CANopen in Industrial Vehicles
Industrial vehicles cover a broad range of different applications including fork-lifts, agriculture and forestry machines, as well as road construction machines and truck-based cranes, garbage trucks and even truck-based aircraft washing robots. All of these vehicle applications are characterized by low-volume to mid-volume production. There is also a high variety in different versions. That is the reason why in these applications embedded networks should be standardized. In addition, the vehicle manufacturers like to use off-the-shelf products, even if they are manufactured for other market fields, in order to get better prices.