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Trio Motion Technology


Trio Motion Technology is a specialized source of high performance motion control technology, a field of automation, encompassing the systems involved in moving parts of machines, robots or motors in a precise and controlled manner. The main components involved typically include a motion controller, drives and motors or actuators. Trio Motion Technology has manufactured high-quality motion controllers branded Motion Coordinators since 1987 and has a comprehensive range that allows economical, flexible and seamless control of 1 to 128 axes of servo motors, stepper motors, piezo motors or hydraulic systems. Trio products can be found in virtually every servo and stepper application.

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The Motion Coordinator system allows you to control up to 128 servo or stepper motors with Digital I/O and additional equipment such as HMI's all controlled from a single master. Systems may be used with a stand alone program or alternatively commands can be sent from an external computerThe Motion Coordinator system is extremely modular, allowing the user to tailor the controller to their specific needs, this also allows the flexibility to incorporate new modules if the need should change, making the system "future proof."
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  • EtherCAT
  • RTEX


Our range of digital and analogue input/output expansion modules are designed to enable simple and scalable and low-cost I/O extension for our Motion Coordinators. In addition to 24V input, output and bi-directional modules, there are relay and analogue I/O modules. 

CANbus is used for communication and control between the Motion Coordinator and the CAN I/O modules. CANbus is a tried and tested, well known data link in industry which is reliable, noise immune and flexible. All CAN I/O modules are compatible with any Motion Coordinator that has a CANbus port.

As well as being able to connect to any Motion Coordinator using Trio’s own high speed CANbus protocol, each CAN module can run the DS401 CANopen protocol allowing them to be used with other CANopen masters. Protocol selection is by DIP switches on the front of the module.

When using the TrioCANbus protocol, a Motion Coordinator can handle up to 16 Digital Input modules and 16 Digital Output modules, a total of 32 Digital modules and 4 Analogue modules. The CAN 16 I/O module counts as one Input and one Output module.

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The EtherCAT Flexslice System is designed to let you do more by offering fast, flexible expansion for motion applications. It can be used with Trio or 3rd Party Masters.


Trio's unique UNIPLAY HMI system is a revolutionary way to make operator interfaces better, easier and more secure. The UNIPLAY series boasts a 7" and 10" color display.

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