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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...

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...

Latest Product Entries

Variable Speed Drive TOSVERT VF-AS3

Sep 2016 | The high performance TOSHIBA VF-AS3 achieves high speed/real time network communication via embedded Ethernet, ready to meet the requirement of modern automation with IoT and Industry 4.0.


Sep 2016 | The I/O system u-remote system by Weidmueller now has passed the EtherCAT conformance certification. An integrated web server allows the system functionality to be tested and diagnosed before a control is connected.


Sep 2016 | Protected investments, staff safety and increased added value are Weidmüller's objectives with u-remote.


Sep 2016 | Fully designed with safety in mind, the remote I/O solution significantly simplifies the design and implementation of safety concepts of any size, also for "FailSafe over EtherCAT".


Sep 2016 | RoboDrive is launching their own servo-inverter technology by end of 2016. The SDB-40-100 is an electronic inverter to power sine-commutated brushless DC motors (BLDCs).


Sep 2016 | Motion Control Host PAC: The MH1 Series from DELTA Electronics supports Windows operating systems and allows real-time applications running on OSs such as RTX Runtime.

MC6 Motion Controller

Sep 2016 | The application for highly dynamic precision axes by STÖBER Antriebstechnik.


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.


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