SPS IPC Drives 2014 showed that the Sercos automation bus is continuing its successful course

Sercos International, the provider of the Sercos® automation bus, successfully completed  its 13th participation in the SPS IPC Drives Show and recorded a lead increase of approximately 40% compared to the previous year.

In addition to their quantity, the quality of the leads also rose, with the user organization attracting – together with members and co-exhibiting providers of automation technology – an interested expert audience to its new stand in Hall 2.
Interested parties had the opportunity to acquire a variety of information under the keywords “innovative – interactive – technically adept.”

A live demo from Bosch Rexroth showed the company’s expertise in cross-technology solutions for metal-cutting machine tools, engraving personalized business card holders for visitors. The IndraMotion MTX open CNC platform is the basis for the machine’s high performance and great flexibility. With Sercos, all real-time communication requirements are handled in the machine.
The Sercos real-time Ethernet bus is used with the IndraDrive drives, I/O modules and with the reliable communication with the SafeLogic compact.

In addition to the large number of physically exhibited products, interested parties could learn about more Sercos-capable solutions on multi-touch monitors. Interested parties could select products according to manufacturer, category, master, slave etc. simply by touching the monitor. At present there are more than 300 Sercos-capable products from approximately 135 providers.

Some of the new products were reflected in the expert presentations, which took place on a half-hourly basis between 10 am and 4 pm. In addition to product presentations, such as the Axioline product family from Phoenix Contact and the Sercos/ Ethercat-Bridge from Cannon-Automata, there were also subject-specific presentations on topics such as Industry 4.0, energy efficiency and much more.

Around 80 exhibits of more than 20 providers – including a large number of new products and safety solutions – completed the presence of the user organization.