Many small scale applications such as simple machines could benefit by using a programmable graphical interface along with a discrete and analog controller and I/O, but don’t have the panel space or the budget for separate components. IDEC FT1A SmartAXIS Touch address this need by combining operator interface and control in a single compact package, all programmable with IDEC’s PC-based software. The FT1A Touch is available in 12 I/O and 14 I/O configurations with analog I/O expansion capability suitable for advanced analog monitoring and control. IZUMI FT1A Touch 14 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC or 4-20mA analog inputs with 10-bit resolution, reducing overall system cost. Using analog expansion cartridges, FT1A Touch 14 I/O can utilize 0-10V DC, 4-20mA, RTD and Thermocouple inputs. With an improved PID algorithm and easier-to-configure dialog box, PID controls can be monitored using a single screen. Advanced PID control functions, such as auto-tuning, ARW (anti-reset windup) and bumples transfer, are also supported. Up to three FT1A controllers (24, 40 and 48 I/O) can be configured as remote I/O slaves for the FT1A Touch, expanding your system’s potential. A maximum of 158 I/O can be achieved. The FT1A Touch 12 I/O is equipped with 8 digital inputs, two of which can be configured as 0-10V DC analog inputs with 10-bit resolution. Critical data can be saved and logged into a USB memory stick. Logged data can easily be retrieved over an Ethernet connection or by removing the USB memory stick from the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type and inserting it into your laptop or PC. With 10A contact ratings on all four of the relay outputs, the FT1A Touch 12 I/O can be directly connected to a solenoid valve or motor, which eliminates interposing relays and reduces wiring. Project files can be transferred between a USB memory stick and the FT1A Touch 12 and 14 I/O type. It is a quick and convenient way for an OEM to program multiple units and for users to quickly update ladder and HMI programs.