Ethercat Technology Group
The EtherCAT Technology Group is the forum in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology.
EtherCAT is an open technology. The EtherCAT Technology Group stands for this approach and ensures that every interested company may implement and use EtherCAT. At the same time the EtherCAT Technology Group aims to ensure the compatibility of EtherCAT implementations by defining functional requirements, conformance tests as well as certification procedures. The Technology Groups goal is to ensure that EtherCAT technology meets and exceeds the requirements of the widest possible application range. In order to accomplish this goal the group combines leading control and application experts from machine builders, system integrators, end users and automation suppliers to provide both qualified feedback about application of the existing technology and proposals for future extensions of the specification. The EtherCAT Technology Group organizes user and vendor meetings in which the latest EtherCAT developments are reviewed and discussed in regular periodical sessions.