Sercos elects board of directors

  • May 15, 2014
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May 15, 2014 - Sercos International elected its board of directors during the member’s meeting at Hannover Fair 2014. Dr. Thomas Bürger of Bosch Rexroth AG is the new chairman, supported by Klaus Weyer of Schneider Electric Automation GmbH and Prof. Alexander Verl of Fraunhofer Institute. Matheus Bulho from Rockwell Automation was newly elected to the board, replacing the departing Ralf Prechtel (LTi Drives), who was honoroubly discharged together with the previous chairman, Dr. Bernd-Josef Schäfer (Bosch Rexroth AG). Christoph Melzer (Automata GmbH) and Hans-Juergen Hilscher (Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation mbH) were both confirmed in their functions as cash auditors. During the meeting, the members were comprehensively informed of the technological development of Sercos based on current market trends and also took a look at the strategic orientation of the user organization. “Strong growth in the spectrum of manufacturers and providers accelerates the implementation of innovative automation concepts and is, at the same time, proof of the high level of acceptance of Sercos in machine and systems engineering,” explained Peter Lutz, Managing Director of Sercos International. “We also see this growth in Asia, specifically in China.” About Sercos International Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests guarantee that Sercos implementations are standard-compliant ensuring that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 90 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia. About Sercos The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, or Sercos, is one of the world’s leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives and decentralized peripheral devices. Sercos has been used in machine engineering for approximately 25 years and is implemented in over 4 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.

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