In response to customer requests, Zeefax has developed an updated version of the Hill Graham Controls (HGC) multiprocessor digital electronic control module, for use with DC Motors.
The new module is identical in fit, form and function to the legacy Hill Graham Controls DDC module, and importantly, the wiring harness connection points are also identical, making upgrading and replacement simple and quick. For new build systems, it provides complete control and protection for operation of a DC drive and the associated motor.
- All new digital control for DC Motors
The DDC module possesses an identical footprint to old style legacy DDC modules, making upgrading simple and quick.
- Front Panel
The Full Colour LCD touch screen provides a series of display formats which can be used to display all of the key motor parameters. It also includes parameter tuning, enabling the DDC to be matched to a wide range of drive / motor combinations.
- Motor Speed Control
Digital Speed regulator automatically adjusts the armature speed by comparing the measured speed feedback with the required speed reference. The output Torque command ensures that the speed is constant, even during load changes, and the control algorithms can accommodate both Field Weakening and Load Sharing situations.
- Armature Current Control
The armature current is regulated by the Armature Rectifier Board, which adjusts the armature firing reference angle (alpha angle) to maintain constant rotational speed.
- Field Control
The field current is controlled by the Field Rectifier Board. It is a pre-set reference value which is usually fixed. If required by the application, Field Weakening may be used in Tandem or Load sharing installations.
- Reverse Rotation
Automatic reversal using 4-Quadrant control of the DC Motor.
- Motor and Drive Protection features
A comprehensive array of motor and drive protections, including Current Limiting, Over Current Trip, Over Speed trip, Input Supply Loss, Power Limit, Field Loss and other user defined protections, such as Cooling System Alerts, Lube Oil Temps and Motor Winding Temps etc.