CAN Automotion provide services and products for the implementation of distributed, intelligent systems in automotive and industrial automation. Our specialization in CAN-bus provides you with a product range that supplies Windows-based starter kits and a comprehensive text to freely programmable controllers for vehicles and machines. We are providers of system solutions for many different fields of application.
With one of the most comprehensive ranges of hardware and software products for data communication in the industry, engineered and manufactured in Germany, we have earned a worldwide reputation for performance, high quality, product longevity, in-stock delivery, impeccable customer service and technical support.
Design and development of innovative and high-performing solutions are a special capability for which Can Automotion typically supplements its customer’s objectives through all phases of their product life cycle including development of service tools.
We work as system integrators with STW Controllers, Wachendorff Operator Interfaces and SureGrip Controls Joystick bringing together complete systems for mobile machinery, which includes control systems design, wiring, prototyping, programming, testing, debugging and tuning.
GEMAC is our partner for CAN Bus Tester, CAN Observer- tools that will assist machine builders and operators of mobile and industrial plant and machinery 24×7. We also supply Inclination sensors and ASICS from GEMAC.
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Comprehensive CAN Bus solution from CAN Automotion
10th oct 2018:
We note that Industrial EtherNet has overtaken CAN Bus as installed nodes and devices with Industrial EtherNet overtakes the field busses by a slight margin. However it’s comforting to know that local solutions and competence is available for CAN based products, technologies, and protocols right here in Australia from CAN Automotion:
- IXXAT (HMS) for CAN Interfaces and tools (for Industrial applications)
- Kvaser for CAN tools, protocol stacks, CAN knowledge and expertise and Interfaces (mainly for Mobile and some industrial applications) including data logging
- GEMAC for Field bus diagnostics using CAN touch, CAN Bus Tester, and many more
- STW for pressure and temperature sensors/transmitters using CAN/CANopen/J1939
- GEMAC for Inclination sensors with CAN/CANopen and J1939
- Wachendorff Automation for Incremental and Absolute encoders with CANopen/J1939/ProfiNet/EtherCAT/SSI and draw wire sensors
- Operator Interfaces from STW (InterACT-VSX range of displays with CAN bus and a number of other services)
- Operator interfaces from Topcon (Opus A3,A6, A8)
- CAN Tools (Hardware and Software from TKE)
- Joystick controllers with J1939 from SureGrip Controls
- Joystick controllers with J1939 and CANopen from Genge Thoma.
- Telematics from STW (using TC3G, TC1)
- Embedded IoT solutions from Janz Tec.
- CAN IO devices from Micro Control GmbH
- CAN protocol stacks in CANopen and J1939 from Micro Control GmbH.
- Gyroscopic sensors with CANopen from STW
- IoT Solutions from Beck IPC: Com-Tom
And of course complete solutions and system integration from CAN Automotion Pty Ltd Melbourne.
Industrial EtherNet is now bigger then Field busses
10th Oct 2018:
Industrial Ethernet has overtaken traditional fieldbuses in terms of new installed nodes in factory automation. This is the main finding in HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market. read more
IXXAT FRC EP 170 makes a mark in Australian automotive development
31st Aug 2018
An on line enquiry stated that the client was looking for a device to work with a number of CAN Bus and CAN FD networks. So we started thinking of CAN Bridge NT 420 which has 4 x CAN channels (2 x switchable to CAN Fd) and use the eminently user friendly configuration tools to filter, store, forward and manage messages across all segments. The requirements became more intricate with the need to receive CAN FD messages and completely recast multiple messages into one or more CAN bus segments and vice versa. This became a Bus communication analysis application which suited IXXAT embedded platform FRC EP 170 with 6 x HS CAN, 1 x LS CAN and max 2 CAN Fd, 1 x FlexRay, and a lot more, with multiple use cases:
- Test bench
- Functional simulation
- Bus communication Analysis
- Development platforms
So after a couple of Webex conference calls with IXXAT Automotive experts and a detailed discussion of the use case, our Australian customer has gone for the FRC EP 170 as their platform, where they can do a lot more than they started off with.
At CAN Automotion, we have the products, knowledge and skills to solve your problems.
CAN Automotion adds Kvaser, a World Leader in CAN development to our Australian product range.
31st Aug 2018
We have a team of engineers who take pride in working with customer’s problems and provide a workable and viable solution with off the shelf or easily customised products and support our solution. We have been working with IXXAT since 2004, but as CAN bus adoption and penetration in every industrial sector increases, there are always gaps in product lines. Kvaser supplies advanced CAN solutions to engineers designing and deploying systems in areas as wide ranging as trucks and buses, petrol-driven and electric cars, industrial automation, avionics, construction equipment, building automation, domestic appliances, marine, medical, military, railway, telecoms, textiles and more. For us every brand name is important and complements the other and the main focus is to provide our customers a complete one stop solution option at least with CAN/CAN FD applications. We are proud to welcome Kvaser to our team and will endeavour to provide local stock and support to existing and new customers. Read more
STW helps with Digitisation for Industrie 4.0 on Mobile Machines
16th Aug 2018
Here’s a short video in German on how STW Kaufbeuren helps with Digitisation of machine data in order to integrate mobile machines in Industrie 4.0 .
Latest Release of T01, Only Configurable CAN J1939 Temperature Sensor for Off-Highway, Now Available
9th July 2018:
STW announces the release of the latest version of their J1939 T01 Configurator tool. T01 is the only configurable CAN j1939 temperature sensor for the mobile off highway market.
STW, a premier provider for mobile automation, connectivity and electrification solutions announces the release of the latest version of their J1939 T01 Configurator tool. The T01 is the only configurable CAN j1939 temperature sensor for the mobile off highway market. With the new configurator tool, customers will be able to easily configure sensor parameters such as source address, transmission rate and data scaling. The tool was created with the idea of providing a user-friendly resource for customers and for system integrators so they can quickly reconfigure sensors. The CANOpen version of the T01 sensor only requires the EDS file and the already available COEdit tool provided by STW. This tool reflects the new focus that STW has on product usability. The company has created additional tools in telematics and controllers as well. Read more
2 axis Joystick controller with Kermit Handle (3 switches) suitable for Outdoor use from Genge Thoma
8th July 2018
Genge Thoma a leader in Hall effect Joystick controllers for mobile and industrial applications has released an IP65 rated Joystick which can be used outdoor as well. This Joystick has CANopen output and comes with a Kermit handle with 3 momentary switches.
Most compact EtherCAT (absolute) encoder from Wachendorff Automation
4th July 2018
CAN Automotion is pleased to announce the availability of the World’s most compact absolute encoder with EtherCAT interface made by Wachendorff. Features:WDGA 58F EtherCAT (cov)
Absolute shaft encoder, magnetic,
EtherCAT WDGA 58F
The most compact EtherCAT encoder worldwide!
Bus cover: connection 3x M12 connector
Housing: Ø 58 mm
Shaft: Ø 6 mm, Ø 8 mm, Ø 10 mm, Ø 3/8″;
Device Profile: CiA DS-406 V4.0.2, Class 3
Suregrip Controls adds new side enclosure options to add functionality to L handle
19th June 2018
SureGrip Controls (now in the Bailey Hydraulics group) has added a new side enclosure option which allows our clients to choose from a variety of add on functions in L handle grip. This side enclosure pod can be configured with 1-2 switches, 1 rocker or slider module and can be added to the Left or Right handed operation. For more information visit
Genge Thoma 3 axis Joystick
19th June 2018
Genge Thoma is a Swiss Joystick controller manufacturer who has a continued history of producing proportional analog Human machine Interface devices like Joysticks in various configurations. GT’s 315 series is a 3 axis redundant output Hall effect Joystick with twist handle. As machines get more complex, safety and redundant sensor output in analog, CAN (CANopen and J1939) become an integral part of the control architecture. Shown below is the twist type mini lever Joystick for ergonomic palm operation with 3 axis X,Y and Z with redundant outputs. For more information visit