For process-controlled workstations at an assembly line or assembly platform, different versions of the master/slave architectures are available.
One flexE12 CM (master unit), which can be assigned to any workstation, can control up to eight flexE12 CS (slave units). These can also be freely assigned within an assembly system. The programming or parameterization of up to eight flexE12 CS (slave units) can be performed using one flexE12 CM (master unit) or the host computer.
The flexE12 CS (slave unit) can be customized for different assembly processes. For example, it is possible to control and read an electronic torque wrench. It is also possible to integrate tool changers into the control in this type of system architecture.