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MC206xMotion Coordinator


  • Compact 107mm(H) x 182mm(W) x 53mm(D)
  • Compact DIN-rail mounting box
  • Pre-emptive multi-tasking TrioBASIC, maximum of 7 tasks
  • Motion Perfect Application Development Software
  • CAN Networking
  • Multifunction Status LEDs
  • UL Listed and CE Approved

MC206x motion coordinatorThe MC206X Motion Coordinator is based on Trio’s high-performance 32-bit DSP technology, providing unprecedented computational speed, flexibility, and connectivity.

Advanced FPGA techniques enable 4 axes of stepper and servo circuitry plus a master encoder input to be enclosed in a compact DIN-rail mounted package.

User programs are written in Trio’s established and easy to use multi-tasking TrioBASIC language. The powerful Windows™ based Motion Perfect development software allows access to edit, debug and monitor programs in the MC206X. Complex motion such as cams, gears, linked axes, and interpolation is made easy with Trio’s comprehensive TrioBASIC command set.

The MC206X has 16 opto-isolated digital I/O (8 in, 8 bi-directional). High speed hardware registration inputs are available for each axis where highly accurate control is required for applications such as print and packaging lines. The I/O count can be expanded using Trio CANbus digital and analogue modules.

Trio’s MC206X offers wide communications capability with 2 RS-232 serial ports, 1 RS-485 port, 1 TTL serial port, 1 USB port and 1 CAN channel as standard.

System Flexibility Axes Controlled 1-5
  Any Servo / Stepper Combination 1 Encoderonly + 4 stepper or servo + encoder
  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 512k
  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
RoHs Compliant  
UL Listed Yes
Additional Servo Axis (P390)


Additional Reference Encoder Input (P393)


Additional Differental Stepper Axis (P395)


Micro SD Card Adaptor 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-Out I/O Module (P317) p317The Trio CAN16 Output module provides 256 distributed output channels at 24Vdc level. All points are short-circuit proof and completely isolated from the CANbus. P317 modules may be mixed on the same bus, with other types in the Trio CAN I/O range.
CAN 16-In I/O Module (P318) p318The Trio CAN16 Input module provides 256 distributed input channels at 24Vdc level. All input points are high level (24V in = ON) and completely isolated from the CANbus.
CAN16 I/O Module (P319) p319The Trio CAN16 Input/Output module provides 256 distributed bi-directional input/output channels at 24Vdc level. All input points are high level, (24V = ON) all outputs are short-circuit proof and the I/O is completely isolated from the CANbus.
CAN 8-In / 4-Out I/O Module (P326) p326The CAN Analogue I/O module provides a compact DIN rail mounted analogue input/output capability for Trio Motion Coordinators. Each module provides 8 channels of 12-bit (+/-10V) analogue inputs and 4 channels of 12-bit (+/-10V) analogue outputs.
CAN 8-Relay Module (P327) p327The Trio CAN8 Relay module provides 128 distributed low power relay channels at up to 30Vdc or 49Vac. All output points are Volt-free contacts and are completely isolated from the CANbus. P327 modules may be mixed on the same bus, with other types in the Trio CAN I/O range.
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
MC206x 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.
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.
TrioPCMotion The Trio ActiveX component provides a direct connection to the Trio Motion Coordinators.
Trio MCLoader 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
Quick Start Guide Simple set up guide

Wiring Guides



The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
MC206x Manual  


EC Declaration  
UL Listing Please insert E238097 UL File Number in the search box.