Thu 26th Jan 2017 - New from Trio Motion Technology: EtherCAT Flexslice systems allow fast and easy expansion for motion applications. Available now from Micromech.

Trio Flexslice
The Trio Flexslice input/output module system provides the user with a flexible, high speed robust solution for both motion control and general automation. EtherCAT cycle times as low as 250µ secs are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology bringing all of the sub-modules on to the EtherCAT network with out  loss of performance.

The Flexslice system includes a selection of digital and analogue I/O modules as well as motion modules with pulse direction outputs designed for precise positioning of stepper and servo motors via the appropriate drive technology.

Digital I/O modules have high-speed functionality and analogue modules and axis modules may be fitted to make perfect tailored system that can be placed remotely from the master if required.

All Flexslice modules support automatic addressing with the master to automatically detect and configure the modules on startup. The bus coupler supports up to 16 input/output modules.  Each module has a positive mechanical lock and bus connector providing a reliable EBUS connection through the backplane. The complete assembly can be DIN rail mounted.
 Trio - Flexslice

  • Can be used with Trio or 3rd Party EtherCAT Masters.
  • High performance, flexible and simple configuration.
  • Bus cycle time synchronised with Motion Coordinator Servo Period.
  • Bus coupler module with 2 x RJ45 Ethernet ports for EtherCAT connection.
  • EtherCAT protocol remains fully intact down to individual modules using the E-bus system.
  • I/O functions tightly synchronised to motion using EtherCAT distributed clocks.
  • Automatic mapping to the Motion Coordinator I/O system.
  • DIN rail mounted.
  • Multiple practical push-in connector options – No breakouts required.
  • Clip-together design with ‘quick release’ locks for mechanical integrity.
  • User labelling facility
  • Machine builder custom functionality options

Available Flexslice modules:

 Module Type
Order No
 EtheCAT Coupler
 16-Out PNP
 16-In PNP
 3 Axis Step Pulse
 16-Out NPN
 16-In NPN
 8 Analogue Out
 8 Analogue In

For further information on Trio Motion Technology products please call Trio’s number one distributor and technical expert ‘Micromech’ on 01376 333333or Email