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Robert Trask, PE

Robert B. Trask, P.E. is the North American Representative for the EtherCAT Technology Group.

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Ethernet September 10, 2022

EtherCAT interoperability removes industrial networking barriers

Key development tools and standards ensure interoperability among many EtherCAT devices and manufacturers.

By Robert Trask, PE
Ethernet August 27, 2022

EtherCAT Technology Group’s benefits for manufacturers

The EtherCAT Technology Group is used as the standard for connectivity across many manufacturing industries.

By Robert Trask, PE
Cybersecurity August 10, 2022

Black-channel approach to functional safety

For easier commissioning and better performance, take a black-channel approach to functional safety, combined with the advantages of EtherCAT.

By Robert Trask, PE
Figure 1: A wide selection of EtherCAT Slave Controllersare available, with more options in the pipeline. Courtesy: EtherCAT Technology Group
Ethernet May 5, 2022

Chip-based EtherCAT optimizes field communication

From ASICs to microcontrollers, ESC chips boost performance and simplify commissioning, in conjunction with diagnostics and development tools.

By Robert Trask, PE
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Ethernet January 13, 2022

What is EtherCAT?

Learn more about the unique functional principle of EtherCAT and how it simplifies implementation for end users while expanding the number of available devices.

By Robert Trask, PE
Ethernet January 12, 2019

Software unlocks EtherCAT diagnostics

Through a vendor-independent diagnosis interface, an EtherCAT master can provide detailed slave diagnostic information and network health status via human-machine interfaces (HMIs) or third-party tools.

By Robert Trask, PE
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