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Trio Motion Technology PC-MCAT 64
Motion Controller with PC

  • PC and Motion 2 - 64 axes
  • EtherCAT
  • Intel Atom E3845 Quad Core 1,91 GHz
Trio MC-MCAT with Flexslice
Trio PC-MCAT 64 Vision
Trio Motion Controller PC-MCAT 64

Trio’s PC-MCAT 64 is an innovative "Motion + PC Solution". A powerful quad core Intel Atom processor is used to drive both a high performance motion controller and a compact PC that can run user applications under Windows. The PC-MCAT software uses a real-time extension to allow both Windows and the motion controller to run directly on their own processor cores.

Plug and Play

The motion controller’s own dedicated EtherCAT master Ethernet port can launch data packets with less than 1 µsec of jitter. The 1.91GHz Atom processor is paired with 4 GBytes of RAM and a high speed 64 GByte upgradable SSD to give sufficient PC performance for many machine types.

HDMI Output

PC-MCAT is especially suitable where a machine type needs the software and hardware facilities of a PC paired with a powerful 64 axis Motion Coordinator. The HDMI port can be used to drive high resolution displays for sophisticated operator interfaces.


The large 64 GByte SSD drive can hold vast amounts of machine data and recipes. Two GBit Ethernet ports are built into the PC-MCAT. These can be used for factory communications or connecting vision camera(s) whose data can be processed directly on the PC cores.

Program Your Way

A machines PC applications can communicate with the Trio Motion Coordinator running on its dedicated processor core using fast shared memory. Machine control sequences can either be made in multi-tasking Trio MOTION-iX / IEC61131 of the Motion Coordinator or can be written as a PC application (for example in "C") sending motion + I/O requests through to the Motion Coordinator.

Trio's Motion Perfect v5 application development tool can be run directly on the PC-MCAT or remotely on a laptop via Ethernet.

Flexslice IO Expension

The Flexslice input / output modules from Trio offer a robust, fast and flexible solution for both motion control and general automation. EtherCAT cycle times up to 125μsec are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology to bring all submodules to 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 up to 128 including I / O and more complex devices

Flexslice modules:


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

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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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