Speed Control Trainer Model PCT 112

Sci-tech Speed Control Trainer Model PCT 112 allows the investigation of control system principles by using a servo mechanism comprising a dc motor, a variety of sensors and both analogue and digital controllers. Students are also introduced to the fundamental of transducer and signal processing, velocity feedback, closed loop position and speed control.

Item Description

a. Teaches the concepts of control sensors and signal processing
b. Real mechanical plant
c. Suitable for teaching both theory and practice
d. Contains both analogue and digital controllers
e. Compares digital and analogue sensors
f. Digital controller uses an embedded processor
g. Linear and pwm motor drive
h. On-board sine, square and triangle wave generator
i. Software with built-in instrumentation
j. Open and closed loop transfer functions with Bode and Nyquist display
k. Complete workstation including power supply

Technical Specifications

l. Software
i. All windows are independent concurrent and resizable but contained within a
single environment
ii. Instruments include 4 channel data logger, bar graph display, voltmeter,
frequency counter and transfer function analyzer
iii. Includes practical instructions, associated theory, background material and
patching lead configuration instructions
iv. An integrated instructional and hardware control delivery system
v. Graphical connection diagrams for the hardware
vi. Step by step practical instructions
vii. All required test instrumentation must provide within the software
viii. All instrumentation includes the ability to make accurate measurements using
cursors as well as print and save the displays for inclusion in student reports
m. Power supply
i. +/- 15 volt 1.5 amps
ii. +5 volts 0.5 amps
n. Electronic unit
i. Open printed circuit board with front panel mimic containing
ii. Four input error amplifier
iii. PID analogue controller with independent gain controls
iv. Dual time-constant integrator
v. LED display of encoder signals

vi. Embedded microprocessor containing multiple control algorithms
vii. USB2 interface
viii. 2 channel a/d input
ix. 2 channel analogue and pwm d/a output
x. 4 channel a/d instrumentation interface
xi. Sweep function generator 0.1 Hz – 5 Hz, sine square and triangle
xii. 2 variable attenuators
xiii. Variable d.c signal
o. Mechanical plant
i. Open board format containing a servo mechanism and support electronic
ii. Permanent magnet motor with armature current signal output
iii. Tachogenerator 2.5 volts/1000 rpm
iv. Magnetic eddy current brake
v. Input and output potentiometers
vi. Two-phase incremental shaft encoder six bit Gray code shaft encoder Power amplifier, linear and pwm
vii. Switchable three figure LCD meter for speed or voltage