EtherCAT Technology Group honorsmemberno.500in Japan

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EtherCAT Technology Group

Intheframeofthisyear’sETGMemberMeetingtheEtherCATTechnologyGroup(ETG) honoredmembercompany no.500 inJapan,recently. During themeetingatthebeginningofJulytheorganizationhonoredthecompanySURUGASEIKICO.,LTD.,aleadingproviderofopticaltestandmeasurementsystems.WithSURUGASEIKIjoiningtheassociationtheETGreached twomembershipmilestonesinrapidsuccession:notlong ago,the ETG welcomedmember2000 inEurope.

Inthe2ndquarterin2017theEtherCATTechnologyGroupwasabletoreachtwomilestonesatatimeregardingitsmembershipdevelopment:First,theETGwhichhasbeenestablishedinGermanyin2003,nowcounts2000membersinEurope.Second,withthecompanySURUGASEIKICO.,LTD.Memberno.500hasjoinedtheorganization inJapan.Intotal,theETGnowhasmorethan 4.400membersworldwide.Here,it’s interestingtoknowthat, incorrespondencetothemembershipby-laws,onlycompanies,universitiesandsimilarinstitutionscanjoinETG,amembership assingleindividualisnot possible.

ThehonoringceremonyofSURUGASEIKIwasconductedduringthisyear’sETGMemberMeetingwhichwasheldinYokohama,Japan,atthebeginningofJuly.MartinRostan,ExecutiveDirector oftheETG,andMasanoriObata,ManagerETGOfficeJapan,presentedTakeshiMarui,presidentat SURUGA SEIKI,withan official membershipcertificate.

TakeshiMaruiexplainedhowhiscompanydiscoveredEtherCAT:“Twoyearsago,EtherCAThasbeen explainedtous atHannovermessein Germany.Thetechnologywassoconvincing thatwedecidedtouseitinafirststep.NowwealsodevelopowndeviceswithEtherCATinterface.We’rehappytobe part oftheEtherCAT community.”MartinRostanadded:“Japanissaidtobeaverydemandingandchallengingautomationmarket.ThefactthatEtherCAThasbecometheleadingindustrialEthernetsystemherespeaksforitself.Thuswe’reglad,thatourtechnologydoesnotonlyconvinceSURUGASEIKIbutmanymorecompaniesallovertheworld:theETGmembershipgrowthdoesnotonlycontinuebutfurtheraccelerates.Inthelast12monthswewelcomedalmost 600newmembers.”

SURUGASEIKIisaleadingbrandofprecisionpositioningandopticalmeasurementtechnology.Theydevelopandmanufactureawiderangeofproductsrangingfromprecisionpositioningstageandopticalmeasurementtechnologytoacombinedsystem,foropticalequipmentmarket,rapidlydevelopingmobileequipmentand automotivesensorfield.

AnETGmembershipofferscompaniesthatworkwithEtherCATandEtherCATPvariousbenefits aswellasthepossibilitytoactively contributeto thedevelopment ofthetechnology.
Further Information aboutETGmembershipcanbeviewedonline:https://www.ethercat.org/en/membership_benefits.html

 

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Fromleft:MartinRostan,ExecutiveDirectorETG,Takeshi Marui,President ofSURUGASEIKICo.LTD.,

NaohitoFukazawa,GeneralManagerStageDivision,SURUGASEIKICo.LTD.Masanori Obata,Representativeand Technologist ETGOfficeJapan

 

 

AboutEtherCATTechnologyGroup(ETG):

TheEtherCATTechnologyGroup(ETG)isanassociation inwhichkeyusercompaniesfromvariousindustriesandleadingautomationsuppliersjoinforcestosupport,promoteandadvancetheEtherCATtechnology.Withover4,400membersfrom65countries,theEtherCATTechnologyGrouphasbecomethelargestfieldbusorganizationintheworld.Foundedin November2003,itisalsothefastestgrowingassociationofitskind.

 

AboutEtherCAT®:

EtherCATisthefastestIndustrialEthernettechnologyandstandsforhigh-performance,low-cost,easeofuseandaflexibletopology.Itwasintroducedin2003 andbecameaninternationalIECstandardandaSEMIstandardin 2007.TheEtherCATTechnologyGrouppromotesEtherCATandisresponsibleforitscontinueddevelopment.EtherCATisalsoanopen technology:anyoneisallowedtoimplementoruseit.

 

 

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