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is the open real-time Ethernet network originally developed by Beckhoff. EtherCAT sets new standards for real-time performance and topology flexibility.
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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...

ETG at ProMatDX Virtual Trade Show

Mar 2021 | The ETG invites you to visit our virtual booth during ProMatDX. Held from April 12-16, 2021, this virtual trade show will offer valuable opportunities to connect with technology experts to learn how you can capitalize on industrial advances during this time of unprecedented e-commerce expansion. More...

EtherCAT Technology Group celebrates successful defense of America's Cup with Emirates Team New Zealand

Mar 2021 | In an exciting finale off Auckland, New Zealand, ETG member Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) claimed its 7th victory over challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, successfully defending the world's oldest sporting trophy, the America’s Cup. More...

ETG booth @ SIMM 2021

Mar 2021 | From March 30 to April 2, 2021, the ETG will attend the Shenzhen Machinery Exhibition (SIMM) in China. In addition to a variety of EtherCAT products and solutions from member companies, the ETG booth will also showcase the latest EtherCAT technology extensions. More...

ETG hosts first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week

Feb 2021 | Recently the first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) took place. The goal of the week-long digital event was to provide EtherCAT device developers with an online opportunity to improve the interoperability of their products as well as to gain practical EtherCAT development know-how. In addition, the event provided a platform for the device manufacturers to exchange knowledge. More...

EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC as member number 6,000

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...

EtherCAT Compendium: first chapters online

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...

Latest Product Entries

ECOMODUL by JAT - Jenaer Antriebstechnik

Aug 2021 | The modular design facilitates the adaptation of the device to different applications. Depending on the necessary functionality the amplifier can control up to eight axes and measures not more than 145 (D) x 79 (W) x 212 (H) mm.

EX-1100 by Nanjing DECOWELL Automation

Aug 2021 | The EtherCAT adapter supports a maximum of 32 I/O modules, with digital input/output and analog input/output.

EC-Inspector by acontis technologies

Jul 2021 | Easy to use software application for Windows for analyzing and monitoring EtherCAT networks.

EC-AD series by Nippon Pulse Motor (NPM)

Jul 2021 | EC-AD series stepping motor drivers: EtherCAT stepping motor drivers that integrate 1- and 4-axis motion controllers and drivers, which provide excellent cost performance.

In-Line Amplifier (ILA) by GTM Testing and Metrology

Jul 2021 | New in-line amplifier for strain gauge based sensors and transducers (e.g. force or torque).

IDMsa by ACS Motion Control

Jun 2021 | The IDMsa is designed to meet the needs of OEMs employing EtherCAT-based control systems with high-precision motion stages.

UDMsa by ACS Motion Control

Jun 2021 | The UDMsa is a member of the Universal Drive Module (UDM) series of EtherCAT-based drives.

LCI by ACS Motion Control

Jun 2021 | The LCI is designed to meet the needs of laser processing system OEMs with demanding throughput and accuracy requirements.

AX-308E by Delta

Jun 2021 | Delta, Industrial Automation, has introduced the AX-308E as the first of its compact, mid-range CODESYS AX-3 Series PLC motion controllers.

UAC-01EC2 by Unitronics

Jun 2021 | UAC-01EC2 is a module by Unitronics. Via this module, UniStream™controllers can act as EtherCAT masters.

URB-EC1 by Unitronics

Jun 2021 | URB-EC1 is an EtherCAT IO coupler by Unitronics. It supports up to 16 IO expansion slots.

UMD-E3 by Unitronics

Jun 2021 | UMD-E3 is a series of AC servo drives by Unitronics. Controlled over EtherCAT with a power range from 50-5000W.

AVENTICS™ Series BDC Field bus modules

Jun 2021 | The BDC Series product line is a cost optimized direct fieldbus connection when additional I/O is not needed.

AVENTICS™ Series AES Field bus modules

Jun 2021 | The AVENTICS Series AES fieldbus connection can be integrated into all AVENTICS fieldbus-compatible valve systems or can also be configured as a stand-alone solution.

AVENTICS™ Series 580 Pneumatic Communications Node

Jun 2021 | The 580 Series product line offers a compact package, supporting up to 128 AVENTICS 500 Series solenoid valves per valve system.

 


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