ERNI has extended the established bus-interface connector family with the ERbic MAX CAN switch.
The new backshell design MAX stands for a diecast metal housing, which is suitable for applications in rough environments and with strict EMC requirements, like welding control units and power stations.
The axial cable outlet on the ERbic MAX is positioned in mating direction. This achieves a narrow, space-saving, slimline form, as is required in applications where two fieldbus interfaces need to be on top of each other.
The print terminals with screw terminations allow for CAN-bus cables with sizes from 0.14mm2 (AWG 34) up to 1.0mm2 (AWG 18).
The ERbic MAX CAN switch includes an integrated switch that allows for flexible system design and easy system extension.
The external switch, which is recessed and therefore protected from accidental interruption, operates the termination resistor.
In a network extension, the appropriate active termination connector may easily be switched to a node connector without terminating the system.
Additionally, while trouble shooting the network, the appropriate node connector can be terminated and separated from adjacent network participants.
This allows the remaining system to continue operation without disruption.