Two Smart Han® modules for insertion in Han-Modular® connectors – the ID Module and CAN ID Module – have memory capability for self-identification inside Han®and storing the revision status of drives and their parameters and other technical information. This helps ensure reliable operations, minimized downtime during setup or maintenance, and can even form part of a predictive maintenance program.
In the case of modular machinery with pluggable drives, the ID Module communicates with the control system and can help it recognize reconnection errors before they damage the machinery. The CAN ID Module on a CAN Bus system enables the current configuration of the isochronous drives to be tested and the parameters transmitted to all other drives and the controller.
The machine may only start if the drive is correctly configured. During servicing, drive configuration stored in the CAN ID module is available at the connector periphery, so individual machine elements can be swapped out or repaired faster, since work on a subsystem does not entail starting the entire machine.