Tag Archives: EtherCAT

Three Reasons to Love EtherCAT

My wife and I are very similar people in a lot of ways but also [...]

EtherCAT vs. EtherNet/IP

EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP are both Ethernet application layer protocols designed to move inputs and outputs [...]

The Top 10 Manufacturing Networks of 2019

Since the first days of Modbus, system designers have been creating new manufacturing networks. Sometimes [...]

Network Terms

There are certain terms in automation that are used all the time but not always [...]

Data Exchange in OPC UA

In most industrial connectivity technologies, there are only limited ways for devices to move data [...]

Certification Processes

A friend of mine in Detroit told me a story recently about an engineer from [...]

The World of EtherCAT

I recently taught my first class on EtherCAT. I love teaching. I love it more [...]

Drive Connectivity

A few weeks ago, I attended the Motor and Drive conference in Orlando. Besides the [...]

OPC Day Europe Part of IT2Industry/Automatica

OPC Day Europe was held last month in Munich, Germany. It’s one of the annual [...]

Why Toyota Moved to EtherCAT

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) surprised everyone at the recent Hannover Messe by announcing that [...]