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What is Sercos?
Sercos has been one of the leading bus systems for industrial applications for more than 25 years. It is an IEC-standardized open digital interface for high speed real-time communications between industrial controls, motion devices, I/O, other peripheral devices and standard Ethernet nodes.
This real-time technology with its millionfold proven quality, universal application possibilities and high security of investments make the Sercos automation bus the first choice in mechanical engineering and construction.
An efficient and deterministic communication protocol based on an optical transmission system for high noise immunity is the foundation for Sercos’ success. Today Sercos is used successfully in the most varied market sectors and applications. Sercos has established itself as the de facto standard for challenging applications that place great demands on dynamics and precision. However, Sercos not only specifies a real-time-enabled communication system, but goes a lot further and specifies over 700 standardized parameters which describe the interaction between control systems, drives and other peripheral devices using universal semantics. This creates a basis upon which devices from different manufacturers can be combined without any problems. Today, over 4 million real-time nodes are being used on a daily basis in over 500,000 applications.
Sercos III – universal communication for automation solutions
Industrial automation requires real-time-enabled and manufacturer-independent communication solutions. Different kinds of automation devices must be able to be easily and universally connected. The open, IEC standard universal bus for Ethernet-based real-time communication, Sercos III, meets these demands today with a wide variety of benefits.