Single-point HMI programming

Paul Boughton

Trio Motion Technology has updated its Motion Perfect v3 (MPv3) application development, configuration and connectivity software for the acclaimed MC4 Motion Coordinator range of multi-axis motion and machine controllers.

The latest release, version V3.1.1, includes several new features and enhancements including single-point programming support for Trio’s new UNIPLAY HMI 7-in and 10-in operator interfaces, an updated Project Encryptor for code and intellectual property security, and a plug and play configuration utility that simplifies drive set-up.

Amongst many of the noteworthy upgrade features added to the new release, MPv3 extends its single development environment to include direct configuration and software programming of Trio Motion’s newly released UNIPLAY HMI range of graphical operator interfaces. Users can now realise single-point programming of all motion, machine interfacing and graphical HMI functions from within Motion Perfect v3 - with a common project file and program code storage resources taken care of on the MC4 controller.

With no need to use a separate language to program HMI functions or interface third party panels, this greatly reduces application development timescales and associated cost - particularly for more complex multi-axis motion and automation systems.

The new UNIPLAY 7-in and 10-in high contrast colour displays use the latest touch panel technology and Ethernet connection to the controller significantly reducing commissioning effort. Any future servicing in the field or program modifications will also be made much easier with a single software environment for the HMI and Motion Controller.

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