1230 Line-Regenerative AC Drive
The 1230 provides reliable, efficient, cost-effective variable-frequency (V/Hz) or flux vector control of a wide variety of motors. It incorporates the latest technologies in insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), pulse-width modulation (PWM), and digital signal processing (DSP) to deliver optimum motor performance, complete programmability, and simplicity of operation.
The 1230 accommodates a broad range of performance requirements. Units may be configured for constant-torque operation for heavy-duty cyclic loads, variable torque operation for medium-duty requirements, or extended-torque operation for centrifugal loads such as fans and pumps. The drive operates in a transducerless vector control mode that does not require a feedback device and produces full torque to base speed with full starting torque. For demanding applications, an incremental encoder or resolver interface can be added for precise position, velocity, and torque regulation and improved dynamic performance. Dual- and triple-encoder interfaces are also available for position-following or dual-transducer applications. Variable frequency control is alternately available for applications that do not require critical velocity or torque control. Several controller options are available to meet differing application requirements.
The 1230 can operate any standard- or inverter-duty AC induction or synchronous motor, making it ideal for retrofits and new applications alike. A unique, proprietary digital current regulator (DCR) tunes the drive continuously in real time, eliminating the usual current-loop tuning process required by conventional drives. Digital space vector (DSV) control can be selected for reduced motor noise and low current ripple.
Once routine electrical connections have been made, simple-to-use auto-tuning features adjust virtually all motor- and load-dependent parameters. No motor maps are required. Simply enter basic motor information from the nameplate, and the advanced setup routines do the rest. The drive is completely tuned within minutes.
Active Front End
The 1230 active front end is capable of meeting IEEE-519 and similar harmonic requirements and provides true four-quadrant AC motor control without requiring a dynamic braking resistor. Energy that is generated by stopping the motor and load combination is put back onto the power grid rather than wasted as heat in a braking resistor.
A wide variety of software options is available to tailor the 1230 to an application, from a fully featured velocity/torque control for general purposes to a host of powerful programs pre-engineered for specific applications. Customization is possible with many programs using UEdit®, a Windows-based programming tool that lets users extend an application using IEC 1131 standard ladder diagrams and function blocks.
A unique bus architecture provides near-unity overall power factor, adjustable displacement power factor, and low harmonic line currents at all motor speeds.
Digital Setup, Easy Operation
A keypad and liquid crystal display provide a simple interface for setting and viewing operating parameters and diagnostics. All controller settings are made digitally for precision and repeatability. Readouts and fault messages are displayed in readily understandable language. An optional graphic display provides a variety of visual formats for accessing drive information.
A built-in high-speed synchronous communication port allows the motion of multiple slave drives to be precisely coordinated. With optional master/slave software, the velocity ratio and position phasing of the drives can also be controlled. Multiple motors can be operated in parallel from a single drive using variable-frequency control.
Protection and Advanced Diagnostics
The 1230 monitors its operating conditions and provides a comprehensive set of overload, short circuit, and other electronic protective features to ensure safe, reliable operation. Faults indications are displayed in plain language. A log maintains a history of fault occurrences and externally triggered events.
A fully isolated RS-422/485 serial interface is provided for connecting the drive to a process controller, communication network, or programmable controller. A variety of popular communication protocols is available through software or optional Anybus modules. Optional Bluetooth and MaxStream modules provide short- and long-range wireless communications. An RS-232 connection is also provided for connecting a personal computer. Windows-based PCs can set up, monitor, and control a network of drives using optional UEdit® software. Software is also available for monitoring and setting up the drive using iPhone, iPad, and other handheld devices.
Compact and rugged, the 1230 is available either enclosed or as an open chassis for mounting inside an enclosure. Both versions can be foot-mounted to a wall or subplate or flange-mounted through a cutout to dissipate heat outside an enclosure.
Ease of Installation, Setup, and Maintenance
Ease of Use
Safe, Reliable Operation
For detailed specifications, please see PDF brochure below.