Enhance the capabilities of your industrial equipment with the new servo driver Trio DX3

November 6, 2023
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Enhance the capabilities of your industrial equipment with the new servo driver Trio DX3-0

Nowdays, topics related to energy resource conservation and production optimization are becoming increasingly relevant. This perspective is not only ours but also that of our customers. Some of the questions we receive from our customers include: How to optimize a specific production process? How to improve the efficiency of Servo motors? How to select/connect a servo driver? In this article, we will attempt to answer these questions and introduce the new DX3 servo driver, which is an integral part of the servo motor control system. It's important to remember that this driver expands the capabilities of production equipment and saves you time.

The topics we will cover:

Efficiently Enhancing Servo Motor Performance with DX3

DX3 is a one-axis servo driver from Trio Motion Technology, a unique solution for controlling a single servo motor across a wide range. The DX3 servo driver is designed to provide an efficient and optimal input data solution with high performance and practical control features.

It's worth noting that the new DX3 servo drive model is compatible with the MXL and MXM series servo motors, which we discussed in one of our previous articles. This model is also compatible with Trio Motion controllers. The DX3 servo driver was created to deliver rapid control data transmission, high precision, and performance. Thanks to these features, many manufacturers choose the DX3 servo driver.

Due to its wide range of applications, DX3 servo driver models are available with power ratings range from 50W to 7.5kW. Various communication options are also available, such as EtherCAT, pulse, direction, analog, and CANopen. They can be selected as needed according to the project requirements

Integrate the Trio DX3 driver into any field

Surprisingly, servo drivers are so widely used in equipment that we may not even be aware of their presence. Systems interacting with servo drives occur literally every day, for example: cameras, telescopes, antennas, elevators, and much more. Servo drivers are primarily used in industrial manufacturing to automate equipment and reduce the potential for human errors. Their applications are highly diverse, ranging from material handling over short distances to robotic cargo movement. Undoubtedly, their use can enhance workplace safety, especially in hazardous conditions. Below are many more areas in which servo drivers are used in:

  • Airlines;
  • Manufacturing equipment;
  • CNC machinery;
  • Food processing equipment;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Marking equipment;
  • Textile industry equipment;
  • Packaging machinery;
  • And other material processing equipment.

In other words, it's all equipment that unquestionably enhances productivity and production volumes.

How to correctly connect a servo driver?

Practically, in any manufacturing facility, there are devices that incorporate servo motors. Our observations show that users often don't know how to correctly connect a servo driver. The new DX3 servo driver, starting in 2023, is fully integrated into the Motion Perfect software. With it, everyone can find the right tool for connecting, planning, configuring, visualizing, and programming the system.

Connecting and configuring the DX3 servo driver is a relatively complex process, as evidenced by the extensive user manual provided by the manufacturer spanning hundreds of pages. During this work, numerous technical details must be taken into account, which are fundamental to the precise operation of the servo motor. To facilitate this work, in the following articles we will prepare detailed information on how to connect the servo drive driver more conveniently and correctly, in which we will cover the following topics:

  1. Servo contro system selection (controller, drive, servo motors);
  2. Installation (equipment connection);
  3. Programming;

The technical specifications of the DX3 servo driver

  • Power rating:
    • 200 VAC from 50 W to 2 kW
    • 400 VAC from 1 kW to 7.5 kW
  • Compatibility with MXL and MXM servo motors
  • Control/Positioning through EtherCAT or Standard (pulse, directional, analog, CANopen)
  • 32-step internal positioning controller
  • MODBUS protocol communication
  • Fully integrated into the Motion Perfect software


The new DX3 - compact and cost-effective

  • Efficient and straightforward integration - quick configuration of the controller and drive in the Motion Perfect environment.
  • Easy to install - thanks to its compact housing, the single-axis servo driver helps save space in any environment.
  • Thoughtful design - a single programming system simplifies development and adaptation to future production changes.
  • Cost-effective - pay for what you use and avoid overpaying for unused features by choosing between EtherCAT or pulse/direction, analog, and CANopen interfaces.

Other articles and video materials about servo drives:

  1. The servo control system from Trio Motion Technology
  2. Production of TENAPORS thermal insulation materials with ESTUN servo drive
  3. Video: ESTUN servo drive in position control mode (Part 3)
Aleksandrs Čuslins
Aleksandrs Čuslins
Drive control
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