MC224
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Expansion/Accessories
Software
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Upgrade Path

MC224

P170

Previous Generation : Suggested Alternative : MC664

Not recommended for new projects!

The Motion Coordinator MC224 uses a high speed 32-bit DSP processor to provide up to 24 axes of servo control.

MC224

Highlights

  • Interpolates up to 24 axes in any combination.
  • Advanced Multi-tasking TrioBASIC with up to 14 simultaneous processes.
  • 150Mhz 32 bit Floating Point DSP
  • 1 Mbyte application memory
  • 256k word dedicated TABLE memory
  • Individual Status LEDs
  • Micro SD Card interface
  • Fully integrates with Motion Perfect 2
  • UL Listed and CE Approved

Programming

Each axis may run moves using linear, circular or helical interpolation, electronic cams and gearboxes. Features include support for merging multiple moves that are typically generated by CAD/CAM software and support is provided for continuously rotating machinery. The daughter boards feature optional absolute or incremental feedback and accurate hardware registration.

Expansion

MC224

I/O expansion is provided via a built-in CAN Bus interface. Further CAN networks for controlling suitable servo amplifiers are supported via the CAN daughter board

Expandibility

MC224

Up to 4 daughter boards can be fitted in the MC224. The P301 Axis Expander provides additional daughter board space in blocks of 4. Up to 3 axis expanders can be used per MC224 master. MC224 and expanders must be sited next to each other left of the MC224 and connected using the appropriate Trio System Ribbon.

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Product P170
MC224
Description 1-24 Axis Motion Coordinator
Name MC224
PCode P170
Status Maintained
Configuration P170
MC224
Axis 0
Axis 1
Axis 2
Axis 3
Axis 4
Axis 5
Axis 6
Axis 7
Axes P170
MC224
Max axes 24
Max networked axes 0
Max virtual axes 16
Max discrete wired axes 0
Performance P170
MC224
Cores 1
Processor DSP
Clock frequency 150 MHz
Maths precision IEEE 457 Single
Position register precision 32 bit
Execution benchmark 0 lines/ms
Real-time clock Yes
Flash memory 1024 values
User memory 1 MB
Table memory 250000 values
Min expected flash memory life (normal use) 0 years
Maximum VR variables 4096
Maximum servo period 1000 µs
Minimum servo period 125 µs
Maximum encoder input frequency 6.000 MHz
Maximum stepper output frequency 2.000 MHz
Drive interfaces P170
MC224
Auxilliary axis Option
EtherCAT No
Hydraulic Option
Piezo No
Panasonic RTEX No
SERCOS Option
Servo Option
SLM No
Step & direction Yes
Communications P170
MC224
Anybus No
Bluetooth No
CANopen Yes
CC-Link No
DeviceNet Yes
Ethernet No
EthernetIP Option
Hostlink Option
MODBUS-RTU Yes
MODBUS-TCP/IP Yes
Profibus Option
ProfiNet Option
RS232/RS485 Yes
USB 1.1 No
Encoder ports P170
MC224
Feedback input No
Incremental (A+B) output Yes
Pulse & direction output Yes
Reference input Yes
SSI Absolute Input No
EnDat Absolute Input No
Tamagawa Absolute Input No
BiSS Absolute Input No
Internal I/O P170
MC224
+/-10V analogue outputs 0
Analogue output precision 12 bits
Analogue Inputs (0-10V) 2
Analog input precision 12 bits
Digital Bidirectional I/O (24V) 8
Digital Inputs (24Vdc) 8
Digital outputs (24Vdc) 0
Registration inputs 4
Registration speed 20 µs
Watchdogs 2
Watchdog rating 29V, 100mA max
External I/O P170
MC224
+/-10V analogue outputs 16
Analogue output precision 12 bits
+/-10V analogue inputs 32
Analogue input precision 12 bits
Digital I/O points 512
Programming P170
MC224
Trio BASIC Yes
DXF in Yes
G-Code Yes
HPGL Yes
IEC61131 No
Kinematic No
Maximum programs 14
Maximum tasks 12
Software P170
MC224
Motion Perfect version 3
Expansion P170
MC224
Expansion module type Series2
Maximum modules 3
Memory card None
Physical P170
MC224
Maximum operating temperature 45 °C
Minimum operating temperature 0 °C
Mount Panel
Depth 197.0 mm
Height 263.0 mm
Width 68.0 mm
Weight 750 g
Power P170
MC224
Supply current 450 mA
Supply tolerance
Supply voltage 24 V
Certification P170
MC224
CE Yes
RoSH Yes
UL Yes
MC224
Products - Expansion
MC224 Axis Expander (P301) P301
MC224 axis expander provides an additional 4 axis daughter board slots to an MC224. Up to 3 axis expanders can be used per MC224 master. MC224 and expanders must be sited next to each other and connected using the appropriate Trio System Ribbon.
2 Way System Cable (P355) P301
2 way cable to connect MC224 (P170) to 1 MC224 Axis Expander (P301).
3 Way System Cable (P360) P355
3 way cable to connect MC224 (P170) to 2 MC224 Axis Expanders (P301).
4 Way System Cable (P365) P365
4 way cable to connect MC224 (P170) to 3 MC224 Axis Expanders (P301).
RS232 serial Cable (P350)  P350
Provides 4 +/-10V, 16 Bit outputs.  Includes 4 x 0-10V analogue inputs 12 Bit.
Serial to Fibre Optic Adaptor (P435)  P435
Fibre optic adaptor to convert TTL port on MC224, MC206X and Euro205x series Motion Coordinators to Trio fibre optic network.
All Daughter Boards P296
Daughter Board System to allow for extended interfacing. Please call Trio for availibility.
Micro SD Card Adaptor  P170
Allows the controller to read and write files as a Flash drive using the FAT32 compatible file system.
The memory adaptor is compatible with a wide range of Micro SD cards up to 2Gbytes.
Products - CAN I/O Modules
CAN 16-Out I/O Module (P317)CAN
The Trio CAN16 Output module provides 256 distributed output channels at 24Vdc level. All points are short-circuit proof and completely isolated from the CANbus. P317 modules may be mixed on the same bus, with other types in the Trio CAN I/O range.
CAN 16-In I/O Module (P318)CAN
The Trio CAN16 Input module provides 256 distributed input channels at 24Vdc level. All input points are high level (24V in = ON) and completely isolated from the CANbus.
CAN16 I/O Module (P319)CAN
The Trio CAN16 Input/Output module provides 256 distributed bi-directional input/output channels at 24Vdc level. All input points are high level, (24V = ON) all outputs are short-circuit proof and the I/O is completely isolated from the CANbus.
CAN 8-In / 4-Out I/O Module (P326)CAN
The CAN Analogue I/O module provides a compact DIN rail mounted analogue input/output capability for Trio Motion Coordinators. Each module provides 8 channels of 12-bit (+/-10V) analogue inputs and 4 channels of 12-bit (+/-10V) analogue outputs.
CAN 8-Relay Module (P327)CAN
The Trio CAN8 Relay module provides 128 distributed low power relay channels at up to 30Vdc or 49Vac. All output points are Volt-free contacts and are completely isolated from the CANbus. P327 modules may be mixed on the same bus, with other types in the Trio CAN I/O range.
Products - Generic
UNIPLAY HMI (7") (P843)bolt on expansion module
Trio’s unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure! The UNIPLAY series boasts a 7" and 10" colour display.
UNIPLAY HMI (7") (P844)bolt on expansion module
Trio’s unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure! The UNIPLAY series boasts a 10" colour display.
Firmware - MC224
LATEST USER RELEASE:
File:I16736.ZIP
Version:1.6736
Size:177301 bytes
Date:2012-Jul-09
Software - Programming
Motion Perfect
Motion Perfect is designed to make setup, diagnostics, commissioning and using our range of Motion Coordinators as simple as possible. It provides the user with an easy to understand Windows based interface for rapid application development, controller configuration and monitoring of controller processes.
Software - Support Apps
CAD2Motion
The program allows the user to create motion paths in a CAD package such as AutoCAD and convert them into code executable by a Trio Motion Coordinator.
CamGen
CamGen allows import of a set of points from Excel to build a smooth motion profile in a few minutes. CamGen is included in Motion Perfect v4.
AutoLoader
A compact, self-contained package designed to allow simple distribution of projects written using Motion Perfect. Simply add the project to the Autoloader folder, edit a script file to provide control of the loading sequence and send to the customer.
Trio MCLoader
The Trio MC Loader is a Windows ActiveX control which can load projects (produced with Motion Prefect) and programs onto a Trio Motion Coordinator. Communication with the Motion Cordinator can be via serial link, USB, Ethernet or PCI depending on the Motion Coordinator.
Trio PCMotion
PCMotion is an ActiveX component allowing direct connection to the Trio Motion Coordinator from a custom user application. It can be used to control any of the Motion Coordinator functionality as well as send text files down to the controller.
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in here. All in PDF format.
Certificates  
EC Declaration MC664, MC664-X
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Feature MC224 MC664
I/O Connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.25mm pitch 2 part tension clamp
Input/Output expansion CANbus CANbus
Expansion slots 16 daughter boards (with P301 Expander) 7 (expansion modules)
SD memory expansion Uses P396 + micro SD Standard SD
Programming interface Serial Ethernet
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 1 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port Yes No (EtherCAT Port)
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter None
Analogue Inputs 2 x 12 bit 0 - 10V 2 x 12 bit 0 - 10V
Watchdog relay 2 x Solid-state relay (100mA) 1 x Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 150 MHz 1000 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V2.00