The PWM servo amplifier is used on small-size servo applications that use DC brush-type servomotors. Figure 11-89 shows a diagram for this type of amplifier. From the diagram you can see that single-phase AC power is provided to the amplifier as the supply at the lower left part of the diagram. The AC voltage is rectified and sent to the output section of the drive that is shown in the top right comer of the diagram. The output section of the drive uses four IGBTs to create the pulse-width modulation waveform. The IGBTs are con-nected so that they provide 30-120 volts DC and up to 30 A to the brush-type DC servo-motor. The polarity of the motor is indicated in the diagram.
The remaining circuits show a variety of fault circuits in the middle of the diagram that originate from the fault logic board and provide an output signal at the bottom of the diagram. You should notice that the fault output signals include overvoltage, overtempera-ture, and overcurrent. A fourth signal is identified as SSO (system status output), which in-dicates the status of the system as faulted anytime a fault has occurred. A jumper is used to set the SSO signal as an open collector output with a logic level "1" indicating the drive is ready, or as a normally closed relay indicating the drive is ready.
The input terminals at the bottom right part of the diagram are used to enable or inhibit the drive, and to select forward amplifier clamp (FAC) or reverse amplifier clamp (RAC). The inhibit signal is used as a control signal, since it inhibits the output stage of the amplifier if it is high. The FAC and RAC signals limit the current in the opposite direction to 5%.
The input signals are shown in the diagram at the upper left side. The VCS (velocity command signal) requires a +VCS and a -VCS signal to provide the differential signal.