The Woodward 2301E microprocessor-based control functions like the 2301A load sharing and speed control and 2301D load sharing and speed control.

The control is housed in a sheet-metal chassis for ordinary and hazardous locations, and consists of a single printed circuit board.

The 2301E is configured using a computer with Control Assistant software or a Woodward ToolKit service tool. The configuration software may be downloaded from the Woodward website (www.woodward.com). The computer connects to the 2301E through a 9-pin connector (RS-232 port). Modbus control can be operated through the second serial port (RS-422).

The control operates from a 24 Vdc supply.

The 2301E includes:

  • 1 Load Sensor Circuit
  • 1 Actuator Driver, 4–20 mA, 0–20 mA, 0–200 mA, or PWM
  • 1 MPU Speed Sensor
  • 1 Configurable Analog Output
  • 2 Configurable Analog Inputs
  • 8 Discrete (Switch) Inputs
  • 4 Discrete (Relay Driver) Outputs

The 2301E operates within a range of –40 to +70 °C (–40 to +158 °F).