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Ethernet – the simplest is the best

The increasing number of sensors, actuators, and control components in industrial automation plants gives rise to more complex control networks. Adapting powerful, versatile, and cost-effective Ethernet standards to industrial automation requirements is the key to the future of industrial communication solutions...

The Sercos protocol

The open, standardized, high-performance protocol from Sercos is rooted in basic principles that were established in gaining decades of experience working with real-time communication devices. These include standardizing communication data, balancing the interplay of true, real-time precision with standard IP communication, and ensuring a clear and robust data structure...

Sercos safety – playing it safe, bit by bit

CIP safety is the protocol defined in conjunction with the ODVA and certified in accordance with the IEC 61508 SIL3 standard that is based on CIP safety mechanisms for transferring safety-relevant signals via Sercos. An additional safety bus is not required, since the safe data is cycled in real time in addition to the standard data on the Sercos network...

From engineering, to configuring and commissioning, through to maintenance

Configuring, commissioning, diagnosing, and maintaining Sercos networks is very simple, since the safe data is cycled in real time in addition to the standard data. Focus on the application – Sercos will structure your network and help keep it running smoothly...