The Technology section offers detailed information related to the automation bus, its functioning, and its design principles. The advantages of real-time Ethernet are also presented, as well as implementation and certification of the automation bus. There is extensive information on older Sercos generations such as I and II, the migration to Sercos III, the Sercos roadmap and Sercos in connection with other technologies such as TSN.
Detailed information on certification, the certification process, vendor codes and certified products can be found under the Certification menu.
A product filter allows a fast and easy product search by vendor, product category, master, slave, safety, certification or Sercos generation, to help users find the right solution for any application.
Application reports describe the challenges companies were confronted with prior to using Sercos-capable products and describe how the solutions were implemented and the benefits they brought to the companies.
The Organization section was redesigned to provide more information on Sercos membership and its benefits. The Download section provides an extensive list of tools, forms, brochures and webinar recordings that are available for free download.
About Sercos International
Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests guarantee that Sercos implementations are standard-compliant, ensuring that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 90 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia.
The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, or Sercos, is one of the world’s leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives and decentralized peripheral devices. Sercos has been used in machine engineering for more than 25 years and is implemented in over 5 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.