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MC224Motion Coordinator
P170
Suggested Alternative : MC464

Features

  • Interpolates up to 24 axes in any combination.
  • Advanced Multi-tasking TrioBASIC with up to 14 simultaneous processes.
  • 150Mhz 32 bit Floating Point DSP
  • 1 Mbyte application memory
  • 256k word dedicated TABLE memory
  • Individual Status LEDs
  • Micro SD Card interface
  • Fully integrates with Motion Perfect 2
  • UL Listed and CE Approved

MC224 motion coordinatorThe Motion Coordinator MC224 uses a high speed 32-bit DSP processor to provide up to 24 axes of servo control.

Each axis may run moves using linear, circular or helical interpolation, electronic cams and gearboxes. Features include support for merging multiple moves that are typically generated by CAD/CAM software and support is provided for continuously rotating machinery. The daughter boards feature optional absolute or incremental feedback and accurate hardware registration.

I/O expansion is provided via a built-in CAN Bus interface. Further CAN networks for controlling suitable servo amplifiers are supported via the CAN daughter board

Up to 4 daughter boards can be fitted in the MC224. The P301 Axis Expander provides additional daughter board space in blocks of 4. Up to 3 axis expanders can be used per MC224 master. MC224 and expanders must be sited next to each other left of the MC224 and connected using the appropriate Trio System Ribbon.

Note: P301 accepts any axis daughter board, but NOT digital drive or fieldbus daughter boards.

System Flexibility Axes Controlled 1-24
  Any Servo / Stepper Combination Any up to 16, Virtual or Digital axes above
  Daughter Board slots 4
  Axis expander module available up to 3
  Digital Signal Processor 150MHz
Programming Multi-Tasking TrioBASIC yes
  Number of Simultaneous Programs 14
  Motion Perfect Windows Software yes
  Stand-Alone or computer controlled yes
  Permanent Flash EPROM for program storage yes
  Available memory for user programs 1000k
  Non-volatile global variables 1024
  User table memory 256,000
  Accurate and fast real number mathematics yes
  Program Trace Debugger yes
  Named Constants and variables yes
  TrioBASIC extensions yes
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 24
  Hardware Position Capture (Registration) 1us
Interfaces RS232 Serial Ports 2
  RS-485 Multi-drop yes
  Fibre Optic port external
  Modbus RTU yes
  USB programming port yes
  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 16
  Electronic Current Limit on All I/O Channels yes
  Watchdog status indication yes
  CAN Analogue Inputs Capability yes + 2 built-in
  Real Time Clock yes
Packaging Module case style Book case
  Module size (H x W x D) 263 x 68 x 197mm
  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 CE approved Yes
RoHs Compliant  
UL Listed Yes
MC224 Axis Expander (P301)

MC224 axis expander provides an additional 4 axis  daughter board slots to an MC224. Up to 3 axis expanders can be used per MC224 master. MC224 and expanders must be sited next to each other and connected using the appropriate Trio System Ribbon.

Note: P301 accepts any axis daughter board, but NOT digital drive or fieldbus daughter boards.

2 Way System Cable (P355)

Connects MC224 (P170) to 1 MC224 Axis Expander (P301).

3 Way System Cable (P360)

Connects MC224 (P170) to 1 MC224 Axis Expander (P301).

4 Way System Cable (P365) Connects MC224 (P170) to 1 MC224 Axis Expander (P301).
Micro SD Card Adaptor Allows the controller to read and write files as a Flash drive using the FAT32 compatible file system.
RS232 serial Cable (P350)

Provides 4 +/-10V, 16 Bit outputs for the P180 (PCI 208).  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
All Daughter Boards
MC224 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.
Trio PCMotion 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

Manuals

The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
MC224 Manual  

Certificates

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