MENTOR MP  

25A-210A (3 hp to 100 hp)

         

208-460 / 575 Volts

3Ř Flexible DC drive

 

Overview

Mentor MP is Control Techniques' 5th generation DC drive and integrates the control platform from the worlds leading intelligent AC drive, Unidrive SP. This makes Mentor MP the most advanced DC drive available, giving optimum performance and flexible system interfacing capability.

Upgrading your control system

There are large numbers of DC motors in service throughout the world in various applications, the majority of which are easily capable of providing continued service. Upgrading your drive allows you to maximize the motor performance, enhance system reliability and interface digitally with modern control equipment using Ethernet and Fieldbus networks. Downtime is minimized as only the drive needs to be replaced.

Driving forward with DC technology

DC drive technology remains cost effective, efficient and is relatively simple to implement. For new solutions DC provides many advantages, especially for regenerative and high power applications.

Applications

Our extensive expertise across a wide range of industries mean that we are the ideal partner for DC solutions.

Typical applications for Mentor MP include:

  • Metals

  • Crane & hoist

  • Test rigs & dynamometers

  • Magnetic grabs

  • Elevator

  • Tire & rubber  

  • Wire drawing

  • Paper

  • Marine

  • Winders

  • Extruders

  • Glass

  • Materials handling

  • Amusement park rides

  • Spindle drives

  • Crushers

  • Active front end for DC Bus connected AC Drive systems

Benefits

  • Unparalleled flexibility through the integration of Control Techniques AC control platform on a DC drive

  • Maximum reliability achieved through unique protection system against poor quality industrial power supplies and lightning strikes

  • Protected control circuits, galvanically isolated from the high voltage circuitry using unique patented (pending) technology

  • System integration with modern communication networks including, Ethernet, EtherCAT and DeviceNet

  • Easy replacement for Mentor II with the same dimensions, power connection locations and easy to use software conversion tools

  • 6, 12 and 24 pulse systems for reduced harmonics

  • RoHS compliant


Mentor MP, the ultimate drive solution

  • Models available for two or four quadrant (regenerative) operation

  • Modular serial and parallel connection for higher power motor operation

  • 12/24 pulse operation to minimize harmonics

  • Integrated drive and motor protection for:

  • Over current

  • Over Voltage

  • Over temperature

  • Phase loss

  • SCR (Thyristor) junction temperature

  • Feedback loss

  • Field loss

  • Armature open circuit

  • 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 can accept any combination of the following modules:

  • High performance PLC and motion control

  • Ethernet and Fieldbus communications

  • Connectivity to additional feedback devices

  • Additional I/O

  • Galvanically isolated control

  • Open loop control using estimated speed based on armature voltage and field flux

  • Closed loop control using

  • Tach-generator feedback for connection to traditional DC motors

  • Incremental encoder feedback for higher accuracy and position control

  • Optional SinCos, SSI, Hiperface and EnDAT connectivity for high performance applications


Field Control

Internal field controller with intelligent field weakening (90% of applications no additional external controller is required)

  • Frame Size 1 to 8A

  • Frame Size 2A and 2B to 10A

  • Frame Size 2C and 2D to 20A

  • Flux control for enhanced open loop performance

Optional FXMP25 external field controller for field currents 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 field control mode for fields requiring greater than 25A

FXMP25 available 2010


Mentor MP, the ultimate drive solution

  • Models available for two or four quadrant (regenerative) operation

  • Modular serial and parallel connection for higher power motor operation

  • 12/24 pulse operation to minimize harmonics

  • Integrated drive and motor protection for:

  • Over current

  • Over Voltage

  • Over temperature

  • Phase loss

  • SCR (Thyristor) junction temperature

  • Feedback loss

  • Field loss

  • Armature open circuit

  • 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 can accept any combination of the following modules:

  • High performance PLC and motion control

  • Ethernet and Fieldbus communications

  • Connectivity to additional feedback devices

  • Additional I/O

  • Galvanically isolated control

  • Open loop control using estimated speed based on armature voltage and field flux

  • Closed loop control using

  • Tach-generator feedback for connection to traditional DC motors

  • Incremental encoder feedback for higher accuracy and position control

  • Optional SinCos, SSI, Hiperface and EnDAT connectivity for high performance applications


Options

Keypads

A wide range of option modules are available to allow you to customize Unidrive SP for your application.

  • Keypads

  • Programmable Control

  • Field Regulator

  • Communications

  • Feedback

  • I/O

  • Remote I/O

 

MP Keypad

 

 

LCD Keypad with MP firmware

SM-Keypad

High visibility LED keypad

SM-Keypad

 Programmable Control

SM-Applications Plus

High performance programmable automation and motion controller with high speed I/O, CTNet and CTSync drive-to-drive communications. Programmed using SyPTPro development environment.

SM-Applications

SM-Applications Lite V2

High Performance programmable automation controller for stand alone applications. Programmed using SyPTPro or SyPTLite development environments.

SM-Applications Lite

SM-Register - High Speed Motion & Registration Control

SM-Register is designed to provide a flexible, high performance solution for programmable motion requiring high speed registration features. It is ideal for applications such as printing, packaging and cutting machinery.


Field Regulator

FXMP25

Optional FXMP25 external field controller for field currents up to 25A (available 2010)

FXMP25 available 2010


Communications

 

 

 

SM-Ethernet

Ethernet option module supporting Ethernet/IP and Modbus with built in web server.

SM-Ethernet

SM-Profibus

Profibus DP follower option module

SM-Profibus

SM-EtherCAT

EtherCAT follower option module for high performance applications

NEW SM-EtherCAT

SM-DeviceNET

DeviceNET option module

SM-DeviceNET

SM-CANopen

CANopen interface supporting various profiles including several drive profiles

SM-CANopen

SM-Interbus

Interbus interface option module

SM-Interbus

Feedback

SM-Universal Encoder Plus

Combined encoder input and output interface supporting Incremental, SinCos, Hiperface, EnDAT and SSI encoders

SM-Universal Encoder Plus

SM-Encoder Output Plus

Incremental encoder output option module to enable connection with external motion controllers

NEW SM-Encoder Output Plus

SM-Encoder Plus

Incremental encoder input option module

SM-Encoder Plus

I/O

SM-I/O 32

Extended digital I/O adding 32 bi-directional I/O points

NEW SM-I/O 32

SM-I/O Plus

Extended I/O interface to increase the number of I/O points on a drive

SM-I/O Plus

SM-I/O Lite

Extended I/O interface with reduced functionality

SM-I/O Lite 

SM-I/O Timer

Extended I/O option module with real time clock

SM-I/O Timer

SM-I/O PELV (Protective Extra Low Voltage)

Namur NE37 and IEC 61800-5-1 standard I/O interface with high speed I/O

SM-I/O PELV

SM-I/O 120

120 volt I/O option module

SM-I/O 120

Remote I/O

CTNet I/O

Flexible I/O system for remote connectivity using Control Techniques' CTNet Drive-to-drive network

Beckhoff I/O


Software

Control Techniques' software suite makes it easy to access the complete feature set of our drives. These tools provide quick setup of the drive, optimize tuning, configuration back-up, programmable control and communications link set up.

  • CTSoft - Drive configuration

  • CTScope - Software oscilloscope 

  • SyPTLite - Ladder program editor

  • SyPTPro - Full automation system programming tool

  • CTOPCServer - OPC compliant server for interfacing with Control Techniques' drives

The Software tools communicate using Ethernet, CTNet, Serial or USB connections. Ethernet allows the software tools to easily use the internet infrastructure allowing Control Techniques drives to be accessed remotely, from virtually anywhere around the world.

 

CTSoft

CTSoft is a configuration tool for commissioning, optimizing and monitoring Control Techniques drives.  It allows you to:

  • Easily configure the drive using wizards

  • Read, save and load drive configuration settings

  • Manage the drive's smartcard data

  • Monitor drive parameters and status

  • Visualize and modify the configuration with live animated diagrams

CTSoft is free of charge and can be obtained by clicking the download tab on this page.

CTScope

CTScope is a full featured software oscilloscope for viewing and analyzing changing values within the drive.  The time base can be set to give high speed capture for tuning or intermittent capture for longer term trends.  The interface is based on a traditional oscilloscope, making it familiar to engineers across the globe.

CTScope is free of charge and can be obtained by clicking the download tab on this page.

SyPTLite

SyPTLite is an easy to use ladder logic program editor, suitable for simple drive applications. SyPTLite is ideal for controlling basic logic and sequencing onboard PLC and with SM-Applications Lite V2 option module.

SyPTLite Ladder Logic

SyPTLite is free of charge and can be obtained by clicking the download tab on this page.

SyPTPro

SyPTPro is a full featured automation development environment that can be used for creating solutions to single or multiple drive applications. The programming environment fully supports three industry standard programming languages: Function Block, Ladder and Structured Text. Motion is configured using PLCopen function blocks that support a master and slave axis configuration.

PLCopen Motion Function Blocks

SyPTPro is also used to configure CTNet, a high speed drive-to-drive network that links together multiple drives, SCADA, operator panels and I/O to form an intelligent networked system.

SyPTPro Network Configuration

CTOPCServer

CTOPCServe is an OPC compliant server that allows PCs to communicate with Control Techniques' drives. The server supports communication using Ethernet, CTNet, Serial RS485 and USB. OPC is a standard interface on SCADA packages and is widely supported within Microsoft products. The server is supplied free of charge and can be obtained by clicking the download tab on this page.


Software

Overview

Control Techniques' software tools make it easier to access the drive’s full feature set. Our software allows you to optimize the drive tuning, back-up the configuration, configure the on-board automation and motion controller and setup the drive-to-drive communications links.

Commissioning software packages:

  • CTSoft - Drive parameter configuration and index motion editor

  • MentorSoft - Drive parameter configuration & index motion editor 
    - Mentor & Quantum series

  • SXSoft - Drive parameter configuration and index motion editor for Commander SX series

  • CTScope - Real-time software oscilloscope

Programming software packages:

  • PowerTools Pro -  Complete programming for servo applications

  • SyPTPro - Drive automation and motion programming environment

  • SyPTLite - Ladder program editor for simple PLC control

  • MotionPerfect2 -  Programming Software for our MC Series (Multi-Axis Motion Controllers)

Drive Selection software packages:

  • CTSize - Drive and Motor Selection Tool for Motion Control Applications

  • CTSave - Energy Savings Estimator

Connectivity software packages:

  • CTOPCServer - OPC compliant server for interfacing
    your PC software & Control Techniques drives

 The software packages connect using Ethernet, CTNet, Serial or USB connections. Ethernet communications allow the drives to be accessed remotely, anywhere in the world.

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