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Offline FluidPowerTom

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Controller with no I/O
« on: April 06, 2023, 08:25:24 PM »
I've been asked by a larger customer of ours if there's a small controller with little or zero I/O that has two independent CAN bus ports.  They need the two CAN ports, but all of their I/O are CAN devices.  Is anything in the works that is smaller than a MC024 and has two CAN buses?
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Re: Controller with no I/O
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2023, 11:43:20 AM »
Hello,

I hope you don't mind that I moved it to the "Controllers" topic instead.

A small controller with minimum I/O and two CAN bus ports.
The only one that I can think of and fits that description is the DM430 with dual CAN.  But I guess there's the small question about cost as well.
Have I forgot something? Maybe someone else knows?

Sorry that I didn't have a better answer.
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Tor
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Re: Controller with no I/O
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2023, 05:13:08 PM »
Indeed the DM430 actually costs more than the smallest controller with 2 CAN ports (MC024).  As you might imagine the cost is really the driving factor, and it seems like I/O - especially outputs - are generally a driving force behind price.
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Re: Controller with no I/O
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2023, 01:28:40 AM »
Tom out of curiosity what exact model/number MC024 has 2 CAN ports? I thought it only had 1 port.
I know the MC050 has 2 ports.

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Re: Controller with no I/O
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2023, 08:24:42 AM »
That would be the MC024-130 (11144803) or MC024-132 (11144804)