Products for Automotive

Rockwell Automation enhances FactoryTalk for automotive applications

  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation

Enhancements include two lean manufacturing solutions--Error Proofing and Andon--to help automotive industry manufacturers improve the accuracy and efficiency of production and assembly line processes. The Error Proofing solution is built using preconfigured modular templates within FactoryTalk; the Andon solution leverages FactoryTalk with the Logix Control Platform.

Ixxat announces CANopen interface for PCI express systems

  • Ixxat, Inc.

The iPC-I XC16/PCIe works in CAN applications, such as industrial control or automotive test stands. The interface supports PCI Express, has an on-board 16 bit microcontroller, and provides filtering, pre-processing, low latency, time triggered transmission or high precision time-stamping of CAN messages.

TURCK releases retractile Profibus-DP cordsets

  • TURCK Inc.

Retractile cordsets for PROFIBUS-DP networks may be extended up to four times their original retracted length. This makes the cordsets ideal for motion and robotics in automotive applications.

Objective Interface announces middleware that supports TI’s DaVinci processors

ORBexpress, based on the CORBA standard, allows embedded developers to use the performance benefits of TI’s DaVinci technology. ORBexpress enables code portability across both the TMS320C64x+ DSP and ARM cores of the DM644x devices, speeding development of a host of digital video processing applications—client-side video, security video surveillance, set-top boxes, video phones, and automotive vision systems.

NI announces third-party wireless modules for I/O

  • National Instruments Corporation

AVIAOK, Drivven and S.E.A. have developed custom wireless modules for the CompactRIO platform. Modules are suitable for automotive, aerospace and military in-vehicle applications; wireless communications; position monitoring for mobile applications; and direct connectivity to in-vehicle sensors for electronic control unit (ECU) design and rapid prototyping.

SEW-EURODRIVE introduces decentralized control for material handling applications

  • SEW - Eurodrive USA

MOVIFIT Field Integrated Technology combines the advantages of decentralized control with drive and communication technologies for automotive, food and beverage, logistics and other sophisticated material handling applications. Preconfigured control routines for both horizontal and vertical conveyor applications provide ready-to-use functions that simplify programming and start-up.

TURCK announces Armored Cordsets that eliminate need for conduit

  • TURCK Inc.

Armored M12 eurofast cordsets provide protection against abrasion, cuts, water, oil and impact, and are excellent for use in automotive, stamping plants and welding environments. The cordsets use rugged PVC-jacketed cable with interlocking aluminum armor that is ITC/PLTC (instrumentation tray cable) rated and meet Open Wiring specifications, allowing their use in place of conduit.

CSEM launches miniature vision sensor system

The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM)launched the ViSe miniature vision sensor system that enables broad-based monitoring and interpretation of visual data in real time, in any light conditions. It allows OEMs to develop application-specific image analysis and response systems aimed at automotive, security, building and home automation, and industrial markets.

Agilent Technologies announces Data Logger Software that requires no programming

  • Agilent Technologies

With BenchLink Data Logger software, engineers can quickly connect to an instrument, identify measurements, and collect and display data in real time. They can also acquire data for design verification and simple automated tests in electronics, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, communications and computer industries while gaining high-performance data logging that does not require hours of programming.

National Instruments Adds Low-Speed CAN Connectivity for Automotive Applications

  • National Instruments Corporation

The NI 9852 module for the CompactRIO platform provides direct connectivity to low-speed/fault-tolerant CAN networks. Commonly used for body electronics in the automotive industry, low-speed/fault-tolerant CAN networks communicate through two wires. CAN networks have short cable distances and slower communication speeds, making it possible to transmit data asymmetrically over just one bus line instead of two.