Various interfaces for Kuhner shakers
Working with shakers under the rules of e.g. ISO-9000 or GLP/GMP requires continuous monitoring of all influencing parameters such as temperature, humidity, shaker speed and CO2 concentration. For this reason all Kuhner machines are equipped with a CAN-bus (Controller Area Network). The CAN-bus is characterized by its reliability and flexibility.
NET-60 (for W and X shakers)
The NET-60 is a very flexible interface. It allows almost all conventional Bus-systems to be connected to the CAN-bus of a Kuhner shaker. Using the NET-60 technology it is possible to connect a large number of Kuhner W or X shakers with an OPC server system.
The NET-60 acts as a gateway to transfer subsets of data to your system.
Choose from many standardized systems such as:
|Modbus RTU||R232 / RS485|
The CAN-USB module connects the CAN-bus of the shaker with the USB interface (universal serial bus) of a PC. The power supply for the CAN-USB module is via the USB port of the PC.
USB-CAN module - Driver:
CAN-EthernetUsing a CAN-Ethernet gateway the shaking machine can be linked via the internet/Ethernet to your PC. A UDP/IP based block transfer protocol (BTP) is used for the communication. In this way the CAN-messages are sent to the Ethernet with minimal delay. The PC only requires a network connection to the Ethernet. Kuhner Insight software simultaneously manages up to 5 gateways (machines).
EMI-60 (External Machine-Interface)
The EMI module is plugged into a CAN connection and firmly attached. The EMI has several interfaces:
- Two analogue outputs with 0…5 volts (an option for the signal in mA is available)
- Two alarm relays
SSI = Shaker-Serial-Interface
SSI is a simple demo-program for the Shaker-X
interface to CAN-USB. SSI runs on any personal computer
with the operating systems: Microsoft-Windows 98/ NT / 2000 / ME / XP / Vista /
SSI contains a detailed description of the interface protocol and the full source code (VB.NET).
SSI - Program and Source code: SSI.zip (2 MB)