OMRON Releases New Products in SYSMAC CP Series of Micro Programmable Controllers New CP1E CPU Units Emphasize "Economy, Efficiency and Ease of Use"


Kyoto, Japan - OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645, ADR: OMRNY) today announced the release of CP1E CPU units, the latest addition to its SYSMAC CP series of micro programmable controllers. Sales of the new CPU units, which were developed around the concept of "economy, efficiency and ease of use," will begin in April. (Please contact your local representative for availability.) <Images>

In recent years, there has been increased demand for more advanced functionality, even in micro PLCs with approximately 10 to 200 I/O points for use in small-scale control applications. Since 2006, CPU units for advanced micro PLCs, the CP1H CPU units and CP1L CPU units, have been added to the CP series.

There are also many manufacturers that give greater priority to cost efficiency and want to achieve the same functionality while reducing materials costs. This represents a major demand for price reduction. The CP1E CPU units released today can be used to build low-cost micro PLCs that respond to these demands.

Manufacturers that produce compact equipment place importance on keeping manufacturing costs down without spending an excessive amount of time on design and system implementation. The CP1E CPU units also respond to this demand by featuring simplified programming and wiring verification.

There are two types of CPU units: the low-cost, minimal functionality E-type basic CPU units, and the N-type application CPU units, which incorporate a serial port for connection with programmable terminals and a pulse I/O function for position control. The N-type CPU units can control compact devices efficiently.

Main Features


The CP1E CPU units are the answer to the most essential demand for micro PLCs: price reduction. Price reduction is realized by revising the cost of components without sacrificing quality.

Ease of Use

  1. USB Port on All Models
    CP1E CPU units can be connected to a computer using a commercially available USB cable. By also using a relay cable, it is easy to connect to the programming device without connecting to a computer.
  2. I/O Indicators to Check ON/OFF Status at a Glance
    Indicators that show the ON/OFF status of I/O terminals are arranged at the terminal wiring positions to make it easy to see the relation between ON/OFF status controlled by the CP1E and the connected devices. They also make it easy to check the wiring status when making adjustments during system installation.
  3. Smart Inputs with the CX-Programmer for CP1E (CP1E Programming Device)
    Assisted input for instructions and addresses provides candidates when the first letter is input. To correct the program when instructions are added or deleted, lines are automatically added by the automatic line creation function. Keyboard operations can be reduced to 30% compared with previous OMRON products by simplifying the programming process using the Smart Input function.


N-type CPU units have a built-in RS-232C port for connection to programmable terminals and other devices. RS-232C or RS-442/485 communications ports can also be added to N-type CPU units with 30 or 40 I/O points to connect components, such as inverters. An N-type CPU unit provides six high-speed counters, two at 100 kHz and four at 10 kHz, as well as two 100 kHz pulse outputs (available soon). With these functions, the CP1E CPU units provide added value for customers who want to produce multiple products or high-precision devices.

Models (CP1E CPU Units)

Name Model Specifications
Program capacity Communications
E-type (basic)
CPU units
CP1E-E20DR-A 2K steps USB port
N-type (application)
CPU units
CP1E-N20DR-A 8K steps USB port and built-in RS-232C port
CP1E-N30DR-A USB port, built-in RS-232C port, and communications option


OMRON (Shanghai) CO., LTD.

For more information, visit the CP1E product page on OMRON IA's global website at


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President & CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has over 35,000 employees in 38 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines and traffic control) and healthcare. For more information, visit OMRON's website at

Product Inquiries
Hiroshi Ujimoto (
OMRON IA Control Devices Division, Automation & Drive Dept.
Tel.: +81-75-344-7084

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