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Sercos claims 5 million real-time nodes installed world-wide

Sercos claims 5 million real-time nodes installed world-wide

April 20, 2015 - Sercos claims 5 million real-time nodes installed world-wide, with about 480.000 new Sercos nodes installed in 2014. Of those, Sercos III contributed with a share of 54% and Sercos I/II with a share of 46%. The Ethernet-based Sercos III is showing double-digit growth, whereas the number of new installations for the conventional Sercos interface (Sercos I/II) is declining slightly since 2012.

Sercos I/II is based on an optical fiber ring with speeds of up to 16 Mbit/s and is almost exclusively used for drive communication. In contrast, Sercos III  is an universal automation bus based on Ethernet which can be used not only for interconnecting drives but the whole range of automation devices.

”With an installed base of over 5 million real time nodes and the growth forecast for the coming years, Sercos provides impressive proof of its high market relevance in real time communication in the industrial sector. An increasing number of users recognize the advantages of a standardized and consistent machinery network and benefit from the outstanding technical characteristics of Sercos III, as well as a wide range of suppliers and products,“ says Peter Lutz, Managing Director of Sercos International.

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.

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