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APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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EtherCAT Technology Group updates its Website

Changes include enhancements to the central search function as well as the “download,” “events,” and “product” sections of the website.

Introduction to EtherCAT - the Ethernet Fieldbus

The document introduces EtherCAT and explains what makes EtherCAT the fastest industrial Ethernet standard. EtherCAT is a high-performance, low-cost,easy to use Industrial Ethernet technology with a flexible topology. It was introduced in 2003 and has been an international standard since 2007.

Dataforth publishes Corporate Capabilities Brochure

The 16-page document covers 1200+ data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products.

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WHITE PAPERS

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New motion control system options utilizing EtherCAT technology

By Karl A. Meier, Advanced Motion Controls
White paper describes the evolution of motion and control system architectures and what new benefits are realized today when using EtherCAT, whether for a large number of axes or simple systems using just a few.

EtherCAT sensors enable real time measurements in industrial automation

Automation.com, June 2012
By Chris Jones, Micro-Epsilon UK
EtherCAT has established itself within the market as a communications standard that can offer true real time capabilities in automation technology. Micro-Epsilon has developed sensors and controllers with EtherCAT capability, enabling them to be smoothly integrated into existing control and automation networks.

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CASE STUDIES

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Automation and Art: Kinetic Sculpture Relies on Synchronized Servos

Automation World
By David Greenfield
Kinetic Rain sculpture at Singapore’s Changi Airport uses PC-based control and EtherCAT to synchronize movement of 1,216 servo axes. The control system was built using Beckhoff Automation’s products.

Products use mechatronic design for manufacturing systems

Control Engineering
At Hannover Fair 2013, Beckhoff paired a delta-style pick-and-place robot system with EtherCAT, TwinCAT software, and the mechatronic XTS solution, running the automation software on one industrial PC.

Medical Device OEM Leverages Embedded PC-based Control

Automation World
Beckhoff’s embedded PC with EtherCAT is used to control IntraOp Medical’s new generation of IntraOperative Electron Radiation Therapy machines.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Chicago , IL, USA


From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.

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TRAINING

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