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Trio Motion Technology extends machine control with I/O slices
February 3, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Trio Motion Technology is expanding the capability of its motion-based machine solution to integrate with additional sensors, relays and output devices.
Trio has launched new I/O slices that enable OEMs to measure and control temperature as well as connect three-wire devices within a compact footprint.
Trio’s new P367 Thermocouple slice expands the company’s machine solution with temperature measurement and control. A 16-bit resolution is suitable for multiple applications, from temperature measurement and monitoring to control of hot melt glue and sealing applications. Four thermocouple inputs feature alongside four outputs for control of a heater or other switched load.
Trio is also releasing the P362 Power Connect module for integration of sensors, relays and output devices. The module simplifies connection of three-wire sensors into the I/O system, with two banks of 10 x 24 V and 0 V connectors.
Larger machines using Trio’s Motion Coordinators, which control up to 128 axes, can access decentralized control via Trio’s EtherCAT I/O Flexslice coupler. Trio’s distributed I/O allows local connection to sensors and actuators while maintaining real-time performance over EtherCAT.