EtherCAT Technology Group welcomes 4000th member

The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has reached another membership milestone: In November, German supplier of advanced packaging solutions, KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, joined the organization as member number 4,000.

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The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has reached another membership milestone: In November, German supplier of advanced packaging solutions, KOCH Pac-Systeme GmbH, joined the organization as member number 4,000. A tribute in honor of this landmark took place at this year’s SPS IPC Drives show in Nuremberg, Germany. Jürgen Welker, Divisional Director of Control Systems and Service at KOCH, represented the company in Nuremberg to accept the official membership certificate with accompanying award. He explains the reason for joining the ETG as follows: “Beyond the high quality and efficiency, the individuality we gain differentiates our packaging solutions. We have benefitted from the openness and flexibility of EtherCAT for quite some time, and have recently started to work with EtherCAT P as well. Therefore, official membership in the ETG was the next logical step for us.”

Martin Rostan, Executive Director of the ETG, who presented the award to KOCH Pac-Systeme, also reflects on the membership milestone: “KOCH Pac-Systeme joining the ETG is evidence of how well accepted EtherCAT P is already as an extension to EtherCAT. The fact that the ETG has now reached 4,000 member companies is a clear sign that the strong development of our organization continues and is marked by extraordinary growth.”

A membership in the EtherCAT Technology Group offers several advantages to companies working with EtherCAT and EtherCAT P, including the possibility to participate actively in the technology’s development.

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