is the open real-time Ethernet network originally developed by Beckhoff. EtherCAT sets new standards for real-time performance
and topology flexibility.
Why use EtherCAT?
EtherCAT Technology Group
The ETG is a global organization in which OEM, End Users and Technology Providers join forces to support and promote the further technology development.
Who we are
Nov 2020 | The latest membership milestone in the growth of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) shows that EtherCAT technology is successfully defying the current global crisis: The American sensor manufacturer Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC recently became member number 6,000 of the world's largest fieldbus user organization. More...
Sep 2020 | The EtherCAT Compendium provides a comprehensive, coherent description of EtherCAT with its technical details, system, implementation, and user aspects. It supplements the formal specifications with easily readable, applicable and application-specific know-how. The compendium is work in progress, first chapters are now online. More...
Sep 2020 | In September SPS Italia meets the automation community in a new digital dimension. Meet us at the ETG Contact Place there. More...
Jul 2020 | Martin Rostan does not believe in reinterpreting the crisis into advantages: motivational slogans alone do not help. But the additional time now available should be used well. During the Hannover Messe Digital Days 2020 the ETG Executive Director explained how. More...
Mar 2020 | The ETG is now offering further multimedia content to all interested parties and will be filling its website and YouTube channel with a total of eight new technology videos over the next few weeks, which briefly explain the various advantageous features of EtherCAT technology. More...
Feb 2020 | Visit us in Hall 4-266 at embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany! We are presenting the latest technology updates of EtherCAT, including EtherCAT G (enhanced EtherCAT functionality at gigabit levels). More...
Feb 2020 | The ETG offers manufacturers, developers and users comprehensive support services for EtherCAT technology. The EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP) Poster is an additional tool that specifically helps developers of EtherCAT devices successfully navigate the EtherCAT world. More...
Jan 2020 | To provide a better understanding of hot topics in the global automation industry, ETG will present an informative EtherCAT event in Hsinchu, Taiwan (R.O.C.), on February 18, 2020. More...
Jan 2020 | ETG will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in New Zealand as well. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and will take place at exceptional locations in Christchurch (The Addington Raceway Events Centre) on Feb 19 and Auckland (Hospitality Lounge of Emirates Team New Zealand) on Feb 20! More...
Jan 2020 | ETG will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in Australia again. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and will take place at excellent locations in Perth (FLUX) on Feb 11, Melbourne (Creative Cubes) on Feb 13 and Sydney (Rydges Parramatta) on Feb 14! More...
Latest Product Entries
Dec 2020 | Higher Productivity and Safer Environment
Dec 2020 | EtherCAT I/O Device, 0980 ESL 39X-XXX, (Metal Zinc Die-Cast housing), up to IP69K, IO function available in 16DIO (universal), 16DI, 16DO & 8DI 8DO, Power supply connections – M12 L-coded or 7/8".
Nov 2020 | For industrial motion control, CMZ offers the FCT640 programmable controller: modular, compact and high performing system based on CODESYS 3.5 with integrated I/O’s.
Nov 2020 | IBD stands for Integrated Brushless Drive. Electronics made in Italy by CMZ. Maximum control & power. Strongly simplified machine architecture. More efficient processes.
Nov 2020 | IBV offers software engineering services concerning development, integration and support on real-time and embedded systems.
Nov 2020 | The EtherCAT Master Configuration Library by IBV is used to create an ENI configuration (EtherCAT Network Information) for a customer specific EtherCAT network.
Nov 2020 | The IDMsm is a 2 or 4 axis DS402 EtherCAT Intelligent Drive Module designed to meet the needs of OEMs employing EtherCAT-based control systems with high-precision motion stages.
Oct 2020 | The microScan3 safety laser scanner by SICK stands for the protection of very different applications: from stationary to mobile and from simple to complex.
Oct 2020 | The EKM1101 EtherCAT Coupler connects the ELMxxxx EtherCAT measurement modules with EtherCAT. Such a station consists of an EKM1101 coupler, any number of EtherCAT Terminals and a bus end cap or an EtherCAT extension such as EK1110 or EK1122.
Sep 2020 | A universal native Fieldbus Slave born with the goal of being used in every sector (e.g. industrial, building automation, medical, etc). It collects biomedical signals in a synchronized manner using Ethernet Deterministic Fieldbus.
Sep 2020 | The CPC12 bus controller and the REX12D power distribution and protection system ensure stable production processes through a reliable and transparent DC 24 V power distribution.
Aug 2020 | New low-cost EtherCAT development and deployment platform. Based on a Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC, snickerdoodle is a compact
module with 180 I/O, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for real-time control and connectivity.
Aug 2020 | Servo drive with fully integrated EtherCAT interface, power- and logic electronics.
Aug 2020 | Servomotor with fully integrated EtherCAT interface, power- and logic electronics.
Jul 2020 | A dual-axis, modular 400V servo drive with an ultra-thin book size design EtherCAT drive MINAS A6 Multi from Panasonic.