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The ETG is a global organization in which OEM, End Users and Technology Providers join forces to support and promote the further technology development.
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ETG News

ETG now offers vendor-independent diagnosis interface

Nov 2018 | The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has specified a new vendor-independent diagnosis interface, which allows third-party tools to access diagnostic information from EtherCAT networks.

Dmitry Dzilno elected to Board of Directors of ETG

Nov 2018 | The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has a new member on its Board of Directors: during the SPS IPC Drives 2018 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, Dmitry A. Dzilno of Applied Materials was elected to the post by the assembled representatives of ETG member companies. More...

ETG welcomes WITRON as 5,000th member

Nov 2018 | At this year‘s SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, the EtherCAT Technology Group achieved two remarkable milestones. More...

SPS IPC Drives: ETG Joint Booth

Nov 2018 | From Nov 27th to Nov 29th, 2018, we will exhibit at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 56 co-exhibitors we’ll show more than 500 products and solutions with EtherCAT at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 5, Booth 310. More...

ETG Website now available in a sixth language: Spanish

Oct 2018 | The official website of the EtherCAT Technology Group has now also been translated into Spanish. More...

Official Website and Brochure of ETG Now Available in Italian

Oct 2018 | The official EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) website is now available in a fifth language: Italian. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series in Spain

Sep 2018 | ETG is again presenting a half-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Spain, taking place on Oct 16th (Madrid), Oct 17th (San Sebastián) and Oct 19th (Barcelona). More...

EtherCAT Information Day Seminars in North America

Aug 2018 | We are inviting everybody interested to the free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place at selected premium venues in Zeeland (Sep 26), Baltimore (Oct 03) and Boston (Oct 05). More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series in France

Aug 2018 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate in our EtherCAT Seminar Series in France, taking place in Toulouse (Oct 10) and Lyon (Oct 11). More...

EtherCAT and TSN Technical Working Group Kick-Off Meeting

Aug 2018 | The new Technical Working Group (TWG) on EtherCAT and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), which was initiated by ETG, had its first meeting at the end of July. Currently, 16 companies are represented in this TWG, among them two of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial switches, as well as other leading high-tech companies. More...

Latest Product Entries

Modular Servo Drive (MSD)

Jan 2019 | The Modular Servo Drive (MSD) by Reboocon Bionics B.V. is the revolution in robotics. This MSD can interface with many type of sensors and peripherals. It is capable of auto-tuning almost any kind of electric motor.

ECAT-2000 Analog Output Modules

Jan 2019 | The ECAT-2000 series of modules from ICP DAS feature a wide range of analog output modules.

ECAT-2000 Analog Input Modules

Jan 2019 | The ECAT-2000 series of modules from ICP DAS feature different analog I/O channels.

MFC 2172 – Mass Flow Controller

Jan 2019 | Axetris offers a compact mass flow controller with EtherCAT interface, based on the proprietary Platinum MEMS technology from Axetris (MEMS: Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems).

CoolDrive R Series

Dec 2018 | CoolDrive R from Tsino-Dynatron is the first integrated network servo drive customized for industrial robots.

CoolDrive RC Series

Dec 2018 | The CoolDrive RC series by Tsino-Dynatron a new compact integrated network servo drive.

CoolDrive Smart7

Dec 2018 | CoolDrive Smart7 (S7 for short) is a new generation of intelligent servo drives launched by Tsino-Dynatron in 2018.

KeDrive D3-DA Axis Controller by KEBA

Dec 2018 | The KeDrive D3-DU 3x5 is a high-performance control solution for PLC, Motion and Robotics applications with an integrated safety controller and onboard safety I/Os.

KeDrive D3-DU 3x5 FSoE Controller by KEBA

Dec 2018 | The KeDrive D3-DU 3xx is a high-performance control solution for PLC, Motion and Robotics applications.

TwinSAFE Controller EK1960

Dec 2018 | The new EK1960 TwinSafe Controller by Beckhoff integrates a complete safety controller including numerous I/O channels in a compact design.

KeDrive D3-DU 3x0 High Performance Control Solution

Dec 2018 | High-performance control solution by KEBA for PLC, Motion and Robotics applications with integrated safety controller and onboard safety I/Os.

Valve island AirLINE Type 8652

Dec 2018 | The new Bürkert valve island AirLINE type 8652 with a compact design and an integrated LC display is perfect for process automation applications.

MC664 / MC664-X by Trio Motion

Dec 2018 | The MC664-X... Quad core A9 processor, Dedicated communications core, up to 128 axes and built-in EtherCAT port all adds up to the most versitile Motion Coordinator yet!

KeControl C5 by KEBA

Dec 2018 | The KeControl C5 product family provides PLCs, embedded PCs and extension cards which enable a perfect fit to your application.

ELX Terminals (Ex i) by Beckhoff

Dec 2018 | Exceptionally compact and intrinsically safe: EtherCAT Terminals for explosion protection.


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