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Sercos international presents innovations at the 2013 Hanover Fair

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Sercos international (SI), supplier of the sercos® automation bus, will show new safety concepts, products, and innovative technologies of exhibiting member companies during the Hanover Fair, April 8 – 12, 2013, in hall 9, booth D80.

A conceptual approach that simplifies the integration of machinery in manufacturing will also be presented. True to the slogan «Fewer cables, less complexity, easier machine integration,» SI developed this approach in collaboration with ODVA and the OPC Foundation. A common network infrastructure where sercos telegrams, CIP messages and TCP/IP telegrams run on one single cable allows mechanical engineers and users to reduce the costs and complexity involved in machine integration. At the same time, they are able to continue using their preferred product suppliers and automation devices and can benefit from more than 1,000 connection options.

Peter Lutz, Managing Director of SI, will give a presentation in German entitled «Trends in real-time communication for machine and systems engineering» on April 11 in the Industrial IT forum, hall 8. The half-hour speech begins at 10:00 a.m.

The user organisation also offers tools for developing, testing and error diagnosis of sercos networks. This includes the sercos Easy Slave, the sercos Monitor and the sercos MultiSlave Emulator, which was introduced during the 2012 SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. This PC-based development tool for highly diverse applications enables mechanical engineers, controller manufacturers, and system integrators to emulate a sercos network with multiple slave devices and can be used for support during the development and testing of various sercos network configurations. Machine and system configurations can be reproduced at the customer’s in-house laboratory with minimum hardware expenditure in order to perform troubleshooting and diagnosis.

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