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EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

Nov 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. More...

EtherCAT Technology Group publishes official EtherCAT P specification documents

Nov 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. More...

ETG @ SPS IPC Drives 2016 – Hall 2/338

Oct 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 as well as EtherCAT P at our ETG Joint Booth in Hall 2, Booth 338. More...

Join our EtherCAT Roadshow 2016 in Brasil!

Oct 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. More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in Taiwan: Get informed!

Sep 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). More...

EtherCAT Roadshow in China continues

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

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

Sep 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. More...

Join our EtherCAT Technology Days 2016 in France!

Aug 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). More...

Success of EtherCAT in China continues

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

EtherCAT Plug Fest fully booked again

Jun 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. More...

Latest Product Entries

XMC4300 Relax EtherCAT Kit

Nov 2016 | The XMC4300 Relax EtherCAT Kit from Infineon Technologies is a game changer for EtherCAT® development.

AX8000 Multi-axis servo system

Nov 2016 | The new AX8000 multi-axis servo system from BECKHOFF, with a compact form factor for space-saving control cabinet installation, enables high-precision positioning and machining processes with extremely short control cycles.


Nov 2016 | A Single-cable solution: Absolute rotary encoders with EtherCAT P by TR-Electronic.

BCL 338i

Nov 2016 | Modular barcode reader BCL 338i by Leuze electronic supports the One-cable-solution for automation by EtherCAT P®.


Nov 2016 | The ULC AC-Servo Drive by BRUNNER is a compact, intelligent servo controller for driving synch. and asynch. Motors up to 1 kW. It is targeting all applications where price-performance is key. The integrated mains filter, power supply and I/O ensures min. cabling effort and true plug & play.

LC EtherCAT® I/O

Nov 2016 | The BRUNNER LC EtherCAT® I/O module enables fast and easy connection and integration of digital I/O signals from switches, sensors, actuators etc. to an EtherCAT® network.

Industrial PC Solutions

Nov 2016 | BRUNNER supports customers and partners with supplying, developing and producing individual IPC solutions that are perfectly tailored to support the customers total system environment and processes.


Nov 2016 | TMCM-1650 from TRINAMIC is a BLDC/PMSM servo control driver unit with EtherCAT® real-time bus control.


Nov 2016 | IP Series is an integrated servo system from LS Industrial Systems which supports EtherCAT communication. (Drive + Motor + Encoder) It is optimized to provide more compact size and less wiring solution with powerful performance.


Nov 2016 | XGB from LS Industrial Systems is the micro PLC that offers maximum automation at minimum cost. With its high performance and functionality, it can support from simple control to complex task.


Nov 2016 | L7NH is an AC servo drive from LSIS which supports EtherCAT communication. It has diverse powerful features including high reliability, high performance, intelligent control and a dedicated software tool.


Nov 2016 | High-Performance standard AC Drive S100 from LSIS: Powerful sensorless control, and a diverse range of user friendly functions delivers added value to the customer.


Nov 2016 | PHOX series from LS Industrial Systems is the first DC drive which supports indexing mode, EtherCAT communication, and pulse train control. Moreover, it has powerful functionalities.


Nov 2016 | MXP 3.0 is PC based software motion control system from LS Industrial Systems. It was developed to meet the increasing demand in the motion makret.


Nov 2016 | EtherCAT I/O is required for convenience of using MXP series which is the PC based motion software from LSIS Co., Ltd.


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