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CANopen module for I/O panel

EAO (Germany) offers for its switches, pushbuttons, displays, touch-screens, and keypads a CANopen interface module. The configurable module supports application-specific operator panels for different application fields including mobile machinery, general industrial production machines, and medical devices.

EACH PANEL IS custom-built. The CANopen module links the I/O function of the panel to the embedded machine network. The interface module measures 70 mm (length) x 50 mm (width) x 23 mm (height). It supports up to 128 digital inputs and up to 128 digital outputs as well as eight analog inputs and outputs each. Hardware and software is supplied as part of the complete control panel assembly and is configured ready to connect to the network.

The company will also develop control panels using alternative serial bus interfaces according to the customer’s needs, including SAE J1939, and DeviceNet. All control panels supplied are designed and tested to meet the environmental operating conditions of the end equipment including resistance to moisture, dust and oil, and resistance to shock, vibration and heavy-duty use.

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