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  Question Posted Date

Where does the A1000 fit into Yaskawa's family of drives, and what does it offer beyond the F7?

01/03/2011

Where can pin out details for the YS-12 cable be found?

07/13/2004

Where can I find UL certification documents for Yaskawa MPiec Controller products?

06/12/2014

Where can I find the supporting documents for UL approval of the MP2000 controllers?

02/04/2011

Where can I find frequently asked questions for MV1000?

03/31/2015

Where can Error Code Descriptions be found for SigmaLogic?

10/20/2014

Where are the help files located for SigmaLogic, LogicWorks and Add-on Instructions (AOI)?

10/09/2014

When will single phase input capacities be available for P1000 and what kind of derating is expected?

06/29/2012

When will single phase input capacities be available for A1000 and what kind of derating is expected?

01/03/2011

When will a heatsink through the back solution be available, and what enclosure rating will it be capable of?

11/29/2011

When using the analog output function on a GPD506/P5, how is the output scaled when output current is selected?

06/12/2014

When using SMC-2000 analog input, where is the ground (common) signal connected?

05/22/2001

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

When an MP940 with a 17-bit encoder is being operated, does the encoder resolution need to be reduced?

04/27/2001

What Z1000 enclosure types are available?

11/29/2011

What would cause an "06" communications error code in an HMI when talking to one or more NS600(s)?

11/21/2001

What will happen to the P7?

06/29/2012

What will happen to the E7?

11/29/2011

What will happen if there is only .5'' clearance from either top or bottom of the drive to an enclosure?

03/14/2006

What web browser technology is supported by the MPiec Series Controllers?

01/02/2018

What web browsers are compatible with the MPiec controller's web server?

01/23/2018

What voltage levels will cause an overvoltage or undervoltage alarm?

02/06/2009

What voltage levels will cause an overvoltage or undervoltage alarm?

03/02/2015

What version of Sigma II fimware is required if using an option card such as the MP940?

04/04/2002

What version of Java is required to view the Machine Operations page of an MPiec Controller?

07/04/2013

What type of Errors and Alarms are on the controller?

02/18/2009

What training is available for P1000?

06/29/2012

What training is available for GA800?

01/11/2019

What training is available for A1000?

01/03/2011

What tools are available to help customers convert from P7 to P1000?

06/29/2012

What tools are available to help customers convert from G5 (600V) and F7 to A1000?

01/03/2011

What tools are available to help customers convert from F7 and A1000 to GA800?

01/11/2019

What tools are available to help customers convert from E7 to Z1000?

11/29/2011

Whats the maximum number of User Function blocks that can be used in the MP900 series controllers?

03/06/2002

What steps are required to upgrade Sigma products to Sigma II?

04/10/2006

What steps are required to communicate to a LEGEND-MC from a laptop PC via Ethernet?

07/13/2004

What steps are necessary to connect a Yaskawa V1000 to an MPiec series controller over ethernet?

12/12/2016

What software tools are available to save F7 drive parameter settings to a PC file?

09/13/2012

What should the inertia ratio parameter, Pn103, be set to in the Sigma II amplifier when the inertia ratio is not known?

06/24/2013

What should be done with the CN8 connection when using the Safety Option Module (SGDV-OSA01A)?

08/09/2017

What settings are needed to configure the E7 Bypass for serial communication control in AUTO mode and keypad speed control in HAND mode?

06/11/2014

What peripheral components are required for use with the R1000 for UL?

07/15/2015

What peripheral components are required for use with the D1000 for UL?

07/15/2015

What parameter sets the maximum output frequency for V7 series drives?

06/20/2013

What parameter must be set when using a DC power supply for a SERVOPACK’s main circuit power supply?

02/26/2019

What P1000 enclosure types are available?

06/29/2012

What options are available to stop the motor using EtherCAT commands?

12/22/2015

What options are available to limit torque on the SGDV CANopen over EtherCAT SERVOPACK?

07/15/2015

What new features does the Z1000 offer beyond those of the E7?

11/29/2011

What network protocols does the Z1000U support?

01/21/2015

What might be the cause of a brake relay chattering (turning on and off rapidly) on a vertical axis?

07/13/2004

What manuals are required to start-up, operate, and program a LEGEND-MC Motion Controller?

10/30/2001

What is Yaskawa’s repair policy for Sigma SD?

02/21/2018

What is Yaskawa DriveCloud, and what products does it support?

01/14/2019

What is the Yaskawa Solution Center and how do I use it?

02/22/2019

What is the wiring diagram for the MP920/MP930 programming cable?

07/13/2004

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