PL / PLX Digital Control

by Sprint Electric

Model PL / PLX - Digital DC Motor Control Up To 2250 Amps (980KW/1320HP)

Model PL - 2 Quadrant    |   Model PLX - 4 Quadrant


Take control of the most demanding motor control applications. With 2 Quadrant and 4 Quadrant models, you can use the PL/X to control DC motors up to 2250 Amps.
 
High Voltage models are available for supplies up to 690VAC.
 
A 4 button keypad and large alpha-numeric display make it easier to quickly navigate through an extensive range of software functions.
 
The PL/X is fully configurable by the user and comes equipped, as standard, with a comprehensive suite of application blocks.
 
Centre winding macros, spindle orientation and a fully controllable field allow you to control DC motors in a wide range of industrial applications. The PL/X also includes PL Pilot, a windows based, configuration and monitoring software package.
 
The extensive range of motor protection features improves your productivity by reducing your downtime.  And the unique configuration checker quickly detects any conflicts in your own user-generated configurations.
 
To make it easier for you to integrate the PL/X into your control system, the drives are fully isolated and have a small footprint. The PL/X has a number of fieldbus communications options, including: Profibus, DeviceNet, CC-Link, EtherNet/IP, Modbus and CANopen.
 
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Features

  • 2 Quadrant PL
  • 4 Quadrant PLX
  • Control DC motors up to 2250 Amps (980KW/1320HP)
  • "PL Pilot" drive configuration and monitoring software included
  • Alternative 'Savvy' configuration tool with signal flow diagram capability available
  • Ultra compact sizes offer significant panel space savings over other manufacturers
  • Large 40 character backlit alphanumeric LCD display
  • Programming menu is designed for rapid travel to desired parameter using ergonomically designed keys
  • Enhanced motor protection
  • Built in suite of application blocks
  • In depth fault monitoring and comprehensive system alarms
  • Easy-to-use menu structure, using English language parameter names
  • Real language parameter description eliminates need for look up tables
  • Easy to use product manual with display graphics and block diagrams
  • UL, CuL and CE approved

Highlights

  • Extremely flexible block diagram including unique 'configuration checker', detects conflicts in user programmed configurations
  • Five feedback transducer options as standard
  • Non volatile trip alarm memory, even after power-down
  • Built in 'oscilloscope' output for full parameter monitoring during commissioning
  • Motorized pot simulator with power off memory
  • Three fully independent, user programmable drive configurations
  • Extensive, multi-function programmable I/O, with over 36 digital & analogue input/output combinations
  • Full suite of centre winding macros included
  • Built in system application blocks with descriptive connection points
  • Unique electronic regenerative stopping facility on selected 2Q models
  • In depth fault monitoring and comprehensive system alarms
  • Serial communications to allow off site programming and remote diagnostics
  • In depth diagnostic facility available from on board display and 'in-built meter'
  • On board fully controlled field with five operating modes
  • Full suite of built in encoder functions as standard, including spindle orientation
  • Motor parameters entered via keys, - no soldering of cal resistors required

Inputs / Outputs

Analogue

  • 8 Analogue inputs and 4 Analogue outputs
  • All outputs short circuit protected
  • All inputs are over voltage protected
  • I/P's programmable voltage range up to +/- 30V

Digital

  • 17 Digital inputs and 7 Digital outputs
  • Digital I/O short circuit proof
  • Digital inputs over-voltage protected
  • Digital O/P's over-voltage protected

Diagnostic Monitoring

  • All analogue input voltages
  • All digital input states
  • All analogue output voltages
  • All digital output states
  • Tach volts
  • Motor armature current (Amps)
  • Motor field current (Amps)
  • Motor armature volts
  • Output power KW
  • AC supply volts

Protection

  • Interline device networks
  • High energy MOVs
  • Instantaneous overcurrent
  • Overcurrent (150% for 25s inverse time)
  • Field failure & overcurrent
  • Motor over-temperature
  • Thyristor stack over-temperature
  • Mains supply phase loss
  • Mains synchronization loss
  • Armature overvolts
  • Overspeed
  • Speed feedback mismatch
  • Stall protection
  • Standstill logic
  • Thyristor trigger failure
  • Digital output short circuit

Speed Feedback

  • Analogue tach
  • Encoder
  • Armature voltage
  • Encoder + Armature volts
  • Encoder + Analogue

Standard Software Functions

  • Full suite of centre winding macros
  • Motorized pot simulator
  • Two undedicated PIDs
  • Two undedicated Summers
  • Delay timer
  • Current profiling
  • Zero speed position lock
  • Jog / Crawl functions
  • Spindle orientation
  • Two undedicated filters
  • Dual motor swap
  • Latch
  • Auto self-tune current loop
  • Linear or S ramp
  • Slack take up
  • Batch counter
  • Draw control
  • Three user programmable drive configurations can be saved in the PL/X's memory

Field Configurations

  • Fixed current
  • Fixed voltage
  • Field weakening
  • Delayed quenching
  • Standby field value
  • Field economy

Communications

  • Rs232
  • Profibus
  • DeviceNet
  • CC-link
  • EtherNet/IP
  • Modbus
  • CANopen
  • drive.web Ethernet

Specifications

Model

Nominal Power
@ 460V

Armature
Current
Field AmpsDimension
HxWxD (mm)
PL/PLX 5 5KW / 6.6HP 12A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 10 10KW / 13.3HP 24A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 15 15KW / 20HP 36A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 20 20KW / 26.6HP 51A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 30 30KW / 40HP 72A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 40 40KW / 53.3HP 99A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 50 50KW / 66.6HP 123A 8A 289 x 216 x 174
PL/PLX 65 65KW / 90HP 155A 16A 410 x 216 x 218
PL/PLX 85 85KW / 115HP 205A 16A 410 x 216 x 218
PL/PLX 115 115KW / 155HP 270A 16A 410 x 216 x 218
PL/PLX 145 145KW / 190HP 330A 16A 410 x 216 x 218
PL/PLX 185 185KW / 250HP 430A 32A 505 x 216 x 294
PL/PLX 225 225KW / 300HP 530A 32A 505 x 216 x 294
PL/PLX 275 275KW / 366HP 650A 32 or 50A 700 x 253 x 350
PL/PLX 315 315KW / 420HP 750A 32 or 50A 700 x 253 x 350
PL/PLX 360 360KW / 480HP 850A 32 or 50A 700 x 253 x 350
PL/PLX 400 400KW / 533HP 950A 32 or 50A 700 x 253 x 350
PL/PLX 440 440KW / 586HP 1050A 32 or 50A 700 x 253 x 350
PL/PLX 520 520KW / 700HP 1250A 64A 700 x 506 x 350
PL/PLX 600 600KW / 810HP 1450A 64A 700 x 506 x 350
PL/PLX 700 700KW / 940HP 1650A 64A 700 x 506 x 350
PL/PLX 800 800KW / 1080HP 1850A 64A 700 x 506 x 350
PL/PLX 900 900KW / 1200HP 2050A 64A 700 x 506 x 350
PL/PLX 980 980KW / 1320HP 2250A 65A 700 x 506 x 350