Bronkhorst High-Tech announces the availability of a CANopen fieldbus
interface on their flow meters and controllers for gases and liquids, as well
as their digital pressure controllers.
The CANopen interface enables system integrators to work with a high
level of customisation and optimisation in any given application to achieve
best possible communication performance. The fieldbus allows for cyclic
communication at 1 Mbit/s with up to 127 nodes in a network segment. Like
DeviceNet, the CANopen protocol is based on CAN. For the user, this means that
the basic communication features and bus connections are very similar.
Bronkhorst has many years of experience with fieldbus communication.
With their ‘multi-bus’ concept, the company offers their customers an extensive
choice of seven fieldbus interface options. The wide range of digital metering
and control devices is applied in many different markets, such as the food and
beverage, and chemical industries, gas and fluid analysis equipment, glass and
tool coating processes, testing fuel cells for the automotive industry and in
machinery used to produce electronic chips, LED lights and solar cells.