EtherCAT - The Ethernet Fieldbus.
- it's Industrial Ethernet
- it's faster
- it's cost effective
- it's easy to use
- it's flexible topology
- it's Safety on Ethernet
- it's open and future proof
- it's well proven
- it's versatile
|Watch the unique functional
principle "on the fly"
EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology)
is the Ethernet fieldbus that provides industry
leading performance, flexibility and cost advantages. The functional
principle - processing data on the fly - makes EtherCAT the fastest
system currently available: cycle times of a few µs are possible. The nodes can be synchronized with highest precision. The wiring
flexibility of EtherCAT is outstanding, too: arbitrary network
topologies are supported, with any number of nodes in line.
EtherCAT is the only hard real-time Industrial Ethernet solution that
does not require dedicated hardware for the master (e.g. MAC with communication
coprocessor), but can be implemented in software on any
Ethernet controller. The Slave Controller chips are inexpensive, too.
Switches are not needed. This leads to cost advantages in Masters, Slaves
and infrastructure - even compared with legacy fieldbus systems.
EtherCAT is completely transparent for all Internet technologies and
thus supports the vertical integration in mixed networks.
Register now if you want to learn about EtherCAT and the challenges
of Industrial Ethernet!
Actual dates and locations
November 05, 2019
Salt Lake City (UT), USA
November 07, 2019
Louis (MO), USA
November 21, 2019
Mississauga (ON) CAN