Search Site

MC206Motion Coordinator
Not In Production : Suggested Alternative : MC405


  • Compact 182w x 53d x 107h
  • Easy DIN rail mounting
  • Multi-Tasking BASIC Programming
  • Motion Perfect Application Development Software
  • CAN Networking
  • Individual Status LEDs
  • UL Listed

MC206 motion coordinatorThe Motion Coordinator MC206 provides unprecedented computational speed with flexibility, and comprehensive connectivity.

The MC206 is based on our high-performance 32-bit DSP technology and provides up to 5 axes of servo or stepper control, plus a master encoder input. Our Engineers used advanced FPGA techniques to reduce the size and fit 4 axes of stepper and servo circuitry in a compact DIN-rail mounted package. An expansion connector is fitted to add a fifth axis or any other standard daughter option board.

User programs are written in our established multi-tasking BASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect development software. Complex motion such as cams, gears, linked axes, and interpolation is made easy with the comprehensive BASIC command set. The MC206 has 16 opto-isolated digital I/O (8 in, 8 bi-directional). A high-speed hardware registration input is available on each axis for highly accurate control of print and packaging lines.

The I/O count can be expanded using Trio CANbus digital and analog modules. The MC206 offers wide communications capability with two RS-232 serial ports, an RS-485 port, a TTL serial port, a USB port and a CAN channel as standard. Adapters are available to convert the TTL port to Trio’s fibre-optic network. A memory stick used with the MC206 allows a simple means of transferring programs without a PC connection offering the OEM easy machine replication and servicing.

System Flexibility Axes Controlled 1-5
  Any Servo / Stepper Combination 1 Encoderonly + 4 stepper or servo + encoder
  Daughter Board slots ( *requires adapter board) 1
  Digital Signal Processor 120MHz
Programming Multi-Tasking TrioBASIC yes
  Number of Simultaneous Programs 7
  Motion Perfect Windows Software yes
  Stand-Alone or computer controlled yes
  Permanent Flash EPROM for program storage yes
  Available memory for user programs 256k
  Non-volatile global variables 1024
  User table memory 32,000
  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 4
  Hardware Position Capture (Registration) 1us
Interfaces RS232 Serial Ports 2
  RS-485 1
  Fibre Optic port 1
  Modbus RTU yes
  USB programming port 1
  DeviceNet Slave yes
  Profibus DP Slave optional
  Opto-Isolated Inputs 8
  Assignable Isolated Input/Outputs 8
  CAN Bus I/O Capability yes
  Max Input / Output Expansion Channels 256
  I/O Status LED's yes
  Electronic Current Limit on All I/O Channels yes
  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) 107 x 182 x 53mm
  CE marked for EMC yes
  Screw Terminals For Ease of Connection yes (5.08mm terminal pitch)
  24VDC Power Supply Input yes
  5v DC Output for Incremental Encoders yes
Approval CE approved Yes
UL Listed Yes
Additional Servo Axis (P390)


Additional Reference Encoder Input (P393)


Additional Differental Stepper Axis (P395)


Flash Stick Allows the controller to read and write files as a Flash drive using the FAT32 compatible file system.
Daughter Board Adaptor (P399)

Required to fit any daughter board to the MC206X. UL Approved

RS232 serial Cable (P350)

Provides 4 +/-10V, 16 Bit outputs.  Includes 4 x 0-10V analogue inputs 12 Bit.

Serial to Fibre Optic Adaptor (P435)

Fibre optic adaptor to convert TTL port on MC224, MC206X and Euro205x series Motion Coordinators to Trio fibre optic network.

CAN 16 I/O (P316)

DIN rail mounted module with 16 x 24V opto-isolated bi-directional I/O. Connect up to 16 modules over distances up to 100m

CAN 8 Analogue Inputs (P325) DIN rail mounted module with 8 x 12 bit +/-10V analogue inputs. Connect up to 4 modules over distances up to 100m
All Daughter Boards
MC206 Firmware Click on the left to download the latest firmware. NB: You are required to be logged on.
Motion Perfect 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.
Tri MC 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  
View Application Notes Technical notes


The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
MC206 Manual