trio Flexslice products
Overview
Coupler
Power Connect
Thermocouple
16-Out PNP
16-in PNP
2 Servo Axes
3 Axis Step Pulse
16-Out NPN
16-In NPN
8 Analogue Outputs
8 Analogue Inputs

Overview

The EtherCAT Flexslice System is designed to let you do more!
It offers fast flexible expansion for motion applications and can be used with Trio or 3rd Party Masters.

An advantage of the I/O slice approach compared to a traditional PLC for analogue and stepper integration is a saving on footprint and cost, combined with our motion-first specialisation.

Flexslice

Highlights

  • Use with Trio or 3rd Party EtherCAT Masters
  • High performance, flexible topology and simple configuration.
  • Bus cycle time synchronised with Motion Coordinator Servo Period.
  • Bus coupler module with 2 x RJ45 Ethernet ports for EtherCAT connection.
  • EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to individual modules using the EBUS system.
  • I/O functions tightly synchronised to motion using EtherCAT distributed clocks.
  • Automatic mapping to the Motion Coordinator I/O system.
  • DIN rail mounted.
  • Multiple practical push-in connector options – No break outs required.
  • Clip-together design with ‘quick release’ locks for mechanical integrity.
  • User labelling facility
  • Machine builder custom functionality options

Easy to Use

Flexslice

To help with identification of each Flexslice modules' function, a handy removable tab is provided that can be written on. It simply slides in and out of a slot at the top of each module.

Robust

Flexslice

The robust metal chassis provides a good earth from the pcb of each module to the DIN rail to reduce noise and dissipate heat.

Practical

Flexslice

The easy to use push-in terminals makes wiring of the Flexslice system quick.

Customisation

The field programmable FPGA allows customisation of the functionality of some Flexslice Modules using Motion Perfect. The program can be "locked-down" creating a unique function for a machine builder which protects the functionality from being copied.

Flexslice

Build the System

Flexslice

The positive "click-to-lock" mechanism firmly clamps Flexslice modules to each other to form a Flexslice station. Simply push each module together and slide the quick release locks into position.

Coupler

P366

The Flexslice system begins with the coupler.
The coupler is connected to the network via the upper Ethernet interface. The lower RJ45 socket may be used to connect further EtherCAT devices in the same strand.

The bus coupler supports up to 16 input/output modules which have a positive mechanical lock and bus connector, making a reliable EBUS connection through the backplane. The complete assembly can be DIN rail mounted. The coupler converts the passing telegrams from Ethernet 100BASE-T to EBUS signal format.

P366

In the EtherCAT network, the P366 coupler can be installed in any position in the Ethernet string; making it suitable for operation close to the master or at a remote position.

P366
flexslice system
Power supply requirement
24V DC, 0.8A min for full system
EtherCAT Connection RJ45
Protocol EtherCAT
Data rate 100 Mbit/s
Power Supply 24V / 1.5W
Isolation 1KV
EtherCAT refresh cycle
≥ 125us
Network Cable CAT5e min
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 17.2 x 147 x 107
Weight 160g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P366
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model
ESI Data  
Download XML file EtherCAT Slave Configuration Information.
Customer Help
Customer Support Forum Trio has a world-wide technical support network providing information to our Distributors, Solution Partners and Customers. This page includes a knowledge-base, user forum and direct online ticketing system where answers will be provided by our engineers in the UK, USA, India and China.
Training Courses Our 2-day introductory courses are designed to provide an overview of the Motion Coordinator product range and to give an introduction to programming using the Motion-iX technologies. The course is based upon practical worked examples of each topic covered to enable the attendees to gain some valuable hands-on experience of using Motion Perfect to develop applications.
Product Repair Information We offer a fixed price repair service via our distributor network. This page provides information on how to get your product repaired.

NEW RELEASE

October - 2020

Power Connect Modules

P462

This module is sold in units of 10.

The P462 Flexslice Power Connect Module simplifies connection of three-wire sensors into the I/O system and removes the footprint and cost required for additional terminals. Easy wiring and multiple push-fit connections also make installation quicker and simpler.

The pins of the 2 x single-row push-in connectors (Power Connector 1 and Power Connector 2) are joined together to form 2 isolated banks of commoned connections. With 0V connected to the lower connector and 24V to the upper connector, the LED gives an indication that power is on.

P362
P362
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 0mA
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) dc
Max. Connector current
4A
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P371
Guides  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

NEW RELEASE

October - 2020

Thermocouple Module

P367

The P367 Flexslice Thermocouple module has 4 thermocouple inputs, each digitised to a resolution of 16 bit ensuring flexibility in meeting the needs of a range of applications for temperature measurement such as the monitoring of hot melt glue in sealing applications.

The P367 clicks-in to our P366 EtherCAT Flexslice I/O coupler as well as our pocket-sized 64 axis Flex-6 Nano Motion Coordinator. The slice joins a wide range of existing I/O that facilitates numerous digital and analogue integration options.

OEMs can deploy centralised as well as decentralised control of up to 128 axes with our motion-first machine solution. Our distributed I/O allows local connection to sensors and actuators while maintaining real-time performance over EtherCAT.

The 4 thermocouple inputs are brought out to a single row push-in connector. A second single row push-in connector has 4 relay outputs for control of a heater or other switched load.

P3671
P3671
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 160mA max
Power supply
Via EBUS
Max. Output Voltage
24V
Max. Output Current 100mA
Number of Inputs 4
Thermocouple types J, K, T, E
Resolution 16 Bit
Number of Outputs 4
Output type Normally open (NO) solid state relay
Load type Resistive, inductive and capacitive
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P371
Guides  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-Out PNP

P371

The P371 digital output slice connects the binary control signals from the Motion Coordinator to the machine’s output devices at 24V dc.

All 16 outputs are source (PNP) type and have electrical isolation. Outputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks. The Flexslice module indicates the output signal states via LEDs.

P371
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" time 110us (10% to 90%)
"OFF" time
210us (90% to 10%)
Max. Output current
0.5A per channel

4A per bank of 8 Outputs
Short−Circuit Protection
1.4A typ per output
Over voltage Protection
Yes
Reverse Voltage Protection Yes
Power Supply 24V / 1.5W
Isolation 1KV
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P371
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-in PNP

P372

The P372 digital input slice connects 24V dc signals from devices on the machine to the binary control registers in the Motion Coordinator.

All 16 inputs are source (PNP) type and have electrical isolation. Inputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks.  The Flexslice module indicates the input signal states via LEDs.

P372
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" Voltage 11.2V typ
"OFF" Voltage
10.2V typ
Input current
3.5mA typ
Input filter Cut-off (RC network)
18KHz
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P372
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

COMING SOON

Analogue 2 Servo Axes

P374

Our new P374 2 Axis Servo slice will click-in to our EtherCAT Flexslice I/O range as well as the 64 axis Flex-6 Nano Motion Coordinator. The slice will enable integration of non-EtherCAT servo drives, stepper drives and encoders.

An advantage of the I/O slice approach compared to a traditional PLC for analogue and stepper integration is a saving on footprint and cost, combined with our motion-first specialisation.

It supports incremental encoder inputs. If configured for stepper / pulse output an axis can be pulse+direction or quadrature simulated encoder output. Two 20 way MDR connectors (Axis 0 and 1) provide a reliable shielded connection for high speed signals. Each MDR connector supports all the signals for full closed loop control of a servo axis.

P374
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 180mA max
Max Axes
2 (software configurable)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) dc Class 2 transformer or power supply @ 100mA
Max Enc Rate
8M Edges/s encoder count
Max Step Rate 8MHz pulse count
Step / Pulse Width
Pulse Control or Square Wave
Enc / Step Input / Output
RS422
DAC Voltage Output
2 x 12bit +/-10V @ 5mA
WDOG Output 2 x Normally open (NO) solid state relay
WDOG Max. Output Voltage 24V
WDOG Max Output Current 100mA
Field Programmable Yes
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P374
Guides  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

3 Axis Step Pulse

P375

The P375 Flexslice 3 Axis Step Pulse Module controls up to 3 Stepper motors with Pulse/Direction/Enable or Pulse/Direction/Registration signals for each axis.

It supports incremental encoders. If configured for stepper / pulse output an axis can be pulse+direction or quadrature simulated encoder output. A single MDR connector provides a reliable shielded 26 way connector for high speed signals. The P375 is compatible with most high resolution microstep drives.

P375
fpga
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 150mA max
Module current consumption (24V) 90mA max
Max Step Rate
8MHz pulse count
Step / Pulse Width
Pulse Control or Square Wave
Max Enc Rate
8MHz encoder count
Step/Enc Port MDR Connector 0...5V
Encoder Power Output (5V) 150mA max (Shared Between 3 Axes)
Max Axes
3 (software configurable)
WDOG Output
Yes
Field Programmable
Yes
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P375
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide of Flexslice Modules
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model
Products - Generic
3m MDR cable (P384)MDR flying lead
Additional 3 metre MDR connector. The P384 has one end finishing as a flying lead.

16-Out NPN

P376

The P376 digital output slice connects the binary control signals from the Motion Coordinator to the machine’s output devices, such as relays, contactors, valves, lamps etc. at 24V dc. 

All 16 outputs are sink (NPN) type and have electrical isolation.  Outputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks.  The Flexslice module indicates the output signal states via LEDs.

P376
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" time 75us (90% to 10%)
"OFF" time
105us (10% to 90%)
Max output current
0.5A per channel
4A per bank of 8 Outputs
Short−Circuit Protection
3A typ per output
Over / Reverse voltage Protection
Yes
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P376
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-In NPN

P377

The P377 digital input Flexslice connects 24V dc signals from devices on the machine to the binary control registers in the Motion Coordinator.

All 16 inputs are current sourcing (NPN) type and have electrical isolation. Inputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row push-in connectorss. The Flexslice module indicates the input signal states via LEDs

P377
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 100mA max
Number of Digital Inputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" Voltage 13.7V typ
"OFF" Voltage
14.6V typ
Input current
3.5mA typ
Input filter Cut-off (RC network)
18KHz
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P377
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

8 Analogue Outputs

P378

The P378 Flexslice 8 Analogue Output module has eight programmable voltage range output terminals, each digitised to a resolution of 12 bit.

The 8 single ended outputs have a common 0V potential and are brought out to a single push-in connector.

P378
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 200mA max
Number of Analogue Outputs
8
Power supply requirement
via the EBUS
Signal current
+/-5mA max
Resolution 12 bit
Output impedance
16 Ohm
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P378
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

8 Analogue Inputs

P379

The P379 Flexslice 8 Analogue Input module has eight programmable voltage range input terminals, each digitised to a resolution of 12 bit.

P379

The 8 single ended inputs have a common 0V potential and are brought out to a single row plug-in screw terminal block. The signal state is indicated by 8 LEDs with variable light intensity.

flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 160mA max
Number of Analogue Inputs
8
Power supply requirement
via the EBUS
Signal Voltage
-5 …+5V; 0 …+5V; -10 …+10V;  0 …+10V
Resolution 12 bit
Overvoltage protection
±25V
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE, UL Compliant
P379
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products v4
Certificates  
EU Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model