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Cemat 2018

Expected CAN-related products

Published 2018-04-12

The Cemat is a trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management. CAN is used in several shown products as embedded control network.

One of Bauser’s instrument clusters (Photo: Bauser)

From 23 April to 27 April 2018, Cemat and Hannover Messe fill the entire exhibition complex in Hannover, Germany. Together they will show how the factory of the future operates, and the central role to be played by intralogistics. At Cemat, visitors will be able to experience the convergence of production and logistics for themselves. "Given the lightning pace of integration between logistics and production processes, we will be offering visitors from all around the world an unprecedentedly comprehensive overview of current and emerging solutions for the future of logistics," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe. Of course, a range of CAN-related products is part of the Cemat exhibition.

Bauser (hall 26, stand H27) for example shows CAN and CANopen developments for hard- and software. This includes: instrument clusters with CAN interface for onboard data network or digital and analog inputs, CANopen, J1939 or other serial communication protocols for engines and electronic control units, casing sizes and custom front fascias. These products are designed to withstand tough environmental requirements with protection range IP67 or optional IP65.

The pins CAN1/CAN2 of Goetting’s antenna are connected in parallel, i.e. there is no input or output. If the antennas are connected to the end of the bus a CAN terminator has to be installed (Photo: Goetting)

Goetting (hall 21, stand H59) introduces its 2-dimensional position and identification antenna. The antenna is used for the localization and track guidance of automated guided vehicles or cranes. All settings, calibrations, and software updates necessary for the operation of the antenna can be conducted via a serial interface or CANopen. It complies to the device profile CiA 401 and is not electrically isolated. Node ID and data rate are configurable via serial interface or SDOs, a terminating resistor is not integrated. Due to its design of 339 mm x 329 mm x 44 mm and the metal frame of the antenna it is possible to directly integrate it into the vehicle floor. The resolution of the position data is in the millimeter range. The maximum crossing speed is 4,0 m/s.

The CCM12 supports the 11-bit identifier base frame format as well as the 29-bit identifier extended frame format (Photo: Laird Controls Europe)

Laird Controls Europe (hall 21, stand G45) exhibits the Cattroncontrol CAN receiver CCM12. It is a radio remote control receiver for industrial vehicle and machine applications. The IP66-rated receiver creates a wireless gateway between communications bus on the vehicle or machine and a variety of radio remote control transmitter units. It supports the CANopen communication profile CiA 301 version 4.02. The product provides data feedback option back to the transmitter unit and features two monitored safety relays. The CAN interface comes with a speed of 10, 20, 50, 125, 250, 500, 800, und 1000 kbit/s and supports ISO 11898-2. Optional support of J1939 is also provided. Additionally the company shows a range of further CAN-related products such as the MMCU-4 receiver with Devicenet and CANopen support.

The Temo 600 on the left and the Temo rider on the left (Photo: Frei Gebrueder)

The Temo 600 from Frei Gebrueder (hall, stand G29) can be used in a range of electric-vehicle applications, for example in pedestrian industrial truck, transport trolleys, cleaning machinery, special applications, etc. Up to six control elements can be built into the upper housing. Pushbuttons and switches from the T switch range, the Polana thumbwheel, or an Indicato battery-status display. Combined with a traction switch with integrated body protection switch function compatible with the traction controller, the Temo 600 can be adapted to suit the customer's application. Various covers are available for the underside of the tiller head: For example with an integrated key switch. An optional CANopen interface is available.

Another product of Frei Gebrueder is the Temo Rider, which is designed for pedestrian trucks with an operator platform. The twist grips enables control from different operating positions. The butterfly knobs allow an auxiliary function to be operated with thumb and index finger without having to let go. The product uses the company’s combi-traction switch with non-contacting Hall-effect sensors and a CANopen interface.

Other announced companies and products include for example: ICEM’s 4-way reach mast seat stacker with CAN network, Nuova Elettra’s single/three phase lithium Ion battery charger with CAN communication, a software programming tool from Curtis Instruments with CAN interface, as well as Curtiss-Wright’s ICT820 contactless in-cylinder linear transducer with J1939. The transducer operates from 8 VDC to 30 VDC or 5 VDC supply, the electronics provide a J1939 output over the selected transducer measurement range.

These are by far not all CAN-related products, which are expecting us. On the exhibition site you can find an overview. The fair starts soon and we are exited about everything else to come.

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