Easy to program 3-phase brushless motor drive

April 30, 2015 // By Julien Happich
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has added the PBL4850E programmable 3-phase brushless motor drive to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers.

A graphical user interface enables the automatic population of motion profile parameters based on entry of just a few motor characteristics. Complex parameter calculations or in-depth motor knowledge are completely unnecessary.
Furthermore, Haydon Kerk's IDEA software makes programming motors even easier through the use of intuitive, on-screen buttons, instead of complicated command sets or proprietary programming languages. The PBL4850E is a 4-quadrant brushless controller that utilizes sinusoidal commutation to produce smooth motion.
The smooth torque produced by sinusoidal commutation minimizes torque ripple. The drive further refines motion by incorporating two motion profiles: trapezoidal and s-curve. The drive offers programmable current control of up to 5.6A peak with an optional current boost during ramping of up to 6.5A peak. With an input voltage of 12-48 VDC, the drive can accommodate a wide range of brushless motors. Hall cell signals are used for phase initialization, and an encoder provides positional feedback.

Other features include 8 opto-isolated general purpose inputs and outputs. Each input is rated for 5 to 24 VDC, 8 mA maximum per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 VDC, 200 mA maximum per output. The PBL4850E IDEA drive communicates via a USB to mini USB.

Visit Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions at www.haydonkerk.com