TSXCTY2A – Counter modules, Modicon Premium


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range of product Modicon Premium Automation platform.
product or component type Counter modules.
I/O modularity 2 channels.
electrical circuit type Auxiliary output conforming to EN/IEC 61131.
counting frequency 40 kHz.
power dissipation in W 4.5…6 W.
cycle time 5 ms.
discrete input logic Current sink for auxiliary input (preset, enable and read) conforming to IEC 1131 Type 2.
Resistive for 2/3-wire proximity sensors PNP/NPN input conforming to IEC 1131 Type 2.
Resistive for encoder input.
input logic Positive
input compatibility 2/3-wire proximity sensors PNP/NPN.
Incremental encoder 10…30 V totem pole.
Incremental encoder 5 V DC RS422.
input voltage 24 V 18 mA 2/3-wire proximity sensors PNP/NPN.
24 V 7 mA auxiliary input (preset, enable and read).
5 V, 18 mA encoder input.
input voltage limits <= 5.5 V encoder input.
19…30 V 2/3-wire proximity sensors PNP/NPN.
19–30 V auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read).
voltage state 1 guaranteed >= 11 V for 2/3-wire proximity sensors (PNP/NPN).
>= 11 V for auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read).
>= 2.4 V for encoder input.
current state 1 guaranteed >= 3.7 mA (encoder input).
>= 6 mA (2/3-wire proximity sensors, PNP/NPN).
>= 6 mA (auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read)).
voltage state 0 guaranteed <= 1.2 V for encoder input.
<= 5 V for 2/3-wire proximity sensors (PNP/NPN).
<= 5 V for auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read).
current state 0 guaranteed <= 1 mA (encoder input).
<= 2 mA (2/3-wire proximity sensors, PNP/NPN).
<= 2 mA (auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read)).
response time < 2.5 ms sensor voltage at loss of 24 V auxiliary input (preset, enable, and read).
input impedance Encoder input: > 270 Ohm at U = 2.4 V.
2/3-wire proximity sensors PNP/NPN: 1400 Ohm at Un.
Auxiliary input (preset, enable and read): 3400 Ohm at Un
Encoder input: 400 Ohm at Un.
output voltage 24 V DC.
nominal output current 0.5 A.
output voltage limits 19…30 V.
maximum voltage drop <0.5 V at state 1.
output compatibility Positive logic DC inputs (resistance <= 15 kOhm) for auxiliary output.
maximum leakage current 0.1 mA
switching frequency < 0.6/LI² Hz on inductive load.
output overload protection Thermal tripping via program or automatically
Current limiter.
output short-circuit protection Thermal tripping via program or automatically
Current limiter.
output overvoltage protection Zener diode.
reverse polarity protection Reverse the diode on supply.
checks Sensor power supply.
current consumption 280 mA at 5 V DC.
30 mA at 24 V DC.
module format Standard.
local signalling 1 LED (green) for module operating (RUN).
1 LED (red) for external fault (I/O).
1 LED (red) for internal fault, module failure (ERR).
2 LEDs (green) for axis diagnostics are available (CH.).
electrical connection 1 connector HE-10, 20 pins.
2 connectors, SUB-D 15.
net weight 0.32 kg
protective treatment TC.
ambient air temperature for operation 0…60 °C.
ambient air temperature for storage -25…70 °C.
relative humidity 5…95%% without condensation.
operating altitude <= 2000 m.


Packing Units
Unit Type of Package 1 PCE.
Number of Units in Package 1 1
Package 1 Height 5.5 cm.
Package 1 Width 18.0 cm.
Package 1 Length 26.0 cm.
Package 1 Weight 489.0 g.


The TSXCTY2A is part of the Modicon Premium series, which is known for its robust performance and reliability in industrial applications. This counter module is engineered to support various counting tasks within a control system, making it a valuable addition to many types of automated processes.

Key Features

  1. Counting Capabilities: The TSXCTY2A is designed to handle high-speed counting applications. It supports up to two counters, each capable of counting up to 32-bit values. This high resolution allows for precise measurement and control of processes that require accurate counting.
  2. Flexibility: The module offers flexibility in terms of count modes and input types. It can be configured to work with various types of sensors and signal sources, including pulses from encoders or switches.
  3. Speed: With high-speed counting capabilities, the TSXCTY2A is suitable for applications that require fast and accurate counting, such as in packaging machines, assembly lines, and other high-speed production environments.
  4. Input Types: It supports both incremental and absolute counting modes, catering to different types of counting needs. Incremental counting is used for applications where the counting is done in discrete steps, while absolute counting is used when the position or count value needs to be known precisely at any given time.
  5. Outputs and Communication: The module provides various output options for interfacing with other parts of the control system. It can communicate with other modules and controllers via standard industrial communication protocols, ensuring seamless integration into existing systems.
  6. Programming and Configuration: The TSXCTY2A can be easily programmed and configured using Schneider Electric’s programming software. This software provides a user-friendly interface for setting up the module, defining count parameters, and integrating it into the control system.
  7. Diagnostics and Monitoring: The module includes diagnostic features that help in monitoring its performance and detecting any issues. This includes status indicators and diagnostic data that can be accessed through the programming software or directly from the module.


The TSXCTY2A counter module is versatile and can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, including:

  • Packaging and Bottling: In packaging lines, the module can count the number of items passing through the system, ensuring that packaging is done accurately and efficiently.
  • Assembly Lines: It can be used to count components or parts in an assembly line, helping to manage inventory and streamline production processes.
  • Machine Tooling: In machine tooling applications, the module can count the number of cycles or operations performed by the machine, aiding in maintenance scheduling and operational efficiency.
  • Automated Testing: The module is useful in automated testing setups where counting the number of test cycles or events is crucial for quality control and analysis.

Technical Specifications

  • Number of Counters: 2
  • Counting Resolution: 32-bit
  • Input Types: Incremental and Absolute
  • Input Frequency: High-speed, suitable for fast pulse signals
  • Output Types: Various, depending on configuration
  • Communication Protocols: Standard industrial protocols for seamless integration

Installation and Maintenance

The TSXCTY2A module is designed for easy installation and maintenance.

  • Installation: The module is typically mounted on a DIN rail or within a control cabinet. It connects to other modules and controllers via standard wiring practices, following the specifications outlined in the installation manual.
  • Maintenance: Regular maintenance involves checking the module’s connections, ensuring that it is properly configured, and monitoring its performance through diagnostic tools. Firmware updates and software upgrades may be necessary to keep the module functioning optimally.


  • High Accuracy: The module’s high-resolution counting capabilities ensure precise measurement and control.
  • Versatility: It supports various counting modes and input types, making it adaptable to different applications.
  • Ease of Use: With user-friendly programming and configuration tools, it is easy to integrate and set up the module.
  • Reliability: Schneider Electric’s reputation for high-quality and reliable industrial components is upheld with the TSXCTY2A.


The TSXCTY2A counter module from Schneider Electric’s Modicon Premium series is a powerful and flexible component designed to meet the demands of high-speed and high-precision counting applications. Its advanced features, combined with its ease of use and reliability, make it an essential tool for optimizing industrial automation systems. Whether used in packaging, assembly, machine tooling, or automated testing, the TSXCTY2A enhances operational efficiency and accuracy, contributing to the overall effectiveness of industrial processes.