Regenerative DC

 Control :

  • 2x    Analog inputs
  • 4x    Digital inputs
  • 1x    Analog output
  • 1x    Digital I/O
  • 1x    Relay output

* 4-20mA output requires option module


Option Slots :

  • 1 available in frame size 2 and above
    • Models available for two or four quadrant (regenerative) operation
    • 25A to 7400A, 24V - 480V / 500V - 575V / 500V - 690V
    • Optional high-brightness LED or multi-language LCD keypad, simple configuration using plain text
    • Modular parallel connection for higher power motor operation
    • 12/24 pulse operation to minimize harmonics
    • IP20 (NEMA 1) protection for size 1, IP10 (open chassis) for size 2A and 2B, and IP00 (open chassis) for size 2C and 2D for easy, low cost installation
    • Integrated drive and motor protection for:
      • Over current
      • Over temperature
      • Phase loss
      • SCR/Thyristor junction temperature
      • Feedback loss
      • Field loss
      • Armature open circuit
    • Internal field controller with intelligent field weakening means that for 90% of applications no additional external controller is required
      • Frame size 1 to 8A
      • Frame size 2 to 20A
      • Flux control for enhanced open loop performance
    • Optional FXMP25 external field controller for current fields up to 25A
      • Digital link for field control from Mentor MP or Mentor II
      • Standalone digital control mode for simple application
      • Flux control for enhanced open loop performance
      • Intelligent field weakening
      • Field forcing – for high dynamic machine reversal
      • Field reversal – low dynamic machine reversing using two quadrant main stack
    • Mentor MP has a field control mode for fields requiring greater than 25A
    • Serial port for Modbus RTU and PC communications
    • 3 Universal option module slots, allowing Mentor MP to benefit from the solutions developed for Control Techniques market leading AC drive technology.
      Each option slot allows:
      • High performance PLC and motion control
      • Ethernet and Fieldbus communications
      • Connectivity to additional feedback devices
      • Additional I/O
    • Galvanically isolated control
    • Smartcard for drive parameter back-up and copying, allowing rapid installation and maintenance
    • Integrated PLC as standard
    • Standard software features for easy integration
      • PID controller
      • Motorized potentiometer
      • Digital lock (Slave operation from master encoder)
    • Open loop control using estimated speed advanced processing based on armature voltage and field flux feedback
    • Closed loop control using
      • Tacho-generator feedback for connection to traditional DC motor
      • Incremental encoder feedback for higher accuracy and position control
      • Optional SinCos, SSI, Hiperface and EnDAT connectivity for high performance applications
  • High performance control strategy
    • 32 bit microprocessor
    • 35μs current sampling time
    • Speed controller and ramps update 250μs
    • Autotune features for armature, field current loops and speed loop
Options & Accessories

Keypads and parameter storage

A memory device that can be used to back-up parameter sets and PLC programs, and copy them from one drive to another
SM-Keypad is a high brightness LED keypad for Unidrive SP (except frame size 0), Mentor MP and Affinity drives
MP-Keypad is a multi-lingual, hot pluggable, backlit LCD display

Automation and Motion option modules

SM-Applications Plus
SM-Applications Plus offers high performance programmable logic and motion control together with high speed I/O and CTNet, a high speed Fieldbus
SM-Applications Lite V2
User programmable logic and motion control module for standalone drive applications or for when the drive is connected to a centralized controller via I/O or Fieldbus
A flexible, high performance solution for programmable motion requiring high speed registration features

Communication option modules

User programmable CAN option module, allows the development of CAN protocols
CANopen interface supports various profiles including several drive profiles
SM-DeviceNET option module
Follower option module, for high performance servo applications
Supports Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP and can generate emails. Provides high speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies
Interbus interface option module
LonWorks interface for building automation applications
Follower option module
PROFINET is an Ethernet based industrial network protocol adapting Ethernet hardware and protocols

Input and Output option modules

Flexible I/O system for remote connectivity with Control Techniques’ SM-Applications Plus and SM-Register option modules
SM IO 24 V Protected
Overvoltage protected I/O module
SM-IO 120 V
Module that provides digital I/O rated to 120Vac
SM-IO 32
Extended digital I/O, adding 32 digital high speed bi-directional I/O points to the drive
SM-IO Lite
Extended I/O interface with reduced functionality
NAMUR standard I/O interface with high speed I/O
SM-IO Plus
Extended I/O interface to increase the number of I/O points on a drive
SM-IO Timer
Extended I/O option module with real time clock

Feedback option modules

SM-Encoder Output Plus
Incremental encoder input and output option module that enables connection with external motion controllers
SM-Encoder Plus
Incremental encoder input option module
SM-Universal Encoder Plus
Additional combined encoder input and output interface supporting Incremental, SinCos, HIPERFACE, EnDAT and SSI encoders



External field controller

The FXMP25 is an external field controller that may be connected digitally to a Mentor MP DC drive using a standard RJ45 connection, allowing set-up by standard drive parameters. The FXMP25 can also function in standalone mode using its integrated keypad and display.