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CAN FD gateway

On-site or remote machine access

The Electronic Motion & Controls Division (EMC) of Parker Hannifin, provider in motion and control technologies, released Iqan-G12. It is a CAN (FD) gateway module that uses Bluetooth wireless technology for Iqan system diagnostics on-site or remotely.

The module enables accessing machines (Source: Parker Hannifin)

The module offers a faster download speed, increased connectivity range, and greater security than the predecessor module Iqan-G11 and replaces it. The Iqan-G12 gateway enables accessible communication with the IQAN commander modules in the control systems of material handling, construction, and specialty vehicles. The benefits of the Iqan-G12 include faster diagnostics and troubleshooting, as well as increased security, explained the company.

In comparison with the predecessor model, the new Iqan-G12 offers more than four times faster download speed, an increased connectivity range of up to 30 meters, and enhanced security by supporting pairing between the G12 gateway and the Bluetooth device to which it connects. The product is prepared for CAN FD communication, enabling further speed increase in the future. It comes with one CAN (FD) interface.

The gateway transmits diagnostic data from the Iqan system to a user’s smartphone or a tablet using the Iqango service app, or to a PC running Iqanrun service and maintenance software. This gives access to the machine diagnostics both on-site and remotely.

Fast diagnostics and data transfer enable real-time measurement, parameter adjustment and the updating of applications. Indeed, the Iqan system offers exceptional added value as access to the machine is possible wherever there is mobile phone coverage, explained the company. Service technicians are therefore better prepared and can resolve issues faster, saving time and delivering enhanced service to end users, they continued.

The design of the module promotes mounting in a vehicle interior or on an exterior panel. Furthermore, the design of the Iqan-G12 is suitable for harsh environments, with a weatherproof construction suited to outdoor use. Able to function in operating temperatures from -30 °C to +70 °C, an IP6K9K-rated molded plastic enclosure ensures protection against the ingress of water and dust.

Parker’s Iqan-G12 is backwards-compatible with its Iqan-G11 predecessor, featuring the same pin configuration and form factor. Iqandesign 6.08 software version and the latest Iqango app are necessary to access Iqan-G12 functionality. Applications areas of the gateway are for example: refuse trucks, crop sprayers, forklifts and telehandlers, feller bunchers and forwarders, as well as rock drills.


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Kvaser Sontheim