trio Flexslice products
Overview
Coupler
16-Out PNP
16-in PNP
3 Axis Step Pulse
16-Out NPN
16-In NPN
8 Analogue Outputs
8 Analogue Inputs

Overview

The EtherCAT Flexslice System is designed to let you do more!
It offers fast flexible expansion for motion applications and can be used with Trio or 3rd Party Masters.

Flexslice

Highlights

  • Use with Trio or 3rd Party EtherCAT Masters
  • High performance, flexible topology and simple configuration.
  • Bus cycle time synchronised with Motion Coordinator Servo Period.
  • Bus coupler module with 2 x RJ45 Ethernet ports for EtherCAT connection.
  • EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to individual modules using the EBUS system.
  • I/O functions tightly synchronised to motion using EtherCAT distributed clocks.
  • Automatic mapping to the Motion Coordinator I/O system.
  • DIN rail mounted.
  • Multiple practical push-in connector options – No break outs required.
  • Clip-together design with ‘quick release’ locks for mechanical integrity.
  • User labelling facility
  • Machine builder custom functionality options

Easy to Use

Flexslice

To help with identification of each Flexslice modules' function, a handy removable tab is provided that can be written on. It simply slides in and out of a slot at the top of each module.

Robust

Flexslice

The robust metal chassis provides a good earth from the pcb of each module to the DIN rail to reduce noise and dissipate heat.

Practical

Flexslice

The easy to use push-in terminals makes wiring of the Flexslice system quick.

Customisation

The field programmable FPGA allows customisation of the functionality of some Flexslice Modules using Motion Perfect v4. The program can be "locked-down" creating a unique function for a machine builder which protects the functionality from being copied.

Flexslice

Build the System

Flexslice

The positive "click-to-lock" mechanism firmly clamps Flexslice modules to each other to form a Flexslice station. Simply push each module together and slide the quick release locks into position.

Coupler

P366

The Flexslice system begins with the coupler.
The coupler is connected to the network via the upper Ethernet interface. The lower RJ45 socket may be used to connect further EtherCAT devices in the same strand.

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. The coupler converts the passing telegrams from Ethernet 100BASE-T to EBUS signal format.

P366

In the EtherCAT network, the P366 coupler can be installed in any position in the Ethernet string; making it suitable for operation close to the master or at a remote position.

P366
flexslice system
Power supply requirement
24V DC, 0.8A min for full system
EtherCAT Connection RJ45
Protocol EtherCAT
Data rate 100 Mbit/s
Power Supply 24V / 1.5W
Isolation 1KV
EtherCAT refresh cycle
≥ 125us
Network Cable CAT5e min
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 17.2 x 147 x 107
Weight 160g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P366
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-Out PNP

P371

The P371 digital output slice connects the binary control signals from the Motion Coordinator to the machine’s output devices at 24V dc.

All 16 outputs are source (PNP) type and have electrical isolation. Outputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks. The Flexslice module indicates the output signal states via LEDs.

P371
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" time 110us (10% to 90%)
"OFF" time
210us (90% to 10%)
Max. Output current
0.5A per channel

4A per bank of 8 Outputs
Short−Circuit Protection
1.4A typ per output
Over voltage Protection
Yes
Reverse Voltage Protection Yes
Power Supply 24V / 1.5W
Isolation 1KV
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P371
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-in PNP

P372

The P372 digital input slice connects 24V dc signals from devices on the machine to the binary control registers in the Motion Coordinator.

All 16 inputs are source (PNP) type and have electrical isolation. Inputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks.  The Flexslice module indicates the input signal states via LEDs.

P372
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" Voltage 11.2V typ
"OFF" Voltage
11.2V typ
Input current
3.5mA typ
Input filter Cut-off (RC network)
18KHz
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P372
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

3 Axis Step Pulse

P375

The P375 Flexslice 3 Axis Step Pulse Module controls up to 3 Stepper motors with Pulse/Direction/Enable or Pulse/Direction/Registration signals for each axis.  

It supports incremental or SSI, BiSS, Endat or Tamagawa absolute encoders. If configured for stepper / pulse output an axis can be pulse+direction or quadrature simulated encoder output. A single MDR connector provides a reliable shielded 26 way connector for high speed signals. The P375 is compatible with most high resolution microstep drives.

P375
fpga
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 150mA max
Max Step Rate
8MHz pulse count
Step / Pulse Width
Pulse Control or Square Wave
Max Enc Rate
8MHz encoder count
Step/Enc Port MDR Connector 0...5V
Max Axes
3 (software configurable)
WDOG Output
Yes
Field Programmable
Yes
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P375
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide of Flexslice Modules
Quick Start Guide (P384 MDR Cable) Simple set up guide of P384 MDR Cable
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model
Products - Generic
3m MDR cable (P384)MDR flying lead
Additional 3 metre MDR connector. The P384 has one end finishing as a flying lead.

16-Out NPN

P376

The P376 digital output slice connects the binary control signals from the Motion Coordinator to the machine’s output devices, such as relays, contactors, valves, lamps etc. at 24V dc. 

All 16 outputs are sink (NPN) type and have electrical isolation.  Outputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row plug-in screw terminal blocks.  The Flexslice module indicates the output signal states via LEDs.

P376
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 110mA max
Number of Digital Outputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" time 75us (90% to 10%)
"OFF" time
105us (10% to 90%)
Max output current
0.5A per channel
4A per bank of 8 Outputs
Short−Circuit Protection
3A typ per output
Over / Reverse voltage Protection
Yes
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P376
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

16-In NPN

P377

The P377 digital input Flexslice connects 24V dc signals from devices on the machine to the binary control registers in the Motion Coordinator.

All 16 inputs are current sourcing (NPN) type and have electrical isolation. Inputs and power connection are via 2 x single-row push-in connectorss. The Flexslice module indicates the input signal states via LEDs

P377
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 100mA max
Number of Digital Inputs
16 (2 banks of 8)
Power supply requirement
24V (+/-20%) DC
Load type
Resistive, inductive and capacitive
"ON" Voltage 13.7V typ
"OFF" Voltage
14.6V typ
Input current
3.5mA typ
Input filter Cut-off (RC network)
18KHz
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P377
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

8 Analogue Outputs

P378

The P378 Flexslice 8 Analogue Output module has eight programmable voltage range output terminals, each digitised to a resolution of 12 bit.

The 8 single ended outputs have a common 0V potential and are brought out to a single push-in connector.

P378
flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 200mA max
Number of Analogue Outputs
8
Power supply requirement
via the EBUS
Signal current
+/-6mA max
Resolution 12 bit
Output impedance
0.5 Ohm
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P378
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model

8 Analogue Inputs

P379

The P379 Flexslice 8 Analogue Input module has eight programmable voltage range input terminals, each digitised to a resolution of 12 bit.

P379

The 8 single ended inputs have a common 0V potential and are brought out to a single row plug-in screw terminal block. The signal state is indicated by 8 LEDs with variable light intensity.

flexslice system
Module current consumption (EBUS 5V) 160mA max
Number of Analogue Inputs
8
Power supply requirement
via the EBUS
Signal Voltage
-10…+10V;  0…+10V
Signal current 0…20mA
Resolution 12 bit
Overvoltage protection
±25V
Mounting DIN rail mount
Size (w x d x h) mm 15 x 147 x 107
Weight 145g
Connectors Push-in wiring terminals
EMC EN61000-6-2 (2005) Industrial Noise Immunity/ EN61000-6-4 (2007) Industrial Noise Emissions.
RoHs, CE Compliant
P379
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
EMC Guide Electromagnetic Compatibility guide for Trio products
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
I-O Expansion Modules (Chapter 4).pdf
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below.
CAD Model