Series DC advanced digital controllers are designed to expand the functionality and programmability of our range of motorized test stands, including models ESM, ESMH, TSFM500/TSFM500H, and TSTM/TSTMH. These controllers are available with new test stands or may be used with any existing Mark-10 motorized test stands. Simply unplug the old controller, and plug in the Series DC controller. These highly sophisticated controllers offer PC control capability, extended speed ranges, programmable cycling, auto return, overload protection, and more. Specifications vary between Series DC advanced motorized test stands. Refer to the respective data sheets for detailed information.
A bi-directional RS-232 port is provided to interface with a PC. A command set is
provided. The following are required with PC control:
- Series 5/ BG / CG / BGI gauge
- 09-1056 serial cable
- 09-1143 multi-function cable
Digital Angle Indication (DC4040)*
Rotational travel is indicated in degrees or revolutions, with RS-232 output of angle data.
Programmable Angle Limits (DC4040)*
The TSTM test stand can stop at or cycle between programmable upper and lower angle
limits. Programmable in degrees or revolutions.
Protects the gauge against overload (requires a Series 5/ BG / CG / BGI gauge and
09-1143 multi-function cable). The user programs the desired percentage of full scale
of the gauge.
The test stand travels to a limit (limit switch, force set point, or travel set point, depending
on the test stand), stops, and reverses direction at full speed to the other limit.
Cycling / Dwell Time
Same as Auto-return, but with the ability to program the number of cycles up to 99,999
cycles. Dwell time allows the operator to program the length of time, up to 9,999.9
seconds, in 0.1 second intervals, for which the test stand stops between cycles. Independent
speeds may be programmed.
Programmable Button Functions
UP / CW and DOWN / CCW button operation can be configured in three user-configurable
modes: Maintained: a short push produces continuous motion until STOP
is pressed, Momentary: test stand moves only while the button is pressed, and Auto:
short push produces maintained motion, while holding down the button will produce
Independent Up / CW and Down / CCW Speeds
Programmable independent speeds for up / clockwise and down / counterclockwise
Selectable Speed Units of Measurement
in/min and mm/min for DC4010, DC4020, and DC4030 / RPM and deg/s for DC4040.
Prevents unauthorized changes to test parameters.
* TSTM must be retrofitted with angle encoder for digital angle indication.
||Advanced digital controller for ESMH, 110V
||Advanced digital controller for ESM, 110V
||Advanced digital controller for TSFM500, 110V
||Advanced digital controller for TSTM, 110V
For 220V operation add suffix E to model number. Ex: DC4040E
Series DC controllers include a test stand connection cable and user’s guide.