The CANopen master can be set up with the configuration tool WinCoCT by the company or with standard configuration tools such as Pro-CANopen. All settings can be stored in the non-volatile memory of the master. When the master is started, a configuration is performed for all nodes that have been entered in the list of assigned slaves and for which a configuration is available.
The process data handling via PDOs is cyclical (by SYNC) or event-triggered (by change). The data of the received PDOs from the slave are directly stored in the process area of the PLC. The master handles a maximum of 384 byte process input and a maximum of 384 byte process output data.
After each PLC-cycle the CANopen process data is updated. The SDO manager supports expedited download/upload domain protocol for up to a size 4 byte and the segmented download/upload domain protocol for objects larger than 4 byte.