Beijer Electronics has launched the iX T7BR, a rugged 7-inch operator panel designed for operation in extreme environments. Optionally, the panel supports J1939 and CANopen.
The model is tested and certified to withstand wind, snow and rain, working on heavy duty motors in remote locations, or in a steamy offshore engine room. The HMIs are certified by classification societies for hazardous environments (UL, IECEx, ATEX) as well as to marine standards (ABS, DNV, GL, LR, KR) for use on vessels and off-shore installations. The rugged panels are designed for an operating temperature of -30 °C to +70 °C and conform to NEMA 4X and IP66 standards.
With the optional CiX-CAN module, the panel supports J1939, CANopen, and Classical CAN. CiX-CAN is an iX HMI module that can be mounted on the back of the panel. It allows communication from the panel to devices using a CAN interface. The module supports two independent CAN ports that are each able to run a separate protocol.
The module supports most CAN protocols including J1939 and CANopen. In addition, the module supports Beijer's FreeCAN architecture that permits additional messages to be added to the J1939 protocol or it can be used to define a unique CAN protocol. Support for the module is incorporated into the iX software version 2.0 or newer plus the appropriate CAN driver.
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