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Motor Controllers

Microprocessor Motor Speed Controllers


Model 1232E

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Model 1232E
AC Induction Motor Controller
A significant enhancement to the Curtis AC family, The ‘E’ models utilize a powerful dual-microprocessor
logic architecture to provide improved performance and surpass the requirements of the latest international
functional safety standards.

The Curtis model 1232E provides advanced control of AC induction motors performing on-vehicle traction
drive or hydraulic pump duties and offers the highest levels of functional safety.

The Curtis Model 1232E is intended for use as the traction controller on class 3 material handling ‘walkies’ and
other small industrial trucks. It is equally suitable as the pump controller for auxiliary hydraulic functions on
larger industrial vehicles.

ONLY CURTIS AC CAN OFFER: See a 360° view of Model 1232E at:
▶▶ Curtis VCL™—Vehicle Control Language is an easy to use
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programming language that allows vehicle developers to write
powerful logic functions and create a ‘virtual system controller’.
Curtis offers customers VCL development tools and training.
Curtis also provides a VCL service where Curtis engineers will
work with the OEM to create any custom VCL code required.
▶▶ Indirect Field Orientation (IFO) vector control algorithm
generates the maximum possible torque and efficiency across
the entire speed range. Advanced Curtis IFO vector control
provides superb drive ‘feel’, improved speed regulation and
increased gradeability.
▶▶ Curtis Auto-Tune function enables quick and easy
characterization of the AC motor without having to remove it from
the vehicle. Curtis AC controllers are fully compatible with any
brand of AC motor.
▶▶ Dual-Drive functionality is standard, allowing correct control
of applications featuring twin traction motors. This function
ensures smooth and safe operation, minimal tire wear and
correct load sharing between the traction motors at all times.
▶▶ Configurable CANbus connection allows communication
with other CANbus enabled devices. Model 1232E is CANopen
compatible and provides 20 VCL-configurable CAN ‘mailboxes’,
6 more than earlier Curtis AC controllers.
▶▶ Integrated System Controller—More than just a motor
controller, it is also powerful system controller. It features a
comprehensive allocation of multi-function I/O pins for use
as analog inputs, digital inputs, contactor coil drivers and
proportional valve drivers. In addition to this local I/O, this
controller can use VCL to map and configure the remote I/O
available on other CANbus devices, send messages to CAN
displays and thus control and monitor the entire system.

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Model 1232E
AC Induction Motor Controller

FEATURES

Increased Performance, Improved Functionality Robust Safety and Reliability


▶▶ Higher performance form, fit and functional replacements ▶▶ Dual Microprocessor architecture cross-checks critical
for earlier Curtis Model 1232 AC controllers. circuits, logic, and software functions to ensure the highest
possible functional safety performance level is achieved.
▶▶ CE marked as a programmable safety device under
EN ISO 13849-1. ▶▶ Insulated metal substrate power-base provides superior
heat transfer for increased reliability.
▶▶ Models available from 175A–250A output at 24–80V
system voltages. ▶▶ Fail-Safe power component design.
▶▶ Enhanced 64MHz micro and additional FLASH memory ▶▶ Reverse polarity protection on battery connections.
doubles the available VCL code space and provides more ▶▶ Short circuit protection on all output drivers.
than twice the VCL execution speed.
▶▶ Thermal cutback, warning, and automatic shutdown
▶▶ Six additional VCL-configurable CAN ‘mailboxes’ provide protection to motor and controller.
significantly increases CAN master capabilities.
▶▶ Rugged sealed housing and connectors meet IP65
▶▶ Advanced Pulse Width Modulation techniques produce environmental sealing standards for use in harsh
low motor harmonics, low torque ripple and minimized environments.
heating losses, resulting in high efficiency.
Meets or Complies with Relevant US
Unmatched Flexibility and International Regulations
▶▶ Programmable for either traction or pump applications. ▶▶ EMC: Designed to the requirements of EN12895.
▶▶ Field upgradeable software. ▶▶ Safety: Designed to the requirements of
▶▶ Integrated Battery state-of-charge algorithm EN1175-1:1998+A1:2010
and hour meters. EN (ISO) 13849-1
▶▶ Fully-featured generic software and VCL for typical
Warehouse Truck applications is included. ▶▶ IP65 rated per IEC 60529.
▶▶ Comprehensive programming options and VCL allow ▶▶ UL recognized per UL583.
other applications to be easily supported. ▶▶ Regulatory compliance of the complete vehicle system
▶▶ Curtis hand-held or PC Windows programming tools with the controller installed is the responsibility of the
provide easy programming and powerful system vehicle OEM.
diagnostic tools.
▶▶ Integrated status LED provides instant diagnostic
indication.

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Model 1232E
AC Induction Motor Controller

FUNCTIONAL SAFETY DATA

Safety Function PL Designated Architecture MTTFd DC

Uncommanded Powered Movement d Category 2 ≥40 yrs ≥90%

Motor Braking Torque c Category 2 ≥16 yrs ≥90%

MODEL CHART

2 Minute RMS S2–60 Min RMS


Model Battery Voltage (V)
Current Rating (A) Current Rating

1232E-212X 24 180 90

1232E-232X 24 250 125

1232E-512X 36–48 150 75

1232E-522X 36–48 200 100

1232E-622X 48–80 175 80

1232E-722X 72–96 175 80

SYSTEM ACCESSORIES

The Curtis Model 840 LCD The Curtis model 1352 CANbus I/O The Curtis Model 1313
Multifunction display contains 8 large, expansion module features 9 I/O Handheld Programmer
easy to read characters to provide pins, including 6 proportional valve is ideal for setting parameters
display of battery discharge (BDI), drivers. This module can be used to and performing diagnostic
hour meter and error messages. Built- further expand the I/O capability of functions.
in backlight is also available. Curtis AC motor controllers using VCL.

Contact Curtis to obtain the VCL Vehicle Control Language compiler and development tools.

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Model 1232E
AC Induction Motor Controller

CAN ENC NOT


CONNECTOR WIRING TERM L PHASE B CONNECTED TX +5V SW1/ANA1
CAN BRK THR POT COIL
CAN H TERM H DRIVER 6 WIPER HI RETURN
ENC
PHASE BRK
CAN L SW8 A RX POT HI +12V

35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24

23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13
3
12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 2 1

SW7 DRIVER POT DRIVER SW16


7 LOW 3

SW6 SW4 SW2/ANA2 DRIVER 1 THR PROP


WIPER DRIVER
SW5 SW3 I/O GND DRIVER 2 DRIVER 4 KSI

5x M6X1.0
DIMENSIONS mm (typical)

140 129

4x ø7

169 5.5
5.5 180

70.5
68.5 69.5

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Model 1232E
AC Induction Motor Controller
WIRING DIAGRAM
TYPICAL WIRING 1232 AC Induction Motor Controller

KSI J1-1

EM REV. COIL J1-13


J1-24 SWITCH 1/ANA 1 RETURN

PUMP CONT
E/M BRAKE
MAIN

LOAD HOLD VALVE

PROP. VALVE
INTERLOCK J1-9 SWITCH 3
MODE J1-10 J1-6
SWITCH 4 DRIVER 1

KEYSWITCH
DRIVER 2 J1-5
LIFT J1-11 SWITCH 5 J1-4
DRIVER 3
LOWER J1-12 J1-3
SWITCH 6 DRIVER 4
J1-2 20A
FORWARD J1-22 PV DRIVER
SWITCH 7
J1-19
DIGITAL DRIVER 6
REVERSE J1-33 SWITCH 8 DIGITAL DRIVER 7 J1-20
J1-14
SWITCH 16 MAIN
EMERGENCY
B+ STOP

MOTOR
TEMP. INPUT J1-8
SWITCH 2/ANA 2 U

V AC MOTOR BATTERY
24
T
W
J1-7 I/O GROUND
J1-26 1
+5V (100mA)
J1-31 2 POSITION
ENCODER PHASE A J1-32 4 ENCODER
PHASE B
I/O Gnd J1-7 3
B-
J1-15 THROTTLE
J1-23
POT HIGH CAN H
}
THROTTLE POT

J1-35 CAN PORT


J1-16 THROTTLE CAN L
WIPER J1-21
CAN TERM H Short for 120
J1-27 POT 2 HIGH J1-34 Ohm Termination
CAN TERM L

}
J1-17 POT 2
POT 2

WIPER J1-25 4
+12V (100mA)
J1-28 3
SERIAL TX SERIAL PORT
J1-18 PORT J1-29
POT LOW 1 4 PIN MOLEX
RX
J1-7 2
I/O GROUND

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6 DISPLAY
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WARRANTY Two year limited warranty from time of delivery.

is a trademark of Curtis Instruments, Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice ©2016 Curtis Instruments, Inc. 50209 REV E 9/16

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