Friday 2 August 2013

Lift control event..

The sixth CANopen Lift plug-fest was again hosted by CAN in Automation (CiA). It provided the opportunity for manufacturers of lift control systems and equipment to test the new functions introduced with current version 2.1 of the CANopen application profile for lift control systems (CiA 417).

CANopen devices from Lift Equip, SafeLine, Schaefer, and Ziehl-Abegg were connected to each of four different Lift controller systems from Böhnke + Partner, Intec, Sprinte, and Weber Lifttechnik to allow testing their implemented functions such as firmware download/update by means of boot-loader (load/store parameter sets), error counter, energy saving procedure known as device degradation and power measurement.

The lift controller manufacturers pointed out possible compatibility issues with their products. In order to increase the efficiency of the testing CANopen devices will be configured for bitrate 250 kbit/s prior to the testing at the next plug-fest on 3rd December 2013. In addition, stress tests regarding busloads and bus length will be performed.

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