The module can be configured to be either a CANopen Master or CANopen Slave allow the user to not only integrate CANopen devices into a Logix or Modbus system, but to also allow the user to use Logix or Modbus devices in an existing CANopen network (by using the CANopen Router in Slave mode).
In a Logix system the module uses Direct-To-Tag technology allowing CANopen devices to exchange data with a Logix controller without the need to write any ladder or application code in Studio 5000.
Slate allows the user to map up to 16 PDOs per CANopen Slave to Logix tags which will automatically be updated using Direct-To-Tag. When operating as a Modbus TCP Slave the module will provide various Modbus Holding registers to allow data exchange with a CANopen Slave.
Slate will also provide the user with the ability to change all parameters (using SDOs) of the slave based on the EDS file.
The module also provides a range of statistics to simplify the diagnostic process as well as a CANopen packet capture for remote diagnosis.
A built-in webserver provides detailed diagnostics of system configuration and operation, including the display of CANopen operation and communication statistics, without the need for any additional software.