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.
CANopen enables system integrators to work with a high level of customization and optimization 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.