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How to setup and program an Encoder Option Card on an Altivar 900 Process Drive?

Issue:
How to setup and program an Encoder Option Card on an Altivar 900 Process Drive?

Product Line:
Altivar 900 Process Drive (ATV930, ATV950, ATV960, ATV980, VW3A3420, VW3A3422, VW3A3423)

Environment:
All serial numbers for Altivar 900 Process Drive

Cause:
N/A

Resolution:

Installation:
3 modules are available depending on the encoder technology:
  • VW3A3423 (Resolver)
    • Maximum Current: 50mA 
    • 100m/328ft
    • 3...12 kHz
    • Supported Thermal Sensors: PTC (digital/linear), PT100, PT1000, Klixon
    • Type of Connector: 1 female SUB-D 9
  • VW3A3420 (Digital interface encoder module 5/12 V)
    • A/B/I, SSI, EnDat® 2.2
    • Power Supply: 5, 12 or 24 v
    • Maximum Current: 250, 100 mA
    • 100m/328ft
    • 1,000 kHz
    • Supported Thermal Sensors: PTC (digital/linear), PT100, PT1000, Klixon
    • Connector Type: Sub-HD15 male connector
  • VW3A3422 (Analog interface encoder module)
    • 1 Vpp, SinCos Hiperface 
    • Power Supply: 5, 12 or 24 v
    • Maximum Current: 250, 100 mA
    • 100m/328ft
    • 100 kHz
    • Supported Thermal Sensors: PTC (digital/linear), PT100, PT1000, Klixon
    • Type of Connector: 1 female high density SUB-D 15
Wiring:
Use Slot B, for encoder interface, and I/O relay module (Left)
Reference attached manual for wiring instructions. 
All wiring should match from encoder to encoder card pin-outs (A+, A-, B+, B-, Z, Z- ,V+) 


Programming:
  1. Configure the parameters of the encoder used
  2. Configure the motor parameters.
  3. Set [Encoder usage] EnU 
  4. Perform auto-tuning.
  5. Set [Encoder check] EnC to [Yes] YES
  6. Run motor for a few seconds (Encoder check should change to done)
  7. Set [Motor control type] Ctt to [FVC] FvC
Use Encoder Check Procedure in the attached ATV900 Programming Manual for further assistance

Key Notes:
-  Make sure wiring from encoder to encoder cards matches or else Encoder Check will no change to done.
-  If drive faults on SPF then check Encoder Card voltage pin-outs wiring and check [Encoder supply volt.] UeCv setting.
-  [Encoder check] ENC may stay stuck on yes unless you run the motor for a few seconds to sychronize the encoder card.
-  Encoder cards use 15 pin adapter connections. Adapter connectors are not included with encoder cards.  May need to contact a 3rd party vendor.  DigitKey is one commonly used manufacturer.
-  Only available with the Altivar 900 series not (ATV600 series)
-  Option card only installs in Slot B (left slot)


 
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