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Mon 11th Oct 2021 - Trio Motion's FLEX-6-Nano Integrated EtherCat Controller delivers up to 64 axes of motion

Size Isn’t Everything... a powerful, compact and flexible machine controller, Trio's Flex-6 Nano delivers up to 64 axes of motion, plugs directly onto it's EtherCAT Flexslice IO system and features it's Motion-iX core that includes IEC61131, PLCopen and robotics motion.


Trio FLEX-6 Nano


  • Dual core 1GHZ Arm Processor
  • 2 - 64 Axes
  • 1 GBit DDR 3 Memory
  • 1 GBit Fast Serial Flash Memory to store data such as programs, VRs and tables
  • Built in long time retention RTC
  • Built in Ethercat coupler for direct access to Trio’s Flexslice Slaves
  • Cycle time as Low as 125us
  • Completely field programmable with Motion Perfect
  • High Performance, flexible Topology and simple configuration
  • Bus cycle time synchronised with Motion  Coordinator servo period
  • Ethercat Protocol Remains Fully
  • Intact down to individual modules using the EBUS System
  • I/O Functions tightly synchronised to motion using Ethercat distributed clocks
  • Practical push-in connector options, no break outs required
  • Clip-together design With ‘Quick Release’ locks For mechanical integrity
  • RoHS, CE and UL approved



SpecificationTrio - Ethercat

  • Multitasking Operating System
  • Comprehensive Motion Library
  • TrioBasic Motion Language
  • IEC611-3 Programmin
  • UNIPLAY HMI Support
  • Robotic Functions
  • Multi-protocol Communications Support

Trio Flex-6 NanoProduct Description:
The Flex-6-Nano is a compact, integrated EtherCAT solution offering up to 64 Axes of motion. The on-board memory can be boosted to 32 Gbyte with the addition a micro SD card.

The Flex-6-Nano "plugs" straight into our Flexslice
System removing the need for the EtherCAT coupler

Trio’s Flexslice input/output system modules provide
a robust, high speed and flexible solution for both
motion control and general automation.

EtherCAT cycle times down to 125?secs are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology to bring all
the sub-modules on to the EtherCAT network with no
degradation in performance.

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

The digital I/O modules have high-speed functionality. In addition, analogue modules and axis modules may be fitted to make a superbly tailored
system that can be placed remotely from the master if needed.

All Flexslice modules support automatic addressing with the master to automatically detect and configure the modules on startup. The bus coupler can support up to 16 input/output modules which have a positive mechanical lock and bus connector, making a reliable EBUS connection through the backplane.
The complete assembly can be DIN rail mounted.

Product Codes:
P600 Flex-6-Nano 2 Axes
P601 Flex-6-Nano 4 Axes
P602 Flex-6-Nano 8 Axes
P603 Flex-6-Nano 16 Axes
P604 Flex-6-Nano 32 Axes
P605 Flex-6-Nano 64 Axes

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

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