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SGDM-04ADA

Yaskawa SGDM-04ADA Sigma II Servopack: Beyond the User Manual

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished SGDM-04ADA Servopacks. For more information or to order a spare, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.

The Yaskawa SGDM-04ADA Servopack is high-performance, easy-to-use servo drive.  It has shortened settling time with its upgraded control algorithms that use model follow-up and vibration suppression.  It also touts high accuracy, high speed, and smooth operation that reduces motor speed ripples. The SGDM-04ADA can support a wide range of motor specifications, including 100VAC motors, single-phase from 0.03 to 0.2kW; 200VAC motors, single phase from 0.3 to 0.4kW; and 200VAC three-phase motors from 0.45 to 7.5kW.

The SGDM-04ADA also is built for easy set up and maintenance. With its online-autotuning feature, all a user needs to do is plug in and let the Servopack run. The unit’s enhanced inertia matching precision gets rid of the need for servo gain adjustment. The use of the serial encoder allows for the SGDM-04ADA to automatically sense motor capacity and type, which lets it automatically set motor parameters. The module also has built-in cumulative load factor monitoring and regenerative load ratio monitoring. It can connect to standard PC interfaces to allow for waveform display monitors, and can also be controlled through a digital operator, even without inputting speed commands.

SGDM-04ADA Wiring Configuration
SGDM-04ADA Wiring Configuration

There are a few precautions to take before putting your SGDM-04ADA into operation. Firstly, never connect a 3-phase power supply to the U, V, or W output terminals as this could result in injury or fire. It is also crucial that users never touch the power terminals on their Servopack for at least 5 minutes after turning the power Off since high voltages could still be present. One should also install the battery at either the host controller or the Servopack of the encoder. If both batteries are installed simultaneously, there will be a loop circuit between the batteries.

Siemens Sinamics CU320 Modules: Beyond the User Manual

There are two Sinamics S120 CU320 Modules. There is the CU320-2 DP, which is the 6SL3040-1MA00-0AA0, and the CU320-2 PN, which is the 6SL3040-1MA01-0AA0.

These multi-drive Control Units increase axis count and functionality. They have an Ethernet port, as well as more I/O and controller to controller communication. Each unit can manage up to 6 servo or vector axes in a high performance system. For standard systems, up to 12 V/Hz axes can be controlled from one CU320-2 unit. These Control Units significantly reduce system costs, as they increase functionality for positioning, safety integration, and drive control allowing all these functions to be controlled by one unit versus several. There is also additional flexibility with a high number of programming options and digital inputs. With up to 12 binary inputs, the modules’ high I/O count add ease of use. The additional Ethernet port expands programming options as well. Overall, the CU320-2 control units allow for simple yet flexible performance with minimal cost and space requirements.

 

CU320-2 DP

CU320-2 DPThe CU320-2 DP is a Sinamics Control Unit with a Profibus interface. It is a central Control Module in which the closed-loop and open-loop functions are implemented for one or more Line Modules and/or Motor Modules. It can be used with firmware version 4.3 or greater. It has 12 digital inputs, 8 digital inputs/outputs, 4 DRIVE-CLiQ interfaces, a Profibus and Ethernet interface, a serial interface (RS232), an option slot, and 3 measuring sockets.

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished CU320-2 DP Control Units, which is part number 6SL3040-1MA00-0AA0. If you would like a replacement module, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

CU320-2 PN

CU320-2 PN
The CU320-2 PN is a Sinamics S120 Control Unit without a Profibus interface. It has the same interfaces as described above, however without the Profibus port. It is also a central control unit with closed-loop and open-loop functions that can be implemented for one or more Line or Motor modules.

 

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished CU320-2 PN Control Units, which is part number 6SL3040-1MA01-0AA0. If you would like a replacement module, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
Micromaster 420

Siemens Micromaster 420 Faults and Alarms

A blog we posted earlier this week about the Micromaster 420 troubleshooting referenced the Faults and Alarms list for the Micromaster series, so we decided that it would make sense to make the list of Micromaster 420 Faults and Alarms directly available. This is from the corresponding manual for the Micromaster 420 series, but it is buried within the manual which most people most likely don’t even have. Hopefully this helps with your troubleshooting.

View our 420 Micromaster Drives in stock. For more information or to request a quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com. We also provide pre-priced Micromaster 420 Repairs.

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tsxcusbmbp

Schneider Electric TSXCUSBMBP: Beyond the User Manual

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The Schneider Electric TSXCUSBMBP is a USB Modbus Plus Communications Adapter. In this guide, we will show you how to install the hardware, configure the driver software, and use the Modbus Plus network diagnostics features of the driver software.

Important: The least versions of the TSXCUSBMBP driver to run on Win Server 2012 R2 are driver versions 8.0 and 8.1.

The TSXCUSBMBP is designed to bridge the gap between a USB connection and the Modbus Plus network. It combines hardware and software together in one simple and single device. The module has its own Modbus Plus node address which can be set through the TSXCUSBMBP driver software. This module allows software applications using the serial Modbus RTU communications to connect on the high-speed Modbus Plus network, as well as provide diagnostic capabilities to the Modbus Plus network.

Most Win32 Applications that support serial Mdubus communications can use a Modicon TSXCUSBMBP to connect on a Modbus Plus network. A VSP (Virtual Serial Port) is what redirects communications from Concept, Unity, ProWorx32 and other programs to the TSXCUSBMBP communications adapter. After the VSP is installed, it will create one serial port with the port reference as defined in the module’s driver software. When configuring the Modbus application software, this port reference is selected as the serial port for the application to use. The routing table is used to associate Modbus Slave IDs with 5-byte Modbus Plus routing paths which allow the application software to communicate with any Modbus Plus device within range on the network.

The TSXCUSBMBP’s hardware consists of a box with a USB cable from one end (which connects to the PC) and a standard Modbus Plus DB9 connector on the other end (for the Modbus Plus network). Local signalling LEDs on the top cover of the device tell you the presence of power from the USB port and the state of the Modbus Plus network – no external power supply is required.

TSXCUSBMBP Installation

To install the TSXCUSBMBP, you will need the following:
– Windows XP Operating System with service pack 2, or Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or greater.
– 1 MB of free disk space.
– Minimum of 256 MB of RAM.
– One free USB port or a USB Hub that supports USB 1.1 or greater.

If a previous version of the TSXCUSBMBP was installed, the VSP component of the driver must be manually uninstalled using Device Manager before a new version can be installed. After this, the new driver should be installed before connecting the new TSXCUSBMBP to the PC. After the new driver is installed, connect the TSXCUSBMBP and install using the New Hardware Wizard. After completing the instructions, you should see a message stating “Your new hardware is ready to use.” Restart your computer, and the device should be fully functional. If the driver starts up before the TSXCUSBMBP is connected, then it will be necessary to re-scan for adapters so the driver can detect it.

TSXCUSBMBP Configuration

To configure the module, you will need to do the following:

1. Configure the Modbus Plus Node Address
The communications adapter must be assigned a Modbus Plus node address to communicate on the network. Select “Settings” and then type the address in the appropriate box. When complete, hit “Save”.

2. Configure the Slave Response Timeout
The slave response timeout is used by the module each time it sends a request from an application out on the network to a slave device. Use the manual to determine the appropriate value that should be used with your system. Select “Settings” and then type the value in the appropriate box. When complete, hit “Save”.

3. Configure the Virtual Serial (COM) Port
To do this, select “Virtual Modbus Port.” Select the desired COM port from the list available. When complete, click “Save”.

If you experience any problems while configuring your adapter, please use the table below to determine the appropriate error code given by the LEDs, if applicable. As always, refer to the user manual for more complete information.

TSXCUSBMBP Error Codes
TSXCUSBMBP Error Codes
MRO Electric carries both New and Refurbished TSXCUSBMBP Communication Adapters. For more information on this module or to request a price quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
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TSXCUSBMBP
Siemens 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1

Siemens 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1: Beyond the User Manual

So what is the 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1?

The Siemens 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 is a Simodrive Infeed/Regenerative Feedback Module with Closed-Loop control. This module is used to connect the drive group to the line supply. Specifically, it is used to input power into the DC link. It also provides the electronics power supply for the connected modules. The 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 does not have an comprehensive overload protection. This protection must be provided by the configuration and the correct setting of current values on the control boards.

The 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 forms the step-up converter for controlling the DC link voltage and allowing a regenerative feedback. This module can be used for a variety of applications, including the following:

  • Machines with high dynamic requirements placed on the drive.
  • Frequency braking cycles and high braking energy.
  • Control cabinet designs optimized for low operating costs.

This I/R module, the UI and monitoring module are located as the first module to the left of the drive group. The mounting surface of the infeed module and drive modules as well as the commutating reactors and line filter should be mounted to the mounting panels through a low resistance connector like  galvanized plates or panels.

The 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 has a total of 6 LEDs for local signaling as show below:

 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 Fault Codes
Here is what each LED indicates:

  • 1 LED red – Electronics power supply ± 15V faulted
  • 2 LED red – 5V voltage level faulted
  • 3 LED green – External enable signals not present (terminal 63 and/or terminal 64 missing)
  • 4 LED yellow – DC link charged (normal operation)
  • 5 LED red – Line supply fault
    • Commutating reactor not available, incorrectly installed or incorrectly selected.
    • System fault level of the line supply or transformer too low.
  • 6 LED red – DC link overvoltage
    • Possible Causes
      • Regnerative feedback off
      • Setting up operation
      • Line fault
      • PW either not operational or too small
      • Line supply voltage too high
      • Dynamic overload
      • Line filter inserted between I/R and the commutating reactor.

View the 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1’s wiring diagram from the manual below:

6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1

MRO Electric has new and refurbished 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1 Simodrives in stock. For more information or to request a price quote, email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.
Siemens 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1
Siemens 6SN1145-1BA01-0DA1

Siemens Simodrive Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

On the front of the Siemens Simodrive monitoring and NE modules there is a series of 6 LED lights that are used to diagnose issues with the drive. We have a diagram of the LED below along with the meaning of each light so that customers can properly diagnose their Siemens Simodrives.

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Modicon 140CPU65260: Beyond the User Manual / Firmware Information

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The Modicon Quantum 140CPU65260 is a Pentium Unity processor with 3072 kB of internal RAM and a clock frequency of 266 MHz. It has 2 local racks, and can have 6 optional modules: Ethernet, Modbus, Modbus Plus, Profibus DP, and Sy/Max. The module has 2 local signaling LEDs – 1 red for Ethernet collision and 1 green for Ethernet activity.

The 140CPU65260 firmware has a long history. The launch version was Unity Pro V2.0. Over time, 50+ changes have been made to a variety for firmware versions, correcting a number of bugs and issues. You should always update your module to the latest firmware revision. Firmware versions greater than V3.30 must be used with Copro version 5.8.

140CPU65260 firmware version V3.5 and all previous versions contain hardcoded backdoors that produce multiple vulnerabilities, allowing hackers (even remote ones) to view firmware, modify the module’s website, modify passwords, and download and run custom firmware.

Overall, the 140CPU65260 has a total of 4 communication ports. One Modbus (RS-232/RS-485), one Modbus Plus (RS-485), one USB, and one Ethernet. The CPU module requires a bus current of 2760 mA. This module also comes with a key switch. Its reference capacity for discrete (bits) is 62 kBytes and its reference capacity for registers (words) is also 64 kBytes. Its battery has a shelf life of 10 years and its service life is 12 mAh. The 140CPU65260 uses a 3V lithium battery.

The CPU module contains a number of built-in diagnostic capabilities. On powerup, it will check and diagnose any issues with RAM, RAM address, executive checksum, user logic, and the processor. While running, it will check all of these functions with the exception of the processor.

MRO Electric and Supply carries both new and refurbished Modicon 140CPU65260 Modules. For more information or to request a price quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.
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140CPU65260

 

A06B-6079-H208

FANUC A06B-6079-H208: Beyond the User Manual

The FANUC A06B-6079-H208 is a Servo Amplifier Module, SVM2-80/80. This module drives a servo motor of the 200V input series. It is a 2-Axis amplifier, and can be used with Type A or Type B interfaces. The module weighs approximately 7.0 Kg. Its external dimensions are 380 x 90 x 307 millimeters. It has a rated output current [Arms] of 18.7 and a nominal current limit [Ap] of 80.

One common alarm for the A06B-6079-H208 is Alarm 9. When this occurs, the M-Axis has an over current caused by a servo drive or motor fault. If you have an Alarm 9 with a dot, then that is an M-Axis IPM alarm, and you should replace or repair your A06B-6079-H208.

Below is the A06B-6079-H208 wiring diagram for ground cable connections:

A06B-6079-H208 Wiring Diagram
A06B-6079-H208 Wiring Diagram

The A06B-6079-H208 converts alternating current to direct current in the converter section, and exercises variable motor speed control by PWM control based on switching by the six transistors in the inverter section. Switching noise is generated by the 6 transistors turning off and on at high speeds. Each time a transistor turns on or off, noise current flows to ground through stray capacitance between the cable or motor and ground. The value of this noise current depends on the stray capacitance and transistor switching speed. The frequency band of the amplifier’s noise is about 30-40 MHz.

The presence of this noise means that cost-effective measures should be taken to reduce its level. Noise problems prevented prior to operation can help reduce costs over the lifetime of the installation. The following precautions should be taken when installing your A06B-6079-H208.
– Separate power lines and motor power lines from signal lines.
– Contain power lines and motor power lines in a metallic conduit.
– Perform appropriate grounding installation including grounding wire connections. This will also serve to prevent electrical shock due to leakage currents.
– Grounding wires should be as thick and as short as possible.

Noise can affect things like radio communication, refrigeration, telehones, fax machines, and essentially any electronics nearby.

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished A06B-6079-H208 Servo Amplifiers. If you would like more information or to purchase a spare or replacement drive, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
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A06B-6079-H208

Simodrive E/R Troubleshooting for 6SN1145-1BA02-0CA1

 

6SN1145-1BA02-0CA1
6SN1145-1BA02-0CA1

We often have people who are having issues with their current drive setup but can’t confirm that a specific drive in their system is the issue. They are all but sure, but understandably want to confirm the problem before buying a replacement from us, so we have a set of troubleshooting procedures issued from Siemens that we can send out so that people can confirm that they have a problem. Last week a customer was replacing a Siemens 6SN1145-1BA02-0CA1 module and wanted to troubleshoot their I/R module, so we’ve listed the troubleshooting procedures in the table below to help with  Simodrive E/R Troubleshooting.

For a full list of the Siemens Simodrives that we have available you can visit the section on our website here. To request a quote, please call us at 1-800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com

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A06B-6087-H130

FANUC A06B-6087-H130: Beyond the User Manual

The FANUC A06B-6087-H130 is a 200V Power Supply Module (PSM-30).

Multiple servo amplifier modules and spindle amplifier modules can be connected to a single power supply provided the output capacity conditions are satisfied. Below lies the basic configuration when using the A06B-6087-H130:

A06B-6087-H130 Configuration
A06B-6087-H130 Configuration

Always install the circuit breakers, magnetic contactor, and AC reactor on your A06B-6087-H130. Be sure to use the correct breakers as specified in the FANUC manual. To protect the module from lightning surge voltages, install a lightning surge protector across each pair of power lines and across each power line and the grounding line at the power inlet of the magnetics cabinet. Always connect the control power supply cable to the CX1A. If it is connected to the CX1B, fuses inside the module could blow.  If you are using two power supply modules, the magnetic contactors and AC reactors cannot be shared – they each have ratings that matches each power supply module. However, the lightning surge protector can be shared. Make the wires used as short as possible if you do this.

Notes on Cleaning the A06B-6087-H130 Fan and Heat Sink:

  1. A dirty heat sink or fan results in reduced semiconductor cooling efficiency, which degrades reliability. Periodic cleaning is necessary.
  2. using the compressed air for cleaning scatters the dust. A deposit of conductive dust on the amplifier for peripheral equipment will result in failure.
  3. To clean the heat sink, do so only after turning the power off and ensuring that the heat sink has cooled to room temperature. The heat sink becomes extremely hot, such that touching it during operation or immediately after power-off is likely to cause a burn. Be extremely careful when touching the heat sink.
MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished A06B-6087-H130 Power Supply Modules. For more product information or to request a price quote, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.
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A06B-6087-H130