CANopen profiles for laboratory automation
The profiles specify process data and configuration parameters. This makes the device in a CANopen network interoperable and even partly exchangeable. This simplifies system design.
CANopen is an internationally standardized communication system (EN 50325-4), which is used in many different application fields. The CANopen profiles for laboratory automation have been developed by marketleading companies and are designed especially for pipette automation systems, but are also suitable for other laboratory equipment. In such systems, IEC 61131-3 programmable devices are increasingly used, which are originally developed for industrial automation. The CiA 434 specification has been published CiA internally; excerpts are available for nonmembers.