Technical Information

At a glance:

  - 2 Quadrant PL
  - 4 Quadrant PLX
  - Control DC motors up to 2250 Amps (980KW/1320HP)
  - "PL Pilot" drive configuration and monitoring software included
  -  Alternative 'Savvy' configuration tool with signal flow diagram capability available
  -  Ultra compact sizes offer significant panel space savings over other manufacturers
  -  Large 40 character backlit alphanumeric LCD display
  -  Programming menu is designed for rapid travel to desired parameter using         ergonomically designed keys
  -  Enhanced motor protection
  -  Built in suite of application blocks
  -  In depth fault monitoring and comprehensive system alarms
  -  Easy-to-use menu structure, using English language parameter names
  -  Real language parameter description eliminates need for look up tables
  -  Easy to use product manual with display graphics and block diagrams
  -  UL, CuL and CE approved

Technical Highlights:

-   Extremely flexible block diagram including unique 'configuration checker', detects conflicts in user programmed configurations
-   Five feedback transducer options as standard
-   Non volatile trip alarm memory, even after power-down
-   Built in 'oscilloscope' output for full parameter monitoring during commissioning
-   Motorised pot simulator with power off memory
-   Three fully independent, user programmable drive configurations
-   Extensive, multi-function programmable I/O, with over 36 digital & analogue        
-   input/output combinations
-   Full suite of centre winding macros included
-   Built in system application blocks with descriptive connection points
-   Unique electronic regenerative stopping facility on selected 2Q models
-   In depth fault monitoring and comprehensive system alarms
-   Serial communications to allow off site programming and remote diagnostics
-   In depth diagnostic facility available from on board display and 'in-built meter'
-   On board fully controlled field with five operating modes
-   Full suite of built in encoder functions as standard, including spindle orientation
-   Motor parameters entered via keys, - no soldering of cal resistors required

Inputs / Outputs


-  8 Analogue inputs and 4 Analogue outputs
-  All outputs short circuit protected
-  All inputs are over voltage protected
-  I/P's programmable voltage range up to +/- 30V


-  17 Digital inputs and 7 Digital outputs
-  Digital I/O short circuit proof
-  Digital inputs over-voltage protected
-  Digital O/P's over-voltage protected

Diagnostic monitoring

-  All analogue input voltages
-  All digital input states
-  All analogue output voltages
-  All digital output states
-  Tach volts
-  Motor armature current (Amps)
-  Motor field current (Amps)
-  Motor armature volts
-  Output power KW
-  AC supply volts


-  Interline device networks
-  High energy MOVs
-  Instantaneous overcurrent
-  Overcurrent (150% for 25s inverse time)
-  Field failure & overcurrent
-  Motor over-temperature
-  Thyristor stack over-temperature
-  Mains supply phase loss
-  Mains synchronisation loss
-  Armature overvolts
-  Overspeed
-  Speed feedback mismatch
-  Stall protection
-  Standstill logic
-  Thyristor trigger failure
-  Digital output short circuit

Speed feedback.

-  Analogue tach
-  Encoder
-  Armature voltage
-  Encoder + Armature volts
-  Encoder + Analogue

Standard software functions

-  Full suite of centre winding macros
-  Motorised pot simulator
-  Two undedicated PIDs
-  Two undedicated Summers
-  Delay timer
-  Current profiling
-  Zero speed position lock
-  Jog / Crawl functions
-  Spindle orientation
-  Two undedicated Filters
-  Dual motor swap
-  Latch
-  Auto self-tune current loop
-  Linear or S ramp
-  Slack take up
-  Batch counter
-  Draw control
-  Three user programmable drive configurations can be
saved in the PL/X's memory

Field configurations

-  Fixed current
-  Fixed voltage
-  Field weakening
-  Delayed quenching
-  Standby field value
-  Field economy


-  Rs232
-  Profibus
-  DeviceNet
-  CC-link
-  EtherNet/IP
- Modbus
-  CANopen
-  drive.web Ethernet