On November 6, 2012, the largest industrial automation event – the Shanghai International Industrial Fair (IAS) – had its grand opening at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Together with 13 co-exhibitors the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), the world’s largest Industrial Ethernet organization, participated in the five-day exhibition to promote the latest EtherCAT products and spread the technology in general.
Foreign automation vendors like Beckhoff, Omron, Lenze, ACS, HMS, TR, Trio, Kollmorgen or Sanyo Denki showed their dynamic EtherCAT control systems, servo drives, encoders, sensors, motion controls, R&D tools and interfaces at the ETG Joint Booth.
The highlight at the ETG booth were six panels working with EtherCAT, which showed dynamically the excellent performance of the technology: ultra-high-speed data transmission and nanosecond real-time synchronization as well as seamless integration of classical fieldbus devices due to flexible topology, line cable redundancy features and the fully open character of the technology. The ETG representatives of the organization as well as the exhibiting member companies welcomed the visitors to face-to-face discussions and knowledge exchange to help solving problems while developing and implementing and to spread the technology in China even further.