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ETG @ embedded world 2017

03/2017 | All those who want to learn more about EtherCAT as industrial Ethernet technology for embedded systems are invited to visit our booth in hall 3A, booth 217 at this year’s edition of the embedded world tradeshow in Nuremberg, Germany.

With the slogan “EtherCAT – Best Fit for Embedded Systems” we present the EtherCAT technology at our freshly designed, resized tradeshow booth. Besides an embedded systems live demo our guests can look forward to the great development product variety shown on booth.

Due to its system features EtherCAT is suited perfectly for the embedded market. The technology doesn’t need any switches or hubs and is the only hard real-time capable industrial Ethernet technology which doesn’t require special hardware in the master. Additionally, the gros of the slave connection is integrated in cost-effective chips instead of stacks which walso makes the slave implementation very simple.

The EtherCAT experts on-site are looking forward to discuss questions about the technology and the special requirements in the field of embedded systems with all visitors.

Please be aware about our changed booth location: This year you’ll find us in hall 3A, stand 217

www.embedded-world.de

TECHNO-FRONTIER 2017: ETG Booth

03/2017 | ETG Office Japan invites everybody to visit the EtherCAT booth at this year's Techno-Frontier exhibition show, taking place from April 19-21, in Chiba, Japan.

In addition to the booth in hall 4B-46, where the EtherCAT technology, latest products and solutions are presented, there will be a presentation "Introduction of EtherCAT trends and cost savings with EtherCAT P" on Thursday, April 20 at 14.30. We look forward meeting you there.
www.jma.or.jp

EtherCAT Roadshow Denmark 2017

03/2017 | These half-day and free of charge morning events in Denmark on March 28 (Århus) and March 29 (Copenhagen) are a great chance to learn about EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, Industrie 4.0 and the challenges of Industrial Ethernet.

Thus ETG and the supporting companies Beckhoff Automation, EBV Elektronik, HMS Industrial Networks, Omron Electronics and Trio Motion Technology would like to invite you to participate in the 2017 EtherCAT Seminar Series Denmark. Experts' presentations from the EtherCAT Technology Group and time for on-site networking and discussion with the supporting ETG member companies provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT for you and your application. Other hot topics like EtherCAT P, Integrated Safety, Installation and Diagnosis of EtherCAT networks will be handled as well. Register soon, as the number of seats is limited. The agenda, further detailed information and the online registration can be found on the following links.
Invitiation Flyer
Online Registration Form

EtherCAT Roadshow Sweden 2017

03/2017 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT, to participate a the EtherCAT Seminar in Sweden, taking place March 30, in Gotenburg.

The full-day and free of charge event is a great chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in Sweden. Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, application presentations from the co-sponsoring ETG members, local application examples, the accompanied table-top exhibition and time for personal discussions on-site with the speakers provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT and Industrie 4.0 for you and your application! Other hot topics like EtherCAT P, Integrated Safety, Installation and Diagnosis of EtherCAT networks will be handled as well. Register soon, as the number of seats is limited!

This seminar is supported by Beckhoff Automation, HMS Industrial Networks, rt-labs, Omron Electronics, STÖBER and Trio Motion Technology.
Invitation Flyer
Online Registration

EtherCAT Roadshow Italy 2017

03/2017 | We like to invite everybody to register for our EtherCAT seminar series in Italy 2017, taking place in Milano (Mar 28), Padova (Mar 29) and Bologna (Mar 30).

The full-day and free of charge event is a great chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in Italy. Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, application presentations from the co-sponsoring ETG members, local application examples, the accompanied table-top exhibition and time for personal discussions on-site with the speakers provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT and Industry 4.0 for you and your application! Other hot topics like EtherCAT P, Integrated Safety, Installation and Diagnosis of EtherCAT networks will be handled as well.

Main target group: End users, machine builders, OEMs, system integrators, decision makers, product manager and application engineers.

These seminars are supported by ASEM, Beckhoff Automation, CODESYS, ESA Automation, Hilscher Italia, HMS Industrial Networks, LSIS (Servotecnica), LTI Motion, SEW-EURODRIVE and TELESTAR.

Please check out the agenda, venue details and register online for free:

www.ethercat.org/2017/italia

EtherCAT Roadshow Finland 2017

02/2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Finland, taking place March 22 (Tampere) and March 23 (Hyvinkää).

Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, local application examples, the accompanied table-top exhibition and time for personal discussions on-site with the speakers provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT and Industrie 4.0 for you and your application! Other hot topics like EtherCAT P, Integrated Safety, Installation and Diagnosis of EtherCAT networks will be handled as well. Register online soon via the following link, as the number of seats is limited.
Invitation Flyer
Agenda & Venues
Online Registration

EtherCAT Diagnosis for Users

02/2017 | The slide set "EtherCAT Diagnosis for Users" intends to provide an overview over the diagnostic capabilities provided by EtherCAT. It contains a description of the basic diagnosis functionalities and the most typical error scenarios within an EtherCAT network.

It is primarily intended for end users and plant operators, as well as for machine builders and system integrators.

For additional information about EtherCAT diagnostics – including more detailed error scenarios – which could be of interest for EtherCAT master and slave manufacturers, please refer to slide set “EtherCAT Diagnosis For Developers” (available for ETG members only).

EtherCAT Diagnosis for Users

EtherCAT Diagnosis for Developers

 

ETG @ SIAF Tradeshow China

02/2017 | From March 1-3, ETG is attending the largest industrial automation tradeshow (SIAF) in Guangzhou, South China.

Please visit us in Hall 3.1, booth F23 to inform yourself about hot topics like Industrie 4.0 and the communication technology EtherCAT. In addition, a wide range of EtherCAT products is displayed. Talk with local EtherCAT experts face-to-face to discuss how EtherCAT can accelerate your application! Please contact our ETG Office China if you like to make an appointment in advance.

www.spsinchina.com

ITmedia Virtual EXPO 2017

02/2017 | This online "virtual event" is organized by ITmedia which is one of the Japanese major media for Industrial communication. Representatives of three technologies that have a high presence in the world, such as EtherCAT, will appeal the trends of smart factory and the strengths of self-standards within it. Attention is paid to the way of thinking about cooperation to realize "connecting factory". ETG Office Japan representative Mr. Masanori Obata is nominated as one of key person for smart factory and open network in Japan to discuss, suggest and argue with other representatives from Industrial Ethernet organisations.

www.itmedia.co.jp

Inaugural EtherCAT Seminar in México 2017!

12/2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT, to participate a the inaugural EtherCAT Seminar in México, taking place Januar 27, in San Luis Potosí.

The full-day and free of charge event is a great chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in the Mexican market. Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, application presentations from local EtherCAT users, the accompanied table-top exhibition and time for personal discussions on-site with the speakers provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT for you and your application!

This seminar is supported by Beckhoff Automation, Integra Automation, Clúster Automotriz de San Luis Potosí and the ITESM Campus San Luis Potosí. Participation is free of charge. Note that both seminar website and invitation is availble in Spanish language only. Enroll online as soon as possible, as the number of seats is limited.

Please find the official invitation below:
Invitación EtherCAT Seminario México (PDF)

Please find the detailed seminar website, incl. agenda, location and online registration form here:
www.ethercat.org/2017/mexico

EtherCAT Slave Implementation Guide V3.0 | Updated with extra section for EtherCAT P

12/2016 | The ETG.2200 EtherCAT Slave Implementation Guide has been enhanced by a separate section addressing EtherCAT P implementation matters. EtherCAT P is an enhancement of the EtherCAT technology and combines EtherCAT and power on the same 4 wires. The new section of the widespread reference for EtherCAT Slave Implementation gives an overview of the EtherCAT P technology, including all related implementation topics and documents. The guideline is available via the following link:

www.ethercat.org/ETG2200

EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

11/2016 | Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) welcomed its 4,000th member into the organization. The official tribute to KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, a supplier of advanced packaging machinery equipped with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, took place in the frame of the SPS IPC Drives 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

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EtherCAT Technology Group publishes official EtherCAT P specification documents

11/2016 | As announced at the Hannover Messe 2016, we've recently published a first draft of the official EtherCAT P Technology specification, together with the extension of all corresponding documents. Additionally, there has been finalized an application note as a guideline for the implementation of EtherCAT P slaves.

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