Sercos makes webinar recordings available

  • June 24, 2014
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June 24, 2014 - Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos® automation bus, is providing three new Sercos webinar recordings on its website for free download. The web-based seminars cover technical topics such as, Sercos communication mechanisms, easy machine commissioning and the functionality of redundancy. The latter webinar, for example, explained why a Sercos network in a ring topology is save from interference and is still operative with no interruption when a cable breaks or when slaves are connected or disconnected (hot plugging). The Sercos connections on the slaves at the breakage point switch to two separate lines (line topology) with “loop back” without causing any delay. The reconfiguration time takes a maximum of 25μs so that at the very most the data transmitted from one cycle is lost. The breakage point can be precisely located and defective cables can be simply exchanged while the operation is running. Since communication continues when there is a cable break; if necessary, new devices or groups of devices can be connected to the network while it is in operation, and can be integrated into the communication via hot plugging or hot swapping. The system can merge seamlessly and without interference into the configured operation. The Sercos communication mechanism, the telegram structure, and the configuration of connections are dealt with in the "Mechanism of connections“ webinar.

The tips and tricks webinar on easy machine configuration is targeted particularly at users. Rigobert Kynast, Leader Sercos III Communication at Bosch Rexroth AG and presenter of all three webinars demonstrates different tricks to ease and speed up machine configuration processes. 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 are interoperable. 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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