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MC302xMotion Coordinator
Suggested Alternative : MC403


  • Compact 94w x 48d x 101h
  • Easy DIN rail mounting
  • Multi-tasking TrioBASIC system, maximum 3 tasks
  • Motion Perfect Application Development Software
  • CAN Networking
  • Watchdog Status LEDs
  • UL and CE Approved

MC302x motion coordinatorThe Trio MC302X is a DIN rail mounted motion controller based on ARM processor 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 in software for either servo (with encoder feedback) or stepper control. The second axis may be either a reference encoder or a stepper axis. The differential line driver stepper outputs can be configured for simulated quadrature encoder outputs to synchronize multiple units. The built-in registration facilities make the MC302X ideal for Flying Shears, Winders, and highs peed Labelers.

The MC302X is programmed using TrioBASIC which features true pre-emptive multi-tasking of up to 3 simultaneous processes. Parts of a complex application can therefore 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 two of the inputs may be configured for accurate hardware registration.

The MC302X has (4) 24V inputs and (4) bi-directional input/output channels built-in. These may be used for system interaction or may be defined to be used by the controller for high speed registration, end of travel limits, datuming and feedhold functions if required.

The MC302X can have up to 256 external Input/Output channels and up to 32 analogue input channels, connected using DIN rail mounted I/O modules, via the on board CAN channel of the MC302X. The MC302X has an RS232 programming port, and a user selectable RS-232/485 port

System Flexibility Axes Controlled 2
  Any Servo / Stepper Combination 2 Stepper 0r 1 Servo+Encoder
  ARM Processor with integrated FLASH 64MHz
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 512k
  Non-volatile global variables 1024
  User table memory 16,000
  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 no
  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 (5.08mm terminal pitch)
  24VDC Power Supply Input yes
  5v DC Output for Incremental Encoders yes
Approval UL and CE approved Yes
RoHs Compliant  
RS232 serial Cable (P350)

Serial programming cable for connecting  Motion Coordinator products to a PC with a serial port for Motion Perfect programming.

CAN 16-Out I/O Module (P317) The 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) The 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) The 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) The 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) The 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
MC302x 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.
TrioPC Motion 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


The Technical Reference Manual can be downloaded in full or as separate sections. All in PDF format
MC302 Manual  


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