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Picture with a µCAN-BOX module in a cole mine

Modules BOX - robust CAN I/O modules

The field modules of our µCAN-BOX product family provide the link for digital and analogue I/O signal networking. The premium electronics of our µCAN modules facilitates connection of a wide range of sensors and actuators.

The idea: due to their ruggedized design the modules may be installed directly at the signal source, installation of an additional switching cabinet is not necessary. The CAN bus transmits digitized data which reduces costs for installation of control and signal wires.

Features

The electronic system of the µCAN-BOX series is tightly packed in a rugged aluminium casing (protection class IP66) protecting it reliably from dust and water. Signal wires may be connected via metric cable glands or M12 plug-in connectors.

All modules are equipped with a high-speed CAN interface which supports both CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B, thus supporting the layer 7 protocols CANopen, J1939 and a multitude of vendor-specific variants. Module address and bit rate are set via slide switch or CAN bus.

The light tube in the cover of the casing indicates the module state. For use in mobile applications, the electrical features are specified within a temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.

Connectivity

Using the µCAN-BOX series you may cross-connect a multitude of sensors and actuators via the CAN bus.

  • Analogue inputs (0..20 mA, 0..10 V)
  • Analogue outputs (0..20 mA, 0..10 V)
  • Sensor inputs (Pt100 .. Pt1000, thermocouples, strain gauges)
  • Digital inputs
  • Digital outputs
  • PWM outputs
  • Fast counter and frequency measurement

 

 

Application areas

From construction machinery to agricultural vehicles or renewable energy - the µCAN-BOX modules are used in extreme conditions where reliable sensor and actuator technology is required. Typical applications are:

  • construction cranes
  • road construction machinery
  • off-road vehicles
  • heavy goods vehicles
  • tractors
  • combine harvesters
  • wind power plants
  • solar thermal power plants

Ideally suited for harsh environments - µCAN-BOX

Measurement technology icon: voltage
Measurement technolgoy icon: current
Measurement technology icon: temperature Pt100
Measurement technology icon: thermocouple
Measurement technology icon: strain gauge
Measurement technology icon: frequency
Ideal for harsh environments - µCAN-BOX
Haul truck equipped with µCAN-BOX
Picture of µCAN-BOX module in harsh environment, here: covered with dust and sand in a haul truck.

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