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.
News & Events
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
Kvaser Memorator for Data logging and off line diagnostics hard to beat
18th June 2018
Kvaser Memorator is a family of data loggers with a wide variety of specifications and features. All of them are designed for data logging. Standalone mode logs data to an SD card; interface mode provides a real-time connection between the CAN network and a PC, via USB.
In the V2 series which is current it is available in a few different models:
- Kvaser Memorator 2 xHS V2
- Kvaser Memorator Pro 2x HS V2
- Kvaser Memorator Pro 5 xHS V2
For a quick start up video guide please visit:
To buy contact: CAN Automotion
IXXAT CAN@Net is now replaced by CAN@Net NT200 and CAN@Net NT 420
18th June 2018
CAN@Net II/generic and CAN@net II/VCI has been a long time stable mates of IXXAT’s CAN to EtherNet communication interfaces/gateways. Now they have been superceded by a more featured CAN@Net NT200 /420 The CAN@net NT is offered in two variants, as CAN@net NT 200 with two classic CAN channels and as CAN@net NT 420 with four CAN channels, of which two channels can be switched between CAN and CAN FD. Both devices offer three operation modes and can be used as a PC interface as bridge and gateway. For more information
The old vs the new
IXXAT CANBridge is now replaced by CANBridge NT 200 and CANBridge NT 420
18th June 2018
IXXAT CANBridge allows the coupling of two CAN networks, including networks with different bit rates. The bridge/router came with a powerful 16-bit microcontroller that can process bursts at higher data rates without message loss. LEDs signal the current status of the coupled networks. CANBridge has been used in a number of projects to solve CAN topology issues. For customers who need the old version only please contact CAN Automotion,, as we have a few in stock for customers who cannot change to the newer designs.
Now CANBridge is replaced by 2 x new products: CANBridge NT200 and CANBridge NT420. For more details read further
Kvaser provides new Updated CAN protocol tutorial
16th June 2018
Guaranteed to add to your existing knowledge or provide greater understanding of CAN protocol, Kvaser has released a multi part video tutorial. Please register and go through the entire course to benefit from this.
IXXAT’s new website for All you need 4 CAN- aptly named all4can
15th June 2018
For CAN Bus and CAN FD enthusiast IXXAT not wanting to fall behind has a dedicated website:
Just type www.all4can.com
It will take you to the full range IXXAT’s CAN offering with all its hardware, software, analysis and diagnostic tools. A veritable mine of information, if you are interested in CAN Bus you need to visit this site. Read more
HMS/Ixxat discontinues its own protocol stack developments in CAN as EMTAS and IXXAT announce strategic cooperation on software and hardware
15th June 2018
HMS/IXXAT announces discontinuation of its own protocol stack developments in CANopen/J1939 and DeviceNet as they move on to a strategic partnership with emTAS over software and hardware. For customers looking for protocol stacks in CANopen, J1939, EtherCAT and ProfiNet and CAN FD, CAN Automotion offers an excellent alternative Read more:
New Wachendorff Measuring and Draw wire system
13th June 2018
Wachendorff Automation has updated its range of Draw wire sensors and Measurement systems.
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Kvaser adds an on line Bit Timing calculator – for CANbus developers and enthusiasts
8th June 2018
CAN Bus timing calculation is pretty straightforward. All devices have this set up automatically when you choose the CiA standard baud rates. If you however need bit timing calculations for non standard baud rates here is a simple calculator for your reference.