Sercos International staged its first events in the second half of the year with great success.
Over 600 participants in Tokyo and over 330 visitors in Osaka attended this year’s Industrial Open Networks Fair held on July 7 in Osaka and July 9 in Tokyo.
As well as an exhibition with products from around 50 providers, the fair included a range of seminars including a Sercos International seminar on “Real-time Ethernet with Internet”. Around 40 visitors took part in the seminar in Osaka organized by Bosch Rexroth on behalf of the user organization. The seminar in Tokyo was fully booked with 66 participants.
Visitors to the event were also introduced to an implementation in which the OPC-UA Companion Specification for Sercos® is reflected. The specification describes how the Sercos information model is mapped onto OPC-UA so that the functions and data provided by Sercos devices are accessible via OPC-UA.
The aim is to facilitate data exchange between the machine periphery and superordinate IT systems and support the requirements of Industry 4.0 with respect to semantic interoperability.