Technology Partners / Organizations

The EtherCAT Technology Group is the forum in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology.

CC-Link is the highspeed field network able to simultaneously handle both control and information data. With the high communication speed of 10 Mbps, CC-Link can achieve the maximum transmission distance of 100 meters and connect to 64 stations.
In addition to highspeed 10 Mbps operation, CC-Link is extremely deterministic. Being able to rely on a predictable, unvarying I/O response allows system designers to provide reliable, real-time control.

The organization was founded by companies related to the Plattform Industrie 4.0 in cooperation with the federations Bitkom, VDMA, and ZVEI. It aims at supporting the German mid-sized sector in taking a leading role in the global digitalization. As a member, you can experience and test new technologies, innovations, and business models in test centers in the environment of Industrie 4.0 and review their economic feasibility prior to their market launch. Our cooperating test centers offer an ideal environment – with minimal financial and technical risk and absolutely no competitive pressure.