Communication Unit uses detachable serial blocks.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for FP2 Series programmable controllers, multi communication unit, Model FP2-MCU supports RS232, RS485, or RS422 detachable communication blocks. It operates in general serial mode, computer link, or PCLINK for networking FP2 and FPG PLCs. Unit supports ASCII and binary transmission codes as well as baud rates from 300-230,400 bps simultaneously in both channels. Transmission distance is 15 m for RS232, 400 m for RS422, and 1,200 m for RS485.

Original Press Release:

Industry First, Detachable Multi Communication Unit FP2-MCU

New Providence, NJ - Aromat Corporation (Matsushita Electric Works, America) has introduced the FP2-MCU, a multi communication unit for FP2 series programmable controllers. Using detachable serial blocks, a total of two different configurations can be selected. The FP2-MCU supports RS232, RS485 or RS422 detachable communication blocks. The FP2-MCU operates in general serial mode, computer link (Matsushita protocol), or PCLINK (for networking FP2 and FPG PLCs). Support baud rate from 300 to 230400 bps simultaneous in both channels. Transmission distance is up to 15m for RS232, 400m for RS422, and 1200m for RS485. Support both ASCII and binary transmission codes. The FP2-MCU provides high design flexibility and also contributes to the streamlining of maintenance parts.

For additional information on the Aromat PLC product line, please contact Erwin Wu (Product Manager) at 908-464-3550 ext. 2019 or e-mail

Aromat Corporation, Automation Control Systems Division, New Providence, NJ 07974

Aromat Corporation is a US subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd. Automation control products of Matsushita/Panasonic Group are currently sold under the brand of Panasonic, NAiS and SUNX.

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