XCNet-FX5U(Mitsubishi FX5U)

XCNet-FX5U is a high-performance protocol conversion gateway, designed to meet the increasing informatization needs of factory equipment (equipment network monitoring and production management), and is used for Mitsubishi MELSEC iQ-F (FX5U, FX5UJ and FX5UC) series PLCs It is very convenient to build a production management system.
XCNet-FX5U has two physical interfaces, LAN1 and LAN2 respectively have independent local area network capability. Among them, LAN1 is a double RJ45 interface with switch function, which is used to connect PLC; LAN2 is a single port RJ45, which is mainly used for the connection of upper computer acquisition or touch screen.
XCNet-FX5U can realize the address translation function of NAT, which can map the IP address of the PLC connected to the LAN1 port to any IP address of the LAN2 port; it is convenient to solve the problem that the field device cannot modify the IP address.
LAN1 of XCNet-FX5U will automatically establish connection with PLC, and map FX5U into ModbusTCP and SLMP (MC3E) server of LAN2 port.

XCNet-FX5U Function

  1. Installed on a 35mm guide rail, LAN1 is a dual-port RJ45 with switch function, and this port is connected to PLC; LAN2 is a single-port RJ45, which can be connected to a touch screen or a host computer system; XCNet-FX5U is powered by an external 24VDC power supply.
  2. Integrate the WEB server, through the webpage, you can set the device parameters and run the diagnosis; you can also configure it through the BCDevice tool; you can configure it from the LAN1 or LAN2 port at will.
  3. Mapping the Mitsubishi FX5U into a ModbusTCP and SLMP (MC3E) server on the LAN2 port can realize the connection between ModbusTCP and SLMP (MC3E frame) without configuring the Mitsubishi PLC.
  4. Realize the NAT function, which can forward TCP and UDP protocol packets across network segments to achieve access to PLC data in expanded network segments.
  5. LAN2 supports ModbusTCP server function, which can map FX5U to ModbusTCP server of LAN2, and the mapping relationship between Modbus and Mitsubishi PLC internal devices can be edited freely.
  6. LAN2 supports SLMP (MC3E) server function, which can map FX5U to LAN2’s SLMP (MC3E) server, which is convenient for OPC to use Mitsubishi Ethernet driver function.
  7. The LAN2 port can support up to 32 host computers to access.
  8. By adopting Mitsubishi SLMP (MC3E) protocol or ModbusTCP, programming in high-level languages ​​(such as VB, VC, C#, etc.) can be realized, and data communication with PLC can be realized, which is convenient for the development of production management system.
  9. SCADA (upper configuration software) supporting OPC channel communicates with PLC in OPC mode.
  10. Support firmware update on the user side through Ethernet, provide firmware with more functions for free, purchase hardware once, and upgrade permanently.


Technical Parameter

Product numberXCNet-FX5U
DescribeMitsubishi iQ-F PLC Ethernet communication processor
ColorMetallic Black
Status DisplayPwr,LAN1,LAN2
Ethernet interface
Interface Type
Transmission rate
Protocol support
Number of TCP connections
IEEE 802.3 compatible, Link/Active indicator, line sequence adaptive, support Auto-MDIX
RJ45 female socket
MELSOFT, ModbusTCP, MC (3E frame), etc.
LAN1 interface (connected to PLC)
Interface Type
Transmission rate
Protocol support
number of connections
LAN2 interface (connected to the host)
Interface Type
output rate
Protocol support
number of connections
Diagnostics and Parameter settingIE browser, default、默认192.168.1.188(LAN2)
Power supply
Voltage type
External 24VDC
Operating temperature0~60℃
Working humidity90% non-condensing
Installation method35mm rail installation
Electromagnetic Compatibility2014/30/EU
Factory agingThe 60-degree aging box runs for 168 hours, and the power is turned on and off 500 million times
Communication stabilityContinuous communication with PLC for 30 days, 130 million times of communication with 0 errors
CertificationCE Certification
Dimensions (LWH)90*24*65mm

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