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The technical work within the Sercos organizations is carried out by representatives of its member companies and additional external experts.

Technical Working Groups

General Information 
Meetings: 5 to 6 meetings per year
Duration: 2 days
Meeting place: Participating companies (rotating)
Participants: SI Members and guests
President: Rigobert Kynast (Bosch-Rexroth)

Duties of the TWGs:

-- Specification of new functions and identnumbers
-- Extension and improvement of existing functions

Function Groups
Define compatibility classes and function groups

Application Notes
Produce application aids in order to facilitate working with Sercos

In cooperation with the Test Laboratory, develop guidelines for conformance testing

Prepare updates to the international standards

Technical Support
-- Support of manufacturers and users of Sercos products
-- Support of the user groups
-- Offer help and solutions in case of problems with Sercos

Cooperation with the TWG-SNA
Intense cooperation with the Technical Working Group of Sercos N.A.

Protocols and Application Notes
Members of Sercos International and the country representatives can order the TWG protocols and application notes (available in German and English) free of charge at the Sercos International office: info@sercos.de

The desired documents will be sent to you as pdf files shortly after receipt of your email.

Participation in the TWG
If you want to participate in the TWG meetings, please contact info@sercos.de.

Non-members are welcome to participate as guests for a limited period.

The various working groups are:

  • Communications
  • Non-Real Time Communications
  • Safety
  • GDA - Generic Device Architecture
  • SCI - Sercos Configuration Interface
  • Input/Output Devices
  • Drives
  • Installation
  • Encoder
  • Energy
  • Marketing
  • Sercos N.A.