The EtherCAT Technology Group held its kick-off event ‘EtherCAT in Mobile Applications’ recently.
A total of 115 participants received detailed information on the use of EtherCAT in mobile applications. Numerous users and manufacturers of mobile machines followed ETG’s call and received detailed and practical information that naturally provided insights into EtherCAT in mobile applications.
Dr Guido Beckmann who headed the event on behalf of the ETG and was one of the speakers on-site, commented that mobile applications are increasingly complex with a corresponding rise in the demand for energy efficiency and yield rates. Integration of cameras, web applications and fast control loops require shorter cycle times and more bandwidth, which can be met by the excellent performance and flexibility of EtherCAT.
Some of the subjects covered in the presentations included the special characteristics and challenges of mobile applications in the fields of EtherCAT communication, electrification of mobile machines, condition monitoring, test systems and functional safety. In addition, application examples provided insights into the practical usage of EtherCAT in mobile machines.
Besides the representatives of ETG, Dr Guido Beckmann and Martin Rostan, speakers from companies such as 3S-Smart Software Solutions, Beckhoff, BIBA, Broadcom, dSPACE, John Deere, TÜV Süd and Vector Informatik supported the event.
BECKHOFF Automation is part of the EtherCAT Technology Group.