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Trio MC403 Motion Coordinator

Trio - MC403
Trio MC464 Motion Coordinator


  • ARM11 Processor with Double Precision Floating Point
  • Digital / Analogue I/O
  • Selectable servo update 125 - 2000 microseconds
  • Ethernet programming interface
  • 3 axis step and direction / 2 axis servo
  • CANbus expansion port
  • Multi-tasking TrioBasic programming
  • IEC 61131-3 programming support
  • Micro SD Card memory slot

The MC403 is a high specification Motion Coordinator using a high performance ARM11 processor and provides up to 2 axes of servo plus a master encoder axis or up to 3 axes of stepper control.

All 3 encoder ports can be either incremental or one of three popular absolute encoder types; SSI, Tamagawa or EnDat, additionally the 3rd axis can be used as a stepper, reference encoder input or a sync encoder output.

The MC403 features a total of 8 axes in software. Any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis.

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC403. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect application development software making complex motion easy. Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes.

Also available as an option on the MC403, the industry standard IEC 61131-3 runtime is an easy to use fully functional PLC programming system. Two LEDs enable the controller status to be easily determined, whilst the single piece metal cast backplate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise immunity in the industrial environment.


Versions currently available:

  • P823 (3 Stepper)
  • P824 (2 Servo: 3 Stepper)