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  Question Posted Date

What are the operator overlay specs?

06/21/2010

What are the new capabilities of DriveWizard Industrial, and will it be backward compatible?

01/14/2019

What are the most important parameters that need to be set to establish motion?

12/17/2001

What are the minimum settings required to start-up a LEGEND SGDG type servo amplifier for use with a linear motor?

07/13/2004

What are the minimum parameters required to start-up a Sigma II SGDH type servo amplifier for use with a linear motor?

07/25/2005

What are the major features and benefits of the LEGEND amplifier (SGDG)? Is an introductory presentation on the product available?

07/30/2003

What are the main causes of the VCF/VCN alarm?

12/20/2014

What are the J1000's ratings?

08/01/2008

What are the functions of INIT, CNFG and SUP/MNT switches on the MPiec controllers?

02/15/2017

What are the features of a Junma servo motor?

08/15/2011

What are the encoder cable electrical specifications for greater than 20m?

03/08/2016

What are the embedded network protocols for the Z1000?

11/29/2011

What are the embedded network protocols for the R1000?

07/15/2015

What are the embedded network protocols for the D1000?

07/15/2015

What are the differences between the set-up of a GPD515/G5 and a F7 drive on DeviceNet when using CM053 or CM056 option cards?

11/28/2005

What are the differences between the A1000 600V and A1000 240/480V models?

01/04/2011

What are the differences between single-axis and multi-axis function blocks?

09/21/2004

What are the differences between MECHATROLINK-II and MECHATROLINK-III?

11/05/2013

What are the differences between J7 and J1000?

09/13/2012

What are the details regarding P1000 12 Pulse?

06/29/2012

What are the details regarding A1000 12 Pulse?

05/30/2012

What are the details of CoE objects 2217h and 2216h? Are these parameters used to achieve an S-curve (jerk) motion? I see the descriptions in my controller after importing the Yaskawa ESI file, but in the Yaskawa CoE user's manual, these are not described.

02/09/2015

What are the D1000 ratings?

07/15/2015

What are the concerns when operating a motor with a AC drive rated for less output voltage than the motor namplate . Example: The AC drive rating is 480 VAC and the motor is 600VAC.

08/19/2004

What are the available jumper settings for the SMC-4000?

06/25/2013

What are the available jumper settings for the SMC-3010?

06/25/2013

What are the advantages of "Serial Command Method" when using an NS600 indexer?

02/20/2003

What are the additional pigtail leads on cables SMCCBLAxx and SMCCBLBxx?

10/20/2006

What are the A1000's ratings?

01/04/2011

What are some tips for operating a single load with multiple servo motors?

03/12/2014

What are some remedies to an A.C9 (Encoder Communications) alarm?

07/13/2004

What are some potential causes of an A.E2 alarm?

06/24/2013

What are some potential causes of an A.84 Alarm?

06/30/2008

What are some possible remedies if the #ININT (Input Interrupt) special label does not work?

06/24/2013

What are some possible causes for and FGN instruction error ?

02/18/2009

What are some of the potential causes of the A.E72 alarm?

02/06/2009

What are some of the potential causes of an A.80 Alarm?

04/12/2006

What are some methods for physical connections (wiring) to the MP920 218IF Ethernet Module?

07/13/2004

What are some issues that would cause a web application to drift when using camming with registration, and what are some remedies to this condition?

07/13/2004

What are some counter-measures to reduce harmonics created by AC drives?

06/08/2007

What are some concerns when the motor cable is over 100 meters?

06/20/2013

What are potential implications of using an Electro-Mechanical Relay or Switching Power Supply in conjunction with a Sigma II Servo System to enable the motor? Can A.C9 and A.E2 alarms be symptoms?

07/13/2004

What are cable leads +BA and -BA used for on cable SMCCBL0XX when using the SMC-4000?

04/10/2006

What applications is the Single Phase Converter appropriate for?

02/08/2018

What Add-On Instructions are available with SigmaLogic?

10/29/2014

What A1000 enclosure types are available?

01/03/2011

UV -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

UV -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

UV3 -- Fault Code Description

11/16/2009

UV3 - Fault Code Description

06/20/2013

UV2 -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

UV2 -- Fault Code Description

11/16/2009

UV2 - Fault Code Description

06/20/2013

UV1 -- Fault Code Description

11/16/2009

UV1 - Fault Code Description

06/20/2013

UL3 -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

UL3 -- Fault Code Description

11/16/2009

UL3 (blinking) -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

The VG3 or VCD703 - Vector Drive uses terminals 30 and 31 as inputs for a motor thermistor. With no thermistor connected, the drive faults immediately. Is it possible to use a motor without a thermistor?

06/07/2007

The V7 Drive Jog Reference (S7) command is given. Why doesn't the motor move?

07/13/2004

The P5/506 bypass panel "Fault" light is ON, but no fault code is shown on the keypad display. What's wrong?

06/11/2014

The Motionworks IEC software stopped running after installing InteractX software? How can I recover from this?

03/04/2010

The MotionWorks IEC Hardware Configuration software is unable to connect to the MPiec controller. What should I check to correct the problem?

09/23/2013

The J7 drive will only allow the parameter to viewed but not changed.What must be done to change parameter values in the J7/305 AC drive?

06/11/2014

The Hardware Configuration launches, but does not appear after using dual displays, is there a way to reset its position?

08/04/2014

The GPD 515/G5 displays a parameter, but does not let me change it. Why?

07/13/2004

The GPD/515G5 instruction manual (TOE-S616-10.13) (pages 21-22) specifies that input fuses should be used on the installation of these drives.--Is fusing required or is a circuit breaker sufficient protection for the inverter?--If fusing is not required, what characteristics of MCCB should used be to protect the drive adequately?

06/08/2007

The E7L will not run the motor in Hand or Auto mode. What can cause this?

10/27/2005

The E7 drive inside the bypass enclosure unit doesn't have the Hand, Off or Auto buttons that are shown in the E7 manual. How can the drive be run locally?

07/13/2004

The E7B bypass unit with the serial communications, option J or option L control comes set up for the start/stop as well as the speed reference to be controlled through serial communication. Is it possible to maintain start/stop control through serial communication while using an analog signal for speed reference?

06/11/2014

The Drive Wizard .PARMS file was edited with another program (ie. Microsoft Word, Notepad) and saved. When reopened with DriveWizard, an error code of "File Error" was displayed on-screen. What is the problem and how can this be corrected?

09/13/2012

The Alarm output on the CACR HR Servopack no longer works. It is always open (or closed) regardless if the servopack is in an alarm state or not. What causes this situation?

03/12/2002

The AC drive repeatedly displays an OV (Overvoltage) fault when the inverter is stopping. What causes this?

06/11/2014

The "sleep" function can only be used when PID is enabled. If an analog (0-10VDC or 4-20mA) signal for speed reference is used, is there any way to use "sleep" without enabling PID?

11/29/2005

SVE -- Fault Code Description

06/08/2007

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