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  • Leading Edge Controller (with MECHATROLINK-Ⅲ Interface)
  • Master Controller

    M-II M-III M-4

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

FA-M3V is the result of a quest for high performance and advances functionality. FA-M3R features minimum scan time of 100μs and is faster than microcomputer boards.
F3NC97-0N Positioning Module supports MECHATROLINK-Ⅲ, an open field network standard designed for high-speed motion control, and is the No.1 choice for configuring a system involving many controlled axes.

  • The module implements position control for up to 15 axes from a single slot. It can be networked with servo drives, servomotors and other external equipment using fewer cables terminated with easy-toattach connectors, contributing to lower wiring cost.
  • High transmission rate of 100 Mbps and short cycle time of 0.25, 0.5, or 1 ms for 4-, 8-, or 15-axis control respectively enable shorter control cycle, faster startup, better control performance, shorter tact time, and higher productivity.
  • Statuses (target position, current position, speed, torque and other statuses) for up to 8 axes can be read concurrently for better monitoring of external equipment operation.
  • Control by transmitted commands enables full exploitation of motor performance (high speed and high resolution) to achieve fast and accurate position control.

Positioning Module F3NC97-0N
(with MECHATROLINK-Ⅲ Interface)



Item Specifications
Interface MECHATROLINK-Ⅲ compliant
Physical layer Ethernet
Transmission rate 100Mbps
Cycle time/ no. of stations 0.25 ms for 4 axes, 0.5 ms for 8 axes or 1.0 ms for 15 axes
Transmission byte 16, 32, 48, or 64 bytes (mixed usage allowed)
Communication method Cyclic communication
Network Topology Cascade or star
Transmission media Ethernet STP Cat5e (dedicated cable)
Max. transmission distance 100 m (between stations)
Min. distance between stations 0.2m
Supported profiles • Standard servo profile
• Standard I/O profile
Positioning functions Position reference −2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647 (reference unit)
Functions • Independent axis movement using standard servo profile commands (availability dependent
  on connected external equipment and supported standard servo profile commands)
• Linear interpolation movement (starting and stopping multiple axes simultaneously)
  and speed/target position change during movement
Others • Status monitoring of external equipment (target position, current position, speed, and torque)
• Reading and writing of parameters of external equipment
• Input from and output to external equipment using standard I/O profile commands

MECHATROLINK specifications

16-byte 32-byte 48-byte 64-byte
Profile Standard servo - × × -
Standard I/O × × × ×
Standard Stepping Motor Drivers - × × -
Standard Inverter - × - ×
Transmission cycle 250 μs, 500 μs, 1ms, 2ms

Contact Information

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

2-9-32, Nakacho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8750, Japan
TEL: +81-422-52-5616 FAX: +81-422-52-9802