The Model CSMSTR 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 PCs, PLCs, and SCADA systems. 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/100 Base-TX Ethernet port can also be used to connect and share data with other devices at high speeds. The virtual HMI feature allows you to create and control an HMI from any networked PC. An onboard CompactFlash slot provides storage for the Master's built-in data logger.