Trio have released a new firmware update, version 2.0304 for all Motion Coordinators in the MC4, 5 and 6 ranges apart from the MC464.
What can we expect with the new Firmware 2.0304 update?
There has been an optimization of the Uniplay HMI, including new HMI disconnect alerts and a reduction in CPU usage when the HMI process is running.
Another bonus to the new firmware is an Improved debug, with the FLASH_LOG function with timestamped events stored for review. Also a new option allows the display of only the last ‘n’ entries in the log and there is optimized recording of high system load events. Finally, Motion Perfect connections are also now recorded in the log.
New for EtherCAT is built-in support for Panasonic A6 multi-axis drives and new selections for the range of RTA Stepper drives. Multiple axis group support has been improved so that axes can be isolated from the main error management responses and allow axes to recover from errors without affecting the whole machine.
New IEC61131-3 function TC_WA(milliseconds) can support task delays and the firmware now supports PLC-Open for the higher specification Motion Coordinators.
Finally, RPS improvements include the STOP_ROBOT command for use within robot programs.
All Motion Coordinators are field-upgradable using Motion Perfect. The new firmware can be obtained from the Trio website www.triomotion.com and installed in the Motion Coordinator over Ethernet. Users and machine manufacturers are responsible for confirming the suitability of the new firmware for their application.
Trio’s 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.