A CANopen option has been added to the company’s OEM servo motor controller. CANopen may be configured for peer-to-peer, master, or slave. This allows the controllers to share I/O and registers with other CANopen enabled SilverDust controllers or third party CANopen devices (e.g., I/O blocks, encoders, PLCs). For a multiaxis system, connect several IG-Js, make one the master, and let the others receive motion commands over CANopen. The IG-J1 supports the CAN in Automation (CiA) CANopen Drives and Motion Control Profile 402 which allows master CANopen devices, such as PLCs, to communicate using a standard set of motion commands.