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EtherCAT Compendium: first chapters online

Sep 2020 | The EtherCAT Compendium provides a comprehensive, coherent description of EtherCAT with its technical details, system, implementation, and user aspects. It supplements the formal specifications with easily readable, applicable and application-specific know-how. The compendium is work in progress, first chapters are now online. More...

SPS Italia Digital Days: ETG Contact Place

Sep 2020 | In September SPS Italia meets the automation community in a new digital dimension. Meet us at the ETG Contact Place there. More...

Crisis is time for innovation, gain market share with EtherCAT!

Jul 2020 | Martin Rostan does not believe in reinterpreting the crisis into advantages: motivational slogans alone do not help. But the additional time now available should be used well. During the Hannover Messe Digital Days 2020 the ETG Executive Director explained how. More...

ETG with new multimedia content

Mar 2020 | The ETG is now offering further multimedia content to all interested parties and will be filling its website and YouTube channel with a total of eight new technology videos over the next few weeks, which briefly explain the various advantageous features of EtherCAT technology. More...

ETG @ embedded world 2020

Feb 2020 | Visit us in Hall 4-266 at embedded world 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany! We are presenting the latest technology updates of EtherCAT, including EtherCAT G (enhanced EtherCAT functionality at gigabit levels). More...

ETG provides new educational tool for developers

Feb 2020 | The ETG offers manufacturers, developers and users comprehensive support services for EtherCAT technology. The EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP) Poster is an additional tool that specifically helps developers of EtherCAT devices successfully navigate the EtherCAT world. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Taiwan 2020

Jan 2020 | To provide a better understanding of hot topics in the global automation industry, ETG will present an informative EtherCAT event in Hsinchu, Taiwan (R.O.C.), on February 18, 2020. More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series New Zealand 2020

Jan 2020 | ETG will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in New Zealand as well. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and will take place at exceptional locations in Christchurch (The Addington Raceway Events Centre) on Feb 19 and Auckland (Hospitality Lounge of Emirates Team New Zealand) on Feb 20! More...

EtherCAT Seminar Series Australia 2020

Jan 2020 | ETG will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in Australia again. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and will take place at excellent locations in Perth (FLUX) on Feb 11, Melbourne (Creative Cubes) on Feb 13 and Sydney (Rydges Parramatta) on Feb 14! More...

EtherCAT G wins CMCD 2019 New Age Bus Technology Innovation Award

Dec 2019 | EtherCAT G, which has been widely recognized by the industry for its innovation in motion control, won the CMCD 2019 New Age Bus Technology Innovation Award! More...

Latest Product Entries

microScan3 by SICK

Oct 2020 | The microScan3 safety laser scanner by SICK stands for the protection of very different applications: from stationary to mobile and from simple to complex.

EKM1101 by Beckhoff

Oct 2020 | The EKM1101 EtherCAT Coupler connects the ELMxxxx EtherCAT measurement modules with EtherCAT. Such a station consists of an EKM1101 coupler, any number of EtherCAT Terminals and a bus end cap or an EtherCAT extension such as EK1110 or EK1122.

Julia-32 by HRK-BRK

Sep 2020 | A universal native Fieldbus Slave born with the goal of being used in every sector (e.g. industrial, building automation, medical, etc). It collects biomedical signals in a synchronized manner using Ethernet Deterministic Fieldbus.

Bus controller CPC12 by E-T-A

Sep 2020 | The CPC12 bus controller and the REX12D power distribution and protection system ensure stable production processes through a reliable and transparent DC 24 V power distribution.

snickerdoodle by krtkl

Aug 2020 | New low-cost EtherCAT development and deployment platform. Based on a Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC, snickerdoodle is a compact module with 180 I/O, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for real-time control and connectivity.

BGE 5510 dPro EC by Dunkermotoren

Aug 2020 | Servo drive with fully integrated EtherCAT interface, power- and logic electronics.

BG 66 dPro EC by Dunkermotoren

Aug 2020 | Servomotor with fully integrated EtherCAT interface, power- and logic electronics.

AC Servo MINAS A6 Multi

Jul 2020 | A dual-axis, modular 400V servo drive with an ultra-thin book size design EtherCAT drive MINAS A6 Multi from Panasonic.

Online EtherCAT Master Sample Code workshop for master developers

Jul 2020 | The online workshop is aimed at developers of EtherCAT masters using the EtherCAT Master Sample Code (ET9200) from Beckhoff Automation.

Online EtherCAT technology basics for developers

Jul 2020 | The Online EtherCAT technology basics for developers seminar is aimed at developers as recommendable preparation before attending the EtherCAT Slave Evaluation Kit workshop or EtherCAT Master Sample Code workshop provided by Beckhoff Automation.

Online EtherCAT Evaluation Kit workshop for slave developers

Jun 2020 | The TR8100-0010 workshop is aimed at developers of EtherCAT slave devices using the Slave Stack Code (SSC) from Beckhoff Automation. It contains theoretical explanations and practical exercises with the EL98xx Evaluation Kit.

SI-Xx08 by Protech Systems

Jun 2020 | The SI-Xx08 series are the Industrial EtherCAT Slave I/O modules equipped with EtherCAT Protocol. These series support various I/O formats, such as isolated digital input, isolated digital output, analog input, etc.

AMAX-5000 Series by Advantech

Jun 2020 | The Advantech AMAX-5000 series EtherCAT Slice IO system comprises industrial EtherCAT coupler and various IO modules. The compact size and integrated DIN rail mount kit ensure easy installation in cabinets. The pluggable push-in terminals and LED indicator facilitate system setup and maintenance.

207-A Series (Analog I/O Modules) by TPM

Jun 2020 | The 207-A series are Analog Input (AI) slave modules with the pluggable terminal block by Taiwan Pulse Motion (TPM). With EtherCAT® control, it will lead to fast Ethernet and full-duplex serial interface.

207-D Series (Digital I/O modules) by TPM

Jun 2020 | TPM offers a wide range of multi-channel I/O modules starting from 4CH up to 96CH digital & analog I/O modules with pluggable terminal in slim dimensions.


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