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Trio Motion Technology MC508
Motion controller

  • 8 servo or 16 stepper axes
  • analogue / puls-direction
  • 64bit-800MHz ARM A9 processor

The MC508 is a high specification Motion Coordinator using a high performance ARM Cortex A9 800 Mhz Processor, with eight Voltage outputs and eight flexible axis ports, that can be configured for up to sixteen pulse and direction output axes or eight closed loop servo axes. It boasts 128 MBytes of RAM; 32 of which is for user programs and user table space.

The MC508 is available in 2 different axis configurations. Both models feature a total of 32 axes in software. Any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis. Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular, helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes.

The flexible axis MDR type connectors allow single cable connection from the MC508 to your drive. The port can be configured in software as feedback devices or pulse direction outputs. As outputs they can be used as pulse and direction with stepper or servo drives or they can operate as a simulated encoder output. When configured as feedback they can be either incremental encoder input or one of four popular absolute encoder types; SSI, BiSS, Tamagawa or Endat. All feedback axes can be used to form a closed loop servo with a voltage output.

The MDR 3m cable may be purchased seperately (P382).


The built-in Ethernet port, Serial port and CAN port makes the Trio MC508 motion controller an extremely flexible motion controller for communication with other systems. In addition to programming the motion controller and the connection of the HMI, 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 to easily create complex movements. In addition, the standard IEC 61131-3 programming language is available, enabling fully functional PLC programming.

The binary and analog IO integrated in the motion controller can be expanded with the Trio CAN IO modules:

  • Quick response, short lines
  • Renowned manufacturers
  • Profound product knowledge
  • High reliability

We supply slewing ring bearings, oscillating mountings, tensioner devices from stock and we also have spiral bevel gearboxes, servo gears and electromechanical actuators in our delivery program.

In addition we also select and offer the right components and systems for motion control solutions, such as servo gear motors, linear servo actuators and complete XYZ cartesian systems.

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