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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Join our EtherCAT Technology Days 2016 in France!

Aug 2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate at our EtherCAT Technology Days in France, taking place at Lyon (Sep 20) and Paris (Sep 21). More...

Success of EtherCAT in China continues

Jul 2016 | The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) reaches another milestone, breaking the 500 member level in China. More...

EtherCAT Plug Fest fully booked again

Jun 2016 | Recently, the 21st EtherCAT Plug Fest from the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) took place, hosted by ETG member company Infineon Technologies AG. The company welcomed the Plug Fest participants to their facilities in Neubiberg, near Munich, Germany. More...

10th Meeting of ETG Semiconductor TWG

Jun 2016 | Recently, the Semiconductor Technical Working Group of the ETG met for the 10th time. Strong participation in the working group yields significant results for the semiconductor industry. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in China

May 2016 | In order to provide comprehensive information for the Chinese automation industry, the ETG will hold further Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on May 26th (Shenyang) and May 27th (Harbin). More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in Australia & New Zealand

May 2016 | Again, we are inviting everybody interested to the free of charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place at selected premium venues in Australia and New Zealand from May 31 to June 8, 2016. More...

ETG to officially support EtherCAT P

Apr 2016 | The Technical Committee of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has accepted EtherCAT P as an addition to EtherCAT concordantly. More...

Toyota selects EtherCAT

Apr 2016 | Toyota Motor Corporation has selected EtherCAT as its Industrial Ethernet technology of choice and will base its new factories around the world on EtherCAT. More...

ETG @ Industrial Automation Beijing, China

Apr 2016 | From May 11- 13, ETG is attending the Industrial Automation Beijing tradeshow (IA Beijing) in China. We sincerely invite everybody to visit the ETG joint booth in hall 1-20. More...

New EtherCAT Installation Guideline

Apr 2016 | Problem-free planning, assembling and commissioning: The EtherCAT Installation Guideline provides a concise, comprehensive overview of all aspects associated with the professional installation of EtherCAT systems. More...

Latest Product Entries


Jul 2016 | 2 to 8 NanoPWM Motor Drives System with ±10V Current Commands from ACS Motion Control.

HES-F400 Series

Jul 2016 | 5-phase micro step motor driver is added in the line-up of Hivertec EtherCAT slaves.

Embedded PC Compact 8 M

Jul 2016 | The embedded PC Compact M from Syslogic has various interfaces, it can be equipped with up to three ethernet ports, and it can be expanded with WLAN, GPS, GSM and Bluetooth modules.

EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool

Jul 2016 | CTT V2.0.42 of the Conformance Test Tool (CTT) has been released, incl. 64 bit support. The CTT includes a large number of new features as well as enhanced test files.

Amphenol M12 D Code, Shielded Connector, Field Installable

Jun 2016 | M12 code D was developed as a Cat 5E Ethernet connector for industrial market, based on the IEC61076-2-201 standard.


Jun 2016 | RSW-ECAT Master from Micronet is a middleware for Windows program developers.

CSP2008 Extension Terminal

Jun 2016 | CSP2008 extension terminal which allows 2 MICRO-EPSILON sensors to be connnected via RS422 or EtherCAT.


Jun 2016 | With up to six inputs, the CSP2008 universal controller from MICRO-EPSILON enables the synchronous recording of measured values and calculations from up to six optical sensors.

capaNCDT 6500

Jun 2016 | The capaNCDT 6500 from MICRO-EPSILON is a capacitive displacement sensor system for applications in production plants, test equipment, laboratory and quality assurance of different processes.

optoNCDT 2300

Jun 2016 | The optoNCDT 2300 from MICRO-EPSILON is the latest high-end model of laser triangulation sensors and offers an adjustable measuring rate up to 49.02 kHz.

confocalDT 2471 HS

Jun 2016 | Providing a measuring rate of 70kHz, the confocalDT 2471 HS high speed controller from MICRO-EPSILON is currently the worldwide fastest confocal chromatic controller.


Jun 2016 | The IF1032/ETH interface module from MICRO-EPSILON now enables to run sensors with analog interfaces with the proven web interface.


Jun 2016 | SA1400 from Smartind is a multi-axis stepper/servo interface module that provides both pulse/direction output and encoder feedback.

LZ200 EtherCAT Master

Jun 2016 | LZ200 board by KSJ based on Xilinx Zynq SoC is especially designed for real-time and redundant EtherCAT system and PC is assumed for user interface usage.


Jun 2016 | The ADAM-5000/ECAT 4-slot distributed flexible system from Advantech can provide high-speed, high-precision remote I/O for EtherCAT.


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