ANUTEC – International FoodTec India 2022
Trio Motion Technology showcased its latest motion controllers at PackEx 2022
The company offers a comprehensive range that allows economical, flexible, and seamless control of 1 to 128 axes of servo motors, stepper motors, piezo motors, or hydraulic systems, and more
Trio Motion Technology was founded in 1987 as a manufacturer of motion controllers. Today the range, branded Motion Coordinators, can control up to 128 axes of the servo, stepper and piezo motors and hydraulic systems. Trio's expertise in motion programming is based on its Motion-iX technology. Launching the new DX4 servo drive and motor packages now develops Trio's offering into a motion solution and provide motion controllers for automation vendors and system integrators.
The company's headquarter is based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, which also comprises its primary research and development hub. Additional R&D facilities are located in Italy, Bulgaria, and China. Application development teams are located in the UK, USA, Italy, India and China, and a global sales network comprises over 100 partners.
In 2017 Trio was acquired by the Estun Group, supporting Trio in its growth with assistance through shared facilities and R&D as well as financial backing. Trio has exceeded 15% growth year on year since the acquisition. In addition to the primary global markets, a significant proportion of Trio's business is in China where the company's motion control capability has enabled Estun to become a major player in the China automation market. Despite the presence of the Estun brand, motion control products in China carry Trio branding.
Sydney Quadros, vice president sales, Trio Motion, says, "Trio Motion India is 100% subsidy of Trio UK. We're motion specialists, we have domain expertise of over a decade in the packaging domain. So, all the products we display today at the show are related to the packaging domain. Whether the primary or secondary packaging, Trio Motion Technology has the complete solution for a packaging machine and the complete line. We have the motion controllers from 2 axes to 128 axes. We have servos from 100 bytes to 200 kilobytes, visualization displays, and so on. The latest product in the packaging domain that we launched recently is the multi-axis servo drive called the DX 5. It's a very compact, economical solution for India's packaging machines and packaging OEMs."
Focus on R&D and innovations
Quadros said that the company's R&D is based out of TRIO UK where the main focus is on the developments for the packaging segment. He added, "We get a lot of inputs from the machine builders because today technology has to be at the next level since everybody wants faster, reliable, efficient, and cost-optimized machines. We work on many technological edges that can be built into our product. And that brings it to the machine builders. Almost 5% of our revenue is utilized for the R&D."
Providing solutions for the packaging industry
Talking about leaving a mark in the Indian packaging industry, Quadros said, "We want our footprint in the packaging industry and I think we have the solutions for it. We expect that since we have a decade of experience in packaging, we want our footprint to grow in the packaging industry in India."
He added, "Technology is the key role in the packaging machine today and Trio Motion Technology has the capabilities in engineering solution engineering the solutions and the product is a next-generation state of the art product. The machine builders can look forward to these at Trio."
With offices in Tewkesbury (UK), Pittsburgh (USA), Pune (India) and Shanghai (China), Trio Motion Technology supplies its entire product range worldwide via a network of fully supported distributors.
The Trio Motion Technology team exhibited at PackEx India, which took place from 14 to 16 September at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai along with co-located shows ANUTEC - International FoodTec India, Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India, Food Logistics India and ANUTEC- Ingredients India.