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Sercos At SPS IPC Drives Show -- Sercos To Present SoftMaster Demo At SPS IPC Drives Show In Nuremberg, Germany, November 24 to 26, in hall 2, stand 440. This demo is based on a Sercos III SoftMaster core, which is being made available as open-source software. Using the software, Sercos III hardware functions are emulated in host-based driver software, eliminating the need for a master FPGA or ASIC hardware component.
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The Open Source Softmaster will be demonstrated on a Pick&Place robotics application from ISG. Another demo is a Sercos-based vision system from Imago Technologies.
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Sercos Multi-Vendor Demo -- The Sercos multi-vendor interoperability demo shows automation products from several manufacturers connected using the Sercos automation bus. It includes Sercos products from Bosch Rexroth, Aventics, Cannon-Automata, Feller Engineering, Festo, halstrup-walcher, Hilscher, RiceLake/Laumas and TR-Electronic. Read a 4-page flyer describing the demo »

Sercos Webinar on December 1, 2015 -- A webinar on "Robust communication – Redundancy concepts for industrial communication networks and plants" will offer a brief introduction to different concepts that can provide fault-tolerance to Ethernet communication networks, an introduction to static and dynamic redundancy protocols as specified in the IEC 62439, and a brief comparison between the properties of the introduced protocols. The webinar will begin at 16 hrs CET (10 AM EST). Read more and register »

Success of Sercos PlugFest Continues in 2015 -- 25 technology providers and automation manufacturers attended the 16th PlugFest in mid-October. In total, 6 master and 19 slave implementations were subjected to intensive tests. Numerous new Sercos III devices were tested, including servo drives and frequency converters, peripheral components for CIP Safety and a SoftMaster implementation. Read more »

Machine Communication Forum a Success -- Sercos International and the SPS-MAGAZIN from the TeDo publishing firm held a Machine Communication Forum in Würzburg, Germany on October 20, 2015 with 130 participants. The attendees were particularly enthused by the variety of presentation topics, the open, uncensored manner in which other automation solutions were also reported on and the international flair. Read more »

Sercos International Has Launched A Japanese Website -- Offering a great depth of information on the Sercos automation bus for the Japanese community. Read more »

Sercos IP Core for Xilinx® 7 Series FPGAs and Zynq® SoC Family Available -- The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S) for automation devices. Read more »

Sercos III IP Core Available for Altera Cyclone V

Cyclone VThe Sercos III IP Core is now available for Altera's low-cost, low-power Cyclone® V devices. The IP core is available for Sercos III master and slave controllers (SERCON100M/S). Read more »

Sercos Webinar Recordings Available

In the past several months, Sercos has presented a number of technical webinars that are now available for free download:

  • Service Channel Handling (September 2015)
  • Configuration of real-time data (August 2015)
  • Topology - Part II (June 2015)
  • Sercos Certification (May 2015)
  • Topology - Part 1 (April 2015)

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Issue #47 of the Sercos newsletter is now online
The latest issue of the Sercos newsletter details the latest developments of the interface, plus more.
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