The THOR platform is an Embedded Linux® (Yocto) based system running on a modern micro-controller solution. The system provides a modern, graphical touch-based user interface, making Thor easy to operate and comprehensive to use. The application features an object-orientated architecture in order to make it easy to adapt the code to all the different doors, drives and encoder systems.
Using Thor in combination with the CANopen-compatible configuration software Toolbox, you easily access the system’s bus network. The Toolbox is a Windows-compatible application that provides access to the CANopen bus, giving the technician an easy way to view and record bus messages in clear readable text form. The Toolbox contains a 'node list' making it easy to check if all bus components are communicating, and provides a graphical way of editing inputs and outputs of active bus components. The Toolbox can 'scan' a CANopen network by using EDS-files from a store and then save the result as a 'snapshot' into a XML file, that can later be loaded again. This makes it possible to hand over a full lift configuration to the office and back. The Toolbox stores the text resources of the user interface of the lift application in all the different languages, and has a debug console included as well.
- Compatible starting with Windows® 7 and suitable for Windows® 10
- View and record bus messages in clear readable text form
- Easily check if all bus components are communicating with a ’node list’
- Edit inputs and outputs of active bus components in a clear graphical way
- Save and restore networks via modern XML-based file format.
- Store Electronic Data Sheet files in one place.
- Simple testing of I/O functions by using a virtual switch-board
- Store text resources of the user interface in all the different languages
- Debug console
The Toolbox software will be released as an open source project, accessible for all Next group members during the spring of 2017.