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The MC403-X is a panel mount Motion Coordinator using a high performance Cortex M7 processor. With three flexible axis ports and I/O for machine control, it is designed as a direct replacement for the successful MC403.

Each of the flexible axis ports can be configured in software as either input or output. As an output it can be used as ‘pulse and direction’ to control steppers or servo drives, or operate as a simulated encoder output. When configured as an input the axis port supports a variety of feedback devices including incremental encoder, SSI, EnDat or Tamagawa. The two voltage outputs on the MC403-X can be used in conjunction with the feedback device to form a closed loop servo.

The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC403-X. User programs can be written in Trio’s established multi-tasking language using the powerful Motion Perfect application development software making complex motion easy. Also available as an option are the industry standard IEC 61131-3 languages allowing a fully functional PLC programming system.


The flexible axis ports can be configured in software as feedback devices or pulse direction outputs. As outputs they can be used as pulse and direction with stepper or servo drives or they can operate as a simulated encoder output. When configured as feedback they can be either incremental encoder input or one of four popular absolute encoder types; SSI, Tamagawa, Endat or Biss. Any feedback axis with a Voltage output can be used to form a closed loop servo.


  • Advanced 2 Axis Closed Loop Servo / 3 Axis Pulse Direction
  • Linear, Circular, Helical and Spherical Interpolation
  • Flexible CAM shapes, Linked Motion
  • Biss, EnDAT and SSI Absolute Encoder Supported
  • Hardware Linked Outputs for Camera / Laser Control
  • Ethernet-IP / Modbus TCP / Ethernet Interface Built-In
  • 125 – 2000 µsec Selectable Servo Update
  • Precise 64 bit Motion Calculations on Cortex M7 Processor with VFP
  • IEC 61131-3 Programming<
  • Multi-tasking BASIC Programming
  • Text File Handling
  • Robotic Transformations
  • Micro SD Memory Card Slot
  • CANopen I/O Expansion
  • RoHS, UL Listed, CE approved