FXMP25
FXMP25 – External field controller for Mentor II and Mentor MP

The FXMP25 external field controller may be connected digitally to a Mentor MP using a standard RJ45 connection, allowing setup by standard drive parameters. The FXMP25 can also function in standalone mode using its integrated keypad and display.

Every Mentor MP has a motor field controller as standard that provides excellent field control for the majority of DC motors. However, in the following situations, the optional FXMP25 external field controller is recommended:

  • The required field current is greater than that offered by the standard drive, up to 25 A. For example, older motors with low field voltages.
  • The field is required to be forced down more quickly than is possible with a standard half controlled field bridge. For example, on spindle motors or motors with high field time constants where the field is required to weaken more quickly than the natural time constant of the field winding.
  • FXMP25 allows applications to be implemented with simple field current reversal, without armature reversal. For example, applications where a rapid change in torque direction is not required. With the Mentor MP it is possible to implement a four quadrant system with a two quadrant armature converter where a slow change in torque direction can be tolerated.

Easy upgrade

The new FXMP25 replaces our existing FXM5 option. It may also be controlled digitally by a Mentor II, allowing set-up by standard drive parameters. The FXMP25 has the same physical dimensions as the existing FXM5, but extends its current range to 25 A.

High current fields

For field currents above 25 A, a separate Mentor MP DC drive can be used as a field controller.

FXMP25 – External field controller for Mentor II and Mentor MP

The FXMP25 external field controller may be connected digitally to a Mentor MP using a standard RJ45 connection, allowing setup by standard drive parameters. The FXMP25 can also function in standalone mode using its integrated keypad and display.

 

Features Specifications Downloads
Ratings

Continuous AC input: 26 A

Continuous DC output current: 25 A

Inputs and Outputs

 

FUNCTION QTY I/O DEFAULT FUNCTION RATING
Digital input 1 Field economy level +24V
Analog input

 

1 Current demand input 0 to 10V
Analog output 2 Field current output signal

Armature voltage output signal

0 to 10V
Relay 3 Fail relay Normally open and normally closed

 

Overall dimensions

 

FXMP25

FXMP25

Height: 247 mm (9.72 in)
Width: 192.38 mm (7.57 in)
Depth: 90.27 mm (3.55 in)

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Advanced User Guides

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Mentor MP Advanced User Guide 4 pdf 7 MB EN

User Guides

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Advanced Position Controller User Guide For Unidrive SP 6 pdf 2.45 MB EN
CTNet I/O User Guide 3 pdf 1.27 MB EN
CTNet Remote I/O Basics 1 pdf 2.09 MB EN
CTNet User Guide 8 pdf 1.92 MB EN
Flying Shear User Guide 10 pdf 5 MB EN
FXMP25 Field Controller User Guide 3 pdf 2.41 MB EN
Mentor MP Users Guide 4 pdf 10 MB EN
Mentor MP User Guide 5 pdf 11 MB EN

Quick Start Guides

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Quick Start Guide for Mentor MP 1.5 pdf 112 KB EN

Option Module User Guides

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SM-Applications Modules and Motion Processors User Guide 3 pdf 1.60 MB EN
SM-CANopen User Guide 10 pdf 2.16 MB EN
SM-DeviceNet User Guide 7 pdf 1.84 MB EN
SM-Encoder Plus/Encoder Output Plus User Guide 4 pdf 868 KB EN
SM-EtherCAT User Guide 5 pdf 1.89 MB EN
SM-Ethernet User Guide 6 pdf 3.04 MB EN
SM-I/O 120V User Guide 2 pdf 1.70 MB EN
SM-I/O 32 User Guide 1 pdf 475 KB EN
SM-I/O PELV User Guide 3 pdf 1.99 MB EN
SM-I/O Plus User Guide 6 pdf 1.55 MB EN
SM-Keypad Plus User Guide 2 pdf 1.61 MB EN
SM-PROFIBUS DP-V1 User Guide 10 pdf 2.12 MB EN
SM-Universal Encoder Plus User Guide 6 pdf 3.00 MB EN

Issue Guides

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Type
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A guide to Control Techniques option modules 1 pdf 1.95 MB EN
A guide to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for variable speed drives 1 pdf 4.97 MB EN
A Guide to Popular Fieldbus Systems for use with Variable Speed Drives 2 zip 6 MB EN
A Guide to Supply Harmonics and other low frequency disturbances 2 pdf 3.78 MB EN
An Engineering Guide to Position Feedback Devices for Variable Speed Drives 1 pdf 6 MB EN

Software

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Type
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CTSoft V01.16.00 V01.16.00 exe 74 MB EN
CTVue Configurator 3 Software Build 662-0 Compatible with all color touch screens (Use CTVue Configurator 2 for monochrome panels) 662 zip 69 MB EN
Mentor MP Document Server V01.03.00 zip 46 MB EN
MP-Keypad String Editor V04.04.08 zip 7 MB EN
PowerTools Pro version 5.3 5.3 zip 18 MB EN
SyPTLite V1.5.1 zip 11 MB EN
SyPTPro Demo Version V02.05.03 zip 52 MB EN
SyPTPro Upgrade v2.6.13.0 – Supports the SI-Applications Plus module (Unidrive M700) . Requires a previously registered v2.0.5 onwards. 2.6.13.0 zip 82 MB EN

2D Drawings

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Type
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Mentor MP Size 1A Dimensions 1 zip 699 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 1B Dimensions 1 zip 679 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 1B Dimensions 1 zip 679 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 2A/2B Dimensions 1 zip 1.99 MB EN
Mentor MP Size 2C Dimensions Back Plate and Mounting Dimensions 1 zip 250 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 2C Dimensions Front View Dimensions 1 zip 467 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 2D Dimensions Back Plate and Mounting Dimensions 1 zip 244 KB EN
Mentor MP Size 2D Dimensions Front View Dimensions 1 zip 466 KB EN

3D Drawings

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Mentor MP Frame Size 1 .eDrawing zip 6 MB EN

Visio Drawings

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Control Techniques Visio Shapes zip 28 MB EN
Instructions for using Control Techniques Visio Shapes pdf 272 KB EN

Short Form Guides

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Mentor MP Short Form Guide 5 pdf 6 MB EN

GSD / GSDML Files

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Type
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SM-PROFIBUS DP-V1 – can only be used with DP-V1 modules with V03.02.03 or later firmware** zip 92 KB EN
SM-PROFIBUS DP-V1 – can only be used with DP-V1 modules with V03.02.xx or later firmware* zip 26 KB EN

EDS Files

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Detailed Ethernet IP EDS Files 120723 (SM-Ethernet) 1 zip 30 KB EN
DeviceNet EDS files V02.00.00 zip 76 KB EN

Application Notes

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Application Note Directory (CTAN) 4.0 pdf 294 KB EN
CTAN120 – S-Ramp Accel/Decel Ramps – All CT Products 1.2 pdf 136 KB EN
CTAN126 – Mentor II Cooling Fan Data 1 pdf 21 KB EN
CTAN131 – Remote Modem Communication with Drives 1.2 pdf 329 KB EN
CTAN132 – Line Reactors 1.5 pdf 58 KB EN
CTAN144 – Application of Line Reactors and Isolation Transformers for AC and DC Drives 1.4 pdf 122 KB EN
CTAN154 – Driving External Relays 1.5 pdf 144 KB EN
CTAN179 – Dynamic Braking Resistor Selection Chart (Per Horsepower of Load) 1.1 pdf 100 KB EN
CTAN242 – Driving Analog Meters 1.0 pdf 81 KB EN
CTAN275 – Extra Digital inputs and outputs 1.0 pdf 88 KB EN
CTAN282 Selecting 1 of 2 values 1.2 pdf 102 KB EN
CTAN297 – SM-Ethernet save restore and re-init 1.1 pdf 77 KB EN
CTAN305 Creating Motor Over Temperature Trip 1.2 pdf 237 KB EN
CTAN306 – SM-DeviceNet save restore and re-init 1.3 pdf 263 KB EN
CTAN313 SM-Keypad Plus as a Startup Tool 1.1 pdf 145 KB EN
CTAN316 Drive Parameter Menu Structure 1.1 pdf 73 KB EN
CTAN321 Obtaining Signals 1.1 pdf 121 KB EN
CTAN331 Creating a UniPolar Analog Speed Output 1.2 pdf 166 KB EN
CTAN332 Time of day and day of week applications 1.2 pdf 103 KB EN
CTAN336 Using the Drives +24vdc Supply for External Devices 1.3 pdf 61 KB EN
CTAN343 Setting up the Real Time Clock 1.3 pdf 225 KB EN
CTAN345 Stabilizing Erratic Signals 1.1 pdf 111 KB EN
CTAN349 Inverting the Sense of Speed Command Signals 1.1 pdf 69 KB EN
CTAN351 Adding a DC loop contractor to a Mentor MP 1.2 pdf 69 KB EN
CTAN352 Backing Up Using the Smart Card 1.2 pdf 750 KB EN
CTAN353 Backing Up Critical Drive Setup Info Using CTSoft 1.1 pdf 630 KB EN
CTAN354 Eliminating Speed Creep- Low End Analog Drift 1.0 pdf 190 KB EN
CTAN361- Field Weakening Feedback Loss and the Speed Estimator 1.1 pdf 58 KB EN
CTAN365 – Masking Faults and Stopping on Trip Conditions 1.0 pdf 151 KB EN
CTAN366 – Mentor / Quantum MP Security Code 1.0 pdf 35 KB EN
CTSL012 – Practical Comparators 1.1 pdf 227 KB EN
CTSL013 – Extending the I/O Status Word 1.0 pdf 186 KB EN
Quantum MP / Mentor MP Application Notes 4.0 pdf 82 KB EN

EMC Datasheets

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FXMP25 EMC Datasheet 1 pdf 159 KB EN
LV and EMC Directive Declaration Issue 2 pdf 88 KB EN
LV and EMC Directive Declaration FXMP25 Issue 1 pdf 83 KB EN

Technical Library

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Alphabetically Listed Topical Directory of Technical Resources 1.11 pdf 249 KB EN

Cable Drawings

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Communications Cables 1.0 pdf 164 KB EN
CTVUE-DC-485_810889-000-01.pdf 1 pdf 109 KB EN
ENCO A3 1 dwg 170 KB EN

Product Support Videos

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Masking Trips 1 wmv 10 MB EN

Manuals

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Mentor MP Advanced User Guide 4 pdf 7 MB EN

Technical Notes

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CTTN157 – Essential Codes 1 pdf 28 KB EN

Video Instructions

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CTVI129 – Masking Trips 1 wmv 10 MB EN

Troubleshooting Guides

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CTTG136 – Input Power Problems 1 pdf 34 KB EN
CTTG139 – Input Power Problems 1.6 pdf 115 KB EN

DPL Files

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CTSL012 1 dpl 3 KB EN

Software Archive

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CTNet I/O Example Files 1 zip 152 KB EN
CTScope (now supports Unidrive M200-M700) V2.1 zip 27 MB EN
CTSoft V 1.14.02 1.14.02 zip 64 MB EN
CTSoft V01.15.05 V01.15.05 exe 141 MB EN
CTVue Configurator 3 Software Build 515 – Compatible with all color touch screens (Please read the readme.txt before installing) 3 zip 81 MB EN
CTVue Configurator 3 Software Build 587-1 – Compatible with all color touch screens (Please read the readme.txt before installing) 1 zip 68 MB EN
PowerTools Pro version 5.1 5.1 zip 18 MB EN
PowerTools Pro version 5.2 5.2 zip 18 MB EN
SyPTPro Upgrade – Supports the SI-Applications Plus module (Unidrive M700). Requires a previously registered v2.0.5 onwards. See SyPTPro page for more V2.6.11 zip 83 MB EN
SyPTPro Upgrade – Supports the SI-Applications Plus module (Unidrive M700). Requires a previously registered v2.0.5 onwards. See SyPTPro page for more V02.06.12 zip 82 MB EN