UNI3404: Beyond the User Manual

The UNI3404 is available with a number of option modules, which increase its flexibility and make it suitable for a very wide range of applications. These modules are briefly described in the following paragraphs. For full details refer to UNI3404 manual that is supplied with each of them. The modules are in two physical formats and are known as Large Option Modules (LOM) and Small Option Modules (SOM). Each Undrive may be fitted with one LOM and one SOM.

Unidrive UNI3404 Large Option Modules
  1. UD78 High Precision Analog Input Module. (LOM):
    • This module provides the following features: a) Infinite resolution analog input for precision speed and position control. Large Option Module Small Option Module 1. Introduction 11 b) RS485 communication port. c) Back up supply connector (requires user provided 24VDC) to maintain power to the drive control circuits and encoder feedback when the 3 phase input to the drive is disconnected.
  2. UD70 Co-Processor Module (LOM)
    • The UD70 is an Intel 960 based co processor module that allows the user to write programs in both IEC1131 ladder / Function Block Diagram and Drive Programming Language (DPL) to provide 1.5 axis motion control and sequence control. This is accomplished using the SyPT programming tool on a PC. The module is fitted with an RS232 programming port for this purpose. It also has an RS485 port for general use and this supports the ANSI protocol as a slave or master controller and ModBus RTU as a slave only.
  3. UD71 Serial Communications Module (LOM)
    • The UD71 provides simple serial communication and has both RS232 and RS485 ports.
  4. UD73 Profibus Interface Module (LOM)
    • The UD73 provides full UD70 co-processor functionality and additionally allows the drive to be connected to a Profibus DP network running at speeds up to 1.5 Mbaud.
  5. UD74 Interbus-S Interface Module (LOM)
    • The UD74 provides full UD70 co-processor functionality and additionally allows the drive to be connected to an Interbus-S network at a fixed data rate of 500 Kbaud.
  6. UD75 CTNet Interface Module (LOM)
    • The UD75 provides full UD70 co-processor functionality and additionally allows connection to a CTNet nework. CTNet is Control Techniques fully de-centralized peer to peer fieldbus. This allows implementation of a fully distributed control system with no central PLC controller required.
  7. UD76 Modbus Plus Interface Module (LOM)
    • The UD76 provides full UD70 co-processor functionality and additionally allows connection to a Modbus Plus network.
  8. UD77 DeviceNet interface module (LOM)
    • The UD77 provides full UD70 co-processor functionality and additionally allows connection to a DeviceNet network.
  9. CAN interface module
    • This is based on the UD77 hardware but has different firmware to allow the user to communicate through the CAN physical layer but using his own protocol written using the SyPT toolkit.
  10. CanOpen interface module
    • This is based on the UD77 hardware but the firmware is changed so that the network uses the CanOpen protocol.
Unidrive UNI3404 Small Option Modules
  1. UD50 Extended I/O module
    • This module provides the following additional I/O capability:
      • a) qty. 3, 24VDC digital inputs.
      • b) qty. 3, dual function (user selectable) 24VDC digital inputs / outputs. Rated at 30mA when configured as outputs.
      • c) qty. 2, 10 bit plus sign analog inputs +10 to –10VDC
      • d) qty. 1, analog output +10 to –10VDC.
  2. UD51
    • Second encoder module In servo mode this provides the drive with the following additional capabilities:
      • a) Allows use of a second incremental encoder as a master reference input for digital lock, Electronic Gear box and camming functions.
      • b) Alternatively the UD51 may be configured for frequency and direction input to be used as the drive speed reference.
  3. UD52 Sin/Cos encoder module
    • The UD52 allows a servomotor fitted with a sin/cos encoder to be used. This provides an interpolated resolution of up to 1,048,576 ppr when used with a 512 pulse sin cos encoder and also allows use of an optional 4096 revolution absolute encoder. The Unimotor is available with these encoders fitted as a standard option.
  4. UD53 Resolver Module
    • The UD53 allows use with a servomotor having resolver feedback. This is much more rugged than an encoder and therefore suitable for use in harsh environments. The UD53 can operate with resolver having either 2:1 or 3:1 turns ratio (primary : secondary)
  5. UD55 Cloning Module
    • The cloning module is intended to make it possible to copy up to 8 different parameter sets and subsequently load any of these onto another drive. It is useful in a production environment when many drives have to be set up with the same parameters. Unlike the other small option modules it is not normally left permanently installed in a drive.

Contact us today for an instant quote on any Control Techniques Unidrive, small option module, or large option module at 1-800-691-8511 or at sales@mroelectric.com

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UNI3404

A06B-6058-H005: Beyond the User Manual

A06B-6058-H005: Beyond the User Manual

Generally, Fanuc AC servo motors, like the A06B-6058-H005, have no parts that wear off or that must be replaced periodically, unlike DC servo motors, which have brushes that must be replaced. However, you should perform period maintenance for servo motors so as to keep their initial performance as long as possible and to prevent breakdowns. AC servo motors have precision sensors — their incorrect use or damage caused during transportation or assembling can result in breakdowns or accidents.

It is recommended that you inspect servo motors periodically, and of course we offer a 12 month warranty on all Fanuc products purchased from MRO Electric.

Receiving and Keeping the A06B-6058-H005

When you receive a A06B-6058-H005 module from MRO Electric, make sure that the motor is exactly the one you ordered, in terms of model, shaft, and sensor specifications, and make sure that no damage has been caused on the motor. Servo motors should be kept indoors as a rule. The storage temperature range is -20 to +60 Celsius. Do not place or install AC servo motors in a place where it is extremely humid and dew is prone to form, where there are steep changes in temperature, where there is constant vibration, or there is lots of dust and trash. Constant vibration may cause damage to the shaft bearings.

Daily Inspection Procedures

Before starting operation, or periodically (once a week or month), you should inspect the AC servo motors for vibration and noise, outside damage, stains and smudges, overheating.

Check the motor for abnormal vibration by hand, and noise by ear when the motor is not rotating, rotating at low speed, and accelerating and decelerating.

Check the Pulsecoding cover (read plastic) for crevices and the motor surface (black coating) for scratches and cracks. If you find a crevice on the Pulsecoder cover, you should replace it. If there is a scratch or a crack on the motor surface, the user should repair it by himself as required. If coating has come off, dry the portion of interest or the entire surface and coat it with paint for machines such as urethane paint.

Check the motor surface and bolt holes for oil or cutting fluid. Wipe off oil and cutting fluid on the surface periodically. Oil or cutting fluid can damage the coating by chemical reaction, possibly leading to failure. Also check how such liquid leaks onto the motor, and repair if needed.

Check to see if the motor is too hot during normal operation. Attach a thermolabel on the motor surface and check it visually to see if the motor becomes too hot during normal operation.

Visit our A06B-6058-H005 product page for more information, or to request a quote email sales@MROElectric.com or call 1-800-691-8511

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a06b-6058-h005

140CPU43412A Error Codes and Hot Standby

Our previous blog post on the 140CPU43412A describes the 140CPU43412A Configuration and Setup. 

140CPU43412A Hot Standby

You cannot create a Quantum Hot Standby configuration running one 140CPU53414A PLC with Unity firmware and one with NxT firmware. When using an NxT configuration in hot standby, both PLCs must have NxT firmware. When using a Unity Quantum hot standby configuration, only specific hot standby controllers can be used. The 140CPU43412A and 140CPU53414A PLCs are not supported in Unity Hot Standby configurations.

140CPU43412A Error Codes

The following are the error codes for the 140CPU43412A:

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140CPU43412A Error Codes
140CPU43412A Error Codes
140CPU43412A Error Codes
140CPU43412A Error Codes
140CPU43412A Error Codes

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140CPU43412A Firmware Part II

Phase 1 of firmware restoration is described in our previous blog post on the 140CPU43412A firmware.

140CPU43412A Firmware Part II

Restoring a 140CPU43412U (Unity) to 140CPU43412A (Concept):

Phase 2

During the download:

• Do not power OFF the PLC

• Do not power OFF the PC

• Do not disconnect the cable

• Do not shut down OS loader

Any loss of communication during the update procedure can cause severe damage to the CPU or NOE module. Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury or equipment damage.

Reset the PLC

Once the download of the intermediate binary file has completed, the PLC has to be initialized. This task can be performed by one of the two following actions:  Reset the PLC by pushing on the Restart button located on the CPU (for more information, refer to the PLC technical documentation).  Power OFF then ON the PLC. Once the PLC has restarted, go to Phase 3: download the final Concept OS.

Phase 3

Presentation

The final binary file “q5rv135E.bin ” (140CPU34312 in our example) has to be downloaded. For that, follow the same procedure as the one described in the Phase 1.

Checking Version (optional)

If needed, you can check the new CPU version. For that  Open the OS loader tool.  Select the communication protocol.  Click on “Connect.” Then Click on “Properties.”

For ordering info or for a 140CPU43412A price quote you can call 1-800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

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140CPU43412A FIrmware

140CPU43412A Firmware Part I

Click now to view our blog on the 140CPU43412A Configuration and Setup. 

140CPU43412A Firmware

The q5rv144e.bin file supports both Concept (IEC & 984) and ProWORX PLCs.

In order to restore a 140CPU43412U (Unity) to a 140CPU43412A (Concept), three main phases are required.

Phase 1 – Restore the PLC to Concept with an intermediate OS. 

Phase 2 – Power OFF then ON the PLC. 

Phase 3 – Restore the Operating System with the appropriate file.

These phases are mandatory and cannot be by-passed.

Phase 1: 

Launching the OS Loader

The OS loader (provided with Unity) allows the user to download the Operating System to the PLC. To open it click on Start/Program/SchneiderElectric/Unity-PRO/OS loader.

Select the Communication Protocol

From the main screen of the OS loader, click on the “Next” button. To download the Operating System into the PLC, select the right communication protocol (in accordance with established physical link) and click on the “Next” button.

Select the Target Device

On the Device Type field, select Processor and the other needed parameters (Modbus address….). Then connect to the selected PLC (Node).

Select the Download Function 

From the screen described above press the “Next” button. A new screen is proposed: select “Download OS to device”.

Select the File to be Downloaded

Click on the “Browse…” button in order to select the file to download into the PLC. In this example we will restore the OS from 140CPU43412U to 140CPU43412A firmware. For that select the following folders: Quantum\Processor_modules\Unity_to_Concept. To restore the OS from Unity to Concept, two binary files can be selected:  Unity_to_Concept_43412A.bin (allows to “format” the processor to Concept)  q5rv135E.bin is the OS that will finally be downloaded in the processor. In our example we have to “format” the processor (remember, we still are in the Phase 1) then select and Validate “Unity_to_Concept_43412A.bin”. Once done click on the “Next” button.

Download the Intermediate OS

Once the previous screen is validated a warning is displayed: Click the “Okay” button. Two screens that give information regarding the file, the processor and the download are now displayed. Note: If the system detects a discrepancy on the hardware or on the OS version, the download will not be possible. This is indicated by a red cross and the “Next” button becomes unavailable. Solve this issue and continue. When the hardware – OS are compatible, click on the “Download” button to launch the download of the intermediate OS file.

Click Now for 140CPU43412A Firmware  Restoration Phases 2 & 3

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140CPU43412A Firmware

UD75 Configuration and Setup

You can check out our previous blog post  on the UD75 here for more information. Check out the UD75 product page on our website along with all of our other Unidrive options.

UD75 Configuration
  1. Isolate the drive from the mains supply and allow 5 minutes for the DC Bus capacitors to discharge.
  2. Insert Large Option Module as shown below. Ensure that it is correctly inserted. The module will click firmly into place.
  3. To remove the module, pull on the black tab, and the module will disengage from the connector and pull out of the drive.
UD75 Configuration: Cable Screen
The screen of the cable at every node on the network MUST be connected to the screen terminal (pin 3) on the CTNet terminal block. When the screen is stripped back to connect the twisted pair to the CTNet terminals, keep the exposed section of the cable as short as possible. On the CTNet PC Interface Adapter Card, there is no screen terminal. The screen should be cut and taped back to prevent it coming into contact with any other surfaces. The on-board terminal resistor should not be connected.
UD75 Configuration: Network Termination
The network MUST be fitted with terminating resistors AT BOTH ENDS!!! If resistors are not fitted, the network appear to work OK, but the noise immunity of the network will be drastically reduced. The terminating resistor value should match the nominal characteristic impedance value for the cable; in the case of the customized CTNet cable, the terminating resistors used should be nominally 78Ω. PC ISA and PCMCIA cards for interfacing a PC to CTNet are available from CT SSPD.

For price and ordering info you can email sales@mroelectric.com or call 1-800-691-8511. We have these and all the other Control Techniques Unidrive Classic option modules in stock, along with the drives themselves.

UD75 Configuration
UD75 Configuration

6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 Configuration and Setup

You can check out our previous blog post on the 6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 here for more information. Check out our websites to see all of our Siemens products.

The 6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 configuration features a modular design comprising line filter, commutating reactor, line supply infeed module, drive modules as well as, when required: monitoring, pulsed resistor and capacitor module(s). Satisfactory operation is ensured only in conjunction with the components that are described in the 6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 Configuration Manual or published in the Catalog NC60 (Internet Mall) and with adherence to the required boundary/application conditions. Modules can also be arranged in several tiers one above the other or next to one another.

The housings of the  6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 converter system modules are enclosed and EMC–compatible as specified in EN 60529 (IEC 60529). The electrical system is designed to comply with EN 50178 (VDE 0160) and EN 60204, and an EC declaration of conformity is available. The connections in the module group, motor cables, encoder lines and bus lines must be made using preassembled MOTION–CONNECT lines.

Due to the limited conductivity of the DC link busbars of the modules with module width 150 mm, the DC link power PZK of these modules must not exceed 55 kW. Larger DC link busbars must be used if this restriction cannot be complied with. The DC link power PZK of the subsequent modules is calculated according to the engineering rule specified in the manual. The larger DC link busbars can be ordered as a set. The set includes reinforced DC link busbars for module widths 50 mm, 100 mm and 150 mm. The standard DC link brackets between the modules may not be changed, even when strengthened DC link busbars are used.

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6FC5357-0BB35-0AA0 Configuation