CANopen is an open communication standard which is also employed for different lift components. The uniform application profile allows, for example, the combination of appropriate controller systems with fixtures and their components as well as with further components of the lift.
In comparison to conventional wiring, with CANopen only a few lines are needed. Further positive aspects are the individual configuration, the easy upgrading of the system as well as the simple diagnostics and troubleshooting in case of failure. In every fixture, the so called nodes serve as interface between the components and the terminal box respectively controller.
Configuration and error diagnostics on all components included in the CANopen system is done by using the software CANwizard® and the additional Active X control element from SCHAEFER.
The configuration data are saved on an exchangeable memory chip (EEPROM). Thus, the module is exchangeable without configuration tool.
Emergency light, emergency call devices and communication systems are excluded from integration into CANopen. Connection of respective components is done via separate conventional wiring.