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  Question Posted Date

Can the GA500’s standard keypad be remote mounted?

09/30/2019

Can the G5 GPD515 drive in flux vector mode can run above 1750 RPM/60 Hz. If so what parameters would need to be changed to accomplish this. We only want to go to 2100 RPM/72 Hz.

10/26/2005

Can the EtherCAT module report a modulo value?

06/11/2018

Can the E7 keypad display cooling fan operating hours? (for maintenance purposes)

06/08/2007

Can the DriveWizard .PARMS files be viewed without running the DriveWizard program?

09/13/2012

Can the default forward direction of the linear motor be changed?

12/22/2011

Can the decimal or binary value of multiple inputs be read and compared?

07/13/2004

Can the CN-8 Jumper plug from the SGDV SERVOPACK be used to bypass the CN-21 or CN-22 advanced safety module input?

03/02/2015

Can the CN8 connection be used with the Sigma-7 400V Safety Option Module (SGDV-OSA01A000FT900)?

01/30/2020

Can the brake coil of a brake-motor be put directly across the motor winding when the motor is run by a VFD?

10/27/2005

Can the 600V models of the A1000 and P1000 be used with a 690VAC input voltage?

01/03/2011

Can the 'run' contact output of the GPD 515/G5 be used to release a mechanical brake?

07/13/2004

Can subroutines be called from "L" or "H" drawings?

03/05/2002

Can SigmaWin+ be used to find the EtherCAT firmware version of an SGD7 EtherCAT SERVOPACK?

11/10/2017

Can SigmaSize be used to select motors for rotary tables or other applications with loads which don't rotate about the center of the motor shaft?

09/21/2004

Can PLCs and controllers from different manufacturers communicate to the same HMI unit?

05/04/2001

Can output current be monitored via Analog Output?

06/20/2013

Can multiple motors be used with a single inverter?

06/20/2013

Can multiple HMI units be wired together in a network to communicate with each other?

05/03/2001

Can MotionWorks IEC Versions 1.x or 2.x be installed on a virtual machine?

12/15/2014

Can MotionWorks IEC Versions 1.x or 2.x be installed on a computer running Windows Server?

12/15/2014

Can MotionWorks IEC Project Archives be created Offline?

02/22/2017

Can JUSP-NS100 (Sigma II, Mechatrolink I option module) and JUSP-NS115 (Sigma II, Mechatrolink II option module) co-exist on the same network with an MP2000 series controller as the master?

12/19/2006

Can I use the single-turn absolute position of a Sigma-7 motor without a battery even though I have a multiturn absolute encoder?

02/01/2017

Can I use the Single Phase Converter (SPC) with the GA500?

09/30/2019

Can I use the R1000 with the GA500?

09/30/2019

Can I use the app on a phone or tablet running iOS or Android?

08/03/2018

Can I reuse the option card that's installed on my V1000 on the GA500? Or do I need to purchase a new card?

11/04/2019

Can I program the GA500 without any type of power applied to the drive?

09/26/2019

Can I DIN rail mount the GA500?

09/30/2019

Can I control Start/Stop of my drive by just applying and removing input power?

07/13/2004

Can I connect my smartphone or tablet to the GA500?

09/30/2019

Can CAM profiles/recipes reside in the SMC motion controller and how many separate points of data are possible?

01/21/2005

Can cam data be imported into SigmaSelect when using Blend Mode in MotionWorks IEC Cam Editor?

12/15/2014

Can a smooth shaft Yaskawa motor be replaced with one that has keyway shaft?

01/04/2002

Can a single HMI be used to communicate to multiple controllers?

05/22/2001

Can a SGD7S Analog SERVOPACK in speed control with an analog voltage reference use a sequence input to change the running Servomotor direction?

02/15/2017

Can a servomotor be energized while it is moving?

07/31/2001

Can a remote Hand/Off/Auto switch be connected to the E7B product?

06/08/2007

Can an SGMJV-08A motor be driven by SGDV-2R8F 100V drive?

03/03/2015

Can an MPiec Series Controller be programmed to measure the length a product passing on a conveyor?

03/10/2014

Can an external 24V power supply be used with the GPD515/G5 Logic Inputs?

07/13/2004

Can an EtherCAT Master monitor the external incremental encoder position of an SGD7 EtherCAT SERVOPACK with a Fully-closed Module (SGDV-OFA01A)?

08/12/2019

Can a negative speed reference be used to command the drive to reverse direction when using the Profibus option?

01/10/2003

Can a motor with less capacity than the capacity of the V7 Drive be used?

06/20/2013

Can a MCCB rated higher than the recommended rating, be installed ahead of a drive to supply the 3 phase power?

06/12/2014

Can a J7 Drove fault be indicated by a drive relay output signal?

06/20/2013

Can a Dynamic Braking resistor be installed on a J7 Drive?

10/11/2004

CALL SI-F/G ComCall -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

CALL -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

CAL -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

C21 unit is connected and runs in Hand and Auto fine. But, the input circuit breaker is tripping while attempting to run in Bypass mode. Why?

06/20/2013

BUS -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

BUS -- Fault Code Description

11/16/2009

BB -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

bb -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

At what uplink speeds is the MP2600iec controller capable of communicating?

09/22/2016

A Siemens Apogee FLN option board is installed on GPD506 bypass drive so a run command can be initiated through network communications. After a safety circuit fault has been reset, the drive will not run again even though it has been commanded to. Why is this happening?

06/12/2014

Are V7 Options compatible with V1000? Can V1000 Options be used with V7?

07/27/2007

Are V74X Options compatible with V1000-4X?

06/21/2010

Are V1000 Options compatible with V1000-4X?

06/21/2010

Are the V1000 network communications full function Modbus or Yaskawa standard?

07/27/2007

Are the V1000 and V1000-4X the same physical size as the V7?

07/27/2007

Are the SMC-2000 and LEGEND-MC controllers capable of performing S-Curve profiling?

08/03/2001

Are there plans for a dedicated 600V micro-drive?

01/03/2011

Are there plans for a 600V Z1000U drive?

01/21/2015

Are there plans for 600V versions of D1000 and R1000?

07/15/2015

Are there any troubleshooting guides for the NS300 Devicenet Indexer Card?

07/13/2004

Are there any tools to monitor or troubleshoot MP920 and MP940 function blocks operation?

02/22/2005

Are there any third party HMI Manufacturers that have written Memobus Drivers for the Yaskawa MP9xx products?

04/11/2006

Are there any special setup considerations concerning machine vibration when using Junma?

08/15/2011

Are there any special considerations when using an absolute encoder?

06/05/2002

Are there any settings to improve the performance of the MPiec Machine Operations webpage? I get various error messages when attempting to view this page.

05/22/2013

Are there any Quick References or documents to help out on a Sigma II Startup?

07/11/2003

Are there any known remedies to stop a vertical axis from dropping when the DP (Define Position) command is used?

07/13/2004

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