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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 +55C.

015-850 2. MAC 50/MV operator display

(RS stock no. 730-587) 2.2 Text block features In the text block, the various values in the PLC system are displayed and changed. The text is stored in structured text blocks. The unit is object-oriented, which means that a text block can contain all types of signals related to an object (eg. pumps, conveyors). An optional number of digital and analogue values can be displayed simultaneously, which gives the machine operator an excellent overview of events. A text block is not restricted by the physical capacity of the screen (4 rows 20 characters); the operator can scroll up or down, row-by-row. The text block can be shown on screen or printed out on a peripheral printer. The jump command allows the operator to move between the various text blocks. In this way, a tree menu is created to make it easier for the operator to use the system. All values can be shown in engineering units using an internal scaling function. Also, in order to avoid operator input errors, all values can be established with minimum and maximum limits. 2.2.1 Data fields Data fields can be either static (message only) or dynamic (message and variable). A dynamic field can be used anywhere. To create a dynamic field press #. The menu for selection of dynamic field is then displayed.
> Digital Analog Jump Date/Time Bar graph Multiple choice Text Menu for selecting type of dynamic field

This attractive, panel mountable multifunction display can be used with Mitsubishi A1S, FX, F1 or F2 PLCs. It is a self contained unit for generating messages and displaying those messages either in normal process or alarm modes. Basic functions include text block, alarm management, time channels and function keys. Each display is supplied with a 3m cable, full instruction manual and installation template. 2.1 Connection to the CPU port of the PLC Use the enclosed cable to connect the MAC terminal to the CPU port. The 15-pin male contact is connected to the connector on the back of the MAC terminal, marked PLC. The 25-pin male contact is connected to the CPU port. When the MAC terminal is connected to the F-series you need the interface F2-20GF1 (RS stock no. 319641). F2-20GF1 should be set to speed 19200 Baud.

To select type of object, move the cursor to the correct type and press [NEXT]. Digital Digital objects Choosing the digital field displays the following menu:
> D. Object Text 0 Text 1 Manoeuvre : : : : NO

Digital object menu

Connection of MAC 50 to A1S, FX and F1/F2 CPU port


RS-422 MAC 50

RS-422 MAC 50

RS-422 MAC 50

The enclosed cable is 3m long.

Description: Digital objects can only have two states, 0 or 1. Type of signal: Digital objects can be one of the following signal types: A-series: X, Y, M, B,F, T, C FX-and F1/F2-series: X, Y, M, S, T, C Signals type T and type C refer to status complete/not completed. Note: For an explanation of these object types see RS data sheet or Mitsubishi Manual relevant to the PLC type. Parameters: D. 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. Possible value is YES or NO. NO is default. The value is changed by pressing [INFO] with cursor in this position.

Analogue analogue objects
> A. Object Position Decimals Manoeuvre Min Max Offset Gain : :5 :0 :NO :32768 :32767 :0 :1

2.3 Alarm management features The unit presents an optional amount of alarm causes in an alarm list with time given in chronological order. Each alarm can be acknowledged by the operator. The alarm status (active/inactive/acknowledged) is also indicated. Alarms that cannot be acknowledged (events) can also be managed in the alarm list. The alarm report can be printed out on a peripheral printer. 2.4 Time channels features The integral real time clock and calendar allows up to 4 ON/OFF settings to be set per channel. There are 8 channels available for this purpose. 2.5 Function keys 6 function keys allows 6 user defined process operations to be initiated at the touch of the function button. These are ON as long as the function key is pressed. 2.5.1 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. F1 is connected to M100.

Analogue object menu

Description: Analogue objects can be integral or floating point numbers. Type of signal: Analogue objects can be one of the following signal types: A-series: D, W, R, T, C. For T and C actual value is displayed. FX-series: D, R, T, and C. For T and C actual value is displayed. F1/F2-series: D,T and C. Parameters: A. Object: Signal address. By providing the analogue signal with a prefix present double registers and unsigned values can be used. 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. To avoid this use values without decimals which are internally stored as integers. 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


F1/F2 PLCs If you want Y430 to be ON as long as a function key is pressed, you can for instance solve this with the program below. F1 is connected to M100.

2.2.2 Structuring of text blocks Signals belonging to the same object are normally shown together. Suppose the application has 3 motors and 2 conveyor belts. The following menu tree can then be made for the blocks:





Choice of motor 1, 2 or 3

Choice between motors or conveyor belts

1 13
Motor 3

2 21

Choice of conveyor belt 1 or 2

Motor 1

Motor 2

Conv 2

Conv 1

2.5.2 Multiple function keys You can get the same function key to activate different digital signals depending on which text block you display. A1S PLCs Displaying block 10 we want Y20 to be ON, while pressing F1. In block 11, pressing F1 we want Y21 to be ON. In system signals we select D700 to store the number of the block which is displayed. We connect F1 to M100.



( ( (

K10 F671 K700 F672 K40 F670

) ) )

D700 K10

( (


) )

D700 K11





M201 M100


) )

( (

K11 F671 K700 F672 K40 F670

) ) ) )


FX PLCs In text block 10, when pressing F1, we want Y0 to be ON. When pressing F1 in block 11 we want Y1 to be ON. In system signals we select D0 to store the number of the block which is displayed. We connect F1 to M100.

M200 M100


M201 M100


M8000 CMP D0 K10 M0


CMP D0 K11 M10



M11 M100


) )

2.5.3 Changing function key assignment To make it possible to change a signal connected to a function key, you must select YES at function keys under on-line settings, when working in set-up mode. To change during run mode, jump to block 999 (system block for function keys).


F1/F2 PLCs If you want Y430 to be ON when you are in block 10, while pressing F1, and if you are in block 11 and press F1, you want Y431 to be ON. In system signals you select D700 to store the number of the block which is displayed. You connect F1 to M100.

2.6 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. This unit can be another MAC terminal or a PC with the programming tool MELSEC MEDOC. Transparent mode works with the FX CPU port and the serial port of the A-series AJ71C24-S(X), A1SJ71C24R4 RS stock no. 627-453, A0J2-C214 modules and the A2CCPUC24. 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. PLC system with two MAC terminals



RS-232 RS-422 RS-422 RS-232 RS-422

MAC 50 :2

MAC 50 :1

FX-CPU A1S J71C24-R4





MA42 RS-422 RS-232 RS-422


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


* 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. Characters are 5mm high q Programmed easily using large membrane front keypad. A run/program switch is at the back of the unit q Separate 24Vdc (+20% to 10%) power supply required. Power consumption 250mA q Memory capacity 28000 characters, 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, German, Swedish or the user definable language

q Plugs directly into the programming port of the FX PLC. F1 and F2 PLCs also require the interface unit RS stock no. 319-641 q Protected to IP65 when mounted in panel q Operating temperature 0 to +55C q Supplied with cable instruction manual and installation template.

2.8 Keys Certain keys have different functions in Programming and Run-time mode. The different keys have the following functions: 2.8.1 Programming mode:

2.8.2 Run-time mode:






Function keys

Meaning shift

Move between objects

F1 F2 F4 F5

One line up or down

Show 0- and 1-texts for digital objects. Show min and max limit for analogue object

Show and change the set-up for the object (if permitted)




Show alarm list




Show text block 0



Reset one alarm in alarm-list

Change among alternatives. Show status word menu



Erase the character in front of the cursor


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


Next line

Erase previous character when entering text


Erase the character where the cursor is positioned



Possible to type ASCII-characters with numerical code


Insertion of characters


Alters between programming and run-time mode when the switch is in prog. position


Upper case (capital) letters

F1 F1 F1

Lower case (small) letters

Access to special character table

Number of bytes left


Carriage return (ASCII: 0D hex for EOL-textblock) Erase block in block menu

F1 F1

Possible to type ASCII characters with numerical code Alters between programmingand run-time mode (when the switch is in prog. position)


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


DOCUMENT Printer connected? [ENTER]:Start [LEAVE]:Quit


BLOCK NUMBER: Display signal: Printer signal: Prt Block Type:20 Complet.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

2.11 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, 4pcs mounting screws, M4, C-C 178 163mm. Panel thickness max 8mm IP65 IP20 2.5mm black anodised aluminium and membrane keyboard. Overlay film in polyester/polycarbonate (BAYFOL) with backside printing Black anodised aluminium Mac 50 MV Display Battery VF-display (vacuum-fluorescent), 4 rows 20 char., 5mm char. height Battery for real-time clock and CMOSRAM. Lifetime >5years, nom. 10 years. Manufacturing year printed on back of battery cover. Lithium battery 3.6V capacity: 2Ah Size: AA (ANSI) or R6 (IEC), 14 50mm Warning at low battery voltage is nominal 3.21V (between 2.96V and 3.45V). Change battery with the 24Vdc supply connected. If the MAC terminal is not connected to supply, please change within 1 minute to avoid loss of information in CMOS-RAM 10PPM +error due to change in ambient temperature and supply voltage. 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. Protected ground connected to chassis 24Vdc supply galvanic isolated from internal 5Vdc. Hold-up time: 20ms at 20Vdc (VF-display) Nominal 250mA Power input: 6VA Power dissipation 6W +5V 5%. Capacitance to chassis: 0.1F. Resistance to chassis: 1M 0 to +55C

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 1.1kg 15-position D-sub connector, male with standard screw lock 4-40 UNC, RS-422 communication Printer/Computer 9-position D-sub connector, female connection with standard screw lock 4-40 UNC, RS-232 communication 24Vdc 3-position screw terminal 5.08mm connection centreline. 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: M2.5 Screw lock to MAC 50: 4-40UNC

Supply voltage Hold up time

Supply current excl. expansion unit Internal power Ambient temperature operating Storage temperature Humidity

20 to +60C 90% no condensation

2.12 Summary Information 2.12.1 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) 2.12.2 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 2.12.3 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 2.13 Dimensions 2.12.4 How much can be stored in a project? A project can contain maximum 28000 bytes. These bytes can be divided freely into different functions. 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, [F1] [INFO] shows how many bytes there are left. With these values you can easily calculate how much memory there has been used. 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




24Vdc PLC

Prog/Run Printer or computer









Max 80


2.14 Installation

MAC 50




Self tapping M5 screw Drill 4.6mm

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