What is the difference between the FX series and the EX series?

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What is the difference between the FX series and the EX series?

Maple Systems FX-Series PLCs are all-in-one non-expandable PLCs with built-in (fixed) I/O. Select from nine different models, each with a unique selection of I/O – both digital and analog, up to 35 points. Non-expandable means the number of I/O points on the unit cannot be increased by adding I/O expansion modules. These models have a very small footprint, are DIN-rail mounted, and use 24VDC power.

The FX-Series features up to 292KB of total memory, which can be used for creating a tag database, allocating logic blocks, creating tasks, and configuring built-in I/O. Over 30K steps (198 KB) are separately allocated for your logic program. High-speed counters and PWM (pulse width modulation) of up to 200kHz are supported.

Maple Systems EX-Series PLCs are all-in-one expandable PLCs that can support up to 16 MLE expansion I/O modules. Greater expandability (up to 256 additional I/O points) encourages use of EX-Series PLCs for small to medium-sized control systems. EX-Series models offer the flexibility of adding I/O to your system at a later date without requiring major hardware or programming changes.

EX-Series base CPU units have a very small footprint, are DIN-rail mounted, and use 24VDC power. The EX-Series consists of three product families based on different connectivity options:
MLC1 – 2 Serial ports; 1 USB slave port for upload/download
MLC2 – 2 Serial ports; 1 Ethernet port; 1 USB slave port for upload/download
MLC3 – 2 Serial ports; 1 Ethernet port; 2 USB ports (1 slave for upload/download; 1 host for data storage)

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