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The new MC664 single axis core A9 processor. The P861 MC664 Single Core Motion Coordinator is a “drop-in” replacement for its predecessor the MC464

Configure the controller functionality and connectivity by attaching up to 7 half-height expansion modules or 3 full-height expansion modules. Using the expansion modules allows the MC664 to support up to 64 networked digital drives, 24 analogue servo drives, 25 pulse and direction drives and 25 absolute and incremental encoders.


  • Up to 128 Axes – 64 Stepper / Servo Axes and 64 Virtual Axes
  • Precise 64 Bit Motion Calculations with Quad Core Cortex A9 1GHz Processor (P862)
  • Dedicated Communications Core
  • Built-in EtherCAT Port
  • EtherCAT, Sercos, SLM and RTEX Digital Drive Interfaces
  • Linear, Circular, Helical and Spherical Interpolation
  • Flexible CAM shapes, Linked Motion
  • Biss, EnDAT, BISS and SSI Absolute Encoder Supported
  • Hardware Linked Outputs for Camera / Laser Control
  • Ethernet-IP / Modbus TCP / Ethernet Interface Built-In
  • Anybus-CC Module for Flexible Factory Comms Including ProfiNet/Profibus
  • IEC 61131-3 Programming
  • Multi-tasking BASIC Programming
  • Text File Handling
  • Robotic Transformations
  • SD Memory Card Slot
  • CANopen I/O Expansion
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • RoHS and CE Approved

The axis expansion modules feature many options for Drive Network interfaces, analogue servo, pulse/direction, absolute or incremental feedback and accurate hardware registration.


The built-in Ethernet port allows programming and connection of common HMI and PLC protocols directly to the MC664.

EtherCAT axes can be upgraded with the purchase of the P914 Remote Axes FEC. The MC664-X is loaded with 2 EtherCAT axes out of the box, which can be upgraded also.

Each P914 doubles the available axes:

  • P862 + 1 x P914 = 4 Remote Axes
  • P862 + 2 x P914 = 8 Remote Axes
  • P862 + 3 x P914 = 16 Remote Axes
  • P862 + 4 x P914 = 32 Remote Axes
  • P862 + 5 x P914 = 64 Remote Axes
  • P862 + 6 x P914 = 128 Remote Axes

Every axis can be programmed to move using linear, circular or helical or spherical interpolation, electronic cams, linked axes and gearboxes. The quad core 1GHz processing power allows for multiple robotic transformations to run simultaneously.