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  Question Posted Date

What network protocols does the Z1000U support?

01/21/2015

What motors can the GA500 operate?

09/30/2019

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 keypad options are available for the GA500?

09/30/2019

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

What is the warranty determination for new product?

05/22/2014

What is the vertical and horizontal clearance specification (in inches) for mounting any of the GPD506/P5 stand alone drives?

11/28/2005

What is the SCCR of the GA500?

09/30/2019

What is the scan rate of the V1000?

07/27/2007

What is the scan rate of the A1000?

01/04/2011

What is the recommended system requirement for Compass? Processor, memory, etc.

05/21/2020

What is the reason for the long deceleration when using a Direct Drive Motor system with a Sigma 2 Servopack (SGDH) and MP940? What are the steps to properly tune such a system?

07/25/2005

What is the rating of the GA500’s 24 Vdc output?

09/30/2019

What is the rated current of the 24VDC holding brake on Sigma II motors?

07/13/2004

What is the purpose of the TEST switch on the front panel of an E7B bypass unit?

06/08/2007

What is the purpose of the Near Output Signal (/NEAR) in Sigma II drives?

01/13/2003

What is the purpose of a softcharge resistor and contactor in a GPD506 / P5 drive?

11/28/2005

What is the proper value to enter in Pn600 when Yaskawa Regenerative Resistor Unit is used?

07/13/2004

What is the proper sequence to reset a SigmaLogic Alarm?

03/08/2016

What is the procedure to setup a rotary axis in MP controllers using MotionWorks?

08/19/2004

What is the procedure to reset an MPiec controller back to factory defaults?

01/27/2017

What is the procedure to replace an FSP to keep the parameters including the motor parameters in the case of using a third party motor?

04/02/2016

What is the procedure for changing the motor rotation direction with a LEGEND-MC controller?

07/13/2004

What is the power-up sequence for the MP940?

07/13/2004

What is the outer diameter of SGMAV/SGMJV Premium motor power cables?

03/17/2016

What is the most common solution to communication errors in a Mechatrolink Network?

06/24/2013

What is the memory capacity for the MP2000 IEC Controllers?

01/05/2011

What is the memory allocation for the MPiec Controllers?

01/17/2018

What is the meaning of CAL or CALL on the keypad display?.

10/28/2005

What is the maximum value of pLimit_PositioningError?

12/21/2001

What is the maximum size of G file supported by Compass?

05/21/2020

What is the maximum setting for parameter Pn281 (PG Divider) given the linear scale pitch and maximum speed of the linear motor?

07/13/2004

What is the maximum sample rate used in the trending graphic on current Drivewizard software?

12/10/2013

What is the maximum output frequency of the GA500?

09/27/2019

What is the maximum number of cam data points that can be stored in a cam table?

07/13/2004

What is the maximum frequency limitation of the pulse input?

07/27/2007

What is the maximum connection distance of the Bluetooth keypad?

09/26/2019

What is the life expectancy of a Sigma-5 motor when operating above 40 degrees Celsius (104 F)?

10/18/2010

What is the lead time if a Sigma SD unit is not in stock?

02/21/2018

What is the latest driver for the EXOR HMI connected to an SMC controller, and does it provide hardware handshaking?

06/24/2013

What is the keying of the SGMGV & SGMSV motors, and what is the keying of the SGMGV & SGMSV Yaskawa preassembled right-angle cables for motor power, brake, fan, and encoder?

03/13/2014

What is the inrush current of an SGDH amplifier?

04/16/2001

What is the functional safety rating of the GA500?

09/30/2019

What is the format of the Floating Point data structure in the MP920, MP930, MP940 series products?

07/13/2004

What is the factory warranty for Sigma SD?

02/21/2018

What is the difference between Z registers and A registers when used in Function Blocks?

04/30/2002

What is the difference between the JVOP-183 and JVOP-183R? (or what is meant by back lit?)

07/09/2013

What is the difference between the I/O on the Sigma II and the MP940? Do both need to be used?

04/26/2001

What is the difference between the "I" and "J" extended I/O options for the SMC-2000?

07/13/2004

What is the difference between STN and TFT on an LCD HMI?

07/13/2004

What is the difference between MODBUS and Memobus?

04/26/2001

What is the difference between Manual Mode and Auto Mode on the Single Phase Converter?

09/18/2017

What is the difference between JEPMC-W6060 and JZSP-CKI01 cables?

06/25/2014

What is the difference between a YS-13 and YS-15 cable?

07/13/2004

What is the DeviceNet Network current draw from an NS300 Slave?

08/16/2001

What is the design life of the GA500?

09/26/2019

What is the current requirement of the 24VDC control power supply for 400V Sigma II amplifiers?

01/03/2002

What is the current rating for the Run and Fault output contacts on a GPD 515/G5?

07/13/2004

What is the correct procedure to write parameters PnCA0 to PnCA7 with SigmaWin's Write Parameters function?

07/07/2017

What is the connectable min. resistance value for F7 drives?

01/24/2014

What is the color code for the JZSP-CVH03 CN8 Safety Cable?

01/09/2018

What is the cause of error code "Error in Native Code Generation" when attempting to compile a MotionWorks IEC program?

10/08/2015

What is the cause of error 440C 1003 (Unable to add axes group to groupIODriver. Check the validity of the handle.)?

12/11/2017

What is the cause of an A.CC Alarm?

08/27/2004

What is the brake power supply tolerance for brake motors?

03/08/2016

What is the best way to correctly use the RETURN instruction? We had some issues in some cases when the Functions blocks get stuck, or needs an additional trigger.

10/06/2011

What is the best method to convert a STRING into a BYTE array and vice versa? Why is this conversion useful?

04/22/2014

What is the battery current draw of the absolute encoder of the Sigma-5 motors with and without control power?

06/18/2013

What is the basic technique for manually tuning a Sigma-5 system with high inertia?

03/06/2014

What is the approximate maximum number of times the Sigma II Series flash ROM can be written?

02/14/2006

What is the ambient temperature derating (L8-12 setting)?

01/22/2007

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