The MC 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 the MC 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 the MC are accommodated by a firmware that runs within the MC operating system. To create an MC 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 operating system.
The MC can serve solely as a coordinator of up to 127 CANopen-based slave controllers. The MC can also act as a “slave” of a PLC and at the same time, the MC acts as a “master” that coordinates the slave controllers. The MC 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.
||1.2 Ghz quad-core ARMv8
||1 Gb RAM
24VDC / 48 VDC, 2A
(Reverse polarity protected.)
- Power supply
- CANopen communication
- 4x USB
|LED Status Indicator
- Continuously ON: MC program standby
- Blinking: MC program is running
||95 mm × 68 mm × 41 mm
|Maximum ambient temperature
||50 degrees C (122 degrees F)
- 3 × M3 bolts
- DIN rail clip (optional)
- Master program examples (see user manual):
- RSLogix 5000 / Studio 5000 tag configuration file for the capping program example (see user manual): Capping_tutorial-Tags.CSV