Klaus Weyer was appointed as the new Managing Director of Sercos International e.V. at the beginning of April and is responsible for the coordination of worldwide activities regarding the Sercos automation bus. He succeeds Peter Lutz, who has been managing the organization since 2001.
"I am looking forward to this new task and the associated challenge. I am convinced that we will continue the success story of Sercos, "said Klaus Weyer about his appointment.
"With Klaus Weyer, we have gained an experienced industry expert whose knowledge we trust and whose experience will undoubtedly benefit the Sercos user organization. We look forward to working together and wish him every success in his new role, "said Prof. Alexander Verl (ISW, University of Stuttgart) on behalf of the Board of Sercos International.
After completing his studies in information technology at the University of Applied Sciences Schweinfurt, Klaus Weyer spent more than 12 years working for Bosch Rexroth AG in the field of servo hydraulics as an application and sales engineer, and as head of development for digital automation. In 1991 he moved to Elau AG, where he was Head of Development and Product Marketing until 1998. The market launch of the Sercos-based PacDrive M automation system also fell into this period. He then took over the management of product and communication marketing and until recently worked as marketing director for high-performance automation solutions at Schneider Electric.
About Sercos International
Sercos International is an association of users and manufacturers that is in charge of technical development, standardization, certification and marketing for the Sercos automation bus. Conformance tests guarantee that Sercos implementations are standard-compliant ensuring that devices from different manufacturers can be combined. Based in Germany, the organization presently has more than 90 member companies located around the world and has national liaison offices in North America and Asia.
The SErial Realtime COmmunication System, or Sercos, is one of the world’s leading digital interfaces for communication between controls, drives and decentralized peripheral devices.
The outstanding features of the Sercos III real-time Ethernet solution include high protocol efficiency, outstanding real-time characteristics, ring redundancy, direct cross-communication, and the ability to transmit any other Ethernet protocol, such as Ethernet TCP/IP or OPC UA, over the same network infrastructure and in parallel with Sercos real-time communication.
Sercos has been used in machine engineering for approximately 25 years and is implemented in over 5 million real-time nodes. With its open, manufacturer-independent Ethernet-based architecture, Sercos III is a universal bus for all automation solutions.
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