CANopen SIG item detection

Recently, CiA has established the CANopen SIG item detection. This group develops a generic CANopen device profile for detecting, measuring, and evaluating any kind of object.

This includes cameras with preprocessing and other high-tech sensor devices. The group’s chair is still vacant. In the first meetings, the SIG members agreed on a generic approach. This means the CANopen profile for item detection is not limited to a certain sensor technology. Besides process data, this profile will specify in particular the configuration and parameterization of CANopen devices. Interested parties may contact CiA office for further information (