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Independent, standalone EtherCAT master for motion control

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Independent, standalone EtherCAT master for motion controlTrio Motion Technology's new P876 EtherCAT master module enables the Trio MC464 Motion Coordinator for motion and machine control to enter a very exclusive club offering an independent, standalone EtherCAT master for motion control; this arrangement enables up to 64 axes of any manufacturers' EtherCAT-compatible drives and motors - or other devices - to be controlled.

Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical interpolation, electronic cams and gearboxes. Features include support for merging multiple moves that are typically generated by CAD/CAM software, plus support is provided for continuously rotating machinery. EtherCAT also offers the major advantage of high-precision device synchronisation.

Specifications and features for the P876 EtherCAT master module include:

  • Network speed of 100Mbps
  • Star/hub/chain topology
  • Maximum 64 slaves per interface ring
  • Maximum seven interfaces per MC464
  • Maximum 64 axes per MC464
  • Optically isolated registration inputs
  • Eight registration inputs repeatable to 100ns per module
  • Position set point update 0.125ms
  • Four LED status indicators
  • Drive parameters may be set from the controller

Follow the links to find out more about the P876 EtherCAT master module and the MC464 Motion Coordinator.

 
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