2020-12-02 this article, Patrice Flot from CMR, considers further sensor technology in the wake of the increasing specification of gas engines for power generation. Those sensors provide measurement data to the engine via CAN.
SPS Connect 2020
2020-11-25 Siko introduced several devices at the SPS Connect 2020 digital fair. The AP10 position indicator, AG03/1 actuator, IKM360R inclinometer, and WH5800M encoder are connectible via CANopen.
2020-11-10 With the gSens LWG product series, Wika added another generation of length/angle sensors to its portfolio. It ensures continued use of new and old machines by replacing older sensors – also of the PAT brand – with 25-year backwards compat...
2020-09-14 The EE072 by E+E Elektronik is a humidity and temperature probe for demanding process and climate control tasks. The probe can be used for example in agriculture and livestock farming, the food and pharmaceutical industries or in clean rooms.
2020-09-14 ID Mikroelektronik & Messtechnik (Germany) offers the MVC-04 digital I/O module as well as sensors, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) with CAN connectivity.
Encoder and inclinometer
2020-08-14 ASM (Germany) introduced the WST85 Posiwire Cable Extension sensor. Two CANopen interfaces (default and redundant) are integrated.
Machine on wheels
2020-07-31 The two companies have agreed on a strategic partnership with the aim of further opening up the market for mobile machinery. This includes joint developments of sensors.
Digital output options added
2020-06-24 MTS Sensors announced the expansion of its MH Threaded externally installed magnetostrictive linear position sensors. CAN digital output formats including CANopen and J1939 were added.
2020-06-18 The 6D inertial sensor unit of Honeywell's Tars (transportation attitude reference system) series enables simultaneous acquisition of rotation rate, acceleration, and tilt data for heavy-duty, off-highway, or other special vehicles.
2020-06-10 VIA Technologies announced the integration of AI-powered accident prevention and behavior monitoring features into its VIA Mobile360 D700 AI dash cam which supports CAN.
Up to 14-bit resolution
2020-05-28 The CANopen-connectible TBN/TRN-S4 magnetic encoder series by TWK Elektronik (Germany) received the SIL 2 (safety integrity level) certification by TÜV (German Technical Inspection Association).
GNSS-aided measurement system
2020-05-13 The GNSS-aided inertial system ADMA from Genesys (Germany) was developed specifically for vehicle dynamics testing and ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) evaluation in the automotive industries.
2020-04-17 Paul Herm. Seckendorf (Germany) produces the Proaxis electronic hoist cylinders integrating drive amplifiers with CANopen connectivity.
Up to 600 bar
2020-04-09 L'Essor Français Electronique (EFE) specializes on pressure transducers. The PDS22C sensor supports the CiA 404 CANopen device profile for measurement equipment.
2020-04-01 TR-Electronic (Germany) introduced the CR_582 CANopen solution with two encoders in the space for one 58‑mm industrial encoder. Here, the safety concept is realized using the redundancy principle.
SIL 2 / PL d
2020-03-30 Wika (Germany) offers the ELMS1 control system to protect cranes against overload. The system with CANopen-connectivity combines safety electronics, software, and safety force transducers.
2020-03-26 The CAN-capable 3D TOF (time of flight) sensor system from Sensotek (Germany) ensures that persons securely pass a gate area. The CiA-member (CAN in Automation) company currently develops a CANopen-based solution.
2020-03-20 For years, Kuebler has been offering a portfolio of rotary encoders, draw-wire encoders, inclinometers, and slip rings suitable for transmitting loads, signals, and data. The company now also offers its sensors with the SAE J1939 interface.
With CANopen Safety
2020-03-19 TWK (Germany) offers the NBN66 inclinometer. It is able to measure the current alignment (i.e. inclination or angular position) as well as the rotating speed of three axes (x, y, z).
CAN Newsletter magazine
2020-03-02 An IMU embeds several sensors on the same physical device. Combined sensor data tailored for a certain application is available on a CAN interface. This unburdens the CAN network from additional traffic and allows a simpler network design.