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EtherCAT seminars: Crisis is time for innovation!

Dec 2021 | We cordially invite all interested parties to our one-hour online EtherCAT seminars on 7th and 8th December 2021. More...

SPS trade fair 2021 without ETG joint booth due to current pandemic situation

Nov 2021 | The EtherCAT Technology Group will not participate in the SPS show 2021 in Nuremberg due to current pandemic situation: the protection of the booth crew and our visitors comes first. More...

ETG Member Meeting Japan 2021 (online)

Nov 2021 | Once a year to ETG members in Japan about ETG and EtherCAT: We will deliver the latest information at our ETG Member Meeting Japan (online). More...

Successful EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week in Japan

Oct 2021 | With the recently concluded EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week in Japan, the ETG concludes this year's series of developer events in online format. As in the other countries, the first event of this kind in Japan was very well received by the participants. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in Nanchang, China

Oct 2021 | To better and more comprehensively provide the automation industry with detailed information sharing of industrial real-time communication technology, an EtherCAT roadshow event will be held in Nanchang, Jiangxi on October 21st. More...


Oct 2021 | CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) 2021 ONLINE is the CPS / IoT exhibition in Japan. We are looking forward to meeting you there! More...

Confirmed by TÜV: Safety over EtherCAT meets extended requirements of IEC 61784-3:2021

Jul 2021 | After the fourth edition of IEC 61784-3 was published in February of this year, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH has officially confirmed that the EtherCAT protocol for functional safety, Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), meets all of the extended requirements of the IEC standard without any changes. More...

EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week continues its success in Asia

Jul 2021 | After the virtual developer meetings from the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) in Europe and the USA were very well received in the first half of 2021, two additional EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week events were also held in China and Korea. More...

ETG semiconductor working group holds its 19th meeting

Jun 2021 | Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) held the 19th meeting of its Technical Working Group (TWG) Semi. This working group develops device profiles for the semiconductor industry and included the topic of its work in functional safety with Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) during the online meeting. More...

ETG hosts second EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week

May 2021 | After the first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) at the beginning of the year met with a great response, especially in Europe, the second edition of the event was also very well received. More...

Latest Product Entries

Decentralised remote I/O system CPX-AP-I by Festo

Dec 2021 | The new I/O system to IP65/IP67 allows powerful input/output modules and existing valve terminal interfaces to be integrated into the most important host systems.

Altas by Procentec

Nov 2021 | The Procentec's Atlas is the perfect solution for diagnostics and permanent monitoring in your network, preventing you from unexpected and expensive downtime.

Hardware & software development by SERAD

Nov 2021 | SERAD offers customized EtherCAT I/O modules, drives, and safety devices.

SV660N by Inovance

Nov 2021 | High dynamic performance with a compact footprint: the SV660N servo solution for industrial automation applications.

MD800 by Inovance

Nov 2021 | The MD800 system consists of a common rectifier on the left side and up to four single or dual-axis drive modules on the right side. The EtherCAT Interface is standard but can also be changed to other common fieldbus interfaces.

Stripe™ CDG045D2 by INFICON

Nov 2021 | INFICON Stripe high-speed Capacitance Diaphragm Gauges are the fastest, highly accurate vacuum measurement instruments available.

Gemini™ MxG55x by INFICON

Nov 2021 | The INFICON Gemini™ Inverted Magnetron Vacuum Gauge is the workhorse for all vacuum measurement applications.

Edge™ CDG25D2 by INFICON

Nov 2021 | INFICON temperature compensated Edge™ CDG025D2 Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge with EtherCAT interface is a highly accurate vacuum measurement instrument designed for harsh manufacturing environments.

NRG Digital Solid State Relays Bus Chain by Carlo Gavazzi

Nov 2021 | NRG - system of digital solid state relays with real-time switching, monitoring and diagnostics via EtherCAT.

Renesas Starter Kit for RX72T

Nov 2021 | The Renesas Starter Kit for RX72T is the perfect starter kit for developers who are new to the RX72T (Code Flash 1MB, Pin Count 144-pin).

IO-Link Master - DataLine AL133x from ifm

Nov 2021 | The IO-Link DataLine AL133x with EtherCAT interface from ifm for connection of up to eight IO-Link devices.

O-Link Master - CabinetLine AL1930 from ifm

Nov 2021 | The IO-Link master AL1930 with EtherCAT interface from ifm for connection of up to eight IO-Link devices.

Digital Servo Adaptor-B by FANUC

Nov 2021 | EtherCAT Slave Gateway to adapt FANUC’s servo drive and motors in existing EtherCAT network with 3rd party controller. Suitable to use for high performance industrial machines.

MOVITRAC® advanced from SEW

Nov 2021 | The MOVITRAC® advanced offers flexibility thanks to its integrated communication interface which allows connection to commonly used control systems.

High-function General-purpose Inverters RX2 Series by Omron

Nov 2021 | Save energy and maximize performance with versatile inverter.


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