CANopen-Lift is an open standard data protocol based upon the CANopen Industry-Standard protocol and was introduced to the elevator market in 2003 by Böhnke + Partner Gmbh. This plug-and-play protocol is the most videly used communications protocol among elevator parts and is commonly used among generic/third-party elevator parts supplies. Due to it's open standard, a vide range of products from many manufacturers are fully compatible with each other as they are talking on the same language. This is not possible for electronic parts from companies like Otis, Kone or Schindler as they manufacture their own parts that uses their own communications protocol, and there are harder to get spare parts or replacement tools for these. There are also a few parts suppliers that chooses their own protocols, making them incompatible with parts using CANopen-Lift protocol. Some electronics also works with multiple protocols as well.
Companies with CANopen-Lifts compatible products
- Böhnke + Partner Gmbh
- Ziehl-Abegg AG
- SafeLine Group/Hisselektronik AB
- Hans & Jos Kronenberg Gmbh
- Schaefer Gmbh
- Wittur Group