EtherCAT Publishes Industrial Ethernet System Comparison

  • April 23, 2014
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April 23, 2014 - The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) released a system comparison guide. “Industrial Ethernet Technologies: Overview and Comparison” gives valuable insight into today’s most important Industrial Ethernet technologies. Based on publicly accessible material and supplemented by detailed background information, it explains the technological principles of the different approaches and compares them among each other. Additionally, strategic criteria such as the distribution of the systems and their stability are displayed. All technologies covered in the document are – such as EtherCAT itself – supported by various user organizations.

The systems compared are PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, CC-Link IE, SERCOS-III, Ethernet Powerlink, Modbus/TCP, and EtherCAT. The author of the document, Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the EtherCAT Technology Group, explained: “The goal of the study is to enable readers to make their own educated decisions based on well-researched information. The feedback to our previous version was very positive – with the updated version, the latest technology developments are now factored in, too.” “Industrial Ethernet Technologies: Overview and Comparison” is available for download. Click here. About EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG): The EtherCAT Technology Group is an organization in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology. With over 2,700 members from 56 countries the EtherCAT Technology Group has become the largest fieldbus organization in the world. Founded in November 2003, it is also the fastest growing fieldbus organization.

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