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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...

Successful ETG member meetings in Japan & South Korea

Aug 2018 | Recently, the annual regional EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) Member Meetings were held in Japan and South Korea. Numerous participants from ETG member companies received information about the latest developments in EtherCAT technology, the global activities of the ETG and local EtherCAT applications. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series in Australia & New Zealand (Oct 2018)

Aug 2018 | Again, we are inviting everybody interested to the free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place from Oct 19 to 26, 2018 at selected premium venues in Australia and New Zealand. More...

South African Breakfast Seminars

Aug 2018 | Together with our media partner Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. we cordially invite everyone interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate in our EtherCAT seminar series 2018, taking place from Oct 10 to Oct 17, 2018, at exclusive venues in South Africa. More...

Latest Product Entries

EtherCAT plug-in modules | TwinSAFE I/O

Nov 2018 | The EtherCAT I/O plug-in modules from BECKHOFF Automation are based electronically on the well-known EtherCAT Terminals, and they provide the same broad variety of signals, including functional safety (TwinSAFE).

EJ6910 TwinSAFE Logic

Nov 2018 | The EJ6910 TwinSAFE Logic (plug-in module) from BECKHOFF Automation can establish up to 212 connections to other TwinSAFE devices.

KEB C6 Safety I/O

Nov 2018 | With the Safety I/O modules, KEB lays the foundations for extending the safety chain and integrating more tasks in the automation environment.

KEB C6 Safety PLC

Nov 2018 | The programmable Safety PLC and Remote I/O module from KEB comply with the requirements of IEC 61508 SIL 3 and DIN EN ISO 13849-1 Ple safety standards.

HICore 1 Safe Communications Evaluation Kit

Nov 2018 | With HICore 1, HIMA is offering a complete, TÜV-certified hardware and software package, as well as selected functional safety services.

Safety I/O-Modules from Baumüller

Nov 2018 | Safety I/O (SI4000, SO4000, DI8000, DO8000) from Baumüller provides fail-safe inputs or outputs to meet the requirements of IEC 61508 SIL 3 and EN 954 Cat. 4.

MAGRES EAM580 by Baumer Group

Nov 2018 | Absolute industry encoders – 58 mm magnetic: robust magnetic sensing combined with an angular accuracy up to ±0.15˚ for precise positioning in demanding environments.

IXXAT INpact in M.2 format by HMS

Nov 2018 | HMS Industrial Networks now adds the M.2 format to the IXXAT® INpact PC-card range. The result is the smallest PC-interface for multiple Industrial Ethernet systems on the market.

OMNET-C5e Series by Oki Electric Cable

Oct 2018 | This is the most suitable LAN cable for EtherCAT as Industrial Ethernet. By adopting the double shielding with aluminum laminate tape & braided copper wire, it has superior noise immunity.


Oct 2018 | Industrial Computer with independent PLC function: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 3.4 GHz with 4GB DDR4 Memory, Original Real Time Extension Card (ARM® Microcontroller), Compact with Fanless Design

EtherCAT P Slave Evalution Board

Oct 2018 | EtherCAT P Slave Evaluation board by Nagano Oki Electric Company.,Ltd.

TMC8670-EVAL by TRINAMIC Motion Control

Oct 2018 | TMC8670-EVAL board allows for a quick and simple start using TMC8670-BI single-axis servo motor controller including EtherCAT Slave Controller for embedded servo control.

TMCM-3315 by TRINAMIC Motion Control

Oct 2018 | TMCM-3315 is a powerful stepper motor servo modules for driving three axes using EtherCAT

TMC8462-EVAL by TRINAMIC Motion Control

Oct 2018 | TMC8462-EVAL board allows for a quick and simple start exploring TMC8462-BA EtherCAT Slave Controller including Ethernet PHYs.

TMC8461-EVAL by TRINAMIC Motion Control

Oct 2018 | TMC8461-EVAL board allows for a quick and simple start exploring TMC8461-BA complete EtherCAT® Slave Controller.


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