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Sercos Webinars Scheduled

Three new Sercos webinars are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. They will run about 30 minutes, with time at the end for questions. All will begin at 16 hrs CET (10 am EST).

Robust communication – Redundancy concepts for industrial communication networks and plants -- February 3, 2016 -- Offers a brief introduction to different concepts that can provide fault-tolerance in 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. Read more and register »

Sercos-based modular compact vision system -- February 17, 2016 -- Carsten Strampe, Manager and Oliver Barz, Sales, both of Imago Technologies GmbH will present a new modular concept of a vision system including a Sercos interface. The core of the system is the compact vision computer called VisionBox. All relevant components like cameras, illumination units, Sercos bus, and I/O are connected with the VisionBox. Strampe and Barz will explain what needs to be considered when thinking of a vision system. They will also point out the innovations of this new approach. Read more and register »

Configuration and use of Real-time control bits -- March 9, 2016 -- You'll learn during this webinar how a user can configure and use the real-time bits in a Sercos network. Read more and register »

Sercos Webinar Recordings Available

Sercos presented numerous technical webinars in the past few months that are available for free download. The most recent were:

- Service Channel Handling -- September 2015
- Configuration of Real-time Data -- August 2015
- Topology Part II -- June 2015
- Sercos Certification -- May 2015
- Topology Part I -- April 2015

See the full list »

Sercos International Establishes Working Group for Ethernet TSN

A Sercos working group will evaluate the future real-time Ethernet IEEE 802.1 TSN (Time-Sensitive Networks) standard regarding its suitability for high-speed real-time machine communication. Ethernet TSN comprises a series of IEEE 802 sub-standards that include time-triggered data transmission, bandwidth reservation and measures to interrupt non-time-critical data streams. Thus, a completely deterministic communication within the IEEE 802 standard is possible. The newly established Sercos TSN working group will evaluate the future standard with respect to the achievable network performance (data throughput, latency times and real-time characteristics) and the required network management associated with different network configurations. Read more »

OPC UA Companion Specification for Sercos Released

A newly released OPC Unified Architecture (UA) companion specification for Sercos describes the mapping of the Sercos information model to OPC UA so that the functions and data of Sercos devices are made available and accessible via OPC UA. This initiative aims at simplifying the communication between machine periphery and supervisory IT systems, supporting the requirements of Industry 4.0 regarding semantic interoperability. Read more »

Sercos at Recent SPS IPC Drives Show

Sercos introduced the Sercos SoftMaster at the recent SPS IPC Drives show in Nuremberg, Germany. The Sercos SoftMaster offers high speed and hard real-time with a standard Ethernet Controller. Operation of the SoftMaster and customer benefits are shown in this German video. A similar English video from Tenasys is also available. Read more »

The first V-Release of the Sercos SoftMaster Core is now available and can be downloaded at SourceForge.

Sercos Trade Show Schedule

March 2 -- Sercos Conference in Milan Italy at Kilometro Rosso
April 5-7 -- Automation Summit in Boeblingen Germany at Congress Hall
April 25-29 -- Hanover Fair in Hannover Germany - hall 9, booth G28. You can request a free ticket via info@sercos.de.

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