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Articles Entry: Source:Network Published Time:2014-6-5
North - North American EtherCAT Test Center Issues First Conformance Test Certificate for an EtherCAT Product

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The newly-opened NORTH American EtherCAT Test Center (ETC) has reached its first milestone: Watlow’s RMZ Temperature Controller is the first EtherCAT device to pass conformance testing in the test lab based in Savage, Minn. (Minneapolis area). During a meeting of the ETG Semiconductor Technical Working Group, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) awarded the official conformance test certificate to Watlow.
 
The first official certificate for a successfully tested EtherCAT device was issued not long after the new North American EtherCAT Test Center was accredited by the ETG. The North American ETC’s first certified product is the new
RMZ Multi Loop Temperature Controller from Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company which just recently passed its conformance test. During the official test in an ETC, the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool is employed as its use is mandatory for EtherCAT device manufacturers. Additionally, further tests such as interoperability and interface checks are conducted during the official testing of an EtherCAT device.
 
The certificate was issued during the 6th meeting of ETG’s Semiconductor Technical Working Group, hosted by Lam Research, which is located in Silicon Valley in Fremont, Calif. Florian Häfele, who was onsite as the ETG representative and presented the certificate to Stan Breitlow, Staff Software Engineer at Watlow, explained: “Awarding the first North American ETC conformance test certificate to Watlow represents a significant kick-off and
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