MC403

in 5 variants

MC403
Overview
Specification
Expansion/Accessories
Software
Documents

MC403 - MC403-Z

P821 (MC403-Z) | P822 (MC403-Z) | P823 (MC403) | P824 (MC403) | P825 (MC403)

The MC403 is a high specification Motion Coordinator using a high performance ARM11 processor, with three flexible axis ports and two Voltage outputs.

MC403

Highlights

  • Advanced 2 Axis Closed Loop Servo / 3 Axis Pulse Direction
  • Linear, Circular, Helical and Spherical Interpolation
  • Flexible CAM shapes, Linked Motion
  • Biss, EnDAT and SSI Absolute Encoder Supported
  • Hardware Linked Outputs for Camera / Laser Control
  • Ethernet-IP / Modbus TCP / Ethernet Interface Built-In
  • 125 – 2000 µsec Selectable Servo Update
  • Precise 64 bit Motion Calculations on ARM11 Processor with VFP
  • IEC 61131-3 Programming
  • Multi-tasking BASIC Programming
  • Text File Handling
  • Robotic Transformations
  • Micro SD Memory Card Slot
  • CANopen I/O Expansion
  • RoHS, UL Listed, CE approved

Scalability

The MC403 is available in 2 model formats offering 5 different axis configurations. The entry level MC403-Z does not have a built-in DAC, whereas the MC403 DAC can be used as a general purpose analogue output or for servo control where available.

All models feature a total of 16 axes in software. Any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis. Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular, helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes.

MC403

Plug & Program

MC403

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. Also available as an option are the industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.

Connectivity

MC403

The flexible axis ports can be configured in software as feedback devices or pulse direction outputs. As outputs they can be used as pulse and direction with stepper or servo drives or they can operate as a simulated encoder output. When configured as feedback they can be either incremental encoder input or one of four popular absolute encoder types; SSI, Tamagawa, Endat or Biss. Any feedback axis with a Voltage output can be used to form a closed loop servo.

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Product P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Description 2 Axis DIN/panel mounted motion coordinator 2 Axis DIN/panel mounted motion coordinator 3 Axis DIN/panel mounted motion coordinator 3 Axis DIN/panel mounted motion coordinator with extended axes 3 Axis DIN/panel mounted motion coordinator
Name MC403-Z MC403-Z MC403 MC403 (extended axes) MC403
PCode P821 P822 P823 P824 P825
Status Current Current Current Current Current
Configuration P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Axis 0 Core Core Core Extended + AS Extended + AS
Axis 1 Core Core Core Extended + AS
Axis 2 Core Extended Extended Extended
Axis 3
Axis 4
Axis 5
Axis 6
Axis 7
Axes P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Max axes 2 2 3 3 3
Max networked axes 0 0 0 0 0
Max virtual axes 16 16 16 16 16
Max discrete wired axes 2 2 3 3 3
Performance P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Cores 1 1 1 1 1
Processor ARM11 ARM11 ARM11 ARM11 ARM11
Clock frequency 532 MHz 532 MHz 532 MHz 532 MHz 532 MHz
Maths precision IEEE 457 Double IEEE 457 Double IEEE 457 Double IEEE 457 Double IEEE 457 Double
Position register precision 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit
Execution benchmark 0 lines/ms 0 lines/ms 0 lines/ms 0 lines/ms 0 lines/ms
Real-time clock No No No No No
Flash memory 32 x 16000 values 32 x 16000 values 32 x 16000 values 32 x 16000 values 32 x 16000 values
User memory 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB
Table memory 512000 values 512000 values 512000 values 512000 values 512000 values
Min expected flash memory life (normal use) 42 years 42 years 42 years 42 years 42 years
Maximum VR variables 4096 4096 4096 4096 4096
Maximum servo period 2000 µs 2000 µs 2000 µs 2000 µs 2000 µs
Minimum servo period 125 µs 125 µs 125 µs 125 µs 125 µs
Maximum encoder input frequency 6.000 MHz 6.000 MHz 6.000 MHz 6.000 MHz 6.000 MHz
Maximum stepper output frequency 2.000 MHz 2.000 MHz 2.000 MHz 2.000 MHz 2.000 MHz
Drive interfaces P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Auxilliary axis No No No No No
EtherCAT No No No No No
Hydraulic No No No Yes No
Piezo No No No Yes No
Panasonic RTEX No No No No No
SERCOS No No No No No
Servo No No No Yes Yes
SLM No No No No No
Step & direction Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Communications P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Anybus No No No No No
Bluetooth No No No No No
CANopen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CC-Link No No No No No
DeviceNet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
EthernetIP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hostlink Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MODBUS-RTU Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MODBUS-TCP/IP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Profibus No No No No No
ProfiNet No No Option Option No
RS232/RS485 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 1.1 No No No No No
Encoder ports P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Feedback input No No No Yes No
Incremental (A+B) output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pulse & direction output Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reference input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSI Absolute Input No No No Yes No
EnDat Absolute Input No No No Yes No
Tamagawa Absolute Input No No No Yes No
BiSS Absolute Input No No No No No
Internal I/O P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
+/-10V analogue outputs 0 0 2 2 2
Analogue output precision 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits
Analogue Inputs (0-10V) 2 2 2 2 2
Analog input precision 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits
Digital Bidirectional I/O (24V) 4 4 4 4 4
Digital Inputs (24Vdc) 8 8 8 8 8
Digital outputs (24Vdc) 0 0 0 0 0
Registration inputs 6 6 6 6 6
Registration speed 20 µs 20 µs 20 µs 20 µs 20 µs
Watchdogs 1 1 1 1 1
External I/O P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
+/-10V analogue outputs 16 16 16 16 16
Analogue output precision 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits
+/-10V analogue inputs 32 32 32 32 32
Analogue input precision 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits 12 bits
Digital I/O points 512 512 512 512 512
Programming P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Trio BASIC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DXF in Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
G-Code Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HPGL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEC61131 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kinematic Option Option Option Option Option
Maximum programs 64 64 64 64 64
Maximum tasks 6 6 6 6 6
Software P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Motion Perfect version 4 4 4 4 4
Expansion P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Expansion module type None None None None None
Maximum modules 0 0 0 0 0
Memory card Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD
Physical P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Maximum operating temperature 45 °C 45 °C 45 °C 45 °C 45 °C
Minimum operating temperature 0 °C 0 °C 0 °C 0 °C 0 °C
Mount DIN/Panel DIN/Panel DIN/Panel DIN/Panel DIN/Panel
Depth 35.0 mm 35.0 mm 35.0 mm 35.0 mm 35.0 mm
Height 122.0 mm 122.0 mm 122.0 mm 122.0 mm 122.0 mm
Width 135.0 mm 135.0 mm 135.0 mm 135.0 mm 135.0 mm
Weight 325 g 325 g 325 g 325 g 325 g
Power P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
Supply current 300 mA 300 mA 300 mA 300 mA 300 mA
Supply tolerance
Supply voltage 24 V 24 V 24 V 24 V 24 V
Certification P821
MC403-Z
P822
MC403-Z
P823
MC403
P824
MC403 (extended axes)
P825
MC403
CE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RoSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
UL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
P821

Axis Configuration Key

Core functionality

CORE AXES – can be configured in software as pulse and direction outputs with stepper or servo drives. They can also be configured for incremental encoder feedback.

Core functionality is a set of ATYPEs (Axis TYPEs) that are available on all controllers. They are based on pulse outputs and incremental encoder feedback.

ATYPE Description
43 Pulse and direction output with enable output
45 Quadrature encoder output with enable output
63 Pulse and direction output with Z input
64 Quadrature encoder output with Z input
76 Incremental encoder with Z input
78 Pulse and direction with VFF_GAIN and enable output 1
Extended functionality

EXTENDED AXES – in addition to the Core functionality these axes can also be configured for absolute encoders and closed loop servos (requires voltage output).

Only axes marked as AS have an analogue output and can be used for closed loop control.
All Extended Axes can use these ATYPE's as feedback.
If you want to just use the feedback and not complete a closed loop servo system set SERVO = OFF

ATYPE Description
30 Analogue feedback Servo
44 Incremental encoder Servo with Z input
46 Tamagawa absolute Servo
47 Endat absolute Servo
48 SSI absolute Servo
60 Pulse and direction feedback Servo with Z input
77 Incremental encoder Servo with enable output
92 Biss absolute servo
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 - MC403
LATEST USER RELEASE:
File:MC403_20288.zip
Version:2.0288
Size:1323706 bytes
Date:2017-Sep-12
Firmware - MC403-Z
LATEST USER RELEASE:
File:MC403Z_20288.zip
Version:2.0288
Size:1062435 bytes
Date:2017-Sep-12
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.
IEC 61131-3 Runtime Software (P877)
IEC 61131-3 standardises the programming language, the instruction sets and the handling and structuring of projects. As supplied, the IEC 61131 system will run programs for one hour after power-on, to allow engineers to try out their standard programs on the Motion Coordinator hardware. For continuous running, a software key (Feature Enable Code) must be bought for each Motion Coordinator that can run IEC 61131 programs.
(Log on to E-Store to purchase).
Software - Expansion
Kinematic Runtime FEC (P750)
The P750 Robot kinematic runtime enables the more complex FRAME transformations which enable easy programming of various types of robot Including SCARA and Delta.
(Log on to E-Store to purchase).
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.
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.
TextFileLoader
The file loading functionality of the Motion Coordinators allows files to be easily loaded into the controller memory or the SD card (when fitted). This allows programs written in text based languages such as G-Code and HPGL to be loaded to the controller where they can be parsed and executed by a TrioBASIC program. The transfer process is optimized to compress the file and reduce transfer times, or it can be set to stream the file into a FIFO buffer on the controller. This can help reduce overall machine cycle times when file sizes can be large and so making communication time significant.
Guides  
Data Sheet  
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide
Manuals  
The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.
Hardware Overview (Chapter 2)
Certificates  
EC Declaration P821
EC Declaration P822
EC Declaration P823
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.
Fieldbus Data  
EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files MC403 EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files
DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files MC403 DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files
EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files MC403-Z EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files
DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files MC403-Z DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files
CAD Data  
Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG, STEP and SolidWorks. These files are included in the Zip file below. Please note: the case is the same as the MC464.
Download Zip file