Yaskawa V1000 VFD Installation


1. Wiring

Control Cable: The VFD Control cable is the green Ethernet cable that runs from the Yaskawa VFD to the Control PC as shown in Figure 1.

(Figure 1 Ethernet Connection to Control PC)

 Spindle Motor: Connect your spindle motor to the terminals labeled U/T1,V/T2, and W/T3 as shown in Figure 2. If your spindle moves the wrong direction when you turn it on, just swap any three of the (U,V,W) leads.

(Figure 2 Spindle Motor Connections)

Brake Resistor: Connect your brake resistor by placing the two wires on the +2/B1 and B2 terminals as shown in Figure 3.
(Note: If needed to extend the wires use High Temp rated wire.)

Mount Resistor: Mount the resistor to the cabinet. Wire as shown in Figure 3.

(Figure 3 Yaskawa Resistor Connections)

2. Programming

VFD Programming

To program the VFD you will need to utilize the Mach4 software. While the control is disabled follow the next few steps. 

Step 1: Click on Configure -> Plugins -> MachMotion (as shown in the pink box in Figure 4). 

(Figure 4 Access the MachMotion Plugin)

Step 2: While in the MachMotion Plugin Type "Yaskawa" in the search field as shown in Figure 5.

(Figure 5 Search Field)

Step 3: This will populate the parameters for the Yaskawa VFD V1000 as shown below).

(Figure 6 Yaskawa V1000 Default Parameters)

Please utilize these default parameters unless you need to adjust them based on the spindle motor name plate.

Yaskawa V1000 Parameters

 Parameters Description Default Range
C1-01 Accel. Time 4 Seconds 0.0 to 600.0 Seconds
C1-02 Decel. Time  3 Seconds 0.0 to 600.0 Seconds
E1-04 Max. Output Freq. 60 Hz 40.0 to 400.0 Hz
E1-05 Max. Output Voltage  220 Volts 1.0 to 510.0 Volts
E1-06  Base Frequency  60 Hz 1.0 to 599.0 Hz
E1-09  Min. Output Freq.  0.25 Hz 0.0 to 599.0 Hz
E2-01  Motor Rated Current 5 Amps 10% to 200% of drive rated current
E2-04  Number of Motor Poles  4 Poles 2 to 20 Poles
E2-11 Motor Rated Output  1.5 kW 0.00 to 650.00 kW
L3-04 Deceleration Selection 2 0 to 7


Spindle Calibration

You will need to scale your emulated RPM feedback in the Mach software. Calculate your feedback ratio as follows:

  • Max Spindle RPM / 1800 = Feedback Ratio

Then while the control is disabled follow the next few steps:

Step 1: Click on Configure -> Control at top of the Mach screen. Then select the "Spindle" tab shown in Figure 7.

(Figure 7 Spindle Tab)

Step 2: Enter in the value you calculated in FeedBack Ratio from the calculation you have done for Spindle Gear 1 as shown in Figure 8.

FeedBack Ratio for Spindle Gear 1

(Figure 8 Enter Feedback Ratio)



If you were to get an alarm on the VFD you will receive a message on the computer screen from the Global Message System. In the description of the alarm it will describe the necessary steps to try to resolve the alarm.

Warranty Information

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