Today is the last day of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific fair in Singapore. For CAN in Automation (CiA) and its members the trade show offered an opportunity to promote CAN and the CiA community in the South-East Asian market.
According to the organizer, the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2019 (Itap), an event organized by Hannover Messe, is Asia-Pacific’s leading trade show for topics summarized with the term Industry 4.0. 24 CiA members took the opportunity to showcase, why they can be part of the fair. As CiA member, company Kvaser made use of the CiA marketing opportunities and joint CiA booth, as co-exhibitor. On Itap 2019 exhibited CAN-based solutions are among others embedded networks for self-driving robots, energy-management applications in light electric vehicles, or deeply embedded CAN-networks, designed for modular machine building.
For CAN in Automation and its members the trade show offered an opportunity to promote CAN and the CiA community in the South-East Asian market. The trade show brings together an ecosystem of manufacturers, government agencies, as well as businesses ranging from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises, in order to shape and support their industrial transformation initiatives.
When people talking about Industry 4.0, they typically do not have in mind the embedded field level. For embedding e.g. CANopen networks in IoT (Internet of Things) applications, CiA and its members have already prepared a lot. Thanks to the clear CANopen object dictionary layout, and the various CiA device profiles for e.g. electric drives, sensors, hydraulic controls, etc. data is available for the edge gateways, in a harmonized way. The reference designation system, introduced in the latest version of CiA 306 specification series, enables dynamically updated presentations of the installed topology, of the embedded networks. The mapping of the network access services, introduced by CiA 309-1, to web services such as MQTT, eases the integration of CANopen embedded applications further, said Reiner Zitzmann from CiA.
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