Magnetek Footbrake Static Stepless Simulation Software
Magnetek’s custom Footbrake/Static Stepless Simulation software is designed for IMPULSE®•VG+ Series 4 drives used on traverse motions to provide an effective means to slow or stop the motion of the bridge or trolley.
Encoder feedback is used to determine bridge or trolley speed at all times, allowing the operator to smoothly re-initiate a run command to a coasting crane. This prevents “jerking” motions and slow responsiveness found with acceleration and deceleration ramp, and provides operators with ultimate control and the same “feel” they are used to when retrofitting existing static-type controls.
Improved torque control ensures a smooth transition from coasting to slowing down and is non-destructive to the controls or the crane itself. As more torque is applied, the crane will accelerate or decelerate faster. An optional input to the drive while the footbrake is applied prevents the motor from driving into the brake, saving wear and tear.