Before implementing and integrating a Sercos interface, the following information is usually collected:
- What are the basic connection possibilities?
- Which manufacturers offer hardware and software components which are compatible with Sercos?
- Which tools are available to accompany development?
- Which service providers support integrating, testing and certifying Sercos devices?
Which communications protocol functions and/or function profiles need to be implemented and which are optional and what the testing and certification processes look like are also typical questions in order to begin implementation. These will now be examined.