CSMSTRZR – Protocol Converter – Red Lion Controls


High Performance Protocol Converter, Data Logger


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The Model CSMSTRZR is a communications and control platform designed for use with Modular Controller Series slave modules. It 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.

  • Provides Enhanced Features for Data Acquisition or Multi-zone PID Control Applications
  • 24 VDC Power
  • +250 communications drivers
  • 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
  • CompactFlash ® Slot Allows Process Data to be Logged Directly to CSV Files
  • Up To 1280 x 720 Virtual HMI Offers Built-in PC-based SCADA Functionality
  • Webserver Provides Worldwide Access To Data Logs And Virtual HMI
  • Alarm Notifications can be sent via Email or Text Messages
  • Syncs Data Logs to FTP Servers and Microsoft SQL Server®
  • USB Host Port to Move Files To and From CompactFlash Card Without a PC

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

The CSMSTRZR leverages over 250 communications drivers via three independent serial ports and an Ethernet port, to connect and collect data from virtually any PLC, drive, bar code scanner, etc.

The CSMSTRZR built-in data-logger will log tags at user-programmable rates, and automatically time/date stamp them. The information is stored in open CSV file format, allowing you to access them with virtually any application. The Master can synchronize the log files with any FTP server and/or Microsoft’s SQL Server for further analysis. An onboard CompactFlash slot provides storage for the Master’s built-in data logger.

The Master extends production monitoring to remote personnel by providing email and text alerts, and its built-in webserver allows information to be monitored via any networked PC or smart-phone. If enabled, remote personnel
can take partial or full control of the system remotely, allowing a maintenance person to effect changes without a site visit.

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 CSMSTRZR is programmed with Crimson 3.0 software for Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later platforms. The software is an easy to use, graphical interface which allows the configuration of communications, logging, and stunning visual displays through simple drag and drop steps.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs


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

USB/PG Port: Adheres to USB 2.0 specification full speed only via Type B connection.

USB Host Port: Complies with Universal Serial Bus Specification Rev 2.0. Support data transfers at full-speed. Hardware over current protected (0.5 A max).

Serial Ports: Format and Baud Rates for each port are individually software programmable. Serial ports are individually isolated.
Communication port to port 1500 VAC
Communication ports to power 1000 VDC
Communication ports to earth 1000 VDC
Note: Units dielectric withstand test per 1 minute.  Communication ports: RS232/PG, RS232 port, RS485 port, Ethernet port and option cards.

RS232/PG Port: RS232 port via RJ12

COMMS Ports: RS422/485 port via RJ45, and RS232 port via RJ12

DH485 TXEN: Transmit enable; open collector, VOH = 15 VDC, VOL = 0.5 V @ 25 mA max.

Ethernet Port: 10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX RJ45 jack is wired as a NIC (Network Interface Card). The jack shield is
electrically connected to Earth ground, but the port is isolated.

STS – Status LED indicates condition of master.
USB HOST – HOST LED indicates port status/activity.
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: 128 Mbytes of non-volatile Flash memory.
On-board RAM: 64 Mbytes
Memory Card: CompactFlash Type II slot for Type I and Type II cards.

Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 45°C
Storage Temperature Range: -30 to +70°C
Vibration to IEC 68-2-6: Operational 5-150 Hz, 1 g
Shock to IEC 68-2-27: Operational 25 g
Operating and Storage Humidity: 80% max relative humidity,
non-condensing, from 0 to 50°C
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.

POWER CONNECTION: Removable wire clamp screw terminal block.
Wire Gage Capacity: 24 AWG to 12 AWG
Torque: 4.45 to 5.34 in/lb (0.5 to 0.6 N-m)

MOUNTING: Snaps onto standard DIN style top hat (T) profile mounting rails according to EN50022 -35 x 7.5 and -35 x 15

WEIGHT: 1.30 lb (590 g)


CSMSTRZR Product Manual

Modular Controller Brochure

Protocol Sell Sheet

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