Ferrocontrol is a full solution provider for production systems and machines with superior expertise in automation and drive technology. The company has many years of experience especially in the following areas: profile and rod processing, window manufacturing or saw automation. The medium-sized company located in Herford, Germany, is one of the pioneers in the field of high-performance FPGA-based control algorithms for real-time processing in servo drives. Ferrocontrol was founded in 1973 and is a subsidiary of Eckelmann, Wiesbaden since 2006. Together, the companies offer advanced machine automation solutions worldwide for leading machine builders - as manufacturer and OEM innovation partner. The comprehensive product portfolio includes: Control and drive technology, IO systems, safety components, Industrial PCs and automation software, as well as Industrial IoT services. Ferrocontrol relies on EtherCAT as the system bus for seamless networking of controllers, I/O modules and servo drives, as well as safety functions.