|SERCOS Energy Profile Specification Released
SERCOS Energy Profile Specification Released
The SERCOS vendor organizations have announced the release of the energy profile specification for SERCOS III. The SERCOS Energy Profile uses intelligent control algorithms and Ethernet network communications to effectively monitor and manage energy usage on manufacturing machines.
SERCOS Energy is an application layer profile that defines parameters and commands for reducing energy consumption in a uniform vendor-independent manner. The control reads out parameters for each SERCOS Energy component on a SERCOS III network, receiving status information and detailed consumption values. Depending on the situation (such as scheduled or unscheduled breaks or machine components not needed in the current production process), the control can switch connected components such as drives, I/O and sensors into energy-saving conditions up to a complete shut-down, considerably reducing their energy consumption.
"Products are already under development and will be available in 2011," says Peter Lutz, managing director of SERCOS International.
Read the full news release.
Read an article on SERCOS Energy by Al Presher of Design News.
Download an 8-page whitepaper describing SERCOS Energy.
Updated SERCOS Literature Available
An updated version of the 24-page brochure "SERCOS III Universal Real-Time Communication with
Ethernet" is available. The brochure describes SERCOS III, discusses its advantages, describes CIP Safety on SERCOS and discusses products for hardware implementation.
An updated SERCOS Manufacturers and Product Guide is available on the SERCOS website.
Both documents can also be ordered as a free hardcopy via the literature request form on the SERCOS website.
SERCOS Exhibit at Hannover Fair
SERCOS members will exhibit in a joint booth at Hannover Fair
in Hannover, Germany, April 4-8, 2011. The 80 square meter
booth, Number A10, is in a central location in Hall 9.
Participating co-exhibitors are Automata, Bosch Rexroth,
Hilscher, LTi DRIVES, Manz Automation, Phoenix Contact,
Ratioplast, Schleicher, Schneider Electric and Wago.
A press conference and the annual SERCOS International member
meeting will be held on April 5 during the fair.
If you are planning to attend the fair, stop by the SERCOS
booth to learn more about SERCOS III and to discuss the latest
advances and applications of the SERCOS interface.
For more information about the fair: www.hannovermesse.de.
25th Anniversary of SERCOS Interface
At the last SPS/IPC show, it was announced that the SERCOS Interface has been successfully implemented worldwide for 25 years.
Read the complete press release.
Reminder of SERCOS Resources Available
There is a SERCOS News/Discussion group on the www.linkedin.com
website. Items of interest to the SERCOS community are posted weekly and group members can post comments and questions for discussion. We invite you to search for SERCOS under Groups and join.
A series of nine SERCOS webinars, running from 22 to 50 minutes each is available on the SERCOS website.
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Several recent news releases, new literature and links to recent magazine articles have been posted on