Mentor MP

High performance DC drive solution platform

Mentor MP

25A to 7400A Two or four quadrant operation (regenerative)

24V - 480V / 500V - 575V / 500V - 690V

Mentor MP brings DC drive technology up to date, enabling existing and new DC motors to provide economic and productive service. DC drive technology remains cost effective, efficient and is relatively simple to implement. For new applications DC drive provides many advantages, especially for regenerative and high power applications.

  • Features

    Greater motor field control

    • Built in field controller as standard
    • Gives excellent field control for the majority of DC motors
    • Reduces the need for external components

    Enhanced field control with FXMP25

    • The FXMP25 may be controlled digitally by using a standard RJ45 connection, allowing set-up by standard drive parameters
    • The FXMP25 can also function in standalone mode using its integrated keypad and display

    Enhanced system design

    • The heatsink cooling fans are intelligently controlled and only run when required, thus increasing reliability and reducing maintenance
    • Eighteen different option modules allow customisation of the drive, including fieldbus, Ethernet, I/O, extra feedback devices and motion controllers
    • The drive system designer is able to embed automation and motion control within the drive, eliminating communications delays that reduce performance

    Fast set-up, configuration and monitoring

    • Quick and easy to set-up
    • Can be configured using optional removable keypads
    • Advanced autotune features help you get the best performance from your machine
    • PC software and Smartcard tools for rapid commissioning
    • Intelligent networked system with CTNet
    • Program inbuilt controller with SyPTLite
    • Develop tailored solutions for applications modules with SyPTPro
    • Option modules for all common Industrial Ethernet, fieldbus networks

    Retro-fit projects

    • Easy integration with your existing motor, power supply, application equipment and communication networks has been ensured from the design stage
    • Mentor MP brings performance and possibilities to your application with minimum migration costs

    Ease of migration

    • Mentor MP has been designed so existing Mentor II customers can easily migrate to the new platform
    • All power terminal locations and mounting points have been retained
    • Mentor MP has a much smaller frame size than the 900 A Mentor II with paralleling options to offer high power density
    • CT Soft has a built in migration wizard to assist with the transfer of drive parameters and programs
    • Smaller cable requirements make connections within the cubical easier. Construction of a custom-made bus-bar is not required

    Motor Field Control

    • Built in field controller as standard in every Mentor MP
      • Gives excellent field control for the majority of DC motors
      • Reduces the need for external components

    An external motor field controller is recommended when:

    • The required field current is greater than that offered by the standard drive, up to 25 A. For example, older motors with low field voltages
    • The field is required to be forced down more quickly than is possible with a standard half controlled field bridge
    • Applications can be implemented with simple field current reversal, without armature reversal, if machine dynamics can still be met
  • Specifications
    • Models available for two or four quadrant (regenerative) operation

    • 25A to 7400A, 24V - 480V / 500V - 575V / 500V - 690V

    • Optional high-brightness LED or multi-language LCD keypad, simple configuration using plain text

    • Modular parallel connection for higher power motor operation

    • 12/24 pulse operation to minimize harmonics

    • IP20 (NEMA 1) protection for size 1, IP10 (open chassis) for size 2A and 2B, and IP00 (open chassis) for size 2C and 2D for easy, low cost installation

    • Integrated drive and motor protection for:
      • Over current
      • Over temperature
      • Phase loss
      • SCR/Thyristor junction temperature
      • Feedback loss
      • Field loss
      • Armature open circuit

    • Internal field controller with intelligent field weakening means that for 90% of applications no additional external controller is required
      • Frame size 1 to 8A
      • Frame size 2 to 20A
      • Flux control for enhanced open loop performance

    • Optional FXMP25 external field controller for current fields up to 25A
      • Digital link for field control from Mentor MP or Mentor II
      • Standalone digital control mode for simple application
      • Flux control for enhanced open loop performance
      • Intelligent field weakening
      • Field forcing – for high dynamic machine reversal
      • Field reversal – low dynamic machine reversing using two quadrant main stack

    • Mentor MP has a field control mode for fields requiring greater than 25A

    • Serial port for Modbus RTU and PC communications

    • 3 Universal option module slots, allowing Mentor MP to benefit from the solutions developed for Control Techniques market leading AC drive technology.
      Each option slot allows:
      • High performance PLC and motion control
      • Ethernet and Fieldbus communications
      • Connectivity to additional feedback devices
      • Additional I/O

    • Galvanically isolated control

    • Smartcard for drive parameter back-up and copying, allowing rapid installation and maintenance

    • Integrated PLC as standard

    • Standard software features for easy integration
      • PID controller
      • Motorized potentiometer
      • Digital lock (Slave operation from master encoder)

    • Open loop control using estimated speed advanced processing based on armature voltage and field flux feedback

    • Closed loop control using
      • Tacho-generator feedback for connection to traditional DC motor
      • Incremental encoder feedback for higher accuracy and position control
      • Optional SinCos, SSI, Hiperface and EnDAT connectivity for high performance applications

    • High performance control strategy
      • 32 bit microprocessor
      • 35μs current sampling time
      • Speed controller and ramps update 250μs
      • Autotune features for armature, field current loops and speed loop


    Current ratings

    The power ratings for the 480V, 575V and 690V configurations are shown below.

    The continuous current ratings given are for a maximum ambient temperature of 40°C (104°F) and an altitude of 1000m (3,300ft). For operation at higher temperatures and altitudes de-rating is required. Overload of 150% for 30s is available with ambient temperature of 40°C (104°F) up to a maximum of 10 repetitions per hour.

     

    230V ratings 

    MODEL

    AC INPUT CURRENT

    DC OUTPUT CURRENT

    TYPICAL MOTOR POWER

    CONTINUOUS

    CONTINUOUS

    150% OVERLOAD

    240Vdc
    @

    A

    A

    A

    hp

    MP25A4(R)

    22

    25

    37.5

    5

    MP45A4(R)

    40

    45

    67.5

    10

    MP75A4(R)

    67

    75

    112.5

    20

    MP105A4(R)

    94

    105

    157.5

    30

    MP155A4(R)

    139

    155

    232.5

    40

    MP210A4(R)

    188

    210

    315

    60

    MP350A4(R)

    313

    350

    525

    100

    MP420A4(R)

    376

    420

    630

    125

    MP550A4(R)

    492

    550

    825

    150

    MP700A4(R)

    626

    700

    1050

    200

    MP825A4(R)

    738

    825

    1237.5

    225

    MP900A4(R)

    805

    900

    1350

    250

    MP1200A4(R)

    1073

    1200

    1800

    350

    MP1850A4(R)

    1655

    1850

    2775

    550

     

    480V ratings

    MODEL

    AC INPUT CURRENT

    DC OUTPUT CURRENT

    TYPICAL MOTOR POWER

    CONTINUOUS

    CONTINUOUS

    150% OVERLOAD

    @ 400 Vdc 

    @ 500 Vdc

    A

    A

    A

    kW

    hp

    MP25A4(R)

    22

    25

    37.5

    9

    15

    MP45A4(R)

    40

    45

    67.5

    15

    27

    MP75A4(R)

    67

    75

    112.5

    27

    45

    MP105A4(R)

    94

    105

    157.5

    37.5

    60

    MP155A4(R)

    139

    155

    232.5

    56

    90

    MP210A4(R)

    188

    210

    315

    75

    125

    MP350A4(R)

    313

    350

    525

    125

    200

    MP420A4(R)

    376

    420

    630

    150

    250

    MP550A4(R)

    492

    550

    825

    200

    300

    MP700A4(R)

    626

    700

    1050

    250

    400

    MP825A4(R)

    738

    825

    1237.5

    300

    500

    MP900A4(R)

    805

    900

    1350

    340

    550

    MP1200A4(R)

    1073

    1200

    1800

    450

    750

    MP1850A4(R)

    1655

    1850

    2775

    700

    1150

     

    575V ratings  

    MODEL

    CURRENT
    AC INPUT

    DC OUTPUT CURRENT

    TYPICAL MOTOR POWER

     

    CONTINUOUS

    CONTINUOUS

    150% OVERLOAD


    @ 630 Vdc


    @ 600
    Vdc

    A

    A

    A

    kW

    hp

    MP25A5(R)

    22

    25

    37.5

    14

    15

    MP45A5(R)

    40

    45

    67.5

    25

    30

    MP75A5(R)

    67

    75

    112.5

    42

    50

    MP105A5(R)

    94

    105

    157.5

    58

    75

    MP155A5(R)

    139

    155

    232.5

    88

    100

    MP210A5(R)

    188

    210

    315

    120

    150

    MP350A5(R)

    313

    350

    525

    195

    250

    MP470A5(R)

    420

    470*

    705

    265

    350

    MP700A5(R)

    626

    700

    1050

    395

    500

    MP825A5(R)

    738

    825*

    1237.5

    465

    600

    MP1200A5(R)

    1073

    1200

    1800

    680

    900

    MP1850A5(R)

    1655

    1850

    2775

    1045

    1400

    *For this rating at 575V, 150% overload time is 20s at 40°C and 30s at 35°C

     

    690V ratings

    MODEL

    AC INPUT CURRENT

    DC OUTPUT CURRENT

    TYPICAL MOTOR POWER

    CONTINUOUS

    CONTINUOUS

    150% OVERLOAD

     

    @ 760 Vdc

     

    @ 700 Vdc

    A

    A

    A

    kW

    hp

    MP350A6(R)

    313

    350

    525

    240

    300

    MP470A6(R)

    420

    470*

    705

    320

    400

    MP700A6(R)

    626

    700

    1050

    480

    600

    MP825A6(R)

    738

    825*

    1237.5

    650

    700

    MP1200A6(R)

    1073

    1200

    1800

    850

    1000

    MP1850A6(R)

    1655

    1850

    2775

    1300

    1600

     

    * For this rating at 690V, 150% overload time is 20s at 40C ° and 30s at 35C °

     

    Inputs and Outputs   

    FUNCTION

    QTY

    I/O DEFAULT FUNCTION

    RATING

    Analog input 1

    1

    Speed ref 1

    10V±

    Analog input 2

     

    1

    Speed ref 2

    10V(default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA±

    Analog input 3

    1

    Motor thermistor

    10V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA or Motor thermistor input (default)±

    Analog output

    2

    Speed feedback output

    Current feedback output

    10V(default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA±

    Digital input

    3

    Run reverse input

    Local/Remote select

    Jog forward input

    +24V

    Digital input / output

    3

    At speed output

    Reset input

    Run forward input

    +24V

    Relay

    2

    Drive OK indicator

    Normally closed

    Drive enable

    1

    Drive enable

    +24V

    +24V External input

    1

    External 24V supply

    +24V

     

    Conformance

    • Humidity 95% maximum (non condensing) at 40°C (104°F)

    • Ambient temperature -15°C to +40°C (5°F to +104°F), 55°C (131°F) with derating

    • Altitude: 0 to 3000m (9,900ft), derate 1% per 100m between 1000m (3,300ft) and 3000m (9,900ft)

    • Vibration: Tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-64

    • Mechanical shock tested in accordance with IEC 60068-2-29

    • Storage temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)

    • Electromagnetic immunity complies with EN 61800-3 and EN 61000-6-2

    • Notch Immunity to IEC60146-1-1 class A

    • IEC 61800-5-1 Electrical safety

    • IEC 61131-2 I/O

    • EN 60529 Ingress protection

    • UL508C

    • EN 61000-6-4 EMC - with optional EMC filters

    • RoHS compliant 

     

     

    MODEL

    FRAME

    ARMATURE CURRENT

    (A)*

    FIELD

    CURRENT (A)

    OVERALL DIMENSION

    OPERATIONQUADRANTS OF

    480V

    EN / IEC

    cULus

     

    575V

    EN / IEC

    cULus to 600V

    690V

    EN / IEC

    (W)
    Width

    (H)
    Height

    Depth
    (D)

    MP25A4(R)

    MP25A5(R)

     

     

    1A

     

    *25

    8

    293mm (11.54in)

    444mm (17.48in)

     

    222mm (8.74in)

     

     

    2 and 4

     

    MP45A4(R)

    MP45A5(R)

     

    *45

    MP75A4(R)

    MP75A5(R)

     

    *75

    MP105A4(R)

    MP105A5(R)

     

    1B

    *105

    293mm (11.54in)

    444mm (17.48in)

     

    251mm (9.88in)

     

     

    2 and 4

     

    MP155A4(R)

    MP155A5(R)

     

    *155

    MP210A4(R)

    MP210A5(R)

     

    *210

    MP350A4(R)

    MP350A5(R)

    MP350A6(R)

    2A

     

    *350

    20

    495mm (19.49in)

    640mm (25.20in)

     

    301mm (11.85in)

     

     

    2 and 4

     

    MP420A4(R)

     

     

    *420

     

    MP470A5(R)

    MP470A6(R)

    470**

    MP550A4(R)

     

     

    *550

    MP700A4(R)

    MP700A5(R)

    MP700A6(R)

     

    2B

     

    *700

    495mm (19.49in)

    640mm (25.20in)

     

    301mm (11.85in)

     

     

    2 and 4

     

    MP825A4(R)

    MP825A5(R)

    MP825A6(R)

    825**

    MP900A4(R)

     

     

    *900

    MP1200A4

    MP1200A5

    MP1200A6

    2C

    *1200

    555mm (21.85in)

    1050mm

    ***
    (41.34in)

    611mm (24.06in)

    2

     

    MP1850A4

    MP1850A5

    MP1850A6

    *1850

    MP1200A4R

    MP1200A5R

    MP1200A6R

    2D

    *1200

    555mm (21.85in)

    1510mm (59.45in)

    ***

    611mm (24.06in)

    4

    MP1850A4R

    MP1850A5R

    MP1850A6R

    1850*

     

    *Current ratings are at 40°C with 150% overload for 30s.
    **For this rating at 575V and 690V, 150% overload time is 20s at 40°C and 30s at 35°C.
    ***Height including optional fit exhaust duct cover is 1252mm (49.29in) for size 2C and 1712mm (67.40in) for size 2D.

    7400A is achieved by parallel connection of Mentor MP drives

     

  • Options

    Keypads and parameter storage

    Smartcard
    A memory device that can be used to back-up parameter sets and PLC programs, and copy them from one drive to another

    SM-Keypad
    SM-Keypad is a high brightness LED keypad for Unidrive SP (except frame size 0), Mentor MP and Affinity drives

    MP-Keypad
    MP-Keypad is a multi-lingual, hot pluggable, backlit LCD display

    Automation and Motion option modules

    SM-Applications Plus
    SM-Applications Plus offers high performance programmable logic and motion control together with high speed I/O and CTNet, a high speed Fieldbus

    SM-Applications Lite V2
    User programmable logic and motion control module for standalone drive applications or for when the drive is connected to a centralized controller via I/O or Fieldbus

    SM-Register
    A flexible, high performance solution for programmable motion requiring high speed registration features

    Communication option modules

    SM-CAN
    User programmable CAN option module, allows the development of CAN protocols

    SM-CANopen
    CANopen interface supports various profiles including several drive profiles

    SM-DeviceNet
    SM-DeviceNET option module

    SM-EtherCAT
    Follower option module, for high performance servo applications

    SM-Ethernet
    Supports Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP and can generate emails. Provides high speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies

    SM-Interbus
    Interbus interface option module

    SM-LON
    LonWorks interface for building automation applications

    SM-PROFIBUS-DP
    Follower option module

    SM-PROFINET
    PROFINET is an Ethernet based industrial network protocol adapting Ethernet hardware and protocols

    Input and Output option modules

    CTNet IO
    Flexible I/O system for remote connectivity with Control Techniques’ SM-Applications Plus and SM-Register option modules

    SM IO 24 V Protected
    Overvoltage protected I/O module

    SM-IO 120 V
    Module that provides digital I/O rated to 120Vac

    SM-IO 32
    Extended digital I/O, adding 32 digital high speed bi-directional I/O points to the drive

    SM-IO Lite
    Extended I/O interface with reduced functionality

    SM-IO PELV
    NAMUR standard I/O interface with high speed I/O

    SM-IO Plus
    Extended I/O interface to increase the number of I/O points on a drive

    SM-IO Timer
    Extended I/O option module with real time clock

    Feedback option modules

    SM-Encoder Output Plus
    Incremental encoder input and output option module that enables connection with external motion controllers

    SM-Encoder Plus
    Incremental encoder input option module

    SM-Universal Encoder Plus
    Additional combined encoder input and output interface supporting Incremental, SinCos, HIPERFACE, EnDAT and SSI encoders
  • Software

    Control Techniques Windows-based software packages connect using Ethernet, CTNet, Serial or USB connections. Ethernet communications allow the drives to be accessed remotely, anywhere in the world.

    Commissioning and monitoring software

    CTSoft - Drive configuration tool for Control Techniques drives
    CTSoft is a drive configuration tool for commissioning, optimizing and monitoring Control Techniques drives

    CTScope - Real-time software oscilloscope
    CTScope is a real-time full featured software oscilloscope for viewing and analyzing changing values within the drive

    Automation and motion programming software

    SyPTPro - System programming toolkit for drive automation systems
    SyPTPro provides a full featured programming environment for PLC and motion control onboard Control Techniques AC, DC and servo drives

    SyPTLite - Fast user program editor for Control Techniques drives
    SYPTLite is a ladder diagram editor allowing users to develop simple programs for Control Techniques drives and option modules

    Connectivity software

    CTOPCServer - OPC compliant server
    CTOPCServer is an OPC compliant server for interfacing your own PC software with Control Techniques drives
  • Downloads

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