Programmable Slaves combine devices, such as sensors and actuators, into one functional unit that is treated as a DeviceNet slave.
Programmable Slaves greatly facilitate device distribution and functional organization.
They help standardize programming between units and reduce the amount of programming required at the master.
I/O and operational checks can be performed for each functional unit, rather than waiting for final system assembly, as with conventional distributed I/O systems.
• A Programmable Slave can be programmed from a CX-Programmer up to 3 network levels away.
(Includes the DeviceNet network itself. Possible only with CX-Programmer Ver. 2.1 or later and a Programmable Slave Ver. 1.04 or later.)
• DeviceNet Slave Functions
Multiword I/O links and explicit messages are used to control slaves from the master. Log data for communications can be sent in one operation whenever necessary using explicit messages.
• CompoBus/S Master Functions
Less wiring is required for terminal block expansions, connections to remote devices (such as signal lights or pushbutton switches), and connections to pneumatic valves and other non-OMRON products. Connect using VCTF cable or Special Flat Cable, which allows easy branching.
• RS-232C Communications
Connected to bar code readers, Programmable Terminals, and other devices, the Programmable Slave processes data locally to reduce the load on the master.
• Expansion Units (3 max.)
Just one Unit is required for each distributed block, reducing the number of interfaces for multipoint communications to, in turn, reduce costs.