arnulf lockmann

From the editors' desk

[2014-04-03] We have some information to share that we didn’t want to receive: Last week, Arnulf Lockmann (58) died unexpectedly. He was the director of Janz Tec, a long-term member of CAN in Automation. And he was the CiA Business Director since 2005. We are grieving for our good business partner and active promoter of the CAN community, including our publications.

Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weißmüller, Holger Zeltwanger

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Android app

Mobile diagnostics from a single source

[2014-04-15] RM Michaelides (Germany) has developed a combination of their Dashboard visualization software with the wireless CAN interface CANlink WLAN. The combination provides error diagnosis from a single source.

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Handheld diagnostic tool

Firmware update adds features

[2014-04-15] Peak-System (Germany) has released firmware 1.7 for the PCAN-Diag 2. The handheld device diagnoses CAN networks on OSI layers 1 and 2. With the firmware update, the device obtains additional features.

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Mobile machinery

Converting a conventional tractor into an electric vehicle

[2014-04-14] Terberg (Netherlands) produces the YT 182, an electric version of one of their terminal tractors. The company met the challenge of delivering power to the large number of auxiliary systems with the help of Lenze Schmidhauser (Switzerland).

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Inclinometer

Accuracy for construction machinery

[2014-04-14] Siko (Germany) has expanded its inclinometer product range with the IK360L inclinometer, which incorporates a sensor with system accuracy to within +/- 0,5° and a resolution of 0,01°.

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Servo drive

Integrated PLC enables ladder programming

[2014-04-14] WEG (United Kingdom) has introduced its SCA06 servo drive with integrated PLC and positioning function. CANopen communication is included.

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Data logger

Watch your real driving performance on your PS3

[2014-04-10] Toyota’s (Japan) Sports Drive Logger telemetry system enables drivers of GT 86 sports cars to record their driving on a racing track and watch and analyze it at home on a PS3. The system will be released throughout Japan in June.

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Software driver

CANopen support for MCUs

[2014-04-11] Port (Germany) now provides CANopen support for their STM32 F0 Entry-Level Cortex-M0 micro-controllers (MCUs).

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Long Term Evolution (LTE)

High-speed data access all over the world

[2014-04-10] Continental (Germany) has developed the Telematics module, which provides an “always on” connectivity by handling multiple cellular technologies including LTE with up to 100 Mbit/s. It features a CAN interface.

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Car add-on devices

Simulation system tests CiA 447 devices

[2014-04-10] Esacademy’s (Germany) CANopen CiA447 simulation system can be used for testing CiA 447 devices without requiring the real automotive gateway ECU. It consists of a gateway simulation, a universal controller device, and a roof bar light and sound...

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Touchscreen

Vehicle-mounted control panel for gloved hands

[2014-04-10] American Industrial Systems has released a family of vehicle mounted operator control panels. The computers and HMIs feature wireless connectivity and for control and communication ISO 11783, J1939, and CAN.

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Transformer driver

Isolated interface solution

[2014-04-10] The bundle of a SN6501 transformer driver from Texas Instruments (US) together with Wuerth Elektronik’s (Germany) WE-PP Push-Pull transformers is one of the smallest solutions for isolated interface designs according to the company.

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Positioning Sensor

For applications with limited space and harsh environments

[2014-04-09] MTS Sensors (US) introduced a 316L grade stain-less steel version of the company’s Temposonics EH linear positioning sensor. The stainless steel components make the sensor suitable for applications involving fluid contact or exposure to sea air...

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System basis chip (SBC)

Functional safe and complies with ISO 11898-5

[2014-04-09] Freescale (USA) has launched the MC33907 and MC33908 chips, which have been designed to work with 32-bit micro-controllers. The ASIL-D approved SBCs feature a dual DC/DC switching regulator for reducing overall energy consumption.

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