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Membership surge for Sercos International

24 March 2015

Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, has recorded a growth in membership of approximately 30% in 2014.

Peter Lutz, managing director of Sercos International, said: “We see a significant growth of interest in our technology in Asia. We therefore organised four seminars and various workshops in China in the first quarter of 2015 alone, which were very well attended.”

In Germany, new member Schubert System Elektronik, has utilised the Sercos technology mainly in automation. In this context, the Sercos bus allows for communication between distributed, decentralised real-time controls, for example in packaging machines. While in the past several busses were required to adequately communicate the data for real-time nodes, the Sercos architecture now provides an Ethernet-based bus ‘bundled in one system’ for all automation solutions.
“Our membership in Sercos International is not least motivated by the chance to actively contribute to new features in the specifications, thus being able to participate in technical innovations,” explains Tobias Schlier, business unit manager at Schubert System Elektronik.
“The Sercos III slave is a certified solution on the Sitara AM335x from Texas Instruments (TI) and is part of the multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet requirements from our leading Industrial Automation customers,” explained Thomas Mauer, system engineer, Factory Automation and Control, WW Industrial Systems Team at Texas Instruments who is another new member. “Sercos III Industrial Ethernet technology provides maximum performance for real-time data exchange while maintaining an open communication channel for additional service functions. This benefit is a reason why we at Texas Instruments opted for membership. Additionally, there are significant discounts for various tools and services associated with the membership.”

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