Genge & Thoma AG introduced its series of joysticks for industrial and mobile applications with CANopen and SAE J1939 connectivity. The products address applications, including off-road vehicles and vehicle body applications.
The SK 60 joystick is a versatile product with several options with various haptic characteristics. The product is available in numerous configurations, with up to three axes depending on the handle. In the core of the joystick is a hall-effect sensor. In addition, the IP67-rated joystick comes optionally with a CAN Bus interface supporting the CANopen or SAE J1939 protocol stacks.
The SK197 joystick provides up to three axes based on potentiometer technology. The IP54-rated product also supports CANopen and SAE J1939. Therefore, it is suitable for remote control devices.
The SK212 multi-function joystick will operate under harsh environmental conditions. The IP65-rated product is appropriate for mobile hydraulics, agriculture, construction machines, and off-shore equipment. The joystick uses hall-effect sensors. Additional switches, thumbwheels, etc., can be applied. The product is available with CANopen and J1939 ports.
The Swiss company, established in 1958, exports about 90 percent of its joysticks. It has sales partners in many European countries, the U.S.A, Australia, China, Taiwan, and India. The company is a CiA member since 2017.
SAE J1939 Starter Kit And Network Simulator
The SAE J1939 starter kit allows you to monitor, simulate, and record any PGN as defined in the SAE J1939-71 Standard but also including diagnostic messages according to SAE J1939-73.
The starter kit was not designed to simulate specific diesel engines, but if you enter all PGNs that are being used, you can design and simulate any diesel engine.
I want to reiterate a point made in a previous post ("A Beginner's Guide to SAE J1939 Embedded Software Development"): When developing and testing your CAN Bus application, may it be Classical CAN, CAN FD, CANopen, SAE J1939, or NMEA 2000, you need to connect your device to a functional network. One solitary node connected to your [...]
The EC44 Agri control unit by Epec (Finnland) supports Isobus communication for agriculture applications. In addition, the device can upgrade existing systems to Isobus connectivity when used as a gateway. The Isobus-compliant device allows plug-and-play compatibility between tractors and other agricultural equipment (e.g., seeders or fertilizers) from different manufacturers and brands. Legacy implementations operated via customized human-machine interfaces (HMI), i.e., [...]
The CANexplorer 4 by Sontheim is a modular, efficient, intuitive field-bus analyzing software for CAN Bus. It represents years of experience working with complex machine and vehicle CAN Bus networks. The modular structure delivers all critical features for analyzing and logging CAN Bus network traffic, like classic text-based traces, graphs, bar-graphs, LEDs, filters, and triggers. Furthermore, the software [...]
Siko (Germany) introduced their wire-actuated Pure.Mobile encoder family that measures position, speed, and inclination using an integrated single-axis inclination sensor. The encoders' sensor data utilizes serial protocols, including CANopen, CANopen safety, and SAE J1939. Mobile machines must always function as precisely and efficiently as possible, whether lifting platforms, mobile cranes or self-concrete pumps. Sensors are suitable for detecting [...]
Kvaser introduced their DIN Rail SE410S-X10 Ethernet-to-CAN(FD) multi-channel interface with additional I/O support through add-on modules.Kvaser supplies advanced CAN Bus solutions to engineers designing and deploying systems in areas as wide-ranging as trucks and buses, petrol-driven and electric cars, industrial automation, avionics, construction equipment, building automation, domestic appliances, marine, medical, military, railway, telecoms, textiles and more.The [...]
The following is an excerpt from A Comprehensible Controller Area Network by Wilfried Voss. Even though highly influential in automobiles and small applications, the CAN Bus technology alone is not suitable for machine automation since its communication between devices is limited to only 8 bytes.Consequently, higher layer protocols such as CANopen for machine control, DeviceNet for factory [...]
DAB-Embedded introduced its USB2IO interface explorer, a device that connects USB to various I/O interfaces for prototyping and functionality tests of electronic devices with CAN, CAN FD, and CANopen interfaces.The product combines a protocol analyzer, data-logger, communication interface, an embedded functional test platform, and basic signal generator. The device targets electrical engineers, firmware developers, enthusiasts, and [...]
The latest release of the MCUXpresso software development kit (SDK) from NXP incorporates a free version of the EmSA's (Embedded Systems Academy) Micro CANopen FD library.The MCUXpresso IDE provides embedded development engineers an easy-to-use Eclipse-based development environment for NXP MCUs based on ARM Cortex-M cores, including its general-purpose crossover and Bluetooth-enabled MCUs. The MCUXpresso IDE comes [...]
For the longest time, the major misconception about Controller Area Network (CAN) was that it merely applies to automobiles. The truth is, CAN, since its introduction in 1986, proved to be a robust, versatile, and straightforward technology and, consequently, the CAN Bus technology found its way into all areas of applications where microprocessors need to [...]