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Weintek releases iR-ECAT EtherCAT communication coupler
April 04, 2019

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
December 17, 2018

Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor

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
December 05, 2018

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

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
November 29, 2018

Beckhoff Automation announces EtherCAT G gigabit communication technology

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
November 02, 2018

Omron Automation releases CK3M programmable multi-axis controller

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
September 20, 2018

KEB Automation and KUKA partner to release C6 HMI LC system

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.

maxon motor announces EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT digital positioning controllers
June 26, 2018

maxon motor announces EPOS4 Compact 50/8 EtherCAT and EPOS4 Compact 50/15 EtherCAT digital positioning controllers

The devices are suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) and come with comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as incremental and SSI absolute encoders

Galil Motion Control introduces EDD-3701x EtherCAT slave drive
May 29, 2018

Galil Motion Control introduces EDD-3701x EtherCAT slave drive

The EDD-3701x can interface with Galil masters (DMC-500x0 and DMC-52xx0) for sophisticated applications or with TwinCAT for simple applications

Beckhoff announces  EL34x3 series of EtherCAT Terminals
May 04, 2018

Beckhoff announces EL34x3 series of EtherCAT Terminals

Energy management for machine operation and the energy industries creates a range of demands, starting with basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to power monitoring. The EtherCAT I/O terminals from Beckhoff is designed to answer these demands.

KINGSTAR announces version 3.4 of  KINGSTAR Machine Automation Platform
April 12, 2018

KINGSTAR announces version 3.4 of KINGSTAR Machine Automation Platform

Version 3.4 adds a variety of functionality, like IO-Link master device support, as well as support for additional hardware and expanded documentation.

Beckhoff releases EL3783 EtherCAT Terminal for power monitoring
February 09, 2018

Beckhoff releases EL3783 EtherCAT Terminal for power monitoring

Three-phase AC voltage systems up to 690 V can be analyzed simultaneously on six channels and with 20 ksamples/s directly in the PLC. For each of the three phases, the EL3783 EtherCAT Terminal from Beckhoff samples voltages up to 400/690 Vrms and currents up to one or five Arms as instantaneous values with 16-bit resolution.

Servo2Go introduces 6 Advanced Motion Controls servo drives
January 17, 2018

Servo2Go introduces 6 Advanced Motion Controls servo drives

This power range comes with a variety of network options including EtherCAT, CANopen, POWERLINK, Modbus and more.

Beckhoff announces EL922x EtherCAT terminal series
December 14, 2017

Beckhoff announces EL922x EtherCAT terminal series

With an extended range of settings and process data options, the 12 mm wide EL922x EtherCAT Terminals are designed to meet diverse requirements and enable transparent system monitoring.

Beckhoff announces EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler
December 08, 2017

Beckhoff announces EK1000 EtherCAT TSN Coupler

Through support of TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) functions, the coupler is designed to minimize delays caused by switches in Ethernet networks and the range of EtherCAT I/O Terminals and other EtherCAT devices used in TSN network environments.

Beckhoff introduces AMP8000 distributed servo drive system
December 07, 2017

Beckhoff introduces AMP8000 distributed servo drive system

The AMP8000 integrates a servo drive directly into a servomotor. By relocating the power electronics directly into the machine, a control cabinet needs to house a single coupling module in order to supply power to multiple servo drives with a single cable via the distribution module.

Alicat announces EtherCAT option for Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments
December 05, 2017

Alicat announces EtherCAT option for Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments

EtherCAT joins Alicat’s offering of industrial automation protocol options, which also includes Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus-RTU, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet and PROFIBUS communication options to fit new or existing systems.

Technosoft introduces iPOS2401 servo drive with EtherCAT interface
November 27, 2017

Technosoft introduces iPOS2401 servo drive with EtherCAT interface

Measuring 19 x 50 x 10 mm, and weighing 12 g, the iPOS2401 MX-CAT drive can be used in high precision positioning applications with any motor technology (brushless, stepper, DC/voice coil or linear) that requires no more than 1 A continuous at 24 V.

Pepperl+Fuchs releases series of integrated Ethernet IO modules
November 08, 2017

Pepperl+Fuchs releases series of integrated Ethernet IO modules

The Ethernet IO modules from Pepperl+Fuchs support all common Ethernet protocols, such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and EtherCAT, in a single device.

Elmo Motion Control introduces Inertial Platform Stabilization (IPS) solution
August 25, 2017

Elmo Motion Control introduces Inertial Platform Stabilization (IPS) solution

Used in commercial, industrial, agricultural, law enforcement and harsh environment applications, Elmo’s solutions can stabilize high-resolution cameras, observation systems, communication devices, satellite or ground mobile communication antennas, airplane Sat-Com internet and TV dishes, laser pods, etc.

port introduces GOAL middleware
July 21, 2017

port introduces GOAL middleware

The new GOAL middleware offers already without fieldbus functionality many features like Switch-Management, Core to Core communication As well as the 5 most frequently used Communication Protocols like PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, POWERLINK and CANopen.