PRO SERIES PRO FADER (550 mm)
Not satisfied with the existing motorised fader choices in the marketplace, MIDAS created the PRO FADER, rated for up to a million cycles – three times that of other leading manufacturers – and providing high linearity, robustness, and smooth feel during operation. This decision yielded many other benefits, including total quality control over the manufacturing process and lower costs that could be passed on to customers.
As a digital console manufacturer, MIDAS has a perspective on the actual application of motor faders that a component manufacturer would not have. The multi-disciplinary development project combined mechanical design, electronic hardware and software optimisation with a rigorous testing programme and an investment in material science to produce the best possible performance in actual operation in MIDAS PRO Series consoles. Semi-precious metals are used for the wiper fingers for their hard-wearing properties, and precision resistive tracks were created that off er highly linear positional accuracy, coupled with long-term durability and even response in use.
PRO FADER (550 mm) features a high precision 100 mm travel track with a 10 kΩ linear law, ideally suited to servo control applications. The integrated touch sensing track and conductive T-Bar allow both the implementation of automatic channel selection in software, as well as detection of when the fader is being held so that the motor is not driven. PRO FADER (550 mm) is designed to be mounted to console fascia panels via its two M3 threaded pillars which are on 120 mm mounting centres. A 550 mm long cable is provided which includes connections for the 10 kΩ resistive track, the touch sensing track and the motor.
PRO FADER (550 mm) is supplied as a set of five faders and is specifically intended for use in the centre sections of MIDAS PRO3, PRO6, PRO9 and PRO X Series control centres. PRO FADER (550 mm) is also a replacement for industry standard parts such as Penny+Giles PGFM3200, Alps K-Fader and other similar 100 mm motorised faders.