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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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ETG @ SPS IPC Drives 2016 – Hall 2/338

10/2016 | From Nov 22nd - 24th, 2016, we will be at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany. Together with 58 co-exhibitors we’ll show the latest products and solutions with EtherCAT at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 338.

For the easy navigation on booth the products are categorized into Control Systems, Development, Drive Technology, I/O & Gateways as well as Sensors & Actuators. Visitors can explore technical details and further information about the individual products via the redesigned 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.

We’ve extended our EtherCAT Master Demo which shows the interoperability and openness of EtherCAT master systems controlling I/O modules. Additionally, we’ll also bring along our well-known multi axis presenter demonstrating how 35 axes of 24 different vendors are controlled at the same time in only one network. Information walls about Safety over EtherCAT, EtherCAT Automation Protocol, EtherCAT device development as well as Industrie 4.0 round off our versatile tradeshow program. And of course, visitors get informed about EtherCAT’s latest addition EtherCAT P, too.

Our EtherCAT experts together with our co-exhibitors’ booth personnel are available for technical discussions and organizational questions during the whole tradeshow. We’re looking forward to meeting you at our ETG Joint Booth (Hall 2/338) in Nuremberg!

Click here to register for your free entry ticket!
ETG Company Profile @ SPS IPC Drives

Join our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016 in Brasil!

10/2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate at our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016, taking place from Oct 25 - 27 in Brasil.

The full-day and free of charge event are a great chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in the Brasilian market.

Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, the co-sponsor’s 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!

The EtherCAT Roadshow in Brasil will be supported and accompanied by ETG member company Beckhoff Automation.
For further event details please check the following links and register soon, as the number of seats is limited.

Seminar Website, incl. Agenda, Speaker, Online Registration
Invitation (PDF)

EtherCAT Roadshow in Taiwan: Get informed!

09/2016 | Together with ETG Office China, Beckhoff and local contact Jidien, ETG offers a half-day free-of-charge EtherCAT seminar in Taiwan on October 13 (Taipei) and October 14 (Taichung)!

Make your colleagues, customers and partners aware of this exclusive chance to learn about Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT in specific. Register soon, as the number of seats is limited. Visit the following website in Chinese langauge to see the detailed agenda and register online for free.

www.ethercat.org/2016/taiwan

EtherCAT Roadshow in China continues

09/2016 | The EtherCAT Roadshow China 2016 continues with Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on September 20 (Guangzhou) and October 26 (Beijing).

We do offer this service as EtherCAT technology being more and more accepted in China and the demand for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT masters has gradually grown. The application and implementation of EtherCAT in the Chinese market has entered a stage of real practice. Participation is free of charge. Thus register as soon as possible for these half-day events here:

www.ethercat.org/2016/china

EtherCAT Roadshow 2016 in South Africa – You’re invited!

09/2016 | Together with our media partner Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. we cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet and especially EtherCAT to participate in our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016, taking place from Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2016, at exclusive venues in South Africa.
The half-day and free of charge events held in breakfast-style are a great chance to get access to EtherCAT technology in the South African market.
Expert’s presentations from the EtherCAT Technology Group, the sponsor’s table-top exhibition and time for personal discussion on-site provide you with a complete overview on benefits and challenges of EtherCAT for you and your application!
The EtherCAT Roadshow in South Africa will be supported and accompanied by Beckhoff Automation and SA Power.
For further event details please check the following link and register soon, as the number of seats is limited.
Seminar Website, incl. Agenda, Speaker, Online Registration:
www.instrumentation.co.za/ex/ethercat/index.htm

Join our EtherCAT Technology Days 2016 in France!

08/2016 | We cordially invite everybody interested in learning about Industrial Ethernet, Industrie 4.0, and especially EtherCAT, to participate at our EtherCAT Technology Days in France, taking place at Lyon (Sep 20) and Paris (Sep 21.

This full-day and free of charge event is a great chance to get access to the EtherCAT technology in the French market.

Expert’s presentations from EtherCAT Technology Group, the co-sponsor’s 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!

The EtherCAT Technology Days in France will be supported and accompanied by ETG members BECKHOFF Automation, Hilscher France, HMS Industrial Networks, KINGSTAR (groupe IntervalZero), STOBER and Trio Motion Technology.

For further event details please check the following links to register soon, as the number of seats is limited:

Seminar Website, incl. Agenda, Speaker, Online Registration
Invitation (PDF)

Success of EtherCAT in China continues

07/2016 | The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) reaches another milestone, breaking the 500 member level in China.

The world headquarters of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) in Nuremberg, Germany was founded in 2003 and has since grown into a global phenomenon. Today, the ETG maintains regional offices in four other countries. One such country is China where Beryl Fan, manager of the local ETG office in Beijing, and her team promote EtherCAT technology while supporting implementation in the Chinese market. In these areas, they have become wildly successful: When the ETG China Office was founded in 2007, there were fewer than 10 member companies. Now, the People’s Republic of China has broken the 500 member barrier.

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EtherCAT Plug Fest fully booked again

06/2016 | Recently, the 21st EtherCAT Plug Fest from the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) took place, hosted by ETG member company Infineon Technologies AG. The company welcomed the Plug Fest participants to their facilities in Neubiberg, near Munich, Germany. The two-day event included interoperability tests among the numerous EtherCAT devices on-site. Over 60 participants brought more than 50 EtherCAT master and slave devices – the Plug Fest was fully booked again.

10th Meeting of ETG Semiconductor TWG

06/2016 | Recently, the Semiconductor Technical Working Group of the ETG met for the 10th time. Strong participation in the working group yields significant results for the semiconductor industry. The high level support of some of the industry’s biggest tool manufacturers demonstrates the high acceptance level of EtherCAT technology in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and highlights the consistency with which the ETG develops industry-specific solutions together with its member companies.

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EtherCAT Roadshow in China

05/2016 | In order to provide comprehensive information for the Chinese automation industry, the ETG will hold further Industrial Ethernet / EtherCAT seminars on May 26th (Shenyang) and May 27th (Harbin).

We do offer this service as EtherCAT technology being more and more accepted in China and the demand for Industrial Ethernet and EtherCAT masters has gradually grown.  The application and implementation of EtherCAT in the Chinese market has entered a stage of real practice.

Participation is free of charge. Thus register as soon as possible for these half-day events here:
www.ethercat.org/2016/china

EtherCAT Roadshow in Australia & New Zealand

05/2016 | Again, we are inviting everybody interested to the free of charge Industrial Ethernet Seminar Series, taking place at selected premium venues in Australia and New Zealand from May 31 to June 8, 2016.

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. 

Experts' presentations from the EtherCAT Technology Group and sponsoring companies 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 Industrie 4.0 and IoT.

These seminars are supported by BECKHOFF Automation, OMRON, SICK and SMC.

The links to the agenda, further detailed information and online registration can be found below. Participation is free of charge.

Download Invitation Flyer
Visit Roadshow Website
Register Online For Free

ETG to officially support EtherCAT P

04/2016 | The Technical Committee of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has accepted EtherCAT P as an addition to EtherCAT concordantly. Moving forward, EtherCAT P, which combines the well-known benefits of EtherCAT with power supply on the same cable, will be supported and promoted by the ETG.

Introduced at the 2015 SPS IPC Drives trade show, EtherCAT P was developed by Beckhoff Automation as an extension of the company’s EtherCAT product range. Currently, the ETG is busy working out the EtherCAT P technology specification.

Read the full presse release in Chinese, English and German language within the Press Section.

Toyota selects EtherCAT

04/2016 | Toyota Motor Corporation has selected EtherCAT as its Industrial Ethernet technology of choice and will base its new factories around the world on EtherCAT. The global announcement was made by Morihiko Ohkura, General Manager of the Production Engineering Innovation Division at Toyota Motor Corporation during an EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) press briefing at Hannover Messe 2016.

Please find the full presse release in Chinese, English, German and Japanese language within the Press Section.

Furthermore we have added a news video at our ETG YouTube Channel.

ETG @ Industrial Automation Beijing, China

04/2016 | From May 11- 13, 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 and the communication technology 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.

www.industrial-automation-beijing.com

New EtherCAT Installation Guideline

04/2016 | Professional installation of a communication infrastructure consists of thorough planning, precise assembly and careful commissioning. Through intelligently-designed topology features, the EtherCAT industrial Ethernet system is a robust communication platform with comprehensive diagnostic possibilities. With the right installation, users can fully benefit from the advantages of EtherCAT even in the most challenging environments. To support these plant operations and machine builders, the EtherCAT Installation Guideline is now available within Download Section.

The EtherCAT Installation Guideline provides a concise, comprehensive overview of all aspects associated with the professional installation of EtherCAT systems. Thus, the document offers valuable guidance for machine builders and plant engineers using the technology in English and Japanese language. Please find the full press release available within the Press Section.

www.ethercat.org/ETG1600

Visit us: ETG Joint Booth @ Hannover Messe 2016

03/2016 | We cordially invite you to visit our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 9-D18 at this year’s edition of HANNOVER MESSE. The international automation tradeshow takes place from April 25-29 in Hanover, Germany. With a total of 56 co-exhibitors from all over the globe we’ll show an impressive variety of more than 350 different EtherCAT products and solutions directly on booth and inform all visitors about EtherCAT technology in general and the work of the EtherCAT Technology Group.

Additionally, we bring along various EtherCAT demonstrations you must not miss! Inform yourself about the latest technology updates like EtherCAT P, Industrie 4.0 & IoT, Safety over EtherCAT, implementation aspects or diagnosis of EtherCAT networks. We’re there to boost your application.

Our EtherCAT experts on-site as well as our supporting ETG members can’t wait to answer your questions, show the EtherCAT devices on our product walls and inform you about the work of the group.
Just stop by or make an appointment in advance by contacting us. We’re looking forward to welcome you in Hall 9-D18!

ETG Joint Booth Info
ETG Joint Booth Location

ETG @ TECHNO-FRONTIER Japan

03/2016 | ETG is participanting with about 20 exhibiting member companies at the TECHNO-FRONTIER tradeshow in Tokyo, Japan, taking place April, 20-22, 2016.

Please inform yourself at the ETG booth in Hall 7E-101 about EtherCAT technology, products, solutions and the latest trends in Industrial automation, like Industrie 4.0. On Thursday, April 21, there will be a lecture about EtherCAT, Safety and the latest trends in Hall 8, Room 2. Our ETG Team Japan is looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

www.jma.or.jp

ETG @ SIAF Tradeshow China

02/2016 | From March 8-10, ETG is attending the largest industrial automation tradeshow (SIAF) in Guangzhou, South China.

Please visit us in Hall 4.2, booth F15 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

EtherCAT Roadshow SEA in Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia

02/2016 | We invite all interested end users and system integrators to the free of charge Industrial Ethernet Seminars SEA at venues in Singapore, Singapore (2nd March 2016), Saigon, Vietnam (4th March 2016), and Jakarta, Indonesia (8th March 2016). Take the chance and become a part of those educational events about EtherCAT and Industrial Ethernet delivered by our experts!

During the events participants learn about the benefits and challenges of Industrial Ethernet and get the possibility to talk to EtherCAT experts face-to-face. Additionally, a sponsor’s table-top exhibition gives an impression of the variety of EtherCAT in practical use.

 

EtherCAT Roadshow Singapore | March 2nd, 2016
Carlton Hotel Singapore, Singapore
www.ethercat.org/2016/singapore

 

EtherCAT Roadshow Vietnam | March 4th, 2016
Novotel Saigon Centre, Saigon, Vietnam
www.ethercat.org/2016/vietnam

 

EtherCAT Roadshow Indonesia | March 8th, 2016
Pullman Jakarta Central Park, Jakarta, Indonesia
www.ethercat.org/2016/indonesia

ETG @ embedded world 2016

02/2016 | We cordially invite you to visit us from Feb 23 - 25 at this year’s embedded world in Nuremberg, Germany. Come to our stand in hall 5, booth #269 and experience EtherCAT technology as the best available Industrial Ethernet technology for embedded systems!

No switches or hubs needed, no special hardware required in the master, plus a very simple slave implementation – these are just a few features that make EtherCAT a unique technology perfectly suited for embedded systems. Our EtherCAT experts at the ETG booth are looking forward to discuss your questions and projects in the field of embedded systems with you.

For your free ticket to the tradeshow please write an e-mail to info@ethercat.org! See you in Nuremberg!

www.embedded-world.de