During the 2015 EtherCAT Roadshow in China, as well as the annual Member Meeting in Japan, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) recently took the opportunity to inform existing and future members of the organization about EtherCAT technology and the latest developments within ETG.
The EtherCAT Roadshow in China took place at a total of 4 locations in Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and Ningbo, attracting almost 200 engineers from local device manufacturers, system integrators and users to participate in the events. Beryl Fan, Manager of the ETG office in China, as well as industrial Ethernet expert, Dr. Yanqiang Liu, introduced EtherCAT to the attendees and explained the various features and benefits of the technology. Practical examples helped highlight how participants can reap the benefits of EtherCAT. The technology experts on-site helped clearly demonstrate how companies can implement EtherCAT with great success.
Another highlight on the Asian event calendar of the EtherCAT Technology Group was the ETG Member Meeting, an annual event where all attending members of the organization meet to learn about the latest developments of the technology, as well as the ETG itself. More than 100 members came to Yokohama, Japan to attend the on-site presentations from ETG experts. Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the ETG, reported about the worldwide activities of the ETG during the last year. Masanori Obata, ETG Representative Japan, gave an extensive technology update, outlining the results from the various working groups of the ETG. Additionally, Toshimitsu Kawano from Beckhoff Automation Japan held a speech about Industrie 4.0 and in another presentation Tomohito Honjo from OMRON spoke to the audience about the Internet of Things (IoT). The program was rounded off by a report from the ETG Regional Committee for Japan.
All dates and details about the many ETG events across Asia can be found by visiting www.ethercat.org/events