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SPS Italia 2017: Visit us!

05/2017 | Our Italian EtherCAT expert will be available at the SPS Italia 2017 from May 23-25 to discuss depth technical aspects of the EtherCAT technology and provide the latest news from the EtherCAT world. You can find us in hall 5-002 at the Quartiere Fieristico in Parma.

At the ETG info booth we show besides various EtherCAT development producst, the concept of Industrie 4.0 via OPC UA and the EtherCAT P technology for transmitting signals and pwoer using a single cable. In addition there will be the Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) application with functional safety devices as well as the well-known EtherCAT performance demo with a cycle time of 12.5 us.

Stop by our booth or make an appointment in advance. We are awaiting you in Parma!

www.spsitalia.it

EtherCAT Roadshow China 2017

05/2017 | Our EtherCAT Roadshow continues with free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on June 6 (Shenzhen) and June 9 (Chengdu).

Explore and understand EtherCAT technology and learn about the benefits and the challenges of Industrial Ethernet, especially in the context of Industrie 4.0, IoT and TSN. This seminar is an educational event delivered by EtherCAT professionals. Talk with the experts face-to-face, discover the product demonstrations from the co-sponsoring ETG companies and see how EtherCAT can accelerate your application! If you are a machine builder, OEM or system integrator, you are cordially invited to join us for a seminar in Shenzhen, Chengdu and other various locations troughout China in 2017.
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EtherCAT: Staying ahead with Industrie 4.0 and IoT developments

04/2017 | There is nothing new about the suitability of EtherCAT when enabling the concepts of Industrie 4.0. The technology has, by design, all the tools necessary to support the digital transformation. As the world’s largest fieldbus user organisation, the ETG strives to be actively involved in the developments surrounding Industrie 4.0 and IoT.

The success of EtherCAT has always been based on the outstanding characteristics of the technology, including exceptional performance, high flexibility and open interfaces. As a result, EtherCAT is inherently well-suited to meet and exceed the requirements of the digital transformation. Thus, the leading performance of the technology achieves an important prerequisite for adding big data applications to control networks. In addition, the high flexibility of EtherCAT makes it possible to establish cloud connectivity in existing systems without having to alter the control system or manually update the slave devices. The open interfaces permit the easy integration of any IT-based protocol within the master or directly into the slave devices. Ultimately, this enables direct connection from the sensor to the cloud without protocol discontinuities.

The fact that all of these properties were already part of the technology from the outset highlights the long-term sustainability of the EtherCAT architecture. Should further features become relevant in the course of development, these can be easily integrated without changing the basic protocol: EtherCAT has been and remains stable as version 1 since its introduction in 2003.

The ETG has also contributed to the development of TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) from the very beginning. Years ago, when TSN was still known as AVB, EtherCAT experts were already actively involved in the TSN working group within IEEE 802.1. This was logical considering that EtherCAT, due to its unique functional principle, provides leaner and faster access from controls – including those based in the cloud – to networks on EtherCAT slaves when compared with any other fieldbus or industrial Ethernet technology.

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ETG @ Industrial Automation Beijing

04/2017 | From May 10- 12, ETG is attending the Industrial Automation Beijing tradeshow (IA Beijing) in China. We sincerely invite everybody to visit the ETG joint booth in hall 1-20.

Nearly 20 exhibitors from China and abroad will show more than 40 different EtherCAT master and slave devices and solutions at the booth. Besides the product display inform yourself about hot topics like Industrie 4.0, the latest technology enhancement EtherCAT P (power and communication combined) and EtherCAT in general. 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.
Industrial Automation Beijing

EtherCAT Roadshow Malaysia 2017

04/2017 | ETG is presenting a full-day and free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar series in Malaysia again, taking place on May 16th (Penang) and May 17th (Kuala Lumpur).

These full-day and free of charge seminars offer an exclusive chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in Malaysia. 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. This roadshow is supported by Beckhoff Automation, Bosch Rexroth and Festo.

Register online as soon as possible, as the number of seats is limited.

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EtherCAT Roadshow Slovenia & Croatia 2017

04/2017 | It is our great pleasure to invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, IoT and especially EtherCAT to participate at the inaugural EtherCAT seminars in Slovenia, taking place in Ljubljana on May 9th and in Croatia, taking place in Zagreb on May 10th.

The both full-day and free-of-charge events offer a unique chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in your local market. 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. These events are supported by BECKHOFF Automation and Krovel.

The links to the agenda, further detailed information and online registration can be found below.

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EtherCAT Roadshow Norway 2017

04/2017 | We take pleasure in inviting everybody interested in the free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place at selected premium venues in Norway on May 9th (Trondheim) and May 10th (Tønsberg).

Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT in particular are hot topics in the global automation industry: Traditional fieldbus systems are showing their limitations today as new technologies are appearing that provide more performance and support for Internet protocols. Automation system users have to decide if, when and how to adopt these next generation networks.

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. This roadshow series is supported by BECKHOFF Automation and OMRON.

The links to the agenda, further detailed information and online registration can be found below. Participation is free of charge. Register online as soon as possible, as the number of seats is limited.

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ETG @ Hannover Messe 2017

04/2017 | At Hannover Messe 2017 we present EtherCAT technology together with 63 co-exhibitors in hall 9, stand D18. Our ETG Joint Booth impresses with more than 400 products and solutions with EtherCAT.

To simplify the navigation through the great product variety we categorize the products in Control Systems, Development Products, Drive Technology, I/O and Gateway as well as Sensors & Actuators. Via the wall-mounted touchpanels visitors can access technical details and information about the individual products and devices. Furthermore, the panels contain comprehensive background material about ETG and the co-exhibitors, but also about the different beneficial features of EtherCAT technology as well as its use in practice. Highlight topics will be Industrie 4.0 and EtherCAT P. Our visitors are welcome to inform themselves at our stand – whether via the information on the walls or during a personal chat with our experts on-site. Visit us in hall 9, stand D18. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

www.hannovermesse.de/exhibitor/ethercat-technology-group/X301261

EtherCAT Roadshow Finland 2017

03/2017 | 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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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 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

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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