Quantum III

Discontinued Series

(Call Microcon for Stock Availability and or replacement)

Quantum lll 38A - 1620A (5 HP to 1000 HP)

The Quantum III delivers a complete DC drive package that integrates the intelligence of the Mentor II with a space saving design that incorporates many accessories typically required in the North American market.

The Quantum III delivers a DC drive package that integrates the intelligence of the Mentor II with a space saving design that incorporates many accessories typically required in the North American market.  It is easily configurable to control motor speed, voltage or current using standard internal settings. Set-up is convenient using the drive keypad, CTKP remote keypad, or MentorSoft, a Windows based drive configuration tool. These drives have powerful diagnostic and communication abilities. The simple addition of the MD29 applications card enables users to incorporate custom or proprietary process control application programs to their drive. The Quantum III also provides extensive communication protocol options.  The integrated design includes fuses, a DC loop contactor, and 115 VAC interface logic control, making it an ideal choice for end users with space constraints. 

The Quantum III offers a compact DC package solution. You'll also find the Quantum III on OEM equipment and integrated systems. DC drive technology has proven to be extremely reliable and is ideally suited to web handling, winders, slitters, extruders, wire drawing, converting lines, and plastics production. The Quantum III meets the many requirements of these industries. In addition to the features of the Mentor II, the Quantum III drive includes:

High speed semiconductor fusing
115 VAC control interface
DC loop contactor (with DB pole up to 250 HP @ 480 VAC)
Accepts AC tachometer feedback DC output fuse on all models

 

 

 

 

 

  • Microprocessor Based Digital DC Drive

  • 5 to 1000 HP, 3 phase,
    208 / 230 / 380 / 480 VAC

  • Regenerative and non-regenerative models

  • RS485 serial communications

  • Extensive fieldbus communication
    capabilities

  • Plug-in 32-bit application coprocessor
    card (MD29)

  • MentorSoft, Windows
    based drive configuration tool

  • Complete Motor Solutions


 

Applications

Many DC drive applications are for retrofit systems to improve the performance and prolong the life of existing plants and machinery. New applications for DC drives include:

  • High Power applications
  • Ski lifts
  • Printing Presses
  • Heavy Moveable Structures
  • Lumber and Paper Milling
  • Dual-turret winding
  • Plastic and Rubber Extrusion
  • Cranes, Hoists, and Cabling
  • Iron, Steel and Glassworks
  • Tilt Vessels, Coilers, Spoolers
  • Metal Fabrication and Wire drawing
  • Winding and unwinding
  • Pulp and Paper processing
  • Metal Rolling and processing

 

Benefits

  • Powerful onboard intelligence allows the drives functionality to be finely customized to the application and allows the removal of troublesome analog control circuits
  • Standard winder and flying shear software allow Mentor to be integrated quickly and easily
  • Modular approach to high power drives allows multiple Quantum III drives to be connected in parallel or series to economically achieve the required motor current and voltage rating
  • MentorSoft, a windows based software, provides an intuitive environment for configuring the drives functionality
  • Our knowledge and experience in DC drive systems allows us to recommend the best solution for your individual circumstances
  • Quantum III integrates closely with the Control Techniques AC drives using CTNet, drive-to-drive communications
  • Regenerative and non-regenerative modules available to suit your application
  • Fieldbus options including Profibus and DeviceNet allow Mentor to be integrated within an automation system
  • Worldwide expertise and support

 

In addition to the features of the Mentor II, the Quantum III drive includes:

  • High speed semiconductor fusing
  • 115 VAC control interface
  • DC loop contactor (with DB pole up to 250 hp @ 480 VAC)
  • Accepts AC or DC tachometer feedback, and encoder feedback
  • DC output fuse on all Regen models 

 

Internal field current output varies by frame size. 

  • Frame Size 1 to 8A, current controlled with field weakening
  • Frame Size 2A and 2B to 10A, fixed voltage use FXM5 for field current control
  • Frame Size 2C and 2D to 20A, fixed voltage use FXM5 for field current control

Optional FXM5 external field controller for field currents up to 90A

  • Digital link for field control from Mentor II or Quantum III
  • Standalone control mode
  • Field weakening
  • Field economy mode 

 

FXM5 Field Control 20, 50, 90A Models


Quantum III flexibility comes from the MD options interface; this allows communications and programmable control to be added onboard the drive itself.  The following options are available:

 

Field Regulator

FXM5

Optional FXM5 external field controller

 

Communications

MD24 Profibus DP

Optional Profibus DP communications card

MD25 DeviceNet

Optional DeviceNet communications card

MD-IBS Interbus

Optional Interbus communications card

 

Programmable Control

MD29 Programmable Controller

Optional programmable controller (32-bit coprocessor)

MD29AN Programmable Controller with CTNet

Optional programmable controller (32-bit coprocessor) with CTNet drive-to-drive communications


Remote I/O

CTNet I/O

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

Beckhoff I/O

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.

  • MentorSoft - Drive configuration
  • CTScope - Software oscilloscope 
  • SyPTPro - Ladder program editor
  • CTOPCServer - OPC compliant server for interfacing with Control Techniques drives


The Software tools communicate using CTNet, Serial or USB connections. 

MentorSoft

MentorSoft is a complimentary Windows-based drive configuration tool designed to simplify the process of drive system design, set up, and diagnostics. The software enables the complete control and display of all parameters within a drive. The software also provides valuable drive data storage, retrieval and programming functions. MentorSoft can be used offline, in the office, or online on the plant floor.

Parameter programming and monitoring may be done using the parameter tables or dynamic graphical flow diagrams. As on the drives parameters are grouped into logical menus of related parameters. Help menus and parameter descriptions are accessible by simply double clicking on the parameter of interest. It allows you to:

  • Easily configure the drive using wizards
  • Read, save and load drive configuration settings
  • Monitor drive parameters and status
  • Visualize and modify the configuration with live animated diagrams

MentorSoft 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 - Realtime Oscillocope Software

CTScope 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 PLC open 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

Click here to download a demo version of SyPTPro, the full version can be purchased through your local Drive Center.

 

CT OPC Sever

CTOPCServer is an OPC compliant server that allows PCs to communicate with Control Techniques' drives. The server supports communication using 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.

 


 

 

Motor HP

Output Current

Field Output Current

Non-Regen
Catalog
Number (a)

Regen
Catalog
Number (a)

240V

380V

A (c)

3 to 10

5 to 20

38

 

9500-8302

9500-8602

15

25 to 30

55

8A
Current
Regulated

9500-8303

9500-8603

20 to 30

40 to 60

106

9500-8305

9500-8605

40 to 50

75 to 100

172

9500-8306

9500-8606

75

150

255

9500-8307

9500-8607

100

200

338

20A
Fixed
Voltage

B

9500-8308

9500-8608

125

250

428

9500-8309

9500-8609

150

300

508

9500-8310

9500-8610

200

400

675

9500-8311

9500-8611

250

500

820

20A
Fixed
Voltage

B

9500-8315

9500-8615

300

600

985

9500-8316

9500-8616

-

700

1150

9500-8317

9500-8617

400

800

1250

9500-8318

9500-8618

-

900

1470

9500-8319

9500-8619

500

1000

1850

9500-8320

9500-8620

(A)
(B)
(C)

Drive includes DC loop contactor, input fuses and 120VAC interface
For Filed control, add external field regulator P/N FXM20
Ambient temperature is 55 deg C

 

 

Catalogue Number

Size* (in)
H x W x D

Approx.
Weight (lbs)

9500-8302 thru 9500-8303

 15 x 10 x10.5

44

9500-8602 thru 9500-8603

 15 x 10 x10.5

44

9500-8305 thru 9500-8306

 15 x 10 x 12.3

53

9500-8605 thru 9500-8606

 15 x 10 x 12.3

53

9500-8307 thru 9500-8309

 35 x 20.3 x 12

110

9500-8607 thru 9500-8609

 35 x 20.3 x 12

110

9500-8310 thru 9500-8311

 36 x 20.3 x 14

155

9500-8610 thru 9500-8611

 36 x 20.3 x 14

155

9500-8315 thru 9500-8318

 54 x 34 x 19

397

9500-8615 thru 9500-8618

 72 x 34 x 19

475

9500-8319 thru 9500-8320

 54 x 34 x 19

443

9500-8619 thru 9500-8620

 72 x 34 x 19

525

* Approximate, not to be used for construction purposes

 

Environment

Ambient Operating Temperature

 0 - 55C (32-131F)

Cooling Method

Convection and forced convection. model dependant

Humidity

95% non-condensing at 55C (131F)

Storage Temperature

-40 to 55C (-40 to 131F)

Altitude

0 to 4000m (13,120 ft). Derate 1% per 100m (328 ft)
between 1000m (3,280 ft) and 4000m (13,120 ft)

Enclosure

Chassis (IP00)


AC Supply requirements

Voltage

208 to 480 VAC -5%, +10%

Phase

3

Frequency

45 to 62 Hz

Efficiency

≥98%


Control

Feedback Methods

Armature Voltage (resolution 0.83volts)
DC Tachometer (resolution 0.1%)
Encoder (resolution 0.01%)

Field Control

Current regulated (9500-8306 / 8606 and smaller)
Voltage regulated (9500-8307 / 8607 and larger)

Analogue Input Resolution

12 bit (Qty 1), 10 bit (Qty 4)

Serial Communications

4-Wire RS422 or RS485, Optically-isolated
Protocol is ANSI x 3.28-2.5-A4
Baud rate is 4800 or 9600


Protection

AC Line Undervoltage Trip

180 VAC

MOV Voltage Transient Protection

Input transient suppression

Instantaneous Overcurrent Trip

300% armature current

Armature Open Circuit

Armature circuit is open

Drive Overload Trip

Inverse time, 150% for 30 seconds

Phase Loss Trip

Loss of input phase

Overtemperature Trip

Heatsink exceeds 100C (212F)

Motor Thermal Trip

Motor over-temp switch or Thermistor

Feedback Loss

Loss of motor feedback

Feedback Reversal

Tachometer or Encoder wired backwards

Field Loss

No field current

Field On

Field current during auto-tune

Field Overcurrent

Field current greater than field demand

Current Loop Loss

Loss of 4-20 mA reference

External Power Supply

Short circuit on + 24VDC user power supply

Power Supply

Internal power supply out of tolerance

Serial Communications Loss

Mode 3 serial comms data loss

Processor 1 Watchdog Trip

Main control processor fault

Processor 2 Watchdog Trip

Second control processor fault (MD29)

Hardware Fault

Hardware malfunction on control board

Memory Fault

Stored parameter checksum fault

External Trip

User interlock fault (programmed)

Software Fault (A29)

MD29 software fault


 

Approvals & Listings

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File #E58592 Vol. 1 Section 19

CE

Designed for marking

ISO9002

Certified Manufacturing Facility

 

 

Quantum III Available Sizes
Quantum III Available Sizes and Extended Warranty for each size
Options / Software / Accessories for Quantum III & Mentor II Drives
Quantum III & Mentor II Drive Options & Accessories

 


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