Advanced programming function module

FM-4E Advanced Programming Module

The FM-4E Advanced Programming Module has taken all the features and flexibility of the FM-3E and added the ability to create complex motion profiles for sophisticated applications.

For information on FM-4DN (Devicenet) and FM-4PB (Profibus), see the Options tab on this page.

The FM-4E adds versatility and extends functionality by including high speed data capture, summation of multiple motion profiles, position capture object, queuing, multiple profile summation, program multi-tasking and an array of parameters suitable for even the toughest applications.

  • Features
    • Program Multitasking
    • Multiple Profile Summation
    • Queuing
    • User Configurable Capture Objects
    • Ethernet (-4E), DeviceNet (-4DN ) or Profibus (-4PB) Options
    • User-defined Units for Distance, Velocity, Acceleration/Deceleration and Torque
    • User Programs
    • Synchronized Motion
    • Global and Index PLS’s
    • S-Curve Acceleration and Deceleration
    • User Variables
    • Analog Input
    • Supports 57 Indexes
    • Software Oscilloscope
    • Auto-Tune

    The FM-4E module is the perfect solution for applications with complex motion profiles such as a random infeed conveyor, rotary knife, or high speed labeling machine. Using the same software as the FM-3E, PowerTools Pro makes programming the FM-4E quick and easy. Profibus (FM-4PB) and DeviceNet (FM-4DN) options are also available.


    FM-4E Advanced Programming Module 

    FM-4E Application Examples

    • Random infeed conveyor

    • Merge conveyor 

    • Rotary knife 

    • High speed labeling 

    • Phase synchronization 

    • Electronic gearing 

    • Point-to-point positioning 

    • Thermoforming 

    • Web control


  • Specifications

    Logic I/O Supply
    +10 to 30 VDC, 0.75A

    Control Inputs

    • Digital: (8) +10 to 30 VDC, 2.8 kOhm, Sourcing, Optically isolated
    • Pulse: Differential: RS422, 2 MHz/ Channel, 50% Duty Cycle

    Control Outputs

    • Digital: (4) +10 to 30 VDC, 150 mA, Sourcing, Optically isolated
    • Pulse: Differential: RS422 and TTL compatible, 20 mA/Channel, Sink or Source


    • Ambient Temperature: 32º to 122ºF (0 to 50ºC) for rated performance
    • Vibration: 10 to 2000 Hz @ 2 g
    • Humidity: 10 to 95% non-condensing
    • Storage Temperature: -13º to 167ºF (-25º to 75ºC)
    • Ingress Protection: IP-20

    Module Weight
    0.5 lb (0.23 kg)

    Ethernet (Optional)

    • Data Rate: 10/100 base T
    • Messaging: Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, SMTP, and HTTP
    • Connector: RJ45
  • Options

    DeviceNet/FM-3DN (Optional)

    • Power Consumption: 25 mA
    • Baud Rates: 125, 250 and 500 kbps
    • Node Addresses: 00-63
    • Messaging: Explicit, Polled I/O, Change of State, Strobed and Cyclic
    • Connection: 5-wire terminal block

    Profibus/FM-3PB (Optional)

    • Baud Rates: Up to 12 Mbps
    • Node Addresses: 1-127
    • Messaging: Cyclic
    • Connector: DB9

    Ethernet (Optional)

    • Data Rate: 10/100 base T
    • Messaging: Modbus TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, SMTP, and HTTP
    • Connector: RJ45


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