Trio – Flex-X Nano Integrated EtherCAT Controller

P660 (2 Axis) | P661 (4 Axis) | P662 (8 Axis) | P663 (16 Axis) | P664 (32 Axis) | P665 (64 Axis)

Powerful, compact and flexible, the Flex-X Nano is an integrated EtherCAT solution offering up to 64 Axes of motion. It is expandable through the matching Flexslice range of Input, Output and Axis modules.


  • 1.2 GHz, 64 Bit Dual Core ARM Cortex A55 Processor
  • 2 - 64 Axes
  • 1 GBit DDR3 Memory
  • Memory can be Expanded with a Micro SD Card
  • 1 GBit Fast Serial Flash Memory to Store Data Such as Programs, VRs and Tables
  • Built in Retention RTC
  • Built in EBUS Coupler for Direct Access to Trio’s Flexslice Slaves
  • Cycle Time as Low as 125us!
  • Field Programmable with Motion Perfect
  • High Performance, Flexible Topology and Simple Configuration
  • Bus Cycle Time Synchronised with Motion Coordinator Servo Period
  • Ethercat Protocol to Individual Modules Using the EBUS System
  • I/O Functions Tightly Synchronised to Motion Using Ethercat Distributed Clocks
  • Practical Push-In Connector Options – No Break Out Required
  • Clip-Together Design With ‘Quick Release’ Locks For Mechanical Integrity

More Axes Please!
The P660 has 2 built-in EtherCAT axes which can be user upgraded with the purchase of P912 Remote Axis FECs. Up to 64 axes are supported using CSP, CSV and CST modes of operation.

Each P912 doubles the available axes, i.e:

P660 + 1 x P912 = 4 Remote Axes
P660 + 2 x P912 = 8 Remote Axes
P660 + 3 x P912 = 16 Remote Axes
P660 + 4 x P912 = 32 Remote Axes
P660 + 5 x P912 = 64 Remote Axes
Of course, the Flex-X Nano can be purchased with axes factory loaded ie:

P660 = 2 Axes
P661 = 4 Axes
P662 = 8 Axes
P663 = 16 Axes
P664 = 32 Axes
P665 = 64 Axes

Fast and Flexible
Trio’s Flexslice input/output modules provide a robust, high speed and flexible solution for both motion control and general automation. EtherCAT cycle times down to 125μsecs are supported and the bus coupler uses EBUS technology to bring all the sub-modules on to the EtherCAT network with no degradation in performance.

EtherCAT slave nodes (Flexslice Modules) are connected via the Flexslice EBUS and the EtherCAT connector. Total slave connections can be up to 128 nodes including I/O and complex devices.

Expanding the System
More "stations" (EtherCAT linked blocks of Flexslice Modules) can be added to the network using the second EtherCAT port on the P660 to connect to one or more P366 Flexslice Couplers.


Flex X Nano