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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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...

SPS Italia Digital Days: ETG Contact Place

Sep 2020 | In September SPS Italia meets the automation community in a new digital dimension. Meet us at the ETG Contact Place there. More...

Crisis is time for innovation, gain market share with EtherCAT!

Jul 2020 | Martin Rostan does not believe in reinterpreting the crisis into advantages: motivational slogans alone do not help. But the additional time now available should be used well. During the Hannover Messe Digital Days 2020 the ETG Executive Director explained how. More...

ETG with new multimedia content

Mar 2020 | The ETG is now offering further multimedia content to all interested parties and will be filling its website and YouTube channel with a total of eight new technology videos over the next few weeks, which briefly explain the various advantageous features of EtherCAT technology. More...

ETG @ embedded world 2020

Feb 2020 | Visit us in Hall 4-266 at embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany! We are presenting the latest technology updates of EtherCAT, including EtherCAT G (enhanced EtherCAT functionality at gigabit levels). More...

ETG provides new educational tool for developers

Feb 2020 | The ETG offers manufacturers, developers and users comprehensive support services for EtherCAT technology. The EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP) Poster is an additional tool that specifically helps developers of EtherCAT devices successfully navigate the EtherCAT world. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Taiwan 2020

Jan 2020 | To provide a better understanding of hot topics in the global automation industry, ETG will present an informative EtherCAT event in Hsinchu, Taiwan (R.O.C.), on February 18, 2020. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series New Zealand 2020

Jan 2020 | ETG will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in New Zealand as well. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and will take place at exceptional locations in Christchurch (The Addington Raceway Events Centre) on Feb 19 and Auckland (Hospitality Lounge of Emirates Team New Zealand) on Feb 20! More...

Latest Product Entries

RaspBerry PI EtherCAT Extension by port

Mar 2021 | Integrting Raspberry PI into networks such as EtherCAT (and other) ‐ no problem with the Raspberry PI expansion board from port. EtherCAT available on board.

SoM (Stack/System on Module) – embedded EtherCAT hardware by port

Mar 2021 | System on Module from Port – your easy IoT-Solution. The SoM (System on Module) offered a lot of functionalities in combination with real time communication possibilities.

Industrial Communication Creator for RENESAS R-IN32M3 Module by port

Mar 2021 | The Tool ICC (Industrial Communication Creator) by port industrial automation GmbH supports Renesas RJ45 Multi Protocol Module (R-IN32M3 Module Multi-Protocol Support) for EtherCAT.

R-IN32M3 Module by Renesas

Feb 2021 | R-IN32M3 module is an EtherCAT slave module equipped with R-IN32M3-EC. The module is equipped with the functions required for EtherCAT support, including the protocol stack, and can be commercialized in a short time.

Melservo MR-JET-G-N1 by Mitsubishi

Feb 2021 | The cost-effective Servo MR-JET Series provide advanced control technology and performance by compact design.

Melservo MR-J5-G-N1 by Mitsubishi

Feb 2021 | MELSERVO-J5 Series brings cutting-edge technology, industry-leading performance, and advanced servo features to empower users with improved reliability, versatility, flexibility, and efficiency.

JX3-BN-EC by Jetter

Feb 2021 | JX3-BN-EC is a gateway between EtherCAT® and Jetter JX3-I/O modules. JX3-BN-EC modules are used for the purpose of setting up distributed I/O stations. They enable synchronous communication between controller and distributed JX3-I/O peripheral modules.

APOLLO by Mega-Fabs Motion Systems

Jan 2021 | The APOLLO is a compact, wall-mounted digital servo drive.

EC-Win (RT-Linux) by acontis

Jan 2021 | EC-Win: The open real-time EtherCAT master C/C++ software platform for Windows systems. Thus it is possible to create extremely fast, deterministic real-time controllers that are based on the EtherCAT technology.

NORDAC LINK – SK 250E by NORD Drivesystems

Jan 2021 | NORDAC LINK – SK 250E - Frequency Inverter: Convenient to install

NORDAC PRO – SK 500P by NORD Drivesystems

Jan 2021 | NORDAC PRO – SK 500P - Frequency Inverter: Excellent communication - Intelligent - Future-proof

Omron 1S Series with Safety Functionality

Dec 2020 | Higher Productivity and Safer Environment

LioN-P, Multiprotocol I/O Device by Belden

Dec 2020 | EtherCAT I/O Device, 0980 ESL 39X-XXX, (Metal Zinc Die-Cast housing), up to IP69K, IO function available in 16DIO (universal), 16DI, 16DO & 8DI 8DO, Power supply connections – M12 L-coded or 7/8".

FCT640 by CMZ

Nov 2020 | For industrial motion control, CMZ offers the FCT640 programmable controller: modular, compact and high performing system based on CODESYS 3.5 with integrated I/O’s.


Nov 2020 | IBD stands for Integrated Brushless Drive. Electronics made in Italy by CMZ. Maximum control & power. Strongly simplified machine architecture. More efficient processes.


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