Avestron offers measurement and inspection tools that are used to test and inspect products during their production cycle. These tools can be integrated with third party equipment to extend the capabilities of test and inspection platforms. While many tools on the market rely on networks to set-up, start-up, and communicate test results at various stages, it is often beneficial or even necessary, to synchronize measurement and/or inspection tasks with other subsystems of the platform within tighter and more precise time slots. To this end, Avestron has chosen the EtherCAT bus to add real-time measurement and inspection capabilities to its flagship products. Avestron relies on the EtherCAT bus to provide measurement and inspection outputs from multiple physical parameters at a rate of one set per 100 microsecond or better.