EtherCAT Technology Group Adds 2,000th Member

Jan. 24, 2013
EtherCAT to Help Support Automation System for Control and Data Acquisition on Test Benches
From left: Florian Kusche (ZF), Martin Rostan (ETG) and Rüdiger Ammann (ZF) during the official distinction of ZF as 2,000th member of the EtherCAT Technology Group.Source: EtherCAT Technology GroupEtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has reached a new milestone, adding automotive parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF) as the 2,000th member of its organization.Martin Rostan, executive director for ETG, presented an award and certificate of membership to Rüdiger Ammann and Florian Kusche at ZF's company headquarters in Friedrichshafen, Germany. "We joined the ETG due to EtherCAT's high flexibility and performance," explains Ammann and Kusche. "EtherCAT is becoming an important part of our automation system for control and data acquisition on our test benches."ETG has grown to more than 2,200 member companies in 56 countries since its foundation in 2003."We are happy to welcome ZF as a valued addition to the circle of ETG members," Rostan said.  "The fact that we broke the 2,000 member mark is clear evidence for the widespread acceptance EtherCAT has reached during the past 10 years."