8–390 A and 230–600 V
IMB DC Injection Brake
The IMB electronic motor brake provides fast, smooth and frictionless stopping of a three phase induction motor, by injecting controlled DC current to the motor windings, after the mains contactor opened.
- Braking Torque – determines the DC current level injected to the motor windings.
- Two operation modes:
1. Auto Mode: DC injection stops automatically when motor stops.
2. Manual Mode: DC injection stops after the the preadjusted braking time. This mode can be used to “hold“ the load at stand still.
- Circular and band saws
- Machine tools
- Fast stopping of high inertia loads
- Emergency stop (as long as mains supply remains on)
- ON – mains voltage connected
- Braking contactor closed
- DC injection on
|Brake Type||kW at 400 V||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Depth (mm)||Weight (kg)|
*5.5 kW at 41 V
The voltage increases linearly from the “Initial Voltage“ pre selected point. If the adjusted “Current Limit” is reached, the voltage will stop ramping and remain at its level until the current is reduced below the adjusted “Current Limit“ level. In that case ramp up time is prolonged until the current has reduced below “Current Limit” level
Although the current is limited the motor provides suitable torque to accelerate the driven load and reach “End of acceleration”. If the motor torque does not exceed the load torque the motor will not start. In the so rare cases severe damages might occur to the motor and starter.
Motor start measured with an oscilloscope
(Ch1, voltage; Ch2-4 current L1 – L3)
The oscillogram shows, the soft starter providing a smooth and stepless current and voltage ramp to the motor. The voltage ramps up until “Current Limit” is reached. After the motor is at nominal speed, the current will decrease, to the nominal motor current.
- This reliable components bypass the power electronics after the motor is at speed.
- In addition the starters provide an auxiliary contact, allowing signaling of a successful motor start.Attention! Many of our competitors call these auxiliary relays “a bypass contact”!
- The bypass function reduces the heat dissipation and eliminates the EMC load of the system.
The analogue product line provides simple potentiometer settings for all the parameters:
- Familiar setting, similar to standard overload relays
- Easy commissioning
- Prior knowledge is not necessary
- Status display via LEDs
- ISA-A include motor protection functions