The MC403 motion co-ordinator uses ARM11 processor

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The MC403 is a high-specification motion co-ordinator using a high-performance ARM11 processor that provides up to two axes of servo plus a master encoder axis or up to three axes of stepper control. The MC403 features a total of eight 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
  • Three axis step and direction / two axis servo
  • CANbus expansion port
  • Multi-tasking TrioBasic programming
  • IEC 61131-3 programming support
  • Micro SD Card memory slot

All three encoder ports can be either incremental or one of three popular absolute encoder types: SSI, Tamagawa or EnDat; in addition, the third axis can be used as a stepper, reference encoder input or a sync encoder output. The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC403. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking TrioBASIC language using the powerful Motion Perfect application development software, thus 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.

There is also available an option on the MC403 to use the industry standard IEC 61131-3 runtime is an easy to use fully functional PLC programming system. Two LEDs enable the controller status to be easily determined, while the single-piece metal cast back-plate provides an integrated earth chassis to improve noise rejection in the industrial environment.

Micromech is the UK and Eire distributor for the MC403, and if you would like to find out more then please email or visit the Micromech website at

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