EtherCAT Technology opens office in Korea

  • January 29, 2008
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AUSTIN, TX, January 29, 2008 – The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has opened a regional office in Seoul, South Korea. The office is supported by the new ETG Korea Regional Committee, which was established to promote EtherCAT technology in this important market. EtherCAT is already widely used in Korean applications ranging from ship building to semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing via advanced robotics and machine control. The new ETG office is hosted by the industrial automation company Tri-TEK. It is managed by Tri-TEK CEO, Mr. Key Yoo, who has been deeply involved with EtherCAT promotion and support in Korea since 2004. The Chairman of the ETG Korea Regional Committee and official ETG Korea Representative is Dr. Yong Seon Moon, CEO of RedOne Technologies. Prof. Moon is a well known researcher in the field of robotic controls and has been involved in numerous new technology projects in Korea. Samsung Electronics and LS Industrial Systems, the two largest Korean suppliers of factory automation equipment, introduced EtherCAT motion controllers and drives at the ETG Korea Office Kick-Off Meeting. Samsung Heavy Industries, one of the large Korean shipbuilders, presented on why they chose EtherCAT for their application at the meeting. RedOne Technologies showed their new humanoid modular robot - an EtherCAT-based autonomous research robot - which has a control architecture based on an analysis of the human nervous system. South Korea is the world market leader in shipbuilding, where EtherCAT is already applied in various applications. Korea is also the home of the world’s largest flat panel display manufacturer, Samsung. The company developed its first EtherCAT device for the ultra high resolution hybrid stage control back in 2005. The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) is an organization in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance EtherCAT technology. With over 600 members, the EtherCAT Technology Group has become the largest organization in the world that is exclusively focused on Industrial Ethernet technologies. Founded in November 2003, it is also currently the fastest growing fieldbus organization. EtherCAT sets new standards for real-time performance and topology flexibility while meeting or undercutting fieldbus cost levels. EtherCAT features include high precision device synchronization, a cable redundancy option and a functional safety protocol (SIL3). Learn More

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