Guaranteed conformity is a decisive criterion for using open standards.
After all, an open standard is only advantageous if components from various manufacturers are able to use it. With the sercos interface, standard conformity of controls and drives, as well as other automation components, must be guaranteed. Test labs authorized by sercos international examine sercos interface devices using a specified scope of tests.
sercos international certifies device conformity based on the certification guidelines and the specific articles of association. The sercos Conformizer has been provided to assist companies with implementation. This tool is used to subject a device to a very strict test in the lab.
“sercos is an open communication interface which is used in devices supplied by a range of different manufacturers. Immediate, problem-free device interoperability is only guaranteed if the manufacturers adhere strictly to the specification. On behalf of sercos international, we conduct conformity testing on all sercos devices in our test lab. Users thus have the confidence that certified sercos devices are truly compatible.”
Armin Lechler, ISW, University of Stuttgart/Head of Control Technology Department
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