Sercos International introduces Klaus Weyer as Managing Director

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He succeeds Peter Lutz, who has been managing the organization since 2001. He is responsible for the coordination of worldwide activities regarding the Sercos automation bus.

Sercos introduces Sercos-on-a-Stick live demo system

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Sercos International offers a means to evaluate the Sercos SoftMaster. Within minutes, Sercos-on-a-Stick converts almost every x86 based PC to a Sercos Master Test System, making it possible to realize real-time communication without hardware extensions

Sercos to demonstrate data benefits of Industry 4.0 at SPS IPC Drives 2017

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The Industry 4.0 Demonstrator highlights how process and device data are made available both locally via the real-time bus and also via OPC UA for a range of application scenarios in a uniform and cross-manufacturer manner.

Digging into the Details: Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) has been a hot topic at several conferences over the last 18 months. With the promise of connecting all devices in a single unifying network from sensor to enterprise, this article will explore why TSN is on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

PLCopen announces PLCopen Safe Motion version 1.0

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The specification “PLCopen Safe Motion” version 1.0 – official release – is now available on the PLCopen website for downloading. This new solution is based on an existing functionality as already specified in PLCopen Safety: SF_SafetyRequest.

Implementing Industrial Ethernet: The challenges of connecting a multiprotocol network

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By Andrew McIntyre, Texas Instruments At the core of Industry 4.0 is the need for reliable communication networks. These networks are closely tied to real-time operational needs; therefore, they must be able to handle information in a deterministic and redundant manner.

A Single Network for Industrial Ethernet: Will Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) Accomplish Convergenc

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By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com Connecting the manufacturing plant floor with the business enterprise through a single, open network has been an elusive goal in today's automation industry. Many industrial automation people believe that TSN will become a high volume, low cost technology with adoption by automotive and consumer industries

Sercos International announces free Sercos Softmaster webinar

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A speaker from Bosch Rexroth AG will present detailed information, on February 20, about the applications of Sercos III SoftMaster and how to successfully implement the controller

Sercos International releases version of Sercos Monitor as free download

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The version supports the new features of Sercos version 1.3.1, as well as the recording and analysis of CIP Safety frames, the S/IP protocol and hot-plug procedures in a Sercos III network. Special highlights are the oscilloscope function and a graphical visualization of the Sercos timing.

OPC UA Companion Specification for Sercos released

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This specification describes the mapping of the Sercos information model to OPC UA so that functions and data of Sercos devices are made available and accessible via OPC UA.