CAN Automotion has released the Gemac Can-Bus Tester 2, a universal measuring instrument for the commissioning, analysis, monitoring, troubleshooting and service of CAN bus networks.
Typical problems which occur during the operation of CAN bus networks (such as node failures, faults in the communication or complete standstill of the machine) often have their origins in the physical bus characteristics.
The monitor provides an overview of the signal conditions on the bus. This helps the user locate and rectify frequently occurring error causes without unnecessary delays.
It is intended to help machine designers ensure correct bus cabling and verify transmission properties when commissioning machines. In addition, it can
perform comparing measurements directly on the running machine.
Its applications include the service/maintenance of CAN bus networks; troubleshooting and analysis of the bus characteristics; development of CAN modules; and end of line testing in production.