Mentor MP - High performance DC drive solution platformcULus Listed

    25 A – 7,400 A (5 hp – 6,500 hp)

    460 V | 575 V | 690 V

    Mentor MP brings DC drive technology up to date, enabling existing and new DC motors to provide economic and productive service. DC drive technology remains cost effective, efficient and is relatively simple to implement. For new applications, DC provides many advantages, especially for regenerative and high-power applications.

    Features Specifications Options Software Downloads

    Flexible system integration

    Mentor MP is a modern DC drive based on Control Techniques' current AC drive technology. This means that Mentor MP inherits the system integration flexibility, such as:

    Three option module slots for automation control, I/O, feedback devices and communications

    SmartCard for PLC program and parameter storage

    Software tools for easy configuration and monitoring


    Technology for reliability and performance

    Mentor MP takes a step forward in performance, robustness and reliability:

    High performance motor control:

    32-bit microprocessor

    35μs current sampling time

    Speed controller and ramps update 250μs

    Autotune features for armature, field current loops and speed loop

    Galvanic isolation (patent pending) between power and control protects the control circuits and other equipment                       connected to the drive from the high voltages on the power circuit. This feature is unique on DC drives

    Protection system against poor industrial power supplies and lightning strikes

    Integrated drive and motor protection for:

    Over current

    Over temperature

    Phase loss

    SCR/Thyristor junction temperature

    Feedback loss

    Field loss

    Armature open circuit


    Flexible field control

    Internal field controller with intelligent field weakening means that  90% of applications require no additional external controller:

    Integrated field control on frame size 1 to 8 A

    Integrated field control on frame size 2 to 20 A

    Flux control for enhanced open-loop performance

    External FXMP25 field control to 25 A 


    Easy upgrade

    Mentor MP has been designed as an easy upgrade for Mentor II. It has the same physical dimensions and power connection layout. Software tools have been developed to easily migrate to the new platform.


    Further information

    Click here to download the Mentor MP - Quantum MP brochure