Monthly Archives: November 2015

Control Techniques Focus 3 Drives Troubleshooting

Control Techniques Focus 3 Drives

The Control Techniques Focus 3 drive is a single-phase analog drive for DC motors.  The Focus 3 provides anywhere from ¼ to 5 horsepower and has 2 regenerative and 2 non-regenerative chassis units.  Several measures can be taken to keep your drive functioning its best:

  • Be sure to keep your drive free of dust, dirt, oil, caustic atmosphere and excessive moisture.
  • The control should always be set away from any machines that have a high ambient temperature.
  • Air flow should not be restricted by other equipment.
  • Keep the drive away from high vibration areas that could cause the connections to loosen or chafe the wires.

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Control Techniques Unidrive Option and Solution Modules

Option Modules for Unidrive SP, Commander SK, Affinity, Digitax ST and Mentor MPControl Techniques Option Modules The Control Techniques Unidrive Option and Solution Modules  will enhance the functionality of your variable speed drives, allowing them to consistently run at peak performance. The modules will easily integrate with your existing automation system.  A high speed parallel bus is used between the drive and the module which helps remove delays and will improve the drives reaction time.  The options offered by Control Techniques can be categorized by the following:

  • Intelligence and Safety – offering programmable automation and motion option modules
  • Communication – offering Ethernet and fieldbus communications option modules
  • Feedback – offering encoder and resolver option modules
  • Inputs and Outputs – offering additional analog and digital input and output option modules

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Control Techniques Commander SE HF Trip Codes

Commander SE imageThe Control Techniques Commander SE Microdrive series is an AC open loop vector that provides great flexibility as well as a small footprint.  Although this series is reliable you may encounter one of the HF Trip codes listed below.  These codes are a result of an internal error in the drive.  Most often these trip codes can be resolved by powering down and allowing the drive sit for 5 minutes before powering up again.  If the HF Fault code does not clear then your drive will likely require a repair.

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6SN1118-0NJ01-0AA0 Simodrive Axis Control – Product Info

The 6SN1118-0NJ01-0AA0 Simodrive Axis Control card is part of the Simodrive 611 series. This control card is a 1-axis closed-loop control card with a plug-in resolver. For this control card the speed and torque setpoint can be extended with option modules. We have a picture of the control card below, and you can visit our product page here.

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Fanuc A06B-6089-H105 Servo Amplifier – Product Info

The Fanuc Servo Amplifier A06B-6089-H105 is an SVU α series control motor amplifier unit. It can be used within systems with one or two feed axes. This amplifier has an integrated power supply to accommodate smaller systems. The A06B-6089-H105 servo amplifier is in compliance with VDE 0160, UL, and CSA safety standards. For more information please visit our product page here.

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6FC5357-0BA32-0AE1 Siemens Sinumerik NCU – Product Info

The 6FC5357-0BA32-0AE1 Siemens Sinumerik NCU is part of the Siemens Sinumerik series. It is a Sinumerik 840D NCU 573 which is the standard version. It is used with 5 axes/spindles, the max being 8. The memory is NC 1.5MB, PLC 64KB, with the max being 192KB. We have a picture of the Sinumerik NCU below, and you can visit our product page here for more info.

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6SN1123-1AA00-0CA0 Siemens Power Module – Product Info

The 6SN1123-1AA00-0CA0 Siemens power module is part of the Simodrive 611 Series. It is a 1 axis power module that runs with 50A an internal cooling. The motor rated current is 1FT=25A, 1FT6=18A, 1PH=24A, Induction Motors=24A. For more info you can check out our product page here.

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