VFD's and Spindles
Find some guidance on VFD and spindle setup/use.
- Running a Mitsubishi VFD Directly
- Setting VFD Acceleration
- Mitsubishi Drive Programming
- Updating Yaskawa Parameters
- Wiring your VFD not purchased from MachMotion
- Fault History Mitsubishi VFD
Running a Mitsubishi VFD Directly
Description of the problem:
Setting VFD Acceleration
Description of the problem:
Mitsubishi Drive Programming
- Press Mode until it displays: P 00 (or some P range between 00-19)
- Press up/down arrow keys until desired parameter is displayed
- Press Set to view the setting for that parameter
- To Change the Parameter
- Press Set again (display should now be blinking)
- Use up/down arrow keys to change the parameter value
- Press set to store/save
- Press up/down arrow keys to go to other parameters
- Power cycle to the drive to ensure update of the parameter
- To view other parameters press up/down arrow keys or press Mode to cycle display
Updating Yaskawa Parameters
To update drive parameters on a Yaskawa drive, follow these instructions.
From the display panel:
Press the Mode/Set key until you see the parameter set needing changed (example: Pn0001). Use the Up/Down arrow keys to move through the list and select the parameter number to change.
Press the Data key to view the current parameter setting (have to hold it for a second or two). Record this number so you know your reference point.
Press the up/down arrow to change the setting. Press and hold the Data key when done.
Repeat for other parameters.
Power cycle the drive when done programming.
Through the Software with Tuning/Programming cable:
Select search box on the USB tab with the "Sigma Five" drive selected:
Select "Import" from the top right. Navigate and select the needed parameter file. It may give you a warning, just select "yes".
Wiring your VFD not purchased from MachMotion
If you purchased a VFD from MachMotion, all labeling is done and you will not need this information.
However, if you have your own VFD, you may use the following information to match to your VFD inputs (consult your manual or VFD manufacturer/supplier for proper connections).
See image below or attached for wiring a VFD to our Apollo III board:
The following table could be copied/printed to help you match your connections with ours:
|CW Relay||CW Relay||Drive Enable||GND||N/C||CCW Relay||CCW Relay|
|Colors||White & Orange||Orange||White & Green||Blue||White & Blue||Green||White & Brown||Brown|
We also have a couple examples attached you can use to get a better understanding of the needed connections and compare with your unit.
Drive Fault and Other I/O:
- It is good to connect a drive fault/error signal to our control from your VFD. This way our control can stop if your VFD has an error. This should be connected to X13 on the Apollo board.
- Other IO may be connected as well. By default we use X14 for spindle at speed and X15 for spindle at zero. Other available inputs can be used for any other signals you want to include from your VFD.
- If you need to supply the VFD with 24V you can use a wire from C0+ on the inputs of our apollo board.
Fault History Mitsubishi VFD
Mitsubishi D700 VFD has a feature to check past faults To view a past fault follow these steps:
Keywords: VFD D700 Mitsubishi Fault history faults