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Chinese Spindle & VFD Setup 2016-11-16

Making sense of setting up a Chinese Spindle & VFD without the grief.

  1. Moag

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    Chinese Spindle & VFD Setup - Making sense of setting up a Chinese Spindle & VFD without the grief.

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    This is a great help, many thanks.
     
  3. sunil

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    great read so thanks for the guide..

    just wondering if you have connected the vfd to your cnc controller board so you can activate it on the computer?

    ive got he cnc xpro2 so it would be good to control it off the pc if possible
     
  4. Moag

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    Thank sunil, no I just flick on the the power switch in my setup and push run and adjust the speed to what I calcuated for the Gcode job, to keep it simple for me.
     
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    @mong

    Just followed your guide and for the spindle spinning!

    On you guide, it say s check PD 177 to 180 however i got these messages

    pd177

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    p178

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    pd179
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    pd180
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    Any ideas what they mean??

    Thanks in advance
     
  6. Moag

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    G'Day @sunil, not being a distributor or manufacturer of these, I can only guess...

    pd177 - ELun means?? Low voltage at constant run speed

    pd178 - ELud means?? Low voltage at deceleration

    pd179 & 180 - EErn ???? don't know, but for other EE errors, they suggest to send it back to the factory.

    So all I can suggest is,
    • make sure the VFD and spindle is rated for your countries voltage
    • check it's wired correctly with suitable wire
    • all the suggested PDs are set as they should be
    • While you're at it, go into PD172 and set to 01 to clear the recorded faults in PD 177,178,179 &180
    • Turn it off at the power point and give it a couple of minutes before turning it on again. give it a run without cutting anything and check for errors again.
    • Record the error/s again if they are still present in PD 177, 178, 179 & 180.
    • If still present post them here and we will go to the next step.
    Let us know how you go...
     
  7. Moag

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    Oh, silly me what model/size VFD and Spindle do you have sunil???
     
  8. Moag

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    Another thought if you're in a country with 120volt mains power you will have to set PD008 to [120] not 220 as shown in the how to guide.
     
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    Morning or evening for you @Moag

    Yes I've read up that the first 2 are due to low voltage but i have read that it could be solved by swapping one of the input poles.. I shall let you know soon of it works
     
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    Yep good morning to you? definitely, sun set for me on this side of the world.;)
     
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    yes cold rainy morning here in Leicester in the UK, where are you from Moag?

    ive got a 1.5kw air cooled spindle and a 2.2kw vfd

    i have swapped the input into the vfd as i read last night that 'T' should be used as the neutral and 'R' as the live and now no error messages stored in pd178 to 180
     
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    Summer here, south-eastern Australia (Bairnsdale, Vic)... Glad to hear it's all sorted mate, you have a good but wet day.:thumbsup:;)
     
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    Ah i was near you last march in Melbourne for a month
     
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    got some more bits done but can say its working!

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