The Model CSMSTRLE is a communications and control platform
designed for use with Modular Controller Series slave modules. The
CSMSTR uses a proprietary high speed serial protocol to communicate,
via backplane connection, with up to 16 slave modules. Through the
same connection, the Master also provides power to the modules.
When powered up, the CSMSTR automatically identifies and
addresses connected slave modules. By storing the configuration
information of all of the modules, the CSMSTR is able to automatically
configure modules if they are replaced.
The Master provides high-speed RS232/422/485 communication
ports and an Ethernet port for connection to PLCs and motion controllers. An extensive list of master and slave protocol drivers are
available to allow the CSMSTR to share and exchange variable data
with external devices. The 10 Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port can
also be used to connect and share data with other devices at high speeds.
The design of the Modular Controller Series high density packaging
and DIN rail mounting saves time and panel space. The controller
snaps easily onto standard top hat (T) profile DIN rail.
The CSMSTR is programmed with Crimson software for
Windows® 2000 or later platforms. The software is an easy to use,
graphical interface which provides a means of communication
configuration, as well as commissioning and calibration of new systems.