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EN 16815

CleANopen standardized in Europe

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has released the EN 16815 standard specifying the CANopen application profile for municipal vehicles. It complies with the CiA 422 series.

The CiA 422 profile for refuse-collecting vehicles has been standardized in EN 16815 (Photo: Adobe Stock)

It took more than 10 years to standardize the CANopen application profile for refuse-collecting vehicles. This profile specification is also known as CleANopen and has been used since more than 10 years in many vehicles. The CANopen body controllers and the CANopen devices such as bin lifter, measuring, and washing unit as well as compactor are available from different manufacturers. The products are interoperable and can be integrated in the body builder’s CleANopen network.

The European standard can be referenced in public tenders. The technical content is the same as in the second edition of the CiA 422 series. The original submitted document was lost and delayed due to formatting reasons as well as CEN secretariat changes. “Although the innovation cycles in refuse-collecting vehicles are not short, this delay in standardization was unusual,” said Holger Zeltwanger, CiA Managing Director. CiA has already introduced new functions not yet covered by the EN standard.


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