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Motion Coordinators
CAN I/O
EtherCAT I/O
HMI
Previous Generation
Custom Products

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Overview

Our range of Motion Coordinators, Expansion Modules, I/O Modules, Servo Drive Systems and HMI’s are designed to enable the control of industrial machines with the minimum of external components. In many applications, Trio’s range can be combined to build a control system capable of driving a multi axis machine and all its auxiliary equipment.

Modular

The The Motion Coordinator system is extremely modular, allowing the user to tailor the controller to their specific needs, this also allows the flexibility to incorporate new modules if the need should change, making the system "future proof"

Expandable

All the Motion Coordinators, whether PCI, panel mount, rack mount, DIN rail mount or a custom design format, incorporate a CANbus interface to allow for digital or analogue I/O expansion with Trio’s I/O modules. Special I/O requirements can also be accommodated using the CANopen protocol to control third party I/O modules. In many applications, Trio’s range can be combined to build a control system capable of driving a multi axis machine and all its auxiliary equipment.

HMI

Trio’s range of operator interface units provide a robust and functional HMI using the Trio fibre-optic network system. Third party HMI products, touchscreens etc., can communicate to the Motion Coordinator via the Modbus RTU serial protocol.

Possible System based on the MC664

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Motion Coordinators

The Motion Coordinator system allows you to control up to 128 servo or stepper motors with Digital I/O and additional equipment such as HMI's all controlled from a single master. Systems may be used with a stand alone program or alternatively commands can be sent from an external computer.

Flex-6 Nano

P600 - P605 (2 - 64 Axes)

Type : EtherCAT

Powerful, compact and flexible, the Flex-6 Nano is an integrated EtherCAT solution offering up to 64 Axes of motion.

The Flex-6-Nano can be used as a stand-alone controller or can "plug" straight into our EtherCAT Flexslice System allowing expansion of the system to include servo and stepper drives

PC-MCAT

P760 (2 - 64 Axes)

Type : EtherCAT, PC

Trio’s PC-MCAT 64 is an innovative “Motion + PC Solution”. A powerful quad core Intel Atom processor is used to drive both a high performance motion controller and a compact PC that can run user applications under Windows...

MC6N-ECAT

P960 - P965 (2 - 64 Axis)

Type : EtherCAT

The MC6N is dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus. It supports up to 64 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution...

PC-MCAT

P760 (2 - 64 Axes)

Type : EtherCAT, PC

Trio’s PC-MCAT 64 is an innovative “Motion + PC Solution”. A powerful quad core Intel Atom processor is used to drive both a high performance motion controller and a compact PC that can run user applications under Windows...

MC664-X

P862 (Quad Core) (2 - 128 Axes)

Type : EtherCAT, RTEX

The new MC664-X... Quad core A9 processor, Dedicated communications core, up to 128 axes and built-in EtherCAT port all adds up to the most versitile Motion Coordinator yet!

The MC664 and MC664-X feature a total of 128 axes in software with up to 64 motor axes and 64 bit integer position registers. 64 bit floating point calculations are used for ultra precise axis resolution.

MC664

P861 (Single Core) (2 - 128 Axes)

Type : EtherCAT, RTEX

The new MC664... Single core A9 processor. The P861 MC664 Single Core Motion Coordinator is a "drop-in" replacement for its predecessor the MC464.

MC4N-RTEX

P906 - P910 (2- 32 Axes)

Type : RTEX

The MC4N-RTEX extends the MC4N range of Motion Coordinators for networked drives. It is dedicated to running remote servo drives via Panasonic's RTEX Real Time EXpress automation bus. It is available with configurations from 2 to 32 axes...

MC508

P848 - P849

Type : Conventional

The MC508 is a high specification Motion Coordinator using a high performance ARM Cortex A9 800 Mhz Processor, with eight Voltage outputs and eight flexible axis ports, that can be configured for up to sixteen pulse and direction output axes or eight closed loop servo axes...

MC405

P826 - P827

Type : Conventional

The MC405 is available in 2 different axis configurations. Both models feature a total of 16 axes in software. Any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis...

MC404-Z

P855

Type : Conventional

The MC404-Z is a low cost panel mount motion controller, targeting high volume stepper applications. With just one version that has all features as standard, there is no requirement for axis configuration with Feature Codes before use.

MC403

P821 - P822 MC403-Z
P823 - P825 MC403

Type : Conventional

The MC403 is a high specification Motion Coordinator using a high performance ARM11 processor, with three flexible axis ports and two Voltage outputs.

The MC403 is available in 2 model formats offering 5 different axis configurations...

Euro 404 / 408

P831 - P832 Euro404
P833 - P834 Euro408

Type : Conventional

The Euro404 and Euro408 are high specification Motion Coordinators using a high performance ARM11 processor, with up to eight flexible axis ports and eight voltage outputs...

CAN I/O

Our range of digital and analogue input/output expansion modules are designed to enable simple and scalable and low-cost I/O extension for our Motion Coordinators. In addition to 24V input, output and bi-directional modules, there are relay and analogue I/O modules.

Comms

CANbus is used for communication and control between the Motion Coordinator and the CAN I/O modules. CANbus is a tried and tested, well known data link in industry which is reliable, noise immune and flexible. All CAN I/O modules are compatible with any Motion Coordinator that has a CANbus port.

Protocols

As well as being able to connect to any Motion Coordinator using Trio’s own high speed CANbus protocol, each CAN module can run the DS401 CANopen protocol allowing them to be used with other CANopen masters. Protocol selection is by DIP switches on the front of the module.

 

When using the TrioCANbus protocol, a Motion Coordinator can handle up to 16 Digital Input modules and 16 Digital Output modules, a total of 32 Digital modules and 4 Analogue modules. The CAN 16 I/O module counts as one Input and one Output module.

EtherCAT Flexslice System

The EtherCAT Flexslice System is designed to let you do more!
It offers fast flexible compact I/O expansion for the MC4 and newer Range of Motion Coordinators and can
be used with Trio or 3rd Party Masters.

High Speed

Trio’s Flexslice input/output modules provide a robust, high speed and flexible solution for both motion control and general automation. EtherCAT cycle times down to 250μsecs are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology to bring all the sub-modules on to the EtherCAT network with no degradation in performance.

Range

The Flexslice system makes available a selection of digital and analogue I/O terminals as well as motion modules with pulse + direction outputs designed for precise positioning of stepper and servo motors via suitable drive technology.

The digital I/O modules have high-speed functionality. In addition, analogue modules and axis modules may be fitted to make a superbly tailored system that can be placed remotely from the master if needed.

Easy to Use

All Flexslice modules support automatic addressing with the master to automatically detect and configure the modules on startup. 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.

HMI

Our unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure! The UNIPLAY series boasts a 7" and 10" colour display.

HMI 7"

P561

The UNIPLAY range has built-in power isolation technology making it more reliable in noisy environments...

HMI 10"

P844

The UNIPLAY range has built-in power isolation technology making it more reliable in noisy environments...

Previous Generation

Although these Motion Coordinators are not recommended for new projects, we do have a number in stock. Please refer to the Product Life Cycle page for more information on availability and upgrading to our newer products.

MC4N-ECAT

P900 (2 Axes) - P904 (32 Axes)

The MC4N is a high performance Motion Coordinator which is dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus. It is based on an up-rated version of the 532MHz ARM 11 processor which makes it ideal for high axis count machines or robotic applications...

MC464

P860 (64 Axes)

Based on the 64bit 400MHz MIPS the MC464 supports up to 64 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution. Using expansion modules the MC464 supports up to 64 networked digital drives, 24 analogue servo drives, 24 pulse and direction drives and 64 absolute and incremental encoders in any combination...

MC224

P170 (24 Axes)

The Motion Coordinator MC224 uses a high speed 32-bit DSP processor to provide up to 24 axes of servo control.

Up to 4 daughter boards can be fitted in the MC224. The P301 Axis Expander provides additional daughter board space in blocks of 4. Up to 3 axis expanders can be used per MC224 master...

MC206X

P136 (1-5 Axes)

The MC206X Motion Coordinator is based on Trio’s high-performance 32-bit DSP technology, providing unprecedented computational speed, flexibility, and connectivity...

MC302X

P192 (2 Axes)

The Trio MC302X is a DIN rail mounted motion controller based on ARM processor technology.

The unit features two axes, the first of which can be configured in software for either servo (with encoder feedback) or stepper control...

PCI208

P180 (8 Axes)

The PCI 208 is based on a 120Mhz 32-bit floating point DSP supported by 8Mbits of SRAM, 32 Mbits of Flash memory and 128kbits of dual port RAM for PCI communications. A large FPGA provides for up to 8 stepper axes, or 8 axes with encoder feedback, or mixtures of the two, or up to 4 stepper axes with encoder verification...

Euro209

P159 (1-9 Axes)

The Motion Coordinator Euro209 is a 3U Eurocard stepper/servo positioner with the built-in ability to control up to 8 servo or stepper motors in any combination. ..

Euro205X

P151 (1-5 Axes)
P827

The unit has 24 opto-isolated digital I/O (16 inputs & 8 outputs) on board. 4 Fast hardware registration inputs are available on each axis for highly accurate control of print and packaging lines. 2 x 12 bit analogue input channels are provided on the board...

Uniplay HMI

P843 (7")

Trio's unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure! The UNIPLAY series boasts a 7" colour display....

Custom Products

Our dedicated and focused approach allows us to design products that fit our customers’ needs whether the customer is a machine builder requiring a bespoke Motion Coordinator or a Drives company requiring a licenced product or a commonly used interface to a Digital Drive Bus System.

Some examples are highlighted below… but more Trio designed motion control solutions are operating in the market as ‘badged’ products by major drives/motion control companies and OEM machine builders.

Please CONTACT TRIO for more information.

Benefits

  • Trio's award winning Motion Coordinator technology
  • Using an off the shelf design saves many years of development effort
  • 25 years of continual product development
  • Over 125,000 machines under Trio control worldwide
  • Established worldwide user base
  • The design can use the standard PCB layout or a customised layout
  • For high volumes the design and software can be licensed for manufacturing within your facility
  • Windows support software is immediately available
  • RoHs Compliant

Bespoke

Sometimes the standard Trio products do not have the exact features required by OEMs.

In such cases where a machine builder has a specific requirement for 200+ controllers per year we can design and manufacture a ‘bespoke’ Motion Coordinator.

Licensed

For larger companies wishing to fully integrate a motion control product line but not wanting to develop the technology themselves, we can provide a very cost effective solution by designing the hardware of a motion control range to be manufactured under license from Trio.

This option has already been adopted by one major motion control company.

Digital Interfaces

Although Trio manufactures drives and equally is not aligned or connected to any particular third party drives company, it is important that our products can be used with as many popular drives as possible.

To achieve this we have developed the following ‘growing’ list of digital drive interfaces…

EtherCAT
Sercos
Panasonic RTEX
Control Techniques SLM