The new FMD88-10 Super PLC is
designed to seamlessly replace the T100MD888+, one of our most successful embedded PLCs
for OEMs. It further improves on its predecessor by adding multiple new features,
including: an Ethernet port, 10 channels of high precision (12-bit) Analog I/Os, a 32-bit
CPU that runs 3 times faster, and optional support of state-of-the-art Ferromagnetic
RAM memory for non-volatile storage.
Built-in Ethernet port - Support MODBUS/TCP
Programmable via the Internet
8 inputs (24V NPN), 8 outputs (6x1A, 2x8A @24VDC)
8 analog inputs (12-bit, 0-5V)
2 analog outputs (12-bit, 0-5V or 0-10V selectable)
1 RS232 port, 1 RS485 Port - support Modbus RTU and ASCII
First introduced in the Nano-10 PLC, the new
FMD88-10 implements the same AJAX technologies that allows anyone to create a custom web
page to control their equipment using any browser (including the iPhone),
Quick Start Guide)
Expansion & Other Peripherals
The FMD88-10 PLC is expandable to 120 Digital Inputs and 120 Digital Outputs using
expansion board EXP1616R or EXP4040. You can also connect many of the same peripherals for
the T100MD+/MX+ series to these two PLCs. Please click on the following pictures and/or
the link on the left pane to obtain more detailed information. (Or click here to read users'
Click on the following video to view a real-life home automation project
description submitted by a Nano-10 system integrator:
You can implement a small control system to directly control some
equipment in your home and add an web page interface to it in no time.
By combining with low cost Wi-Fi bridge (e.g. D-Link DAP1522),
multiple Super PLCs can easily be connected to a HOME Wi-Fi
Network. This allows you to easily retrofit the Super PLCs into an
existing home or commercial building to implement your customized home automation. Since
the Super PLCs can perform M2M communcation readily your intelligent home is therefore
served by multiple brains coordinating among themselves.
2. Super PLC As Modbus TCP/IP Gateways for
The Super PLC built-in Modbus TCP/IP Server allows simultaneous connections by up to 5
Modbus TCP/IP clients. With only a few lines of program code you can immediately
collect data from your current sensors and makes them available to the factory-wide SCADA
or Enterprise network Host Computer.
Best of all, you can also perform some
pre-processing (e.g. compute the moving average, scaling or linearization) of the data or
perform local control with its powerful yet simple to learn Ladder+BASIC programming
Since multiple communication protocols can coexist on the Ethernet network, these super
PLCs provides an instant, low cost solution for sensor manufacturers or any users to
connect the sensor to the modern control system.
3. Quickly Create A Customized Basic Control
Since the Super PLC built-in web services employs the AJAX
technology for equipment control, it allows you to quickly create a custom web page
within a few minutes to control your equipment. Your user can then use any PC or smart
phone (e.g. iPhone) web browser to view the equipment, with graphical
Best of all, your user does not need to install any application in order to view the
operation of your equipment. So what they gain is a no-hassle, free Graphical HMI to
interact with your equipment via the Internet.
Imagine how much this capability would add to the competitive advantage of your
4. Data Logging and Control of MODBUS
Devices. Data Can Be Logged To Remote Server Via The Internet.
Super PLC can issue Modbus-RTU or Modbus ASCII commands
to access many industrial devices and sensors such as power meters connected to its RS485
port. This means it can readily acquire data from any instrument that understands Modbus
protocol. In addition, since the Super PLC can open a client connection to a remote
server, it can log the acquired data to store as data files in the remote PC.
5. Creating More Sophisticated Control Web
OEMs with web page design expertise can create their own highly
sophisticated customized webpages to control their equipment.
The attached video was contributed by an OEM customer who has created a customized
control web page for the Nano-10 PLC which is more sophisticated than the basic web
control web page shipped with the PLC.