J1939 Engine Monitoring

Monico J1939 Gateway

J1939 Gateway

Pre-configured and simple to modify product that converts any standard or proprietary PGN into about 80 protocols over four usable ports, including both Serial and Ethernet.

Monico J1939 Gateway for J1939 Engine Monitoring

S.A.E. 1939 is a standardized protocol that operates on CAN bus networks. It is used extensively by industrial engines because it is capable of high-speed communication and is very fault tolerant. The J1939 Gateway™ is the first J1939 protocol converter to be both pre-configured and simple to modify.

Most J1939 protocol converters on the market fall into two distinct categories. One category of converters is very easy to use; pre-configured, but with very limited in functionality. The second is capable of converting any standard PGN, but is very difficult to program because you must have detailed knowledge of the protocol specifications.

The Monico J1939 Gateway™ is the best of both worlds. It can convert any standard or proprietary PGN into about 80 protocols over four usable ports including both Serial and Ethernet. With pre-configured versions for Modbus, BACnet, Allen Bradley SLC, Allen Bradley ControlLogix, GE Fanuc, and Siemens PLC's, you can find a version to meet your needs.

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J1939 Protocol Converter

The features of the J1939 Gateway™ make it an incredibly flexible, adaptable product as well as being simple and easy to use. Each Gateway is pre-configured for the data mapping of common data parameters, and set up is plug and play for any qualified technician with basic computer skills. They support multiple engine ECMs and are capable of direct communications with Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc, and Siemens PLC without intermediate devices.

Available Standard Versions

  • Modbus
  • Allen Bradley
  • Siemens
  • GE
  • BACnet
  • SNMP

J1939 Protocol Converter and CAN bus Protocol Converter

As Monico’s work in the industrial marketplace has become more in-depth, we have become proficient with SAE J1939 and our Gateway acts as both a J1939 protocol converter and CAN bus protocol converter. The Controller Area Network (CAN) was originally developed for the automotive industry, but is now used across many markets and is heavily used in industrial automation. SAE J1939, also originally developed for the automotive industry, is a communication standard focusing on the Proprietary Group Number (PGN) and is communicated over CAN or CAN bus. The S.A.E in SAE J1939 refers to the Society of Automotive Engineers, the organization that created the protocol. Both S.A.E. J1939 and CAN bus are standard in all industrial engines and gensets outside of Caterpillar®.

J1939 Gateway Engine Compatibility

The J1939 Card used in Monico Gateways has the CAN bus network built into it along with the ability to communicate over the J1939 protocol. This makes it compatible to pull information from any equipment using this protocol. However, for the communicated data to be usable, it also needs to be converted into the protocol you are using in your overall monitoring system. This is where our Gateway becomes invaluable; it pulls the J1939 data in through its built-in J1939 card, translates that data and outputs it in the protocol you need for communication throughout your system.

Compatible Engines and Controls:

  • Caterpillar® EMCP3 and 4 Series Gensets
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Perkins 1300 EDI
  • Cummins
  • John Deere
  • Deutz-EMR

The Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standards Collection can be found here and includes more information on the SAE J1939 standard protocol.