Tewkesbury – UK : Trio's new Euro209 is a cost-effective and
flexible high performance motion and machine control solution for OEMs,
machine builders and automation system integrators that combines up to nine
selectable axes of precision stepper or servo control with digital and
analogue I/O, communications interfacing and axis expansion in a compact
single Eurocard rack-mount format.
The new Euro209 boasts a number of hardware and software features that allow
users to exactly match application requirements, minimising purchase costs,
simplifying software and hardware development and reducing production
Up to 8 axes of stepper control are realised on a single printed circuit
board that provides 2 MHz stepper outputs and 6 MHz encoder inputs via a 96
way rear DIN 41612 connector. Optional feature enable codes are used to
enable from 2 to 8 stepper axes and encoder inputs.
For servo motor control, feature enable codes are used in conjunction with
optional 4 or 8 axis DAC boards for ± 10V control with ultra-precise 16
bit resolution. A further single stepper or servo axis daughter board may
be included bringing the total axis count to 9. The standard board also
includes 16 x 24V opto-isolated inputs and 8 x 24V opto-isolated outputs, 2
x 0-10V analogue inputs at 12-bit resolution and a 24V 100mA Watchdog relay
The Euro209 includes an Ethernet port for PC programming and fast data
communication. Ethernet can also provide program control and data transfer
for multiple card factory networks over LAN. Other built-in factory
communications protocols available for interfacing and I/O expansion
include: Modbus-TCP; Telnet; DeviceNet slave and CANopen master along with
RS232 and RS485 ports. To complete the flexibility available for the
machine builder, additional I/O or communication interfacing is made
possible with optional daughter boards such as USB and Profibus. On-board
program and data memory is 1 Mbyte with additional storage up to 2 Gbyte via
standard Micro SD card.
As part of the Motion Coordinator range, the new Euro209 joins a family of
panel mount and board level multi-axis motion controllers offering 1 to 64
axes of motion and machine control that share the scalable Motion Perfect
application development environment with its straightforward yet powerful
multitasking TrioBASIC programming language. Up to 2 fast tasks and 5
standard tasks may be run simultaneously, in PC controlled or standalone
mode, for increased programming flexibility that ensures optimal performance
and rapid production throughput. For host applications and visual
programming environments, the TrioPC ActiveX components are available and
Trio can also provide addition support with G-code and HPGL programming.
With a total of 9 physical axes and 16 axes in software, users may configure
virtual axes for flexibility in machine synchronisation, data acquisition
and electronic gearbox applications. The Euro209 also supports digital
drive systems such as SERCOS II, Control Techniques SLM and CANopen which
together with the built-in axis and interfacing flexibility allows the user
complete freedom to choose the drive, motor and feedback technology that
perfectly matches application cost and performance requirements.
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