Products

Digital 1/4 to 2HP DC drive with integrated motion control

 

OVERVIEW

The M-DRIVE is a cost effective integrated controller plus DC drive.  The built-in SCR drive can handle up to 2 HP Permanent Magnet DC motors and has an adjustable current limit of 4 to 16 Amps.  The digital controller provides closed-loop speed regulation for applications that require the highest level of precision.   With zero cumulative error, the M-DRIVE can accommodate demanding electronic gearing applications often found in web handling, and extrusion processes. 

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required

  • Speed controller with built-in DC drive for up to 2 HP motors
  • 10 millisecond control loop with zero cumulative error for precision speed ratio control

  • Adjustable PID gains and Accel/Decel ramps for improved stability control

  • Built-in LED display can be scaled to engineering units such as feet-per-minute

 

OPTIONS

 

  • Analog Card:  1 Input - Zero to 10VDC or 4-20mA; 1 Output - Zero to +/- 10VDC or 4-20mA; 12 bit resolution

  • Inverse Set-point Programming:  Set-point is a divisor rather than a multiplier.  Typical uses include time-in-the-oven conveyors, wraps-per-inch winders, or inverse draw ratio infeed nip rolls.

 

MODELS

 

  • 3200-1676:  M-DRIVE digital DC drive and motion controller
  • 3200-1677:  M-DRIVE digital DC drive and motion controller with analog card
  • 3200-1678:  M-DRIVE digital DC drive and motion controller with inverse set-point programming

 

Control of reciprocating motion and level wind applications

 

OVERVIEW

The M-TRAVERSE is a highly intelligent universal controller designed for control of reciprocating "back-and-forth" applications.  It is the perfect solution for level wind guides in the wire, cable, and extruded tubing industries; cross-lapping fiber and fabric webs; scanning for web inspection or chemical applications; fiber wound tanks and cylinders.  By following the main line speed, the M-TRAVERSE accurately positions the traverse motor by working through a servo or vector drive.

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 1 millisecond control loop for precise synchronization 

  • Automatic motion profile generation allows for easy set-up

  • Turn-around end points are programmable without the need for physical limit switches

 

OPTIONS

 

  •  Available in an open chassis design, the MB-TRAVERSE performs the same functions as the M-TRAVERSE
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MODELS

 

  • 3200-1841:  M-TRAVERSE digital motion controller
  • 3200-1859:  MB-TRAVERSE open chassis digital motion controller
  • 3200-1860:  Pendant station for MB-SERIES

 

Control synchronization of flying-cut applications

 

OVERVIEW

The M-SHUTTLE is a highly intelligent universal controller designed for reciprocating/follower applications.  These target applications are characterized by a constant motion requirement, such as extruded products, webs or ovens that cannot be halted to be processed (cut, stamped, threaded, etc.).  The M-SHUTTLE will move the process device (saw, grinder, etc.) at the same speed as the product in order to perform the process function at the proper length.  After the process function has been performed, the M-SHUTTLE moves the process device back to the original position and the motion profile is repeated.

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 1 millisecond control loop for precise synchronization

  • Moves the process device at speed with the product for non-stop processing

  • Automatic motion profile generation and trending make it easy to set-up

 

OPTIONS

 

  •  Available in an open chassis design, the MB-SHUTTLE performs the same functions as the M-SHUTTLE
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MODELS

 

  • 3200-1840:  M-SHUTTLE digital motion controller
  • 3200-1857:  MB-SHUTTLE open chassis digital motion controller
  • 3200-1860:  Pendant station for MB-SERIES

 

Control indexing and cut-to-length applications

 

OVERVIEW

The M-CUT is an intelligent universal controller designed for highly accurate, high speed control of incremental feeding applications.  It can handle both direct point-to-point, and registration reference operations.  The point-to-point cut-to-length operation consists of moving from a predefined "home", through the S-curve velocity profiles directly to the destination point.  The registration reference point is different in that the final destination point is determined by the occurrence of a registration mark, which is typical of web applications with variances from web "stretch".

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 1 millisecond control loop for precise motion profiles 

  • Automatic S-curve motion profile generation allows for easy set-up

  • Adjustable time delay/dwell to permit actuation of product grippers and cutting shears

 

OPTIONS

 

  •  Available in an open chassis design, the MB-CUT performs the same functions as the M-CUT
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MODELS

 

  • 3200-1831:  M-CUT indexing digital motion controller
  • 3200-1855:  MB-CUT open chassis indexing motion controller
  • 3200-1860:  Pendant station for MB-SERIES

 

Control synchronization of rotary knife/drum applications

 

OVERVIEW

The M-ROTARY is a highly intelligent universal controller designed for cut length and repeat length applications.  It has a trend feature that adjusts for variable print lengths, compensating to maintain correct synchronization between the rotary knife/drum and the target material.  For a perfect cut every time, the M-ROTARY's electronic cam capabilities insure matched speed at knife contact while accommodating variable lengths/circumferences.

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 1 millisecond position and speed control loops for precise synchronization 

  • Electronic Cam capabilities insure matched speed at knife contact

  • Eliminates the need for a mechanical lineshaft to synchronize knife and machine

 

OPTIONS

 

  •  Available in an open chassis design, the MB-ROTARY performs the same functions as the M-ROTARY
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MODELS

 

  • 3200-1820:  M-ROTARY digital motion controller
  • 3200-1853:  MB-ROTARY open chassis digital motion controller
  • 3200-1860:  Pendant station for MB-SERIES

 

Control synchronization of independent machines

 

OVERVIEW

The M-TRACK is a universal controller that makes control of complex multi-motor systems seem simple. Use it for applications that require the synchronization of independent machines, without the hassle of a mechanical lineshaft.  With self-learning capabilities, this truly intelligent controller can detect trends, such as variations in product spacing or "stretch" in web applications.  It will automatically compensate to maintain the correct synchronization.

 

FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 1 millisecond position and speed control loops for precise synchronization 

  • Self-learning capabilities that can detect trends and variations in product spacing

  • Eliminates the need for a mechanical lineshaft to synchronize independent machines

 

OPTIONS

 

  •  Available in an open chassis design, the MB-TRACK performs the same functions as the M-TRACK
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MODELS

 

  • 3200-1740:  M-TRACK digital motion controller
  • 3200-1851:  MB-TRACK open chassis digital motion controller
  • 3200-1860:  Pendant station for MB-SERIES

 

Control of precision speed ratio applications

 

OVERVIEW

The M-TRIM is a universal motion controller that can add digital precision speed control to virtually any drive - old or new.  Use it for closed-loop speed regulation applications that require the highest level of precision.   With zero cumulative error, the M-TRIM can accommodate demanding electronic gearing applications often found in web handling, and extrusion processes. 

  
FEATURES
  • No complicated programming required; interfaces with nearly any drive

  • 10 millisecond control loop with zero cumulative error for precision speed ratio control

  • Adjustable PID gains and Accel/Decel ramps for improved stability control

  • Built-in LED display can be scaled to engineering units such as feet-per-minute

 

 

OPTIONS

 

  • Analog Card:  1 Input - Zero to 10VDC or 4-20mA; 1 Output - Zero to +/- 10VDC or 4-20mA; 12 bit resolution

  • Inverse Set-point Programming:  Set-point is a divisor rather than a multiplier.  Typical uses include time-in-the-oven conveyors, wraps-per-inch winders, or inverse draw ratio infeed nip rolls.

 

MODELS

 

3200-1602:  M-TRIM digital motion controller

3200-1603:  M-TRIM digital motion controller with optional analog card

3200-1607:  M-TRIM digital motion controller with inverse set-point programming