The MC405 is a high-specification motion co-ordinator

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Using a high performance ARM11 processor, the MC405 from Trio provides up to four axes of servomotor plus a master encoder axis or up to five axes of stepper motor co-ordinated control.

All five encoder ports can be either incremental or one of three popular absolute encoder types; SSI, Tamagawa or EnDat; additionally the fifth axis can be used as a stepper, reference encoder input or a sync encoder output.

The MC405 features a total of 16 axes in software where any axes not assigned to built-in hardware can be used as a virtual axis.


  • ARM11 processor with double precision floating point
  • Digital / Analogue I/O
  • Selectable servo update 125–2000 microseconds
  • Ethernet programming interface
  • CANbus expansion port
  • Multi-tasking TrioBasic programming
  • IEC 61131-3 programming support
  • Micro SD Card memory slot
  • Real time clock LCD display

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC405. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect application development software making complex motion easy. Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes.

Also available as an option on the MC405 is the industry standard IEC 61131-3 runtime that is an easy to use fully functional PLC programming system. A bright, easy-to-read back-lit display enables the controller status to be easily determined, whilst the single piece metal cast back-plate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise rejection in the industrial environment.

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