Yokogawa Corporation of America

General Purpose Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) FA-M3V

The FA-M3 is designed and best known for its speed so it's only natural that the new series be named FA-M3V, where V stands for "Vitesse", which means speed in French. From day one, FA-M3 has relentlessly pursued higher speeds as the most effective means to solving customer challenges.

Over time, this has evolved into the High Speed IPRS (Instruction, Processing, Response and Scan) design concept.

Today, we have set a new record in this quadruple speed quest by creating the FA-M3V, which offers extensibility and reliability at incredible speed. FA-M3V, the leading edge controller for customers who will settle for nothing less than world's best.

Item F3SP71-4S F3SP76-7S
Control Mode Repetitive operation based on stored programs
I/O Control Mode Refreshing by direct I/O instruction
Programming Language Object ladder language
Number of I/O Points 4096 max. 8192 max.
Program Size 60K steps 260K steps
Number of Instructions Basic Instructions 40
Application Instructions 445
Processing speed Basic Instructions 0.00375μs per instruction
Application Instructions 0.0075 μs per instruction
Device Size Internal relay 16384 65535
Data register 16384 65535
File register 32768 262144
Communication Ports USB2.0 (for programming tool connection), Ethernet (for programming tool, higher-level PC, Modbus/TCP server, socket communications, FTP connection)
Memory Card Slot SD memory card (SDHC compatible)

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Integrated FAST/TOOLS, HXS10, and STARDOM Solution for First-of-its-kind Solar Thermal Tri-generation System
  • The NEP Solar team developed the control strategy and the Yokogawa engineers programmed the controller accordingly. 
  • The FAST/TOOLS software could be installed on the notebook PCs used by the development team, eliminating the need for costly dedicated servers.

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Reliable Data Acquisition with FA-M3V Ensures Safe and Steady Operations at Geothermal Power Plant

Aboitiz Power Corporation is a holding company that was set up by the Aboitiz Group to oversee its investments in power generation, distribution, retail, and services. The company owns and operates several hydroelectric and geothermal power plants as well as a number of non-renewable power facilities throughout the Philippines. It also owns distribution utilities that are centered in high-growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


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STARDOM and FA-M3 Ensure Smooth Supply of Power to Grid by Wind Farm Equipped with Large-capacity NAS Batteries
  • The STARDOM network-based control system and FA-M3 range-free controllers play an important role in smoothing out the supply of this power to the grid
  • STARDOM and FA-M3 ensure smooth supply of power to grid by wind farm equipped with large-capacity NAS batteries
Industries: Power Wind Power
Power Consumption Checks on the Product Test Line

A useful pre-shipment inspection for picking out defective items. Measures product watt hours, power, current, voltage, and other parameters before and after general inspection to check for abnormalities.


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Universal-Range Controller FA-M3 R

With the recent rapid advancement of technology, user equipment has become more and more complicated, diversified and faster. This has been imposing an increase in engineering costs and increasingly many users require devices facilitating customization and the reuse of past resources (legacies).

Industries: Power Wind Power

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Upgrade for Foster's at Yatala brewery - Food Technology

Thanks to a two year upgrade project, Foster's Yatala brewery is now one of the country's most efficient integrated brewing and packaging operations. More than 1,100 measurement and control devices from instrument manufacturer Yokogawa Australia will help keep it that way.

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