SERCOS North America is proud to announce the availability of its “SERCOS III Planning and Installation Guide” that is designed to support electricians and engineers during the planning and installation stage of a SERCOS III network to guarantee trouble-free operation of systems and machines. Cabling with both optical fiber and copper wire is described for IP65/67 and IP20 protection classes. Its specification is based on IEC 61918 international standard (Installation of communication networks in industrial premises), with an added SERCOS III’s installation profile. SERCOS III will be standardized in IEC 61784-5.
SERCOS III makes use of a component–based approach. Defined connectors and cables are used and combined to connect other automation devices in a system or machine. The number of transitions and the total length of the cabling between connectors and cables are considered. This results to transmission that meets the SERCOS III cabling requirements with a distinct reserve – without the need to perform extensive calculations, measurements and planning.
SErial Realtime COmmunication System (SERCOS) is one of the leading digital interfaces in the world for communication between controls, decentralized peripheral device and drives. For more than two decades, SERCOS has been used in machine engineering and is being implemented in more than 2.5 million real time nodes. With its open Ethernet-based architecture, the SERCOS III is a universal bus for every automation solution.