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SPS Italia 2017: Visit us!

May 2017 | Our Italian EtherCAT expert will be available at the SPS Italia 2017 from May 23-25 to discuss depth technical aspects of the EtherCAT technology and provide the latest news from the EtherCAT world. You can find us in hall 5-002 at the Quartiere Fieristico in Parma. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow China 2017

May 2017 | Our EtherCAT Roadshow continues with free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on June 6 (Shenzhen) and June 9 (Chengdu). More...

EtherCAT: Staying ahead with Industrie 4.0 and IoT developments

Apr 2017 | There is nothing new about the suitability of EtherCAT when enabling the concepts of Industrie 4.0. The technology has, by design, all the tools necessary to support the digital transformation. As the world’s largest fieldbus user organisation, the ETG strives to be actively involved in the developments surrounding Industrie 4.0 and IoT. More...

ETG @ Industrial Automation Beijing

Apr 2017 | From May 10- 12, 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...

EtherCAT Roadshow Malaysia 2017

Apr 2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Malaysia again, taking place on May 16th (Penang) and May 17th (Kuala Lumpur). More...

EtherCAT Roadshow Slovenia & Croatia 2017

Apr 2017 | We are pleased to announce our first EtherCAT Roadshow in Slovenia (May 9th) and Croatia (May 10th) to learn about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow Norway 2017

Apr 2017 | These full-day and free-of-charge events in Norway on May 9th (Trondheim) and May 10th (Tønsberg) offer a great chance to learn about EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, Industrie 4.0, the challenges of Industrial Ethernet. More...

ETG @ Hannover Messe 2017

Apr 2017 | At Hannover Messe 2017 we present EtherCAT technology together with 63 co-exhibitors in hall 9, stand D18. Our ETG Joint Booth impresses with more than 400 products and solutions with EtherCAT. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow Finland 2017

Mar 2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Finland, taking place March 22 (Tampere) and March 23 (Hyvinkää). More...


Mar 2017 | ETG Office Japan invites everybody to visit the EtherCAT booth at this year's Techno-Frontier exhibition show, taking place from April 19-21, in Chiba, Japan. More...

Latest Product Entries


May 2017 | The Nix is a cost-effective EtherCAT servo drive from INGENIA-CAT with a footprint of just 60 x 60 mm ready to be integrated into the most challenging robotics or industrial applications.

EtherCAT P Coupler

May 2017 | The EK13xx EtherCAT P Coupler in IP20 from Beckhoff enable EtherCAT P to be used from the control cabinet right to the machine.

EtherCAT P cable | AWG 22 (ZK7000), AWG 24 (ZK7001)

May 2017 | Beckhoff is offering EtherCAT‑P‑coded M8 plug, straight, male, 4-pin cables.

Triton Core

May 2017 | One of the world's most compact servo drives in its category from Ingenia. Including a built-in motion controller and ready to drive brush and brushless motors in position, velocity and torque mode.

RZ/N1D solution kit

May 2017 | The RZ/N1D solution kit from Renesas is an all-in-the-box package for fast evaluation and rapid prototyping of multiple industrial Ethernet protocols.


May 2017 | RZ/N1 from Renesas is a family of scalable ARM® based industrial Ethernet switches, e.g. for EtherCAT.


May 2017 | The SOMANET IFM Drive DC 100 from Synapticon implements latest power transistor technology to enable a node to efficiently drive one brushless or brushed DC motor with up to 120 W per phase.


May 2017 | The SOMANET IFM Drive DC 5k from Synapticon implements latest power transistor technology to enable a node to efficiently drive one brushless or brushed DC motor with up to 5000 W per phase.


May 2017 | The SOMANET IFM Drive DC1K from Synapticon implements latest power inverter technology to enable a node to efficiently drive brushless or brushed DC motors with up to 1000 Watts.

Encoder MEM-Bus

May 2017 | Offically certified and conformance tested: Absolute multiturn encoder series MEM-Bus with EtherCAT interface from ELAP.


May 2017 | As the largest stepper drive designer and manufacturer around the world, Leadshine provides tens of models of stepper drives. DM3E series is a new member of the family, is the first EtherCAT stepper driver of China.

3M™ Industrial Ethernet cable assembly 4pos 3RH□4-1110-xxxM

Apr 2017 | It releases Ethernet cable assembly for the industry that is most suitable for EtherCAT. High wiring flexibility by the combination of small connector and flexible cable.


Apr 2017 | TOYOPUC-Nano is the PLC with IoE (Internet of Everything) from JTEKT. This product achieves high-speed processing and high-level big data processing.


Apr 2017 | TOYOPUC-Plus is the ideal board-type PLC for built-in application from JTEKT CORPORATION. Achieving the simple configuration of equipment control.


Apr 2017 | A new Inline bus coupler for EtherCat expands the Inline I/O product range from Phoenix Contact.


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