CC-Link Communication UnitUC1-CL11


<UC1-CL11, End of sales by March 2024>

Management and control of sensors over a network


A communication unit that drastically improves workability!

Communication unit UC1-CL11 enables the D3RF series fi ber sensors or the CD22 series laser displacement sensors* to be connected to CC-Link networks.
Because sensors can be managed over a network, it is now possible to easily monitor receiving light quantity and measurement values, remotely operate sensors, and back up set values.
*A CDA series displacement sensor amplifi er unit is necessary for the CD22 series.

Mitsubishi iQ Sensor Solution (iQss) support

Linkage of sensor, PLC, GOT and engineering platform.

Sensors can be operated over CC-Link networks using Mitsubishi Electric’s GX Works2.
By connecting and linking devices, batch management is enabled and increased workability is possible.

Reduces wires and saves space

Reduces workload of wiring and setup drastically.

Only 2 cables, including a power supply cable and CC-Link cable, are needed, enabling time spent on wiring to be shortened. Space saving is made possible as the need for multiple sensor cables is eliminated.

For improving traceability and maintainability

Determining which sensor is the cause of device malfunctions takes time, and determining the underlying cause consumes man-hours. By connecting all sensors used in the production line to CC-Link network, you will be able to improve traceability and maintainability drastically.

Reading out/writing settings of the sensors

By reading out and saving sensor settings in advance, past settings and current settings can be compared to easily identify the causes of malfunctions. By inputting the correct settings for the sensor that caused the malfunctions, it is possible to restore the system instantly.

Backup and restore settings into SD memory card

  • It is possible to backup setting parameters of sensors in the SD memory card and restore the data into sensors from the SD memory card on the PLC. A computer is not necessary when replacing sensors, enabling device operation to be restarted quickly.

Remote monitoring of sensors

  • Monitoring level of receiving light and/or measurement value of the sensors

    When a device operating abnormality is found, it is possible to remotely confirm the receiving light quantity and settings of the sensors over the network. This enables conditions to be confirmed quickly without entering the worksite.