CSMSTRLE – Protocol Converter – Red Lion Controls


Protocol Converter, Data Acquisition, Multi-zone PID Control


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  • Provides Enhanced Features for Data Acquisition or Multi-zone PID Control Applications
  • Supports up to 16 Modular Controller Series Modules
  • Stores Module Configuration Information and Automatically Reprograms Replaced Modules
  • Protocol Conversion Feature Converts up to 15 Protocols Simultaneously
  • Extensive Built-in Driver List Allows Easy Data Mapping to PLCs, PCs, and SCADA Systems
  • 2 RS-232 Serial Ports
  • 1 RS-422/485 Serial Port
  • 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX Ethernet Port
  • Independent Serial Ports Provide Virtually Unlimited Integration Methods
  • Free UPS Ground Shipping
  • UL Listed for use in Hazardous Locations.

The Model CSMSTRLE is a communications and control platform designed for use with Modular Controller Series slave modules. This unit uses a proprietary high speed serial protocol to communicate, via backplane connection, with up to 16 slave modules. Through the same connection, the Master also provides power to the modules.

When powered up, it automatically identifies and addresses connected slave modules. By storing the configuration
information of all of the modules, the CSMSTRLE is able to automatically configure modules if they are replaced.

The Master provides high-speed RS232/422/485 communication ports and an Ethernet port for connection to PCs, PLCs, and SCADA systems. An extensive list of master and slave protocol drivers are available to allow it to share and exchange variable data with external devices. The 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX Ethernet port can also be used to connect and share data with other devices at high speeds.

The design of the Modular Controller Series high density packaging and DIN rail mounting saves time and panel space. The controller snaps easily onto standard top hat (T) profile DIN rail.

The CSMSTRLE is programmed with Crimson® 2.0 or 3.0 software for Windows® 2000 or later platforms. The software is an easy to use, graphical interface which provides a means of communication configuration, as well as commissioning and calibration of new systems.


Additional information

Weight 3 lbs


POWER: 24 VDC ± 10%
400 mA min. (1 module)
3.5 Amps max. (16 modules + Expansion Card)
Must use NEC Class 2 or Limited Power Source (LPS) rated power supply

STS – Status LED indicates condition of master.
TX/RX – Transmit/Receive LEDs show serial activity.
Ethernet – Link and activity LEDs.
CF – CompactFlash LED indicates card status and read/write activity

On-board User Memory: 4 Mbytes of non-volatile Flash memory.
On-board SDRAM: 2 Mbytes
Memory Card: CompactFlash Type II slot for Type I and Type II cards.
Used for optional database storage only.

REAL-TIME CLOCK: Typical accuracy is less than one minute per
month drift.
Battery: Lithium Coin Cell. Typical lifetime of 10 years at 25 ºC.
A “Battery Low” system variable is available so that the programmer
can choose specific action(s) to occur when the battery voltage
drops below its nominal voltage.
This unit is NOT field serviceable. All work must be done by a
qualified technician.

Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 50 °C
Storage Temperature Range: -30 to +70 °C
Operating and Storage Humidity: 80% max relative humidity,
non-condensing, from 0 to 50 °C
Vibration to IEC 68-2-6: Operational 10 to 150 Hz, 1 g.
Shock to IEC 68-2-27: Operational 25 g.
Altitude: Up to 2000 meters

CONSTRUCTION: Case body is burgundy high impact plastic and
stainless steel. For indoor use only. Installation Category II, Pollution
Degree 2

WEIGHT: 15.1 oz (456.4 g)


CSMSTRLE Product Manual

Modular Controller Brochure

Protocol Sell Sheet

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