This custom software allows you to synchronize multiple IMPULSE•VG+ Series 4 Drives. Drive Synchronization software offers increased safety by precisely controlling motion, and prevents the operator from making an uneven lift. The “slave” drives utilize an encoder option board with two encoder inputs, and monitor both its own encoder feedback AND the “master’s” encoder feedback, while also sending timing status information back to the master. The slave compensates for any position errors by adjusting its motor speed, resulting in near-perfect alignment between the master and slave motor shafts. The slave drive also possesses the ability to automatically re-synchronize the motors, and has an electronic gearing feature. While both drives are running, there is no accumulation of position error, so alignment is always maintained.
This Drive Synchronization software:
Drive synchronization software may be applied on:
Drive synchronization software should NOT be applied on:
In these cases, the “Load Share” feature within Magnetek’s standard IMPULSE Crane & Hoist software is a better solution.
Note: Because customers may not be familiar with programming application specific software of this nature, Magnetek strongly recommends and may in some cases require that the purchaser use Magnetek’s Field Service Personnel for initial startup as part of the purchase. Please consult factory for additional information.