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To fulfill the chronicler's responsibility

Unfortunately, our publisher team could not report about all CAN-relevant solutions released in 2012, primarily for lack of time. Another reason is that other online or printed magazines already published this information. To fulfill our chronicler's responsibility, this article gives a short overview about CAN solutions not yet published this year.

The information is divided into categories according to these of the CAN Newsletter Online and is placed in alphabetical order regarding the company name. Each entry contains the company and product name as well as a short description of the product. The URLs of the manufacturer's, as usual provided on the left side, allow the reader to get more detailed information about the solutions and to find contacts for further questions.

Actuators

Agenzia Ing. Pini (Italy) released the two-axes Twin drivers for brushless DC motors with CANopen option. Control of torque, speed and position is possible.

ESR Pollmeier (Germany) introduced the MH 4 torque motors for pique torques of up to 800 Nm. Using company's drives, the devices may be integrated in CANopen networks using the CiA 402 specifications.

Jetter (Germany) provided the IP6K9K-protected servo amplifier JMM-5000 for mobile use in harsh environments. The device with two CAN ports helps to electrify motion systems of mobile machinery.


Siko (Germany) launched the AG5 actuator with integrated position controller for 24-V DC motors. The device offers a CANopen interface supporting the CiA 402 device profile for drives and motion control.

Yaskawa (Japan) offers its Sigma-5 servo drive series up to 55 kW with CANopen network module supporting operation modes profile position, homing, profile velocity, profile torque as well as the interpolated position mode according to CiA 402.

Controllers

ABB (Germany) introduced the AC500-XC PLCs with CANopen-connectivity for extreme outdoor conditions. It features extended immunity to hazardous gases and salt mist and may be used at -30 °C to +70 °C and at up to 4000 m above sea level.

Acceed (Germany) distributes the ARS-1200 and ARS-1600 controller with two CAN interfaces used in manufacturing systems, factory automation, and industrial applications. The devices are produced by the Taiwanese manufacturer Vecow.

Automata (Germany) launched the IEC-61131-programmable F3 PAC (programmable automation controller) with Intel Atom CPU and CAN, Ethernet, USB, EIA ports and I/O extension possibilities. The CAN-capable B4 PAC was also inroduced.

Axotec Technologies (Germany) provided the AP3335 embedded Linux computer with CANopen and CANsocket (for operation with CAN layer-2 messages) library support. GPS/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA interfaces enable worldwide wireless data transfer.

Emtrust (Germany) produced the ICP Box-PC-85 typically used in industrial control, automation, measurement, medical and infotainment applications. The device with a CAN port accessible via the 9-pin D-Sub connector is based on the 1,33-GHz Intel Core I7 processor.

F & S Elektronik Systeme (Germany) offers the CAN-capable NetDCU14 single board computer with two CAN interfaces. It includes the Cortex A8 Samsung S5PV210 CPU and runs at WindowsCE (WCE) 6, WCE 7 and Linux 3.3 operating systems.


Gebe Elektronik und Feinwerktechnik
(Germany) introduced the Linux-based HMI and controller device series Gebe-Indico and the Java-7-based Gebeindico designer software. Control functions are transmitted via CAN or Ethernet. The devices may be equipped with 3,5-inch or 7-inch touch-display.

Jetter (Germany) introduced the automotive controller JCM-52x with two CAN interfaces supporting bit-rates up to 1 Mbit/s. The Codesys-enabled device with a programmable display includes the 500-MHz ARM11 CPU, 128 MiB of RAM and 512 MiB of Flash.

Kontron (Germany) provided the CAN-capable Microspace MPCX60 fanless automotive computer with up to 2 x 1,8-GHz Intel Atom or 1-GHz AMD T40E CPUs. For wireless communication GSM, GPS and WLAN interfaces are available.

Schleicher Electronic (Germany) produces the XCx 1100 systems combining CNC and PLC functions and providing CANopen connectivity e.g. for NC servo drives control. Diverse digital and analog measurement modules as well as positioning modules are offered.

Silver Atena (Germany) launched the RED V12 diesel electronic engine control unit to control company's V12 common-rail diesel motor used in aircraft applications. The redundant electronics controls more than 115 I/Os. CAN is used as maintenance interface of the device.

Gateways

Elatec (Germany) developed the TWN4 RFID (radio frequency identification) reader combining 125-kHz and 13,56-MHz technology. Supported interfaces are CAN, USB, EIA-232, and serial TTL on Windows and Linux operating systems. The TWN4 reader offers the same form factor as the TWN3.

Far Systems (Italy) offered the IGW450-CAN gateway providing WTB (wire train bus) to CAN connectivity. On the CAN side CANopen is supported with maximal bit-rate of 500 kbit/s. The device bases on the 25-MHz MC68360 CPU by Motorola. According configuration tools are available.

Host interfaces

ESD (Germany) produced the CAN-PCI/400 PC interface card. Variants with two or four high-speed CAN interfaces are available. Bus mastering and local data management are fulfilled by an FPGA. Error simulation and CAN diagnostics are supported.

Janz Tec (Germany) extended its PCI-CAN interface product range by such features as a 128 KiB non-volatile SRAM typically used in automation to save the status of a network. An extension connector allows plugging a CAN-PCIx/EXTO module to add two further CAN ports.

I/O modules

HBM (Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik, Germany) launched the CAN-enabled MX879 multi-I/O module with 32 digital inputs or outputs and eight scalable outputs. The device offers computation logic for the measured systems. It is typically used in test rig applications.

Semiconductors

Bosch offers the CAN transceivers CF150 to CF175 with 5-V or 3,3-V µC interfce as well as CC750 and CC770 CAN-controllers for in-vehicle communication use. IP modules with high-speed CAN and TTCAN for networking applications are also available.

Sensors

Argo-Hytos (Germany) produced a particle counter for continuous monitoring of the contamination in oil fluids. The device with a CANopen interface is suited for pressures up to 420 bars. The counter is also distributed by the German company Lösi Getriebe-Steuerungen-Hydraulik.

Bedia Motorentechnik (Germany) introduced the ITS65 tank sensor for fill level and temperature measurement of hydraulic and motor oils. The IP69k-protected device provides an optional CAN interface. Company’s ITS60 sensor is dedicated for use with diesel fuels.

Elbau (Germany) provides MEMS pressure sensors (2,5 mbar to 25 bar) and flow sensors for gases (up to 200 l/min) and fluids (up to 3 l/min). The devices offer CAN communication possibility as well as further analog, digital and wireless interfaces.

Genesys Elektronik (Germany) manufactures the ADMA-Baro barometric altitude sensor with CAN or EIA-232 data interface. The device is used for precise height profile measurement of a driving lane. It is used as an extension to company’s GPS ADMA (automotive dynamic motion analyzer) system.

Manner Sensortelemetrie (Germany) provides the CAN-capable IP65-rated radio-sensor telemetry systems for difficult measuring environments. In addition to the radio cell, the system consists of a miniaturized sensor signal amplifier connected to the sensor elements. Sensor signals are amplified, filtered, digitized and may be transmitted wirelessly up to a range of 50 m.

Panasonic Electric Works Europe (Germany) launched the DeviceNet-connectibe SC-GU3-02 communication unit for a block connection of up to 16 company’s compatible sensors. The sensors may be then controlled individually or in a block. The integrated IR (infra red) communication of the sensors is used for inner-block connection.

Robert Seuffer (Germany) introduced the A3TAP three-dimensional axis static and dynamic positioning sensors. The devices with J1939 interface are typically used in commercial vehicles and household appliances. Company’s CAN-capable S3LQL ultrasonic sensors measure the level and quality of liquids.

TR-Electronic (Germany) developed the LMC55 linear measuring system with a CANopen interface. Contactless position measuring of up to 30 positions simultaneously with a resolution of 0,05 mm is possible. The measuring range is up to 20 m.

Tools

CSM (Germany) produced the UniCAN 2 Professional standalone data logger with four CAN interfaces and GPS/UMTS modem. The company also offers the AD-Scan (universal), CNT-Scan (frequency, time) and PT-Scan (temperature) MiniModules, Out Minimodule and LambdaCANc measuring modules for company’s data acquisition systems.

Delphin Technologies (Germany) introduced the Logmessage universal data logger with a CAN port. It is shipped with the Profisignal Go software, which allows offline and online evaluation of data. 3,5 GiB of memory for up to 250 million of measured data is available. Company’s CAN-capable Profimessage device is used for universal vibration measurement.

Fibersensing (Portugal) produces the Braggscope and Braggmeter measuring systems with logging function. The rack-mountable devices with CAN communication option allow dynamic and static measurements in large sensing networks of industrial applications.

Genesys Elektronik (Germany) provides the CAN-connectable ADMA-G (automotive dynamic motion analyzer) system for measurement of acceleration, speed, position, rotational speed and angle of the vehicle. Precise position measurement is possible using the integrated DGPS receiver.

Imtron (Germany) announced the Siquad CAN top hat rail modules for data acquisition applications. The measured data is output on the CAN interface. Device’s configuration is done via the USB-CAN interface using the Dasoft software. The also announced Siquad CAN-Stick is a device for PC-controllable signal conditioning of diverse sensors.

LMS (Germany) offers the CAN-enabled (9-pin D-Sub with CiA 303-1 pinning) modular LMS Scadas tool family for data acquisition and recording typically used for testing purposes in automotive applications. High-/low-speed CAN and J1939 protocol are supported. The company also provides the automotive NVH noise and acoustics testing platform with CAN-connectivity.

LTT Labortechnik Tasler (Germany) launched the multi-functional data acquisition device LTT24 with a CAN interface. It combines the functionality of a transient recorder with a 24-bit ADC and 4 Megasample/s per channel with amplification functions for voltage, current, ICP, strain gauge, resistance, and temperature.


Red-Ant (Germany) produces the MIG16 SFE tool for early failure detection. The CAN-capable solution is used for permanent long-term testing of gears and endurance tests for engines. It includes the 3-GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor and 4 GiB of memory.

Soundtec (Germany) introduced the Sivision on Livepad tool system for acoustic analysis. The device with a high-speed CAN interface offers real-time noise and vibration analysis function, comparison and filtering of acoustic variants and automatic noise testing. Company’s data acquisition software Sirecord supports the CAN module CAN4 by Zodiac
Aerospace.

Synotech (Germany) offers the CW-200 machine status monitoring device with CAN interface. The unit gathers and monitors up to four machine parameters such as vibration, temperature, number of revolutions, pressure or load. Device’s configuration and online operation modus is done using the CAN-USB adapter.



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