Tria-Link Adapter, Host PC Connection

Tria-Link PCI Express Adapter TL

Tria-Link adapter with front plate for half-height PCI Express slots
Tria-Link adapter with front plate for half-height PCI Express slots

The Tria-Link PCI Express® Adapter TL establishes the Tria-Link connection between the Triamec Servo Drives and a PC.

On the host PC side, the adapters are programmed with the TAM API under Windows or Beckhoff TwinCAT.

This card requires a short, half-height, PCI Express x1 slot with a data width of x1 according to the PCIe-2.1 standard. All common PCs meet this requirement.

TL has 8 real-time tables with a total of 2 096 000 entries. This allows, for example, pre-calculated, multi-axis paths to be stored and then executed. A further feature is that the path target data can be continuously reloaded. The tables are designed as FIFOs, so the paths can be of any length.

They are equipped with a Tria-Link Observer, which is accessed via USB. A notebook can be connected via the USB port for diagnostic purposes like commissioning, axis tuning and recording of process data. The application on the PC (e.g. TwinCAT) is not disturbed.

Technical Data

DMA DMA support greatly minimizes CPU load on the PC containing the card, e.g. when logging or scoping over the Tria-Link. When using Beckhoff TwinCAT, TL can communicate the actual position to the CNC at 1-2 kHz in real-time.
PC Interface PCI Express® v2.1, Lane Width 1x with 2.5Gb/s according to PCIe-1.0 standard.
Tria-Link, Fieldbus, based on a double 100Mbps Ethernet link.
Multi-Master feature allows for direct drive to drive communcation.
USB Interface / Observer USB 2.0 High-Speed Device Interface with 480Mb/s. The Observer Interface allows the non-invasive connection of a Windows-Notebook with TAM-Explorer to the Tria-Link Network. The operator can do all tasks of commissiong, axes tuning and full speed, real time data logging (100kHz).
Power Delivered through the PC Interface, 2.5W max.
Software Triamec TAM API for Microsoft® .NET Framework; Beckhoff TwinCAT mit CNC
Memory 128MB
Direct Feed 64MB FIFO buffer for >2 096 000 set values = 20 seconds for 10 axes at 10kHz
Dimensions wxhxd 22x80x113 mm

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