Connectivity Guide

Find the optimal solution for your control environment with us

Overview

We offer you various options for integrating our devices. Where other manufacturers offer RS232 interfaces with their own serial protocols for connection, we provide you with modern interfaces such as USB or CAN, the standardized open communication protocol, CANopen, and extensive, convenient programming libraries.

Using the CAN interface, CANopen capable applications and controllers can access all device parameters. The use of the CAN bus and standardized CANopen device profiles guarantee that the system can be expanded. The Connectivity Guide supports you in your search for information regarding the integration/connection of our devices to your control solution.

PC

Windows PC

I use a Windows PC with Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10.

Manual

LabVIEW on Windows PC

I would like to integrate my CETONI devices in LabVIEW. My LabVIEW software is installed on a Windows PC.

Manual

Linux PC

I use Linux on an x86 PC and would like to control my CETONI devices with a Linux application.

Manual

PLC

Connect and control CETONI devices with a PLC

BECKHOFF / WAGO

I use a Beckhoff or WAGO PLC with a CAN bus interface.

Manual

SIEMENS S7

I would like to connect the Nemesys syringe pumps to my Siemens SIMATIC S7 controller.

Manual

Another manufacturer’s PLC

We use a PLC from another manufacturer. Our PLC has a CAN or RS232 interface.

Manual

Embedded/microcontroller control

Use your own control solution with RS232 interface

Embedded controller

We use our own control solution to control CETONI devices. Our controller has CAN or RS232 interfaces.

Manual

Feature Matrix

The following matrix gives you a quick overview of which features of our devices are available to you with the various integration options:

CETONI Elements CETONI SDK/Python/LabVIEW RS232 C-Library CAN/RS232 interface
Volume dosing manual
Generating a constant flow manual
Continuous flow (cross flow)
Continuous flow (pressure-controlled switching) planned
Pressure regulated flow
Initialization (reference run – except Nemesys S/M) manual
Valve switching manual
Automatic valve
External pressure sensor on the Nemesys I/O manual manual
Valves/pressure sensors on the CETONI I/O module manual manual (not documented) manual (not documented)
Syringe configuration
SI units
Read/write Nemesys I/O manual manual
Run script programs
Lowest flow rates manual (not documented) manual (not documented)
Support for:
Nemesys pumps
Temperature control modules
Valve modules manual (not documented) manual (not documented)
I/O module manual (not documented) manual (not documented)
spectrometer
camera
Positioning systems manual (not documented)
Available for: CETONI Elements CETONI SDK/Python LabVIEW RS232 C-Library CAN/RS232 interface
Windows
Linux x86 (PC)
Linux ARM (Raspberry PI)
Microcontroller
PLC
Legend
manual – the customer can implement this feature himself with reasonable effort. Details on the implementation are described in the Nemesys firmware specification.
manual (not documented) – The implementation of this feature by the customer is theoretically possible with reasonable effort, but not yet documented by CETONI.
planned – There are plans to deliver this feature with a future software version.
on request – Implementation is not planned, but CETONI can carry this out upon request (e.g. as part of an order development).

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