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ETG News

ETG celebrates 10 years in the US, China and South Korea

Nov 2017 | This year three out of the five EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) offices celebrated their 10th anniversary. More...

ETG supplements EtherCAT Standard with TSN for use in heterogeneous networks

Nov 2017 | We have supplemented EtherCAT with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technologies, expanding the field of possible EtherCAT applications to include heterogeneous network environments. More...

ETG celebrates record year of events

Nov 2017 | We have seen a record year in 2017 – not only regarding the amount of seminars held, but also the number of countries in which they took place. More...

2017 EtherCAT Seminar Series UK

Nov 2017 | It is our great pleasure to invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate in our free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series in UK, taking place in Bristol (December, 5) and Sheffield (December, 6). More...

SPS IPC Drives: ETG Joint Booth

Nov 2017 | From Nov 28th to Nov 30th, 2017, we will exhibit at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 60+ co-exhibitors we’ll show the latest products and solutions with EtherCAT at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 639. More...

ETG @ System Control Fair 2017

Oct 2017 | Together with about 35 member companies ETG will exhibit again at this year’s SCF – System Control Fair 2017 from Nov 29 to Dec 1, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. More...

ETG @ IAS 2015

Oct 2017 | At this year’s Industrial Automation Show (IAS) in Shanghai, China, our Chinese team will represent EtherCAT technology together with various co-exhibitors and more than 60 different EtherCAT products at our ETG Joint Booth. More...

2017 Korea EtherCAT Roadshow

Oct 2017 | We take pleasure in inviting everybody interested in the free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place at selected premium venues in Korea on November 8th (Seoul) and November 10th (Gwangju). More...

Further EtherCAT Seminars in China

Oct 2017 | The EtherCAT roadshow continues with a free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminar on November 15, 2017, in Beijing, China. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow South America in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia

Aug 2017 | It is our great pleasure to invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate at the inaugural EtherCAT seminar series in South America taking place in Lima, Peru (Oct 12), Quito, Ecuador (Oct 17), as well as in Medellin and Bogotá, Colombia (Oct 19-20) this year. More...

Latest Product Entries

FR-A800/FR-F800 Series

Dec 2017 | The A8NECT_2P EtherCAT Option Board for EtherCAT allows information to be transferred seamlessly between an FR‐A800/FR‐F800 inverter from Mitsubishi and an EtherCAT network with minimal configuration requirements.

AH Series EtherCAT Motion Controller

Dec 2017 | The AH series EtherCAT motion controllers from Delta Electronics facilitates highly efficient motion control system with up to 32 axes of motion drives synchronously, while controlling other devices and transmitting equipment data onto a management platform for remote monitoring.


Dec 2017 | The Nanotec brushless plug & drive DC servo motors come with an integrated programmable controller and a magnetic single-turn absolute encoder.


Dec 2017 | Universal controller from Nanotec for BLDC and stepper motors. Configurable via EtherCAT and other leading fieldbus systems.

Absolute Multi-Turn Encoder, MHM5 Range

Dec 2017 | EtherCAT absolute multi-turn encoder, MHM5 range, from BEI Sensors. Robust and compact conception.


Dec 2017 | Motion controller master EtherCAT from ROBOX able to control up to 250 interpolated axes.


Dec 2017 | Motion controller master EtherCAT from ROBOX able to control up to 32 interpolated axes.


Dec 2017 | Highly dynamic and precise torque measurement with KiTorq from Kistler.

EtherCAT TSN Coupler EK1000

Dec 2017 | The EK1000 EtherCAT Coupler supports EtherCAT communication via a switched Ethernet network, combining TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) with the wide I/O range of EtherCAT Terminals from Beckhoff.

VLT® Integrated Servo Drive ISD® 510

Nov 2017 | VLT® Integrated Servo Drive ISD® 510 – The perfect high-performance decentral servo motion solution from Danfoss. The platform provides a unique and flexible open system architecture.

MESCO Library Safe Drive Functions

Nov 2017 | The MESCO software library simplifies the development of safety drives in accordance with IEC 61800-5-2. All functions can be easily embedded directly in the safety drive or on an optional safety option board.

MESCO SIL3 Design Package

Nov 2017 | The MESCO SIL3 Design Package is an evaluation board for electronic developments in the area of safety functions.

EPOS4 Positioning Controller

Nov 2017 | maxon motor control’s EPOS4 products are small-sized, full digital, smart positioning control units.


Nov 2017 | The REOGATE EC is a certified EtherCAT gateway interface for REO controller and power supplies.

iPOS360x SY Multi-Axis Motion System

Nov 2017 | The iPOS360x SY multi-axis motion system from TECHNOSOFT provides a compact, ready-to-run solution for multi-axis applications.


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