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Microcontrol’s (Germany) μCAN.4.cpu-Snap module with extended functionality will be presented at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 exhibition. The added CANopen NMT (network management) master function allows communication with any NMT slave device.

VIA AN INTEGRATED BACK PLANE BUS ALL MODULES from the μCAN-Snap and the μCAN-Box family may be connected to the presented device via CANopen. For large web applications, a PHP5 run-time system may be activated. To simplify the start of an application development, a virtual machine is provided, which runs at any operating system as a “VirtualBox”.

Company’s μCAN-Box family allows connection of distributed I/O modules such as digital/analog I/Os, temperature sensors, serial I/Os (EIA-232, EIA-485 and EIA-422) etc. The modules are equipped with a high-speed CAN interface supporting CANopen, J1939 and customer-specific higher-layer protocols. The use of DIP-switches allows selecting module’s node-ID and bit-rate. Termination of the CAN network is done by a switch available on the modules. Device status and self-diagnosis information is displayed via LEDs during operation. The robust die-cast aluminum construction allows the modules to be fitted directly to machines. Control cabinets and terminal boxes are no longer required. The IP66-protected devices are prepared for use in wet, dirty and dusty working environments. Typical applications include trucks, off-highway vehicles, railways and construction machines.
Special training is given by company’s experts on CAN, CANopen, DeviceNet and J1939. The recently introduced CAN FD (CAN with flexible data rate) technology is also a part of the CAN seminars.

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