Machine Design

Compact Programmable Relay

The FL1C Series SmartRelay doubles as a micro PLC. It incorporates a 32-bit CPU to provide short scan times and 130 function blocks for programming.


It can provide an unlimited number of counters and timers. Features include a backlit LCD, shift registers, and cursor keys that can be configured as inputs. A memory cartridge can be added and there are seven different base modules with voltage ranges from 12 Vdc, 24 Vac/dc to 100-to-24 Vac/dc. Each CPU module has 12 built-in I/O points, a realtime clock, and calendar. There are five available expansion I/O modules and two communication modules. Maximum I/O configuration is 24 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs, and 8 analog inputs. Special Windows-compatible software lets users program the device in ladder logic if desired, and programs can be saved in JPG or PDF formats.

IDEC Corp.,
1175 Elko Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089,
(800) 262-IDEC,

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