Software upgrade includes auto-tuning capability

PositionServo’s revision 2 hardware platform is a drop-in replacement for 99% of the installed base while adding auto-tuning capability, programmable brake release delay functionality, plus upgrades to the MotionView OnBoard (MVOB) software.

11/01/2010


Lenze Americas has launched PositionServo with its new revision 2 hardware platform. The PositionServo’s new hardware platform is a drop-in replacement for 99% of the installed base while adding auto-tuning capability, programmable brake release delay functionality, plus upgrades to the MotionView OnBoard (MVOB) software.

“The auto-tuning capability makes tuning a servo drive effortless” explains, Joel Kahn, PositionServo Product Manager “it allows the user to quickly setup his application and if he needs more precise gain control, manual tuning in velocity and position modes is still available.” No longer fixed at 10ms, the brake release time is now programmable to 2000ms in ms increments for precise application control.

“MotionView OnBoard (MVOB) Software is embedded into the drive to allow customers the simplicity of not having to worry about keeping track of their software,” explains Sandor Becz, Director of Engineering. “Now the user experience is greatly enhanced with the software upgrades including a new Monitor display, Rotational Direction parameter, Clear and Stop/Reset buttons, plus advanced feedback filter options. And now, upgrading the drive’s firmware is as simple as pressing the [Upgrade] button.”

The preconfigured Monitor screen allows the user to keep track of the active parameters and monitor I/O values in a single glance. The new Rotational Direction parameter allows users to change the positive direction CW/CCW to fit their specific installation without having to recode all MOVED, MOVEP statements with negative values. A tool in debugging and commissioning applications, the [Stop/Reset] button is available on every main software page.

Lenze Americas

www.lenzeamericas.com


- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com



No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Pump technology design: Selecting pumps and pipes; Class A office buildings; NFPA 101-2015; ASHRAE 90.1 updates; Motors, drives, and HVAC efficiency
Renewable power systems: Designing a net zero energy building; NFPA 37; Data center design; Lighting systems
Salary survey: How much are you worth?; Dedicated outdoor air systems; Energy models and lighting
Understanding transfer switch operation; Coordinating protective devices; Analyzing NEC 2014 changes; Cooling data centers
Designing positive-energy buildings; Ensuring power quality; Complying with NFPA 110; Minimizing arc flash hazards
Implementing microgrids: Controlling campus power generation; Understanding cogeneration systems; Evaluating UPS system efficiency; Driving data center PUE, efficiency
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.