mode: 99 units
- FL-net mode: 254 units

Fieldbus Slave Units

Powerful, compact, modular and high performance fieldbus slave units (FSU) are used  together with the programmable controllers FP2/FP2SH series.     
You can download all the slave data and convenient ready-made function libraries free of charge.    
The fieldbus slave units are available for PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen and Profinet IO. Others are planned for the future.

FP2 Fieldbus Slave Units
Name Specifications Part no.
FP2 DeviceNet Slave Unit DeviceNet FP2-DEV-S
FP2 CANopen Slave Unit CANopen FP2-CAN-S
FP2Profinet IO Device Unit Profinet IO FP2-PRT-S

Fieldbus Master Units for PROFIBUS DP, CANopen and DeviceNet

The expansion Fieldbus Master Units (FMU) allow you to integrate FP2 PLCs as Master into your network with a maximum degree of flexibility. The units are available for three bus systems: PROFIBUS, DeviceNet and CANopen. For each network type, ready-made function libraries are available for the programming software Control FPWIN Pro. These libraries drastically shorten the time needed to develop your applications, and consequently save valuable human resource costs.

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