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ETG News

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

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.

INVEOR MP by Kostal Industrie Elektrik GmbH

Oct 2018 | The new, motor mounted INVEOR MP drive controller overcomes existing limits and thus opens up a new dimension in three areas. Efficient, Universal, Smart.

ACxx325A00S00 by ACD Antriebstechnik

Oct 2018 | Drive system 325 V DC. With the drive modules it is possible to select safety function according to EN 61800-5-2 with Safety-over-EtherCAT.

Digitax HD by Control Techniques

Oct 2018 | Digitax HD, the new servo drives series with maximum performance at minimum size. 40mm wide, integrated EtherCAT; for high dynamic, pulse duty applications, where high peak torque is required.

EtherCAT Redundancy Island (ERI)

Sep 2018 | The "EtherCAT Redundancy Island" realizes highavailability within EtherCAT. The island consists of two CPU's which behaves as master and slave. If one CPU fails the other CPU resumes the process.


Sep 2018 | The Schildknecht IoT gateway DATAEAGLE 7050 collects sensor and machine data and passes it on to the Device Cloud. That makes it well suited for remote monitoring for mobile machinery.


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