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CONTROL OPTIONS – Group 42 Linear Actuators

What is a Control Option?

Group 42 Beck drives have a model number 42-100. This drive has the capability to be equipped with different electronics combinations, which are called control options. The control option number will replace the last zero in the model number when specifying a drive model and control option. For example, a model 42-100 drive that is setup to use the control option 9 electronics would be considered a model 42-109 drive. A basic description for each control option is provided below. For details on the electronics components, please visit the Group 42 Electronics section.

CONTROL OPTION DESCRIPTION CONTROL
MODE
INSTALLED
CONTROL
BOARD
STANDARD
CONTROL
INPUT
INSTALLED
POSITION
SENSOR
STANDARD
POSITION FEEDBACK
9 The standard modulating drive offering is the control option 9. Control option 9 units are equipped with the Beck DCM (Digital Control Module) and CPS(Contactless Position Sensor). The option 9 drives may be controlled with a 4-20 mA or 1-5Vdc signal and have an integral 4-20 mA position feedback signal. The microprocessor based DCM provides a multitude of flexibility for setup, calibration, and diagnostics including HART communications, on-board pushbuttons for calibrating stroke, on-board diagnostic status, stall protection circuitry, and status alerts. Modulating DCM 4-20 mA CPS 4–20 mA
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7 The control option 7 drive is a modulating unit that is offered with time-proven analog electronics. The option 7 drive is equipped with the analog electronics control end and a potentiometer to derive an internal position reading.The standard control option 7 units may be controlled by a 4-20 mA signal, and they provide a 4-20 mA position feedback signal. For added flexibility, a 2-wire or 4-wire feedback is available on the 42-107 drive. Modulating Analog 4-20 mA Film Pot. 4-20 mA
g42_option_7
5 The control option 5 drive is a modulating unit controlled with 120 VAC direct to the motor. A film potentiometer is standard utilized for generation of a 4-20 mA position feedback signal. For added flexibility, a 2-wire or 4-wire feedback is available on the 42- 105 drive. Modulating None 120 V ac Film Pot. 4-20 mA
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3 The control option 3 drive is an open/close unit controlled with 120 VAC direct to the motor. When the drive hits the limit switch at either of the two end-of-travel positions, power is cut to the motor. 2-position (open/close) None 120 V ac None None
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