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Improved support for CANopen units

Epec has released the SDK 3.8 Multitool 6.6. The product has several added features including, a CANopen “slave” support, added sheet for address claiming, library parameter manager, and the possibility to clone a unit in Multitool.

(Source: Epec)

A redesigned support for CANopen “slave” units is now included in SDK 3.8. An added Multitool user interface includes similar I/O and diagnostics setting windows as the programmable units. There is no need to configure the Epec CANopen “slave” units by setting values to the OD indexes. Instead everything is done in the setting windows.

Address claiming in J1939-based protocols is now supported in SDK 3.8. Previously Address claiming was only used with the Isobus protocol. Address claiming can be taken into use when the newest address claiming library is included in the project. Several addresses are supported in one device. This means that the same device may use the J1939, Isobus, and NMEA 2000 all in the same CAN network with a separate claimed address for each protocol.

A clone unit feature has been added as well. It's now possible to make a copy of a unit by right clicking it in the network editor and clicking clone unit. Another feature has been added to the library manager. Previously most library parameters had to be adjusted in Codesys, but now their values can be set from the tool.


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