Monthly Archives: November 2015

Control Techniques Focus 3 Drives Troubleshooting

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

Unidrive Option Modules
Unidrive 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
Commander SE

The 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, an for more info you can check out all of our Siemens products on our website.

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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 all of our Siemens products on our website.

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6SN1145-1BA01-0BA0 Siemens Feedback Module – Product Info

The 6SN1145-1BA01-0BA0 Siemens Feedback Module is part of the Simodrive 611 series. It is a Simodrive 611 infeed and regenerative feedback module. It is 16/21 KW with regulated power. It also has a mains contactor with break contact. For more info you can check out all of our Siemens products on our website.

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