Closed loop dc speed control
Omega’s OMDC-MD series, a compact programmable dc speed control, features adjustable min/max speeds, with pulse input capacity of 50,000 pulses per minute
The Omega Engineering OMDC-MD series is a compact programmable dc speed control with digital closed loop feedback and LED display for dc motors rated to 2 horsepower. It features adjustable min/max speeds, adjustable acceleration/deceleration, and display options including decimal point positions and intensity. The pulse input capacity for speed feedback is 50,000 pulses per minute (833 Hz). Its non-volatile memory provides programmable power-on initial settings and allows all custom settings to be stored for future use. The OMDC-MD can be programmed to display any Engineering unit of measure.
Omega Engineering Inc.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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