Trio has launched a new concept in high performance Motion Coordinators dedicated to running remote servo and stepper drives via the EtherCAT real time automation bus.
Based on an up-dated version of the 532MHz ARM 11 processor the new MC4N Mini EtherCAT Master is ideal for high axis count machines or robotic applications.
The MC4N supports up to 32 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution. EtherCAT slave drives and I/O can be connected and run in cyclic synchronous position, speed or torque modes provided these are supported by the drive.
Programming the MC4N is identical to using traditional analogue axes with the addition of being able to set up drives and process alarms over the EtherCAT bus.
With everything programmed from one place, machine control has never been so simple.