An EtherCAT Master drive interface module is available for the MC464 Motion Coordinator motion and machine controller. The module tightly synchronizes control for up to 64 slave axes on the MC464 – up to seven modules may be added, each providing eight 100 nanosecond registration inputs which can be mapped to any axis.
The Motion Coordinator is based on the 64-bit 400 MHz MIPS processor with 64-bit position registers and double floating-point math. With multitasking TrioBASIC programming, the central control unit includes analogue and digital I/O, status display, SD card memory expansion, axis synchronization and programming ports with a choice of half- and full-height expansion modules. Choose a 4- or 8-axis module for stepper, analog servo or piezo motor control with several choices of absolute or incremental feedback. You can freely mix modules that support third party drive technologies including SERCOS II, Panasonic RTEX, SLM and EtherCAT.
Trio Motion Technology
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