Start of the µCAN-BOX series –

First development project formed the basis of MicroControl’s success

Shortly after MicroControl was founded, the young team faced a challenge and set new limits. The first customer, a manufacturer of temperature sensors, wanted to bring their own temperature control system to the market – decentralized using a fieldbus. Measurement values of Pt100 elements were to be acquired.

And the MicroControl engineers set the course for their success at that time: their ambition was to be better and set the framework: the module system should have a robust structure, protect the integrated electronics reliably and have a wide temperature range.

BOX module working in dirty environment

After a few weeks or trial and error the prototype of the BOX series was born. “At that time we already laid the foundation for our technology”, says Frank Wielpütz who is one of the MicroControl CEOs and responsible for their sales division. True to the motto “modify and use existing solutions” a common IP66 aluminium die-cast casing was used to protect chip, A/D converters, electronics and connector from external impact. “To be able to provide high quality solutions, we looked for a reliable circuit board assembler who worked with the new SMD technology and we have been cooperating successfully until today.”

The outside of the BOX module has not changed, but the interior has been further developed: Now in its 3rd generation, the 1-8 channel module is equipped with all common analogue inputs and outputs, works reliably in ambient temperatures of -40…+85°C and uses supply voltages of 9…36 VDC.

Due to their rugged design, the modules can be installed directly at the signal source – even in harsh environments.


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MicroControl BOX module open casing

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