CAN in Automation


Codes and Standards April 25, 2021

Profile specification series receives version update

CAN in Automation (CiA) association has released version 2.0.0 of the CiA 461 profile specification series, which comprises four parts specifying the CANopen interfaces of weighing devices.

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Automation April 3, 2021

Data link layer protocol examined

CAN in Automation (CiA) members have developed the CAN XL data link layer specification, which provides the functional and procedural means to transfer frames between nodes and to detect errors that occur in the physical layer.

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Industrial Networking August 29, 2020

CANopen encoder and inclinometer profiles

CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the CiA 406-J and CiA 410-J specifications, which describe the adaptation of the CANopen encoder and inclinometer profiles for J1939-based networks.

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I/O Systems, I/O Modules July 8, 2019

Specification for networks, IO-Link released

CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the CiA 463 series standardizing the gateway between CANopen responsible for CANopen FD networks and input/output (I/O)-Link.

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Automation March 11, 2019

Automation group re-elects leaders

CAN in Automation re-elected the three members of their board: Uwe Koppe, Christian Schlegel, and Holger Zeltwanger.

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Automation January 22, 2019

Automation standard seminar for newcomers and experts

CAN in Automation (CiA) is hosting a pair of seminars in March 2019 to explain CANopen benefits for beginners and experienced users.

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Industrial Networking January 8, 2019

Special interest group for internet protocol launched

CAN in Automation's (CiA) international users’ and manufacturers’ group has established the CAN XL Special Interest Group (SIG) for their next-generation protocol, which is designed for TCP/IP communication and radar sensors.

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Asset Management March 21, 2017

Automation group selects board of directors, celebrates 25th anniversary

Can in Automation (CiA) elected their board of directors at their annual general assembly and celebrated the group's 25th anniversary.

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Industrial Networking June 20, 2014

Robustness and reliability in CAN-based networks

When CAN-based networks were first used in industrial automation, the robustness and the reliability were key issues.

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PLM, Control Design June 3, 2014

Optimizing communications for embedded machine control systems

Opposite to factory automation, embedded machine control systems need to be optimized to design better products than those of competitors. This requires configuring the communication, in particular the scheduling and content of control and status messages. The process data object (PDO) protocol transmits, in real-time, control and status information as well as measured values.

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