CiA® 434: CANopen profiles for laboratory automation systems

The CiA 434 set of device profiles specifies a master/slave-based communication between a laboratory automation master (LAM) and several laboratory automation slaves (LAS). Beside the general definitions (part 1), device profiles for dilutor, dispenser, and pump units (part 2) as well as for heating, cooling, and shaking units (part 3) are specified. The scalable LAS device modeling is applicable for small and simple applications as well as for very complex ones. Thus, the device manufacturer may provide the same electronic CANopen interface implementation for diverse laboratory equipment and simply adapt the required application functionality.

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