Trio Motion’s new Flex-6 Nano integrated EtherCAT® motion controller and Flexslice modules perfectly suit Mclennan’s systems design and build capability

Recently launched by Trio Motion and available with full support from Mclennan, the new Flex-6-Nano is a powerful integrated EtherCAT servo/stepper controller for high-speed synchronised motion and machine control. With factory loaded modules for 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 axes and with additional motion expansion through add-on axis modules, the din-rail mounted system also takes care of machine I/O and supplementary motion through Trio’s modular Flexslice input, output and axis modules. The combination of factory loaded and field expandable motion, and I/O expansion, is a perfect fit for Mclennan’s motion systems design and build service.
As an advanced motion control technology distributor and manufacturer, Mclennan supplies and fully supports a wide range of precision motion control components from its distribution partners – and also has the capability to combine these products with its own design and build service for bespoke and turn-key motion sub-systems – for applications across industry and research.

The Flex-6 Nano is based on a dual core 1 GHz processor that offers EtherCAT cycle times as low as 125 microseconds allowing exceptional motion and machine synchronisation. The multitasking operating system includes a comprehensive motion library with electronic gearbox, axis interpolation, maths functions, robotic kinematic transformations and more. Programming is made easy with the TrioBasic motion language or through IEC611-31. With setup, diagnostics, and programming through Trio’s Motion Perfect software, the highly flexible motion controller system is also fully compatible with the UNIPLAY HMI 7” and 10” colour touch screen displays for stand-alone machine interaction. Built in DDR and flash memory as well as micro SD memory expansion provides ample programming and set-up headroom.

The Flex-6 Nano and Flexslice is part of a Trio’s comprehensive range of advanced motion control products that combine precision control of open and closed loop stepper motors, all types of servo motors and other drive technologies in combination with machine I/O and various network communications modules such as Ethernet IP, Profibus, DeviceNET and CANopen. Application potential includes, but is not restricted to, packaging, labelling, laser machining, robotics, medical equipment, scientific research and more. For further information on McLennan’s design and build service, call +44 (0) 1252 531444, email [email protected]  or visit the website at

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