3D Visualization
Teach Programming System
Pendant Hardware


The Trio Robot Programming System or TrioRPS, is an open and adaptable package of tools and software that offers complete control and management of your robot systems.

The TrioRPS is a sophisticated package of tools and software that can be adapted to different robot manufacturers requirements. The TrioRPS allows users the choice of using a programming pendant for simple jobs or stepping up to use a laptop PC for more complex jobs. Many applications can use a mix of both to reduce programming time and optimise productivity.



The Robot Programming System components include:

  • A high level robot programming language building on the fast effective multi-tasking TrioBASIC.
  • Kinematics transformations package configurable for the majority of robot mechanism types.
  • Robot visualization tool in Motion Perfect v4
  • Pendant and teach programming system. This allows programs, robot tools and points to be built, edited and proven in an easy to use way.
  • A special robot tool within “Motion Perfect v4” for robot configuration, editing points, frames and tools. Complex programs may also be edited inside MPv4.

Recommended Motion Coordinators:
MC4N, MC664, MC508, PC-MCAT 64



Trio’s flexible multi-tasking BASIC is widely used for rapid development of industrial motion applications. TrioBASIC-R (Robotics) adds:

  • Programming in world, robot and user frames
    Robotic move types with definition of move, target, speed, precision, tool and object frame in a single instruction line
  • Supervisor mode programs definable by robot builder allow checking and flagging of singularities, incorrect robot configurations and paths during execution
  • Up to 32 tools definable with
    tools can be switched in real time to allow use of an auto tool exchanger

RPS Kinematics

The Kinematics transformations package is configurable for the majority of robot mechanism types.

The RPS kinematics package covers most of the commonly used mechanism types and can easily be extended for new types. Delta, SCARA plus 5DOF and 6DOF anthropomorphic robots can effectively be programmed in XYZ world, tool and user coordinates. This allows users to focus on their application in a user friendly way and not be concerned with the algorithms being performed.

For robots with higher degrees of freedom, the RPS kinematics package allows the orientation of tools to be defined and controlled during moves. This means that as well as placing a tool to a point in space, the direction can also be defined. The mathematics and joint angles are handled in the controller.


3D Visualization Tool

The 3D Visualization tool, available in Motion Perfect v4, enables simulation of Machine Motion, using an externally generated 3D model which can be synchronized with the motion program. This tool can simulate realistic movement sequences on a PC in real time. In this way, movement sequences can be tested and optimized safely.

Once the 3D model has been created in the 3D creation package of your choice, it can be exported and placed into the 3D environment within Motion Perfect v4 and panned, zoomed and rotated with ease while the robot program is running. Each joint and link can be interrogated to find its position in 3D space.

Creating the 3D Model.

3D Visualization

Imported into Motion Perfect.

3D Visualization

SCARA Robot running via Motion Perfect.


Pendant + Teach Programming System

The Teach Programming System allows programming the robot in a managed and safe environment, using a real or virtual system.

The pendant is based around Trio’s UNIPLAY HMI and can be used as a “real” or “virtual” on-screen pendant. The system includes extensive software and preconfigured motion control functions, which permit the controlling of all standard types of robot with reduced development time.

The system allows the user to:

  • Configure the robot and drives
  • Insert tools and calibrate them
  • Insert robot frames and object frames
  • Create and edit robot programs
  • Debug robot programs adding break points and running it step by step
  • Run the robot program in a repeat cycle

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3D Visualization
3D Visualization

Pendant Hardware (P955)

32 bit RISC Cortex
Memory 512 MB DDR
Micro SD card Up to 32 Gb
Display 8" (640 x 800) touch screen
Pendant Software Windows CE Embedded 7
Membrane Keys 31 user definable keys (with Motion Perfect 4)
Communication Ethernet
USB 2.0
Safety Hardware Front mounted 3 position E-Stop.
2 x rear mounted 3 position enable switch.
Protection Rating IP65
Input Voltage 24V DC via junction box (included)
Size (w x d x h) mm 276.6 x 53 x 238.6
Weight 2kg
Cable 5m 26 pin shell type. RoHS compliant (connects to supplied Pendant Breakout Module box)


Pick Up And Learn Guide (log in)Simple User guide to the Trio Robotic Programming System
Guide to the Trio TPS (log in) Simple User guide to the Trio Teach Pendant System
Teach Pendant Breakout Module (log in) Dimensioned drawing of the Teach Pendant Breakout Module including Pin- Out information.
Robot Videos (log in) Selection of useful robotic videos using the TrioRPS