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MC202Motion Coordinator
Not In Production : Suggested Alternative : MC403


  • Compact 93w x 45d x 100h
  • Easy DIN rail mounting
  • Multi-tasking TrioBASIC programming
  • Motion Perfect Application Development Software
  • CAN Networking
  • Watchdog Status LEDs
  • Motion Perfect Application Development Software

The Trio MC202 is a compact DIN rail mounted Motion Coordinator based on Trio's proven high performance 32 bit DSP technology. It has been designed to provide a compact, cost effective solution for OEM applications.

The unit features two axes, the first of which can be configured either for either servo (with encoder feedback) or stepper (with step/direction outputs) control. The second axis may be either a reference encoder OR a stepper axis

The MC202 features Trio’s Multi-tasking BASIC language which allows true pre-emptive multi-tasking of up to 3 simultaneous processes. This allows parts of a complex application to be developed, tested and run independently, although the tasks can share data and motion control hardware.

Each axis may run moves using linear or circular interpolation, electronic cams and gearboxes. Support is provided for continuously rotating machinery and the inputs may be configured for accurate hardware registration.

The MC202 has 4 built in 24v inputs and 4 built-in bi-directional input/output channels. These may be used for system interaction or may be defined to be used by the Motion Coordinator for end of travel limits, datuming and feedhold functions if required. The MC202 can have up 256 external Input/Output channels and up to 32 analogue input channels connected using DIN rail mounted I/O modules. These units connect to the built-in CAN channel of the MC202.

The MC202 has a built in RS-232 port. In addition a further serial channel is available at TTL levels. External adapters are available to allow this serial port to be linked to a full-duplex RS-485 channel or a Trio membrane keypad on a fibre-optic link.

System Flexibility Axes Controlled 1-2
  Any Servo / Stepper Combination 2 Stepper 0r 1 Servo+Encoder
  Daughter Board slots ( *requires adapter board) 0
  Processor 40MHz
Programming Multi-Tasking TrioBASIC yes
  Number of Simultaneous Programs 3
  Motion Perfect Windows Software yes
  Stand-Alone or computer controlled yes
  Permanent Flash EPROM for program storage yes
  Available memory for user programs 128k
  Non-volatile global variables 251
  User table memory 8,000
  Accurate and fast real number mathematics yes
  Program Trace Debugger yes
  Named Constants and variables yes
  TrioBASIC extensions -
Motion Functions Comprehensive Range of Motion Commands yes
  Cam Profiles yes
  Software gearbox, Clutches etc yes
  Acceleration/Deceleration & S-Ramp Controls yes
  5 Term Control yes
  Max Interpolated Axes 2
  Hardware Position Capture (Registration) 1us
Interfaces RS232 Serial Ports 1
  Additional Serial port RS232/RS484 selectble Yes
  Fibre Optic port external
  Modbus RTU yes
  USB programming port no
  DeviceNet Slave yes
  Profibus DP Slave no
  Opto-Isolated Inputs 4
  Assignable Isolated Input/Outputs 4
  CAN Bus I/O Capability yes
  Max Input / Output Expansion Channels 256
  I/O Status LED's no
  Electronic Current Limit on All I/O Channels protection switched
  Watchdog status indication yes
  CAN Analogue Inputs Capability yes
  Real Time Clock no
Packaging Module case style DIN Rail
  Module size (H x W x D) 94 x 101 x 48mm
  CE marked for EMC yes
  Screw Terminals For Ease of Connection yes
  24VDC Power Supply Input yes
  5v DC Output for Incremental Encoders yes
Approval UL and CE approved Yes
MC202 Firmware Click on the left to download the latest firmware. NB: You are required to be logged on.
Motion Perfect 2 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
CAD2Motion CAD2Motion is a program designed to allow users to translate CAD generated two dimensional motion paths into TrioBASIC programs.
CamGen CamGen is easy to use as the most commonly used CAM shapes are pre-built, ready for you to enter the dimensions.
DocMaker DocMaker analyses the content of the program files in a project.
Project Encryptor Project Encryptor is a utility that enables a programmer’s intellectual property to be licenced to individual Motion Coordinators.
Autoloader A compact, self-contained package designed to allow simple distribution of projects written using Motion Perfect.
TrioPC Motion The Trio ActiveX component provides a direct connection to the Trio Motion Coordinators.
TrioMC Loader Trio MCLoader is a Windows ActiveX control which can load projects (produced with Motion Prefect) and programs onto a Trio Motion Coordinator.


Data Sheet  
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The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
MC202 Manual