Since the introduction of ISOBUS, manufacturer-independent communication between agricultural equipment, such as between the implement and the tractor, has no longer been a problem. ISOBUS-based products comply with the ISO 11783 standard. This standard defines 14 different areas such as uniform plugs, cables, subscribers as well as data formats and interfaces. To increase transparency for the user, the AEF (Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation) has defined functionalities that also form the basis for the certification of ISOBUS products.
But how do manufacturers implement existing systems ISOBUS-compatible without incurring high new development costs? b-plus GmbH is a member of the international organization AEF and develops various ISOBUS solutions such as the AEF certified b-ISOBUS CAN Gateway. This gateway consists of the software solution b-ISOBUS-Stack, which enables a standardized, hardware-independent communication between implement and tractor via ISOBUS, and the b-CANCubeMini - a controller for mobile machines, which provides two CAN interfaces. The combination of these two b-plus standard products offers every implement manufacturer a cost-effective solution for retrofitting an ISOBUS-compatible product. Further solutions which contribute to the ISOBUS network analysis or can be used as IO Gateway complete the ISOBUS portfolio of the b-plus.
Read the published technical article about ISOBUS – CAN-based fieldbus standard in agricultural engineering, that was published in O+P Fluidtechnik 11-12/2021 (German language).
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