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Join our EtherCAT Technology Day 2018 in the Netherlands!

02/2018 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate at our free-of-charge full-day EtherCAT Technology Day in the Netherlands, taking place in Eindhoven on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

An exclusive update on the latest developments and adoption rate of EtherCAT as well as the success story in the semiconductor industry will form part of the agenda. For sure we'll talk about the opportunities of digital transformation with EtherCAT with regard to time-sensitive networking (TSN), Industrie 4.0 and IoT.

In parallel to the presentations you will be able to attend speed dating sessions with EtherCAT experts to discuss your personal questions. Together with the sponsors‘ table top exhibition, this days offers you a comprehensive overview of the advantages and opportunities of Industrial Ethernet for you and your application! As EtherCAT is the fastest Industrial Ethernet solution it provides industry leading performance, flexibility and cost advantages. 

The EtherCAT Technology Day in the Netherlands will be supported and accompanied by ETG members BECKHOFF Automation, Festo, Hilscher and Team Fast.
Check out the agenda and register online today under the following link:

Please also download and forward your personal invitation to your colleagues:

EtherCAT Technology Day Netherlands 2018 (PDF)

ETG @ embedded world 2018

02/2018 | We cordially invite you to visit us from February 27 to March 1 at this year’s embedded world in Nuremberg, Germany. Come to our stand in hall 3A, booth #215 and experience why EtherCAT technology is the best Industrial Ethernet technology available for embedded systems!

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 gross of the slave connection is integrated in cost effective chips instead of stacks which also makes the slave implementation very simple.

Visitors can look forward to live product demonstrations as well as a great number of development products for the embedded market. 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.

Get a free season ticket here: (E-Code B376993).

2018 EtherCAT Seminar Series India

01/2018 | It is our great pleasure to invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0 & IoT and especially EtherCAT to participate in EtherCAT Seminars in India on Tuesday, February 20 (Chennai), Wednesday, February 21 (Coimbatore), Friday, February 23 (Bangalore) and Saturday, February 24 (Pune).

These full-day and free-of-charge events are a great chance to learn about EtherCAT, especially in the context of digital transformation covering hot topics like TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking), OPC, IoT and Industry 4.0. Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, local application examples, the accompanied table-top exhibition and time for personal discussions on-site with EtherCAT experts provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT and Industrie 4.0 for you and your application! These events are supported by Beckhoff Automation India. Register online as soon as possible, as the number of seats is limited.
Please find the official invitation and seminar website with online registration form below:
Invitation Flyer (PDF)

ETG celebrates 10 years in the US, China and South Korea

11/2017 | This year three out of the five EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) offices celebrated their 10th anniversary. In 2007 the ETG, with global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, had just reached the milestone of 500 member companies and decided to expand the organization’s international presence. The ETG office in Yokohama, Japan had already been founded in 2006. The next step was to open up offices in the US, China and South Korea in order to best support the local ETG member companies.

The international ETG offices have responsibilities that range from technical support to marketing. Events such as educational industrial Ethernet seminars and Plug Fests are coordinated locally and developed according to each region’s needs. Participation in trade shows is also organized by the respective office. Furthermore, these offices support the local ETG member companies with the application and implementation of EtherCAT technology. By statute, ETG members must be businesses or institutes, not private individuals.

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ETG supplements EtherCAT Standard with TSN for use in heterogeneous networks

11/2017 | We have supplemented EtherCAT with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technologies, expanding the field of possible EtherCAT applications to include heterogeneous network environments. With the help of TSN, industrial controls can contact a number of different EtherCAT segments in real-time through Ethernet networks. In doing so, no changes to the EtherCAT slave devices are required: the EtherCAT Device Protocol, including all high performance characteristics, is fully preserved. Also expanded by TSN is the EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP) for communication between controls, which will result in even more deterministic performance on this level.

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Read Whitepaper "EtherCAT & TSN"

ETG celebrates record year of events

11/2017 | We have seen a record year in 2017 – not only regarding the amount of seminars held, but also the number of countries in which they took place.

In 2012, ten countries were covered and the tally for this year has grown to 22 nations. With almost two seminars per country, the total number of events has reached 39, which is also a new record. Nine of this year’s host countries saw their first ever EtherCAT Industrial Ethernet seminar, namely Russia, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia.

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2017 EtherCAT Seminar Series UK

11/2017 | It is our great pleasure to invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate in our free-of-charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series in UK, taking place in Bristol (December, 5) and Sheffield (December, 6).

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 the EtherCAT Technology Group and local application examples as well as time for on-site networking and discussion with the experts and the accompanying table-top exhibition provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT for you and your application, especially in the context of Industry 4.0 and IoT. Other hot topics like EtherCAT P, TSN, Installation and Diagnosis of EtherCAT networks will be handled as well.

These seminars are supported by BECKHOFF Automation. The links to the agenda, further information and online registration can be found below. Participation is free of charge. Download your personal invitation here and register online already today!

SPS IPC Drives: ETG Joint Booth

11/2017 | From Nov 28th to Nov 30th, 2017, we will exhibit at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 60+ co-exhibitors we’ll show the latest products and solutions with EtherCAT at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 639.

For easy navigation on our booth the products are categorized into Control Systems, Development, Drive Technology, I/O & Gateways, Sensors & Actuators, Functional Safety as well as EtherCAT P Products. Visitors can explore technical details and further information about the individual products via the interactive touch panels on each product wall. Furthermore, we’ll exhibit multi-vendor product presentations and live demonstrations to show the various beneficial features of EtherCAT. Again, there will be our well-known multi axis presenter demonstrating how 35 axes of 24 different vendors are controlled at the same time in only one network. Updated information walls about EtherCAT P, Safety over EtherCAT, EtherCAT device development as well as TSN round off our versatile tradeshow program. The EtherCAT experts together with our co-exhibitors’ booth personnel will be available for technical discussions and questions about EtherCAT during the whole tradeshow. We’re looking forward to meeting you at our ETG Joint Booth (Hall 2/639) in Nuremberg!

Register online for your free entry ticket now!
ETG Company Profile @ SPS IPC Drives

ETG @ System Control Fair 2017

10/2017 | Together with about 35 member companies ETG will exhibit again at this year’s SCF – System Control Fair 2017 from Nov 29 to Dec 1, taking place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.

At the tradeshow booth our Japanese ETG team will show and introduce the EtherCAT technology with an impressive variety of EtherCAT products available in Japan from varios (local) vendors. In addition to the daily tradeshow program on booth there will be a lecture “EtherCAT” on Nov 30, 2017, also conducted by the ETG Team Japan.

We’re looking forward meeting you at our tradeshow booth at SCF 2017.

System Control Fair (Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2017)

ETG @ IAS 2015

10/2017 | At this year’s Industrial Automation Show (IAS) in Shanghai, China, our Chinese team will represent EtherCAT technology together with various co-exhibitors and more than 60 different EtherCAT products at our ETG Joint Booth.

Just like in other parts of the world, Industrie 4.0 and the IoT are still hot topcis in China, too, and the actual developments regarding these topics can be discussed during the Shanghai event from November 7-11. Besides other highlights, ETG Office China celebrates its 10 year anniversary.

We’re looking forward meeting you at our tradeshow booth in Hall 6.1, E119.

Industrial Automation Show (Nov 7-11, 2017)