Temposonics R-Series CAN position sensors provide a CAN interface according to ISO 11898. The transducers’ electronics convert the position measurements into the digital output values and transfer these data directly to the control unit via CAN. Bit-rates of up to 1 Mbit/s are possible. Sensor-integrated software supports the higher-layer protocols CANopen and CANbasic (appropriate) for a comprehensive customized configuration of the sensor network. For CANopen, the sensor implements the CANopen NMT (network management) server functionality. It also supports the CANopen device profile for encoders CiA 406 v. 3.1.
Depending on the output and sensor variant, the stroke length of R-Series CAN position sensors is up to 20 000 mm. The range for the operating temperature is from -40 °C to +75 °C. The transducers are available as rod-/profile-style version, with detached sensor electronics or flexible measuring rod.