Chinese seminar tour

CiA and some of its members organized a seminar tour through China. The first three stops in Tianjin, Hefei, and Hangzhou were visited by about 95, 113, respectively 60 Chinese engineers.

Besides CiA, Etas, Dunkermotoren, Hongke, Kvaser, and ZLG provided CAN technology update information. This included CANopen and CAN FD presentations. CiA and some members (Hongke, Posital, and ZLG) visited CSR Times (rail vehicle research center) in Zhuzhou and Sany as well as Zoomlion (both construction machines manufacturers) in Changsha. About 40 engineers attended each of these three events. The presentations covered an introduction to CANopen and CAN FD as well as application-specific information. “The more members participate, the more successful such seminars are,” stated Holger Zeltwanger, CiA Managing Director. CiA is planning another seminar tour in China for autumn. Additional member partners are welcome. For details please contact Meng Xie (xie(at) She is responsible for all Asian marketing activities. “The next seminar tour may also include a CAN FD Tech Day with more detailed presentations on the new data link layer,” said Meng Xie.