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Technical Tip – FX5U (IQ-F) built in High Speed Counter Function

FX5U (IQ-F) built in High Speed Counter Function.



If you are having troubles setting up high speed counters, you can follow this Mitsubishi guide

as the programming is somewhat different to an FX3 PLC.

PLCs of the FX range have historically allowed high speed signals (faster than the scan time)

to be connected to a group of the PLCs inputs. Whilst it is still possible to use equivalents of

the traditional high speed counter functions C235 to C255, LC35 to LC 55, similar functions

are available using the HIOEN function. The advantages of this instruction are that it uses a

parameterisation approach, uses Special Registers and Special Relays for its internal

resources, saving programming and reducing use of other resources.

This example shows the steps needed to enable a high speed counter function using CH1,

which is the hardware input X0.


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Phoenix Contact – I/O Systems



Professional automation for your system: I/O systems from Phoenix Contact are the ideal solution for data transfer at input and output level. Whether in the field, in a control cabinet, as a customizable modular system or with a block design. Whichever network or protocol you prefer – we have the right I/Os for you.

Your advantages

  • Versatile use, thanks to international approvals, wide range of functions, and network openness
  • High system availability and increased productivity, thanks to very reliable products
  • More future-proof, thanks to the use of innovative technologies

I/O systems for every application














More choice: I/O devices from Phoenix Contact for every applications


You will find the perfect I/O devices for signal acquisition in Phoenix Contact’s extensive I/O product range.

Proven technology provides the basis for innovative products with useful features – continuous improvements are achieved through close customer contact and forward-looking developments.


  • Choose from an extensive range of I/O modules and I/O terminals for the control cabinet – including for very fast data communication.
  • I/O devices that support modular extension and have a high degree of functionality can be used in the field or particularly robust devices with a block design can be used for harsh industrial environments.
  • Implement safety applications with our PROFIsafe modules or with no safety controller at all using SafetyBridge Technology.
  • Clever connection technologies, such as Push-in Technology or SPEEDCON fast locking system, enable convenient and time-saving wiring.
  • Our IO-Link/analog converters and the IO-Link masters also provide a high degree of flexibility in the field and can be used to implement analog communication without any shielded cables.


For more detailed information on Phoenix’s I/O System products, please see the links below:


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Mitsubishi – Introducing the latest iQ-F updates

The Mitsubishi iQ-F range continues to expand and they are now at a stage where they have a comprehensive range of hardware products for this PLC family.



There is now a complete range of DC-powered CPUs available from 32 to 80 I/O.

Mitsubishi now also have PT100 and Thermocouple ADP modules (attach to left hand side of CPU).

As well as new digital I/O modules there will also be an FX5-80SSC-S (an 8 axis version of the existing popular 4 axis FX5-40SSC-S).

All the new line up is in stock except for the FX5-80SSC-S which will be available from February. 

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Phoenix Contact – Highlights 2013

Phoenix Contact have bought out a new catalogue titled – HIGHLIGHTS 2013 – Innovations for your success.

Their mission is to create progress with innovative and inspiring solutions. They believe that it is only through products that make your life easier that they can meet this objective. That’s why they focus on making handling as easy as possible, following a systemic approach and ensuring openness for proven standards.

See below, a glance of the development of some of  their product ranges:

The Axioline I/O System

The new Axioline I/O system gives you all options.  Use in control & in the field, choosing the right I/Os for your specific network.  These are available for all networks and environments.  Axioline I/Os are fast, robust and easy to use.

The Axiocontrol Compact Controller

Designed for maximum performance, easy handling and for use in harsh environments, the new Axiocontrol is a trend-setting control technology from Phoenix Contact which, together with Axioline, offers you the highest speeds.Axiocontrol

Industrial Ethernet

One network; a range of possibilities – there are new products for your industrial Ethernet applications, offering improvements in real-time, safety, and wireless features. You can integrate into your network very easily using the Ethernet components from Phoenix Contact. Industrial Ethernet

The RIFLINE Complete Relay System

RIFLINE complete is a complete relay system, offering easy handling from coupling & timer relays through to replacement small power contactors.  Use RIFLINE to complete industrial relay systems and to implement all standard relay applications.

Terminal Blocks for Signal and Power

For machine building, there are now 3.5 mm slimline sensor/actuator terminal blocks and high-current terminal blocks for conductors of up to 95 mm² with push-in connection.

Compact Monitoring Relays

‘Quick wiring and space-saving’, the new monitoring relays can be used to efficiently monitor current, voltage, and phase sequence.  This allows you to detect critical deviations at an early stage.  These are ideal for use in building installations or series production in system manufacturing and machine building.Compact monitoring relays

Intelligent Surge Protection

Using PLUBTRAB PT-IQ surge protection, protect your signal interfaces and be informed of any wear on protective devices at an early stage before an overload can result in failure.  Now with new push-in connection technology to make planning your service easy.Intelligent Surge Protection

Power Supplies With Basic Functionality

UNO POWER power supply units , thanks to their high power density, offer an ideal solution for loads up to 100W.  The compact, highly efficient UNO POWER power supplies impress with high power density and low energy consumption.  Starting with 5 modules, these set new standards in energy consumption.

Device Circuit Breaker Boards

The new device circuit breaker boards allow you to reduce installation times due to having a central potential distribution.  These boards can be fitted individually with thermomagnetic circuit breakers, making them very versatile.

LED Machine Lights

This intelligent lighting gives you a sophisticated installation concept and many new ways to control the light.  Having the advantages of LED technology with PLD machine lights, this installation concept saves time and material costs.

IP65 Compliant Industrial PC’s

Powerful technology and good looks, these multitouch capable PCs offer quick installation directly onto the machine making it the perfect solution for user-friendly machine interaction.

Radioline Wireless System

Easily bring a complete wireless system online. Radioline is now also available for the 900 MHz frequency band, and has new functions including easy assingment of inputs and outputs by simply turning the thumbwheel, without programming.Radioline wireless system

Heavycon Evo

For greater efficiency in machine building, we offer new heavy-duty plug-in connectors. Reduce your logistics costs thanks to a smart mounting concept.  Screw connections are available in 4 sizes from M20 to M40.Plastic plug in connectors


Take a look at the 2013 Pheonix Contact Highlights video below and feel free to contact us for further information on any of the above.


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