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EtherCAT Roadshow Finland 2017

02/2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Finland, taking place March 21 (Seinäjoki), 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.
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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.

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.

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:

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:

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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