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SPCS-2
Servo Pneumatic Control System
User’s Guide
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SPCS-2
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Subject
Page
Warnings & Notice
System Setup – Connection
Software and Factory Default Setting
Load & Velocity Charts
Troubleshoot
Technical Data
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3
4, 5, 6
7, 8
9
10
Warnings & Notices
WARNING:
Installation and operation of electric and high pressure systems (fluids and compressed gas)
involves risk including property damage and personal injury or death.
Installers and users should be properly trained or certified and take safety precautions. This
product may cause death, personal injury, or property damage if improperly used or installed.
The information in this document and other information from Bimba Mfg. and its authorized
representatives are intended for use by persons having technical expertise in selecting and
using these products. Product owners (“you”) should analyze all technical and safety
requirements of your specific application, including the consequences of any possible failure,
before selecting a product. This product may not be suitable for all applications, such as those
acting upon people. Suitability is solely your responsibility. Because the requirements for each
application may vary considerably, you are solely responsible for conducting any testing or
analysis that may be required to determine the suitability of the product for your application,
and to ensure that all performance, safety and warning requirements for your application are
met.
Caution:
While the product is low voltage, it contains open-frame electronic components and care should be taken
to prevent un-intentional contact with the product to avoid damage to person or property.
Notice:
Use and purchase of this product is subject to Bimba Mfg. Terms and Conditions of Sale and Use.
Improper installation or use voids warranty. Consult factory regarding special applications. Specifications
are subject to change. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide useful and correct information in
this document, but this document may contain errors and omissions, and it is subject to change.
Contact: Bimba Manufacturing Customer Support 800-44-Bimba or cs@bimba.com or your local Bimba
distributor for additional information.
Warranty: This product is covered by a 1 year Bimba Mfg. limited warranty. Use without a coalescing filter
voids the warranty. Contact Bimba Mfg. or visit website for more details.
Notice: Use and purchase of this product is subject to Bimba Manufacturing - Terms and Conditions of
Sale and Use. Improper installation or use voids warranty. This product may not be suitable for all
applications, such as those acting upon people, and suitability is solely the buyer’s responsibility. Consult
factory regarding special applications.
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System Setup & Connection
1) Download the SPCS-2 setup software from Bimba’s website. Double-click on the file to extract it and follow the
instructions displayed on your screen.
2) Connect the SPCS-2 to the Bimba position feedback cylinder using cable SPCS-CBL-FBK
3) Connect the SPCS-2 to your power and command sources using cable SPCS-CBL-PWR-CMD
4) Connect Pneumatic Lines
a. Connect port 2 of the SPCS-2 to the back of the cylinder and port 4 to the front as shown in “System
Setup” Page 4
(3/8” O.D. tubing – 10’ or less length is recommended to prevent performance loss)
b. Inlet air should be dry (-40F dew point) non-lubricated air, non-flammable & non-corrosive dry gases
(0.3 micron fine grade coalescing filter with 5 micron pre-filter) at 0-150psig.
c. Connect Inlet air to Port 1
5) Connect the valve to your computer using USB cable SPCS2-USB-CBL
6) Troubleshooting
a. See “Troubleshooting” Page 9
b. Contact Bimba Mfg. for additional help
USB
Connector
Power/Command & Feedback Connectors
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Software and Factory Default Setting
Basic Settings Screen – Gains
Proportional, Derivative, Force Damping, Offset – At startup the default settings are set at zero. After adjustment, if
necessary they can be reset to the default value by clicking
Initial Setup Screen
 Communication: Select the Select Port dropdown window: Select a Com Port and click the Enable
Communication check box. If communication is established the remaining screen selections will become
available. You may have several Com ports from which to choose – you may have to repeat the selection
process above to find the correct one.
(All selections are “grayed out” until communication is established)



Select Input Signal – Command and Feedback by clicking in the appropriate button – 0 to 10V is the default
value.
Enter cylinder bore size and rod diameter using the up or down arrows.
Select Port Communication
Click: Save Configuration to SPCS-2
Note: Mouse over “Tool Tips” are provided for each selection
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Basic Setting Screen
Analog Button: Selection allows operation using a rotary potentiometer.
PC Slider Button: Selection allows operation by moving the Cylinder Command slider up and down, extending and
retracting the cylinder.
PC Square Wave Button: Sends a square wave command signal based upon the gain perimeters described below, the
minimum/maximum rod positions, ramp up/ramp down and period settings found on the Advance Setting screen. When
selected the cylinder will operate using a square way generated by the software. You can adjust the gain, rod position
and period perimeters during operation to further understand system responsiveness.
Proportional
Increase or Decrease the cylinders responsiveness to changes in the command or feedback signal. Lower % slower
responsive – Higher % quicker response. Note: If too high system becomes unstable. Suggested starting value 15%
(Higher % needed for bore sizes 1-1/16” and below – Lower % needed for bore sizes above 1-1/16”)
Gain Settings
Derivative
Prevents Overshoot – Reduces overshoot and soothes system performance. Too high of a percentage gain can
cause overshoot and creep into the target position as well as system instability. Suggested starting value 0.
Force Damping
Increase or Decrease Force Damping – Increases system stability. Lower % less force damping – Higher % more
force damping. Too little force damping can create an oscillating rod condition. Too much force damping can result in
a nonresponsive system. Suggested starting value 15%.
Offset
Offset - Offset is used when the cylinder is mounted vertically to create symmetrical or balanced motion. If the
cylinder is facing “rod up”, the offset should be increased. When a cylinder is facing down the offset should be
decreased (Negative setting). Value should be set to 0 for horizontal applications.
Save your settings Oscillation: If the rod begins a rapid oscillation the Proportional or Force Damping % requires adjustment. To correct
this either decrease the Proportional gain or increase Force Damping.
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Advance Settings
Determine the electrical offset % between the Cylinder command signal and the Cylinder feedback signal –
o Minimum Position Slide: Move the slide to zero
o Maximum Position Slide: Move the slide to 100%
o Cylinder Command Slide: Move the slide to zero (the cylinder should fully retract) – note the percentage
at the top of the Cylinder Feedback Slide. The percentage shown is the offset that should be adjusted
for in setting your command signal to retract the cylinder to a specific position.
o Repeat this process with the cylinder fully extended (Move the Cylinder Command to 100%) Note the %
difference between the Cylinder Command and the Cylinder Feedback percentages. Use this to
compensate for extending the cylinder to a specific position along the rod length.
(You may need to add the % offset to the required position when using rod positions other than fully extend
and retract)
Period – This can only be selected from the Advance screen – This sets the time it takes to complete a full cycle.
Minimum Position – Retract; Zero equals full retract; Higher % sets rod retract before full mechanical retract – Ex. 5”
rod, set at 35% - rod retract stopping point equals 1.75”. Prevents piston bottoming out at full retract.
Maximum Position – Extend; 100% is fully extended. Lower % set maximum extend at less than mechanical full extend
– Ex. 5” rod, set at 85% - full rod extension 4.25”. Prevents piston striking the rod guide at full extend.
Ramp Up – increases or decreases extend speed. Higher % reduces speed; Lower % increases speed.
Ramp Down – increases or decreases retract speed. Higher % reduces speed; Lower % increases speed.
When PC Square Wave is selected and the system is operating you can change the perimeters to further adjust the
valve and cylinder responsiveness.
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Maximum Moving Mass
The table below recommends the maximum moving mass controlled by a SPCS-2 for horizontal and vertical
applications. Actual mass will vary based on cylinder speed and mechanical assembly (e.g. friction in cylinder or
system, air pressure, etc.)
Bore
Size
09
17
31
50
70
Linear Cylinder
Horizontal Applications
Average Velocity
Without
Average
Overshoot @
Maximum Velocity @ 50%
Max Payload
Payload
Max Payload
[in/sec]
[lbs.]
[in/sec]
20
50
20
10
100
20
15
200
20
15
315
25
15
450
20
Average
Velocity @ 25%
Max Payload
[in/sec]
30
30
30
30
20
Linear Cylinder
Vertical Applications
Bore
Size
09
17
31
50
70
Average Velocity
Without
Overshoot @
Max Payload
[in/sec]
70
70
50
15
20
Maximum
Payload
[lbs.]
5
10
30
95
135
Average
Velocity @ 50%
Max Payload
[in/sec]
100
60
40
30
20
Rotary Actuator
Rack and Pinion - Single Rack
Average
Bore Size
Rotation
Velocity
1-1/2”
0 to 360°
150° per second
2”
0 to 360°
150° per second
Average
Velocity @ 25%
Max Payload
[in/sec]
100
60
60
30
20
Max
Torque
30 in/lb.
84 in/lb.
Rack and Pinion - Double Rack
Bore Size
Rotation
1-1/2”
0 to 360°
2”
0 to 360°
Average
Velocity
150° per
second
150° per
second
Max
Torque
60 in/lb.
144 in/lb.
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Performance Graphs
Horizontal Load Vs Velocity
90
80
Vlocity [in/sec]
70
Bore
60
09
50
17
40
31
30
20
50
10
70
0
0
100
200
300
400
500
Load
Veritical Load Vs Velocity
140
Velocity [in/sec]
120
Bore
100
09
80
17
60
31
40
50
20
70
0
0
50
100
150
Load
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Probable Causes
Corrective Action
System Totally
Unresponsive
Power not Applied
Apply power, check all power wiring
Air Off
Proportional Gain too Low
Pneumatic Connections to
Cylinder are Backwards
Turn air on
Basic Settings – Increase Proportional Gain
Initial Setup – Click the “Invert Feedback Sensor
Polarity” checkbox
Initial Setup – Click the “Transposed” button
under Port Connection
Proportional Gain too Low
Basic Settings – Increase Proportional Gain
Force Damping Gain too High
Power Supply Voltage not
Stable
Basic Settings - Decrease Force Damping
Inverted Sensor Polarity
System Mildly
Responsive or Sluggish
System Freezes Fully
Extended or Retracted
System Fails to Operate
or is Inaccurate
Cylinder too Small
Decrease moving mass, increase cylinder size,
or increase inlet pressure.
No Feedback Signal
Connect Feedback Signal
Feedback Connected
Improperly
Verify all wiring is as shown in application
examples and as described in the “System
Setup” section of this document
Cylinder Connected
Improperly
Verify airline connections
Incorrect Wiring
Mechanical System
Proportional Gain too Low
Force Damping Gain too high
Offset Gain Adjusted
incorrectly
Incorrect Cylidner Bore or Rod
Diameter Entered
Air Leaks
SPCS-2 Sticking
System Oscillates
System Overshoots
System ‘Buzzes’
Check power wiring; change power supply
Force Damping too Low
Proportional Gain too High
Proportional Gain too High
Input Signal Noise (possibly
60Hz)
Input Signals not connected
DC Common not connected
Verify all wiring is as shown in the System
Setup section of this document
Insure mechanical system is free from binding
and high friction.
Basic Settings – Increase Proportional Gain
Basic Settings - Decrease Force Damping
Basic Settings - Adjust Offset
Initial Setup - Check Cylidner Bore and Rod
Size
Insure there are no air leaks in the system
Insure that inlet air meets valve specifications.
See “System Setup” – Contact Bimba
Basic Settings - Increase Force Damping
Basic Settings - Decrease Proportional Gain
Basic Settings - Decrease Prportional Gain
Verify that large or high power machinery is not
operating nearby. Also, verify input signal
integrity by examining the signal with an
oscilloscope.
Verify all wiring as shown in the “System Setup”
section of this document
Verify all DC common connections
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Technical Data
Mechanical Specifications
Pressure: 0 – 150 psig (0 – 10 bar) Un-lubricated, Dry,
Neutral Gas
Ports: 1/4” NPT
Connector: 4-pin M8 x 1 (male) and 3-pin M8 x1 (male)
Mounting: 2 x 10-32 thru Holes
Temperature Range: 32°F- 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Filtration: 5 µm particulate
0.3µm coalescing
Weight: 2.0Lbs. (0.91 kg)
Body: Aluminum 6061
Performance
Position Accuracy: +- 1% of full stroke
Repeatability: 3mV
Flow: 46 SCFM @ 80 psig (820 SLPM @ 6 bar)
Leak Rate: 12 SCFM @ 150 psig (5.7 SLPM @ 10 bar)
Electrical Specifications
Power: 24 VDC nominal @ 20W
Command Input Impedance: 100kΩ
Feedback Input Impedance: 100kΩ
Command Input: Configurable 0…10 VDC; 4…20mA
Feedback Input: Configurable 0…10 VDC; 4…20mA
Excitation: +10V (15mA max)
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