C3 - AC Motor Controller

Product Brand: PG Drives Technology

The C3 is a compact and cost-effective AC motor controller for small Industrial vehicles.

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AC motor controller: compact & versatile

Although primarily intended for pallet truck-type applications(Class 3), the C3 AC motor controller is equally suitable for small ride-on machines. Two versions are available, 200Arms and 250Arms, thereby allowing the most cost-effective solution for an application. 

 

Flexible yet straightforward programming means the C3 AC motor controllers are compatible with all types of AC induction motors. At the same time, a dedicated thermistor input allows motor temperature to be measured and the power to the motor to be reduced if it is becoming too warm.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Suitable for walkie and ride-on vehicles
  • 200Arms and 250Arms AC motor control power options
  • Compatible with all AC induction motors
  • Auto-commission for efficient motor matching
  • Motor thermistor input
  • Switched or proportional hydraulic control
  • Five protected 2A outputs
  • Intelligent Hill-Hold function
  • Lift Contactor drive
  • Software interlocking of drive and hydraulics
  • Sophisticated low battery management
  • Integrated service timers
  • Handheld or PC programming options
  • Electronics protected to IP65
  • Designed to meet EN1175, EN12895, and UL583 requirements

SIMPLE MOTOR MATCHING

For ease of installation and efficient performance, C3 AC motor controllers can be ‘matched’ to any AC induction motor using an auto-commissioning sequence.

 

This simple 3-step process is launched via the C3 PC Programmer. No specialist measuring equipment is required, just the basic motor ‘nameplate’ data.

 

Once commissioning has been completed on the first vehicle, the C3 programming file can be saved, copied, and then written to other vehicles equipped with the same motor type, significantly reducing set-up time.

 

 

HILL-HOLD FUNCTION

To ensure maximum efficiency, the C3 employs an intelligent Hill-Hold function that only takes power from the battery if the vehicle starts to roll. As soon as it is detected that Hill-Hold is not required, then no further power will be consumed. Traditionally, the application of a brake switch has been needed to provide this function.


Further information

 

Product Codes:
C3-200 200Arms drive, switched hydraulic control
C3-250 250Arms drive, switched hydraulic control
Add ‘-CAN’ Accepts CAN tiller signals, proportional hydraulic control
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FAQ - MOTOR CONTROLLERS

HOW MANY DIGITAL INPUTS DOES THE CONTROLLER HAVE?

The C3 features up to eight dedicated digital inputs that can be individually switched to 0V, open-circuit, B+. or a combination of these options to provide the active state. 

 

Five, 2A outputs allow for control of line and lift contactors, lower and hold valves, plus an electro-magnetic brake.

 

All outputs are protected against wiring errors and contain coil suppression circuits, meaning external diodes are not required.

 

WHAT ARE THE 4 TYPES OF MOTOR CONTROLLERS?

There are four basic motor controller and drive types suited to various applications:

  • AC
  • DC
  • Servo
  • Stepper

WHICH DEVICE CONTROLS THE SPEED OF THE AC MOTOR?

The AC motor is controlled by a device known as an AC Controller, which controls the speed of the motor.

 

A Controller can also be referred to as a variable frequency drive, adjustable speed drive, and frequency converter.

 

For more information on the C3 - AC Motor Controller, please see the related documents. Or to enquire about the product you can, send an inquiry above.

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