Master Controller

SMAC Master Controller

The MC-1 Master Controller can coordinate multiple SMAC CANopen-based slave controllers in a multi-axis motion system, and at the same time can communicate with a PLC through standard industrial fieldbus protocols such as Ethernet/IP and PROFINET. The hardware platform of MC-1 is a mini computer. Additionally, it provides interfaces to a CANopen network and requires a 24 VDC power supply.

The control and communication functionalities of MC-1 are accommodated by a firmware that runs within the MC-1 operating system. To create an MC-1 program, a set of commands and parameters (having a syntax similar to the SMAC LCC control center program) are written in a configuration software that can be accessed from the MC-1 operating system.

 The MC-1 can serve solely as a coordinator of up to 127 CANopen-based slave controllers. The MC-1 can also act as a “slave” of a PLC and at the same time, the MC-1 acts as a “master” that coordinates the slave controllers. The MC-1 can therefore be viewed as an intelligent gateway device, as it is capable of performing the coordination tasks, in addition to providing a communication between a given industrial ethernet protocol and the CANopen protocol that is recognized by the slave controllers.

900 Mhz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7
1 Gb RAM
Storage Memory
16 Gb
Power Supply
24Vdc (800 mA, max 2A if max 1.2 A USB current required).
(no polarity protection.)
Electrical Interfaces
  • Power supply
  • CANopen
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI
  • 4x USB
LED Status Indicator
  • Green​
    • ​Continuously ON: MC program standby
    • Blinking: MC program is running
  • Red
    • Continuously ON: MC program error
95 mm × 68 mm × 41 mm
140 gram
Maximum ambient temperature
50 degrees C (122 degrees F)
Recommended ambient temperature
Below 40 degrees C (104 degrees F)
  • 3 × M3 bolts
  • DIN rail clip (optional)

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