Enabling easier remote machine access

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The Electronic Motion & Controls Division (EMC) of Parker Hannifin is releasing IQAN-G12, a CAN gateway module that uses Bluetooth wireless technology for IQAN system diagnostics on-site or remotely. The new IQAN-G12 offers a faster download speed, increased connectivity range and greater security than the predecessor module it replaces, the IQAN-G11, making it easier, quicker and more cost-effective than ever to access machines in the field.

Parker’s IQAN-G12 gateway enables accessible communication with the IQAN master modules in the control systems of material handling, construction and specialty vehicles. The benefits of the IQAN-G12 include faster diagnostics and troubleshooting, as well as increased security. In comparison with the predecessor model, the new IQAN-G12 offers more than four times faster download speed, an increased connectivity range of up to 30 metres and enhanced security by supporting pairing between the G12 gateway and the Bluetooth device to which it connects. The IQAN-G12 is prepared for CAN FD (CAN Flexible Data-Rate) communication, enabling further speed increase in the future.

The IQAN-G12 transmits diagnostic data from the IQAN system to a user’s smartphone or a tablet using the IQANgo user-friendly service app, or to a PC running IQANrun service and maintenance software. This gives access to the machine diagnostics both on-site and remotely.

Fast diagnostics and data transfer makes real-time measurement, parameter adjustment and the updating of applications quick and easy. Indeed, the IQAN system offers exceptional added value as access to the machine is possible wherever there is mobile phone coverage. Service technicians are therefore better prepared and can resolve issues faster, saving time and delivering enhanced service to end users.

The design of the compact and lightweight module promotes simple mounting in a vehicle interior or on an exterior panel. Furthermore, the rugged design of the IQAN-G12 is ideal for harsh environments, with a weatherproof construction suited to outdoor use. Able to function in operating temperatures from -30 to +70°C, an IP6K9K-rated moulded plastic enclosure ensures protection against the ingress of water and dust.

Parker’s IQAN-G12 is backwards-compatible with its IQAN-G11 predecessor, featuring the same pin configuration and form factor. IQANdesign 6.08 software version and the latest IQANgo app are necessary to access new IQAN-G12 functionality.