SPS IPC Drives 2014 Showed That The Sercos Automation Bus Is Continuing Its Successful Course
Sercos International, the provider of the Sercos® automation bus, successfully completed its 13th participation in the SPS IPC Drives Show and recorded a lead increase of approximately 40% compared to the previous year. There were 80 exhibits of Sercos products from more than 20 manufacturers – including a large number of new products and safety solutions.
In addition to their quantity, the quality of the leads also rose, with the exhibit attracting an interested expert audience. Which had the opportunity to acquire a variety of information under the keywords "innovative – interactive – technically adept."
A live demo from Bosch Rexroth showed the company’s expertise in cross-technology solutions for metal-cutting machine tools, engraving personalized business card holders for visitors. The IndraMotion MTX open CNC platform is the basis for the machine’s high performance and great flexibility. With Sercos, all real-time communication requirements are handled in the machine. The Sercos real-time Ethernet bus is used with the IndraDrive drives, I/O modules and with the reliable communication with the Rexroth SafeLogic compact.
In addition to the large number of physically exhibited products, interested parties could learn about more Sercos-capable solutions on multi-touch monitors. Interested parties could select products according to manufacturer, category, master, slave etc. simply by touching the monitor. At present there are more than 300 Sercos-capable products from approximately 135 providers.
Some of the new products were reflected in the expert presentations, which took place on a half-hourly basis. In addition to product presentations, such as the Axioline product family from Phoenix Contact and the Sercos/ EtherCAT-Bridge from Cannon-Automata, there were also subject-specific presentations on topics such as Industry 4.0, energy efficiency and much more.
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