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The MC6N is a powerful, flexible and compact motion controller. This fast EtherCAT Master can control up to 64 EtherCAT servo or step controllers as a stand-alone controller and is thereby equipped as standard with a conventional encoder or stepper port (flexible axis), 8 binary inputs (including 4 position registration inputs) and 8 bi-directional outputs. The MC6N can be connected to the Trio EtherCAT Flexslice system via the Flexslice EtherCAT Coupler for extra functionality. This allows the MC6N control to be expanded with additional binary and analog IO and / or conventional extra encoders, servo and stepper systems.
Versions of the MC6N are available for 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 motor axes. All versions are equipped with 64 software axes, each of which can be used as a virtual axis or via EtherCAT hardware-assigned axes. Each axis can be programmed with linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams and coupled axes.
The built-in Ethernet port, serial port and CAN port make the Trio MC6N motion controller an extremely flexible motion controller for communication with other systems. In addition to programming the motion controller and the HMI connection, various protocols are available for communication with PC and PLC.
User programs can be written in Trio-based multi-tasking Trio MOTION-iX language using the powerful Motion Perfect application software for making complex motion easy. In addition, the standard IEC 61131-3 programming language is available, making fully functional PLC programming possible.
The Flexslice input / output modules from Trio offer a robust, fast and flexible solution for both motion control and general automation. EtherCAT cycle times of up to 125μsec are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology to bring all submodules onto the EtherCAT network without degrading performance.
EtherCAT slave nodes (Flexslice modules) are connected via the Flexslice EBUS and the EtherCAT connector. Total number of slave nodes can be a maximum of 128 including I/O and more complex devices.