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
Feb 2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Finland, taking place March 21 (Seinäjoki), March 22 (Tampere) and March 23 (Hyvinkää). More...
Feb 2017 | The slide set "EtherCAT Diagnosis for Users" intends to provide an overview over the diagnostic capabilities provided by EtherCAT and error search procedures. More...
Feb 2017 | From March 1-3, ETG is attending the largest industrial automation tradeshow (SIAF) in Guangzhou, South China. More...
Feb 2017 | Representatives of three technologies that have a high presence in the world, such as EtherCAT, will appeal the trends of smart factory in Japan and the strengths of self-standards within it. More...
Dec 2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT, to participate a the inaugural EtherCAT Seminar in México, taking place Januar 27, in San Luis Potosí. More...
Dec 2016 | The ETG.2200 EtherCAT Slave Implementation Guide has been enhanced by a separate section addressing EtherCAT P implementation matters. EtherCAT P is an enhancement of the EtherCAT technology and combines EtherCAT and power on the same 4 wires. More...
Nov 2016 | Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) welcomed its 4,000th member into the organization. The official tribute to KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, a supplier of advanced packaging machinery equipped with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, took place in the frame of the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. More...
Nov 2016 | As announced at the Hannover Messe 2016, we've recently published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P Technology specification, together with the extension of all corresponding documents. Additionally, there has been finalized an application note as a guideline for the implementation of EtherCAT P slaves. More...
Oct 2016 | From Nov 22nd - 24th, 2016, we will be at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 58 co-exhibitors we’ll show the latest products and solutions with EtherCAT as well as EtherCAT P at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 338. More...
Sep 2016 | Together with ETG Office China, Beckhoff and local contact Jidien, ETG offers a half-day free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar in Taiwan on October 13 (Taipei) and October 14 (Taichung). More...
Latest Product Entries
Jan 2017 | The PFU EtherCAT card provides master and slave function of EtherCAT with PCI Express interface. It has a dedicated processor for communication, which reduces load of host processor and maintains stable communication.
Jan 2017 | The Kuhnke FIO Controller 113 WLAN is a high level language programmable controller basing on ARM with integrated CODESYS PLC.
Jan 2017 | A controller with a width of only 28.6 mm provides complete high-speed multi-axis control withup to 32 axis of control by Omron.
Jan 2017 | Omron offers Micron-Level Moving Measurement, Highly Accurate.
Jan 2017 | The EasyCAT PRO from AB&T S.r.l. is a module for interfacing the EtherCAT® Bus with generic microcontroller and CPU such as: PIC, ARM, etc... to create EtherCAT® Slave Devices.
Jan 2017 | The EasyCAT HAT from AB&T S.r.l. allows to a Raspberry board to become an EtherCAT® Slave. The union of the world Raspberry and the world EtherCAT® will allow you to create innumerable devices for the automation in a simple, rapid and economic way.
Dec 2016 | The ifm DataLine SmartPLC is best-equipped for Industry 4.0 applications: Suitable as AS-i / EtherCAT gateway or stand-alone PLC or a combination of both; Various protocols on different interfaces; Designed for Industry 4.0 applications.
Dec 2016 | The EPPxxxx EtherCAT P modules from Beckhoff in protection class IP 67 cover the typical range of requirements for I/O signals.
Dec 2016 | Industrial Ethernet node with 4-port multiprotocol capability, two ARM® Cortex® processor cores and high-speed peripherals like PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 2.0. from Hilscher.
Dec 2016 | Multi-Protocol-capable industrial Ethernet node in 10x10 mm2 with two ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor cores, on-chip Flash, analog/mixed signal, and integrated PHYs from Hilscher.
Nov 2016 | The XMC4300 Relax EtherCAT Kit from Infineon Technologies is a game changer for EtherCAT® development.
Nov 2016 | The new AX8000 multi-axis servo system from BECKHOFF, with a compact form factor for space-saving control cabinet installation, enables high-precision positioning and machining processes with extremely short control cycles.
Nov 2016 | A Single-cable solution: Absolute rotary encoders with EtherCAT P by TR-Electronic.
Nov 2016 | Modular barcode reader BCL 338i by Leuze electronic supports the One-cable-solution for automation by EtherCAT P®.
Nov 2016 | The ULC AC-Servo Drive by BRUNNER is a compact, intelligent servo controller for driving synch. and asynch. Motors up to 1 kW. It is targeting all applications where price-performance is key. The integrated mains filter, power supply and I/O ensures min. cabling effort and true plug & play.