IMC

Fiber-optical inputs

CAN measurement module

[2018-05-17] The Cansas-FBG-8T by IMC is a fiber-optic measurement module. It applies specially developed fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBG) at eight optical inputs to measure tem...

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Laumas Elettronica

Weighing system

Digitizer for load cells features CANopen

[2018-05-16] Laumas (Italy) has introduced the LCBCANopen digitizer. It transforms an analog load cell (output mV/V) into digital and can also be used on existing load cells or strain gauge sensors.

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IMC

Measurement system

Up to 128 channels can be acquired

[2018-05-15] IMC introduced the latest generation of its Spartan multi-channel measurement system. Equipped with a new base unit, the system now support the entire IMC portfolio of field and vehicle bus interfaces including CAN FD.

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F-Secure

Electronic lock system

Software update secures hotel doors

[2018-04-26] Researchers from F-Secure (Finland) have hacked electronic lock systems. Market-leading lockmaker Assa Abloy issued software updates to fix the security flaw of the key cards.

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Draw-wire sensor

IP69K-rated device complies with CiA 406

[2018-04-23] Waycon has developed the MH60 draw-wire sensor. It features CANopen connectivity.

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Joral

Non-contact encoder

Rectangular housing can be mounted on flat surfaces

[2018-04-12] The PE18-BX Proxencoder by Joral is a rotary encoder. It comes with J1939 interfaces, but not with CANopen support.

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FSG

Encoder and inclinometer

Comes with CANopen and CANopen Safety interface

[2018-04-09] FSG (Germany) has developed the MH64-II-CAN/Mems/GS65 series of rotary encoders with integrated tilt sensor. The housing is IP67-rated.

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FSG

Encoder

Multi-turn sensor for safety applications

[2018-04-09] FSG (Germany) has launched the MH64-II-CAN/MU series of functional-safe rotary encoders. The product addresses price-sensitive applications.

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Mesa Systemtechnik

Wind sensor

Measuring speed and direction with CANopen

[2018-04-05] The precise measurements of wind speed and wind direction are prerequisite for maximum energy generation from a wind turbine. Mesa Systemtechnik (Germany) has unveiled its Sonic Anemometer with CANopen output for this purpose.

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Siko

Position indicator

For linear adjustments in production machines

[2018-03-29] The Siko AP20S position indicator in combination with the MS500H linear magnetic sensor with external connection. It is intended to detect the position of linear guides and slide adjustments in machines.

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Pewatron

Inclinometer

Vibration resistant with programmable filter

[2018-03-29] Pewatron has introduced the ESC30 Mems-based inclinometer from Midori. Soon, the sensor will provide CANopen and J1939 interfaces.

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TWK

Safety encoder

Approved by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

[2018-03-29] The E1 approved TBN58 single-turn encoder by TWK Elektronik (Germany) features a 14-bit resolution. It comprises two sensor elements providing position and speed values.

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Siko

Safe draw-wire sensor

Measures up to 5 m

[2018-03-28] The SGH50 by Siko (German) provides CANopen, CANopen Safety, and J1939 connectivity. The safety version achieves a performance level (PL) of d.

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Tecsis

Twistlock sensor

Integration into crane networks via CANopen

[2018-03-23] The F9205 sensor by Tecsis is designed for measurement tasks on spreaders or for the weighing of containers before loading. This measuring method is suitable for new designs, but can also be used in an existing system.

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Isabellenhuette

Measurement system

Used in Formular E racing

[2018-03-22] Isabellenhuette’s IVT-F shunt-based measurement system is used in race cars of the FIA Formular E. For the communication between the system and battery control unit, a CAN interface is used.

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Lika

Inclinometer

With redundant sensor elements

[2018-03-22] The IX series of inclinometers by Lika (Italy) features two independent sensor elements on separate boards. The IXB and IXC models provide CANopen interfaces.

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Siko

Wire-actuated encoder

As integrated position sensor for hydraulic cylinders

[2018-03-14] The SGH25 wire-actuated encoder from Siko is characterized by a measurement range up to 2,5 m. It comes with a variety of interfaces including CANopen.

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Ainstein

Short-range radar

79-GHz sensor with optional CAN FD interface

[2018-02-06] The T-79 CMOS radar sensor by Ainstein (USA) implements radar signal processing algorithms. It enables a 360° detection, when multiple units are configured on the vehicle.

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Siko

Position indicator

Designed for applications with limited space

[2018-01-31] Siko manufactures the AP20 encoder. It measures 48 mm x 88 mm x 61 mm and provides CAN and CANopen connectivity.

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Innoviz

Lidar

MEMS-based 3D-sensor

[2018-01-31] Innoviz Technologies has launched the Innovizpro lidar sensor. It provides a CAN interface for control purposes.

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Trombetta

Inclinometer and accelerometer

With J1939 respectively CANopen connectivity

[2018-01-30] Trombetta offers an inclinometer with J1939 interface as well as a combined accelerometer inclinometer with a CANopen port.

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Elobau

Inclinometer

Measures up to 360°

[2018-01-18] The N5 tilt sensor by Elobau (Germany) comes with a CAN interface supporting CANopen and J1939.

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Elap

Absolute encoder

With CANopen for industrial automation

[2018-01-16] Elap (Italy) offers the MEM-Bus series of single- and multi-turn encoders designed for operating machine applications in several industrial fields. They are based on the CANopen specification.

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Canway

Current clamp meter

Measures up to 30 A

[2018-01-11] Canway (Germany) manufactures the CW-401 meter, which provides a CAN interface.

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Roboteq

Magnetic guide sensor

Suitable for line following robots

[2018-01-05] Roboteq (USA) has introduced a sensor capable of detecting and reporting the position of a magnetic field along its horizontal axis. The CAN-interface is avialble at the M12 connector.

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Encoder Products Company

Rotary encoder

With shaft or hollow bore

[2018-01-03] Encoder Products Company (USA) supplies absolute encoders with CANopen interfaces. The CAN interface featuring automatic bit-rate detection uses an M12 connector.

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Antzer Tech

Vehicle tracker

Compatible with Mobileye’s ADAS

[2018-01-02] Antzer Tech (Taiwan) has introduced the Rifa series of vehicle trackers. It supports OBDII and J1939 protocols.

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Gefran

Contactless transducer

For farm machinery

[2017-12-19] The RK-5 C magnetostrictive transducer by Gefran is among others suitable for the agriculture sector. It complies with the CiA 301 and CiA 406 specifications.

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Semitron

CANopen taximeter

Complies with CiA 447 series

[2017-12-19] Semitron (Greece) has announced updated versions of its P6 series of taximeters, supporting the CiA 447 CANopen application profile for special-purpose car add-on devices.

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TWK

Draw-wire sensor

Measures up to 10 m

[2017-12-15] The 125-D draw-wire sensor by TWK uses a CANopen encoder. It operates form -20 °C to +85 °C.

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Manner Sensortelemetrie

Torque sensor

Up to 10-mm distance between rotor and stator

[2017-12-12] To provide torque measurements on the test stand, Manner Sensortelemetrie has developed the Xtrema torque sensor with a temperature range of -40 °C to +160 °C. It is optional available with CAN.

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Continental

5th radar generation

Meets requirements for automated driving

[2017-12-07] Continental has introduced short- and long-range radar sensors with optional Classical CAN and CAN FD connectivity. Series production will start in 2019.

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FSG

SPS IPC Drives 2017

Encoder comes in a 22-mm aluminum enclosure

[2017-12-01] FSG (Germany) exhibited at SPS IPC Drives 2017 its MH609y-II-CAN series of rotary encoders. The CANopen interface complies with CiA 406.

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Gemac

SPS IPC Drives 2017

Acceleration sensor and gyroscope combined

[2017-11-30] Gemac Chemnitz (Germany) has pre-announced a dynamic inclinometer featuring CANopen and J1939 connectivity.

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Stauff

Particle monitors

For explosive atmospheres

[2017-11-23] With the LPM-II-CX, Stauff presents the latest generation of particle counters for stationary use, which are Atex2 compliant according to EU Equipment Directive 94/9/EC. They come with CAN.

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Novotechnik

Encoder

CANopen sensor comes in a 36-mm housing

[2017-11-16] Novotechnik offers the RSB-3600 and RSB-3800 single- respectively multi-turn encoders. Variohm produces them.

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Makersan Control Technologies

CANopen and J1939 support

Sensors, joysticks, and foot pedals

[2017-11-02] Makersan Control Technologies (Turkey) serves the vehicle industry with CAN-connectable devices including inclinometers and control levers as well as host controllers.

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Optoforce

Force and torque sensor

Measuring six axes

[2017-11-02] Optoforce (Hungary) has developed a sensor for robot applications. The 6-axes product features an optional CAN interface.

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Linear position sensor

CAN interface added

[2017-10-12] MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation, announced that the output range of the Temposonics T-Series has been extended by adding a CAN interface.

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Preco

Blind-spot sensor

Communicates via J1939

[2017-10-10] Preco has developed the Preview Side Defender system for trucks. The J1939-connectable sensor system detects objects in the side blind zones.

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Leuze

Light curtain

Comes in an IP65-rated housing

[2017-10-05] Leuze (Germany) offers the CML 700i light curtain with a CANopen option. The interface features data-rates up to 1 Mbit/s.

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Gefran

Single-turn encoder

Hall-effect sensor without shaft

[2017-09-18] The GRN rotary absolute encoder by Gefran is especially suitable for mobile hydraulics application. It features a CANopen or J1939 interface.

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Sick

CAN-connected sensors

Tracking flight luggage since 1993

[2017-08-31] Sick has developed the Airport Luggage Identification System (Alis). The built-in barcode scanner is connected via CAN to the MCS800 host controller.

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CiA / Fotolia

CAN Newsletter magazine

CAN connectable-sensors look optimistic into the future

[2017-08-30] The trend to more complex devices is ongoing. This is also true for sensors as reported in the latest CAN Newsletter magazine. Thus they require more sophisticated communication interfaces.

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Fraunhofer IISB

Shunt-based current measurement

Used in development platform

[2017-08-29] The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) has chosen the IVT-S shunt-based current sensor by Isabellenhuette for its foxBMS development platform.

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IMC

Measurement device

With CAN FD interface

[2017-08-21] IMC (Germany) has optimized and re-issued its C-series measurement devices. Now, they come with CAN FD interfaces.

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Didactum

Combined sensors

For mission-critical rooms

[2017-08-17] Didactum Security (Germany) has developed several CAN-connectable sensors to monitor the environment of IT server rooms, for example.

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Lufft

Multi-function sensor

Turns vehicles into driving weather stations

[2017-08-11] Lufft has developed the Marwis weather-sensor detecting road and runway conditions. It comes optionally with CAN connectivity.

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Kuebler

CANopen sensor

Measuring length and inclination with one device

[2017-08-10] Kuebler introduced its C100 and D125 draw-wire systems with integrated inclinometer. It comes with a measuring range of up to 10 m.

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Aerialtronics

Computer vision platform

Real-time video processing for drones

[2017-06-26] Aerialtronics (Netherlands) has released the Pensar dual-spectrum computer vision platform. The optionally CAN-connectable camera system is based on Nvidias’s Jetson module.

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Sensor for hydraulics

Measures flow, pressure, and temperature

[2017-06-13] Webtec has introduced a range of hydraulic sensors featuring J1939 connectivity.

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Rotary encoder

For hazardous locations

[2017-06-12] Posital has launched rotary encoders, which are suitable for zone 2 and zone 22 environments. They are available with CANopen and Devicenet interfaces.

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HBM

Digital load cell

With integrated weighing function

[2017-06-01] HBM Test and Measurement has launched the CAN-capable PW15iA digital load cell, a practical multi-functional product for use, for example, in packaging machinery.

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Tam / A3-P sensor kit

Sensor + Test 2017

Sensor kit with CAN

[2017-06-01] At the fair, TAM (Germany) introduced the A3-P sensor kit for dynamic applications. It is powered through an optional CAN interface.

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GHM Messtechnik

Data acquisition

Measuring systems for CAN

[2017-05-24] Automotive components are checked more and more intensely. GHM Messtechnik offers a range of CAN-based systems for this task.

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Microcontrol

Measurement module

With four-channel analog input voltage

[2017-05-23] The µCAN.4.ai-BOX by Microcontrol is an extended universal measurement module for the acquisition of analog standard signals. It supports CiA 301, CiA 305, and CiA 404.

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Tecsis

Pressure sensor

Comes with CANopen or J1939

[2017-05-15] The P3427 pressure sensor by Tecsis is designed for rugged use in mobile hydraulics. The CAN interface complies with CANopen or SAE J1939 higher-layer protocols.

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GP:50

Pressure transducer

Supports J1939 and CANopen

[2017-05-15] The Model 541 series by GP:50 measures pressures in the range from 0,069 bar to 690 bar. The products feature a ±0,05 percent static accuracy.

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Witec

Gas sensors

Detecting CO, CO2 , NO, NO2 , and SO2

[2017-05-12] Witec (Germany) has developed gas sensors with CANopen interfaces. The Ultrasens and Infrasens products are able to measure different gas types.

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Microcontrol

Measurement module

With four-channel analog voltage outputs

[2017-05-11] The decentralized measurement data acquisition module µCAN.4.ao-Snap by Microcontrol (Germany) was designed for output of up to four analog signals.

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Parker Hannifin

Absolute position sensor

Mounted in the head of the hydraulic cylinder

[2017-05-08] Parker Hannifin has released the Intellinder linear encoder. The product comes with a CAN interface supporting optionally J1939 and CANopen safety.

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Schunk

Smart gripper

Designed for human/robot collaboration

[2017-05-08] Two members of the Co-act gripper family by Schunk are optionally equipped with CAN interfaces. Recently, the product series received the Hermes award.

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Halstrup Walcher

Hannover Messe 2017

Positioning system with CANopen

[2017-04-28] At the fair, Halstrup Walcher presents its positioning system PSS 30_-8 in stainless steel housing with protection class IP65 for damp area applications.

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Curtiss-Wright

Non-contact encoder

Suitable for on- and off-highway vehicles

[2017-04-27] Curtiss-Wright has introduced the NRH27C rotary position sensor. It supports the J1939 protocols.

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Liebherr

Hannover Messe 2017

Position transducer for hydraulic cylinders

[2017-04-20] Liebherr Components exhibits its Liview position transducer. The sensor provides functional safety on its CANopen interface.

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Baykon

Industrial weighing system

Featuring 1600 conversions per second

[2017-04-18] The BX11 weighing indicator by Baykon (Turkey) provides an optional CANopen interface. It comes in an aluminum housing.

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Lufft

Weather sensor

Measures the road condition

[2017-04-13] Lufft (Germany) has developed the Starwis non-invasive road weather sensor, which detects road and runway surface conditions. It is based on LED technology with four lenses.

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Variohm

Sensors

With CANopen and ready for Industry 4.0

[2017-04-06] Through its UK distribution partnership with Novotechnik, Variohm Eurosensor supplies and supports linear and rotary sensors. They are available with CANopen.

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DIS Sensors

Safety inclinometer

Awarded for its EMC performance

[2017-03-13] The SIL-2 compliant inclinometer by DIS Sensors won the CE-Design Award by the Dare!! Measurements test house.

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FSG

CANopen encoder

With redundant Hall sensor

[2017-02-23] FSG (Germany) has developed the MH609y-II-CAN series of rotary encoders for limited installation space. It comes with CAN and CANopen connectivity (CiA 301 and CiA 406).

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Sorel

Heating system

Controller instead of clamp terminal

[2017-02-22] Sorel (Germany) presented the Caleonbox for single-room control of surface heating systems. CAN is used to connect several modules with each other for data exchange.

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Hirschmann

Functional safety

Certified overload protection for gantry cranes

[2017-02-07] Gantry and bridge cranes need to be able to move heavy loads easily and safely. Hirschmann MCS (Germany) has developed and obtained certification for a complete overload protection concept.

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ASM

Magnetic multi-turn

An alternative to optical encoders

[2017-02-07] ASM Sensors (Germany) has introduced its latest Posihall magnetic multi-turn encoders. These absolute sensors come with CANopen and J1939.

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SBG Systems

Inertial sensor

Galileo constellation added

[2017-02-02] SBG Systems (France) releases a new version of the Ellipse series of inertial sensors. It provides a CAN interface.

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Ados

Gas sensor

Multi-channel device with three-level warning

[2017-01-30] The Flexados 914 gas detector by Ados monitors continuously the ambient air. It warns of harmful, explosive, and non-flammable gases and vapors.

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Kuebler

Inclinometer

For outdoor applications

[2017-01-25] Kuebler (Germany) presented its CANopen inclinometers IN88 and IN81. They comply with the CiA 410 device profile.

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