A new family of versatile, feature-rich, configurable controls for brushless DC motors has been introduced by Minarik Drives, with the MDBL Series. MDBL drives control motors ranging from 90 to 280VDC, up to five amps/1.5 HP, using either 115VAC or 230VAC line sources.
On-board trim pots allow operators to quickly set minimum/maximum speeds, acceleration/deceleration rates, motoring and regening current limits, as well as the proportional and integral feedback gains.
An onboard microprocessor allows for custom programming the MDBL Series, for tasks as simple as changing the purpose of a jumper or trim pot, or as complex as programming an entire application-specific routine. The MDBL also integrates PLC-like functionality into operations, eliminating the need for a separate PLC altogether or enhancing systems without PLCs.
These controls are positioning-application capable, with feedback sampling rates of 16Khz. Each drive is designed for feedback from 120° hall effect sensors and can be commanded with a wide range of analog inputs with Minarik Drives’ built-in isolation.
MDBL Series features: