Diagnostic and service units - System description

  • Devices for on-site or remote diagnosis.
  • Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio modem for worldwide use.
  • Communication via the CAN interface.
  • Communication in real time or via the internet portal.
  • Data logging directly on the mobile vehicle.

Diagnosis and service
In times of globalisation the distances to customers keep increasing. The costs for the provision of services and reduction of downtime in case of malfunctions are becoming more and more important. Therefore, besides fast and low-cost on-site diagnostic tools, machine and plant builders more and more often use the more efficient remote diagnosis via GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio connection.

GSM radio gateway
The CANremote radio gateway transfers the data directly from the connected controller via the GSM mobile radio network. It is either transferred to the programming or diagnostic system of the machine manufacturer in real time or is buffered on a server. There it is available at all times via an internet portal.

Determine positions
CANremote GPS is a GPS receiver for mobile applications with CAN interface and GSM gateway. The position data can be processed directly in the control system and, for example, be transferred together with further machine data to the internet portal via the integrated radio gateway. There it is visualised on a card in the browser.

Data storage in real time
Instead of transmitting machine data online it can also be stored locally. The data memory and logger CANmem ensures fast and reliable storage of sporadic and cyclical data on a PCMCIA or SD memory card.

PC interface for programming, diagnosis and service
CANfox is an intelligent and robust interface for the connection of a CAN network to a PC. For additional monitoring and diagnostic tasks PC programs are available for the different devices.

More information

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Using GPS the position of mobile vehicles can be determined exactly.

Operational data is cyclically stored on a memory card via CANmem.