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Download CAD2Motion

This software is FREE.

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range, MC4xx range, Euro404/8,MC302X , MC302-k, MC224, MC206(X), PCI208, Euro209, Euro205(x), MC202, MC2

CAD2Motion

CAD2Motion is a program designed to allow users to translate CAD generated two dimensional motion paths into TrioBASIC programs.

CAD2Motion

The program allows the user to create motion paths in a CAD package such as AutoCAD and convert them into code executable by a Trio Motion Coordinator. Typically the path information will be drawn on a single layer in the CAD package and exported as a DXF file. The DXF file (layer with motion path only) is read into CAD2Motion to create a program to follow the motion path.

The motion path can be manipulated and edited before being saved as a TrioBASIC program file which can be loaded on to a Trio Motion Coordinator.

  • Can read Industry standard DXF files and TrioBASIC files.
  • Outputs files as TrioBASIC programs.
  • Graphical display of motion path with full pan and zoom facilities.
  • Built in program text editor.
  • Program list and graphical display linked together to show correlation between program code and moves within the motion path.
  • Built in tools to mirror, scale, shift, reverse and rotate motion paths.
  • Full undo on all tool and editor operations.

Download CamGen

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range, MC4xx range, Euro404/8, MC302X , MC302-k, MC224, MC206(X), PCI208, Euro209, Euro205(x), MC202, MC2

CamGen

CamGen is easy to use. The most common shapes are included for the user.  All you have to do is enter your dimensions and the program will build the cam profiles. Alternatively you can build shapes from tables of points and flexibly specify the shape in-between using curves and straight sections.

CamGen

CamGen is so simple to use, you can import a set of points from Excel and build a smooth motion profile in a few minutes.

CamGen exports TABLE statements ready to paste into a Motion Coordinator BASIC program. Or you can have more flexibility by using CamGen to write a BASIC routine, which will build the cam shapes while your machine is running. CamGen even constructs example CAM and CAMBOX statements to put into your program.

  • Easy specification of motion profiles commonly used in machinery
  • Outputs files as TrioBASIC programs or TABLE points
  • Graphical display of motion position/speed/acceleration curves
  • Build piecewise curves with straight, polynomial and spline sections
  • Generates example CAM/CAMBOX move statements
  • Import sets of points from Excel
  • Will handle multiple sector CAM shapes

Download DocMaker

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Compatible with:
MC464, MC405, MC403, MC302X , MC302-k, MC224, MC206(X), PCI208, Euro209, Euro205(x), MC202, MC2

DocMaker

DocMakerDocMaker analyses the content of the program files in a project. It can be used to print program listings and to report on the programs (variables, labels, I/O and VR’s) and on overall I/O and VR usage.

There is also a checking routine which does a quick check on the whole project and flags up possible errors.

DocMaker Benefits

  • Automatic Analysis of Motion Perfect Project Files
  • Highlight potential errors due to labels or variables
  • Generates fully cross-referenced reports
Docmaker Hardware Requirements
  • IBM PC or Compatible running Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista

Project Encryptor

EncryptorProtect your software inside the controller, allowing you to maintain any in house intellectual property and stay ahead of your competition.

The Project Encryptor is a utility that enables a programmer’s intellectual property to be licenced to individual Motion Coordinators. A project is developed normally using Motion Perfect and then encrypted.

Once encrypted the program is safe to distribute and can only be loaded to a controller with a correct key, which is unique to both the controller serial number and source project.

Project Encryptor is installed as part of the Motion Perfect software.

  • Licence your intellectual property
  • Greater security for machine exporters
  • Allows diagnostic access for maintenance purposes and program upgrades in the field whilst protecting IP

Download MC400 Simulator

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Compatible with:
MC4xx

MC400 Simulator

The MC400 is a Microsoft Windows™ based application for the PC, designed to be used in conjunction with Trio Motion Technology's Motion Perfect development software.

It provides a software simulation of one of Trio Motion Technology's series 4 range of multi-tasking motion controllers.

The simulator consists of a GUI which is always running and a simulator process which mimics the internal processing of a real controller. The simulator process can be started and stopped by the user using the context menu.

Download AutoLoader

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range, MC4xx range, Euro404/8, MC302X , MC302-k, MC224, MC206(X), PCI208, Euro209, Euro205(x), MC202

AutoLoader

A compact, self-contained package designed to allow simple distribution of projects written using Motion Perfect. Simply add the project to the Autoloader folder, edit a script file to provide control of the loading sequence and send to the customer.

The Autoloader, complete with project files is small enough to distribute efficiently via email and the end user needs only minimal PC knowledge to complete the loading process.

The Autoloader is compatible with Motion Perfect verison 2 projects only. To build an Autoloader compatible project from MPv3, use the Project->Export menu and select Motion Perfect 2 project type. Only programs of BASIC type can be exported and used with Autoloader.

 

Download Trio PCMotion

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range, MC4xx range, Euro404/8,Euro209, Euro205(x), PCI208, MC206(X), MC224

Please note that older software (like VB6) may be limited in operation when using PCMotion 2.0.0.0 or above.

Trio PCMotion

PCMotion is an ActiveX component allowing direct connection to the Trio Motion Coordinator from a custom user application. It can be used to control any of the Motion Coordinator functionality as well as send text files down to the controller.

PCMotion ActiveX runs a high speed dedicated communications protocol between the user application and the Motion Coordinator. It allows simple programming of user ‘front end’ software that can be "tailored" to the application.

PCMotion ActiveX can be used in any programming language that supports ActiveX (OCX) components such as any of the Microsoft Visual languages (BASIC, C#, C++ etc), LabView, Delphi, etc. Example programs can be found on the Technical Notes page under the Trio ActiveX heading.

Functionality allows access to a huge range of the controllers’ features including:

  • Reading and writing to axis and system parameters
  • Reading and writing to controller variables (TABLE and VR)
  • Running and stopping programs
  • Running motion commands
  • Reading and writing to the communication channels
  • Loading files to the controller

The TextFileLoader application (shown right) can be downloaded from the Technical Notes page under the Trio ActiveX heading. The source code is available in Visual Basic 2010 format so that it can be used as an example or imported into in any user application.

 

Download MCLoader

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range,MC4xx range, Euro404/8, MC302X , MC302-k, MC224, MC206(X), PCI208, Euro209, Euro205(x), MC202

Trio MCLoader

The Trio MC Loader is a Windows ActiveX control which can load projects (produced with Motion Prefect) and programs onto a Trio Motion Coordinator. Communication with the Motion Cordinator can be via serial link, USB, Ethernet or PCI depending on the Motion Cordinator.

The MCLoader is compatible with Motion Perfect verison 2 projects only. To build a MCLoader compatible project from MPv3, use the Project->Export menu and select Motion Perfect 2 project type. Only programs of BASIC type can be exported and used with MCLoader.

 

G-Code

The Trio Series 4 Motion Coordinators have the ability to save and read text files, operate FIFO buffer files and receive text data such as G-Code and HPGL. This new text file handling allows the BASIC to process either pre-recorded G-Code files or to stream G-Code information coming in real-time to a serial port or the Ethernet port.

Example G-Code dispatcher programs can be made available, which can then be used as the basis for a machine development. The examples cover the use of F, G, M, S and T codes controlling up to 3 axes. However, this can be easily extended to respond to other G-Codes as required and to run more than 3 axes. Besides the dispatcher, a G-Code parser is required. This, and the dispatcher, is written in BASIC so is fully adaptable by the machine builder or system programmer. Trio’s engineers can work with the customer’s software developers to help complete the G-Code project to the customer’s requirement. Please contact your Trio Distributor for details.

CNC vs Motion Coordinator; The Trio Motion Coordinator is not a CNC controller in the true sense. It is not a simple drop-in replacement for a full function CNC provided by companies who offer turn-key solutions in this field. However, the flexibility of the Trio software makes it ideal for designing specialized machines which use G-Code as the motion command source. Our customers have, for example, made multi-axis wood working machines which use G-Code, taking codes from a CAD-CAM system to produce machined products for specialized markets.

Download Drivers

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Trio Drivers

Installer patch... (For use with Autoloader if Motion Perfect is NOT installed)

 

 

Download TextFileLoader

This software is FREE.

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Compatible with:
MC6xx range, MC5xx range, MC4xx range, Euro404/8

TextFileLoader

text file loaderThe file loading functionality of the Motion Coordinators allows files to be easily loaded into the controller memory or the SD card (when fitted). This allows programs written in text based languages such as G-Code and HPGL to be loaded to the controller where they can be parsed and executed by a TrioBASIC program.

The transfer process is optimized to compress the file and reduce transfer times, or it can be set to stream the file into a FIFO buffer on the controller. This can help reduce overall machine cycle times when file sizes can be large and so making communication time significant.

To send the files to the controller, the TextFileLoader standalone application can be downloaded (see box on the left) and used as a readymade application.

The file loading functionality is also built into PCMotion so customised interfaces can be developed. There is an example Visual Basic 2010 project available in the Technical Notes page which can be used as a template or imported into any user application.

A "Pickup and Learn" guide introducing the fundementals of the TextFileLoader is available here.