Do you have any information about the SmartMove position controller?

Yes, please refer to the downloads area below.

The SmartMove (SM) position controller was available in two versions: SM1 for free-standing cutters (no infeeder) & SM2 for combination machines (cutter & infeeder).

Unfortunately the SM board had a fatal design flaw; when the back-up battery failed the operating program was lost.

Due to the age of these SM boards, it is now almost impossible to re-install the program (the software is MS-DOS based). The only realistic option is often to scrap the machine.

Current EN safety regulations make any refurbishment unviable. Basically the entire electrical panel, control panel, servo drive system, PLC & safety circuits would need to be removed & replaced with modern components. The costs would be excessive & probably exceed the cost of buying a new machine.

For technical support it is recommended that you contact the local distributor for the original manufacturer of the SmartMove controller; Baldor Optimised Controls (now part of the ABB Group):

We may have a copy of the original SM machine program that can be emailed to assist you.

For more information please contact our Tech Team via email at:

Downloads (PDF):

> Programming a SmartMove controller.

> SmartMove terminal commands.

> SmartMove error codes.

> SmartMove installation manual.

> SmartMove MINT programming guide.