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Connect to FX5U

Mitsubishi Electric's FX5U stands out as a high-performance, compact Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), constituting an integral part of the Mitsubishi FX series PLCs. It caters efficiently to a wide range of small to medium-scale automation applications, making it a versatile asset in diverse industrial sectors.

This section introduces how to connect the FX5U using the Neuron Mitsubishi 3E plugin.

Configure FX5U

  1. Open the GX Works3 PLC programming software and create a new project. Series Select FX5CPU, Type Select FX5U, Click OK. fx5u1

  2. Click Connection Destination -> Connection, Set Adapter and IP Address of Adapter, Click OK. fx5u2

  3. Click on the menu Online -> Read frome PLC -> Select All -> Execute. fx5u3

  4. Click Navigation -> Parameter -> FX5UCPU -> Module Parameter -> Ethernet Port, Check and confirm IP Address, Click External Device Configuration. fx5u4

  5. Drag Ethernet Device(General) -> SLMP Connection Module to list, Protocol select TCP and set Port No., Click Close with Reflecting the Setting. fx5u5

  6. Click on the menu Online -> Write to PLC -> Execute.

Configure Neuron

  1. In Neuron, add a Mitsubishi 3E device under Configuration -> South Devices.

  2. Change the PLC IP Address to the target device IP address in the device configuration.

  3. Modify PLC Port as the target device port in the device configuration and submit the setup form. fx5u6

  4. Add Group, add test tag.

Connecting the FX5U in UDP Mode

  1. Set the UDP protocol in the PLC, Protocol select UDP, Port No. fill in the PLC listening port, and IP Address fill in the IP address of the host where the Neuron is running. fx5u7

  2. Configure the Neuron UDP transport mode, Transport Mode select UDP, and use the default port number 52001 for the UDP source port. fx5u8

Test Data List

NameAddressAttributeData Type
DATA1D0Read WriteINT16
DATA2D1Read WriteUINT16
DATA3D2Read WriteINT32
DATA4D4Read WriteUINT32
DATA8Y0Read WriteBIT
DATA10D100.16Read WriteSTRING