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Sercos Webinars Scheduled

Two new Sercos webinars are scheduled for April and May. They will run about 30 minutes, with time at the end for questions. Both will begin at 16 hrs CET (10 am EST).

Smart Cameras with Sercos connection - fast and decentralized automation with machine vision -- April 13 -- Smart Cameras are universal automation devices designed to solve visual inspection tasks. The integration of the Sercos automation bus into Smart Cameras enables new opportunities for the employment of machine vision. This webinar explains what is technically possible in such a system, how it works and how it is implemented. Read more and register »

Handling Procedure Commands -- May 9 -- This webinar explains when and why procedure commands are used in Sercos to access defined functions in the slave. Topics covered will include: command definition, user access to procedure commands, sequence of a procedure command in the master and slave, actions if a procedure command is finished with or without error, and diagnosis function for procedure commands. Read more and register »

New Webinar Recordings Available

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

- Sercos-based Modular Compact Vision System (in cooperation with IMAGO Technologies) -- February 2016

- Robust Communication - Redundancy Concepts (in cooperation with Hirschmann Automation and Control) -- February 2016

- Multiplexing of Application Data -- January 2016

- Diagnosis -- November 2015

- Service Channel Handling -- September 2015

- Configuration of Real-time Data -- August 2015

Download these and other webinar recordings »

Sercos will present SoftMaster Demo at Hannover Fair

Sercos will present various demos during the Hannover Fair in Hannover, Germany from April 25-29, in hall 9, stand G28.

A highlight will be the Sercos III SoftMaster demo, which was developed in cooperation with Bosch Rexroth, ISG Industrielle Steuerungstechnik and Tenasys. The SoftMaster demo will show how the highest speed and hard real-time can be achieved using a standard Ethernet controller. High performance and the highest determinism can be achieved using a controller which supports queues and scheduling, for example the Intel i210. Ring topologies and redundancies are also reliably supported and functional limitations are no longer valid. Sercos cycle times up to 125µs are possible.

Customers will benefit from the free usage and elimination of licensing costs because the Sercos SoftMaster is available as Open Source Software. Another advantage is that special modules are not needed, so the controller hardware can be designed extremely compactly and cost-effectively because the SoftMaster runs on any platform.

In addition, a Hexapod demo, various demo boards and products from a variety of companies which produce Sercos-capable products will be shown. Among them are new drives and controls from Bosch Rexroth, a Sercos Slave and Ethercat Master in one single device from Cannon-Automata (the new version of S3EC Sercos/Ethercat-Bridge) and more. Read more »

Sercos Trade Show Schedule

April 5-7 -- Automation Summit in Boeblingen Germany at Congress Hall
April 25-29 -- Hannover Fair in Hannover Germany - Hall 9, booth G28. Sercos International will hold a press conference, an annual meeting and a presentation (in German).
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More information on the fair »
May 24-26 -- SPS Drives Italia in Parma, Italy -- Pad 2, Stand D070. More information on the fair »

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