port introduces Industrial Communication Creator tool

The Industrial Communication Creator supports customers in the design phase. Due to its handling, this tool works to shorten of the design in phase.

Beckhoff Automation releases EP7402 EtherCAT Box

  • Beckhoff Automation

This controller is a two-channel motor output stage for BLDC motors used in MDRs, regardless of the conveyor or roller motor vendor.

HEIDENHAIN announces ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility

  • Heidenhain Corp.

With an EtherCAT compatibility option, customers can utilize the controller without changing their whole existing communication architecture and machine software.

PI introduces EtherCat compatible version of its E-727 digital piezo controller family.

  • PI Vision

The piezo controller can be integrated into complex automation environments systems and operated as an "intelligent driver" for two- or three-axis piezo-based nanopositioning systems.

Weintek releases iR-ECAT EtherCAT communication coupler

iR-ECAT connecting iR Series I/O modules works as an EtherCAT slave, which allows control by EtherCAT master controllers after importing the ESI (EtherCAT Slave Information file) description file of the iR-ECAT

Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor

  • Micro-Epsilon GmbH & Co. KG

The confocalDT IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor is designed for distance, position and thickness measurements.

Beckhoff Automation announces three I/O modules for their TwinSAFE safety controllers

  • Beckhoff Automation

The three I/O modules can be used as controllers for the direct execution of customer-specific safety projects. A special feature is their communication capability.

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

  • Beckhoff Automation

EtherCAT G has been developed specifically in anticipation of large-scale applications and greater use of data-intensive equipment, such as machine vision cameras, complex motion control systems and measurement equipment operating with high sampling rates.

Omron Automation releases CK3M programmable multi-axis controller

  • Omron Automation & Safety
  • OMRON Automation & Safety

Built with the needs of automotive and semiconductor manufacturing in mind, the CK3M controller achieves nanoscale motion control designed to keep production lines flexible enough to accommodate the needs of the future.

KEB Automation and KUKA partner to release C6 HMI LC system

  • KUKA Systems GmbH

The KEB system combines display, using an HMI, and control, via a PLC – in a single machine. EtherCAT, as a fieldbus, also facilitates connection to the robot.