Measurements via Canopen

Measurements via CANopen

(Werdohl, Januar 2011)

CANopen network with 16 sensors
Sturdy, mobile and digital

Pressure, temperature, volume flow, frequencies and speeds in hydraulic installations are tested using equipment from the Stauff Diagtronics product range. The new flagship of the Diagtronics PPC line is called PPC Pad, and succeeds the tried-and-tested PPC-12. Similar to its predecessor, up to six analogue sensors can be connected to this innovative product. The equipment is not only robust and portable, it also functions with the latest digital field bus technology.

“Thanks to an integrated CANopen bus system, several digital sensors can be connected even with cables of 25 metres and more,” says sales engineer Thorsten Kinkel. The system enables two networks to be set up, each with a maximum of eight sensors. Test results are displayed on a large-format (115 x 86 mm) LCD screen in all the standard presentation modes including manometer readings. “This new display is an enormous help to the user, allowing various processes to be analysed in one piece of equipment,” explains Mr. Kinkel. “Up to now, the user only got endless columns of figures and needed a PC to achieve a more accurate interpretation.

To facilitate further analysis, the PPC Pad can be integrated in a network by means of a USB 2.0 or Ethernet interface. This mobile device weighs just 1.5 kg and comes in a thick, impact-resistant sheath made of ergonomically designed plastic (TPE) to protect it from rough industrial conditions. Stauff supply this equipment in a trolley case that contains all the components needed for measuring as well as providing enough space for extras, such as sensors.

Sounds interesting? This new product will be on display on the Stauff stand (Hall 21, Stand D21) at the Hanover Industrial Fair (4 – 8 April 2011).

Hanover Industrial Fair 2011
4 - 8 April 2011
Hall 21, Stand D 21

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Digital mobilisation: Using the PPC Pad allows the user to set up two CANopen networks, each with up to eight sensors, for measuring and analysing the parameters in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

(Werksbild der Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2011)

Background information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, this is one of the leading organisations in a growing branch of industry.

Meanwhile, almost 1100 employees all over the world (12/2010) generate an annual turnover of around EUR 160 million (12/2010). Distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Poland, Korea, Russia and Ireland. In addition to the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.