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CAN bus for new Ocmis irrigators

by Giacomo Di Paola
January - February 2017 | Back

The I Can Irrigation Controller is the name of a new range of linear machines for irrigation pivots coming up for presentation at the  Sima in Paris by Ocmis, a manufacturer headquartered in Modena which specializes in the design and production of irrigation machinery and equipment with new generation technologies. The I Can controller was developed to ensure optimum performance in the field while reducing operating costs and water consumption. The Modena company’s avant-garde controller equipment is based on CAN bus (Controller Area Network) a vehicle bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer, used by Ocmis to control and manage the advance of the machine and the irrigation itself. Ocmis explained that the system operates with four electronic control units equipped with a sensitive keypad and CAN bus technology connection to the various various spans of the application. The encoder then enables regulation of the angle of work. Ocmis said this solution made it possible to optimize and rationalize the architecture of the construction of their I Can Irrigation Controller for the management of various operation functions with a single CAN bus cable. The Ocmis design led to a number of benefits of lower costs and less maintenance due to the single cable installation rather than multiple electrical cables as well as a guarantee of greater efficiency and precision. Another of the strong points in company’s new line is the the option to manage operations off a control panel or remotely with a tablet


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