DX3 - EtherCAT

200V - 480V ac Servo Drive Systems

200Vac : D3100 - D3107
480Vac : D3110 - D3115

Introducing DX3...
Trio's Cost Optimised EtherCAT Servo Drive.


DX3, the single-axis ac servo drive, is designed to create the most cost-effective optimised entry level solution with excellent performance and practical control functions. The Trio DX3 drive is compatible with Trio MX servo motors and Trio's Motion Coordinators to provide high-speed, high-precision, high performance machine solutions.

Download DX3 System Brochure

With a power range from 50W to 7.5kW and options for EtherCAT or Conventional (Pulse & Direction, Analogue and CANopen and stand-alone indexing) control, DX3 will suit a wide variety of machine types.
DX3 is fully integrated into Trio’s application development tool, Motion Perfect, our software environment for system planning, drive and controller configuration, virtualisation and machine programming.

At A Glance

  • Fully integrated into Motion Perfect
  • Matched with MX motor range
  • Internal drive protection functions
  • Comprehensive tuning technology
  • Functional Safety STO (SIL3, PLe) on EtherCAT models
  • Field upgradable firmware
  • Electronic motor nameplate
  • Compact size
  • Zero stacking
  • USB commissioning
  • Keypad interface
  • 200V ac from 50W to 2kW
  • 480V ac from 1kW to 7.5kW
  • 350% overload
  • Digital inputs / Outputs
  • 2 Touch Probe inputs

Safety First.

The DX3 EtherCAT drive models are equipped with dual safe torque off (STO) inputs. These inputs are safety rated SIL3 level according to IEC 61508, IEC 62061 standards. STO inputs are used in conjunction with your external E-stop circuits to disable the drive’s output power stage the motor.

space Efficient

Space Efficient

Compact single axis servo drive. Zero stacking to save panel space

Integration Efficient

Integration Efficient

Rapid application development of controller and drive configuration within Motion Perfect.

Design Efficient

Design Efficient

One system to program, simplifying development and any future production changes when required.

Cost Efficient

Cost Efficient

Developed to be cost optimised, entry level servo drive with either EtherCAT or Pulse/Direction, Analogue and CANopen interfaces.


Your Choice

options for EtherCAT or Conventional control to suit your machine types.

A Drive for all your needs

DX3 comes in power ratings from 50W to 7.5kW. Matched with the MX series motors it offers high-dynamic performance and high-precision with electronic nameplate to simplify configuration for machine solutions.

Specifing your Drive

200V Model Part# Output Power H (mm) W (mm) D (mm)
DX3-1A5AEA-FS02 D3100 50W  172 40 180
DX3-101AEA-FS02 D3101 100W  172 40 180
DX3-102AEA-FS02 D3102 200W  172 40 180
DX3-104AEA-FS02 D3103 400W  172 40 180
DX3-108AEA-FS02 D3104 750W  172 55 180
DX3-110AEA-FS02 D3105 1kW  172 55 180
DX3-115AEA-FS02 D3106 1.5kW  172 70 180
DX3-120AEA-FS02 D3107 2kW  172 70 180

Products ending with AEA / DEA = EtherCAT
Products ending with AMA / DMA = Conventional

400V Model Part# Output Power H (mm) W (mm) D (mm)
DX3-110DEA-FS02 D3110 1kW 172 60 180
DX3-115DEA-FS02 D3111 1.5kW 172 60 180
DX3-120DEA-FS02 D3112 2kW 172 85 180
DX3-130DEA-FS02 D3113 3kW 172 85 180
DX3-150DEA-FS02 D3114 5kW 260 90 230
DX3-175DEA-FS02 D3115 7.5kW 260 90 230

Products ending with AEA / DEA = EtherCAT
Products ending with AMA / DMA = Conventional

Power Specification

  Drive Model: DX3- 1A5A 101A 102A 104A 108A 110A 115A 120A      
200V Continuous output current [Arms] 0.9 1.1 1.5 2.9 5.1 6.9 9.5 12.6      
Maximum output current [Arms] 3.3 4 5.8 11.5 19.5 21 31.6 42      
Main power supply unit capacity [kVA] (single phase) 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.2 1.9 2.6 4.0 *.        
Main power supply capacity [kVA] (three-phase)         1.6 2 3 3.5      
Drive Model: DX3-           110D 115D 120D 130D 150D 175D
480V Continuous output current [Arms]           3.6 5 7.1 12 17 27.3
Maximum output current [Arms]           10.9 16.3 24.7 37.8 53 70.7
Main power supply capacity [kVA] (three-phase)           1.8 2.8 3.5 5 8.2 12
*: When operating from a single-phase power supply for the DX3-15AEA (rated power 1.5 kW), please deratify to 1.2 kW
All Models specification
Input power 200VAC Single-phase AC 200V~240V, -15%~+10%, 50Hz/60Hz
Three-phase AC 200V~240V, -15%~+10%, 50Hz/60Hz (rated power 0.75kW)
480VAC Three Phase AC 380V~480V, -15%~+10%, 50Hz/60Hz
Control the power supply 200VAC Single phase AC 200V~240V, -15%~+10%, 50Hz/60Hz
480VAC Three phase AC 380V~480V, -15%~+10%, 50Hz/60Hz
Control mode   SVPWM control
Feedback   Serial communication encoder with MX motors
Terms of use Working environment Temperature: When using a single device: -5°C~55°C
Temperature: When multi-device is installed closely: -5 °C ~ 40 °C
Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Storage environment Temperature: -20°C~85°C
Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (no condensation)
Protection class IP20
Altitude 1000m or less
Vibration resistant 4.9m/s2
Impact resistant 19.6m/s2
Power system TN system
Installation structure   Base mounting
Performance Speed control range 1:5000
Speed volatility The rated speed ± less than 0.01% (when the load fluctuates: 0% to 100%)
0% of the rated speed (voltage fluctuations: at ± 10%)
The rated speed is ± below 0.1% (temperature fluctuations: 25°C±25°C)
Soft-start settings 0 ~10s (acceleration and deceleration can be set separately)
I/O Input signal Operating voltage range: 24 VDC±20%
Number of input channels: 5 on AEG/DEG, 10 on AMG/DMG
Touch Probe: 2 input channels configurable as touch probe
Output signal Operating voltage range: 5 VDC to 30 VDC
Number of output channels: 3 on AEG/DEG, 5 on AMG/DMG
USB port Communication standards Conforms to USB 2.0 standard (12 Mbps), OTG
Commissioning Ports   USB
EtherCAT (CoE) (only avaliable on AEG/DMG)
Commisioning Software   Motion Perfect
Display   5-digit digital tube
Operator Panel   4 buttons
Indicator Lamps   CHARGE, POWER
Regenerative braking   Products with rated power of 50W to 480W do not have built-in braking resistors
Products with a power rating of 750W to 7.5kW have built-in braking resistors
Protection features   Overcurrent, overvoltage, undervoltage, overload, regeneration anomaly, overspeed, etc
Accessibility   Alarm recording, Jog operation, load inertia identification, mechanical analyzer, automatic tuning tools, etc
EtherCAT Only Specification
Applicable communication standards IEC 61158 Type12, IEC 61800-7 CiA402 Drive Profile
Physical layer 100BASE-TX (IEEE802.3)
Bus connection X2-IN (RJ45): EtherCAT Signal IN
X3-OUT (RJ45): EtherCAT Signal OUT
Cable Category 5 twisted pair (4 pairs of shielded twisted pairs).
Sync Manager SM0: Output mailbox, SM1: Enter mailbox
SM2: Output process data, SM3: Input process data
FMMU FMMU0: Maps to the Process Data (RxPDO) output area
FMMU1: Maps to the Process Data (TxPDO) send zone
FMMU2: Maps to mailbox status
EtherCAT Commands (Data Link Layer) APRD, FPRD, BRD, LRD, APWR, FPWR, BWR, LWR, ARMW, FRMW
PDO data Dynamic PDO mapping
MailBox(CoE) Emergencies, SDO requests, responses, SDO information (TxPDO/RxPDO and remote TxPDO/RxPDO are not supported)
MailBox(FoE) Support FOE firmware upgrade
Distributed Clock (DC)
Free-run mode and DC mode (switchable), DC synchronization period 125us to 8ms
Slave Information Interface 2048 bytes (read only)
CiA402 Drive Profile Homing mode, Profile position mode,Profile velocity mode, Profile torque mode, Interpolated position mode, Cyclic synchronous position mode, Cyclic synchronous velocity mode, Cyclic synchronous torque mode, Touch probe function, Torque limit function
FoE (File Over EtherCAT) Download new firmware via FoE
Indicator Lamps SYS, RUN, ERR,L/A IN ,L/A OUT
Safe Torque Off According to IEC 61800-5-2. Cat.4, PLe according to ISO 13849-1,
SIL3 according to IEC 61508, IEC 62061.

Motors & Cables

Download the Trio Drive and Motor Selection table to allow easy selection of drive, motor, cables and connectors.
Use the drop-down menus to narrow down the selection.

Trio Drive and Motor Selection Table protected.zip

The download is a password protected .zip file. To un-zip, use the password ‘Trio2023’.

Drive Firmware - DX3
-1A5A, -101A, -102A, -104A
Latest USER Release:
Size:360285 bytes
Drive Firmware - DX3
-108A, -110A
Latest USER Release:
Size:360225 bytes
Drive Firmware - DX3
115A, -120A
Latest USER Release:
Size:359904 bytes
Drive Firmware - DX3
-110D, -115D
Latest USER Release:
Size:358219 bytes
Drive Firmware - DX3
-120D, -130D
Latest USER Release:
Size:358219 bytes
Drive Firmware - DX3
-150D, -175D
Latest USER Release:
Size:357835 bytes
Software - Programming
Guides and Help
Trio Support & Forum Knowledge base and help forum
DX3 System Brochure DX3 System Brochure
DX3 User Manual DX3 EtherCAT Technical Manual in pdf format.
Fieldbus Data
EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) file EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) file
STO Functional Safety Declaration All FSO Models
200V Models EU Declaration 200V Models
480V Models EU Declaration 400V Models
UL Certificate All Models
UL Listing Please insert E518715 UL File Number in the search box.
Customer Help
Customer Support Forum Trio has a world-wide technical support network providing information to our Distributors, Solution Partners and Customers. This page includes a knowledge-base, user forum and direct online ticketing system where answers will be provided by our engineers in the UK, USA, India, China and Italy.
Training Courses Our 2-day introductory courses are designed to provide an overview of the Motion Coordinator product range and to give an introduction to programming using the Motion-iX technologies. The course is based upon practical worked examples of each topic covered to enable the attendees to gain some valuable hands-on experience of using Motion Perfect to develop applications.
Product Repair Information We offer a fixed price repair service via our distributor network. This page provides information on how to get your product repaired.
CAD Data DX3
Drawings are available in the following formats: These files are included in the Zip file below.
200V 50W - 400W DX3-1A5-101-102-104AEA Download Zip file
750W - 1kW DX3-108-110AEA Download Zip file
1kW - 1.5kW DX3-110-115AEA (pending) Download Zip file
1.5kW - 2kW DX3-115-120AEA Download Zip file
480V 1kW - 1.5kW DX3-110-115DEA Download Zip file
2kW - 3kW DX3-120-130DEA Download Zip file
5kW - 7.5kW DX3-150-175DEA Download Zip file