Digital DC Drives

Feature Comparison Guide

This guide will show you the features of the PL/PLX range of DC drives when compared to its immediate competition. It is by no means an exhaustive comparison.

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Sprint Electric
PL/PLX

Parker SSD
590 +

CT
Mentor2

Lenze
48/4900

ABB
DCS500

Key:

= Yes     = No    

👎 = Reduced Specification    

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Sprint Electric
PL/PLX

Parker SSD
590 +

CT
Mentor2

Lenze
48/4900

ABB
DCS500

Unique electronic regenerative stopping facility on most 2Q models.

English language display for programmable connection points.

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Digital I/P's and O/P's are short circuit proof.

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Digital I/P's and O/P's are over-voltage protected.

Main & Auxiliary power ports for quick current release at start.

4 ergonomically designed keys for Up, Down, Left and Right for easy menu navigation.

Motor drive alarms latched for display after power on / off, i.e. message not lost when power turned off.

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Unique 'configuration checker' detects shorting of user programmed block diagram outputs

All analogue I/P's have a programmable voltage range up to +/- 30V with up to 5mv resolution with excellent response time.

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All analogue I/P's are over-voltage protected.

Ability to select 2 sets of motor parameters.

£

Windows based on/off line graphical configuration & diagnostic tool (supplied FOC inc. connection lead)

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£

Friendly easy to use menu structure with English language parameter names.

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Extensive programmable I/O.

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£

£

£

Significant panel space savings due to compact design.

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In depth diagnostic functionality available from on board display (in-built meter).

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Built in oscilloscope output looking at ALL display parameters.

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£

Ability to store 3 entire drive recipes.

£

Uniform product width across whole range.

Up to 8 preset speeds by 3 inputs (with priority select).

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Large Backlit 40 Character Alphanumeric LCD Display.

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All feedback options as standard (Tacho, Encoder etc).

£

16 Motor drive alarms - displayed in English.

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Real language parameter description & pin number on display.

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Self test message displays.

Self ranging input for main stack supply 12V to 480V.

Self ranging input for auxiliary supplies 100V to 480V.

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Self ranging input for control supply 100V to 240V.

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In depth fault monitoring and comprehensive system alarms.

Fully digital control loops.

Control circuits fully isolated from power circuit.

Choice of 2 adaptive armature current loop modes (Standard or Superfast).

Self tuning current loop utilising “Autotune” algorithm.

Steady state accuracy of 0.01% using encoder with digital reference. NB. No extra hardware required.

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£

Adjustable speed PI with integral defeat.

All analogue O/P's short circuit protected.

Drive to drive Total Recipe Exchange via serial link.

£

Drive to host Total Recipe Exchange via serial link.

£

Multiple drive 'daisy chain' data exchange facility via serial link (ideal for digital speed ratioing using encoder feedback – NB no extra hardware needed).

£

£

£

Regeneration up to 1.2 x mains supply.

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Field current programmable from minimum to 100% continuous with fail alarm.

 

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Inputs / Outputs

Numerous inputs and outputs allow you to control a wider range of industrial applications without the need for external equipment.

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Sprint Electric
PL/PLX

Parker SSD
590 +

CT
Mentor2

Lenze
48/4900

ABB
DCS500

Analogue inputs
8 (all programmable) (can also be utilised as digital i/p's)

8

5

5

4

5

Analogue outputs
4 (3 programmable)

4

3

4

3

2

Digital inputs
17 (all programmable)

17

9

9

5

8

Digital outputs
7 (all programmable)

7

3

7

4

7

Analogue tacho speed feedback

£

Encoder speed feedback

£

Armature voltage speed feedback

Encoder + Armature volts or Analogue Tacho speed feedback

£

 

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Protection

Reducing your downtime and maintenance costs by giving your DC motors added levels of protection.

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= Yes     = No    

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Sprint Electric
PL/PLX

Parker SSD
590 +

CT
Mentor2

Lenze
48/4900

ABB
DCS500

Interline device networks (snubber)

High energy MOV's

Overcurrent (instantaneous)

Overcurrent (150% for 25s inverse time)

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Field Failure

Field Overcurrent

Tacho and/or Encoder failure with auto AVF backup

Motor over-temperature

Thyristor Stack over-temperature

Thyristor 'Trigger' failure

Zero speed detection

Standstill logic

Stall protection

Digital Output short circuit Trip Alarm

Overspeed

Armature Overvolts

Mains synchronisation loss

Mains supply phase loss

Digital Output limit 350mA

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Low leakage current

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Field Control

On board fully controlled field supply.

8A (12-123A ratings)
16A (155-330A ratings)
32A (430-630A ratings)
Optional 50A (430-1650A ratings)

The field and armature supplies are input through separate terminals and may be at different levels if desired.

Key:

= Yes     = No    

👎 = Reduced Specification    

£ = Extra cost option

Sprint Electric
PL/PLX

Parker SSD
590 +

CT
Mentor2

Lenze
48/4900

ABB
DCS500

Fixed Voltage

£

Fixed Current

£

Field Economy

£

Field Weakening

£

Delayed Quenching (for Dynamic Braking)

£

Standby field value (for keeping motor warm/no condensation)

£

 

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