Data Pack D

Issued July 1993 015-850

Data Sheet

‘MAC’ operator panels for Mitsubishi PLCs

The range includes the following products: q MAC 30 data access unit for Mitsubishi A1S or FX PLCs q MAC 50/MV operator panel for Mitsubishi A1S, FX, F1 or F2 PLCs. Section index 1. MAC 30 data access unit 2. MAC 50/MV operator panel 2.1 Connection to the CPU port of the PLC 2.2 Text block features 2.2.1 Data fields 2.2.2 Structuring of text blocks 2.3 Alarm management features 2.4 Time channel features 2.5 Function keys 2.5.1 Single function keys 2.5.2 Multiple function keys 2.5.3 Changing function key assignment 2.6 MAC terminal in transparent mode 2.7 Other features 2.8 Keys 2.8.1 Programming mode 2.8.2 Run time mode 2.9 Initial setup 2.10 Menu tree for programming mode 2.11 Specification overview 2.12 Summary information 2.12.1 Modes 2.12.2 Objects 2.12.3 System blocks 2.12.4 How much can be stored in a project? 2.13 Dimensions 2.14 Installation

1. MAC 30 data access unit
(RS stock no. 730-571)

This attractive, panel mounted display can be used with either the Mitsubishi A1S or Mitsubishi FX PLCs. It is designed for the machine operator to monitor and adjust values within the PLC without having access to the program. Features q Monitoring and adjustment of times, counters and data registers q Monitoring of PLC inputs and outputs q Bright 2 line 16 character backlit LCD display. Characters are 8mm high q Large easy to use tactile membrane keypad q Connects directly into the programming port of A1S or FX PLC q Integral real time clock and calendar q Supplied with connection cable, instruction manual and template for mounting q Operating temperature 0 to +55°C.

The unit is object-oriented. It is a self contained unit for generating messages and displaying those messages either in normal process or alarm modes. Object: Signal address Text 0: Text displayed when signal is OFF Text 1: Text displayed when signal is ON Manoeuvre: Defines if the object is to be forced from the MAC terminal in Run mode. Object Text 0 Text 1 Manoeuvre : : : : NO Digital object menu Connection of MAC 50 to A1S. FX. Type of signal: Digital objects can be one of the following signal types: A-series: X. M. in order to avoid operator input errors. A dynamic field can be used anywhere. Description: Digital objects can only have two states. The 15-pin male contact is connected to the connector on the back of the MAC terminal. pumps. Digital – Digital objects Choosing the digital field displays the following menu: > D. Y. full instruction manual and installation template. M. C FX-and F1/F2-series: X. 730-587) 2. In this way. > Digital Analog Jump Date/Time Bar graph Multiple choice Text Menu for selecting type of dynamic field This attractive.1 Data fields Data fields can be either static (‘message only’) or dynamic (message and variable). Parameters: D. FX and F1/F2 CPU port MELSEC A1S MELSEC FX MELSEC F1/F2 RS-422 MAC 50 RS-422 MAC 50 RS-422 MAC 50 The enclosed cable is 3m long. 319641). Each display is supplied with a 3m cable. which gives the machine operator an excellent overview of events. MAC 50/MV operator display (RS stock no. The 25-pin male contact is connected to the CPU port. 2 .2. The ‘jump’ command allows the operator to move between the various text blocks.1 Connection to the CPU port of the PLC Use the enclosed cable to connect the MAC terminal to the CPU port. NO is default. row-by-row. S. T. 2. all values can be established with minimum and maximum limits. 0 or 1. T. marked PLC.F. which means that a text block can contain all types of signals related to an object (eg. Note: For an explanation of these object types see RS data sheet or Mitsubishi Manual relevant to the PLC type. Basic functions include text block. Y. The text block can be shown on screen or printed out on a peripheral printer. panel mountable multifunction display can be used with Mitsubishi A1S. a tree menu is created to make it easier for the operator to use the system. The text is stored in structured text blocks. An optional number of digital and analogue values can be displayed simultaneously. F1 or F2 PLCs. the various values in the PLC system are displayed and changed. time channels and function keys. Possible value is YES or NO. B. The menu for selection of dynamic field is then displayed. move the cursor to the correct type and press [NEXT]. All values can be shown in engineering units using an internal scaling function. To select type of object. conveyors). A text block is not restricted by the physical capacity of the screen (4 rows × 20 characters). F2-20GF1 should be set to speed 19200 Baud. alarm management. Also. When the MAC terminal is connected to the F-series you need the interface F2-20GF1 (RS stock no.015-850 2. 2. C Signals type T and type C refer to status complete/not completed. the operator can scroll up or down. To create a dynamic field press #. The value is changed by pressing [INFO] with cursor in this position.2 Text block features In the text block.

The alarm report can be printed out on a peripheral printer.1 Single function keys A and FX PLCs If you want Y20 to be ON as long as a function key is pressed it can for instance be solved with the program below. T. Each alarm can be acknowledged by the operator. Type of signal: Analogue objects can be one of the following signal types: A-series: D. By providing the analogue signal with a prefix present double registers and unsigned values can be used. 2. The following menu tree can then be made for the blocks: M100 ( M100 M100 ) ( Y430 ) 0 Choice of motor 1.4 Time channels features The integral real time clock and calendar allows up to 4 ON/OFF settings to be set per channel. you can for instance solve this with the program below. A and FX value ranges Notation D100 D100+ D100L D100L+ Format type Signed short Unsigned short Signed long Unsigned long Range –32768 to +32767 0 to +65535 – 2147483648 to +2147483647 0 to +4294967295 ( Y20 ) F1/F2 PLCs If you want Y430 to be ON as long as a function key is pressed. FX-series: D. For T and C actual value is displayed. To avoid this use values without decimals which are internally stored as integers. These are ON as long as the function key is pressed. F1/F2-series: D. For T and C actual value is displayed. C. M100 Analogue object menu Description: Analogue objects can be integral or floating point numbers. W. Object Position Decimals Manoeuvre Min Max Offset Gain :– :5 :0 :NO :–32768 :32767 :0 :1 2.5 Function keys 6 function keys allows 6 user defined process operations to be initiated at the touch of the function button.2 Structuring of text blocks Signals belonging to the same object are normally shown together. 2. and C. T. 2 or 3 Choice between motors or conveyor belts 1 13 Motor 3 2 21 Choice of conveyor belt 1 or 2 11 Motor 1 12 Motor 2 22 Conv 2 Conv 1 3 .5. F1 is connected to M100.015-850 Analogue – analogue objects > A. R. The alarm status (active/inactive/acknowledged) is also indicated. 2. There are 8 channels available for this purpose. Alarms that cannot be acknowledged (events) can also be managed in the alarm list. R.T and C. F1 is connected to M100. Object: Signal address. Suppose the application has 3 motors and 2 conveyor belts. 2.2. Note: Decimals and scaled values are stored internally as float point values so the last digits in a number with more than six significant digits can be inexact due to rounding error.3 Alarm management features The unit presents an optional amount of alarm causes in an alarm list with time given in chronological order. Parameters: A.

3 Changing function key assignment To make it possible to change a signal connected to a function key. and if you are in block 11 and press F1. M100 ( M70 M100 ) ( ( ( M572 K10 F671 K700 F672 K40 F670 ) ) ) = D700 K10 ( ( M200 ) ) M70 = D700 K11 M201 ( M200 ) M200 M100 ( M201 M100 Y20 ) ) ( ( K11 F671 K700 F672 K40 F670 ) ) ) ) ( Y21 ( FX PLCs In text block 10.015-850 2.5. jump to block 999 (system block for function keys). We connect F1 to M100. while pressing F1.5. When pressing F1 in block 11 we want Y1 to be ON. you want Y431 to be ON. In system signals we select D700 to store the number of the block which is displayed. M572 ( M200 M100 M201 ( M201 M100 Y430 ) M8000 CMP D0 K10 M0 ( Y431 ) CMP D0 K11 M10 M1 M100 ( M11 M100 Y0 ) ) 2. we want Y0 to be ON. To change during run mode. In block 11. when working in set-up mode. ( Y1 F1/F2 PLCs If you want Y430 to be ON when you are in block 10. A1S PLCs Displaying block 10 we want Y20 to be ON. when pressing F1. you must select YES at function keys under on-line settings. pressing F1 we want Y21 to be ON. while pressing F1. In system signals you select D700 to store the number of the block which is displayed. In system signals we select D0 to store the number of the block which is displayed.2 Multiple function keys You can get the same function key to activate different digital signals depending on which text block you display. You connect F1 to M100. 4 . We connect F1 to M100.

PLC system with two MAC terminals MAC MAC A-SYSTEM AJ71C24 RS-232 RS-422 RS-422 RS-232 RS-422 MAC 50 :2 MAC 50 :1 FX-CPU A1S J71C24-R4 PLC PRINTER COMPUTER PLC PRINTER COMPUTER MA42 RS-422 RS-232 RS-422 110/220V Standard cable to MAC 50 L= max 500m L= max 15m RS-232/RS-422 converter Westermo MA42 25-pol D-sub 4 3 2 1 5 + – + – 0V 2 3 7 15-pol D-sub Male RXD+ RXD– TXD+ TXD– GND 4 3 2 1 8 9-pol D-sub Female 2 3 5 * 110/220Vac * * * Connect the shield to the D-sub cover or to the metal frame of the D-sub Other features include q Bright 4 line 20 character vacuum fluorescent display.6 MAC terminal in transparent mode With transparent mode it is possible to use the programming-/printer port on the MAC terminal to make a feed through connection for a second unit to the PLC system. Power consumption 250mA q Memory capacity 28000 characters. German. This unit can be another MAC terminal or a PC with the programming tool MELSEC MEDOC. 5 . Swedish or the user definable language q Plugs directly into the programming port of the FX PLC. A0J2-C214 modules and the A2CCPUC24. Characters are 5mm high q Programmed easily using large membrane front keypad. When a second MAC terminal is connected with transparent mode to a PLC system a converter (RS232C/RS-422) must be connected between the printer port on the first MAC terminal and the communication port on the second MAC terminal. 627-453. 319-641 q Protected to IP65 when mounted in panel q Operating temperature 0 to +55°C q Supplied with cable instruction manual and installation template. F1 and F2 PLCs also require the interface unit RS stock no. battery backed q Separate RS-232C port with XON/XOFF provides a printer output facility q Can be used in transparent mode where the PC running MEDOC programming software can be plugged into the RS-232C port q Language selectable English. A1SJ71C24R4 RS stock no.015-850 2. A run/program switch is at the back of the unit q Separate 24Vdc (+20% to –10%) power supply required. Transparent mode works with the FX CPU port and the serial port of the A-series AJ71C24-S(X).

2 Run-time mode: Key Meaning NEXT F1 F6 Function keys Meaning shift Move between objects F1 F2 F4 F5 NEXT One line up or down Show 0. The different keys have the following functions: 2. Show min and max limit for analogue object ALARM ACK Show and change the set-up for the object (if permitted) F6 LEAVE Next ALARM LIST Show alarm list F3 Leave MAIN MENU Show text block 0 Move ALARM ACK Reset one alarm in alarm-list Change among alternatives.1 Programming mode: Key 2.8. position) ALARM ALARM ACK LIST 6 .8 Keys Certain keys have different functions in Programming and Run-time mode. position F1 Upper case (capital) letters F1 F1 F1 Enter MAIN MENU Lower case (small) letters Access to special character table Number of bytes left F1 Clear Carriage return (ASCII: 0D hex for EOL-textblock) Erase block in block menu F1 F1 ALARM LIST Possible to type ASCII characters with numerical code Alters between programmingand run-time mode (when the switch is in prog. Show status word menu Clear Enter Erase the character in front of the cursor Clear Perform jump at jump object Finish input of analogue object Force digital object Enter/Leave input field text object Enter/Perform selection list for multiple-choice object Enter Next line Erase previous character when entering text F1 Erase the character where the cursor is positioned F1 ALARM LIST Possible to type ASCII-characters with numerical code F1 Insertion of characters ALARM ALARM ACK LIST Alters between programming and run-time mode when the switch is in prog.and 1-texts for digital objects.8.015-850 2.

9 Initial set-up The MAC terminal is delivered with the tings: Language English Character set Swedish Date/Time format Date format Time format Printer parameters Baud rate: Data bits: Stop bits: Parity: Online changes Time channels: Function keys: Object: following set- YY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 9600 8 1 None Yes No No 2.10 Menu tree for programming mode PROGRAMMING > Edit Transfer Document Block list > Text block Alarm Time channels Function keys TRANSFER DOCUMENT Printer connected? [ENTER]:Start [LEAVE]:Quit USED BLOCKS(0) BLOCK NUMBER: Display signal: Printer signal: Prt Block Type:20 Complet.015-850 2.signal: Status word :0 Text block with static and dynamic objects # > Alarm message 1 Alarm message 2 > Name of timechannel 1 Name of timechannel 2 F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 : : : : : F22 : F100: Signal Printer Acknowledg History Ack Action : :NO :YES :YES : Signal 1 2 3 4 : : : : : F227: > Digital Analog Jump Date/Time Bar graph Multiple choice Text 7 .

Hold-up time: 20ms at 20Vdc (VF-display) Nominal 250mA Power input: 6VA Power dissipation 6W +5V ±5%. female connection with standard screw lock 4-40 UNC. M4.1kg 15-position D-sub connector.45V). Panel thickness max 8mm IP65 IP20 2. expansion unit Internal power Ambient temperature operating Storage temperature Humidity –20° to +60°C 90% no condensation 8 . 4pcs mounting screws.. please change within 1 minute to avoid loss of information in CMOS-RAM ±10PPM +error due to change in ambient temperature and supply voltage. Protected ground connected to chassis 24Vdc supply galvanic isolated from internal 5Vdc. If the MAC terminal is not connected to supply. Lithium battery 3. RS-422 communication Printer/Computer 9-position D-sub connector. Max error: 1min/month Nominal 24Vdc Min/Max 30/30Vdc Max ripple: 3V peak to peak Supply protected against wrong polarity by a rectifier and against common and differential transients via varistors.6V capacity: 2Ah Size: AA (ANSI) or R6 (IEC).5 Screw lock to MAC 50: 4-40UNC Supply voltage Hold up time Supply current excl.21V (between 2. 4 rows × 20 char. nom. height Battery for real-time clock and CMOSRAM. 10 years. Lifetime >5years. C-C 178 × 163mm. male with standard screw lock 4-40 UNC.08mm connection centreline. Manufacturing year printed on back of battery cover.11 Specification overview MAC 50 MV Front panel Mounting depth Mounting hole Width 190 × height 175 × depth 3mm Excluding D-sub connector 50mm Including D-sub connector 80mm Hole: Width 171 ±2mm × 156 ±2mm. Change battery with the 24Vdc supply connected.96V and 3. Overlay film in polyester/polycarbonate (BAYFOL) with backside printing Black anodised aluminium Mac 50 MV Display Battery VF-display (vacuum-fluorescent). 5mm char.5mm black anodised aluminium and membrane keyboard. Max: AWG 12 Expansion 26-pin header for standard connection connector Cable to PLC 6-pair screened D-sub housed in system metallised plastic Screw lock to PLC system: M2.1µF.015-850 2. Capacitance to chassis: 0. 14 × 50mm Warning at low battery voltage is nominal 3. RS-232 communication 24Vdc 3-position screw terminal 5. Resistance to chassis: 1MΩ 0° to +55°C Front panel seal Rear panel seal Front panel material Battery change Back side material Weight PLC system connection Real-time clock Excluding D-sub cable 1.

[F1] [INFO] shows how many bytes there are left.12.2 Objects The following objects can be used in blocks: Digital State (2 texts) Analogue Presentation of value Bar graph Proportional filling of analogue object Multiple choice State (8 texts) Text Text string Jump Jump to block Date/Time Date and/or time 2.1 Modes The MAC terminal has 3 different modes: Programming mode Switch in prog position Run-time mode Switch in run position Set-up mode Switch in prog position (press any key at initial display) 2.015-850 2. For instance the example in the chapter ‘A small example’ may occupy the following number of bytes: Block 20 Text block 20 Digital object 24 Total: 64 bytes M4x12 LITHIUM BATTERY 175 24Vdc PLC Prog/Run Printer or computer 190 154 50 3 178 4.12 Summary Information 2. With these values you can easily calculate how much memory there has been used.4 How much can be stored in a project? A project can contain maximum 28000 bytes.12.5mm 169 PANEL CUT OUT 163 Max 80 D-sub 9 . These bytes can be divided freely into different functions.12.13 Dimensions 2.12. The list below shows how many bytes every function occupies: Block 20 bytes Text block 20 bytes/line Digital object 24 bytes Analogue object 29 bytes Jump object 6 bytes Date/Time-object 8 bytes Bar graph object 29 bytes Multiple choice objects 85 bytes Text object 10 bytes Time channel 73 bytes Alarm 33 bytes When displaying a block in programming mode.3 System blocks Certain blocks are reserved for special purposes: 0 Main menu 990 Alarm 991 Time channels 992  Reserved for future purposes 998 999 Function keys 2.

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