The MC4N-RTEX extends the MC4N range of Motion Coordinators for networked drives which started with the MC4N-ECAT. It is dedicated to running remote servo drives via Panasonic's RTEX Real Time EXpress automation bus. It is based on an up-rated version of the 532MHz ARM processor with VFP3 and is available with configurations from 2 to 32 axes making it ideal for high axis count machines or robotic applications.
The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common PLC and HMI protocols, including the Trio Uniplay range of HMIs, directly to the MC4N-RTEX. The bright easy to read backlit display enables the controller status to be easily determined
The MC4N-RTEX supports up to 32 axes of motion with 64 bit integer position registers for ultra precise axis resolution. RTEX slave drives can be connected and run in cyclic synchronous position, speed or torque modes provided these are supported by the drive.
Versions of the MC4N-RTEX are available for 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 motor axes. All versions feature 32 software axes any of which may be used as virtual axes if not assigned to RTEX hardware. Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes. The power of the controller allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.
I/O can be connected via the CAN port on top the MC4N making expansion quick and easy.
Programming the MC4N is identical to using traditional analogue axes with the addition of being able to set up drives and process alarms over the RTEX bus. With everything programmed from one place, machine control has never been so simple. Connecting to Panasonic drives is made easy with Motion Perfect's Intelligent Drives window.
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. The industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages are available as an option, allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.
|Description||32 axis panel mounted motion coordinator for Panasonic RTEX|
|Max networked axes||32|
|Max virtual axes||32|
|Max discrete wired axes||1|
|Maximum Encoder Input Frequency||6.000 MHz|
|Flash memory||32 x 16000 values|
|Maths precision||IEEE 457 Double|
|Maximum servo period||1000 µs|
|Table memory||512000 values|
|Maximum VR variables||4096|
|Minimum servo period||500 µs|
|Position register precision||64 bit|
|Clock frequency||532 MHz|
|Maximum stepper output frequecny||2.000 MHz|
|User memory||8 MB|
|Step & direction||Axis0|
|Incremental (A+B) output||Yes|
|Pulse & direction output||Yes|
|+/-10V analogue outputs||0|
|Analogue output precision||12 bits|
|Analogue Inputs (0-10V)||0|
|Analog input precision||12 bits|
|Digital Bidirectional I/O (24V)||8|
|Digital Inputs (24Vdc)||8|
|Digital Outputs (24Vdc)||0|
|Registration speed||1 µs|
|+/-10V analogue outputs||16|
|Analogue output precision||12 bits|
|+/-10V analogue inputs||32|
|Analogue input precision||12 bits|
|Digital I/O points||1024|
|Motion Perfect Version||4|
|Expansion module type||None|
|Maximum operating temperature||45 °C|
|Minimum operating temperature||0 °C|
|Supply current||350 mA|
|Supply voltage||24 V|
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.
|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 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.
|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|
|Products - CAN I/O Modules|
CAN 16-Out I/O Module (P317)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 - MC4N RTEX|
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|Software - Programming|
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.
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|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.
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|Software - Support Apps|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Quick Start Guide||Simple set up guide|
|The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format.|
|Hardware Overview (Chapter 2)|
|UL Declaration||All Models|
|UL Listing||Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.|
|EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files||EtherNet IP EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files|
|DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files||DeviceNet EDS (Electronic Data Sheet) files|
|Drawings are available in the following formats: DXF, IGES, DWG and STEP. These files are included in the Zip file below. Please note: the case is the same as the MC464.|
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