In 2013, Control Techniques launched a new range of industrial AC drives called Unidrive M. Unidrive M’s design is based on the success and popularity of Unidrive SP and Commander SK, and incorporates market-leading technologies.

Unidrive M: compatibility with Unidrive SP

Mechanical
• Compatible physical dimensions, weights and surface mount footprint
• When retrofitting surface mount drives, existing mounting holes can be reused - negating the need for additional drilling. Mounting holes are in the same place or retrofit kits are available
Electrical
• Power and control wiring adopt the same philosophy as Unidrive SP
Parameters
• The same menu and parameter structure is adopted by Unidrive M
• Parameters can be transferred from Unidrive SP to Unidrive M using a Smartcard
• Unidrive M Connect can be used to transfer parameters from Unidrive SP to Unidrive M
Software programs
• The SI-Applications Plus option module can compile SyPTPro programs for Unidrive M

Unidrive SP transitioned to become a legacy product in 2015, which means they can be subject to price and lead time changes as volume production reduces. The legacy period is expected to last for two years and will be followed by the maintenance period. With the Unidrive SP now in the maintenance period of it’s lifecycle, volume production of the product will cease, but contractual obligations regarding warranty, service and repairs will continue. The maintenance period is expected to last ten years subject to raw material and component availability. Updates will be issued to customers throughout the lifecycle period.

Unidrive SPUnidrive M600
Simplified feature set
with the addition of
sensorless permanent
magnet motor control
For Unidrive SP users who
do not require:
• Servo motor control
• MCi/SI-Applications
support
Closed loop vector control
of induction motors can be
achieved with SI-Encoder/
SI-Universal Encoder option
M700
This is the default Unidrive M700
Unidrive SP with
integrated Ethernet and other enhancements
For Unidrive SP users
who want to use Ethernet
protocols to communicate
with other drives and
automation components
Enhancements include:
• Improved motor control
performance
• Onboard advanced
motion controller
• Improved encoder
support
Unidrive M701
This is the default
Unidrive SP migration
product
Matched feature set
with enhancements
Perfect choice for Unidrive
SP users as it provides
the same functionality and
feature set
Enhancements include:
• Improved motor control
performance
• Onboard advanced
motion controller
• Improved encoder
support
Unidrive M702
Digital version of
Unidrive SP with
integrated Ethernet and
dual Safe Torque Of
For Unidrive SP users
who want to use Ethernet
protocols and also require
onboard dual Safe Torque
Off
Performance InnovationsProgramming and Software Innovations
• Unidrive M600 and M700 improve productivity with enhanced motor control algorithms which are combined with the latest microprocessor technology
– More than double the current loop bandwidth for demanding performance applications
– New sensorless control of permanent magnet motors for applications that require maximum efficiency and reduced motor size
• Unidrive M700 maximizes machine throughput with a new onboard Advanced Motion Controller (AMC) which can be easily set up to deliver faster, more precise, dynamic machine operation
• M700 has an integrated dual port Ethernet switch which supports Ethernet/IP as well as standard Ethernet open protocols such as TCP/IP and UDP for easy integration with popular PLCs
– RTMoE (Real Time Motion over Ethernet) provides synchronized communication between drives using the Precision Time Protocol as defined by IEEE1588 V2
• Faster switching frequencies of up to 16 kHz in systems
up to 160 kW (250 hp) and 8 kHz in systems up to 250
kW (400 hp) are available for Unidrive M to provide
enhanced operations in demanding applications such as
test stands
• MCi200 and MCi210 are new options available for Unidrive M700 that provide advanced second processors to execute PLC programs for multi-axis machine control.
Programs can be created quickly and easily using Machine Control Studio which utilizes industry standard IEC61131-3 programs.
• Unidrive M600 and M700 can execute smaller deterministic Machine Control Studio programs onboard without MCi.
• Unidrive M supports standard SD cards for cloning and backing up parameters and application programs.
• All keypads are equipped with multilingual real-text displays to provide faster, easier programming with helpful descriptions of diagnostic information and drive
parameters.
• SI-Applications modules are available to compile and run SyPTPro application programs written for Unidrive SP. This assists the migration of standalone applications as well as Unidrive SPs that form part of a CTNet or CTSync Network.
• Unidrive M has a menu and programming structure that is consistent with Unidrive SP. Parameter sets can be transferred from SP to M using Unidrive M Connect
software tool and Smartcards.
Hardware and Installation Innovations
• Higher power range – Unidrive M modular systems can now reach 2.8 MW with up to 250 kW in a single power module
• A low switching frequency of 2 kHz can be selected to maximize the output power of large drives
• Unidrive M’s DC bus schemes use a dedicated bus bar arrangement for side-by-side mounting and can eliminate the need for many power input components such as DC fuses, reducing installation complexity, cost and space
• Unidrive M has conformally coated PCBs to ensure increased resilience in harsh environments
• Greater onboard encoder connection flexibility eliminates the need to purchase additional encoder or resolver option modules. The universal encoder port has been extended to enable two inputs, more encoder types and a simulated encoder output
• Higher power density with more compact drives means smaller control cabinets and lower system cost
• A new low power standby mode is available to reduce energy usage when Unidrive M is idle
• Higher level of integration with machine safety systems. Unidrive M702 has a dual channel Safe Torque Off (STO) which conforms to SIL3/PLe
Standard featureUnidrive SPM600M700M701M702
Open loop V/HzYesYesYesYesYes
Open loop (RFC-A)YesYesYesYesYes
Closed loop vectorYesYesYesYesYes
Active Front End regeneration capabilityYesYesYesYesYes
ServoYesNoYesYesYes
Open loop permanent magnetNoYesYesYesYes
Analogue I/O3/23/23/23/20/0
Digital Inputs/Outputs/Bidirectional I/O4/1/34/1/34/1/34/1/33/3/0
Relay Output11111
Safe Torque Offx1x1x1x1x2
EthernetSM-EthernetSI-EthernetOnboardSI-EthernetOnboard
Onboard RS485 commsYesYesNoYesNo
Onboard PLCYesYesYesYesYes
MCi/Apps supportYesNoYesYesYes
SyPTpro SupportYesNoYesYesYes
Onboard motion controlNoNoYesYesYes
Digital lock controlYesSI-EncoderYesYesYes
SI Option module slots33333
Onboard Encoder Channels1SI-EncoderUp to 3 depending on
type
Up to 3 depending on
type
Up to 3 depending on
type
Cloning via smart cardYesYesYesYesYes
Cloning via SD cardNoYesYesYesYes
IEC 61131-3 programmingNoYesYesYesYes
Low power standbyNoNoYesYesYes

Migration path by product number for Unidrive SP to M600, M700, M701 or M702

200 – 240 VAC

Frame Size200/240 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Ouptut (kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Frame
Size
200/240 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Output
(kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Mounting bracket
Order code Order code
1SP12014.30.7513M600 to M702-03200050A 5 0.75 1 Matching holes
1SP12025.81.11.53M600 to M702-03200066A 6.6 1.1 1.5Matching holes
1SP12037.51.523M600 to M702-03200080A 8 1.5 2 Matching holes
1SP120410.62.233M600 to M702-03200106A 10.6 2.2 3 Matching holes
2SP2201 12.6 3 34M600 to M702-04200137A 13.7 33 3470-0062
2SP2202 17 4 54M600 to M702-04200185A 18.5 4 5 3470-0062
2SP2203 25 5.5 7.55M600 to M702-05200250A 25 5.5 7.5 3470-0066
3SP3201 31 7.5 106M600 to M702-06200330A33 7.5 10 3470-0074
3SP3202 42 11 156M600 to M702-06200440A 44 11 15 3470-0074
4SP4201 56 15 207M600 to M702-07200610A 61 15 20 3470-0078
4SP4202 68 18.5 257M600 to M702-07200750A 75 18.5 25 3470-0078
4SP4203 80 22 307M600 to M702-07200830A 83 22 30 3470-0078
5SP5201 105 30 408M600 to M702-08201160A 116 30 40 3470-0087
5SP5202 130 37 50 8M600 to M702-08201320A
132 37 50 3470-0087

380 – 480 VAC

Frame Size380/480 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Ouptut (kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Frame
Size
380/480 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Output
(kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Mounting bracket
Order code Order code
1SP14012.1 0.75 13M600 to M702-03400025A 2.5 0.75
1 Matching holes
1SP1402 3 1.1 1.53M600 to M702-03400031A 3.1 1.1 1.5 Matching holes
1SP1403 4.2 1.5 33M600 to M702-03400045A 4.5 1.5 2Matching holes
1SP1404 5.8 2.2 33M600 to M702-03400062A 6.2 2.2 3Matching holes
1SP1405 7.6 3 53M600 to M702-03400078A 7.8 3 5Matching holes
1SP1406 9.5 4 53M600 to M702-03400100A 10 4 5Matching holes
2SP2401 13 5.5 7.54M600 to M702-04400150A 15 5.5103470-0062
2SP2402 16.5 7.5 104M600 to M702-04400172A 17.2 7.5 10 3470-0062
2SP2403 25 11 205M600 to M702-05400270A 27 11 20 3470-0066
2SP2404 29 15 305M600 to M702-05400300A 30 15 203470-0066
3SP3401 32 15 256M600 to M702-06400350A35 15 25 3470-0074
3SP3402 40 18.5 306M600 to M702-06400420A 42 18.5 30 3470-0074
3SP3403 46 22 406M600 to M702-06400470A 47 22 30 3470-0074
4SP440160 30 507M600 to M702-07400660A 66 30 503470-0078
4SP440274 37 607M600 to M702-07400770A 77 37 603470-0078
4SP44039645757M600 to M702-07401000A 100 45 753470-0078
5SP5401 124 55 1008M600 to M702-0801340A 134 55 1003470-0087
5SP5402 156 75 1258M600 to M702-0801570A 157 75 1253470-0087
6SP6401 180 90 1509M600 to M702-0902000A 200 90 150 3470-0118
6SP6402 210 110 1509M600 to M702-0902240A 224 110 1503470-0118

500 – 575 VAC

Frame Size500/575 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Ouptut (kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Frame
Size
500/575 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Output
(kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Mounting bracket
Order code Order code
3SP3501 4.1 2.2 25M600 to M702-05500040A4 2.2 3 3470-0066
3SP3502 5.4 3 35M600 to M702-05500069A 6.9 4 53470-0066
3SP3503 6.1 4 55M600 to M702-05500069A 6.9 4 53470-0066
3SP3504 9.5 5.5 7.56M600 to M702-06500100A 105.5 7.53470-0074
3SP3505 12 7.5 106M600 to M702-06500150A 15 7.5 103470-0074
3SP3506 18 11 156M600 to M702-06500190A 19 11 153470-0074
3SP3507 22 15 206M600 to M702-06500230A 23 15 203470-0074
4SP460327 18.5 256M600 to M702-06500290A29 18.5 253470-0074
4SP460436 22 306M600 to M702-06500350A 35 22 303470-0074
4SP460543 30 407M600 to M702-07500440A 44 30 403470-0078
4SP46065237 507M600 to M702-07500550A 55 37 50 3470-0078
5SP5601 63 45 608M600 to M702-08500630A 63 45 603470-0087
5SP5602 85 55 758M600 to M702-08500860A 86 55 753470-0087
6SP6601100 75 1009M600 to M702-09501040A 104 75 1003470-0118
6SP6602 125 90 1259M600 to M702-09501310A 131 90 1253470-0118

500 – 690 VAC

Frame Size500/575 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Ouptut (kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Frame
Size
500/575 VACMax
Continuous
Current (A)
Typical
Output
(kW)
Motor
Power
(hp)
Mounting bracket
Order code Order code
4SP4601 19 15 207M600 to M702-07600190A 19 15 20 3470-0078
4SP4602 22 18.5 257M600 to M702-07600240A 24 18.5 25 3470-0078
4SP4603 27 22 307M600 to M702-07600290A 29 22 303470-0078
4SP4604 36 30 407M600 to M702-07600380A 38 30 403470-0078
4SP4605 43 37 50 7M600 to M702-07600440A 44 37 503470-0078
4SP4606 52 45 607M600 to M702-07600540A 54 45 603470-0078
5SP5601 63 55 758M600 to M702-08600630A 63 55 753470-0087
5SP5602 85 75 1008M600 to M702-08600860A 86 75 1003470-0087
6SP6601 100 90 1259M600 to M702-09601040A 104 90 1253470-0118
6SP6602 125 110 150 9M600 to M702-09601310A 131 110 1503470-0118

Note: Heavy Duty ratings are shown.

 

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