EtherCAT Device User or OEM
What is an "official conformance tested" product?
If a device passes both the official conformance test and the interoperability test at the EtherCAT Test Center (ETC), ETG issues the conformance certificate. These devices may carry the official EtherCAT Conformance Tested Logo as well and they are marked accordingly in the EtherCAT Product Guide. They are called "official conformance tested" products. EtherCAT users are strongly advised to check the availability of a certificate when selecting an EtherCAT device.
What are the benefits of an official EtherCAT Conformance Test?
The successful in-house test with the Conformance Test Tool (CTT) is mandatory for all EtherCAT device vendors according to the Conformance Test Policy and the ETG Vendor ID Agreement. However, that does not include official certification. To receive a certificate and the associated usage of the EtherCAT Conformance tested logo (for device marking and marketing purposes), an official test at an EtherCAT Test Center must be performed.
EtherCAT device users should ask their suppliers for certified devices!
Where can I buy certified devices?
Certified devices are marked with the EtherCAT Conformance Tested logo within the EtherCAT Product Guide.