Our proprietary Operating System (OS), Blackthorn, is specifically written to be robust, fast and reliable. The code is optimised to run at high speed on the 68K/Coldfire processors that are at the heart of many of our high performance control systems. This ensures that we can adapt to customers requirements quickly as we have full control over the development cycle.


Blackthorn also allows the user to develop their own programme to run on our controllers. This allows the user then to tailor all the menu's, storage and IO to suit their own requirements. TRM offer full support in the development providing libraries, compilers, example code and training if required.


MAP and Procut are two such examples of programs that TRM has written to effectively change the use of the same controller. MAP is intended for multi-axis machines processing material in a variety of different ways whereas PROCUT is designed for single axis and twin axis guillotine machines and the data entry required reflects that industry.


For a list of command line commands and file types etc please download our manual:



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"COVID-19; An important message from the directors"

As some of our customers operate in the medical supply chain our factory and online shop are both still open!

These are indeed unprecedented times. At TRM we have taken the necessary steps to comply with the Government's "Anti Virus Measures". Colleagues, where able, are working from home. Our factory is still operating using additional protection and we are also operating an increased level of cleaning.

Our delivery partners APC, Fedex, UPS and DHL are still operating and aim to have your orders delivered to your door as quickly and as safely as possible.

Wishing you and your families well.

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