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GE Consumer & Industrial
Electrical Distribution
AF-60 LP
Micro Drive
Programming Guide
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  • Page 1 GE Consumer & Industrial Electrical Distribution AF-60 LP Micro Drive ™ Programming Guide imagination at work...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Safety Instructions Software Version and Approvals General Warning Avoid unintended Start Before Commencing Repair Work 2. Introduction AF-60 LP Micro Drive Model Number System Diagram 3. Programming How to Programme Programming with DCT-10 Set-up Software Programming with the Keypad Status Menu...
  • Page 3 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 2-** Brakes 3-** Reference/Ramps 4-** Limits/Warnings 5-** Digital In/Out 6-** Analog In/Out 7-** Controllers 8-** Comm. and Options 13-** Logic Controller 14-** Special Functions 15-** Drive Information 16-** Data Readouts 6. Troubleshooting Alarm, Warning and Extended Status Word...
  • Page 4: Safety

    1.1.3. Software Version and Approvals Software Version Programming Guide AF-60 LP Micro Drive This Programming Guide can be used for all AF-60 LP Micro Drive frequency drives with software version 2.1x. The software version number can be read in parameter 15-43.
  • Page 5: Avoid Unintended Start

    Installation on isolated mains source, i.e. IT mains. Max. supply voltage allowed when connected to mains: 440 V. As an option, GE offers line filters for improved harmonics performance. 1.1.6. Avoid unintended Start While the frequency converter is connected to mains, the motor can be started/stopped using digital commands, bus commands, references or via the drive Keypad.
  • Page 6: Introduction

    See following tables for details, how to read the Type code string. 130BA505 Illustration 2.1: This example shows the identification sticker. 2.1.2. AF-60 LP Micro Drive Model Number System Diagram...
  • Page 7 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 2.1.3. Symbols Symbols used in this Programming Guide. Indicates something to be noted by the reader. Indicates a general warning. Indicates a high-voltage warning. Indicates default setting 2.1.4. Abbreviations and Standards Abbreviations: Terms: SI-units:...
  • Page 8: Programming

    3.1.1. Programming with DCT-10 Set-up Software The frequency converter can be programmed from a PC via RS485 com-port by installing the DCT-10 Set-up Software. This software can be downloaded from the GE Web site: www.geelectrical.com/drives 3.1.2. Programming with the Keypad The Keypad is divided into four functional groups: Numeric display.
  • Page 9 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide The small digits to the left are the selected parameter number. Illustration 3.4: Indicating selected par. no. The large digits in the middle of the display show the value of the selected parameter. Illustration 3.5: Indicating value of selected par.
  • Page 10: Status Menu

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Navigation Keys: [Back]: For moving to the previous step or layer in the navigation structure. Arrows [ ] [ ]: For maneuvering between parameter groups, parameters and within parameters. [OK]: For selecting a parameter and for accepting changes to parameter settings.
  • Page 11: Main Menu

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 3.4. Main Menu The Main Menu gives access to all parameters. To enter the Main Menu, press [MENU] key until indicator in display is placed above Main Menu. Use [ ] [ ] to browse through the parameter groups.
  • Page 12: Parameter Descriptions

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4. Parameter Descriptions 4.1. Parameter group 0: Operation/Display 0-03 Regional Settings Option: Function: In order to meet the needs for different default settings in different parts of the world, par. 0-03, Regional Settings, is implemented in the frequency converter.
  • Page 13 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide • the motor is coasted • the set-ups between which the shift happens are linked to each other (see par. 0-12, Linked Set-ups). If changing between set-ups that are not linked, the change will not happen before motor is coasted.
  • Page 14 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Auto: In Auto-mode the frequency converter can be remote controlled (bus/digital). 0-40 [Hand ] Key on Keypad Option: Function: Disabled Hand key has no function. Enabled Hand key is functional. [1 ] 0-41 [Off/Reset] Key on Keypad...
  • Page 15 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Enter the password for access to Main Menu via the [Main Menu] key. Select the number that should allow for changing [0 - 999] other parameter values. 0 means there is no password. Pressing buttons [MENU], [OK] and down will unlock the password. This will automatically enter the parameter editing screen in Quick Menu or Main Menu.
  • Page 16: Parameter Group 1: Load/motor

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.2. Parameter Group 1: Load/Motor 1-00 Configuration Mode Option: Function: Use this parameter for selecting the application control principle to be used when a Remote Reference is active. Changing this parameter will reset parameters 3-00, 3-02 and 3-03 to their default values.
  • Page 17 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 1-20 Motor Power [kW]/[HP] (P Option: Function: Enter motor power from nameplate data. Two sizes down, one size up from nominal AF-60 LP rating. 0.09 kW/0.12 HP 0.12 kW/0.16 HP 0.18kW/0.25 HP 0.25 kW/0.33 HP 0.37kW/0.50 HP...
  • Page 18 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide - Or in Remote On mode: Apply start signal on terminal 18 Auto Tune function is disabled. Enable Auto Tune Auto Tune function starts running. To gain optimum tuning of frequency converter, run Auto Tune on a cold motor.
  • Page 19 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Set frequency required for normal magnetizing current. If frequency is set lower than motor slip frequency, par. 1-50, 0.0 Hz [0.0 - 10.0 Hz] Motor Magnetizing at Zero Speed is inactive. 1-55 U/f Characteristic - U...
  • Page 20 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Change-over point is automatically calculated based on motor size. 1-61 High Speed Load Compensation Range: Function: Use this parameter to obtain optimum load compensation when running at high speed. Enter percentage to compensate in relation to load when motor runs at high speed.
  • Page 21 Option: Function: Using Electronic Overload the motor temperature is calculated based on frequency, speed and time. GE recommends using The Electronic Overload function, if a thermistor is not present. Electronic Overload calculation is based on motor data from group 1-2*.
  • Page 22 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Electronic Overload If calculated upper limit of motor temperature range is exceeded, a warning occurs. Warning Electronic Overload Trip If 90% of calculated upper limit of motor temperature range is exceeded, an alarm occurs and frequency converter trips.
  • Page 23: Parameter Group 2: Brakes

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.3. Parameter Group 2: Brakes 4.3.1. 2-** Brakes 4.3.2. 2-0* DC-Brake The purpose of DC-brake function is to brake a rotating motor by applying DC-current to the motor. 2-00 DC Hold Current Range: Function: This parameter either holds the motor (holding torque) or pre-heats the motor.
  • Page 24 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.3.3. 2-1* Brake Energy Function Use the parameters in this group for selecting dynamic braking parameters. 2-10 Brake Function Option: Function: Resistor Brake: The resistor brake limits voltage in the intermediate circuit when the motor acts as generator. Without brake resis- tor, the frequency converter eventually trips.
  • Page 25 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 2-20 Release Brake Current Range: Function: Select motor current at which mechanical brake releases. 0.00 A [0.00 - 100 A] If start delay time has passed, and motor current is below Release brake current, frequency converter trips.
  • Page 26: Parameter Group 3: Reference/ramps

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.4. Parameter Group 3: Reference/Ramps 4.4.1. 3-** Reference/Ramps Parameters for reference handling, definition of limitations, and configuration of the frequency converter's reaction to changes 4.4.2. 3-0* Reference Limits Parameters for setting the reference unit, limits and ranges.
  • Page 27 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Par. 3-02 is set to 20 and par. 3-03 is set to 50. In this case 0% = 0 and 100% = 50. Example 2: Par. 3-02 is set to -70 and par. 3-03 is set to 50. In this case 0% = 0 and 100% = 70.
  • Page 28 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [21] Keypad Potentiometer Use signals from Keypad potentiometer as reference. 3-17 Reference 3 Source Option: Function: See Par. 3-15 for description. No Function No reference signal is defined. Analog Input 53 Use signals from analog input 53 as reference.
  • Page 29 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Limitation: Too short of an Accel time can result in Torque limit warning (W12) and/or DC over voltage warning (W7). Ramping is stopped when the frequency converter has reached Torque limit motor mode (par. 4-16).
  • Page 30 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 3-80 Jog Accel/Decel Time Range: Function: A linear ramp applicable when Jog is activated. See par. 5-1*, selection [14]. 3.00 s [0.05 - 3600.00 s] Accel time = Decel time. Jog Ramp time starts upon activation of a jog signal via a selected digital input or serial communication port.
  • Page 31: Parameter Group 4: Limits/warnings

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.5. Parameter Group 4: Limits/Warnings 4.5.1. 4-** Motor Limits Parameter group for configuring limits and warning. 4.5.2. 4-1* Motor Limits Use these parameters for defining the speed, torque and current working range for the motor.
  • Page 32 A missing motor phase causes the motor torque to drop. This monitor may be disabled for special purposes (eg. small motors running pure U/f mode), but as there is a risk of overheating the motor, GE strongly recommends that the function is On.
  • Page 33: Parameter Group 5: Digital In/out

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.6. Parameter Group 5: Digital In/Out 4.6.1. 5-** Digital In/Out The following describes all digital input command functions and signals. 4.6.2. 5-1* Digital Inputs Parameters for configuring the functions for the input terminals. The digital inputs are used for selecting various functions in the frequency converter. All digital inputs can be set to the following: No Operation The frequency converter will not react to signals transmitted to the terminal.
  • Page 34 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [26] Precise stop inverse (on- Prolong the stop signal to give a precise stop independent of scan time. The function is available for terminal 33 only. ly terminal 33) [27] Start, precise stop (only As [26], but including Start.
  • Page 35 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Run in Range/No Warn- Motor runs within programmed current ranges, see parameters 4-50 and 4-51. No warnings are present. Run on ref/No Warning Motor runs at reference speed. Alarm An alarm activates output. [10] Alarm on Warning An alarm or warning activates output.
  • Page 36 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 5-55 Terminal 33 Low Frequency Range: Function: Enter low frequency corresponding to low motor shaft speed (i.e. low reference value) in par. 5-57. 20 Hz [20 - 4999 Hz] 5-56 Terminal 33 High Frequency...
  • Page 37: Parameter Group 6: Analogue In/out

    Parameters for configuring scaling and limits for analog input 1 (terminal 53). Micro switch 4 in position U: Parameters 6-10 and 6-11 are active. Micro switch in position I: Parameters 6-12 and 6-13 are active. See AF-60 LP Micro Drive Quick Guide...
  • Page 38 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 6-10 Terminal 53 Low Voltage Range: Function: This scaling value should correspond to minimum reference value set in par. 6-14. See also section Reference Han- dling. Enter low voltage value. 0.07 V [0.00 - 9.90 V] The value must be set to min.
  • Page 39 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 6-15 Terminal 53 High Ref./Feedb. Value Range: Function: The scaling value corresponding to the maximum reference feedback value set in parameters 6-11 and 6-13. Enter analog input scaling value. 50.000 [-4999.000 - 4999.000] 6-16 Terminal 53 Filter Time Constant...
  • Page 40 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 6-26 Terminal 60 Filter Time Constant Range: Function: A first-order digital low pass filter time constant for suppressing electrical noise in terminal 54. A high time constant value improves dampening, but also increases time delay through the filter.
  • Page 41 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide No Operation [80] Logic Controller Digital See par. 13-52 Logic Controller Action. When Logic ControllerAction Set dig. out. A high [38] is executed, input goes Output A high. When Smart Logic Action Set dig. out. A low [32] is executed, input goes low.
  • Page 42: Parameter Group 7: Controllers

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.8. Parameter Group 7: Controllers 4.8.1. 7-** Controllers Parameters group for configuring application controls. 4.8.2. 7-2* Process Ctrl. Feedb Select feedback sources and handling for Process PI Control. Set par. 3-15 to [0] No Function in order to use Analog Input as a feedback signal.
  • Page 43 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 7-38 Process Feed Forward Factor Range: Function: The FF factor sends a part of the reference signal around the PI controller which then only affects part of the control [0 - 400%] signal. By activating the FF factor less overshoot and high dynamics are gained when changing the setpoint.
  • Page 44: Parameter Group 8: Communication

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.9. Parameter Group 8: Communication 4.9.1. 8-** Communication Parameter group for configuring communication. 4.9.2. 8-0* General Settings Use this parameter group for configuring the general settings for communication. 8-01 Control Site Option: Function: Digital and Control Word Use both digital input and control word as control.
  • Page 45 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.9.4. 8-30 Protocol 8-30 Protocol Option: Function: Select the protocol to be used. Note that changing protocol will not be effective until after powering off the frequency converter. GE Drive Protocol Modbus RTU 8-31 Address...
  • Page 46 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 8-50 Coasting Select Option: Function: Select control of coasting function via digital input and/or bus. Digital Input Activation via a digital input. Activation via serial communication port. LogicAnd Activation via serial communication port and a digital input.
  • Page 47 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 8-56 Preset Reference Select Option: Function: Select control of Preset Reference selection via digital input and/or bus. Digital Input Activation via a digital input. Activation via serial communication port. LogicAnd Activation via serial communication port and a digital input.
  • Page 48: Parameter Group 13: Logic Controller

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.10. Parameter Group 13: Logic Controller 4.10.1. 13-** Programming Features Logic Controlleris a sequence of user defined actions (par. 13-52 [X]) executed by the Logic Controller when the associated user defined event (par. 13-51 [X]) is set to True.
  • Page 49 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Logic Controller is active. 13-01 Start Event Option: Function: Select input to activate Logic Controller. False Enters False in logic rule. True Enters True in logic rule. Running See par. 5-4* [5] for description.
  • Page 50 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [18] Reversing See par. 5-4* [25] for description. [19] Warning A warning is active. [20] Alarm_Trip A trip alarm is active. [21] Alarm_TripLock A trip lock alarm is active. [22] Comparator 0 Use result of comparator 0 in logic rule.
  • Page 51 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [20] AlarmNumber Shows number of the alarm. [30] CounterA Number of counts. [31] CounterB Number of counts. 13-11 Comparator Operator Array [4] Select operator to be used in comparison. Less Than < Result of evaluation is True if variable selected in par. 13-10 is smaller than fixed value in par. 13-12. Result is False if variable selected in par.
  • Page 52 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [19] Warning A warning is active. [20] Alarm_Trip A trip alarm is active. [21] Alarm_TripLock A trip lock alarm is active. [22] Comparator 0 Use result of comparator 0 in logic rule. [23] Comparator 1 Use result of comparator 1 in logic rule.
  • Page 53 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Not and Evaluates expression NOT [13-40/13-42] and [13-44]. Not or Evaluates expression NOT [13-40/13-42] OR [13-44]. Not and not Evaluates expression NOT [13-40/13-42] AND NOT [13-44]. Not or not Evaluates expression NOT [13-40/13-42] OR NOT [13-44].
  • Page 54 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide [39] SetRelayHigh Set Relay high. [60] ResetCounterA Resets counter A to 0. [61] ResetCounterB Resets counter B to 0.
  • Page 55: Parameter Group 14: Special Functions

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.11. Parameter Group 14: Special Functions 4.11.1. 14-** Special Functions Parameter group for configuring special frequency converter functions. 4.11.2. Carrier Frequency 14-0* Parameters for configuring the carrier frequency. 14-01 Motor Noise (Carrier Frequency) Option: Function: Select the carrier frequency in order to minimize e.g.
  • Page 56 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide AutoReset 6 Performs six automatic resets after tripping. AutoReset 7 Performs seven automatic resets after tripping. AutoReset 8 Performs eight automatic resets after tripping. AutoReset 9 Performs nine automatic resets after tripping. [10] AutoReset 10 Performs ten automatic resets after tripping.
  • Page 57: Parameter Group 15: Drive Information

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.12. Parameter Group 15: Drive Information 4.12.1. 15-** Drive Information Parameter group containing information on operating data, hardware configuration, software version, etc. 4.12.2. 15-0* Operating Data Parameter group containing operating data e.g. Operating Hours, kWh counters, Power Ups, etc.
  • Page 58 Range: Function: 0 [0 - 255] View error code and look it up in GE AF-60 LP Micro Operating Instructions. 4.12.5. Drive Identification, 15-4* Parameters containing read only information about the hardware and software configuration of the frequency converter. 15-40 Drive Type...
  • Page 59: Parameter Group 16: Data Readouts

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 4.13. Parameter Group 16: Data Readouts 4.13.1. 16-** Data Readouts Parameter group for data read-outs, e.g. actual references, voltages, control, alarm, warning and status words. 4.13.2. 16-0* General Status Parameters for reading the general status, e.g. the calculated reference, the active control word, status.
  • Page 60 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 16-12 Motor Voltage Range: Function: View motor phase voltage. [0.0 - 999.9 V] 16-13 Frequency Range: Function: View output frequency in Hz. 0.0 Hz [0.0 - 400.0 Hz] 16-14 Motor Current Range: Function: View motor phase current.
  • Page 61 AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 16-50 External Reference Range: Function: View sum of all external references in percent. 0.0% [-200.0 - 200.0%] 16-51 Pulse Reference Range: Function: View actual pulse input converted to a reference in percent. 0.0 % [-200.0 - 200.0%]...
  • Page 62 Range: Function: View present value of Counter B. [-32768 - 32767] 4.13.8. 16-8* GE Drive Port Parameter for viewing references from GE Drive Port. 16-86 GE Drive Port REF 1 Range: Function: View currently received reference from GE Drive Port.
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  • Page 68: Conversion Index

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 5.2.1. Conversion Index The various attributes of each parameter are displayed in the section Factory Settings. Parameter values are transferred as whole numbers only. Conversion factors are therefore used to transfer decimals according to the table below.
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  • Page 82: Troubleshooting

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 6. Troubleshooting...
  • Page 83: Brakes

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide 6.1.1. Alarm, Warning and Extended Status Word Par 1690 Par 1692 Par 1694 AlarmWord WarningWord ExtendedStatusWord Brake check Ramping Pwr.card temp Pwr.card temp Earth Fault Start CW/CCW Slow down Ctrl.word TO Ctrl.word TO Catch up...
  • Page 84: Index

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Index Abbreviations And Standards Active Set-up 7, 52 Active Set-up Active Set-up 11, 13, 63, 68 Brake Resistor 23, 34 Brake Resistor Brake Resistor (ohm) Brake Resistor Short-circuited Dc-brake 20, 22, 32, 64 Dc-brake...
  • Page 85: Special Functions

    AF-60 LP™ Micro Drive Programming Guide Parameter Number Quick Menu Rated Magnetizing Current Readout Mode Residual Current Device Serial Communication 9, 29, 34, 43, 45, 46, 58, 61 Set-up Number Set-up Software Slip Compensation 19, 63, 69 Special Functions Status Menu...
  • Page 86 GE company. AF-60 LP is a trademark of the General Electric Company. GE Consumer & Industrial 41 Woodford Avenue Plainville, CT 06062 www.geelectrical.com/drives...

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