CK Automation is a Software Development and Systems Integration firm focusing on Automation of Manufacturing Systems, Historical Data Acquisition, Human-Machine Interface Development, Embedded Microcontroller Based Devices and Interprocessor Communication applications. Projects typically span several of these areas of expertise and multiple engineering disciplines. Many of CK Automation's projects include providing accessibility of plant floor data to corporate level software for Manufacturing Resource Planning, Predictive Maintenance and Production Analysis. With product requirements for a reliable, ultra-high speed fieldbus for several new embedded applications, EtherCAT was selected as the best choice. CK Automation has decided to become a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group to help contribute to the growing popularity of EtherCAT.