2020-02-18 The TMCM-1278 from Trinamic Motion Control, as well as the PD60/86-1278 Pandrive, offer a complete solution for driving and controlling high-power stepper motors.
2020-02-07 The German company RKB Electronic offers battery solutions for AGVs (automated guided vehicles). The batteries are optionally equipped with a CAN interface using CANopen as a higher-layer protocol.
For pneumatic actuators
2020-02-06 The Gemue 4242 by Gemue (Germany) is a combi switchbox for pneumatically-operated linear actuators. Application of the Devicenet-capable device in explosive areas is possible.
2020-01-29 Koco Motion presented its EM_S stepper motor controllers which are controlled by the clock direction interface. The devices are available with CANopen or Ethercat interfaces.
Battery charging solution
2020-01-15 Delta-Q Technologies announced its Vehicle Charge Interface Module (VCIM). This expands the company’s power charging capabilities to support electric vehicle AC charging stations or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSEs).
2020-01-10 The AGM Pro ultrasonic generator series for welding machines has passed the CANopen conformance test. CiA has tested it successfully.
International Automotive Congress
2019-12-17 At the 12th International Automotive Congress 2019 in Shanghai, southern China, Rheinmetall Automotive received an award for its new hydrogen recirculation blower. It provides CAN communication.
Technical Associate program
2019-12-05 Staccato Technologies, a Swedish valve producer and newly appointed Kvaser Technical Associate, has chosen Kvaser Leaf Light CAN-to-USB interfaces to package with a product for fine pneumatic actuator control.
2019-11-25 Maxon (Switzerland) shows on the SPS tradeshow a drive dedicated for industrial and logistics applications.
With integrated motors
2019-11-22 Since 2001, Schneider Electric Motion has sold more than one million of its Mdrive devices, optionally equipped with CANopen interfaces.
2019-11-14 Finepower (Germany) has launched a GaN-based (Gallium Nitride) charger. The 3-kW product measures 210 mm x 50 mm x 60 mm without housing.
For battery-powered equipment
2019-11-14 Recom’s (Austria) input voltage switching regulator R-78HE is suitable for industrial 48-V battery-powered equipment. The product can be connected to a CAN network.
2019-11-13 Halstrup-Walcher is part of the SPS 2019 fair in Nuremberg, Germany. They show its PSD direct drives which are available with CANopen and other interfaces.
2019-10-30 Applied Motion Products introduced the SSDC series of its Stepservo drives. They offer more digital inputs and outputs (I/O) than its integrated motor counterparts, such as secondary encoder inputs for dual position-loop control.
Drilling, cutting, engraving, and more
2019-10-23 The Coherent Powerline C is a CO2 laser-based sub-system which uses CAN for communication. It is suitable for precision drilling, cutting, scribing, structuring, marking, and engraving of a wide range of materials.
2019-10-16 Bucher Hydraulics' digital hydraulic elevator wins “Zuger” innovation award. As part of digitization, the iValve is the world's first elevator hydraulic valve to be equipped with a CAN communication interface.
2019-10-15 Kelly (China) produces the KLS8080I/IPS motor controllers and motors for light electric vehicles (LEV). Such LEVs include e-motorcycles, e-scooters, golf carts, and go-carts, for example.
Connecting to PLC or HMI
2019-10-07 JVL introduced a slim captive, non captive, external nut integrated linear stepper motor. CANopen provides the MIL stepper motors connections to a PLC or HMI.
2019-09-30 Maxon has teamed up with Aarios, Interbike, and Duesenspeed to develop a complete series of e-bike devices. This includes drives, batteries, HMIs, and hot controllers.