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  Question Posted Date

When using SigmaWin software, what are the units when graphing torque?

07/13/2004

When using MotionWorks IEC ver3.3.0, how can the error message “Library does not exist” be avoided when saving the Hardware Configuration?

01/27/2017

When using MotionWorks+, is there a way to tell which version of a project is currently in the RAM memory of the MP940 and the last date it was revised?

07/13/2004

When using DriveWizard HVAC on a Z1000 Bypass do I connect to the Z1000 Drive or the Electronic Bypass Contol PCB?

05/23/2013

When using an MP920's SVA Servo interface and an absolute encoder on a Sigma II Servopack (SGDH), how is the absolute data requested and confirmed complete in the application program?

09/21/2004

When using an absolute encoder, is it possible to set the absolute zero position through the Fieldbus Network?

01/09/2002

When using 2 option cards, I am receiving an OPE06 fault and am not seeing all the F1 parameters. I am using CN5-B for my encoder feedback card.

10/09/2012

When the personal computer (PC) serial port connection is disconnected from the controller, why does the SMC-2000/3010/4000 controller become unresponsive?

07/13/2004

When the E7 drive trips out on a fault it must be manually reset. Can the E7 be set to restart automatically after a fault?

06/08/2007

When setting parameter Pn300 (Speed Reference Input Gain) what rated speed should be used for Linear Motor applications?

02/18/2009

When setting parameter Pn300 (Speed Reference Input Gain) what rated speed should be used for Linear Motor applications?

07/13/2004

When running into hardware limits, motion is disabled in both directions. How can the axis be jogged off the limit switch?

07/13/2004

When replacing the motor for the application and the heat sink cooling fans. How do I reset Cumulative Motor Operation Time U1-13 and Heat Sink Cooling Fan Operation Time U1-40?

09/16/2013

When reading 42h it does not match U1-03? Using Ethernet or Modbus protocols.

08/31/2012

When moving away from a overtravel condition, the Sigma V servo system seems to prevent torque or rapidly enable/disable as the axis is moving out of the overtravel region. Can this situation be prevented?

10/06/2011

When is it necessary to connect an external regen resistor to the SGDG LEGEND amplifier?

01/21/2002

When I install my serial communications option board onto the Z1000 drive in the Z1B cabinet, I recieve alarm OFA00. What am I doing wrong?

02/28/2013

When entering Motor Rated Current (parameter E2-01) into an E7 drive, an OPE02 fault appears on the display. What can cause this, and how is the fault cleared?

06/08/2007

When dealing with harmonic noise, which is better-- an AC or a DC reactor?

06/20/2013

When configuring an IP address in the resource settings of MotionWorks IEC, what are the -TO and -P attributes?

11/10/2017

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