EtherCAT Test Center (ETC)


Official Test and Certification of EtherCAT devices

The ETG has accredited official EtherCAT Test Centers (ETC) in Germany, Japan, China and North America. Further test centers in Europe, Asia and North America are intended. ETCs do not only perform the official EtherCAT Conformance Test, but also provide qualified feedback and implementation support for ETG members. Furthermore, ETCs provide facilities for the interoperability test. The offical ETCs are listed below.

List of official EtherCAT Test Centers

EtherCAT Test Center (ETC), Nuremberg
EtherCAT Test Center Germany
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
Ostendstraße 196
90482 Nuremberg, Germany

EtherCAT Test Center (ETC), Kyoto
EtherCAT Test Center Japan
134 Chudoji Minami-machi, Shimogyo,
Kyoto 600-8813, Japan
Tel.: +49 (911) 5 40 56 18   Tel.: +81 (75) 366 0143 
Fax: +49 (911) 5 40 56 29   Fax: +81 (75) 325 3024
Email:   Email:  
EtherCAT Test Center (ETC), Beijing
EtherCAT Test Center China
Beihang University, Laboratory of Numerical Control and Automation (LNC)
37 Xueyuan Road Haidian District

EtherCAT Test Center (ETC), Savage, MN
EtherCAT Test Center North America
Beckhoff Automation LLC
13130 Dakota Ave
Savage, MN 55378, USA
100191 Beijing, China   Tel.: +1 952 428 7399
Tel.: +86 10 82316024   Email:  

Interoperability Test

This test is performed using a network with a diverse combination of EtherCAT devices. Such networks are maintained and constantly enhanced at the EtherCAT Test Centers. If a device passes both the official conformance test and the interoperability test at the EtherCAT Test Center, ETG issues the Conformance Certificate.

Conformance Certificate

Devices for which a Conformance Certificate has been issued are EtherCAT Conformance tested products. They may carry the official EtherCAT Conformance Tested Logo and they are marked accordingly in the EtherCAT Product Guide. EtherCAT users are encouraged to include the availability of the conformance test mark in their vendor and device selection process.

EtherCAT Conformance tested Logo

This logo shows that the device has been tested and certified by an offical accredited EtherCAT Test Center (ETC).