Technical Documentation
PAM-190-P
Power plug for proportional valves
CONTENTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
General Information .................................................................................................................................................3
1.1
Order number ................................................................................................................................................. 3
1.2
Scope of supply .............................................................................................................................................. 3
1.3
Accessories .................................................................................................................................................... 3
1.4
Symbols used ................................................................................................................................................. 4
1.5
Legal notice .................................................................................................................................................... 4
1.6
Safety instructions .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Characteristics .........................................................................................................................................................6
2.1
Device description .......................................................................................................................................... 7
Use and application .................................................................................................................................................8
3.1
Installation instructions ................................................................................................................................... 8
3.2
Commissioning ............................................................................................................................................... 9
3.3
Manual parameterization .............................................................................................................................. 10
3.3.1
Parameter overview .............................................................................................................................. 10
3.3.2
Procedural method ............................................................................................................................... 10
Technical description ............................................................................................................................................. 11
4.1
Input and output signals ............................................................................................................................... 11
4.2
LED definitions ............................................................................................................................................. 11
4.3
Circuit diagram ............................................................................................................................................. 12
4.4
Typical wiring ................................................................................................................................................ 13
4.5
Connection examples ................................................................................................................................... 13
4.6
Technical data .............................................................................................................................................. 14
Parameters ............................................................................................................................................................ 15
5.1
Parameter overview...................................................................................................................................... 15
5.2
Basic parameters.......................................................................................................................................... 16
5.2.1
LG (Changing the language)................................................................................................................. 16
5.2.2
MODE (Parameter view) ....................................................................................................................... 16
5.3
InSignal adaptation ....................................................................................................................................... 17
5.3.1
AIN (Analogue input scaling) ................................................................................................................ 17
5.3.2
LIM (Signal monitoring) ......................................................................................................................... 18
5.3.3
R (Command signal ramp time) ............................................................................................................ 18
5.4
Output signal adaptation ............................................................................................................................... 19
5.4.1
MIN (Deadband compensation) ............................................................................................................ 19
5.4.2
MAX (Output scaling) ............................................................................................................................ 19
5.4.3
TRIGGER (Response threshold for the MIN parameter) ...................................................................... 19
5.4.4
POL (Output polarity) ............................................................................................................................ 20
5.5
Output signal adaptation ............................................................................................................................... 20
5.5.1
CURRENT (Rated current range) ......................................................................................................... 20
5.5.2
DFREQ (Dither frequency).................................................................................................................... 20
5.5.3
DAMPL (Dither amplitude) .................................................................................................................... 20
5.5.4
PWM (PWM Frequency) ....................................................................................................................... 21
5.5.5
PPWM (P gain of the current loop) ....................................................................................................... 21
5.5.6
IPWM (I gain of the current loop) .......................................................................................................... 21
5.6
PROCESS DATA (Monitoring) ..................................................................................................................... 22
Appendix ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
6.1
Failure monitoring ......................................................................................................................................... 23
6.2
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................ 23
Notes ..................................................................................................................................................................... 24
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1 General Information
1.1 Order number
PAM-190-P-A-11221
- Power amplifier for proportional valves with 0… 10 V input and M12 connector
PAM-190-P-I-1122
- Power amplifier for proportional valves with 4… 20 mA input and M12 connector
Alternative products
PAM-140-P
- Mobile amplifier in IP65 housing with 0… 10 V or 4… 20 mA command signal input
PAM-193-P
- Amplifier with potentiometers and DIL switches for top hat rail mounting
PAM-199-P
- Universal digital amplifier with USB interface for top hat rail mounting
1.2 Scope of supply
The scope of supply includes the module plus the terminal blocks which are part of the housing.
The Profibus plug, interface cables and further parts which may be required should be ordered separately.
This documentation can be downloaded as a PDF file from www.w-e-st.de.
1.3 Accessories
WPC-300
ULA-310
SAC-5P-FS
- Start-Up-Tool (downloadable from our homepage – products/software)
- Programming device with USB interface
- 5 pin M12 connector with connecting cable
1
The number of the version consists of the hardware version (first two digits) and the software version (last two digits).
Because of the development of the products these numbers can vary. They are not strictly necessary for the order. We will
always deliver the newest version.
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1.4 Symbols used
General information
Safety-related information
1.5 Legal notice
W.E.St. Elektronik GmbH
Gewerbering 31
D-41372 Niederkrüchten
Tel.:
Fax.:
+49 (0)2163 577355-0
+49 (0)2163 577355-11
Home page:
EMAIL:
www.w-e-st.de or www.west-electronics.com
info@w-e-st.de
Date:
30.06.2016
The data and characteristics described herein serve only to describe the product. The user is required to
evaluate this data and to check suitability for the particular application. General suitability cannot be inferred
from this document. We reserve the right to make technical modifications due to further development of the
product described in this manual. The technical information and dimensions are non-binding. No claims may
be made based on them.
This document is protected by copyright.
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1.6 Safety instructions
Please read this document and the safety instructions carefully. This document will help to define the product
area of application and to put it into operation. Additional documents (WPC-300 for the start-up software) and
knowledge of the application should be taken into account or be available.
General regulations and laws (depending on the country: e. g. accident prevention and environmental
protection) must be complied with.
These modules are designed for hydraulic applications in open or closed-loop control circuits.
Uncontrolled movements can be caused by device defects (in the hydraulic module or the
components), application errors and electrical faults. Work on the drive or the electronics must
only be carried out whilst the equipment is switched off and not under pressure.
This handbook describes the functions and the electrical connections for this electronic
assembly. All technical documents which pertain to the system must be complied with when
commissioning.
This device may only be connected and put into operation by trained specialist staff. The
instruction manual must be read with care. The installation instructions and the commissioning
instructions must be followed. Guarantee and liability claims are invalid if the instructions are
not complied with and/or in case of incorrect installation or inappropriate use.
CAUTION!
All electronic modules are manufactured to a high quality. Malfunctions due to the failure of
components cannot, however, be excluded. Despite extensive testing the same also applies
for the software. If these devices are deployed in safety-relevant applications, suitable external
measures must be taken to guarantee the necessary safety. The same applies for faults which
affect safety. No liability can be assumed for possible damage.
Further instructions
 The module may only be operated in compliance with the national EMC regulations. It is
the user’s responsibility to adhere to these regulations.
 The device is only intended for use in the commercial sector.
 When not in use the module must be protected from the effects of the weather,
contamination and mechanical damage.
 The module may not be used in an explosive environment.
 To ensure adequate cooling the ventilation slots must not be covered.
 The device must be disposed of in accordance with national statutory provisions.
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2 Characteristics
This power plug is used to control proportional valves with one solenoid. The compact and inexpensive solution will be mounted directly on the solenoid.
A typical input signal of 0… 10 V (optional 4... 20 mA) can be used. The output current is closed loop controlled and therefore independent from the supply voltage and a varying solenoid resistance.
The parameterization can be done via the PC interface and the ULA-310 adapter or internally via the UP and
DOWN buttons.
By the free parameterization of the power plug all typical proportional valves of the different manufactures can
be optimal adapted.
Typical applications: Controlling of the solenoid of proportional throttle or pressure valves.
Features

Power amplifier for proportional valves located in a DIN EN 175 301-803-A plug housing

Digitally reproducible adjustments

Free scaling of the input signal

Also usable as Soft-Switch-amplifier (soft switch-on and switch-off)

M12 connector

Programmable via USB/LIN bus

Free parameterization of ramps, MIN and MAX, DITHER (frequency, amplitude) and
PWM frequency

Parameter settings via integrated buttons and a selector switch (reduced functionally against the
USB / LINbus)

Optional: Version with CAN-Bus on request

Output current 1 A / 2.5 A

Adaptable to all standard proportional valves
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2.1 Device description
Operation LED
Funktions LED
7 8
9 0 1
2 3
Selection
Switch
Drehschalter
M12-Plug (5pol)
IEC 61076-2-101
(M12-Version)
Parameter LED
Parameter LED
34
4 56
Button Down
Taste Ab
Button Up
Taste Auf
~ 38
78
Pin layout
M12/5 plug
Type-label
Typenschild
(5,5)
34
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Rectangle Plug / Rechteck Verbinder
Type: A EN 175301-803
Rubber-seal / Dichtung
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3 Use and application
3.1 Installation instructions

All cables which lead outside must be screened; complete screening is required. It is also a requirement that no strong electro-magnetic interference sources are installed nearby when using our control
and regulation modules.

The equipment should be installed and wired in accordance with the documentation bearing in mind
EMC principles. If other consumers are operated with the same power supply, a star- connected
ground wiring scheme is recommended. The following points must be observed when wiring:
 Analogue signal cables must be screened.
 All other cables must be screened if there are powerful interference sources (frequency
converters, power contactors) and cable lengths > 3m. Inexpensive SMD ferrites can be
used with high-frequency radiation.
 The screening should be connected to PE (PE terminal) as close to the equipment as possible. The local requirements for screening must be taken into account in all cases. The
screening should be connected to at both ends. Equipotential bonding must be provided
where there are differences between the connected electrical components.
 With longer lengths of cable (>10 m) the diameters and screening measures should be
checked by specialists (e.g. for possible interference, noise sources and voltage drop).
Particular care is required with cables of over 40 m in length – the manufacturer should be
consulted if necessary.

A low-resistance connection between PE and the mounting rail should be provided. Transient interference is transmitted from the equipment directly to the mounting rail and from there to the local earth.

Power should be supplied by a regulated power supply unit (typically a PELV system complying with
IEC364-4-4, secure low voltage). The low internal resistance of regulated power supplies gives better
interference voltage dissipation, which improves the signal quality of high-resolution sensors in particular. Switched inductances (relays and valve coils connected to the same power supply) must always
be provided with appropriate overvoltage protection directly at the coil.
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3.2 Commissioning
Step
Task
Installation
Install the device in accordance with the circuit diagram. Ensure it is wired correctly and that the signals are well shielded.
Switching on for the first time
Ensure that no unwanted movement is possible in the drive (e. g. switch off the
hydraulics). Connect an ammeter and check the current consumed by the device. If it is higher than specified, there is an error in the wiring. Switch the device off immediately and check the wiring.
Setting up communication
Once the power input is correct the PC (notebook) should be connected via the
USB interface and the programming device ULA-310. Please see the WPC300 program documentation for how to set up communication.
Caution:
The communication works in a HALF DUPLEX process.
Further commissioning and diagnosis are supported by the operating software.
Alternatively, the set-up can be done by the internal parameter selector and the
UP and DOWN buttons.
Pre-parameterization
Parameterize now (with the help of the system redundancy and the connection
diagram) the following parameters:
The ANALOGUE INPUT, the output CURRENT and the typical valve parameter DITHER and MIN/MAX.
Pre-parameterization is necessary to minimize the risk of an unintentional
movement / pressure.
Control signal
Check the control signal (output signal). The control signal (solenoid current)
lies in the range of 0... 2.5 A. In the current state it should show around 0 A.
The valve current can also be monitored in the WPC program.
Switching on the hydraulics
The hydraulics can now be switched on. The module is not yet generating a
signal. Drives should be at a standstill or drift slightly (leave its position at a
slow speed).
Activating command signal
CAUTION! The power stage is always active when power supply exists. The
output current to the valve will follow the input signal proportionally.
Controller optimization
Settings like ramp time or dead band compensation can now be done.
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3.3 Manual parameterization
3.3.1
Parameter overview
The manual adjustment is comparable with the adjustment via potentiometer. Not all parameters of the power
plug are available in this mode2.
Switch
position
Parameter
Setting range
Remark
0
DEFAULT
-
Released only by pressing the button "Up" and "DOWN"
simultaneously. Response: a short and fast flashing of
the LED.
1
CURRENT
0|1
0 = low current range; press „Button DOWN“
1 = high current range; press „Button UP“
2
MIN
0…60%
Deadband compensation
in relation to the current range
3
MAX
30…100%
Reduction in the maximum current
in relation to the current range
4
R:UP
50ms…5sec
Ramp time up
5
R:DOWN
50ms…5sec
Ramp time down
6
PWM
60…1500 Hz
PWM output frequency
7
-
No function
8
-
Current monitoring, no parameter input, see LED definitions.
9
-
Setpoint monitoring, no parameter input, see LED definitions.
3.3.2
Procedural method
1. Press a button or turn the selector switch, which activates the manual adjustment mode.
The parameter-LED flashes.
2. Select the desired parameter (1… 6) by the selector switch.
3. The parameter LED indicates - by flashing - the parameter mode.
a. At the lower boundary the LED lights only briefly
b. At the upper boundary the LED lights almost continuously
4. Press the UP or DOWN button.
a. A short activation of one of the buttons will change the parameter by a value of app. 1%.
b. A continual activation of one of the buttons will change the parameter continually (up to the
point where the upper or lower boundary is reached).
5. The parameters are stored automatically (app. 1 second after the last parameter adjustment). The
manual adjustment will be finished after 60 seconds.
2
The full functionality of the power plug is available via the PC interface only.
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4 Technical description
4.1 Input and output signals
Connection
Supply
PIN 1
Power supply (see technical data)
PIN 3
0 V (GND) connection.
Connection
Analogue signals
PIN 2
(Differential) Command signal input +, signal range 0… 10 V or 4… 20 mA, scalable
PIN 4
(Differential) Command signal input -, signal range 0… 10 V, scalable
Connection
Communication
PIN 5
LIN-bus communication port
Via ULA-310 the plug can be read out and parameterized.
4.2 LED definitions
LEDs
Description of the LED function
YELLOW
(THD)
READY display
OFF:
ON:
Flashing:
YELLOW
(SMD)
Operating mode
OFF:
Normal operating mode
No power supply
System is ready for operation
Error discovered
Blinking sequences in switch position 0 ... 6: Manual configuration mode is active
Diagnostics:
The LED frequency (starting with OFF up to continuously ON) indicates the
input / output signal status.
Switch position 8: output current is displayed
Switch position 9: setpoint value is displayed
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4.3 Circuit diagram
1
24 V
PELV
0V
PAM-190-P
DC
3
DC
Power Stage /
Ausgangsstufe
Shunt - I-Version
Input / Eingang
A: 0...10V
I: 4... 20 mA
2
Input Scaling /
Skalierung
4
Commands:
AIN:W
LIM
0V
w
RAMP Generator /
Rampengenerator
c
Commands:
R:UP, R:DOWN
Output Adaptation
/ Ventiladaption
Commands:
- MIN
- MAX
- TRIGGER
- POL
u
Differential input /
Differenzeingang
Communication
Kommunikation
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5
LIN Bus
Commands:
- CURRENT
- DFREQ
- DAMPL
- PWM
- PPWM
- IPWM
Solenoid / Magnet
ia
PE via
DIN-PLUG
Commands:
- LG (Languages)
- MODE (Expert or Standard)
Control program
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4.4 Typical wiring
2 3
7 8
9 0 1
4 56
Valve / Ventil
ULA-310
Link to the PLC
Verbindung zur SPS
USB-Plug-Socket to PC
USB-Buchse zum PC
4.5 Connection examples
SPS / PLC 0... 10 V
AIN:W 1000 1000
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4... 20 mA input
+In PIN 2
+In PIN 2
-In PIN 4
-In PIN 4
GND PIN 3
GND
0 V (for 0... 100%)
AIN:W 2000 1600 2000 C (for 0... 100%)
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4.6 Technical data
[VDC]
[mA]
[A]
Supply voltage
Current requirement
External protection
[V]
[mA]
[%]
Analogue command input
12… 30 (incl. ripple)
< 50 + solenoid current
3 medium time lag
0… 10; 90 kOhm
4...20; 240 Ohm
< 0,1 (intern 0,02) incl. oversampling
PWM output
PWM frequency
[A]
[Hz]
Max. 1 or 2.5 (selectable)
60… 2650 adjustable stepwise
Sample time (pressure control)
Sample time (solenoid current control)
[ms]
[ms]
1
0,167
Serial interface
Baudrate
[kB]
LIN-bus
19,2
Housing
Hirschmann GDME
DIN EN 175 301-803-A
Weight
[kg]
0,110
Protection class
Temperature range
Storage temperature
[°C]
[°C]
IP65 (with gasket)
-20… 65 (consider the current range)
-20 …70
Connections
M12, 5-pole (DESINA standard)
EMC
EN 61000-6-2: 8/2002
EN 61000-6-3: 6/2005
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5 Parameters
5.1 Parameter overview
Group
Command
Default
Unit
Description
Basic parameters
LG
EN
-
Changing language help texts
STD
-
Parameter view
A:
B:
1000
1000
-
Free scaling of the analogue input.
C:
X:
0
V
0,01 %
-
0
0,01 %
Signal monitoring function (e.g. joystick error)
Command signal ramp times
MODE
Input signal adaptation
Signal scaling
AIN:W
Range monitoring
LIM
Ramp function
R:UP
100
ms
R:DOWN
100
ms
Output signal adaptation
MIN
0
0,01 %
Deadband compensation
MAX
10000
0,01 %
Output scaling
200
TRIGGER
POL
0,01 %
Deadband compensation trigger point
+
-
Output polarity
0
-
Current output range
Hz
Dither frequency
0,01 %
Dither amplitude
Hz
PWM frequency
Gain of the current loop
Powerstage parameters
CURRENT
DFREQ
120
DAMPL
0
PWM
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PPWM
1
-
IPWM
40
-
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5.2 Basic parameters
5.2.1
LG (Changing the language)
Command
LG
x
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= DE|EN
-
STD
Either German or English can be selected for the help texts.
CAUTION: After changing the language settings the parameter list has to be updated by pressing the
identification button “ID”.
5.2.2
MODE (Parameter view)
Command
MODE
x
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= STD|EXP
-
STD
This command changes the operating mode. Various commands (defined via STD/EXP) are blanked out in
Standard Mode. The commands in Expert Mode have a more significant influence on system behavior and
should accordingly be changed with care.
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5.3 Input signal adaptation
5.3.1 AIN (Analogue input scaling)
Command
Parameters
Unit
AIN:W
A
B
C
X
a=
b=
c=
x=
0,01 %
-
Group
STD
-10000… 10000
-10000… 10000
-10000… 10000
V|C
This command offers an individual scalable input. The following linear equation is used for the scaling.
Output 
a
( Input  c)
b
The “C” value is the offset (e.g. to compensate the 4 mA in case of a 4… 20 mA input signal).
The variables A and B are defining the gain factor with which the signal range is scaled up to 100 % (e.g. 1.25
if using 4… 20mA input signal, defined in default current settings by A = 1250 and B = 1000). The internal
shunt for the current measuring is activated with switching the X value.
The gain factor is calculated by setting the usable range (A) in relation to the real used range (B) of the input
signal. Usable are 0… 20mA, means (A) has the value 20. Really used are 4… 20mA, means (B) has a value
of 16 (20-4). Not used are 0… 4mA. In a range of 20mA this is an offset of 20%, means a value of 2000 for
(C). Last but not least (X) has to be set to C choosing current signal.
In this case AIN command would look like this:
AIN:I 20 16 2000 C or AIN:I 1250 1000 2000 C (see below)
Typical settings:
Command
Input
Description
AIN:X
1000 1000
0 V
0… 10 V
Range: 0… 100 %
AIN:X
AIN:X
10
8
1250 1000
1000 V OR
1000 V
1… 9 V
Range: 0… 100 %; 1 V = 1000 used for the offset and
gained by 10 / 8 (10 V divided by 8 V (9 V -1 V))
4
500 V OR
0,5… 4,5 V
2500 1000
500 V OR
Range: 0… 100 %; 0,5 V = 500 used for the offset and
gained by 10 / 4 (10 V divided by 4 V (4,5 V -0,5 V))
AIN:X
AIN:X
AIN:X
AIN:X
AIN:X
10
16
2000 C OR
2000 1600
1250 1000
20
2000 C OR
2000 C
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4… 20mA
Range: 0… 100 %
The offset will be compensated on 20 % (4 mA) and the
signal (16 mA = 20 mA – 4 mA) will be gained to 100 %
(20 mA).
Each of this parameterization for 4… 20 mA is setting the
range to 0… 100 %.
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5.3.2
LIM (Signal monitoring)
Command
LIM
X
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= 0… 2000
0,01 %
EXP
This command defines the pressure, which corresponds to 100 % of the input signal. If the demand is set
incorrectly, this leads to incorrect system settings, and the dependent parameters cannot be calculated
correctly.
Example:
LIM 500 (5% lower/upper limitation)
If the input signal gets higher than 95 % or lower than 5%, it leaves the permitted range and the output will
switch off.
100%
error range for
unipolar signals
working
range
0%
5.3.3
R (Command signal ramp time)
Command
R:I
X
Parameter
Unit
i= UP|DOWN
x= 50… 10000
ms
Group
STD
Ausgang/Output A
Two quadrant ramp function.
The ramp time is separately set for UP and DOWN ramps.
A:UP
A:DOWN
t
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5.4 Output signal adaptation
5.4.1
MIN (Deadband compensation)
5.4.2
MAX (Output scaling)
5.4.3
TRIGGER (Response threshold for the MIN parameter)
Command
MIN
MAX
TRIGGER
X
X
X
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= 0… 6000
x= 2000… 10000
x= 0… 3000
0,01 %
0,01 %
0,01 %
STD
With this command, the output signal is adjusted to the valve characteristics. With the MAX value the output
signal (the maximum valve current) will be defined. With the MIN value the overlap (dead band of the valve)
will be compensated. Via the TRIGGER the activation point of the MIN function is set and so a non-sensitive
range around the zero-point3 can be specified.
CAUTION: If the MIN value is set too high, it influences the minimal pressure, which cannot be adjusted any longer. In extreme case this causes to an oscillating at small input values.
10V
Ausgang / Output
MAX
MIN
Eingang / Input
100%
TRIGGER
3
This dead band is necessary, in order to avoid unrequested activations caused by small variations of the input signal. If
this module is used in a position controls, the TRIGGER value should be reduced (typical: 1…10).
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5.4.4 POL (Output polarity)
Command
POL
X
Parameter
Unit
Group
x=
-
EXP
+ | -
This command allows a switch over of the output signal direction (after the MIN-MAX function).
Example:
POL:A
POL:A
+
-
Input signal 0… 100 %, nominal output current 0… 100 %.
Input signal 0… 100 % nominal output current 100… 0 %.
5.5 Output signal adaptation
5.5.1
CURRENT (Rated current range)
Command
CURRENT
X
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= 0|1
-
STD
The nominal current range is set with this parameter. Dither and also MIN/MAX always refer to the selected
current range.
0 = 1.0 A range
1 = 2.5 A range.
5.5.2
DFREQ (Dither frequency)
5.5.3
DAMPL (Dither amplitude)
Command
DFREQ
DAMPL
X
X
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= 60… 400
x= 0… 3000
Hz
0,01 %
EXP
The dither4 can be defined freely with this command. Different amplitudes or frequencies may be required depending on the respective valve. The dither amplitude is defined in % of the nominal current (see: CURRENT
command).
CAUTION: The PPWM and IPWM parameters influence the effect of the dither setting. These parameters should not be changed again after the dither has been optimized.
CAUTION: If the PWM frequency is less than 500 Hz, the dither amplitude should be set to zero.
4
The DITHER is a superimposed signal to reduce the hysteresis. This function is defined by the amplitude and frequency.
The DITHER frequency should not be confused with the PWM frequency. In some proportional valve documentations a
mistake is done by the definition of the DITHER / PWM frequency. It is recognizable by missing information about the
DITHER amplitude.
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5.5.4 PWM (PWM Frequency)
Command
PWM
X
Parameter
Unit
Group
x= 60… 2650
Hz
STD
This parameter is entered in Hz. The optimum frequency depends on the valve.
CAUTION: when using low PWM frequencies the PPWM and PPWM parameters should be
adjusted5.
The PWM frequency can only be set in defined steps. This means that there are deviations between
the specified and the actual frequency. The next highest frequency step is always used.
5.5.5 PPWM (P gain of the current loop)
5.5.6 IPWM (I gain of the current loop)
Command
PPWM
IPWM
X
X
Parameters
Unit
Group
x= 0… 30
x= 1… 100
-
EXP
The PI current controller for the solenoids is parameterized with these commands.
CAUTION: These parameters should not be changed without adequate measurement facilities and
experience.
If the PWM frequency is < 250 Hz, the dynamic of the current controller has to be decreased.
Typical values are: PPWM = 1… 3 and IPWM = 40… 80.
If the PWM frequency is > 1000 Hz, the default values of PPWM = 7 and IPWM = 40 should be chosen.
5
Due to the longer dead times at low PWM frequencies the stability of the control circuit is reduced. Typical values are
then: PPWM = 1… 3 and IPWM = 40… 70.
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5.6 PROCESS DATA (Monitoring)
Command
Description
Unit
W
C
U
IA
Command value after input scaling
Comman value after ramp function
Control signal
%
%
%
mA
Solenoid current6
The process data are the variables which can be observed continuously on the monitor or on the oscilloscope.
6
The display of the solenoid current (in WPC-300 program) is damped in order to be able to bring out a stable signal.
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6 Appendix
6.1 Failure monitoring
Following possible error sources are monitored continuously:
Source
Fault
Characteristic
Command signal PIN 2 / 4
LIM command
Out of range
The output will be switched off and
the READY LED flashes.
Command signal PIN 2 / 4
4… 20 mA
Out of range or broken wire
The output will be switched off and
the READY LED flashes.
Solenoids output
Wrong cabling, broken wire
The output will be switched off and
the READY LED flashes.
EEPROM
(when switching on)
Data error
The output will be switched off and
the READY LED flashes.The module can only be activated by saving
the parameters again!
6.2 Troubleshooting
It is assumed that the device is in an operable state and there is communication between the module and the
WPC-300. Furthermore, the valve control parameterization has been set with the assistance of the valve data
sheets.
The RC in monitor mode can be used to analyze faults.
CAUTION: All safety aspects must be thoroughly checked when working with the RC (Remote
Control) mode. In this mode the module is controlled directly and the machine control cannot
influence the module.
FAULT
CAUSE / SOLUTION
READY LED is off.
Presumably no power supply is present.
If there is no power supply there is also no communication via our operating program. If a connection has been made to the WPC-300, then a power supply is also
available.
READY LED is flashing.
The flashing READY LED signals that a fault is detected by the equipment. The fault
could be:

Solenoid error or no signal at the input, if 4… 20 mA signals

LIM monitored input signals are parameterized.

Internal data error: press the command/SAVE button to delete the data error. The
system reloads the DEFAULT data.
With the WPC-300 operating program and ULA-310 the fault can be localized directly
via the monitor.
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7 Notes
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