ORGDRIVE is a programmable digital
system for pipe organs.
The union between the experience in the electronic field of the firm ELTEC
automazioni and the experience of many organ builders, brought to the
birth of a simple, flexible and reliable product suitable for the organ
EVOLUTION OF ORGDRIVE
The progress of technology and electronics,
the always bigger needs of organ builders and organist, the opening
of our firm to the Italian and foreign market (France, Belgium, Spain,
Germany, Switzerland) and to the spurs that derive from it, the rising
passion for pipe organ are factors that brought and bring now the ORGDRIVE
system to undergo several review, development and improvements. This
evolution has always kept unchanged the basic philosophy of the system
and the hardware compatibility.
The system in use today is ORGDRIVE
This system integrates, in only one product,
the two previous system versions: ORGDRIVE 16 and ORGDRIVE CP. Therefore
ORGDRIVE CP25 allows to handle both the traditional on-off systems and
the proportional systems.
Since 2000 ELTEC has developed a new
transmission system, that is added to the traditional on-off system:
OF ORGDRIVE SYSTEM
To understand the philosophy of ORGDRIVE system first of all it is important
to do a clear distinction between the two essential parts of the system:
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE.
HARDWARE: The whole
MODULES that make up the system:
- Base module
- Input module
- Output module
- Proportional output module
- Static keyboard with hall sensors module
CONFIGURATION PROGRAMME by which
all the organ functions are activated, making, for each plan, an APPLICATION
The HARDWARE is entirely
produced, assembled and tested by our firm.
The SOFTWARE, that is also produced by our firm, is directly supplied
to the organ builder that can carry out the programming of the systems
(hardware) by himself with the creation of an APPLICATION PROGRAMME.
We can say that ORGDRIVE system is a INTEGRATED system: with the use of
ONLY ONE HARDWARE, opportunely programmed, it is possible to handle ALL
the functions of the organ, the most simple and also the most complex
offers to the organ builder the TOTAL PROGRAMMABILITY OF THE WHOLE PLAN
OF THE ORGAN.
This new philosophy, introduced
for the first time in the sector and adopted in a positive way by many
organ builders, has turned out to be successful because it gives the possibility
to organ builder to organize one’s application completely, with
one’s own times and one’s own needs, without the necessity
to transfer any specifications of the plan of the organ to our firm.
It is enough to define and order the appropriate base module, with a number
of input and output modules corresponding to one’s own needs.
In short, the organ builder can:
- Make the estimate of the system by himself
(counting the number of input and output).
Order the hardware
that is needed.
Make the application
programme, activing all the available functions at pleasure.
Modify the plan removing
or adding input, output and functions at pleasure without turning
to ELTEC technicians for intervention.
In any case ELTEC firm can also:
To provide technical
assistance in the programming of the system (training on the use of
the configuration programme, practical advice, checking of the application
programmes created by the Customer)
To provide already
programmed systems, ready to be connected in console and in organ.
In this case the organ builder has to give our firm all the detailed
technical data of the project of the organ.
In short, the four basic characteristics of the ORGDRIVE system
The programming of the system takes place by means of a PC and the ORGDRIVE
Through this software, that is provided with the system, free, ELTEC offers
the total PROGRAMMABILITY OF THE WHOLE PLAN OF THE ORGAN.
The system is made up with the assembly of some standard modules (base
module, input module, output module, static keyboard with hall sensors
module, etc). In case of enlargement, it is enough to add the number of
modules that it needs. Each part of the system is completely extractible.
All the modules are identified by a code and a revision reported on the
module “INTERNAL ORDER” enclosed to the installation manual
of the system. Each card produced has the number of the production lot
for the identification and the traceability.
Hardware plan executed with the same standard used for industrial systems.
Use of first-rate components.
Electromagnetic compatibility test for CE certification carried out in
The system is produced according to criterion and practices ISO 9000.
During the phase of installation and starting of the system the organ
builder is completely self-sufficient, without to turn to ELTEC technicians
The system is equipped with some signalling very useful to verify the
correct working or in search of possible anomalies.
“ORGDRIVE CP25 CONFIGURATION PROGRAMME allows to activate, in a
simple and intuitive way, all the available organ functions.
It is provided free to the organ builder in the moment of the purchase
of the ORGDRIVE system.
The software must be installed
on a Personal Computer (WINDOWS 98, XP, VISTA operating system) with RS232
In case the PC has not the RS232 serial port, it is possible to use a
With the configuration
programme an application programme will be created for each plan. Through
the serial line and a special cable this programme will be transfer in
the memory of the CPU of ORGDRIVE units.
WITH THE ORGDRIVE CP25 CONFIGURATION PROGRAMME:
- Configuration multicable, monocable,
multimaster or multislave
- On-off transmission, proportional transmission
- Fixed structure, Variable structure
- Number of selectors for variable structure
- Input order, Output order
- Stops names, keyboards names, Pipe
groups output name
- Number of on/off keyboards
- Number of analog keyboards (Hall sensors)
- Offset key (with analog keyboards)
- Attack point, Release point (with analog
- Fixed attack/release point, Variable
attack/release point (with analog keyboards)
- Keyboards exchange
- Soprano, Bass
- Pedal division
- Number of stops
- Stops control: Latching switch, Momentary
switch, Double action electric + mechanical
- Number of stops outputs
- Auxiliary function static mode, Auxiliary
function dynamic mode
- Number of pipe groups, Number of their
- On-off pipe groups, Proportional pipe
- Combination among Keyboards, stops
and pipe groups (in a graphic way)
- Coupler Lines (automatic programming
of unions and couplers)
- Fixed combinations
- Crescendo activation
- Automatic pedal
- Exclusive tuttis
- Ventils, Recalls
- Unison ventil
- Sustain (add mode)
- Sustain (replaced mode)
- Control of the opening of the proportional
magnet (with proportional system)
- Deactivation of the proportional transmission
(with proportional system)
- Activation of the transmission radio-cable
- General captures
- Number of pistons (for general captures)
- Number of levels (for general captures)
- Number of password (only with DG25)
- Standard memory, Extended memory
- Insert/Delete combinations
- Divisional captures
- Number of pistons (for divisional captures)
- Number of pistons groups (for divisional
- Capture control standard, capture control
- Lasting time magnet on
- Stored command
- Expressions box
- Parallel between expressions, parallel
- Stops adapter (multi master configuration)
- Printing of the whole plan (input/output,
connection, sticky labels, etc.)
- Serial line RS232 for data transmission
- Selection of the language (Italian,