ETG News 2020
EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC as member number 6,00011/2020 | The latest membership milestone in the growth of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) shows that EtherCAT technology is successfully defying the current global crisis: The American sensor manufacturer Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC recently became member number 6,000 of the world's largest fieldbus user organization.
EtherCAT Compendium: first chapters online09/2020 | 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.
The EtherCAT Compendium aims at generally interested readers, developers, and support engineers, as well as test engineers, students, and academics of ETG members. The EtherCAT Compendium is organized in several sections. The first chapters which are published are part of the section “Technology details”. Other sections which will follow are “EtherCAT introduction”, “System aspects”, “Implementation aspects” and “User aspects”. Individual chapters are published one by one until they will form the complete EtherCAT Compendium.
The EtherCAT Compendium can be downloaded from www.ethercat.org/compendium.
SPS Italia Digital Days: ETG Contact Place09/2020 | In September SPS Italia meets the automation community in a new digital dimension. SPS Italia is the leading Italian trade fair for Smart, Digital, Flexible Manufacturing, is the annual opportunity to discuss the big challenges facing tomorrow's industry, widely recognized as the key event for the Italian manufacturing sector. ETG will be there at the contact place from September 28-30, 2020. Inform yourself about EtherCAT and get in contact with us.
Crisis is time for innovation, gain market share with EtherCAT!07/2020 |
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.
ETG with new multimedia content03/2020 | The EtherCAT Technology Group 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.
The videos are subtitled in three languages so far - German, English and Chinese - and can therefore be viewed without sound without any problems. Further videos of this kind are planned for the future.
ETG @ embedded world 202002/2020 | Visit us in Hall 4-266 at embedded world 2020 - the leading international fair for embedded systems - in Nuremberg, Germany! We are presenting the latest technology updates of EtherCAT, including EtherCAT G (enhanced EtherCAT functionality at gigabit levels), TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking), the vendor-independend master diagnosis interface, development products and services, Safety over EtherCAT as well as EtherCAT P.
The trade show is taking place from February 25 to 27, 2020 at the Exhibition Centre ("Messe") in Nuremberg: www.embedded-world.de
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ETG provides new educational tool for developers02/2020 | The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) offers manufacturers, developers and users comprehensive support services for EtherCAT technology. The EtherCAT Device Protocol Poster is an additional tool that specifically helps developers of EtherCAT devices successfully navigate the EtherCAT world.
The poster deals with the basics of EtherCAT technology, the EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP), and provides a visual overview of EtherCAT. It describes the basic functional principles of EtherCAT, the structure of the frame and its processing in the EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC). Additionally, it provides further information on the registers used by the ESC, the object model and references to relevant specification documents.
The target group for the EDP poster is primarily the developer community, and ETG intends for the document to serve as a basis for extended support for this group. Of course, the poster is also helpful for all who want to delve deeper into the EtherCAT technology. For example, students who want to get a general overview of the technology, will find the document a helpful support tool.
Stephan Köhnen, the EtherCAT expert at ETG who was responsible for the EtherCAT Device Protocol Poster project, explains: “My goal for the poster was to provide EtherCAT device developers a visual basis for a deeper understanding of EtherCAT technology. Comparable to a geographic map, the poster helps to orientate oneself in the EtherCAT world.”
The poster is available for all free of charge, including those without ETG membership, and available in English and Japanese. It is available in printed form in ETG trade fair booths and at ETG seminars. Those who prefer the digital version can access the document free of charge at www.ethercat.org/poster.
EtherCAT Seminar Taiwan 202001/2020 | To provide a better understanding of hot topics in the global automation industry, EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) will present an informative EtherCAT event in Hsinchu, Taiwan (R.O.C.), on February 18, 2020.
Traditional fieldbus systems are showing their limitations today as new fieldbus technologies are appearing that promise to provide higher performance and more support for Internet protocols. Automation system users have to decide if, when and how to adopt these next-generation networks. EtherCAT is advancing its technology with EtherCAT G.This half-day afternoon seminar (13:00 - 17:00) is free of charge and a great chance to get learn about EtherCAT technology. Participants can discover how EtherCAT could generate performance and competitive advantages.
This event specifically addresses end users, system integrators, OEMs, product manager, decision makers and device manufacturers to learn about EtherCAT and Industrial Ethernet, but also the latest trends like Industry 4.0, IoT and EtherCAT G. The seminar is supported by Beckhoff Automation. For more details, please follow the links below. Register soon as the number of seats is limited.
EtherCAT Seminar Series New Zealand 202001/2020 | EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in New Zealand from February 19 to 20, 2020. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and a great chance to learn about EtherCAT.
We have secured excellent locations in Christchurch (The Addington Raceway Events Centre) and Auckland (Hospitality Lounge of Emirates Team New Zealand)!
This seminar (9.00 am - 1.00 pm) specifically addresses end users, system integrators, OEMs, product manager, decision makers and device manufacturers to learn about EtherCAT and Industrial Ethernet, but also the latest trends like Industry 4.0, IoT and EtherCAT G. Our series in New Zealand is supported by Beckhoff Automation. For more event details, please follow the links below. Register soon as the number of seats is limited.
Please also note the EtherCAT events taking place in Australia at special venues in Perth (Feb 11), Melbourne (Feb 13) and Sydney (Feb 14).
EtherCAT Seminar Series Australia 202001/2020 | EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) will present an informative series of EtherCAT events in Australia from February 11 to 14, 2020. These half-day morning seminars are free of charge and a great chance to get access to the EtherCAT technology.
We have secured excellent locations in Perth (FLUX), Melbourne (Creative Cubes) and Sydney (Rydges Parramatta)!
These seminars (8.00 am - 1.00 pm) specifically address end users, system integrators, OEMs, product manager, decision makers and device manufacturers to learn about EtherCAT and Industrial Ethernet, but also the latest trends like Industry 4.0, IoT and EtherCAT G. Our series is supported by 3S-Smart Software Solutions, Beckhoff Automation, Balluff, ifm efector and SMC. For more event details, please follow the links below. Register soon as the number of seats is limited.
Please also note the EtherCAT events taking place in New Zealand at special venues in Christchurch (Feb 19) and Auckland (Feb 20).
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