Many small scale applications such as simple machines could benefit by using a programmable graphical interface along with a discrete and analog controller and I/O, but don’t have the panel space or the budget for separate components. The FT1A SmartAXIS Touch address this need by combining operator interface and control in a single compact package, all programmable with IDEC’s PC-based software. The FT1A Touch is available in 12 I/O and 14 I/O configurations with analog I/O expansion capability suitable for advanced analog monitoring and control.
65,536 TFT Color LCD With so many color combinations, an intuitive and crisp graphical user interface can be constructed with unparalleled visibility.
Drivers for IDEC and other PLCs FT1A Touch can easily be configured to communicate with DEC or other PLCs such as Siemens, Automation Direct, Mitsubishi, Omron, and more.
Ethernet Connectivity With the embedded RJ45 Ethernet port, FT1A project file scan be remotely uploaded or downloaded over an Ethernet connection. Critical logging data can also be retrieved quickly.
Super-Bright LED The 65K TFT color unit is rated at 400cd/m2, while the monochrome unit is rated at 740cd/m2. With 32 levels of brightness control, the backlight can even be adjusted according to the surrounding conditions.
Modbus TCP or RTU The built-in Ethernet ports allow the FT1A Touch to be configured as a Client (Master) or Server (Slave) on the Modbus network. Modbus RTU (Master) is also supported. With these capabilities, FT1A Touch can communicate with other PLCs or devices using Modbus protocol.
Control Function 14 I/O Type
Digital and Analog Inputs The FT1A Touch 14 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC or 4-20mA analog inputs with 10-bit resolution, reducing overall system cost.
PID Controls With an improved PID algorithm and easier-to-configure dialog box, PID controls can be monitored using a single screen. Advanced PID control functions, such as auto-tuning, ARW (anti-reset windup) and bumples transfer, are also supported
Analog Expansion Cartridges Using analog expansion cartridges, FT1A Touch 14 I/O can utilize 0-10V DC, 4-20mA, RTD and Thermocouple inputs.
Remote I/O Up to three FT1A controllers (24, 40 and 48 I/O) can be configured as remote I/O slaves for the FT1A Touch, expanding your system’s potential. A maximum of 158 I/O can be achieved.
Control Function 12 I/O Type
Digital and Analog Inputs The FT1A Touch 12 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC analog inputs with 10-bit resolution.
Data Logging Critical data can be saved and logged into a USB memory stick. Logged data can easily be retrieved over an Ethernet connection or by removing the USB memory stick from the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type and inserting it into your laptop or PC.
10A Relay Outputs With 10A contact ratings on all four of the relay outputs, the FT1A Touch 12 I/O can be directly connected to a solenoid valve or motor, which eliminates interposing relays and reduces wiring.
Easy Program File Transfer Project files can be transferred between a USB memory stick and the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type. It is a quick and convenient way for an OEM to program multiple units and for users to quickly update ladder and HMI programs.