TRIO – Series 4 I/O modules

Trio Motion Technology’s range of digital and analogue input/output expansion modules are designed to enable simple and scalable IO extension for Trio’s Motion Coordinators. In addition to 24V input, output and bi-directional modules, there are relay and analogue I/O modules.

The Motion Coordinator I/O expansion system uses CANbus to reduce wiring and allow input/output modules to be distributed remotely. Up to 16 Digital I/O and up to 4 Analogue I/O modules may be added to the system.

The MC464 has additional capability in that it can handle up to 16 Digital Input modules and 16 Digital Output modules, a total of 32 Digital modules and 4 Analogue modules.

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. Protocol selection is by DIP switches on the front of the module.

  • P317 CAN 16 Output module
  • P318 CAN 16 Input module
  • P319 CAN 16 Input/Output module
  • P326 CAN 8in/4out Analogue I/O module
  • P327 CAN 8 Relay output module

All CAN Input, Output and I/O modules are DIN rail mounted with the I/O connections located conveniently on the front face. They have been designed with a spaced-saving footprint only 26mm wide so allowing large amounts of Digital and Analogue I/O to be packed in an area no bigger than the average PLC. Address selection is simply done by setting DIP switches that are neatly located under the pull-up flap. LEDs show the I/O state and indicate an error code for straight forward system commissioning and de-bugging.

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

Versions

  • P317 CAN 16 Output module
  • P318 CAN 16 Input module
  • P319 CAN 16 Input/Output module
  • P326 CAN 8in/4out Analogue I/O module
  • P327 CAN 8 Relay output module