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Inaugural EtherCAT Seminar in México 2017!

Dec 2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT, to participate a the inaugural EtherCAT Seminar in México, taking place Januar 27, in San Luis Potosí. More...

EtherCAT Slave Implementation Guide V3.0 | Updated with extra section for EtherCAT P

Dec 2016 | The ETG.2200 EtherCAT Slave Implementation Guide has been enhanced by a separate section addressing EtherCAT P implementation matters. EtherCAT P is an enhancement of the EtherCAT technology and combines EtherCAT and power on the same 4 wires. More...

EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

Nov 2016 | Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) welcomed its 4,000th member into the organization. The official tribute to KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, a supplier of advanced packaging machinery equipped with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, took place in the frame of the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany. More...

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes official EtherCAT P specification documents

Nov 2016 | As announced at the Hannover Messe 2016, we've recently published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P Technology specification, together with the extension of all corresponding documents. Additionally, there has been finalized an application note as a guideline for the implementation of EtherCAT P slaves. More...

ETG @ SPS IPC Drives 2016 – Hall 2/338

Oct 2016 | From Nov 22nd - 24th, 2016, we will be at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 58 co-exhibitors we’ll show the latest products and solutions with EtherCAT as well as EtherCAT P at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 338. More...

Join our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016 in Brasil!

Oct 2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate at our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016, taking place from Oct 25 - 27 in Brasil. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in Taiwan: Get informed!

Sep 2016 | Together with ETG Office China, Beckhoff and local contact Jidien, ETG offers a half-day free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar in Taiwan on October 13 (Taipei) and October 14 (Taichung). More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in China continues

Sep 2016 | The EtherCAT Roadshow China 2016 continues with Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on September 20 (Guangzhou) and October 26 (Beijing). More...

EtherCAT Roadshow 2016 in South Africa – You’re invited!

Sep 2016 | Together with our media partner Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. we cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate in our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016, taking place from Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2016, at exclusive venues in South Africa. More...

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...

Latest Product Entries

Kuhnke FIO Controller 113 WLAN PLC

Jan 2017 | The Kuhnke FIO Controller 113 WLAN is a high level language programmable controller basing on ARM with integrated CODESYS PLC.


Jan 2017 | A controller with a width of only 28.6 mm provides complete high-speed multi-axis control withup to 32 axis of control by Omron.

Confocal Fiber Displacement Sensor ZW-7000 Series

Jan 2017 | Omron offers Micron-Level Moving Measurement, Highly Accurate.


Jan 2017 | The EasyCAT PRO from AB&T S.r.l. is a module for interfacing the EtherCAT® Bus with generic microcontroller and CPU such as: PIC, ARM, etc... to create EtherCAT® Slave Devices.


Jan 2017 | The EasyCAT HAT from AB&T S.r.l. allows to a Raspberry board to become an EtherCAT® Slave. The union of the world Raspberry and the world EtherCAT® will allow you to create innumerable devices for the automation in a simple, rapid and economic way.

AS-Interface AC1433, AC1434

Dec 2016 | The ifm DataLine SmartPLC is best-equipped for Industry 4.0 applications: Suitable as AS-i / EtherCAT gateway or stand-alone PLC or a combination of both; Various protocols on different interfaces; Designed for Industry 4.0 applications.

EtherCAT Box EPPxxxx, EtherCAT P in IP67

Dec 2016 | The EPPxxxx EtherCAT P modules from Beckhoff in protection class IP 67 cover the typical range of requirements for I/O signals.

netX 4000

Dec 2016 | Industrial Ethernet node with 4-port multiprotocol capability, two ARM® Cortex® processor cores and high-speed peripherals like PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 2.0. from Hilscher.

netX 90

Dec 2016 | Multi-Protocol-capable industrial Ethernet node in 10x10 mm2 with two ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor cores, on-chip Flash, analog/mixed signal, and integrated PHYs from Hilscher.

XMC4300 Relax EtherCAT Kit

Nov 2016 | The XMC4300 Relax EtherCAT Kit from Infineon Technologies is a game changer for EtherCAT® development.

AX8000 Multi-axis servo system

Nov 2016 | The new AX8000 multi-axis servo system from BECKHOFF, with a compact form factor for space-saving control cabinet installation, enables high-precision positioning and machining processes with extremely short control cycles.


Nov 2016 | A Single-cable solution: Absolute rotary encoders with EtherCAT P by TR-Electronic.

BCL 338i

Nov 2016 | Modular barcode reader BCL 338i by Leuze electronic supports the One-cable-solution for automation by EtherCAT P®.


Nov 2016 | The ULC AC-Servo Drive by BRUNNER is a compact, intelligent servo controller for driving synch. and asynch. Motors up to 1 kW. It is targeting all applications where price-performance is key. The integrated mains filter, power supply and I/O ensures min. cabling effort and true plug & play.

LC EtherCAT® I/O

Nov 2016 | The BRUNNER LC EtherCAT® I/O module enables fast and easy connection and integration of digital I/O signals from switches, sensors, actuators etc. to an EtherCAT® network.


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