A Controller Area Network (CAN) module has been added to HARTING’s range of Han-Modular ID smart connectors. CAN is a bus system for automation and control which features a number of advantages such as high functional reliability and the ability to operate in harsh conditions.

The module is said to allow machine level components to be identified with little effort and integrated into a production network. The revision status of a drive and its operating parameters can be stored to ensure reliable identification.

The CAN ID module is suitable for industrial applications and supports the standardised DS301 communication profile, which governs how devices exchange data in CAN systems. In addition to features such as status and diagnostic displays and automatic baud rate, an object directory ensures that customers will find sufficient space for their data.

Additional features:

  • 24V power supply
  • Temperatures ranging from -40 to 70°C
  • 10MB usable flash memory
  • Programming via the CANopen communication protocol
  • CE, UL508, EN 60950 and CiA approvals and standards